Author: Iggy Grainger Posted: 29 Dec 2013
The TomTom Rider is now on to V5 and it comes with free lifetime map updates. It also has a few biker friendly features like ‘winding routes’ to help you enjoy a bike ride on some twistier or scenic roads, and you can upload your own routes if you prefer. In addition, it has ‘IQ routes’ to give real world travel times and warn of problems on the road, plus plenty of other useful features.
The Rider has good battery life but is easy enough to wire into your bike to keep it powered up for longer trips. It also connects to your phone or headset via Bluetooth.
The TomTom is an easy to use device, (even while wearing winter bike gloves), it has great mapping, quality graphics with 3D info at key junctions and there’s an optional anti-theft solution so you can leave it on the bike when you park up for a coffee at some Alpine restaurant.
There’s also a car mounting kit available so you can use it in all your vehicles.
The Rider costs £349.99 so it’s not cheap (bike specific sat navs aren’t) but it makes life so much easier.