Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    62
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default Cardo Freedom1 review

    Everyone has been so helpful with questions I decided to post a review to help someone else out.

    I did a significant amount of research into blue connectivity while riding my Spyder. My main use case was listening to music with phone calls being a nice to have but not necessary. Bluetooth helmets did not receive great reviews and it seemed like there were complaints from users of helmets not functioning after a few months. The choice came down to Sena and Cardo - they are the two big players in the bluetooth accessory market. I talked with someone in the same situation as me who decided on Cardo after a lot of research and talking with users.

    The Cardo unit seems like a superior choice, it has several models, it is waterproof and easy to use. I went with the Freecom-1 since I am a single rider and do not have a user to talk with a passenger often.

    The installation was easy on my HJC 3/4 helmet, the unit would not fit into my HJC-45 full face helmet. The unit has two speakers you put on either side of the helmet - in the earhole. The HJC-45 full face DOES NOT have earholes so it did not work. I would need to dig out material to make it fit. This was a downer. It did fit into my 3/4 helmet easily - install was under 10 minutes. It is easy to use, sound is nice and I am very happy with the purchase. The entry price of low 90 US dollars was attractive to see how this would work.

    I use everyday and today I used in a downpour without issues. It is waterproof.

    If you are looking for a bluetooth insert - make sure it will fit into your helmet.

    Jim
    Last edited by JimH; 07-09-2019 at 05:09 AM. Reason: Mispelling

  2. #2
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Posts
    79
    Spyder Garage
    1

    Default

    Although the Freedom name would have been nice, I'm sure it's Cardo Freecom.

    Been using Cardo's intercom for ages now, really good stuff.

    I have a Freecom 2 set for me and the Missus. Also paired with the GPS and mobile phone. They work great.

  3. #3
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Pa.
    Posts
    62
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    You are right - I must have been sleeping when I wrote freedom and not freecom. My apologizes - thanks for the correction.
    Jim

  4. #4
    Active Member ssmcclub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    massapequa ny 11758
    Posts
    271
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    I have the freedom one from cardo works great easy to install I give it 5 stars
    richie spyder

  5. #5
    Very Active Member oldgoat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,118
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    I also have recently purchased a Cardo Freecom 1. I like it a lot for music from my Zumo 660. Easy to adjust volume with fingerless gloves but a bit of a pain with regular gloves with fingers.
    Happy with it.
    2008 GS SM5, Full Moon Silver

  6. #6
    Very Active Member stmike 1800's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Location
    Ontario ,way up north
    Posts
    505
    Spyder Garage
    1

    Default

    I have the freecom 2 ,works ok .Wish they had a remote that could be mounted in front of you ,would make it a lot easier to use.

  7. #7
    Active Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    46
    Spyder Garage
    0

    Default

    Try using ear plugs with your full face helmet. I use them (in one ear) on my shorti helmet and it works fine.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •