Using short-range wireless signals to transmit data between devices, Bluetooth has revolutionized communications and audio technology in a variety of applications—and motorcycle riding is no different. Bluetooth connections permit headsets and headphones to be paired with compatible devices like smartphones and GPS devices, which can come in handy for riders on both long treks and quick trips.
For starters, as part of an intercom system, riding groups can communicate while on the move, without having to stop, remove their helmets, or take their hands off of their bike to try and gesture. Riders can also easily make and receive calls to and from those that aren’t out on the road with them.
Plus, whether riding solo or as part of a group, Bluetooth-compatible helmets and headsets can make the ride more enjoyable, enabling bikers to listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks—whatever helps them get the most out of their time on the road. Meanwhile, they can also be used along with GPS systems and smartphones to get turn-by-turn directions hands-free, making it easier to get to your final destination.
Using Bluetooth® while riding a motorcycle can be safe as long as certain precautions are taken. Here are a few tips to consider: