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Garmin-zumo-550.32729234
6.1 out of 10

Garmin zūmo 550

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Overall 8
8.0

Tough, reliable, user-friendly design; really outdated maps; but proved invaluable on a 9000 mile, solo ride.

Chad Varnadore, Amazon
8 March 2010
  • Summary: I love this product. I honestly, don't know what I would have done without it on a 9000 mile loop of the US that I made on my 2003 Harley in August of 2008. In addition to guiding my way through unknown wilderness without ever losing a signal even among the tall forests of Northern California and keeping me company one night when even truckers had the good sense to pull over rather than dare the desolate mountains (that were on fire!
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Overall 8
8.0

Motorcycle GPS

Edward Roufberg, Amazon
20 July 2007
  • Summary: As you can see 4 stars. It is not perfect. I have been a Magellan user for 4 years and I first purchased a Magellan for my Motorcycle. It broke twice probably because it couldn`t take the vibration. Magellan doesn't make a GPS for Motorcycles. I then tried the Tom Tom and was totally disappointed. It couldn't bee seen much better than My Magellan in sunlight and the map area on the screen was too small due to the on screen menu items.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

kballmann

Overstock
5 April 2007
  • Summary: Pleased with the Zumo, however there were parts missing. You have to order special wiring (Kennedy wire) to use the GPS through a headset, otherwise you will not get the voice comands. This special wiring is expensive. After 1 month, still waiting to mount on motorcycle. Need those missing parts to do that.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

kballmann

Overstock
5 April 2007
  • Summary: Pleased with the Zumo, however there were parts missing. You have to order special wiring (Kennedy wire) to use the GPS through a headset, otherwise you will not get the voice comands. This special wiring is expensive. After 1 month, still waiting to mount on motorcycle. Need those missing parts to do that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better after the updates

G. Lawrence, Amazon
27 February 2007
  • Summary: This unit was sent as a replacement for a stolen 2730 with GXM30 ant. At first I missed the 2730 but after using the Zumo for a month now, cant say I miss the 2730 at all. The ability to move the unit between car and bike is a huge plus, or the ability to use the unit with its internal battery is a huge plus. Jump into a friends car and just sit it in a console, it picks up the gps signal just fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Zumo 550 - A Few Thoughts

Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 February 2007
  • Summary: People complain about the Zumo not having a built in speaker. Well, you wouldn't be able to hear it while riding your bike it if it had one, so it's a bit of a moot point. On a side note, I think there are some features the unit lacks that can be somewhat annoying. First, and definitely the most annoying for me, the elevation by which you view your position on a GPS determines the amount of detail you see, i.e. POI's, street names, distance of road to travel, etc.
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Overall 8
8.0

Two steps forward, one step back

L. Blake, Amazon
1 December 2006
  • Summary: The new Zumo 550 is a big step forward in ease of use, but sacrifices some of the flexibility of previous units (Streepilot series, x76C series). The touch screen display and integrated buttons on the left side of the unit are easy to use even with riding gloves, and the new locking mount is a big improvement. GPS reception also seems to be GREATLY improved; not getting lost under dense tree coverage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin Zumo

F. Webb, Amazon
24 November 2006
  • Summary: Looks Great and works great but do not purchase for the XM radio feature. The Manual is very sketchy about the radio and you have to purchase a 300 dollar antenna to make it work and no other details about the quality of the radio. Other than the XM the Zumo's displays and ease of operating is execlent.
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Overall 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0

Sehr gutes Motoradnavi

lauer01erwin, eBay.de
9 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0
Display 6
6.0

Sehr gutes Motoradnavi

lauer01erwin, eBay.de
9 August 2014
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