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