In this blog post, I want to share my personal experience with a Freedconn Bluetooth Helmet. This is an in-depth review of the product and everything that it has to offer.
Freedconn BM2-S is best suited for someone looking for an affordable DOT certified bluetooth helmet, with voice assistant features and waterproof certification. It has a range of 500m, can connect with three riders at once, and has 7-8 hours of talk time.
Here is the specification table of the Freedconn BM2-S:
|Battery Backup||7-8hrs talk-time & 110hrs standby|
|Charging Time||3-4 hours|
|Safety Rating||DOT Certified|
|Device Connectivity||Upto 3 riders|
|Range||500 m or 1640 ft.|
|Features||Built-in FM, Voice Assistant through a smartphone|
I’m going to cover all of the pros and cons so you can decide if it’s right for you or not. The Freedconn helmet is a fully functional motorcycle helmet with Bluetooth capabilities that allows riders to listen to music without headphones while riding their bike.
It also offers GPS navigation, voice commands, voice dial to call numbers using SIRI, hands-free calling through speakers or microphones built into the helmet, and more!
Whether you’re commuting on your bike every day or just looking for something new when hitting up twisties on your weekend rides, this might be the perfect companion for you to stay connected with your riding mates or with your family.
The post goes on to describe some features and benefits of Freedconn’s Bluetooth helmets in detail, as well as discussing what other customers are saying about their experience with this product.
Read on to know more about my review of the Freedconn BM2-S Bluetooth helmet, and figure out whether it suits your needs or not. I have also answered some FAQs about the helmet at the end, so stay tuned!
Ownership Review of Freedconn BM2-S
If you are in the market for a decent and affordable Bluetooth helmet, then the Freedconn BM2-S will surpass most of your expectations. To start with, you need to install the battery inside the helmet by pulling the red latch which opens the groove of the battery housing.
Once it’s installed, there is an MSB button on the rotary dial which needs to be pressed to get it into pairing mode.
Connecting the helmet to the smartphone is super easy, and once you are in, you can control your music and telephony through the rotary dial on the helmet. Short rotations on the dial can be used to turn up or down the volume, which comes in handy while riding, and it works well on the BM2-S.
Music quality is not something you should expect from this helmet. I felt the bass to be a bit flat for listening to music, and the sound signature is good for listening to FM radio (which the helmet supports) and taking calls while riding.
However, I won’t complain about the call quality. This helmet has decent output when you are talking to someone on the go.
Also, pairing the BM2-S is quite easy; you just need to press the MSB button on both the helmets for six seconds until the indicator flashes with blue and red light, then press the MSB button on any one of the helmets to finish the pairing.
Once done, you will hear a sound on the helmet, and you are good to go. You can connect upto two riders at once while riding, and the pairing works just great upto 500m (1640ft) of range, which is more than enough for pairing with two riders.
The helmet felt a bit hefty on the initial days of usage, but I got used to it over time. The safety padding and the gadgetry inside the helmet are behind this weight, which is something I can live with.
However, the padding on the helmet feels tight initially, so you might need to juggle around different sizes to find your perfect fit. I would recommend trying one size up before you purchase this helmet, so you can analyze your preference.
While riding, you won’t notice much of the wind noise at lower speeds, but as you go beyond 55 mph, the wind noise feels evident. That being said, the helmet is comfortable during high-speed rides and I never felt discomfort while riding at high speeds.
The ABS shell on the helmet is great in terms of safety and also convenient for usage in any weather conditions; be it humid, heat, or both at once.
The ventilation system inside the helmet is great, and I never felt suffocated during long rides in hot and humid weather conditions. Here’s a quick look at the BM2-S Bluetooth helmet stating its pros and cons:
PROs & CONs
- Good price-to-value proposition
- Decent range
- Good call quality
- ABS shell great for safety
- A bit on the heavier side
- The limited range might trouble some riders
- Can be paired with only 3 riders at once
As a verdict, I would say that the BM2-S is the perfect choice for those looking for a decent Bluetooth helmet for their riding needs, and who don’t want to spend a fortune.
This helmet will work for you just fine and will give you decent battery life with limited connectivity of upto three riders at once.
If you don’t have a large group of riders and you go on a trip occasionally, then this helmet will serve you best, provided you carry its little extra weight on your head.
But, if you are looking for a premium Bluetooth helmet, then you have to spend more on them, as they won’t come at a similar price point compared to the BM2-S.
Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide
Motorcycle helmets are designed to provide safety for motorcycle riders as they operate their vehicle. A lot of factors need to be considered when buying a helmet, such as the type of helmet, its features, and design, cost, and comfortability.
In order to have a safe motorcycling experience without spending too much money on expensive helmets that only offer the minimum protective standards required by law, it is important to keep in mind some factors before purchasing a helmet.
The following guide offers tips and information on how to find the right kind of motorcycle helmet.
- The Type of Helmet
When choosing a motorcycle helmet there are three major types: full-face helmets, open-face helmets, and modular helmets. Full-faces tend to be more comfortable than open-faced types of helmets because they cover the entire head.
