Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

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Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby GER170 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:53 pm

to supplement our class Trainings, would it be worthwhile considering this waterproof walkie-talkie helmet?
That would make communication between Student and Trainer so much easier!
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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby paul manning » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:43 pm

Cool idea Iver
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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby Rick » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:32 am

Can you tune it in to your baby monitor?
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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby GER170 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:39 am

Since my previous post Technology has moved on and (waterproof) Bluetooth Headsets with microphone have become widely available at low cost (less than 20GBP). I guess saltwater is no good for them regardless, so the below only applies to sweet water or calm conditions at sea.

The following setup could make for amazing training effectiveness:
-teacher with mobile and Headset on either rib or another Skiff
-students with mobiles (it is wise to use an old phone!) in waterproof sleeves in the mast pocket strapped securely and Headsets
-the teacher dials all students into a conference call (Limit something like 5 People). People have flatrates these days, so no Problem there)
-These Headsets have noise cancelling tech so the Background noise might be bearable (if not you could Limit yourself to 1:1 calls)
-Batteries need to be fully charged when leaving shore...

Comments?
Anybody keen to try this in reality?



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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby paul manning » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:13 pm

Iver

Looks interesting...

Pretty sure the RYA have tried / use something similar for coaching.
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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby GER443 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:37 pm

Sounds good! What about a test during wittensee fight? We could try different manufacturers. I would be willing to get one for testing. There's only one hitch: to coach you need to go slower than the rest of the fleet, iver ;-)

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Re: Waterproof walkie-talkie helmet

Postby DangerBoy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:50 pm

i have a set of the jaybirds similar to those headphones pictured above; they work very well and are water resistant. All i would say about a double ear piece does isolate quite alot of external noise and you'll be surprised about how much you rely on sound as a sense when you are sailing; you might want to look for something that has a single ear piece.

perhaps try go sailing with some ear plugs and see :) at least you have an excuse when you miss a starboard tacker hail!
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