Babes Ride Out 6 is coming up fast! Riding in a group? Riding solo? Riding with your road dog? Check out some of our favorite Sena communication devices that will make your trip fun and easy to navigate!
Riding in new territory, especially the Catskills, when roads often have multiple names since they were forged hundreds of years ago can be a nightmare. Thankfully we had our Senas with us to make the route a breeze. Read on to see where we wandered during Babes Ride Out East Coast 3.
The roads were a little bet up from the harsh winter the east coast had received. Our ride lead was able to communicate dangers well in advance.
Once we made it to Roscoe we enjoyed one of the best diner experiences. With a full stomach we were bound and determined to find the infamous Dundas Castle. The area the castle is located is thick with trees, so much in fact you can't see the stones of the house because it blends in so seamlessly with it's environment. Even with directions, we got lost. The best part about it is that even though we split up from the group to try and located this place, we were able to stay synced to our group via Sena Bluetooth.
Being able to stay connected, even when lost, was a true blast. Once we decided to turn around and head in a different direction, we quickly came up on the castle. Of course it was in the last diection we tried.
Finding our way winding through the Catskills was a blast and it was even more sharing instant laughs, "look outs", and jokes along the way. Cheers to staying connected!
Photos By: Maddy Talias
The Sena 30K is here to change the game completely!!
For years, Sena has been leading the industry when it comes to tech for communicating rider to rider. Their units, which can be easily installed to almost any helmet, allow you to listen to music, hear GPS directions, and even take calls straight from your bike. A couple of our favorite units are the low profile 10R and the 10C which features a built in camera. Their past units have all run off Bluetooth technology and Sena is now changing the game with their all new Mesh Intercom Technology in the 30K.
What’s the difference between Bluetooth technology and Mesh Intercom technology?
Bluetooth comes with it’s fair share of limitations such as range and complicated intercom pairing. Bluetooth must be paired in a daisy chain and when one rider peels off from the group the rest of the group is cut off from communication. Mesh Intercom technology acts as a web, so when a rider falls out of range the rest of the group stays connected and when they are back in range they are automatically
How does it work?
With one click of a button, instantly and seamlessly connect to a virtually unlimited number of 30K riders within a mile range using the public mode feature. The 30K also features private mode and allows users to create different groups straight from the convenient 30K App. Listen to music, hearturn-by-turn GPS directions, and even take and make phone calls all through the 30K. The 30K offers the longest range, largest number of connections, simplest pairing, and best feature set of any Sena device to date.
Can it still pair with older Bluetooth models?
Even with the new technology within the 30K you won’t have to leave your Bluetooth buds in the dust. The 30K houses both Mesh and Bluetooth processors so it still allows for 4 Bluetooth connections. The 30K acts as a bridge for Bluetooth intercom so users are able to bring in up to 3 Bluetooth intercom users into the Mesh group communication per device. Are you ready to #RideConnected?
I recently got to take a 1,200 mile road trip with my mom for her 60th birthday. I brought along my Sena Bluetooth 10C to document some fun moments on the trip. I have to admit that having the 10C made the trip so much more fun! Not only can you communicate with whoever you're riding with but you can get some great footage to share after the trip. It is such a user friendly device! I am no pro when it comes to technology and with the speaker system inside your helmet, you can clearly hear when it is recording or not recording and when the memory card is full or if you're running low on battery. Gone are the days of missing your favorite parts of your ride because you didn't know the battery was dead. Check out a quick clip of some of the footage I shot!
"The 10C is the world’s first look at a fully integrated Bluetooth helmet communication system and HD camera rolled into one powerful device.”
Click HERE to read more about the 10C
Sena will be adding a 10R dual set to the Moto F.A.M. raffle at Babes Ride Out East Coast 2 click HERE to learn more about this awesome communication device! The low profile design fits so well on your helmet.
The Road to babes...
What you won’t want to hit the road without
By Berlynn Holdmann
Calling all ladies making the epic trek to Babes Ride Out 4 this year. With one of the best all women’s motorcycle events right around the corner, who’s ready for another wild weekend of babes, brews, bands and breathtaking rides? Riding out from Las Vegas, we’re ready for the open road and a weekend we won’t forget. Although we love hearing the sound of our bike’s roaring down the road, this year we’re taking Sena Bluetooth headsets and action cameras along for the ride and we can’t wait! For those of you who aren't familiar with Sena, they’re a company that brings cutting-edge Bluetooth communication to the motorcycle industry. If you haven't given their products a go, you’re definitely missing out.
Besides hearing our engines screaming down the highway, sometimes long trips call for new technology to make the ride one of ease. We’re doing so by taking advantage of Sena’s latest technology. Sena offers a lot of functionality packed into a tiny device designed to sit on the left side of your helmet, so your clutch hand can quickly and easily reach the buttons to answer calls, change music, or get GPS directions. We’ve broken down some of the best features in the Sena devices that make road trips twice as enjoyable, and run a lot smoother especially in big groups.
We all know you’re headed out to B.R.O. 4 this year with a group of kick-ass ladies, which brings us to our first point…. communication. Sena units were created for distraction free and seamless communication from rider to rider, or rider to smartphone via Bluetooth 4.1. Sena devices have an internal intercom allowing you to openly chat with all of your riding buddies. The different units vary, but offer up to a 1.4km range so you guys don’t have to be riding side by side in order to keep your conversation going. Before you take off pair your phone to your headset and your headset to everyone you’re riding with and you’re good to go.
No longer will you have to try to hand signal and hope that your whole group sees you take a quick freeway exit, simply let them know over the intercom that you need to take the next exit and grab some gas. On top of being able to keep an ongoing intercom conversation with 4-8 riding buddies, now you’re able to take a phone call with the touch of a button. When you’re on the road for hours it's inevitable that someone's trying to get a hold of you, with Sena you can easily take or make a phone call. On a long road trip the ability to communicate is also much safer, we’ve all seen some pretty crazy things on the road being able to make a phone call with one click definitely gives us peace of mind when needing to do so.
Next up, Music. On long rides, sometime it's imperative to have tunes to make the trip painless. Listen to any music from your smartphone through your Sena headset all the way to Joshua Tree, or listen to FM radio, which is built into almost every Sena headset. If you want to share your playlist with one of your other babes for the ride, Sena lets you do just that. The Sena 20S allows for seamlessly conversation over the intercom while sharing music without interruption.
Last, we have navigation. Considering the Sena allows for complete access to your smartphone you can now get turn-by-turn navigation for those parts of the road that you aren't as familiar with. Sometimes the best part about a road trip is getting lost, but when traveling navigation can be a real lifesaver. It’s inevitable that you’ll need turn-by-turn directions at some point, with the unfamiliar roads along the way.
In addition to all of those features, the headsets pair seamlessly via Bluetooth to their Prism action camera, which I’ll be taking out to the desert with me for some killer photos and videos. Sena offers a variety of headsets for every type of rider and helmet, gear up for your next road trip with the one that’s best for you. Not to mention, Sena’s make a world of difference in everyday riding. And we promise once you use a any of the Sena communicators you won't look back! If you’re heading out to Babes Ride Out 4 keep an eye out for the ladies of Sena for more information on any of their products.