How to Use Bluetooth With a Helmet


Bluetooth helmet headsets are becoming popular with motorcyclists who prefer to stay in touch at all times. These helmet-mounted devices, which can include an MP3 player and GPS connection, are generally easy to use, but require a bit of technical know-how.

  • Install the Bluetooth device onto your helmet. In most cases, the device will come with a mount that must be clamped or attached to the side of the helmet. Follow the manufacturer's suggestions. Insert the speakers into the helmet's ear pockets, pressing the velcro tab on the back of the speaker into the helmet's lining. Attach the microphone to the helmet, positioning it directly in front of your mouth.

  • Pair the Bluetooth device to your mobile phone or similar device and activate Bluetooth. Select the Search option on your phone's Bluetooth menu. Enter "0000" when prompted for a security PIN code. The Bluetooth device will now be accessible for use with your mobile phone.

  • Answer an incoming call or initiate a call by pressing the larger button on the Bluetooth device, generally placed on the front or top of the device. Speak the number you wish to call, or state the name of the person listed in your mobile phone's Phone Book. Alternatively, manually enter the phone number on the key pad if your mobile phone does not have voice-dialing capabilities.

  • Adjust the volume using the smaller buttons on the back of the Bluetooth device. Select a volume level that is comfortable, yet can be heard over the motor and wind noise.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consult the device's owner's manual for specific information regarding advanced features, such as headset-to-headset communication or MP3 functionality.
  • Pay attention to the road at all times. Do not allow yourself to be distracted by a phone call or conversation.

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