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G4 PowerSet
User Guide
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2. CONTENTS OF THE RETAIL BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
3. CHARGING THE G4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
4. BASIC SETUP AND CONFIGURATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
4.1 GENERAL FUNCTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
4.2 SETTINGS CUSTOMIZATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
4.3 AUDIO SOURCES AND PRIORITIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
4.4 SOFTWARE UPGRADES AND SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
4.5 RESETTING THE G4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5. GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5.1 MOUNTING THE G4 ON A HELMET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5.2 ATTACHING THE CORDED MICROPHONE TO A FULL-FACED
HELMET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
5.3 POSITIONING THE MICROPHONE AND SPEAKERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
5.4 ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE G4 FROM THE HELMET CLAMP. . 8
5.5 USING THE FLIP-UP ANTENNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
6. CONNECTING BLUETOOTH ENABLED MOBILE PHONES, GPS OR
MP3 (A2DP) DEVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
6.1 MOBILE PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
6.2 GPS DEVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
6.3 MP3 MUSIC (WIRELESS OPTION – A2DP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
7. BUILT-IN FM RADIO AND EXTERNAL MP3 PLAYER (CABLE OPTION) . . . . . . . . 11
7.1 FM RADIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
7.2 CABLE CONNECTING YOUR MP3 PLAYER OR OTHER
EXTERNAL AUDIO SOURCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
8. USING THE MOBILE PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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9. USING THE INTERCOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9.1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9.2 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9.3 BEFORE STARTING THE INTERCOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
9.4 INITIATE INTERCOM CALLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
9.5 RECEIVING INTERCOM CALLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
9.6 VOICE CONNECT FEATURE (VOX). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.7 RESET PAIRING (RESTORING THE ORIGINAL
DEFAULT CONFIGURATION). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.8 NOTEWORTHY ISSUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.9 TROUBLESHOOTING THE INTERCOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.10 USING THE G4 FOR INTERCOM WITH OTHER G4 UNITS. . . . . . . . . . . 16
9.10a. TWO-WAY INTERCOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
9.10b. THREE-WAY INTERCOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
9.10c. FOUR-WAY INTERCOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
9.11 USING THE G4 FOR INTERCOM WITH OTHER
SCALA RIDER MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
9.11a. TWO-WAY INTERCOM WITH SCALA RIDER Q2 / Q2 pro . . . . . 20
9.11b. TWO-WAY INTERCOM WITH EARLIER SCALA RIDER
MODELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
9.11c. THREE WAY INTERCOM WITH OTHER
SCALA RIDER MODELS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
10. CLICK-TO-LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
11. SUPPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
12. NOTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
IMPORTANT: This is version 3.0 of the User Manual. Please note, that our manual
is updated periodically on the Cardo website to include the very latest features as
well the new options and functions of your new scala rider G4 PowerSet.
Please visit www.cardosystems.com/download/manuals to check now if the
manual you are holding is the most updated version and download the manual in
your preferred language.
Congratulations, and thank you for choosing the scala rider
G4 PowerSet Bluetooth communication system for motorcycle helmets.
This manual will help you operate the G4 units, but you should first
familiarize yourself with the Bluetooth functionality of your mobile
phone and/or GPS device before using the scala rider G4.
The retail box of the G4 PowerSet contains two G4 units that are already
factory paired. Among other features, the G4 units can be used for
Intercom at a range of up to one mile or 1.6 km (subject to terrain).
The G4 is an immensely versatile communication and entertainment
system with a wide range of connectivity options.
Communication Options:
• 3-Way Bike-to-Bike Intercom for conference calls with up to two
other scala rider G4 or Q2/Q2 pro units (up to 1 mile / 1.6 km range
between G4 units in Full Duplex**)
• 4-Way Intercom conference calls between four G4 units on two
motorcycles (i.e. between two drivers and their passengers up to 1
mile / 1.6 km. range and in Full Duplex**)
• Driver-to-Passenger Intercom (backwards compatible with earlier
scala rider headsets)
• Click-to-Link for spontaneous intercom communication with any
nearby G4 unit
• Mobile phone communication (supporting Bluetooth Handsfree* and
A2DP profiles at a 10 m / 33 ft. range)
• In-the-ear GPS Navigation instructions from compatible Bluetooth
devices
Entertainment Options:
• Wireless music streaming via devices supporting Bluetooth Stereo
A2DP and AVRCP profiles. Compatible with a variety of MP3 Players,
adapters and other audio devices
• MP3 Players (non-Bluetooth) via cable
• Built-in FM Radio
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1. INTRODUCTION
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURES:
➤ AGC technology (Automatic Gain Control), allowing the automatic
increase or reduction of volume according to ambient noise and
driving speed. You can also control the volume level manually.
AGC sensitivity levels can be customized to suit your personal
preferences.
➤ VOX technology for safe and hands-free operation of some key
functions (Voice Dial, Answer Call, Reject Call). VOX sensitivity levels
can be customized to suit your personal preferences.
➤ PLC software (Packet Loss Concealment) for real-time
compensation of audio losses in challenging environments.
➤ Advanced software which you should update while in standby
mode, via any PC running Windows® XP™, Vista™ or Windows 7™.
➤ Spoken status instructions, so that you always know who or what
device you are connected to at any given time.
We wish you a great scala rider experience and remain available for any
inquiries you may have. Just write us at support@cardosystems.com
Visit www.cardosystems.com/download/manuals to download
this manual also in other languages
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* Mobile phones that do not support the Bluetooth Handsfree profile may prevent
you from using certain advanced features.
** “Full Duplex” lets you speak and hear the other party simultaneously, similar to
mobile or landline phone conversations and unlike walkie-talkie communications.
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2. CONTENTS OF THE RETAIL BOX
2 Wall charger plugs
2 Helmet clamps (subject to the version purchased: Boom or Corded
Microphone)
2 USB adapter cables
2 Allen wrenches
4 Velcro pads
Two speakers
MP3 Jack
(back of clamp)
Noise
canceling
microphone
2 MP3 cables
2 Glue plates
2 Pre-moistened Towlettes
2 Carry pouches
Sliding Panel
4 Microphone sponges
Flat sponge for full-face helmets and round sponge for open helmets
User Guide
The scala rider G4 PowerSet is also available in a cord-mounted
microphone version to better fit certain full-faced helmets with tight
chin sections.
Flexible
Boom
2 scala rider G4 units
IMPORTANT:
Volume Up /
Forward
Mobile
Button
Phone Volume
Button Down /
Rewind
Button
Flip-up
antenna
The scala rider G4 has been certified as waterproof and dustproof
(IP67) and is designed for use under moderate rain or snow conditions.
However, the cover lid protecting the Charging Jack should be kept
tightly closed at all times to prevent moisture from entering the device.
3. CHARGING THE G4
Silicone cover
Channel A
Button
• Connect to
Rider A
• MP3 Button
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Channel B Button
• Connect to Rider B
• FM Radio Button
Charging Jack
& Software
download port
Make sure that both G4 units are fully charged for at least four hours
before initial use. Open the silicone cover protecting the Charging
Jack and Software Download Port.
Insert the USB cable to the wall charger and insert
the other end of the cable to the headset’s Charging
Jack. While charging, the Red Light turns on. When
charging is complete, the Red Light will turn off.
1. Charging the G4 from any A/C wall socket or
from a USB port on your computer (charging
time from computer takes longer).
2. Downloading software upgrades from any PC running
Windows® XP™, Vista™ or Windows 7™. (see section 4.4 for details).
