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Garmin zūmo 500

Garmin zūmo 500


Price: DISCONTINUED
 
Availability: DISCONTINUED
Product Code: 010-00567-20

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Features

EGNOS enabled for greater accuracy  Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology  Hign-sensitivity SiRF GPS receiver  Preloaded with Navteq map data. 

Features

  • Latest MapSource City Navigator NT 2008 (v10) preloaded
  • Map data includes: Ireland & UK preloaded; Europe on DVD
  • Large 3.5" diagonal, WQVGA TFT landscape display
  • Bluetooth for wireless in-helmet voice guidance and handsfree calling with compatible mobile phones
  • Intuitive easy-to-use navigation - touchscreen, voice prompts
  • 2D/3D colour display
  • Route planner lets you save 50 routes, specify via points, and preview turns
  • Automatically sorts multiple destinations - providing most direct route
  • Automatic re-routing
  • Glove friendly, sunlight readable, UV-resistant touch screen display
  • Audio out socket for wired helmets
  • Water and fuel resistant
  • MP3 player, audio books, JPEG viewer and more
  • Travel guide options

Map Coverage

    zumo 500 map coverage; Ireland & UK preloaded, Europe (DVD)

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Package Includes

  • zūmo 500
  • Preloaded with City Navigator® NT Ireland & UK 2008
  • MapSource® City Navigator Europe NT 2008 DVD (full unlock)
  • Motorcyle mount with mounting hardware
  • Carry case
  • Motorcycle power cable
  • USB interface cable
  • AC charger
  • Security screwdriver
  • Custom caps
  • Garmin stickers
  • Owner's manual & quick reference guide

Product Detail

The zūmo is both water and fuel resistant.  It contains a trip odometer and fuel guage.  It comes with a full motorcycle RAM mounting kit, power cables, security screw - everything you need for the bike.

 

Excellent Mapping

The Garmin zūmo 500 comes preloaded with the latest Mapsource City Navigator NT 2008 street-level maps for Ireland and the UK. Based on Q2, 2007 Navteq map data, there is street-level detail for every town and village in Ireland and all the recent major road additions and upgrades are available.

 

Navigation Features

Includes automatic re-routing, clear voice prompts, 2D and 3D map perspective, a glove-friendly touch screen with left-handed controls makes it easy to operate, an extensive points of interest database with the ability to add your own POI files.

 

Hands-free Calling

The zūmo makes active use of Bluetooth - you can pair the device with both your bluetooth-enabled helmet and your mobile phone so that you can listen to navigation instructions and MP3s from the zumo and also make and receive hands-free mobile phone calls wirelessly.  You can even make phone calls to points of interest through the zumo’s Bluetooth interface.  There is also an audio out socket for those who want to connect the GPS through the motorbike's Autocomm.

Technical Details

Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.8"W x 3.9"H x 1.6"D (12.2 x 9.9 x 4.1 cm)
Display size, WxH: 2.8"W x 2.1"H (7.2 x 5.4 cm); 3.5 diag (8.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 320 x 240 pixels
Display type: WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight: 10.6 ounces (300.5 g)
Battery: removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
RoHS version available: yes

Maps & Memory:

Basemap: yes
Preloaded maps: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: internal solid state
Accepts data cards: SD card (not included)
Waypoints: 500
Routes: 50

Features:

Voice prompts: yes (internal speaker)
Speaks street names: no
3D map view: yes
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route): yes
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation): yes
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road): yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.): yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Hands-free calling with Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
FM traffic compatible: yes
XM Navtraffic (includes basic weather) & Radio for U.S. compatible: no
MSN® Direct for U.S. compatible: no
MP3 player: yes
Audio book player: yes
Picture viewer: yes
Configurable vehicle icons (select car-shaped icons for map navigation): yes
World travel clock, currency & measurement converter, calculator: no
Touchscreen: yes
Remote control: no
FM transmitter: no
Headphone jack/audio line-out: yes
Dead reckoning: no
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature): yes
Motorcycle-friendly: yes

Our Comment

Verdict

We recommend the Garmin zūmo 550 over the 500 in terms of value for money.  The 550 comes with full European maps preloaded onto the GPS, an automotive kit and power cable.

This is Garmin's first high-end GPS navigation system especially designed for motorbikers. It has an internal removeable lithium-ion battery and a host of other features such as wireless & wired audio.

The zūmo has proved to be very popular. Feedback from customers is that once up and running the zūmo is excellent, however at times it can be a little complicated to set up the bluetooth operation.

Bluetooth Kits for Helmets
A number of customer's have spoken very positively about the Cardo Scala Rider headsets as they seem one of the easiest to attach to your helmet and pair with the zūmo. We stock the entire line of Cardo Scala Riders which can be found here.

Quality
Overall we do like this GPS and would recommend it. It's nearest competitor - the TomTom Rider - still has some catching up to do.

Issues
A software bug in early models meant at times the GPS would not switch on - this has now been rectified.

Motorcycle mount. Firstly, the security screw can vibrate out of place (please note that this is difficult to replace). Secondly, the electrical points cover degrades (especially in sun-light) and falls off. Thirdly, various power failures due to the electrical pins becoming wet or damaged when placing the GPS in the mount.  If the motorcycle mount does malfunction, it is covered by the 12 month warranty and so we will replace free of charge - normally a replacement will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of faulty mount. In spite of the problems with the mount this should not deter you buying the zūmo because it is the best bike GPS out there and with a little care the mount will work fine.

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Garmin zūmo 500 Deluxe Pack, Garmin zūmo 550 Deluxe Pack, Garmin zūmo 550

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