Originally Posted by johnbaker15
I don't have the Sena manager installed on this system, but there is a setting you change for the 1600 that addresses connection issues. Perhaps you could go into the Sena setup manager and try out that change for your RT.
From the Sena support page; Only one SMH10 headset can be paired with the BMW Bluetooth audio system. Using the SMH10 firmware version 4.1.1, disable EDR in the Device Settings.
Additionally the Sena manager V4.2 beta release notes state; Improved compatibility with Bluetooth onboard audio systems and GPS devices
Attached also is the PDF. ( I think)
1. Sena SMH10 bought about 2/1/13, not yet connected to Sena to determine it's firm/software version.
2. 2013 BMW R1200RT with audio option
3. BMW Nav III (about a 2006 model - basically a BT Garmin 28xx)
4. Pantech Ease cell phone about 3 yrs old
The "1600" you mention is a K1600, right?
I looked at the PDF, but have not tried to connect anything since deleting all pairing data in the Sena on Sunday. My intended use of my Camhead RT audio with GPS is the same as Lynn's. I have NOT tried to pair to the RT yet in any combination...but I did
successfully to the Nav III and my cell phone last week (see my posts above).
In that PDF file, there are many things that confuse
"..SMH10 and SMH10B have different pairing and connection procedures."
"SMH10 (firmware not supported)"
"*BMW’s GPS system will work as a standalone Bluetooth device. Connecting SMH10 to GPS will limit BMW’s radio audio to BMW’s built-in speakers..."
Now I am more confused than ever!
If that last one is correct, most of us here are in trouble!
I picked up the Camhead Tuesday and rode 300 miles in the last two days. I did NOT use the Sena for anything, I used my old Nolan N43 Trilogy helmet without a Sena headset....I was surprised how, for my low expectations of fidelity, the speakers did a reasonable job up to about 65-70 mph. I wear ear plugs, and I'm not sure that makes a person hear music better or worse; I just know I have to in order to reduce wind roar, to which I am sensitive.
So, I'm thinking of trying of doing this today, since the weather is not good for riding:
1. Pair the Sena to my RT since that was my first priority. See how that goes for several riding sessions. I am hoping that goes well, since I'm pairing only one source (the RT audio) to the Sena.. However, if I have any problems at all doing the pairs during multiple rides so that it's a hassle, I will consider NOT using Sena for its pairing to the RT; I'll just use the RT's speakers......not perfect, as I mainly want music on long days, highway runs at elevated speeds....(note that I expect audio quality to be better with the Sena headset than the BMW's speakers...but that is an assumption)
2. If I can reliably pair with the RT as above, then I will try to pair with the GPS (still no cell phone). Assuming that pairing is also reliable after several riding sessions, I'll consider adding the phone.
Here's where I apparently need to do more research:
>Pair the phone to the Sena then pair the GPS the Sena (that works -done earlier) then pair the RT to the Sena (this is what I planned to do today) -or-
>Pair the phone to the GPS (I've never tried that) then pair the GPS to the Sena then pair the RT to the Sena.