Motorcycling can be a ton of fun — you get out of the confines of your car, can pump a couple gallons of gas that will last for a hundred or more miles, and can just hit the open road. It’s a ton of fun for a lot of people, and believe it or not, technology is advancing in these motorcycling areas as well. You know that helmets keep your head safe in the event of an accident or fall, but with the helmet on, it can be difficult to listen to music or even talk on the phone a la a Bluetooth headset. Now, you can pick up a Bluetooth helmet that will allow you to not only talk to Mom or Dad on the phone, but also to tune into your favorite on-the-road playlist. Here are some of our favorite Bluetooth motorcycle helmets you can get today.
Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmets
FreedConn Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet
First, we’re looking at a FreedConn Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet that has almost a science fiction style to it. The design is really sleek, and is packed with a bunch of awesome Bluetooth and intercom features packed into it. Its intercom features are probably the most advanced right now, allowing you to speak with a person with the same helmet up to a whole 500 meters away. It has Bluetooth 3.0 built into it, let you stream music from your smartphone, listen to GPS directions, and even let you speak to a friend over the phone. It actually allows you to listen to FM radio as well.
The Torc T14B is another really neat Bluetooth motorcycle helmet. Similar to the FreedCon Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet, it does have a Sci-Fi-like design with an American flag emblem faded into the paint. It’s a pricey helmet, allowing you to speak to other folks with the same helmet up to 400 meters away. With Bluetooth, you can get up to 24 hours of talk time off of a single charge, there are two built-in stereo speakers for great music listening. You can listen to GPS directions, as well as take or decline phone calls.
If you’re on a budget, you might not have the money to spend on these advanced Bluetooth helmets; however, the Hawk H7000 can be had on a budget. There aren’t a whole lot of high-end features in this helmet, but you do still get some basic Bluetooth functionality. It has a polymer alloy shell, which offers great protection, but keeps it lightweight so you don’t have too much weight pressing down on your head. There are two high quality stereo speakers for music listening, you can hear GPS directions, and taking phone calls is easy as well. Unfortunately, you only get an eight hour battery life out of this helmet.
HJC IS-MAX II
If you’re looking for a sexy helmet, look no further than the HJC IS-MAX II. It has a sleek, Jet Black paint adorned on it with an overall fancy design. There’s a lot of great technology built into this helmet to keep it lightweight, airflow moving through the helmet, and ultimate protection. On top of that, it has Bluetooth 4.1 built into it, you can listen to music streaming, phone calls, GPS directions, and there’s even an FM radio function. It’s got some of the best battery life on this list, lasting up to a whole 15 hours off of a single charge. You will need a microUSB adapter to be able to charge this helmet.
Next up, we have a stylish and comfortable Bluetooth motorcycle helmet: the Torc T14B. The helmet is lightweight, but is made of ABS technology. There are some neat vents placed throughout the helmet — as well as a rear spoiler to push airflow through — all to keep airflow flowing through the helmet to reduce or remove sweat completely. It, of course, has Bluetooth 2.0 built in, which will allow you to take and decline phone calls, listen to GPS directions, and even listen to your favorite tunes while driving down the road. It also has Blinc communication technology, which works as a sort of intercom function that will allow you to talk to another person with the same helmet within a 100ft range. The battery lasts about eight hours off of a single charge.
As you can see, there are a lot of great Bluetooth Motorcycle helmets out there. These are, without a doubt, some of the best you can pick up on the market right now. Any one of these will do, although they almost certainly depend on what your budget looks like. Got a favorite Bluetooth motorcycle helmet? Let us know in the comments below.