BMW Motorrad Australia Introduces ConnectedRide Com U1 Communications System
BMW Motorrad Australia is introducing a new communication system, ConnectedRide Com U1, that enables the rider to talk to their pillion passenger or other group members, listen to music together, make phone calls or follow announcements of the navigation system while riding.
The system can be attached to helmets such as the BMW Motorrad StreetX, GS Pure and Sao Paulo and audio performance is delivered by HD-quality speakers fitted in the helmet. Operation is carried out via four buttons or the Com U1 app. Various functions can also be activated via voice control.
The ConnectedRide Com U1 features an FM radio that allows up to 10 radio stations to be saved. Channel search is at the touch of a button or via the app.
Battery life is up to 13 hours with a quick charge taking one hour. In addition, the quick-charge function enables operating times of 3.5 hours (Mesh Intercom) or six hours (Bluetooth Intercom) after only 20 minutes of charging.
Via Bluetooth, the range of the Intercom is up to 2km in open terrain. Using Mesh, this range can be extended to up to 8km in open terrain if at least six riders are connected and riding at a maximum distance of 1.6km from each other. For optimum range in Mesh mode, the unit is equipped with an antenna that can be folded in and out.Options for communication via Mesh include Group Mesh Intercom that allows for the creation of private, closed groups with up to 24 participants. Also available is Multi-Channel Open Mesh Intercom which enables switching between nine communication channels. Anyone on the same channel can talk to the group. This option supports an almost unlimited number of riders as long as they are within range.
The Universal Intercom function can also be used to establish a call connection to a person using a headset made by another manufacturer.
BMW Motorrad ConnectedRide Com U1 is priced at $499.95 including GST.
13 July 2022