Sena SM10 Dual Stream Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter
SM10 has potential, but Sena drops the ball
My biggest complaint is that you have to turn it off and on all the time if you want any significant battery life. I have mine installed beneath the seat of my K1600GTL, so this means removing the seat to turn it off/on each time. This defeats the purpose of having it installed in a secure location. If I mount it out in the open so as to ease the off/on issue, then I have more wires exposed and have to remove the SM10 itself each time I get on/off. Support has been abysmal. Requests beginning in Jan 2013 to address this issue have had no response from Sena and it's now Feb 2014. When the battery is dead, it will NOT run on exterior power until it charges for about 45 minutes first. Disappointing product, even more disappointing support.
February 19, 2014
This product is the same as the BRP Can Am Dongle with no wiring adapter harness.
I purchased this because the Can Am Dongle I purchased from my SpYder dealer quit working (on a 900 mile trip to GA) and it was taking forever for the dealer to deal with Sena and BRP to get a replacement. Revzilla had me one cheaper and in 2 days.
When mating devices to it the left ear speaker kept losing sound. I called Sena a few times and still had the problem unresolved. Finally after a few trips to my Spyder dealer the technician called Sena. He was told to do a hard reset (Sena never told me to do that) and the unit has been perfect for 2 months now.
December 11, 2013
Fantastic for an Older Ultra Classic or Goldwing!
This product took my 2003 Ultra Classic communications/entertainment to a whole new level. When paired with my Sena SMH10R, I can use all the functions of my radio (except transmit on CB), my Ipod, get verbal turn by turn directions from my older Garmin GPS, use the phone, and talk to my buddies on intercom. If Sena were to come out with a version of the SM10 that would allow you to transmit on the CB radio (kind of a combination of the SM10 and the SR10), I would buy it in an instant! Getting verbal GPS directions from my older Garmin alone was worth the price!
November 4, 2013
Solved BT Problems
Originally, bought the SENA SMH10 headset to use BT with my Zumo 665. The BT on the Zumo was disappointing. (When the Zumo was hardwired to my earbuds, the audio was good.)
Also, wanted to add my radar detector into the configuration. The SM10 has an input for a second device.
I hardwired the audio from the Zumo to the SM10 and paired with the SMH10 headset. Audio was much better. Problem solved.
I had no issues in pairing the devices; just remember to clear any existing pairings first.
I never got to test the radar detector with this device, although I presume it would work as expected. I ended up selling the RT and moving to a GS. Now the installation process starts over.
Installed on R1200RT, awaiting installation on R1200GS LC
September 23, 2013
Works great with my Sena SMH5-Fm system. I had tried a cheaper transmitter, which did pair easily with my system, but it occasionally cut out and did not have nearly the signal strength this one does. Wish I had just bought this one the first time. Really nice to be able to listen to my mp3 player while on longer rides.
September 14, 2013
Quick connect, easy to use.
If you are looking at expanding your sound options with items such as radar detectors, mp3 players to your bluetooth headset device, this unit will work great.
September 9, 2013
After set-up and pairing, it works very well.
Programing the Sena SM10 with the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, was a real challenge. So challenging in fact, that I spent five days texting with a Sena technician trying to get the SM10 and SMH10 to work together as they should. There is one button on the SM10 and two on the SMH10 Headphones that set-up and control the operation of the two units. Coordinating them while setting them up was frustrating to say the least. The manual for the SM10 is about 3 1/4" X 3 3/4" with a font that is so small, one needs a magnifying glass to read it. Suffice it to say that it took a very nice, patient, and knowledgeable Sena technician to get it all working together. Now that the two units are programed together properly, they work very well. My job requires me to be available at a moments notice, so having the ability to receive phone calls through the headset and then listen to the radio while traveling, is exactly what I was looking for. In spite of the set-up nightmare, now that it is working properly, the units work very well, with good sound quality and easy one-touch control while riding. The SM10 Bluetooth Transmitter together with the SMH10 Bluetooth Stereo Headset, allows me hands free, quality cellphone, intercom, and music via radio or headset. I'm very pleased with the operation of the equipment, very displeased with the set-up. I probably would have eventually been able to program the two units by myself, but with the Sena technician's help, the job went a lot faster with a much lower level of frustration.
September 9, 2013
Excellent Product With One Irritating Shortcoming
I originally installed 2 inexpensive blue tooth transmitters on my BMW R1200RT to be able to stream music to my and my passenger's Sena SMH5s but purchased the SM10 to clean up the wiring in the small storage area. Transmission strength and sound quality are outstanding with the SMH5s and Sena's upgraded speakers in our helmets. One shortcoming - it can be frustrating plugging in the stereo cable to the SM10 and getting good stereo sound as there is nothing to stop the stereo cable in the proper inserted position. You have to slide the phono plug in and out of the female RCA connector in the SM10 until you can get proper stereo sound (not just left, right or nothing). Such a simple design shortcoming in an outstanding unit. Still well worth it!
August 26, 2013