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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset

The SMH10R is a Bluetooth 3.0 stereo headset with long-range Bluetooth intercom designed specifically for sportbike riders who prefer smaller form factor for maximizing their riding performance, yet maintaining rich features of Bluetooth intercom. With the SMH10R, you can call handsfree on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with other riders. 

Thanks to the latest Bluetooth and the advanced digital signal processing technology inherited from the SMH10, the SMH10R offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, its super thin and compact form factor contribute higher performance for sports bike riding and it makes the SMH10R a perfect companion of sports bike riders.

Features:

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Bluetooth intercom up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain
  • Ultra slim & feather light
  • Four-way conference intercom
  • Conference phone call with intercom participant
  • Multipoint for mobile phone+GPS
  • Voice prompts
  • Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players
  • Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: Play, pause, track forward and track back
  • Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster
  • Bluetooth handsfree for Bluetooth mobile phones
  • Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Can be used while charging on road trip
  • Individual volume control for each audio source
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty

General Specifications:

  • Talk time: 8 hours
  • Stand-by time: 7 days
  • Intercom working distance up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain
  • Operating temperature: -10°C ~ 55°C (14°F ~ 131°F)
  • Dimensions: 70.7 mm x 36.6 mm x 15.5 mm (2.8 in x 1.4 in x 0.6 in)
  • Charging time: 2.5 hours
  • Type: Lithium polymer battery

Audio Specifications:

  • Built-in SBC Codec
  • Noise cancellation
  • Wind noise reduction
  • Wide volume control
  • Sample rate: 48kHz (DAC)

Bluetooth Specifications:

  • Profiles: Headset Profile, Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • CE, FCC and IC Certificates

Includes:

  • Headset Main Unit
  • Speakers
  • Attachable Boom Microphone
  • Wired Microphone
  • Replaceable Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger Adapter
  • USB Power & Data Cable
  • Cigarette Charger
  • User’s Guide

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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset 4.6 5 201 201
Easy install, Worth the cost! I bought this unit to pair with my SHOEI GT-Air after selling my HJC Mugello with Chatterbox XBi2. I read many reviews and felt this was for me! Can't agree more. The install was simple and it was easy for me to "hide" the wires. The only concern I had inially was the battery. Since it is seperate from the main unit, th eintall suggests sticking it to the outside rear of your helmet. After reading other users who had success with installing it on the inside between the liner and helmet, I went that route and it works! I can't "feel" the battery anywhere at the back of my head. It was simple to pair the unit with both my phone and my GPS. Sound quality is good from both the phone and GPS for call, directions and music. Now, keep in mind, at speed with wind buiffeting and exhaust notes, you're not going to have perfect sound quality, but it will be audible none-the-less. My only "bite" on this unit is with the speakers. Noting to do with the sound quality, but with my particular helmet, I can feel them on my ears due to the thickness of the "foam" cushions that adhere to the helmet. I will have to trim them down a bit and that's not a deal breaker for me. Maybe the manufacturer can include cushions of different thicknesses to help with a custom fit? Over all...good price, great product and simple to install (for me)! April 14, 2014
Works Great .... for podcasts 1) Not that I'd expect great for listening to music, but anything with the slightest bass... not going to sound anything remotely to what I would consider "good" 2) Ear phones don't fit in the SS1100 helmet holes for them so they move around a lot... still trying to decide the best way to fix this which is probably going to involve shaving the helmet holes until the ear phones fit snug. 3) I was able to make calls on it for the first while, then it stopped accepting the command to make calls? Not sure whats up with that. I followed the manual but it will not make calls through my iPhone 4S now. 4) All-in-all I still love it. I get 6-7 hours out of continuous use on a full charge. April 12, 2014
Get the SMH10....or the new 20S My thoughts on my new Sena SMH10R..... now that I realized how to access my voice command on my phone thru it, and got a bit more used to the buttons....I am not so upset at my choice. In hindsight, I DO think the older SMH10 with the jog dial....or the more expensive 20S might be better. I would trade the slimmer profile of the SMH10R for the easier to use jog dial. I also was initially dissapointed with the sound quality for music (phone calls are fine) thru the speaker installed. I even got the adapter to lose the speakers and use your own ear buds. The sound was fairly tinny and the bass sucked at any speed. I got some buds..sounds is better, but really annoying to have to put em in and out every time I took off the helmet. (there's enough process to getting ATGATT). Plus...I dont have earbud friendly ears...they dont like to stay in. SO...when I thought about it, I used the foam "spacers" they provided, to bring the speakers further out (tighter and closer to my ear) and wow..what a difference. So.... my advice, if you are getting a Sena, go for the new 20s. If you want to go cheaper...go for the 10.... the 10R just aint worth the tradeoffs for a 'slimmer' profile...... April 9, 2014
Awesome product I am so excited about this system. I was a little leary about its' functionality at first, but was quickly won over. It is so easy to install, set up and use, even with leather gloves on. The sound quality could use a little more bass to it, but overall, it is great. I was truly amazed that I made a call to a friend and they could not hear the wind noise even at 95mph. Thanks Sena for a great product and to Revzilla for offering it. Will be ordering another for my wife. April 8, 2014
Good bluetooth device Easy to install. Plenty load enough even at 80mph. Sound wise its a little tinny even with the large speakers. Connects real easy to phone. April 7, 2014
Super good and reliable. When using this along with others in my traveling group, we could carry on conversations for hours. It has so many features that I'm still trying to learn how to use them all. The battery stays charged when in 100% connected use for about 9 hours. Extend that to 12 or more hours if you charge it during a lunch stop. Just wish Harley had a Bluetooth radio so I could use the features of my HD radio. Their support system is great. They have an on-line forum that's monitored by Sena employees. They respond quickly to questions and suggestions for new features. I'm anxiously awaiting the next version. April 7, 2014
nice and light weight Good product, very light wight. Good selection of features, good sound, wish it was a little deeper bass but that's my preference. Wires tuck away easily, a lot of functions to remember but, over all really good product. April 5, 2014
This product is light weight and easy 2 easy Smh10r is light weight easy to installed and not bulk like other blue tooth device. April 1, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Colt T: The ability to communicate with friends on a ride makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. It's also a great training tool, and I'm going to make sure when I'm teaching someone how to ride for the first time and taking them out for their first time, that we're connected via one of these devices. Apr 19, 2014
John G: Much more difficult to use with gloves than the bulky SMH-10. SMH-10 may not be as elegant as the SMH-10R on your helmet, but I like the bulky one better. Apr 17, 2014
Matthew H: Low profile and value. Apr 13, 2014
brent b: Need a bluetooth when riding Apr 13, 2014
Clayton H: I needed some music and a way that I can keep in touch while riding Apr 11, 2014
adam e: everyone has it its the best Apr 11, 2014
Louis E: Looks promising. Great reviews. Apr 7, 2014
Herv├ę R: Great reviews, good sound quality, low profile and good technology Apr 6, 2014
Paul R: Can't recommend this enough. Very low profile, great for music, GPS, and of course intercom. I use it with my wife riding 2-up and a friend who also bought one for group rides. Highly recommended!!! Apr 5, 2014
bader k: chose this one for its compact size and good reviews Apr 5, 2014
James M: I needed a good Bluetooth because I travel for work and use my motorcycle to goto jobs when I can. Need to be able to answer my money maker. I liked Anthony's review on your you tube page and ordered it...Thanks ZLA!!! Apr 3, 2014
C E: works awesome,
sounds awesome,
super easy to use!!
Apr 2, 2014
DRAGOS ION V: it is an ok product Apr 1, 2014
T A: Low profile, good performance reviews. Mar 31, 2014
A R: I like the review about this Co so after many years I am using this Co instead of my old Co. Mar 31, 2014
William H: Sick of rocking the earbuds Mar 30, 2014
brandon t: my friend had on, so I bought one and I love it! Mar 30, 2014
Andre C: I really need some music and answering my calls on a motorcycle, and this is the perfect product to do all that. Mar 26, 2014
Anthony M: Manufacturer reputation & slim design. Mar 26, 2014
M A: I picked the item because it was recommended by the group of riders I ride with. Mar 23, 2014
William W: I needed something of quality to put in my helmet to communicate with my gps. By the way, your web site is great and easy to navigate. Mar 22, 2014
John P: I got one for a birthday present and liked it so much that I bought one for my wife to use while we are 2 up riding. Mar 16, 2014
B U: Small size and good reviews. Also, Sena actively supports its products. Mar 16, 2014
JAMES P: My full face helmet is tight in the front with the boom. This should fit better Mar 11, 2014
Dylan Y: Had this thing for over 9 months and works great through all weather condition's couldn't be any more happier with my purchase and also sounds great and has a low profile design. Mar 6, 2014
Jacob T: Wanted a Slim Bluetooth Headset. Read every review and decided with an ear bud connector this couldnt be beat! Mar 5, 2014
Jose A D: very small bluetooth headset Mar 4, 2014
Alfred P: Low profile, good reviews Mar 3, 2014
Nathan B: effective bluetooth and slim-line design, good reviews Mar 2, 2014
Rose B: Sena is an industry leader in bluetooth communications and the SMH10R is nice and low profile. Feb 25, 2014
Travis N: All my riding buddies have these. They rave about how low profile they are and the excellent sound quality Feb 15, 2014
Sekani S: It's the best Feb 12, 2014
Laurie N: A friend recommended it. Feb 9, 2014
John W: Low profile and wired mic Feb 7, 2014
NOAH K: This is so awesome! Slim streamline fit and good sound quality. Really love it, and want a second one for a passenger...if I had it to do over I would definitely buy the dual pack. Feb 1, 2014
Richard M: Looks like it will work well with my zuma 660 Jan 25, 2014
Brandon M: Because I wanted to be able to listen to music and receive phone calls and text messages while I ride. Jan 22, 2014
James M: I ride a supersport and I want something with less wind drag. Jan 21, 2014
Arif S: thinnest profile bluetooth Jan 21, 2014
Nancy S: This is what my son wanted for his Christmas gift!!!! Dec 30, 2013
Dennis S: I bought this to be able to listen to my ipod and answer phone calls with ease. It has plenty of battery life, and was easy to install. Dec 22, 2013
stephanie g: Good reviews Dec 21, 2013
Timothy J: good reviews, appears quality, small profile. Dec 18, 2013
Andre N: Chose this Bluetooth headset based on reviews from other riders who say that the sound quality is comparable to being indoors. Most of these reviews come from riders with loud pipes who say they have no problems until they reach speeds above 65 mph. I ride a Goldwing with quiet pipes, and I wear a full face helmet, so I figured that those two factors, and the good reviews from other riders should prevent me from pulling over to either accept or make phone calls. Can't wait to test this unit. Dec 17, 2013
Peter D: Love this sena, works great and sounds even better Dec 2, 2013
jay m: I bought this base on the reviews that I read about bluetooth. Nov 27, 2013
Antonio M: Works great, what you see is what you get. Great buy.

