Sena SMH10R Battery Pack
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
Great charge life.
I haven't had a chance to try the spare battery yet. I charged it up when I received it, but the original battery is still going on its initial charge, I haven't had to swap it out / recharge it yet. I have used it for a couple 2 hour rides and multiple 1 hour trips over the last month and it is still going strong. I would like to say that if the original battery works this well, then this spare should be just as good. Great product.
June 20, 2013
Excellant Bluetooth and Communications unit!
I don't listen to music while I ride and find the unit's frequency response is optimized toward voice communication which is the most important factor when using these units. Plenty of audio punch!
Their software does a great job of noise cancelling and voice enhancement. My wife says the conversation from my mike is so much better and clearer than my previous X1 Chatterbox.
Once you learn the system it's very easy to use. Paired up with my riding partner who's got the same Sena-SMH10R and the comm system works great. Keep in mind, all companies call out the best case distance for distance and your distances will always be less varying in degree to terrain and interference. Very happy with this unit and the price I got it for. I even got a spare battery for long trips, just in case. Thank you TeamZilla!
June 10, 2013