Hydrophase Ridesteady vs. Perfect Pass® Stargazer
Compare features; usability; quality.
|Feature||HP RS||PP SG||Benefit|
|Dual GPS+GLONASS Nav Sat Enabled||●||Access to 24 more satellites than GPS alone translates into a more robust signal with a quick acquisition time. Improved satellite access for those in high latitudes (North and South).|
|Rotary knob / push button navigation||●||Enables quick and easy speed and setting changes. No key combinations to remember.|
|0.1 MPH set speed adjustment||●||Even small speed changes can change the quality of the wake. Don't be limited by 0.2-0.3 MPH set speed increments.|
|Adjustable overshoot control||●||Helps minimize overshoot out of the hole.|
|Intelligent, IC-controlled, resistor-less motor design||●||Uses less than half of the power of old, inefficient driving schemes. No super-hot resistors in your engine compartment either.|
|Optional full-time air/water temperature sensors1||●||Keeps you up-to-date on whether to put the wetsuit on or not.|
|Low-power "Standby" mode||●||Keeps satellite tracking fresh for instant engine restart and the smoothest pull. No waiting for reacquisition.|
|GPS time, always on main screen2||●||Always know what time it is, without having to turn OFF the speed control.|
|GPS signal quality, # sats display||●||Keep apprised of the signal quality and number of satellites being used.|
|GPS Compass||●||Know which direction you're headed when the shores all look the same.|
|50, 10-character users3||●||Setup custom profiles for every rider and water sport. Glide through them easily with the rotary knob.|
|Ridestats™||●||Keep track of riders' current, day, and all-time ridetimes. Makes ride-time or fuel sharing a breeze.|
|Backlight dimming with Nav Light Detection||●||Don't be blinded by a bright backlight at night. Ridesteady automatically dims down to a custom level when the navigation lights are turned ON.|
|Lightweight throttle motor assembly
(< 2 lb)
|●||A more efficient driving scheme means we can use a smaller and lighter motor. The less weight on your engine the better.|
|Sealed throttle motor connector||●||Environmentally-sealed connector in the engine compartment means reduced corrosion and faulty connections.|
|Solid stainless steel motor collar||●||Don't settle for a thin plastic radio knob being used to control your boat. We use a custom, solid stainless steel collar that won't crack over time.|
|Conformal-coated circuit boards||●||Conformal coating reduces the opportunity for humidity-induced corrosion that may damage the circuit boards over time.|
|RPM-mode||●||●||Great for slalom skiing at higher speeds. Also used for a smooth ride home, optimizing gas mileage.|
|Tachometer||●||●||Digital engine speed readout in RPM.|
|Tournament-Skiing 3-event (Slalom, Jump, Trick) mode||●||Ridesteady does not support 3-event tournament ski functions.|
|One Year Limited Warranty||●||●|
|Price||$1195||$1195||Made in Austin, Texas. Domestic shipping for US customers.|
Perfect Pass is a registered trademark of
Perfectpass Control Systems, Inc. Comparison data based on Perfect Pass Stargazer software 8.001Z, March, 2015.
1 Perfect Pass Stargazer will display water temperature if paddlewheel installed.
2 Perfect Pass Stargazer will display GPS time when speed control OFF or "GPS Info" menu is accessed.
3 Perfect Pass Stargazer has 8, 6-character "Quick List".