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5.1 out of 10

TomTom Rider 2nd Edition

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Overall 6
6.0

it's okay

Ron Reeves, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Can't see tge screen in daylight And realized sometimes it's better to be lost than know where you are Just enjoy your ride
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Overall 6
6.0

Not nearly what I expected for the money.

vfr700f2, Ebay
7 April 2013
  • Summary: I have a couple of Garmin car style gps units but I decided to try this TomTom Rider because it was half the price of a Garmin waterproof unit. I am unimpressed. I use a Scala Rider G4 headset with it and turning the volume up all the way on both I can barely hear the instructions and I tried several of the voice options. The directions are ok but it just says turn right, no street names.
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Overall 6
6.0

It is okay - but I had o return it

E. de Voogt "Angelina's next boyfriend", Amazon
7 March 2013
  • Summary: I just didn't get the maps loaded without having to spend money, so for me, not a success. But I love the TomTom user-interface, the sceneries and images are lovable, and the menus are smart
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Overall 6
6.0

Should be named DumbDumb instead of TomTom

David B. Crayne, Amazon
21 March 2011
  • Summary: When I received this unit I thought it was pretty nice. It did have the problem with being hard to turn on and off. It will automatically turn on when the bike power is applied such as when turning on the key. But it will not turn off when the bike is switched off. The on/off switch is a real joke and there is not reason for it to be so hard to push.
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Overall 6
6.0

Past Warranty - Forget about getting support from TomTom

PhilT, Amazon
4 February 2011
  • Summary: I called TomTom service yesterday February 2nd, 2011 to find out if they could repair my unit. They said they don't do repairs, the unit is considered throw-away once it is out of warranty. I don't know about most folks, but I can't afford to throw away a $600.00 GPS unit! The problem is the access door that covers the memory card and cable connection fell apart. There is a little tab that you can move up and down to open and securely close the door which is on a hinge.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor User Interface, Decent Otherwise.

loveshimsomewhiskey, Amazon
26 November 2010
  • Summary: I used this model to ride about 4500 miles cross country over the course of two weeks. It withstood drops on hard concrete and torrential rains. It still works like a champ. The device uses the classic TomTom interface. If you've used a car TomTom then you'll know how to use this. Personally I've used a car TomTom and hated it. After being spoiled by the intuitive UI of the iPhone's maps application, interacting with TomTom devices is pretty painful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good sound but hard to see in sunlight

John V. Mayton "PaxGunner", Amazon
27 April 2010
  • Summary: It took a bit of cursing and frustration to get the unit to work with my phone. Went to Verison to find a phone that would work (the list from TomTom was useless) and we tried everything in the store, but no luck. I tried again, the next day and for some reason (no one there could figure out why) it started working. The sound from the ear speaker is good enough to hear over very loud pipe and my lack of hearing acuity so the turn by turn is helpfull.
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Overall 6
6.0

TomTom R2

NickisratingstuffonAmazon, Amazon
1 February 2009
  • Summary: If you have ever used TomTom before, you will catch on to this in a snap. If not, playing around with the settings and controls will get you comfortable quickly. Good- Precise directions most of the time. Quick sync w/ satellites. New computer software easy to use. Headset works surprisingly well. Not so good- Concerned on the actual strength of motorcycle mount. Seems a little cheaper than I think it should. Time will tell if the braces snap in half though.
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Overall 6
6.0

TomTom Rider - Read this before you buy !

G. Gold, Amazon
30 August 2008
  • Summary: 1. I have owned a Rider for more than 18 months. 2. The first one I had, the dock broke in Texas while I was riding Route 66. 3. I called TomTom from Texas (I live in Calif) and asked them to FedEx a new one. They said no can do. 4. Once home, TomTom sent me a new Dock, but... it took them 1 month to get it to me. 5. After a while I started to notice that the Rider was not charging while in the dock and on my bike. 6.
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Overall 6
6.0

A decent unit, but with major flaws, at a ripoff price!!

C. STEWART, Amazon
30 August 2008
  • Summary: I bought the Rider 2 GPS last summer, to tour the south of France, from Paris. I'd travelled before with maps, sometimes missing offramps out of confusion (freeway signs here are only really good if you're a local, in which case you don't need them in the first place!!). After having used a TomTom GPS in a rental car to go to Italy, I decided to get one for my Speed Triple, for the pleasure of being guided from "above".
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