Finally bought a set of the Interphone bluetooth headsets. But sent them back for a refund as they don't do everything I want to achieve. Bluetooth Technology beiong what it is, I presume, as well as I have linked them to the Garmin Zumo and there is another problem due to Garmin software/Firmware.
The headset works well as only a Rider - Pillion intercom. Only problem is battery life which if you left the units on would only last about 2 hours before a recharge was required. Better to switch the units to standby after you finish talking then battery life would be about 6hours. It was a bit of a pain having to switch the unit on, and call your pillion or vice versa, before you could talk. 8 - 10 seconds of fairly fiddly button pushing and listening to varying sequences of 'beeps'. The pillion could call the rider as well like this but by then you had already passed the hidden patrol car
They work well as a Bike - Bike intercom over quite large distances up to 3/4 milebut battery life suffers even more using this function.
The are great for rider-gps-phone. Battery life is much better used this way. as they are quite economical paired with the gps. 7 hours or better.
However forget using them for gps-phone AND pillion which is what most want to do.
You have to switch between gps and pillion and back if you want to talk to the pillion. you can't have both functions. the unit disconnects one or the other and it is a real pain especially when driving to re pair the gps to the headset. The pillion cannot hear the gps directions or the mp3 through the gps (zumo) or the phone. if you are listening to gps guidance etc teh pillion has to tap you on the shoulder to request a conversation. You have to call them, which disconnects the gps pairing. then after you have finished talking to your pillion you will need to disconnect from them and re-pair back to your gps...PHEW
Both units sent back for a full refund even though they were previously fully installed on two helmets. So that was a plus in their favour..unconditional no quibble guarantee.
I have now got the Autocom Pro system which works brilliantly. I even get full stereo mp3 via the garmin zumo. an most importantly so does my pillion.
I really wanted to go WIRE FREE but that is not possible with today's technology??
Greg (08CC14) Does the Nolan N-Com system offer all the above or not.
How do you cope with intercom etc with your pillion as well as music and gps etc.?