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It’s hard to imagine something better than a safe and pleasurable motorcycle trip on an open road when the wind and engine noise is the only sound you hear. Except for the trips along with your partner or riding buddies, when you can enjoy making conversations with them instead of listening monotonous road noise. To do that, you will need a high-quality Bluetooth communication system with noise-cancellation and intercom functionality.

Besides that, using Bluetooth, you can make phone calls, stream music straight from your device, listen to voice navigation prompts, control your smartphone using voice commands and much more. If you want to know how to add Bluetooth functionality to your existing helmet or wish to learn more about modern helmet communication systems, click on the link below to read the full article.

Six Reasons You Need Bluetooth Communications In Your Motorcycle Helmet

Some of the products mentioned in the article:

Sena® - Momentum Bluetooth™ Full Face Helmet with Communication System - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Specifications:
Material: Composite fiberglass
Quick-release system
Scratch-resistant, UV resistant, pinlock-ready visor
Bluetooth 4.1 Communication system
Intercom working range: up to 1 mile (1.6 km) in open terrain
Advanced Noise Control™
Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies): 64 ~ 108MHz
Talk Time: 20 hours
Battery charging time: 2.5 hours
Operating temperature: 14°F - 122°F (-10°C – 50°C)
Weight (Momentum INC): 61.73 oz (1750 g) (M size)
Helmet Certification: DOT Approved
Communication system Certification: CE, FCC, IC

Sena® - Communication System with Mesh Intercom™ - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Specifications:
Bluetooth 4.1 Communication system
Mesh Intercom working range: up to 1.2* miles (2 km) in open terrain
*Can extend up to 5 miles (8.0 km) between a minimum of 6 riders
Noise cancellation: Advanced Noise Control™
Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies): 76 ~ 108MHz
Talk Time: 13 hours, Mesh intercom: 8 hours
Battery charging time: 1.5 hours
Operating temperature: 14°F - 131°F (-10°C – 55°C)
Communication system Certification: CE, FCC, IC

Sena® SC-WR-01 - Wristband Remote - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Specifications:
Compatible with Sena headsets that have Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. This includes 30K, 20S/20S EVO, 10S, 10R, 10C, 10U/10UPad, Cavalry Helmet
Battery type: Lithium polymer
Charging time: 2 hrs
Operating time: 3 months
Operating temperature: 14°F - 131°F (-10˚C – 55˚C)
Water-resistant
Working distance: up to 30 feet (10 meters)
You can use the included hook and loop fasteners to attach the Wristband Remote to your gas tank

Sena® SC-4B-01 - 4-Button Remote Communication System - MOTORCYCLEiD.com

Specifications:
Operating time: 5 months
Operating temperature: 14°F - 131°F (-10˚C – 55˚C)
Water-resistant
Bluetooth v4.1
Working distance: up to 30 feet (10 meters)
Battery type: CR2016 Lithium coin battery
Voltage: 3 V

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Six reasons you need Bluetooth?

I can find One big reason not to have them, distraction from paying attention to your surroundings.
 

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Six reasons you need Bluetooth?

I can find One big reason not to have them, distraction from paying attention to your surroundings.
You must be easily distracted. Maybe chose a safer hobby.
Sooooo.... You’re lining yourself up for your favourite set of bends, then your phone starts ringing in your helmet, don’t know about you but I ride my bike to get away from that sh*t, I also don’t spend a fortune changing my exhaust only to drown it out with music.

If you want to listen to music or talk sh*t then maybe you’re the one that needs a new hobby? Nice warm car maybe?
 

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I also don’t spend a fortune changing my exhaust only to drown it out with music.
Wind noise plus aftermarket exhaust sound exposure for extended periods of time can be harmful to your hearing. Having a noise-cancelling Bluetooth system in your helmet could be very beneficial.
 

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Wind noise plus aftermarket exhaust sound exposure for extended periods of time can be harmful to your hearing. Having a noise-cancelling Bluetooth system in your helmet could be very beneficial.
This is true, noise cancelling headphones are a great invention (I use them on the plane), but as for talking to someone whilst riding my bike? No thanks!

Might work for other people but not me, like I say, I ride my bike to get away from all that >:D
 

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I often go on day rides with my cousin, I sometimes wish we could communicate while rolling (i.e., "I need some gas", etc.).
 

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I often go on day rides with my cousin, I sometimes wish we could communicate while rolling (i.e., "I need some gas", etc.).
I know exactly what you mean, I often go out out with my brother, be it a days ride or European holiday, I've thought about a headset on a few occasions. The thing that puts me off is the distraction side of it, I had a headset about 8/9 years ago and found it a big distraction, particularly when connected to my phone.

I know you don't have to connect to your phone, but I also know my brother would start singing, or making annoying noises just to piss me off :D

I even disconnected it from my Sat Nav because of speed warning limits, it also got on my nerves feeding me directions every 30 seconds.

It then becomes an expensive MP3 player, as much as I like listening to music, I don't miss it while I'm out on the bike, even after an 800 mile run back from France.

What I'm trying to say is: at the end of the day, it's not for me :D
 

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I often go on day rides with my cousin, I sometimes wish we could communicate while rolling (i.e., "I need some gas", etc.).

What I'm trying to say is: at the end of the day, it's not for me /forum/images/DiscoverySport_net/smilies/tango_face_grin.png
Then maybe this forum thread isn't for you.
 

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Then maybe this forum thread isn't for you.
Freedom of speech /forum/images/DiscoverySport_net/smilies/tango_face_grin.png

Maybe you shouldn't tell me to change my "hobby" as you call it /forum/images/DiscoverySport_net/smilies/tango_face_wink.png
That wasn't me, I just found it humorous. Point is you've offered no constructive criticism or offered anything insightful on any of your threads. Seems to be the way of these forums of late.
 

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That wasn't me, I just found it humorous. Point is you've offered no constructive criticism or offered anything insightful on any of your threads. Seems to be the way of these forums of late.
I gave my reasons for me not liking a com system in my posts??

I'm all for constructive criticism, which is why I replied to the post.

I opologise for quoting you for my "hobby" but your follow up wasn't exactly "constructive" or "insightful" ;)

Anyway! C'mon let's be friends :crying:
 

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Well, I love mine. It's so convenient. No shouting directions at your mates. If you're in a chill mode you can put the right music on and just enjoy the countryside. I'm not particular to receiving phone calls when riding but his has been handy when I've been waiting on an important call.
Also been known to have a secret conversation about a till girl at the petrol station just as a mates been trying to pay the girl ( Still love childish humour;))
Best of all, you can turn it off when you get to the fun bits or you just don't want to be interrupted.
It's all about choice at the end of the day. Don't let it rule you ride. You rule your ride:)
 
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