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3.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Tom Rider Pro ( All Other Variants), 30 Dec. 2011
Firstly can I thank Amazons Customer Service which has been absolutely First Rate, The Tom Tom Rider was bought for my Husband for Christmas,as he soon discovered
there was a fault with the Scala Headset Supplied with the PRO VERSION I purchased, it would not charge, so the item including the Tom Tom was posted back to Amazon and a replacement came in the post 24 Hours later, which turned out to be fine and fully functional.
Its worth noting the following,Its worth doing a bit of research before buying this item otherwise you may find your going to be very disappointed ?
1/.All version contain the Ram Mount fitting kit, there is a good chance this item will NOT Fit your Motorcycle, as my Husband had already adapted a car sat nav to
his Triumph Trophy as such this was not an issue, other than paying for something that he did not need and would not fit anyway, so be prepared to look for alternative fittings rather than what's contain in the box.
2/. The Tom Tom Urban Rider UK & ROI and The Tom Tom Urban Rider Europe DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SCALA BLUETOOTH HEADSET only the PRO Version Includes this item.
So you'll need a suitable headset to use with your Rider as there is no speaker fitted to this item, keep this in mind when buying one it could work out cheaper
buying the Pro version which we did ( The Price has gone up quite a bit since we bought ours :-) )
3/. The mounting Dock supplied with ALL three versions does not allow you to connect the Tom Tom Rider to the bikes battery or wiring loom, this in my book is a blatant ripp-off, the Rider can only be charged from the Mains Adapter (Supplied) or from a mini usb adapter fitted to a cigarette lighter socket ( Already fitted to my Husbands Motorcycle) but this requires the USB flap to be left open and the supplied mounting dock will not "click into place" properly plus there a possible issue here with regards ingress of dirt and water,the Charging Dock and Battery Cable is available from Tom Tom for an additional £48.00 but is a poor quality item and the pins on the unit are prone to fail ( Read the reviews on here & on Tom Tom's Forum Site) there is a another mount available from UlimateAddons which is the one my Husband is going to use in Future.
3/. Carda Scarla Bluetooth Headset,there's a couple of issues with these that are worth mentioning, THIS ITEM IS NOT WATERPROOF, it is in Fact only Water & Snow Resistant, this is the UK not Florida it rains..........A Lot, the other noteworthy points are, the internal battery cannot be replaced as far as I can see, the unit comes with a two pin plug, not with a proper three pin UK Plug, and its worth buying an additional car charger adapter to be able to charge the Headset on the move via a cig lighter adapter you'll need to fit or similar 9 volt supply once the battery gets tired assuming you don't drown the headset first off course :-).
4/. Glove friendly screen, nope its a little on the small side, something around 4.5-5.00 inch would be more usefull in my opinion.
Finally from reading the above you can see the costs are adding up, as for actually using the item on the Road we cannot say, its the middle of winter and the bikes staying put untill late March early April I/We hope this little reveiw helps you make up your own mind wether to purchase this item or one from its only other competitor.