Trail Tech Voyager - Interesting GPS Speedo!

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Yellow Pig, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Trail Tech Voyager


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    Voyager

    - GPS Speed, Distance
    - Compass, Altitude
    - Temperature, Maps
    - View, Organize, Edit and Share Entire Trail Systems in 3D
    - Designed Specifically to Meet the Needs of Off-Road Riders
    - 240x400 WQVGA LCD - Readable in Intense Sunlight
    - Engine Performance linked to GPS Data
    - Crash Resistant, Off-Road Design
    - Upload Routes from any GPS
    - Customizable User Screens
    - Model-Specific Integration
    - Accurate Tracks, Even in the Toughest Terrain

    Source: http://www.trailtechproducts.co.uk/acatalog/New_Products.html

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  2. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    Wow :eek1 that is very cool. me likey. :thumb Any prices announced yet?
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  3. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Mechanically it looks a lot like my Vapor digital speedo on my KLR.
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  4. Tramontana

    Tramontana .

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    Getting to "the point"...
    ...but if speed and distance are 100% GPS based, will it be reliable enough? I've seen my GPS make up some pretty absurd "presumptions" regarding distance, when it has lost perfect signal in trees and canyons.

    Cheers! :freaky
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  5. Blakebird

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    nice!


    it's the same shape :nod
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  6. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    Since it looks so much like the Other Trail Tech offerings, I suspect it'll be a mix of mechanical inputs and digital. So you use their speedo kit to adapt whatever input you may have (mechanical off the wheel, or digital off the CS sprocket/whatever) to the device to get speed.

    Looks like it Might be a nice package ~ though I hope it can run off bike power (it mentions Li-Ion batteries).
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  7. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    probably battery backup like the Vapor, with auto-switch to internal power if external power disconnected.
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  8. 1stworks

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    Hope its more reliable than some of there other products...

    Looks cool..
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  9. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Crap, I just picked up the new Striker because it has a voltmeter and reads mileage in 100ths for when the roadbook rides come along.

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    Maybe I'll make a dual housing to mount both. I hear this a lot, but I can't find the price for it or the expected delivery.

    Are they starting a GPX database too? http://www.ohvtrails.net/
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  10. 1stworks

    1stworks dude

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    cool!!!
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  11. modette

    modette RMAR

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    I don't see the need for people that have a good GPS already. With my AceWell and my Zumo 550 I'm pretty happy. Plus that display looks to be real small for GPS usage.
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  12. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    This looks sweet! Can't wait to see it in person and see what all the features are.

    Adjustable ODO? numeric compass headings?
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  13. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    The Voyager looks quite a bit bigger of a form factor then the Vapor et al. I'll bet the display ends up being about the size of the Garmin Oregons, what Trail Tech needs to come out with is a heads up display for your goggles!
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  14. merickk

    merickk Living Folk Tale

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    Greeeat just what I didn't need to know..something else I'm gonna have to spend money on :rofl

    I use the vapor on my XRL and love it. Can only think that with a integrated GPS it'd be a must have.
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  15. garridan

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    The speed and the distance are gathered through a wheel sensor cable like Vapor and Vector as well as the GPS speed. We highly recommend the wheel sensor for accurate speed and odometer (distance).

    Voyager connects to DC or AC vehicle power and has a lithium ion battery for back up. Voyager also has a engine temperature sensor, the data is recorded with the GPS track data. We have added an ignition sensor for smart data logging.

    The unit is a little larger than Vapor and Vector. The screen is a WQVGA LCD with incredible resolution, contrast and visibility in direct sunlight.

    Another interesting feature is the open source trail sharing. Through http://ohvtrails.net/ a rider can download trails to Voyager via the SDmicro card.

    The introductory price is $279.95 for the complete kit, model specific. Voyager starts shipping the week of 11/1/10. The website (http://trailtech.net/voyager.html) should have more information later today. We are taking pre-sale orders now.

    Heads-up goggle display. I like it!

    Garridan
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  16. Brian-M

    Brian-M Melting in GA

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    :freaky Thanks for the additional info

    I don't often want 'farkles', but this one has my attention (guess I'll have to learn how to use a GPS finally though, ugh.)
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  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Garridan,

    I use the Vector because I use the adjustable odo and thumb switch for roadbook rally use. Is the odo on the voyager adjustable? In 100ths? Any thumb controls available? Also is the Voyager capable of digital compass readouts (CAP heading navigation)? Thanks
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  18. homerj

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    +1, Also, can we buy mulitple cradles and pick-ups to move the computer between bikes?

    and a HUD would be totally awesome
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  19. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Have you seen these?

    HUD gps in ski goggles - hopefully the technology will make its way into helmets (but I wouldn't hold my breath for a few years)?


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  20. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ... at the end of that video.. they start flashing "upcoming technologies" by .. things like camera, video, etc... the very last one to flash by is "9 lives" :D
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