A question for you Zumo users

 

I have recently become a scooter rider (a Honda Helix clone to match my lady friend's Helix) Both are 250 cc bikes. We have matching helmets with Bluetooth intercom capability (Sena SMH10). The bike to bike and telephone features work great. I have mounted our older Garmin GPS's, mine is a 760 and hers is a 350. The 760 has a headset jack so I have hard wired to plug into my helmet, however hers does not have the jack. I was wondering if the fact that the Zumo would broadcast Bluetooth to me would it be possible to pair her helmet to my signal also. We have demonstrated that our bike to bike range is up to 1/4 mile. My initial feelings are that it will work, but I am a newbie and need help.

I know that she doesn't want to invest in a Zumo and I am a little hesitant myself because of the cost, but the thought of using Bluetooth is very appealing.

Any thoughts from the Zumo/motorcycle people out there.

Walt

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North Star in SW Ohio

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The Zumo can only be paired to a single "headset" profile and a single "phone/handset" profile at a time.

Also, the range of Bluetooth is around 30 feet.

Keep in mind, the Zumo

Keep in mind, the Zumo series is designed to be used outdoors in the elements. I have mine on my Harley and have used it many miles in the rain, not sure if the two you mention would hold up if you got caught in the rain.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Zumo

We will protect the Nuvi with plastic bags when it rains. Or just take them off until it is safe. I realize they are at risk and that is another reason I'm thinking Zumo.

Walt

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North Star in SW Ohio

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polaris211 wrote:

We have demonstrated that our bike to bike range is up to 1/4 mile.
Walt

Bluetooth devices come with different classes. The maximum range is nominally 100 meters so if you are getting about a 1/4 mile or 400 meters its because you have a clear line-of-sight with no other units nearby.

http://bluetoothinsight.blogspot.com/2008/01/bluetooth-power...

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Bluetooth

Bluetooth devices come with different classes. The maximum range is nominally 100 meters so if you are getting about a 1/4 mile or 400 meters its because you have a clear line-of-sight with no other units nearby.
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This was exactly the situation with our test. Absolutely clear line of sight. Then the signal cut off abruptly even though there was still a clear line of sight. This is completely acceptable to us since we ride pretty much together anyway. I haven't looked up the specs on the Zumo, but I assume it is a class 2 power accounting for the 10 meters range. Even this would be OK if only the Zumo could pair with two headsets sad

Walt

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North Star in SW Ohio

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Only Class 3 reaches that far under optimal conditions, and Class 3 devices are rare.

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I wonder if this would work for you,

I wonder if this would work for you, not cheap though less than a new Zumo, not sure if it would broadcast the GPS to both headsets, I'm not a techy type.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sportbike/Electrical/Sena-S...

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

NUVI

I would use what you have until you see how much riding you are doing. I use a marine / aircraft unit Garmin 96C which is an old unit but still does the basics. I just get in the habit of taking it with me when I get off my bike, more for theft than anything else. I would be doing a ton of riding before I bought a Zumo, then I would still take it with me for security reasons. My 96C is to old to update, when I start having road issues I will start using my NUVI 680
which is not waterproof, but I will use it anyways.

Enjoy riding Be safe