Trail Tech Voyager - Interesting GPS Speedo!

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

  1. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    To load and save GPS tracks, it appears it uses standard GPX file format.
    So no need to sync it with a computer.
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  2. Flashman1

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    I just blundered into this thread - I am a pretty good GPS user - no 60 series shit - the real thing - a 276.

    This new trailtech thing looks good. Can it accept other maps? Garmin Topos are ok - but everyone now uses Topos from GPS depot.

    The no color thing is bad though - I almost always have multilple tracks in the 276 at different colors.
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  3. Zecatfish

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    Yea, the data is out there for free.
    I emailed http://toposm.com/ these folks and they wasn't opposed to using their free topos.
    I've added their servers to GPSViking so I have up top date topos in it now. Its still a work in progress so all resolutions aren't there yet buts a very nice map in an open non-proprietary format. :clap
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  4. Craig McCurdy

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    Okay, just checked toposm in my small area of the world and if I were to try and fix just the road names it would be a part time job. If I were to start fixing roads also that would be a full time job! Just calling it the way I see it. They might work it out in time but they have a long way to go...
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  5. Zecatfish

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    They'll get to eventually I'm sure.
    Very little of that is done manually. The government has the ESRI shapefiles and then they're using software to rendering the map tile images.

    Just a thought more than anything else.
    How it looks on my machine and section the Ozark National Forest.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MiPub3bB_TR2_e3mLZM32A?feat=directlink
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    First off, its great that R&D is on this thread to try and make their projects better :clap

    Saw this product on Trail-techs website, thought it would be a really nice addition to my DR650 project. The website was a bit deceiving. On the Voyagers main page, it says "adventure-sport" motorcycles. I assumed that this meant it would come with a streets database.

    I ride 70/30 in on-roads favor and wouldn't want to run two devices. For me, its gotta have streets at a minimum. Color isn't needed, but would certainly be nice. Also, why no Tach? If I got this I would want to also get the small tach they offer.

    Probable just going to go with the Vapor, and use my cars Garmin Nuvi 105 with a bike mount for now, unless trail-tech comes up with V2 soon.
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  8. cbomb

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    Have these started to ship yet?
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  9. theantipaul

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    Yes, just got mine!!!
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  10. 1stworks

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    Lets see some real pics.

    thanks
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    Here you go, it's a little bigger then the Striker/Vapor, I'm off to make a housing for it.

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  12. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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    Sweet!
    and thank you.

    Now I can't wait for your review and opinions. lol.
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  13. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    I'd like to see pictures of the GPS function and the maps zoomed in and out for resolution.
    The contrast looks good.
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  14. cbomb

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    And its MADE IN THE USA.
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    1stworks dude

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  16. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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    After you make the housing for it, you may be able to sell quite a few if you have it patterned out.

    Might be awhile before they are available elsewhere.:evil
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  17. SUMTROUBLE

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    I got this unit a week ago.. Mounted it up on my BRP looks good hard to read the fine print.. And not sure how uploading the la to vegas maps is gonna work.. I can't find an upload plug spot.. and when I called the promoters they don't think they can load it on my sd card.. All in All very nicely put together
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  18. Zecatfish

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    It is suppose to have an micro sd-card slot.
    From what I've read you just copy the gpx files to the sd-card and insert it in and load the gpx tracks. :dunno


    I wish some one would post some more picture with it in gps mode showing the maps and map details with it zoomed in.
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  19. SUMTROUBLE

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    I'm really not sure how most gps are loaded. But I called and was told by one of the AMA people that they can't load to my sd card.. which hold the mini sd..


    I'll take some photo's tonight. I'm not sure really sure how to use it yet havent really messed with it much. The few tracks I've loaded are a bit of a ways away and I'm not sure what i should see zoomed in.. All looks gray to me.:dunno but it shows a lil car
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  20. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Tell the AMA people you want the tracks in gpx format.
    If they send them in Garmin gdb format thats ok too, as its easy to convert them to gpx format with gpsbabel or gpsvisulizer. If you need help just ask I'll be glad to convert them if need for you.

    I would assume that from there you would just copy them the sd-card and insert the card and theres an option on it somewhere to load data. Unless it does it automatically.