Bluetooth Headset Recommendation


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Bluetooth Headset Recommendation

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I'm starting to look at a bluetooth headset for my 2005 wing. I plan to buy a Garmin Zumo gps.
I just want the headset to hear the gps instructions.
I wear a half & full face helmet.
What's a good set up that doesn't break the bank? Thank You


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tourman wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 pm What's a good set up that doesn't break the bank? Thank You
I doubt there is one. I have yet to see one that is reasonably priced.

If you already have a wired headset, I'd go this route:
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
In fact, I already have. I works very well and is reasonably priced.
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Get a Sena SMH-10, it's a couple generations back and the prices are coming down quite a bit. It's more than enough for listening to your GPS and/or pairing with your phone for calls and "OK Google"-ing.
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Zumo I'm looking at doesn't have a audio out jack






MikeB wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:27 pm
tourman wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 pm What's a good set up that doesn't break the bank? Thank You
I doubt there is one. I have yet to see one that is reasonably priced.

If you already have a wired headset, I'd go this route:
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
In fact, I already have. I works very well and is reasonably priced.
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tourman wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:20 pm Zumo I'm looking at doesn't have a audio out jack
If you are comfortable with soldering, you can add one.
I've added wire and connectors to several Nuvi's.
MikeB wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:27 pm
tourman wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 pm What's a good set up that doesn't break the bank? Thank You
I doubt there is one. I have yet to see one that is reasonably priced.

If you already have a wired headset, I'd go this route:
/Store/Goldwing ... -Input.asp
In fact, I already have. I works very well and is reasonably priced.
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tourman wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 pm What's a good set up that doesn't break the bank? Thank You
-- Do you ride alone, or with a passenger?

-- Do you regularly ride with other riders?

-- Do you regularly interact with any of the audio system already built into the bike?

-- Does your bike have *and* do you use the CB radio accessory with the bike?

There's some helpful insight with the answers to those questions that could also help
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1 Ride alone
2 ride by myself
3 don't listen to the radio very often
4 no cb
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Graphically, you want to do this...eliminate the bike completely (well...you'd still have the built-in speakers to listen to all of this...) and life becomes a bit less complex:

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The GPS you're looking at needs to have the ability to send commands to your headset via Bluetooth signal directly.
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kwthom wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:53 am Graphically, you want to do this...eliminate the bike completely (well...you'd still have the built-in speakers to listen to all of this...) and life becomes a bit less complex:

Image

The GPS you're looking at needs to have the ability to send commands to your headset via Bluetooth signal directly.
Yes, i realize that :lol:
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I have a Zumo 390 which does have the jack, it also has tpms capability.
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I bought a BT-S2 on eBay for less then $50. Has the features most of the high end units. Sound is loud and very clear and no backup noises when I’m talking. Can’t beat it for $50. If you go on YouTube there are many reviews on a number of units on the market to help you make your decision.


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