Sena SMH10R Battery Pack
Works great. The only con... bottoms with gloves are not easy to identify....
Sound is ok
August 11, 2014
Bought this in addition to the dual pack, which i reviewed individually elsewhere, but find the peace of mind knowing i always have a spare to swap out if need be is a great comfort. Very pleased with the set overall so far. For the price, I think it's a great add on to supplement your main system.
July 29, 2014
Lost battery needed replacement. Def recommend bought extra
June 30, 2014
Works good on our Nolan helmets
Much louder than my previous Camos system, great for soft music tracks. I love the skip forward feature on the helmet as the touch screen on MP3 can be frustrating. Also the push to start intercom is great, my last system was VOX only so my wife's singing or wind noise would mute my music.
June 29, 2014
Great replacement! Improved design from the picture!
I bought this replacement battery after I dropped my helmet and the battery smashed. That have improved the design. The new replacement has a base held on with double sided tape, and the new battery slides into the base. No more Velcro. Which is good since velcro gets week every time you remove it.
June 23, 2014
I don't know where to begin. I have mixed feelings on this. Its a $170+ bluetooth device when most BT devices for phones or other are, at most $99 in every other industry. Adding a cable or two + double sided tapes + speakers + microphones, does not justify another $70+ increase. But hey, its moto gear, supply + demand, R&D costs, all need re-couping. Ok, moving on.
The GPS and misc calls are fine. I have a Bell Revolver EVO helmet that cuts out a lot of outside sound than my Bell 500.
Every 20-30 minutes, the unit shuts off, automatically. Emailed with SENA to find the problem, but did not find one. Thought it was my phone, but after 3 phones, the music just kept stopping mid ride. I'd pull over, turn SENA unit back on, reconnect to Bluetooth and manually hit play again on the music. Pretty annoying.
As for music quality, it is "good" inner city when going 0 ~ 45'sh mph. Going on the freeway, just forget it. Use good earbuds.
I am sure if I had a $700 Schubert C3 Pro helmet, the outside noise would be reduced a lot more and music would be fine. However with the $200 Bell Revolver + freeway/highway + music is a no go. Sorry Tony Robbins, you're a no go too.
I am seriously thinking taking apart my Bose QC15's and modifying the speakers to work with this SENA. Spring load the back end a little so when helmet is on, its kind of over-the-ear (but not too tight) and has better sound quality :-p
Overall, as someone who understands engineering + manufacturing, I understand what SENA went through to develop this. The interlink communication among other SENA's. That's cool. The ability to keep it slim and last long + easily swap-able batteries. Even cooler. The speaker being only 1/4 inch thick. I think they could of made an "optional" add on plastic or tough rubber housing or some sort to tune the speaker output (the flow) to higher quality (for music listeners).
As for the SENA turning off randomly while listening to music and riding. Not cool.
May 27, 2014
Battery charge support the communicator longer than expected
March 24, 2014
Great on the road
One of the great features about the smh10r is that is has a detachable battery. I bought a second battery so that I could avoid running out of power while on the road. I just jump off the bike, swap batteries, and I'm good to go. Also comes with an adapter to allow charging without the smh10r unit. Really convenient. This way I do not have to have my helmet on my desk to charge. A must if you get the smh10r.
July 8, 2013