Wednesday, February 4, 2009

review of Garmin zumo 550

Really very nice product with a sleek design, a boatload of features, and solid performance, the Garmin Zumo 550 is a top-notch navigation system for motorcyclists (and cars for that matter).
It garmin zumo has a silver shell with two removable caps on top and bottom of the unit that you can exchange (ahem, I mean purchase) for the unit with a plethora of designs including racing stripes and flames.It really looks sexy.
The good:--
The Garmin Zumo 550 provides text- and voice-guided directions to motorcyclists and comes with an easy-to-install mounting kit for a motorcycle or a car. All maps are preloaded on the device, and the unit has a built-in MP3 player and integrated Bluetooth for hands-free calling.
The bad:The worst thing is that it sometimes shows wrong direction.its database it outdated so sometimes it shows wrong direction or no street name.
Also, automatic route recalculation is a bit on the slow side. i could see that the compass only works in off-road mode, when we are in on road mode then compass was not working properly,and there's no Mac support yet for Garmin's MapSource software.that is the problem you may face with it.
The bottom line:As there are lot of GPS system available in the market so you can try any other as has very good bluetooth integration. you can try it as well.This review of garmin is from net.

Destination: Motorcycle ; Weight: 10.6 oz ;
Audible assistance: Street name announcement ,
Navigation instructions , Warnings .

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