The best Bluetooth bike helmet not only keeps your head protected but also entertains you with some advanced technology features. These smart features include intercom function, FM radio, turn signals, hands-free phone calls, GPS navigation, music listening, SOS intelligent rescue, and many more. All these smart features are not equally useful for everyone because requirements vary from person to person. So, the Bluetooth helmets come with a different combination of these smart features. This thing also helps customers to save money by investing in the right place.
This article will help you to choose the right Bluetooth bike helmet according to your needs. Moreover, the following helmets reviews include answers to all basic questions that every customer wants to know before purchasing a smart bike helmet.
- Best Bluetooth Bike Helmets Comparison Table
- 7 Best Bluetooth Bicycle Helmets – Reviews
- 1. Sena R1 Evo Smart Bluetooth Bike Helmet review
- 2. LIVALL Smart Bike Helmet BH51M Neo Review
- 3. X1S Sena Smart Cycling Helmet review
- 4. Coros Linx Smart Cycling Helmet review
- 5. LUMOS Kickstart Smart bike Helmet review
- 6. Coros Omni Smart Cycling Helmet review
- 7. Coros SafeSound Road Smart Cycling Helmet review
Best Bluetooth Bike Helmets Comparison Table
|Bluetooth Helmet||Image||Smart Features||Our Rating||Price|
|Sena R1 Evo||9.4/10|
|X1 Sena Smart||8.5/10|
7 Best Bluetooth Bicycle Helmets – Reviews
Below listed smart bike helmets are narrated with their original information. Moreover, after researched and testing, we described each Bluetooth bicycle helmet with its pros and cons. Usually, smart bike helmets are not certified for downhill riding, enduro cycling, and BMX racing. But you can use them for road biking, commuting, e-scooting, skateboarding, and non-aggressive mountain biking.
1. Sena R1 Evo Smart Bluetooth Bike Helmet review
This bike helmet’s walkie-talkie feature is amazing. No other helmet in the market gives a half-mile range for intercom communication. This Sena R1 Evo has some more unique features than the Sena R1 standard. Sena R1 Evo functions are controllable through voice commands. There are three built-in buttons located on the left side of the helmet to control its all technology features. However, you have to read Sena smart guide book (comes in accessories) to get information about its functions control.
Mesh Intercom function with limitless rider wearing R1 in 900-meter range
During the trial, I found that its mesh intercom connects me to the other Sena helmet as long as I was in the 900-meter range. When I go out of range connection drops and re-connects when I get back in range. Moreover, its Mesh intercom connection supports 9 different channels that let me switch between other groups of different frequencies. However, I experienced distortion in communication after the 700-meter range.
Noise-free front microphone and speakers place just above the ears make the sound quality relatively good. The voice through these speakers is fully understandable.
Its intercom function is totally dependent on the helmets connecting. So, the intercom works even if you have no phone at all. Moreover, there is no need to pair these Sena helmets again and again. However, when the intercom function is active on nothing comes from the smartphone-like music, phone call, GPS navigation Etc. There is a need to push the center button to switch between intercom and phone connectivity.
You can take phone calls, listen to music, and hear GPS navigation
After switching from the intercom function, you can take a phone call, listen to music and hear GPS navigation from your phone. I found its sound quality isn’t optimal for music but good enough for voice communication. However, the call from this helmet is clear like a handset.
After using a handlebar phone holder, you can also see the GPS navigation route on a mobile screen without taking your hand off from the bike handle.
Bluetooth music streaming automatically paused when the Mesh Intercom feature is enabled. When the Mesh Intercom function is turned off, then the Bluetooth streaming automatically returns on. Anyhow, If you desire both music and intercom simultaneously then insert a Bluetooth earbud into your right ear, leaving the left ear open to hear traffic and intercom.
You can also listen to FM radio through the app
There is no radio device in this helmet. However, you can listen to FM radio after connecting via Bluetooth to your phone. There is a Sena app on your phone that can save up to 10 radio stations.
Extended shape design offers excellent head protection
Its in-mold-constructed polycarbonate shell bounding with EPS foam to creates a compact and lightweight helmet. Its high-density EPS foam can absorb impact force and save your skull during a collision. Moreover, its extended shape design offers good head coverage especially to the backside of the head. All these results in good head protection in case of an accident.