4. BASIC SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
4.1 GENERAL FUNCTIONS
DESIRED RESULT
REQUIRED ACTION
Turn on the G4
Press the Mobile Button steadily for at least four
seconds
LED indication: Three blue flashes
Audio feedback: Ascending tone (low-high)
Turn off the G4
Press the Mobile Button steadily for at least three
seconds
LED indication: Three red flashes
Audio feedback: Descending tone (high-low)
Increase / Decrease the Tap the Volume Up or Volume Down Button (sets
volume of the current
and saves the volume per source)
audio source
Mute
Tap simultaneously Volume Up and Volume Down
while any audio is on
Battery Level
Indicator
Press and hold the Volume Up Button for three
seconds
Blue light = Battery is fully charged
Red/blue light = Battery is half full
Red light = Battery is almost empty
4.2 SETTINGS CUSTOMIZATION:
The G4 offers various customizable settings which allow you to
personalize the device based on your preferences. Among these
settings, you can:
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Your wall charger and USB adaptor cable serve
two purposes:
• Enable/Disable Spoken Status Announcements which provide
your connectivity status, i.e. whether you are in mobile phone or
intercom mode, and confirm changes of such modes. By default
the feature is ON.
• Set custom AGC and VOX sensitivity levels suited to your specific
riding style and conditions.
NOTE: G4 settings can be customized in two ways:
• Via the free Cardo Upgrades software available for download from
www.cardosystems.com (requires PC and cable-connected device
(cable included). See section 4.4.
• Via the Settings Customization Voice Menu and the buttons on your G4
unit - see below).
Entering the Settings Customization Voice Menu on your G4:
The Settings Customization Voice menu can be heard in any one of
the available languages. In future, more languages will be available for
download from our website (see section 4.4 for Software Upgrade).
Press and hold the CHANNEL “A” button and CHANNEL “B” button
simultaneously for 3 seconds while on standby. After entering the
system, follow the voice instructions in English or choose your
preferred language.
4.3 AUDIO SOURCES AND PRIORITIES
The different audio sources connected to the G4 are prioritized as
shown below, i.e. the higher priority source will always override and
interrupt the lower one.
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For example, incoming mobile phone calls will interrupt ongoing
Intercom calls, while incoming intercom calls will interrupt the audio
from the built-in FM Radio etc.
Higher Priority

Lower Priority
1. Mobile Phone audio or GPS instructions (device
specific) 2. Intercom
3. A2DP audio source
4. FM Radio (built-in)
5. Auxiliary Line-In Port (for corded connection
e.g. MP3 players).
4.4 SOFTWARE UPGRADES AND SETTINGS
To make the most of your G4 PowerSet,
make sure that both units are running the
latest software. To download the latest
software updates and take advantage
of customizing settings via the computer, register online at:
www.cardosystems.com/download/softwareupgrade and have
your product serial number ready.
After downloading the Cardo Upgrades program, use the USB cable
included in the retail box to connect the G4 to your computer.
Once connected to your computer, you will easily be able to customize
the settings on your G4 following the on-screen instructions.
Future software upgrades and program patches will ensure the software
of your G4 is kept up-to-date and will include additional features, status
announcements and other valuable functions.
Please note that until further notice, upgrades will only be available for
Windows® based PCs running Windows XP™, Vista™ or Windows 7™
operating systems.
4.5 RESETTING THE G4
If the G4 fails to respond despite repeated attempts, you can reset it
by simply charging it. After approximately 10 seconds, remove the G4
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from the charger and turn it on again. Your G4 should now respond
as expected.
5. GETTING STARTED
5.1 MOUNTING THE G4 ON A HELMET
The Helmet clamp that includes your microphone and speakers
must first be mounted on the helmet. Once mounted, the G4
unit can be attached or detached from the clamp at any time
(sec. 5.4).
There are two methods that can be used to attach the clamp to the
helmet:
Standard Method: Recommended for most helmet types.
Glue Plate Method: Recommended for helmets
to which the standard method cannot be applied,
using the Glue Plate included in the box.
Glue Plate
Standard Method: Fastening the Clamp to the Helmet
1. Use the enclosed Allen Wrench to loosen
the two screws on the Back Plate.
2. Slide the Back Plate between the internal
padding and the external shell of the helmet.
3. Adjust the clamp’s location so that the
microphone is located in front of the center of
your mouth, and then tighten the screws. You
may need to reposition the Clamp repeatedly
until you identify the best spot.
If you have purchased a helmet clamp version
with the corded microphone, please refer to
section 5.2.
Caution: This process can be done only once!
NOTE: While we have no reason to believe that the gluing option might
negatively affect any helmet, Cardo does not assume any responsibility
to that effect, irrespective of its nature and circumstances. The Glue Plate
is offered as an option that you may choose to use at your own risk and
subject to renouncement of any future claims.
1. Use the enclosed Allen Wrench to remove
both Allen screws and release the Helmet
Clamp’s back plate.
2. Determine the location on the helmet where the Helmet Clamp
must be attached.
3. Adjust the Helmet Clamp’s location on the Helmet so that the
microphone is located opposite the center of
your mouth. You may need to reposition the
Clamp repeatedly until you identify the best
spot. (Be sure to clean the selected area prior to
the gluing process).
4. Use the pre-moistened Towlette to clean the helmet area where
you want to install the Glue Plate. Allow to dry thoroughly.
5. Peel the foil cover from the Glue Plate’s adhesive pad.
6. Place the Glue Plate into position according to #3. Press firmly 15
seconds on all 3 parts of the Glue Plate.
7. The adhesive pad bonds to full strength over the next 24 hours.
Therefore we recommend not using the G4 during this 24 hour
period.
8. Fasten the Clamp to the Glue Plate using the Allen screws that
were previously removed.
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Glue Plate Method:
You have the option to glue the Helmet Clamp onto your helmet
when the above standard method cannot be used, or if you prefer to
secure the Helmet Clamp with adhesive glue.
If you have purchased a helmet clamp version with the corded
microphone, please proceed as follows:
5.2 ATTACHING THE CORDED MICROPHONE TO A
FULL-FACED HELMET
If you are using the corded microphone version, you must first make
sure your helmet clamp is attached to your
helmet as described in previous section (5.1).
Clean the exact spot on the internal padding of
the helmet, opposite your mouth, where the
microphone will be placed.
a. Peel the foil cover from the adhesive Velcro
pad and place the Velcro pad on the chosen
location opposite your mouth.
b. Attach the microphone to the Velcro, as shown
in photo.
c. When done, tighten the screws of the clamp.
5.3 POSITIONING THE MICROPHONE AND SPEAKERS
The microphone must be positioned in front
Speaker A
of the center of your mouth as detailed
above.
Attach the speakers to the Velcro inside
Speaker B
your helmet, opposite your ears (short
speaker cord for left ear & long speaker cord
for right ear). Use the supplied Velcro pads if
needed.
Using two speakers inside the helmet may be prohibited in certain
jurisdictions. If this is the case, you should tuck away the long
corded speaker underneath the helmet padding as follows:
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Cable
Lead the speaker cord [B] alongside the
rim of the padding to the right side
and then back to the left side, near
speaker [A]. Then place the speaker
[B] underneath the padding.
Speaker B
Speaker
B
NOTE:
For best audio results, make sure that both
of your speakers actually touch your ears.
Please visit us at
www.cardosystems.com/support/faq
for other useful tips.
Speaker A
5.4 ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE G4 FROM THE
HELMET CLAMP
ATTACHING:
Slide the G4 sideways (i.e. horizontally) along the
sliding panel until a clicking sound indicates that
it is locked in place.
à slide G4 sideways
REMOVING:
Your G4 can be removed for charging or
storage by sliding the G4 sideways.
6. CONNECTING BLUETOOTH ENABLED MOBILE
PHONES, GPS OR MP3 (A2DP) DEVICES
Multiple Device Connectivity (“MDC”) with Bluetooth
compatible Devices
Mobile phone &
A2DP connectivity
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scala rider headset
ß push G4 with your thumb
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NOTE: The sole purpose of the antenna is to increase intercom range
between bikers. There is no need to open it when using your mobile
phone, FM Radio or MP3 Player but you can do so without concern.
Built-in
FM radio
GPS
MP3
player
Driver-to-Passenger
Full Duplex
Intercom Connection
Driver-to-Passenger
Full Duplex
Intercom
Connection
5.5 USING THE FLIP-UP ANTENNA
The flip-up antenna allows you to achieve
the maximum intercom range between
bikers. To open the antenna, simply press
gently against the protruding tab (at the tip
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of the antenna) towards the direction of the helmet. The internal
spring will then cause the antenna to flip up.
