Hydrophase Ridesteady vs. Perfect Pass® Stargazer
Compare features; usability; quality.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Great for slalom skiing at higher speeds. Also used for a smooth ride home, optimizing gas mileage.
|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
|Made in Austin, Texas. Domestic US sales, support, parts availability, and shipping.
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".