TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium

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Quad Core Sat-nav with WiFi connectivity and lifetime world maps

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Customer Reviews for TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium

May 3, 2022 - by David E

TomTom 550 Premium

Unit itself seems perfect, but it is fiddly loading specific routes onto the unit. It works great if you input a destination, but can be a pain trying to load specific roads to follow. In addition, the unit does don't recognise unpaved roads and refused to load a route that contains them, even simple ones like the Forest drive in Kielder. In short, the product is well made, reliable and swap easily between bike and car, software interface and TomToms routing software still needs improving. SBS service has been faultless as usual, quick dispatch and a good price

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April 27, 2022 - by Hywel D

TomTom Rider 550

Great sat nav from TomTom as always! I have used a number of other sat nav's in the past including Garmin, BMW Navigator and phone apps (Google Maps and Waze) and have always come back to my trusty TomTom. This one will be replacing a very used and abused 400 model that still works perfectly after nearly 8 years of every day use, in all weather conditions. The addition of WiFi is a great touch, connected straight away out of the box and updated itself no problems. Outstanding service from SportsBikeShop as always!!

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March 21, 2022 - by anonymous

TomTom Rider 550

I've had this for 18 months now. If you have an Apple phone look elsewhere. Bluetooth just does not work after IOS12. I'll reluctantly give it 2 stars as there is a bodge to make it sort of work via wiFi, but I won't be buying another TomTom. My old TomTom 910 (still) works fine with the Apple phone. The problem is well known now and 2yrs on - yet still TomTom have not addressed fixing it. All my other BT devices work fine All supposed workarounds for 550 Rider Bluetooth and Apple either fail, or cease to work after an hour / powering the devices off. Not Acceptable given the price.

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February 24, 2022 - by Mike G

Tom Tom 550

I bought 2 of these 1 for a friend. 1 tom Tom had a problem, spoke to Tom Tom to no avail then contacted the guys at sportsbikeshop. Not only helped but went above and beyond with customer service. Top service, I have great confidence in buying with these guys, 2 happy customers here thanks

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February 22, 2022 - by Chris W

Even I can use it.

Bought to replace my 10+ year old Rider, which is still going strong but can no longer update. The 550 is so much easier to use, and coupled to MyDrive on a computer makes planning in advance a joy. It paired instantly with my (also ten year old) Scala headset - but I have no need of a smartphone, and, unlike the old Rider, it will not pair with my ancient but still perfectly functioning Nokia phone which I have no intention of replacing. The RAM fitting kit is the same as my old one which has stood the test of time, but the anti-theft kit might just be good enough to run in and pay for petrol - not much else. I suspect the free-spinning tightener sleeve would not resist a screwdriver or penknife being jammed into it - the 'keys' for the sleeve are all the same - and the whole thing could be removed with an allen key anyway. Having said all that, the Sat Nav itself is excellent - high quality, packed with features, and I am greatly looking forward to planning continental 'thrilling' routes in advance while in the comfort of my own home, then storing them in the device for hot and sunny times.

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October 17, 2021 - by Carl

Good Sat Nav

Been using my phone for years as a sat nav although I don't like having it mounted to the bike- it's too easily stolen and I have heard this can cause damage due to the vibrations. I looked at a lot of reviews and chose the TomTom due to the ability to lock it in place on the bike. The unit powers up quickly and easily updates itself using Wi-Fi whilst in my Garage. This satnav connects to both my phone and intercom so It gives increased connectivity while riding- directions are given audio priority, so you're not straining to hear directions over music like when using your phone. It has a bright, easy to understand display, live traffic updates and makes finding the way very easy. The unit seems to need several updates straight out of the box but I am hoping this will soon be fully updated- the nice thing is that at least you know it is fully up to date with the latest road routes. Very impressed- don't need it for every day journey but very useful and although it seems a bit "old school" not to use your phone for EVERYTHING having a dedicated navigation device makes a lot of sense to me and the touch screen actually works with a gloved hand! As always first rate service from sportsbikeshop.co.uk- in amongst my research they were also the cheapest, so no need to ask for a price match.

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September 20, 2021 - by David C

Excellent bit of kit

I bought this as my rider 42 wouldn't download or upload routes, I have to say I am very impressed, having built in WiFi I turned it on this morning and it had downloaded all the known car charging points, if you own a car I would recommend the full kit, the car mount means not having to plug a lead into the unit which can be a weak point on all new electronics

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July 30, 2021 - by Neil W

Adequate

Bought the product on the strength of other reviews and being fed up of using phone. The sat nav it's self is well made and buying the premium comes with loads of bits and bobs, however I ended up fabricating a different bracket to fit onto the bars as the supplied was far too bulky for my liking and I couldn't position the screen where I wanted it. I was very disappointed with having to google user instructions having spent in excess of £350. I'm still playing around with it and hope to purchase a tiny Bluetooth in helmet speaker as I imagine it's easier and safer to listen to directions than keep looking at the screen.

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July 8, 2021 - by John G

Fantastic sat nav

When used with the MyDrive app I can plan a route with as many stops as I want so I can easily explore places I haven't been before. Connects easily with my nectar Sema SMH10 headset. I have used it in torrential rain twice and it has been unaffected. As it locks on to my bike I can leave it on the bike while I pop in to pay for petrol, etc. Wish I'd bought one years ago.

