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. Like I said, I'm a techie and I like new gadgets but the bottom line here was that I was buying a GPS specifically for my bike and I wanted the best option I could find/afford.
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. The Zumo 550 comes with every mount, screw, suction cups, cords, cables, power wires & adapters you will need to install this unit on ANY motorcycle AND in your vehicle.
"This is an excellent GPS Unit. I am glad I bought it."
22 September 2010
Pros: Works very well, just like advertised. I have had this unit for a little over a year and use it regularly as I am a 365 day a year rider. Regular lifetime updates have kept me up to date and the unit always works well.
Summary: First use was on recent 800 mile trip. The only thing I missed was more selection for personal dispaly settings of information. Haven't figured out the fuel gage operation yet. Used in my car, haven't taken a motorcycle trip with it yet.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Summary: This GPS unit is what you dream of if you frequently go out on motorcycle rallies, trails and rural areas like myself; it's easy to use, its waterproof, shockproof and you dont have to take off gloves. I dont regret the price because it's totally worth it.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls