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Sena 10C Bluetooth Headset & Camera

Item: P302709

The 10C is the motovloggers weapon of choice. It features direct-to-video voice recording capabilities, music sharing and four-way intercom. Read More

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Sena 10 C Bluetooth Headset

Sena introduces the Sena 10C, a combination motorcycle Bluetooth camera and communication system. Bringing together Sena’s Bluetooth expertise, innovative headset devices, and camera technology into one, the Sena 10C is truly innovative. The built-in camera technology includes 1080p:30fps video modes and single, burst and time lapse versatile photo modes.

With the combination of a headset, users can record their voice to their video while also enjoying four-way intercom communication up to 1600 meters with Universal Intercom and Group Intercom technology. In addition, the headset features Advanced Noise Control, music sharing, built-in FM radio tuner, easy operation with a versatile jog dial, an external antenna, and a smartphone app for iPhone and Android. With Bluetooth 4.1 technology, the unibody design is water resistant and the firmware is indefinitely upgradeable.

With versatile video modes and multi-functioning photos modes, the Sena 10 C can be operated in multiple ways. Riders may choose between voice prompt menu navigation or the easy-to-use single camera button. Utilizing a one touch operation, riders can shoot videos or take photos without interrupting their ambient audio. Offering multiple methods, one touch operation and voice commands, the 10C enables you to capture the shot, the clip and realtime voice-overs.


  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Unibody design for Bluetooth headset and video camera
  • 1080p Full HD video with 3.5MP still shot image capture
  • Video mode: 1080p:30fps, 720p:30/60fps
  • Versatile photo mode: shot, burst and timelapse shot functions
  • Video Tagging
  • Pitch angle adjustment
  • Lens rotation up to 30 degrees
  • Bluetooth intercom up to 1.6 kilometers (1.0 mile) in open terrain
  • Four-way intercom
  • Voice prompts
  • Smart Audio Mix to mix your voice and music into your video
  • Smartphone App for iPhone and Android
  • Advanced Noise Control
  • Universal Intercom
  • Music sharing
  • Built-in FM radio tuner with a station scan and save function
  • Optional Handlebar Remote support (sold separately)
  • Easy operation by versatile Jog Dial
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Can be used while charging on road trips
  • Supports MicroSD memory cards up to 32 GB (sold separately)
  • Firmware upgradeable

General Features:

  • Talk time: 17 hours
  • Recording time: 2 hours
  • Operating temperature: -10˚C ~ 55˚C (14°F ~ 131°F)
  • Dimensions
    • Main module: 107 mm x 60 mm x 31 mm ( 4.2 in x 2.4 in x 1.2 in)
    • Speaker: driver unit 36 mm – thickness 6.5 mm
    • Boom microphone length: 190 mm
    • Wire length between speakers: 555 mm
    • Weight (module): 94 g (3.32 oz)


  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Headset Profile (HSP)
  • Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
  • Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)


  • Working distance (intercom): up to 1.6 kilometers (1.0 mile) in open terrain


  • Built-in SBC Codec
    • Advanced Noise Control
    • Wide volume control
    • Sample rate: max. 48kHz (DAC)
  • Built-in wide band Codec (HFP)
    • Sample rate: max 16 kHz


  • Field of view: 125 degrees
  • Aperture f/2.0

Video Mode:

  • Resolution
    • 1080p 30fps
    • 720p 60fps

Photo Mode:

  • Resolution: 3.5MP (3:2)
  • Burst shot: 10 pics

Timelapse Mode:

  • Photo & Video
  • Single pic per 1 / 10 secs


  • micro HDMI

FM Radio:

  • Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies)
  • Radio region: worldwide
  • Radio frequency specifications: 64 ~ 108MHz
  • 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function
  • Radio on time: 8 ~ 10 hours

External Memory:

  • MicroSD memory cards up to 32 GB (sold separately)


  • Charging time: 3.5 hours
  • Type: Lithium polymer battery

In the Box:

  • Headset main unit
  • Clamp unit
  • Glued surface mount plate
  • Helmet speakers
  • Attachable boom mic
  • Wired mic
  • Cigarette charger

Note: Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies.


