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Garmin Zumo 590LM
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- Display - zūmo 590LM is our first motorcycle navigator to offer a 5” sunlight-readable display. Glove-friendly anddual-orientation capable, it’s designed for any road and any rider
- Music-Media Player - Includes MP3 player; iPod and Pandora2 compatibility lets you control music right on the display
- Traffic and Weather - The Smartphone Link app tells what to expect ahead with weather radar, trafficavoidance and more (Available for iPhone and AndroidTM phones).
- Rugged - Resistant to water (IPX7)3, fuel spills, UV rays and harsh conditions, zūmo 590LMis tough enough for cruising and adventure riding alike.
- Roads - Ride your favorite twisty. Set zūmo 590LM to navigate to winding rides. Take your ride off the road. zūmo 590LM lets you download and view 3-D terrain detail (Additional mapping sold separately).
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- Size (LWH): 3.83 inches, 5.86 inches, 1.31 inches
- Weight: 13.28 ounces
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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|Battery Average Life||4 hours||2.5 hours||2.5 hours||3 hours||3 hours|
|Screen Size||5 in||5 in||7 in||5 in||5 in|
|Display Type||WVGA Transflective||WQVGA||WQVGA||TFT LCD||TFT LCD|
|Item Dimensions||5.86 x 3.83 x 1.31 in||0.76 x 3.3 x 5.4 in||7.4 x 0.9 x 4.5 in||5.3 x 1.3 x 3.7 in||5.3 x 1.3 x 3.7 in|
|Item Weight||0.83 lb||6.6 ounces||0.78 lb||7.7 ounces||7.7 ounces|
|Map Types||street, City Tour, north-america||street, City Tour, north-america||street, City Tour, north-america||North America||US and Canada|
|Native Resolution||—||480 x 272 pixels||800 x 480 pixels||480 x 272 pixels||480 x 272 pixels|
|Additional Features||—||Touch Sensitive Screen||Touch Sensitive Screen||includes_lifetime_map_updates||includes_lifetime_map_updates|
zūmo 590LM premium motorcycle navigator features a 5” dual-orientation, touchscreen display that is glove-friendly and sunlight-readable.zūmo offers hands-free phone control and spoken directions heard in-helmet via Bluetooth technology5. zūmo 590LM includes an MP3player; iPod and Pandora compatibility2 allows you to control music right on its display. zūmo 590LM is compatible with our Tire PressureMonitor System6 (sold separately). Rugged and tough enough to withstand fuel spills, UV rays and harsh weather (water rating: IPX7)3.zūmo 590LM offers access to real-time weather and traffic information via the Smartphone Link2 app. Free lifetime map updates4. CurvyRoads routing navigates to winding roads
Top Customer Reviews
I did a trip in May 2014 with the new Garmin Monterra; that was Garmin's first Android unit and a bad experience. It is reviewed elsewhere on Amazon. I need an off road capable GPS for Motorcycle adventure touring on and off road in Colorado. I tried the 590LM next as 9 of us set off on the Colorado Back Country Discovery Route in July 2014. 6 of us had GPS's, all Garmin, two 590's on the trip.
It was a keystone comedy. The GPS's were constantly give different results. We were following GPS TRACKS. If you loaded the trip TRACK into the the 590, it would plot the TRACK path correctly. However, if you deviated from the TRACK path one iotta, it would recalculate the trip ROUTE (not TRACKS) based on its internal maps. Also note when you load the TRACK, you will be prompted "Do you want to save as a trip?" NO! It will convert your offroad TRACKS to follow a ROUTE based on the units internal MAPS.
It seemed like great hardware(EXCEPT DISPLAY) with totally inadequate software. Once again, Garmin spent a lot of energy on music, phone connections, by the way will totally change how your phone works - and not GPS function - and other spiffy non working functions and lost focus on making a user friendly unit. The problem: No viable competition and Garmin...for years.
1) To stay on the Correct TRACK:
I turned off all Trip mapping functions, meaning no voice alerts to stay on track, and turned on "Display Track" on the MAP view and just followed the line onscreen (which was hard see since it is only ONE PIXEL wide). Dust build up made the TRACK line hard to see on the HUGE but dim display
2) I did not use any sound function from the GPS. Watched the displayed prompts when actually using the routing, which was not bad, kept you more in tune to where you were and my iphone, music from iphone, and Sena headset all worked normal, not through the GPS as a controller. Linking the 590LM with the IPhone or Sena Headset never worked in a reliable manner...so I did not use sound from the unit.
3) Large display but looked washed out in daylight - which hindered seeing the track line somewhat. Almost caused a crash as I strained to look at the display so many times I finally goofed and looked at the wrong moment, causing a close call. I was lucky.
4) Mounting: I cut the cable to the length I needed, used the red and black wires, wired into a powerlet plug and used the powerlet connector on my BMW to power the unit. Even better is the ADVRiderTech.com Power panel. Ditched all the audio connection and the under powered USB. Bring your USB connection that can actual deliver enough power to charge your phone and you can switch OFF as needed (like during a water crossing or in rain). This was a big complaint with other motorcycle owners having to coil up and stow excess wire (power connection Only).
If you still want the audio through the GPS, use the bluetooth connection. I installed the unit on a RAM mount which proved itself to be Colorado tough - it survived the Colorado BDR just fine. The RAM mounts are great and found on Amazon.com.
