TBT to when you used to have to carry your MP3 player + your ear buds + your smartphone + your walkie-talkie + heated mittens when you would go ride your local hill. Then remember that time when Outdoor Tech® came out with wireless helmet audio to make your snow trip stress free? No wires, no need to take off them gloves and you can leave your phone in your pocket. Now, we’ve taken the CHIPS® 2.0 and dropped in some sweet new technology, and then slapped it with an app that transforms your CHIPS® 2.0 into working push-to-talk communication dynamos. We’re working our way through the list to cross off stuff that you need to bring until it is just your skis, your poles, and your birthday suit going down the slopes. There's no limit to the range on the CHIPS® 2.0 Walkie-Talkie feature; so for now, stay light, wireless, and connected with this helmet audio system.
Grabbed the CHIPS® 2.0? Great, now set your phone up with our free ODT Walkie-Talkie app and get started creating some groups. Your 99 favorite snowboarding friends? Check. Your bunny hill loving little brothers? Sure, knock yourself out. Setup those favs and then use those CHIPS® 2.0 to talk to each group using just the CHIPS® 2.0. And since it uses your cell network, the range is truly limitless (provided you got bars).
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Ratings and Reviews
App is useless for “Wireless Chips”
Bought 2 pairs of the wireless chips after several good years of performance with the wired chips. They work great for calls, listening to music/podcasts, and Siri. The walkie-talkie feature is useless though, as the speakers will not connect to the app. I have repeatedly contacted customer support to work through it to no avail. They are good about responding, but not effective about getting results. I did test the battery life thanks to them, as the only way to reset the speakers was to fully drain and recharge the battery. They lasted 10+ hours of music at max volume!
Bottom line: Love the speakers, but the app is currently junk! Only a deal-breaker if you’re really set on having the walkie-talkie feature.
Walkie talkie doesn’t work at all
I bought 2 pairs of these to be able to communicate with my husband to help guide him on the trails cuz I’m usually ahead of him on the trails. We have yet to get the walkie talkie feature to work. The Bluetooth speakers sound great and the Siri function works very well too. No issues with making calls, listening to music, or using Siri but the walkie talkie feature is not functional. They need to fix the app so the walkie talkie function works cuz if they fixed that I would give them 5 stars.
Walkie-talkie does not work PERIOD!
Regardless of what the one person-(JSAPA) says... the walkie-talkie feature does not work PERIOD. Tried every way possible including emailing ODT and they obviously don't know how to fix the problem either because it has been over a month and I still have not received an email from them. Thanks ODT for the awesome customer support
The update DOES NOT WORK!!! It is December 23rd 2017 and the app/walkie-talkie feature STILL DOES NOT WORK!! ODT YOU HAVE HAD A FULL SEASON/YEAR TO FIX THIS ISSUE!!!! I wrote the first part of my review almost A YEAR AGO!!!! COME ON!!!!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.