Coros Safesound Highway helmet assessment
Coros Safesound Highway
The Safesound Highway is the third iteration of Coros’s Bluetooth-connected helmet with built-into-the straps audio system.
The EOSS (Ear Opening Sound System) works through a horn form that pipes sound at your ears, crucially, with out overlaying them, so you’ll be able to nonetheless comfortably hear the world round you.
The sound high quality is nice, if somewhat missing on the low finish in comparison with AfterShokz’ Aeropex headphones. In case your musical style errs in direction of massive bass then you might discover the Safesound not fairly as much as scratch, however for common use they pack greater than sufficient punch. In comparison with Coros’s earlier helmet, the Omni, the Safesound is streets forward with a a lot better quantity degree and extra readability.
One of many criticisms I’ve had with earlier Coros helmets is the load. Housing a battery, gentle, Bluetooth and audio system provides heft, which is why the brand new Safesound appears all of the extra exceptional: my giant check helmet ideas the scales at simply 303.1g – that’s round 60g lighter than the Omni mannequin and comparable in weight to non-Bluetooth fashions.
The helmet itself has improved too: the open-vented form appears engaging and the deep inner channelling is ethereal feeling. On the rear, six giant exhaust vents encompass the on/off button, cost port and built-in LED rear gentle (which will be turned on and off, or set to auto through the bar-mounted distant or the app).
The silver-threaded, anti-bacterial pads wick moisture effectively and the dial-adjust rear cradle is comfy and minimal. Coros has improved the standard of the straps with a leather-based under-chin part that’s very comfy.
It has additionally launched a Specialized ANGi-style security operate. Together with the Coros app, the helmet will detect in case you’ve had a collision and notify your emergency contacts.
To make issues simpler, the helmet comes with a bar-mountable distant management with buttons for quantity, cellphone pick-up and pause.
The Safesound is one of the best iteration of Coros’s helmet vary but. It doesn’t cowl your ears so you’ll be able to hear visitors from all instructions making it one of many most secure methods to hearken to music or podcasts while you’re out driving.
You possibly can even take cellphone calls by urgent a button positioned on the outer of the speaker on the strap, or through the bar-mounted distant management. Importantly, the Safesound is cheaper by over £80 than Coros’s comparable fashions.