TomTom GPS navigator for bikers


August 6, 2008

TomTom Rider 2nd edition

TomTom Rider 2nd edition

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August 6, 2008 Now in its second generation, TomTom's navigation solution for motorbikes features a ruggedized waterproof housing, a 3.5" touchscreen with large, "glove friendly" icons, a secure universal mounting system and comes bundled with a Cardo scala-rider® Bluetooth® headset for in-helmet spoken instructions and hands-free phone calls.

The Rider 2 includes access to the company's online map update and personalization service (TomTom Map Share™), pre-installed Tele Atlas maps of Western & Eastern Europe, a safety ‘Help Me’ menu that gives access to emergency services and roadside assistance, itinerary planning, plus trip statistics such as maximum speeds per journey, total miles travelled and distance from home. The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery is good for around five hours or can be wired into a 12 volt motorcycle battery. there's also an optional car mount kit for when you decide to swap two wheels for four. Specifications:

  • 3.5” 320 x 240 full TFT colour LCD touchscreen (64k colors)
  • High sensitivity GPS chipset
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • SD card with maps of Europe pre-loaded
  • Operating Temperature: -10° to + 55 °C
  • Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and data connection
  • Internal lithium-ion battery (5 hours operation)
  • Power source: 12V DC battery, 110V AC charger
  • Dimensions: 113.2mm x 96.2mm x 52.9mm
  • Weight: 310 grams
  • Price (Europe Edition): GBP 399.99
Via TomTom
About the Author
Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007. All articles by Noel McKeegan
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