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Offline oldsmoboat

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Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« on: March 09, 2015, 11:21:41 pm »
Update: Bought the Sena 20s

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Can any Bluetooth be added to any helmet? 

I currently have a Chatterbox XHI2H with an HJC IS MAX but the boom mic died.
Looking at going with the Sena SMH10 but not sure it would work with my helmet or if I needed a new one.
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 11:29:15 pm »
Shouldn't be a problem, I just installed a Sena SMH10R. So far it's great- I paired it to my phone and watched TV for 30min, but it'll be a few more weeks before I can really test it. The helmet is new, so just getting a feel for everything...
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 10:29:39 am »
I have attached the Sena SMH-10 mounting plate to helmets by Shoei, HJC, and Nolan without any problem.  The configuration of the clamp is pretty versatile.  I highly recommend going with the mechanical clamp instead of Velcro pads.
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 10:34:37 am »
Sena with mechanical clamp has proven itself and functions quite well for me.
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 02:24:50 pm »
I have the Sena SMH 10R, the racing version.  Battery gets double backed taped to rear of helmet, mounted the main box to left hand side.  Tucked wires inside of lining.  Comes with 2 mic options.  I use the boom mic.  My only complaint was how thin the wiring was.  Simply wrapped it all up nicely with electrical tape to make it sturdier.  Works like a charm.  Love the low profile of the setup!!  Got my dual set for a song and a dance.  $275.00 off EBay to be exact with free shipping.
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 06:50:59 pm »
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00FO0IHMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426275904&sr=8-1&keywords=lg+wireless+bluetooth+headset

I love these - on and off the bike. This is the ultimate in hands free tech for me. Helmet speakers and mics have cost me much time and $$$ and only work with the helmet on...

Well, that one time I pulled over to finish a phone call and hopped off to pee after saying bye - and I hadn't put my kickstand down yet(d'oh).

I wear these every time I ride - even if they are off. I listen to podcasts, music and can accept calls if the caller can withstand some wind noise until I pull over. The newer ones have noise canceling and they keep getting better. I have the 2nd gen ones -
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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 07:42:38 pm »
Are you looking for Bluetooth for music/phone only, or do you want helmet to helmet (or bike to bike) intercom?  My buddy and I have a Scala/Cardo Bluetooth intercom that works really well.  They have options for both boom mic's, as well as an internal mic's depending on what type of helmet you where.  Good battery life, and range of between bikes of about 1/4 mile.  Very nice for long rides.  Also works with your phone for hands-free phone operation, and music.

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Re: Adding Bluetooth to Helmets
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 08:23:02 pm »
Bought the Sena 20s