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[eBay Plus] TomTom Rider 550 Motorcycle GPS Sat Nav (AUST STK) $427.88 Delivered @ No Frills eBay


Let's not crucify No Frills so fast, as this is the lowest price I have seen for the Tomtom Rider 550. It comes with Motorcycle Mount and RAM Mounting kit (RAM mounting kit is not cheap).

Meet the TomTom Rider 550 - the motorcycle GPS navigation that lets you ride challenge levels, with the best TomTom services. This waterproof sat nav stays connected for calls, messages, and music and is compatible with Siri and Google Now. You also don't have to worry about updating your Rider 550. Simply update via Wi-Fi and you'll have the latest maps on hand.

Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia (SEA) Mapping
SEA inlcudes Bangkok, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand
Downloadable via WiFi World Mapping (see Tech Specs for Coverage)
TomTom Traffic and Services
Ride challenge level - Plan windy and hilly roads
Discover the world's best curated riding routes, exclusively
Updates via Wi-Fi®
Discover, personalise and enjoy stunning riding routes with MyDrive
Compatible with Siri and Google Now™
Smartphone messages read aloud
Hands-free calling
Double the processing speed and five times faster start-up

Original Coupon Deal

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    • +1

      Ok let’s start with the more obvious:
      1. The touch screen is unusable if the smart phone is encased.
      2. Say you have the more expensive water resistant smart phone, the app and the phone are not purposely designed to be glove-friendly and sunlight readable.

      Anyway it’s up to the individual’s use cases. It’s the same reasonings for dedicated devices vs general purpose ones - the former designed to be good at specific tasks, like:
      1. Playing games on Nintendo switch vs smart phones
      2. Taking photos with dedicated cameras vs smart phones
      3. Reading books on tablets vs smart phones
      4. Having 4x4s vs SUVs

  • +1

    I use a blue-tooth headset in my helmet with Waze on the phone in a Ram mount. Waze gives up to date alerts based on other users.
    Also get music, messages and compatible with Google.

  • +1

    kudos for the deal to OP, however i gotta agree. These things used to cost $1000 way back when

    I have a ram mount ($50) + waze (free) + BT headset = extreme happiness

    These units have their place however - long distance touring would be tough with smart phone which these would be good for i guess.

  • +1

    I was given the TomTom Rider version 1 as a freebie when I bought my second motorbike (around 2006). The mount was terrible and on one trip I almost lost the TomTom. Bought a second mount and that broke too. I upgraded to the Rider v2 about 8 years later (I think I paid about Au$800). The mount on the v2 was much better. It lasted me many years on many long distance touring trips all over Australia. We still use the v2 in the car.

    Yes, for local trips a phone will be fine I guess. But the fact that you can operate it with your gloves, it has a big screen and is robust make these great devices. You can hard wire these to the battery through the supplied mount, which is nice too.

    What you might want to check though is if the TomTom Rider 550 comes with a bluetooth headset. I don't see that in the "what's in the box" list. Both the Rider v1 and v2 did come with that. Perhaps that is no longer standard.

    • I don't think it come with bluetooth headset in the box from what I read. I am also interested in this feature "Discover the world's best curated riding routes".

      • +1

        Both the Rider v1 and v2 had this feature too. I can tell you it works! Well, at least in Australia.

        The "Winding and hilly roads" feature is great too. I once plotted a route without knowing this feature was on, it was a great ride, but it took a long time to get where I had to go.

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    • +1

      Thanks for that!

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