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Garmin Zumo

Started by S Barker, 26/04/07 - 07:36:33

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S Barker

I had a bit of a brainstorm last week and ordered a Garmin Zumo 500.

I haven't had a chance to use it on the bike yet but the first impressions (playing with it and using it in the car)  are very favorable. Very fast recalculation, stunning reception (it even works in my office or in the garage) and good Bluetooth performance synced with the Hands free phone kit in the car, Motorola earpiece and Blackberry (yeah I know, I'm a gadget freak  ::) ).

Once I've got it fully mounted and have used it for a bit I'll write a full report and post some photos.

SB
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Redeye

Quote from: sbarker on  26/04/07 - 07:36:33

Once I've got it fully mounted and have used it for a bit I'll write a full report and post some photos.

SB

Got fed up waiting so got one myself!

Just ordered the replacement "security" screw off the Zumo forum as it self tightens and you can't remove unit if you forgot the screwdriver  :uglystupid2:

S Barker

More Spookyness

I have been meaning to write a review for a while.

I've been using mine in the car and on the bike. It packed up last night and will now have to go back to Garmin   :tickedoff:

Which model did you get ?
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Plum

ive just recently bought the garmin 500 as a replacement for my garmin streetpilot 111

its one awesome bit of kit, much better than the tom tom rider, i recommend it :good:

Redeye

Here's a splash-screen for you .......

owen

Whats the difference between the Zumo 500 deluxe and the 550,Any experts in this field :-\ Cheers Owen
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Harv

... probably the price.... and Owen...... no you needn't thank me for this priceless information... its my pleasure...:good:
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Redeye

Quote from: owen on  21/08/07 - 13:18:12
Whats the difference between the Zumo 500 deluxe and the 550,Any experts in this field :-\ Cheers Owen

Believe the 500 is just UK and Ireland maps, 550 covers whole of Europe.

Harv

Owen....I suggest you get the 005 model.... it covers Shrewsbury and Clun.... ::)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path..... and leave a trail...!

.....and remember, "Light travels faster than the speed of sound, which is why some people appear bright until they speak"

owen

The one i looked  at, The 550 warns you about going to Oxfordshireland,and some where called jockland,But the basic 500 doesn't , I wonder why not.   ::)
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S Barker

The 500 just gives spoken directions i.e turn left

The 550 has spoken street names i.e 'turn left onto Acacia Avenue'

Beware of any non UK Units. They should have the full european maps but for some reason the french units do not include the mounting bracket for a car.

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MacValk

Quote from: sbarker on  21/08/07 - 18:25:39
but for some reason the french units do not include the mounting bracket for a car.

...... because the French drivers think they always know best so there is no fecking point putting it into a car in the first place,...oh and they probably stink of Garlic as well!
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Plum

As far as im aware the Zumo 500 only comes with the bike mount, the Zumo 550 comes with the bike mount and the car mount :)

the 500 and the 550 both come with uk and ireland maps installed and all europe on cd to download on to your pc then on to youre sat nav. ;)

S Barker

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Quote from: Plum on  21/08/07 - 22:40:49
As far as im aware the Zumo 500 only comes with the bike mount, the Zumo 550 comes with the bike mount and the car mount :)

For a while the UK Version (010-00567-20 ) included the Car mount. The Garmin website has now changed and it states 'Package contents may vary per version. See your local dealer for details.'

If you need a car mount its worth asking before you buy the system.

I bought a French unit (slightly cheaper) and then got the car mount and USA maps whilst on a trip to the USA where the base unit was much more expensive (there are now some good bargains on Amazon.com) but the accessories are cheaper.

If anyone wants a copy of the USA maps (without the activating code) drop me a pm.

SB


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