MapmyIndia, popular for its GPS navigation devices, digital maps and other smart applications launched a GPS tracking device in India named Rover Bike, exclusively for motorcycles.
This smart device connected to the bikes is enabled with built-in GPS and internet connectivity that provides live updates of the vehicle’s location. It also can be integrated to the smartphone through its mobile application available on Android, iOS and Microsoft. The Rover Bike uses the proprietary maps from MapmyIndia for navigation while providing real-time location updates, guiding the rider with detailed directions and simultaneously keeping track of the speed of the vehicle. The device also monitors the whole journey through a secured portal and also records it for replaying an animated sequence, later if necessary.
The Rover Bike when integrated with your smartphone also comes with safety and security alerts while over speeding, idling (when the bike is not moving and the engine is on), geo fencing (leaving or arriving at a particular location) etc. and other reminders for servicing, pollution or insurance expiry dues through the mobile app, emails or sms. It also facilitates storage in the form of soft copies of important documents such as Driving License, Registration Certificate, Insurance Policy papers, Pollution Certificate etc.
Rover Bike is available through MapmyIndia’s official website and other company outlets with a manufacturer warranty period of 12 months. The technical assistance will be provided across all bike dealerships and accessory stores in the country that deal with MapmyIndia products. The price for the device is Rs.3990 which includes the SIM charges as well. However, the service for the device has to be bought separately at Rs.2400 per year.
Image: Official Website of MapmyIndia
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