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3/25/2021

Five-Button RIDE COMMAND Display FAQs and Video Tutorials

The five-button RIDE COMMAND 7-inch displays are factory installed or can be added as an accessory on some model year 2018 and older Polaris RZR, RANGER and GENERAL vehicles. Continue reading for answers to common questions about the five-button RIDE COMMAND display.

7 inch display

The below video contains information on the following: 

  • The Rider screen, Music screen, Navigation screen, Phone screen, Apps screen and pull-down Badge Panel
  • How to configure and change screens
  • How to access back-up cameras (if equipped)
  • How to change audio sources
  • How to view and change settings
  • How to view ride stats
  • How to access Bluetooth®

RIDE COMMAND FAQs

Q: Where can I find out more information and details about the Polaris RIDE COMMAND system? 
A: You can find more information about Polaris RIDE COMMAND by going to ridecommand.polaris.com

Q: Can I add a RIDE COMMAND display to my vehicle? 
A: 
Yes, the RIDE COMMAND display can be added to your GENERAL, RANGER or RZR side-by-side vehicle. While the five-button display is no longer produced, the seven-button RIDE COMMAND display can be added to model year 2019 and newer vehicles. It is part number 2884072. For more information on that display, read 7-Inch RIDE COMMAND Display FAQs

Q: How do I import and export rides from RIDE COMMAND to my computer?
A: Select the hard Navigation button on the RIDE COMMAND display. Select the Navigation Menu on the screen and then select RIDES on the screen. You will see a list of saved rides. From here you can import and export these rides via USB. 

Q: Do I need to have the RIDE COMMAND display to use the RIDE COMMAND app?
A: No, you do not need the RIDE COMMAND display to use the RIDE COMMAND app. To learn more about the RIDE COMMAND app, read the RIDE COMMAND App FAQ

Q: How do I update my RIDE COMMAND display?
A: Visit the update section of the RIDE COMMAND website and download the provided update files. Maps and software update separately. The steps to update your vehicle are listed under the software and map update sections of the website and explained in Updating Your Off-Road Vehicle's 7-Inch RIDE COMMAND DisplayNote: It is recommended that you update the RIDE COMMAND software and maps every 90 days. It is recommended that the base map is updated once a year.

Q: Can I plan a ride on the RIDE COMMAND website and upload the planned route to my display?
A: A ride can be planned on the RIDE COMMAND website, downloaded to a USB drive and then uploaded to your vehicle's display. More information can be found in Planning and Uploading a Ride for Your RIDE COMMAND Display.

NAVIGATION

Q: How can I see previous waypoints and add new ones?
A: To add a waypoint, you will select the Navigation button on the display. From there you will select the Navigation Menu on the screen. This will pull up the options to see the trail map legend, see previous waypoints, add waypoints, see previous rides, record rides, and add a Group Ride features. To add a waypoint, select ADD WAYPOINT.

The waypoint will drop on the map. If you select the waypoint, the menu options will appear as they did when you added the waypoint. If you select the button in the bottom-left of the waypoint menu, this will enable you to navigate to the selected waypoint. You will not get turn-by-turn directions, but it will tell you the general direction to travel. For more help on how to manage waypoints, view the video below. 

Q: Will the Group Ride tracking feature still work even if I do not have the RIDE COMMAND display?
A: Yes, if you have the free RIDE COMMAND app, the Group Ride feature will work. Group Ride will not work if you do not have cell phone signal. More information can be found in Using Group Ride on RIDE COMMAND.

Q: How do I create a Group Ride on RIDE COMMAND?
A: To create a Group Ride, you need to first make sure you have the RIDE COMMAND app downloaded and your phone is Bluetooth®-connected to the RIDE COMMAND display. Once a group is created in the app, go to the RIDE COMMAND display, select the Navigation button on the display, and go into the Navigation menu on the screen. You will select GROUP RIDE on the display, and your group automatically will populate and sync from the RIDE COMMAND app on your phone. For further assistance with Group Rides on RIDE COMMAND, view the video below. More information can be found in Using Group Ride on RIDE COMMAND.

Q: When will trail data be available for Canada?
A: RIDE COMMAND only will show vetted and official trails. This means RIDE COMMAND relies on relationships with associations and clubs to build out our trail network of legal places to ride. We currently are working on building our relationships in Canada and hope to have more trail coverage soon. At this time, we cannot provide a date on when trail coverage will be available.

CONNECTED DEVICES

Q: What kind of headset will connect to RIDE COMMAND?
A: Only a SENA® 10R headset is officially supported by RIDE COMMAND. Other headsets may work with RIDE COMMAND but have not been tested and, therefore, we cannot offer support for them. You can use multiple headsets. You will Bluetooth®-connect one headset to the RIDE COMMAND display. Using the Bridge feature on the SENA® headset, you will be able to sync the headsets together. For more information on this feature, please refer to your SENA® headset manual. The following video will explain how to pair a SENA® 10R headset to the display, allowing for in-ear music and conversation between passengers. 

For more information on Bluetooth® pairing, read Connecting Bluetooth® Devices to Model Year 2018 and Older RIDE COMMAND

Q: How to do I connect my SENA® headset to RIDE COMMAND?
A: Follow the SENA® instructions on how to pair your headset so you are able to communicate with other riders. The headsets need to be connected to each other prior to connecting the headsets to RIDE COMMAND. Select the Phone icon on the display. Select the headset option to connect to. This will vary based on which SENA® headset you have. You want to get to “Configuration” on your headset. Your headset should tell you that you are in “Phone Pairing Mode.” Phone Pairing Mode is what mode you need the headset in to connect to RIDE COMMAND. You will then select OK on the display. The headset will display on the RIDE COMMAND display, and you will have to hit the plus sign to add it. The display will confirm when the headset is connected. For more information, see the video below. 

AUDIO AND MUSIC

Q: How can I listen to audio using RIDE COMMAND?
A: RIDE COMMAND features AM/FM, USB, Bluetooth®, Weather, and Headset audio options. You can use a USB flash drive with mp3 or .wav files, an iPhone® in iPod® mode and other supported mobile devices. RIDE COMMAND supports Android™ 8.0 and above and iOS® 10 and above. To change the source of music on RIDE COMMAND, click on the music note button on the display, and in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen, there will be an option to change the source of audio. Select the circle under the word "source" (your current source of audio will be displayed), and your five audio sources will appear. To mute the radio, turn the volume all the way down or hit the mute button on the RIDE COMMAND display screen. For more information, read Playing Music with Model Year 2018 and Older RIDE COMMAND

Q: What speakers work with the RIDE COMMAND display?
A: MB Quart® and Rockford Fosgate® both make speakers that interface with RIDE COMMAND. See your Polaris Dealer for more information or to determine fitment.

Visit the Tutorials section of the RIDE COMMAND website for more information and the full library of five-button video tutorials. 

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Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth Sig, Inc.
MB Quart® is a registered trademark of Maxxsonics USA Inc.

iOS® is a registered trademark of Cisco Technology, Inc.
iPhone®, iPod® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Rockford Fosgate® is a registered trademark of Rockford Corporation. 
SENA® is a registered trademark of SENA Technologies, Inc.