Bluetooth Devices For Helmets Apart from Sena


BlackMatt@Renny

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Bluetooth Headset’s For Helmets
Hello Guys, Group riding is something that we all love and being connected with each other during these rides is the most important thing. Now that does not mean that I am promoting use of mobile while riding but specifically talking about the intercom features that are very helpful while group riding.

In this article, I am going to talk about the different Bluetooth devices available in the market which are cost effective. Everyone knows SENA as a brand and though they have good features they are also costly. Today we will discuss about the other devices which are low cost and effective and does the job decently for group rides.

There are different models and different brands available in the market. Below are few that I am aware of and have either used it or have seen it working.

P.S: Please add your views and other Bluetooth product information too if i have missed something.

Brands Available:
  • Lexin
  • Vimoto
  • VNetPhone
  • FodSports
  • FreedCon

Models Available:
Lexin A4
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  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Rider Connectivity - 4 Riders One on One
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage – 1000 Meters between 2 devices, Handle Remote, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Noise Reduction, Waterproof(My View- Water Resistant & Not Water Proof), One on One Full Duplex Wireless Bluetooth Handsfree Intercom Communication with 4 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 6/8 Hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Auto Receiving Cell phone Calls & Intercom Calls, Up to 120km/h Speed (My View – Can be audible till 80 KMS post that disturbance will be there).
  • Ports - Two Ports (1 For Charging and 1 For Mic)
  • Jack Type - 3.5 MM Aux Jax
  • Inclusions - Main Unit (1/2 pieces depending on the package ordered), Speaker and Microphone (1/2), Remote Control (2), Rubber Spacers for Remote set of 3 (1/2), Rubber Pad 1/2), Nut & Bolt (1/2), Screws (1/2), 3.5 MM Audio Cable (1/2), USB Charger (1/2), Screw Driver (1/2), Metal Clamp (1/2), Mounting Bracket (1/2), Handlebar Mount for Remote(1/2), User Manual.
  • Advantages - Can be used while charging (will need a longer USB Charger with Aux Cable Type, one device will have 4 rider dedicated button for pairing.
  • Disadvantages - Though says waterproof there have been instances that the device has issues after being introduced to heavy rains. Second disadvantage is group intercom facility is not there. Universal Pairing is not available.
Vnetphone V8
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  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Rider Connectivity - 5 Riders Group Intercom
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage – 500 Meters between 2 devices, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Water Resistant, Handsfree Intercom Communication with 5 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 8-10 hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Audio Quality Up to 80 KM/HR Speed is good, 2 Rider Button per device
  • Ports - One Ports (For Charging and Mic only one port)
  • Inclusions - Main Unit, USB Cable, Screwdriver, 3M Earphone Pads, Speaker and Microphone, Main Unit Mount, Remote Controller
  • Advantages - Universal Pairing, Group Intercom, Remote Available, FM Radio, Waterproof
  • Disadvantages - Since only one port if devices power down you need to charge it by disconnecting the earphone jack which will not allow communication while charging. After months of use the battery power comes down.
Lexin R6 (Model Available in Freedconn, VNetPhone and FodSports Brands)
Lexin R6.jpg

  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Rider Connectivity - 6 Riders One on One
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage – 1000 Meters between 2 devices, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Noise Reduction, Waterproof(My View- Water Resistant & Not Water Proof), One on One Full Duplex Wireless Bluetooth Handsfree Intercom Communication with 6 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 6/8 Hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Auto Receiving Cell phone Calls & Intercom Calls, Up to 120km/h Speed (My View – Can be audible till 80 KMS post that disturbance will be there).
  • Ports - Two Ports (1 For Charging and 1 For Mic)
  • Jack Type - 3.5 MM Aux Jack
  • Inclusions - Main Unit (1/2 pieces depending on the package ordered), Speaker and Microphone X2, 3M Tape (1/2), Screws (1/2), 3.5 MM Audio Cable (1/2), USB Charger (1/2), Screw Driver (1/2), Metal Clamp (1/2), Mounting Bracket (1/2), User Manual.
  • Advantages - Can be used while charging (will need a longer USB Charger with Aux Cable Type, one device will have 6 rider dedicated button for pairing.
  • Disadvantages - Though says waterproof there have been instances that the device has issues after being introduced to heavy rains. Second disadvantage is group intercom facility is not there. Universal Pairing is not available

