Just bought the Rider550 and MISSING my Rider 2 already: Making a Call
Never had a problem with my Rider 2 until the world moved on and obsoleted it. Bought the Rider 550 on the 'Valued Customer Offer" and I'm hating the bloody thing already. Yet another improvement away from something that worked very well. Same happened when I traded up to the Go520. That sucks too. All these new Tomtom units seem to be designed by a bunch of lemons in an office somewhere to be used by a similar bunch of lemons in another office somewhere else. Never in/on a mobile vehicle/bike but always connected to the World Wide Web. The new interfaces are more smartphone than navigator and its really not working for me.
Today I just want to be able to make a phone call. The manual say I can... but without really telling me how. I touch the the little phone icon and it tells me to wait for the beep. No beep. Actually no phone book can I find or any other means of standing next to the bloody thing like I could do with my Rider 2, press the screen a couple of times and get to make the call.
I nearly got there but once and got asked to give Google access to my contacts. WELL NO F'ing WAY. Why do I need Google involved to make a call? It occurs that if I'm in the middle of nowhere with 2G access but not data the whole thing becomes useless. Am I missing something?
The phone contacts on my new Go520 is shite but non-existent on the Rider 550. On the Go520 I could make a call at the drop of a hat, usually to the wrong person. On the Rider 550 I can't.. Do I have to get all undressed, hat off, moby disconnected from the Rider 550 and then make the call the old fashioned way?
What am I missing?