Great question! You need a helmet, and a Bluetooth®-compatible phone/music playing device. That’s it! For those of you still rocking flip phones from 1999, you may be out of luck.
Headwave TĀG 2
Cable-free sound system for helmets
Each TĀG 2 is thoroughly tested and delivered in a carefully packaged sealed magnetic box
- Manual Languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese and traditional Chinese
- Manufacturer‘s Warranty: 1 year
30-day trial period
Free shipping worldwide
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TĀG, the world’s first Concert Capsule™, was invented by Headwave for listening to music while wearing a helmet.
With easy installation, no cables, and strong bass, TĀG produces a superior acoustic experience fitting for the open road.
How does TĀG work?
Using coherent sound waves generated via transduction, TĀG is actually mounted on the outside of the helmet. It has a self-adapting curvature to adapt to all different sizes and models of helmet. No cables or interior installation means that it doesn’t affect the fit of your existing helmet.
Using a tailored industrial strength adhesive, setup takes less than a minute. Simply peel off the adhesive and affix to the recommended area on your helmet. The technology behind the adhesive is also employed in mounting external parts on cars and trains so there’s no risk of TĀG falling off.
Additionally, the adhesive can be removed without any tools so that TĀG can be transferred to a new helmet without leaving any residue.
How does it sound?
The sound is immersive – the music plays from all around you, something we call “environmental listening.” It’s like being at your own private concert; hence the phrase “Concert Capsule™”. Furthermore, the vibrations create powerful bass tones so you hear AND feel the music.
Inventor Sophie Willborn said, “TĀG is the only system designed purely for music - This will permanently change your riding experience.“
Users have described TĀG as “brilliant and simple to use“, “emphatic design and strong bass“, and “TĀG has changed how I ride forever“.
Battery Lithium Polymer, 800mAh, 8h Music Battery runtime 7-9h depending on the music genre and the volume
GPS instructions over 24h
Bluetooth® Bluetooth® 4.1
from mobile phone or GPS
HFP v1.6, AVRCP v1.4, A2DP v1.2, HSP v1.2, Bluetooth® class 3
Music Player Any music player, no special App is required Navigation You can stream verbal directions from your phone (any App) or your GPS Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof IP67, you could actually take it into the shower Dimensions 123mm x 61mm x 23mm Strong Bass Powerful tactile bass High-Tech Material Thermoplastic Polyurethane - for toughness Self-Adapting Curvature Contoured for any motorcycle helmet topography Magnetic Charging Cable TĀG uses a magnetic charging cable that fits into any 5V USB outlet. External Mounting Everything is external - nothing is required inside the helmet. Temperature Range -15°C to 50°C (5°F to 122°F) High-Performance Adhesive Withstand speeds up to 300 KPH (190 MPH) and more Cable-Free 100% cable-free; Nothing restricts your movement Simplicity TĀG is managed by just one button. Emergency stop button A button press pauses the music immediately Safety TĀG breaks off immediately from the helmet during any powerful sudden impact Number of Bluetooth® connections 1 connection, no multipoint
„The Headwave is one of the best things i ever bought, i've been testing it for a week, and it changed how i experience riding my 2003 636 Ninja.
Thx for this amazing piece of tech, at first i was skeptical about the price, but the quality and the "unboxing experience" justify it.
Also the sound quality is pretty good (i used to work with musical instrument, so i'm kinda picky about sound quality, but i like it a lot!)
I'll for sure reccomands this products to all my friends!"
„Hey! Ive been using the Headwave for almost a year now
and it's by far the best device ive bought for my helmet - good job guys :)"
„I have been using the Headwave for a couple of weeks now both for my minute day and night commute, and for various business trips. My feedback is „bloody awesome!“
I can listen to music easily from the playlist, but as a audio book lover, being able to listen to a book during my travels so easily is a pleasure. With other in helmet systems, starting, stopping, the actual fitting of the earpieces and wiring was all pain and connections to and from equally so.
The headwave took about a minute to fit and was imediately usable, no fuss, no drama.
Just this morning I was travelling back from a clients on unfamiliar roads, so switched on google maps on my phone, turned on the Headways and got voice guidance back to the office. Too easy!"
„I love riding my little Suzuki machine. And I love listening to music on the road - in my car. But motorcycle and music - these two worlds have been separate before TĀG.
Now with Headwave’s TĀG the two worlds have merged, and have in fact become inseparable for me. I enjoy listening to music while enjoying my ride. The cityscape has turned into a humming breeze I’ve never experienced before.
One more thing. Before TĀG, I had no audio navigation during the ride. And I didn’t want to fix my smartphone on the handle bar, because I didn’t want that kind of visual distraction on the road. With TĀG, the google voice tells me „now turn right“. And all the while I can continue listening to my favorite songs.“
"I've been searching for a decent way to enjoy music while on my motorcycle for over 3 years - my prayers have been answered!
TĀG has a really nice look with strong bass and great acoustics.
The installation was incredibly easy - it took less than 2 minutes from start to finish.
I would strongly recommend to any other bikers."
Common questions about TĀG
Write a message to hello[a]headwave'de if you have more questions and we'll do our best to answer.
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What do I need to use Headwave TĀG
Is Headwave TĀG compatible with my helmet? I have a [insert helmet brand, model, and size here].
Yes! TĀG is made out of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) and has a slight flexibility (shore hardness:80A) built-in to accommodate the curvature of your helmet. You shouldn’t fold it in half like an iPhone, though.
