Up until now, pairing intercom systems to phones or the bike or a combination of both has been a frustrating storm of button pushes, waiting for beeps, and more often than not giving the intercom a small slap to make it work.
The basic concept is that since QR barcodes have billions if not trillions of permutations, each person using a SENA that is supported will find a button marked SIP in their SENA App.
After that, once registered, it’s as easy as meeting up with your friends for a ride, opening up your app, and presenting your QR code for scanning.
The app then takes care of all the Bluetooth 4, 4.1, or 5 background hookups, and in a few seconds, you’re paired and talking.
This is definitely a step in the right direction for group riding, as instead of wasting 20 minutes at the start trying to get on the same channel, making sure you have a duplex connection, et al, the app just does it for you.
The only downside to the feature at the moment is if you use a comm system other than the supported headsets, you’re stuck doing the button-pushing dance.