Both systems now claim to have fixed the problem of communication dropouts when a member leaves the group and the difficulties of reconnecting when they rejoin.
Instead of Bluetooth, it uses mesh networking with each device acting as a node to receive and relay data.
While the Packtalk has range of 1.6km between intercoms and up to 5km with four or more riders/pillions, the Sena 30K has the same theoretical 2km range as the 20S and supports up to 16 riders/pillions.
Sleeker 30K unit
The weather-resistant 30K unit looks a little sleeker than the 20S but with the same “jog dial” which is the easiest in the industry to use.
It has all the other 20S features including built-in FM tuner, voice commands, noise filter, audio multitasking and will work with any other Bluetooth intercom unit.