FreedConn T-COM OS – our first intercoms

After a few months of riding together, we found that a motorcycle trip without a chance to talk to each other during it is not so great. So we decided to buy the intercoms. We weren’t sure if it would work, so we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it. Which doesn’t mean that we didn’t have certain requirements for such devices. For example, wireless connectivity, battery life, or the ability to connect the navigation/phone. Our choice fell on FreedConn T-COM OS intercoms.

FreedConn T-COM OS – our first intercoms

No, it’s not a sponsored article. We have simply decided that many of you are thinking about buying intercoms like we are, and since we have already decided to buy FreedConn T-COM OS, we will write a short review of the set. These were our first intercoms and for two years we did not regret our choice. After two years, unfortunately, they ended up in the trash, a power connector was broken in one of them. Moreover, our expectations regarding intercoms have also increased, so we decided to change them. However, this does not mean that FreedConn T-CON OS was a bad purchase – in its price class – probably the best choice.

FreedConn T-COM OS – price and quality

We were a little scared of the Chinese manufacturer, but what is not produced in Asia these days? In this case, however, the price was the decisive factor, and in this aspect, FreedConn leaves the competitors far behind – for 2 pieces we paid less than 80 EUR on a well-known auction site. We will not describe here what the original box, delivery, etc. looked like, because it’s not about that, just mention that the set was properly packed and secured in boxes for transport from the seller to the buyer. It is known how couriers or post officers sometimes handle parcels, so it is important that nothing inside flies. The intercom itself is very decent, probably half of the people wouldn’t say it came from China.

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FreedConn T-COM OS – installation

Installation of headphones and devices in helmets was very easy, whether using the manufacturer’s supplied 3M tape holder for Nolan N44 helmet or, also included in the set, the clip for attaching the intercom to the HJC IS-7. The whole thing took maybe 30 minutes to complete with two helmets. The headphones are attached to the hook and loop stickers inside the helmets, which makes it easier to dismantle them later, e.g. when cleaning the helmet. It took the most time to fit the handset to the ear so that it was comfortable. Unfortunately, the best method, in this case, is simply the trial and error method.

FreedConn T-COM OS – range

The model is designed strictly for conversation between the driver and the motorcycle passenger. The maximum range in a straight line (without any obstacles between the interlocutors) we managed to reach was about 150 meters, so it would be difficult to connect with drivers of other motorcycles unless we drive in a very compact group all the time. We didn’t mind at all – for now, we’re riding one motorbike.

FreedConn T-COM OS – the time of operation

In the technical specification, the manufacturer has calculated the maximum talk time to 10 hours. Here is a nice surprise, because the manufacturer strongly underestimated the time of operation. Hopefully, only such mistakes will happen to them, because we managed to have interconnected and actively used intercoms for as long as 13 hours during our holiday trips. Although personally we think that the underestimation of the operating time results from the overestimation of the charging time. The time given by the manufacturer – 4 hours, we did not want to work in any way. Only after about 6 hours did the device’s signal full “filling” with a green lamp. The longer we used intercoms, the shorter their operating time was after they were fully charged. After 2 years it was about 8 hours.

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FreedConn T-COM OS – usage

An unobstructed conversation while driving, at least in our case, took place up to about 100 km/h. Of course, this also depends on the quality and mute of the helmets you use. Above that speed you have already had to shout, so for those who want to “close” the speedometer in the BMW R1 and at the same time spoke about important things with the passenger: this will not pass. We didn’t combine 3 devices, because we didn’t have such a possibility or need, we take the manufacturer’s word that it is possible. However, we juxtaposed both intercoms with each other and at the same time each of them with a different phone and it worked decently. The only problem, or rather the functionality that we lack, is the lack of simultaneous ability to talk between intercoms and listen to navigation messages. Unfortunately… either one or the other. Answering or ending phone calls went smoothly. The device automatically switches to a paired phone at the moment of an incoming call. Once the call is completed, it will return to the intercom call on its own.

FreedConn T-COM OS – summary

FreedConn T-COM OS accompanied us during the whole season 2017, drove over 12 thousand kilometers with us and never let us down (UPDATE! They drove many more kilometers with us in 2018, although in the middle of the season there were problems with power). In general, we think that they are fully worth the money spent on them and we recommend them to anyone who counts on good quality at a reasonable price. We expected a much worse product, because what can we expect from an intercom for 40 EUR? Rather, we treated it as a trial purchase. It was a good choice and we can recommend it to everyone with a clear conscience.

For those interested in more detailed information provided by the manufacturer, visit the website of the Polish distributor of FreedConn brand – http://freedconn.pl

Comments (14)

Ciekawe to urz膮dzenie. Warto wiedzie膰, 偶e co艣 takiego istnieje (niestety w tym temacie daleko mi do posiadania fachowej wiedzy).

Jak to m贸wi膮 ca艂e 偶ycie si臋 cz艂owiek uczy i nigdy nie wiadomo co si臋 mo偶e kiedy艣 przyda膰 馃檪 Pozdrawiamy serdecznie 馃檪

Fajne urz膮dzenie! Mo偶e by膰 przydatne te偶 jak si臋 je藕dzi w dwa samochody

Zgadza si臋, w samochodzie te偶 mo偶e si臋 przyda膰 馃檪 Cho膰 ta akurat wersja jest raczej przeznaczona stricte na motocykl, ale pomysl dobry, mo偶e kto艣 wprowadzi dla turyst贸w samochodowych podobne urz膮dzenia.

