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Old 03-14-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Simple Bluetooth comm advice.

I am getting back into riding after a few year hiatus and my girlfriend is taking her MSF course in May. Trying to read all the threads on Bluetooth comm devices has my head spinning. I am interested in the simplest Bluetooth 3.0 system. We just want to talk to each other at decent range, have decent battery life and be rechargeable. Have NO need for phone or music integration. Can someone steer me in the right direction before my head explodes? All the bells and whistles are fogging up my visor!!!

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:49 PM   #2
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Scala rider has the best battery life. Mine and the missus' teamsets will go three days on a charge. The teamset wont work for your longer distance application, but the battery life on their other models should be similiar. Cant speak for the bells and whistles. I dont use them either.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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Pretty much ALL the BT headsets are gonna have phone, and MP3 player integration. It's not like it costs manufacturers any extra to add it, so they don't bother to make it without. Not like you have to use it anyway.

The most recent models are all pretty much easy to use, have great battery life, are rechargable and have about the same range. Sena, Scala, and Interphone all offer reduced pricing for a set of 2 units as well.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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we got a pair of Senas thru the ADV deal that RocketMoto offers
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=573145

they work flawlessly & the deal & support from Adam at RocketMoto is nothing short of fantastic.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I will PM RocketMoto for some advice.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #6
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You won't be disappointed with the Sena SMH10's. IMOP, the jog dial makes them very easy and simple to use with gloves on and they always connect like they should. In my experience, the Sena SMH10 have a better battery life than or Scala Q2's did. Adam at Rocket Moto will take care of you too.

My wife and I started with the Scala Q2's and they worked well for 3 years for us, but when my Dad got the Scala G4 and the 3 of us tried to communicate, we consistently had issues and my Dad overall became very frustrated with how his G4 would not do things as he expected. We eventually sold the Scala's and all 3 of us moved to the Sena's over a year ago and have been very happy with them. Now all of our riding buds have the Sena's too, so its very easy to pair them up and talk.

BTW, you might change your mind on the voice and music integration. It love having the music at my fingertips.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Bleemus View Post
I am getting back into riding after a few year hiatus and my girlfriend is taking her MSF course in May. Trying to read all the threads on Bluetooth comm devices has my head spinning. I am interested in the simplest Bluetooth 3.0 system. We just want to talk to each other at decent range, have decent battery life and be rechargeable. Have NO need for phone or music integration. Can someone steer me in the right direction before my head explodes? All the bells and whistles are fogging up my visor!!!

Keth
Winhall,Vt USA
For basic simple operation, my recommendation would be the Sena in either the SMH5 or 10 models. The 10 has more bells and whistles. Both are dead simple to use, will easily pair with anything and the intercoms work great. My 5's have lasted through 10 hour riding days with a mix of music and intercom use.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:27 PM   #8
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