wireless Scala G4


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wireless Scala G4

Postby tech1 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:17 pm



Hi everyone Does anyone have any experience with the Scala G4 bluetooth wireless system?
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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:50 pm

The specs look good,but at $550 local price,I'll just poke her.I tried the Bt Interphone.Got 3 of them,couldn't even get them to power on.Got my money back.Still looking for an alternative.Bluetooth intercom and both driver and rider listen to music.Bt and G4 fit the bill.

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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby starfleetengineer » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:18 pm

Hey VM. did you look into the one I told you about in the JC Whitney book?
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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:16 am

Yea,It's OK but,the rider only gets the intercom.The rider unit is a single channel and will only pair with the driver.No music for the rider.The driver gets music,phone,intercom.

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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:53 am

virgilmobile wrote:Yea,It's OK but,the rider only gets the intercom.The rider unit is a single channel and will only pair with the driver.No music for the rider.The driver gets music,phone,intercom.


Hum... I must have miss read it then. I thought both got the same thing!
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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Well they are somewhat misleading.From the reading,it only references the driver unit for GPS,Music,phone,etc.The only reference to the pillion(rider) is the intercom feature.The new G4 has all the features in both units.Each one can pair with 3 separate devices,one being the pillion,or in this case,another driver.Thus the higher cost.It's all about software abilities.the driver unit can switch or channel hop to 3 different paired units,the pillion unit can only pair with one.

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Re: wireless Scala G4

Postby 88goldwing » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:11 pm

I've had a pair of Camos Bluetooth headsets which are dual channel. They support driver/rider intercom, individual music channels, and cell phone support. (Sorry, can't remember the model number, but Google Camos Bluetooth and you'll get lots of hits.) I've had them for 2-3 years and they work as advertised. Some things I don't like about them, more related to Bluetooth technology: (1) BT has a built-in delay. If you speak to your passenger you can't hear yourself in your headset like you can with the wired GL intercom because they suppress it due to the delay. No big issue, but the problem it causes is that when you're behind the quiet GL fairing you and your passenger will likely hear a murmur outside the helmet of the actual voice followed about a half second later with the intercom voice resulting in an annoying echo or 'talking in a barrel' effect. Sometimes it makes it hard to understand what was said. (2) BT requires that you pair things up initially. It is supposed to happen automatically, but sometimes it doesn't and you have to flip some tiny microswitches on the headset and/or power the units off and back on to force them to go into pairing mode. Also seems to randomly lose pairing sometimes when you temporarily turn things off and back on, requiring a forced pairing cycle. (3) The Camos units typically last 8-10 hours without charging, but if you're playing continuous music and doing a fair amount of talking, they may run down sooner. They can't be charged on the bike - require an AC charger - at least mine do. (4) They are fairly pricy - think I paid about $200 each for mine.




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