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Design Award for Sena’s Connected Helmet

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IRVINE, USA – The Sena R1 road cycling helmet received the 2019 German Design Award as ‘Excellent Product Design’ in the category ‘bicycle’. The helmet features the 4.1 Bluetooth technology offering a variety of communication possibilities.

Design Award for Sena’s Connected Helmet
The Sena R1 helmet features a 4.1 Bluetooth technology offering a variety of communication possibilities. – Photo Sena

The integrated Bluetooth technology communication system, allows riders to communicate with one another on the road, along with connecting to a smartphone for a range of other features such as listening to music, taking phone calls and hearing feedback from fitness apps.

The R1’s Bluetooth Intercom system allows up to 4 connections, letting cyclists seamlessly chat through the built-in microphone and open-ear speaker system.

Integrated design

“This helmet not only meets the most exacting standards for safety, but is also notable for the Bluetooth technology adroitly integrated into the design – thus enabling comfortable communication,” noted the statement from the Design Council’s jury. “When worn properly, the helmet supports the use of multimedia technology – but not at the expense of the safety of the cyclist, who can still hear all ambient sounds even with the helmet on.”

Founded in 1998, Sena took their proven communication technology from the motorcycle industry to the bicycle sector with a range of innovative products to enhance the riding experience.

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