Speed's Best Friend
What brands of GPSs do you use? How do they handle elevation changes?
Youll have to let me know how it works. Where i ride, the trails are right next to each other, but separated by 50' in elevation. It may look like the trail is right there, but you might have to travel half way around the mt to connect to it.Just ordered one but it's on backorder till the end of the month
That sounds pretty cool, how do the walkie talkies work? can you make them voice activated or itergrate them into your helmet? most of the guys I ride with have the Collett helmet communicators.Check out the garmins. GPS with built in walkie talkies. Also it will show where the other person is at on your screen. My friends and I all got them so they are really handy when we get separated on long unfamiliar trail rides. Honestly,, it saved our life a few times, especially in Alaska. They do Elevation as well.
The walkie talkies are just like standard off the shelf ones. They have thier line of sight limitations. The 5 watt models will do just fine for us. They do have a voice activation feature with them, and a headset you can wear. I dont have the headset, so I don’t know how comfortable it is in a helmet.That sounds pretty cool, how do the walkie talkies work? can you make them voice activated or itergrate them into your helmet? most of the guys I ride with have the Collett helmet communicators.
How does it seperate the elevation?
That's the onlyproblem with the small screened units. Mine is the garmin etrex legend hcx full color display and high sensitivity receiver ( which is very important in forested areas).By separating the elevation, you mean on the map itself? It shows contour lines. The further you zoom in the more detailed they are.
Yeah that trail tech Voyager looks pretty awesome, I was just on the site that Is the first time I saw these.I see what you guys are saying. Im really interested in the Trail tech Voyager. It claims to be designed for moto. You also have all the side benifits like engine temp and such. I wonder if the screen will be large enough to display accurately. It is also wired to your quad, so theres no charging.
Do you guys use the various websites to download trail maps? How does that work. I didnt see much for where I ride, but there was alot for the west coast.
Your talking about the garmin rhino series right? I have one of those too and used it on my outlander on long trail rides. I was really impressed with it.Yeah that trail tech Voyager looks pretty awesome, I was just on the site that Is the first time I saw these.
As far as trail maps go, I haven’t found a site that has maps to download for riding. That would be awesome though.
What I will usually do is get the Coordinates where the trail head starts. Then I can find it using the truck GPS. Then use my portable one to map them out. You use the computer program to review your tracks, save, edit, and so on.
Im not sure how trail tech ones work, but with garmin you have a very basic map from the factory. Then you have to buy the North American Elevation map, and load specific portions (Or all of it if your GPS has enough Memory).