Tracking riding buddies

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TimG

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Group ride functionality already exists on the Polaris RZRs, so it will probably come to sleds soon. You can buy the vehicle to vehicle antenna kit so it’ll work without cell service, but you can’t use it unless you have the ride command gauge.

Any electronics gurus on here that could figure out how to add group ride functionality on the PIDD gauge?
 
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Our group is using the Voyager Pro. Yes they only work with other Voyager Pros because the work thru radio signals, each VP has a small antenna that is mounted on your machine for buddy tracking. They work fantastic and are the best tool we found so far to keep track of everyone. It keeps everyone in your group on the screen and will pan in or out as needed to do so. Each rider can activate an emergency beacon if they get in trouble so their little icon goes red so everyone knows they have a problem. This Voyager Pro along with radios is the answer in my opinion. It also has a great GPS in it as well as full telemetry on your sled/bike to monitor temps, RPM, speed, etc.
We have been totally happy with this setup. This little video is a good review.
 

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Near the top of this thread someone mentioned InReach.

I have one of those - and love it!

But I don't know how to link it to others.
... But then I don't have anyone else yet that has one either...

I have the yellow one - with no underlying map.

Is it true that you can locate chums on this?

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Voyager Pro Kit, SNOW
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Description
Voyager Pro, The Connected Rider’s GPS. Trail Tech offers a variety of model specific and universal kits for complete vehicle integration. All kits include mounting hardware, tach sensor, and power connection. Temperature and wheel sensors vary by kit, see kit contents for details. Adventure Begins Here!

Overview & Specs
  • Trail Tech Voyager Pro, the Connected Rider’s GPS. A premium off-road GPS with 4 inch color touchscreen anti-glare display, sealed and rated IP67 for anti dust/water intrusion
  • The map screen is enabled with base maps, topography lines, hill shading, and some trails. Record or load GPX trails and riding areas, and transfer to a PC using the MicroSD card. Voyager Pro comes loaded with North American maps, but other map regions can be downloaded for free.
  • Amongst the major features is Buddy Tracking. Buddy Tracking uses localized radio signals and can support up to 20 riders in a single group. View members of your ride group on the map screen in real time, increase your following distances, and use the buddy beacon to summon your buddies. Cell reception is not required.
  • Buddy tracking displays the current location of up to 20 members of your ride group on the map screen
  • Voyager Pro is Bluetooth enabled for intercom, phone and media controls. Play songs from your phone or MicroSD card using a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or intercom. Two phones and two headsets can be connected at the same time.
  • The 4 inch glove friendly color touchscreen TFT display is visible in all conditions, including direct sunlight. Sealed and rated IP67 for anti-dust and water intrusion, it is built to withstand the harshest elements that come with extreme riding conditions. The mounting dock hard mounts to the dashboard, can be locked, and allows for quick removal of Voyager Pro from the machine. The dock utilizes the AMPs hole pattern, and is compatible with the full line of RAM brand mounts or Trail Tech mounting hardware.
  • Voyager Pro integrates with your vehicle using standard Trail Tech vehicle sensors, providing vital ride data such as engine temperature, RPM, battery voltage, speed/distance and more.
  • At 5.6 x 3.5 inches, Voyager Pro still fits on dirt bike dashboards, but is big enough to use on adventure bikes and UTVs. Voyager Pro’s mapping abilities and buddy tracking make it the premium choice for off-road riders.

 

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Since the advent of the shoulder clipped microphone radios we aren't getting much quality riding in. Everyone seems to think they can now go Rogue and disappear at will. Most the day is spent looking for the knothead who is stuck or crashed or upside down. Looking out for oneself seems to have gone by the wayside. I guess the best way to deal with the Rogue riders is to put them on ignore, hope their not dead or dying, then gathering them up at the end of the day on the way back to the truck like the good old days. Technology may make life a little more safe, but on the flipside we used to get a lot more quality riding in when the group made it a point to keep everyone in site.
Quit inviting the knot heads... we pair up and try to keep the group smaller no more than 6. If bigger than that break it into two or more sub groups based on riding style/ability. We use the Baeofungs with shoulder mics and also Garmin 650's.
 
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