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Seven-Button Ride Command Display Overview

Model year 2019 and newer Polaris Off-Road Vehicles that are equipped with Ride Command feature seven-button 7-inch displays.

As shown in the diagram below, the seven-button display includes the following features and information:

  • (1) Ride Command button panel (see chart for more detail)
  • (2) Drive Mode
  • (3) Widgets
  • (4) Settings
  • (5) Icon Bar
  • (6) Gauge View Mode
  • (7) Speedometer/Tachometer
  • (8) Gear Status

Ride Command home screen

The button panel includes the following seven buttons.

Ride Command Buttons
Button Description Function
Power button Menu/Power Button Press the Menu/Power button to access
the settings. To reboot the display, press
and hold for 5 seconds.
Gauge Screen button Gauge Screen Button Press the Gauge Screen button to select
from available screens.
Map button Map Button Press the Map button to access the
map, manage your rides and waypoints,
and to see your friends on the map with
Group Ride.
Phone button Phone Button Press the Phone button to access your
Bluetooth®-connected phone, including
recent calls, contacts, dialer, and
Audio button Audio Button Press the Audio button to access the
Radio, Weather, USB, and connected
Bluetooth® music interface
Volume decrease Volume Increase Button Press the Volume Increase button to
increase the volume.
Volume Increase Volume Decrease Button

Press the Volume Decrease button to
decrease the volume. Press and hold to
mute the volume.

Drive Mode
The drive mode indicator will display one of the following drive modes.

Indicator Description Function
Two wheel drive icon

Two-wheel drive

When the switch is on 2x4, the ATV is in two-wheel drive at all times.
All wheel drive icon

All-wheel drive

When in all-wheel drive, the demand drive unit will automatically engage any time the rear wheels lose traction. When the rear wheels regain traction, the demand drive unit will automatically disengage. There is no limit to the length of time the vehicle may remain in 4x4. The vehicle automatically engages 4x4 when operating in reverse if the switch is set to 4x4 position.
Turf mode icon

Turf mode (if equipped)

When operating in turf mode, the inside rear wheel will rotate independently from the outside wheel during turns. Operate in turf mode only as needed to protect smooth, level surfaces from tire damage. Do not operate in turf mode when climbing or descending hills, when sidehilling, or when operating on uneven, loose or slippery terrain such as sand, gravel, ice, snow, obstacles and water crossings. Always operate in AWD on these types of terrain.


From the settings menu you can view vehicle information, manage Bluetooth® devices, update display software and more. Navigate to the Settings menu by pressing the Menu/Power button (1) as shown below. You can also access the settings menu by pressing the Polaris logo at the top of the display screen (2). This will open the Control Panel. From the Control Panel, select the settings tab, and then press the All Settings button located in the lower-right corner of the display screen.

Settings buttons

Info Settings
Select the Info tab to view basic information about your model, such as:

  • Vehicle Model
  • VIN
  • Software Version
  • Odometer Miles
  • Engine Hours
  • Distance to Next Service

General Settings
Select the General tab to do the following:

  • View Bluetooth® Devices
  • View Phone Notifications
  • Change Language and Units
  • Update Software
  • Update Maps/Trails

Time Settings
Select the Time tab to do the following:

  • Set Time from GPS
  • Select Time Zone
  • Enable/Disable Daylight Savings Time
  • Set Time
  • Set Date
  • Enable/Disable 24–Hour format

Audio Settings
Select the Audio tab to do the following: 

  • Access Equalizer
  • Access Balance and Fader
  • Clear Radio Presets
  • Set Radio Tuner Region

Vehicle Settings
Select the Vehicle tab to do the following: 

  • View Diagnostics
  • View Oil Life Status
  • View GPS Status
  • Set V2V Antenna Status
  • Enable/Disable Plow Mode

Icon Bar
The icon bar at the top of the screen displays cell phone-related information, ambient temperature, clock and GPS information. Some of these built-in features are only functional with the addition of Polaris accessories. Your Polaris Dealer can assist.

In most situations, the GPS and mapping features will function best while the vehicle is outdoors in an open space.

Icon bar

Icon Description Function
1 Headset Displays icon if headset is connected
2 Signal Strength Displays current cell signal strength
3 Fuel Level Displays current fuel capacity
4 Vehicle Direction Displays vehicle direction
5 Ambient Temperature Displays ambient temperature
6 Clock Displays current time

Gauge View Mode
Press (1) to toggle between the two available gauge view modes, Analog and Digital. While in the digital gauge view mode, press (2) to invert the MPH and RPM units.

Gauge view mode

The Ride Command display automatically turns on when the vehicle is started up.

To switch between the active and quiet logo screens, press and hold the power button for 4 seconds. Note: Audio will remain on when the display is in quiet logo screen.

To perform a hard reboot of your display, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. If the display gets into a locked-up state, a reboot may correct the issue.

Power button

Power button

Pressing the Power button once will activate the pop-down Badge Panel. 

Badge Panel 
The Badge Panel, or Control Panel, provides easy access to frequently used features, basic display and vehicle controls, and a list of recent notifications.

To access the Badge Panel, press the Polaris logo at the top of the display screen or press the Polaris Menu/Power hard button in the middle of the Ride Command button panel. 

This will pull down the Badge Panel, from which you can easily access display settings and check notifications.

Badge Panel access button

Read the description below for the function of various features on the screen. 

Badge Panel

(1) Badge Panel. 

