Has anyone got any experience of Bluetooth coms systems, as setting it up is driving me nuts!
I’ve got a Schuberth SRC system (which I understand is basically the same as Scala Rider), I’ve got a MP3 player that has Bluetooth, and a sav nav with Bluetooth. If I pair up the sat nav with the SRC as per the manual, I can then hear the sat nav ok. I then switch off the sat nav, and pair up the MP3 player as per the manual, and I can then hear the MP3 player ok. If I then switch the sat nav on, it seams to remove the Bluetooth link to the MP3 player. I never seem to be able to get to a point where I have both bluetooth devices communicating at the same time.
I must be doing something wrong somewhere, but I’m dambed if I can see where!
It's a Garmin Zumo 660. Now I know you're about to say "the zumo has its own MP3 player", but (a) the Zumo MP3 player is poor quality, (b) I already have a bluetooth MP3 player, (c) if I use the Zumo MP3 player I have to keep updating two players, (d) the volume control on the Zumo is a very fiddly on the move, and you have to use a 'mixer' control instead of a simple volume for music control.
I tried emailing my question to Schuberth, and just got a standard acknowledgement (in German!). So I emailed Scala who simply told me to contact Schuberth.
yup...I got the Zumo 550, but as the blu-toof is only mono..I hardwired my headset to the sat-nav, I use the MP3 player built in..but to be honest combine wind/helmet noise you aint going to notice a lot regarding quality.
Think 660 has the new blu-touth standard which is Stereo...again though you loose a lot of quality sound wise.
I know the 550 has two volume controls, one in s/ware and one on the unit.
I have a scala 4 system that I use bike to bike with the missus..
Good bits - Good range and very clear, easy to use buttons with gloves on, fairly simple to attach to helmet even with us both having flip fronts.
Not so good points - Intermittent reliability, sometimes we just can't get the devices to speak to each other, voice activation needs the operator to shout to initiate. So when it fails to hook up, we both end up riding along shouting 'BIP!' 'BIP!'.
Cannot change priority of use, so Sat Nav interrupts and takes ages to allow voice comms again. If using sat nav and mobile phone, the phone has to be bluetoothed to the satnav rather than the Scala.
Difficult to organise volume of voice and satnav so I can hear both at the same level.
Don't know if the new Scala 9 is better, but won't buy this system again.