Are Bluetooth Headphones Safe For You?

By Kartikeya Rokde Jul 26, 2020

The many advantages of Bluetooth headphones cannot really be overstated. Whether it is the ease of use, low interference, or improving your productivity, you would have certainly experienced its many benefits, first-hand. But are Bluetooth headphones safe? Can listening to your favourite song on a Bluetooth headphone come with health risks? If these are some of the questions that have been troubling you, here are all the answers you deserve to know.

Are Bluetooth Headphones Safe from Radiation?

We have all heard about the negative effects of radiation. While there is no conclusive data available so far on exposure to radiation from mobile phones causing adverse health effects, there are a number of studies underway to study the health impact in detail.  

However, is Bluetooth radiation similar to cell phone radiation? How much radiation is safe, really?  Let us look at all these questions in detail. 

First up, it is important to know that cell phones need to transmit signals to an antenna located several kilometres away. When it comes to Bluetooth headsets, however, the signals need to reach only as far as your cell phone, which may be in your pocket. Most Bluetooth headphones, therefore, are classified as Class 2 devices. While Class 1 devices have a range that extends up to 300 feet, Class 2 devices have a 30-foot radius. This also means that the radiation emitted by Bluetooth headphones needs to be far lower than those emitted by cell phones. A typical Bluetooth headset is known to generate a SAR of just 0.001 W/kg, far below that emitted by the cell phone antenna, which can be as high as 1.6 W/kg. 

Truly then, if using a cell phone is a necessity and if you are concerned about limiting your radiofrequency exposure, the use of a Bluetooth headphone can go a long way in meeting your objectives.

Are Bluetooth Headphones Safe For You?

Are Bluetooth headsets safe? We can vouch for The PLAYGO Wireless Audio Devices

Are Bluetooth Headphones Safe On the Move?

Let’s been honest, you’ve glanced a couple of times at your phone while stuck at serpentine traffic hold-ups. Holding a cell phone and answering calls can distract you in more ways than one. 

  • Holding your phone in your hand could mean taking your eyes off the road. 
  • Given the sheer volume of traffic and more so, its indiscipline, even a few seconds can lead to disastrous consequences.
  •  Also, with one of your hands not on the wheel, your ability to respond to a sudden disruption is severely impacted. 
  • Moreover, you can be pulled over for the same, as it’s against the road rules. 

We strongly urge that the safest thing to do is to switch on the DND on your phone. At the end of the day, lives matter! 

However, a Bluetooth headphone can help ensure that your eyes are on the road, and your hands remain on the steering wheel. It gives you a hands-free experience that is invaluable when it comes to driving. With your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, you aren’t compromising your safety whilst you answer that phone call. The PLAYGO Wireless Audio Devices are also integrated with AI voice assistants. So, you can have your text messages and notifications readout without compromising your safety and the safety of others. 

We are no experts in road rules, some places have strict regulations also against handsfree calling, so make sure you know the rules in your own localities. 

So, to answer your question on  “Are Bluetooth headphones safe?”  - Whether your worry is health risk on account of radiation or safety concerns raised by the usage of cell phones, Bluetooth headphones go a long way in mitigating these risks. Here’s to your safety and wellness!

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