The only observation, with gloves the buttons are not easy to identify, But one it is set up. Its works great. Speakers could be a little better.

Size and shape and feedbacks make me decide for this.

Regards
Nov 18, 2013
Robert H: Chose this for small for me factor and sound quality as well as function. Nov 13, 2013
Eric B: Good reviews. Thin design. Nov 5, 2013
Kurt W: I wanted a more reliable, better sounding, less obtrusive device than the Chatterbox. Also, because it had an adhesive for the helmet, instead of a bracket that never really was tight to the helmet. Nov 4, 2013
Deb M: Best buy I have made to date Nov 1, 2013
Manuel C: similar to the OEM version of the Shark one. Like the concept of low profile. Oct 14, 2013
Melissa T: size, design, and reviews Oct 11, 2013
Steve O: Excellent feedback from users. Postscript 11-3-13-went on a 1500 mile ride in October and the unit performed flawlessly! Great value for the cost. Oct 5, 2013
SEONG W: needed something for call conferencing or even during convoys Sep 30, 2013
Janet L: slim Sep 28, 2013
Anthony H: I select the Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset because of all the reviews I read and/or watched. It seems as though others are very satisfied with the product. This particular model seems to be a good fit for my Shoei GT Air. Of course we'll see if it was a wise choice once I complete the install. Sep 26, 2013
George J: Because I have bought two others and they ROCK!!!! Buying this one for my fellow riding partner. Sep 25, 2013
Richie B: Stay in touch during an hour long commute. Fit the need and the size is perfect. Sep 20, 2013
Bryan H: Chose the Sena purely on recommendation of friends and Revzilla staff. Chose this particular one because of how awesomely low profile it is. I didnt want a huge hulking thing hanging from my sleek carbon fiber helmet. It really is low profile once installed and blends amazingly well into my helmet. The buttons will take some getting used to with my gloves on, but so far it seems to work very well. Sep 16, 2013
Thomas B: wanted smaller compact blue tooth device that will generate less wind noise Sep 13, 2013
Tracy M: I chose this for its low profile and its compact size. The price point wasn't bad either. I needed something for my Lazer Monaco that would not detract from the lightness of the helmet and provide good functionality. I asked for direction on this from RevZilla's tech guys and received great input. Will see how it works out when it arrives. Sep 11, 2013
Mitchel K: Love it.. Great sound quality. Like most reviews say the menu takes a minute or two to get used to but after remembering how long to hold down the buttons to get it to do what you want it works great. Very slim low profile. Sep 10, 2013
Dan C: Revzilla's video reviews. Sep 4, 2013
Roger B: The riding profile on my race helmet is perfect. Aug 30, 2013
Thomas C: Great reviews on this site for this headset Aug 29, 2013
James B: Low profile, Sena's reputation. Aug 29, 2013
Dirk K: The quality of the speakers and hardware were incredible. Installation was easy by just following the instructions. Hardest part was trying to figure out how you wanted to run all the wires. Charge time is great, have had for around 3 months and there has been no diminished time. Audio quality from music and voice are great on mine and the receiving end. Very low profile allows for no wind noise. Aug 29, 2013
Todd O: Lots of riders in my group that use this brand and have liked the performance. I like the new size, but I have not had any others before. Aug 28, 2013
Lee Baxter 1: to listen to music. Aug 23, 2013
Matt B: I chose this item mainly because its price was in the range I was looking for but also because of various comments and reviews. It looks simple, its sleek and seems to meet the need. Hopefully the quality matches. Aug 22, 2013
L A: My wife often worries about me on my rides and I use this for communication and to have music to listen to tunes while riding. Aug 16, 2013
Dylan S: The low profile looks much better than almost all other products. It seems easy to use and the idea of being able to take calls while riding, or hearing GPS instructions while riding is awesome. Aug 14, 2013
don p: i have the older SMH10-11 version already, but wanted a lower profile version for my new helmet. Keeping the old one for passengers. I know the SENA communicators work flawlessly, and in all conditions. It was a no-brainer :) Aug 12, 2013
Daniel P: Slim design, noise cancellation, audio quality. Top notch communication device! Aug 12, 2013
patrick f: great reviews sleek designs Aug 11, 2013
Deb M: very good quality Aug 10, 2013
A shopper asked: Can the battery slot in a sharktooh ready helmet be modified to take the sena battery? I have a Shark Race R Pro. Sep 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: Would this battery pack fit internally in the space allocated for the sharktooth unit in the shark helmet? Mar 12, 2013
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RevZilla: The pocket inside the Evoline helmets is slightly too small to fit the SMH10R battery. Mar 14, 2013
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mohamed h asked: does it fits good on shoei RF 1100 ,, And is there is any other place to fit the battery in either than back of the helmet ( can i fix it inside ) ? Aug 29, 2013
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Glen W: Is a great design and will fit any helmet good. I would not put the battery inside because of you get in an accident the battery will create a pressure point and would likely cause significant head trauma. Aug 30, 2013
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Mitchel K: I put mine on my RF 1100. It fits great. I put the battery in the back right where the DOT sticker is, its the exact size as the sticker so it kinda looks the same. Fed all the wires on the inside and they hide really easily. Sep 10, 2013
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Greg M: Mohamed,
I'm afraid I can't answer re. the RF 1100... but I can say that I had similar questions when I was researching buying the SMH10R. I ultimately decided to get the unit for all the other things it does well - and I haven't been disappointed. Great unit... and now that it's installed I never think about the little box hanging off the back end - doesn't even cross my mind. (Oh yeh... it definitely would not fit in my Arai helmet.)
Aug 30, 2013
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Patrick M: I put this on my Shoei Qwest and struggled to get the wiring inside the pads. As far as getting the battery inside you might have better luck as your head liner is removable and mine is not. I settled for placing the battery on the outside. It has a slim profile just 3/8 inch thick and other than modifying the padding I think it would be a tough fit! Aug 30, 2013
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Kevin N: It will fit in any full face helmet , I would leave the battery outside since the battery itself its curved for sticking on the back of the helmet . However I do see the possibility of sticking on the inside in between the padding and the outer shell , it's small so yes you can find place inside the helmet and do that Sep 1, 2013
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Allan R: I have this headset fitted on a shoei X-12 and I have the battery pack inserted on the inside of the helmet on the back between the shell and the pad right at the base. When I first installed it I recognized it was there, but I have completely forgotten it was there. Sep 1, 2013
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Nick S: I'm not sure about which helmet it works well in since I've only installed it my Scorpion but as far as fitting the battery inside the helmet goes, I wouldn't think it would be possible? It doesn't look bulky or bad on the back of the helmet anyway. Aug 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Would this fit,and function properly on more race focused helmets like the Schuberth SR-1 and AGV Pista GP, or would it be too much of a disturbance? Dec 18, 2013
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Monty P: This is the lowest profile bluetooth intercom set on the market. I was able to tuck the battery pack into the rear of my helmet padding (easily) which allowed me to have just the (Tiny) control unit mounted on the outside of the helmet. The system has worked flawlessly.
-Monty
Jan 26, 2014
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SPENCER C: I don't see where there would be a problem. I have 2 the first is on a Shoei GT Air and the second is on a Arai XD4. Do to the way that this mounts it should be better then most other headsets. Dec 18, 2013
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rich s: This works perfectly on my Bell Star Carbon! Dec 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: From reading the product description it seems that this product can pair and connect with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously, is that right? i.e. Can I pair it with an iPhone 4S via Bluetooth and another Bluetooth device such as a Pryme Blue BT-503 adapter? I work as a ski patroller and it would be great to be able to have bluetooth in my ski helmet that can pair and connect with more than one device simultaneously. This way, I can be connected with my phone for phone calls and music, but also have the ski patrol 2-way radio connected too.

