How Do I Use the BRP GO! App?

BRP GO! is your ticket to a connected riding experience. This navigation app helps you plan excursions and get turn-by-turn navigation on official snowmobile trails and it even allows you to track your friends’ location on a map. You can use the app while casting your phone screen on the 7.8" or 10.25" touchscreen display of certain Ski-Doo models, or as a standalone app if your snowmobile isn’t equipped with one. Continue reading to learn how to make the most of this app!

Before your Ride

Before taking a ride on your Ski-Doo sled, follow the steps below in the app to maximize your experience when you’re out on the trails or in the mountains.

Download Areas for Offline Riding

Downloading specific map sections for offline GPS navigation is a must before going out for a ride.

It’s essential to pre-download a map area to maintain access to navigation features in case your cell phone signal weakens during your ride. The only features that won’t function without a cellular network connection are locating your friends on the map and saving custom locations, as these rely on cellular connectivity.

Note: To download an area, you must have an Internet connection.

From the Settings tab:
1- In the Navigation section, go to the SETTINGS tab
2- Press ADD in the "Offline Areas" section
3- Zoom and/or pan the map to select your area. The app will estimate and display the area's download size.
4- Press DOWNLOAD
*You can rename or delete your offline area by pressing on it from the SETTINGS tab

From a saved ride:
1- Execute the steps to create an itinerary and SAVE your ride
2- Press the DOWNLOAD button
3- Once the download is completed, your ride will be marked as "Offline ready"

You can consult all your offline areas from the "MAP DETAILS" menu (icon at the top right in the Maps tab)

 

Plan your Trip

Planning your itineraries ensures you don’t miss any points of interest and allows you to schedule fuel stops on your snow adventures. When creating an itinerary, you’ll access turn-by-turn navigation and view the remaining ride distance. You can locate points of interest such as gas stations, restaurants and accommodations.

You can also plan off-trail excursions by manually adding waypoints to the map, which will automatically connect to form an itinerary. When venturing off-trail, please remember to stay within official riding areas or on privately owned land. Check out our Responsible Rider program to learn more about preserving our winter playgrounds.

 

This video will help you to understand how to properly create an itinerary

There are many ways to create a snowmobile itinerary.

Main way

From the RIDES tab

1. Press +
2. Press Add Starting Point and select either from
- Searching a point of interest in the database
- My Location
- Select on map to choose a specific location on the map (by long pressing on the screen)
3. Press Add Stop and select either from
- Searching a point of interest in the database
- My Location
- Select on map to choose a specific location on the map (by long pressing on the screen)
4. Repeat the previous steps as much time as you want to cover all your points.
5. Once finished, press DONE
6. From the Ride Summary, you can:
- Start your ride immediately ;
- Invite friends to your ride ;
- Download the area of your ride for offline usage ;
- Delete your ride ;
- Use the back button to start the ride later (your ride will be saved in the Upcoming Rides section).

Alternative ways

From the map

1. Move the map around to find your destination
2. Select a POI or create a custom pin location (long press on the screen)
3. Click TAKE ME THERE
4. You can change the starting point (default Current Position) and add other waypoints
5. Once finished, press DONE
6. From the Ride Summary, you can:
- Start your ride immediately ;
- Invite friends to your ride ;
- Download the area of your ride for offline usage ;
- Delete your ride ;
- Use the back button to start the ride later (your ride will be saved in the Upcoming Rides section).

From the search bar
1. On the MAPS screen, tap on the search bar
2. Search for your POI and tap on the desired result
3. Click TAKE ME THERE
4. You can change the starting point (default Current Position) and add other waypoint
5. Once finished, press DONE
6. From the Ride Summary, you can:
- Start your ride immediately ;
- Invite friends to your ride ;
- Download the area of your ride for offline usage ;
- Delete your ride ;
- Use the back button to start the ride later (your ride will be saved in the Upcoming Rides section).

Note: Custom ride creation can only be done through the app on a mobile phone. If you don't see any rides in the Upcoming Rides tab, it's because you have not created a ride on your phone.

However, you can create a direct ride to a point of interest from the vehicle display:
1- Go to POI (Pin icon) using the joystick/keypad
2- Select POI from database (closest to you)
3- Press Start

 

Create and save custom locations

You can save locations in your BRP GO! account. Keep home, a friend’s shack, your go-to picnic spot, a scenic viewpoint and other favorite spots a click away.

Your saved locations will be displayed on the map with a star icon and can easily be found by using the search bar. Suppose you find yourself halfway through your ride and decide to return to your friend’s cabin; all you need to do is choose your custom location and a route to reach your destination will appear.

 

This video will help you to understand how to create a custom POI in the app.

1- Go to MAPS
2- Move around in the map to the right location
3- Long press on the screen where you want to add the POI
4- Tap SAVE IN MY PLACES
5- A pop-up will appear and name the POI
6- Tap SAVE PLACE

 

Track your friends' location

Invite anyone from your Ski-Doo crew to share routes and keep track of each other on a live map.

To connect with friends while riding, you need to 1) add them as a friend in the app and 2) invite them to join your saved rides.

The “locate friends on the map” feature only works when you are connected to a cellular network. If your friends lose their connection, their associated icon will become grey and remain in their last recorded location. Their position will be updated once they regain connection to a cellular network.

 

This video will help you to understand how to add friends to your profile.

1- Go to the FRIENDS tab
2- Press +
3- Send the generated link via your prefered apps to your friend
4- If your friend doesn’t have BRP GO!, they will receive a notification inviting them to download the app. The invitation will be received after they download the app.
5- If they have BRP GO!, they will receive a notification
6- You might have to pull to refresh to see them in your list

This video will help you to understand how to invite friends to your rides.