To close the antenna, just push it back into its horizontal state until it
is locked in place.
Up to 1 mile / 1.6 km Bike-toBike Intercom range
between 3 separate bikers or
2 couples on
2 motorcycles
6. Your phone will confirm that pairing has succeeded and the G4 will
begin flashing slowly in Blue.
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Thanks to MDC technology each G4 offers parallel connectivity as
follows*:
➤ Intercom with up to two other scala rider units
➤ Bluetooth enabled Mobile Phone / GPS device
➤ A2DP enabled MP3 Player or A2DP Adapter
NOTE: If you plan to use your mobile phone while using a Bluetooth GPS
device, then you should pair your mobile phone to the GPS and not to the G4.
* see restrictions under 9.10 b
6.1 MOBILE PHONE
To use your mobile phone with the scala rider G4, you must
first pair the G4 to your mobile phone.
Pairing is a one-time process. Once the G4 is paired to a
specific mobile phone, they will remain paired and automatically
recognize each other whenever they are within range.
If the connection between the phone and G4 is lost, tap the Mobile
Button on your G4 to reconnect the devices.
PAIRING THE G4 TO A BLUETOOTH MOBILE PHONE:
1. Turn on your phone and make sure its Bluetooth function is activated.
Turn on your G4 by pressing the Mobile Button for at least four
seconds resulting in three blue flashes.
2. With the G4 turned ON, press and hold the Mobile Button for
at least six seconds until the Red and Blue Lights begin rapidly
alternating.
3. Search for Bluetooth devices on your phone by following the phone’s
instructions. Consult your phone’s User Manual for more information.
4. After a few seconds the phone will list “scala rider G4” as a
discovered device. Select it and follow your phone’s instructions to
accept the pairing.
5. When prompted, enter 0000 (four zeros) as your PIN or passkey.
NOTES:
• If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes, the G4 will return
to Standby mode.
• Not all Bluetooth mobile phones can broadcast Bluetooth Stereo music
(A2DP), even if the phone has an MP3 player function. Consult your mobile
phone’s User Manual for more information.
• With some mobile phones, you may need to tap the Mobile Button
to connect the G4 to the phone after pairing is complete. The G4 will
automatically connect to the last phone it is paired with.
6.2 GPS DEVICE
To use a Bluetooth enabled GPS device with the
scala rider G4, the two must first be paired. This will
allow your GPS to transmit navigation instructions and audio to the
speakers of your G4.
NOTE: Not all Bluetooth enabled GPS devices allow connections to
Bluetooth headsets or communication systems. Among others, any
such GPS unit must be compatible with the Bluetooth “Handsfree”
gateway protocol. Please consult your GPS device’s User Manual for more
information.
PAIRING THE G4 TO A GPS DEVICE:
1. Turn on your GPS.
2. With the G4 turned ON, press and hold the Volume Up Button for
at least six seconds until the Red and Blue Lights begin flashing
simultaneously.
3. Search for Bluetooth headsets on your GPS device by following the
device’s instructions. Consult your GPS device’s User Manual for
more information.
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4. After a few seconds the GPS will list “scala rider G4” as a
discovered device. Select it and follow your GPS’s instructions to
accept the pairing.
5. If your GPS device prompts for a PIN or Passkey enter 0000 (four zeros).
6. Your GPS device will confirm that pairing has succeeded. The
headset will begin flashing slowly in Blue.
7. If you wish to use a Bluetooth mobile phone to make and receive
calls through the G4, you should pair your mobile phone to your
GPS device by following the instructions in your GPS manual.
NOTES:
• If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the G4 will
return to Standby mode.
• The priority schedule of your G4 has been set to avoid incoming intercom
calls interrupting GPS instructions in progress. In such case the intercom
caller will hear a busy signal and you will hear two beeps, indicating that
an intercom caller is trying to page you. (see section 4.3 for details on audio
priorities of paired devices).
6.3 MP3 MUSIC (WIRELESS OPTION – A2DP)
Your G4 is designed to receive wireless stereo music from A2DP
sources and mobile phones that support the Bluetooth A2DP
and AVRCP profiles (mostly 3rd generation devices).
Using a Bluetooth device that supports the AVRCP profile will allow you to
operate all major A2DP source functions directly from your G4.
NOTE: The G4 can also receive audio via the enclosed cable from nonBluetooth MP3 Players or audio sources as described in section 7.2
While listening to music from an A2DP source, you will not miss
any mobile or intercom calls, as the headset will automatically stop
the music and give preference to the incoming call. However, after
you terminate your call, some MP3 sources may not automatically
continue and require manual re-activation.
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The scala rider G4 allows you to pair your mobile phone for use
during phone calls and also as a Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) music player,
if your phone supports this feature.
The scala rider G4 also allows you to use two different A2DP devices
interchangeably: simply pair an A2DP music player (MP3 Player or
Adapter) to the G4 for music and use the mobile phone for phone
calls and/or music (if A2DP compatible) as described in Section 6.1.
SETTING UP YOUR MP3 PLAYER FOR BLUETOOTH STEREO A2DP
TRANSMISSION
To use a Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) enabled MP3 Player or Adapter to
listen to stereo music, you must first pair the device to your G4.
PAIRING THE G4 TO AN MP3 PLAYER OR ADAPTER
NOTE: If your A2DP source is integrated inside your Mobile Phone, then
you should pair it with your G4 as described in section 6.1 above.
1. Turn on your MP3 Player or A2DP Adapter, and make sure that its
Bluetooth function is activated.
2. With the G4 turned ON, press and hold the Mobile Button for at
least six seconds until the Red and Blue Lights begin alternating
rapidly.
3. Search for Bluetooth headsets on your MP3 Player by following the
device’s instructions.
NOTE: For use of a Bluetooth adapter, follow the device’s instructions.
4. After a few seconds the MP3 Player will list “scala rider G4”
as a discovered device. Select it and follow your MP3 Player’s
instructions to accept the pairing.
5. If your MP3 player prompts for a PIN or Passkey enter 0000 (four zeros).
6. Once pairing is complete, your MP3 Player or Adapter may confirm that
pairing has succeeded, and the G4 will begin flashing slowly in Blue.
A2DP Audio Source Selection:
If an A2DP Music Player is paired, the headset will use it as the default
audio source. To change the audio source from the current device
to the other device, stop the music playing from the current device
and start A2DP music playback from the other device. Turning off the
headset will set the default back to the A2DP Music Player.
Operating your A2DP source from your G4
Play
Press and hold the MP3 Button for 3 seconds
Pause/Stop*
Press and hold the MP3 Button for 3 seconds
Forward
Press and hold the Volume Up Button for 3 seconds
Rewind**
Press and hold the Volume Down Button for 3 seconds
* Varies depending on your mobile phone model
** With some phones you may need to repeat this action once more
Switch to next
preset station
While listening to the Radio, tap the CHANNEL “B”
button to cycle through the 6 Preset FM Stations
Start Intercom call
While listening to the Radio, start talking loudly
Initiate Voice Dial
from your Mobile
Phone
While listening to the Radio, tap the Mobile Button
and pronounce loudly the name of the person you
wish to call. This feature is supported only by mobile
phones that include the Voice Dial feature
Initiate Redial from
your Mobile Phone
While listening to the Radio, tap the Mobile
Button twice
RDS ON/OFF
(Default: OFF)
While the Radio is on, press and hold Volume Up
and Volume Down Buttons simultaneously for 3
seconds (Also controlled via the PC software and
Settings Customization Voice Menu)
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NOTE: If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the G4
will return to Standby mode.
Thanks to the RDS feature, the G4 will automatically select the
strongest signal available for the FM station you wish to listen to, no
matter where you are riding.
RDS ON/OFF (press simultaneously 3 seconds while radio is on)
7. BUILT-IN FM RADIO AND EXTERNAL MP3
PLAYER (CABLE OPTION)
7.1 FM RADIO
The scala rider G4 is equipped with an FM stereo radio
receiver and RDS (Radio Data System) technology, allowing
you to choose how and when you listen to your favorite stations.
