Shark Sharktooth Bluetooth Kit
Not very good
I bought these less than a couple of years ago to go with my new Shark Helmet, and after having used normal headphones for 3 years, these were a great improvement.
The slim line design is a great feature of this product and even with thick gloves I was able to control sound and voice control button, but I'd rather try something else.
However, after a while they became really uncomfortable to wear, I'm not sure if it might have had anything to do with the installations but they kept rubbing on my ears. The sound wasn't spectacular either, and the boom mic always got in the way. After all of that, they worked properly for only a few months, the left earpiece start failing until it finally died along with the mic. I ended up having to strip it away from my helmet and have had nothing for months.
April 4, 2015
Poor sound for music.
I ride alone mostly and bought this to complement my Move-up helmet. Installation instructions were extremely bad, using the internet and YouTube I muddled through. Music at any speed exceeding 35 mph can barely be heard. This is at full volume on both the iPhone 6+ and the Sharktooth device. I have since moved the earpieces around trying to get to an optimal setting, but without any noticeable improvement in audio quality for streaming Bluetooth music. This is a poorly made product, do not waste your money. Especially since refunds are not available on electronics, you will be stuck with it!
December 15, 2014
Nice helmet to use and light but have some noise but not very loud
December 8, 2014
Every rider should have one.
This is one of the best purchases I have ever made for riding.
We have a group of about 6 people who all do road trips with us that have bought a Shark Tooth. So much more convenient to press a button and tell the leader you need gas, or have to make a stop, than using confusing hand signals. We've has some great times laughing about what we have seen on trips and seeing landmarks while riding. The music feature is perfect and same goes to answering phone calls, people can't even tell I'm riding when they call me.
Although I do not have a shark helmet, I have a Bell. And we did the best we could to make it fit in my helmet, it still works very well minus the mic being too close to my mouth and the battery having to be mounted somewhere comfortable without the slit that the shark helmets have.
I believe everyone should have one of these, the battery life on them is pretty good as well, super easy to navigate through settings with gloves on. Just a great product.
September 15, 2014
Just as you would want it to be.
The bluetooth kit is amazing. Barely notice it is even there. It stays charged for a very long time. Even with the shield up and riding the other person on the phone call only hears a little air. (depending on the direction of microphone) The only gripe I have would have to be the functions. While connected to my phone, the commands are hard to understand in the manual. After some time I learned them. Wearing thicker gloves made it harder to use as well. Overall though, they are worth the money. 10/10 would buy again.
August 25, 2014
OEM for the only modular helmet that's DOT rated open face and full face.
The sharktooth paired easily with my android, though having some issues with my NAVI 590LM, don't think it's a Shark issue. It's small, disappears inside the helmet and sounds clear enough on both ends for legible conversation. It's the best solution for Shark Evoline modular helmets.
July 1, 2014
I was skeptical about buying this piece for my helmet, but the installation is pretty easy (10-15min setup), sound quality is great while riding, when speaking on the phone with someone the sound quality for both sides is excellent. I totally recommend this product to everyone who doesn't want a silent ride.
Only downside to this item is when I want to skip a song on my playlist I need to do it through my phone rather than press a small button to skip.
June 9, 2014
Stuck in The Past
I bought this thinking that this intercom would be the only one in the market compatible with a Shark Helmet. The boom mic situates between the cheek pads and the battery has a nice slot to slide in on the helmet. I realize now that you can use the Sena and it'll work just perfectly.
Although light, the design of the headset can be improved. After a few months of regular use the right earpiece stopped producing audio levels that matched the left earpiece. After submitting it for warranty repair, Shark didn't see there was a problem and sent it back. There is no option to purchase a replacement earpiece. I currently can only listen to audio via the left earpiece clearly.
I own now the Sena SMH10 so I have something to compare to. The audio level on the sharktooth has a maximum level that is loud, but not loud enough if I have a defective right earpiece.
The biggest drawback about the sharktooth is that it cannot be updated like the Sena. The sharktooth is forever stuck at bluetooth 2.0 so it isn't as robust as the newer units. You can only intercom with another sharktooth (unlike Sena which allows you to connect to non-sena intercoms) and you can only connect to three devices (phone, gps, and intercom). You cannot connect to an ipod and an iphone at the same time (unlike Sena which can do it).
It is only available as a permanent mount via 3M adhesive. Sena allows the option for a bracket and adhesive.
For the current price of the sharktooth, I do not recommend buying this. Spend your money on the Sena 20s which is cheaper and the newest bluetooth intercom out there.
June 3, 2014