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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by iggs, Oct 17, 2014.
Someone actually got one?
that would be a surprise, wouldn't it ?
maybe it's time to start a pre order/group buy thread, to motivate the team. just think, tens of people ready to buy a first gen device, chomping at the bit
congratulations trail tech, on your future sale to Garmin !
cause Garmin is gonna get pretty nervous about that !
I use a Garmin Montana off-road and a Tom-Tom rider on the road
as long as Garmin and tomtom have been trying to get it right, I doubt trailtech is going to cover all the uses, all the time, with their first unit that "now has a color screen!" and took five plus years to bring to market...
but hey, strange things happen every day
I had a friend return from an event in Idaho where he saw one in the wild. He said the screen looked awesome, but couldn't say much more than that since he wasn't riding with it. When asked, it was the same answer was that they hoped to have it by the end of the year. He had heard they are now just trying to build inventory. We'll see....
that's great ! I hope they make it for the Christmas rush this year, and I hope it can compete with a 10 year old Garmin....
because those guys are gonna be richer over night if it can ;-)
Well I have been keen as mustard to hold out for this. But today for better or worse, the Garmin 276cx got my money.
Still hoping Trail Tech release something amazing, as I don't feel like the 276cx is the answer we are all looking for.
You did read the 276 thread didn't you?
And you still bought one??
some peoples kids
The way I ride I don't use routing so I think it will be fine. If people remember back far enough the 276c was the same when first released, it's all in the firmware.
the voyager pro is now a five or seven year old CONCEPT and the "all in the firmware" 276cx which has actually been released is now a year old, without fixing the firmware.
I bet if Garmin and trailtech collaborated they could produce a $2500 unit that only worked on Tuesdays.
Any new news on this?
an internet forum user said a friend of a friend saw it .... two months ago.
but since Garmin hasn't bought them out, it's probably just another dummy unit.
(trolling for info)
Trail Tech had a booth at the Long Beach CA IMS show. They had most of their products on display but no Voyager Pro.
I asked the folks working the booth about the mythical Voyager Pro and they reached underneath the display stand and handed me a working Voyager Pro.
I was told the device was a well worn development unit not running the most recent firmware. It got a GPS lock inside the building pretty quickly. The map screen is zoomed using the two finger pinch. The button on the side of the screen pages to the different displays. The info from the folks working the booth is listed below in no particular order.
Map data will be sourced from OSM and will be capable of displaying GEOreferenced PDF files.
Unit maybe available Feb. of 2018 and cost will be in the $500 to $600 range.
Topo style map display will be available as well as 3D map display that I understood to be similar to the Garmin Nuvi/Zumo moving map.
The accuracy of this information based on a short conversation and I could have easily misunderstood some of the facts. Please do not hold me accountable if any of this information is incorrect.
My first impression is the display is crisp and easy to see. The photo in one of the previous posts is an accurate image of the screen resolution. The map rendering was good enough to see all the streets in downtown Long Beach with a zoom level of what I guess to be 2 miles.
The unit is much thicker than the current Voyager but thinner than a Garmin Zumo.
I did not spent enough time with the device to get the details on the GPS modes and options.
No, I did not any take photos of the unit so please don't ask.
Maybe we can get a Trail Tech employee to post more details and correct any information that is incorrect.
thank you very much for that. i'm hoping they'll have wifi/bluetooth in it, so that transfering stuff is super fast/easy, instead of plugging into computers and stuff.
did you feel like it was responsive enough to be comparible to a smartphone ? man I hope you say yes. hopehopehopehope
thanks again :)
My smart phone reference is an ancient Kyrocera Hydro that I got off Ebay for $18. With that as a benchmark the screen zoom on the Voyager Pro is equal if not better than my device. As for wifi/bluetooth hardware that was not mentioned during the talk with Trail Tech.
The truth about Voyager Pro will have to wait until it is released into the wild and first hand reports start coming in.
Is this the new Voyager pro on a 2018 Beta?
He reviews it around the 7 minute mark.