Syride SYS'GPS V3
- SYS'GPS V3 alti-vario-GPS
- Semi-rigid protective case
- USB cable
- Hook and loop fastener strips
- User manual
- Syride stickers
- Online flight book
- 2 year manufacturer warranty
Note: Colours may vary.
SYS'GPS V3: entry-level alti-vario-GPS
This compact, user-friendly flight instrument was specially developed for freeflight by Syride, with a high resolution pressure sensor and all the expected features of an altimeter-variometer plus basic GPS features and G-meter, at a reasonable price.
- Easy to use
- Easily attached to the wing risers for easy reading
- Customizable screen
- Online flightbook
- Lightweight, compact alti-vario-GPS
- Only 83 grams
- Ultra fast response (10cm)
- Thermal-sniffer feature*
- GPS (ground speed, glide ratio)
- AGL (topography)
- Wind speed and direction
*The thermal sniffer makes a special "bip" sound when your sink rate is between -0.1m/s and +0.1m/s, indicating there might be some lift nearby.
- 3 buttons
|Function||Alti-Vario-GPS with G-force meter|
|Size||10cm x 6.1cm x 1.7cm|
|Weight||83 gr including battery|
|Rising threshold||from +0.1 m/s to +2.0m/s|
|Falling threshold||from -0.5 m/s to -5.5m/s|
|Thermal sniffer||activable from -0.1m/s to +0.1m/s|
|Height above ground||with topography|
|Backlighted display||100% customizable|
|Volume||3 levels plus 'OFF' position|
|Memory||75h of flight|
|Output files||IGC, GPX and KML|
|Cockpit fixing||with hook and loop fastener (included)|
SYS'GPS V3 3D view
Note: Colours may vary.
Download SYS'GPS v3 manual.
Syride SYS'Nav V3 Tips by Flybubble
See our Syride SYS'Nav V3 Tips, meant to compliment the user manual, some of which are also relevant to the SYS'GPS V3.
SYS'GPS V3 vario reviews
If you’re buying your first flying instrument, the SYS’GPS is a great choice; a small, high-quality vario with the safety bonus of ground speed always on display. If you’re a fly-hiker, you’ve got everything you need in one small box.
The serious XC hound will, of course, want something more, probably with an airspace map and perhaps competition functions. But, since it records your flights, as a backup instrument for XC and comps, or for keeping your flying simple, the SYS’GPS is close to ideal.
- Skywings magazine (full review)
Syride Tools (including manual)
Syride have gathered some useful Tools on their website:
- Manuals (all models): Read to better understand your instrument.
- Software, SYS PC Tool (SYS'Alti, GPS, Nav & Evo): Required for downloading flights, customising screens, upgrading instrument, and more.
- Syride Screen Configuration (SSC) tool (SYS'Alti, GPS, Nav & Evo): Customise the screens on your instrument.
- Airspace (SYS'Nav & Evo): Avoid flying into forbidden airspaces by uploading OpenAir files into your instrument.
- Topography (SYS'GPS & Nav V2): Gives access to height above ground level (AGL) information, airspaces with AGL and greyscale topography on the MAP screen of SYS'Nav.
- Route maker (SYS'Nav & Evo): Build your route or waypoints list in a few clicks. A piece of cake!
- Sound config - vario sound setup (SYS'Alti, GPS, Nav & Evo): Customise the sound of your vario infinitely with a simple graphic table.
Syride questions & support
For any questions about Syride products:
- Read the user manual.
- Contact Syride support directly.
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|
Syride SYS'GPS V3 Reviews
As to the unit, it is exactly what I was hoping for. A compact unit that mounts on the risers easily. It does a lot for a small unit, exactly what I was looking for. It comes as standard with two pre-configured screen layouts, but if you use the program off the Syride website (free) it allows you to configure both screens with up to six items of information on each screen. You can save your screen configurations as well.
As this is my first vario all I wanted on the first screen was height and vario, as I have enough to be concentrating on without playing with toys in the air. As I progress I can add more information when I need it. Finally got to use it today from Mount Caburn and it worked as expected.
One feature I really like is that you can easily turn off the audible vario with a single button press so you don't have the unit continuously beeping at you when you are on the hill ready to launch. The less distractions the better and just turn it back on after launch and you are settled and aware of traffic.
All in all a great experience with Flybubble and the SYS'GPS V3. Would I recommend them? Absolutely. I had the pleasure of meeting Carlo from Flybubble on the hill today, great guy and thanks for the free advice.
It fits comfortably in the palm of your hand; more relevantly, hook and loop fastener straps on the back allow you to attach it to your risers, a flight deck, or almost anywhere else. I found that it stayed firmly fixed to the bottom of my risers (it has, of course, a string loop in case the hook and loop fastener comes adrift). It was easy to read in flight, and didn’t interfere with speed bar use.
Straight from the box, the SYS’GPS tells you the obviously useful things: speed, height, and rate of climb or descent. The vario is nicely sensitive, and the volume and even the rising and sinking thresholds are easy to adjust with one hand if you should want to.
Straight from the box is exactly how I used the device on my first few flights, and very useful it was. However, one of the great strengths of the SYS’GPS is the way you can customise it.
Who is it for? If you’re buying your first flying instrument, the SYS’GPS is a great choice; a small, high-quality vario with the safety bonus of ground speed always on display. If you’re a fly-hiker, you’ve got everything you need in one small box. The serious XC hound will, of course, want something more, probably with an airspace map and perhaps competition functions. But, since it records your flights, as a backup instrument for XC and comps, or for keeping your flying simple, the SYS’GPS is close to ideal.
Review published courtesy of Skywings magazine