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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 2nd, 2009, 11:38 am Thread Starter
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Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

Had my Zumo 550 stolen out of my truck back in Jul and have been looking at replacements for it since then. Have considered both the 550 and the newer 660 and thought that I'd try and find out more about the TomTom Riders and what is thought of those. Prices for the TomTom's seem to be a lot lower than the Garmin's, but wondering if it goes back to the age old adage, "you get what you pay for"!!

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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

Dave, I use a standard TomTom on my LT. My only complaint is that it's hard to see in the sunlight but not enough to motivate me to upgrade. I would think the cycle edition has a brighter screen and higher contrast settings for that. The software is very user friendly.


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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

I use a Tomtom GO730 and love it - $149 for a reconditioned.
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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

I have used a tomtom Rider for a couple of years and cannot fault it, very user friendly. Purchased it through Ebay from the UK $200.00au, then downloaded Australian maps.
It is a great unit..
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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

I have one of the original TomTom Riders (not the second version that came out a few years ago). I had it replaced twice because of the power connection. The mount has 4 spring loaded pins that press onto the back of the TomTom when it is in the cradle. The pins eventually burrow a hole into their connecting point causing it to have intermittent contact which in turn causes the battery recharging to fail. I could get about 5 hours of use out of it after charging it overnight.

I bought a Navigator III for the LT and am much happier not only with the performance, but also with the software. The only edge that the TomTom had was the in close display of the approaching curves. If the road appeared to go off the side of the screen, I knew I had a sharp bend just ahead.

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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

If you get a TomTom (or Garmin) check TYRE.com for an add-on tool. Makes planning a breeze on your computer.
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Re: Anyone have a TomTom Rider?

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If you get a TomTom (or Garmin) check TYRE.com for an add-on tool. Makes planning a breeze on your computer.
Hi Doug,

Downloaded Tyre today but can't figure how to load a Google route into my Tomtom. Any thoughts?
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