Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SoCal, California, USA
Re: Help with Sena SMH10 and 2012 RT
Having played with various configurations with the Sena SMH10, the BMW audio system, the BMW Navigator IV GPS, and my iPhone, I give up. I CAN get the Sena to pair with the BMW audio system (but it's unstable), I CAN get the iPhone to pair with the GPS (but the person I call only hears distorted garbled words, although I can hear them perfectly), I CAN listen to music from the BMW audio system through the Sena SMH10 bluetooth in my helmet, but the sound quality on FM or Sat Radio is garbage.
Folks with 1600 series BMW's seem to have better luck, but I have been told that the radio systems are not identical.
Basically, for driver to passenger, the Sena works great. It works great if paired directly to the iPhone for answering calls. At this point I am going to explore bypassing the BMW audio system Bluetooth connection and look into hooking up a BT dongle directly to the rear speaker wires.
Anybody to the dongle connectly on an RT recently? Pointers and caveats appreciated.