1- Execute the steps to create an itinerary and save your ride. If you're recording a ride, click on the RECORD RIDE button on the map.
2- Scroll down to the RIDERS section
3- Press + Add Rider
4- Select which friends you want to add to the rider list. You need to be friends beforehand.
5- Press Confirm
6- When you're all ready to go, start the ride and agree to share your location with your friends.


*Please note that this feature requires cellular network to work properly.

 

During your Ride

Take your Ski-Doo ride to the next level by following these steps during your ride:

Pair your Phone

The first step is connecting to BRP GO! on your Ski-Doo display.

If your Ski-Doo snowmobile is equipped with a 7.8" or 10.25" display, you can connect your phone and use the BRP GO! app directly on it. Navigate effortlessly through the app using the control module or touchscreen, which ensure an integrated, seamless experience.

Once you’re ready to hit the trails, connect your phone to start using BRP GO! on your sled’s display. Keep in mind that the connection process varies based on your display model.

If your vehicle lacks either of these displays, we recommend using the Ski-Doo Glovebox Extension/Cell Phone Holder. Its door offers ideal positioning and secure mounting, and even keeps your phone warm on cold days.

The connection process will vary depending on the display model of your Ski-Doo snowmobile.

10.25" Touchscreen Display
1- Download the BRP GO! app on your phone.
2- Make sure that your phone is unlocked and that the BRP GO! app is open on your device.
3- Connect your phone to the vehicle via the USB cable (the USB connector is located in the glovebox). Once the connection is successful, a black screen will appear on your phone.
4- Open the "Navigation" app on your vehicle display.

Please note that with the 10.25" display there is no need to pair your phone to the vehicle via Bluetooth to use BRP Connect. Only a USB connection is required.

7.8" Wide LCD Color Display
1- Download the BRP GO! app on your phone.
2- Pair your phone to your vehicle display via Bluetooth (see next question for steps).
3- Make sure that your phone is unlocked and that the BRP GO! app is open on your device.
4- Connect your phone to the vehicle via the USB cable (the USB connector is located in the glovebox). Once the connection is successful, a black screen will appear on your phone.
5- Open "BRP Connect" on your vehicle display (by selecting "BRP Connect" in the main menu or by pressing the "Phone" button on the keypad).

Here is a video that summarizes all the steps of the connection process.

 

Start your BRP GO! ride

Ready to go? It’s time to launch your BRP GO! ride on your phone or vehicle display. There are two ways to start a ride in BRP GO!

1. Initiate a saved ride. These are rides that you have created and saved on the mobile app, like routes from point A to point B or pre-saved area exploration rides. You can invite friends to join you on saved rides, which appear in the “Upcoming” tab in the “Rides” section of the application.

2. Begin a recorded ride. If you’d like to record your trip without a planned route in mind, simply click on the RECORD RIDE button on the map to begin recording your breadcrumb (a yellow line that will display where you are riding). This mode is perfect for those who like to venture off-trails, like mountain riders, and just want to track their path.

1- On your phone or vehicle display (when connected), go to Rides
2- Select your upcoming ride in the list
3- Press Start

*To start a saved ride from your vehicle display, you must first have created a ride and saved it from your phone.

1- On the MAPS screen, press the RECORD RIDE button
2- Press START

 

Explore Map Options

BRP GO! offers several map options to cater to your preferences:

  • Zoom in/out: adapt your screen to your eyesight for optimal visibility.
  • Lock north up: keep your map orientation facing north, like a paper map.
  • 2D or 3D: view your surroundings with a 2D bird’s-eye view or a 3D street-level perspective.
  • Display mode: customize your map’s appearance with light or dark mode.

 

On mobile
Use your fingers to pinch the screen inward or outward, depending on wether you want to zoom in or out.

On the 7.8" display or 10.25" display
Use the dedicated "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in or out.

At the bottom right of the screen, click on the North compass button ("N"). To deactivate the function, click a second time on the button.

During a ride, you can press the 2D or 3D button at the bottom right of the screen to toggle between the two views.

On your phone
The display mode must be changed from your phone's Settings (Display & Brightness). The app will automatically take the phone's display mode.

On your vehicle's display
When your phone (and BRP GO!) is connected to your display, the app will automatically take the vehicle's display mode.
- On the 7.8" display: Go to Menu > Settings > Display > Mode
- On the 10.25" display: Go to Applet Menu > Preferences > Display > Appearance

 

After your Ride

Your adventure doesn’t have to end here. Keep previous rides in the loop by checking your riding stats or duplicating them.

Check your riding stats

Consult your riding stats; after each ride, key stats are saved in the BRP GO! app. Check total ride time, moving time, average speed, distance traveled as well as maximum and minimum altitudes. These stats are available at any time since they are saved to your account.

When you completed a ride in the app, the riding statistics will be shown on the mobile app.

You can view the statistics at any time by going to: "RIDES" section > "Completed" tab > Select the ride you want to view the statistics.

 

Duplicate past rides

If you experienced an epic ride and want to relive it, BRP GO! allows you to duplicate past rides, whether they were planned itineraries or recorded rides:

  • Recorded rides (with breadcrumb): When you duplicate this type of ride, you will be able to see the previous path (breadcrumb) on the map in a different color, making it easy to revisit the exact same location.
  • Planned rides: For planned rides, you will duplicate the same itinerary used for your previous ride, ensuring you follow the same route and hit the same waypoints.

1- From the RIDES tab, select Completed. You will see all the rides you have completed so far.
2- Select the ride you want to start again
3- Select DUPLICATE
4- Consult the ride parameters. If necessary, rename the ride, download it or add new participants.
5- Press START to start your ride, or press the back arrow if you plan to leave at another time

Should you have any remaining questions regarding the features available on BRP GO!, please refer to our FAQ page.

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