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3.9 / 5.0
98 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Bang For The Buck
4.0 / 5
4.1 / 5
4.0 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.2 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.1 / 5
Sound Clarity
3.9 / 5
4.1 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
5 / 5
Great/First Product in its own class, but has some issues
Build Quality:
The Sena 10C (don’t own the 20S# compared to the SMH10 is comparable in build quality. It does not feel like it will break if you drop it. It survived several times in storms and did not skip a beat.

The cords are not attached to the base like the SMH10 so you have to be VERY careful when removing them from the 10C. I made sure to give the cords some slack so they would not tug when connected. I would have liked for the cords to be attached to the base, but it is not a deal breaker.
The jog dial is an initial gotcha coming from the SMH10 as the dial does not protrude out and it is also smaller.
The 10C is thinner and longer than the SMH10 and it also weighs more. You won’t notice the difference when it is on the helmet nor will it create a significant amount of wind drag. I have not had it catch on my jacket when riding either.
The camera cap that you receive with the unit is very handy when not recording to avoid scratching the lens. Just remember to take it off before recording!

I am pleased with the quality. I can only kill it when I’m recording for more than 3 hours in 1080p #haven't yet, but close#. If you aren’t recording and just using the other features, you could go days #commuting# without charging. You could get over 10 hours easily in one day without recording. Plus, once you record enough #when it gets low on battery#, it will shut down the camera and allow you to intercom before it dies.

They have a deeper bass compared to the SMH10 and probably on par with the 20S. I had to put the ear pads in to push them closer to my ears to receive the audio boost. At this time, you can not add headphones to the 10C.

Camera Function:
I’m not going to go into detail on the spec sheet. I record in 1080p 30fps more as I was not satisfied with the 720p settings. They are super grainy and I’ve had great quality downgrading 1080p video to 720p during edits.
Picture taking is an AWESOME feature, but make sure your helmet is still while snapping or you will get motion blur. I’ve taken several pictures and gotten motion blur from trying to press the camera button and moving my hand before it snaps. The camera can burst also although I have not tried.
I get confused sometimes on knowing whether I am recording or not as you can’t tell because the LED indicator is not visible while riding. The voice prompts are too low at minimum speeds so it is best to start recording before you start riding. This also goes for the video tagging feature.
I’ve tried the video tagging a few times, but found it confusing to use. I haven’t gotten used to it yet so that is something that comes with practice. It works great when you are sure it is recording your moments, but I wasn’t sure whether I was recording or tagging at times. Again, that is user error so it has a learning curve. Oh, you can’t take pictures while tagging which is a bummer. The plus to it is not having a lot of data to run through as an hour of video is about 5GBs in 1080p. Video tagging breaks video up into 80-100MB chunks.
I haven’t found a use for the angle change of the lens. It can rotate 30 degrees, but I have not used it before. From my understanding, the 10C can also rotate 360 degrees. You would need that extra to achieve that so be mindful.
The camera is not good at taking low light pictures. The video is okay, however. I didn't expect it to be amazing, but it is worth mentioning.

Music Function:
This is about the same as the SMH10. It play/pause etc just like it would on the SMH10. It works great along with the phone feature. Also, the audio mix worked seamlessly in video. Turning down the audio on your speakers turns it down in the video. Be mindful of copyright with music in your videos as uploading them can get the audio stripped from video.

Camera Audio/Mic:
I’m about to rip this apart. I don’t know how this came to be, but the mics on the Sena 10C are not good at all. I have a V-Twin with 3” exhaust without baffles and had a difficult time getting good audio quality. I got more engine noise through the mic which caused over modulation before I even spoke into the mic. Through my troubleshooting methods, I found out that the 10C does not have an external mic. That little hole under the bottom is not a mic #to my knowledge#. I determined this by disconnecting all cables and riding with the video turned on to find it recorded no audio. That’s right, the 10C gets all of its audio through the microphone. I figured, cool, I will just move the mic. I’ve moved the stock 10C mics over 5 times trying to find the perfect spot in my HJC RPHA. I switched both mics out and even moved them behind the cheek pads, above my head pad and also reversed the mic behind the cheek pads. The best results came from the 10C boom mic with the boom cover. But, it was not the best quality I figured this device could get so I went to the SMH10 mic. That’s right, the SMH10 mic works WAY better #in my instance) on the 10C than the 10C mics do. If you don’t believe me, try it and see. The 10C mics can probably be helped with firmware, but right now they are too sensitive to be used with loud environments. They pick up EVERYTHING which makes the mic crack before you even speak. The only moment I could speak clearly into the 10C mics were sitting still at a light or with my bike off. It could be just me and my bike set up, but others have spoken of this.

