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post #1 of 22 Old 08-26-2007, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best communication system?

Hi, What seems to be the best two up communication system?. It seems only normal that you would want to talk to your "passenger", so what are you guys using to do this?. Using a balance between quality and price whats the best bet?.
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I have recently begun to think about adopting a setup like this. Thanks OP.

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Scala Rider teamset from Cardo Wireless.
No wires. Links to cell phone and / or GPS. Great battery life (7 hours talk days and days on standby). Don't know it fitted it just works.
And on top of that you can use them bike-bike if you are riding with another person, they work up to about 20 metres range.
Went for a 100 mile ride yesterday with SWMBO on her bike and me on mine and we chatted regularly during the ride including important things like where to stop for coffee and which was the best twisty road to take.
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Scala Rider teamset from Cardo Wireless.
No wires. Links to cell phone and / or GPS. Great battery life (7 hours talk days and days on standby). Don't know it fitted it just works.
And on top of that you can use them bike-bike if you are riding with another person, they work up to about 20 metres range.
Went for a 100 mile ride yesterday with SWMBO on her bike and me on mine and we chatted regularly during the ride including important things like where to stop for coffee and which was the best twisty road to take.
So you have to have a bluetooth cellphone or GPS to take advantage of this?

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after checking out the website, it looks like they carry an adapter for cell phones that dont support bluetooth. But a cell phone seems to be a critical component.

the adapter for non-bluetooth cell phones was $50
the kit for 2 people to talk together was $280

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Hi, What seems to be the best two up communication system?. It seems only normal that you would want to talk to your "passenger", so what are you guys using to do this?. Using a balance between quality and price whats the best bet?.
Heh I thought the reason most people bought bikes is to NOT have to communicate with the passenger..


Somebody was going to say it I dont see why it should not have been me. :twisted:
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So you have to have a bluetooth cellphone or GPS to take advantage of this?
If you want to connect to a cell phone or GPS then they need to have Bluetooth. If you just want to talk rider->passenger then the two units in the set are already paired all you have to do is fit them to the helmets (2 minutes each helmet, no damage to the helmet)and turn them on. Don't forget to charge the batteries first of course.
When riding you just talk to activate the communication, after about 20 seconds of silence the units go back to sleep. I find that the easiest thing to do is say one word to get the units to wake up (I usually say "hello") then start talking.
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Heh I thought the reason most people bought bikes is to NOT have to communicate with the passenger..


Somebody was going to say it I dont see why it should not have been me. :twisted:

alright, alright. Now we have that out of the way! haha

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If you want to connect to a cell phone or GPS then they need to have Bluetooth. If you just want to talk rider->passenger then the two units in the set are already paired all you have to do is fit them to the helmets (2 minutes each helmet, no damage to the helmet)and turn them on. Don't forget to charge the batteries first of course.
When riding you just talk to activate the communication, after about 20 seconds of silence the units go back to sleep. I find that the easiest thing to do is say one word to get the units to wake up (I usually say "hello") then start talking.
Oh cool. Then that is definitely a good setup. I thought you needed to hook it up to your cellphone. I thought that would be a PITA.

How do you feel about the sound quality?

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You should buy them in Australia the Rider Teamset is Aus$229.00 (US$185.00) here.
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