Turn on Radio
While in Standby mode, press and hold CHANNEL
“B” button for 3 seconds
Turn off Radio
While listening to the Radio, press and hold
CHANNEL “B” button for 3 seconds
• ON/OFF FM Radio
(press 3 sec.)
• Switch among pre-saved
stations (tap briefly)
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Searching for and saving new stations
Radio station pre-sets can be saved using the Cardo Upgrades PC
software or directly from your G4 device.
There are two ways to search for a new radio station on your G4:
Seek and save:
1. While the Radio is on, select the station number from one to six
that you wish to set by tapping the CHANNEL “B” button until the
desired station is found.
2. Press and hold the Volume Up or Volume Down Button for three
seconds.
• Pressing Volume Up will search upwards (higher frequency).
• Pressing Volume Down will search downwards (lower frequency).
3. Once a station is found, searching stops and you can hear the
station.
4. To continue searching, press the Volume Up or Volume Down Button
again for three seconds.
5. Tap the CHANNEL “B” button within 20 seconds of finding the
station to save the current station.
6. If you don’t save the station, the Radio will exit search mode
without saving the current station. You can still continue to listen
to the current unsaved station. Tapping the CHANNEL “B” Button in
this case will move to the next saved station.
Scan and save:
1. While the Radio is on, select the station number from one to six
that you wish to set by tapping the CHANNEL “B” button until the
desired station is found.
2. Press and hold the Volume Up button for 6 seconds.
3. The device will begin to Scan by searching upwards for the
next station. Once a station is found, searching pauses for a few
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seconds while you hear the current station and then the G4 will
automatically continue to the next station.
4. To stop Scanning and stay on the current station, tap the Volume
Up Button again.
5. Tap the CHANNEL “B” button within 20 seconds of finding the
station to save the current station.
6. If you don’t save the station, the Radio will exit search mode
without saving the current station. You can still continue to listen
to the current unsaved station. Tapping the CHANNEL “B” Button in
this case will move to the next saved station.
NOTE: Press CHANNEL “B” button during radio Scan to Fast Save the current
station directly into the Preset Channel number you were last listening to.
Automatic Radio Tuning: Automatically search for and find 6 new
“on the go” radio stations with one button press.
This feature makes finding new stations fast and easy by creating a
temporary list of “on the go” radio stations.
While the radio is on, press and hold the Volume Down Button for 6
seconds, and the G4 will search upwards from the current frequency
and store the next 6 FM stations it discovers as “on the go” stations.
You can repeat this process as many times as you wish, searching for
the next 6 FM stations each time.
Now you can cycle through these stations by tapping the CHANNEL
“B” button.
NOTE: These 6 temporary “on the go” stations cannot be saved and do not
replace the permanent Saved Radio Stations you may have set using the
“Saving a selected station” procedure. Turning OFF and ON the G4 will clear
out your Automatic Radio Tuning stations, and restore the original saved
radio stations.
Terminate a call
Tap the Mobile Button during a call, or let the
other party terminate the call
Using the auxiliary line-in port for cable connectivity
The G4 has an auxiliary jack which allows you to connect nonBluetooth audio sources, such as MP3 players (with 3.5 mm - 1/8” stereo
jacks) to the G4 by using the enclosed cable.
1. Make sure the G4 is on Standby mode, flashing slowly in Blue.
2. Connect the MP3 cable to your
MP3 player/audio source’s
Jack and insert the other
end of the cable into the
MP3 /Aux
Jack
Auxiliary Jack.
3. Operate the MP3 Player
device by using its own buttons as usual (FF/REW/ PLAY/PAUSE).
Volume can be adjusted through the MP3 Player or the Volume
Buttons of the G4.
Any other audio connection will automatically mute the MP3 Player. The
audio signal will return only when the G4 is once again in Standby mode.
Voice Dial
During Standby, tap the Mobile Button and
pronounce loudly the name of the person you
wish to call. This feature is supported only by
mobile phones that include the Voice Dial feature
Redial
During Standby, tap the Mobile Button twice
NOTE: While listening to your MP3 player, the VOX feature is disabled.
8. USING THE MOBILE PHONE
INITIATING AND RECEIVING MOBILE PHONE CALLS
BASIC FUNCTIONS
Answer a call
Tap the Mobile Button or speak loudly any
word of your choice during an incoming call
Reject a call
Remain silent for 15 seconds, or press and hold
the Mobile Button for 3 seconds during an
incoming call
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7.2 CABLE CONNECTING YOUR MP3 PLAYER OR OTHER
EXTERNAL AUDIO SOURCES
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS FOR 3-WAY COMMUNICATION:
Add/Remove CHANNEL
“A” to/from phone call
Tap the CHANNEL “A” button while on a phone
call
Add/Remove CHANNEL
“B” to/from phone call
Tap the CHANNEL “B” button while on a phone
call
When the G4 is on an active phone call, any Intercom call request will
be automatically rejected.
Once the phone call is terminated, you can initiate and accept
Intercom calls.
STATUS LIGHTS
LED Indication
Status
None
G4 is off
1 blue flash every 3 seconds
Standby – No call is in progress
2 blue flashes every 3 seconds
Call is in progress / FM Radio or Music
is ON
1 red flash every 3 seconds
Standby - Battery is low
2 red flashes every 3 seconds
Low battery while a call is in progress or
FM Radio or Music is ON
Solid red
Charging
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9. USING THE INTERCOM
9.1 INTRODUCTION
The scala rider G4 PowerSet provides
you with an impressive Bike-to-Bike
Intercom range by simply flipping up
the antenna. The Flip-up antenna allows
you to maximize intercom range with
Flip-up Antenna
other bikers at up to 1 mile / 1.6 km
for extended range
(subject to terrain). The antenna is also
useful when riding in dense urban environments that may affect the
transmission quality. You may keep the Flip-up Antenna open when not
using the intercom, even though there is no particular need to do so.
The scala rider G4 PowerSet package contains two factory-paired
G4 units. To set up additional Intercom Bluetooth connections, you
must first pair your G4 units with other devices. In this manual such
other devices will be referred to as CHANNEL “A” and CHANNEL “B”
respectively.
Pairing is a one-time process. Once completed, the units will remain paired
and automatically recognize each other whenever they are within range.
There are other scala rider models available that the G4 can connect
to, and each of these connections comes with specific characteristics
and / or limitations.
In terms of range, Intercom communications between the G4 and
another scala rider unit is limited to the distance of the lesser-range
device. For example, connecting the G4 with a Q2 pro unit will enable
intercom distances of up to 2,300 ft / 700 m, which is the maximum
rated distance the Q2 pro can achieve.
In the section below you can find out how to pair the G4
with other scala rider models. In addition, the G4 is also fully
compatible with the Schuberth SRC-System™. For details, visit
www.cardosystems.com/src.
9.3 BEFORE STARTING THE INTERCOM
The G4 has two buttons designated for quick connection to two other
units. These other units are referred to as CHANNEL “A” and CHANNEL
“B”. In the following sections you will also learn how to add a third
participant and conduct an intercom conference.
For details on Intercom use with other scala rider units, please refer to
section 9.11 below
Each G4 has two Intercom channels available for multiple
intercom connections. Therefore, one G4 can communicate
simultaneously with up to two other G4s. If one of these other
G4s is connected to yet another G4, then all four participants can
enter into a 4-way conference mode (see section 9.10c below).
9.2 BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
The G4 can also conduct Intercom communications with earlier
scala rider models in different configurations and you can always
change your preferences.
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Channel “A”
Button
Channel “B”
Button
Select your preferred Pairing Option
UNITS TO BE PAIRED
GO TO
SECTION
Your G4 with another G4
9.10 a
Your G4 with a Q2/Q2 pro
9.11 a
Your G4 with one earlier scala rider model
9.11 b
Your G4 with two other G4 units
9.10 b
Your G4 with one G4 and one Q2/Q2 pro unit
9.11 c
Your G4 with two Q2/Q2 pro units
9.11 c
Your G4 with one G4 and one other scala rider model
9.11 c
Your G4 with one Q2/Q2 pro and one other scala rider
model
9.11 c
Your G4 with two other scala rider models
9.11 c
Your G4 as part of 4-Way intercom call configuration
9.10 c
9.4 INITIATE INTERCOM CALLS
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Since the G4 can be paired with all models in the scala rider
family, we recommend that you first pair it according to your
preferred configuration and then change or modify as often as
you wish later, when the need arises. For example: If you typically
use the intercom to communicate with two friends who both use
G4 units, then you should pair it as described below in section
9.10 b.