Lexin LX-FT4
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  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Rider Connectivity - 2 Riders Group Intercom
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage 1000 Meters between 2 devices, Universal Pairing, FM, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Noise Reduction, Waterproof(IP67), Group Handsfree Intercom Communication with 4 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 10-12 Hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Auto Receiving Cell phone Calls & Intercom Calls, Audio Quality Up to 95 KM/HR Speed is good, 2 Rider Button per device.
  • Ports - Two Ports (1 For Charging and 1 For Mic)
  • Inclusions - Main Unit, Boom Microphone, Button Microphone, Speaker, 3M rubber pad for clamp, Allen Key, 3M Speaker Pads, Screws (4), Micro USB Charing cable, Boom Microphone Holder, 3M Double Side Tape, Clamp Plate, Mounting Bracket, User Manual.
  • Advantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.
  • Disadvantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.
Lexin LX-B4FM
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  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Rider Connectivity - 4 Riders Group Intercom
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage – 400 Meters between 2 devices 1600 between 4 devices, Universal Pairing, Voice Control, FM, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Noise Reduction, Water Resistant, Group Handsfree Intercom Communication with 4 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 6-8 hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Audio Quality Up to 120 KM/HR Speed is good, 1 Rider Button per device.
  • Ports - Two Ports (1 For Charging and 1 For Mic)
  • Inclusions - Main Unit(1/2), Boom Microphone(1/2), Speaker with Microphone(1/2), Speaker Pads (2/4), Micro USB Charging Cable (1/2), 3M Bracket (1/2), Spring Clip (1/2), Mounting Bracket (1/2), User Manual
  • Advantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.
  • Disadvantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.

Lexin LX B2
Lexin B2.jpg

  • Available in Pack of 1 and 2
  • Features & Functions - Distance Coverage – 10 Meters between 2 devices, Universal Pairing, Voice Control, FM, Bluetooth Connectivity For Phone, Noise Reduction, All Weather Proof, Handsfree Intercom Communication with 2 riders, Intercom Talk Time – 6-8 hours Continuous, A2DP Bluetooth for Wireless Music & Audio GPS Direction, Audio Quality Up to 120 KM/HR Speed is good, 1 Rider Button per device.
  • Ports - Two Ports (1 For Charging and 1 For Mic)
  • Inclusions - Main Unit, Cradle with speakers and Boom Microphone, Velcro Tape for Cradle(2), Velcro Tape for Speakers (4), Foam for Boom Microphone(2), Pads for Button Microphone (2), Helmet Clip, Button Microphone, Micro USB Charging Cable, User Manual. (Power Adaptor Not Available)
  • Advantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.
  • Disadvantages - My Review is not available. Others can add if used.
 

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Highly contemplating on ordering Lexin devices for myself from Aliexpress.

BTW, has someone used the ASG ones - https://www.asg.store/
The ASG looks promising. It has charge while u use feature and also group intercom upto 8 readers which is good. I havent used it but reading through the specifications couple of things that i feel hesitant to buy the product is Rider to Rider the intercom distance says 10 mts where as in group intercom it goes upto 1000 Mts which means they are using using Bus Topology network mode which is not good(as if one rider gets disconnected the whole group intercom gets disconnected), instead if they would use Mesh Network it would be very useful(as in mesh even if one gets disconnected the others in the group stay connected if they are within the distance range). If someone can confirm on this that would be great too. Secondly the device seems to be IP65 rated which means its ok for light to normal showers but not for heavy showers and submerging. Again this is just my observation based on the description. Would love to know more on this product if someone is using it.
 

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I myself have used a chinese product from Aliexpress and it did serve the purpose. ( Intercom -- has to be paired with the same model ).

Took some time but i invested in Sena -- there is nothing that can beat Sena in terms of audio , sound , connectivity , ease of features quality.
Good Battery backup, charge while you use feature , intercom with 10, voice commands, siri and google assistant compatibility. Sena also has a option to control you gopro with voice commands. I use 20s Evo from Sena

Bhai -- lena hai toh , -- Sena hi lena !!!!
 

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I'm currently using freedconn t-rex from past 2 year and I'm fully satisfied with the product.
Nice audio quality
Fully waterproof (tried & tested)
Nice intercom range
Can be paired upto 8 devices
Charge while you use
Commendable backup once fully charged, and hardly takes an hour to have this product fully charged.
I ordered 5 pieces and 3 of us are continuously using that on every ride.
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Can you guys please post the bluetooth devices you use, from where did you buy it and for how much?
 

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I have used the Vnetphone V6 from Ali Express at a cost of 2000
I am currently using the VNetPhone V8 from Ali Express at a cost of 2800 (It was under offer and a year back, now the prices have gone up).
 

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I recently bought Sena 10C from Sammy, which he got from US some time back - yet to use it though. Considering other guys using Sena already, don't anticipate any issues + it has the camera functionality. Will have to test firsthand how the thing works while on ride.
 

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Many members from Mumbai Chapter are using Lexin, including me, and its worth the money spend.
Contact Joy. He may get you a good deal from AliExpress dealer, if not atleast ensure faster delivery..
 

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Guys,
Lately I have come across a helmet reviews with Bluetooth and wanted to hear any feedback on the same if anyone has it. The company is Green Stone Helmets and seems like ISI marked company.

Please post your feedback.


Is it worth the price between 8K to 12K.

Thanks
 
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