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Moto Mikey 05-24-2012 09:26 PM

New Zumo 340/350 GPS discussion
 
Garmin should be announcing their new Zumo 340/350 Moto GPS line. It just recently cleared the FCC. It's supposed to be significantly cheaper too

http://gpstracklog.com/2012/05/chopp...clear-fcc.html

http://gpstracklog.com/wp-content/up...40-350-FCC.jpg

sportbiker2000 05-26-2012 02:54 AM

It's about time... I've been out of the GPS loop for a while as I've been happy with my Zumo 450 for a few years now.

I recently went on Ebay looking for a cheap backup Zumo for a cross country trip I am doing and they seem to be going for more now than when they were new! I also understand that there is no 3.5mm hardwired audio out on the Zumo 220? :huh

I hope these new units at least have this...

Andylaser 05-27-2012 01:53 PM

These should be considered a replacement for the 2xx series, rather than an alternative for the 5xx & 6xx series. The form factor of these is rather good, but I worry about the speaker mounted on the rear panel.

El Gato 05-29-2012 08:52 AM

The added functionality sounds marginally more useful than the 220, but I don't get the fatter form factor. How is this an 'improvement' over the sleeker 220? Also, I hate to see mini-USB plugs on anything that's supposed to be waterproof. While plugged into the unit it might be fine, but when the GPS is off the bike and the power cord is hardwired to the bike, the first time that little plug gets a drop of water on it, it's a goner. Those microscopically small pins were not designed with weather resistance in mind.

Andylaser 05-29-2012 04:20 PM

The USB connector has a rubber cover on it and isnt used as a power connector when on the bike cradle.

El Gato 05-29-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andylaser (Post 18793468)
The USB connector has a rubber cover on it and isnt used as a power connector when on the bike cradle.

You're right -- there does appear to be a proper cradle mount on this one. This would be a huge improvement over the 220, which does use a mini-USB for power on the bike.

Moto Mikey 06-02-2012 08:25 AM

The Garmin 350LM was officially posted on Garmin.com today.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=107979

https://static.garmincdn.com/en/prod...00/g/cf-lg.jpg

littlefield 06-03-2012 05:19 AM

Silly me. I thought cheaper would be less than $700.

EmmEff 06-03-2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlefield (Post 18826056)
Silly me. I thought cheaper would be less than $700.

Tell me about it... this price was a shock to me.

BitesTheDust 06-04-2012 04:33 PM

Garmin Zumo 350LM
 
Anyone have hands on experience with the Garmin Zumo 350LM GPS? Looks interesting.

http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-zumo-350lm.html

Shoot - perhaps not. Looks like it hasn't been released?

http://sites.garmin.com/zumo/#whyzumo

HighAlpineDrifter 06-04-2012 10:00 PM

Here's hoping they can't sell that many and that they get the message.Putting a waterproof case around one of their standard units should bring about a $400 premium. :bluduh I simply refuse.

ararat 06-05-2012 03:13 AM

**New** GPS from Garmin Zumo 350LM
 
Garmin have released a new GPS for motorcycles
Still on the expensive side at 699$us but lets hope it does loads more then the 550/650
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget....12/06/zumo.jpg

Engadget

Emoto 06-05-2012 06:48 AM

I wonder what the pricing will be on the 340 and what the differences are from the 350.

Lifes2short 06-05-2012 07:03 AM

$699 and it doesn't include traffic? Maybe my expectations are too high...

HighAlpineDrifter 06-05-2012 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emoto (Post 18841154)
I wonder what the pricing will be on the 340 and what the differences are from the 350.

If it follows their other pricing schemes, it'll probably be $599.


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