UCLEAR HBC200HD Helmet Bluetooth Communicator - Dual Pack
love the no boom part.
So far we like this communication system. We use it on our half helmets with the ear buds. Love that it is boomless. Sounds quality is ok- I sometimes struggle to understand what my partner is saying. I don't know if that is the unit, the speakers, the wind. or my partner not speaking clearly. I Bluetoothed my iPod and my GPS to my unit. Sounds is good on music, but the sound on the GPS comes through much louder than the music. Wish there was some way to maintain a constant sound level when switching between devices. There are pros and cons to the lack of VOX on these. I miss the VOX in situations that need both my hands on the bars and I need to communicate with my partner. All in all, we are happy with this unit.
August 9, 2016
My buddy and I purchased these for our trip to N.C. Best investment in a long time. We're able to communicate during the ride and the GPS prompts could be heard from my bike through the headsets which was a real plus. It really helped driving through Atlanta. Phone calls are a breeze. People cannot tell I am on a bike when talking. Most of the time I am riding a half helmet with the earbuds but also have a 3/4 I use with the speakers. On the Limited I have no trouble hearing at all speeds but when I am on the Fat Bob it is a little hard to hear above 70 mph using earbuds without turning the volume way up. Most of the time riding by myself I listen to music which sounds great. Very satisfied with this purchase.
July 24, 2015
The range is not even close to what is promised, works up to about 100 feet. Revzilla rep said to get these because they are for snowmobiling. After about a half an hour, the microphone gets moisture from breath and freezes leaving the unit inoperable. Poor quality and design.
May 12, 2015
Purchased as gift - Harley rider excited about the HD application. ZLA provided great customer service when responding to questions and provided fast ship!
December 29, 2014
ease of use ohhh yeah!!
when wife bought this product I wasn't sure of it because of the cost (very reasonable# as we had been using midlands #not good for touring bikes)again her perchase. but after spending about 5 mins. installing and going for a ride on I-80 into town, about 20 miles, at speeds of up to 75mph and at distance of 20 to 300 yds. during the ride I can honestly say WOW. seriously at 75 mph wind was a bit hard on each other hearing but at 65 to 70 no problem and to boot while we were riding I received a cell call on the Bluetooth and it was clear as a bell and with just a touch of the button I was talking away. I highly recommend this system its just what we needed for our trips oh and when we went to visit our son in CO his bmw sys paired right up with ours bang for the you bet! try'em I think you will agree!
October 19, 2014
Very disappointed with the product. To be fair, I hope that the microphone placement is correct but don't see any other way it could work. You can feel the pads for the microphone and makes it very un comfortable creating pressure points on your head. Clarity is terrible even when synced with the GPS. Not sure that they should be used with half helmets.
September 23, 2014
Overall great product!
I'm very satisfied with this product. I wear a half helmet and ride without a windshield. The sound quality is very good for listening to music, communications and even phone calls. The fact that it answers the phone when it rings by me just saying hello is great. People on the other end of communication like phone and riders hear me great. The only issue I have, and why I did not rate it higher is because to set it up so that rider and passenger both listen to the same music requires that the units be re-paired every time. Too difficult to do while riding, so you have to plan it in advance and it's a bit of a pain. Maybe a future firmware release can fix that. I don't know.
September 17, 2014
Awesome with Half Helm and earbuds!!
Purchased this to communicate with a buddy on our latest 10 day road trip. Used with firmware 2.07
On my 2006 HD Heritage Softail Classic it worked awesome, sound was clear for intercoms and music. My buddy said he could barley hear the exhaust unless I cracked her open.
Only thing missing is an APP to preset configurations.
Used Sony Xperia Z2 built in Smart Connect APP to auto start music upon connecting to the Uclear via bluetooth.
Had trouble with voice commands to make phone calls... My Harley was probably too loud for the Sony phone's voice recognition.
Using the speakers(v2) in an Icon Variant in windy conditions on my CBR 600 RR proved to be just average for sound; this is probably due to the wind noise of the helmet. Probably going to switch it to earbuds as well and deal with a little bit of cord inconvenience. Or find a helmet that is windproof.
Just installed the new North American firmware v2.15 last night, Noticed music control was more responsive for switching tracks and adjusting volume. Haven't tested anything else yet.
and the APP which is in BETA, Only use so far was the battery life of the Uclear. I hope they develop this further for group configurations.
Great for Half Helmet + earbuds setup! Boomless is the way to go here.
Average for Icon Variant + speakers. Only tested music so far.
To be tested, Icon Variant + earbuds...
September 5, 2014