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June 20, 2021 - by Dave T

So pleased I bought one

I have a Premium X in our car. Tried for a few months to use the BMW Navigator which I fitted onto my R1200RT but eventually gave up and purchased the Rider550. So pleased I did. Within minutes of turning the device on I had all of my routes and POI's installed. Connected to my Interphone Tour a few minutes later. My Samsung phone is connected but I can't receive calls (I assume I am doing something wrong) but will try again. Very easy to fit to my m/c as I have a mount. In my opinion, the display is much easier to read than the Garmin / BMW display. Very easy to do updates and connect to wifi. The unit is expensive but well worth it, especially as I have used the bike to travel to our house in France and will do again once travel is opened up.

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Description

TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium

  • Fast Quad-core processor, plan routes faster than ever before
  • Get on the road with the world's best curated routes available exclusively to sync to the Rider 550
  • Updates for the latest maps and software for your TomTom Rider 550 via built-in Wi-Fi - no computer needed
  • Smartphone messages read aloud to your headset (headset not supplied)
  • Compatible with Siri and Google Now, use your smartphone via voice for onboard music access, calling, messaging and more
  • Winding and Hilly Roads feature finds the most exciting winding roads and climbs to avoid the boring straights
  • Let your TomTom Rider automatically discover a different return route from your journey out
  • Enjoy over 1000 pre-installed points of interest dedicated for motorcyclists
  • Create your own thrilling rides on TomTom MyDrive Motorcycle Route Planning by selecting hilliness and windiness levels
  • Sync created routed wirelessly to your device
  • Install and update world maps at no extra cost, for the lifetime of your motorcycle Sat-Nav
  • Get intelligent routes that avoid traffic in real-time for the lifetime of your motorbike Sat-Nav
  • Notifications alert you to approaching speed cameras
  • Robust universal RAM motorcycle mount

Please check the TomTom website regularly for the latest firmware updates to keep your unit current taking advantage of the latest upgrades and improvements.
The rugged, metallic edged TomTom Rider is dust, drop and water-resistant (IPX7). The capacitive touch screen can be toggled to adapt to light and heavy gloves. Now powered with a fast quad-core processor, your TomTom Rider 550 runs faster than ever before. Discover the most exhilarating exclusive new routes with the latest Wi-Fi connected, Quad Core TomTom Rider. Personalise trips with hills and curves, directly on your Sat-Nav or when planning your route on MyDrive. Unlock the use of your smartphone with Siri and Google Now for onboard music access, calling, messaging, checking the weather and more. Have smartphone messages read aloud to your headset (not supplied, must be purchased separately) so you stay connected but focused on the road. With lifetime World Maps and TomTom Traffic and services you can install and update TomTom Maps at no extra cost. Get intelligent routes that avoid traffic in real-time and notifications alert you to approaching speed cameras. Get the latest maps, software and easily sync new routes for your TomTom Rider via built-in Wi-Fi - no computer needed. Your motorcycle Sat-Nav notifies you when new updates are available - simply connect to your preferred Wi-Fi network and choose what to install.

What's in the box:
  • TomTom Rider 550 device
  • Motorcycle mount
  • RAM mounting kit
  • Car mounting Kit
  • RAM anti-theft solution
  • Protective carry case

    TomTom Speed Camera service and the law

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    TomTom

    At TomTom, they want to do much more than guide you to your destination. They want to help you get there as fast as possible whilst staying relaxed by knowing when youre going to arrive. Thats why they have developed a unique approach to navigation using features such as Tele Atlas, Map Share, IQ Routes and HD Traffic.

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    Questions and Answers

    Questions and Answers

    • I have a 2019 Multistrada 1260s, and I have a Ducati sat nav bracket fitted behind the screen above the dash. Will the Tomtom 550 fit this bracket, and can I plug it into the 12v socket on my dash. Thanks Paul

      March 26, 2019

      The RAM Mount included with this Sat-Nav is suitable for bars/brackets with a diameter of 0.5" - 1.25". The TomTom Rider series must be installed in the cradle provided and powered from the motorcycle battery. The accessory ports installed on modern motorcycles are not powerful enough to keep the device operating correctly.

    • I have a 2018 Kawasaki Z1000SX Tourer - does the sat nav fit to the provided Kawasaki mount? Thanks.

      February 25, 2019

      The TomTom will fit the Kawasaki sat nav mount.

    • Does this come with the hard wiring kit to wire straight to my motorbike?

      September 28, 2018

      The box contains a motorcycle mount, Ram mount, USB cable and a power cable. The power cable can be connected to the battery, or can be wired into your bikes loom (although we would suggest that a professional does this)

    • Will I be able to import routes from alternative sources, e.g. Routes provided by Motorcycle Touring Holiday Company ? or from website such as BestBikingRoads.com ? As I used to be able to do with my old Rider V5 and with the earlier V2.

      August 16, 2018

      We can confirm that you are still able to transfer routes from your laptop/PC to your 550 device.

    • Unit comes supplied with Europe Maps. I live in Hong Kong and most of my use will be in HK and/or Asia Pacific. How do I create an account to allow free download of Asia Maps?

      August 9, 2018

      The Rider 550 World and Rider 550 Premium have access to Lifetime World Maps. These devices come with a pre-installed regional map and the option to download additional maps from around the world at no extra cost through your preferred WiFi network. You can find which regional maps are available for download in the list below. For more information, please visit tomtom.com/lifetimeworldmaps. Africa Australia Europe Middle East New Zealand South America Southeast Asia USA, Canada & Mexico

    • is there a slot for a SD card on this

      July 11, 2018

      The TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium comes with an SD slot.

    • Just wondering if this comes with the onboard dock charger to charge with the motorbike battery? also does the Rider 550 World (Non-Premium) come with the charger dock too?? Thanks

      May 29, 2018

      A motorcycle mount and car mount are included with the premium. The World includes the motorcycle mount but no car mount.

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