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OfflineSurfMan

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    BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
    « on: 2015-06-23 15:45:13 »
    I have a WCS-2 on my System 5 helmet. And I mean one of these:



    One of my gripes with this overpriced device, is that is DOES NOT support VOX (Voice activation). So in order to talk to the boss on the back, I have to mute the radio using the top button of the radio panel (or double-tap the middel round button on the device itself),then it switches over to intercom mode and then I can talk. The mic stays open for as long as I am in intercom mode. When done, press the button again to leave intercom mode and return to the radio/nav. Nothing happens automagically with this device.

    In another thread on this forum there is suggested that it DOES support VOX. Is there anybody who can confirm it supports VOX? And if so, can you post instructions on how to enable it?

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      Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
      « Reply #1 on: 2015-06-23 16:57:49 »
      That's a System 6 helmet and yes we are talking the same unit.  Are you saying if you are talking to your pillion, then start the bike and switch on the USB/ radio it doesn't come through until you switch off the intercom?  If so I'm even more chuffed I use Autocom.



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        Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
        « Reply #2 on: 2015-06-23 17:08:33 »
        That's a System 6 helmet and yes we are talking the same unit.  Are you saying if you are talking to your pillion, then start the bike and switch on the USB/ radio it doesn't come through until you switch off the intercom?  If so I'm even more chuffed I use Autocom.

        That image was for identifying the WCS-2.

        Yes, it's OR-OR:
        OR I use the radio/nav
        OR I use the intercom (which then stays on until you switch back)

        Switching to either of those requires a manual action. So if you know a way to enable the secret VOX function, please tell me :)

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          Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
          « Reply #3 on: 2015-06-23 20:42:54 »
          According to the manual there is no secret vox function.
          It's either audio mode or comms mode like you said.
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            Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
            « Reply #4 on: 2015-06-23 20:52:28 »
            It does say in the sales blurb that you get GPS prompts while talking to your passenger and has automatic noise suppression which I must have misinterpreted as VOX. U will check with the experts at my dealer tomorrow about music   

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              Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
              « Reply #5 on: 2015-06-24 10:13:33 »
              It does say in the sales blurb that you get GPS prompts while talking to your passenger
              That is indeed the case.

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                Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                « Reply #6 on: 2015-06-24 15:13:33 »
                No expert at my dealer today.  I'm a little surprised that no other member has joined in this thread.  There must be lots with the kit who know all the answers.   

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                  Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                  « Reply #7 on: 2015-06-24 19:09:05 »
                  The answer probably is that VOX is not supported :)

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                    Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                    « Reply #8 on: 2015-08-24 15:55:52 »
                    Just bought a 2012 1600. Any suggestions on the best Bluetooth enable helmets??
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                      Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                      « Reply #9 on: 2015-08-28 10:15:27 »
                      In my humble opinion stay wired.  Only the BMW kit will work fully but its flawed and will empty your wallet

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                        Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                        « Reply #10 on: 2015-08-28 10:54:54 »
                        Just bought a 2012 1600. Any suggestions on the best Bluetooth enable helmets??

                        Go for the Sena's, S20 or SMH10.
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                          Re: BMW WCS-2 helmet intercom
                          « Reply #11 on: 2015-08-29 08:53:15 »
                          You need to be aware that the two Bluetooth settings in the bike will only both connect to the BMW system. On all other makes either Helmet One or Helmet Two will always come up as Not Possible. This restricts connection to the Alpine unit to one helmet only. There is a make that allows all connections to one helmet to be passed onto the second helmet but I have seen no reports on how good it is.   I think its a Sena