Is the display visible in bright light?
Gauge information, like Speed or RPM, use high contrast gauge faces that are visible even in intense sunlight found on a blue sky day in the mountains. Maps can be brightened for better viewing during intense sunlight because they often contain darker colors, such as trees in aerial imagery. Trails, tracks, and waypoints can be configured to use high contrast colors so that they can be easily seen during intense sunlight. The screen can be dimmed for night riding.
Does the gauge handle cold and water?
The NS1 Gauge System is based on a commercial Android tablet. Commercial tablets undergo extensive vibration, shock, and temperature testing. The assembled gauge system has been tested in -30F and 130F environments. In addition, the NS1 Gauge System has been on the snow for two seasons and has the needed water resistance.
Will the software be updated in the future?
The software in the NS1 Gauge System will have free updates released on a regular basis. These updates are easily installed using the display of the NS1 Gauge System when connected to WIFI.
Where can compatible maps be found?
The NS1 Gauge System is preloaded with street maps. Aerial imagery and topographic maps for the United States are also available offline using an area caching feature. Garmin compatible maps from vendors such as VVMapping, RedpineMapping, GPSTrailMasters, and TrakMaps can be used with the NS1 Gauge System as well. The NS1 Gauge System currently ships with trail maps for Minnesota, Michigan, New York, and Wyoming preloaded.
Can I use Garmin compatible maps?
It depends on the map. The Garmin map support is quite limited at the moment, so although maps like the GPS Sled USA overlay map from RedPineMapping.com works, maps from VVMapping.com do not yet work correctly. Improvements will be map to the Garmin map support in 2017.