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Offline coddy

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Rider to Rider intercom.
« on: January 19, 2020, 10:20:08 AM »
Looking for intercom system that will connect with up to 6 other riders who will have different makes and models and not be helmet specific.
Anyone have any recommendations?

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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 11:06:41 AM »
Sena and Scala are the two names brands in the Bluetooth headset business but realistically they all operate on the same Bluetooth standards and even the no name cheaply ones seem to work pretty well these days. A lot of people have good results using the Aldi units.
Personally Im not keen on having 5 or 6 people in a group all chatting away I find it really distracting. Im okay with two people but after that I opt out.

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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2020, 11:07:35 AM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
. will connect with up to 6 other riders who will have different makes and models .

My cardo set is maybe 5yrs old so maybe the newer sets are more versatile?

My experience .. they generally connect no problem to the same make but don't readily like connecting to other makes. I thought Bluetooth would be more universal but (as Apple prove with their phones) they obviously try to get you all to buy their products. I can get my Cardo-SHO1 to connect to T800XC (but within Cardo could connect to 8) and his Sena system but with volume issues (on max very quiet) and very close range required to stay linked, like a few car lengths max, so a bit limited.
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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2020, 02:31:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
Looking for intercom system that will connect with up to 6 other riders who will have different makes and models and not be helmet specific.
Anyone have any recommendations?

My birthday present to me was to upgrade from an old sena unit to a Cardo Packtalk Slim.

The good.....

So easy to fit. No clips or screws just non intrusive sliding fit brackets.
They fit just about any helmet - there is a list you can check to see if yours is on there.
Long battery life ( the unit is rechargeable with USB lead ).
Voice activation - No fiddling with buttons using gloved fingers.
2 units eg phones or phone and sat nav can be connected at the same time.
up to 15 riders can be connected at the same time ...the list of features goes  on and on.
Music / phone / radio / google - all done by voice activation.

Buy the pack with JBL speakers included as they are 84.00 as an extra.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 02:33:54 PM by penry »
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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2020, 07:47:39 PM »
Thanks Penry, I've decided to dip my toe in with a cheap option to see if I find the whole intercom thing useful, if the unbranded one I've ordered turns out to be too limited I'll dig further into the piggy bank later in the year.

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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2020, 09:09:42 PM »
Hi coddy.
Let us all know how it goes please.
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Re: Rider to Rider intercom.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 04:58:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by coddy [+]
Thanks Penry, I've decided to dip my toe in with a cheap option to see if I find the whole intercom thing useful, if the unbranded one I've ordered turns out to be too limited I'll dig further into the piggy bank later in the year.
Good luck coddy, my old SENA 10s wouldn't connect to anything I tried to pair with although I didn't try pairing to SENA units.
The Cardo packtalk says it will pair to ANY bluetooth set.
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