This section will walk you through getting your Empire HUD Setup.
STEP 1 – Charge the HUD
Charge the HUD using the micro-USB cord connected to the HUD near the Power button.
STEP 2 – Connect the HUD
Connect the HUD to the PC (Windows or Mac) using the USB cord.
STEP 3 – Power up
Locate the Power button on the HUD. Hold the Power button until the Blue logo illuminates.
STEP 4 – Activate
The HUD screen will state “ACTIVATE YOUR DEVICE”. Once you see “ACTIVATE YOUR DEVICE” move on to STEP 5.
STEP 5 – Recon Registration
Go to recon website reconinstruments Follow the direction as directed on the website. Register a new account or Sign In if you already have one.
STEP 6 – Snow2
Once logged in to your Recon account Click on “AIRWAVE 1.5/SNOW2”.
• Download and install the Engage app
• Download and install Uplink
• Exit browser
STEP 7 – Start Uplink
Open the Start Uplink app that you downloaded
(You may have to unplug and re-plug HUD for it to be recognized)
• Click on the “Link to Engage” button.
• When the browser opens, login to you ENGAGE Account
• Once you login the App should automatically ID your HUD
• New Empire settings will begin to download automatically
• HUD will reboot to complete sync
New launcher will show Empire apps
How to Upload Custom Maps to your HUD
This section will walk you through uploading field maps to your HUD.
Your First Use
Open the Field Maps app
Calibrate compass as instructed
HUD will download a generic map for current location
Plug HUD in to a PC
Connect the HUD to a (Windows or Mac) using the USB cord
Locate and Open the HUD
On your computer locate and open the HUD (SNOW2) Application
(Windows) listed as a drive in File Explorer
(MAC) Android file transfer (Available from Goggle)
The Paintball Folder
Find the “Paintball” folder
Then open “Fields”
Drag your custom map file (.kml) to this folder
The HUD will list available field maps, now including your map.
How to Pair the Remote
This is how to pair the D-Pad / Remote to the HUD.
Power the HUD
With HUD power on press any remote button.
The HUD will ask if you want to pair.
Press any button on wrist to confirm.
Your D-Pad remote is successfully paired to the Empire HUD.
Adding new Apps
This section will show you how to add additional Apps to your HUD
Plug in the HUD
Connect the HUD to the PC (Windows or Mac) using a USB cord
Navigate to the Engage Website
Go to the Engage website using your browser (https://engage.reconinstruments.com)
Choose App Center
Under DEVICES, place your mouse on the dropdown menu, and click on App Center
Download the App
Get/download the new App of your choice
Install the App to your computer
Open the Recon Uplink app and sync to your HUD