Therefore, please select your initial pairing preference from the
following options in the table below and then refer to the pairing
procedure as described in the respective section of this manual.
When done, return to the explanations in section 9.4 “Initiate
Intercom Calls”.
There are two ways to start an Intercom call with devices that are paired to
your scala rider G4 (make sure you are in Standby mode):
VOICE CONNECT:
Preferred for relatively brief conversations as
it takes the channel into standby mode after
30 seconds of silence.
Start talking loudly
Once you start talking loudly, an
Intercom call will be established with
both paired devices, CHANNEL “A” and
CHANNEL “B” (if both are available).
The Intercom call will stay on until
all participants remain silent for
30 seconds. (applicable for 2-way
communication).
CHANNEL BUTTON CONNECT:
Preferred for extended
conversations as it leaves the
channel open and active.
Single tap the CHANNEL
“A” Button to add or remove
CHANNEL “A” from an Intercom
call.
Single tap the CHANNEL
“B” Button to add or remove
CHANNEL “B” from an Intercom
call.
NOTE: While the Intercom is on, the Redial and Voice Dial functions will be
disabled.
9.5 RECEIVING INTERCOM CALLS
Once another paired device tries calling you via intercom, the call will
begin almost instantly.
NOTE: The G4’s preset priority modes have been set in a way to avoid
incoming intercom calls from interrupting mobile phone calls and GPS
instructions in progress. In such case the intercom caller will hear a busy
signal and you will hear two beeps, indicating that an intercom caller is
trying to page you. (see section 4.3 for details on audio priorities of paired
devices).
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9.6 VOICE CONNECT FEATURE (VOX)
The G4 offers VOX technology for safe and hands-free operation of
some key functions.
For incoming calls, just pronounce loudly any word (e.g. “hello”).
To reject an incoming call, remain silent for about 15 seconds.
To reject an Intercom call remain silent for 30 seconds.
NOTE: The Enable/Disable Voice Connect feature affects only the Intercom
functionality.
ENABLE/DISABLE VOX can be done via the PC software and
directly on your G4 via the Settings Customization Voice Menu (see
section 4.2).
9.7 RESET PAIRING (RESTORING THE ORIGINAL DEFAULT
CONFIGURATION)
This section is only relevant once you have completed a pairing process
You can delete all of your paired devices at any time as follows:
1. With the G4 turned ON, press and hold the Mobile Button for
at least six seconds until the Red and Blue Lights begin rapidly
alternating.
2. Press and hold the Volume Up Button for three seconds.
3. The Red and Blue Lights will flash five times simultaneously and
then the G4 will turn off, confirming that Reset was successfully
completed.
9.8 NOTEWORTHY ISSUES
a. Connecting the G4 to other units
To pair your G4 to other scala rider models, please refer to section
9.10 c below.
b. Busy Status (When using a G4)
When attempting an Intercom call with a device that is already on
a Phone/GPS/Intercom call, you will hear two beeps indicating the
other device is busy.
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c. Automatic Reconnection of the Intercom
If the G4 and another paired unit go out of range and disconnect
from each other, the G4 will immediately try to reconnect to the
other unit.
You can manually reconnect the intercom call while the G4 is in
Standby mode by pressing the CHANNEL “A” or the CHANNEL “B”
Button to connect to the respective lost connection.
d. Conference Mode Limitations
Whenever you enter the Intercom Conference mode among three
or even four participants (including yourself), the participants
who maintain simultaneously two active connections will not be
able to receive mobile phone calls or GPS messages as long as the
conference call is in progress (see details in sections 9.10 b and 9.10 c)
9.9 TROUBLESHOOTING THE INTERCOM
First, make sure your microphone is located properly in front of the
center of your mouth.
The G4 is designed for use in loud environments. Therefore, you
should test the Intercom functionality only in a noisy environment,
such as next to an idling motorcycle and not indoors. Please also
verify that the G4s were paired together properly by following the
instructions in the relevant Setup sections.
9.10 USING THE G4 FOR INTERCOM WITH OTHER G4 UNITS
PAIRING LED INDICATION FOR INTERCOM CHANNELS
INTERCOM
CHANNEL
PAIRING / CONNECTION
BUTTON
PAIRING MODE LED
INDICATORS
CHANNEL “A”
CHANNEL “A” BUTTON
Rapid RED flashing
CHANNEL “B”
CHANNEL “B” BUTTON
Rapid BLUE flashing
NOTE: Selecting a CHANNEL that is already in use will override the paired
G4 on that CHANNEL with the newly paired G4.
4. On the G4, press and hold the chosen CHANNEL BUTTON (“A” or
“B”) for at least six seconds until the G4’s BLUE or RED Light begins
flashing rapidly, indicating it is in Intercom Pairing mode. (See Table
in 9.10).
5. Repeat Step 3-4 for the second G4.
6. Within a few seconds, both G4s will show a solid light for two
seconds, indicating that the two G4s are now paired, connected
and ready for use.
NOTE: If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the G4
will return to Standby mode.
Initiate Intercom calls
There are two ways to start an Intercom call with your paired G4 while the
G4 is in Standby mode:
VOICE CONNECT:
Start talking loudly
Once you start talking loudly, an Intercom call
will be established with the other paired G4.
The Intercom call will stay on until all
participants remain silent for 30 seconds.
CHANNEL BUTTON
CONNECT:
Tap the chosen CHANNEL
Button once to add or
remove the other G4 from
an Intercom call.
9.10b. THREE-WAY INTERCOM
Adding a third G4 unit to your PowerSet allows you to conduct
3-way intercom conference calls as follows:
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9.10a. TWO-WAY INTERCOM
PAIRING OPTIONS BETWEEN TWO PARTICIPANTS
Your two G4 PowerSet units are factory-paired and configured
to communicate via their respective Channel “A” Buttons. If for any
reason, you have to pair them again, proceed as follows:
1. If either G4 is turned OFF, turn it ON by pressing and holding the
Mobile Button until the Blue Light flashes three times.
2. Make sure that both G4s are now flashing slowly in Blue.
3. Choose an available CHANNEL you wish to use to pair the G4
(CHANNEL “A” or CHANNEL “B”).
l “B”
Third G4
Rider “C”
Second G4
Rider “B”
In this configuration Rider “B” is paired to Rider “A” and to Rider “C”.
IMPORTANT: Since Rider “B” uses two Bluetooth connections during the
conference mode, Rider “B” will be disconnected from the mobile phone
or GPS device until the conference mode is terminated. Upon termination,
Rider “B” will automatically reconnect to his mobile phone or GPS. Rider
“A” and “C” remain connected to their mobile phones or GPS devices
during the 3-way intercom call.
PAIRING OPTIONS BETWEEN THREE PARTICIPANTS (between G4
models only)
To add a third G4 unit to your G4 PowerSet, you will need to
designate one of the two factory-paired G4s to serve as Rider “B” with
the third G4 unit as Rider “C”).
Since the factory-paired units use Channel “A”, you must now pair the
third G4 unit (Rider “C”) on Channel “B”.
a. Turn on the designated Rider “B” unit and the Rider “C” unit by
pressing their Mobile Buttons until their blue light flash three times.
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b. On both units press the Channel ”B” Button until the lights are
flashing rapidly in Blue indicating that Rider “B” and Rider “C” are
in Pairing mode.
4-Way Intercom between up to two couples on two motorcycles
two drivers (1 and 3) and two passengers (2 and 4)
c. Within a few seconds, both G4s will show a solid light for two
seconds, indicating that they are now paired, connected and
ready for use.
d. Turn on Rider “A” unit and wait until it reconnects to the factory
paired Rider “B” unit.
