NEW Trailtech Voyager Pro - speculation and rumour

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by iggs, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    I will soon (I hope). I have some bike issues that have prevented me from using the TTVP in the wild. What I do know so far is that the unit sets up well and the display is fantastic. I have bought a second mount and power cable for bike 2 - b=not sure whether I will add the sensors for that bike or not. Loading and working with tracks is the big question for me as I am comparing it directly to the Montana. More to come...
  2. Pundy

    Pundy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the post Magus, I'm going to be particularly interested to hear your thoughts since I am a current Montana user too. I really am hoping the TTVP is the next level/best new option.
  3. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    Same here! I haven't seen much on the GPS aspect of this unit which really is the most important to me in order to pull the trigger on this unit and not something else.

    I see the unit does have a Vehicle Profile section so now can we add more than one profile. Also, what about Maps.. what maps does it use, will there be map updates for new roads, etc... ?? Anxiously waiting.. :D
  4. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    I'll just throw out some of my observations as I make my way along. There are others out there like @EnduroFever that will have more real world experience with the unit. Plus, of course, some of the TT guys hanging around here.

    There is a Vehicle Profile section but it does not appear to me to be multi-bike. Looks like you set-up the unit for the bike it is going to be used for and then instead of having multiple bike profiles to jump between, you will need to enter the new bike information with each move of the unit - assuming you want to use sensors with each bike.

    I must be doing something wrong because I can't seem to get any gpx files to load. The files appear on the sd card in the File Browser but when I doubleclick to have them imported nothing happens :hmmmmmPretty sure it is not the gpx files themselves because I have tried several and they aren't untested on other apps. By the way, jpgs off the sd card display quite nicely - still impressed with the screen.

    Beyond that, the 45 minute battery life means configuration, off-bike, needs to be efficient.

    Onward and upward.
  5. EnduroFever

    EnduroFever BRAAAP!

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    I've been away from the forums for a little while but I'll agree with all the comments about multi-bike use. Today, this unit is really only single bike use. Everything from rev/temp limits, ODO., PPR, etc. I'm sure mutli-bike is coming since they are already calling it a "profile". I truly do hope they built unique identifiers into the docks so the VP can pick up which bike it is connected to in the future.

    The screen in remarkably reflective despite initial observations of viewing angles while holding it in your hands. It puts my little inReach Explorer+ transflective display to shame. It is super clear, all the time. Even the colors are visible in direct sunlight.

    Overall I'd have to say that this is a "great start". I mean this is a positive way as this is a platform that can be built on by TT. The hardware feels stable and should serve us for many years to come with software updates bringing us new relevant features. Heck, one day maybe we'll even see different docks with USB or even Dynojet display compatibility (dreaming here).
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  6. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    Great input @EnduroFever ... I agree the future is limitless... I think for now I'll stick with my Garmin 478 & 60Csx and see where this thing goes as my main goal is newer GPS unit/technology as the 478 is ancient , and don't want to drop $700 on the new Garmin 276C, which is an awesome unit but.. lots of $$$ for only a GPS.

    Get after it TT!!!
  7. Ck622

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    I finally got my voyager pro mounted up today. The direct to handlebar accessory mount didn’t work due to interference with the submount Scott’s stabilizer mounted with a BRP mount. So I designed and 3d printed my own mount similar to the ram quick release mount zip ties to the handlebars.

    Overall, the voyager pro seems really nice. I should ride with it in the next week. I wish I could load up my vvmapping maps. Not being able to use them is keeping a few friends using Garmins. Anyone know how to translate an unlocked garmin map to whatever the trailtech uses? It would also be nice if they sold a buddy beacon so I could put one in my boys pack to see where he is. Or if they integrated it with the ridex app which the same guys wrote.
  8. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    +1

    Now that would be awesome! A beacon in my son's and wife's hydro packs so you don't get lost!!
  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    call trail tech and ask them!
    and ask about route planning too !
  10. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    All will be glad to know that I overcame the gpx load issue - just user error files load from the map screen through the tracks option rather than through the file browser directly where you do the firmware updates.

    More study needed on the tracks and how they are displayed.
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  11. TThelper

    TThelper Adventurer

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    FYI, This is a product and feature we plan to have in the semi near future.
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  12. TThelper

    TThelper Adventurer

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    Glad you found it. Have you seen the in unit help files? These are quick to access and explain a lot of these features and is always with you as it is in the unit.
  13. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    I have but add is a terrible thing. I think I was thrown off when I did the firmware upgrade through the File Browser and expected the same concept when clicking there on the gpx files. No big deal, just creeping up the learning curve.
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  14. Magus

    Magus Never grew up...

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    I suppose if a bike was running the ‘old’ Voyager it should be plug and play to swap it out for the Voyager Pro? Different mount maybe but the sensors would just plug in?
  15. TThelper

    TThelper Adventurer

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    Correct.
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  16. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    I posted re this in similar thread, but I thought reliability was worth airing here. I have a TT Vapor that has had some issues, such as continually resetting (yes it is rubber mounted) despite doing the battery fixes and an odo that jumped from 6500. -14,000km, with no apparent fix (the speed remains accurate).....
    I realise these units are very new, but is anyone having any similar issues, as my experience with the Vapor is holding me back from buying a Voyager Pro for the time being...
    Cheers,
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  17. TThelper

    TThelper Adventurer

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    The battery in the Vapor as you know is a coin cell and sits in a pocket and can sometimes be subject to vibration connectivity issues. The Voyager pro battery is hard connected to the unit and should never suffer from this condition. We run this same setup in the standard Voyager with no issues.
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  18. Adrian V

    Adrian V Long timer

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    Thanks for responding. It's good to know that the Voyager Pro shouldn't have this issue :thumb, but unfortunately that's not going to help the likes of me, with an unreliable unit.

    For the record I really like functionality of the Vapor and the Voyager Pro seems great, but I feel once bitten twice shy at the moment :(.
    Cheers,
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  19. Plawa

    Plawa dןǝɥ puǝs

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    And what do you expect they will say or do? You pointed out an issue with an older model, TT acknowledged it and explained how they solved it. I can say from experience that I've never had that issue on the original Voyager so they seem to have that sorted out. If that doesn't help you then I don't know what will, unless you're only here to take a stab at them.

    //no affiliation with TT
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  20. Adrian V

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    FYI, Don't forget this "older" model is still for sale, warts and all. The "battery fix"doesn't work reliably and my unit is also wired to the battery. My Odo issue shouldn't be related to the resetting, as it's not resettable......
    Given my experience I see no issue with enquiring about any potential reliability issues with the new model. As I said I like the functionality of the Trail tech stuff, I just need to know how reliable it is likely to be be, before I decide whether to hand over the cash or not :dunno........
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