Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - TomTom updates RIDER with new 4.3inch screen model
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

TomTom updates RIDER with new 4.3inch screen model
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Darren
Pocket GPS Staff
Pocket GPS Staff


Joined: 11/07/2002 14:36:40
Posts: 23806
Location: Hampshire, UK

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: TomTom updates RIDER with new 4.3inch screen model Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.com
TomTom has today launched the latest in its range of RIDER satnav's targeted at motorcyclists.

The new model shares the same design ethos as the previous version but now sports a 4.3" widescreen display, housed in a weather resistant shell.

Riders are presented with a customised, glove friendly, user-interface and audio guidance is delivered to the in-helmet earpiece via Bluetooth.

RIDER also support Tyre, a software package that allows the creation of custom routes which can be uploaded and shared with others. Routes can also be uploaded to the device via Bluetooth using the new 'Upload Routes and Go' functionality.

Free Lifetime Maps, Map Share and IQ Routes are also included and you can pre-order today for £329.99 (EU Maps of 45 countries).

Source: TomTom.com

email icon

_________________
Darren Griffin - Editor
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
CaptainBlue
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Aug 25, 2006
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 43" screen? Won't that affect aerodynamics?

[edit] Damn! You noticed the typo!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Noony
Lifetime Member


Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Posts: 135

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaptainBlue wrote:
A 43" screen? Won't that affect aerodynamics?

[edit] Damn! You noticed the typo!


Most riders fit these behind fly screens. Anyway even if not, the biggest thing that will affect the aerodynamics would be the riders head and shoulders.

On naked bikes, I've never found the drag/pull of any camera or sat-nav to be noticeable.

Bigger sat-nav screen is a good idea. You want any bike sat-nat to be as easy to view as possible. Just for a quick glance!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Andy_P
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: Jun 04, 2005
Posts: 19919
Location: West and Southwest London

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're spoiling a good gag there Noony... Crying or Very sad
_________________
"Settling in nicely" ;-)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Noony
Lifetime Member


Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Posts: 135

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
You're spoiling a good gag there Noony... Crying or Very sad


Sorry call me captain slow! Rolling Eyes



Edited by DennisN - the IMG thing didn't work, but the picture is worth going to look at.

Edited again by Andy_P - got it to work...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
philipe
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Oct 17, 2006
Posts: 40
Location: Newtownards

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Update the Rider 2 Reply with quote

When are they going to update the Rider 2 ???
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tim Buxton
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: 14/09/2002 20:56:18
Posts: 5224
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Update the Rider 2 Reply with quote

philipe wrote:
When are they going to update the Rider 2 ???


Update it how?
_________________
Tim
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Andy_P
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: Jun 04, 2005
Posts: 19919
Location: West and Southwest London

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noony wrote:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/noodlefreak/6336720244



HaHa! Very good! Laughing
_________________
"Settling in nicely" ;-)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
exportman
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 228
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new rider specs have not been fully released yet. First unofficial release was on a German site a couple of weeks ago.

There is no indication as to the amount of ram for maps the rider 3-4 has only 2gb for maps Not much use to a motorcyclist crossing Europe. There will be no SD card slot. The screen is a little bigger but most motorcycles are limited on when you can place one anyway so a bigger screen will only make that more difficult.

What is available the new one will still use tomtom home, they are giving TYRE software with it so you can plan itinerary's ( positive move)

There will be no update to the rider 2 software I have asked them several times. They say you can not run the latest software as the rider 1-2 have only 32mb of ram. You can get the rider OS to run if you disable certain things mails lane guidance and IQ routes. A couple of sites have available and it does run but with a couple of bugs that you can work around I have been using it for over 12 months.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
OneLover
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Dec 06, 2011
Posts: 5
Location: Near Rotterdam

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: TomTom Rider 5 Reply with quote

All info came from Motoplus.nl Bike Magazine

February 15, 2013

As a world first on the state of MotoPlus (Hall 12, Stand C030) the new Tom Tom Rider for the first time, testing and sale. Moreover, every day nine navigation specialists present at the Moto Plus mode, all questions about motorcycle navigation can answer.

The new TomTom Rider, who at the Motor Fair in Utrecht is introduced as the successor to the popular Urban Rider is in many ways adapted and improved. Besides the ease of operation is mainly the larger 4.3 inch widescreen touchscreen, that even with thick winter gloves be operated. The display shows immediately after startup also one of the nicest features, namely 'Plan serpentine. Besides the quickest or shortest route from A to B, there is also the option for motorcyclists on the best way to do it: through nice twisty roads. Of course you can use this new Rider also downloaded from the Internet routes drive after, or own routes you have created on the computer using the supplied standard PC Route Management of Tyre. Other important improvements are the new Rider over Shocked 10,000 waypoints per route handle,
Idea an internal memory of 8 gigabytes (for all maps of Europe and thousands of tour routes!), Lifetime free map updates, a standard active dock with sturdy handle mounting and built Bluetooth system for headset and telephone link, but also lets you easily can exchange routes with other TomTom Rider.

