TomTom Rider: Motorcycle Specific GPS Unit

Gear, accessories, gadgets, etc that make your ride more enjoyable.
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Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:01 pm

Since I do a lot of longer distance riding, I routinely carry a GPS unit with me (as well as a state atlas and book of topo maps). For Christmas 2010, I received a TomTom Rider 2 GPS unit. Its specifically designed for motorcycles and came with a charging unit/holder, a RAM mount and a Caddo blue-tooth headset and will pair with my cell phone, allowing me to hear the directions, talk to it and also make & receive phone calls. It's water resistant, vibration resistant and pretty accurate.

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I don't use the bluetooth feature much and don't even have the headset mounted to my helmet anymore. I just didn't like having someone give me directions while riding. I do, however, use the little GPS unit tons. Its onscreen directions are good and it'll get you home if you get lost in suburbia.

If you do a lot of riding and find a chance to pick up a used one, I'd highly recommend it!
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Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 am

I have a TomTom for my car and I absolutely love it. If I need to find out what food is close or the closest gas station I just pull it up. I use it to find restaurants a lot! It takes navigating a strange and unfamiliar city and makes it feel like you grew up there. I wouldn't trade mine for the world. The only problem is that it doesn't stay charged very long.
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