I had a few phantom connections with the Intercom, but quality was great when connected. I never experienced a drop connecting to two other 10Cs. Being that the 10C is on v1.0 of the firmware at this time of review, it is very functional. Also, the audio mix with intercom in the video worked seamlessly. Sounded like a regular conversation and that was with 2 SMH10s.

This is a setting that allows you to hear yourself while you talk. I turned that on in a video and immediately turned it off. I did not like it at all. Reason being, it was more of a distraction to me than it helped and it sounded weird in the video.

Sena App:
The app is okay. It is probably on v1.0, but it is functional. I have had some weird issues when changing settings on my 10C where the settings don’t take. The Data Caption always comes back on videos and pictures even though it is disabled on the app. Slight bug, but not a deal breaker for me.
The app does not show you what you are recording. You need a computer to do that so maybe a snapshot via Bluetooth may come in upcoming releases.

What I would like to see in firmware/unit update:
Better mic functionality and noise cancellation.
Cables that attach/detach from the base
Maybe a mic on the unit itself for blocking external noise
Better quality although the quality it currently produces is great.
64GB SD card support.
App updates to show snapshots of what’s recording.
Picture taking while Video Tagging

If you're looking for an entry to motovlogs or just want something to record with, the Sena 10C is a great way to start. I couldn't knock the 10C for too much as some of it is software related and others could be based on my own set up. It is not perfect, but get one anyway.
July 11, 2015
over 3 years ago
2007 Suzuki M109R Boulevard Limited Edition
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
4 / 5
Beware if you wear a backpack: Clamp Unit a Liability
There are many positives about the 10C and a quick search on this website and elsewhere will quickly reveal…and I concur with most.

My warning has to do with the clamp unit.

I ride a cruiser-style motorcycle with an upright riding posture, and occasionally I wear a Kriega R30 backpack over my leather jacket.

On a recent ride, with the 10C clamp-unit-attached to my full-faced helmet and the backpack on my back, the following occurred:

The 10C clamp unit got caught on the backpack strap after I did a head check for traffic on my left. My entire head was abruptly stopped from rotating back to facing traffic ahead of me.

The clamp-unit attachment sticks out about 1 inch below the helmet, so it can easily snag/get caught up on anything protruding on your left shoulder.

This is a design oversight/flaw that can and should be rectified immediately by the manufacturer before a 10C user gets hurt.
August 14, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
3 / 5
Naked bike and modular helmet
3 major things I discovered today upon setup:

On a modular helmet with a drop-down internal sun visor, it was difficult to find an adequate position for the included clamp. I was keen on using the clamp rather than the adhesive mount because I wasn't ready to make it permanent before testing it out in daily use. The clamp mount offers adjustability to trim the camera angle up and down, but the adhesive is fixed (hope you get the angle right the first time!) I did note that the adhesive mount would allow the camera to be mounted much closer to where I'd like it to be (directly on the side of my helmet) and would secure the unit much closer to the helmet. The adjustability feature of the clamp makes the unit protrude an extra quarter-inch. I had to go behind my sunshield switch, but the wide angle lens still captured my full handlebars and only a small wedge of helmet in the frame.

On my initial install and test, I was VERY disappointed in the volume and sound clarity from the speakers. When ***reviewing*** the footage, the times I tried to compensate by cranking the volume while riding, the video audio was terrible. The music was blaring loud and distorted and the mics audio was faint and inaudible. When I turned the volume down the mic sounded crystal clear (**again this was noticed while reviewing footage**), but I knew that the music was inaudible during the ride.

The audio quality is completely and directly effected by how centered you get the speakers to sit on your ear. Even a quarter inch in any direction, and you can hear an immediate 40-60% drop in volume, depth and clarity. The shocking part was realizing that when I mounted the speakers in the "speaker pocket ear holes" that were fabricated and designed into my helmet, the speakers were nowhere near my ears! They sat up and back toward the back of my head! Some quick adjustment and swapping the thick foam pads for the flush adhesive velcro and I am now 100% convinced in the quality of sound from this unit.

The audio now can be more loud than I will ever need, and actual has a decent spectrum of highs and lows. Not too tinny, but not quite etymotics:) I always ride with foam plugs for wind noise, and now it will be no compromise to volume or clarity while I wear them.

