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UCLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator

Featuring Boomless ABF Technology, the U-CLEAR HBC200 Force introduces Super Group Intercom and Multi-Hop technology, specifically designed for group communications with full duplex intercom. Multi-hop technology, used in military tactical communications provides superior sound quality and connection stability over Bluetooth intercom systems that suffer from interference and are "line of sight" dependent. By incorporating Multi-hop technology, each Uclear HBC200 control unit works as a repeater or relay station, enabling the network to grow as more control units/riders are added to the group. Depending on riding conditions, the intercom range between two riders is up to 700 meters. Adding a third unit/rider increases the intercom range up to an additional 700 meters. Add a fourth rider and the entire group can communicate up to 2100 meters (1.3 miles) and so forth, in full duplex intercom mode.

With the latest firmware, the HBC200 adds connectivity with other brands of Bluetooth communicators, Multipoint Bluetooth connections for syncing multiple phones, iPods or GPS units and Advanced Private Intercom.

Features:

  • Boomless microphone (an industry first)
  • Music, Calls, GPS (Bluetooth devices)
  • Multipoint Bluetooth service supports dual device connections
    • Connect to two smartphones at the same time, or a smartphone and an iPad, iPod, GPS etc
  • Super Group Intercom (Full Duplex for up to 10 riders)
  • Open intercom with other brands of Bluetooth communicators
    • Cross-band intercom enables you to connect with other riders, even if they have another brand of communicator
  • Multi-Hop Communication Extender
    • With 10 users connected, Multi-Hop Technology extends maximum range to nearly 4 miles and allows non-line-of-sight connections (range will vary on environmental conditions)
  • Voice command for hands-free call pickup
  • Hi-Fi stereo audio (AVRCP, A2DP)
  • Patented ABF / DSP technology isolates your voice and eliminates all background noise
  • Auto loudness adjustments
  • GPS device compatible (Bluetooth HS/HFP profile required)
  • Easy installation on any helmet including full face or 3/4 helmets
  • Speaker diameter 40mm; depth approx 7mm
  • Firmware upgrades available
  • One year manufactures warranty

Note: Some of the features listed above require updating the firmware to the latest version. Download the latest version firmware here.

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Music sound quality is poor and finding the correct spot to get the buttons to work properly was difficult at times. I purchased this based on a recommendation from another rider. I found the sound quality of the speakers to be poor, there was no bass to speak of, which made listening to music very annoying. It worked fine with my Iphone and google maps but I had to turn off the music because I either couldn't hear the song or the high pitch became annoying. I purchased this through Amazon and have returned it. June 16, 2014
I keep telling the voices in my head to leave me alone as I am on the phone. Lets face it on a long trip with your bike and no one to talk to but yourself, we can get a little bored (or as I like to call it stark raving mad). The Uclear HBC200 is the perfect solution to that problem. I installed this into a Scorpion Exo helmet, and although the the speakers were hard to fit the rest of the instalation was easy. I love the idea of no boom in my helmet. I mean, come on, i can hardly fit my head in there much less accessories. From the first call I was shocked, I had to tell the person on the other end that I was on my bike, to which they replied no way. I am in 4th gear on the interstate going 75 MPH and they had no idea. That is amazing. This is one of those product you just have to try it to believe it. Now that I have the HBC200 I listen to music on the way to work and talk on the phone on the way home. What else is there to say except I love this thing. June 16, 2014
Awesome! I'm in the motorcycle business and have been using these products for several years now. The sound quality is amazing and the overall product quality is outstanding. Highly recommend! April 10, 2014
Great product, Great company My son and I bought the HBC 200 for our motorbike helmets and love it. It is loud and clear to around 110KPH here in Victoria, Australia. Took a little fiddling to set up but works first time every time once paired to each other and to the mobile phones. I have two open face helmets, one with a visor that is very noisy with wind noise, riding a Harley that is also as loud as you get (D&D pipes). The 200 filters most of the noise. We ride a lot in the mountains and have been able to warn the other about hazards such as cars cutting corners, branches on the roads, washaways and so on. I then ordered extra speaker kits for the other helmets and got great service from Lauren at Uclear including very quick email responses to my queries. The boomless microphone system works much better than I thought it possibly could. Highly recommended. March 15, 2014
easy to install and operate been using the hbc200 for a year and its been great no issues what so ever. Very clear sound comes through the speakers. sometimes when I'm talking to someone via phone i have to repeat myself because they can't hear me but that may just be my snug fitted helmet. But over all a great product March 14, 2014
Excellent product I have had the unit for abut 5 rides so far. I have not been able to test the rider to rider function yet. But for music and calls it has been great. It pauses the music when a call comes in and restarts it when the call is over. I have received calls at well above highway speeds and the caller was able to hear and understand me without a problem. February 9, 2014
Awesome product for music and phone! I looked at all the options for in helmet communications and this one stood out. I was worried about full face, as the boomless mics would be covered by the ear pads. When I got the product and made a call on it through my iPhone 4S, the callee said I sounded muffled. I updated the software, and it sounded a little better, but still muffled. So I ordered the pro headphones that have extensions for the mics and it works like a champ now! It does exactly what I wanted it to do and the pro headphones sound amazing. I highly recommend it on here and I've been telling my friends to get some. Well worth the price! February 7, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Luis C: The best Communicator I ever have....