Is Headwave TĀG waterproof
Absolutely – it’s fully equipped to drown out the rain to your heart’s content. We have designed TĀG to IP67 standards, meaning it is fully dust- and water-proof, even to the point of dunking it in water. We don’t recommend scuba-diving with it.
How long does the battery last
TĀG uses Li-Ion batteries totaling 560mAh. This should last most users around 4-6 hours, or enough for a full-day’s worth of use. Those of you commuting can probably get 2-3+ days use before recharging.
The runtime is depending on the music genre you are listening to and the volume. If you are using TĀG only for navigation instructions it will last forever!
TĀG charges via USB.
How big is TĀG
TĀG is 123mm x 61mm in it’s largest area - it will extend a little more than 2 cms from the surface of your helmet in the thickest place. It’s designed to blend seamlessly with the look of your helmet and also to fit every motorcycle helmet regardless of shape and size.
How does it attach to my helmet
Magic (just kidding!) - Using a high-performance adhesive, TĀG should firmly affix to backside of your helmet, able to withstand speeds up to 3000 KPH (190 MPH, for those of you in the USA, Burma or Liberia). The same adhesive is used in the automotive and train industries. It is remove-able, however, without any special tools, and without any residue/damage to your helmet.
This seems dangerous - Is it dangerous? It seems dangerous.
Not unless you attempt to swallow it – TĀG is absolutely 100% NOT edible! Partially-digested products will not be accepted for returns. Like with any audio equipment, you should exercise caution and pay attention to all police sirens (unless they’re chasing you) and other warning noises. Also, if you didn’t know, be aware that playing music too loud may cause damage to your ears.
TĀG is also CE/MIC/ARCM/FCC certified (for EU, Japan, Australia and USA) to ensure user safety and that our customers are alive and well to continue buying our products well into perpetuity.
Can TĀG be used in traffic
Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: We recommend obeying all traffic laws in whatever area you are traveling in.
Most jurisdictions require music volume to be low enough to hear any kind of traffic warnings. While we aren’t familiar with traffic laws in EVERY country in the world, we have investigated the USA, EU, Japan, and Australia – there should be no complications in any of these regions.
Where are the speakers in the helmet
The entire helmet becomes your private Concert Capsule™! Everything is external, so your helmet will still fit perfectly (or however it fits currently).
Can I use my navigation system with TĀG
Yes, your phone’s GPS can stream verbal directions through TĀG. Also most GPS are compatible.
How can I change my GPS’s volume?
Please go to the audio settings on your GPS and adjust the volume there.
When I stream music from my phone through the Garmin the audio quality seems to be lower.
Yes, Garmin unfortunately uses an non-music-Bluetooth-Profile to stream music from your phone to TĀG. Please contact the Garmin support for that issue.
Can I stream from my BMW Navigator?
Unfortunately some of the older BMW Navigators (built by Garmin) were not able to stream music through TĀG but could stream navigation instructions and other notifications.
This issue has been fixed with the Navigator VI.
If you own a Navigator V please contact us at hello[a]headwave'de - we have a solution!
How can I increase the volume of TĀG
For iPhone users, in the “Settings” of your phone you should find "Maximum Volume", "Sound Check" and "EQ" . Make sure that they are all turned to “Off”. For Android users, make sure to check under “Settings” for similar options (may vary across phone manufacturers).
Do I need to remove stickers from the helmet manufacturer before mounting TĀG
Yes, all stickers must be removed from the helmet in the area you want to mount TĀG. Stickers will block the vibrations - especially if they are reflective.
Does the mounting location on the helmet matter
Yes, to have the best sound experience, please mount TĀG at the center on the back of your helmet. If you mount TĀG on top of your helmet, you will experience less bass. If you mount TĀG off-center the sound will be unevenly distributed.
How easy can I remove TĀG
Simply use an old credit card and some good old-fashioned arm strength. Simply put the credit card underneath the edge of TĀG and apply some force.
With some helmets TĀG's special adhesive forms a very strong connection over time. Please don’t use sharp tools to remove TĀG from your helmet. The miracle cure is a hairdryer - TĀG comes off much more easily when heat is applied.
Will I get a headache because of the vibrations
Good question – you shouldn’t. We haven’t encountered any Headwaver who has had headaches yet. You could be the first… (although we hope not).
The bass is too strong. What can I do
If the tactile bass is too strong for you please go to the EQ settings in your phone and set it to "Less Bass".
Can the other people around me hear my music
Other people will be able to hear a small amount of the vibrations, but generally won’t be able to tell what song you are listening to.
The sound outside the helmet is considerably quieter than inside. But if you are listening to Helene Fischer you should maybe consider pausing your music at the gas station before you turn off the engine.
How is the sound quality
Good question – it’s great! The sound quality is most similar to listening to music in your car or home theatre. We aim to bring that feeling of a private concert to a mobile environment.
Can I call with TĀG
TĀG is designed and optimized for purely for listening to music - there is no integrated microphone for communication.
How is TĀG controlled
TĀG is controlled through your phone or other Bluetooth®-enabled device. But you can also use a standard remote control like the Satechi Media Button.
Sounds great! Where can I test it
Come by our headquarters in Berlin! We’ll be visiting other cities/festivals several times a year but you’re welcome at our offices anytime (unless we’re on our bikes with TĀG for a spin).
We are listed at Polo now. That means you can test and buy TĀG at every Polo store.
Get in touch with us
Contact us for any questions regarding our products.
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