TomTom Rider GPS
The best feature of this product is the winding road feature
Best purchase that I have made. I use the winding road feature all the time. Works great
September 21, 2015
Love it so far
So far I have only used this GPS locally, but it seems to work great. It paired easily with my Sena headset, but getting my phone to pair at the same time as the GPS has been difficult. GPS is easy to use, mounts to the bike easily, and is simple to wire to the bike for charging during use. Price was right so I went for it. Glad I did. Revzilla was awesome as usual.
September 14, 2015
have only used it once as it's brand new to me
easy to use but there is no handy instruction guide included...had to go to the website and down load a lot of paper to get directions...so far, l programed in a
custom" route from Tyre and thats the route l wanted to follow but when l tried to get it up on the screen the Tom Tom wanted to readjust what l had already planned. l couldn't figure out to get the route l wanted and had made on Tyre to open on the screen. Guess l have to do some more reading for the next time. l do like the choices they give like "twisty roads" when l just have a final destination with out a planned route of my own.
July 27, 2015
Good GPS but the Tyre program is clumsy
Good GPS for the bikes, A little hard to get used to. the Tyre program is not all that user friendly, but gets you there.
June 25, 2015
Better than expected
I wondered before purchasing this GPS how good will it be when the cost compared to a Garmin is so much less. I have been pleasantly surprised. It does everything I need it to do. The Plan Winding Routes function is great when you have a destination in mind and don't really care how long it takes to get there. I have it paired to my Sena headset and the directions come through great. As with any new electronic product there is a learning curve. After using it a few times I can navigate the functions easily. I feel this is a good product at a great price. Now all that is left is to see how long it lasts.
June 1, 2015
An excellent GPS
I've had a Tom Tom for years, and upgraded to the Rider for more maps and to be more motorcycle friendly. This GPS has not disappointed me. The winding route feature has placed me on beautiful and interesting roads. We create routes using BaseCamp and load them onto this Tom Tom using Tyre to convert them to the correct format. I like that I can change a point from a Waypoint to a Destination on the GPS. My biggest complaint is that the communications over my Sena headset is not as seamless as I would expect - sometimes the Rider talks over the communication to the other bike and sometimes it shuts down the communication then reconnects. Turning off voice directions solved the problem. Overall, I am very satisfied with this device.
May 20, 2015
Great bang for the buck!
Got this from revzillia could not wait for the 400, wanted the garmin but not for 900. Used it local no problems much better than my zumo 450 simple install. Software I think is much better than base camp. Heading out for a week long trip will up date.
May 11, 2015
Great GPS for the Price!
I've been working with my TomTom Rider for a little over a week now as I get ready for a long trip. I've been able to use most all functions at this point and am very pleased with my purchase. I’m coming from a Garmin Nuvi. As best as I can tell, the TomTom has the functionality found on most navigation devices these days, but it’s been very user friendly and intuitive to get used to and operate. Set up and option selection was simple. Visually the screen seems of a decent size (110cm diagonal) as do the size and arrangement of the mapping and navigation icons. I can read the display even in the direct Florida sunlight.
Tyre-to-Travel, which was included free on the Rider, was a great little software application that I really like. Creating and loading maps using Tyre has been a breeze. It seems very similar to the operation of GoogleMaps. Loading maps from Tyre is a simple touch. Loading recorded routes onto Tyre from the Rider is equally simple. I did need to remind myself that these aren't maps/routes that are getting exchanged between Tyre and the Rider. All they are is a series of waypoints, which are literally nothing more than points on a map. Each of Tyre and the Rider navigate between the waypoints … separately … according to the selected options. An example of where this is important to understand is if you set the Tyre application to avoid highways while creating a map, you also need to select that avoidance when ultimately running the map on the Rider. Otherwise, the Rider may send you on a whole different route involving highways between the waypoints. Also, I found that the Winding Route Planner will also include highways as you move up the so-called "Winding Scale" unless you set the avoidance in preferences. Lastly, making changes, skipping waypoints, and skipping discrete roads altogether while out on your travels is simplified with the use of a Quick Menu and what seems to be some quickly accessed options in the menus.
The mount and docking cradle seems sturdy enough. I took note of some owners who over torqued the ball plate bolts creating damage to the electrical connection in the cradle. Caution would seem in order; all these products are only plastic after all. A little medium threadlock and a light torque is holding my mount/cradle together fine. I was lucky to be able to wire the harness included in the TomTom package to an existing, unused switched circuit that had a pigtail close to the mount. It’s working fine.
So far, I’m pretty impressed with the TomTom. It’s doing its job and for a price that was way less than the competitors out there. Yeah, I'd definitely recommend the product.
May 9, 2015