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I have been running a Garmin V for about a year and a half now and always found it to be good since it was easy to use and easy to access menus while riding...however the 19mb of total memory kills it for me. Im looking to make a move to the Garmin Zumo 550 - is anyone running one of these? Any thoughts on it?

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I just got mine a couple of weeks ago from Compuplus. They definately had the best price and they processed the order pretty quick.

 

They've got the best price so far. I'm ordering mine today after I make sure CompUPlus is an authorized dealer and I will not have a problem registering the unit.

 

Talked to a seller in UK and he says the Zumo is outselling the TomTom Rider 35-1 !!

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I have been running a Garmin V for about a year and a half now and always found it to be good since it was easy to use and easy to access menus while riding...however the 19mb of total memory kills it for me. Im looking to make a move to the Garmin Zumo 550 - is anyone running one of these? Any thoughts on it?

 

I put the Zumo with GXM30 antenna on my new GT. It works great and having XM and GPS in one unit is outstanding. I have the traffic subscription and it is interesting but I have not actually used it to reroute a trip. Last night I worked on inputting trip information and also mp3 files on the SD card so I can also retire the Ipod from MC duty. Still working on that. Currently I just attached earphones and do not use any type of intercome setup. At some point I will add that for two-up communication. I also paired my phone with the Zumo, but I don't use it, even when I'm stopped. I ride to get away from the phone so I just stick it in the glove box in case I have an emergency. It is easy to read and easy to use.

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Thanks for the info. I couldnt reply any sooner. I go in a fight with the dentist...he won!

I cant seem to find in any reviews or product info... is there an audio out (headphone) jack on this unit? Im planning to wire it into the Autocom system, but if it doesnt have the jack then it would be a bit useless for me.

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I got a zumo as a X-mas present. So far I have used it in the cage only. It comes with a suction cup mount and power cord. I like it a lot. The internal battery lasts about 4 hours. It is really nice because when you make a stop for fuel or whatever you have the option of not shutting down the GPS when the power is off.

 

I am currently mounting it on a R1150RS using the Supplied Ram Mount, plus one additional ram part. I am putting in a blue seas negative ground fuse box, and a relay connected to the taillight. When I finish up I will take a photo.

 

So far I am very happy with the Zumo, and ditto's everyone else, check out www.razorbiker.com/zumo. It is a great support forum.

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I've been using mine for a week so far and I think it's great. Got it from Amazon.com after my Lowrance Iway350 was sent back to the manufactuer 3x. It picks up quick and if you go off route it re-routes in less than 10sec..easy to use. 726.00 from Amazon. thumbsup.gif

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Got one for Christmas and like it. It compares well to the 2610 and I like the 3D view. Drawbacks are it does not give altitude, you have to go thru the Menu to scroll the screen to see what is ahead, and the 3D is not "North Up".

See ya. Bill

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I don't have the stereo on my bike so I can't answer that one. I do use the mp3 through my autocom though. I am amazed at the difference compared to the iway. Either it's good or the iway 350 was pretty bad.

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Great info - thanks guys. Ordered it up this morning! Compuplus is still showing the cheapest price. Prior to buying from them, I emailed Garmin to verify if they are an authorized dealer - Garmin confirmed they are.

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Great info - thanks guys. Ordered it up this morning! Compuplus is still showing the cheapest price. Prior to buying from them, I emailed Garmin to verify if they are an authorized dealer - Garmin confirmed they are.

 

I called Garmin with the same question and the CR I talked to couldn't verify if Compuplus was on their list so I ordered mine from getfeetwet in LA. Total price including shiping was $708USD.

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here is a copy of their reply to me.

 

 

Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be more than happy to

help you with this. Yes they are. I would recommend searching some other

sites too. www.amazon.com www.buydig.com search on google too!

 

Should you have further questions please contact Garmin Product Support by

replying to this email or contact our Consumer Support Line at 800-800-1020

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST.

 

 

John D

Automotive Sales & Support Specialist

Garmin International

1200 E. 151st Street

Olathe, Ks 66062

Phone 800-800-1020

Fax 913-440-5488

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They've got the best price so far. I'm ordering mine today after I make sure Compuplus is an authorized dealer and I will not have a problem registering the unit.

 

I'm not sure why people perpetuate this myth every now and again. As long as you legally purchase a new Zumo, and have a bona fide receipt where you can provide the unit's serial number, date and place of purchase (resp.) you will NOT be precluded from registering your Zumo no matter what the status Garmin confers on the the seller. It would be ludicrous to believe you have to contact the manufacturer first to see if a seller is "OK" whenever you make a purchase; this extraneous act is certainly not incumbent upon you.

 

Anyway, congrats on your purchase. I preduct you'll love your new cutting edge, feature-rich Zumo. Please register over at the dedicated Zumo forum earlier mentioned: http://razorbiker.com/zumo/ (you'll note as "Blade," I am the most prolific poster). There is TONS of information you'll find very useful there. Have FUN!

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