Started Out OK, Ended Up Poor Experience. (07/09/14)
4 April 2014
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.
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...
TomTom tech support was totally useless and put me on hold for over 40 minutes
D.W. Contento, Amazon
22 September 2009
Summary: Had a Garmin before I switched to this TomTom and the learning curve is high. I had to do a hard reboot twice as the system stopped working all together. TomTom tech support was totally useless and put me on hold for over 40 minutes, thankfully google came to the rescue.
Summary: Great GPS but horrible mount. After the first ride the four screws that hold the adapter to the Ram Mount pulled out and crumbled. Luckily they also include a threaded camera type mount in the center so I was able to use that to remount it using a separate RAM mount I already had.
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.
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.
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.
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.