great sound, great power!!!!
Jul 5, 2014
Kevin N: For me , it's the best wireless communication device on the market ,, all my winger buddies wouldn't leave home without it ,also did I mention very adaptable to any lid. Jun 28, 2014
LARRY F: THIS UNIT PUTS BMW HEADSET TO SHAME,,QUALITY SPEAKERS NO BOOM,, PAIRS WITH BMW RADIO AND ANDROID PHONE , CALL COMES IN, DROPS RADIO FOR CALL. END CALL PICKS UP RADIO AGAIN.. HATS OFF TO U CLEAR////////////////////// Jun 11, 2014
Kevin B: I wanted a bluetooth communicator with a boom microphone that can pair to my GPS and cellphone; this seemed to fit the bill. In addition, it seems to have good functionality, quick installation, and good reviews. May 10, 2014
brandon f: I got this because driving down the highway and can't talk to my friends because they can't hear me or they are Behind me or in front of me Apr 21, 2014
J M: I chose the U-CLEAR HBC200 because of the variety of features, boomless mic, interoperability with other motorcycle Bluetooth communication devices, good reviews from multiple sources, and price/value. Apr 15, 2014
Doris G: Christmas Gift Dec 3, 2013
Houck c/o M: Good reviews, no boom mic and should suit my needs. Nov 17, 2013
Steven B: I have heard a lot of good compliments about this product and wanted to try it for myself Sep 14, 2013
A shopper asked: Because the C3 helmet is a modular helmet and the unit is boomless Jun 26, 2012
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RevZilla: Because the U-CLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator has not been released yet, we are not able to tell you how well that device will work with the Schuberth C3. Theoretically, there should not be any problem pairing them together. Jun 26, 2012
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Rider99: I installed mine in a C3. I found some Schuberth videos on YouTube that show how to remove the neck roll and liner - they were helpful. The issues I have are with the system itself, not the helmet. Oct 20, 2012
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DEAN A asked: Are the button faces soft (thin layer of rubber over the actual button) or are the buttons hard plastic??
I have hbc100 and the buttons are soft and it took no time for it to crap out on me. I love every thing else about the unit but I hated the soft buttons. I dont want to buy the new one if they are still using soft buttons

