If you keep a keen eye on what is happening in the world of motorbikes, then you may well have noticed the emergence of a new breed of helmets for bikers. We take a closer look at bluetooth motorcycle helmets.
To begin with, let’s consider what bluetooth helmets are used for and why there was such a need for them.
Bluetooth technology was originally introduced as a means of allowing two pieces of hardware to communicate with each other. Such communication would be carried out over a relatively small distance.
The biggest advantage of this technology was that it did not rely on wires or cabling. It enabled what has come to be known as wireless communications.
How would all of this assist motorcycle owners? The reason why it would be seen as being so important for bike owners was that they struggled to hold conversations while on their bikes.
There were a number of factors that led to communications difficulties, including the fact that a motorbike is generally a noisy place to be.
Compete with the loud roar of the bike engine, plus additional noise caused by the speed of travel and by weather conditions, it was no surprise that bikers were sometimes struggling to make themselves heard.
Holding a conversation with a passenger was difficult, let alone attempting to speak to someone further away. What was needed was a headset that could be integrated into the helmet.
Such a headset, made possible by the use of bluetooth technology, would enable a rider to talk to a passenger, or even another biker. The headsets operate over relatively short distances.
An added bonus was that they could be used with a compatible mobile phone. The mobile phone could then allow hands free conversations between the bike rider and those located almost anywhere in the world.
It’s no wonder that these headsets and helmets have become so popular.