The SPIRIT line is Cardo’s first rider-to-rider entry-level communicator with premium features. The Cardo SPIRIT HD features an upgraded 600-meter range rider-to-rider intercom, has powerful 40mm HD speakers, has a 13 hours talk time, a built-in FM radio, fully wireless Over-The-Air software updates, a USB type C with fast charging, is powered by Bluetooth 5.2, is waterproof and dust proof, has universal connectivity, automatic volume adjustment and comes with a two-year warranty. This is the DUO version, which will allow fitment on two helmets.
Cardo SPIRIT HD – setting a new standard!
HD SPEAKERS – Powerful 40mm HD speakers, advanced processor and 3 uniquely-designed sound profiles will transform any ride.
WIDEBAND INTERCOM – Experience crystal-clear Bluetooth intercom like never before. The Cardo SPIRIT HD wideband intercom covers 2 riders at a range of up to 600m / 0.4mi.
WATERPROOF – No matter what you throw at it, your waterproof Spirit HD will take the beating and keep you connected. Rain, shine, mud, dust or snow.
OVER THE AIR SOFTWARE UPDATES – Keeping your unit up-to-date has never been so easy. Use your Cardo Connect App to download and install latest software directly to your Spirit HD. No cables needed.
UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY – SPIRIT HD connects with any other Bluetooth headset of any brand. Connection is easy and painless.
AUTOMATIC VOLUME – Automatically adjusts your sound volume based on the outside ambient noise.
FM RADIO – Built-in FM Radio with RDS for automatic selection of the strongest signal – whether you are in town, or in the middle of nowhere.
MUSIC STREAMING – All the music you ever wanted streamed directly from your smartphone. Control, share and experience your favorite tune on the road.
PHONE & GPS – Make calls and control your GPS with a touch of a finger or the sound of your voice.
FAST CHARGING – Running out of Battery? Get 2 hours talk time battery after 20 minutes of charging.
USB TYPE C – Robust and universal USB type C for easy connections to any device.
BLUETOOTH 5.2 – Your unit is equipped with the most advanced Bluetooth 5.2 chip in the market. It enables the integration of the latest audio technologies and improves significantly the quality of the Intercom. Bluetooth 5.2 is also more efficient and more secure, it offers faster pairing capabilities, as well as longer battery life.
600m Range – 2-way BT intercom. Two riders at a range of 600m/0.4 miles.
Powerful 40mm HD speakers, advanced processor and 3 uniquely-designed sound profiles
Over-the-Air Software updates
Automatic volume adjustment
Built-in FM Radio
13 hours talk time
Additional Information / Product Reviews
Meet the Cardo SPIRIT and SPIRIT HD
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SPIRIT Line Full Tutorial
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SPIRIT Line Installation Tutorial
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of Bluetooth 5.2?
Your unit is equipped with the most advanced Bluetooth 5.2 chip in the market. It enables the integration of the latest audio technologies and improves significantly the quality of the Intercom. Bluetooth 5.2 is also more efficient and more secure, it offers faster pairing capabilities, as well as longer battery life.
What are the advantages of USB-C?
A USB-C is more robust, it is easy to plug, and it fits with any standard USB-C cable. It also enables Fast Charging (2 hours talk time after 20 minutes of charging).
How can I update my unit?
No need for a cable, the Software update is Over the Air, using your mobile phone. Download Cardo Connect app to your mobile phone, go to Settings, select your unit, and then click on the latest available software update. Of course, you can also update the software with a USB cable on your computer. Download and open the Cardo Update app from Cardo website, connect your unit and follow the instructions. Updating with the latest software will keep your unit free of bugs and will provide you with additional new functionalities. We recommend to update your unit before first use.
What is the difference between SPIRIT and SPIRIT HD?
SPIRIT HD offers HD sound and sound profiles, with 40 mm HD speakers, wideband intercom, and FM radio. The intercom range is upgraded to 0.6 km and the talk time battery to 13hrs.
Can I use my unit in the rain?
Sure. All Cardo units are waterproof. This means you can ride in the rain, and enjoy top communication.
How long does it take to charge my unit?
Your unit is featured with Fast Charging. You will get 2 hours of talktime after only 20 minutes of charge. You will get full charge within 2 hours.
Will my unit fit my helmet?
Yes. It can be fitted to virtually any helmet – Full face, dirt-bike, open face, 3/4, modular or half helmet. For installation on half helmets, you will need to purchase the Half Helmet kit, sold separately.
Will it pair with any other Bluetooth intercom?
Yes, Cardo intercom systems come with universal connectivity. It will pair with any other Bluetooth communication system by Cardo or by other leading brands.
How can I get more run-time out of my battery?
Your Cardo unit comes with a charge while riding feature that allows you to plug in the unit into a power bank or a motorcycle power source and continue long after the standard battery time has passed. To do it, just plug your unit into the power source and you’re set.
Can I replace the battery in my unit?
DO NOT attempt to disassemble or replace the battery on your own. Replacing the battery by yourself could damage the system’s waterproof ability. However, you can try the following: Plug-in your unit to the charger and leave it charging for at least 4 hours straight. If this does not work, try using a different wall charger and USB cable. If the unit still doesn’t hold a charge, please contact support.
