Only use this if you already know where your going.
Gary Friendshuh, Amazon
29 September 2015
Summary: First I never do product reviews as my opinion is only good to me, but I wouldn't wish the TomTom Rider on my worst enemy. The directions algorithm is worthless, constantly having you turn left then make a u-turn; or taking you off the main highway to drive the frontage road stopping at every light.
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.
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.
Summary: I bought this because I wasn't willing to spend the amount to get a garmin zumo. I really wanted this to work well as the touchscreen is advertised to work with gloves, the unit is waterproof, has bluetooth for connecting to headsets and lifetime maps.
Summary: I am wondering if I got a bad unit. My device has been very quirky and odd. I plotted several rides in Tyre. I downloaded them and traveled to Front Royal Va with Friends. The first day it looped us around town 3 times, before we stopped for directions.
Summary: The good: It's $329.95 A Garmin Zumo is almost twice the cost. You can go phone to GPS then GPS to headset. You need the more expensive Garmin to do that. really easy to modify the startup splash screen. Easy to install. The Bad: The thing is HUGE and heavy. About 2.5 inches thick. Looks horrible.
Summary: I received this as a Christmas gift. When I attempted to mount it on my bike I found that the dock that connects the ram mount to the GPS was unusable. The problem being the plastic around the female threaded sections disintegrated when I attempted to screw it together.
Summary: Terrible Service from Amazon At first this product was not available. I signed up for an email notification when the product would be available. I still continued to check on its availability and was surprised to see that it was in fact available. Never did get an email from Amazon.
Summary: I needed a replacement for my 5 year old Garmin Zumo 450 which I felt was horribly out of date but did not want to spend $700 on the latest Garmin and was very excited when i saw that Tom Tom was releasing a new Rider at a comparatively reasonable price of $299.
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.