NOTE: If units “A” and “B” don’t reconnect automatically, press the
Channel “A” Button on Rider “A” unit and connect manually.
Initiate Intercom calls
There are two ways to start an Intercom call with your paired G4s while the
G4 is in Standby mode:
VOICE CONNECT:
Start talking loudly
Once you start talking loudly, an
Intercom call will be established with
both paired G4s, CHANNEL “A” and
CHANNEL “B” (if both are available).
CHANNEL BUTTON
CONNECT:
Single tap the CHANNEL “A”
or "B" Button to add or remove
the chosen channel from an
Intercom call.
9.10c. FOUR-WAY INTERCOM
When connected to three other G4 units, your G4 can also
participate in a 4-way Conference Intercom Call (full duplex) as
explained below.
Please note that the 4-way conference operates in a linear manner,
whereby the two passengers serve as the connecting links for the
entire group. Therefore, if one of the Passengers disconnects, the
4-way conference mode will be interrupted until that passenger is
reconnected.
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In this configuration the two passengers (numbered 2 and 4) are each
using two Bluetooth connections:
Passenger 2 is paired to Driver 1 and to Passenger 4
Passenger 4 is paired to Driver 3 and to Passenger 2
IMPORTANT: Since both Passengers each use two Bluetooth connections
during the conference mode, they will both be disconnected from their
mobile phones until the conference mode is terminated. Upon termination,
both Passengers will automatically re-connect to their mobile phones. Both
Drivers 1 and 3 remain connected to their mobile phones or GPS devices
during the 4-way intercom call.
PAIRING FOUR SCALA RIDER G4s
To converse in the 4-Way intercom conference mode, the four G4s
must be paired as shown in the biker illustration above. All four units
should initially be turned off.
Step One: Pair Driver 1 to Passenger 2 via Channel “A” as follows
a. Turn both G4s ON by pressing and holding the Mobile Buttons
until the Blue Light flashes three times.
b. Both G4s should now be flashing slowly in Blue.
d. Release the buttons and wait until both G4s display a solid light
for two seconds, indicating that the two G4s are now paired for
Intercom connection. (This may take up to two minutes).
Step Two: Pair Driver 3 to Passenger 4 via Channel “A”
Repeat the above pairing procedure between Driver 3 and Passenger 4.
Step Three: Pair Passenger 2 to Passenger 4 via Channel “B”
Repeat the above pairing procedure between Passenger 2 and
Passenger 4 using the Channel “B” button. (instead of Channel “A”
button as described in point "c" of Step One above).
Making 4-Way Intercom calls
Once you have successfully paired the four G4s as described above,
and all units are in standby mode, proceed as follows to start a 4-way
Conference Intercom call:
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c. Press and hold CHANNEL (“A”) BUTTON on both G4s for at least
six seconds until the G4’s BLUE or RED Light begins flashing
rapidly, indicating that they have entered the Intercom Pairing
mode (See Table in section 9.10).
a. Passenger 2 should press Button “B” to initiate a call with
Passenger 4. Wait until audio is heard on both G4s and proceed
to the next step.
b. Driver 1 should press Button “A” to initiate a call with Passenger 2.
c. Driver 3 should press Button “A” to initiate a call with Passenger 4.
Now the 4-way intercom conference mode is established.
NOTE: If one of the G4s should disconnect or drop off from the 4-way call and
fails to reconnect, repeat the three steps above in that precise order.
Your 4-Way Conference Intercom Pairing is now complete and ready
to use.
NOTE: If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the G4s
will return to Standby mode.
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9.11 USING THE G4 FOR INTERCOM WITH OTHER
SCALA RIDER MODELS
9.11a. TWO-WAY INTERCOM with scala rider Q2/Q2 pro
To use your G4 with a Q2 unit, we recommend that you also refer to
your Q2 manual.
1. If either device is turned OFF, turn it ON by pressing and holding
either the Mobile Button for the G4 unit or the CTRL Button for the
Q2 until the Blue Lights flash three times.
2. Make sure that both devices are now flashing slowly in Blue.
3. On the G4, select an available CHANNEL to pair the Q2 (CHANNEL
“A” or CHANNEL “B”).
NOTE: Selecting a CHANNEL that is already in use will replace the paired
device on that CHANNEL with the newly paired headset.
4. On the G4, press and hold the assigned CHANNEL BUTTON (“A” or
“B”) for at least six seconds until the G4’s BLUE or RED Light begins
flashing rapidly, indicating it is in Intercom Pairing mode (See Table
in 9.10).
5. On the Q2, simultaneously press and hold the CTRL and MC
Buttons until the RED Light begins flashing rapidly, indicating it is in
Intercom Pairing mode (see Q2 manual).
6. Within a few seconds, both units will show a solid light for two
seconds, indicating that they are now paired, connected and ready
for use.
NOTES:
• If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the units will
return to Standby mode.
• Voice Connect Intercom can only be initiated from the G4/Q2 pro.
However, you can always initiate the Intercom manually also from a Q2
unit by pressing the button.
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9.11b. TWO-WAY INTERCOM WITH EARLIER SCALA RIDER MODELS To use your G4 with other scala rider models such as the “Solo”,
“FM”, "TeamSet pro" or a “TeamSet” Driver unit make sure you have the
manual of the other scala rider headset available.
1. While the G4 is turned OFF, turn it ON by pressing and holding the
Mobile Button until the Blue Light flashes three times.
2. Turn the other scala rider ON by pressing and holding its CTRL
Button until the Red/Blue lights begin rapidly alternating.
3. For the G4, select an available CHANNEL to pair the other unit
(CHANNEL “A” or CHANNEL “B”).
NOTE: Selecting a CHANNEL that is already in use will replace the paired
device on that CHANNEL with the newly paired headset.
4. On the G4, press and hold the assigned CHANNEL BUTTON (“A”
or “B”) for at least six seconds until the BLUE or RED Light begins
flashing rapidly, indicating it is in Intercom Pairing mode. (See 9.10
Intercom Channel Table for details)
5. Within a few seconds, the G4 will show a solid light for two
seconds, indicating that the two units are now paired, connected
and ready for use.
NOTES:
• If the Pairing process is not completed within two minutes the units will
return to Standby mode.
• When using an earlier scala rider model to serve as the Passenger unit
(e.g. a “Solo”, “FM”, “TeamSet pro” or a “TeamSet” Driver unit), Voice
Connect Intercom can only be initiated from the G4. However, you can
always initiate the Intercom manually also from the other scala rider
unit by pressing the button.
Initiate Intercom calls from scala rider G4
Using the G4 with two Q2/Q2 pro headsets:
Proceed with setup as in section 9.11a above and use either in Riderto-Passenger or in Bike-to-Bike mode.
VOICE CONNECT:
Start talking loudly
Using the G4 and scala rider Q2/Q2 pro with either a Solo, FM,
TeamSet pro or TeamSet (Driver) headset:
Once you start talking loudly, an
Intercom call will be established with
both paired headsets.
CHANNEL BUTTON
CONNECT:
Single tap the chosen
Channel Button to add or
remove the unit from an
Intercom call.
The Intercom call will stay on until all
participants remain silent for 30 seconds.
Initiate Intercom calls from:
Q2 pro: Tap the MC Button once on a Q2 pro unit to open an intercom
call. To terminate the call, tap once.
Q2: Tap the MC Button twice on a Q2 unit to open an intercom call.
Wait 3 seconds between taps. To terminate the call, tap once.
Other scala rider models: Tap the headset CTRL Button to open/
close intercom call.
9.11c. THREE WAY INTERCOM WITH OTHER SCALA RIDER MODELS
In terms of range, the 3-Way Intercom between your G4 and
other scala rider units achieves distances of the lowest common
denominator. For example, connecting your G4 with two Q2 pro units
will enable intercom distances of maximum 2,300 ft / 700m.
NOTE: When connected to earlier scala rider headsets (e.g. a “Solo”, “FM”,
"TeamSet pro" or a “TeamSet” Driver unit) only Rider-to-Passenger mode is
available.
