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Extra goodies for TomTom Rider

2013-10-01 13:14

GO YOUR WAY, YOUR WAY: The TomTom Rider unit - and all the kit that can go with it. Images: TomTom


TomTom satnav - for bikers

2013-02-15 08:03

TomTom has introduced an all-weather satnav set-up for motorcycles - choose your route, even a twisty one, if you prefer, with gloves no problem.

LONDON, England - TomTom UK has launched a 'Rider Premium Pack', an accessory pack to complement the popular Rider navigation solution for motorcyclists. Check with your SA supplier to see if they have it yet...

Used with the satnav that enables bikers to choose the type of route they want to ride, the Premium Pack includes three new accessories; anti-theft, a travel carry case and a car mounting kit.

The anti-theft solution locks the TomTom Rider to the bike, at least for short stops. The travel case keeps it safe whether stowed at home or on the road, and the car kit includes a speaker, meaning spoken instructions can be heard when using the device in other vehicles.


Stephane Hareau, global marketing director of TomTom Consumer, said: “We've listened to feedback from bikers and have launched theTomTom Rider Premium pack edition. It provides three useful accessories for the TomTom Rider satnav.”

The anti-theft part is also available separately in the UK and is compatible with any other previous version of TomTom Rider.

The TomTom Rider Premium Pack is priced in the UK at £430 (about R7000). The standard Rider kit without the extra accessories costs £350.

TomTom Rider Key Features:

Winding Roads
TomTom’s Windings Roads feature allows bikers to select routes with the most bends for a more exciting ride.

Upload Routes and Go
TomTom’s Upload Routes and Go feature 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 TomTom Rider device. These can then be shared with friends.

All-Weather Device
TomTom Rider has a glove-friendly screen that responds instantly to touch. It is designed for any weather conditions, including bright direct sunlight.

Free Lifetime Maps
TomTom Rider includes free Lifetime Maps. 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.

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
Via TomTom Rider, 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
TomTom’s IQ Routes uses real travel times for each and every road shared by millions of bikers, therefore providing the optimum route and arrival time.
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