If this works, is there a way to set a priority of one Bluetooth source over another? i.e. if two BT devices are connected, can one mute out the other? i.e. Can I set the ski patrol radio to have priority over the iPhone connection?
Nov 26, 2013
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Wissam S: The Sena does pair with multiple devices and even has a protocol for order, for instance if you're listening to your iPod via Bluetooth and receive a call it will pause the music and switch to the phone, same with a Bluetooth enabled GPS. However I'm not too sire it will work so well with a 2 way radio in the same affect. It does have a built in 2 way to work with up to 3 other sena units however this may be one you'll have to try and see.

The unit itself is excellent, I can listen to music and even hold a solid conversation at high speeds, integrated great with my shark helmet since it is already set up for the less than great sharktooth system, just used a heated paper clip to open up the battery hole a bit more and put it in beautifully.
Nov 26, 2013
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Andrew M: The SMH10R does support multipoint pairing. So this will allow you to pair two devices simultaneously. As far as the priority I'm not sure. I haven't paired two devices to it yet. You can download the user manual from Sena's website , but that doesn't really discuss a priority set up, it just shows that you can have two of them paired at once. Sorry if this doesn't help a whole lot. Nov 29, 2013
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Diego Lorenzo J asked: Is it also possible to use this without the microphone? I've got a Bell Custom 500 helmet and am also considering not using the microphone, but more just to hear my Garmin GPS directions and maybe my iPhone music, and not to take calls. Aug 19, 2013
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Chaz J: I just unplugged the mic and tested mine. It played music via spotify, was able to control volume and skip tracks. All the normal things you can do with this headset. I also started google maps directions, was able to hear her talk over the music as it normally would. Phone calls selected the headset by default when I first connected, but you can quickly change the source on screen, and I think it will actually save that setting for future use. Aug 19, 2013
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Sean R: I don't see why you wouldn't. I've only used mine a couple of times for quick phone calls (piped ducati's are extra noisy) and mostly use mine for directions and msic as well.
I can't say for certain if the unit requires the mic connection or not though.

(Wish the speakers were less tinny, by the by.)
Aug 19, 2013
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Mark M: I am sure it will work fine for your needs. When I am riding alone I listen to my music and talk to nobody, no microphone use. The mic is connected so if you were considering not connecting it I am not positive if the system will work configured that way. Hope this info helps, Mark. Aug 22, 2013
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JESHUA M: yes, it's possible to use it without the mic. very easy to install and looks great. i love the low profile unlike other models. the one thing you would have to give up is battery life. it seems like i have to charge it constantly. the buttons are easy to find even with gloves. Aug 20, 2013
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Mike C: I'm pretty confident that the SMH10R can be used as a listen-only device w/o having the microphone hooked up. Worst case is that you connect the small mic sire and place it in the helmet behind one of pads (it's very small especially w/o the windscreen installed).

Mike
Aug 19, 2013
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Eric W: Yes, you can use without the microphone. It plugs in separately, so just don't plug it in. It really is the least conspicuous component of the headset (the small mic, not the boom mic) so I would just assume use it so you can use the headset to it's full potential. Aug 19, 2013
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Brian G: It would be possible but the mic is so small that it is worth putting it in anyway. If you have an iPhone the Sena is a blast to use with Siri. That way you can get to most of your phone functions by simply pressing the center of the unit for a couple of seconds. Aug 19, 2013
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Richard Y: Yes you can use without the microphone it has its own separate plug into the base unit. The open port will be inside the helmet so it will be protected from the elements so you are good to go and yes I just tied it on my helmet. Works fine enjoy Aug 19, 2013
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Marcus W: It is possible. I initially removed the microphone from my headset and did exactly what you were describing. Aug 22, 2013
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A s: Yes, I just unplugged my Mic and was able to still play music and scroll through tracks. Hope this helps. Aug 19, 2013
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Michael C: Yes. You don't need to connect the mic. I only really use mine for music and gps. Aug 19, 2013
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Jeff B: The unit functions when the mic is not connected Aug 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: How usable is this when used with an open-face helmet with visor (Bell 500 + Retro Visor)? I'm wondering how one would attach the microphone Aug 9, 2013
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Dave F: I can't answer as to "usability" although I think it would work reasonable well on a faired bike if not running at high speeds. Mounting the mike shouldn't be too bad I'd think. I'm using mine in a Schuberth C3 Pro, and the mike "boom" is velcro'd to the left side under the cheek pad and puts the mike right in front of my mouth. I don't know how the shape a Bell 500 is vs a Shuberth with the chin up . .but if they're similar.. . .Good Luck!Dave Aug 9, 2013
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Michael U: I've only used the SMH10R with a full-face helmet.

The included boom-style microphone has a large velcro mounting tab. It looks like it probably could be mounted to the outside of an open-face helmet, with the boom then bent under the helmet's edge to put the microphone close to your mouth.

Sena is really helpful with any questions: www dot senabluetooth dot com
Aug 12, 2013
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Geoffrey M: I use it with a flip up helmet. It comes with 2 mics, one wired and one boomed. I used the boom. It sticks to the inside of the helmet on a hard surface between inner shell and liner. The boom is maybe 5" long. That would be my only concern for you. Installation was very easy. Intercom can be voice or button activated. Open faced you would use the button option. Hope this helped. Aug 9, 2013
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June Y: Pretty good with open-faced helmets, too, I'd imagine. I have a full-face so I used the wired mic when installing, but the package also contains a rigid (and flexible) boom mic as well. Installation logistics aside, it is a great unit. I've had BT helmets before but I especially love the fact that I can control the playback of music and access Siri on my iPhone 5. Aug 9, 2013
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Duane B: The Sena comes with 2 microphones.
One has soft wire and can be attached to the inside of a full face helmet, the other is on the end of a flexible boom for use in open or flip-up modular helmets. I use the boom mic and find it to work without any troubles.
Just mount it so that it centers with your mouth.
Aug 9, 2013
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John D: I haven't used with open face helmet. Unit cimes with 2 microphones. One that velcros to full face mouthguard, and one that attaches to unit or helmet next to unit for open face helmet. I have been using for a couple of months, mostly for music. Overall happy with this unit. Aug 9, 2013
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Miguel M: The system is very good, low profile and works very well with a modular helmet, even when wearing it open. Comes with two kinds of microphones, one wired and one attachable boom microphone for open face helmets that installs easily with Velcro. Aug 9, 2013
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Diego Lorenzo J: Thank you guys, I appreciate it. I just got my Bell 500 and planning to get the Sena Smh10R. I hope someone out there has a similar setup, I'd love to hear how it's installed and how comfortable it is and what it looks like.

Cheers
Aug 19, 2013
Raymond B: You'll have no problem mounting the boom mike to an open face (3/4) helmet. The boom can be attached with either the supplied micro-velcro or 2-sided tape to the outside left and reach around to your mouth just fine. Aug 9, 2013
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Austin A: Yea the boomed mike is really nice and they give you both 3m double sided sticky tape and velcro and their is plenty of extra wiring so you can get pretty creative for mounting. hope this helped Oct 2, 2013
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SPENCER C: If you are using a 3/4 helmet you should have no problem since it comes with a boom mike as well as a button mike. You would have to get creative with a half helmet. Aug 9, 2013
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Carl B: For myself , i am using a fullface helmet, it's working very well, phone, gps, ipod, radio communication as well. Good purchase.
Carl
Aug 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to keep/hide the main unit & battery pack in my chest pocket, instead of mounting them onto my helmet?

are the cords long enough to do so?
Apr 5, 2014
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Geoffrey M: No the cord isn't long enough. The battery is small (about the size of 2 AAA batteries) and doesn't bother me on my helmet (Shoei Neotec). The controller is about the same only thinner. I think a wire to a jacket pocket would be more inconvenient as I'd always have to remember to undo it when I take my helmet off. You would need to create a more durable plug as well, a lot of work. The setup works well as designed and allows access to the controller easily while riding for volume adjustment, etc. Apr 5, 2014
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Michael L: Anything is possible...but why??? The cords aren't long enough to do what you're talking outside of splicing additional wiring. But, I wouldn't do it! I placed the battery inside of my helmet (Shoei GT-Air) and all the cabling is between the helmet liner and helmet. Makes for a neat package with only a bit of wire showing from the main unit (and this is minuscule).

