Why have Tomtom gone backwards with their products???? Twisty Routes Madness!!
Twisty routes is my main gripe as it is the main reason that I have a GPS.
The 2013 Rider (iv) was fantastic but the cradle was useless, I twice destroyed the cradle/unit from brand new on my single cylinder bike after only 1500 miles due to the vibes. And now the only way that I can use it is to charge it up before I go out and disconnect the power supply.
It's a long story but trust me this is the only option I can't even get round it by changing the cradle.
But at least the twisty routes option was bob on!! It chose great routes, avoided towns, and got you out of towns the fast way.
All of the later versions DIRECTLY TARGET TOWN CENTRES!!! Whereas it could easily go round them, and take you ROUND ALL OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL ESTATES because its more twisty than the main road!!! So irritating!!
I can't imagine why having got the twisty map so good they could throw it away and then get it so bad.
They had a real niche here and threw it away. It is the only reason that I don't want to upgrade to later versions, as everything else has advanced since 2013 (hardware technology) , I have tried it but had to revert back due to the pathetic twisty route shambles.
Other products are equally as bad (garmin etc) so why Tomtom threw this niche away I'll never know!!
The trouble now is that despite the "lifetime" free maps Tomtom has now decided that they will now charge for swapping map regions (up to £49 each) and also won't update the maps.
What a set of clowns!!
They give people little option but to cave in and use their mobiles instead.