TomTom Rider is a portable navigation device for bike aficionados
Posted on 15-Feb-2013 09:50
Filed under: News
TomTom is introducing TomTom Rider, a new portable navigation device created especially for bikers. Following feedback from the motorcyclist community, TomTom Rider has been designed to give bikers the ability to choose the type of route they want to ride; from the fastest; to the most scenic; to their own personalised route.
Bikers can easily create and then upload their personalised routes direct to their TomTom Rider device. By downloading Tyre interactive software, bikers can search, create and edit their own routes on a PC. Alternatively, a unique ‘Upload Routes and Go’ feature enables bikers to upload routes directly to their device and share them with other bikers via Bluetooth.
“With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly how they want to get there,” said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer. ”We listened to feedback from motorbike communities to create a device that was customised for the way they want to ride. We found that the overwhelming majority of bikers use their motorcycle for recreational purposes and many actively seek out routes that offer fantastic scenic touring experiences. TomTom Rider gives bikers the ability to find and ride the best scenic routes in the world.”
In addition, TomTom Rider includes a feature that feeds audio instructions directly to the user’s helmet via Bluetooth, meaning riders can fully concentrate on the road ahead. The device also includes the introduction of a new 4.3’’ glove-friendly screen, which responds instantly to touch and is designed for riding in any weather conditions, including rain or bright sunlight. The device also comes with a new charging bike dock that turns it on or off with the ignition of the bike.
Another specific feature for bike rides include TomTom’s Windings that allows bikers to select routes with the most bends.
The unit supports TomTom’s IQ Routes, using real travel times for each and every road shared by millions of bikers, therefore providing the optimum route and arrival time.
TomTom Rider includes free Lifetime Maps. This means for the life of the product, users can download four or more full updates of the map on the device every year, which includes all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest.