Summary: I like the GPS, but it is NOT motorcycle friendly. The display is impossible to read in sunlight, the unit "freezes" when the temperature drops below...freezing. (pin reboot is required when it is warmed up.) The bluetooth does not pair with my I-phone. It has 5 volt plug charging and 12 volt carrier charging. It did survive being dropped. Customer service was CLUELESS as to fixing the cold problem. Too expensive/difficult to update the maps.
Pros: Cute name. Works on a motorcycle. Great paper weight
Cons: 1) no customer support... 2) the Mac OS software never worked correctly - the sim mode never was operable, the PC version was only slightly better. 3) I bought an upgraded map membership - supposed lower price on upgrades. I was able to get one upgrade,
Summary: I purchased an original TomTom Rider in March of 2006. Since then I have loaded both map and software updates and it has always worked. It has been installed on five different bikes and has seen some miles. The first bike I installed it on I did not connect it to the bikes electrical system so I was limited to the battery life of the unit.
Summary: I bought this item for my son's Xmas present, And the unit worked fine, I also have a TOM TOM GPS for my motorhome and it is exellent. The problem we had with this unit, was thee was no mounting hardware that came with it, we contacted the vendor who was more than helpful, and would refund our money. So we sent it back and waiting for the refund.
Summary: this tom tom did not work out of the box, big problem for me, because I was using this for a cross the country trip on a motorcycle. I had to buy a car type which is very hard to use outdoors. Amazon would not refund me the shipping costs.
Summary: I've read a lot of the reviews on this page. I just recently completed a 3,000 mile round-trip ride from Orlando, FL taking part in a 9-11 Memorial Ride that went from Somerset, PA to NYC, visiting the 3 sites involved in that day's attacks. I was looking for a GPS before leaving on this trip as I'm not familiar with PA, Maryland, Virginia, Deleware, NJ and NY roads at all. In my car I have a Garmin Nuvi that I like a lot.
Summary: I've owned a Rider for three years, and until recently really liked it. The device is easy to use, the maps are reliable, and I've found the resolution to be as good as one can expect for a device that is used in bright sun. The problem? on a recent 9-day ride we encountered unpaved roads that had "washboard effect" from runoff.
Summary: This is the worst motorcycle product in the known universe. I got a TomTom Rider; the bluetooth headset doesn't last long enough for a long trip and can't be plugged in a charger and operate at the same time. What a great idea! Oh, if you plan on keeping the product for more than three days, forget customer service. Spares are already unavailable for TOmTOm Rider, because "we don't sell it anymore." The GPS itself is useless. Bright sunshine, forget it.