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Garmin-zumo-550.32729234
6.3 out of 10

Garmin zūmo 550

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Overall 4
4.0

infuriating to use; impossible to have been designed by a motorcyclist

JayElDee, Amazon
12 November 2010
  • Summary: Let me preface this by saying that I have used this unit--my third, one died and was replaced and the second fell and I had to have it repaired--they sent a refurbished unit-- I have had this unit for three years and ridden with it for 45k miles. Suffice it to say I have driven it around the block. I am very tempted to give it one star. What it does do is tell you where you are.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Lost all maps on unit. Used once!"

13warner, CNET
5 January 2010
  • Pros: Touch screen, bright images, Hope to have better luck with next Garmin Zumo 550
  • Cons: Lost all maps on unit, so I wasn't able to use it, but one time. Was great for the short time I used it. Returned to Costco, and ordered another one. Hope to have better results from the new Garmin Zumo 250
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Overall 4
4.0

"DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY"

sherrikent, CNET
3 June 2008
  • Pros: ??????????
  • Cons: BAD Service BAD Device BAD getting lost
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Overall 3
3.0

"Buggy Software"

89bruin, CNET
27 August 2007
  • Pros: Excellent interface, good display.
  • Cons: Slow route calculations, guidance can lag actual position, unit locks-up in power-off state.
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Overall 4
4.0

Buggy Software

gs, Amazon
27 August 2007
  • Summary: I've had the Zumo 550 for just over a month now and during that time it has locked-up in the power off mode multiple times while in the cradle. The only way to get the unit to power back on is to remove and re-install the battery using a 2mm hex wrench (not included). The unit does have some nice features but its lack of dependability make it more toy than tool. If you're considering a purchase check out the ZumoForums online.
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Overall 4
4.0

"I'll buy a zumo 550 - when the Bluetooth feature is upgraded to transmit stereo tunes"

tunerider, CNET
22 June 2007
  • Pros: As a biker's GPS, I'd put the zumo at the top of my "buy list" based on the reviews I've seen.
  • Cons: As a combined GPS and wireless communication / entertainment device the zumo drops to my "by by list" - at least for now.
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Overall 3
3.0

"The Zumo 550 lacks basic functions."

crankstermo, CNET
4 January 2007
  • Pros: Bluetooth, MP3, photos
  • Cons: No altimeter, no compass or bearing indicator
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