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
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i wish i had purchased the 550 a long time ago. it is a great piece of kit easy to set up which was such a relief for me, as i am not a techy sort of person. cant wait to get over the water and let it rip in europe you want for nothing the security is impressive. the screehn is clear even in bright sun shine v happyRead more
rider 550 premium is well made has more brackets than l needRead more
What a shame
After many reviews read and much pondering I opted for the TomTom over the Garmin. What a let down! Although the device appeared to be connected to my phone and audio device the Bluetooth functions didn't work, no comms, no alerts, no use. After further online investigation I was quite stunned to find pages and pages of the same problems encountered by many other TomTom purchases. Not to worry, a quick call to Sportsbikeshop had the return sorted in no time at all. I subsequently ordered the Garmin Zumo XT which practically connected itself to everything first time and has better functions all round.Read more
Excellent product very happy excellent service
Extremely happy with tomtom very user friendly, lots of features, can be set for motorhome, van car and bike ,very useful all round sat navRead more
TomTom 550 Sat-Nav
This product comes with all the bells and whistles, easy to set up and use, the only down side I have discovered is that this device will not pair with my BMW Evo 6 Bluetooth, however I think this is more to do with the BMW communication system than the TomTom.Read more
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Hi I've been using my old Tom-tom rider since 2013 and its guided me many places around Europe never letting me down, the only reason I've upgraded is for the newer tech it offers I'll still be using my old rider around the UK, But please check out sportsbikeshop for prices my savings were just over £100 for the premium pack with free next day delivery and in my opinion you just can't beat TomTom.Read more
Expensive, but well worth it
I bought this to replace the (TomTom) car sat-nav I was using before, and everything about it is an improvement. It starts up and finds routes much faster than the old one, the wi-fi updating is just SO much better than the previous constant struggle to persuade my PC and sat-nav to find each other, and the traffic information - I have no idea how it knew about a temporary local rural road-closure - has been surprisingly good so far. Navigation has to date been faultless as well, and the screen seems a lot brighter and easier to read in bright sunlight than its predecessor. Before buying it I read a few reviews - very much in the mninority - reporting difficulty syncing with phones and headsets, but in my own experience this too was quick and trouble-free. Wiring it in was easy enough - I just cable-tied the supplied wire to the loom, wired the -ve straight to the battery and crimped the +ve to an existing +ve fused wire on the ignition circuit - but it shouldn't take a mechanic more than a few minutes if you need to get someone else to do it. However, the mount draws a small amount of current with the sat-nav removed, so it does need to be wired post-ignition rather than straight to the battery. The handlebar-mount and anti-theft device were easy to fit (on after-market Renthals), and although the anti-theft wouldn't deter a determined thief with a few minutes out of public view, it would certainly withstand an opportunist attempt to snatch the sat-nav unobtrusively. The car mount is good too, so this has now replaced my car sat-nav as well (the mount is much better for swapping vehicles than the old unplugging method). I haven't yet used some of the extra bells and whistles - I intend to try a couple of routes over the summer - but I have been using TomToms for well over a decade, and this is the best I have had by a very clear margin.Read more
I wanted to find other routes to the usual roads and having tried and failed with mobile apps I was getting pretty frustrated with signal dropping, no GPS etc At £400 it's not cheap, but it's worth every penny. Setup is easy, join the WiFi leave it alone for a few hours and it's all good to go. Only gripe is the TomTom mobile app, it's cr*p. Other than that, great kit.Read more
So far so good
Bought this because on bike trip to the south of France last year, I was using my phone with occasionally frustrating consequences, as the signal was lost, or the phone overheated. Haven't had a chance to use this in anger yet because of the Covid-19 situation but the route planning function seems excellent and it hasn't let me down when going to the local shops for supplies. I look forward to the day, the bike can come out for something other than a pointless cleaning and I can use the TomTom to find me a glorious route to ride.Read more
Truly excellent product
The Rider 550 is everything claimed, and more. The search results are great, almost like google, so wherever you are you can find what you need (even stores by name). The bluetooth connection to mobile phone once setup starts automatically each ride. While you are riding, it checks traffic status and give you the quickest ride avoiding hold-ups. Route planning is so easy - and there are 3 ways to do it - Mydrive website is great, or do it direct on the TomTom device, or do it on the mobile phone app. Either way, routes sync wirelessly between all three. Information shown while riding is extremely good. There is no need for bluetooth earphones as you can navigate perfectly with whats on the screen. The Speeding information is always on at the bottom of the display, is kept bang up to date, and will protect your driving licence. The Premium pack is best value because of lifetime world maps, anti-theft mounting features (not bulletproof but it helps) and protective pouch for when you unclip the head, which you should do when away from the bike. The TomTom Rider 550 is a mature system and works very well indeed.Read more
Press Reviews for TomTom Sat-Nav - Rider 550 Premium
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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
What's in the box:
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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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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.See all TomTom products…
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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