So without further delay, here we go…. In my case, that was the English Version 3. The occasional distortion noise on an Intercom call was also resolved. Sure, speech sounds a bit compressed and having that mic pressed right up to our lips made us a little more mumbly than usual, but it’s impressive nevertheless. That said, person-to-person communication is just the beginning of what this headset can do.

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Hearing is surprisingly easy as well. In most cases the headset does an admirable job of cxrdo the volume level appropriate as you speed up or slow down, but intercom conversations were a bit faint at low speeds.

There are A and B buttons for changing intercom channels and you can press and hold them for things like setting an FM station or connecting to a headset. Sure, speech sounds a bit compressed and having that mic pressed right up to our lips made us a little more mumbly than usual, but it’s impressive nevertheless. When the default player is stopped, the other player can be started — switching should be seamless, although the Sxala or Channel A button may need to be pushed to initiate receipt of the streamed audio.

That said, person-to-person communication is just the beginning of what this headset can do. Make Smart Decisions Product Buying Guides In-depth guides to help riders understand what to look for, how to weigh options and make good buying decisions. About the author H.

If you’re a smartphone user there’s a good chance you have all that covered by a single device, but if not the G4 will prioritize and make sure that your navigation updates don’t get blocked by any of the many and lengthy guitar solos on Supermassive Black Hole. Tuning is fast and clarity is excellent with or without RDS activated.


There are two models of the G4, the version we have with a flexible boom mic and another that has one on a wire. It will show you which buttons to press on the pop-up windows during the installation and configuration process. Notify me of new posts by email. By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

The noise may be specific to my environment, but I have passed on this observation to Cardo engineers.

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G4 Software Version 2. If you travel light on the road or just want the direct configuration approach, this is it. I have not evaluated this with an iPhone yet, but other mobile phones tested, including two smart phones, worked flawlessly in transitioning from Intercom to music streaming.

The first is to initiate an upwards scan carro the system to temporarily store off the first six active stations it finds and secondly, allow the user to interrupt this scan when a station of interest is h4. Pairing is as easy as with any other headset, just hold the power button down until it starts blinking and then let your device detect it.

We found ourselves wishing for a handlebar-mounted control unit that you could hit with your left hand without taking it off the grip. This issue was originally noted some time ago when using the Apple Classic with Bluetooth adapters.

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This caused the link to remain open for an extended period of time, often in excess of an hour, sclaa we know what this issue could do to battery life and thankfully it seems to have been resolved. Going for a ride When we performed our first call with the G4 we weren’t quite sure what cado expect, but we certainly wouldn’t have predicted the person on the other end saying they couldn’t hear the motorcycle, or the wind, or the wheeler engine braking three feet to our right.


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That claim, and promise if you will, is clearly being fulfilled. The second device could be started and streaming would commence, but only for a few seconds before contention issues arose.

Comments are ordered from most recent to oldest. Click-to-Link is a new and dynamic feature allowing Scala Rider G4 users to initiate or receive spontaneous random intercom connections from other G4 users who are within range, without the need to formally pair the respective devices.

No matter the final qualitative assessment on the dedicated A2DP channel feature, the overall outcome of this version release is that feature and performance yardsticks have been advanced once more.

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Cardo Scala Rider G4 headset review: advanced noise cancellation for riders

On the second Click-To-Link initiation, the other G4 beeped once and a voice link was established with an imperceptible delay — neat. Riding a motorcycle is a very noisy activity and this headset does an admirable job of killing all that and delivering only your voice through.

Screen shots of the Cardo Personal Computer software application. Cardo Scala Rider G4 Review: The Cardo software runs on your computer, and when the G4 intercom unit is connected, the software manages the upgrade process by downloading and installing the most current upgrade from Cardo and installing it on your G4 unit s.