New Tomtom Rider

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Playsatan, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    The Tom Tom uses Tyre route planning software. It does not run on a Mac.

    Tyre is free and has a web site.

    The GPS itself is not OS dependent, its the route planning software.
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  2. gundrted

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    Ummm ... wow ... thats lame.

    So I would need to use the website to create the route. Is there a different app to load it into the TomTom? I noticed there is no SD lot. Is the planning tool required for the lifetime map updates? Is Tyre the only option or can you use Furkot?
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    Yes I just quoted myself .....

    If there is no thick client TomTom route planning software for the Mac, how does one store, view, share, review and/or modify trip logs from a TomTom.
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    You can run Tyre and nearly any other Windows programs on the Mac if you use Parallels, VM or another similar virtual machine app. I use Tyre on the Mac with Parallels - runs perfectly.
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    That is correct and I have used VM in the past. I think I still have Win7 image loaded. I used it a little bit ago to convert the Topo 24k National Park maps from PC to Mac Basecamp. Its just a pain to maintain two OSs on my Mac ... I know this is a total first world problem.

    Depending on the price of the new Rider and if its around $300-400, that could offset some first world OS issues :)
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  6. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    One uses a PC.
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    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    You don't have to use the website. The software downloads. There is also a tomtom home software. It may load routes. I haven't done that. It is also used for map updates, not tyre. I don't know if furkot can create tom tom routes.

    I like trye. It works for me. I like tom tom, esp. Winding roads. And that it is half the price of garmin 590.
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    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    It will be interesting to see if TomTom moves into the $800 category with Garmin.
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    Of course you won't need to worry about PC software with the new TomTom Rider - at least according to the TomTom PR. Supposedly the new Rider will import GPX Routes, Tracks and Waypoints.

    So, you could use one of several online Planning applications to create your GPX data and then import it into the TomTom Rider. TomTom has a Mac App that will assist you with that but it's of little use without the Rider.
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    Well, we don't know for sure but the rumored price target is €400.
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    I'm crossing my fingers for that price point :deal
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    Can you use one of the Wine derivatives like CrossOver or WineBottler so you don't have to maintain a separate OS?
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    I tried that years ago and found it very difficult. I've very good with unix/linux but I'm not a developer. I'm an end user. I can follow how tos and cut/paste. Wine got very complicated very quick. That is why I went with VM. I use it in my job and I know it very well.
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    I had a mac book and looked into that. I don't think Wine supports usb.

    Not positive, didn't actually try it.
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    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Whats the screen size and resolution? Equivalent to 590?
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    I am ready to update my old Garmin 5 when my new bike arives and am having a hard time justifying $ 900 for a garmin 590LM. While it checks all the boxes, Im glad to see a similar product with this new Tom Tom that seems to be very similar.

    Revzilla is listing for $ 500 so at 60% of the price of the Garmin, this could get some competition going. Maybe Garmin will lower their price when they see people choosing the Tom Tom.

    Im looking forward to a release and a side by side feature comparison so will be patient before jumping in.

    I would also expect Garmin to have a new release model since its been a year since the 590 came out.

    The Tom Tom looks like a nice unit.
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