How do I attach the Tripy II GPS to my vehicle?
The pack comes with a standard attachment (U-base B-Ball) and RAM-Mount arm which fits the vast majority of vehicles. If you would like to customise your installation, ask your distributor who knows all about the range of mounts and mounting solutions or go to our accessories list or visit http://www.ram-mount.com
Do I need a power supply for the Tripy II GPS?
No you don't, and this is one of the advantages of the Tripy II GPS. Its 15-hour continuous battery life means it keeps working faultlessly all through your trips. Although it will need 4 hours to fully recharge, you'll only need an hour to get back 80% of its battery life.
The Tripy II GPS is guaranteed for 5 years. What about updates?
Yes, your Tripy II GPS is covered by a 5-year warranty, except for the battery which is limited to one year. All future updates are and will remain free to download on our community website. Only Tele Atlas (TM) mapping update options will be subject to payment.
Why does Tripy recommend the ball-arrow guidance system rather than map guidance?
The ball-arrow symbol, which has always been used in roadbooks for motor sports, globally represents a direction change. Combined with a kilometre count telling you how soon this direction change will come up, this guidance system has the great benefit of being able to be interpreted by the human brain in 1/12 sec, giving additional safety assurance. However, a map guidance option is also available on Tripy II via firmware version 1.1.0.
Why have a black & white display on the Tripy II GPS?
We're sure you know it's impossible to read a colour display on your mobile phone on the beach or to use your PC on the lawn while you're having a summer BBQ. That's why Tripy has chosen the technology that can be most easily read in the sun and that's why Tripy II's display offers the best current technological solution for outdoor use.
Why doesn't the Tripy II GPS speak?
You know better than anyone that driving a vehicle requires non-stop attention. So here at Tripy we don't see the point in distracting the driver with a potentially annoying voice. Plus, the ball-arrow guidance system is so intuitive and the black & white screen so easy to read that there's no need to have an alternative guidance system.
What are the recommended minimum system requirements for the installation of the RoadTracer Pro software?
At the very least, you'll need a computer with an Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor, with 100MB of free hard disk space + up to an additional 5GB depending on the country you are in, 1 free USB port, 1 DVD reader, minimum screen resolution 1024x768 and Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.
I have a MAC. Do I have any chance of being able to make the RoadTracer Pro software work?
Yes, of course, using a Mac doesn't necessarily mean you can't have Windows applications. In this case, we highly recommend VMware Fusion which is the ideal solution for running Windows on a Mac. The RoadTracer Pro software functions brilliantly in this environment.
What mapping system does RoadTracer Pro come with?
In all Tripy II GPS packs, the RoadTracer Pro software comes with the Tele Atlas (TM) database of roads in western and southern Europe (AT, BE, CH, DE, ES, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, NL, PT). You can then buy additional Tripy-compatible Michelin or topographical maps, or import your own maps of North Africa, South America or anywhere in the world.
How can I share my best trips with the Tripy community?
Nothing simpler, there's a form on the community site where you can suggest your trip and even promote your club or society when it's posted online. The details will be checked by the Tripy webmaster before posting.
Why are there so few all-terrain roadbooks?
If you use Quads, Enduros or 4X4s, you know better than anyone that the legislation is becoming very stringent as regards off-road driving in the countryside. Organisers of all-terrain tours often have to request special approval to organise their events which are not generally allowed at other times.
The Tripy RoadMaster and the Tripy II GPS is mentioned on the website. What's the difference?
The Tripy RoadMaster is our first generation product. Although 100% of users were delighted with it, many potential buyers criticised it severely for not having point A -> point B guidance. The Tripy II GPS has inherited all the strengths of its predecessor and in addition offers what today's market expects of a modern GPS in terms of more advanced functionalities for leisure driving such as scenic route guidance, over 500 ready-to-drive routes and exceptional readability.