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TomTom has created the world’s first scooter smartphone-connected satnav called TomTom VIO.

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The circular glove-friendly touchscreen device acts as an extension to a connected smartphone.

The weatherproof display unit shows turn-by-turn navigation both visually and audibly via a Bluetooth helmet audio system. When a call comes in, the display will show a photo of who is calling so that the rider can take it via the headset while directions remain on the TomTom VIO display.

TomTom’s famous speed camera warning system is built-in. TomTom VIO’s speed display changes colour to red warning riders if they are going too fast, and then back to the original colour scheme when travelling within the limit.

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TomTom VIO screen shot midres

The system gets snap-on silicon covers available in six different colours.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer, said: “The innovative new TomTom VIO is game-changer for scooter riders. Not only will it speed up the commute, but gone are the days of fiddling with your mobile at the traffic lights, or wondering who’s calling as you negotiate the traffic.”

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The TomTom VIO is available from 8 September at Halfords and Amazon and on the TomTom website, priced £149.99. The device ships with a black, snap-on silicon cover – six other colours are available to buy.

Tony Carter

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