NEW Trailtech Voyager Pro - speculation and rumour

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

  1. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,161
    Location:
    Texas
    Someone actually got one?
  2. Hohmie

    Hohmie Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    1,198
    Location:
    Bend Or
    WTF?
  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama
    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
    Magus and turbodieseli4i6 like this.
  4. rzr101

    rzr101 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Oddometer:
    25
    Location:
    Washington
  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama
    congratulations trail tech, on your future sale to Garmin !

    cause Garmin is gonna get pretty nervous about that !
  6. rzr101

    rzr101 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Oddometer:
    25
    Location:
    Washington
    I use a Garmin Montana off-road and a Tom-Tom rider on the road
  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama

    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
    TexasAggie2008 likes this.
  8. kevin2735

    kevin2735 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    178
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    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....
    ohgood likes this.
  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama

    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 ;-)
  10. GulfDRrider

    GulfDRrider Average

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    Around
    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.
  11. rider911

    rider911 Shortcut Navigator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,107
    Location:
    Australia
    You did read the 276 thread didn't you?
    And you still bought one??
  12. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,161
    Location:
    Texas
    some peoples kids
  13. GulfDRrider

    GulfDRrider Average

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2014
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    Around
    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.
  14. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama


    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.
    TexasAggie2008, chrisjk and CapeMan like this.
  15. Hankus

    Hankus Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2014
    Oddometer:
    163
    Any new news on this?
  16. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama
    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)
  17. gpsdualsport

    gpsdualsport Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    59
    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.
    ohgood likes this.
  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,608
    Location:
    alabama

    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 :)
  19. gpsdualsport

    gpsdualsport Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    59
    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.
    ohgood likes this.
  20. Hich76

    Hich76 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Oddometer:
    87
    Location:
    Long Island
    Is this the new Voyager pro on a 2018 Beta?
    He reviews it around the 7 minute mark.