Dial knob helps to make a quick adjustment with one hand
You can easily tighten the helmet by using the dial in the back. Its Dial fit system offering an easy one-hand operation. Its strap and buckle are also made of good quality. During the evaluation, I did not experience any fitting issue for my intermediate oval shape head. I am well pleased with this helmet fitting system.
If your head size is on the edge of medium and large then it better to choose the upper size for this helmet.
Lightweight and comfortable helmet with excellent ventilation
I feel this helmet very lightweight and comfortable on my head. During the evaluation, I experienced good air circulation around your head through 15 vents. All these features make this helmet very comfortable for cycling. Overall it is the best Bluetooth bike helmet.
|Sena R1 Evo||Sena R1 standard|
|R1 Evo includes sena mesh 2.0 intercom.||R1 standard has Sena Bluetooth intercom technology.|
|Mesh intercom to communicate with limitless riders.||only 4 riders can communicate with each other.|
|Built-in tail light.||No light available in R1 standard.|
|R1 Evo comes In Matte black & matte white color.||R1 standard comes In Tangerine, ice blue, and onyx Black colors.|
|Voice command system to control all features.||Only 3 built-in buttons to control features.|
|R1 Evo has a quick charging feature.||It takes 2.5 hr for charging.|
|R1 Evo has a nylon chin strap.||Eco-leather chin strap.|
2. LIVALL Smart Bike Helmet BH51M Neo Review
LIVALL made a nice improvement in BH51M Neo by giving front indicator lights. As compared to BH51M-M this upgraded model has 360’ visibility that is really nice for rider security in dark conditions. Other than protection this helmet entertains rider with all technology features like a walkie-talkie, FM radio, hand-free phone calls, GPS navigation, music listening, and SOS intelligent rescue. The quality of sensors and navigation instruments of this helmet is satisfactory. There is no other replacement for this smart budget helmet in the market.
Automatic LED taillights
The most attractive feature of this helmet is an LED taillight with indicators. Its LED front & taillight is controlled by light detecting and acceleration sensors. The light detecting sensor automatically turns on its red taillight in dark conditions, and the other acceleration sensor activates taillight only when rider apply sudden brakes. Moreover, its taillight also remains active for 8 sec after the brake. However, I did not find the acceleration sensor very efficient during the test.
Attractive indicator lights active by handlebar remote
Its front and back indicator lights are work with a handlebar remote. Both helmet and handlebar remote connected via mobile phone Bluetooth. These LED Indicator lights are very noticeable and have 360′ visibility to all other traffic around you.
Helmet with GPS navigation
After set direction by using GPS navigation in the LIVALL app, I took direction guidelines through helmet speakers. I did not feel any need to track the route on the mobile screen. However, sometimes due to traffic sound I was unable to hear these speaker sound. If you also want to track route on a mobile screen, then install a smartphone mount holder on your cycle handlebar to easily access your phone screen.
Handlebar remote to control all features
After installing this remote very close to the handlebar griper, I can easily access its buttons by thumb without taking off my hand from the griper. The Left and right arrow buttons use to give a signal to the indicators. The up and down arrow buttons use to change speaker volume and the red center button uses to answer the phone calls.
The remote top button can turn on and off the camera of the smartphone. If you put your smartphone on the bike handlebar by using a phone holder, then you can also film your riding route.
There is also a button on the remote to activate walkie-talkie communication with other group members. Moreover, there is no need to charge this remote. You can replace its 2032 battery easily when you notice a delay in the control functions of the remote.
Walkie-talkie communication via Bluetooth
This helmet walkie-talkie communication occurs through Bluetooth. So, there is a limited range of about 30 m for communication. However, there should be a maximum of 200 members in this group. But the Walkie-talkie feature of Sena RI Evo is far better than this helmet. If you want to purchase a smart bike helmet for the walkie-talkie feature, then our expert does not recommend this LIVALL helmet.
