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

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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 !
 

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

...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..
 

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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 pièce moto at a super cheap rate.
Great! But where so I exchange to Euros?:eek
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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