SENA Bluetooth’s 10R has been my preferred helmet comms system for the last couple years now, but apart from initially setting up my preferences, I never really had a reason to open the app. The new RideConnected app lets you communicate with riders using a SENA headset regardless of the distance. Now you and any number of friends can start talking on your way to meet up, rather than once you all arrive. It will also eliminate the need to pair each headset individually.
They’re really focusing on the fact that you can connect worldwide, but for several reasons including timezones and the fact that you won’t be riding together, I don’t see as much benefit to that aspect of it. You have to be connected to the SENA device to use the app, so building your team or editing your team on your phone if you’re away from your helmet isn’t yet an option. It would be great if you could connect through Facebook to see which of your friends has the app and connect, it’s always a pleasant surprise when someone you know from elsewhere rides as well.
I have found that even the ability to pair with my friend on the other side of the office before taking off without having our helmets near each other is hugely useful. If you have a group that you ride with often, you can connect with everyone by clicking one button. There’s a handful of different benefits and features to the app that you can read in their press release below:
SENA’s RideConnected app at login and on a club page
Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The new RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders all over the world through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.
The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless as well within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever before. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with more riders than ever before.
Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.
The App will be the first of many added benefits designed specifically for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road. Riders will no longer be limited by a certain distance or amount of connections, as long as you have cellular data that you can be in touch with.