Its anti-loss alarm system keeps your mobile safe
If you forget your mobile phone to someplace then this helmet gives you an alarm after 15 m distance from your phone. This feature helps you to remind your phone place.
Auto-off feature save battery charging
Its 600 mAH battery takes 2 hours to be fully charged. But this battery discharges in 5 hours when I use Bluetooth speaker and LED Lighting at the same time. During the evaluation, I found this helmet auto-off feature very helpful to save battery charging. A person who travels regularly to some distance can use one battery charge for a week. Because after disconnection with the phone, this helmet will turn off within 15 min.
SOS intelligence rescue system
In the LIVALL app, a rider can save 3 emergency contacts. During the trial, when I hit this helmet then its SOS system activates and the LIVALL app automatically sends a help message to my selected emergency contact. However, after hitting there is 90 sec time to cancel the SOS alarm. SOS alert message includes rider position with track record. LIVALL app is also compatible with STRAVA, SIRI, and IHEALTH.
Certified protection level
This helmet is certified with European, Australian, and North American safety standards. These CPSC, EN1078 & AS/NZS 2063 certifications approved this helmet safe for bicycle, e-scoter, and skateboard. This helmet got certification after impact, chemical, and strap retention tests. However, our safety expert declares this helmet safe for non-aggressive riding activities.
There are 12 vent openings from where your head can breathe but this helmet is good for temperature less than 20’c. There is also a dial knob for fit adjustments. If for some reason the helmet does not fit perfectly then you can return it with a full refund.
This helmet weight is not very light but it is acceptable. Overall it is the most attractive and comfortable Bluetooth helmet.
It could be hard to find a charging cable if you lost or broken it. So be careful
3. X1S Sena Smart Cycling Helmet review
If you want the best Bluetooth bike helmet with a long battery life feature, then this helmet is a good option. As compared to the Sena X1, this updated Sena X1S model is designed for a more ergonomic intermediate oval fit. Moreover, Its 3 control buttons on the side of the helmet are user-friendly. However, you can also control its function through a handlebar remote call RC4. But you have to purchase it separately from SENA. Other than battery life and style, its functions are the same as Sena R1 Standard.
Bluetooth intercom functionality in 900 m range
Its group intercom can stay in touch with the other 3 group members in a half-mile radius. Moreover, you can also pair this helmet with Sena models like R1. During the evaluation, I synchronize Sena X1S intercom connectivity to other Sena helmets without any app. However, I experienced distortion in communication after the 700-meter distance. For switching between intercom and phone pairing you have to press the center button on the helmet.
Good sound quality for GPS navigation, music, and calls
If I share my experience with this helmet, I took interruption-free phone calls during the ride. After pairing, this helmet took all kinds of audio signals from my smartphone. Its HD audio speakers offer good quality of sound. Moreover, Sena’s advanced noise control technology makes this helmet microphone noise-free. As a result, the listener of my phone call during riding just hears my voice without any wind noise.
Sena smartphone app
All the features of this helmet are easily controllable through Sena smart app. You can also save your favorite FM station as well as this app keeps your tracking record and gives fitness cues.
Extended shape design gives more protection to the rear side of head
Its lightweight in-mold-constructed polycarbonate shell bonded with EPS foam to create a sturdier helmet. Its high-density EPS foam can absorb impact force to saves your skull during a collision. Moreover, extended coverage design offers maximum head protection in case of an accident.
Dial knob for quick fitting adjustment
Its dial knob in the back helps to tune fit tension around the head easily with one hand. Moreover, its smooth chin strap is integrated with a clip buckle of good quality. During the trial, I did not find any issue related to this helmet fitting, and customers are also well pleased with this helmet fitting system.
Lightweight and comfortable helmet with excellent ventilation
In-mold construction makes this helmet very lightweight and ventilated. There are 12 large vents opening to improve air circulation around your head. All these features make this helmet very comfortable for cycling. Overall it is the best Bluetooth bike helmet.
4. Coros Linx Smart Cycling Helmet review
This Bluetooth bike helmet comes with Bone conduction transducer speakers that help the rider in the audio hearing without blocking ears to traffic. These speakers sit in front of the ears to vibrate upper cheekbones. Sound waves after converting into vibration approach the cochlea directly through bone conduction. In this way, the ear canal and eardrum are available for outside awareness. During the evaluation, I found these speakers are great if they are close to my ears. However, I face a little difficulty in getting these speakers close enough to my ears.
