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post #1 of 55 Old 02-20-2007, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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zumo 550

Just ordered a new Zumo 550 today to replace/augment our old Garmin GPS V. Found the zumo at gpsonsale.com for $669.99, best price I've found so far. Wife said to order it for our anniversary this month, gotta love her. The GPS V has worked for us for several years, but as a unit for the car/motorhome it needs an upgrade in it's map base (we're finding new roads that aren't on the old map base) and it is slow to write new screens as your location moves.
So I've been telling the wife about all the neat things the zumo does and the increased memory and availability of SD cards for even more memory and after this last weekend trip to Southern Cal we wound up on some roads that were outside the regions I preloaded into the V that were small enough not to be on the built in base map she said buy the new one. Yea. Plan to keep the old V for hand held uses, geocaching etc. I'll write a review after I've had the zumo for a while.
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post #2 of 55 Old 02-24-2007, 06:58 AM
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Hi!

Thanx for the info on the zumo. I'm planing to buy one myself - looking forward to hearing your experiences.
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post #3 of 55 Old 02-24-2007, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Got the zumo in just a few days from Onsale.com. Brand new in box just as advertised. Still reading the manual. Doing the install on the bike today.
Will post pictures asap.
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There is a new firmware on the Garmin web site that adds a lot of nice features. Still no promised fix that allows you to turn off the auto rerouting but this looks like an update that is worth doing. It also includes the time zone fix so your clock will not be one hour off for three weeks a year.

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Zumo 550

Just got the new zumo 550 . Brand new in box just as advertised. Doing the install on the bike today - look pefect . Tested in a mountin roads ....runs perfect , just a litle problems vith setings ..which road to avoid ..
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Heare is a diagram how do i conect my stuff on may bike !!
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May I place a copy of that on my website in the Wrenching & Tips section???

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Heare is a diagram how do i conect my stuff on may bike !!

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post #10 of 55 Old 02-26-2007, 08:57 PM
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Very nice info Billy, can you tell us more about your wife? Just kidding! That is a great wiring detail, I just ordered an APX-1 from stich and a relay, so you diagram will be handy. Lets us know if all the firmware in the ZUmo is unlocked and if you have the city streets map. I am kicking aroung the 476c from garmin only because i understand its all unlocked. Keep us posted and I will send you some links for your new GPS I think you will like, they are on my laptop, so it'll be tomorrow at work.
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