Giro TuneUps is a helmet audio system create by helmet manufacturer Giro and the audio experts at Skullcandy. TuneUps are designed specifically for audio-compatible Giro helmets made from 2009/2010 onwards. They simply slip into the removable earpad pockets.
The fairly affordable wired TuneUps kit includes the speakers plus a cable extension with in-line mute and volume controls. The more expensive TuneUps with Bluetooth LINK system includes the speakers (wired) plus a Bluetooth module that controls pairing and phone calls, and a USB charging cable. The much more expensive Giro TuneUps Wireless is a fully wireless Bluetooth audio and communications system, with buttons on the speaker pod that control phone calls and music.
GIRO TUNEUPS FEATURES:
- Skullcandy 40mm audio drivers
- All controls and buttons are easy to use, even with gloves on
- Designed specifically to fit comfortably into audio-ready Giro helmets
- Bluetooth versions control phone calls
GIRO TUNEUPS REVIEWS:
REI customer review (wired): “I’ll start off by saying the sound is actually really good. Otherwise…they aren’t very durable, the wire running between the speakers is a too short, and the jack is in a silly place. Why on earth is the jack right in between the speakers? Who would want it right there?”
REI customer review (w/ Bluetooth LINK): “The unit works perfectly as advertised. The beauty of this design is that it allows full control over your mobile phone via Bluetooth while using a hard-wired connection for the audio. The hard-wire SAVES BATTERY LIFE. I have another unit that streams the audio over Bluetooth and it blows through the battery on most phones in an hour or two. This Bluetooth audio kit is far more preferable to me.”
Backcountry customer review (wireless): “The Tuneups connected 1st time with my i-phone 4, instructions are easy to follow (no adapter necessary) The sound is deep and great quality for the size. Volume is sufficient even on windy days. Distance from my phone was impressive No problems at the 10m range specified. The speakers do appear a little bulky but the freedom from wires way over-ride the look. Controls are a good size so the gloves can stay on. Ear covers fitted well with the Giro “Seam” helmet a firm click in system.”