Don't be fooled by all video reviews on youtube, the video quality is better than you think. Check that you are watching the video in it's full uploaded resolution!

The unit came with the most up-to-date firmware, seamlessly streamed Spotify, itunes, phone calls, FM radio, Waze, and text notifications. It acted exactly as it should.

Yes there are a lot of instructions and button combinations to learn in order to operate or change settings on the go...After a day, I think I've got it what I need.

Buy it. If you're a newbie or not, this will continue to feed the desire to ride, moto-commute, vlog, moto-camp, etc.

Ride safe. Peace and Love.
July 6, 2015
2002 Honda CB900F 919
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
3 / 5
Works well as an 'All-In-One'
Wanted to ride with this device for a week or two before writing a review, that said, here are my thoughts.

Install: Easy, this was my first ever bluetooth communicator and it took me maybe 15 minutes to install the speakers, route the wiring under the pads, and install the mount. I decided to immediately update the firmware, which gave me no problems, and setting the FM radio stations and speed dial presets was very easy to complete. Would it be handy for the app to allow for live viewing for placement and lens angle? Sure. Is that a deal breaker? Absolutey not, especially if you were aware of this prior to purchase.

Controls: Having never used any Sena products before I was starting with a blank slate in my mind, but I found the controls pretty easy to memorize after a day or two of riding. The hardest part for me was actually rotating the jog dial with my gloves on. I could find and press all the buttons just fine, but rotating the dial proved pretty tricky at first. I've found the easiest way to do this is to find the back of the dial with my thumb, and push the dial up or down from the back, rather than trying to rotate it from the side.

Video: Quality wise, it's no GoPro, but I also don't need it to be, and for recording my daily commutes, it's more than adequate. Video in night conditions is fairly reasonable too, so no worries there.

Audio: Hearing streaming music from Spotify and getting traffic notifications from Waze are not an issue, even with ear plugs in. In fact I'm finding that the sound quality is actually a little better with ear plugs in, since the wind noise is reduced. Phone calls are easily heard too, great sound. Recording the phone call to the video also produced a quite impressive result. Haven't tried intercoms yet, but I can't imagine it would be worse than the phone. You can hear a sample of this in the video that I've included in the review.

Misc: Haven't tested it yet in the rain, although I've heard scattered reports of the lens fogging up or getting condensation inside, so we'll see how that unfolds. The cables that run to the mic and speakers lock into place with a small latch, but still seem prone to breaking over time. We'll see how the long term durability of this design holds up (the reason I had to give this aspect 3 stars.)

As a first time user, I'm incredibly happy with this device overall. It's checks all my must-have boxes, and is actually fairly simple to operate. I use this daily for listening to traffic alerts and recording my commute, akin to a dashcam. It's really nice to also have the ability to switch over to radio stations if I want to. As other reviewers have stated, it's definitely a jack of all trades type scenario, but as an all-in-one device, it's definitely a master. No other single device can do what this one does, and that's really why I decided to go with it.
August 5, 2015
over 3 years ago
2014 Honda CB500X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
4 / 5
You need a helmet camera, and this is a great choice.
The Sena 10C is a great system. In a crash, you NEED to have a camera. I was in a crash while wearing my 10c in Video Tagging mode, and in the crash the 10c popped off my helmet and was run over a couple times by other vehicles. Luckily, the 10c was able to save the last minute onto the microSD card, despite the camera system being damaged. The video it produced proved that the other vehicle was 100% at fault, and I now consider the $350 investment I made in this product responsible for guaranteeing that I didn't pay a dime to replace my bike.

Product is as advertised - a good all-in-one solution for your helmet, bluetooth, video, comms, the works.
Fantastic bang-for-your-buck. Get all of the above for the cost of a used GoPro.

Video quality isn't quite up to par with multi-billion dollar publicly traded company like GoPro. (Still 100% sufficient for dashcam purposes.)
Software is still very young - update the firmware as soon as you get it out of the box.

tl;dr: buy this product.
October 23, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product, genius idea, but a couple minor drawbacks
I love the 10C so far, combining the audio comms, music, and camera is genius. Video quality isn't quite on par with *that other camera company*, but is plenty fine for regular use - if you just want to show friends your rides it's perfect, but if you're starting a YouTube channel you might not be quite up to par - close, but stabilization isn't quite as good and it's a tiny bit grainier.

