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Old 04-01-14, 09:27 AM   #1
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Bluetooth headsets/ear pieces when riding?

Has anyone found a bluetooth headset or ear piece that works well with a helmet and riding? I want to do my rides in the evenings but am on-call 24/7 a week a month. Havent come across a good solution yet. Ideas? Besides leave the phone at home... i have a headset and earpiece that dont work too well with a helmet.
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FWIW: Anything I've tried generates a lot of wind noise unless it seals the ear canal the same as sound attenuating foam ear plugs. The earphones I use do effectively seal the ear canal but are wired. I assume similar bluetooth earphones can be found. Note that these greatly attenuate ambient sounds and playing any audio program will further decrease what you will hear with that ear.
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There is this from another thread: Mini-speakers for bike helmets let riders hear more than just their music
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I've got the Cardo BK-1, bluetooth intercom system for my tandem bike. It can be synced with a iphone or android phone. When the phone rings, all you have to do is speak and the phone will pick up. Stuff the phone in your back pocket and your good to go!
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Can't you stop the bike , pull off the road and answer your cell phone?
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I use the lg-hbs730 and use to use the 700 love them both for music and I am always annoyed when they alert me to phone calls and messages but you can not talk while you are riding.
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I tried these Denon blue tooth headphones - returned them after one ride because of connection issues (they would drop the signal for a fraction of a second every minute or so - really irritating. Read some reviews to make sure i didn't get a bum pair, and it;s a common complaint.
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I use an LG model and it's great to have one bud in the ear to detect phone calls but I do have to go real slow or pull over (pull over for the safety) to chat. Else wind noise is too great. I have to be aware of incoming phone calls at all times so that's what I do.

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I use the lg-hbs730 and use to use the 700 love them both for music and I am always annoyed when they alert me to phone calls and messages but you can not talk while you are riding.
Very similar to what I have.
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Can't you stop the bike , pull off the road and answer your cell phone?
That doesn't always work out. I've actually given this thought I think it is safer to reach up and push the button to answer the phone and say "Hold on a second, pulling over". I've argued this with myself over and over and the times I've found my phone in a place that doesn't make it easy to quickly pull over and answer before it rolls leads me to doing the bluetooth thing. Having the ear piece in is no more dangerous than you make it.
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OK Im thinking ... of folks acting the same driving or cycling ... as a developed habit..

and stop 1, and answer 2. which in a car is less easy ..

but no real phone centered person my self , maybe a bit optimistic.

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