Tom Tom Rider GPS

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Neil E., Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

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    Has any of our UK or Euro friends got one of these yet?
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  2. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    According to Mike Werner (Daily Motorcycle News), the release date has been put back to September - he's hoping to get a press unit shortly for testing and review, so keep an eye on his site above.
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  3. jas_

    jas_ Adventurer

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    I have been holding out for one of these.
    Just noticed the other day that they changed the release date from 'Summer '05' to 'Autumn '05' :cry

    Oh well. Maybe Garmin will come out with their new unit by then.
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  4. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Before anybody creams themselves on this new model you might want to check out the specs when they become available.

    Garmins competitor for the Tomtom in-car units is the SP c320.
    Ignoring the fact that is not waterproof, the other specs show that this unit is not useful offroad.
    If you look at the specs you will find that there is no way to display a position (latitude/longitude) on the unit.
    Also, it does not have 500 waypoints but it does have 500 'favorites'.
    It only stores addresses as favorites. There is effectively only one true waypoint, the HOME favorite. Apart from this you cannot mark a spot that does not have a street address. Useful, NOT!
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  5. bmwhd

    bmwhd God Bless Texas

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    Those are important points but not what drives my GPS buying decisions. Superior street routing is number 1, 2, and 3 on my priority list. I've got an eMap for offroad work.
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  6. autorotate

    autorotate Adventurer

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  7. azabeemerboy

    azabeemerboy Long timer

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    Comp USA had a Tom Tom on display yesterday in Atlanta. I didn't spend any time with it but I assumed they are in stock?
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  8. jas_

    jas_ Adventurer

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    The TomTom and TomTom Rider are two separate units. The 'Rider' is built specifically for motorcycle use.
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  9. jdiaz

    jdiaz .

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    The email I got from miotti.it (local TomTom source in Milano) yesterday said the Rider would be out in July.

    Jon
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  10. JZH

    JZH Global Bodger

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  11. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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  12. JZH

    JZH Global Bodger

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    By the way, I later got another email from them telling me that the first email was a mistake, and no, they don't have it after all...

    Ciao,
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