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 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: 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: BEFORE I purchased this unit, I read the reviews- many or most being negative - and I still purchased it. Although I found the comments to be mainly true, I'm still satisfied with my purchase. Let's review a few of the comments made by naysayers. 1. UNIT WILL NOT PERMIT SOME PROGRAMMING WHILE MOTORCYCLE IS MOVING. True, but I've been riding for only a year and I am overly safety conscience. I don't mind stoppng to operate unit.
Summary: The TomTom Rider 2 is exactly what they say it is.It does a good job as a GPS unit.If you have had a TomTom unit befor the Rider, you will be very comfortable in the menus of the Rider2. The Ram mount included in the box is very sturdy and holds the Rider very securly. The Scala rider bluetooth headset included in the set seems to work just fine for the voice ques from the rider. If you are expecting much more from the headset you will be disapointed.
Summary: excellent 99% of time ,we used on a 4400 mile trip but we were disapointed in the points of interest feature it did not even list Yellowstone Nat Park.Also it did not have gas stations listed unless it was Chevron or Texaco.
Very good if you can find it on sale and are technically inclined.
ascetic "ascetic", Amazon
21 March 2008
Summary: So I got the TomTom Rider 2 on special for a really good price and have been playing around with it for a week on the bike and in the car. I had some problems with it at first, thought I'd managed to brick it within the first day installing the latest software updates, but after some research and playing around I got it sorted out.