How do I perform Music Sharing/Speed Dial on a Sena headset?

The Sena headset requires the firmware that contains the Music Sharing and Speed Dial features.

 

Music Sharing:

You can start sharing music with an intercom friend using Bluetooth stereo music during a two-way intercom conversation. When you terminate music sharing, you can go back to the intercom conversation. To start or terminate sharing music, press and hold the Jog Dial for 1 second during an intercom conversation until you hear a double beep and you and your intercom friend will listen to or terminate sharing music. To track forward or track back, rotate while pressing down the Jog Dial clockwise or counter clockwise.

Note: 
1. Both you and your intercom friend can remotely control music playback during music sharing such as track forward and track back. 
2. When you have an incoming call, make a phone call, or hear the turn-by-turn voice instruction of GPS during music sharing, the function will be paused. 
3. In order to share music, make sure that you update both headsets with the firmware that has the music sharing feature, and enable the EDR
setting in the Sena Device Manager.

 

Here is a video on how use Music Sharing. http://youtu.be/GJ9iQwdq1vE

 

Speed Dial:

- Assigning Speed Dial to a Sena headset

1. To assign a phone number as a speed dial, rotate the Jog Dial until you hear a voice prompt saying “Speed dial”.
2. Tap the Phone Button, and you will hear a voice prompt saying “Speed dial one” and “Phone connected”.

3. Rotate the Jog Dial to select one of three speed dial numbers and you hear a voice prompt saying “Speed dial (#)”. 
4. Call a phone number you want to assign and you will hear a voice prompt saying “Save speed dial (#)”. The phone number is automatically assigned to the selected speed dial number. Then the phone call will hang up before being connected.
5. To exit the menu, rotate the Jog Dial clockwise or counter clockwise until you hear a voice prompt saying “Cancel”, and tap the Phone Button to confirm. You will then hear a voice prompt saying “Cancel”. If any button is not pressed within 1 minute, the SMH5 will exit the configuration menu and go back to stand-by mode.

Note:
1. After assigning a phone number to one of three speed dials, you can continually assign another phone number to the rest of two speed dials.
2. You can assign phone numbers to speed dials in your PC. Please visit the Sena Bluetooth web site at www.SenaBluetooth.com for more information.

 

- Using the Speed Dial on a Sena headset:

You can quickly make a phone call by using the voice speed dial menu.
1. To enter into the voice speed dial menu, double tap the Phone Button and you will hear a mid-tone single beep and a voice prompt saying “Speed dial”.
2. Rotate the Jog Dial clockwise or counter-clockwise to navigate between the menus. You will hear voice prompts for each menu items.
3. Tap the Phone Button or the Jog Dial to select a voice menu among the followings:


(1) Last number redial (4) Speed dial 3
(2) Speed dial 1 (5) Cancel
(3) Speed dial 2

4. After selecting the last number redial menu, you will hear a voice prompt saying “Last number redial”. Then, to redial the last phone call number, tap the Phone Button or the Jog Dial.
5. To call one of the speed dials, rotate the Jog Dial clockwise or counter-clockwise to navigate between the menus until you hear a voice prompt saying “Speed dial (#)”. Then, tap the Phone Button or the Jog Dial

6. If you want to exit the speed dial immediately, rotate the Jog Dial until you hear a voice prompt saying “Cancel”, and tap the Phone Button or the Jog Dial. If any button is not pressed within 15 seconds, the SMH5 will exit the voice speed dial menu and goes back to stand-by mode.

Note: 
Make sure that you should connect the mobile phone and the headset in order to use the speed dial function.

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    chris conant

     In order to share music, make sure that you update both headsets with the firmware that has the music sharing feature, and enable the 
    setting in the Sena Device Manager.

    LOL,

    Which setting and which Firmware? i have SMH 10 and 5.0,1 

    cant share music with 2 devices yet...

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    chris conant

     In order to share music, make sure that you update both headsets with the firmware that has the music sharing feature, and enable the 
    setting in the Sena Device Manager.

    LOL,

    Which setting and which Firmware? i have SMH 10 and 5.0,1 

    cant share music with 2 devices yet...