They are also more protective, with chin bars that snap down over the face for added safety. A modular helmet offers some protection like a full-face but has an open front so it is easier to drink and eat while on your ride.
It can be used in various weather conditions since its shield can be snapped up when not needed or taken off completely.
Open face helmets do not have removable shields or chin bars, thus offering less protection than full-faces. They provide some protection against wind and debris hitting you in the face while riding on your motorcycle.
However, open-faced helmets do not offer adequate head coverage compared to other types of helmets. Another type is a three-quarter helmet which falls between the full face and open face helmets.
- The Size of the Helmet
Getting the right size of a motorcycle helmet is important because it provides more protection against head injuries resulting from falls than a loose-fitting helmet will.
The chin strap should be tightly fastened when riding so that if you were to fall while wearing your helmet, this would keep it secured on your head. Make sure that all straps are properly adjusted for maximum safety and comfortableness before using your new helmet.
You can measure your head circumference either with a cloth tape or use a string to wrap around the widest part of your head then measure its length after removing any hair etc.
With these two measurements in hand, refer to the manufacturer’s specifications on sizing charts located on their website or in the store where you buy your helmet.
The manufacturer’s specifications will tell you what size of a helmet is recommended for different head measurements to provide the right amount of comfortableness and protection.
- The Features and Design of the Helmet
There are helmets that offer more protective features than others depending on their designs, materials used, weight, etc. Helmets with detachable inner lining pads also make it easier to clean because these can be removed and machine washed.
A visor that can be adjusted upward provides better protection against wind while riding at higher speeds whereas adjustable vents allow you to adjust air circulation inside your helmet by opening or closing them.
You should also check if the plastic parts of your helmet are polished to avoid scratching when storing your helmet in a bag or box.
- Cost of the Helmet
There are many types of helmets available in the market with different costs. You can find basic safety standards for helmets online, thus allowing you to choose a helmet that provides basic safety standards at affordable prices.
However, you should not sacrifice safety standards even if your budget is small because the protection offered by motorcycle helmets is designed to save lives and prevent serious head injuries resulting from falls against road surfaces or objects on the road.
- The Comfortability of the Helmet
When shopping for your new motorcycle helmet it is important to not only check its price range but also how comfortable it feels when you wear it for an extended period of time.
It is best to go out shopping for your helmet so that you can test different brands and models before you buy one.
If you find a helmet that is comfortable to wear, provides adequate protection, and fits your head well (not too tight or loose), then go ahead and buy it because this will be worth the price that you paid for with regards to the safety of your head.
If possible, try on motorcycle helmets that are open-faced so that you can carry out simple tasks like drinking water with ease without taking off the helmet. Fill up a bottle of water halfway and use it as if it were an ordinary glass or cup after putting on your new helmet.
You should also check how much air passes through ventilation openings when riding at slow speeds compared to high speeds so that you can decide whether airflow is satisfactory based on factors such as wind noise, ventilation, etc.
The perfect motorcycle helmet is the one that provides safety standards at affordable prices that are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time by allowing you to do simple tasks like drinking water while wearing it.
You should also check what kind of features and design your new helmet offers (the range of protection offered etc.), according to its price range and comfortability levels when worn before finally deciding on what will best suit your head size, shape, protection needs, and budget.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Who makes the FreedConn Bluetooth helmet?
FreedConn Electronic Company is a China-based company headquartered in Shenzhen.
The company mainly manufactures sports Bluetooth intercom devices since 2006 and covers products for motorcycle rider’s communication, biker’s communication, and skier’s communication.
The BM2-S is among the other Bluetooth helmets offered by the brand, and a premium version BM22 Bluetooth helmet is also available which has six-rider connectivity and a 1000m range.
Other than the Bluetooth helmets, the company produces Bluetooth wifi recorder, Bluetooth intercom, and Bluetooth earphones.
Are FreedConn helmets any good?
All the FreedConn Bluetooth helmets go through a quality inspection test from the factory and have certifications like BBQ, IC, TELEC, CE, FCC, and RoHS certificates for its products and BSCI, ISO 9001:2008 certificate for the factory.
The ISO certification ensures safety ratings on the helmet, so you can be rest assured to use the helmet without being concerned about the quality of the helmet.
How do I pair FreedConn?
To start with, you need to install the battery inside the helmet by pulling the red latch which opens the groove of the battery housing.
Once it’s installed, there is an MSB button on the rotary dial which needs to be pressed to get it into pairing mode.
Connecting the helmet to the smartphone is super easy, and once you are in, you can control your music and telephony through the rotary dial on the helmet.
Short rotations on the dial can be used to turn up or down the volume, which comes in handy while riding, and it works well on the BM2-S.
Can I connect the FreedConn Bluetooth Helmet to my smartphone?
Yes, you can connect the FreedConn Bluetooth helmet to your smartphone. Once you have connected the helmet via Bluetooth, you can answer your phone calls, listen to music, get navigation alerts while riding, all of which work really great on the helmet.
I have used the BM2-S myself, and can really vouch for the connectivity from the smartphone. When connected, you can use the rotary dial on the helmet to control your music, play/pause songs, answer and reject calls, so that you don’t need to stop, and reach out to your smartphone.