No you can't share that route
I just did update the Rider 400. Without any issues.
Actually I'm not here to defend tomtom. I agree with you on the bad software quality and expressed this extensively in many other posts.
What I'm saying is that this is the first update that hasn't caused millions of side effects and other bugs. You can see that by the number of replies on this thread, either a lot of people gave up on the tomtom and moved on, or they don't have any negative remarks. Or it is because the motor season hasn't started yet.
The main features now seem to work OK. Next focus should be in no specific order and not limited to:
- Bluetooth issues being extremely long contact syncing (even with a few contacts), hoarse voice. A few fixes were already proposed by myself (buffering the contacts on the tomtom and only refresh them at request, or intermediary app on the phone which acts as a proxy - details in this thread)
- POI features
- a clear compass showing north
- screen layout improvements
- pin code/password for unlocking the device (for in case you leave the gps on your motorcycle)
- constant track recording, with automatic splits configurable per day/hour/power cycle
- better searching for favorites/pois, now it just looks for searchterm*, it should look for *searchterm* at least, and use fuzzy full text search if possible
- fix for sharing 'broken' recorded tracks (was this fixed already?), a broken track occurs when you are recording a track, and your device reboots for a reason.
- update issues - have to disconnect and reconnect USB cable multiple times to allow device to update
- music playback control on phone (by intermediary app)
- show selected notifications from phone (by intermediary app)
- use text to speech features from phone to bypass the hoarse voice issues (by intermediary app)
- remove all those favorite markers in overview view, I wonder who is interested in seeing 50 favorites at once covering the whole map while riding, just show them when in search mode.
- show gps satellite signal information
- other annoyances
When half of this gets implemented, you'll have a totally different device (and a lot of happy customers instead of the now many disgruntled)
Too difficult to update. Can't spend all day trying to figure out a simple update. I'm going with my android phone. No more tom-tom if I can't use it.
Another feature that had been asked is to use the TTS engine of the Phone instead of the tomtom to fix the hoarse voice issue.
This is achievable by a programmer very quickly and would not cost tomtom much more than 5 days of work including testing. At the same time, you'd make a lot of users happy.
I agree, but to me it seems to be low-level hardware/driver issues. As the SoC chip being used in the rider 4xx (qualcomm qca1530 afaik) is probably obsolete by now, they are on their own to develop a fix for this issue. It runs on android 4.x, so on linux kernel 3.0.x, or maybe 3.4.x maximum. As you may or may not know, it is quite difficult to fix drivers if you don't have people who know about lower level hardware programming, or don't have access to information from the SoC manufacturer. It has basically become a deprecated piece of hardware which runs on a no longer supported, quite heavily customised platform. It might also be a hardware issue that just cannot be fixed. Then still they would have to try to make a workaround for the issue - which still is not easy for above mentioned reasons.
That being said, it is not an excuse for tomtom to release a device as such which doesn't deliver as expected.
cool idea, but the stuttering of speech BT is probably due to data speed issues. If you use UDP, it will not guarantee the arrival of the packets sent by the tomtom and probably also result in a stuttering/hoarse voice.