Does the commiunicator only work with other ski doo helmets? Or is it just a rebranded one from another company.
Doo is using Sena to make the Vibe Communicator. I had the Sena SMH10 and they worked pretty well for several years. I even have a Bell Helmet that I use for my Spyder and it has a built-in mount for the SMH-10. I also have bicycle helmets with Sena communicators built-in.
I switched to the Cardo PackTalk Edge last season after reading reviews comparing the latest Sena to the latest Cardo products. The Packtalk Edge is great. I got a good deal and paid $400 for a new pair of them. They are usally $500 for a pair or $300 each. My wife listens to music all day and she was still almost 100% battery left after over 6 hours of continuous use in below freezing temps. They also use JBL Speakers and the sound quality is excellent. The noise cancellation is also very good.
The PackTalk Edge also has the same type of magnetic mount that locks it into place and I haven't seen that from any other communicator yet till the Vibe. It also uses the same Mesh technology the Vibe uses to allow for multiple users and then increased distance.
Doo doesn't say if it works with other communicators but if it is the latest technology it should. My PackTalk Edge will connect to about any other brand communicator but it has to use the Bluetooth connection mode and not the Mesh connection mode. The latest Sena communicators also will connect to other communicators using Bluetooth so you would think the same would be true for the Vibe.
Currently Sena does not offer a magnetic mount communicator for their commerically available communicators. I'm guessing they developed it for Doo and won't be able to offer that feature in their other products for x-years.