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The new Tom­Tom Rider 550 al­lows you to not only plan the route to your des­ti­na­tion, but pick the most in­ter­est­ing way to get there. You can se­lect from three sep­a­rate lev­els of bends and hills, and the Rider 550 will work out the rest. You can even set a round trip with a dif­fer­ent re­turn route. Blue­tooth and Wi-Fi equipped, the 550 syncs with your smart phone so you can con­nect to Siri and Google. The Traf­fic fea­ture alerts you to de­lays and whether a faster route is avail­able, and you en­joy life­time World Maps to down­load for free. Im­por­tantly, your Rider 550 lets you know when you’re ap­proach­ing a speed cam­era, and re­minds you of the speed limit. This func­tion can also be up­dated reg­u­larly by con­nect­ing to your com­puter. You can also get the lat­est maps, soft­ware and eas­ily sync new route via built-in Wi-Fi, with­out the need to con­nect to a com­puter. Mo­tor­cy­cling of­ten means bad weather, so the Rider 550 has a rugged, me­tal­lic-edged de­sign that is rain and drop re­sis­tant. In­stant start up hap­pens with a new quad-core pro­ces­sor, and the screen is touch sen­si­tive with gloved hands, even thick win­ter gloves. The recharge­able Lithium ion bat­tery gives up to six hours of op­er­a­tion be­tween charges, and the RAM mount­ing kit fits just about all bikes. There’s more ben­e­fits than just nav­i­ga­tion in this unit, such as hang­ing onto your li­cence! RRP $599 in Aus­tralia.

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