U-CLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator - Dual Pack
Excellent bluetooth solution
I use my motorcycle as my primary vehicle during the riding season. I also travel a lot for work. This usually means that I have to stop at each gas station to check messages and answer missed calls. With the Uclear HBC200 and optional ear buds, I haven't missed a call yet!
I use a Bell PitBoss open face helmet and the sound quality with the ear buds has been exceptional. Most of my clients never even know that I'm on a bike going 70MPH when they're speaking with me.
Easily the best investment I've made to ensure riding instead of driving!
April 12, 2014
No boom... love it
The installation was not very difficult, but it is important to ensure the mike portion of the ear speakers point forward, so you will need to do some work to fit them in the helmet.
They work perfectly, but if you are wanting to listen to your tunes, the speakers are equivalent to the 60's hand radios.
We wanted them just to help communication between rider and passenger with "no boom"... perfect.
Being able to use the phone could be a blessing or a curse.
April 7, 2014
Excellent Clarity and Very easy to install
Recently purchased the Uclear HBC200 and very impressed with the ease of install into my Bell RS1. Setup was pretty easy except for a mistake in the handbook which made it frustrating when the Private conversation wouldn't work, found the correction by downloading the user manual.Paired up in an instant with my phone and once you get used to which buttons to push it works very well. The phone auto answer was great and the clarity to the person on the other end was fantastic, they had no idea I was riding a motor bike at 100kph.
A couple of negatives. I have to ride with ear plugs so I use the custom moulded Plugs which do a great job, maybe too good because there is not enough volume at any speed above dead slow. I know when they design and test these units all riders wear earplugs but I dare say they use the standard foam type plugs which let through just enough volume but for myself and my riding partner who also wears the moulded plugs, there is not enough volume.
Those buttons are hard to find with gloves on and the thicker/warmer the gloves the harder they are to find. The up/down buttons are manageable, just, because of the bar in between but the answer/front button is a pain because it is not the whole front section but a little button in the middle of the front section. Maybe with time I will get used to the buttons, I hope so because overall I love the units and the features it has. I will have to compromise on the ear plugs for now.
April 7, 2014
Exceeds expectations. Easy to install in ski helmet.
Hands free..answering phone calls via Bluetooth is simple and the sound is clear. No more dropped gloves or phone. I can stay in touch with my ski partner with voice operated controls. Very few background noises are transmitted. Battery power lasts for a full day of skiing. UCLEAR is now an essential part of my ski gear!
March 22, 2014
Great product--our group has 14 of them
Clean, easy to use, easy to install, works great, no boom sticking out in front of your face--so easy to answer a phone call by just saying HELLO. Charges quickly--customer service is FANTASTIC
March 14, 2014
Bought 8. Can't comment on the phone or music as we didn't hook that up yet. Intercom works great while snowmobiling. The only trouble we have, and we are riding in northern Mn where snow dust is an issue, is that we sometimes lose our pairing due to the distance we get apart. They are superb for trail riding and speeds under 60. You can still hear over that, but can be a bit of a challenge. All in all, we WOULD buy again, and will be looking to purchase more to fill our "gap" in our group! Tech support, by the way was AWESOME. Lauren is absolutely on top of things! Thanks
March 10, 2014
This is a very good and easy to setup and use system
Very easy to setup, no mic boom needed, the boomless system works well. At highway plus speed.....when I took a call....(before I slowed down) the caller could not believe I was on a motorcycle, no wind noise and or loud background noise. However I did need to slow down a bit to hear clearly. Music by bluetooth is clear, again easy to link up, volume is great. I always wear ear plugs, and volume is fine. I also have the in-ear buds, they also work well, but feel no need to use them.
I have not yet used the intercom function. Thus no review offered on the intercom function.
February 13, 2014
Great Product, but helmet fit is limited
My wife and i purchased this product for our Spring riding, hopefully coming soon to the cold frozen Ohio roads. We are new to the sport, but researched a lot and knew this was for us. We have tried them all over the house and outside, and the sound quality is great, connectivity is easy with bluetooth devices, voice commands are readily followed and functionality is superior. It does take a little getting used to to push the correct sequence of buttons with gloves on.
My only problem was that my helmet did not have large enough speaker cut outs for the UCLear speaker. I added some poly resin to the ear cut out- buiding up the cut-out and then applied the velcro and speaker, It worked well and did not bother my ears with the helment on. I can't wait ot get out on the road.
February 10, 2014