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post #1 of 16 Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cell phone usage at higher speeds

Above 35 mph my voice is not audible but I can hear just fine. Anybody else experience this or is it just my equipment? Using Sena 10 w/full face helmet.
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its your equipment,

I bluetooth my cell phone into my autocom system and with the noise canceling headset, conversations are clearer at 85mph on the highway than sitting in my living room



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No problems at all with my Scala unit and judging by the good review the Sena units got on webbikeworld I would say that yours is either faulty or incorrectly set up. Positioning of the microphone in relation to your mouth is very important with these devices so that may well be where the problem is.
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I use the Scala and it's fine up to about 50 MPH. Above that I have to close my face shield. Then it's usually fine up to 75 MPH. Rarely above that speed and never been on the phone when I am. I keep calls very short on the bike.


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I have no problems whatsoever with cell phone audio on my bike. I stop whenever I want to make a call.

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I'm with SCraig on this one. Tests have shown that even using hands free Bluetooth setups while driving a cage results in driver concentration and reaction times equivilent to driving while impaired. Don't need that while on my Wee!!!
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No problems at all with my Scala unit and judging by the good review the Sena units got on webbikeworld I would say that yours is either faulty or incorrectly set up. Positioning of the microphone in relation to your mouth is very important with these devices so that may well be where the problem is.
Thank you and good info. Relocated the mike and varied my voice level and it is working better at speed but still sounded like I was over modulating. May just need to tinker a bit more and slow my speech way down. I am gonna unpair the 665 and just run the Sena/Razr and see what happens. Never know with these new Garmins
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I have no problems whatsoever with cell phone audio on my bike. I stop whenever I want to make a call.
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Above 35 mph my voice is not audible but I can hear just fine. Anybody else experience this or is it just my equipment? Using Sena 10 w/full face helmet.

Hello Pot? This is kettle. Man! To think that we crucify CAGERS for using the cell phone while driving. The answer is simple...if your call is THAT damn important, get your arse off the road to handle it. Otherwise, just hang up and drive.

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Experiments testing the distracting effects of phones consistently find that driving with a hands-free headset is no safer than using a handheld one. Indeed, both have roughly the same distracting effect as driving while under the influence of alcohol.

The distraction actually comes from devoting attention to the conversation. Whenever we split our attention, we are less likely to notice an unexpected event, like a child running into the street, or a motorcycle entering our lane, even when these unexpected events are directly in front of us.

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