The proper place sitting of the speaker is the key to bone conduction technology. Otherwise, the rider feels speaker volume low and unclear.
Phone calls, music, and GPS navigation.
You just need to pair this helmet with your smartphone like any other Bluetooth audio device. For pairing, I hold the helmet power button until the back LED light starts blinking in green color. After pairing, all kinds of audio signals like music, phone call, and GPS navigation slip into helmet speakers from the mobile phone. During the evaluation. I observed when a call comes, music or navigation automatically pauses.
Its windproof microphone work well up-to 18 mph speed
There is a small microphone, place in the upper front portion of this helmet. The position of the microphone adjusts in a way that it remains out of the wind. To check this windproof microphone, I ride my cycle as fast as I can. At high speed, the listener of my call just hears my voice without any wind noise.
Smart handlebar remote to control all of its functionality
Five buttons on the handlebar remote are used to control volume, skipping music tracks, pause and resume music, answer phone calls, and walkie-talkie function. This smart remote is water-resistant. It has an xp5 rating, which means it can handle rain, splash, and sweat. But don’t submerge it in water. Moreover, there is no need to charge this remote again and again. Its cheap replaceable CR 2032 coin cell battery is easy to replace. There are rubber bands of two sizes to mount this remote on the handlebar.
Its COROX LINX app and navigation
The COROX LINX app can keep a full record of previous rides. Traveling records include the duration, date, time, distance, speed, and route map of rides. Before planning a new ride you can also calculate the duration, distance, time, and speed on the new route. Furthermore, this app can also give direction guidelines through helmet speakers during the ride.
SOS security alert system
In the COROS app, there is the option to save 3 emergency contact numbers. If the rider gets a significant helmet impact then the SOS system activates by impact/G-sensor. Then COROS app automatically sends a help message to the emergency contact numbers. This message also includes rider position with his track route.
Dual fit adjustment system
This helmet is integrated with a dial wheel to do fitting adjustments. During the trial, I did not face any fitting issues. However, If this helmet size is bigger than your head, then you can use extra pads cushion to maintain a firm grip. Extra pads cushion comes in this helmet accessories.
Fully ventilated lightweight helmet
In-mold construction of polycarbonate shell makes this helmet robust and lightweight. Moreover, its 15 vent openings can keep the rider’s head cool. Overall it is the best Bluetooth bike helmet with a comfortable and secure fit.
If you want to wear sunglasses with the helmet then put the glasses arms over the helmet straps. Otherwise, the glasses arm can create a gap between bone conduction speakers and upper cheekbones.
5. LUMOS Kickstart Smart bike Helmet review
If you want a safe ride at night then this smart bike helmet makes you easily predictable to the traffic. This smart bike helmet can significantly increase rider visibility to other people on road. Other than automatic brake light this helmet can give a turn signal by using a handlebar remote. Moreover, Its LUMOS app also gives information about battery life, riding route, covered distance, and remaining distance. You can also do settings related to warning lights, beep signal frequency, and many others.
There is a Bluetooth connection between mobile and helmet but there are no speakers and microphone in this helmet. So, you cannot make a phone call or use a walkie-talkie through this helmet. This helmet is not designed for audio communication. You cannot either play any music.
Helmet and handlebar remote connect by radio waves. So, you can pair them without using a smartphone
Highly visible 48 LED lights with three lightning modes
After pressing the power button all front(white) and back(red) LED lights (red) turn on. Now, to switch between sold, slow and fast flashing modes, there is a need of pressing the power button again and again. To save battery life rider should choose slow flashing.
These lights are also visible during daylight, but in the dark condition these LEDs are more eye-catching
Front LED lights
Out of 48 LED lights, 10 positioned in front of the helmet as the headlight of the helmet. During the evaluation, I found these lights are bright enough to reach a distance of 100 meters. Front 5 out of 10 LED lights also change color from white to orange to give a turn signal indication.
