Summary: I live in San Jose Ca..This is a big city TomTom riders map does not cover any of the streets down town that start with E, such as E Santa Clara st... none of these streets show up leaving out a huge section of town how bogus is that. Plus there web site is totally lame and not user friendly at all once you start using it for product support and such.
Summary: I bought this unit primarily for use with my motorcycle with occasional use on my car. Although TomTom advertises a "car kit" which includes a speaker, suction mount and a 12v plug, it is not available. After searching reviews from others on the internet it became obvious that TomTom has no intention of providing this accessory. I called TomTom customer support and was told that the Rider is for motorcycles and is not to be used in cars.
Summary: The device came fast enough and installed easily enough. Sadly it consistently loses the bluetooth connection to the brand new Scala Rider Q3 that I had to buy after it kept losing the Bluetooth connection to the Scala Rider Q2s that I already had. Further research shows the Tomtom Rider has MANY complaints over this.
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.
An almost adequate choice if you can deal with some weaknesses
T. Wiz "WZR", Amazon
30 July 2009
Summary: When my old TomTom 540XXL PC interface quite working after four years of abuse attached to motorcycle handlebars I was considering spending $700+ for the H-D branded Garmin unit. When I found that TomTom had brought out a new generation of the Rider and that the price was less than half of the comparable Garmin unit I decided to take a chance. It would be nice to get a GPS that I could still use when it was raining. If you ride a lot, you do ride in the rain some.
Summary: When TomTom came out with a bluetooth GPS unit for motorcycle, I was excited about going wireless. However, I've found some disappointing features, which include: inadequate volume of the bluetooth headset, lack of software support for my Blackberry 8703e and Motorola V710 phones, poor quality, poor service, poorly design desktop computer software, poor mount for car use.
Summary: i have a garmin quest fitted to my bike but recently had the chance to use a tomtom rider for a few days. they do not compare. considering the rider is twice the price, it is no more glove friendly than the quest, and the bluetooth feature is a complete pain. why no simple headphone socket? the directions were difficult to hear on the motorway, full volume is only about a quarter that of the garmin.