High-definition motorcycle communication headset
Imagine hitting the road, the kind of long, meandering journey where the journey itself is the destination. There's nothing but you, your bike, and the endless stretch of road ahead. Now, add the Harley-Davidson® Audio 50C Bluetooth Headset to this picture. It's not just a headset; it's a game-changer for those who live to ride.
This piece of tech is like strapping a mini command center to your helmet. It's got a 4K camera built right in, so every twist and turn of your road adventures is captured in stunning detail. Think about it – every sunset, every stretch of open highway, every quirky roadside attraction, all recorded in brilliant quality. And let's not forget the 12MP camera capability. We're talking about capturing your rides not just as memories, but as high-definition experiences.
But a good ride isn't just about what you see; it's about what you hear. The audio on this headset is nothing short of outstanding. Powered by Rockford Fosgate® Stage I Speakers, every note of your road trip soundtrack is crystal clear. Whether you're listening to the gravelly tones of a classic rock anthem or the smooth melody of a blues track, this headset delivers.
Connectivity is key here. The 50C Headset syncs seamlessly with your bike's Boom! Box infotainment system. This means full stereo sound, and the ability to use your bike's screen to control the headset. The existing hand controls ensure you can keep your eyes on the road while shuffling through music, phone calls, or GPS directions.
For those who are tech-savvy, the headset's compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a major plus. It's like having a smart assistant with you as you ride. You can keep your smartphone stowed away and still stay connected. And for those moments when you want to feel the world around you, the Ambient Mode lets you hear the road and your surroundings, adding an extra layer of safety.
Of course, no tech is without its quirks. The WHIM (Wireless Headset Interface Module), essential for unlocking the full potential of the headset, is sold separately. This might feel like a bit of a letdown, especially considering the price tag of the headset itself. Also, wind noise can be an issue, a common challenge with most communication devices used in open environments.
But, weighing it all up, the Harley-Davidson® Audio 50C Bluetooth Headset feels like a worthy investment for those who are serious about their riding experience. It's not just a headset; it's an enhancement to the ride, a way to capture and interact with the world in a way that was not possible before. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a cross-country cruiser, this headset could very well change the way you ride.
- Built-in 4K Camera: Offers high-quality video recording and 12MP still images, capturing your rides with great detail.
- High-Quality Audio: Equipped with Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate® Stage I Speakers for a superior sound experience.
- Connectivity Options: Supports both Bluetooth and Mesh 2.0 technology, allowing for easy communication with other riders and devices.
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility: Integrates seamlessly with these systems for voice-activated control and access to digital assistants.
- Rapid Charging: Quick charge time with up to 9 hours of Mesh intercom talk time or 22 hours of Bluetooth intercom talk time.
- External Memory Support: Can use a MicroSD card for additional storage, though not included.
- Advanced Noise Control: Features like ambient noise cancellation and audio multitasking enhance the user experience.
- Price: At over $500, it's a significant investment for a Bluetooth headset.
- Compatibility: Requires additional purchase of the Wireless Headset Interface Module (WHIM) for full feature access on certain models.
- Shipping Restrictions: Limited to standard ground shipping, which could be inconvenient for some buyers.
- Potential Wind Noise: Exposure to wind may affect VOX (voice-operated exchange) operation, which could be problematic during rides.
- Installation: May require some technical know-how or assistance for proper setup.
- Limited Warranty: Comes with only a 1-year limited warranty, which may not be adequate for such a high-priced item.
- External Memory Not Included: Although it supports MicroSD cards, it requires an additional purchase for this feature.