One problem with the airpods is that they have integrated mic which is useless when wearing helmet. And when using helmet communicator (for example Cardo) these won’t integrate well. One has microphone, one has speaker, what to connect to which one (phone, navigator etc). It’s a total mess. I wish there would be a company who makes one device. It could be located to handle bars and have BT for a mic and speakers (obviously any BT capable earpiece would work). Mic could be a small one which you can attach front of the mouth somehow (no wires because you might have different type of helmets). Then the device itself would be a hub for your phone and navigator and it would be a universal extended range communicator between riders. About the connectivity why we can’t use our phones as a communicators between riders? We have a buch of apps which could have a group chats with voice and they are universal (crossplatform). Has anyone tested the apps and phones to communicate to other riders?