5) BIG PLUS AS a Controller/Monitor: I use the Garmin Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) that screw onto the valve stem. These are great! There have been a few times in dicey conditions I was able to look down and see my tire pressures were good where otherwise I would have stopped to check them. GARMIN did very well on this feature. It is one of the reasons I keep the unit.
6) VERY RELIABLE camera controller for Garmin VIRB camera. I run two cameras on the motorcycle, One GoPro 3, One Garmin VIRB. The Garmin configuration has worked reliably every trip. The GoPro shoots great than 1080P video, but frequently has issues losing link with remote or the camera locks up requiring removal of the battery. I appreciate the Garmin stability. Stability = Less distraction and less lost video.
8) Hardware build is solid, no issues after multiple tough off pavement uses in Colorado and the West. Only Hardware, possibly software issue (other than display)is using the SD card on board is almost impossible to figure out. I never could get the unit to recognize more than 4GB of a 32GB card. And accessing the card is highly complex and completely non-intuitive. My maps only seemed to work from the units main memory.
BOTTOM LINE: The unit is a disappointment, especially for the dollars involved. Leaves you with the feeling Garmin does not truly care about its customers and has no direct user experience involved in the product. The units Poor Display is a major disappointment. The only POSITIVE Traits are the TPMS and camera control, and the big display at night(Not Day). Who cares about music through GPS. I don't use the Bluetooth connection for turn by turn directions since I could never get that to operate reliably. On a motorcycle, technology HAS TO WORK or someone will get distracted and hurt. Too easy for cockpit overload. Garmin needs tune up the user interface, fix the display and this could be an outstanding unit.
What was best unit on this trip: The Garmin Montana seemed to get it right every time following TRACKS..
GARMIN TODO LIST:
1) Bright Display needed before someone gets hurt.
2) Thicker TRACK line display option needed, again before someone gets hurt.
3) Simplify controls regarding loading tracks
4) Simplify access to micro SD memory card
5) Work on seemless operation of Bluetooth with Iphone and/or SENA Headset. (SMH10)
I am about to travel Route 66 (Sept 2014) and this is the unit I was looking for.!!! I will be reporting updates to this review as I found more info... I am still reviewing its features... So far, it is solid, well built and I like the new look. I had a Tomtom Rider in the past (sold with previous bike), and I must admit this is THE unit for motorcycles (sorry Tomtom Rider, you are too basic).
The good stuff:
1.- BIG display and readable in plain sunlight.
2.- Work with my Schubert C3Pro Helmet. UPDATE: I needed to follow a special procedure from Schubert manual to link to a GPS and the iphone is linked to the GPS (not the helmet!).
3.- Comes with all the hardware to use it in my car AND motorcycle (motorcycle cradle powers the unit as well as an USB port to charge my iphone while moving). USB port is underneath the seat. UPDATE: The motorcycle cradle is a well rounded mount (looks VERY similar to RAM mounts). My only complaint? You need to protect the cradle metal contacts with the mount cover, when the GPS unit is not mounted, to avoid the mount metal contacts to corrode (or having potential electrical shocks when wet).
4.- Compatible with iPhone (5s, Update: IOS 7.1.2)
5.- Pandora compatible.
6.- iTunes compatible (shuffle function, repeat function, previous, next, even song album picture is shown!). All is managed in the screen. Downside? You cannot manage the media player when seeing the navigation screen (does not bother me).
7.- Real Driving works well. UPDATE: The lane assistant software is really good (better than Tomtom's) as its lane management display is neat and clear in providing where to move.
8.- Provides a view of speed limits (older GPS's do not have that).
9.- Traffic updates provided (at a 20 price/year)... UPDATE: It uses your cellphone data plan... It works pretty well and very accurate (real traffic updates, not the "fake" traffic I have seen in some GPS's in car dashboard).
10.- Weather updates: Available but I will not pay for it (paid enough already). I do not need it now.
The not so good stuff:
1.- I was not able to make it work with my iPhone iTunes library. When I tried to listen to my phone itunes library, it goes to Pandora (Still researching why it is doing that!). I am sure this is a little annoyance that will be quickly fixed (typical of release 1.0). UPDATE: you need to select the media library manually. Pandora is the default media player (not iTunes).
2.- It needs you to kick apps in the iPhone for data retrieval (i.e. Traffic updates needs smartphone link) and Pandora streaming. Ideally, those apps should be kicked by the phone OS when requested from the Zumo unit.
So far, a very good experience
I am disappointed for a unit with this price point and was happier with the 660.
The screen seems dim almost washed out in appearance and the manufacturer's recommendation does nothing to improve this.
Had I seen this I would not have purchased the unit.
Also for a motorcycle GPS I am disappointed there is not a motorcycle poi in the menu, on the 660 there was a Harley Dealership. No help to tell me if I could install the Harley GPS update folder onto this unit. I used the 660 a lot and was much happier with it.
Connecting the Bluetooth is problematic and cannot get the navigation to play through the Bluetooth stereo. The Bluetooth player is also problematic. The mount as pricey as this unit is does not lock and there is no locking option. There is no speed limit on to let you know the speed zone which I found invaluable on the 660 and my car units. I am very disappointed in this unit and what you get for the price point. I don't understand how to connect to the iPhone for the traffic and having to do this quite frankly is stupid when all other Gamins have this built in. Below is my old 660 on the right 590 on the left, in the sunlight you can barely see it.