TomTom Rider 2nd Edition Map Card

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by eglideic, Jul 16, 2013.

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    eglideic

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    I bought a TomTom Rider 2nd Edition on Ebay and it didn't come with a map card, so I need to buy a US map card for it.
    Where can I buy one?
    I would prefer a Geniuine TomTom card just like the one that it came with.
     
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    canderson Moderator

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    Directly from TomTom, though it can be downloaded to an SD card.

    See here: https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/shop/maps/#deviceSelected=19531&mapSelected=USA

    You'll want to get a copy of Tom Tom Home loaded on your PC first. You can find that here: http://download.tomtom.com/sweet/application/home2latest/TomTomHOME2winlatest.exe

    My primary concern is over whether the device had been previously registered under the prior owner's email address. That can complicate the entire process for you. Any chance of getting the registration email and password from the prior owner?
     
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    Andy_P Moderator

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    Sometimes TomTom do sell maps for some of the older models on SD card, but they have always been at least one map version out of date.

    The standard way to buy the TomTom maps now is by download to your own SD card or the internal memory of the TomTom (if fitted).

    Unfortunately, according to the model chart our moderator 'mvl' compiled, the Rider 1 and Rider 2 have no internal memory and according to Tomtom's own chart here it says those two models can only accept standard SD cards and not the SDHC cards that you see more often these days.

    Unless you can find one of the very rare 4GB SD cards, that means you are restricted to a 2GB "plain vanilla SD" card and will therefore be limited in which maps you can buy. The "Home" program or the TomTom map shop page on their website should advise.

    If the spreadsheet from mvl is correct, and the unit has no internal memory, that means the TomTom's operating system program also needs to be installed onto the card. You will need to get TomTom Home to do that for you by selecting "Update my device".
     
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