Garmin zumo 550

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Garmin zumo 550

Customize your ride with Garmin zumo 550 - the rugged motorcycle navigator that's born to ride. Designed by bikers, zumo's motorcycle-friendly feature...

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Review of "Garmin zumo 550"

published 09/02/2009 | bartuh
Member since : 01/02/2009
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Pro Good looking,top of the range,it's designed for bikers, loads of extras
Cons Sometimes bit slow,it is waterproof but not when used for long time in rain
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"Garmin Zumo 550"

I had my Garmin Zumo 550 for nearly two years. I bought it because it was top of the range motorcycle sat nav. What i liked about it: whole Europe covered, shock and waterproof, quick and easy to use(don't have to take gloves off), loads of extras( fuel gauge,avg speed,compass, useful information like garages, petrol stations, hotels etc,mp3 player, Bluetooth, not bad memory capacity,speed cameras alerts.
What i disliked about it : after 1 hour motorway ride in rain it stopped working,but surprisingly it was mounting bracket not sat nav itself which got wet.Sometimes bit slow I used to miss turn awaiting for navigation to recalculate route.Little bit tricky to supply power from motorbike - no instructions for DIY.
After all i think it's good navigator but a little bit pricey.

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Product Information : Garmin zumo 550

Manufacturer's product description

Customize your ride with Garmin zumo 550 - the rugged motorcycle navigator that's born to ride. Designed by bikers, zumo's motorcycle-friendly features make it easy to operate while in the saddle. From back roads to rallies, its preloaded maps and high-end navigation features give you the freedom to go where you want.

Product Details

Product Description: Garmin zumo 550 - GPS receiver, Garmin zumo 550 - Scala Rider FM - GPS receiver

Product Type: GPS receiver

Display: 3.5" colour - 320 x 240

Touch Screen: Yes

Recommended Use: Motorcycle

Preloaded Maps: Europe, North America

Interface: USB

SBAS: WAAS, WAAS, EGNOS

Features: Digital player

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel), XM NavTraffic

Voice: Navigation instructions, warnings, street name announcement

Functions & Services: Distance, speed, time/date

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator NT, MapSource City Navigator Europe, Garmin Atlantic Autoroute Basemap, Garmin Atlantic Autoroute Basemap

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Protection: Waterproof

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.2 cm x 4 cm x 10 cm, 12.2 cm x 4.1 cm x 9.9 cm, 12.2 cm x 4 cm x 9.9 cm

Weight: 300 g, 301 g

Text-to-Speech: Yes

3D Elevation Mode: No

EAN: 0753759061791, 5050053615213, 0753759061760

Manufacturer: Garmin

3D Landmarks: No

Touchscreen: 1-Point Touch, with Touchscreen

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

FM Tuner: No, Yes

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 2

Bluetooth: Yes

USB: Yes

Internet Connectivity: No

iPod Control: No

TV-Tuner: No

Map Storage Medium: On Board Flash Memory, On Board Memory Card

Map Sharing: No

Telephone Included: Handsfree Function via External Device, No, Via External Device

Voice Control: without Voice Control

MP3 Playback: Yes

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

Map Coverage: Single continent

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Monitor Format: 4:3 Monitor

Screen Size in Inches: 2.8

Map Provider: Navteq

Traffic Message Channel: Traffic Info ready

Category: Portable Navigation Device, Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation

Application: Motorbike

Lane Assistant: No

Reality View: No

Pedestrian Mode: No

TransFlash Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Smart Media Card: No

Secure Digital Card: Yes

xD-Picture Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): with Traffic Message Channel, Traffic Info ready

FM Transmitter: No

MPN: 139934

General

MPN: 010-00567-01, 010-00567-54, 010-00567-00, 901050, GPIAUTZ550CSRFM

Product Type: GPS receiver

Recommended Use: Motorcycle

Preloaded Maps: Europe, North America

Integrated Components: Digital player

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Interface: USB

Functions & Services: Distance, speed, time/date

Traffic: TMC (Traffic Message Channel), XM NavTraffic

Voice: Navigation instructions, warnings, street name announcement

Included Software: MapSource City Navigator NT, MapSource City Navigator Europe, Garmin Atlantic Autoroute Basemap, Garmin Atlantic Autoroute Basemap

SBAS: WAAS, WAAS, EGNOS

Aerial: Built-in

Features: Optional external GPS aerial connection, hands-free calling via Bluetooth, 2D / 3D map perspective, XM Satellite Radio support, XM weather support

Update Rate: 1/second

Accuracy: Position - 10 m ¦ Position - 5 m ( with WAAS ) ¦ Velocity - 0.05 m/sec

Compatible Software: MapSource Points of Interest

Display

Type: LCD - colour - touch screen, TFT - colour - touch screen

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Resolution: 320 x 240

Display Illumination: Yes

Features: Anti-glare

Menu Language: English, French

Navigation

Waypoints: 500

Trip Computer: Average speed, maximum speed, trip timer, trip distance

Routes: 50

Media Player

Supported Audio Formats: MP3

Supported Image Formats: JPG

Connections

Interfaces: Antenna - MCX, USB ¦ Headphones / line-out

Battery

Type: Lithium Ion

Run Time (Up To): 4 hours

Miscellaneous

Design Features: Rugged case

Protection: Waterproof

Waterproof Standard: IPX7

Included Accessories: Car power adapter, carrying case, AC power adaptor, automotive windshield mount, bike mount, USB cable

Colour: Black, silver

Body Material: Plastic

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.2 cm

Depth: 4 cm, 4.1 cm

Height: 10 cm, 9.9 cm

Weight: 300 g, 301 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 60 °C

Acquisition Times

Cold: 38 sec

Warm: 1sec

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