U-CLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator - Single Pack
Better than expected
My buddy and I made good use of the HBC200s on a trip
around Moab. I was amazed how clear the intercom function works. The line of sight communication distance for us was approximately one quarter mile or more. Pairing was easy. When I ride solo I use it frequently for listening to music from my smart phone via the bluetooth connection. My only gripe is the volume at maximum is not always loud enough. Just an FYI, helmet normally used is a Shoei DS Hornet
November 6, 2013
If you want a simple easy to use fantastic bluetooth .... Uclear is it !!!
October 28, 2013
Wish I had gotten the two-pack
Excellent product all-around. Loved how easy it was to install, and simple to pair up to multiple communicators, and devices.
I noted before my purchase that other reviews stated it was hard to hear at higher speeds, and hard to BE heard at higher speeds (above 55mph)... I can say that this isn't entirely true in my experience. I can hear it fine all the way upto 85mph, and can BE heard upto about 70mph. If you have a bike with decent wind deflection (larger windscreen or fairing) you will likely share this experience. I would imagine that helmet noise would make a notable difference in this experience as well, but my helmet is probably a 7 out 10 on quietness. What I really love about the U-clear, is no one can tell I'm riding when they are speaking with me on the phone until I tell them, and then they don't believe it because they can't hear the engine or wind noise. My wife has to ask first if I'm riding or pulled over when we speak on the U-clear because she still can't tell!
I use it for Navigation, Music, Communicator, and Phone... all running at the same time for most everytime I ride. Never had an issue with the battery running out yet, and longest ride with that so far has been 6hrs total. It is a real blast with several riders pair up on the U-clear, and my only regret is that I didn't get the dual pack for my wife when she rides on the back with me. Definitely going to be a future purchase for us!
September 16, 2013
Great for long rides
I installed the UClear 200 on my Scorpion EX0-1100 and I have no problems having a conversation at 55mph, around 70-80 mph the conversation is harder to understand, but music is fine at higher speeds. Other riders who had less than stellar quality helmets could not hear conversations at all when driving over 45mph. Talking on the Cell phone is easy and provides great quality and will fade out music or other communications when you receive a call. Overall Bluetooth communication is great for long rides or commutes. My biggest complaint with this product is that I cannot listen to music and communicate with other riders in one riding session. (if you are with other riders and want to have any communication, no music. or if you want to listen to music, no comms.) One thing I really like about this setup is that you can have group communications, so you can speak with multiple riders. There are many functions and abilities for firmware updates, but there are only three buttons and remembering how to do all the syncing, connecting, etc, requires the manual to be close by. The buttons appear to be large, but there is a sweet spot for hitting each button. Installation was painless and took about 5 minutes, battery life is excellent, and unit is easy to remove from helmet required. I have not tried syncing to other BT comms, but I understand that these units will only communicate with the same make and model, which is not a huge deal for me. Overall good product that I use ever day to listen to music on my commute to work, talk on the phone if needed, or talk to other riders.
August 28, 2013
Love this product
Everyone said the install was easy and it couldn't have been easier. 3 months later there isn't a scratch or mark on the helmet from the attachments which was something I was worried about. EASY to install and EASY to move around. I haven't had one of these before so for me, the buttons are easy to use. There may be others that are easier but not having any experience, I find these very easy to sync and move around. I have the Arai RxQ 2013 model. Highly recommend.
August 19, 2013
My overall rating is good, price is reasonable - recommended.
August 5, 2013
Nice features, reasonable price
Works in my Shoei Neotec great. I really like the feature when the wind noise increases so does the music! You can basically just set the volume and leave it. Really enjoy not having a speaker in front of my mouth. A friend called and we could communicate just fine. The key is to have a decent helmet that buffets wind well. Of course, speakers will never be the same as earbuds, but I an hoping they develop that as a future option. I linked my cell phone to my GPS to the unit. I can take calls, listen to music, and get directions I am planning to link my radar detector as well. I also like to wear earplugs for wind noise while riding and I can hear the music just fine. Haven't linked it to another rider or pillion so I am unable to review that feature. Blows away my old bluetooth system for sure.
July 15, 2013
Overall it was a pretty easy install. Getting the pairing between the GPS, Phone, and Stereo Dongle from the GPS was a challenge.
My riding partner recommended the Uclear as it is military level technology. The sound quality is a little muffled coming from my headset to phone calls and in some cases there was no audio being picked up from my microphones. Could be operator error as I'm still getting used to the system.
April 15, 2013