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Trail Tech Voyager is the Best Choice for The Trail Rider’s GPS.

Trail Tech Voyager is magnificent vehicle computing device when comes to trail riding. Either it is ATV or snowmobile or motorbike or self-made off-road machine.

 

I wrote about it in my March post about the best GPS for ATV trails and someone could say why I decided to look at this device again as I gave a short review before. Yes, but after an active purchase count rising of Voyager units, I have returned to more detailed research on it.

I will not overwrite the manufacturer information and real users reviews just make a link to the source. Maybe occasionally drop my personal thoughts about the topic.

…but nothing even comes close to Trail Tech computers

There are some other GPS devices for ATV and snowmobiles on the market, but nothing even comes close to Trail Tech computers. At least I could not find the real rivals.

Voyager was specifically designed to be a trail mapping GPS.

Just to be clear, the Trail Tech Voyager is not an ordinary GPS turn by turn navigation device like TomTom, Magellan or Garmin. You cannot download any such a navigation maps. The Voyager was specifically designed to be a trail mapping GPS.

I could hear sighs, why do we need such a tool?

Let’s look at the environment where you used to drive ATVs and snowmobile. Is it public roads? Generally, not. Busy city streets? Definitely, not. So, why you need a turn by turn navigation for trail riding?

Yes, it is crucial not to pass any significant turn. No problems, you can put a waypoint mark any place you want on the trail, or WPT has been inserted by your fellow ATV rider which GPX file you downloaded from his SD card.

Well, there are numbers of handheld devices like Garmin Montana 6xx series handheld GPS can perfectly fulfill ATV and snowmobile trail riding task. You can even purchase ready to use trail maps with tons of usable and unusable features. These navigators can be loaded with street navigation and boating maps as well. It is cool and in many cases, also do not need anything other.

Just do not forget that we are talking about ATV computer and GPS feature is another valuable feature along with Bike and Wheel speed, engine temperature, Distance gained from wheel sensor, Compass, Tachometer, Hour Meter, Volt Meter (battery volume), Air Temperature and more.

Will agree with me that no other ordinary GPS device does not include additional options.

Wow, I forget to mention one of the Trail tech guy’s product marvel, it is the Trail Tech Ride Leader.  Awesome program for downloading and sharing your trail maps. It is free software and could be downloaded just for less than in a minute. The only drawback is a lack of Mac version (at least I could not find), but I try to my Acer Windows 10 laptop and works just great.

Actually, there are not so hopelessly even for Mac users as by searching „GPX editor” in App Store more than five results pops up for the symbolic price. Only you need to choose one.

I wanted to make a short video how to use and edit in Ride Leader, but do not think that could make it better than it has already originally done and publically accessible in Trail Tech Ride Leader Tutorial videos.

Unfortunately, this video is restricted as private by the owner and not publicly available so I just drop another informative video about the topic.

I just want to remind that to fully use all Trail Tech Voyager features you have to have some technical skills to install all sensors correctly.

Actually, it is not so hard so far you know how to handle with a screwdriver, drill, and some other everyday car tools. Watch video guide and details could vary of vehicle model. Some advice can be seen here.

What’s in the box:

Moto-GPS computer

Temperature sensor

Wheel sensor

Ignition Sensor

Vehicle power harness

Ride Leader GPX Editor (CD)

⅞” handlebar mount

1-⅛” handlebar mount

Rechargeable lithium-Ion battery.

MicroSD memory card (with USB adapter)

User’s Manual (CD)

Install Instructions for various models

Returning to the lack of mapping feature in Voyager device.

Theoretically, having a real map could be helpful in specific situations let’s say if you get hopelessly lost in woods or losing the right direction in the middle of the borderless ice field. In reality, almost everyone has a smartphone in his inner pocket, so one or twice a day take a look at phone’s GPS map, not a big deal. Yes, but adding at least basic Topo map on the unit’s hard drive might not have such a bad idea.

In conclusion, I would like to say that I made an extensive research on the topic by reading and watching different sources beginning from manufacturer web and his partner’s information, from Amazon customers reviews and forum threads.

Disregarding of some cons, as lack of maps and some installation difficulties, Trail Tech Voyager is the best choice for trail rider’s GPS on the market for today.

Here is a useful link for Trail Tech Voyager owners how to update software and more.


8 Comments

  1. Nathan

    Trail Tech voyager is looking better and better, the more you describe it. I’ve always been a cheapskate and just used my google phone, but from how you described it, I can see how beneficial this device can be to me the next time I plan a vacation. Thank you for this very detailed review.

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hello, Nathan and thanks for the comment.

      Trail Tech Voyager really is good ATV computer with GPS trails feature. How far I know there are some factory-installed infotainment system Polaris Interactive Display 2.0. with smartphone connection capability. It sounds great just I do not believe that using the smartphone in extreme riding conditions is a good idea.

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  2. Paul

    Hi Andrei
    What an awesome website , you obviously have a passion for the water and your site represents a wealth of knowledge and research .Nice and clears with multiple options for the use of GPS .I was a bit overwhelmed with your content and it took me a while to locate your about me page to which I found very interesting along with your story of why you have chosen this niche which is very original and highly marketable
    .cheers mate and bon voyage
    Paul

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Thanks Paul for stopping by! It is interesting that the more people visit my Website that becoming more and more clearly what people are really buying and what items are in demand. I try to find more valuable information about purchased GPS devices and adding it to my posts or even create new ones. Thanks again to find the time reading my posts.

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  3. Dan DeFant

    Any chance you found one for a 2016 Can am commander max?

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    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Dan And thanks for stopping by.
      I am not familiar with 2016 Can am commander max, but you can check out online. Even Amazon offers some good Trail Tech Voyager mounting options.

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      1. Dan

        Thanks, but I cannot find a Trail Tech Voyager gps for my UTV Can-Am machine. Just wondered if you knew on one since they are vehicle specific.

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        1. Andrejs (Post author)

          It’s a stand-alone unit so I guess it will work with any ATV, UTV or snowmobile. As you probably read it has a lot of monitoring capability most of which the Can-Am Max UTV already has so those items don’t need to be hooked up. Here I found usable installation steps. I hope it could help a bit.

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