My advice, install the unit to the helmet and "hide" the battery inside the helmet! It works!
Apr 5, 2014
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Duane B: No, would be the best answer. It is made to be mounted and works well. The cable would be too short and vulnerable to damage if not mounted on the helmet.
It could be removed and installed on another helmet, say if you have a commuter helmet but want to take another on vacation.
Putting the hardware in your pocket would make it less functional also.
Apr 5, 2014
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Jason O: The battery cord is hard wired, and not long enough to put in a pocket, unless you can find an extension cable that is compatible. My battery wouldn't mount flush on the back of my AGV GP-Tech, so I just tucked the battery up between the venting and lining in the top of the helmet (it's very small and I can't feel it up there). Apr 6, 2014
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Edward C: No, the amount of pre-wired cable would not reach to a jacket pocket. But, the cords do tuck away nicely within the cheek and neck collar padding of most any modern helmet. The controls (on the left cheek) and battery (usually) on the rear lower of the helmet are low profile and not very prominent. Apr 5, 2014
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Humberto P: No, for one the cord is too short and if you were to turn your head it would unplug. The good thing is that the battery is so small and would most liklt fit on the inside the back of your helmet if you get a little creative with some double sided tape.

hope this helped
-H. Pe˝a
Apr 5, 2014
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Don B: The cord is not long enough. I do not believe the connections would allow for an extension either. Sorry Apr 5, 2014
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Nicholas H: I have these units on two helmets, and no - I don't think the wiring harness is long enough for that. Apr 5, 2014
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SPENCER C: No it is not possible without cutting and adding a section of cable. Apr 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: If you connect to two other riders, can all three of you talk at the same time in a conference call? If not, do you have to switch conversations between the two other riders? Aug 27, 2013
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Laurence C: As long as all three riders have Sena BT systems you can connect all three by intercom and all speak at the same time helmet to helmet. Alternatively, if all three riders have their BT headsets paired to their cell phones you could set up a three way conference call that way through a cell network. This would only be necessary if all three riders did NOT have the same brand of BT headset. Great product. Hope you enjoy it.... Aug 29, 2013
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marvin l: Yes all three of you can talk at same time in conference type call as long as you all three are paired initially..I have done this and be leave you are able to have at least four or maybe even six paired together....would have to look at manual for sure but know for sure at least four. Marv Aug 28, 2013
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MARTIN P: Yes it is possible to talk with two or three other riders, I ride with a friend and his woman and we frequently talk at four.

Have nice trips
Aug 28, 2013
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Mark H: All three riders will be on a "Conference call" and can talk freely. Works GREAT with three riders! Aug 28, 2013
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Jerry B: Yes you all can connect with each other at one time and talk to each other at the same time Aug 29, 2013
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Karl L: Yes, up to four people can connect simultaneously just like a conference call. Aug 28, 2013
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Karl L: Yes, up to four headsets can talk together simultaneously. Aug 28, 2013
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Jerry B: Yes you all can talk to each other at one time Aug 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi,
I wonder if that product will fit my AGV K4 evo helmet or not ?
Aug 14, 2013
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Donald D: Not 100% sure about the AVG K4 Evo. I installed mine on a Shoei RF1100. But what I can tell you, if your helmet has speaker cutouts then it will fit with no issues. This Sena unit does not take up much space at all on the helmet. I installed the main unit on the left side of my helmet and the battery is suppose to be installed on the back but I put mine inside my helmet in back of the pad behind my head (hope that makes sence). A bit more difficult to use with gloves on compared to the SMH 10, but u will get use to it. It's very sleek and doesn't draw attention. Hope this helps. Aug 15, 2013
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mohamed h: hi donald , i want to ask you about your exp with this model (sena SMH10 slim ) is it works good with the shoei RF1100
i had a shoie RF1100 and want to get sena , but i afraid from fixing the battery but u mentioned that you fixed it inside the helmet , can you help me with pics or advise , you can contact me on mail also Aug 30, 2013
Donald D: Mohamed H, please send email and I will send pics. Now understand the design is not to be installed inside helmet. I can tell its there but it's not bothersome. Mainly as soon as I put the helmet on but after riding for a bit you won't feel it. Aug 30, 2013
mohamed h: mghashem@hotmail Aug 30, 2013
iDevice R: Right now I have it on a Shoei X12 and works/fits fine. Before I had it on a HJC AC12 Carbon and again worked and fit fine. Its a pretty much universal system and can be mounted how you like as it includes 2 sided tape and velcro tape if you plan on taking it on and off. I wouldnt worry about fitment. Glad I bought it! Aug 15, 2013
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Richard S: I installed one unit on my shoei qwest and another on my wife's nolan n43. the nolan was really easy because of tbe pullout liner. still pretty easy on the qwest. we love the sena units. Aug 15, 2013
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STACEY K: Yes, it's universal with pretty much all full face helmets! I really like my SMH10R by the way! You'll love how sleek it looks on the helmet; it isn't bulky at all. Aug 15, 2013
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Josh P: I would think as long as the door where your ear is has room for a small speaker that's about 1" round and 3/8" thick Aug 15, 2013
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sabrina e: I'm sure it will. It's Řber compact. It fits on my Scorpion EXO-400 helmet with plenty of extra room. Aug 15, 2013
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Joseph R: I don't know why not since this unit doesn't clamp to the helmet but rather uses Velcro.
Aug 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: I want to use this on my Schuberth "flip up" helmet. Is the product designed for a "flip up" helmet?

thx. Mark S.
Mar 14, 2014
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Pedro A: The kit comes with 2 choices of microphones for use on open or full face helmets. You should be able to install the boom type mic on the Schuberth which will stay down even with the face flipped up. Mar 14, 2014
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Sean G: Mark,

It can work with flip up helmets, just make sure to use the boom mic and to not mount anything to the front of the helmet (so the flip doesn't rip it off).
Mar 15, 2014
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David G: The package contains 2 microphones, one for full face and one with a flex boom for open/flip helmets. Just pick which one you want to use and plug it in to the unit. Mar 14, 2014
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Lawrence K: It will if you use the attachable boom microphone. I don't think the cable is long enough for the wired mic that attaches to the chin guard. Mar 14, 2014
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Patrick M: Hi,
I have a Lazer Modular helmet with a Sena SMH10R and it works good.
Hope this helps.
Patrick
Mar 14, 2014
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Thomas B: I have a nolan modular helmet for the last year and it works great. Mar 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: i'm looking for a bluetooth device purely for streaming music. no need to communicate bike to bike. whats the best option(s)? Mar 9, 2014
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George P: I really like this one. I bought this easy installation works great. My only concern like you I don't need communication. I don't think I set it up properly because it keeps searching to connect to a device.. A few days after I installed It I was fortunate enough to come to datona but I did not bring my book so I don't know how to stop it from hunting. I'm hoping you can. Sorry if I didn't answer your question. But for what it's worth quality is fantastic Mar 10, 2014
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Michael U: I use the Sena SMH10R Bluetooth headset just so that I can hear my radar detector and GPS, no bike-to-bike communication for now. Though it's good to have that as an option.

A cheaper way to go is to just get Bluetooth earphones. I've used ones made by both Jabra and Jaybird that I can comfortably use inside a helmet. I don't think they are as convenient or comfortable as in-helmet speakers, but they're not a bad option.
Mar 10, 2014
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Hector S: I use this headset purely for music. Very satisfied with this product. Mar 9, 2014
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Sekani S: This one work perfect for streaming music. Volume get super loud. Mar 9, 2014
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Jaime C: Sena is the best choice. For quality sound and price. Mar 9, 2014
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Gary S: I use a Sena SMH10R for my music and it works fine Mar 9, 2014
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Thomas G asked: I wear earplugs every time I ride. Is the volume loud enough to be able to hear music, calls and intercom? Sep 1, 2013
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paul m: The set is excellent and I don't wear ear plugs when I'm communicating between myself and my riding partner on adv bikes but I feel they should work thru ear plugs they have good volume
If you have loud pipes perhaps not we are running a tenere and BMW in the back country on vox range is about 1/4 mile line of sight
Good product
Sep 26, 2013
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Donald D: That answer wil depend on how loud your exhaust is. I had an 09 Hayabusa with Brocks Alienhead exhaust. It was VERY loud but I was always able to hear it. If your bike is louder than that then u will have trouble hearing it. Sep 25, 2013
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Richard S: 95% of the time it's adjustable to a really loud volume, on extremely windy days it's a little tougher, but that's more my helmet. My wife and i love the SENA. Sep 25, 2013
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Brent V: I've found that the speaker clarity is actually better when I wear earplugs. This might be because the earplugs help cut out road noise. Sep 25, 2013
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richard r: Yes the volume is good with my helmet to about 65 mph. Above that wind noise is to loud. Sep 29, 2013
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Joseph R: I find the volume is loud enough with earplugs for music and phone calls. Sep 26, 2013
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Josh R asked: I have a Rpha Max modular helmet.
1. Do the ear pads fit in this helmet?
2. How do you connect the wired microphone to the modular mouthpiece?
Aug 20, 2013
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A s: I'm sorry but I'm not sure if they fit. I have a scorpion 1000 and they fit in mine. If you pop off your cheek Pads you can look for indented disk in the foam that the pads can fit in. Even if there are no indents it might still work. The speakers are pretty thin. They come with little pads to push them closer to your ears but I didn't use them because it put too much pressure on my ears but it still works fine.

