Smart helmets have been around for over a decade with most of the technology coming from the motorcycle industry. Most cycling smart helmets feature a range of connectivity that allows a rider to listen to music through built-in speakers and even take calls with an integrated microphone. Sena is one of the companies blending their moto tech with the cycling world, their latest release is to the R2 and R2 EVO smart road cycling helmets.
ALL NEW DESIGN, SAME AWARD-WINNING TECH
The all new R2 and R2 EVO helmets feature an aerodynamic design with additional vents for airflow. While both helmets feature built-in taillights for maximum visibility while riding, the R2 EVO is equipped with Sena’s award-winning Mesh Intercom platform, while the R2 operates on Sena’s Bluetooth intercom communication platform.
The Mesh Intercom equipped R2 EVO, combines safety and technology into a sleek and aerodynamic package built for road cyclists. Sena’s Mesh Intercom allows riders to communicate hands-free with other Mesh users (R1 EVO, M1 EVO) within a half-mile (900 meters) with the touch of a button. Multi-channel Open Mesh supports 9 channels, letting you switch between different groups on different frequencies. Sena’s Mesh platform offers flexibility by allowing riders to come in and out of range while keeping the rest of the group connected.
The R2 is great for smaller groups of riders, allowing for 4-way Bluetooth intercom at a half-mile (900 meters) range. Users can connect with up to 3 other riders, the R2 is compatible with Sena’s Bluetooth-enabled helmets such as the R1, M1, or X1S. The R2 also includes 2-way HD Intercom, which allows a pair of riders to experience high-definition sound quality in rider to rider conversations.