Cardo Unisex-Adult Scala Rider PACKTALK Duo-Bluetooth 4.1
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Cardo Scala Rider Duo Motorcycle Communication and Entertainment System Review

The Adult Scala Rider motorcycle communication and entertainment system by Cardo is equipped with top of the line DMC technology and Bluetooth technology that allows you to stay in touch with up to fifteen buddies using one of these systems via the group chat feature, or you can answer phone calls from family and friends using a compatible device. This system is loaded with some great features that will make it much easier to connect with friends, listen to music, travel, or catch the latest weather report.

Keep on reading to learn more about what this system by Cardo has to offer.

Overview and Features

In terms of motorcycle helmet speakers, technology has really come a long way in the last five years. In the past, you wouldn’t be able to hear who you were talking to when you used the communication feature, the Bluetooth range was very limited, and you weren’t able to use more than one feature at once. These days, manufacturers like Cardo have gone above and beyond with their system design, providing users with models that are not only easy to use, but powerful multitasking systems that will keep you in touch with friends and family, allow you to stream your favorite FM music stations, and answer the phone, all with the touch of a button.

Quick Verdict: Adult Scala Rider

Product Rating: (4.5/5)

Cardo Unisex-Adult Scala Rider PACKTALK Duo-Bluetooth 4.1This system is reasonably priced, considering its impressive Bluetooth range, sound quality, and the other bells and whistles that make changing radio stations, answering a call, or catching up with your riding friends via the group chat option, simple and convenient. We would recommend this system to any biker who is looking for a more reliable motorcycle communication system and one that’s as versatile as it is powerful.

This system has a lot to offer including a waterproof design, parallel audio streaming, Bluetooth and GPS capability, a straightforward user interface, group chat capabilities and much more.

If you’re not very tech-savvy then you’ll appreciate this system’s setup and easy pairing abilities.

Inclement Weather Riding

If you know how to ride a motorcycle in the rain and love riding your bike year-round, then you need a communication system that’s waterproof. Fortunately, this model is both waterproof and dustproof, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the system if you’re riding around and you get caught in a downpour.

What is DMC?

As we mentioned earlier, this system features DMC, also known as dynamic mesh-networking technology. This feature will allow you to talk to up to fifteen other people using the intercom conferencing option.

Unlike when you rely solely on a Bluetooth connectivity, the DMC network will prevent any interruptions. Each member of the group will be able to connect automatically, leave the group, or join the group.

Bluetooth

Do you need a system that provides a longer Bluetooth range compared to competing models such as the Sena Technologies 20S Evo Bluetooth 4.1 Communication System 20S-EVO-01D? While most competing systems will often provide a Bluetooth range of one to two miles, this system offers a five-mile range, which is nothing short of impressive. Pairing your device with this system via Bluetooth is also simple and fast, just download the Cardo app and choose the appropriate device.

To learn more about the leading models of motorcycle helmet speaker systems, click here to read our buyer’s guide.

A System for the Explorer

Do you love taking your bike out on the weekends and exploring new places? This can be difficult to do if you normally rely on your phone’s GPS and you have to keep pulling over to make sure you’re following the directions correctly. This model features GPS functionality and will use the audio feature to feed you the correct directions. The built-in GPS will come in handy for any bike riding adventure.

FM Radio

Do you have a radio show you hate missing? Fortunately, this system allows you to stream your favorite talk radio shows and tunes, so you’ll never miss out. Additionally, you can still stream music even if you’re using other features such as GPS or the group intercom.

Battery Life

You’ll also enjoy a longer than average battery life that can last for over thirty hours, depending on how often you use the system and the features you use. Of course, if you use the GPS feature it will drain the battery in a matter of hours.

Performance

 

If you and your friends often travel together, then this Cardo system will keep you connected, wherever you ride. This is a system you can truly rely on for group travel. You can use the group intercom feature, GPS, and FM streaming all at the same time.

The system’s controls are very beginner-friendly compared to other top systems on the market.

Unfortunately, beginners may struggle to set the system up considering the included user’s manual is very vague and not very helpful. To start, you’ll need to download the Cardo app for your phone in order to pair the devices and adjust settings. This system is compatible with both iOS and Android phones.

If you’re concerned that you won’t be able to hear your friends during a voice conference or hear the radio, you’ll be happy to know this system is equipped with powerful noise canceling which can easily block out any ambient sound, including the sound of your revving engine.

Pros

  • Group intercom with up to fifteen other users
  • Compatible with Android and iOS devices
  • Long battery life
  • FM radio streaming
  • GPS
  • Cardo app
  • Longer than average Bluetooth range

Cons

  • Instructions manual is very vague

Conclusion and Rating

Cardo Scala Rider Duo

Product Rating: (4.5/5)

Cardo Unisex-Adult Scala Rider PACKTALK Duo-Bluetooth 4.1

A motorcycle system that you can truly rely on and one that really shines when it comes to multitasking, this cardo motorcycle communication system will not only allow you to listen to your favorite music, it’s the perfect communication tool if you want to stay in touch with your family or you enjoy long bike rides with friends. We gave this system a rating of four and a half stars out of five stars.

 

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