Santa brought me a shiney new Rider GPS. Having never used a GPS before, is there anything I should know that isnt in the manual, tips, etc?
Yes, its the Rider2, came with a Scala-rider and the RAM mount. I thought I might take advantage of the offer that came in the box for 20% off of another Scala, but the website won't recognize the TomTom serial number. The offer expires 31 Dec 08. O well.Do you have a Rider or a Rider 2?
Here in Australia the Rider 2 models have the Scala headset in the box, it's a standard part of the TomTom along with a RAM mount.
No TomToms are designed and built as street mapping devices only. If you want topo maps you will need to look at a Garmin or Magellan GPS.Going back to the Tomtom site I tried to do a search to see if they had topographical maps, didn't get anywhere there. Does anyone know if they have such a program?
That's weird the Rider 2 was only released onto the market in mid 2008.rcacs said:oops, the offer expires 31 Dec 07, not 08.
Are you shutting down the USB service correctly before you pull the cable out or are you simply pulling the cable out?A problem I do have with my gps is that when I disconnect it from the computer (which you can do everything on such as, destinations, POI's etc) the gps spits the dummy and I can't turn it off or on after I have turned it off through the computer (which it instructs you to do). I have to push the reset button.
Yes, make sure you are "ejecting" or "disconnecting" first. There is a button on the TomTom Home for doing that.
hmmm...now mine did the same thing. Clicked on disconnected device, then unplugged it, now can't turn it off or reconnect it to TomTom Home.Yep I'm doing all of that stuff. I turn it off on the on/off button on the computer screen image, then disconnect it from the usb cable. It then goes what looks like its boot up sequence, and then nothing at all. That's why I get annoyed with it and use the reset button.
K1W1 quote: Are you shutting down the USB service correctly before you pull the cable out or are you simply pulling the cable out?