Sena Bluetooth Audio Back For GoPro With Waterproof Housing
WORKS GREAT WITH GOPRO HERO 4 SILVER AND BLACK
I VERIFIED WITH SENA THAT THIS DEVICE WORKS WITH THE GOPRO HERO 4 SILVER AND BLACK EDITION BEFORE BUYING THIS DEVICE. jUST LIKE THEY SAID IT WOULD WORK WITH THE HERO SILVER AND BLACKE EIDION AND LIKE THEY SAID IT DOES AND DOES IT GREAT. NOTHING BEATS A SETUP THAT KEEPS THE GROPRO SEALED FROM WATER DIRTY, UNLIKE OTHER SETUPS THAT LEAVE THE GOPRO EXPOSED TO WATER GETTING RIGHT IN AND RUINING IT. SENA HAS GREAT PRODUCTS THAT WORK WITH THIS AND LOVE IT WITH MY SMH10. BEST WAY TO GO FOR MOTO BLOGGING. I WILL START MY MOTO BLOGGING IN PHOENIX ,AZ AREA SOON.
January 5, 2016
Easy to use. Another excellent product by Sena.
Great for making videos with your gopro. Links audio automatically for ease of use.
October 12, 2015
Sena Saves GoPro
The GoPro Hero4 is a great video device. What is doesn't have is audio on a par with the video. The Sena BlueTooth Audio Back arrives to save the day! Imagine wires hanging off the Hero4 and no weather seal against the elements. The Sena Audio Back changes all of that, along with a waterproof housing. Highly recommended!
September 21, 2015
A must have if motovlogging
Bought this to wirelessly record audio for my motovlogging channel. easy to use, great sound quality (while in UHD mode)
to hear a sample of audio clairty, check out my channel:
August 10, 2015
Great for Motovlog's
I wanted to wait to review this item until I had had a chance to really get to use it and put it through a few good uses. So lets start off with some good:
-Easily hooks up to your GoPro.
-Quickly connects to Sena SMH10 when turned on and paired.
-Audio quality in UHD mode is amazing.
-Lightweight so it doesn't bog you down if on your helmet.
-Sleek enough design to not look tacky wherever you put it.
Now, with any item, a few cons:
-First time setup was a bit of a pain.
-Opened a ticket with Sena and they sent me a generic. reply and closed the ticket, not resolving my issue.
-The case is not as tough as the GoPro models. I did drop it from a short height and scuffed it easily. I've dropped my GoPro cases from much higher with no issues. Not sure it would hold up well if the mount failed and it went off on the highway.
-Battery life is somewhat an issue, but not a full blown con
-Does not charge the GoPro as efficiently as just charging the bacpac and battery seperate.
Now into my thoughts. The features this has are nice, but I would love to be able to use the attachment and listen to music at the same time. Not possible from what I have found. The first time setup was a bit of a hassle as I tried to connect the bacpac to my SMH10, via intercom mode and it would not connect. I could pair it as a phone with no issues, but then the audio made me sound like a Storm Trooper. After upgrading firmware, trying again, resetting to factory, upgrading firmware, and doing this numerous times, I finally got the bacpac to connect via intercom mode and got the UHD Audio to work. Thanks to the SMH10, it records my voice perfectly even when going at ridiculous speeds or in high winds.
The battery life is around 2-2.5 hours. It can vary, but thankfully, with the open back case, I can switch off the bacpac with ease and still keep recording with my GoPro. I carry spare batteries and even a battery brick for my phone, so on long rides I can still charge the bacpac as needed. It just takes a bit more time. If I turn off the GoPro and forget about the bacpac it does go into a sleep mode that conserves battery which is a great feature.
I have been using this now for several weeks putting it through some tests. I have dropped it as I mentioned and surprisingly scuffed the case some, from a linoleum floor. I've kicked (on accident), dropped, and had my GoPro go flying off on the highway and the first two had no damage, the other it was scuffed some. So, keep that in mind. It may not be the best case, but it will hopefully hold up if something ever happened.
All in all, I do enjoy using it. The audio quality is a amazing in UHD and the picture of course is great as well. Even with gloves on I can turn the bacpac on and off quickly to record audio if needed. I have tried to charge it while in use, but not sure if it was working properly so haven't bothered. I would like to have music playing while recording, but again, it is easy to turn the bacpac on and off even with gloves on.
I recommend this product for anyone doing motovlogs and look forward to trying it out for other applications.
August 8, 2015
Use this for motovloging in group rides or when I have someone with me, awesome product!
July 20, 2015
I moto-vlog and I wanted to be able to do so at any time without fearing the rain. (being able to make everything water tight was a must) The sound quality was amazing and almost got rid of any wind noise from the videos. It is very easy to use since after your first time using it, all you have to do it turn it on and your Sena will sync to it automatically.
June 5, 2015
Sena for Go Pro Hero 4
This systems is easy to setup and quick to connect once you do it the first time. Next time, just turn on your headset and the Sena pack and it pairs automatically almost instantly. Sound quality is really good and the case is still going strong after several hundred miles and at highway and up speeds. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to record audio inside of a helmet while using a Go Pro camera.
Now if only the Go Pro camera was more user friendly. I have a review of this product I want to put on YouTube but the Go Pro is not being user friendly so I'm still in the editing phase.
May 25, 2015