Audio quality is acceptable - not going to blow your socks off in quality (the speakers are no B&Ws) or volume, but off the highway they're fine. They're not quite loud enough on the highway though, so I'd prefer to figure out a way to tie them into in-ear monitors that allow me to block ambient noise while listening. I wear earplugs while riding, which obviously makes the 10C quieter, but value my hearing too much not to do so just to hear music better (in the short term).

Setup is a breeze and operation is easy enough. I've had no issues pairing or getting the device to function as advertised.
September 17, 2015
2014 BMW S1000RR
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Decent intercom/camera but not durable
Purchased about 3 months ago. Updating the unit is a nightmare. The update software is very poorly executed.

Video quality is good (enough for me). Buttons are easy to control but it is far to easy to accidentally turn on videotagging mode instead of turning on recording. Sound is good.

The connector from unit to speakers is incredible fragile. After 3 months the pins on the connector (on the unit itself) are detaching and one speaker is already no longer working. The fragile cable should have been connected to the clamp not the unit itself. This is the weak part of the whole unit. Unfortunately it is a critical weak point. We'll see how Sena handles this. Until that issue is fixed I can not recommend the unit.
September 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
5 / 5
Much better alternative to Sena and GoPro for commuting
Before the 10C, I had the SMH10R and a chin mount GoPro Hero 3+ Black. But for the past few months, I haven't been riding with the GoPro because of the ensuing hassle to use it every day. A typical week with the GoPro would consist of getting on the bike, turning it on and starting the recording, then periodically checking my mirrors to make sure the little red LED was still flashing. This would happen when I wasn't sure if I turned it on, or maybe it turned off (timed out) before I hit the record button and I didn't know. I seemed to check it a lot. Oh also, the battery sucks, so that would kill it mid ride even if I thought I was diligent. Plus to charge the GoPro, it had to come off my helmet, out of the waterproof case, and then I had to track down the right cord (mini usb? really). Granted if I had a Contour or other options, this wouldn't be an issue (waterproof body with micro usb, what a concept).

I've had the 10C for about a week and so far I'm much happier. First off, it tells you what it's doing. "Camera on", "Recording" etc. That's huge coming from the GoPro land. Second, it can stay on the helmet while I charge it, which means for longer rides, I can run a cord down to a backup battery in my jacket, no problem. Also for those long rides, if nothing interesting happens and the card is full, I can clear the memory card on the go, and start a new recording. Not possible with any other camera (I think? I could be wrong...). Yes, with the GoPro you can clear the drive, but you have to stop, take the helmet off and look at the screen as you do it. Sena: hold the camera button for 8 seconds, the first thing on the menu is "format SD card", click the phone button, and done. Space cleared up.

The other big bonus is the overlay of audio, which you can tailor to your desires. It will always (I think) take the audio from your mic, but you can set it to also record the stuff coming through the speakers, like phone calls, intercom, and music. I turned off the music but kept the others, just my preference.

So it's been great so far. It was a little bit of an adjustment going from the 10R three button style to the 10C jog wheel, but after a day, I got it. I like the one button click to get to Siri, that's definitely better. I like the timestamp on the video, but I have to say the image stabilization is lacking compared to the GoPro, I'm sure others can elaborate on that. And finally, I think (but this could be made up in my head) that the 10C is a notch quieter in the speakers than the 10R. At full blast with earplugs, and phone volume up of course, I can hear it fine until I'm on the freeway, then I struggle just a bit. I haven't had to take voice directions yet on the freeway (think Google Maps, or Waze), but I imagine I might have a hard time hearing.

Basically, as a commuter, I think it's worth it. I can now sell the SMH10R and GoPro and get what I paid for for the 10C. That's pretty sweet.
July 1, 2015
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
2 / 5
3 / 5
This has been released for beta testing.
I have had the unit for about 4 days. There are several problems to report. Note that I have updated to firmware V1.01 and I have also done a factory reset. The problems are:
1. Video tagging only works the first time it is used. Subsequent tags are not recorded. If you quit tagging and then restart tagging it will again work the first time.
2. Still photos often times not recorded even though the unit makes the "shutter noise"
3. The head phone jack is fragile and it is possible for the pins on the headphone cable to become easily bent thereby not creating adequate circuit continuity.
4. The audio is very low volume and cannot be heard above say 50 mph. I have a full face AGV Horizon helmet.
5. The headphone jack is proprietary so you cannot use noise cancelling ear buds or use different speakers to try to improve audio level.

