Cardo Systems Rolls Out Redesigned Freecom+ Line

Tweaks to the popular Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom 1+ Bluetooth units add more premium features

Cardo scala rider FREECOM 2
Cardo Systems FREECOM 2+Cardo Systems

Looking for more affordable Bluetooth options in the increasingly crowded field of motorcycle communications? Well, here's another one: Cardo Systems has just officially unveiled its redesigned Freecom+ line. Looks like the Cardo Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+ and Freecom 1+ units have been tweaked to add new, more premium features to the four-way rider-to-rider, rider-to-passenger, and single-rider Bluetooth communication categories while still ringing in at (relatively) reasonable price points.

The Freecom 4+ shown at EICMA last November gets upgrades like Natural Voice Operation and JBL sound. The unit looks sharper too, with a redesigned aerodynamic shell with better ergonomics and a razor-thin and clickable roller wheel. The sound profile has been dialed up for a “more pure audio experience” courtesy of JBL’s Los Angeles audio labs. The Freecom 4+ now allows for voice-command operation too so you can just say, “Hey Cardo” without the usual button-fumbling. Of course, it'll integrate with Apple’s Siri and “OK Google” platforms too.

In the two-way rider-to-rider category, the Freecom 2+ now rolls with a 500-meter/0.3-mile bike-to-bike intercom, while the redesigned Cardo Freecom 1+ single-rider headset adds rider-to-passenger capabilities, but keeps the pricetag unchanged. Pretty nice for an entry-level package.

Freecom 2+ on a helmet
The Freecom+ series’ redesign improves ergos, sound quality, and functionality. Here’s the Freecom 2+ on a helmet.Cardo Systems

The Freecom 4+ collects Packtalk’s premium features in a Bluetooth system for top-shelf communications. It can connect up to four riders with up to 3/4-mile range, and has sound by JBL, with natural voice operation, Bluetooth 4.1, and universal connectivity.

This unit adds rider-to-rider capabilities. Connect one to two riders with 1/3-mile two-way intercom, Bluetooth 4.1, immersive sound from 40mm HD speakers, and universal connectivity.

Cardo says this is the most advanced single-rider Bluetooth headset, and it now has rider-to-passenger functionality. You get 40mm speakers, Bluetooth 4.1, and universal connectivity.

Cardo scala rider FREECOM 4
Cardo claims the Freecom 1+ is the world’s most advanced single rider communications headset. It boasts Bluetooth 4.1 and universal connectivity.Cardo Systems

All the devices use Cardo Connect, Cardo’s new mobile app for the entire Freecom+ and Packtalk line.

Cardo units are IP67 waterproof, and feature a two-year warranty and a US-based customer-support system. More information is at cardosystems.com.