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TomTom Rider motorbike satnav gets makeover

TomTom has updated its RIDER satellite navigation device, refreshing the Tele Atlas maps and adding extra features. The Tom Tom Rider 2nd Edition will cost £349 for the UK and Ireland version and the £399 with full European maps.

The updated TomTom Rider has a Help Me! safety feature as well as the ability for users to edit outdated or incorrect road information on their device and optionally share it with other TomTom users.

This feature, known as Map Share, was first introduced last year on TomTom’s high-end GO 570 and 720 portable in-car satnav models and has since been rolled out to other Tom Tom PND (personal navigation device) products including the brand new TomTom GO 930T.

In addition, bikers now have easy access to dedicated trip statistics. This allows them to see average and maximum speeds per journey, total miles travelled and distance from home.

"Now, TomTom RIDER customers have access to the same innovative features as users of our car products, as well as extensive route planning options - services that can be particularly helpful as the summer biker season approaches."

Owners of existing TomTom RIDER models will be able to take advantage of the updated feature set by updating their device via a download from the Tom Tom website.

They will only be able to benefit from the Map Share function with the purchase of updated Tele Atlas mapping software for their device, however. Tom Tom says the new maps will be available from May from www.tomtom.com.

TomTom RIDER 2nd generation satellite navigation device for bikers

TomTom RIDER 2nd generation satellite navigation device for bikers

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