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#758668 - 02/09/12 09:40 AM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: randy]
OoPEZoO Offline
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Originally Posted By: randy
i have not tested it yet, but I am assuming if you have a bluetooth GPS i.e. my Garmin 665, then the rider and passenger will both be listening to the same music. It is only with a non blue tooth device that you need the external connection and splitter. but I have not actually hooked up both of my helemts yet and tried the 665 out with both helmets.


I don't think that will work. As far as I know, Garmins only have one bluetooth transmitter. I don't think it would allow you to pair the Garmin with two separate headsets. That would require two bluetooth channels, priority setting, and introduce a whole bunch more problems that I'm sure I haven't mentioned.

The way we have ours set up is. I pair my headset with my iPhone 3Gs. Danielle pairs her headset with her iPhone 4. And the two headsets are paired together. I listen to my music and use my phone exclusively, she listens to her music and uses her phone exclusively, and then we can chat back and forth via the intercom function.

She sits on the back of the bike scrolling through her phonebook calling people on every ride. I know when she is on a call because when I try and tap over to the intercom I get a "failed to connect" tone. Like it was mentioned above, I believe the only way to share any sort of audio source would be to use a headphone splitter and plug wires into the AUX input on the headsets.
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#758699 - 02/09/12 11:31 AM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: OoPEZoO]
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thanks, good update. I guess I did not realize the gps would need "dual channel" functionality. I was just thinking it would send via bluetooth and the headset would pick it up. Did not think about the need to actually pair both units.
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#758801 - 02/09/12 04:18 PM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: OoPEZoO]
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO


"Hey, did you see the deer?"......."Huh? What? I was asleep."......"Nevermind."



For us, the pros still heavily outweigh the cons.


You've heard our conversations......? smirk That is unfortunately a big con, but to me the only one. Compaired to the AutoCom with all of its quirks, and that huge price tag, the SENA is fairly cheap, small, and literally Plug and Play. We even had a problem with one unit after three months, sent it back and got a brand new one, no questions asked.

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#758805 - 02/09/12 04:31 PM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: randy]
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The price was why I made my initial gamble. My headsets for my J&M system were pretty much all toast. The complete dual Sena setup was cheaper than replacing just the headsets on that system. After realizing I could buy several "inexpensive" clamps for multiple helmets, and could replace the modules independently from the rest of the system if something went wrong, it was a done deal.
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#759358 - 02/12/12 08:14 AM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: OoPEZoO]
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I'm not sure that I've seen any comments on Sena's performance with open helmets. My riding partner wears what I believe is called a 3/4 helmet. Is there any point in considering a Sena in this application?
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#759367 - 02/12/12 09:05 AM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: Rocer]
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I have one on a half shell divida, works great, throw the speakers and get the earbud adapter


Edited by mwood7800 (02/12/12 09:05 AM)

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#759461 - 02/12/12 06:41 PM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: Rocer]
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Originally Posted By: Rocer
I'm not sure that I've seen any comments on Sena's performance with open helmets. My riding partner wears what I believe is called a 3/4 helmet. Is there any point in considering a Sena in this application?


You will hear wind noise, when my wife has her chinbar up I can hear the wind so I disconnect or she closes the helmut.

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#759463 - 02/12/12 06:58 PM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: KDeline]
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come on Randy, give us the report from the weekend on B2B performance.
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#760826 - 02/20/12 04:46 PM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: KDeline]
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Apples and oranges. The Sena headset works very well for connecting to one device. I'm excited for there 4.0 firmware coming out, it will handle 2 HSP connections. Unfortunately, you still can't listen to music through Garmin and hear radar detector, but it's a move in the right direction.

Autocom quirks are the responsibility of the installing dealer... buy local and you don't have to worry.
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#761206 - 02/22/12 11:17 AM Re: just purchased SMH10 [Re: Autocom Matt]
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Loc: Atlanta, Ga, USA
I have now been commuting for about 3 weeks.

items one, I upgraded both units to latest software. the update was straightforward and both units gave update succesful response

with a little bit of reading, and some great you tube video I was able to connect both units to the Garmin 665 and to each other

I am using the additional mount for ear plug use.

I find if I do not shut off the garmin first it seems I need to reconnect the sena to the garmin the next time. If I shut off the Garmin first and then the sena next "connection" is made automoatically on next start up.

no test with another rider yet. Both weekend dual sport rides have had to be cancelled.

currently I find as a single rider commuting to and from work no real advantage over my autocomm. however with that said I really like the volume control on the sena. I set my Garmin 665 to 100% volume and use the knob on the sena to "dial in" the sound level. I know it seems like a little thing, but I would recommned/buy the unit just for that. trying to turn down the volume prior to the sena was a pain.

I have no radar dector or other device (i.e phone etc) to hook up, so from that regard I find the sena great.
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2004 FJR ABS (Cathy's bike)
2007 Tuono Factory (red) Randy's commuter bike
2009 BMW 450x Dual sport
1994 CR 250 Dustin's dirt bike
2006 SV1000 Randy's track bike
2006 KLX 250x (Need to sell)

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