Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Headset
Possibly DOA, no help from Sena
Received it, couldn't get Siri to respond, but some other apps seemed to be using the microphone. A week later, discovered that the phone didn't use the microphone either. Now I'm stuck with a dead product and can't get any response from the manufacturer.
August 28, 2014
can't pair with NON-SENA headsets
The only bad thing i can find about this headset is that it doesn't seem capable of pairing with non SENA headsets. My buddy, who has a headset that's not a SENA, could hear me no problem but I kept receiving a failed pairing message from my headset. Maybe i just haven't figured it out yet but, the instructions seem pretty clear to me.
August 25, 2014
Excellent sound...///...Excelente sonido
the sound of this product is beyond excellent, stop looking communication products, this is the good one.
I really recommend you to read instructions before installing it,if no you can be little desperate but since the phone pair up with the product you dont gonna have any problem with your Sena........///////////..........el sonido de este producto es mas que excelente, deja de buscar productos de comunicacion, este es el bueno.
Te recomiendo que leas bien las instrucciones antes de instalarlo si no vas a desesperarte un poco pero ya conectas el telefono con el comunicador no vas a tener ningun problema con el Sena
August 24, 2014
These systems have come along way
Installation was not hard, but did take a little forethought on how to layout the wires within the helmet. Installed it in my SHOEI GT Air in about 30-45 minutes. Placed the battery inside towards the rear of the helmet vs on the outside.
Sound quality while listening to music is good with plenty of volume left over. One thing that could be better is the amount of bass the speakers output. Literally no bass comes out. Maybe that's on purpose in order to cut through wind noise , don't know. Made a few calls while riding 70-80 MPH. People on the other end couldn't hear wind or even tell I was riding on the freeway. Quick test up to 100 mph and the person on the other end of the call stated everything still sounded clear with no wind noise. On my end, at that speed, wind noise increased in my helmet, but there was still plenty of volume for me to continue hearing the caller without issue.
Have not tried to pair it with my friends Helmet for conferencing. Everything states that I should be able to even though he owns a different brand. The SENA manual states that it can pair to other brand Bluetooth helmet systems via its "Universal Bluetooth Pairing" feature.
Controls are a little difficult to handle with light gloves, but not impossible.
Over all very nice upgrade from my headphones. No more wires to deal with!
August 24, 2014
Easy to use and instal. Could use some better speakers
The product overall performs well and is easy to use. The only complaint I have is that I have to use earplugs to tone down the high pitch sounds while listening to music. I was trying to get away from having to stick stuff in my ears before putting on my helmit.
August 21, 2014
So far so good
The install is pretty easy, and it works just fine with my iphone. I didn't read the manual much except on how to pair it with my phone, but I had trouble pairing it with my friends bluetooth headset. I think it was more that he didn't know how to work his rather than I was doing it wrong with mine. You pretty much hold down a button or a combination of buttons for a period of time and it gives voice prompts depending on what action you're trying to do. Read the manual or look up online what you're trying to do and it's very straight forward. I've only used it for listening to music and and a few phone calls, but the quality is just fine (I see some people complaining about the bass but I haven't noticed anything lacking...) The only issue I've had thus far is that it has lost signal to my phone and sounded staticy for a second. This has only happened like 3 times since I got it with hours of use, but just sayin. If it gets any worse I'll message sena about it. Overall I would recommend this headset. I like that it comes with the boom mic and boomless mic, that's cool that you have the option any time you want. I just wish it was cheaper, but any good quality bluetooth headset will run you up a pretty penny.
August 20, 2014
Perfect for comms and music on the road
Good clarity and overall look and installation on the helmet. Tested with up to four units for group intercom and was relatively easy with other sena units, just a tad more tricky with other models but got it to work. Intercom range was acceptable but could be improved. Overall, I would recommend based on the low profile and clarity/quality of sound and noise cancelling. Could improve the bluetooth interface but part of the problem is the phone that it's connected to as well. Would be nice to have app support.
August 12, 2014
Fast, easy, and awesome!
Looks great on my lid! Installation took less than 10 mins and all wires are hidden. It is stream lined and looks like it belongs on the helmet. It was easy to pair, battery lasts long, and surprisingly sounds great!
August 11, 2014