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    Stvkovach
    Chris I am in the same boat...nothing I have done will allow me to share music with my passenger. I would like to know if ANYONE has this feature working or where is this firmware setting Sena talks about. So frustrating! Not meeting my expectations or the Sena hype I have heard about. I am considering returning them and going back to the old wired style with earbuds. Driver - Zumo 550 paired with SMH 10, and Apple I Phone 4. SMH 10 paired with passenger SMH 10 Passenger - SMH 10 paired with Apple I Phone 4. SMH 10 paired with Driver SMH 10
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    chris conant

    I was able to get it to work. Not from any help from Sena. Apparently we are supposed to read their minds. 

     

    First you MUST update the Firmware to version 5.something on BOTH head units. You must download thier app to do so. Once the units are connected to your PC the version IIRC is on top right. its not to hard but you have to watch for pop up instructions a couple of time but its pretty quick. Once you have the updates on both devices then put them on the helmets. Get them to sync with phone/music bluetooth. They get them on into intercom mode so you can talk back and fourth. once your there and can speak back and forth start music and press the dial and hold for 2 beeps and you should be good to go...

    LEt me know if you need any more help because Sena assistance sucks. Also the music quality is mostly highs so you may want to use base booster of your using an iphone. 

    hope this helps!

     

    Chris

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    Stvkovach
    Chris Thanks for the info.... When I took the two headsets out of the box I immediately updated the firmware to the latest version, 5.01 I think. That's what I was using when I tried to share the music, with no luck. Now you mentioned the IIRC on the top right...would this be just part of the regular download? My firmware installed on both units no problem (I used a PC not a Mac). I have tried the unit out by myself, and I understand what you are saying about the music highs. I have put my wife's helmet on, it's one size smaller than mine which presses the speakers tighter against my ears...this seems to improve the sound. Also, using the Zumo 550 there is no stereo, and I don't get satelite radio from the Zumo to the headset. Since I posted last I ordered a SM10 that will stream all my audio via a patch cord from my Goldwing. I even downloaded and installed an older version of firmware but that didn't help.
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    chris conant

    You have the same firmware i have if it says 5.01. go into settings and i pretty sure you have to have the setting that has hi speed data set.. (at some point i can go tell you which setting to ad but no time now)

     

    Let me know if you get it working....

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    Sena

    Edited post to specfify the EDR setting in the Sena Device Manager needs to be enabled.

     

    Additionally, here is a video on how to use the Music Sharing feature on two SMH10s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9iQwdq1vE

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    Gmara

    Hi you there!

    Finally, after much work, I could successfully share music between two SMH10 intercoms!! It was not easy but it worked!

    What I have done: 1) register the product 2) download and install "device manager" software 3) upgrade firmware 4) reset the devices to default 5) follow "music sharing" instructions written on the top of this page...

    Hey you Sena guys... you could make it easier!!

    On the other hand, the intercoms are functioning fantastically well

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    Peter Maria

    Just purchased a pair of SMH10 to replace my 6 year old Starcom1 that died. My number two need after pillion communication, is music sharing.  Prior to the Sena sets, I loaded mp3 files on my Garmin Zumo 550, and that worked great.  I quickly figured out that I needed to do the firmware upgrade on the Senas to enable music sharing, but I have been unable to get the sharing to work with the Garmin. 

    I can hear music and voice prompts no problem, but my pillion ONLY hears the beeps when I press buttons on the screen.  So its "sort of" sharing.   The Garmin is paired as a phone, which I believe is the preferred way to do it.

    If I pair my iPhone 5, then music sharing works perfectly as described in the 5.1 manual.   This is not a perfect solution, as I like having the music interface on the Garmin screen,  and I don't want to mount / power the phone, I normally keep it in airplane mode when riding as I don't want to be bothered by it.

    Anyone got music sharing with a GPS device?

     

     

     

     

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    Rick Powers

    Can anyone tell me if the SMH10 will share music with more than 2 headsets?  I can get 2 of the 4 to share music but not with the 3rd and 4th one.  There is no problem getting all 4 into intercom mode.

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    David Brown

    Sorry, I only have two SMH10's but for everybody else, the YouTube Music Sharing video for two SMH10s is what finally worked for me!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ9iQwdq1vE

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    Edward Druy

    I have the reverse problem. My wife and I both listen to our own music sources on our iPhones, which are paired to each of our SMH10 BT headsets. We can intercom without difficulty. We cannot shut off music sharing, and we are constantly listening to each others music. Question is how to permanently disable music sharing.

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