Thanks
May 22, 2014
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Tim B: I don't have any experience with the 100, but based on your description I think the buttons on the 200 are the same. It feels like an outer cover of rubber similar to the rubber used for inner tubes, with a button beneath the cover. It is easy to activate the buttons with a bare hand, but with gloves on, and the unit on the side of your helmet, sometimes it can be a challenge to hit the right spot. On the plus side, the unit still works as it did when I got it - no functional problems with the buttons other than difficulty in hitting them consistently. May 30, 2014
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Ward P: It's a thin layer of rubber over the actual button, mine has seen some extensive use with no trace of wear of damage over the past two and half years. I love this unit, the volume is great!!! Upgraded firmware is a major plus over my chatterbox units which are also very low volume. May 30, 2014
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Michael B: Hello there, the buttons on the device are hard plastic. They're rather small and close together. It takes a little getting use to. May 29, 2014
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Tom l: The buttons are soft, but I ride almost daily and have been using it for two years now, and have no signs of wear or deterioration. May 29, 2014
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david g: Its a thickish layer of soft plastic over the whole piece. Ive had it for more than a year and it still looks like new May 29, 2014
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A shopper asked: Have you guys tried this in a Multitec or the new Neotec? if not can you? Apr 7, 2012
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Stephen R: I own a Bell RS1 and I didn't have any issues with the HBC100 and the neck roll. Jun 3, 2012
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togume: I currently have the HBC100 on my Multitec. Installation was easy, and the modular design does not get in the way because all of the HBC100 components are installed on the static portion of the helmet. The only advice I have is to make sure that the device has enough clearance on the side of the helmet for when the face is flipped up. Also, the wires tuck into the sides with the use of a paper clip, or something to push it in. Oct 31, 2012
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RevZilla: It will likely take a little creativity when it comes to routing the speakers wires around the neckroll and comfort liner but it should work fine on either a Multitec and Neotec. We have installed a SENA SMH-10 on a Multitec and installation with a U-Clear will be very similar. Apr 13, 2012
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darren h: It will work with a Neotec but the speakers are too large to fit into the speaker pockets. Some modifications will need to be made in order for it to fit. Oct 15, 2012
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A shopper asked: Any issues using this with a C3 Pro? Speakers under the cloth of the cheek piece effecting mic performance? Thanks Oct 30, 2013
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A S: If you have good sound in intercom mode but not in phone mode it means there is an issue with phone connection. Phones can connect to Bluetooth devices in various modes. For example, HFP (hands free profile) or HSP (headset profile) will sound hollow or muffled. The preferred A2DP (advanced audio digital processing) will provide superior sound quality. To stop HFP and access A2DP: First, stop the music with the controls on your device. Next, ‘double press’ the PWR button on your UCLEAR unit to restart the music. If this doesn’t work on the first attempt, repeat the process a couple of times. If this still does not work, “reboot” the phone and your UCLEAR unit, then ‘double press’ the PWR button to start the music. If this does not work, check with the phone manufacturer to make sure it is A2DP enabled. If it is, you might try updating the phone software to ensure you have the phone manufacture’s latest A2DP software updates. Mar 27, 2014
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Michael B: Yes, unfortunately , we had several issues trying to "match" the positions of the speakers on each side of the helmets. The sound quality from the Garmin, XM Radio, and intercom was "good" the sound quality from the iPhone 5 was unrecognizable. The sound was muffled and garbled. We tried all sorts of setting, and volume setting but still could not get the U-Clear to perform as advertised. We contacted U-Clear about the issue, they said they developed a new speaker/mic system that should solve the problem but, it was currently tied up in customs. That was three weeks ago and since then, we've installed the SENA SMH10, this system has a boom mic but, it works really well. Bigger buttons, easy jog dial, and sound quality is very good, even when using the iPhone 5. The U-Clear is a cool system and it's great not having to deal with a boom mic but, until they can the bugs worked out we'll use the SENA . Oct 30, 2013
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Tim B: My experience is that if the microphones are properly aligned they work very well. They are critical on placement, though, so it took me some trial and error before I found the right spot and angle for best performance. Both earpiece units need to be in the same relative position, and mikes pointed at the same angle. If you have one pointed higher or lower than the other, performance suffers.

I use mine with a Schuberth modular helmet, iPhone, and Garmin GPS. Note, my experience is only with the cel phone and GPS, I have not used the bike to bike intercom function.

I hope this helps.
Oct 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm thinking connecting this to a Galaxy S4 (as phone, GPS, music), a second HBC200 to chat with wife, and a Motorola mu354r BT GMRS radio to communicate with my group. Would there be any pitfalls with this setup? Apr 26, 2014
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Mel T: we ue blackberry10 and iphone 5 in our group 960 works flawlessly - if not loud enough, with ear plugs in. great product though drzzzzz465 Apr 27, 2014
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david g: Not at all. Very simple to pair with my iphone. Decent speakers and easy to install Apr 27, 2014
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Grant C asked: I currently have the HBC200 in my AGV AX-8 Evo helmet and it is rubbish due to the helmet not designed to position a communicator system. Any advice on what dual sport helmets will receive the HBC200 in a more functional way? Dec 23, 2013
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A S: UCLEAR has thousands of satisfied users and stellar reviews, however the unit must me installed correctly to get superior sound quality from "boomless" ABF microphone technology. And if connected to another Bluetooth device, the connected device must be programmed correctly as well. If an user has an issue, UCLEAR's support team will bend over backwards to help with an audio challenge. Most are simple fixes, plus we offer multiple speaker/mic options for more complex audio situations. Mar 27, 2014
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Rasheed H: The uclear is rubbish period. Stick with Sena. I did extensive comparison tests with both. Sena my friend. Dec 23, 2013
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Brandon H asked: I have icon chieftain helmet would this device fit easily an or install easily? Aug 16, 2013
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Vincent B: I installed the unit in an icon Carbon Life Form Air Frame.Locating them behind the cheek pads where your ear pockets are the place to put them but if the helmet is fit snugly the units might be too tight to your ear. And you need to make sure that you point the microphones so that they point to an imaginary spot in front of your mouth. This seams to improve their ability to pick up your voice and squelch out unwanted wind and background noise. Once it is set and adjusted I think you will be pleased with the technology which is really tops.


