Best Products Car Audio & Accessories The 6 Best Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmets of 2020 Take calls and listen to music while you're holding the throttle by Don Reisinger Writer Don Reisinger is a tech writer with more than 12 years' experience. His work has appeared in Fortune, PCMag, CNET, and The New York Times, among others. our editorial process Twitter Don Reisinger Updated on September 11, 2020 Car Audio & Accessories Audio Camera & Video Car Audio & Accessories Computer & Laptops Computer Components Gaming Gifts Networking Phones & Accessories Smart Home Software Tablets Toys & Games TVs Wearables View More Tweet Share Email Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. The Rundown Best Overall: FreedConn Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet at Amazon "It earns its place...with the combination of its design and technical abilities." Runner-Up, Best Overall: Torc T14B at Amazon "A pricey motorcycle helmet that promises advanced protection." Best Budget: YEMA YM-831 at Amazon "This full-face helemt comes with a durable build, sun visor, and removable panels for Bluetooth support." Best Design: HJC IS-MAX II at Amazon "The company used CAD technology to identify what kind of fit and comfort would be ideal for customers." Best for Modularity: ILM Bluetooth Integrated Modular at Amazon "A modular helmet that you can wear in all the ways you feel most comfortable." Best for Comfort: Torc T15B at Amazon "This helmet provides comfort on both the inside and the outside." The best Bluetooth motorcycle helmets need to be durable, offer good connectivity, and keep your protected. Having Bluetooth integrated into your helmet can be a great option for taking hands free calls while driving, and listening to music and audiobooks. If you want to use your own pair of wireless earbuds,some helmets come with removable panels so you can fit earbuds or even a headset inside rather than resorting to a built-in one. Our top pick for Bluetooth helemts is the FreedConn Motorcycle at Amazon. It features a Bluetooth intercom system that can let you talk to two people at a time from up to 500 meters away, perfect for driving with friends. It also has a reinforced design that surpasses government safety stands and offers enough ventilation for comfort. If you're in the market for a Bluetooth solution for the winter, you should also examine our list of the best Bluetooth beanies. Read on to see the best Bluetooth helmets to buy, Best Overall: FreedConn Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet Buy on Amazon FreedConn’s Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet earns its place as the best overall Bluetooth-enabled motorcycle helmet on the market with the combination of its design and technical abilities. The device comes with a built-in Bluetooth intercom system that allows you to talk to two people up to 500 meters away while you’re driving (perfect if you're headed out on the road with a couple buddies). With help from Bluetooth 3.0, the helmet can also connect to your smartphone and let you listen to music, get GPS directions from a mapping application and place calls. To make things a bit easier to use during a ride, the helmet features a single button that lets you quickly do everything from receive calls, intercom with friends and listen to FM radio. The helmet comes with a reinforced design that meets and exceeds government safety standards. It also comes with what FreedConn calls a “lightweight shell” that has built-in ventilation to make your ride more comfortable. And at just four pounds, it shouldn’t be too heavy on your head over extended periods. Runner-Up, Best Overall: Torc T14B Buy on Amazon The Torch T14B is a pricey motorcycle helmet that promises advanced protection. But it also comes with some of the best Bluetooth functionality on the market. Speaking of that Bluetooth, the Torc T14B allows for intercom conversations up to 400 meters away and can deliver up to 24 hours of talk time on a single charge. The helmet features dual stereo speakers and can connect to your iPhone or Android smartphone with ease. And in case you have both a GPS system and smartphone, you can pair the Bluetooth with both and quickly switch between the devices at will. The helmet comes in a variety of sizes to match your head and has a fully adjustable flow-through ventilation system to keep you comfortable during long rides. There’s even an aerodynamic spoiler built into the helmet so your head doesn’t feel the wrath of all the wind. If it’s sunny out, the built-in drop-down visor can shade your eyes. Best Budget: YEMA YM-831 Racing Helmet Buy on Amazon The YEMA YM-831 is a simple and affordable option if you're looking for a Bluetooth helmet. Unlike other helmets on this list, it doesn't have Bluetooth built-in. Rather, it's Bluetooth compatible, with removable panels and cheek cushions, along you to fit your own pair of Bluetooth earbuds inside. This saves you some money and likely improves the sound quality of your music and audio as well. The helmet features a durable ABS shell with multi-density EPS, a sun visor that can be flipped down or removed entirely if you don't want it. All the inner pads and linings are removable and washable, and there are intake and exhaust vents in the helmet to keep you cool while you ride. The 8 Best Wireless