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Old 30th June 2013, 09:50   #1
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Default Midland Bluetooth Intercom for my Helmet

Hi friends. Bought a Midland BT Next ( single pack ) from Bachoo Motors Mumbai for my HJC helmet.

1. Bluetooth set & helmet

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2. Pack opened

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3. All items in the pack

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4. Screw type clamp

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5. One half inside and one outside

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6. Clamp attached to the helmet

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7. Speaker wire laid and attached using the velcro stickers

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8. Cables and the unit connected finally

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9. All set

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Old 30th June 2013, 10:13   #2
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I guess this is for your phone/ music. What are the costs? Is this a waterproof device, else each monsoon will leave you with a new shopping list
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I guess this is for your phone/ music. What are the costs? Is this a waterproof device, else each monsoon will leave you with a new shopping list
Ya this is for my phone. I don't use it for music, though it has the feature and also can be used to communicate with other riders who have bluetooth intercom.
Cost is Rs 10,999/-.
Yes it is waterproof. I am from Andaman and Mumbai rain is peanuts compared to rains in these islands.

The unit works flawlessly in rains and has not given any trouble.
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Old 1st July 2013, 12:13   #4
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Nice, specially with so many pictures showing how to install it, just something i was looking for. Had even started a thread asking for advice on these units. Have posted a link to this thread on it. Here's the link to that thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...rcyclists.html (Bluetooth Intercom / Headsets for Motorcyclists)

Why are 2 mics supplied? and whats the CD for?

Do let us know your experience with the intercom function in case you happen to use it.
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Nice, specially with so many pictures showing how to install it, just something i was looking for. Had even started a thread asking for advice on these units. Have posted a link to this thread on it. Here's the link to that thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...rcyclists.html (Bluetooth Intercom / Headsets for Motorcyclists)

Why are 2 mics supplied? and whats the CD for?

Do let us know your experience with the intercom function in case you happen to use it.
Of the two mics you'll notice that 1 is wired which is meant for full face helmet and the other is a boom mic for flip type helmets.
CD has the instruction manual
I haven't seen anyone using the intercom here in islands so I doubt whether I'll be able to check the intercom but phone calls are crisp and clear
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Gopi, can't comment about Andaman but I doubt if such a thing would be allowed in Mumbai.

When used for communicating with fellow riders on a trip its ok, but for attending phone calls is it allowed ?
A neat job done there by you. And 11k for it ? It's quite an expensive gadget.

Costlier than my BlackBerry phone itself

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Gopi, can't comment about Andaman but I doubt if such a thing would be allowed in Mumbai.

When used for communicating with fellow riders on a trip its ok, but for attending phone calls is it allowed ?
A neat job done there by you. And 11k for it ? It's quite an expensive gadget.

Costlier than my BlackBerry phone itself

-Bhargav
Ya right it's pretty expensive but I think it costs less than the scala brand. The good thing with my equipment is that you don't even have to take your hands off the handle bar to press a button and receive the call....after 3 rings you just I have to speak into the mic to receive the call automatically.
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Of the two mics you'll notice that 1 is wired which is meant for full face helmet and the other is a boom mic for flip type helmets.
CD has the instruction manual
I haven't seen anyone using the intercom here in islands so I doubt whether I'll be able to check the intercom but phone calls are crisp and clear
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Exactly! Incidently Bachoo motors is now the authorised dealer for Midland bluetooth and intercom, which will pair with any brand (Max 4 units).
Well the compatibility with other intercoms was what i was looking forward to hear about.

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Gopi, can't comment about Andaman but I doubt if such a thing would be allowed in Mumbai.

When used for communicating with fellow riders on a trip its ok, but for attending phone calls is it allowed ?
A neat job done there by you. And 11k for it ? It's quite an expensive gadget.

Costlier than my BlackBerry phone itself

-Bhargav
Its the same as a bluetooth headset, but integrated into the helmet. When bluetooth headsets are legal there's no reason why this should be not allowed. Regarding the cost i guess its steeper comapred to a regular bluetooth headset because of the intercom function. Besides this particular one is cheaper than the Sena or Scala ones.
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Well the compatibility with other intercoms was what i was looking forward to hear about.
The information provided in the website says it's compatible with other intercoms
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Well the compatibility with other intercoms was what i was looking forward to hear about.
O Sorry Sir, I thought any type of such telecom equipments (handsfree, bluetooths etc) which would distract the driver are not allowed.

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after 3 rings you just I have to speak into the mic to receive the call automatically.
Wow! That's quite cool!
Good thing is that, the system doesn't rely on specific voice-commands like "hello" or "Pick Up" to receive the call which could cause ambiguity in the accent and cause problems. It just relies on any human-sound-input to activate the call, which is quite good!

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The unit also has built in FM though I haven't tried it.
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Thanks for the detailed pictures of the BT intercom set, marinegopi !! Was looking for such an unit to coordinate rides, very helpful
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Thanks for the detailed pictures of the BT intercom set, marinegopi !! Was looking for such an unit to coordinate rides, very helpful
Ya right. Though I don't have a group in the islands to ride along, still the ability to receive calls without physically touching any button is a plus.
But I never try to make calls to someone while riding because then I would've to touch the phone which again is not possible because of the gloves.
However there's one more subtle point, you can redial the last dialled number by long pressing a button on the unit.
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Tried the inbuilt FM radio. Works flawlessly.
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The headset is connected to my Samsung note 2 and I noticed that I can also use the s voice features. I just have to press a button and say call home while driving and the call is made!! Wow! But There's a catch. S voice feature needs Internet connectivity in the phone.
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