Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Dual Pack Snowmobile Version 2.0
We are living in a golden age
We've been riding 2 up with these for about 3 weeks and are very impressed with the sound quality and the quick intercom/phone connection we get. So much better than our previous code of strategically placed back punches. And so courteous, too! I tells you "hello" when you power it on in a voice that sounds like it's truly happy to be hanging out with you for another fun day on the bike. We are able to conference-call a third party on the phone and he can toggle back and forth between intercom and Pandora on his phone for those awkward moments when I run out of interesting things to say.
In all seriousness, though, it's almost too much stimulation and entertainment so use with discretion.
It would be nice if it gave you more of a low-battery warning (you get about 15 seconds presently, which is not enough to even be worth having).
July 16, 2012
This product is great! I used it on my commute to listen to music for a few weeks then recently used it on a week-long trip with a buddy through mostly rainy weather. The unit is reliable and clearly waterproof because we were riding through steady rain that was pretty hard a times. It's easy to pair between headsets and devices. I was using it with my iPhone 3GS and my iPad at various times and never had a problem pairing with either. On my iPhone it even lets you use the voice commands.
I chose the snow mobile unit becasue there is very little space between the chin guard of my modular helmet and my face. I'd be chewing on the boom mic if I had to use it, but the wired mic is great for me.
I highly recomend this easy to use and reliable unit.
July 3, 2012
You need me to say this is good?
Nah you don't coz a lot of other people have said it. Funny thing is, they are correct. Excellent piece of kit. Went on my new model Bell Star with zero issues. I bought the snowmobile version for the bike as I wanted both the boom and the wired mic. Update the firmware and it is running BT 3.0. If you want two mics, go with this version.
June 26, 2012
Great communication system with many options
Originally was going to purchase the SM10 standard unit with the optional helmet clamp kit that had the other microphone options, and then I discovered this snowmobile version. This is the perfect kit for those with full face or modular helmets. (I think they are missing a huge marketing opportunity) I fitted this to a Nolan N104 (with helmet modification), and utilized the wired boom mic. My friend fitted the wired mic to his full face. Works fabulous. The interface is much simpler then competing units. Great sound. Easy to use with gloves.
After the version 4.0 upgrade I paired with an IPhone 4S and it works perfectly. Siri initiates with 1 simple button press and allows a lot of functionality.
June 25, 2012
Bought this unit to work with earbuds. The ease of use and sound quality is outstanding. I used the original unit with speakers in an open face helmet. The speakers are OK and the volume is adequate- not great. Overall I highly recommend this product.
May 28, 2012
Wanted something to be able to chat with the wife on rides, listen to music, and make/recieve calls. These do it all. Install took a bit long, we have Shoei RF-1100 and the curvature doesn't match up, so I stuffed one of the extra boom mic foam covers with blue sticky tac and molded it in between the mount and helmet, then it fit perfectly. These have made 2-up riding much more enjoyable and highway rides are great with me being able to still hear the music even with earplugs in. I listen to SiriusXM through my phone and it's plenty loud, but I've found iTunes music to be not nearly as loud with earplugs in + engine + wind. Calls are clear and loud, and everyone I've spoken with say they can hear me pefectly as long as the visor is all the way down. I mounted the wired mic and tucked all cables into padding, the setup looks good and is super functional. Well worth the money. All I'm left to wonder is the durability, so far so good.
May 23, 2012
Versatile mounting system for differant helmets
I like the mounting options that the snowmobile version offers. The boom mic is separate from the mounting plate. This allows more flexibility in mounting. Or use the mic bud as I did in our snowmobile helmets. I wanted it mainly for music on my Motorcycle. Works great for communications while snowmobiling. Makes snowmobiling allot safer for my wife. I could warn her of on coming traffic or hazards. Next season we're getting another pair for our 2 daughters so they stay safe also. They do tend to break up or lose connection on windy trails if she dropped back too far. (few 100 yards). I would let her close up with me if they started breaking up. This way I never let her get too far behind. One trip she brought up the rear in our group of four. Distance was except-able here but larger groups may need a relay between the tail rider to the lead.
Sound is clear. Music from my Convoy cell sounds great. Can pause/play skip/repeat. Even start my phone's player using the Sena although I can't get it tot shuffle music unless I use the phone menu.
April 7, 2012
Overall very good product
If I could give it an overall 4.5, I would. I got these for my wife and I while riding our bike. They are a little bulky, but otherwise styled nicely. The speakers fit perfectly into the Qwest, so well done Sena (and Shoei). The finish is rather rugged -- mine's been knocked around a bit, and still looks and works like new. I'm not a fan of upward-pointing jacks (power or accessory, covered or not), so that's a ding. It doesn't fail to deliver on great stereo bluetooth sound and crisp, clear calls, so kudos there. I wish using the the multi-intercom single/double/triple-click was more intuitive... depends on the order syncing them. Petty point, but... I also wish it integrated with bluetooth music players better. You can pause, resume, and skip forward back, but you have to go to your mp3/phone/ipod to start streaming music, which sucks when you have gloves on. I like that the intercom trumps music, and the phone trump the intercom, but when you start switching between calls and the intercom, using the phone or intercom button to do something and the opposite button to essentially cancel/exit, you really have to pay attention otherwise you end up hanging up on your friends and telling your wife how much you hate riding two-up ;)
Overall, the pros far outweigh the cons for my style of riding and use, and my wife absolutely loves being able to chat my ears off... I'm a (held) captive audience with a helmet on ;)
February 10, 2012