As for the microphone, both the wired, and the boom connect to the same connector on the bluetooth receiver. I chose to use the wired one. Both mics come with velcro, or double sided tape to stick somewhere in the helmet.
You are making a good choice with this system in my opinion. It took about half an hour and I can't see any wires. Battery lasts forever and the controls work well enough. Sound quality is quite good for a helmet but call quality is awesome. People can't even tell I'm riding a bike
Aug 20, 2013
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Diego B: Hi Josh, I am not sure if it would fit your modular helmet, I have a Shark Speed-r and it fits great, also a friend installed it I a Shoei helmet with no issues and be did not have a designed space for the ear pads. For the microphone there is a single connector so you have the choice of using either the modular or wired one, I am using the wired one as the cable is very thin and I don't like the other as is it clear enough with the small wired one and is less intrusive for me. My friend however is using the modular mic as he like to adjust the position inside the helmet.
It's a good product, I can recommend it, I use it everyday to lists to music while commuting and it's great!
Aug 20, 2013
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Arif S: I'm not sure what your helmet's speaker hole looks like, but I put mine on a bell star and I still use the foam insert from the helmet so the speaker sits closer to my ears. Some say to take it out so the sound would better having an air gap for sound to reverberate, but I tried it and it sounded worse. Just make sure you have ear plugs on because the speaker is very high pitch. Ear plugs help lowering the frequency to be just about right bass.
The set comes with a boom mic so it would be ok with a modular. You won't be able to use it on the highway though, regardless what people say. City riding is still ok.
Aug 20, 2013
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Rick D: as long as your a handy guy you shouldn't have any problems , most every thing is customizable, you may have to run the wire across the hinge & cover it with a piece of tape . this thing works great .
Rick
Aug 21, 2013
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Josh R: Thanks for the feedback. Interesting.. Too much noise for the mic to be useful on the highway? At least it's good for music at high speeds, right? Aug 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: If I have my unit paired with a GPS over bluetooth using A2DP, can my passenger also hear the GPS directions (and music from the GPS media player)? Would my unit act as a 'relay' to the passenger unit for the audio from the GPS? This would be a Garmin Nuvi 765t GPS. Or, is the GPS able to pair with the two headsets separately and pass its signal to both at the same time? Jan 31, 2014
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Sena B: With the most recent firmware release, v5.0, you will be able to share the music from the GPS using the Music Sharing feature but not the GPS directions. The music on a Garmin GPS is using A2DP which can be shared between two headsets through Music Sharing but the GPS directions are using the HandsFree Profile (HFP) which cannot be shared between two headsets. Mar 20, 2014
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Henry K: The pairing is between each headset and the GPS. There is a separate paring between the two headsets for Intercom. Jan 31, 2014
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Phillip T: Not sure on that. I have not used it for that purpose at all. Feb 4, 2014
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Andrew D: Best to call them there tech support is great Feb 6, 2014
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Paul D asked: I have an internal battery slot in the back of my Lazer Monaco Window Hi-Viz helmet. What are the battery
dimensions? I am trying to determine if the battery will fit in that slot.
Jan 1, 2014
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John D: Battery dimensions are. 2 1/4 inches long Î 1 inch wide Î 7/16 inch tall. If you lay it down flat on its back you will notice the topside is flat. The bottom or mounting side is concave to adhere completely across the entire mounting area on the back of a helmet. I have mine on a shoe gt air with the battery at the back bottom center where you will typically find the dot sticker. Works great for me and the whole thing is barely noticeable. I am on my second battery as the first one was broken open in a high speed crash. That's right a high side highway speed crash. New battery cost me about $20.00. Unit still works fine attached to my new helmet. Jan 2, 2014
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Michael U: The battery pack is 56.7 mm wide, 25.5 mm high, and 13 mm thick. The pack is really a bit thinner than that, but it is curved slightly so you would need a space at least 13 mm deep.

Also, the power cord exits from the left end of the pack.

Hope this helps.
Jan 3, 2014
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James M: Battery is 1" by 2.5" counting where the cord sticks out the side. Jan 3, 2014
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Gary S: 2 1/4" by 1"

Sorry that it took so long to answer
Jan 14, 2014
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Octavio m asked: If two riders have the smh10r and one other has the regular smh10 are the units compatible for conference talking? Oct 6, 2013
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Bruce M: All SENA bluetooth communications devices are compatible regardless of model. I have a SMH10R and my girlfriend has the SMH5. No issues with paring. Oct 6, 2013
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Thomas Page C: Sorry Octovio.cannot answer that although I had a simular configuration ( two SMH 10 and one SMH10R ) my friend could not get his 10 to work that day my passangers helmet has the 10 and I have the R which work well together. The only disadvantage to the R is with the gloves and now with the thicker colder weather gloves the R is harder to work. Oct 7, 2013
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Hector Z: Yes, they are compatible. I love my smh10r!! Awesome unit Oct 6, 2013
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Anthony G: Yes, if both units have the latest firmware updates. Oct 6, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the SMH 10R work well in modular helmets? I have the Shoei Neotec (large) and I wanted to make sure the boom mic is long enough that I can mount it inside the helmet in front of the henge so that I can open and close the face mask and not pull on the mic at all. I just want to make sure the boom is long enough that when it is mounted before the henge that it will still reach all the way around to my mouth for clear communication when I make a phone call. Sep 3, 2013
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Geoffrey M: I bought the smh10r at the same time as my shoei neotec size L. The install was easy and the boom fits fine. When I lower the modular face mask I push the mic against my lips so it doesn't get caught but if it does it can easily be straightened with a finger from underneath. The mic is audible with the mask up though I have a windscreen on my bike. Happy with my purchase but I wish my passenger could pair to the same Bluetooth music source. We can use intercom or I can listen to music but she can't unless she pairs to another source. Sep 25, 2013
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Mikael N: I've mounted the boom mic in my Shoei Neotec. The boom mic is right in front of my mouth and it is only mounted loose and squeezed between the kind padding and the shell. I've had no problems open and closing the helmet.
/Micke
Sep 26, 2013
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Raymond B: Yes its long enough. I have it in my hjc rpha max modular. Sep 25, 2013
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Kevin S: Mine works perfectly in a Shoei Multitec. Sep 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to use the wired mic with a modular helmet or is it necessary to use the boom mic? Aug 31, 2013
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James A N: I have a standard full-face helmet with the wired mic installed, so I don't know what I'm talking about, but I'll give 110% answer anyway... two issues I can see with running the wired mic in a modular: (1) the wire could easily get caught or pinched in the chin bar, and (2) there doesn't seem to be enough length in the mic wire (8-1/2" from the connector plug to the microphone) to tape the wire securely with sufficient slack for the full range of chin bar movement. If the wire has enough length, it might work to run it through conduit made of electrical shrink tubing for protection. Dec 1, 2013
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Alan G: One could possibly use the wired mic of the SMH10R in a modular helmet; remember that the connection wire to the mic will flex every time the front of the helmet is raised so the position and security of the wire will be critical (it is a very fine wire!). One would have to use temporary tape to test everything. I would think that the best application would be the boom mic mounted solid to the main helmet. The boom mic is fairly small and unobtrusive, is not in the way with the front raised and should tuck easily as the front is lowered. Sep 26, 2013
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Gabriel J: Hi i had agv hi-jack Diesel. I use the boom mic on mi setup and work perfect also even at 70mph the other person no hear any wind noice. This productis excellent bluetooth. Recomended Sep 26, 2013
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Jim C: boom mic is a must Sep 26, 2013
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Benneth K asked: How does the mic work with a modular helmet? I have the Shoei Neotec. Aug 29, 2013
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David G: I think the mic works fine with a modular helmet, with or without the wind damper (foam thingy) that slips over it. I have a Schuberth C3, not unlike the Shoei you have or are thinking of buying.

With the adjustable boom on the mic, it easily stays out of the way when you flip up the bottom half of the helmet.

Other than that, I've got nothing but goods things to say about the Sena SMH 10R. It does the job quite nicely.
Sep 3, 2013
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Daniel B: I've got the Nolan 104 modular and the boom mic attaches under the cheek pad with double sided tape . The boom is flexable and can be positioned right in front of your mouth. This way nothing attaches to the chin bar so you can raise and lower the chin bar without any issues. It works great and I could be heard clearly at speed (legal speed). No problem getting the helmet on and off Sep 3, 2013
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Andrew D: I believe you would have to use the boom mike, I have full face ARAI Corse Air 5 it worked great with the fixed in place mike. I don't think that will work with your type of helmet. The manufacture web site and tech support are great. Call them they can help. Sep 3, 2013
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Joshua B: Set comes with two mics, one of which is a boom. Just attach the boom mic to the stationary portion of the helmet and you should be golden. Sep 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the unit charge through the headset itself or charger connected to the external battery? Mar 24, 2013
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Henry K: The charger is connected to the headset itself. You get two charging cables with the unit. The first cable terminates in a cigarette lighter plug so if you have a a cigarette lighter socket on your bike you can charge from there. Revzilla carries an cigarette lighter socket to sae adapter that can be connected to where you charge your bike and used to charge the headset even while in use. The second cable is a USB cable that can be connected to your PC or Mac for updating or plugged into a USB charger. I keep a spare USB charger near my bike so I can charge the bike's battery using my battery tender jr and the headset using the USB charger at the same time. I usually charge it up the night before I go for a long ride. May 13, 2013
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RevZilla: Both! If you buy the Battery Pack, you will be able to charge the battery itself (it comes with a USB adapter to connect to the battery). Otherwise, the USB port on the device is the way to do it.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sena-smh10r-battery-pack
Mar 28, 2013
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DIAVELCARBON: It charges through the unit itself via a USB or cigarette lighter port. Apr 8, 2013
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Bravo6: It charges through a port on the controller. Apr 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm curious. Would I be able to use the SMH10R to intercom (as opposed to mobile call) my wife in her car, if we were traveling in convoy? She has an iPhone and a Bluetooth car stereo, with handsfree.

