No CB radios here Good Buddy…
Not when we have bluetooth. I’m the last to the party as both Tomm and Ernie have had bluetooth communications for a while.
I don’t like riding with music, but this is more than that. The Sena unit will allow you to connect to a number of different devices as in your Phone, your GPS unit, and XM satellite radio and most important of all – other riders around you. That’s the #1 reason I’m running a Sena.
Here’s the control switch on the left side of my helmet
Here’s the battery on the back of the helmet
Here’s the speakers in the ears. Playing with it it’s very much loud enough to hear and it doesn’t preclude you from hearing your surroundings (like sirens, horns, and ice cream trucks)
And with the pad installed
And here’s the microphone in the front. I’ve talked on the phone while at 50 mph and it works great!
As for the phone itself, it sits securely in a cradle on the handlebars (on the left side). If you look closely you’ll see the green tie I have on the crossbar – it’s the charger cable for the phone (or if I swap it out for a GoPro later)
The whole package is up and running great – I’ve paired with Tomm and that works too. Once we meet up with Ernie tomorrow I’ll pair with him and we’ll be set!
As for battery life – it’s supposed to be around 2 days worth!
Tomorrow it’s up thru Yosemite, Mono Lake and stopping at June Lake! Here we go!