TomTom Urban Rider Europe : Urban rider Europe

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This is quite a bulky unit when compared to a standard car tomtom, but i assume that this is due to the larger battery which has certainly lasted for 4-5 hours + on the trips that i have taken (i think it is supposed to last up to 8 hours when fully charged). The unit can be operated on a basic level with bike gloves, but don’t be fooled, you won’t be entering any postcodes like this. The screen is clear and the route mapping seems more intelligent than on my car satnav which is 2 years old. I don’t use mine with a bluetooth headset so rely on the screen only, but this works surprisingly well. The only issue i had was that when it got dark, the screen automatically reverted to using night colours which left the screen virtually unreadable, but i am sure that this is easy enough to sort out. I was very close to home by then so did not worry. The ram mount supplied is excellent but you will have to shell out another £50 or so if you want a mount to charge the unit when it is in place, as this is not included in the package. When comparing the price to other motorcycle satnav units, i would say that it is good value for money.

I experienced the unique tomtom rider, but decided to update to the tomtom rider three with new maps and faster navigation (rider 1 was a bit gradual on multi exit roundabouts for example). As opposed to rider 1 the three did not come with a helmet headset but not a challenge as i have a scala g4 that connects perfectly by using blue-tooth and also i join my mobile mobile phone by way of the rider. The 3 is a brighter monitor and the navigation with gloves on is a great deal improved. The only other main enhancement of the 3 about the 1 is a file trip function that can be saved as an itinerary incredibly very beneficial. I guess like all satnavs the tom-tom has its quirks on excursions and i was let down that tomtom have not settled in lacking a way-position by a number of hundred yards which effects in the tomtom insisting you ‘turn around when possible’ to go back again to it. As a result you have to prevent and tell the tom tom you have by now visited the way-pointmy only serious disappointment was the require to purchase a new bicycle charging mount (the cable is the similar, but the mount is distinct) and that bit of the package is overpriced in my watch. Beware tomtom phone centre they think the three will suit on a one bike mount, but it does not. Though the 3 has a greater battery everyday living, i would not want to count on the battery not heading flat on a journey. Like the 1 the 3 on the bike mount is vulnerable to being stolen, it is a one 2nd shift to detach it, i would have thought tomtom could have resolved this weakness.

Took this round germany in september, straight out of the box. Preceding gps was a tt mobile5 on a nokia cell phone. Just enjoy the glove pleasant display screen. What is to like?- post code deal with finder operates- solutions for non-motorway and ‘winding’ streets (this is for bikers) and boy did i have fun in germany in the eifl mountains- fast to recalculate if you go off route ie skip a change- crystal clear loud voice- easy bluetooth connection into my intaride (like autocom) device. Do not bother with the optional headset they are not waterproof in accordance to a close friend. – hyperlinks to my phone as effectively functions with audio-participant. – screen is dazzling in sunlight and the 4×3 sizing is a lot large enough. Never be impressed by garmin’s large screen, it will take up too considerably room on the bars. – battery lifestyle is six-seven several hours which is spectacular (but noticed bothersome recharge beneath)- smooth and correct cursor.Here are the specifications for the TomTom Urban Rider Europe:

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  • Maps of the UK&ROI & Europe (45)
  • Advance lane guidance and IQ Routes
  • Bluetooth handsfree and glove friendly user interface
  • Mapshre™
  • 2 button menu

I acquired this tomtom satnav for my scooter and come across it to be quite usefulthe sign pickup is brief, and the device is really quick to use. Placing routes is straightforward and gives me smart selections for extensive-distance journeys in the uk (as a learner rider i have to prevent motorways and the twisty street option will work effectively for this). Battery existence looks to be fantastic – just one entire charge lasts about six-7 hours of use. When investigating, i located most auto satnavs only hold demand for few of several hours use and as i have no inclination to put in a 12v plug or wire in a charging bracket the more time battery daily life on bike satnavs is a neccessity. I don’t use the voice guidance as i do not want to have a headset on my helmet and was a minimal worried about the security side of wanting at the screen for instructions, nonetheless the info given is very clear and only requires a swift glance to take in. It really is effortless to pull about someplace for a number of times to look at extra route information if required so in general i’m delighted with this. The touchscreen functions very well with gloves on but desires a agency push if using bare fingers (almost nothing like my ipad), and glare on the display is no extra than i expected with the graphic very crystal clear just about all of the time. The ram mount is good much too, again i was a little bit not sure about fitting it to a scooter with no selection for handlebar/stem mounts, but the 1′ u-bolt as well as an further rubber shim fits tightly adequate to the (slim)mirror stem and so considerably every little thing is secureso overall, i am exceptionally happy with the tomtom urban rider and would advocate it to other bikers :-).

It would seem that you are not able to enhance your cellular telephone as. It appears that you can’t upgrade your cell telephone as the tomtom will not likely pair with any modern cellphone tried just about every a single in the phone store only works with previous telephones. Getting maintain of tom tom is challenging.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Fab battery life GPS
  • Very impressive GPS for a biker
  • No chargers available from TomTom – don’t buy right now!

Quite quick to use even with gloves on, intuative menu, in addition acquiring the possibility of twisty roads, really should come with charger as regular thou.

Tom tom urban rider sat nav. I haven’t applied this abroad still as i have only recently ordered it. I have however experimented with it out locally and it is brill. Incredibly simple to use, (which is very good for me lol) and really obvious. I want i would realised all the areas desired were being provided in the box. This was not mentioned in the description so i expended several hours hunting for the holder and bracket and bought them independently. From the little i have made use of it so considerably i would suggest.