The unit doesn’t seem to be charging or the Battery seems to not last as long as it should. What should I do?
Plug in your unit to the charger and leave it charging for at least 4 hours straight. If this does not work, try using a different wall charger and USB cable. If the unit still doesn’t charge, please contact support. DO NOT attempt to disassemble or replace the battery on your own. DO NOT open the unit. It will no longer be waterproof! If your unit is out of warranty, you can find replacement batteries on 3rd party’s websites and in specialty electronics retailers. That said, we DO NOT recommend replacing parts on your own, for risk of water, dirt and general electronics damage.
How do I make sure that my unit’s battery lasts as long as possible?
We recommend not to leave your unit unused or in storage for more than 3 months without charging. Be sure to plug your unit at least once every 3 months for full 4 hours to ensure maximum battery life.
Which mobile app do I need to download?
You need to download the Cardo Connect app. The Cardo Connect App lets you configure your unit, and it offers remote controlled operation from the screen of your smartphone, as well as over the air Software updates.
Does the SPIRIT line connect to other generation Cardo units (Packtalk, Freecom, G, Q)?
Yes, your new Cardo communication system connects to all Cardo units, via universal Bluetooth connection. Freecom+ and Packtalk units connect with your SOIRIT unit using regular Bluetooth pairing. G and Q units need to be on phone pairing mode before starting pairing.
How to pair to a non-Cardo headset using universal connectivity?
In order to pair your unit with a non-Cardo headset please do the following: 1. Start intercom pairing on your unit (please refer to your pocket guide or user manual on how to do it) 2. On the other unit start mobile phone pairing 3. Wait For the pairing to complete
Can I listen to music and be part of the intercom at the same time?
Yes, intercom and music streaming can be active at the same time. Whenever someone in the intercom network speaks, your CARDO unit will automatically lower the volume of your music so you can hear what they say.
Something stopped working on my SPIRIT unit. What should I do?
Before trying anything else we recommend to simply reset the unit to factory settings. Step 1: Press the Intercom/Mobile +Volume up +Volume down buttons together for at least 5 seconds until the LED starts flashing purple and the unit turns off. Step 2: Turn the unit back on.
Why can’t I get the full range of Intercom out of my unit?
The range stated in the product description has been tested in optimal conditions. Actual range performance could potentially be adversely affected by obstacles to the line of sights, such as mountains, trees, or powerlines.
Are there limitations in using music sharing feature?
Music sharing is possible between FREECOM x and SPIRIT units, but it is not possible to share music with other generations of Cardo units.
Is it possible to use it with my own earbuds / speakers?
While your unit comes right out of the box with one of the best set of speakers in the business, you can always plug in your favorite earbuds or aftermarket speakers via the 3.5mm Jack port and ride on.
Do I need a phone to operate my unit?
Your intercom and radio features are completely phone independent. You wouldn’t need any phone to operate them. You would need a phone (or some other Bluetooth media player) to stream music and, of course, to make and receive calls.
How can I get more range of intercom out of my unit?
The range stated in the product description has been tested in optimal conditions. Actual range performance could be adversely affected by a number of environmental factors: 1. Riding environment (urban/non urban) 2. Topography 3. High voltage power lines and cellular towers 4. Line of sight
How can I improve my sound quality?
Sound quality is best when the speakers are placed directly opposite your ear canal. Verify that the speakers are correctly placed inside your helmet by following the next steps. 1. With the helmet on, slide your finger inside the helmet and press against the side of the helmet where your ear is. This is where the speakers should be positioned. 2. Remove the helmet, but keep your finger in that spot. Check to make sure the speakers are in this position. 3. Make sure the speakers are positioned as close to your ear as possible so you can feel them. If necessary, use the included Velcro booster pads behind the speakers to get them closer to your ear. 4. Since every head is different, you may find that your helmet ear cavities are not placed optimally. If this is the case consider placing the speakers outside your helmet ear cavities right opposite your ears.
Operating Temperature: -20˚C to 55˚C / -4˚ F to 131 ˚ F
Operating frequencies 76-108 MHz
RDS – Radio Data systems
6 preset station memory
Over-the -air updates
USB cable updates
Cardo Connect App
Main unit: Height: 47mm, Length: 78mm, Depth: 19mm, Weight: 35g
Speakers: Diameter: 40mm, Depth: 10mm
2 channels for mobile phone and GPS
Universal Bluetooth intercom
Group size: up to 2 riders
Range: up to 600m / 0.4mi
Multilingual status announcements
40mm HD speakers
HD Audio profiles
Automatic Volume Control
Talk time: 13 hours
Charging Time: up to 2 hours
Fast charging: 2 hours talk time after 20 min charge
Standby Time: 10 days
CE IC/FCC SIG BT TELEC UKCA
What’s in the box?
Cardo SPIRIT HD DUO x 1
This includes the following:
SPIRIT Unit x 2
Cradle x 2
Glue Plate x 2
Set of 40mm HD Speakers x 2
Hybrid-boom Microphone x 2
Wired Microphone x 2
USB Cable x 2
Alcohol Prep Pads
Also, check the Installation Video above.
Full User Manual
Mobile Application – Cardo Connect
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