Summary: I bought this unit as soon as it became available back in 2006 for use on a motorcycle trip that was over 2000 miles, and I'm still using it today (10/2013), so worth every penny of the rather huge cost.
Summary: First off, being a bit of a techie it was really difficult convincing myself to buy a five year old GPS with the latest firmware update being some three years old when I could have bought the newest generation for $50 more. Especially when looking at paying $600 for the cheapest option.
Summary: You can read on to the other reviews for all the user scoop on this unit. THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE here is when you are GPS shopping and this unit is $600 and all others are $200 you need to understand why. I had a hard time with this until I opened the box.
Summary: Listening to all of the complaints about the Zumo can, at times, be quite comical. "It doesn't have bluetooth stereo at 500 watts of power over my cell phone," etc, etc. I bought the unit six months ago and mounted it on a Harley Ultra Classic and then promptly left on a 4,500 mile trip.
Amazing device that delivers everything it's supposed to
D. Stux "stooxie", Amazon
31 August 2008
Summary: I've read a lot of the critical reviews on Amazon and frankly I just don't see where they are coming from. The unit itself lives up to all the claims and THEN some. It is very intuitive and does many things that are surprising.
Summary: Having now used the ZUMO on my BMW R1200RT for the past month, I can say that this was money well spent. The display, depending on where the unit's mounted, can sometimes be hard to see in the sun, but that's to be expected.
Summary: I bought this unit in June 2007 for motorcycle touring and have not been disappointed! I use the XM radio feature to make those long trips more pleasant and the cell phone integration via Bluetooth with my J&M communications sound system on the bike work well, although that requires a Zumo adapter...
Summary: I purchased the Garmin Zumo 550 and installed it on my Honda VTX 1300. The installation was very easy and the left handed function works very well. First trip took me directly to the address I wanted with no problems. Diplay is easy to read in all lighting. Device is easily moved from bike to car.
Summary: My first purchased GPS unit for street use. I am totally satisfied with this unit, I used it on a 5K+ mile in 9 day road trip and all the benefits of a navigation system were there right with me on the bike.