(2) The App Tray provides easy access to key features on the display screen. Tap on any of the listed icons to navigate to that display screen. For example, tap the map icon to navigate to the map screen, or press the plow icon to navigate to the Plow Mode screen.

(3) From the Controls tab, adjust brightness and display settings. 

(4) Use the Notifications tab to view and manage notifications. 

(5) Brightness Settings allow you to manually control screen brightness or set to Auto for automatic adjustments. 

(6) Display Mode allows you to switch your screen between Night and Day Mode, or Auto, which will adjust display brightness based on changing light conditions. 

(7) Use the All Settings button to access settings not shown on the Badge Panel. 

Gauge Screen
Press the Gauge Screen button to toggle between gauge screens. The display comes loaded with two different gauge screens. Additional gauge screens can be added or deleted.


Gauge Screen

Gauge screen

The gauge/home screen displays the following information:

  • Speed
  • RPM
  • Battery level
  • Engine temperature
  • Gear selector
  • Drive selection
  • Current ride time and distance

To customize your gauge screens, press the gear icon located in the lower-right corner of the display. Each gauge screen is customizable and can be set up in the following configurations:

  • Four round widgets
  • Two round widgets and a list of three data values
  • A list of five data values

Map Screen
Press the map screen button shown below to display the map screen. The map will center you based on the location of the GPS. Note: Controls on the map surface disappear after 10 seconds of inactivity. Return with a tap anywhere on the map.

Map screen

Navigation screen

Use the plus and minus signs on the left side of the screen or pinch the screen with your fingers to zoom in and out on the map.

zoom buttons

The compass icon on the right side of the screen toggles between North Up and Trail Up views. It will also re-center your vehicle if it is not already centered.


Map Orientation Map Icon
North Up view locks the map's orientation so that north is always at the top of the screen, regardless of your vehicle's position or direction. North up view icon
Course Up view rotates the map to match the direction of your vehicle. Trail up view icon

Phone Screen
Connect a smartphone and headset to listen to audio; make and receive calls and text messages; and access a phone's contact list, favorites and call history.

The Ride Command display is compatible with Android™ and iOS™ phones. For more on the latest operating system compatibility, visit the Off-Road Ride Command website.

Phone screen

Phone screen

You can use the Bluetooth® connection to:

  • Pair and connect phones, media Bluetooth® devices and Bluetooth® headsets.
  • See a list of paired devices with the connection status of each device.
  • See the reception and network type of phones.
  • Listen to music over a headset.

To connect your iPhone® to the display, do the following:

1. In your iPhone® settings, turn on Bluetooth®. If available, make your phone discoverable to other devices in your phone's Bluetooth® settings. When your phone appears on the display, press the "+" button next to it.

2. A prompt will appear on your phone requesting "Polaris Display" to pair with your phone.

3. Ensure the confirmation code on the screen and your phone are the same and then press PAIR on your phone.

4. For optimal experience, turn on show notifications and sync contacts from "Polaris Display" within your phone's Bluetooth® settings.

To connect your Android™ device to the display, do the following:

1. From your smartphone settings, open the Bluetooth® options on your device and ensure that Bluetooth® is turned on. Note: On some phones you have to make the phone visible to other devices. If your phone has this feature, it should show up on the Bluetooth® connection screen of your phone. If no option exists to make your phone visible to the display, it is already visible to the display.

2. Press the add device button and then press OK on the display.

3. When your phone appears on the display, press the "+" button next to it to pair with your phone.

4. Ensure the confirmation code on the screen and your phone are the same and then press OK on your phone.

5. For optimal experience, press ACCEPT on your phone when requested to access contacts and messages.

6. The display will now show a list of previously connected phones on the display. If it is unpaired, click on your phone from the list.

7. Once the display says connected/paired, your phone is now connected to the display via Bluetooth®. After a phone is connected, the device manager screen will appear.

8. When a smartphone is connected to the display by Bluetooth®, users are able to make phone calls from the display through the keypad and view recent calls or their contacts by pressing the phone icon in the device manager screen or through the pull down menu. Note: There is no built-in microphone in the display. Phone call audio will play through the phone speakers or Polaris-approved headset if connected. Some dial options may be unavailable at speeds greater than 3 mph.

The Ride Command display can connect with Polaris-approved Bluetooth® headsets to listen to music, take phone calls and talk with other riders. To connect your Bluetooth® headset to your display, do the following:

1. From the device manager menu, press ADD DEVICE.

2. Turn your Bluetooth® headset on and put it in phone pairing mode.

3. When your Bluetooth® headset appears on the display, press the "+" icon on the display. Once your headphones are connected, you will see the headset icon in the upper-left-hand corner of the display screen.

4. Users can then return to the device management menu and toggle between whether music plays through the headset or speakers with the icon below the headset name.

For more information, view the below video. 

Audio Screen
Press the audio screen button shown below to display the audio screen.

Audio Screen

Audio screen

Use the source button in the top-left corner to change between FM, AM, Weather, Bluetooth® and USB Audio.

Press the tune up or down icons to change the radio station by small increments or press the scan up or down icon to search for the next quality signal station. To mute the audio, use the volume controls to turn the volume all the way down or press and hold the volume decrease button. 

To set favorites, scroll to a radio station and hold an “Empty” favorite icon. Press the arrows on either side of the favorites to view all 18 favorite slots. 

For more information on the seven-button display, consult the User's Guide

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iOS™ is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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