Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset
An Absolute Must Have!
Been somewhat on the fence about getting a set-up like this for some time. Well, it took me over a year before I even considered riding with ear buds. Needless to say, I was getting a bit frustrated with the buds coming out of my ears from vibration or sweat or turning my head the wrong way.
This set up solved that problem and then some!
***Full Disclosure - I have only used the music component and have no other experience or perspective regarding competitive units currently on the market***
Took a while to set up, and it isn't easy to navigate thru the options, but once I synced everything, I couldn't help but notice to sound quality and volume right away. You will be lacking in the bass department, but mids, highs and vocals will be crystal clear.
Much better than using ear buds I'll tell you that!
Highly recommend getting a "dual" set. It's one package with two units. I have two helmets and don't need to switch out the wiring every time I switch helmets. Will definitely come in handy when I have someone riding shotgun, or in a group ride, and communications are essential.
Definitely worth the investment.
August 16, 2016
I love this unit. Shipped fast and works great. Overall one of the best investments I've made.
August 15, 2016
It installed easy enough
Got the unit in preparation of an upcoming 3 week trip. I may need to stay connected to the 'office'
The installation was easy enough, but the instructions to update the firmware said to turn the unit off. It is supposed to be on. I haven't had a chance to go through that process yet. I plan on fully road testing this on my way to work soon.
August 10, 2016
Low profile and discrete, very well engineered and designed!
Installation is easy. It took me about half an hour on the first one, and my third only took me 15 min. I now have 3 of these, one for my GF. It is very easy to comunicate between two headsets, but I haven't tried it with someone on another bike nor with different brands or Senna models.
The commands are straight forward, and the command unit is very low profile and discrete. I don't like bulky intercoms. Besides reduced wind drag, the battery possition makes for a better weight distribution, though it is very light anyway.
Phone pairing might be tricky but once it is paired, you're done. Only needed once.
Use with bulky gloves is kind of hard because the whole thing is very slim. Buttons have raised marks and a little rift between them (there are 3 buttons) but with thick gloves you won't feel those so it's harder. Nothing impossible though, but of course it's not cool to be distracted by that from the actual driving.
Battery life is very good, speakers are obviously high pitched-ish, but it's to be expected due to the size of the driver and how they are located related to the ear. It comes with various options to stick (3M double sided tape) or velcro almost every part to the helmet and it also comes with two microphone options: button type (for closed helmets) or call-center headset type, for modular helmets.
Very happy with the purchase! If I buy another helmet, I will also buy another one of these. The 2 pack is a very good deal.
August 8, 2016
Capable and Strong
I ride with my friend pretty regularly and being able to communicate during your ride is helpful. I've only used the music and local chat features, but they've worked flawlessly. In an unfortunate incident I was able to test how resistant to impact the Sena actually was. It held up and is still working just as flawlessly minus the some of the frill that got scraped off.
August 6, 2016
Love this product
I bought this for a trip I was going on specifically for two reasons. One in case of an emergency at home I would not be delayed getting a call, and two music without annoying earbuds. This is a great product that works as designed. I have a LOUD bike and I can hear on the phone and music very well as well as the person on the other end hearing me well.
August 1, 2016
DO A FIRMWARE UPDATE!!!!
This device is ridiculously AWESOME! EASY to install, phone calls need the volume turned down, they are so loud and clear. I had a problem with the iheart radio volume being too low along with my iTunes... I made sure the volume was completely up on my headset along with my iPhone 6+...NOTHING. I did a firmware update on the headset, powered my phone down, turned the headset off, then back on along with my iPhone and VOILA!!! Now I have to lower the volume, it's SO LOUD. Excellent product. I have this installed in an AGV AX-8 Naked Carbon helmet and I ride a 2011 Kawasaki Z 1000, so I get the full force of the wind and this headset is better than advertised.
July 30, 2016
Great for the money
I bought this headset for a friend of mine. I have a Sena 3S-W and the difference is night and day. The speakers are louder and sound clearer. The functions are easier to figure out having 3 buttons instead of two. The speakers themselves are slimmer and fit better to the ears because of this. I am considering getting another one for myself now.
July 26, 2016