Also, any issues fitting to a Shoei GT Air, with the sun-visor switch being in a similar location?

Thanks
Mar 30, 2014
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Sean R: I think the only way you could use the intercom function is if you had a second unit in the car which could be linked up with bluetooth to her car system. The intercom system doesn't go through bluetooth, it uses a different frequency and protocal than the link to a phone. I'm not sure it would be worth the second unit for that.
Can I interest you in free mobile-to-mobile calling?

You have several inches of cord to place with location/placement of the unit on your helmet. Fits my GF's Shoei no problem. I would recommend NOT putting the microphone directly in front of your mouth, I ended up kissing it too often. Moved it to the side and itj works great.
Mar 31, 2014
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Anthony H: I can not answer the first part of your question. I'm not confident that you will be able to use the intercom with a car with Bluetooth. If you share a phone plan with your wife then the phone call would be my choice. I choose not to talk so much while I'm riding. Mostly a safety issue for me.

I can tell you this, the SMH10R works perfectly with the GT Air. A perfect match with no issues. I never had a problem with the unit or visor. Plenty of room for both. Read the manual on the SENA carefully and practice manipulating the buttons. It can be a challenge while the bike is in motion.

Anthony
Apr 1, 2014
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Evan M: Sorry, not sure. The only things I've used the headset for so far is to listen to radio and take incoming calls. Really nothing else yet.

On the helmet issue, I have a shoei rf100. It fits my helmet just fine . I was even able to tuck the battery into some padding in the back of the helmet. Not sure if any of the components would interfere with your sun- visor
Mar 30, 2014
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Timothy T asked: Can the SMH10R pair up with the SMH10 Bluetooth headset? Feb 7, 2014
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BruteZillaStaff: yes it can. any sena product will intercomm with another sena product. Feb 25, 2014
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Gary S: I'm not sure ; I would call customer service at Sena. Feb 7, 2014
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Brian F: Yes, no problem at all Mar 9, 2014
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Josh B asked: Anyone fit this device on an Icon Variant? I was reading a review that it didn't fit and that's of course concerning. Also.. I'm wondering if there is enough space to fit the battery back Inside the helmet. Maybe between the rear helmet padding and shell. Jan 26, 2014
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Donald D: Understand that the correct placement of the battery is on the rear (outside) of the helmet. I installed mine on the inside between the shell and pad for a more sleek look. I had no issues but I could feel it. Not uncomfortable but you will know it's there.

I have a Shoei RF 1100 and there are no figment issues. As long as your Variant has speaker pockets this unit will fit. All other components will attach with Velcro. Maybe the person who wrote the review you read wasn't installing the unit correctly. I will end this telling you the same I tell everyone "Pull the trigger you won't regret it". For my friends and I this Sena has made our riding a much better experience.

Any other questions feel free to ask
Jan 26, 2014
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James G: I have the SMH10R on my Icon Variant (I wear a XL) and it fits just fine but I did have to move the speakers around a few times. And a definite "No" on mounting the battery inside the helmet (unless you decide to carve up the interior). Good product, battery lasts forever, never drops BT connection, phone works great, music is loud enough. I use it on ever ride which is daily unless raining or cold.. Jan 26, 2014
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Andrew D: They say not to do that in case you have a reck would want that in the helmet, I have seen some people do that but I would for sure it works great on out side I have a COURSE AIR $900 helmet that i used it on Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Having trouble with vox not going off while riding, With the vox adjustment is 1 less sensitive or 5 less sensitive? Jan 25, 2014
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Monty P: I am quite sure from my use of the 2 - SMH10r sets that I have that 1 is the least sensitive setting. I've only used these sets through one summer but they worked flawlessly and the charge (Battery) lasts well beyond the maximum hours I ride/day.
Hope this helps.
-Monty
Jan 26, 2014
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Steve O: "1" is the least sensitive setting.

Regards,
Steve
2011 BMW R1200RT
Jan 26, 2014
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Romi S: Never had that issue. Have it set to least sensitive and works fine Jan 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this system also fit the Bell Star? I am buying this for a friend and I know his helmet is compatible for a headset. Howwever I saw no Bell Star mounts on Sena's direct website. Dec 9, 2013
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Patrick M: Hi,I have a set-up for an Arai and a Lazer Helmet.I do not see why this would not fit a Bell Star Helmet.It can be mounted using the velcro that comes in the kit and I just swap the Sena between the two helmets.But you could use the double sided tape that comes with the kit to be more permanent.My Lazer was wired for a Lazer Bluetooth but when you buy the Sena SMH10R Headset everything is there and just rewire using the Sena Kit.The Lazer Bluetooth wiring was not compatible with the Sena.
I hope this helps.
Pat
Dec 10, 2013
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Thomas C: I'm not sure what mounts you are taking about
this unit is very small and Velcro is used and double sided tape for the unit, battery, mic and war phones
the only thing you need to know is does the bell helmet have cut outs for ear phones
Dec 10, 2013
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Donald D: As long as the Star has speaker cut outs it will fit. The sena is a universal fit. Your friend will love it. Of you have any other questions please feel free to ask. Dec 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Has anyone else had difficulty connecting this with their phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.. the first week or two it worked flawlessly. Meaning, when I would power up the headset it would pair automatically. Every few uses it would require a manual pairing viathe "configuration menu". Now most recently, I can't get it to pair at all. I ride with some local meetup groups and a few riders I have talked to have had similar experiences. But, I havent seen any negative reviews on here, or peopke posting those type of issues, so I guess what im asking is, was it something I did? Something I'm doing wrong? Sep 19, 2013
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Sena B: As already mentioned, update the firmware to the current version first, if it is not up to date already, then clear the SMH10R your phone. Perform a "Factory Reset" on the headset by selecting that option from the "Configuration Menu". Finally, pair the SMH10R back to your phone using the Phone Pairing option in the Configuration Menu. Mar 20, 2014
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Thomas S: I had similar issues with my Galaxy S3 after applying an update to the phone. However, after the next update for Android was applied to the phone, things went back to working fine. I doubt you're doing anything wrong - look for a software update for your Note and see if it resolves the issue. Oct 10, 2013
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Tim D: I have a Galaxy S4, and have not had any pairing issues. In regards to Thomas' response, also make sure to keep the software of the SMH10R updated. Oct 21, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the american version of this compatible with a uk mobile or will it not recognose the device? Sep 4, 2013
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Mikael N: I've paired the revzilla version with european versions of HTC and Huawei phones and have had no problems at all.
As far as I've seen they are fully compatible.
/Micke Nordin in Sweden
Sep 26, 2013
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Arif S: It is connected through bluetooth frequency, not mobile network frequency, so the headset should connect to your device just like any other devices as well. Sep 25, 2013
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Dave D: It's just Bluetooth, so it doesn't matter it will work.
I'm using the one I ordered here on my phone in New Zealand.
Sep 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm interested in what the controller buttons actually do. I'll mostly be using this head set to listen to music so I'm curious what I'll be able to do as far as changing the track or controlling volume. Or if it's only one or the other. If the old jog dial from the SMH-10 has more functionality I'd probably be more interested in it. If functions are the same then the SMH-10R would be preferred due to lower profile Apr 23, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH10R actually has three control buttons: the (+) button, (-) button, and the center button. You can perform the same functions as the SMH-10, and the functionality is as follows:

(+)/(-) Buttons:

Volume Adjustment
Navigate through voice configuration menu
MP3 track-forward and track-back

Center Button:

Answer and end a mobile phone call
Reject an incoming mobile phone call
Play and pause Bluetooth stereo device
Enter into intercom pairing mode
Enter into voice configuration mode
May 2, 2013
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djmack: I haven?─˘t used my Bluetooth much since weather is not cooperating this year. I?─˘ll try to answer the question best to my experience. While holding the center button you will be able to activate the voice commends, I only use music on/off, I have an accent and most of voice commends will not work so I don?─˘t even try to use them. Also if you have a incoming call you answer it by pushing the center button, in same manner you can disconnect. While holding the ?─˙+?─¨/ ?─˙-?─˙buttons you can browse through tracks, i.e. move forward or start from the beginning. I hope this helps. Apr 24, 2013
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Unclejesse: You can play, pause, skip track by holding volume up for a second, go back by holding down volume. I use it almost exclusively for music and I find it works great. I mean the speakers are okay, but they are helmet speakers. You can't expect godfist. I prefer the R model because of the sleekness. Control and functionality work great as well. Apr 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: On the Sena unit, what configuration is the mains adaptor. Is it 2 x flat pin (US) or 2 x round pin (europe) Apr 1, 2013
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10R does not come with an AC wall charger. It comes with a DC cigarette-style charger as well as a standard USB to micro-USB cable. We recommend using a standard wall charger with USB outlet, such as those that come with most new smartphones, e.g. Android and iPhone. Apr 3, 2013
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Louis49: There is no mains adapter with this product, it comes with a 12v car cigarette type plug to Micro USB and a USB to Micro USB cable. Either charge the unit from a laptop or use a mobile phone (cell) charger. Apr 1, 2013
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Henry K: US flat pin May 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: How many battery pack does SMH10R come with? Mar 12, 2013
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset comes with one lithium polymer battery. Mar 14, 2013
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DIAVELCARBON: One. Aug 2, 2013
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Bravo6: One. Apr 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can I and a passenger while linked to with the intercom system listen to my music and still have a conversation? Apr 5, 2014
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Neal C: Don't think so. It seems to be either intercom or music (or phone) at one time. It's just a simple button push to change modes though. Apr 5, 2014
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Gabriel J: YES. The sena will low the music while you talking via intercom Apr 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: Anyone know if this is programmable at all? I would like to program in my on voice commands. Is there an SDK available? If not, anyone know of a bluetooth that has an open code base?

