The Fodsports group motorcycle helmet communication system is versatile and compatible with a wide range of headsets. It also allows you to communicate with up to seven other riders, which is a huge selling point considering most systems can only work with up to four or five other riders, via the intercom feature. Additionally, this system is available at an affordable price, so you and your buddies can easily, and affordably stay in touch on your next cross country adventure.
Our Verdict: This headset features a fast and simple set up process, comes with noise-canceling speakers, two mic options based on helmet type, and voice controls that allow you to enjoy a totally hands-free experience. If you’re looking for a new headset that’s reliable and easy to use, then this model delivers. It also comes equipped with top of the line speakers that offer a full rich, bass sound, which is a must if you enjoy listening to music while you ride.
The intercom system works with up to eight riders, which is perfect if you often travel with a large group of friends. Feature-packed and available at an affordable price, this headset offers a system you can really rely on, regardless of weather conditions or congested areas. Its solid connectivity and ease of use are just a couple of reasons why this model is one of Fodsport’s best sellers.
Overview and Features
If you’re planning a long trip on the bike with your friends or family, you have to be prepared for bad weather, terrible road conditions, and losing one or two members of your group from time to time, due to traffic, or members of your party simply not sure of exactly where your headed or what highway or exit to take. On this type of trip, you need the right gear to stay safe.
If you’re new to riding a bike, make sure you know how to select the right visor for your motorcycle helmet if you’re riding for several hours a day, and use a Bluetooth headset to stay in touch with members of your group or friends and family back home. The latest model by Fodsports doesn’t come with some of the same features that you’ll find on a high-priced system, but it does offer the essentials, including voice commands, excellent connectivity, and more.
This model comes with Bluetooth 4.1, which is the latest version. Out on the road, it’s considered one of the best motorcycle Bluetooth headsets, due to its stability and compatibility. Its simple setup, ease of use, and its ability to connect with twice the amount of riders that competing models offer, all make this a must-have system for the serious rider looking for a headset that’s reliable and stable. The manufacturer offers a great way to stay in close contact with other riders, or friends and family back home, with a headset that offers better than average sound quality, noise-canceling capabilities, and a beginner-friendly design that comes complete with voice control commands.
Even higher-priced headsets struggle when it comes to range capabilities, or they’re so sensitive that the connection is easily dropped due to high traffic areas. But this headset is a little different. It earned high marks for its fast, reliable connectivity.
With a clear line of sight, and with a lack of obstacles in the headset’s path, this model has a maximum intercom communication distance of 1.2 miles. The maximum distance between two bikes is around 0.3 miles.
This model supports the popular intercom feature, which allows you to communicate with up to seven other riders. This allows for a safer, hands-free communication with your buddies.
Stream music to the rest of the members in your group, or shut off the intercom system and listen to your favorite tracks in total privacy.
GPS navigation is simple to use. Instead of pulling out your phone periodically to ensure you’re headed in the right direction, you can have the audible directions streamed directly to your headset. If you want to share the directions with the other riders, switch on the group intercom feature at the same time, so everyone knows exactly where to go.
If you want to enjoy a totally hands-free experience, use the voice command feature to answer calls, access your contacts, reject a call, turn on the intercom system, or stream music. The headset’s factory settings are set to manual answering. To make the switch and adjust the settings, you’ll hit the intercom button, holding it down for three seconds, and adjust the settings accordingly, when prompted.
This model uses a full-range membrane monomer, for high sound quality. The speakers feature a high reproducibility, offering high definition sound, especially when it comes to bass. Sound quality is not negatively impacted, even if you’re riding at a higher speed.
The headset features a CSR chip, which is designed to cancel out any type of ambient noise, such as the sound of your bike’s engine, wind, and traffic.
Connecting to other members in your group or just bike to bike is simple and fast. Since this is a duo pack, you’ll get two headsets, which can be used by you and your passenger, or another buddy riding their own bike. The two units work well and connect easily, with just a push of a button. Each headset will pair with a smartphone just as easily. You won’t have to worry about dropped connections between the two headsets or your smartphone.
Waterproof and Dustproof
This model is both dustproof and waterproof, so it can handle a wide range of weather conditions, including rain and high wind conditions.
The 900 MAH rechargeable battery offers twenty hours of use per charge, with a five hour charge time.
The headset comes with both a soft mic and a hard mic. You’ll use the soft mic for a full-face helmet and the hard mic for an open face helmet.
For music, the sound quality is above average, however, if you’re riding around on a windy day, it won’t be perfect. Considering the small size of the speakers, you’ll be impressed with the sound quality this headset offers. The bass response may start to drop off a little, once you’re going over fifty miles per hour, due to wind noise. But overall, the mic system does an excellent job when it comes to noise cancellation. In fact, even when you’re riding on the highway, the person you’re speaking to on the other end won’t even know you’re on your motorcycle.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Excellent bass response
- Long battery life
- Low price
- Can be used with up to eight riders
- Two mic options
- Dustproof and waterproof
- Bass quality dips when you hit fifty miles per hour and up
- High winds can have an impact on sound quality
- Does not come with built-in FM radio
Fodsports Versus Sena 20S Evo Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System
The competing headset by Sena the 20S Evo, is an updated version of the original 20S and comes equipped with a sharkfin antenna, for improved connectivity, a sleeker design, and offers thirteen hours of talk time. It also features built-in FM radio, and a 1.2 mile range, just like this headset by Fodsports.
However, it doesn’t have the same reputation for top of the line sound quality, so you may want to stick with the headset by Fodsport if listening to music is one of your main reasons for purchasing a communication system. It also comes with a steep price tag, so if you’re on a tight budget, this is definitely not the headset for you. The M1S offers a solid, reliable performance and comes with many of the same features, with the exception of the FM radio, and all for a price that’s affordable.
Conclusion and Rating
The Fodsports MIS pro Bluetooth headset pairs easily with your smartphone and can be used to keep in close contact with family and friends back home, or you can take advantage of the group intercom communication feature and stay connected with up to seven other riders.
The system’s range for bike to bike communication and intercom communication is better than average, as is the battery life, which offers twenty hours per charge. It’s missing some bells and whistles that you’d normally find on a higher-priced model, but considering it comes with all the basic features that you’ll need to stay safe on the road and keep in contact with other riders, this headset system is a steal for the price. I gave it a rating of four and a half out of five stars.