Why are Motorcycles not given Traffic updates without a phone data subscription?
My bike a BMW has the Garmin mount as standard but I don't want to have to carry a netbook on my tours to transfer planned routes to the device so I am considering a Rider 550 which will allow me to use atablet and MyDrive.
The issue I am having - unless I am missing something - is that on my car unit a TomTon Go 6100 the live traffic is always active.
Having looked at the info for the Rider 550 it seems that to get Live Traffic I have to link my phone to my GPS - which I do not want to do, and use a data subscription to receive the data.
My question for TomTom is - why, when the motorcycle units are considerably more expensive than the car based units, is this service not included without having to use a data package at additional cost, especially when roaming?
It seems to me that the motorcyclists are being penalised and being palmed off with an inferior product.