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Bikers are not like car drivers; for motorcyclists the ride is often more important than the destination - and for these riders TomTom has come up with a new portable satnav that gives them the ability to choose the type of route they want to ride - from the fastest, to the most scenic, the twistiest, or their own personalised route.
Users can easily create and upload their own routes direct to the new TomTom Rider. By downloading Tyre interactive software, they can search, create and edit their own routes on a PC or, alternatively, a unique “Upload Routes and Go” feature enables bikers to load routes directly to the Rider - and even share them with other bikers via Bluetooth.
‘GO YOUR OWN WAY’
Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Consumer, said: “With TomTom Rider, bikers can not only choose where to go, but more importantly how they want to get there.
“We listened to feedback from the biker community, to create a satnav for the way they want to ride. We found that most bikers use their motorcycles for recreation 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, the Rider satnav feeds audio instructions directly to the user’s helmet via Bluetooth, meaning they don’t have to take their eyes off the road, and has a new, 110mm, glove-friendly touchscreen that responds instantly in any conditions, including rain or bright sunlight. It also comes with a new charging bike dock that turns it on or off with the ignition of the bike.
Key features include:
Winding Roads: Allows bikers to select routes with the most bends for a more exciting ride.
Upload Routes and Go: Enables bikers to upload preferred routes captured online to the TomTom Rider device. These routes can be shared with other riders via Bluetooth.
PC Route Management via Tyre: Users can download Tyre interactive software to search, create and edit routes on a PC before uploading them to the Rider. These can then be shared with friends.
Free Lifetime Maps: For the life of the device, users can download four or more full updates of the map on the device each year, which includes all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest.
Map Share: Users benefit from free daily map changes from the TomTom Map Share community, which includes dynamic changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads. Map Share helps overcome the more frequent road changes and so avoid delays or detours.
Points of Interest: Users can access the Points of Interest feature to find interesting places to stop en-route, such as restaurants, motels and fuel stations. Personalised points of interest can also be added for future reference.
IQ Routes: These use real travel times for each and every road shared by millions of bikers to provide the optimum route and arrival time.
Accessories: A range of optional accessories are available for the TomTom Rider personal navigation device, including a car mounting kit; charging bike dock; and a unique anti-theft solution.- AFP