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dickins
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Location: sheffield

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Urban rider Reply with quote

A few impressions of my tomtom urban rider that I have just purchased.
I have not had chance to test it on the bike yet,so this is not a comprehensive report,yet.
I am comparing this to my 530 unit:-
Positives

1/Waterproof and looks sturdy.

2/Winding road route option looks fun,if it works

Negatives

1/ No audio output jack

2/No sd slot

3/No mp3 player

4/ I don't appear to be able to view the route in detail as on the 530,which is a serious omission in my opinion.

5/ Downloaded the latest map yesterday,the fact that all the map will not fit on has been covered in depth before,but I am happy that the zone I have chosen will be sufficient for all my needs.

More to follow anon
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exportman
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Joined: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 261
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The big problem with the rider urban/pro is the lack of capacity 2GB is having a laugh. Touring Europe is not possible without changing maps and most motorcyclist will not be taking a net book or lap top with them.

Winding roads is not that good I find it better to plan out the route using tyre to create an ITN file

I also think Tomtom considering the premium price they should have provided a power dock with each unit. I know it is more robust and waterproof but really does is cost 150.00 more to do this over the basic tomtom start?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi dickins, I have an older version Rider2 with an earlier software but

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1/ No audio output jack
Although I have a Scala Intercom I also have a SonyEricsson HBH-DS200 bluetooth thingy (about 20-30) which can pair to the TT for Navigation/Directions.
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4/ I don't appear to be able to view the route in detail as on the 530,which is a serious omission in my opinion.
If true then that is a serious omission. If I tap the "Satellite Signal Strength Bars" in the bottom right of the screen, then "Details" & finally "Show Route Summary" I get an overview. I knew that the Urban Rider had the simplified menu, but that's too much.
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