TomTom Rider 550 in USA?

NightShine
NightShine Registered Users Posts: 5
Master Traveler
edited January 2019 in RIDER
Well summer's fast approaching, and I was looking to purchase a new GPS before the end of June (2018).

Anyone know TomTom's currently planned release date for their TomTom Rider 550 in the US market?

I remember receiving email announcing preliminary product information some months back, but nothing since then.

Thanks!

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  • miketorcy
    miketorcy Posts: 3,558
    Superuser
    I don't want to be a black crow but in history, device arrive in USA a long time after in Europe.

    Exemple, the last GO professionnal.

    Like the 550 have the world maps, you can buy it in an Européan shop but perhaps you can have bad surprises.
  • NightShine
    NightShine Registered Users Posts: 5
    Master Traveler
    Sigh... Too true, mike! I’ve been a TomTom Rider owner since their first such device was available over here. So while I’ve experienced their long product delays to my market, followed then by limited availability...

    ... I’m still hoping! :-)
  • sbz
    sbz Registered Users Posts: 17
    Master Explorer
    If you type "Rider 550" into the search box on the TomTom USA or Canada sites (hover over the top of the page area for the search box to appear), you will be taken to a page where the Rider 550 is shown with a price and buttons to select, including a BUY button. On this and subsequent pages, going through the purchase process, the item was listed as "shippable" and "in stock".

    I just bought mine and got a confirmation email, but no shipping/tracking yet. But I don't expect that to happen immediately - most online sellers take a day or more to pack and ship. I do hope it happens soon!
  • NightShine
    NightShine Registered Users Posts: 5
    Master Traveler
    Great! Just ordered one, also awaiting shipment. Thanks for posting! :-)
  • sbz
    sbz Registered Users Posts: 17
    Master Explorer
    Mine arrived yesterday. Tuesday to Monday shipping from Texas to Nova Scotia.

    But it's raining: 30-40 mm expected today and tonight. I think I'll wait for a test ride, but update, pairing, and setup all went well.
  • NightShine
    NightShine Registered Users Posts: 5
    Master Traveler
    And mine also came to my doorstep about 5 days ago. Happy, happy, happy, happy! :-)