Snowboard Helmets With Bluetooth Audio [2020/21 season]


Imagine being stuck on the ski lift for 2 hours without your Bluetooth connected music collection to keep you company. Or, maybe you’re one of those people who love flying down a mountainside on your snowboard when a work colleague calls to discuss business. Or, even just chatting with your partner while hitting the powdery back slopes, “I’m right behind you honey”.

You can do all of the above with the right smart ski/snowboard helmet with built-in Bluetooth technology.

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1. Smart4u SS1 Smart Ski Helmet

Enjoy your skiing or snowboarding while listening to music from your phone connected via Bluetooth. Answer the phone with a single click on any button on your helmet, even while you’re racing your buddies downhill. The noise reduction feature on the mic and headphones will keep your call clear despite the wind rushing by.

Smart4u helmets are produced by SSD Tech Co., Ltd., based in Shenzhen, China, which promotes itself as a developer of ‘smart’ technologies. The Smart4u SS1 Smart ski helmet uses a durable ABS outer shell wrapped around an impact-absorbing inner EPS layer.

The Smart4u SS1 comes in 3 colors, all in the a Large size. However, there appear to be 2 different measurements. The black helmet and the white helmet large head size is 22.83″ – 24.4″ (58-62cm), while the blue helmet large head size is 22.04″ – 25.83″ (56-58cm). A quick look at those inches versus centimeters would suggest that something got lost in the translation! A little digging around on the internet shows that the blue helmet is actually a Medium size and the head size should read 22.04″ – 22.83″ (56-58cm), but if you want to buy the blue helmet, I would recommended confirming the size first.

Smart4u SS1 Smart Ski HelmetCheck the current price on Amazon.

Smart4u SS1 Smart ski helmet features include:

  • Built-in Bluetooth with wind noise-reduction headphones and mic.
  • Large, one-click buttons to answer the phone while wearing ski gloves.
  • Manual head size adjusting dial at rear.
  • Removable lining and earmuffs.
  • CE safety certification.
  • Weight 540g/1.2 lbs(L), 500g/1.1lbs(M&S)
  • Battery capacity – 3.7V/300mAh, 5hrs for phone or music, 15hrs for standby.
  • Bluetooth – BT4.2, Max. 10m if no obstructions.
  • Voice – Mic-35dB, D27mm x2 32Ω
  • Micro USB, DC 5V/1A, charging time approx. 2hrs
  • Low temperature resistant Lithium battery, works normally in -20℃ – 50℃(-4℉ – 122℉)
  • IPX4 waterproof protected against rain and snow.

The downside:

  • No group chat feature.

2. Livall RS1 Bluetooth Smart Ski Helmet

You are in good hands with the Livall RS1 Bluetooth Smart Ski Helmet should the unthinkable happen while skiing or snowboarding on a quiet run. The built-in fall detection and real-time GPS positioning will send an SOS message to your emergency contacts through the Livall app on your phone. Use the Livall app to record your real-time data, including the max slope/ drop/ max speed/ average speed/ current altitude/runs of trips and other data.

Livall helmets are also produced by SSD Tech Co., Ltd., based in Shenzhen, China, and has established itself as the market leader in the smart helmet field. LIVALL RS1 Bluetooth Smart Ski Helmet has a built-in hands-free Bluetooth phone connection, PTT walkie-talkie/network chat, live location sharing, fall detection system and more. Little wonder that it was the winner of the 2018 CES Innovation Awards, Wearable Technologies section. The RS1 features a high strength ABS outer shell with an impact-absorbing high-quality EPS foam interior for comfort and added protection.

Available in two colors, Graphite Black and Pepper White, in a one-size-fits-all 22.44″ – 24.01″ (57 – 61cm) with a head size adjusting dial at the rear.

Livall RS1 Bluetooth Smart Ski Helmet – Check the current price on Amazon.

Features of the Livall RS1 Bluetooth Smart Ski Helmet, include:

  • Built-in Bluetooth headset with high-quality speakers for music, chat or phone.
  • Clear call quality due to wind noise-reduction headphones and mic.
  • Push to talk group chat via the Livall app (iOS & Android).
  • Large, one-click buttons to answer the phone. Speak hands-free.
  • EN1077 and ASTM F2040 safety certifications.
  • Weight – approx. 750g / 1.65 lbs
  • 15 anti-fog vents for air-flow.
  • Detachable ear-pads.
  • Micro USB, DC 5V/1A, Charging Time approx. 2hrs
  • Battery capacity 3.7V/1000mAh, 16 hours for walkie-talkie, 48 hours for standby.
  • Bluetooth – BT 4.2+BLE4.2, Max. 10m if no obstruction.
  • Voice – Mic-35dB
  • Low temperature resistant Lithium battery, works normally in -20℃ – 40℃(-4℉ – 104℉)
  • IPX4 waterproof protected against rain and snow.

The downside:

  • There may be voice limitations with Apple iPhones above 10.3

3. Swagtron Snowtide Bluetooth Ski & Snowboard Helmet

Reading through the specs for this helmet, and even just looking at the helmet image, I can’t help but think that this is exactly the same helmet as the Livall, above, but with different branding. Even the model number is the same, RS1. Then, considering that Swagtron is better known for hover-boards and skateboards, this move into ‘smart ski helmets’ is a bit of a surprise.

Connected and protected is Swagtron’s catchcry for the Snowtide Bluetooth Ski & Snowboard Helmet. Protected by a safe and stylish helmet, with the added bonus of hi-tech built-in Bluetooth communications. Use the Snowtide app to monitor and track your distance, vertical, speed, drop, altitude, slope angle and other real-time stats. You can also use the app to use the PTT walkie-talkie, provided there is a mobile data service available.

Available in two colors, Black, and White, in a one-size-fits-all 22.44″ – 24.01″ (57 – 61cm) with a head size adjusting dial at the rear. Oddly enough, while both helmets enjoy the same features, there’s a roughly $20 price difference between the two colors.

Swagtron Snowtide Bluetooth Ski & Snowboard Helmet – Check the current price on Amazon.

Features of the Swagtron Snowtide Bluetooth Ski & Snowboard Helmet, include:

  • Built-in Bluetooth high-quality speakers for music, walkie-talkie or phone.
  • Be heard clearly thanks to wind noise-canceling mic.
  • Push to talk group chat via the Snowtide app (iOS & Android).
  • Large, one-click buttons to answer the phone. Speak hands-free.
  • Crash activated SOS alerts to your emergency contacts.
  • EN1077 and ASTM F2040 safety certifications.
  • Weight – approx. 750g / 1.65 lbs
  • 15 anti-fog vents for air-flow. Slide open/close vents.
  • Micro USB, Charging Time approx. 2hrs
  • Battery capacity 16 hours in use, 48 hours for standby.
  • Bluetooth range – 10m (clear line of sight).
  • Usage temperature -20℃ – 40℃(-4℉ – 104℉)
  • Outer ABS shell, with inner High-density EPS foam.

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