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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Garmin 590LM and Sena 30K Compatible?

I am looking at taking the plunge for this next season and getting the Sena 30K bluetooth headsets for our helmets. I have the Garmin Zumo 590LM GPS unit and trying to see if it is compatible. The Garmin website says 20s only works with the Zumo 595LM. I donít know why the limitation.

So does anyone on the forum use the Sena 30K with the Zumo 590LM?

I want to use GPS, phone, and intercom so I want to make sure there wonít be surprises.

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Wiggy, read up on the 30K experience of others, not exactly thrilled... what I read is you're better off with a 20 unless you ride in large groups. If you can find a 20S on closeout, do the firmware upgrade and you got a 20 Evo just not with the shark fin antenna.

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@RaYzerman n, thanks for the tip. I will look into that option. Much cheaper than the new 30K, I just didnít want the unit to become obsolete too soon.

That being said, any 20s experiences with the 590LM? Again, garmin website lists the 20s as compatible with the 595LM only.

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If your GPS has bluetooth, any headset with bluetooth should pair to it. Garmin is pushing the 595 since they no longer make the 590...... 20S pairs with mine just fine.

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My 595LM will not reliably play music with any Bluetooth system, regardless of pairing order. Sometimes, it’ll work for a whole trip. 8 times out of 10 it’ll start and stop until it just doesn’t play anymore. No amount of fiddling will may it play for long. Nav audio never has a problem. But music from phone, Pandora, or even onboard the 595LM doesn’t play for long. Consistent with sena and Nolan N-com.

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One of my biggest regrets is trading perfectly good working Sena 20S's for 30K's.

The 30K barely works. It plays music from my iPhone relayed from my 595LM. It does intercom. It won't do both at the same time (the 20S did).

No matter if riding alone, a loud noise, cough, wind noise, will terminate music and an "Intercom Failed" voice message. Its not so bad if riding with another and listening to music and you want to activate the intercom, its just that you can't prevent it from activating intercom. You can't turn off the "loud noise turns on intercom." The 20S didn't have problems with noises, just normal speech would activate intercom and a few seconds later music would return.

Have never used a Scala but after the 30K I do not believe I would buy another Sena. A healthy well run company would never release something this bad to beta testers, much less claim it is a finished product.

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