Mechanically the device work. It records. It plays audio. The telephone calls are very clear. The problems I've been having with respect to tagging and the audio level seems to be firmware related and thus the unit is in a beta mode. I did not try it out with V1.0 since when I tried to use the phone app it would not work until I updated to V1.01
July 29, 2015
2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
4 / 5
Great Device - But Potentially Short Life
Where to start? I'll start with the pros I guess. I enjoy(ed) the device! It was simple to use, easy to setup and get recording (1080p 30fs) and did exactly what I wanted in allowing me to communicate with my buddies on our annual trip cross country (US). We were surprised by the range of communication, the quality of the video and the lack of any sort of intrusiveness. Being able to charge while riding was fantastic! I was able to get a 128gb SD card working in the device after a firmware upgrade from the Sena website, so I recorded the vast majority of our trip without ever having to transfer data to a PC or external drive. Nice! It just automatically cuts it into 4gb segments.

Then winter came. I put my helmet on the shelf - with the camera still attached (I had removed the microSD card). It sat nice and cozy on the helmet shelf until spring when I went to put it on for my first ride. I was pumped to listen to a little music, get a little ride in. I thought it would need a charge so I plugged it in. The red light turned on (indicating it was charging), then turned blue, then turned off. So I thought maybe it was still charged, after all I had not used it all winter. But it wouldn't power on. So there I sat with a device that wouldn't charge, wouldn't power on.

Here come the device cons:

The device is dead. The only way this device still works is if I plug it in, then IMMEDIATELY power it on. If it is plugged in long enough for the light to turn 'blue' (roughly 2-3 seconds), it shuts off and won't power on. I have tried the reset button as suggested elsewhere - no fix. My computer will not recognize the device (but did last year). I haven't tested the video to see if it will still record - but it will connect to my phone when powered on (which only works when connected to power).

It seems like a battery issue - it just acts like the battery is totally dead. But when I do get it to power it on - the light blinks 4 times indicating a full battery charge! That is probably why it shuts off when I connect it to power - it is reading the battery as fully charged!

I've reached out to Sena about this - because I don't like the idea of paying $350 just to record a few days worth of riding (really, just one trip - literally less than a weeks worth of riding/recording in total). As of now, this device is essentially useless unless I can manage to keep it plugged in at all times and power it up quick enough after plugging it in (which can be difficult when doing it blind on the side of your helmet!).

I gave it two stars because when it DID work right, it was awesome. I told all my buddies about it and raved it was the perfect riding companion. I thought about one star - but that's not fair. When it worked, it worked great.

But I've only had the device under 1 year - and almost 3/4 of that time was spent sitting on a shelf turned off, doing nothing. To have something fail so quickly, without warning (and without use) is surprising.

I loved the idea of not being connected and being able to get great video / phone communication / headset communication. But now I have to be tethered to a USB power cord (if I can power it up quickly enough after connecting it) and who knows how long that will work or if that will die soon, too.

