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11/17/2021

Using Group Ride on Your 7S Display

ATVs that are equipped with a 7S display can use the Group Ride feature by RIDE COMMAND. Invite your friends to a group to see their live location on the map of your smartphone, tablet or vehicle's touchscreen display. 

Setup instructions can be accessed from your vehicle. To access this information, press the Badge Panel Button (Polaris logo) and then MAP. Tap the pop-up menu at the bottom of the display and select the GROUP RIDE option. Finally, click the information (i) icon next to the Group Ride title (1).

ATV 7S

Watch the video below or follow the steps outlined in this article to use Group Ride.

  

SETTING UP GROUP RIDE
There are two ways to set up a Group Ride.

  • Cellular-Based (Cell-Based)
  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Antenna

Note: In order for vehicles with a V2V antenna and vehicles using cell-based Group Ride to join the same group, at least one member of the group must be connected to both the V2V antenna and the cell-based Group Ride.

Option 1: Cellular-Based Group Ride
Features of using your mobile phone for group riding:

  • Works within cellular range
  • Requires a tethered mobile phone
  • Infinite range between vehicles
  • Works with friends using the mobile app

Group Ride

The display requires a GPS lock, indicated by a blue navigation arrow marker (shown below), before you are able to set up or join a Group Ride.

GPS lock

To set up a Group Ride using a mobile phone, do the following:

1. From the Map menu, tap the Map menu icon at the bottom of the screen and select GROUP RIDE.

2. Tap the information (i) icon beside the Group Ride title.

3. Select SETUP MOBILE PHONE GROUP RIDE on the display screen.

  • Enable your Bluetooth® tethering or personal hotspot in your phone's settings.

4. Tap INSTRUCTIONS on the display for more information on how to enable tethering on an iPhone® or Android® phone.

5. If not previously paired to the display, connect your phone to the touchscreen display by pressing the Bluetooth® Settings button.

6. In the Bluetooth® device menu, press ADD DEVICE to bring up the pairing prompt.

  • Open your phone’s Bluetooth® settings and ensure the device is in pairing mode.

7. Select the device you wish to pair on the display screen.

  • Verify that the numbers that appear on your phone match the numbers that appear on the display screen and accept the prompt to pair on your phone. If your mobile phone and the display fail to pair, cycle the ignition switch and repeat this process.
  • Verify that your Bluetooth® tethering is active before proceeding.

8. Press LOG IN to log in to your RIDE COMMAND account. If you do not have an account, sign up at ridecommand.polaris.com.

  • Once you've logged in, you can choose to upload vehicle rides and waypoints to your RIDE COMMAND account if you wish.

After successfully logging in the first time, the display will store your RIDE COMMAND information unless manually cleared. You will not have to log in again for future Group Rides.

9. Press the X in the upper-left corner to close the menu.

Option 2: Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Antenna
Features of using the Vehicle-to-Vehicle antenna for group riding:

  • Works anywhere, no phone required
  • 1+ miles range between vehicles
  • Messaging to other vehicles utilizing V2V communications

The display requires a GPS lock, indicated by a blue navigation arrow marker (shown below), before you are able to set up or join a Group Ride.

GPS lock

Use the following procedure to set up a V2V Group Ride:

1. From the Map menu, tap the Map menu icon at the bottom of the screen and select GROUP RIDE.

2. Refer to the following two sections for instructions on creating or joining a group ride. 

CREATING A GROUP RIDE
To create a Group Ride, do the following:

1. From the Map menu, tap the Map menu icon at the bottom of the screen and select GROUP RIDE.

2. On the Group Ride Panel, tap the NEW GROUP button (1) to create a group for others to join.

7s atv display

3. Enter a name in the Group Name field.

4. Select whether to enable a passcode. When enabled, you will be prompted to enter a 4–digit passcode. If Passcode Required is left unselected, any rider can freely join your Group Ride.

5. Select the CREATE GROUP button.

Your newly created group will be shown. If your group has the passcode enabled, other riders must enter your chosen passcode to join the group. 

After a second rider joins, the map will switch to zoom-to-group and as you ride it will automatically zoom to keep all riders in view. Tap the zoom control to return to manual zoom mode.

JOINING A RIDE GROUP
The display requires a GPS lock, indicated by a blue navigation arrow marker, before you are able to set up or join a Group Ride.

To join a group, do the following:

1. From the Map menu, tap the Map menu icon at the bottom of the screen and select GROUP RIDE.

2. Nearby groups will display in order of distance.

ATV 7s display

Note that you can only be active in one group at a time. 

Close the pop-up to show the map view of your chosen Group Ride. Other riders will appear as dots on the map. If a rider is moving, the dot includes a heading arrow pointing in the direction they are riding. The Ride Group Panel on the side of the screen shows the name of the group and lists all group members with their name, icon color, distance and bearing from you to that rider.

Note that the map is set to zoom-to-group and as you ride it will automatically zoom to keep all riders in view. Tap the zoom control to return to manual zoom mode.

RIDING WITH A GROUP

1. Tap the Handle (1) by the group name to minimize the panel and show more map.

ATV 7s group ride

2. After 10 seconds of inactivity on the screen, the map controls will disappear. Tap the screen to make them visible again.

3. Tap on a rider icon in the Ride Group Panel to show that rider relative to your location. If center-on-me is enabled, the display reverts to the centered state after 10 seconds.

For more information, view the 7S User Guide, 7S Quick Start Guide or Owner's Manual
For more information, see you Polaris Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.

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