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Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth(R) Headset & Intercom: A Review

WiLD CHiLD’s Review
Device: SENA SMH10

Tested on: Vega Cruiser Cut Helmet and Vega Full Face Helmet

Headset Main Unit
Headset Main Unit

I started loving the Sena kit the moment I unboxed it. I was wondering on how much time would it take to assemble the device and accessories, proceed to the fixture on my helmet, then pair it with my phone and so on. But it was a sweet surprise for me when the seemingly complicated procedure hardly took five minutes of my time.

Unboxing: SENA SMH10 dual headset comes with…..

1)Clamp unit and speakers                                                                                                                                         2)Boom microphone & Wired microphone                                                                                                      3)USB power cable                                                                                                                                                   4)Cigarette charger                                                                                                                                                           5)3.5 mm AUX cable                                                                                                                                                             6)Glued surface mounting adapter                                                                                                             7)Microphone sponges                                                                                                                                       8)Speaker pads and Velcro pads                                                                                                                                 9)Allen key

Sena Accessories
Sena Accessories

Installation:

Installing the headset is very easy. You just have to fit two screws with the provided allen key, place the two speakers inside your helmet with the velcro pads, then connect either the boom mike or the wired mike depending upon your helmet and requirements and volia! you are all set to go. This entire procedure was done within a span of 5-6 minutes.

Device Setup
Device Setup

Pairing and Operating:

SENA SHM10 is a very user friendly device, it took a mere 15-20 seconds to find and pair my phone at the first instance and after that every time you switch on your device, it connects automatically within a few seconds to your phone. SENA is very easy to use with a jog dial control for music which includes volume (+ & -) and track (next & previous). It is quite easy to understand and you can get hold of all controls in 10-15 minutes from the moment of first operation. Very easy to access buttons to answer or reject calls adds to the operating comfort.

Sena Device
Sena Device

Intercom Pairing and Connecting:

Again it takes a minute to connect two SENA headsets to each other for the first time. Once your headsets are paired, you and your fellow rider are just a click away to start the conversation at any point of time. Range of the intercom was almost 500-600 meters in the city even when we had to take turns. So on a straight road or highways,it will be even better.

aCoaIndia
aCoaIndia

Mike and Speaker Functioning:

I used a boom mike as I tested it on a cut helmet. Purpose was to check how much disturbance the wind noise can cause but again with great noise cancellation technology, I could easily communicate at the speed of 60-80 kmph with no disturbance whatsoever. Decent speaker quality which gives you satisfactory output but here I would like to say that they could have done it even better.

Speaker Microphone Clamp Unit
Speaker Microphone Clamp Unit

So overall it was a very pleasant experience to use the SENA SHM10. I would give a 4.5/5 rating to this device with only a suggestion to improve the speaker quality. If riding in a group (4 way connection possible) or even solo is something that you love to do then this is definitely the device you are looking out for.

WiLD CHiLD Sand Riding
WiLD CHiLD Sand Riding

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2 thoughts on “Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth(R) Headset & Intercom: A Review

  1. I am surprised by the review here. I too bought a SMH 10 and did use it on a very long trip recently. Clarity of speech is bad at speeds beyond 40. One needs to cut speed to answer calls.
    My set did not come with a wired Mic.on enquiring from the same vendor I was told the kit comes without a wired Mic.

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