SD card for Rider 450

erik m
erik m Registered Users Posts: 15
Master Explorer
edited February 2021 in RIDER
I understand I need an SDcard to install an extra map to navigate by tracking instead of routing. What capasity is required?


  • rider1rider
    rider1rider Registered Users Posts: 1,411
    Exalted Pioneer
    dont need extra map
    in mydrive the route should be synced as track
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,797
    edited April 2021
    @erik m
    Welcome to the site....
    Maybe useful....
    .GPX Track....
    The Save & Sync option saves a .GPX Track... it's basically a bread crumb track that you follow....

    .ITN Routes....
    I prefer .ITN Routes....
    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route
    An .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it

    If you want to force a different route you simply add more stops
    Note...When you add the extra Stops Max Zoom right into the road
    Don't put the stop on the wrong side of a dual track road (Journey loop back errors)
    Don't put the stop up a side-road... It may guide you though a built-up area via side streets back to your route, instead of a u-turn
    Don't put the stop on a traffic Island always place a guidance stop further up road on the route after the required traffic island exit....

    Using the MyDrive Web Route planner....

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner....
    For .ITN Routes with NO Stops... The Menu Shows 'Send Destination'
    For .ITN Routes with Stops........... The Menu Changes to 'Send Stops'
    The MyDrive Web Route planner only sends the route to the device as a Destination... Or if you add Stops it send it as a Route (But it's is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below



    Complex Twenty Stop .ITN Route Rider 400

    Be Aware .ITN Routes....
    If your starting point IS NOT your present location there's a BUG
    When using the 'Send Stops' option, during an "A" to "B" route transfer and when 'A' IS NOT your present location...
    The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies also to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...

    For a more detailed info about the 'Dropped 1st Stop Bug'
    Click on the Link...

    This is the workaround method I use....

    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route Planner....
    Get it Here...

    (1).... Plan my Route with the MyDrive Web Route planner (With or Without Stops as required)

    (2)... Then Zoom in... Place a Sacrificial stop close to the Start Icon

    (4)... Choose the 'Send Stops' option... The route will sync to your device

    (5)... The device will calculate your route from your 'Present location'
    (5.1)... The device will calculate your route using Stops in the order that you placed the Stops in the route
    (5.2)... If the planned Start of the Route is your 'Present location'... Then skip Bullet-point... (6)

    (6)...When the route has calculated, Pinch zoom to the correct start of your Route (The Sacrificial Stop Icon) 'Long Tap' (Tap and hold for +1 second) on the Sacrificial Stop Icon --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Use as a Starting Point'
    The device will calculate your route from your new location

    (7)... Saving the Route
    'Quick Tap' anywhere on the Route --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Manage route --> Add to my Routes.... Edit the Route name as required or simply Tap Add

    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
    Note... (2) The MyDrive Web Route planner will sync a route with a Max of 20 stops

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • erik m
    erik m Registered Users Posts: 15
    Master Explorer
    My original problem was; When I had created a route from A to Z with stops to follow minor roads instead of fastest or shortest routes, and my starting point was somewhere like B or even X, my Rider 450 directed me back to A. It took me en an extra couple of hours once in Germany before I discovered I had returned to my starting point, and this system did not work!
    So I thought that creating a track instead of a route would direct me to the nearest point of the track from any position at any time? That is what I am looking for, I like to make my own routes, to diverge from them and then be able to could go back to the nearest point of my original route. Today I just write down the stops on paper, and when I have diverged put in the next stop on my device, and so on the entire tour. But I believe there must be an easier way.
  • erik m
    erik m Registered Users Posts: 15
    Master Explorer
    dont need extra map
    in mydrive the route should be synced as track

    From the manual: "Important: Routes and tracks cannot be stored on the same memory card as maps because different memory card formatting is used."
  • RoadRider
    RoadRider Registered Users Posts: 750
    Revered Pioneer
    edited February 2021
    Tracks are very small compared to maps.
    The internal memory is big enough to store te full Europe map and manny tracks.

    You can use the MyDrive website to upload tracks to your Rider using internet. (Using the same MyDrive account.)
    Or use the USB cable to import Tracks.
    You can also use a micro-USB card to import the track. A small 2GB Card is already more than enough. (For extra maps you need a separate and bigger card for example 16GB)