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TomTom Urban Rider review

TomTom's latest motorbike sat nav tested

As you'd expect from a TomTom sat nav, it's easy to use and directions are clear. The screen responds well to gloved hands and the audio clarity is very good.

The hardest part is figuring out where to stick the earpiece in the helmet so it's next to your ear.

TomTom urban rider

We'd recommend the Urban Rider if you travel a lot and have a habit of getting lost, but the lack of voice control is a big let-down and we really hope that TomTom addresses this in the next iteration.

We liked

Really easy to set up and use, and the TomTom is small enough to fit into a jacket pocket once you've parked up.

We disliked

We think the lack of voice control is an oversight and we're left wondering why this feature was omitted.

Verdict

A brilliant sat nav offering 2D and 3D views, but let down by the lack of voice control.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMotorcycle GPS Navigator
Navigation InstructionsLane Assist, 3D Landmark
Brand NameTomTom
Form FactorMountable
ManufacturerTomTom International BV
Product ModelUrban Rider
Product NameUrban Rider Motorcycle Navigator
Manufacturer Part Number1GC0.002.00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.tomtom.com
Marketing Information

TomTom is making easy and smart navigation available to powered two-wheel riders everywhere, with the launch of TomTom Urban Rider. This smart two-wheel navigator has a glove-friendly, intuitive screen and simplified user interface, but also ensures riders have the smartest navigation with innovative TomTom features like advanced lane guidance and IQ Routes™- all from just £249. "With TomTom Urban Rider, we're making navigation truly accessible to all users of a powered two-wheeler," says Damian Woodward, VP sales & marketing at TomTom. "Whether you use your bike for the daily commute or for long rides on the open road at the weekend, it's everything you'll need in a great value package." The most noticeable feature is the simplified menu, which has just two buttons - 'Navigate to' and 'Browse map'. This lets users get going without any hassle, and is made even easier to use thanks to the glove-friendly screen with its larger icons - perfect for gloved hands.