Any New TomTom Rider 400 users? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By MTVic
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MTVic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 790
Default Any New TomTom Rider 400 users?

Anyone tried the new 2015 TomTom? Price certainly more reasonable than the Garmin 590 lm. Looking for feedback from actual users.

Mike
FORMERLY 2012 Black XC Tour
2016 Honda NM4
2014 Honda CTX 700 dct
MTVic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
LILMAGS500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Posts: 9,684
Garage
Default

They had a demo model at Laconia Bike Week , it looked sleek as hell with tons of features . I especially like the ride record , you can track all your rides and save them to your computer , kind of like the rider X app . (Which I have determined SUCKS out Loud !) Anyway , I want one !

2014 Cross Country
2014 XC , Lloyds A/F , Timing Wheel +4 , PCV , Miller Mufflers , 1/4 Turn Throttle Ring , Dyno Tuned by KMC Powersports 98HP 113 TQ
LILMAGS500 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 10:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Payson, AZ
Posts: 347
Default

OooOooo-Nice! Screen looks much brighter than the previous model.. Super-reflective tho'

...I have Riders fitted to both of my scoots.. The original has an anti-glare coating on the screen which doesn't really do much in direct sunlight, or when the sun ping-pongs off your face shield onto the display. The screen can even be sometimes drowned out by reflecting bright colors like Hi-Viz gear. Have to angle them just so to get the least reflection, then they work okay; unless the sun is working against you, that is..

So.. That super slick-n-shiny display? Hmmm..

Might upgrade.. Will have to see what the consensus is after it's been properly road tested by the masses tho'..

I don't use a GPS often, but they do get used..
Mark-B is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 3
Default

I recently purchased the TomTom GPS and it is far better than the Garmin one. It is by far the best GPS systems I have used. Got this amazing piŤce moto at a super cheap rate.
beverlypotts is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 10:47 AM
Senior Member
 
RICZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,124
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beverlypotts View Post
I recently purchased the TomTom GPS and it is far better than the Garmin one. It is by far the best GPS systems I have used. Got this amazing piŤce moto at a super cheap rate.
Great! But where so I exchange to Euros?

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
https://www.victoryforums.com/11-ven...t-x-bikes.html
RICZ is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
arkiebiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Searcy, AR
Posts: 1,228
Default

Sorry...but lots of differences. YES, the Garmin is more expensive, but you get what you pay for too. NEITHER GPS is perfect though. They BOTH have pro's and con's.

But just to point out a few differences.
zumo 590 has 5.0" Screen vs 4.3" on the TT.
zumo 590 has TMPS (optional) and no TPMS on TT (no option).
zumo 590 has optional VIRB integrated Camera controlled remotely through GPS.
zumo 590 integrates Pandora, iPhone, iPods and androids through sytem...not so with the TT.
zumo 590 has a MP3 player and TT does not have MP3 player.
zumo 590 has faster processor. TT is slow on recalculations.
zumo 590 has optional WEATHER and RADAR - TT does not have this feature.
zumo 590 has Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts (photos of what your turns look like).
zumo 590 has Service History Log - TT does not have this feature.


BOTH have Winding or Twisty Roads
BOTH have Round trip
BOTH have trip planning on a PC
BOTH are weatherproof
BOTH have TRACKS viewable on a PC
BOTH have easy to read screens in sunlight
BOTH have portrait view (although the TT is much better at accomplishing that feature).
BOTH have MicroSD slots.
BOTH have live traffic and live traffic cameras - TT only has live traffic.

TomTom has a very nice security (locking) system - Garmin can do this through 3rd party vendors.
TomTom has slightly better battery life (although I don't know if the battery is replaceable).

Again, I'm not knocking the new TomTom Rider GPS, but when you compare it to the zumo 590LM...you're comparing apples to oranges.

A better comparison would be the TomTom Rider vs the zumo 390LM and their pricing is comparable. Even though you give up the premium features on the zumo 590, the zumo 390 still offers more than the TomTom Rider.

Just an opinion...I have owned every Garmin Motorcycle GPS released since I started using one for riding and that has been for more than 10 years. They don't always make me happy, but they are the best motorcycle GPS on the market right now. Their customer service and software engineers suck most of the time...BUT, even with those flaws...they still are the "cream of the crop" when it comes to navigation on a motorcycle.

2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
******************************************
Searcy, AR
Blytheville, AR (Hometown and the BEST BBQ Sandwiches in the world)
************************************************** ******
Arkansas Bikers Website
http://www.arkansasbiker.net
Garmin Zumo GPS Forums
http://www.zumoforums.com
arkiebiker is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-01-2015, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MTVic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Posts: 790
Default

Bit he bullet and bought one. Showed up a couple of days ago. Never owned a TomTom, always Garmin including an old Zumo bike model.

Got to say, just playing with it, the size is terrific for me. With my Heli bars the 5" screens were kind of "in my face" and this feel right. They also nailed the cradle. Small compare to what I saw for the Garmin's and they developed a reasonably sized lock system. The Garmin after markets are huge.

Looking up destinations is more intuitive, but canceling a current route took a whole new learning curve.

Synced perfect to my phone for live traffic, places backup and weather notification. Sena 20s worked perfect too.

I didn't want an all in one GPS with media ctr, ect.... and the price point was right on for me. Initially had issues with Phat performance but they came through at $425 ish, no shipping no tax. Still steep, but then I was using old car models on the bike.

Sure I'll find some pit falls, but very happy with it so far. Planning a ride on it for twisty and/or hills takes seconds.
arkiebiker likes this.

Mike
FORMERLY 2012 Black XC Tour
2016 Honda NM4
2014 Honda CTX 700 dct
MTVic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome