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TomTom Rider GPS

Postby seabeechief » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:28 pm



Have any of you owned or tried the TomTom Rider GPS? It lists for $399 on their website. It is waterproof and Bluetooth ready (I really don't know much about Bluetooth yet), has lifetime updates and seems like a good rival for Garmin Zumo at $700. I am so totally ignorant of the array of electronic stuff for my 'Wing that I stay shell shocked. With researching foul weather gear, helmets and GPS thingy's, It seems like I spend most of my waking hours looking at reviews and becoming more confused.

Any input on the TomTom Rider will be appreciated.

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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:30 pm

seabeechief wrote:Have any of you owned or tried the TomTom Rider GPS? It lists for $399 on their website. It is waterproof and Bluetooth ready (I really don't know much about Bluetooth yet), has lifetime updates and seems like a good rival for Garmin Zumo at $700. I am so totally ignorant of the array of electronic stuff for my 'Wing that I stay shell shocked. With researching foul weather gear, helmets and GPS thingy's, It seems like I spend most of my waking hours looking at reviews and becoming more confused.

Any input on the TomTom Rider will be appreciated.

Chief

http://www.tomtom.com/en_us/products/cu ... /index.jsp


I particularly like TomTom GPS units - however, I can't bring myself to pay a $300 premium for waterproofing. I have a regular $100 TomTom on my bike, and carry a ziploc bag that I pop over top of it if it starts to rain. :)

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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby seabeechief » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:06 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
seabeechief wrote:Have any of you owned or tried the TomTom Rider GPS? It lists for $399 on their website. It is waterproof and Bluetooth ready (I really don't know much about Bluetooth yet), has lifetime updates and seems like a good rival for Garmin Zumo at $700. I am so totally ignorant of the array of electronic stuff for my 'Wing that I stay shell shocked. With researching foul weather gear, helmets and GPS thingy's, It seems like I spend most of my waking hours looking at reviews and becoming more confused.

Any input on the TomTom Rider will be appreciated.

Chief

http://www.tomtom.com/en_us/products/cu ... /index.jsp


I particularly like TomTom GPS units - however, I can't bring myself to pay a $300 premium for waterproofing. I have a regular $100 TomTom on my bike, and carry a ziploc bag that I pop over top of it if it starts to rain. :)


Does it have the other features, i.e. lifetime updates and Bluetooth ready?

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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:06 am

The unit I have does not have lifetime updates (could have had that if I spent another $40), but it does do Bluetooth.

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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby Dogsled » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:40 am

I do the same as Wing Admin., Garmin has lifetime map units under 100.00 bucks. I bought this sunshade http://www.mountguys.com/Sun_Shade_Glar ... er-320.htm
and don't even cover it with a plastic bag. The glare sheild is great, you can actually see the screen in the sun.
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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:20 pm

I have the exact same sunshade.

I should mention that I only use the ziplock bag when it is absolutely pouring down, and I'm not moving fast enough to keep the wet off of me.

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Postby 80-GL100-INT » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:05 pm

I have both a TomTom "ONE" and a Garmin "NuVI". Both are less than $125, each one has likes/dislikes but I am partial to my Garmin (had it first), it has lifetime updates and more free voices and dashboards available to download to it.

Same here, waterproofing consists of a baggy and a rubberband
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Re: TomTom Rider GPS

Postby ka4yqi » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Chief, I dont have one of the tom tom's , I have the 1390 garmin. But from what I reading, it would have a lots of features that I would like to use. The Sena SHM10 would bluetooth to it for directions. (zumo 220/350/550/660/665, TomTom Rider) Cost would be about half of the zumo's. I may have to check one out.

Thanks for bring it up. I have learn more for this site once again..

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