Here are our top 12 key differences between two fantastic bluetooth intercom headsets from Sena.
- The SMH 5 model is primarily designed with scooter riders in mind, whilst the SMH 10 is designed for motorcycle riders and groups.
- The SMH10 supports 4-way multipair conferencing, in other words, 4 riders can talk together.
- The SMH 5 is small and lightweight compared to the SMH 10 whilst the larger jog dial wheel on the SMH 10 is easy to use with gloves, turning volume up down, and most importantly easy to put on standby when the Misses is talking too much.
- The SMH 10 will give up to 900 metres intercom between riders whilst the SMH 5 will provide up to 400 metres intercom between riders.
- The SMH 10 has great optional clamp kits readily available to suit different helmets including clamp kits such as BYO earbuds for riders who wish to use your own.
- The SMH 10 dual kit has two of absolutely everything in the twin pack which makes it a great pack for mates to split and share for intercoms
- The SMH 5 will give you up to 8 hours talk time whilst the SMH 10 will give you up to 12 hours, as easy full days ride.
- The SMH10 supports VOX whilst the SMH5 does not .
- The SMH 5 will give you up to 7 days standby whilst the SMH10 will give you up to 10 days
- The SMH 5 has an optional detachable microphone from the clamp kit so if you just want to listen to music or your GPS navigation then you don’t need the microphone bobbing around in front of your chin, of course this means you cannot talk.
- The SMH 10 helmet clamp kits will allow riders to use non Bluetooth devices via an input 3.5mm jack so iPod’s or other MP3s which don’t have Bluetooth can still be connected.
- In the SMH 5 sales pack, riders are supplied with a micro USB cable for charging whilst both the single and dual SMH 10 packs are currently supplied with 3 charging options; a bike cig charger; AC power adapter and a micro USB charge cable
Whatever your requirements the SMH5 or SMH10 will ensure a more relaxed, safe and enjoyable ride. Both models are software upgradable via the micro USB port, and are supported by a 2 year warranty.
Mr Mobile Australia is pleased to announce the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Trade-in Program! The SMH10B Upgrade kit is a new kit designed to support Mr Mobile’s Sena customers who have purchased a SMH10 prior to September 2011 and wish to make use of the firmware upgrades from Sena.
This kit will be made available via a trade-in Program by Mr Mobile Australia and includes FREE SHIPPING
The SMH10B upgrade kit consists of
- 1 x bluetooth main module with Micro USB charging port
- 1 x micro USB Power Cable
- 1 x cigarette charger with micro USB
New Features of SMH10B
- Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
- Firmware upgradeable
- Pairing with selective profile A2DP stereo or Handsfree.
This is a TRADE-in Program ONLY.
Please follow the process below to receive your upgrade kit(s)
- Purchase and Pay for the SMH10 Updgrade kit(s) online.
- Click here to download trade in form to return your trade-in units
- Return the old version BT module only, DO NOT SEND any other components. Post to Mr Mobile, Shop E, 1 Shirley st Alexandria NSW 2015.
- The New units will ONLY be sent after receipt of trade-in units.
The highest rated motorcycle bluetooth intercom unit in the world. They are big claims from Mr Mobile! Check out his video review of the Sena SMH10 and the SR10. Whether you are talking rider to rider, rider to pillion or to a whole group travelling together these are the units for you. Check them out!
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Recently Sena Technologies, attended the Outdoor Retailer Show 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They’ve shared with us this fantastic video, made by the American Outdoor TV Show, showcasing all the features of their products, particularly the new SPH10. They also showcase the SR10 and the SMH10. This is the best demonstration we’ve seen of these great products. And remember…..Mr Mobile is the first to bring the new products to Australia. So order now!
The other day while waiting for a mate to put fuel into his Harley-Davidson® CVO® Street Glide® at Gloucester a group of fellow riders asked me a few questions about the Bluetooth device attached to my helmet. They were looking for something that they could use to talk to each other while riding.
I’ve had my Sena SMH10 Bluetooth intercom unit for at least 18 months now and have been very happy with it. I’m a bit of a technology luddite, so I need things to be simple to use. I don’t push the Sena SMH10’s to its capabilities using it only 2.5 different ways.
- I pair the SMH10 to my Tomtom Rider 2 GPS (product names now changed) when riding down busy highways so it can tell me where the speed cameras are. Setting it up is just like the instructions, simple and it works a treat. I also pair the GPS to my iPhone so it acts as a hands free device and receiving calls is almost seamless. It’s worth noting I already had the SENA SMH10 before I got the Tomtom so I’ve never used the Cardo bluetooth unit that came with it.