Mamy z 偶on膮 te same interkomy. Przejezdzilismy w nich ok 20 tysi臋cy kilometr贸w. I to nie na plecaczka tylko zawsze na dw贸ch motocyklach. Zdecydowanie warto wyda膰 pieni膮dze na te interkomy bo faktycznie sprawdzaj膮 si臋 艣wietnie. Je艣li chodzi o zasi臋g, yo nasze egzemplarze spokojnie daj膮 rad臋 na odleg艂o艣膰 300 metr贸w i wiecej przy dobrych warunkach. Je艣li preferujecie styl jazdy jak my – turystycznie do 120 i w odleg艂o艣ciach do 200m to jest to sprz臋t kt贸ry na pewno nie zawiedzie. Sprawdzone i w upalach i w ulewach, nigdy nie zawiod艂y 馃檪

Bardzo mo偶liwe, 偶e kwestia zasi臋gu jest zwi膮zana z wersj膮 oprogramowania na nich. Nasze interkomy o kt贸rych piszemy kupione zosta艂y pod koniec 2016 roku. Jak si臋 dowiedzieli艣my teraz, w 2017 wesz艂a w 偶ycie nowsza ich wersja, kt贸ra ma tak偶e wbudowane radio FM. A co do stylu jazdy to jezdzimy dok艂adnie tak samo 馃檪 100-120, tyle, 偶e my na 1 moto 馃檪 wi臋c odleg艂o艣ci liczymy w centymetrach 馃檪 Lewa i mo偶e kiedy艣 do zobaczenia na trasie 馃檪

Ciekawy sprz臋t, moze i mi by sie taki przydal. Zawsze fajnie czytac o takich nowinkach.

Na motocyklu to pierwszorz臋dna sprawa. 馃檪 Raz si臋 pojedzie ze swoim plecaczkiem z interkomem i ju偶 nie b臋dzie si臋 chcia艂o inaczej. 馃檪

Kupili艣my z m臋偶em te same intercomy w ubieg艂ym sezonie. U偶ytkujemy je dw贸ch motocyklach. W naszym przypadku uda艂o si臋 osi膮gna膰 wi臋kszy zasi臋g ni偶 u Was, cho膰 nie a偶 tak du偶y jak obiecywa艂 sprzedawca na aukcji. Mimo wszystko to bardzo udany zakup

Te偶 nam si臋 wydaje, 偶e to rozs膮dna cena za to, co dostajemy. A jak po艂膮czenie z radio? Macie, czy nie?

Skuszony testem i opiniami kupi艂em w zesz艂ym roku to “cudo” W moim przypadku chodzi艂o o po艂膮czenie z nawigacj膮 i telefonem. Po oko艂o 15tys. km juz wyst膮pi艂o kilka problem贸w. Cz臋sto brak po艂膮czenia mi臋dzy s艂uchawkami i urz膮dzeniem, jak zauwa偶y艂em to wina wtyczki lub gniazda, lubi straci膰 po艂aczenie. Druga sprawa to do艣膰 cz臋sto gubi po艂膮czenie z telefonem przez bluetooth. Poza tym jest ok. bateria trzyma d艂ugo, obs艂uga prosta i najwi臋ksza zaleta cena.
Podsumowuj膮c raczej w tym sezonie nab臋d臋 co艣 markowego i niestety dro偶szego.

Musia艂e艣 trafi膰 na jaki艣 wadliwy egzemplarz… My te偶 b臋dziemy w tym sezonie wymienia膰 nasze (opisywane powy偶ej) interkomy, jednak do chwili obecnej przez 2 sezony i ponad 50 tysi臋cy kilometr贸w nie zawiod艂y nas. Owszem przy moim egzemplarzu, pod koniec ostatniego sezonu, tak偶e by艂 problem z gniazdem USB, ale by艂o to zauwa偶alne tylko przy 艂adowaniu urz膮dzenia, po prostu trwa艂o troszk臋 d艂u偶ej (oko艂o 6-7 godzin). Nigdy nie mia艂em 偶adnych zak艂贸ce艅, o jakich piszesz, raz pod艂膮czone do telefonu i drugiego interkomu bezproblemowo si臋 艂膮czy艂y ponownie i nie zrywa艂y po艂膮czenia.

Problem zaczyna sie gdy do艂膮czymy trzecia osob臋. Producent pisze ze do 3 intercom贸w. Rozmawia膰 mog膮 tylko dwie osoby . Aby porozmawia膰 z trzecia osoba jedna z dw贸ch musi si臋 roz艂膮czy膰 a nast臋pnie po艂膮czy膰 z trzecia. Czyli 1-2, 2-3, 1-3, “-” to po艂膮czenie a liczby to osoby. wiec na jazd臋 w grupie lepiej wyda膰 co艣 lepszego.

Ano zgadza si臋, ten model pozbawiony jest rozmowy “konferencyjnej”. My jej po prostu nie potrzebowali艣my, bo interkomy mia艂y s艂u偶y膰 nam g艂贸wnie do komunikacji kierowca-plecaczek i do tego by艂y u偶ytkowane.

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