FOR SLEDDERS who like to hear other riders' teeth chattering, Cardo Systems announces that it has updated its Scala Rider G4 PowerSet for Snowmobiles.
The Bluetooth sled-to-sled communication system which uses small, lightweight headsets that clamp to snowmobile helmets has a number of upgrades that reportedly enhance clarity and range.
Software Version 3.1 introduces a click-to-link feature enabling calls between the rider and any other snowmobile G4 PowerSet user within the product's range. The G4 PowerSet also features parallel connectivity to MP3 and mobile phone devices, giving users additional freedom to place phone calls or listen to a little bossa nova while careening through the back woods.
The software update lets users stream wireless music from their smartphone, talk on their Bluetooth phone or even hear GPS directions. For users who prefer to listen to the radio while riding, Version 3.1 includes Automatic Radio Tuning that will help capture available signals, even in remote terrain. Users press one button to set up to six station presets; a new station scanning feature enables safer hands-free operation.
The new headset lets users adjust the gain of the microphone to switch between snowmobile and motorcycle usage. Users can also adjust VOX sensitivity levels via PC software or the device's own Voice Configuration Menu.
Current users of the Scala Rider G4 PowerSet for Snowmobiles may download the free Version 3.1 software upgrade at www.cardosystems.com.
Posted by Mary Slepicka