Turn indicator lights
Its 22 LED indicator lights are positioned along the rear sides of the helmet. These LED lights glow orange for turn signal and shine brightly in red when the rider applies sudden brakes. During cycling, it is very convenient to give signal indications with 2 buttons on the handlebar remote.
Automatic brake light
There are 16 LED lights positioned in a triangle shape as the backlight of the helmet. Brake warning light control by an accelerometer that is fixed in the handlebar remote. Indicators of turn signal also glow in red color when you apply brakes. But first, you need to activate the warning light option through the LUMOS smartphone app.
Easily removable handlebar remote for security or charging purpose
During testing, I just twist and pull off the handlebar remote. I found its attaching and detaching mechanism smooth and convenient. However, I don’t like it as routine practice. This handlebar remote comes with a rechargeable battery. So, you have to remove this remote repeatedly for changing purposes. However, this feature helps the rider to keep it safe from getting stolen. If you lose this remote then you have to spend 29$ to purchase another one.
LUMOS app includes a variety of features
To see the remote and helmet battery status, the LUMOS app provides useful information. Moreover, with the help of GPS tracking, this app keeps a full record of your previous rides like time of ride, date, distance, and route map everything is saved in record.
You can also do the setting related to distance unit, beep frequency, tracking record, and warning light activation. You can download the app on Google Play Store.
Non-replaceable helmet battery last for 7000 hours
The fixed helmet battery is not reachable by the user. However, the battery lasts as long as the helmet lasts. If you use this helmet daily for 6 hours then its battery will last for 3 years. After that time there is a need to replace your helmet. If something unfortunate does happen to the charging cable you get a replacement for 13$.
This helmet design has won the red dot design award and Edison award in 2016
The red dot design award is a German international design prize awarded given by Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG for a unique design. The competition focuses on young up-coming talent all around the world.
Edison award is an American company that runs an annual competition for horning excellence in innovation.
Extended shape design gives certified head protection
Helmet EPS inner soft core covered by a hard polycarbonate shell can absorb high impact forces. This helmet gives excellent coverage, and I feel it pretty secure on my head. This helmet is constructed in a mold so, there is no chance of shell splitting during a collision. Moreover, CPSC, EN1078, F1492 & AS2063 certifications have proved this helmet safe for road and mountain biking as well as e-scooting
There are two MIPS and non-MIPS versions of this model. As compare to non-MIPS model, its MIPS model runs 39$ more than the non-MIPS model.
Highly adjustable and comfortable helmet
This helmet is available in only one size. But its highly adjustable dial knob on the back makes it suitable for head size 54-62 cm. Moreover, a black chin strap with a plastic buckle maintains the proper fitting of the helmet on a bumpy road.
Its ventilation is fine; I don’t get any sweat on your head up to 95’F temperature. There are 22 vent openings that allow cool air circulation around my head. Its one-hand adjustable fitting, inner soft padding, and excellent ventilation make it the best Bluetooth bike helmet for the summer season.
6. Coros Omni Smart Cycling Helmet review
Other than bone conduction speakers this Coros Bluetooth helmet also has an auto LED tail light. Bone conduction speakers deliver rich audio through your cheekbone without blocking your ears to traffic. Moreover, its auto LED light activates itself in dark conditions. This best Bluetooth bicycle helmet also has a removable sun visor.
Best Bluetooth helmet for music
Its bone conduction speakers have 100Hz-20 KHz frequency ranges that indicate their best quality. Now, you can also enjoy music beat with lyrics. These speakers’ volume 85 ± 3dB is loud enough to enjoy music without any distraction. However, during evaluation, I found these speakers proper sitting on the cheekbone is the key. Otherwise, the volume of speakers feels low and unclear.
Effective communication with minimum wind noise
After pairing with the smartphone, a rider can take calls by simply pressing the yellow button on the handlebar remote. The position of the microphone keeps it out of the wind effect. As a result, the other side of your call just hears your voice without any wind noise. However, at high speed, it microphone can not isolate wind noise completely.
