Hi TR, thanks for the reply. I appreciate that newer models are always going to be an improvement on the previous, be that Cardo, Sena or whoever.
The problem is, just like many other things, that until you buy one and try it you don't know if it will do what you require, and by then it's too late because you've spent the money.
My main use is for touring and GPS commands. I very rarely listen to music or other audio and I'm not interested in being in contact with anyone I happen to be riding with, kind of takes away the independence of being on a bike.
I'm still erring towards the Ultimate Ears bluetooth set up which will connect to the GPS and phone simultaneously, just trying to justify the cost