Citizen Reporter
2 minute read
19 Mar 2014
8:00 pm

TomTom Rider lines the winding road

Citizen Reporter

TomTom (TOM2) brings enhanced route management functionality to TomTom Rider with updated Tyre Pro software.

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Bikers can now create winding road routes on their PC before sending to their device and sharing with others.

Tyre Pro allows bikers to select the most exciting routes for every journey, from the fastest to the most scenic.

Now, for the first time, bikers can set the number of kilometres they want to ride and plan their route around distance to create the best winding routes.

Other new features include motorcycle-friendly Points of Interests: to pre-plan a route by taking into account motorcycle-specific POIs, for example, motorcycle-friendly hotels, passes and filling stations.

Smarter “advanced expanding” technology to help avoid potential differences between a planned route on a PC and the actual route on a device.

“Advanced Splitting”, to enable the biker to decide how to save the route on the device and specify how many waypoints are needed on each ride when the route file is too large.

Tyre Pro® is available for free for all consumers who purchase a TomTom Rider device from March 2014.

TomTom Rider key features:

Winding Roads

TomTom’s Winding Roads feature allows bikers to select routes with the most bends for a more exciting ride.

Upload Routes and Go

TomTom’s Upload Routes and Go feature enables bikers to upload preferred routes captured online to the TomTom Rider device. These routes can be shared with other riders via Bluetooth.

PC Route Management via Tyre Pro

Users can download Tyre Pro® interactive software to search, create and edit routes on a PC before uploading them to the TomTom Rider device. These can then be shared with friends.

All-Weather Device

TomTom Rider has a glove-friendly screen that responds instantly to touch. It is designed for any weather conditions, including bright direct sunlight.

Free Lifetime Maps

TomTom Rider includes free Lifetime Maps. For the life of the product, users can download four or more full updates of the map on the device every year, which includes all updates to the road network, addresses and Points of Interest.

Map Share

Users benefit from free Daily Map Changes from the TomTom Map Share community, which includes dynamic changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads. Map Share helps overcome the more frequent road changes and so avoid delays or detours.

Points of Interest

Via TomTom Rider, users can access the Points of Interest feature to find interesting places to stop en-route, such as restaurants, motels and fuel stations. Personalised Points of Interest can also be added, for future reference.

IQ Routes

TomTom’s IQ Routes uses real travel times for each and every road shared by millions of bikers, therefore providing the optimum route and arrival time.


A range of optional accessories are available for the TomTom Rider personal navigation device, including a car mounting kit; charging bike dock; and a unique anti-theft solution.