Aug 16, 2013
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Ian J: I have it on my Bell Star (not helpful with fitment issue) but I'll tell you that the sound quality is horrible and to look elsewhere. Aug 20, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have the Arai Signet Q MD and would like to know if the speakers will fit. Thanks Mar 18, 2013
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RevZilla: If you intend to use the microphone feature in addition to just the speakers, we do not recommend the U-CLEAR for an Arai Signet-Q. On the Signet-Q, communicator speakers fit best when mounted directly to the cheekpad beneath the cheekpad cover, and since the U-CLEAR's microphones are integrated into the speakers, the cheekpad covers may reduce the sensitivity of the microphones. If you intend to use the U-CLEAR solely as a listening device, the speakers will work just fine in the Signet-Q. Mar 20, 2013
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A S: UCLEAR "boomless" speakers/mic combo will work fine when recessed inside cheekpad as long as speaker/mic combo is not encumbered by a solid non-breathable material such as plastic or leather. If the cheekpad is a non-breathable leather, UCLEAR's Pro Mic option is recommend solution. It will provide great sound quality. Mar 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you use the 100 with the 200 Nov 7, 2012
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DreamRider: No. 200 series models only pair with other 200 series models. There are differences in the technologies used betweend the 100 & 200's, thus making them not compatible. Dec 26, 2012
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A S: You can pair the HBC100 Plus to a HBC200. Mar 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the U-Clear HBC200 include vox activated comm whereas the 100 did not? May 22, 2012
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JR651x750: The 200 model is not like your iPhone if u have one and you can NOT link it up with Siri. All you can do is say "answer" when your listening to music to answer the phone. You can link it up with more the 1 person which is a huge plus to the 100 series. Also I like all 3 buttons control your music volume and music shuffle. Oct 1, 2012
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RevZilla: The U-CLEAR HBC100 and HBC200 Bluetooth Communicators will both feature a voice command call pickup (say "Pickup" or "Hello") but they will not be any different. May 25, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have shoei rf1200 will the speaker of the uclear fit ? Aug 26, 2014
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Guy B: I've got the Arai XD3 and it fits well. Can't answer on the Shoei.... Aug 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the mic work properly with a bell 500 open face? Feb 9, 2014
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J Fernando R: I have a full face helmet and the mike works fine. It's in the earpiece and perhaps less likely to have wind noise distortion than a mike that sits in front of the face/chin. Hope this helps. Feb 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: If so, will the microphone work in the open face position as well as the closed? May 19, 2013
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RevZilla: The U-Clear HBC200 would fit inside an Evoline 3, but it may be tight with the speakers. The speaker pockets on the Evoline 3 are designed for the Shark system, and the U-Clear speakers a larger. Otherwise though, the system should work. The Microphone technology is very "touchy" and while it would work, it can also be a major head ache to fine tune. Essentially, there is a mic/sensor on each wire to the speakers. Once the speakers are installed, the mic/sensors need to be facing in such a manner that they would create a triangle, with the peak of the triangle being at your mouth. This "targets" the mic to where your voice is coming from and it blocks out anything that isn't at the "point" of the triangle. As you can image though, since the triangle isn't visible, it can be very tough to get both mic's pointed at just the right spot.

Ultimately, if you need something low profile with good sound that works in open and closed conditions, check out the Sena SMH10-11 or the SMH10R.
May 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'd like to know if I'd be able to send voice text and ask siri for directions without messing with the phone itself Feb 3, 2013
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RevZilla: Yes, you can access Siri, provided you have the latest updates for your iPhone. The only quirk is that there is a few second delay between pressing the button on the U-Clear headset and actually initiating the voice command on your iPhone. Sometimes you end up not hearing the "beepeep" that Siri gives you when she is ready for a command. Feb 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: does it work with Cardo Scala Q2 or other models? Jan 22, 2013
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RevZilla: No, the U-CLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator is not compatible with any other bluetooth intercom system (not even the HBC100). However, it is possible to pair the HBC200 to bluetooth cell phone and then call someone who has a different brand bluetooth headset paired to their cell phone. Jan 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the uclear 200 work well on an open faced helment? If not can you suggested something that would. Jan 22, 2013
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RevZilla: While the U-CLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator is ideal for 3/4 helmets, it is not recommended for half helmets. For half helmets we would suggest either the Sena SPH10H Bluetooth Intercom For Half Helmets or the Cardo Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit. Jan 23, 2013
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