New Tomtom Rider

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

  1. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Anyone in the US get one of these Rider 400's yet?
  2. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    Just got the Rider 400, still figuring it out. So far so good! I use a Iphone 5s and a Sena smh10. They both linked up without any drama. I would like to hard wire it to several motorcycles and just bounce it from one to another.
    However I'm having a difficult time finding the hard wire too purchase. It's just a male/female plug with two wires.
    Can't seem to locate.
  3. Ogre_fl

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  4. COMESEEGO

    COMESEEGO Come-See-Go-Joe

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    Can someone verify the 'Hands Free Calling' function on the TomTom 400?

    Can you initiate phone calls or only answer calls?

    Thanks!
  5. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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  6. dpifko

    dpifko Can u smell the It's Its?

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    I've been using it for a while now. I like it a lot better than the old TomTom I bought just as something to put on the bike that could withstand a little rain. I do like that it rotates vertical and allows you to lock it in, much in the same way my Montana does.

    Funny that someone was saying they didn't like the updates. That's one of the biggest draws for me - things at least have a chance of getting fixed/upgraded with the regular stream of stuff from TomTom.

    I'd like to see the turn-by-turn instructions improved, but that problem stems from the TomTom maps, not from this device in particular.

    Daniel
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    COMESEEGO Come-See-Go-Joe

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  8. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    One thing I might add is, after calling Tomtom support! Pretty sure I know more than them!

    Just Say'n!
  9. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    Tomtom launched the Rider 40 and 400 as unfinished products. Possibly stressed to have the products out in time for the summer season. When I got my Rider 400 in June it could not connect to a computer and had a lot of other real bad flaws.

    Since then som of the major issues have been corrected but as you can see on Tomtom´s support forum https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/rider-51
    there are several things left to be addressed.

    I had problems with the mount, the ability to switch between horisontal and vertical position of the Rider is a good thing but there were two irritating problems. Firstly it changed the screeen orientation randomly, that has been "fixed" so that you can lock the screen in either landscape or portrait orientation. But then you have to stop and change orientation with the menu instead of just swing it around.
    Secondly, and that was/is very annoying, there is a small glitch in the mount that makes it extremely sensitive to vibrations. It made the screen unreadable when using the Rider 400 on my offroad bike. I had to take it appart and superglue it together in landscape mode. Got a replacement mount from Tomtom, a lot better but there still are screen vibrations when used on my Ténéré!
  10. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

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    I recently bought a Rider 400 and installed it on a Tenere. Evidently they have done some improvement on the landscape feature, mine works either way no problem. Screen seems vibration proof. I do have Rox anti-vibe risers on my bike and it's mounted to the bars with a Ram ball. However I did have to move the daytime brightness up to 100% to see it good. Another thing that annoys me is when I + the screen to a closer scale it won't stay where I put it for long? Any help?
  11. Photowriter

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    [QUOTE However I did have to move the daytime brightness up to 100% to see it good. Another thing that annoys me is when I + the screen to a closer scale it won't stay where I put it for long? Any help?[/QUOTE]

    I have communicated the mounting problem with Tomtom, with the product specialist. I agree with you about the screen brightness, you have to bring it up to 100 %. Latest firmware update helped a little bit, they have introduced a high contrast colour scheme. You can find this at Settings - Appearance - Display - Map colours.
    Still do not like the colour scheme though, the old Rider Pro has better colour contrast.

    The unability to hold a closer scale active has been there since the first Rider model (very annoying) and is the reason why I have used other brands of GPS-navigators on my big bike.
    Have talked to Tomtom about that problem and now they have a fix, go to the settings menu "appearance" - "automatic zoom" - "None"

    Another function that I miss is an Icon for "Here you are" i e giving the coordinates for your present location. There is a complicated work around though, go to "Search", change search to "latitude longitude" and the listed example gives you your current position.
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    Shaggie Unseen University Supporter

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    :jiveAny more updates?
  13. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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  14. eci-tampa

    eci-tampa Moto-Photo

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    These features are great and the Garmin is way over priced for the features. Garmin has been the only motorcycle unit on the market for a while and they got really complacent. The unit is slow, the resolution is marginal, features are limited and the memory small, and this is just the unit. The Garmin Basecamp software is a whole new level of suck and embarrassment for Garmin...if they cared.
  15. bootshd

    bootshd Been here awhile

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    Hey All, Just bought a 2015 1190 Adv and it came with the TomTom Rider on it. The bike is new to me but has 2240 miles on it.
    The TomTom has been set up with the old owner Home location on it, how do I go about changing the Home location ? It did not come with TomTom manual. In fact I have no idea what TomTom rider it is. The off-on button is a little black rubber button on the top right side of the unit if that helps.......
  16. EmmEff

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    Have you been to http://us.support.tomtom.com? They have the User Guides there, as well as a full support site. You should be able to identify which model it is using the info provided.
  17. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    Hi bootshd!
    If the on-off button is on the right hand side it can be on of the 3 versions of the original Rider. But just look att the rear of the unit, there should be a label telling you what version it is and also giving you the serial number. Rider manuals can be found here http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/manual/locale/en_US
  18. elfrider

    elfrider There goes my allowance!

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    Can you post a picture of the unit? :-)
  19. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    And for those who are using an older version of MC GPS navigator like the original Rider (not a very bright screen) I would recommend a sunvisor.
    http://www.glarestomper.com/ sells shades that are easily attached with velcro and also protects the screen when the navigator is removed from the bike. I have been using them for years with both Tomtom and Garmin units.
  20. bootshd

    bootshd Been here awhile

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    Ok, guy's got the GPS off the bike on the back it has TomTom model 4GD00 ?