i would buy this again - versatile and as promised
17 November 2011
Summary: product performs to expectations; display does get hard to read in sunlight and sometimes have difficulty activating functions w cycle gloves on; one thing that concerns me, based on a previous reviewer's experience is that the motorcycle mount plate only has a simple, non-lockable lever to secure the unit which seems very susceptible to coming undone with the brush of a gloved hand so I keep a zip tie slid over the mounting plate to keep unit secured even if that little...
Summary: I needed something to replace my old Garmin unit that I had dropped one too many times. The screen is large/bright enough to read while riding my motorcycle and I can easily operate it while wearing gloves. It comes with a RAM tower mount that is really too big for my sportbike so I bought a less obtrusive Garmin mount that can be used on either a motorcycle or bicycle. I also bought a mount for my scooter.
Summary: One of these days I will get around to hard-writing this GPS's power supply into my Harley, but for right now, I'm finding that battery power alone is enough to get me through a typical day. I bought a friction mount as well, and also use it in the car. The only other thing I did was buy a screen-protector to protect it when it's in the saddlebag and not being used.
Summary: Great addition to the motorcycle! Lots of features...some I haven't explored yet. Route recalculation works great. Easy to use and setup. Decent Mapsource software bundle with unit. The actual speed limit sign for the road you are travel may save on some speeding tickets!
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Summary: The Zumo is a great motorcycle GPS but it does have its flaws. The first thing you'll notice is that the Zumo doesn't come with a printed users guide. Garmin expects you to download the PDF version. It was easy to find on-line and this approach is fine since we're all supposed to be going green. What ships in box is a quick start guide. The web site says "installation instructions" are included but this is not accurate.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Long Battery Life, Simple Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: Easy to set up and more esthetically pleasing when mounted than I expected. Very pleased with the ease of setup and the direct wiring harness provided. Controls are very 'Garmin' and if you have ever used a Garmin you should have no trouble adjusting. I like it, very much.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Long Battery Life, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls, Strong Construction, Versatile