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Listen to music, talk with others, hear fitness app cues, or make phone calls, all wirelessly with the Sena R1 Bluetooth cycling helmet.
Seamless Bluetooth 4.1 technology allows riders to take calls, hear GPS directions, listen to music, and hear fitness app cues and feedback to easily monitor stats such as speed, cadence, and heart rate. The R1 is equipped with integrated Bluetooth intercom allowing you to connect with three other riders over a half mile distance. Sena’s patented Advanced Noise Control™ filters out wind and white noise so that your riding partners only hear your voice in HD quality.
MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, which is a leading slip-plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts. MIPS has been developed by leading brain surgeons and scientists to reduce the rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.
MIPS uses a slip-plane system that moves inside the helmet, mimicking the brains own protection system. This layer is designed to rotate inside the helmet with the intent to potentially slow or reduce the amount of energy transferred to or from the head. Science tells us that if we can reduce the strains associated with rotational acceleration, we might reduce the risk and severity of brain injury.
A MIPS-equipped helmet looks almost identical to a non-MIPS-equipped helmet except for when you look inside, you will see a thin yellow liner beneath the pads. From the outside, the only indicator that the helmet is any different to one without MIPS is that some brands have a small yellow MIPS logo on there. You won?t even feel a difference when wearing a MIPS-equipped helmet.