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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by ShineySideUp, Jun 25, 2018.
For a Ex-IT guru or what ever, you sure do have a lot of problems with a simple GPS.
I dunno...mine works perfectly on wifi. Any route I build on MyDrive shows up on the 550 instantly over wifi, the Euro map loaded easily over wifi, the US map updated just as easily, I get notices when something needs to be updated (usually the Euro map speed cameras) and they load easily over wifi. In fact, I've never plugged it into my laptop.
Just took it on a car trip thru Zion and it worked perfectly. Syncs with my phone, get traffic and construction zone updates in the Route Bar. And, regarding traffic, I believe it comes with lifetime traffic, along with lifetime worldwide maps. Color me completely satisfied so far.
^^^ I have had the same results.
What they said in my case too
I rode with the unit in stand alone mode.
I don't even know what stand alone mode is.
So I'm just going with excellent.
Yeah I mean no product ever has any defective units. Pure perfection.
Oh for sure there’s a chance of defective units. If the rest of us are seeing doable WiFI connection speeds and most things working, sounds like yours was indeed a problem one and should be replaced by TT.
I bought it from Amazon so I just did a return. I may purchase it somewhere else to ensure I definitely get a different unit. However Amazon has such a great price on it right now. No one can touch it. Alternatively could try the Garmin but I think the TT interface is a bit nicer.
Mine was more of a “mine works, so nana nana boo boo”.
I’m an ass like that!
Can the Tom Tom 550 Rider display/follow forestry trails?
I need something that is capable of that level of detail.
Nope. As far as I have seen it’s roads only. It will do the farm to market roads that are gravel
If you load a sample .gpx into MyD$%#, you'll see what's what.
I'm assuming what doesn't show on MyD$%# also won't show on the device but
don't take my word for it- that's just been my experience so far.
The TT maps seem to be more detailed West than East as I was able to load the Colorado BDR route.
Curious, whether the guidance will work. Won't know until this summer when I get out there :)
Thanks to everyone here. I've just ordered mine. I appreciate all the advice!
Are people here working with TomTom Support? I know there's a push to have consumers go to the user 2 user discussions but if you're calling / writing TomTom, are you having your problems resolved? I'm sort of speaking for myself here but curious if I need to share some feedback with the support team.
I've only called one time and got my issue resolved promptly.
Same, although I wish they had weekend support.
Just got mine today. WiFi seems to work well. Amazon had a great price so I pulled the trigger. I think it’ll do everything I need on the roads I ride.
Just ordered one from Amazon..$293.
Seems like a great price and I figured it HAS to be better than my 5 year old waterlogged Nuvi.
I did the same thing yesterday, and should arrive tomorrow, I have bunch or route in MyRouteApp, that I am looking forward to move to TomTom.
I have height hopes for this unit.