What is Bluetooth i-Pilot and Bluetooth i-Pilot Manuals (2017-2023)

i-Pilot is a fully featured GPS Trolling Motor System that delivers speed, steering, Spot-Lock, and the ability to record and retrace paths on the water, all at your fingertips. i-Pilot also includes AutoPilot and Cruise Control, Bluetooth technology (2017-2023) and a mobile app (2017-2023). i-Pilot GPS trolling motor system operates independently of the fish finder. This self contained system provides features such as Spot-Lock, Record a Track, AutoPilot and more. Click here to learn more about i-Pilot.


  • Mobile App
    Get quick command of speed, steering, Spot-Lock and AutoPilot, plus easy software updates directly from your mobile device. Compatible with iPhone and iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, and Android 4.4.2 and up.
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth® connectivity gives you a fast, secure connection and allows for easy software updates via your Apple® or Android™ device to add new features to your system. Bluetooth also allows you to connect to your Talon or Raptor Shallow Water Anchors.
  • Spot-Lock
    The game-changing GPS anchor holds you on your fishing spot like never before - with state-of-the-art algorithms for the most accurate hold on the water.
  • iTracks
    Create, store, retrace and return to your most productive trolling paths. The i-Pilot system can store up to 16 iTracks, each up to 2 miles long.
  • Go To
    Choose any Spot-Lock or iTrack that you want to return to, and Go To will activate your motor to take you back there automatically.
  • AutoPilot and Advanced AutoPilot
    Choose your heading and stay on it without lifting a finger. Just point the motor head in the direction you want to travel, hit a button, and your boat will stay on that course while your motor corrects for wind, waves and current. Advanced AutoPilot uses GPS to keep you on your selected heading. AutoPilot can be used when the GPS signal is not very good in the area you are boating.
  • CoPilot
    With our legendary CoPilot functions, you can control speed, steering, prop on/off and high-speed bypass from your i-Pilot wireless remote, leaving you free to fish from anywhere on the boat.
  • Cruise Control
    Precisely dial in and adjust your speed to entice fish with optimum bait presentation. Monitor your actual on-the-water speed on the remote screen and adjust it in 0.1 mile-per-hour increments.
  • High Speed Bypass
    The Motor Speed with High Speed Bypass is set to 10 when engaged and returns to the previously set speed when disengaged.

Compatibility and Upgrade Kits

i-Pilot is compatible with all fresh and saltwater Ulterra, Terrova, and PowerDrive (2007 or newer) trolling motors. It is also compatible with Ultrex motors. Select trolling motors do come with the i-Pilot trolling motor system pre-installed. Some Terrovas and PowerDrives do not have i-Pilot pre-installed, however you can add it as an upgrade kit. Click here for compatibility and Upgrade Kit information.
*When i-Pilot is installed on a PowerDrive, the foot pedal will no longer function and the motor can only be controlled with the remote.

i-Pilot is a self-contained GPS system that is operated via a wireless remote.

i-Pilot Link has everything the i-Pilot models has but also has the ability to communicate with a Humminbird fish finder. The ability allows for a few more enhanced features, more memory for saving Spot-Lock locations and recorded iTracks, and control of your trolling motor through the Humminbird fish finder.

Below is a chart outlining the basic features of both options. Click here to learn more about i-Pilot and i-Pilot Link. 

Special Considerations

  • If you currently have a trolling motor with the AutoPilot feature you can install the Legacy i-Pilot system, however, the AutoPilot will need to be uninstalled from your trolling motor before you install i-Pilot. i-Pilot includes all of the functionality of AutoPilot.
  • Ulterra, Ultrex, and Terrova allow you to use the foot pedal in conjunction with i-Pilot. PowerDrives are not able to use the foot pedal when i-Pilot is installed.


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