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Hey brother, we are a Garmin dealer and end users as well. Garmin uses the civillian commercial MURS freqs and they will only work radios on those bands. The units are great standalone but really shine when you and your buddies ahve them and can use all the linked data. For example I am more of a slow crawler and Alex is get from point A to B as fast as possible. With the Treads we can always locate the exact point where each of us are to meet up or for winching yada yada. Having coms, nav, music, and BT in a single unit is super clean for install and limits the birds nest of wiring behind the dash. And it's Garmin, the leader in GPS game for eva eva. If you are interested let me know as we sell tons of them and have damn good pricing on them. Also love the watches with ballistic ocmputers in them....
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A couple buddies and I are running the SxS Edition and just spent a week in Moab. The device was a godsend TBH. I've never had that solid of access to trail and road maps while driving in Moab and surrounding areas. I will say though that the download of the satellite data and the updates was painfully slow at 8-10 hours to get it updated and the satellite imagery downloaded.
I just bought a Tread SxS and on my first 50mile offroad ride with it, it kept losing its power connection. It is mounted with a Group Ride mount but frequently the display turned off and when restarted indicated not charging. I could wiggle the unit and get the power back and restart it. Have you or anyone else encountered this problem?
 

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I just bought a Tread SxS and on my first 50mile offroad ride with it, it kept losing its power connection. It is mounted with a Group Ride mount but frequently the display turned off and when restarted indicated not charging. I could wiggle the unit and get the power back and restart it. Have you or anyone else encountered this problem?
We have not seen that issue with any of our units or had feedback like this before. When stationary will it stay connected and charging?
 

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So it will charge when the car isn't moving but during driving it won't?
The problem is that it seems to be losing the 12vdc input while on rough trails. I asked Garmin if there was a means of adjusting the mount to make the contact more secure, but they could not provide any help other than perhaps replacing the unit.
 

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The problem is that it seems to be losing the 12vdc input while on rough trails. I asked Garmin if there was a means of adjusting the mount to make the contact more secure, but they could not provide any help other than perhaps replacing the unit.
If it's not doing what it needs to I would for sure send it back to Garmin and have them replace it.
 

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The Tread has some really great features/functions but not everyone is going to need or want those. Mostly, I would say that you can't look at it as just a GPS device. When I play music via BT through my intercom for in-helmet audio the interface also comes up on my Tread so I can change songs and such from there instead of on my phone. There's a lot of integration possible with it so if you're only looking for GPS and absolutely nothing else then maybe it isn't the best choice.
Are you referring to the Rugged Radios intercom or another radio system? I just purchased the RR intercom and have considered the Tread for a number of reasons. Having direct integration with the Intercom, inside the Tread, would be huge. Any feedback would be appreciated! Thanks!
 
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