It seems that you can’t upgrade your mobile phone as. It seems that you can’t upgrade your mobile phone as the tomtom won’t pair with any modern phone tried every one in the phone shop only works with old phones. Getting hold of tom tom is difficult.

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It seems that you can’t upgrade your mobile phone as. It seems that you can’t upgrade your mobile phone as the tomtom won’t pair with any modern phone tried every one in the phone shop only works with old phones. Getting hold of tom tom is difficult.

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A goodish price for a waterproof motorcycle satnav. As others say its a shame it doesn’t come with proper powered mount which i could only find on here for £54. Battery power is very good but not as stated. You will definitely get a solid 4 1/2 hours use. 4 stars for lack of powered lead etc.
A goodish price for a waterproof motorcycle satnav. As others say its a shame it doesn’t come with proper powered mount which i could only find on here for £54. Battery power is very good but not as stated. You will definitely get a solid 4 1/2 hours use. 4 stars for lack of powered lead etc.

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Had my first rider stolen, replaced it with another. I thought it was good before, new model even better wth full postcode search and enhanced screen grahics. I have used it throughout europe, campsite function usefull in citys when looking for place to set after a longdays ride.

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Had my first rider stolen, replaced it with another. I thought it was good before, new model even better wth full postcode search and enhanced screen grahics. I have used it throughout europe, campsite function usefull in citys when looking for place to set after a longdays ride.

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I would certainly recommend this product to the world of travellers.

This review is from : TomTom Urban Rider Europe

I would certainly recommend this product to the world of travellers.

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Yes this satnav will get you to your destination, but am i the only person to find the iq routes system a royal pain. It seems that there are only two options for road choices, motorways or back roads. I dont like to ride on motorways, but neither do i want to travel twice as far as i need to because the iq system reckons a single track farm road is quieter and prettier. Why no option for fastest non motorway route?. On a tour of scotland i was repeatedly taken off a good quality a road and transferred onto an often twisted and rutted minor road for 10 miles only to pick up the a road again about 4 miles from where i was diverted from it. Very frustrating tom tom, please try again. My other gripe is the way every conceivable cable, charger and other necessity is charged for as an extra. For the price of these things (far higher than a car unit) would it be too much to have an on bike charge cable provided. And why does the headset need to be such a very expensive optional extra.
Yes this satnav will get you to your destination, but am i the only person to find the iq routes system a royal pain. It seems that there are only two options for road choices, motorways or back roads. I dont like to ride on motorways, but neither do i want to travel twice as far as i need to because the iq system reckons a single track farm road is quieter and prettier. Why no option for fastest non motorway route?. On a tour of scotland i was repeatedly taken off a good quality a road and transferred onto an often twisted and rutted minor road for 10 miles only to pick up the a road again about 4 miles from where i was diverted from it. Very frustrating tom tom, please try again. My other gripe is the way every conceivable cable, charger and other necessity is charged for as an extra. For the price of these things (far higher than a car unit) would it be too much to have an on bike charge cable provided. And why does the headset need to be such a very expensive optional extra.

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This is a very nice piece of kit. The day/ night screens are a great idea and the screen directions are clear enough that when your bluetooth headset dies (like mine did – not supplied with this product) you can easily manage without.

This review is from : TomTom Urban Rider Europe

This is a very nice piece of kit. The day/ night screens are a great idea and the screen directions are clear enough that when your bluetooth headset dies (like mine did – not supplied with this product) you can easily manage without.

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10 out of 10 in every aspect. Got me across france and switzerland – does what is says it will do and proved invaluable.

This review is from : TomTom Urban Rider Europe

10 out of 10 in every aspect. Got me across france and switzerland – does what is says it will do and proved invaluable.

This review is from : TomTom Urban Rider Europe

Really good can not fault it. What can you say it is a tom tom very pleased with it and so easy to use with your gloves on.
Really good can not fault it. What can you say it is a tom tom very pleased with it and so easy to use with your gloves on.
I had a bike tomtom for many years which packed in recently. My gripe is that amazon don’t list this item well enough. It did not state what was included in the box. As far as i can tell the cradle supplied is no use for long journeys as there is nowhere to connect to the bike’s auxiliary socket and the instructions are about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.
I had a bike tomtom for many years which packed in recently. My gripe is that amazon don’t list this item well enough. It did not state what was included in the box. As far as i can tell the cradle supplied is no use for long journeys as there is nowhere to connect to the bike’s auxiliary socket and the instructions are about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

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Very good, works well and easy to use, well pleased. I did get an ultimate addons kit to provide on bike charging but for ease of use i probably should have paid the extra for the tomtom kit although this is a bit pricey.
Very good, works well and easy to use, well pleased. I did get an ultimate addons kit to provide on bike charging but for ease of use i probably should have paid the extra for the tomtom kit although this is a bit pricey.
Great sat nav for my scooter. Works well without sound, but have bluetooth if i need the sound. Being small it fits well on the scooter. Mount is flexible for fitting it to work best for your bike. Highly recommend if you do not want to wire it up to bike as the battery lasts longer than car sat navs.

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Great sat nav for my scooter. Works well without sound, but have bluetooth if i need the sound. Being small it fits well on the scooter. Mount is flexible for fitting it to work best for your bike. Highly recommend if you do not want to wire it up to bike as the battery lasts longer than car sat navs.

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Much improved to the older version which we already had. It arrived within time limits and as it was a present it was very appreciated.

This review is from : TomTom Urban Rider Europe

Much improved to the older version which we already had. It arrived within time limits and as it was a present it was very appreciated.
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