TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium
Quad Core Sat-nav with WiFi connectivity and lifetime world mapsView full details
Customer Reviews for TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium
Excellent Bike Sat Nav
Finally decided to buy one after always using my phone. Set up and WiFi connectivity is easy and always connects. Other reviewers may have said otherwise but my wifi at home is very strong, perhaps that makes the difference. I was always wasting so much time trying to find the best routes but the plan a thrill function has made me look forward to going out on the bike again. Apart from the initial cost, can't really fault the unit. Top service and best price from SBS.Read more
Great piece of kit
It's taken me a long time to justify spending over £300 on a satnav - but the recent Sportsbikeshop extra 10% off offer helped. Although early in its use, so far no regrets whatsoever. Easy to fit to my Tiger 1050 Sport - though I did get my Triumph dealer to wire it in so it is ignition operated and doesn't leave a continuous draw on the battery when off the bike. Easy to set-up and update, especially with the WiFi capability. Pairing with my SENA SMH5-FM was straightforward and voice directions perfectly audible at all speeds. Connection has been lost a couple of times - not sure why yet. However, the configurable menu means I can have the Settings menu more easily accessible to reconnect if necessary. Gradually getting the hang of the 'Planning a Thrill' option. I have tried it on a couple of my common start / end journeys (Peak District and North Wales), but set it for more 'twistiness' and 'elevation' in route calculation - and found some great roads I didn't know existed. But beware, I also found a couple that I needed to turn around on! Glove operation has so far proved OK but have had occasional difficulty with first-time response to an attempted menu option. May need to set it to the larger 'button' option. I'm also pleased that the premium pack enables me to secure the satnav on the bike and transfer it to the car if I need to - making it feel slightly less indulgent! I'm looking forward to many future 2 and 4 wheel adventures using the Rider 550.Read more
Great piece of kit better than the Zumo that came with the bike. Easy to use and great detail.Read more
After hunting around , the best price by far for the tom tom premium, service was also first classRead more
Think before you buy
Think carefully before you buy. If you think you can buy this device, strap it to your bike, set a route and ride away you are sadly mistaken. Not only does this gadget cost you hundreds of pounds, but it will also cost you days of set up time and handfuls of follicles in frustration. Don't believe the hype about "no computer needed" either. The WiFi connectivity is pitiful. You need both a computer and a smartphone to use this machine. It seems to have a couple of nice features such as planning roundtrip that returns a different way, touch adjustment for gloves, route recording - but so far I have not determined if this is really value for money over using google maps for free!Read more
Good quality product. Well made and perfect to use.Read more
I must've had this for about 6 weeks now and admittedly, have only used it three or four times. However, it is a great satnav for bikers. Mounting it on the bike was easy and it's not a hassle to remove the mounting when not using the GPS either, if you don't want clutter on your bars (I don't). Bought the premium pack - comes with car mounting and also a locking mechanism for the bike mounting too, so that theoretically you can lock the device onto the bike and leave it whilst you go inside the petrol station kiosk to pay, or nip into a public toilet etc. Having installed said locking mechanism, I don't think I would personally rely on it but it's unlikely I would need to anyhow. Updating the device software, maps and transferring pre-planned routes over WiFi is a doddle. I have tested creating routes on the TomTom MyDrive mobile app, the desktop website and also on the device itself, whilst pulled over at the road side. It's fantastic that you can sit at your computer researching where you want to go, plan the route and send it wirelessly to the device. 'Plan a Thrill' mode works well - I set it on moderate hills and twists and it delivered well. Word of warning though - using that mode will take you down some rather gnarly country lanes. Meaning the type of single lane, unmarked roads which were probably paved a century ago and might not have been resurfaced since. Steep cambers, big ruts/cracks in the tarmac, piles of debris washed out of the woods/fields by the rain etc. I followed the satnav down a couple of roads around south west Kent and East Sussex, where I kinda wished I hadn't taken those roads because although scenic, they were rather scary to ride on. Not due to traffic and speed (I suspect very little traffic passes along these roads and you can rarely ride faster than 35mph) but surface conditions. Probably don't try out 'Plan a Thrill' on the maximum twists and hills setting, if you're in the UK, unless you have an adventure bike or dualsport bike. 'Get me home' mode is also good. One thing which I personally have found a bit annoying about this satnav is that you can't just get navigation to a general area (e.g. Hastings seafront) from which you can find your own way onwards. You have to give it an address or landmark in that area, which means looking up an address if you don't happen to know one. Battery life is perfectly good for me - I'm unlikely to be riding more than six hours in a day on unfamiliar roads. The finish/build quality of the device feels very good indeed - I'm sure you could take it on multiple tours over several years and it will still be as good as ever.Read more
Perfect satnav for your bike.
Great product, well made and very robust. Work's well out of the box. Easy to use and follow. Very impressed, everything in the package for using in the car or on the bike. Well worth buying.Read more
Can't get lost Great SatNav
The SatNav is very well built and has a great attachement capability. It's easy to mount on a bike or use it in the car with the car mount. It's easy to use and follow the navigation. While riding it's easy to change stuff with the gloves on. It has constant updateds on speed cameras, and roads so you wont get lost with this. The only down side I can think of, is if you want to have updates on the trafic you need to connect it to your phone and the app for the phone is not great as it's always on. Also if you connect it to a intercome you cannot controle the volumn of the SatnNav on the SatNav but need to do it via the phone or intercome. Overall I would recomend this SatNav to anyoneRead more
This is a really good product and I am finally able to get places without getting lost! Within the time I've had it, it has generally been really good but sometimes seems to get lost when on the motorway and suggests an alternative route while pointing to the nearest exit junction- this may well be due to the settings or something and does not happen often. Overall I really like it and would definitely recommend.Read more
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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
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 Sat-Nav - Rider 550 PremiumMap Coverage - Europe (pre-installed)
Map Coverage - World (available as free additional download)
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 you 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
For more information visit tomtom.com/lifetimetraffic
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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 PaulMarch 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 thisJuly 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?? ThanksMay 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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