Gratzi
-TIm
Mar 26, 2014
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Mark M: I found no way to program the unit to accomplish what you want. I am not aware of a Bluetooth that will. Good luck in your search. Mark. Mar 27, 2014
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Henry K: No, you can not program anything. And hacking it would just not be worth the effort. Mar 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Did you ever try to pair a Sena SMH10R to a Scala Rider G4 or G9? I read on the Sena FAQ that this should be possible by connecting the Scala to the Sena as a mobile... what ever that means...
I have some buddies using the Scala and i am going to buy the RPHA Max with the integrated SMH10R. So i would really appreciate that the systems are able to connect to each other.
Mar 10, 2014
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Donald D: I have never tried. There was a new software released by Sena in Feb that allows the SMH-10 to connect to other Bluetooth units. Mar 10, 2014
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Will M: I have never tried this but the most recent firmware update for the SMH says it will now pair with other communication headsets. Mar 10, 2014
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abraham f asked: would this bluetooth work on the bell rogue? Mar 3, 2014
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Carl B: Hi, i don ┤t know about your request, my helmet is a shoei full face and the fit is perfect, working very well, but for the Bell Rogue.... Honestly i don ┤t know! Mar 3, 2014
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SPENCER C: This should work on all full, 3/4, and modular helmets Mar 3, 2014
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A S asked: Will this product have difficulty connecting to european computers for firmware updates? Oct 1, 2013
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Karl L: I've had a Sena SMH10R for the best part of a year and used it in about 10 European countries. During this time I've had three firmware updates and no problems at all with connectivity no matter where I am. Good product. Oct 1, 2013
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marvin l: I am sorry but do not have an answer for that question. Maybe call Sena tech and they could help?? Oct 1, 2013
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A S: I emailed them, and they say no matter where you buy it, as long as you use a windows or mac it will work Oct 1, 2013
Ewerton D asked: I have an HJC C-16, will this fit ok with it? Aug 31, 2013
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Jim C: Yes.... since it mounts to the helmet either with double sided tape or with velcro it fits just about anything and you get to pick YOUR ideal location.

I have the Bell Rev Evo and the built in sunshield prevented most mounts, plus I wanted something low profile. As a cancer survivor I have already had my share of tumors and didn't want some bulky tumor hanging off my helmet.

The unit is very low profile very easy to use with gloves on, once you read the manual, and the speakers are outstanding for music and volume. I have a two bro exhaust... its loud and throaty... even at highway speeds I can hear my music just fine.

Call quality is ok below 55mph and thats mostly on the callers end... I can hear them fine.

I use to own the CL-16 I recommend if you plan on doing anything other than listening to music, or want to use the VOX feature that you invest in a chin curtain as well to help reduce the wind noise to the mic.

You cannot go wrong with SENA and this unit ROCKS!
Sep 26, 2013
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Ryan R: I cant imagine why not. The design is incredibly universal. It also works like a charm. Better than any other I have ever used in fact. Sep 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm choosing between Scala G9 and SMH10R. Got few questions. Scala's 4 way conversation, as I was told, is preformed by a bridge mode A>B>C>D, since the direct intecom works only with 3 separate riders, not 4. I'm afraid this will affect to batery life. Is there any info how does the Sena preform the 4 way intercom with 4 separate riders?

As I've read, Scala has two working channels - 1 for intercom, another for mp3, calls or navigator. What about Sena?
May 18, 2013
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Blackizzz: The Sena SMH10R multi intercom is not like the Scala's.
SMH10R can pair DIRECTLY to 3 other riders.

The SMH10R operates in the following order of priority:
Highest to lowest:
Mobile Phone,
Intercom,
Music.

For example, the Sena will interrupt music if there's an incoming intercom call. And the intercom call with be interrupted by an incoming phone call.
May 24, 2013
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Sena B: The SMH10R can be setup for Four-Way Conference Intercom in two configuration:

1) A to B, A to C, A to D. This is pairing headset A directly to B, C, and D directly as previously mentioned.

2) A to B, B to C, C to D

The SMH10 has the following Bluetooth profiles that a device can be paired with: 2x profiles for phone calls or GPS directions (HFP), 1x profile for music (A2DP), and 1x profile for Intercom for a total of 4 connections. Other wise you can have 3 other paired Sena headsets for a four-way conference intercom conversation.
Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the wired mike cord long enough for the mike to reach to where it should be mounted on a Schuberth C3 modular helmet? Apr 9, 2013
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RevZilla: The wired button microphone is not designed to work with modular helmets, as the microphone is mounted on the inside of the chinbar. The wire is definitely not long enough to allow the chinbar to open fully. For use with modular helmets, you would mount the boom microphone behind the left cheekpad. The connection wire that comes out the back of the boom microphone would then connect into the control unit. By using the boom microphone, the chinbar moves independently of the microphone. Apr 16, 2013
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Blackizzz: No,
For modular helmets, the boom mic is much easier.
The wired mic will NOT reach all the way on a modular helmet!
May 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: the one with the big battery dose it connect Apr 6, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH10, the SMH10-11, and the SMH10R are all the same device just in different packages/shapes. Additionally, currently all Sena communication devices will inter-comm with each other, but not with other brands. Apr 12, 2013
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sirtacohead: Yes it does connect to the smh 10. I have the smh 10r and my friend has the smh 10. We talk all the time. It works the same. You pair the two head sets and start your intercom session. Apr 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hello. Please could you give me the exact dimensions of the SMH10R battery? In millimeters please. Thank you! Mar 28, 2013
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RevZilla: Using a regular ruler we found the battery to be 56mm Long x 10cm Tall x 25mm Wide. Please also note that the battery is slightly curved to match the contour of a helmet. Mar 29, 2013
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DLO01: Sorry. I noticed this question has already been answered in another previous question. Apologizes. Mar 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am concerned about using the stickey back to secure to my helmet. Will it be permanent or leave any unsightly marks? should i buy the prev model? Mar 15, 2013
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Louis49: The adhesive tape supplied is of good quality and is designed to be of semi-perminant single use. The foam core of these tapes is torn away if the product is removed and in my experience these low impact adhesive residues are generally completely removed with patience, perserverance and the repeated application of masking tape (uk). Apr 1, 2013
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RevZilla: The sticky back will most likely leave some glue residue behind if you remove it. However that can easily be removed with a wet cloth and some elbow grease. Mar 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do you have to manually put it on Stand-by mode or when not talking does it automatically go into Stand-by? Mar 17, 2013
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10 and SMH10R will automatically go into stand-by mode once there is no active connection for the unit to work with. Thus, if you are engaged in a conversation via inter-comm, it will not go into stand-by unless that connection is terminated and the unit isn't turned off (there also cannot be any other connections, such as a Bluetooth connection to a phone, gps, etc). Essentially the Stand-By feature is designed to keep the unit from using up battery life if you put the helmet away without turning the unit off. That way if you are on a longer trip you won't wake up in the morning to find that the unit is dead. Mar 20, 2013
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Goalieman: It will automatically go into standby mode after a time interval. I believe its a few minutes or so, the device is easy to turn on and turn off if you are worried about burning battery life. Apr 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: Just got my units today. Are most people using velcro, or the double sided tape to install the controller?

Thanks
Feb 25, 2013
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RevZilla: When we installed a demo unit on one of the helmets here in the office, we used Velcro for both the battery and the control unit. That way if you ever want/need to remove the unit from the helmet you can do so easily and only the soft side of the Velcro would stay on the helmet. Feb 27, 2013
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dctraveler: I used the double sided tape ... the velcro seems to make the controller profile a little less streamlined. the tape seems to work great. Feb 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the battery get in the way of my speed hump on my jacket? Feb 20, 2013
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Will M: I don't have a hump on any of my jackets or suits so I won't swear it won't. Does the hump hit the back of your helmet? I ask as the battery isn't much larger than a key fob for a car. I'll attach a photo.

The beauty of this system is you can place the battery anywhere you want. It has a long power cable. I put mine dead center on the back, at the bottom.

