Portable navigation systems aren't just for cars. Motorcyclists need help getting around, too, and the TomTom Rider aims to do just that. Here's a closer look at this GPS device built for two...wheelers, that is.
CNET Reviews staff
Designed for those who ride on two wheels, the TomTom Rider comes with all the standard navigation tools, including text- and voice-guided directions, a points-of-interest database, and automatic route recalculation. It also has integrated Bluetooth and supports TomTom's Plus services.
TomTom provides as part of the package a mounting kit that should fit most motorcycles and scooters. It has four pieces, and you can install the cradle on your handlebar, on a mirror, or on a flat surface with an adhesive mount.
The map screen shows the street you are on at the top of the screen, and the next destination street or exit at the bottom of the screen. We also had other pertinent information displayed onscreen, such as our speed, the time, the next instruction (arrows and yards to go), and battery life.