Anyone out there have the Sena SMH10?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by sixsevenfive, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. DonM

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    Just subbing to this thread. Going BT soon.

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  2. lmychajluk

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    Okay, guys, now I have an issue. I got a new phone (Galaxy S5...pretty sweet!) and needed to pair it up. So, I deleted all the pairings from the SMH10 to start 'fresh'. No problem w/ pairing the phone to the SMH10. Phone and Music both working normally. But, I can't seem to get my SR10 re-paired to the SMH10. I'm going into multi-point pairing (I hear the audio prompt) on the SMH10, and I get the red and blue LEDs blinking fast on the SR10, but they just never seem to sync up. Any thoughts on how I can force this?
  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Did you delete pairings on both the SMH10 and SR10? I'm thinking reset all pairings and start fresh.

    BTW, how do you like the S5? I'm looking at getting one in about a month. Will be my first smartphone.
  4. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    I tried pushing the 'reset' on the SR10 (the little indent next to the pairing button, right?), but still no go. I'll give it another shot today after I've had a chance to review the manuals. I'm wondering now if the SR10 was somehow finding and trying to pair with my phone instead of the SMH10. I'll need to remember to turn off the BT on the phone while trying to pair the SR10 to the SMH10.

    The S5 is pretty nice. Maybe not a huge upgrade from the S4, but coming from my S3, the screen is bigger & brighter with great colors, it's noticeably 'snappier' in terms of speed, the IPX rating is a plus (now I can mount it on the bars and use Google Maps), the fingerprint scanner is pretty cool, and battery life (so far) seems much better. Me likey. :clap
  5. danham

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    I'm not certain, but I don't think that reset removes pairings on the SR-10 (it definitely does not on the SMH-10). On the SMH-10 you should use the function menu to delete pairings.

    On the SR-10:

    1. To restore the SR10 to factory default settings, press and hold the pairing button for 12 seconds until the LED shows solid red.
    2. Within 5 seconds, press the pairing button again to confirm reset. The SR10 will be restored to factory settings and switched off automatically after the blue LED flashes several times.
    3. If you don't press the pairing button within 5 seconds, the reset attempt is canceled and the SR10 returns to standby mode.

    -dan
  6. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

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    Thanks. Didn't see the paring delete in the SR10 Manual. But, still no go... Got the pairings deleted, the SMH10 does the fast double beep like it's waiting, but it won't pair up... hmmmm....

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  7. danham

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    Lee,

    I find the multiple beeps hard to go by, so instead I look for the red LED to be flashing rapidly to confirm that I'm in multi-point pairing mode on the SMH-10. You then have to be fairly quick on the phone button to get into this mode.

    -dan
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    I hear the prompt say 'multipoint pairing' when I tap the phone button, but the LED on the SMH10 flashes blue, not red (IIRC, will double check when I'm back at the bike...).

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  9. danham

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    Lee,

    My bad. Here's the whole sequence. My point was supposed to be that it's easy to miss the rapid red LED portion before hitting the phone button to get to the blue flashing stage.

    1. Turn on the headset and press the Jog Dial for 5 seconds until the red LED is rapidly flashing and you hear multiple beeps.

    2. Within 2 seconds, tap the Phone Button again, then the LED turns to blue flashing and the beeps turn to high tone double beeps. You will hear a voice prompt saying “Multipoint pairing”.

    3. Turn on the SR10 and follow the SR10’s “Bluetooth Headset Pairing” procedure to complete the process. Please refer to the SR10 user's guide for details.

    4. When the pairing is completed, you will hear a voice prompt saying “Your headset is paired”.

    5. If the pairing process is not completed within three minutes, the SMH10 will return to stand-by mode.

    -dan
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    Yep. Went through all of that. Tried on battery power, on bike power, with the audio devices connected, and with everything disconnected. All the lights on both the SMH10 and the SR10 flash as they are supposed to, but the SMH10 never finds the SR10. I even bit the bullet and upgraded the SMH10 to the latest firmware. I was going to re-flash the SR10, too, but the SENA Device manager is not finding it on the USB connection. I suspect something went bad with the SR10's I/O system. I guess it's time to drop SENA a line.

    I'm probably going to drop SENA an email. I just checked my receipt for the SR10 - ordered 4/27 of last year, so I still got 2 weeks on the warranty. :clap
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    Just ordered the SMH 10-11 Dual Pack from Amazon.
    Really looking forward to getting it and putting it thru its paces. :clap
  12. JRWooden

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    Thanks Dan ...
    I got distracted here, a mate of mine went and had a heart attack ... the dumbass... but it looks like he's going to pull thru fine.

    I agree filling in the back adds only a little bit of value, if any, based on where we can fill in and where my last one cracked....

    I'm thinking of "bedding" the two brackets together with some medium viscosity epoxy ... but perhaps it wouldn't stick well ...
    another :1drink and maybe I'll get it together............
  13. sorebutt

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    I had the same problem trying to update. The computer would find the device, but the Sena download manager couldn't find it. I emailed Sena and they told me to try another computer. I did with the same results. They had me send the unit in for replacement.
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    I did too. Just got it in the mail the other day. Just waiting on the wife to read the manual so she can figure out how they work. :lol3
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    Glad your friend's prognosis is good.

    My guess, and it is indeed a guess, is that the primary value of adding the sticky plate to the setup is that its brackets help hold the clamp during removal of the SMH-10 and it also fills in some of the gap, making for less stress when you tighten the clamp screws.

    I plan to employ a new technique every time I remove the radio from the clamp, using either my thumb or other hand to maintain pressure on the upper part of the bracket, pressing toward the helmet, when unlatching the SMH-10.

    -dan
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    The wife read up on them and even installed the damn things on our helmets. Went for a little ride today and we like them. Did get a couple 'intercom failed' messages when I tried to initiate it, but then my wife would hit hers and they worked fine (I think she's doing that on purpose somehow). Like I said, just a short ride today and we both like them.
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    Sorry if this has been brought up somewhere in this thread, but for users of firmware version 5.0, have you guys tried sidetone (basically where you hear yourself over the speakers during either intercom or phone conversations). I like the feature, but I'm wondering if it significantly cuts down on either phone or BT module battery life.
  19. danham

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    I don't see it affecting phone battery life at all -- it's a feedback circuit from the Sena mic to its speakers.

    I haven't tested it on a long ride yet, so can't report on Sena battery life, but my guess is the hit will be negligible.

    I wish Sena provided an adjustment for amount of sidetone -- it's a little more than I'd like at its present level, but that's nitpicking. In general it's a great addition.

    -dan
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    There an another update that I think might address those few whose battery life was cut a bit.

    Change made from version 5.0 to 5.0.1


    • Improved compatibility with Bluetooth GPS devices
    • Minor bug fixes in sidetone, Universal Intercom™, 3-way conference intercom, and GPS device
    http://www.sena.com/software/smh10-firmware-5-0-1/