Bluetooth integrated half-helmet
Introduced earlier this year, Sena Technologies says its new DOT approved ‘Cavalry’ half-helmet is a ‘step change’ in motorcycle audio and communications. Rather than a helmet that can accept a Bluetooth system, the ‘Cavalry’ comes fully equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 technology integrated into the helmet to meet the connectivity needs of those motorcycle riders who prefer an alternate to riding with a full-face shell.
Described by Sena as an “all-in-one helmet and Bluetooth communicator,” riders can hook up their phone, answer calls, listen to music and even hear GPS navigation instructions clearly and use the built-in half-helmet Bluetooth intercom to talk with up to four other riders up to 900 meters (1,000 yards) away. With up to 10 hours talk time, the ‘Cavalry’ comes equipped with HD quality speakers and is engineered with Sena’s ‘Advanced Noise Control’ technology for wind noise reduction and a wide volume control. It also comes with optional ear pads in order to boost audio reception.
It can be linked to the Sena Smartphone App, available for free in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, which will enable configuring of device settings, creating FM radio and speed dial presets, and to access their interactive Quick Start Guide. The ‘Cavalry’ is firmware upgradable and comes with Sena’s two-year warranty.