Reviews and Problems with TomTom Rider 2nd Edition
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my first motorcycle gps
2 May 2013
Summary: this gps has been one tough customer i have dropped it a number of times by accident and it still works. it has got me everywhere i have wanted to go and it ties my iphone to my bluetooth helmet nicely. it gives me a sense of safety knowing that my parents can get in touch with me anytime i am riding. which is most of the time. my motorcycle is my primary transport and i get into a lot of out of the way places. this unit has not failed one time.
Summary: I purchased this product as I seemed unable to get my TomTom Classic to stick to the windscreen. The sticky pad does NOT stick. I have used a universal glue (not a super glue) and this has solved the problem. If ever need to remove it I shall just keep my fingers crossed! It is very easy to use and overall I am very pleased with it.
Summary: I got this in preparation for a long trip. I like that it's rugged and fairly easy to use. I have a 12V outlet on my bike near the mounting position so I'm not concerned about the unit's battery life. I was concerned that the Bluetooth headset might have battery life issues but it's never failed me yet - even when I was 8 hours in the saddle one day. Since I was the second owner there was one thing that was a bit weird.
Summary: Very nice unit; heavy duty and ready for mounting on my motorcycle; ready for the weather. First TomTom, so setting it up was done by the owner's manual; fairly easy after reading instructions. Blue Tooth headset works great. Everything needed for mounting it on a motorcycle was included. Mounting is secure with a safety strap just in case. Having a little trouble finding a mount to use in my truck. Waiting for the snow to melt for some time on the bike.
Summary: My wife and I just began motorcycle road tripping along the back roads of Virginia last year, and for the most part we have been well-served with paper maps. But we felt that the TomTom RIDER 2 would provide an additional level of safety, enabling us to find service stations should anything go wrong with our older bikes. My only wish is that the RIDER 2 actually read the street name approaching turns; this is the main feature the Zumo has which the TTR2 does not..
Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, Excellent value, Free Cardo SCALA RIDER, Long Battery Life, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: it's a darn good piece for the bike, lacking a voice for use while driving is a major shorcomming. a small self contained speaker or cheapie blue tooth earpiece would probably suffice. this is a minor issue, but i can't change the cursor, either. no big deal, functionally, but if a feature is equipped, it should definately work.
Summary: AS reliable and accurate as my other TomToms. Easy set up and all works great except my Sony Erikson will not interface with the headset. I can dial and answer but the audio doesn't come through the headset. Don't know if this is an issue with the headset or the phone. All around great addition to the bike if I can get the headset issue straightened out.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Read, Long Battery Life, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Strong Construction, Versatile