As some of you who read this website know, I recently acquired a Terratrip 101 Plus odometer to use to compete in the upcoming Baden Classic Rally in Germany later this month. The Terratrip 101 Plus is a basic single display odometer that was recently introduced to the marketplace as a replacement for the old style Terratrip 1 odometer.
I wrote a review of my Terratrip 101 Plus on March 26, 2012 in which I identified a quirk in the “Dis Set” function in which the wrong number would be entered into the odometer display. I also complained that it was not possible to making slight adjustments to the odometer value on the fly. Anytime the odometer needed revising the “Dis Set” procedure needed to be followed.
Today a got a couple of messages from Terratrip in which the Terratrip folks are going to revise the Terratrip 101 Plus software to eliminate the quirk that I discovered in the “Dis Set” function. Further, they will be revising the functions of the arrow up (shaped by the 7 digit) and arrow down (shared by the 9 digit) buttons to allow for on the fly odometer adjustment. According to the Terratrip folks, they will also create the ability to increase the odometer reading by 0.01 by pushing the arrow up button once. Each time the arrow up button is pushed, the odometer display value will be increased by 0.01. Conversely, the odometer display value will be decreased by 0.01 everytime the arrow down button is pushed. These two changes will drastically improve the operation of the Terratrip 101 Plus by resolving the current lack of ability to make small adjustements.
There are some timing issues to get my Terratrip 101 Plus updated, as I will be leaving to go to Germany in about 2 weeks. However, the Terratrip people will send my revised Terratrip 101 Plus odometer to an address in Germany, where I can pick it up before the Baden Classic Rally starts.
I am pleased that Terratrip has stepped up and agreed to upgrade and improve the features of the Terratrip 101 Plus. I am sure that the future users of this basic odometer will be much more satisfied with the operation of the Terratrip 101 Plus after these improvements are made. I will report on the use of the Terratrip 101 Plus during the upcoming Baden Classic Rally when I return from Germany.