You could put it on the right side I suppose???
Feb 28, 2013
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RevZilla: The Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset battery will not interfere with a speed hump Feb 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: The SMH-10 was well known for its glove friendly controls. How does this unit compare? Feb 18, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH10R is slightly less friendly to gloves than the Jog Dial is on the SMH10. Both are easy to use, but the Jog Dial would still be recommended if you are truly concerned with ease of use. The usable surface or "pressing area" for the buttons on the SMH10R is about the size of a nickel. Feb 19, 2013
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dctraveler: I have found it is more difficult to use the lower profile unit with heavy gloves. It is difficult to feel the controls than the jog dial. But to me, it is worth it since I think it is a better performing system and I love the lower profile. Feb 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: If it's possible to place it inside, would I be able to use it in a Shoei X12 or an Arai Corsair V without feeling it on the back of the head? Feb 7, 2013
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Will M: Unless you have a specific 'nook' in your helmet you can put it on the outside. Most of the Bluetooth helmets I've seen have a space for it, as well as the speakers, but my HJC IS-16 did not.

Mine is attached to the bottom of the helmet, dead center on the back. It is about the size of my rectangular car key fob, if that makes sense. It has a reflective stripe on it so I assume it's designed to be on the outside.
Feb 28, 2013
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RevZilla: We definitely recommend mounting the battery on the lower back side of the helmet, especially since there is very little extra space on the inside of a race helmet like the X-12 or Corsair V for the battery. Placing the battery on the outside of the helmet also helps to keep the battery cool. Feb 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is thickness on the speakers Jan 17, 2013
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RevZilla: The speakers that come with the SMH10R are the same speakers as those found on the SMH10. They have a thickness of .25 inches and a diameter of 1.5inches.

On a related note, the SMH10R has a better sound quality than the SMH10 due to a firmware update that is shipping with the SMH10R. Sena is planning to release this firmware update to the SMH10 later this year, so the sound quality will be the same between the two units.
Jan 21, 2013
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MtlBen: I recently asked The same question directly on Sena's web site and received the answer below a few days later.

...Ben...

Please see the speaker demensions below:

3/16th " thick and 1.5 " in diamete

Regards,
Rick Grassadonia
Director of Sales - USA
3150 Almaden Expwy. #238
San Jose, CA 95118
Ph: (408) 448-1997 ext: 117
Fx: (408) 907-3738
Jan 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: How long is the battery life from a charge? Jan 17, 2013
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Christopher J: The battery life is great. I ride for a few hours nearly everyday with music and phone calls. I throw it on the charger every 4 or 5 days overnight just to be sure it's fully charged. Never had an issue. The battery is pretty big i think its around 600 mah maybe bigger. ive accidentally left it on too, for about 5 hours after a two hour ride, it still had plenty of power. your phone will loose power before this headset does...even if you do have a mophie. lol Aug 20, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH10R has a battery life of:
Talk time: 8 hours
Stand-by time: 7 days
Jan 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will these new models connect with the original SMH10? Jan 17, 2013
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RevZilla: Being that this is a brand new device that just become available this week, we haven't actually seen one in our Philadelphia Head Quarters yet. However, Sena products in the past have always been backwards compatible. Considering that the SMH10R is an updated/revised model of the SMH10 we were fairly sure it would work with all other current communication systems from Sena (this has been true of all communication systems from them so far). After checking the online user manual for the SMH10R we found this as confirmation:

"The SMH10R can be paired with all other Sena headset models, such as the SPH10 and the SMH5, for intercom conversation."
Jan 18, 2013
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Louis49: Yes, no problem. Apr 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: The pictures of the connectors suggest the supplied speakers and audio out of the unit use a proprietary plug-in that doesn't resemble the ubiquitous 2.5mm Sony-type jack. Jan 9, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH-10R will not have any built in features that would support an auxiliary plug in from a 2.5mm jack. Additionally, as of early 2013 there are no plans for an adapter cable or other similar accessory that would give the user the ability to use their own ear buds. At the moment Sena is still developing accessories specifically for the SMH-10R so we may see something in the future that might allow someone to use their own ear buds. Jan 10, 2013
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Steven P: On the company website they indicated that a SMH10R's earbud adaptor will be released before August. They explained the delay is due to the physical time needed to develop, test and conduct other related processes. Hopefully it will be out soon! May 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: I own a Nolan N104 and was wondering if the Sena battery pack would fit in the space reserved for Nolan's B4 bluetooth battery pack at the rear of the helmet. Jan 1, 2013
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Will M: I can dig up the dimensions if you need but let me save us both the trouble.

My riding buddy has the Nolan N104 and both the speakers and battery fit into the supplied crevices perfectly. : - )

His helmet even has a specific channel for the boom mic to fit into. Sadly, it's on the right side and I if you want the controller on the left side the cables are stretched a bit but it does work.
Feb 28, 2013
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RevZilla: The dimensions of the battery pack of the Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset are as follows: 5.6 cm L x 1 cm H x 2.5 cm W Jan 2, 2013
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John K asked: Will this fit in the Scorpion EXO-400? It doesn't seem to be designed to fit speakers. Thanks!! Apr 15, 2014
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Donald D: If I remember correctly the EXO 400 has recessed speaker locations in it. If not the sena smh10r will come with Velcro pads that will allow installation in an EXO 400 Apr 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello, I'm looking for a bluetooth system to use exclusively for the intercom capabilities between 2 bikes each with a passenger, 4 total riders. I would like to be able to choose between communicating with the whole group of 4 or only my passenger very quickly and simply. Will this be able to provide that capability? I am considering this Sena SMH10R, the Cardo G9, or the Intervoice F5 XT.

Also, I have read that this Sena conferences 4 units together by using one unit as the "main unit", and if the "main unit" is out of range nobody can communicate (say if the two bikes separate, the rider and passenger of the bike that did have the unit designated as the "main unit" will no longer be able to communicate even though they are right next to each other. Please let me know if anyone has experience with this situation. Thank you very much!
Nov 20, 2013
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Russell H: I have not tried this with the Shark kits, but several can be linked together. If you sink the other two together also, they should default back to themselves if they separate from the group I would guess. Again, read the book for the units you're thinking about getting:) Nov 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: I just ordered my AFX FX-39 ds helmet and found the Sena SMH10r Bluetooth and thought itd be percect... Anyone tried this combination? Will these two work together or will the Sena be hard to mount/install on my FX-39? I know in the videos shown on revzilla they had more classic riding helmets and not necessarily dual sport so I just wanted to know if anyone could help. Thanks! Oct 23, 2013
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Monty P: The Sena SMH10r works very well with any modern full face helmet. I was able to install the battery pack inside the padding in the rear of the helmet so the only device attached to the outer shell was the control unit which is quite small. The unit works perfectly and the talk time (open mic) is several hours long.
Great product.
-Monty
Oct 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the volume wheel on the bike work or only the unit's volume will work on it ? May 24, 2013
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Scat: Sena 10 will pair with the k1600. Sometimes it starts to break up and I turn the radio off and then back on and is fine. The bike volume wheel will not work, you have to use the Sena volume.
I have the BMW, use phone through my GPS and intercom with another rider.
May 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can the boom microphone be installed on the right side of a Lazer Monaco helmet? Apr 2, 2013
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RevZilla: The wires for the microphone are not long enough to reach around to the right side of the helmet. Unless you were able to create your own extender cable you would be limited to mounting the microphone on the left side of the helmet. Apr 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is one unit easier to install, different sound quality, control usage etc? Feb 18, 2013
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RevZilla: The SMH10 and the SMH10R are actually almost the same exact unit, just in two different form factors. Both units have roughly the same battery life, they use the same exact speakers, and the firmware between the two is also based on the original code so they have the same functionality.

The differences would be that the SMH10 is still slightly more user friendly due to the jog dial. The SMH10R has buttons that are roughly the size of a nickel, so they are easy to use but often times you might have to take a couple extra second to achieve the same command without the jog dial. Also the SMH10 has the optional clamp kits that allow the rider to use their own ear buds or plug in a 3.5mm jack. Additionally, the SMH10R currently isn't offered in a dual pack while the SMH10 is. Overall the experience between the two is going to be very similar. The SMH10R is slimmer, and has the battery remotely located on the back of the helmet so you do have to use an adhesive mount, while the SMH10 can be mounted with a clamp only.

A similar concept would be to compare an Audi A4 sedan to the A4 Wagon to the A4 cabrio, all three are the same car but each has a few minor difference giving each model some pro's and con's.
Feb 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will there be a dual pack available at the same launch time as the single SMH10R ? Jan 16, 2013
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RevZilla: Upon the initial release of the SMH10R there will only be a single pack available. However, word on the street is that there will be a dual pack in the future, but due to a glitch in the Matrix - we have no idea when it will be available. Jan 16, 2013
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Jose V asked: Looking at the Sena website, it says the SMH10R has a Universal Intercom and that it works with other intercoms out on the market. Does anyone have any experience with it communicating with other intercoms that aren't made by Sena? Apr 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to pair the SMH10R to a bluetooth capable FRS/GMRS two way
radio such as the Midland 445 BT or the Motorola MU350R and use the PTT
(push to talk) feature of the radio for bike to bike communication?
May 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: will this work with a GMAX 68 Helmet May 28, 2013
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Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset 858817 8809277260719 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours