Nolan N-Com B4 Plus Bluetooth Kit for N104/N44/N40 Helmets
Terrible experience, disappointing product
I returned this comms system to the Nolan distributor twice for repair, and it has failed again. The build quality and the design of the product is poor. I love the helmet, but I truly regret having purchased this comms system.
June 8, 2015
A necessary evil
One of the reasons I got the Nolan helmet was because of this Bluetooth, but it is a very expensive unit. Which was all fine save for when I got the unit I find out that the iPhone app doesn't work with it.
May 25, 2015
Works as advertised.
Have only used about six times, but like it so far. I was pleased to see that I can hear the radio, GPS and callers pretty well even at highway speeds with my ear plugs inserted. The installation in my N-104 helmet was fairly straight forward, except that it took me a little while to figure out how to install firmware upgrade. Overall, it's pretty nice.
May 11, 2015
Great sound quality....firmware update little tricky
Very easy to install out of the box, with my Nolan 104. Sound quality is very, very good even at high speeds. Phone quality is great and the built in FM radio is a bonus. My only downside is the firmware update. Anytime you have to hack around in windows to get a program to update firmware via USB is never very user friendly....and I'm an IT guy.
May 11, 2015
Great product.... not so easy to install.
Purchased the Nolan N44 Storm for myself and the wife. Wanted to have some sort of communication between us and also listen to music. The B4 plus works great so far. I had a defective ear piece initially, but Nolan fixed it asap. Install is a little tricky, but if you review the you tube video it helps greatly. I only have two negatives so far. There is no iphone app for the B4 plus. Also the initial download for a windows computer is terrible. You have to manually install the drivers. If you are not at least somewhat proficient in IT this could be an issue.Overall, for the limited time I have had this unit I like it.
May 8, 2015
Once you figure everything out the N-Com B4+ system is wonderful
First this system is extremely easy to install - it's been well thought out.
I did have some issues with understanding programing of this system, but with the help of Joe at Nolan USA most everything has been worked out.
I'm still having an issue connecting (via bluetooth) the system to my Smart phone but connecting to my computer using the USB wire is just fine. This allows you to adjust settings such as FM radio stations (great sound).
Connecting to my bike to pick up the GPS and XM radio required a wire hookup (for best sound) - helmet ear speakers have excellent sound. The mic's are extremely sensitive so listening to the sound system of my Goldwing only works well with wire hookup.
I've had several days so far and the battery life has exceeded 10+ hours using the intercom/XM radio/GPS modes - haven't received and phone calls but it says the phone is connected.
December 22, 2014
Blue tooth doesn't work. Radio works most of the time,but not always. Still fighting with Nolan to fix it. Will have to send my helmet to Nolan with system installed. Whole helmet! Wish I could go back in time and not buy this.
December 1, 2014
Works great. Can be a little more Apple friendly but you can use Siri. There are no directions to do so. I use it for music and Nav and works great. I have used the phone just to test it and it works. I ride alone so havnt used bike to bike.
I wish there was a way to remove the boom mic as I rarley use it.
November 17, 2014