Sena 30K communication system
RRP: single unit – £289.99 / twin unit – £499.99
Sena has unveiled its smartest unit yet – the range-topping Sena 30K. It uses new Mesh Intercom technology, Bluetooth 4.1, and the new Sena RideConnected app, to ensure riders can stay connected – even if their group doesn’t stay together on the road – while seamlessly streaming smartphone music, answering phone calls and listening to turn-by-turn GPS navigation.
In short, the 30K takes advantage of three unique technologies to stay connected. Firstly, there’s Sena’s Mesh Intercom technology, which allows automatic connection to a virtually limitless number of 30K users, plus there’s a ‘private mode’ which allows users to invite and communicate with up to 16 riders at a range of up to 2km (1.2 miles), and there’s even an option to allow an endless number of ‘guests’ to listen in. And most importantly, if a rider goes out of range, the rest of the group stays connected while the 30K automatically searches for and reconnects to the ‘lost’ rider once back in range. The 30K is Bluetooth 4.1 enabled, and can connect to up to three other Sena and non-Sena Bluetooth devices, at the same time as Mesh Intercom devices. And finally, the Sena RideConnected app allows users to communicate with a virtually limitless amount of riders worldwide, over an infinite range, providing they’re connected to a mobile network.
Features-wise, the Sena 30K is equipped with audio multitasking technology which allows users to hold a conversation, while simultaneously streaming smartphone music or listening to the built-in FM radio, taking phone calls, or hearing GPS navigation. It can be operated completely hands-free, using voice commands – so the rider can move through music, phone and intercom features without taking his or her hands off the bars or their concentration away from the road.
For charging, a quick charge feature means that in just 20 minutes, users get five hours of Bluetooth intercom use, or three hours Mesh Intercom use. The 30K is water resistant and compatible with Sena’s optional Handlebar Remote control, as well as all the 20S clamp accessories.
The Utility app (for iPhone and Android) means owners can configure device settings and access a quick user guide with ease.
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