While we’ve written a bunch about the TomTom RIDER in the past we didn’t have one specific post dedicated to it, so here it is. The RIDER is TomTom’s GPS device aimed at motorcycles and scooters. It features a touch screen display designed to be used with gloves on. Turn by turn directions are provided on the 3.5 inch display in either 3D or 3D map modes. The RIDER is built around a rugged shell which is water resistant in case the weather goes South on your ride.
Bluetooth functionality is provided which services hands free calling, data connections to TomTom PLUS services, as well as routing the verbal driving directions to an included Bluetooth headset for your helmet. There is also an anti-glre screen on the TomTom RIDER suited to outdoor conditions.
If you want to use your RIDER in your car, you can do that too with an optional car mount. This TomTom will automatically recognize if it is being used in car mode or motorcycle mode and adjust accordingly.
One unique piece of trivia about the TomTom RIDER is that it uses NAVTEQ maps, unlike most other TomTom devices which use Tele Atlas maps. Map coverage includes the USA and Canada. Via the TomTom PLUS service you can even download free scenic routes to your RIDER.