Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
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I just received my Scala G4 Multiset, and I must say, its really nice. The main reason I got it is that I wanted GPS, but a stand alone GPS unit was quite expensive. So I looked into a headset since my smartphone can do GPS navigation. I figured I could have my phone providing GPS and just listen through the headset (it works awesome by the way).
The G4 vs. the G2 is mainly the fact that G4 allows for A2DP/AVRCP profile for wireless streaming stereo from your MP3 player, iPhone™ or other smartphone.
It was more money, but you get two units for around $330 (amazon). Here are the inital benefits:
1) Music - The speakers, although no bass, can get extremely loud. I went riding this weekend and kept it at the lowest volume so I could hear the road while also hearing music and it was great
2) GPS - As I said above, I just have my andriod phone running turn by turn navigation. The GPS navigation, even through my phone, has priority over music. So the music will stop, the GPS will talk, then the music will resume (awesomeee)
3) Phone - Won't use it much, but I tested it and it works great
4) Intercom - Used it with my lady very briefly, so I can't say much. It worked ok, I think I have to play with it a bit more. But I look forward to it so far.
5) Auto Volume control - the faster you go on the bike, the louder the sound gets automatically. I believe it adjusts based on background noise which is awesome. makes it so that if you crusing at 75 on the highway you don't have to adjust the volume +4 jusat to hear it because you intitially set it when you were sitting still at your house.
7) Quality - Although it's expensive, so far it really looks like a solid unit. The g4 looks nice, feels nice, and you can't even notice that your helmet has the unit installed besides the piece that sticks on the outside.
It's really really easy to put together - took about 15mins the first helmet and then 5 mins for the second one. This is not something I would like to transfer helmet to helmet but it is quite easy.
if your going to go spend money on a bluetooth helmet, I would recommend the Scala because that is an investment that you can transfer to your next helmet and the one after that and the one after that.
if you have any specific questions, LMK. Still learning the product, but overall, its quite nice!
OH - and you were talking about battery life. The quoted time on the G4 is 10 hours.. I somehow doubt that you will need more time than that out of the unit! It comes with a DC charger/USB charger (obviously charging through USB takes a lot longer). I went riding this weekend for 5 hours and it still has plenty of juice.
Last edited by naudan; 10-10-2011 at 01:23 PM.