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November 26, 2018

The Sena R1 is Proud 2019 Winner for "Excellent Product Design" in the Bicycle category by the German Design Council

IRVINE, Calif. (November 26, 2018) — Sena Technologies, Inc., the leading innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities communication market, is a winner of the 2019 German Design Award in Excellent Product Design for the R1 Road Cycling Helmet.

Sena R1 German Design Award 2019

The recognition is given by the German Design Council for excellence in product or communication design within the bicycle industry. Sena is a technology company founded in 1998, that is taking their proven innovations in top-of-the-line communication technology from the motorcycle industry to the bicycle sector with a range of innovative products to enhance the riding experience.

The R1 is a unique cycling helmet in that it offers a 4.1 Bluetooth technology communication system, allowing riders to communicate with one another on the road, along with allowing connection to a smartphone for a variety of other features such as listening to music, taking phone calls and hearing feedback from fitness apps. The R1’s Bluetooth Intercom system allows up to 4 connections, letting cyclists seamlessly chat through the built in microphone and open-ear speaker system.

“This helmet not only meets the most exacting standards for safety, but is also notable for the Bluetooth technology adroitly integrated into the design – thus enabling comfortable communication,” noted the statement from the Design Council’s jury. “When worn properly, the helmet supports the use of multimedia technology – but not at the expense of the safety of the cyclist, who can still hear all ambient sounds even with the helmet on.”

Learn more about the R1 and Sena’s full range of cycling products here.

About Sena Technologies, Inc.
Established in 1998, Sena Technologies, Inc. is the leading innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor sports communication market. After long standing success producing enterprise level Bluetooth® networking products, Sena released our first Bluetooth intercom headset for motorcyclists in 2010: the SMH10. Sena has continued to lead the category by developing innovative motorcycle and outdoor sport communications devices, including intercoms with integrated cameras, smart helmets, Mesh intercom technology, and a variety of software and apps which power and control the hardware.

In addition to and as a result of producing technically innovative products for enthusiasts, Sena has come to be the Bluetooth communication supplier of choice for the industry’s leading motorcycle and helmet OEMs. Leveraging our longstanding design and development expertise, Sena has partnered with many other manufacturers to bring Bluetooth communication to a wide variety of brands and retailers. Sena’s products are offered worldwide through its global network of distributors, retailers and OEM partners.

With 20 years of technical development experience behind us, Sena continues to produce innovative communication solutions for 2-wheel and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. We now look forward to satisfying the needs of our customers and partners through the next 20 years and beyond.

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