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Old 10-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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New Sena 20S Intercom announced at AIMExpo

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...0s/preview.htm

Looks like a nice set of innovations. In particular, BT 4.0 and dual internal BT hardware devices to allow "Bluetooth multitasking", i.e., listen to music or GPS while carrying on an intercom or phone conversation. Sounds promising.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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hmmm... nice. even shown on my current helmet.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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Have the Sena SMH10 and it's been great. This offers improvement in my opinion and I need it.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:54 AM   #4
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This device blows the competition right out of the water. It's looking MUCH better then the competing Cardo G9 product, and combine that with Sena's already much better customer services and customer approach....

The only question left is what is going to be the price tag. They will place it above the SMH10, so I guess you'd better be prepared for a significant higher price tag as well.

I do think their website may need an overhaul though. It's difficult to get a comparison between their products and the product choice module does a bad job since it involves only a few features to choose. They need to improve that, and they also need to publish extensive feature lists comparing their products so you can see exactly what you get on product X that you do not get on product Y.

Sena is doing a great job !
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:57 AM   #5
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Why all of them make the devices so huge?
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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A nice update. Although I don't think I will be upgrading anytime soon. Will wait until my current SMH10 no longer does the job.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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My only beef with all of those devices is the fiddling around on the side of your head (plus wearing gloves). That isn't the most optimal way of controlling stuff.

I would like to actually SEE what I am doing. So I would be all in favor of a bluetooth device that has a remote touchscreen instead of buttons on the helmet part. Makes much more sense.

I know there is already 1 bluetooth device that has a knob-type remote available as an option, but it needs one more step to the touchscreen.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #8
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I don't know ..... this newest Sena unit looks like it is larger than the original. These things need to be getting miniaturized, unlike the pick-up truck industry.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:52 PM   #9
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Specs are up on Revzilla now. Nice little nugget hidden in there... Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets


http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...etooth-headset


Features:
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • World’s first dual Bluetooth module communication system
  • Advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio
  • Advanced wind noise cancellation
  • Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom
  • Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain
  • Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets
  • Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function
  • All-in-one helmet clamp kit
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Quick Bluetooth Pairing
  • Intuitive voice prompts and commands
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Optional handlebar remote control (sold separately)
  • Bluetooth protocol support: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Price? THIS?
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Price? THIS?
Not bad, it's around the same price as the crappy Cardo Scala G9.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #12
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Specs are up on Revzilla now. Nice little nugget hidden in there... Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets


http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/s...etooth-headset


Features:
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • World’s first dual Bluetooth module communication system
  • Advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio
  • Advanced wind noise cancellation
  • Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom
  • Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain
  • Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets
  • Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function
  • All-in-one helmet clamp kit
  • Crystal clear and natural sound quality
  • Quick Bluetooth Pairing
  • Intuitive voice prompts and commands
  • Water resistant for use in inclement weather
  • Optional handlebar remote control (sold separately)
  • Bluetooth protocol support: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty
I wonder if they will finally release the firmware to give the SMH10's the ability to synch with other headsets like they said they would a while back or if they are only going to offer it with this new unit.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #13
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I wonder if they will finally release the firmware to give the SMH10's the ability to synch with other headsets like they said they would a while back or if they are only going to offer it with this new unit.
Sena initially announced on their forum that they were working on this as an improvement for the SMH10 but they've gone completely silent on it despite many questions about its status in recent months. I'm guessing that they either 1) determined that they couldn't do it with the hardware set of the SMH10, or more likely 2) decided they'd rather keep it as a Marketing differentiator for the 20S.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:41 PM   #14
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My only beef with all of those devices is the fiddling around on the side of your head (plus wearing gloves). That isn't the most optimal way of controlling stuff.

I would like to actually SEE what I am doing. So I would be all in favor of a bluetooth device that has a remote touchscreen instead of buttons on the helmet part. Makes much more sense.

I know there is already 1 bluetooth device that has a knob-type remote available as an option, but it needs one more step to the touchscreen.
I'm the complete opposite. I don't want to have to take my both my hand off the bars and then my eyes off the road as well. That's why I like the Sena so much. The jog dial makes it so easy to manipulate. The last thing I want to do is have to screw around looking down at a display to figure out what to press and end up head first in a friggen tree.

That's why I love the Contour vid cams. 1 simple switch to operate and I never have to take my eyes off the road/trail.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:59 PM   #15
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My only beef with all of those devices is the fiddling around on the side of your head (plus wearing gloves). That isn't the most optimal way of controlling stuff.

I would like to actually SEE what I am doing. So I would be all in favor of a bluetooth device that has a remote touchscreen instead of buttons on the helmet part. Makes much more sense.

I know there is already 1 bluetooth device that has a knob-type remote available as an option, but it needs one more step to the touchscreen.

I agree with the preceding gentleman... don't "see" a need for touchscreen. a single hand reaching up to perform various basic functions at the most is fine. it's same as raising a visor, opening a vent, whatever. I don't need to look at something and fart around with buttons and menus. nor taking up more room in the pit.

exercise: can you touch your nose with your eyes closed?

now use your smart phone.
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