With the implementation of Bluetooth 3. That includes advances in connectivity and link management for the intercom feature. In a very simple nutshell, a whole bunch of Bluetooth protocols, calls and procedures work in the background providing point-to-multipoint and point-to-point signaling, network and radio link management services so that everything works. Systems without the newest enhancements can still provide communications between two, three or four systems. But it is typically done by having one system act as the incoming and outgoing relay point, such as System 1 Rider to System 2 Passenger and then System 2 Passenger to System 3 Rider 2.
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With the implementation of Bluetooth 3. That includes advances in connectivity and link management for the intercom feature. In a very simple nutshell, a whole bunch of Bluetooth protocols, calls and procedures work in the background providing point-to-multipoint and point-to-point signaling, network and radio link management services so that everything works.
Systems without the newest enhancements can still provide communications between two, three or four systems. But it is typically done by having one system act as the incoming and outgoing relay point, such as System 1 Rider to System 2 Passenger and then System 2 Passenger to System 3 Rider 2.
But with the enhancements, Rider A utilizes Bluetooth networking procedures to piggy-back off the systems of other paired riders B, C, D and E to communicate with Rider F at extended ranges. The following simple list outlines the potential capability: Two users, on two motorcycles, up to 1. Three users, on three motorcycles, up to 1.
Four users, on four motorcycles, up to 1. Five users, on five motorcycles, up to 2. Six users, on six motorcycles, up to 2. But it is all a big step forward and for multiple users of compatible systems it provides another viable multi-party communications option.
Thankfully most of the newer systems including the F5 have simple procedures in place that are well documented. The Erase Pairings routine erases all pairing information stored in the F5 module.
The system will then revert to its initial pairing mode, in preparation for a new pairing. A Factory Reset is a bit more drastic in that all programmed FM radio station and pairing data is erased, putting the F5 back to a new state.
This procedure is simple. With the system off, press and hold the Up and Down buttons, then press the MFB and then release all three. The Blue LED lights up for a second, accompanied by a short tone melody in the headset. The system will be off, ready to be initialized. With only a single interface, less the auxiliary port, the F5 requires removal of the audio connector plug in order to charge or update the system.
Unzipping the file provides a slightly larger UPG F5. Before starting the installation and update, the instructions in. Firmware update packages between manufacturers vary and it is always good to work through the instructions step by step, at least once, particularly when unique chipset and device drivers are required. The software is identified as the Supertooth Updater, version 2. Stepping through the instructions will result in the latest posted firmware mine is Updating the firmware is next.
This takes about two minutes with another minutes or so required for writing and verification purposes.
If the default Easy Mode fails, the more detailed Advance Mode provides a workaround. Interphone F5 Ride Report My first use of the Interphone F5 came during a combined ride along the I interstate, the curves of US and swooping twisties of local back roads.
Even the original version systems I have on hand can still be charged and used although the batteries are finally getting tired. Advantage: yes, still. With an extensive menu — phrases by my count — setup and manipulation of the system is fast and easy although waiting for all the voice prompts can be tedious at times.
Advantage: yes and no — more complex than needed. Bluetooth 3. Some firmware tweaks are likely to help in this regard. Advantage: yes, but the switch is on amongst all the players. Advantage: yes, but one also found in other intercom systems. Riding scenario separations of 1, meters to 1, meters are realistic.
And even on stretches where an extended line of sight provided by straight flat road gives way to hilly terrain, longer separations result in only a slight degradation of audio. On the flat, wide-open terrain, where there is minimal interference from surroundings, separation distances in excess of 1, meters 1, yards were experienced with a stable and very audible intercom link.
After using the system in this manner for a few days, the extensive text to speech library is much appreciated. A very short timeout is sometimes heard as the system responds to user input and then announces each step and for some it could be disconcerting, but it is a small price to pay for the convenience and accuracy.
Using the intercom feature is simple, as it should be. Pushing the Up or Down button while in Intercom mode toggles the system between other modes: Phone, FM Radio, Music Streaming, Auxiliary Input and Setup, with voice commands providing detailed guidance on sub-menu options.
Even extended heavy activity test sessions with multiple devices paired and lots of audio streaming still saw the system go multiple days between charges. Every discrete sound-bite is faithfully captured and processed, transmitted and received by other users with complete fidelity. Any noise picked up by the system is very minor. What these activities revealed is that any minor low level ambient noise picked up by the systems is subsequently dampened out with ear protection installed — which is why we always ride with hearing protection!
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The Interphone F5 functions are easy to access and use, with a single large central main function button MFB surrounded by four smaller buttons. Two LED lights to the front of the button array serve as the indicators. The F5 very quickly paired with other F5 modules, Interphone F4 modules, cell phones and any other Bluetooth device we tried. It will store up to 8 different pairings; when if the 9th is connected, the first will drop out of the list.
Taujas The user is forbidden from making variations or modifications of any kind to the device. The clip-on plate requires that the helmet allow part of the plate to be inserted between helmet shell and cheek- 1. About two hours are needed to charge the F5 module com- Installation with adhesive plate pletely. On phones equipped with mqnual music player, and which Now that both F5 units are in the pairing mode, simply press therefore include a stereo profile A2DPboth the phone the UP button on either F5 to pair them. Check that the F5 module as many times as needed to set the desired volume.
Interphone F5 Review Part 2
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