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TomTom Rider GPS unit for motorcycles

Barb Dybwad
March 16, 2005
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The recently updated TomTom series of SatNav units adds another to the fold — this one specially designed as a rugged unit for motorbikes. Horsepower is provided by an ARM920T 400MHz processor and 64MB RAM, enough to handle seamless navigation without jerky or awkward refresh rates. TomTom has also come up with an effective system to transmit spoken instructions to the unit, via a built-in bluetooth audio system using a headset that fits inside your helmet. The system doubles as a hands-free system for your cellphone, as well, allowing you to tap into real time traffic information via GPRS. Other niceties have been crafted into the unit with motorcyclists in mind, such as the anti-glare display, extra chunky controls for ease of use with a gloved hand, and a 5 hour lithium ion battery for extended trips beyond the lands of the cabled power supplies. Start planning your summer road trips now, as this unit will be available early in that season.

[Thanks, Scott!]

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