Cell Phone headsets for helmets

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by dav0 scourge in training, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Anyone tried any yet that work?

    dav0 scourge in training, Jan 14, 2005
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    B. Peg Guest

    An auto-answer c.p. with an AutoCom system works fine, but you need to match
    the AutoCom's wiring and plugs to the c.p. as they don't always connect up.
    Sound is very good and I found that using their voice activated mike that
    people at the other end says it sounds better than the regular cell phone.
    It can be done without looking at the phone, but riding in the canyons you
    won't get reception coverage and it'll cut out anyway. Flatland is okay or
    just where you stop and park and carry on with your lies without taking your
    helmet off.

    B. Peg, Jan 14, 2005
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    notbob Guest

    Telephone conversation is different from rider-2-pillion and rider-2-rider how?
    I come from, "fsck cell phones, I have an answering machine!". How do you
    resolve the two?

    notbob, Jan 14, 2005
  4. Timberwoof wrote:
    Mostly, I wear earplugs and do not want to remove my helmet
    and earplugs to call the wife and let her know that I am
    running a little late, usually due to making a wrong turn
    and winding up going through some canyon or another. I can
    do it when I get gas, it is just the hassle of the earplugs.
    I wear a Schuberth helmet and the wind noise is too much at
    speed to not wear the plugs. The autocom looks interesting
    but unless they have noise cancellation stuff for the
    headphones it may not be too good.

    dav0 scourge in training, Jan 14, 2005
  5. b said carry on with your lies--haha!!
    mentALEXcersize, Jan 14, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    Presumably you are both dealing with similar realities. Message content
    like "we need a pit stop" or "there's a log in the road around the next
    bend" are more supplemental to the process of riding than competing.

    Personally, I refuse to own a cell phone, but all the people I know who
    do carry them have voicemail services that pick perform the functions of
    an answering machine for the times when one cannot or will not answer
    the cell.

    The only use I can think of for a cell built into my helmet would be to
    report a road hazard, accident or a dangerous driver. It would need
    voice activation in order to be useful even for that.

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Jan 14, 2005
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    notbob Guest

    Oh horsepucky! People have been carrying on full-tilt boogie conversations
    in vehicles ever since Fred Flintstone put peds to pavement. To make the
    assumption that just because the same conversation transpires by way of
    electrons thus rendering a driver into a quivering slobbering mass of
    incompetence is just plain stupid. People who can't drive and use a cell
    phone are the same people who can't drive, period.

    notbob, Jan 14, 2005
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    M. B. Guest

    I frequently wear a Jabra Bluetooth headset under my helmet.
    I very rarely talk while riding.
    The headset saves me the hassles of removing my helmet and digging for my
    cell phone when I need to make a call.
    M. B., Jan 14, 2005
  9. actually, there is a difference. when you're talking to your pillion,
    and you need to pause to avoid an obstacle or whatever, you don't have to
    explain this or waste any time in indecision about what to do. when its
    someone remote, there's a unspoken social obligation not to leave them
    hanging, this can leave you partially distracted.
    John R Pierce, Jan 15, 2005
  10. Only if you must succumb to that "unspoken social obligation."

    I leave people hanging all the time.
    Jason O'Rourke, Jan 15, 2005
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    JB Guest

    Me, too.

    When I get in the car and have a call I put the cell phone on either
    speakerphone or puton a headset and explain
    "I'm in the car " and people sometimes complain that I'm not paying
    attention... so I say "Don't call me when I'm in the car"

    OTOH: One of the joys of motorcycling is being inaccessible to everyone
    who wants a piece of my time. Plus it is a huge hassle to operate a cell
    phone's buttons with gloves.
    JB, Jan 19, 2005
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