- I pair the SMH10 Bluetooth Intercom straight to my iPhone when I don’t need the GPS. This is seamless as well. The only issues I really have with that setup are my fault. I leave the SENA turned on while I go into a cafe and when the phone rings the SENA answers. I have an impression that sometimes when you walk out of range and back into range the phone doesn’t reconnect. Not sure if that’s the phone, the SMH10 or my mind playing tricks so out of habit I switch the bluetooth unit off and back on and when I hear the two beeps I know all’s good.
- I pair the SENA SM10 to my phone and try to use the phone as an pod and play music through it via blue tooth. Not sure what goes on here, it often randomly dings in my ear and jumps to the next track. But that’s not really a problem, there’s an input in the SENA you can plug the pod/phone straight into with a cable provided and bypass blue tooth for this use. I’ve never used the cable and I have only tried to use the setup for music a couple of times for the heck of it, preferring to hear the purr of my Vance and Hines Power Duals to the poppy tones of Miley Cyrus while I’m being a biker type.
One outstanding feature of the SENA is how long the batteries last. I’ve done 12+ hour days without a sign of it going flat, my iPhone’s not that lucky but I’ve got a 12v adaptor in my King Tour Pack to keep it going as long as the intercom.
I’ve also ridden in some serious rain dumps and it’s never failed or leaked internally. A couple of times after riding through major storms I’ve even noted some moisture between the bluetooth unit and where it clips onto the microphone cradle (attached to the helmet) it’s still not failed. Very cool.
The sound quality is pretty good with two speakers a good size and it’s stereo, so the music sounds good when you have it on. I’ve had no problems setting an appropriate volume with it to overcome the Harley-Davidson sound and earplugs. Sound quality the other way is also good, my better half has never complained about problems on the other end of the phone hearing/understanding what I’m saying. I do use a full faced helmet with the mic inside.
Downsides, it’s a bit big. While I haven’t noticed any additional wind noise or any detrimental effect from the size you can certainly see it from almost any angle and it frankly doesn’t look that great IMHO. Having said that, the jog dial and button on the back are really easy to use with gloves so I guess there’s a plus for the size too. The last bluetooth unit I had looked small and cool, but I have to go for function over form in this one and stick with the SENA Unit.
Apparently you can connect up to four of the units for intercom use, even though I’ve got a dual set I’ve never used it for chat with a pillion or fellow rider, so I can’t talk on that point but I’d assume that since everything else works so well, there’s no reason this feature wouldn’t.
I bought my SENA SMH10 Bluetooth Intercom Dual Pack from Mr Mobile, I don’t know if there’s cheaper pricing out there but the service is great and I had a warranty issue sorted by them quickly, very efficiently and followed up by a phone call to make sure everything was OK.
All up, the SENA SMH10 gets three thumbs up from me, for what that’s worth 🙂
This article was reproduced with permission from the author and was originally published on his blog ‘My Harley-Davidson‘.
The ultimate Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset has just been reduced to $399 plus Free delviery Australia wide and free Xpal Power Pack (total saving of $74.95).
Mr Mobile Australia is an Authorized Dealer of the Sena Headsets
We now have an instore demo unit available. Come in and check it out before you buy a set.
We’ve spent a lot of time researching and testing motorcycle intercoms, trying to find a suitable replacement for the discontinued Interphone. We’ve listened to our customers and what you would like in a replacement.
Finally, after months of searching, testing and reviewing dozens of brands and models from around the world we found the best solution in the SENA SMH10.
Below we explain a number of points and you will see what really makes the SENA SMH10 the ultimate Motorcycle Bluetooth headset and Intercom. Read our review here but don’t just take our word for it,
read what others have to say at web bike world
* Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 meters
* Multi-Pair Bluetooth intercom for up to 4 users, easily switch between users with a touch of the jog dial wheel
* Bluetooth stereo headset for Bluetooth audio devices such as MP3 players
* Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back
* Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth GPS navigation
* Stereo music by 3.5mm audio cable
* Brilliant crystal clear and natural sound quality
* Up to 12 hours talk time, 10 days stand-by time
Our Price$549 NOW ONLY $399 (Plus free delivery Australia Wide)
Australian Stock comes with Australian Wall Charger and Australian Warranty. US purchases need to be shipped back to the US for warranty claims.