All options are in Full Duplex, meaning that all parties can speak and
hear one another simultaneously, similar to mobile or landline phone
conversations and unlike walkie-talkie communications.
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There are two ways to start an Intercom call with your paired headsets
while the G4 is in Standby mode:
Q2/Q2 pro: Proceed with setup as in section 9.11a above and use in
Bike-to-Bike mode.
Solo, FM, or TeamSet (Driver): Proceed with setup as in section
9.11b above but use only in Rider-to-Passenger mode.
Example:
To pair your G4 with a Q2 and an FM headset:
1. Pair your G4 with the Q2 as described in section 9.11a., using
CHANNEL “A”.
2. Pair your G4 with the FM as described in section 9.11b., using
CHANNEL “B” (For Rider-to-Passenger use only).
Using your G4 with another G4 and another scala rider model
(such as a Q2/Q2 pro, Solo, FM, TeamSet pro or TeamSet [Driver])
1. Proceed with setup as in section 9.10b above for pairing the
second G4.
2. Proceed with setup as in section 9.11a or 9.11b above according
to the headset you want to use.
Example:
To pair your G4 with another G4 and a scala rider FM headset:
1. Pair your G4 with the second G4 as described in section 9.10a.,
using CHANNEL “A”.
2. Pair your G4 with the FM as described in section 9.11b., using
CHANNEL “B” [For Rider-to-Passenger use only].
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Initiate Intercom calls from a G4
There are two ways to start an Intercom call with your paired headsets
while the G4 is in Standby mode:
VOICE CONNECT:
Start talking loudly
Once you start talking loudly, an Intercom
call will be established with both paired
devices, CHANNEL “A” and CHANNEL “B” (if
both are available).
CHANNEL BUTTON
CONNECT:
Single tap the CHANNEL
“A” or "B" Button to add or
remove the chosen channel
from an Intercom call.
10. CLICK-TO-LINK
Click-to-Link is the spontaneous “social” nature of your scala rider G4.
This unique feature will enable you to instantly initiate one-to-one
intercom calls with other G4 users in the near vicinity without going
through a pairing process in advance. Think of it as a private bike-tobike channel that you can set up on-the-fly with other scala rider G4
users that you spot next to a traffic light or along the road.
The Click-to-Link feature can of course be disabled at any time, blocking
any attempt by other G4 users to establish a spontaneous link.
USING CLICK-TO-LINK
Disable/Enable Click-to-Link: The feature can be turned on or off
via the Settings Customization Menu (see Section 4.2). By default,
this feature is DISABLED.
AUDIO SOURCES AND PRIORITIES
The different audio sources connected to the G4 are prioritized as
shown below, i.e. the higher priority source will always override and
interrupt the lower one.
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For example, incoming mobile phone calls and GPS navigation
instructions will interrupt ongoing Click-to-Link calls, while incoming
Click-to-Link calls will interrupt the audio from the built-in FM Radio etc.
Click-to-Link established calls and Intercom calls have the same
priority: If one is in use, the other is unable to interrupt. Therefore, a
Click-to-Link request cannot interrupt an Intercom call in progress, and
vice-versa.
Higher Priority

Lower Priority
1. Mobile Phone audio or GPS instructions (device
specific)
2. Intercom / Click-to-Link (same priority level)
3. A2DP audio source
4. FM Radio (built-in)
5. Auxiliary Line-In Port (for corded connection
e.g. MP3 players).
IC (Intercom) Request Tone: If you are on a Click-to-Link call and
Rider A or Rider B try to connect to you for an IC Call, you will hear an
IC Request Tone while the other party will hear a rejection beep.
If your Click-to-Link connection is dropped for any reason and other
G4 users are nearby, new Click-to-Link connections may link up with
users other than your initial connection.
General Functions
Desired result
Required Action
Making Click-to-Link
calls
Start a Click-to-Link call
request*
Double tap Channel “A”
Button
Cancel a Click-to-Link call
Tap Channel “A” Button
Accept a Click-to-Link call
When you hear the ringtone, tap Channel “A”
Button or speak loudly
to answer by VOX
Reject a Click-to-Link call
When hearing the ring
tone, remain silent for 10
seconds or until the ring
tone subsides
Receiving Click-toLink calls
During Click-to-Link
calls
End a Click-to-Link call
Tap Channel “A” Button
* The G4 searches for another Click-to-Link enabled unit for up to 10 seconds, while
beeping and flashing red.
NOTE: Click-to-Link connections will not replace or change your current Rider
A and Rider B intercom pairings. Click-to-Link uses a separate temporary
channel to connect to a Click-to-Link conversation partner.
11. SUPPORT
For additional information please visit our website at
www.cardosystems.com
FAQ: www.cardosystems.com/support/faq
or contact us at: support@cardosystems.com
Phone:
USA and Canada: 1-800-488-0363
International: +4989 450 36819
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IMPORTANT
Category
MULTINATIONAL ELECTRONIC COMMERCE COMPANIES AND
ONLINE AUCTION WEBSITES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO SELL
CARDO PRODUCTS. ANY PURCHASES FROM SUCH SITES ARE
AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO RECEIVE WARRANTY OR CUSTOMER
SERVICE, YOU MUST SUBMIT ORIGINAL RECEIPTS FROM
AUTHORIZED CARDO DEALERS.
PRODUCTS THAT WERE IMPORTED FROM NORTH AMERICA
MUST ALSO BE SERVICED THERE.
12. NOTICES
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) / Industry Canada (IC)
Statement
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You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the part responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
15.105(b)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC / IC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
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and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause interference and
WARNING:
Cardo Systems Inc., (“Cardo”) notifies you that your complete and undivided
attention is required when using a communication device while riding a
motorcycle, scooter, moped, ATV, quad-bike, bicycle or any other vehicle or
equipment (“vehicle”). Failure to avoid potentially hazardous situations could
result in accident resulting in serious injury or death.
FCC/IC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
Cardo strongly advises you to take all necessary precautions and remain alert
to the traffic, weather and all road conditions. It is best to stop your vehicle on
the roadside away from traffic prior to activating or deactivating the Product
or initiating or receiving any calls.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. The antenna used for this transmitter
must not transmit simultaneously with any other antenna or transmitter, except in
accordance with FCC/IC multi-transmitter product procedures.
Do not perform pairing, linking or similar operations while operating a vehicle.
All publications, advertisements and similar sales materials are intended to
address technical capabilities and should not be construed as encouraging
the operation of Cardo’s products (“Product”) in any manner that is unsafe or
prohibited by law.
European CE Notice 
Exercise all due caution while using this Product and obey all applicable traffic
laws. Always operate the vehicle and the Product in a safe manner. Do not
become distracted by the Product while driving or riding on a vehicle.
Remain mindful of all driving conditions when using the Product. Always make
sure that any use of your hands in connection with the Product is performed
easily, appropriately and in a safe manner. Keep your hands on the handlebar
while operating the vehicle. Minimize the time your hands perform any operation
on the Product and stop safely away from any traffic to make adjustments. When
riding, always consider road, traffic, terrain and other conditions to maximize
safety. Do not operate the Product if it becomes unsafe to do so.
2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
The scala rider G4 headset (the “Product”) is in conformity with the following
essential requirements of Council Directive 1999/5/EC (referred to as R&TTE
Directive): Articles 3.1a, 3.1.b and 3.2. The Product is manufactured in
accordance with Annex II of the above directive.
Declaration of Conformity (DOC)
The scala rider G4 headset is compliant with and adopts the Bluetooth®
Specification 2.1 and has successfully passed all interoperability tests that are
specified in the Bluetooth® specification. However, interoperability between the
device and other Bluetooth®-enabled products is not guaranteed.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY AND WARRANTY
INFORMATION – WAIVER AND GENERAL RELEASE
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In some states, the use of mobile communications systems is prohibited
or restricted. Check all laws and regulations that apply to your region
before using the Product and be mindful that compliance with all laws and
No part of the body should come in contact with the antenna during
operation of the equipment. Use Product only where safe, and avoid usage
at gas stations, fuel depots or around explosives. Use with hearing aids and
medical devices only after consulting a physician or specialist. Make sure to
install and mount the Product in a stable manner.
