Went back to Gearbest's site and read their customer asked questions. Only 5 or 6 down the list found this:
By Marsh Miranda Mar-01/2017 09:03:58
In all honesty it would have been a nice feature to control at my option.
Be sure to check out this post,SilverBullet - This is a great find! For many out there that cannot afford to invest 3-400 in a Bluetooth communicator this is an awesome alternative ! I for one appreciate the post and the find. I am currently running the Sena 10s , i had just purchased my daughters SMH10 for 300 and I'm really wishing i would have known about this headset. I would have easily purchased two units and saved nearly 400 dollars!
On mine, the + and - buttons change track or station if you single press them, but if you hold them down they change the volume.Music streaming simple and no frills. You can change tracks via the units buttons but sound volume only controlled from phone. Sound is good but extreme lack of bass compared to my custom molded ear buds. Normal listening level are fine though.
FM radio has great clear reception even inside the house. No volume control whatsoever though. Default level is just about right for me so no big complaint. If you like low volume elevator background music you might not be happy.
Thanks as I didn't catch that in the manual first go around. That will be especially useful when wearing winter gloves that can't touchscreen control my phone.On mine, the + and - buttons change track or station if you single press them, but if you hold them down they change the volume.
On mine, the + and - buttons change track or station if you single press them, but if you hold them down they change the volume.
I read that but still have not been successful. Truth is I have only ran it one time.Thanks as I didn't catch that in the manual first go around. That will be especially useful when wearing winter gloves that can't touchscreen control my phone.
Verified that the volume control works with FM radio this morning, cool. Switched the station and hit some house music. Did my best Daft Punk impersonation until the helmet got too hot and music changed to Cumbia rap.I read that but still have not been successful. Truth is I have only ran it one time.
The functionality that SB describes in previous post have not been realized with my IPhone. I can answer a call and call back the last number dialed only. I can't or haven't been able to access my contacts. I don't have any music on my phone so haven't explored that feature. The main use for me was to communicate with my wife while two up and it works for that.
When I don't have a passenger, this is me. I don't even listen to music. I just have the unit so I can receive and place calls. I don't even do the voice/audio texting. Riding is my escape. I don't always want to be in touch with other people.Also used the unit daily for two week ride last month. Consistently got 9.5 to 10 hours of play time each day.
Thought about it a lot more and even if it did pair with Sena's I would not enable it. When I'm riding I really don't want to chat. I always had it paired with my cell phone so advised both riders that I rode with just place a phone call to talk if something important to advise. Never once did I get a rider to rider call or need to place a rider to rider call in 12 long ride days. If paired on the communicators I know 100% that would not be the case.
Did you space the speakers out so they are very close to your ears? I wear ear plugs and still found the volume to be loud enough to listen to music on my dirt bike (very noisy) at 70mph!! or my Goldwing at 100mph also with ear plugs. If the speakers are not almost touching your ears, then you lose a lot of volume.I quit using this. For me, it just doesn't have the volume for listening to music when I ride. That is my go to thing after a bad or long day. Jammin to my tunes, twisting the throttle, wind in my face, not much else is better.
Funny thing, I did have them so close they touched my ears. I moved them around and just couldn't figure out why I was hitting my ears. As I removed them, I noticed the cutouts in the helmet for the speakers.Did you space the speakers out so they are very close to your ears? I wear ear plugs and still found the volume to be loud enough to listen to music on my dirt bike (very noisy) at 70mph!! or my Goldwing at 100mph also with ear plugs. If the speakers are not almost touching your ears, then you lose a lot of volume.
Sena tends to claim a lot more than they deliver. The 20S I have is supposed to have a range of over a mile, and support up to an 8-way intercom. The range is, at best, about 200-300 yards, and that assumes a clear line-of-sight. If the road is curvy, hilly, ect, it dramatically reduces.I definitely agree that Senas are overpriced. But to be fair, if you look at the total number of advantages a Sena 20 has when compared to these knockoffs, there really is no comparison. The range is far better, the sound quality is topnotch, and the Sena supports tons of intercom connections at once, instead of just one at a time like the copycat.
How about one of these?My wife and I went on a DS ride at the weekend with 7 other riders and after 7 hours and 30 minutes of continuous use it started to beep low battery and turned off, so I will assume a limit of 7 hours use for future rides. This is the best gear intercom, not the Sena.
Wont work for this unit. Charge port is shared with speaker/mic port. So you cannot charge while operating the unit. Mine still lasts 9 hrs + on a full charge. If a long days ride I typically take at least a 30 min break to eat. I put it on charge during that time and that gives me 2 hrs of additional time so pushing 12 hrs of total use time. Any longer riding than that planned I usually pick a gas stop or two during the day to leave it turned off. That gains another 2-1/2 hrs elapsed ride time each. Would rather break up the no tunes time during the day than have 5-6 hrs at the end of the day.How about one of these?
Many jackets have a zippered collar or pocket that this would easily hide-away.
It would certainly extend your battery life.