Smart remote to control all of its features
Five buttons remote can adjust volume, skipping music tracks, pause and resume music, answer phone calls and turn on/off your LED lights. This smart remote is water-resistant but doesn’t submerge it in water. There is no need to charge this remote because of the replaceable CR 2032 coin cell battery. There are also rubber bands of two sizes to mount this remote. So, you can also easily swap it to another bike handlebar.
Auto LED tail light
Its auto LED light-bars are sensible to the ambient lighting condition. Moreover, you can also turn them on/off manually from the remote. These tail lights are easily detectable from the rear side. However, you can’t use them for turn signals.
COROS app and navigation
The COROS app can keep a full record of previous rides like time, date, distance, speed, and route map. This app also helps in the planning of a new ride by calculating the distance, time, and duration of new routes. Furthermore, this app can give direction guidelines through helmet speakers during the ride.
SOS security alert system
In the COROS app, a rider can save 3 emergency contact numbers. If he gets a significant helmet impact, then impact/G-sensor activates its SOS security alert system. If the rider does not cancel the security alert then the COROS app automatically sends a help message to the selected emergency contact number. This message also includes rider position with his tracking route record.
You can easily remove or reattach its visor at any time. You can ride without the visor in a good riding environment. Overall, it is the best Bluetooth bike helmet for mountain biking.
Comfortable helmet with excellent ventilation
Its 18 vent openings can keep the rider’s head cool. These vent sizes and shapes are designed to maximize heat exchange in the skull section of the head form. Buring the trial, I did not get any sweat even at 85’F. This lightweight helmet sits comfortably on my intermediate oval shape head. Furthermore, its back dial knob is very convenient for size adjustment. All these features make it the best Bluetooth bicycle helmet for the summer season.
7. Coros SafeSound Road Smart Cycling Helmet review
This budget helmet has EOSS that offers clear sound quality without vibration. Its open-ear sound system keeps the rider aware of the surrounding. However, high wind conditions overcome its speaker’s audio. As compare to Coros Linx, its Speakers provide good sound but there is no bone conduction technology.
Good looking design helmet of superior quality
This unisex helmet shape looks great on everyone’s head. Moreover, its tough Polycarbonate outer shell material is fused in a mold to make this helmet lighter and cooler than traditional helmets. Furthermore, its EPS inner material is robust enough to minimize impact pressure.
Its sliding speakers are helpful to direct the audio into ears
The Chinstrap of this Bluetooth helmet is made of silky material. After buckling, these straps did not put any pressure on my skin. Moreover, it is easy to adjust these speakers’ position on these straps. These sliding speakers are very helpful to direct the audio flow into the ears.
Its wind resistant microphone allow interruption-free communication
With this helmet on my head, I can easily make phone calls during the ride without interruption. There is a small microphone that is placed in the upper front portion of this helmet. The position of the microphone is adjusted in a way that it remains out of the wind. However, after 13 mph speed, there is a little effect of wind noise in communication.
Smart remote with five-button can control its all functions
After pairing this helmet and remote, you can easily control speakers volume, music tracks, phone calls, and LED lights through remote buttons. This smart remote is water-resistant but doesn’t submerge it in water.
SOS security alert rescue system
In the Coros app, you can save 3 emergency contacts. If this helmet hits then the Coros app automatically alerts the SOS system. SOS system notifies your list of emergency contact numbers with the exact location of the incident. Moreover, its LED tail light flashes with the SOS system to alert nearby persons.
Lightweight helmet with proper ventilation
There are 16 vent openings including 6 full-length front-to-back channels on the top of the head. These channels exhaust heat out of the helmet and thrust the cool air in. Moreover, there is a little dial knob on the back to adjust the size within a given size range. This helmet large size sits comfortably on my intermediate oval shape head. All these features make it best Bluetooth bike helmet under 100$.
Our team carefully selected these 7 best Bluetooth bicycle helmets. Every product is described with its prominent features. This article is very helpful for the readers. Through this article you can easily select the best Bluetooth bike helmet according to your requirements. whatever you chose will be the right decision; because all these are the best-rated helmets in the market.
The top pick of our team is Coros Omni Smart Cycling Helmet. It is the best Bluetooth bike helmet for music. And we are sure, after reading this article you can find your best Bluetooth bike helmet.