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 over five 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 and some trail 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, 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. The NS1 also supports running 3rd party apps splitscreen, such as Polaris Ride Command.
Can I use Garmin compatible maps?
Yes, the NS1 Gauge System supports most Garmin map products by simply haivng the SD card inserted into the display when the NS1 Dashboard app is started. However, road and trail names are not shown.