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5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin Zumo 220, February 23, 2011
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You get a lot for the Money. Comes with the Motorcycle Mount and the Automobile windshield Mount and the wiring to hard wire it into your motorcycle. A USB wire to connect to Computer. Does not come with a household wall plug charger. Also comes with a Car cigarette lighter plug to charge it and enable you to use it while driving down the road. Battery only last about 8 hrs otherwise. Just snaps out of the Motorcycle Cradle and snaps right into the Car windshield suction cup cradle. Has a large screen and an easy touch screen to manuever around. I like the on/off button on the top. Does all the things you now expect from a GPS.

Gives data fields such as odometer, Speed, heading, elevation, time to turn, arrival distance, arrival time, via distance, via arrival time, time to Via, stopped time, moving time, total time, and a few worthless fields such as sunrise, sunset, moving average speed, overall average speed, and maximum speed, and has a compass for walking, Very user friendly. Has a calculator, worthless world clock, worthless Unit Converter. Shows 2 data fields and zoom number and time when viewing the map and with a quick touch you can access all the data fields which I like to see.

All the screen Icons are Really large and the touch screen works really well. Talks to you very clearly and names the streets you are going to turn on. Has lane assist to make sure your in the proper lane to make the correct turn ahead. Sound mute if you don't want to hear anything and One of my favorites, You can shut the recalculating feature off.

Can tap into the bluetooth for your phone only. Got to have special set up for that too. Doesn't play bluetooth Music. They can probably cut the cost down eliminating that feature account most motorcycle riders can't hear anything anyway while moving 50-100 mph down the road. I see that as a worthless option.

You can put Pictures on it if you want. I don't see me using that feature. I guess you can use it to identify land marks you want to route to such as the space needle or something, or your pets picture for something to drool on while you driving/riding.

If you have 3 or 4 routes made up on you computer and want to transfer them to the Zumo you can only do one at a time not all at once. Then you have to go to another step "My Data" and import the route. Kinda a 2 step process that should only be one step.

DVD Software goes on the Computer realitively easy. Had a little trouble with some of the unlock process of the Map Source City Navigator North America NT. Called Garmin, got somebody immediatley, which blew me away, and within a couple minutes I was off the phone and enjoying my new Zumo 220.

OK so after all that I would highly recommend this Zumo 220. Everything is large and easily accessable and extremely user friendly. The price is a little steep and probably has some features you ain't gonna use. But if you buy one your not going to be sorry. It is a rugged unit and I love it. Go buy one for yourself!
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