Summary: I am very happy with this GPS unit and the accessories that were included with it. Delivery was very quick and everything was as advertised. Installation was very easy and the only thing left to do is install the power cord on my motorcycle to be able to charge the unit while I'm riding.
Good unit interface and features. Expensive and I've had 2 fail however.
5 February 2012
Summary: This is a good unit. The only complaint that I have is that the first one shorted out in a very rough rain storm and the second one failed after 3 years of use. I don't expect very good life out of these units however due to very hard use. The buttons are useful with gloved hands and the mp3 player is great.
Zumo 550 - Great Product - LOUSY Customer Service !
30 July 2011
Summary: Expensive - but, hopefully worth it...... time will tell..... so far I've registered the product w/Garmin. A few days later I logged in, went thru Garmin's menu to request email customer service about a problem I was having..... Upon submitting the request I rec'd a instant email notification advising they take 1-2 business days to reply. I'm now 3-4 weeks later & have yet to receive a reply ! A number of other Garmin users I've contacted via forums; etc.
Summary: I purchased this unit just in time for a 2500 mile trip through seven states, it worked like a charm. The bluetooth function is great for sending directions to a bluetooth headset, and the gas gauge and refuel reminder are real lifesavers if your bike has no fuel gauge. I linked my phone to it, but for some reason it failed to alert me of incoming calls while riding, I'm going to try and fine tune this feature.
Summary: I've had this GPS for a month now and have taken it on several trips. I find this unit to be very helpful and easy to use. Having buttons to work with vs. straight touch screen is very nice to have. There's more control when you push a button, especially when you're going over a rough highway/street. I love being able to find a fuel station at a touch with distance and navigation there.
Zumo 550 is VERY, versatile and great but does not have stereo bluetooth.
1 June 2011
Summary: This Garmin Zumo 550 is a very solid and versatile unit. The mounting system is also very solid and cleverly designed. The best I have ever seen. It actually has advantages over the larger, newer and more expensive 660 Zumo in that the buttons on the left of this unit make it easier to function while riding. The ONLY disappointment I had with this unit (which I was unaware of when I bought it) is that the bluetooth audio is not delivered in stereo to your headset.
Summary: After several years of analysis paralysis over which GPS unit to purchase for use on my motorcycles I decided on the Garmin Zumo 550. Did I make a good choice? Totally! I'll start with the good stuff. The unit comes with everything you need right out of the box. So all you need to do is mount the unit with the awesome RAM mount kit. Let me just say this; if you own a bike you know what a pain in the ass it can be to mount things like this.
Summary: This unit has been on my bike for two years and 16000 miles. It is bullet proof. I have dropped it, soaked it in the rain and even been in an accident with it. The unit still functions well. Only two negatives I can mention is the motorcycle mount is not completely waterproof. If rain gets down in the pins you lose XM Radio functionality until the mount drys out. A hard rain storm is enough to get the mount wet.