Here's to hoping Sena can help me out.
May 4, 2017
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Record rides. Listen to music. Accept phone calls
Pete K on Sep 15, 2017
A friend has one and told me how cool it was.
Brian C on Aug 23, 2017
Record rides. Listen to music. Accept phone calls
Pete K on Sep 15, 2017
Recommendation from friend.
Luis Miguel C on Sep 15, 2017
A friend has one and told me how cool it was.
Brian C on Aug 23, 2017
Amazing all in one solution.
Roberto D on Aug 20, 2017
Picked this sena 10c up because I recently got hit by a car when I was riding and this would have been perfect for documentation, and also because the sena gopro pack just takes years to setup..
Anthony B on Aug 20, 2017
need video with communication ability...tired of gopro not having this built in.
Stephen B on Aug 15, 2017
Good reviews, I own sena smh10 and the battery is dying so needed to replace it.
MARIA JULIA F on Aug 8, 2017
looks cool
alain t on Aug 5, 2017
Well reviewed online
Vincent K on Jul 18, 2017
I like the idea of an all in one solution and not having a lot hanging off my helmet.
Paul D on Jun 3, 2017
Bought this on recommendation of a friend who has one and is very happy with it. I also wanted to ensure we had intercom interoperability between us on cross-country trip, so this was pretty much the only choice, and an easy one at that.
MARK H on May 5, 2017
luis c on May 5, 2017
Really liked the review
Dante M on Apr 29, 2017
For the convenience of an all-in-one Bluetooth communicator / camera
Tim M on Mar 27, 2017
camera and communicator in one means less gadgets attached to my helmet and bike.
Patryk S on Mar 24, 2017
Long battery life, and Bluetooth and camera all in one makes it simple to ride with and record segments of a ride. I like the 3 minute before/during/after feature. Only gripe is not waterproof, but I'll deal with it. Make a waterproof unit sena!!!!!!!
Jared D on Mar 20, 2017
Have a Sena SMH10 that I wear every ride, want to see if it is more usable than a GoPro.
jrdinct on Feb 26, 2017
wife needed a birthday gift
Mike D on Feb 15, 2017
To record my rides. The camera shoots right thru the edge of my windshield to obstruct the viewing area.
James W on Feb 7, 2017
When you have to phone home and film at the same time!
Chad N on Feb 6, 2017
Needed intercom and use a camera, so I wanted to try out this integrated unit. Works very well. Now have three of them for different helmets and reliability/charging on long remote trips.
Lloyd H on Jan 9, 2017
Bike-to-bike communications + video camera
Robert L on Dec 22, 2016
For a Christmas present for my son
Ronelle T on Dec 1, 2016
researched product
George J on Nov 28, 2016
Wanted a single solution for a helmet cam & bluetooth communicator
alyssa d on Oct 26, 2016
I got hit the other day and want to have visual proof should it ever happen again
Joe L on Oct 1, 2016
buddy has one
joshua c on Sep 12, 2016
Integrated design of MIC, speakers and camera. Reducing the hassle is worth it.
GUY M on Sep 8, 2016
Own one and pleased with performance. Bought second for trip to Tail of the Dragon.
Peter M on Sep 4, 2016
coolest gadget ever made all in one
Robert W on Aug 11, 2016
My friend bought this same device and let me tell you is excellent. The battery only last for two hours but that is why you buy the USB charger to make sure it never dies on long rides. Camera and headset I couldn't ask for anything better.
sdejesus on Aug 10, 2016
This headset rocks. With a little practice it is really user friendly. However the rubber plug covers fall off easily and get lost. Need to fix that. I use tape now to cover them to keep rain out but that is not ideal.
Mandi W on Jul 30, 2016
I have a Sena SMH10 and SR 10 and they have been a part of my riding style for years with great dependability. The 10C offers a very simple attachment for both video and bluetooth communication, both of which I want. The loop technology of the 10C is what I will be using a majority of the time and I could find that on no other.
Tim R on Jul 30, 2016
Worth the price. I can talk to my husband when we're riding (or more importantly, tune him out), listen to Siri give me directions so I don't have to take my eyes or mind off the road, have quiet background music (it won't allow you to turn the music up too loud) or take video/pictures. The video is nice for not only improving riding skills and documenting awesome trips but also to document accidents if that should occur. - John's wife
JOHN K on Jul 28, 2016
Needed to get bluetooth communicator and was yet to purchase a go pro or the like. Don't really plan on doing a lot of video, but it's nice to have when needed.
Tim O on Jul 20, 2016
heard it was easy to use and i heard sena was a trust worthy brand.
Will P on Jul 20, 2016
I should have bought this a lot earlier. You just don't know how badly you need a device like this til you use one. Buy it, love it.
Ryan J on Jul 8, 2016
Need for daily commute and CoTA Track Day.
Chad D on Jun 26, 2016
Camera has started to malfunction. I will fully charge it and everything, then turn the camera on. It will eventually say "Battery Low - Camera Off". Oh well. The music and answering calls works great, though.
Alan A on Jun 15, 2016
Really like the idea of having a camera AND bluetooth communicator all in one. In today's world this may be the best thing as a 'dash camera' on a motorcycle.
Brad A on May 27, 2016
Friends and reviews
Maverick4hire on May 16, 2016
All the features I wanted.
F L on May 12, 2016
Revzilla video
Steven K on Apr 29, 2016
All in one
Derek T on Apr 29, 2016
I chose this because it had all the technology of the 20s with a cam.
