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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2018, 08:45:55 am »
I should maybe add to my previous post that I don't know if it is possible to stay in a conversation while using Vox, and I even think it's not possible. I rarely ever used Vox.
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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2018, 08:50:37 am »
If you want to see the Tomtoms and Senas in action, consider coming over for the Wrinklies trip  ;D

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2018, 09:56:02 am »
If you want to see the Tomtoms and Senas in action, consider coming over for the Wrinklies trip  ;D

I was thinking of that, June is good for me.
Of course, by June I might need a visa to get into the UK.  :P

But.... how would I find you without a GPS. ;)


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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2018, 10:49:36 am »
You could always ask a policeman, but you may have to commit a crime to find one  :o

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2018, 08:09:10 pm »
You been at the Pernod Rae? Find a policeman! Here in UK? More chance of being gored by a rampant Unicorn...

The really impressive thing about the start of conversations with the Sena compared with the Autocom is there is no need to blow kisses or raspberries to fire the system up. I heard every word in every sentance when Rae spoke on the Wrinklies.

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2019, 09:22:58 pm »
TomTom 550 and Cardo system ordered... just waiting for the boxes to arrive.

Repair of the 550 by Garmin wasn't an option unfortunately so I've jumped ship. :)
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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2019, 03:38:26 pm »
TomTom 550 and Cardo system ordered... just waiting for the boxes to arrive.
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This should do it, for sure. Which Cardo model did you prefer then, finally ?
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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 08:23:19 pm »
This should do it, for sure. Which Cardo model did you prefer then, finally ?

After reviewing the different models I reckoned the Freecom-4 fit the bill best but the voice control on the higher end models was tempting. When I finally went to order the Freecom4 wasn't in stock so I was offered a deal I couldn't refuse on the Packtalk slim which was in stock (open box but unused).

I installed it into my Shoei today and the SQ is impressive for media and phone.
I haven't tried rider-to-pillion or GPS integration yet.
I'm still trying to get used to the physical and voice controls.
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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 09:15:52 pm »
I always think that voice control is well over rated. It never worked with my old dog, my ex-wife or anyone I had dominion over in the armed forces...give me a switch, a button or a gun any time  8)

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2019, 10:27:05 pm »
Good point.
Perhaps I should have a Judicial Birch installed to reinforce voice commands.

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2019, 10:33:28 pm »
I should add that 'my' definition of a 'switch' is an electrical circuit open and closing device. Not a big stick with which to beat people! Although...

Seriously (what, the gun comment wasn't serious?) if you ride with an open face or flip front helmet then wind noise can seriously degrade the comprehension, by the system, of voice commands!

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 08:12:56 am »
This should do it, for sure. Which Cardo model did you prefer then, finally ?

After reviewing the different models I reckoned the Freecom-4 fit the bill best but the voice control on the higher end models was tempting. When I finally went to order the Freecom4 wasn't in stock so I was offered a deal I couldn't refuse on the Packtalk slim which was in stock (open box but unused).

I installed it into my Shoei today and the SQ is impressive for media and phone.
I haven't tried rider-to-pillion or GPS integration yet.
I'm still trying to get used to the physical and voice controls.

I have a Scala 9X and find the voice commands to be a bit of a pain! Connection to the Tomtom works really well. Wired connection to the MP3 player works really well. Bike to bike and rider to pillion all works really well but, somehow, the unit translates "aaahh-chooo" into radio on! :(  And whatever you do, don't sing along to the music!!!

The worst part is that, having inadvertently changed the setting, getting it to understand the commend to return to where it was is significantly harder than it should be. I've found that I have to say "beep" to it quite loudly first before it then listens to what I'm asking it to do!!!
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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 09:24:25 am »
HAL 9000: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that"

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 11:42:58 am »
Or in the case of the Sena, 'Say a commaaaand. Say a commaaaand. Say a commaaaand. Say a commaaaand.'

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Re: My Zumo 550 is dead - what next?
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2019, 01:57:46 pm »
I should add that 'my' definition of a 'switch' is an electrical circuit open and closing device. Not a big stick with which to beat people! Although...

Seriously (what, the gun comment wasn't serious?) if you ride with an open face or flip front helmet then wind noise can seriously degrade the comprehension, by the system, of voice commands!

I prefer my interpretation. ;)

Installation into my full face Shoei was quick and straightforward.
I used the stick on mic and it's OK for voice commands.
At motorway speeds I have to shout at it take make myself clearly understood; not entirely dislike a marriage in that respect.  :o

I might try the boom mic option which could be placed closer to my mouth so it should be better but it may not be as neat or convenient.

The TomTom has arrived and is currently updating so I'm off to solder the adapter for the K13s GPS power connecter to the TomTom harness.
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