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: The GPS would not pair with my Scala Pro G2 intercom and support from TomTom was not that great. No internal speaker in the unit which would prevent it from being used in a vehicle. Seems to be well made and durable. The mount was good and worked on my Roadking. Trying pairing with Samsung 3 & 4 phones and they would not connect even though they were supposed to work with them. Bluetooth was probably bad in the GPS.
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.
Started Out OK, Ended Up Poor Experience. (07/09/14)
3 July 2009
Summary: ***Edit: 04/05/14: I've tried to route a fairly long trip (250 miles) and this Tyre software is absolutely maddening. Actually, scratch that, the way the TomTom handles the Tyre route is maddening, Tyre actually works really well. The TomTom will never, ever route the way you want, regardless of which method you choose. One of the turns on my route, which I have been on before and have seen with my very eyes in person, the TomTom insists that you cannot turn left at.
Summary: I have used the Rider for one riding season now. While it has come in very handy I have to agree with most of what has been written here. A few comments to save someone some of the aggravation most have experienced. First you will need to upgrade the SD card because the memory in the supplied card is insufficient to operate the unit properly. Without a larger card you will have to deal with freeze ups and reboots.
Summary: Just letting you know that release 2 of tomtom rider is already available in Europe and Australia and features the Cardo scala-rider wireless Bluetooth headset. I assume the US version will follow soon.
not the vendor and Amazon where excellent in quickly refunding my money
23 September 2014
Summary: It does what it says on the box, though I hope it lasts longer than the 11 months the previous one did, a TomTom problem, not the vendor and Amazon where excellent in quickly refunding my money.
Summary: This will be my 3rd cable in as many years, each time there has been some fault in the cable or the plug which resulted in a short and sending the dock away to be repaired. The cable needs to be much more durable as present it is twin core wire crimped into a plastic plug with a length of loose lastic sheathing covering the wires taped at one end.