The Sena 10S is an evolution of the well-proven SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset. Advanced noise cancellation paired with upgraded speakers delivers HD quality sound for holding an open conversation with up to four riders total. Pair your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to toggle between hands-free calling, music and GPS instructions. Use the Sena Smartphone App to change settings, set groups of intercom friends, and access a Quick Guide.
FM and phone calls are very clear. Callers can't tell I'm riding, and say very good sound on other end. Bluetooth streaming from phone also very good, for music or Google Maps. Hit 6 different routes through WV last week, and never missed a turn. It does take a while to remember which of the two buttons does what function, only because of the sheer number of available functions, depending on how many times you press each button. Very easy to use, even with gloves on. Battery life is outstanding, with phone connected and listening to FM most of the time, have never run it out in one day, usually lasts for days. Any mini usb charger (just like your phone) will work and it comes with one. I haven't used the intercom function yet, so don't know how that would affect battery life. Installing in my Scorpion full face helmet was a breeze, and took all of 10 minutes. Ran the wires behind the pads without issue. My only issue, and I'm reaching here, is that when you crank the volume on a favorite song, there's not enough bass. Haha, definitely NOT a deal breaker, as the tiny speakers sound fine. I would recommend this to anyone looking for phone connectivity while riding, and I consider the FM radio (10 presets) a great bonus.
So I was torn as to which Sena I was going to buy but because I'm a single father of 3 and I needed to purchase two units I was obviously looking at the cheaper of the products but I'm an advid believer in making "Investments" and not just purchasing because of cost but rather longevity and truly getting my monies worth! This product is an excellent product with that said! The sound quality is amazing. When I'm riding with my helmet closed at high speeds going more than 80 MPH the person on the other end of the phone literally cannot tell that I'm on a bike. In fact one time my mother argued with me because she thought I was out partying while she had the kids when in fact I was on my bike on the way home she did not believe I was on my way home because she could not tell I was on my motorcycle at the time when in fact I was blazing down the highway I-20 going 75mph! Its durable as well... I ride in the rain never had any issues with it, I've actually dropped the unit before on the street and it still works just fine! It has the ability to get FM radio but mainly I just connect my iphone and listen to XM radio or watch Netflix as I ride - yeah watch Netflix when I ride... I know i'll get grief for that!
Wow! After researching and speaking with the great people at my Euless, TX Cycle Gear store, purchased the 10S. I am very satisfied with my purchase, to say the least. The professional installation by Cycle Gear was outstanding and when I returned a few days later for speaker location adjustments, I was taken care of without issue. The Sena 10S was performing all functions well, except for a light problem with bass. It just seemed like there was not enough, and after I plugged it into my computer for the most recent upgrade the bass problem was solved. All my music sounds great inside my helmet now! The update also made it possible to adjust the volume through my volume button on my 2018 Goldwing. No more turning the dial on my Sena while riding. Phone calls are crystal clear and the party on the other end is always amazed that they are unable to tell that I am riding a motorcycle while on my phone. I highly recommend the Sena 10S to anyone who needs a great system for their helmet and does not need two units. You can still link up with other riders in the pack when the need arises. The rechargeable battery holds a charge for about 10-12 hours of straight use and takes only 90 minutes to fully recharge. It's been 8 months since buying mine & I'm not complaining! Time for you to buy yours...
I own both a Sena 10s and 10u model-- both are poor devices. They do not even reliably work with other Sena units as intercoms. The intercom link connection process is unpredictable and following the manual is little help. The 10s failed the first time I got caught out in the rain. The 10u failed one year after purchase when I did a firmware upgrade. Sena warranty support is problematic. If you really want to purchase one of these crummy devices, be sure to get the Cycle Gear separate warranty-- you will need it!