The app is free.
We will be posting on our web site the service centers for each location September 1 st . All OptiStart will be sold through approved service centers only.
The base system which includes the control box (brains), starter, pair buttons and housing and a separate relay box with splicing clips and app will retail for $240. The wire harness sold separately retails for $62.
The system is currently only designed for the Polaris RZR and Ranger. The only limiting factory is the wiring, the brains of the system will work with all ATV’s, UTV’s and Snow mobiles. We will be releasing wire harness options for all major brands in the coming 6 months.
Its dependent on the cell phone but should give at least 40 meters or 130 feet. The current standard claim by Bluetooth for Bluetooth V4.0 which we use (low energy) has claims of more than 100 meters but we have not tested it at this range.
No, it is independent of the vehicles ECU.
Yes, each service center will have limited inventory from September 1st or you can pre-order online at our web site and we will advise the service center to contact you direct to ensure they OptiStart reserved for you.
Production units will be in Service Centers from September 1st.
Yes, the basic system comes with wire connectors and instructions on which wires to connect to the OptiStart wires by crimping clips. OptiStart will also offer a plug and play wire harness which requires simply plugging in where instructed. Alternatively, any trained authorized service shop can easily install it for you for a small fee.
It depends on how familiar you are with the wiring layout but it should not take more than 2 hours using the connectors. If you use the wire harness, 30 minutes should be ample time.
Built in alarm system - The app will warn the user if the vehicle is moving but the phone is not moving with the vehicle, by giving small consistent beeps on the phone. Additionally, the built in loud siren will sound the alarm on the vehicle as it moves away from the phone.
Some riders will prefer not to splice into existing wires particularly if the vehicle is new also the wire harness guarantees the unit is connected properly first time.
Yes, it will vary from location to location how much they charge to do this, but it’s certainly recommended as they can also explain the features and ensure everything is working properly including showing you how to pair the device.
No, the app will show you if the vehicle is in Park, if it’s not the engine will not remotely start.
No the gear has to be changed physically, you can only see what state the gearbox is in i.e. Park, Neutral, Drive, Reverse etc.
It will only get as far as the Bluetooth range and then cut out.
Yes, if your phone is dead then you need to use the key to start.
Currently this is not available as a safety feature. However, it is being considered on future release and only after thorough testing.
Yes, All 3rd party devices will be plugged into a relay box which is fused to protect the main control box (brains). It will come with a standard fuse which you may need to change depending on which winch you have.
No, the TPMS system is specific to the OptiStart app.
We will be launching a new lighting system specifically designed for OptiStart in November 2016. Pre-orders will be in September 2016
The brains can handle up to 20 (channels) additional devices, for most users this is much more than is needed so the first release will allow up to 5 devices to be plugged in. Later we will offer an expandable box if we find customers need more than this. Currently we have available as an add on, WINCH, HORN, HEATED SEATS AND 3RD PARTY LIGHTING, leaving one free.
For security, the system will start making a beep for some time to alert there is something wrong and then will turn off the ATV. The rider would have to use the key to start then.
There can be just one smart phone connected at a time, but you can have as many smart phones as you want paired.
Yes we have a number of features on upcoming releases both software and hardware to enhance the ride.