|This Whistler BT3300 Bluetooth motorcycle, ATV, or snowmobile
intercom enables you to communicate wirelessly with either a passenger
or another rider at distances of a few hundred feet. You'll need two of
these intercoms to be able to enjoy bike-to-bike or rider-to-passenger
communication. You can also use it for snow skiing as long as you wear a
Not only does this intercom enable you to communicate with a
partner, it contains some advanced functionality:
- Integrate with Bluetooth enabled cell phones and automatically
answer calls totally hands free.
- Listen to stereo music from your A2DP enabled cell phone, PDA,
or MP3 player
- Listen to the audio navigation message from your Bluetooth
This Bluetooth headset uses Bluetooth Version 2.0, which give it
three times the data transmission speed. This allows it to have two
channels of communication. One channel is used for cell phone, GPS, or
other device communication, while the second channel is used for
intercom communication. This makes simultaneous connections much less
complex than with other motorcycle intercoms.
Every headset can have two devices at the same time on Channel 1 and
also intercom on Channel 2. Phone calls, music, and GPS announcements
can only be received on the headset that they are actively paired with.
This Bluetooth motorcycle intercom also has the A2DP protocol, which
stands for Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. This profile
defines how high quality audio (stereo or mono) can be streamed from one
device to another over a Bluetooth connection. What this means to you is
that you can stream audio from any device that supports A2DP such as the
iPhone with the 3.0 operating system. If your audio device doesn't
support A2DP, that just means you'll hear music in mono quality only.
If you are planning on using these intercoms for listening to music, note that each intercom will likely need its own music source. Most Bluetooth devices will only "pair" with one other device. So your buddy or passenger may not be able to listen to the same music as you. Check your music device to see if it pairs with one device at a time.
If you want to use it for taking calls from your cell phone, then
you'll have a choice of automatically or manually accepting calls. It
defaults to automatic call acceptance which means you will hear the
ringing of the phone in your headset and it will be automatically
activated after 2-3 rings. To hang up the phone, momentarily press the
If the manual call acceptance is activated, you accept the call by
pressing the [T] key during ringing. To hang up the phone, you have to
momentarily press the [T] key again.
listening to music from your cell phone, you can receive calls at any
time. If you receive a call, the music will be muted and you will hear
the ringing of the cell phone. Depending on your selection, the call
will be accepted automatically or manually. After finishing the call,
the music will be automatically activated again. The cell phone has
first priority on channel 1.
In addition to your cell phone, you can also connect a Bluetooth
audio device on channel 1 at the same time as your cell phone (e.g. GPS
system, MP3 player, or Bluetooth Adapter for devices that don't have
When playing music, you can adjust the volume of the audio device
with the [+] & [-] keys of the headset. You can start and stop the music
with the Mute key.
The headsets are equipped with VOX, which stands for Voice Operated
Switch, a term that means it uses voice activation to turn the
microphone on for intercom use. Channel 2, the intercom channel, will be
muted if there is no active communication between headsets. So no noise
will be transferred between headsets during this time and all connected
audio devices will be active. After the VOX has turned off, it can be
activated again by speaking into the microphone.
One benefit of VOX if you aren't using a second audio device is that
your battery life will be extended greatly for long trips. Without VOX
your batteries may run out before you're done riding for the day.
VOX mutes the microphone automatically after 30 seconds if the
headset does not detect any communication signals. To keep VOX
from muting the headsets, you can adjust the sensitivity of the
microphone to ensure continuous communications.
The following are included with each Bluetooth intercom package:
- Bluetooth Intercom Unit
- Stereo Speakers
- AC Charger
- 2 Microphones: 1 Full-Face, 1 Flip-Up
- 2 types of Clip Mounts
- Protective tape