Rider 550 Bluetooth connectivity

chickenlegs Registered Users Posts: 13
Apprentice Traveler
Hello. Could someone please let me know if my desired setup will work with a 550 (as yet to be purchased)?

I am looking to purchase a pair of HJC 10B headsets for me (rider) and my wife (pillion), plus two new HJC compatible helmets. As part of this uncharacteristic splurge, I intend to also purchase a new TomTom 550 to replace a worn and unhappy Garmin GPS.

In order for me to be confident in the functionality of the 550 and headsets, I would need the headsets to be able to allow conversation between rider and pillion whilst BOTH of us can hear the turn instructions from the TomTom. Is this possible with the 550? Does it allow for two headsets to hear turn instructions, or would it be only possible to connect the TomTom to the rider headset via Bluetooth? Does anyone else have a similar requirement/ set up?

I do not want nor need to pair with anything else, I do not want to receive calls, play music or communicate with other riders, just be able to talk to my pillion and for both us to hear the GPS instructions.


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,132
    edited May 2021
    I can't comment on the HJC 10B headsets, I have never used them....
    Maybe useful....
    There's an unresolved problem with the Apple iPhone iOS 13 & 14 and the and the Tomtom 'MyDrive App' and the advanced Smartphone features... If you can live without the bells & whistles (Smartphone Messaging) of the MyDrive App...
    Just use a straight simple Bluetooth Connection....

    Some tips you may want to see/try....
    Here... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1741299/#Comment_1741299

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • chickenlegs
    chickenlegs Registered Users Posts: 13
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thank you for responding so promptly. My desired set up would not include pairing with my iPhone. I do not really need to communicate with my phone, just be able for both rider and pillion to hear the turn instructions from the 550.
  • raesewell
    raesewell Registered Users Posts: 188
    Exalted Navigator
    If you want traffic and speed cameras your Tomtom 550 needs to connect to your phone for its data connection.