Volume levels should be kept at reasonable levels and not at their maximum
to avoid impairment of ambient noise.
HEALTH WARNINGS:
Hearing Loss
Audio devices can cause hearing loss. Employ care and avoid exposure to
volume output levels that will damage or impair hearing or lead to hearing
loss. Permanent hearing loss may occur if Products are used at high volume
for prolonged periods of time.
RF Signals
Most electronic equipment is shielded from RF signals. However, certain
electronic equipment may not be shielded against the RF signals emanating
from your wireless equipment.
Hearing Aids
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regulations is the user’s responsibility. Use the Product in motion only where
and in the manner that such devices are permitted by applicable law. The
Product should not be used in contravention of local, state or federal laws and
regulations. Please check federal, state and local laws and regulations before
using your Cardo Product.
Some devices may interfere with certain hearing aids. In the event of such
interference, you should consult your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss
alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of
your device and/ or your physician to determine if it is adequately shielded
from interference caused by external RF energy. Your physician may be able
to assist you in obtaining this information.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Subject to the applicable laws and regulations in your jurisdiction, your
Product is covered by a One-Year Limited product warranty from the date of
original purchase. Please retain the retail sales receipt and your registration
data for proof of purchase.
Subject to the aforementioned, Cardo hereby represents that this Product
is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship (proof of
purchase and registration required). Within the subject period, Cardo will,
at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use.
Such repairs or replacements will be made at no charge to the customer
for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any
transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse,
misuse, accident or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
Pacemakers
This Product is intended to be used only as a communication and
entertainment device and should not be used in any location or jurisdiction
where its use is prohibited.
The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recommends that a minimum
separation of about six inches (or 16 cm) to be maintained between a mobile
phone or wireless device and a pacemaker to avoid potential interference
with the pacemaker. Be sure not to interfere with the functionality of personal
medical devices.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE THAT CARDO SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS.
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THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE OR FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
CARDO MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BEYOND
THOSE STATED SPECIFICALLY HEREIN. THIS WARRANTY IS EXTENDED BY
CARDO SOLELY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND IS NOT ASSIGNABLE
OR TRANSFERABLE TO OTHERS. CARDO ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION OR
LIABILITY FOR ADDITIONS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS WARRANTY
UNLESS MADE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY AN OFFICER OF THE COMPANY.
Batteries are warranted only if the battery capacity falls below 50% of rated
capacity or if the battery develops leakage.
This warranty becomes void if:
a. any of the seals on the case or battery are broken or Product or battery show
signs of tampering,
b. the battery is used in equipment other than the equipment for which it was
intended.
c. the Product is used in contravention of its intended purpose
d. the Product was purchased from online auctions
Cardo assumes no responsibility for direct and consequential damages, harm,
merchantability or loss of any kind, including those resulting from the use of
non-Cardo components or products in conjunction with its Products, and
specifically the use of third party chargers or Bluetooth® devices. Furthermore,
Cardo is not responsible for any damage to any part of the Product resulting
from the use of ancillary equipment not furnished by Cardo which is attached
to or used in connection with the Product.
What this warranty does not cover:
1. Defects or damage resulting from the use of this Product in other than its
normal and customary manner.
2. Defects or damage from misuse, accident or neglect.
3. Defects caused by improper operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment or
modification of any kind.
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4. Products opened, disassembled or repaired by non-authorized parties.
5. Defects or damage due to exposure to excessive temperatures, adverse
weather conditions, external impacts or spills of food or liquid.
6. All plastic surfaces and all other externally exposed parts that are scratched or
damaged after purchase.
Disclaimer of Warranty
CARDO DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH REGARD
TO THE ENCLOSED DEVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE DEVICE AND ITS ACCESSORIES
ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND BEYOND THOSE ASSUMED IN THE ENCLOSED MANUAL.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL CARDO BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE
THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT, OR FOR ANY
DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT,
WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE EVEN IF ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND
AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL
ELEMENTS OF THIS AGREEMENT TO WHICH YOU CONSENT AND
WITHOUT WHICH THE PRODUCT WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU
ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN
EXCLUSIONS OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Cardo retains the exclusive right to repair or replace (with a new or newlyrefurbished replacement Product) the device or software or give a refund of
Warranty Service
To obtain warranty service, your Product must be registered. Register online
at: www.cardosystems.com/registration. Please present the Product, along
with your registration number, bill of sale (receipt) at any authorized Service
Center or at the store from which you have purchased the Product.
To obtain warranty service, contact Cardo’s product support and obtain an
RMA tracking number, or contact your local Cardo authorized dealer. Ship
securely with a copy of the original sales receipt which is required as proof of
purchase for warranty repairs. The RMA tracking number should be written
on the outside of the package. Send the Product freight charges prepaid, to
the Cardo address as directed by Cardo.
Online Auction Purchases: Online auction confirmations are not accepted
for warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of
the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Cardo will not replace
missing components from online auction sites.
Other manufacturers: Cardo is not responsible for and expressly disclaims any
responsibility for how Cardo Products are used or misused arising out of use
with products, services or information of other vendors.
General Provisions
This warranty is given in lieu of all other express or implied warranties,
including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose.
1. Cardo is not liable for any incidental or consequential damages arising from the use or
misuse of any of the Company’s Products.
2. The user should never attempt to perform service, adjustments or repairs of
the Product by him/herself. Doing so will void all warranties. During the term
of the warranty, all Products must be returned to the point of purchase or the
authorized service center for all necessary work.
3. The Company is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred during
shipping. All repair work on the Product by parties not explicitly authorized by
the Company will void any and all warranties.
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the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
4. The information in this Manual is furnished strictly for informational purposes
and is subject to change without notice. Cardo assumes no liability or
responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in the Manual or
Quick Start Guide.
NOTE: Look for appropriate displays to verify that you are being serviced by an
Authorized Cardo Dealer or Service Center. Cardo retains the right to amend and
change its Products, manuals and specifications at any time without notice.
WAIVER AND GENERAL RELEASE
By using the Product, you will waive substantial legal rights including the right
to sue. Please read the following carefully before using the device. By using the
Product you agree to be bound to this agreement and forfeit the right to sue.
By using the Product, you are irrevocably releasing, indemnifying from any liability,
loss, claim and expense (including attorneys fees) and holding Cardo harmless
for any bodily injuries, harm or death as well as losses or damages in goods, to
any vehicles including your own, or to any property or asset that belong to you
or to third parties, any of which may result from using the Product under any
circumstances or conditions and irrespective of jurisdiction.
1. You, your heirs, legal representatives, successors or assigns, hereby voluntarily
and forever release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Cardo from any
and all litigation, claims, debts, demands, actions and liability which may arise,
directly or indirectly, from using the Product for any distress, pain, suffering,
discomfort, loss, injury, death, damages to or in respect to any person or
property however caused, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OR
OTHERWISE, and which may hereafter accrue to you on some future date as a
result of said use, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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2. You fully understand and assume the risks in using the Product, including risk
of negligent acts or omissions by others. All risks for operating the Product are
assumed solely by the user of the Product.
(b) these risks and dangers may be caused by the negligence of the
manufacturers or its agents or any third party involved in designing or
manufacturing the Product;
3. You confirm that you are physically capable to use the Product and that you
have no medical conditions or needs that may infringe upon your abilities to
do so in a safe manner. You confirm that you are at least eighteen (18) years of
age and that you have been advised of the risks associated with the use of the
Product. You further confirm that you will not consume any alcohol that may
affect your alertness or any mind-altering substance, and will not carry, use or
consume these substances before or during the use of the Product.
(c) these risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes.
You hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/
or damages, whether caused in whole or in part by the negligence or other
conduct of others, including Cardo.
5. By using the Product, you confirm that you have read this release of liability and
fully understand and accept its terms and conditions.
4. You fully acknowledge our warnings and understand that:
(a) risks and dangers exist in using the Product while in traffic, including but not
limited to injury or illness, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death
or other ailments that could cause serious disability;
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