Questions & Answers
Will it fit my helmet?
Yes. It can be fitted to virtually any helmet – Full face, dirt-bike, open face, 3/4, modular or half helmet. It would even fit on most ski helmets. For installation on half helmets and ski helmets, you will need to purchase the Boom Microphone Cradle (a.k.a half helmet kit), sold separately.
Is it easy to install?
The box comes with a full installation kit and an easy-to-follow guide. According to our experience a novice should take no more than 30 minutes to install it. A veteran – not more than 5.
Do I have to have a phone for it to work?
Your intercom and radio features are completely phone independent. You wouldn’t need any phone to operate them. You would need a phone (or some other Bluetooth media player) to stream music and, of course, to make and receive calls.
Can it be charged while riding?
Yes. Cardo communication systems can be charged while riding. Simply plug it into the bike's 12V charger or a battery pack. Switch it back on and keep on riding
Will it pair with any other Bluetooth intercoms?
Cardo intercom systems come with universal connectivity. It will pair with any other Bluetooth communication system by Cardo or by other leading brands.
Refer to Cardo Gateway in the manual.
Is it possible to use it with my own earbuds / speakers?
While your unit comes right out of the box with one of the best set of speakers in the business, you can always plug in your favorite earbuds or aftermarket speakers via the standard 3.5mm jack and ride on.
I’m riding in a group of three, do I really need it?
Dynamic Mesh means you can set all the usual Bluetooth pains behind. Dynamic Mesh allows you to focus on your ride and nothing else. Sure, PACKTALK can connect a pack of 15 riders but it will completely change your riding experience starting from a small team of two or three lone riders.
We are riding in a group of four, should we go for a FREECOM 4 or a PACKTALK?
All Bluetooth communication systems - by Cardo or by a competitor - are constrained by the same underlying Bluetooth technology. Once you go beyond two riders, your intercom experience will gradually deteriorate. If you are riding in a group of four or more, we recommend considering a PACKTALK.
Can I use this product in the rain?
Sure. All cardo units are IP67 waterproof.
This means you can ride in the rain, and enjoy top communication.