[OntVFR] Sena Bluetooth 10S communicator

Brian Polley rbpolley at gmail.com
Thu Mar 21 17:06:10 EDT 2019

Hi Bill
 Are you saying you have the sena SLR in your Shoei helmet?

I just bought Shoei Neotec II for my wife and I.  I heard the SLR has some
issues and Sena has just released the SLR II.
Did you have any issues?

Brian Polley

On Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 2:00 PM Bil Harmer, <bil at harmer.ca> wrote:

> yeah Sena boots up and connects to bluetooth devices.  Then I press a
> button and it opens the channel to my wife's.  From that point on it's VOX
> but it doesn't clip the first word the way my old Cardo's did.  Honestly
> much prefer the Sena.  The one that's in my Shoei is made specifically for
> it and even has voice command so I can start and  stop music, calls etc
> without touching it.
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 11:08 AM Andrew Carlyle <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> As I say I haven’t tried using my Sena for bike to bike. I use it to
>> connect to my GPS and for streaming music. That said I was under the
>> impression it would work like my Cardo did but as with many things I am
>> probably wrong.  Sounds like the Sena and Cardo are similar in that once
>> properly set up you shouldn’t have to push any buttons while riding to
>> initiate communication.
>> Just to explain this is how my Cardo worked:
>> Basically with the Cardo you pair the units and then each time you turn
>> them on after pairing they would connect if they are in range.  They
>> announce they are paired with a message like “Rider One Connected”. This
>> tells you your buddies unit is connected to yours. After that assuming you
>> are using VOX mode all you needed to do was start talking and it would
>> start transmitting to the connected unit or units.  Once set up there are
>> no buttons to push ever for basic communications between riders (other than
>> the main power on button).  Only problem with the VOX mode was you
>> sometimes miss the first word or two as the unit would go into low power
>> standby when you weren’t talking and when you started talking it first had
>> to power up and reconnect to the paired unit or units. This delay caused
>> you to miss a word or two. The way around that was just say something like
>> hello in a loud voice, and then wait for the beep to tell you it was
>> connected and then start talking.
>> Sena advertises a VOX mode so I assumed it would be similar to Cardo but
>> since I haven’t used it I really don’t know. Of course there are different
>> models and different generations of devices which often work slightly
>> differently which is an added complication. Probably the best thing to do
>> is look up the manual for the unit you want to buy and read up on how it
>> works.
>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:37 AM William Harmer III <william at harmer.ca>
>> wrote:
>>> Wife and use Sena’s. Once paired you push a button to open the channel
>>> and then talk normally. The channel stays open. You can push the button to
>>> close the channel (still paired).
>>> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 5:49 AM Levente Szabo <v4vfr at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Good morning,
>>>> Friend of mine bought the Sena 10S system and I am thinking to get one
>>>> as well.
>>>> Question: after you pair the two of them together to communicate with
>>>> each other do you have to push a button to initiate a talk or both systems
>>>> are always on and you just have a conversation with each other?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Levi
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