The new TomTom Rider did so on all fronts really made great strides and has evolved into a state-of-art navigation system with ease of use (with clear English instruction steps). The new Tom Tom Rider is to see and try on the MotoPlus stand at the Motorcycle Fair Utrecht. The system can be purchased as immediately, whether or not in combination with a razor sharp on offer MotoPlus. The MSRP of the new Tom Tom Rider is € 399, -. Only the Motorbeurs you get there it's free two years biweekly engine blade MotoPlus at (worth € 138, -) ​​plus a navigation course evening where you will receive information about the TomTom and making your own route on the computer!
-----------------------------------
15 Februari 2013

Als heuse wereldprimeur is op de stand van MotoPlus (Hal 12, stand C030) de nieuwe Tom Tom Rider voor het eerst te zien, te testen en te koop. Bovendien zijn er elke dag negen navigatiespecialisten aanwezig op de MotoPlus-stand, die alle vragen over motornavigatie kunnen beantwoorden.

De nieuwe TomTom Rider, die op de Motorbeurs in Utrecht wordt geïntroduceerd als opvolger van de populaire Urban Rider, is op vele punten aangepast en verbeterd. Naast het bedieningsgemak valt vooral het grotere 4,3 inch breedbeeld touchscreen op, dat zich zelfs met dikke winterhandschoenen laat bedienen. Het display toont direct na het opstarten ook meteen één van de leukste features, namelijk ‘Plan kronkelweg’. Naast de snelste of kortste route van A naar B is er dus ook de mogelijkheid om op de voor motorrijders mooiste manier te doen: via leuke bochtige wegen. Uiteraard kun je met deze nieuwe Rider ook van internet gedownloade routes narijden, of eigen routes die je op de computer hebt gemaakt middels het standaard meegeleverde PC Route Management van Tyre. Andere belangrijke verbeteringen zijn dat de nieuwe Rider meer dan 10.000 waypoints per route aankan, een intern geheugen heeft van 8 Gigabyte (voor alle kaarten van heel Europa en duizenden toerroutes!), levenslange gratis kaartupdates, een standaard active-dock met stevige stuurmontage en ingebouwd Bluetooth-systeem voor headset- en telefoon-koppeling, maar waarmee je ook heel makkelijk routes kunt uitwisselen met andere TomTom Riders.

De nieuwe TomTom Rider heeft dus op alle fronten echt flinke stappen gemaakt en is geëvolueerd tot een ‘state-of-art’ navigatiesysteem met een groot gebruiksgemak (met duidelijke Nederlandstalige instructiestappen). De nieuwe Tom Tom Rider is te zien en te proberen op de MotoPlus-stand op de Motorbeurs Utrecht. Het systeem kan daar meteen gekocht worden, al dan niet in combinatie met een superscherpe aanbieding op MotoPlus. De adviesverkoopprijs van de nieuwe Tom Tom Rider bedraagt € 399,-. Alleen op de Motorbeurs krijg je daar bovendien gratis twee jaar het tweewekelijkse motorblad MotoPlus bij (t.w.v. € 138,-), plus een navigatie-cursusavond, waarin je uitleg krijgt over de TomTom en het maken van een eigen route op de computer!

Greets from The Netherlands ,OneLover
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
exportman
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 228
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 GB of ram that is certainly an improvement, but I suspect it will only just contain the present European data.

Looks like they are continuing to use the rider 2 style power dock, I think they missed an opportunity to use a better system to power the tomtom.

Will have to wait for some reviews to see what it is really like
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
exportman
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 228
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tomtom advises the rider 5 has only 4GB of ram
Quote:
The new TomTom RIDER has a 4GB internal memory so can comfortably fit the Europe map, in fact the EMEA model will come with a full Europe map already installed. and following a question I posted " An 8GB internal memory is not required and would only push up the price of the TomTom RIDER for the end user."


The rider also has a new powered mount as standard with 7 pins to replace the old 4 pin one. It is supposed to increase the stability ? But at least now they have a powered mount as standard. Probably because the battery life is reduced to power the bigger screen
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Andy_P
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: Jun 04, 2005
Posts: 19919
Location: West and Southwest London

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
An 8GB internal memory is not required and would only push up the price of the TomTom RIDER for the end user.


Seems an odd thing to say, when they already make several models with 8GB memory. Do motorcycle users never travel to a different continent? Rolling Eyes
_________________
"Settling in nicely" ;-)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tim Buxton
Pocket GPS Moderator
Pocket GPS Moderator


Joined: 14/09/2002 20:56:18
Posts: 5224
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy_P wrote:
Quote:
An 8GB internal memory is not required and would only push up the price of the TomTom RIDER for the end user.


Seems an odd thing to say, when they already make several models with 8GB memory. Do motorcycle users never travel to a different continent? Rolling Eyes


The original Rider and Rider 2 had an SD card slot for expansion. Why TomTom removed this feature is beyond my comprehension.
_________________
Tim
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
exportman
Regular Visitor


Joined: Mar 26, 2006
Posts: 228
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seams that all Tomtom units now do not have a SD card slot.

With the price of memory cips at the moment I am sure that 8GB would have made very little difference to the price.

My present basic European maps in Rider 2 format are 1.8GB with everything on the card I am using a little over 2GB
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> News And Latest Information All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops © 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
12.105 (29 Oct 14)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







© Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping