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#478619 - 05/22/09 04:40 PM Blue Tooth  
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What is the "state of the art" for blue tooth and helmets? If I just want to talk on the phone and listed to tunes, it seems that blue tooth is a simpler solution that Autocom and wiring.


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#478657 - 05/22/09 06:32 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: Michael_T]  
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Simpler yes of course but that takes all the fun out of posting complaints,asking questions and going back to get another cable or 2. Going simple may also mean returning your Radio Shack frequent buyer card. rofl rofl

#478660 - 05/22/09 06:41 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: RET2]  
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Hmmm,.....must be a west coast thing,.......


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#478676 - 05/22/09 07:30 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: Michael_T]  
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I went with the J&M setup using a Garmin 2820 to connect my phone. Also, I have a small bluetooth adapter that plugs into my iPod and connects to my helmet. It is also a J&M product. Since I use multiple bikes but share the GPS it works well for me.

There is that charging issue you have to think about though.....


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#478736 - 05/22/09 10:19 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: edbremer]  
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#478753 - 05/22/09 11:33 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: Fightingpiper]  
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At work I use the BMW bluetooth headset, which gives great clarity and very good reception at the other end of the phone line. Tunes must be via bluetooth, work provides a zumo so I use that for tunes. However, the Zumo has a hard time connecting both a bluetooth helmet and a bluetooth phone simultaniously, so this is not yet a perfect solution.
Privatlyy I use a Nolan NCOM system, with the bluetooth2 module and that works very well indeed. For tunes I use a wired solution, with the MP3 player in my pocket.

Both options work very well indeed, nearly as good as the Autocom system I used before.


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#479006 - 05/23/09 08:10 PM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: nldaniel]  
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I have a Camos 600 and a iPhone running the beta 3.0 OS. It conencts without problems to my BT helmet and works fine for phone and tunes.

In the near future I will be buying a Garmin 660 and using it for both phone and tunes. Mostly becayuse I can use the Garmin 660 to preview incoming calls and choose to answer or not as well as make outgoing calls easier.

I recomemnd the Camos systems because they support two AD2p Stereo conenctions on chanenl one and one mono connection on chanenl 2. That means tyou can connect two devices on channel one and use channel two for the intercom between driver and passenger.


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#479065 - 05/24/09 12:21 AM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: ArthurKnowles]  
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I'm confused...
We bitch about cages and their annoying use of cell phones yet we discuss how to more effectivly use the telephone while on two wheels.
Whats up wit dat?


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#479066 - 05/24/09 12:23 AM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: cheesewhiz]  
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Originally Posted By: cheesewhiz
I'm confused...
We bitch about cages and their annoying use of cell phones yet we discuss how to more effectivly use the telephone while on two wheels.
Whats up wit dat?



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#479149 - 05/24/09 04:08 AM Re: Blue Tooth [Re: Constantine]  
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I'm on-call for work one week out of every month and have to respond to calls within 15 minutes. Without a bluetooth, I wouldn't be able to ride during that week unless I stopped every 15 min to check my phone since I can't feel it vibrate when I'm riding. I use it just long enough to tell the caller that I'll get back to them when I get to a place where I can pull over.

I have the Cardo Scala Rider Q2 multiset (also use it for intercom with my wife). Probably not the best by a long shot, but it's adequate for my needs.


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