Summary: I have owned the previous version of the TomTom Rider and was less than thrilled with the long term support, thus the only 4-star rating at this time. With the old unit, the mount was a weak point. After about a year or so, the mount would fail to charge the unit and replacement mounts were not available in the US, only through the TomTom UK store at roughly $100. For a $400 unit, that is a substantial percentage of the total cost.
Tomtom rider motorcycle gps with winding road feature is awesome!!!!
Kathy Kagan, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Purchased this for my husband who is constantly looking for "twisties". The feature on the gps that he looks kes the best is that he can pick the starting place. It doesn't have to be his current location. So he picks the starting and ending points and the winding road feature and your route has been created. You can edit it by avoiding road blocks, unpaved roads. For other Tom Tom users you can email them your route and they can open and save as a route in their device.
The GPS worked flawlessly for about 500 miles. It ...
Larry M McIntyre, Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: The GPS worked flawlessly for about 500 miles. It stopped charging through the mount on the first road trip I made with it. I contacted Tom Tom support by phone, and emailed them the information that they requested, in order to send me a new mount. I got numerous emails from them, asking for the same information over and over. I called several times, and always got someone that doesn't understand the English language. I think that they are in India.
Summary: I've had the TomTom Rider less than one month. At first, it looked good. Mounted and wired to the bike fine. The instructions that come in the box are pretty slim. Not much info, just some pictures. No written warranty, no users guide book. User's guide is a download. Then I find if you use Mac, you're in trouble...Setup for Windows. Out of the box, it did not have the latest software or maps. No written help how to make it work with Mac.
Summary: As the saying goes: it is what it is. If you've been a Garmin user then this will be somewhat awkward for your use for a while. There is no speech to text so it will never give you the names of the streets. It will tell you to turn left or right in a certain number of yards. Readout in sunlight is pretty good. It doesn't easily lose a signal through areas that have trees, it goes on and off quickly and seems to figure out where you are in a reasonable amount of time.
Summary: Needed to replace a Zumo 550 that had failed. After looking at prices and options made the decision to buy the TomTom. Overall it has most of the features that I needed but with the price difference between it and a new Garmin made the decision to buy the TomTom. Screen quality is good and unit easy to operate. For the difference in cost I am pleased with the unit.
Great Motorcycle GPS, But concerned about Lifetime Maps. -UPDATE
Geoffrey P. Maslin, Amazon
24 June 2014
Summary: The GPS is great, Very rugged and waterproof. Easy to use, I have two other TomTom GPSs. I particularly like the winding route feature and I like that it is constantly looking for better routes as you ride offering the alternates as they are discovered. There are many neat features that I have yet to use. The record feature is one I plan to turn on for my next trip as I often deviate from the planned route to discover new roads or places.