Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset
This word explains it all!!!! The unit is BAMF.. The only negatives I have is the sound quality is the the louder you have it the less bass you have, so some music sounds like a tin can (but what i've read all of the intercoms are like this) and the install is slightly a pain. But other than that I have referred numerous people to this style system because of the low profile for a full face helmet, price is awesome, and features. It's the most bang for your buck:)
May 14, 2013
Works well and looks pretty good on a helmet
So far I've loved this communicator. Being able to answer calls and have texts read to me while riding has been really useful. The sound quality is pretty good, I've made a couple calls while going about highway speeds and I could hear the other person and they could hear me without much difficulty. I wear earplugs as well and I can hear the speakers just fine with them in.
My main problems come from my phone's poor voice commands, not at all from the communicator. It can be frustrating to have to repeat commands a few times.
Installation was easy, it comes with all the sticky backing you would need, I would just like an extra set since I'm planning on replacing my helmet at some point.
After a couple weeks I got the slim speakers since the standard size was a little uncomfortable. The slim speakers work just as well as the larger ones but fit much better in my helmet.
May 13, 2013
This is my best purchase in a long time
The Sena SMH10R only took me 5 min to install. Setting it up with my Iphone 5 was seamless. it's great to have Siri In your helmet, be able to use voice commands from your phone, listen to music while you ride, and answer your phone while you ride. I have very loud pipes on my bike, and at 80 mph, i was able to talk on the phone thru the SMH10R with excellent call quality on both ends. Every one i talked to on the phone while riding says they hear me clearly.
Using the selector button in the middle (with gloves) does take an extra second to make sure you have your finger on the right button, but with it's low profile, i'm more than willing to take that extra second.
I loved the SMH10R so much, i bought a second one a few days later for my wife.
May 13, 2013
I did a lot of research when looking into headsets and decided to choose this one because of the slim profile and good reviews. After using it for a month I am happy with it. Always connects to my phone and the speakers are decent quality. I like that it comes with extra Velcro and pads to put the speakers closer to your ears, as most do not. Very easy to pair with my iPhone 5 and streams music great. Being able to voice command is also great. Haven't bought a second one yet to pair with my wife so I can't really speak on the intercom part. Talking to people on the phone works great as well and people don't know that I'm on my bike. I ride a Harley and a GSXR so the noise canceling works excellent. Overall pleased with my purchase. BYW It arrived at my house in a day and a half. Thanks Revzilla!! Awesome store.
May 13, 2013
Works well but instructions are very hard to understand.
I bought this unit over others because it has a replaceable battery. All of these units have rechargeable batteries in them and will need a new battery in 2-4 years. If you buy a unit with an integral battery in it and the manufacturer does not have provisions for swapping it (and I have not seen any that do), then you will be buying a new headset when the battery needs replacement -- definitely not cool.
I find that turning the unit on or off with while wearing even summer gloves to be impossible. You need to press two buttons simultaneously and I find that impossible to do while gloved. So if I begin my ride without remembering to turn it on my only choice is to pull to the side of the road, take off the glove, turn it on and then get moving again.
The volume up and down buttons work well with gloves, however finding and pressing the middle button is difficult.
Even though I work in electronics, I found the instructions very difficult to follow. I had to contact their tech support to get mine properly set up and am still having some issues which I have not yet determined are the fault of the headset or my phone.
It would be nice if they made a handlebar mounted accessory to control this unit -- I think that it would make it safer too.
The sound quality, even at highway speeds is great and if you are using it in a full helmet as I am when talking on the phone the other party has no idea that you are zipping along.
One note on using a phone on a bike. I never make outgoing calls while riding and will only answer a call if I know the caller and know that I can talk and still focus 100% on the road. Otherwise, it's just an unnecessary risk!
May 13, 2013
Good , small, inexpensive Bluetooth
Good for GPS directions, will cut off first letter of each statement every time it receives directions. Small and easy to use, cannot tell its on the helmet . Battery lasted for two 5 hour days, left charger cord home (GPS) use only. Any USB wall charger ( I -phone ) will work.
May 10, 2013
I just got this and installed it in my Shoei GT-Air Voyager helmet. The speakers fit perfectly into the speaker holes in the helmet. I peeled off the thick foam from behind the speaker hole covers and re-installed them over the speakers and the sound is unaffected. I have used it for my GPS navigation and the sound is great.
One gripe is with so few buttons, you really have to remember what each press does. Volume is easy, front nutton is up and back button is down. Holding the center button for different lengths of time gives you different commands and I can never remember how long Im supposed to hold it to make a call. That being said, I have never placed or received a call while using it so far. I have to read the manual yet again. I remember that if I receive a call I can just say any word to answer which is nice. I cant seem to ever remember the "make a call" press duration but Im sure Ill get used to it over time.
I really just bought it for the GPS and it works great for that. One observation is that there is a very slight delay that may chop off a bit of the first word you hear, for example, "turn right at this review is way too long street" will sound like "urn right at..."
May 6, 2013
Was using a Scala Rider but very disappointed battery failed and was not replaceable. They want you to buy new unit every three years! This unit has user replaceable battery, better features and is very compact.
May 6, 2013