BMW Motorrad has introduced a new bluetooth communication device that can be installed on any motorcycle helmet. This device is compatible on almost all BMW models and it offers a variety of connectivity options to the user. The communication system can be used to establish a one on one connection with a maximum of six motorcyclists within the range of 300 metres and when riding in a group the communicator can be used to connect riders up to 2 km by using a bridge system under optimum conditions, via an App that is free of charge.
The wireless device is compatible with the BMW Motorrad communication systems. The communication system also has a public mode through which the device can be connected to over six riders.
The BMW Motorrad’s Bluetooth communication device can also be used to attend phone calls, listen to music or recieve navigation updates from the BMW Motorrad Navigator. For ease of operation the device has three buttons which are used to power on/off the device, control the volume, access the menu or pair the intercom systems.
The communication module features a 560 mAh battery which claims an operation time of 5 hours and it has automatic noise cancellation system that provides with clear audio playback and speech quality while riding. The device is made of UV resistant weatherproof materials and can be mounted on the side of the helmet.
Other helmet communicators like Cardo and Sena already dominate the helmet communicator market and BMW’s pricing, which has not been announced yet, will be key to its success.