Nicholas H on Apr 28, 2016
Dash cam. All that needs said.
Phillip M on Mar 25, 2016
Have had their products in the past. Wanted something to catch those unexpected moments you see while riding.
Kelly A on Mar 19, 2016
SENA reputation and a camera nut, works great after converting it to ear buds
harry g p on Mar 9, 2016
To be able to answer phone calls and show my wife the crazy drivers I encounter while riding.
Juan D on Mar 9, 2016
This thing works great. I love being able to shoot video on the go and narrate what I am filming. The button pushes are a little tedious. I wish it had an "Instant Record" function. Sometimes by the time I get to "Camera Recording" I have zipped past the thing I wanted on film. Other than that it is just what I was wanting.
Mari H on Feb 23, 2016
Recommendation from friend.
Luis Miguel C on Sep 15, 2017
Amazing all in one solution.
Roberto D on Aug 20, 2017
HI, Sena is saying mid may release for the 10c and you guys are saying early July. Can you clarify this a bit more as I'm dying to get my hands on one! I hear you are official partners so is that what they have told you?
A shopper on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The unit is released and on the market, but is slated to be replaced by the upcoming 10C Evo model.
Does it mount to flip-up helmets? in particular to the schuberth C3 pro.
A shopper on Jun 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I mounted it to my LaZer Monoco Pure Carbon without any issues
Does the video loop?
Lisa G on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. Currently, there is no continuous loop recording. Hope they will be able to add that feature via firmware update.
Can the 10c accept ear buds like the 20s?
A shopper on Jun 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: man that really is LAME! of Sena not to offer an earbud jack for a motorcycle product. They know that most motorcyclists use earbuds to block out wind noise and to keep from going deaf. This will be a deal breaker for many potential customers. Jeez, that stinks!
I see that I can connect iPhone and Android via bluetooth, but is the 10C compatible with Windows phones?
A shopper on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should work on any Bluetooth (3.0 or later) enabled smartphone.
How does this unit attach to a helmet? And do the speakers need dedicated speaker pockets in the helmet? I have an HJC IS-17 and want to know if this will work with that helmet
Mike Z on Jun 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There are two mounting options. Hard screw down clamp that pushes between the soft inner and hard outer shell of your helmet and a stick on mount. I think one of the two options will work however the instruction booklet does say that the stick on mounts are not recommended as the best way to mount the product. Most modern helmets have cut out ear pockets. If your inner is removable take it out and have a look.
I understand you can use the universal intercom to communicate with other units. I currently have a Cardo Q3, can anyone confirm if it is indeed compatible, not just for talking but for sharing music with my passenger?
Mike Oz on Aug 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have been able to connect to Bilt's in helmet bluetooth communication system. It did take a bit of back and forth to get the timing right to get them to eventually connect, but I have had no problems reconnecting every time I go for a ride with my girl.
Will the 10c mount into an existing clamp from an SMH10?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. The 10C is a self-contained unit, while the SMH10 uses the clamp as way to plug the unit into the speakers and mic. The clamp for the 10C only connects the unit to the helmet. It doesn't provide a connection to the speakers or mic.
Is the a voice command for video tagging? I've seen reviews say that the tagging button is hard to get to an then has your glove in the shot.
RichardBronosky on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The button is the easiest thing to access on the unit. Not at all hard.
How is the battery life? Also can someone give me some indicator of the quality of the speakers? Is this a god option for streaming music? How is the bluetooth quality for say... phone calls?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015

I haven’t use the SENA for up to 8 hours yet, but have been continuously using for about 4 hours and the battery is okay. I would not worry much about it, but if you want to record for longest periods of time let’s say pass 8 hours I would recommend to have a battery tender connection to re-charge when necessary. I carry a fully charge portable battery charger that if necessary I can plug into the unit while the charge is in my jacket internal pocket. I haven’t try it, but I have it just in case.

With regards to the speakers, streaming music and answering phone calls. It does all of these very well. Sena was meant to be used as a Bluetooth and it continues to work as expected. The quality of the sound depends on your helmet’s quality and noise reduction. I tend to increase the volume when riding to tune-out my exhaust and any wind noise and it works fine. Also answering calls is easy, in fact I have answered phone calls while riding and the person on the other side didn’t even know that I was riding. The placement of the microphone on your helmet is the key to get this type of quality. I have an Arai vector 2 helmet and it works great at tuning out outside noise.

I would highly recommend it!
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