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Offline thinwater

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TomTom 550 ride
« on: March 05, 2019, 08:33:19 AM »
I'm about to go with the TomTom 550 Ride, wanted to go with the Garmin Inreach Explorer + alone real bad.  I don't have a smart phone and don't care for one ???.  The TomTom 550 Ride seems to connect to wifi all on its own without a support device and download / upgrade, have plenty of memory, and talk to my Bluetooth headset and generate a route if need be.  It will even connect to a smart phone I don't want. :o  I don't plan to use a lot of fancy devices and options, therefore Id just rather lots of options I'm not going to use be in my way in the menu selections.  I know other GPS units will do more, I think TomTom 550 ride will do all I want without the clouding of menu options and settings to wade through.  Back road Dual Sport Rider, future TAT is the purpose.

  I haven't found a lot of reviews on it so if anyone knows I'm about to mess up and would like to be kind and steer me away please give it a shot to steer me away.  I will not argue, because I don't know enough to.  Otherwise I'll let you know how I like it or not after I get it and have used it awhile.

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Re: TomTom 550 ride
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Offline DonJuan

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Re: TomTom 550 ride
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 09:40:18 PM »
I’m in the market for a GPS, too. From what I’ve read, including the link below, the TT550 Rider seems pretty solid.  Anyone have some first hand experience with one?

I haven’t owned a gps in about 12 years, and I’ve never used one on a motorcycle.  My rationale is that while dual sporting,  I’d rather drown or destroy a $300- $500 GPS Unit than a $1000 smart phone.

The curvy elevation chooser feature and maintenance journals seem pretty appealing too.


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Re: TomTom 550 ride
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 03:39:19 AM »
I’m in the market for a GPS, too. From what I’ve read, including the link below, the TT550 Rider seems pretty solid.  Anyone have some first hand experience with one?

I haven’t owned a gps in about 12 years, and I’ve never used one on a motorcycle.  My rationale is that while dual sporting,  I’d rather drown or destroy a $300- $500 GPS Unit than a $1000 smart phone.

The curvy elevation chooser feature and maintenance journals seem pretty appealing too.


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 if i ever break a $50 rugged/waterproof (i won't pay more than that for a phone) phone, I'll just pull the backup out of my pack and order another $50 unit when i have service again. you really don't have to buy new, or pay a premium price, with the -millions- of units available on eBay/amazon/swappa every day.

that goddess for stand alone cameras/gps/cb radios/etc... there is a massive glut of used electronics for sale online. buying new is just a waste.
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Offline thinwater

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Re: TomTom 550 ride
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 07:21:02 AM »
I like mine, the mydrive webpage is slow where you store your tracks on my landline internet, but works.  I've created and saved routes on the mydrive page as instructed by tomtom and successfully, the tomtom within wifi range had the then saved routes in its menue ready to pull up.  I have not had tons of experience yet, but am satisfied with my purchase.  My Cardo headset picks up the voice commands from it, and it has an easy to get to mute for the voice commands on the gps unit (how I roll).  It will record your drive for gpx share, but I haven't done it.