Earbuds of 2020 Best Design: HJC IS-MAX II Buy on Amazon Buy on Jet Design matters greatly when considering motorcycle helmets. The design can dictate comfort and decide whether the helmet will detract from the broader riding experience. It’s against that backdrop that HJC is offering the nicely designed — but a bit expensive — IS-MAX II. The helmet comes with an advanced polycarbonate composite shell and chin bar and has a single button to release the chin bar and face shield. Interestingly, the company used CAD technology to identify what kind of fit and comfort would be ideal for customers and incorporated that into the device. And just in case the sun becomes a problem, you can quickly turn on the integrated smoke-tinted shield. The HJC also comes with Bluetooth 4.1 support and can work at speeds up to 75 miles per hour with ease. The helmet has a built-in FM radio function and features HD audio and advanced noise reduction, so you can cut down on background noise while on a call with family and friends. The Bluetooth works at a range of up to 30 meters and can last on a single charge for up to 15 hours before it needs to be recharged. It relies on Micro USB for its power and connectivity, so having an adapter handy would be a good idea. Best for Modularity: ILM Bluetooth Integrated Modular Buy on Amazon If you’re on the lookout for a modular helmet that you can wear in all the ways you feel most comfortable, the ILM Bluetooth Integrated Modular helmet might be the best place to start. The helmet, which comes in a variety of colors, including fire red, has several modular features built in. Chief among them is the ability to decide whether you want to only flip up the visor or would prefer to expose your whole face while you drive. The helmet, which meets or exceeds both DOT and ECE safety standards, also comes with a sun shield to keep you firmly focused on the road. And just in case you get sweaty wearing the helmet, you can take out its microfiber liner and clean it. The ILM helmet features Bluetooth 3.0 technology that can last up to eight hours on a single charge. It can also last 110 hours on standby. A single button built into the helmet lets you answer or reject incoming calls, and if you want to have conversations with other riders, the helmet’s intercom can span 1,000 feet. Be aware, however, that when the helmet hasn’t been used for a long time, the Bluetooth system will enter what ILM calls a “deep sleep mode.” To turn it back on, you’ll need to charge it for 30 minutes and it’ll work again. Best for Comfort: Torc T15B Buy on Amazon While motorcycle riders love a technologically advanced product, they value comfort just as much, and the TORC T15B Bluetooth integrated helmet is the best of both worlds. This helmet provides comfort on both the inside and the outside. On the outside, a built-in spoiler helps eliminate wind buffeting providing extra stability while the advanced thermo polymer alloy shell offers air ventilation. The drop-down sun visor quickly and easily snaps into place. It’s user replaceable, scratch-resistant and fog free. Built-in Blinc Bluetooth technology works like any other Bluetooth device and connects in seconds. Riders will discover up to 24 hours of talk time. With average use, the included 600 hours of standby time means recharging once a week. Beyond battery life, the T15B adds one-touch call answer/reject as well as disconnecting. Dual-stereo speakers are clear and crisp making every voice perfectly legible even at high speeds. Phones aren’t the only devices compatible with the helmet, either. MP3 player control is available as well as dedicated GPS units for directions. Final Verdict The best Bluetooth motorcycle helmet to get is the FreedConn Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmet (view on Amazon). It's a durable helmet that exceeds government safety standards and supports an intercom system that lets you communicate with two people up to 500 meters away. Thats on top of its ability to receive calls, connect to a smartphone, and listen to the radio. As a close second, we like the Torc T14B (view on Amazon). It also allows intercom conversations to 400 meters away, works with both Android and iPhones, and can easily switch between devices. What to Look for in a Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet Battery life - Most Bluetooth motorcycle helmets come with built-in rechargeable lithium batteries. Since you typically won’t be able to swap batteries on the road, look for a Bluetooth motorcycle helmet that offers enough talk time to last the length of your typical ride with extra room for error. Companion intercom - This is a great feature if you have a riding buddy. If you both have Bluetooth helmets with compatible intercom systems, you can remain in contact even if you get separated. This is even more useful if you like to get out and explore areas where cell service is spotty or nonexistent because the intercom feature doesn’t rely on your phone. Echo cancel and noise suppression - Your voice can end up muffled and difficult to hear when you’re wearing a motorcycle helmet, especially when traveling at high speeds. Look for a Bluetooth motorcycle helmet that includes echo cancellation and noise suppression technologies if you want to be sure that the people you call from the road will actually be able to understand you.