Snowmobile helmet communication system

Apr 1, 2019
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Hi guys,

I am looking at getting some headsets for my wife and I this snowmobile season. The three headsets I am looking at are;

UCLEAR Motion Infinity

SENA 30K

Cardo PackTalk bold

Does anyone have any experience with these devices or any recommendations for me? I do ride with a group of buddies as well, possibly at some point I would be adding more people to my riding group with hopes that they would buy the same device as me and my wife. My main goal is to get a device that I can listen to music and speak with everyone in my group while we ride. I do all of my riding in Northern Wisconsin, the Minocqua area. Thanks for any help you can give.
 

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Do not buy the Sena. Not sure about the UCLEAR. I have the packtalk slim and love them. 100% waterproof, voice controls, Bluetooth app on the phone. good clear communication and good sound quality. Range in the trees is only a few hundred yards. so that part sucks. I am looking into pairing them with bluetooth radios and a push to talk button on the bars (T800 motorola with a 35 mile range). Ill update if it works.
 

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Do not buy the Sena. Not sure about the UCLEAR. I have the packtalk slim and love them. 100% waterproof, voice controls, Bluetooth app on the phone. good clear communication and good sound quality. Range in the trees is only a few hundred yards. so that part sucks. I am looking into pairing them with bluetooth radios and a push to talk button on the bars (T800 motorola with a 35 mile range). Ill update if it works.
What don’t you like about the Sena?


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We have been using the Lexin communicators on our dirt bikes all this summer and we like them. Has a full duplex communication between 4 of them if you set them up right. Sort of nice to be able to have a conversation while riding and the range seems pretty decent in the woods as well. Might be better out west where you guys are wide open with the hills. I'm going to test our out this season to see.

 

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On paper Sena seems like a good choice. I think the same or maybe slightly more expensive than packtalk. But they aren't guaranteed waterproof. No voice communication, the ambient noice canceling dosn't work very well. (at least for me)

Cardo slim is flush mounted so it won't hang up on stuff. The noice canceling is awesome. If i get on the throttle of my 450 or loud noises it opens the com link for 1 or 2 seconds then mutes it. Sena stays open so all i can hear is other peoples bikes or wind noise.

Whatever you choose to go with make sure it has MESH. keeps you connected in the woods when your coming in and out of range.
 
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Do not buy the Sena. Not sure about the UCLEAR. I have the packtalk slim and love them. 100% waterproof, voice controls, Bluetooth app on the phone. good clear communication and good sound quality. Range in the trees is only a few hundred yards. so that part sucks. I am looking into pairing them with bluetooth radios and a push to talk button on the bars (T800 motorola with a 35 mile range). Ill update if it works.
Did you ever get to try the Motorola T800 you mentioned? I’m on the fence about buying a Baofeng, BC Link, or some type in in helmet communications, but I came across the T800 radio as well. Im just looking for something easy, reliable and functional for the wife and I.
 

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We used Sena for a short time and the range was horrible. If i recall, they only were good for about 300 yards, and in the mountains, that is almost useless!

We now use the Baofeng radios for communications, and i got my HAM license this year.

For ATV riding, we have in-helmet headsets that have a PTT button that mounts on the handlebar. Yes there is a "wire" that is connected between the helmets, radio and the PTT button, and must be disconnected or the helmet removed when getting off the machine. But the convenience of having the PTT on the handlebar, and not having wear a backpack, or reach the mic on the shoulder to talk is great! We communicate the whole time we are riding.

On the sleds, the radio is in the backpack with a shoulder mic clipped to the backpack strap. This setup works amazingly well.

Best of luck finding what works best for you and your situation :)
 

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Did you ever get to try the Motorola T800 you mentioned? I’m on the fence about buying a Baofeng, BC Link, or some type in in helmet communications, but I came across the T800 radio as well. Im just looking for something easy, reliable and functional for the wife and I.
No ive been to busy hunting lol. Maybe in a few weeks? havn't even started converting my bike yet!
 

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Hi guys,

I am looking at getting some headsets for my wife and I this snowmobile season. The three headsets I am looking at are

Cardo PackTalk bold

Does anyone have any experience with these devices
Take a read on these two threads

https://www.snowest.com/forum/threads/review-and-install-scala-rider-pack-talk-helmet-to-helmet-communications.419019/
 

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we use BCA for snowmobiling.. on the motorcycles we use Sena 30... really like the clarity and range (out of sight 1/8 mile,line of sight a mile)... they run 8+ hours a day. Downside is when the battery is done it says "goodbye" and it is done
 
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