The TomTom Rider 400 Motorcycle GPS

When it comes to a motorcycle GPS there are two major players and TomTom is one of them.  The TomTom Rider 400 is their most recent update to their successful Rider lineup.  While TomTom might be a bigger name in Europe than the United States, they have sold GPS devices in the US for over a decade.  Typically lower priced than a Garmin with features that are on par with the latest from their main competitor. So let’s take a look at the TomTom Rider 400. Hardware The TomTom Rider 400 has a 4.3 inch screen with 480 x 272 resolution. … Read more

Garmin Zumo Versus TomTom Rider Motorcycle GPS Comparison

Garmin and TomTom are the most prominent GPS players.  It’s been that way for many years.  Garmin has a larger presence in the US and TomTom is larger in Europe.  However, both are worldwide brands with a good presence in North America, Europe and Australia.  What’s the difference?  We look at a Garmin Zumo versus TomTom Rider motorcycle GPS devices. Both companies have been making GPS devices for motorcycles for over ten years.  Plenty of time to get their acts straight.  For the most part, both have done a splendid job of giving riders what’s needed to see where you’re going. … Read more

Power for a Garmin or TomTom Motorcycle GPS

Purchasing and installing a Garmin or TomTom motorcycle GPS device is half the work.  Installing your new GPS is often much more difficult.  After figuring out where to put it, you need to determine how to power it.  We covered How to Mount a Garmin Zumo or TomTom Rider GPS in a prior article.  That’s a great article to figure out how and where to attach the motorcycle GPS on your bike.  Often, hardwire is the selected method to get power to your motorcycle GPS and that’s what we’ll talk about in this article. First – If all of your anticipated rides are short … Read more