Reviews and Problems with TomTom Rider 2nd Edition
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its pretty in the drawer i keep it in
1 December 2011
Summary: its good for bikes... had it installed on both bikes i had, and it stopped charging for some reason, pretty difficult to sync to other bluetooth helmets tho.. infact couldnt do it at all, only the supplied head set worked... anyways... my Droid Phone does the job ten times better, oh ya i forgot to say, the trip planner was in beta for like the 2 yrs i owned the device, and never worked for me... well... just saying....
Summary: I have had the TomTom Rider 1. It worked fine but boy if you run into trouble forget help from the manufacturer. I also had the issue where it stopped charging in the dock. Nothing could be done and TomTom would provide no help nor advice. Its a good basic device but for the money i want better support. It just died after 2 seasons. I will not buy another TomTom.
Summary: I'm totally frustrated over Tom Tom's failure to even carry spare parts for any unit that's out of warranty, and they WILL NOT repair an out of warranty unit. I started out with a Rider which I purchased in 2007, Worked fine until I purchased a map subscription and updated the operating system. Up to that point it worked with my Plantronics Bluetooth earpiece, but not after the system upgrade.
Summary: This appears to be a great GPS, but if you buy a refurb, they don't come with the cradle, RAM mount, battery cable, or headset. Do yourself a favor and buy a new unit to get everything. I was able to find a RAM mount with cradle on eBay for $260! After paying $160 for the refurbed GPS, plus $260 for the cradle/RAM kit, plus $30 for a headset puts me @ $450.
A disappointing purchase - but excellent call center staff and service
Leon den Berg, Amazon
16 May 2010
Summary: I ordered the TT2 after reading numerous reviews, some positive and some not so good. What worried me was that I had two Garmin products that work a charm, but their mototcycle GPS was a bit tad expensive. The mounting and setup was easy, but noticeable was the tangible feel - not really making me feel warm and fussy inside about my decision. I hoped that I would be wrong. But I wasn't. The buttons are too small to work properly with gloves on, even summer gloves.
Summary: I had high hopes for this product. A lot people seem to like TomTom's other offerings, and this was a GPS geared specifically to motorcycle riders. The design of the case is solid, weatherproof and fairly resistant to the elements. However, it lacks many features I would expect in a motorcycle GPS unit. The route planning software is worthless.
Summary: Bluetooth hookup with your cell phone is a crap shoot at best. All the phones listed on Tom Tom's web site for Verizon were outdated and no longer sold. When calling Tom Tom for assistance, they simply said they only support phones that they have tested and listed. They couldn't give me any kind of updated list. Tried changing phones and even carriers and still having issues. No speaker jack. Difficult to see in sunlight.
Summary: So far very very disapointing. I only paid 350 through Amazon and I think that was to much. Sprint is my cell carrier and only 2 phones are compatible and my Black berry is not one of them. I can not run the GPS and the phone through the head set at the same time but it doesn't matter because I can't hear the commands when I am on the highway.
Summary: Well folks, my wife bought me this unit for Christmas and I was pretty excited about it until I started looking at it in detail. I never mounted it on the bike so I can't testify as to how well it actually works. It has one HUGE fault that I couldn't live with so I returned it this morning. This unit has no audio out jack. I ride a Yamaha Royal Star Venture that has a factory audio system. I already have stereo, intercom, etc. complete with rider and passenger headsets.