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Old 07-20-2006, 06:04 AM   #61
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Dare I suggest that we wait for the actual unit before doing a 'review' based on current (limited) information.
Agreed. You people are ruthless. Garmin finally tries to cater to motorcyclists and you just bitch about it before its even out yet. Sure the 276/376/378/478 's are great, but they use that damn Garmin memory, need to be a little thinner, and need buttons on the left side. After software, they also cost the same as this propsed unit. Rant over. I would like to know the full specs and review before passing judgement as well. I'm sure they'll leave out some features we all want, but at least they have a good start.

Edit: Fixed my "quote" tags

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Old 07-20-2006, 07:11 AM   #62
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Gizmag has a nice article about the Zumo. http://www.gizmag.com/go/5893/

I liked this quote the best...

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Zumo even has a compass page and accepts electronic topo maps -- making it the ultimate off-road navigator. For those long trips, riders can stay entertained with zumo’s built-in MP3 player.
I'm kinda stoked about this unit. Have to see it and play with it prior to purchase though..
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:44 AM   #63
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...I had a 276c when they first came out (its battery reliant) I sold it & got one that can be hardwired...
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Old 07-20-2006, 07:59 AM   #64
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You know something I would like to see, a thermometer on a GPS. My 98 VFR had one factory and I liked it. Useless information while your riding but never the less you knew the temp. What does everyone else think?
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:41 AM   #65
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And a flux capacitor

Just in case I'm late I can jump back in time and then take my time getting where I should have already been.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:55 AM   #66
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:57 AM   #67
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Just in case I'm late I can jump back in time and then take my time getting where I should have already been.
if you don't wire it in right it'll be all fluxed up as soon as you use it.


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Old 07-20-2006, 02:12 PM   #68
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I liked this quote the best...

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Zumo even has a compass page and accepts electronic topo maps -- making it the ultimate off-road navigator. For those long trips, riders can stay entertained with zumo’s built-in MP3 player.
For offroading, at least in Auistralia, we need;
WGS84 and AGD66 datums
lat/long and UTM grid formats
Decent tracklog with TRACKBACK
Compass page

While some of these features are implied (the specs page is still lacking all of them) some are not (AGD66, UTM and trackback).

Like I said, lets just wait and see,
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:31 AM   #69
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Yes mine has shipped with the lower price.
Did you get it in yet? Mine says shipped but it will be a week. I want to order a TT mount for it, but dont want put in the order for that until I know that I wont have to send back the 2820.

I'm worried it will be refurbished or missing parts etc.
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:55 AM   #70
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I am pleased that the Garmin motorcycle department is finally coming-up with a good product. Does it do everything we individually want? Probably yes for many of us. I would really like to see some additional features, like saving of at least 30 track files, and XM Weather, just like the 376C.

To participate on the Garmin Blog regarding the Zumo, please add your thoughts to: http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/20....html#comments
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:51 AM   #71
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According to the garmin "minisite" it says you can upload your tracks to motionbased.com to use on google earth. I've never heard of motionbased, but all the comparable GPS's listed are mapping capable. Anyone one have an inside contact at Garmin to get the dirt for us ??? Not having tracking would be a deal killer for me.
after a few years i updated mapsource and found a dropdown-view in google earth. I dont know what motionbased.com does but seeing tracks in 3d is a trip.

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Old 07-24-2006, 07:52 AM   #72
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So...did anybody goto Laguna and fondle this ?

Mookie, cool shot. The point I was making is the "tracks" are specifically mentioned. Meaning the GPS should track, not sure about trackback, however.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:38 AM   #73
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Garmin has a moderated blog where you can ask questions about the Zumo. There is a hand-held photo of the zumo that gives a good idea of the size -



http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/20...html#trackback

The Harley oriented "Con-Quest" was also announced last week

http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/071706.html



They also have a dedicated XM unit

http://www.harley-davidson.com/gma/gma_product.jsp?WebLogicSession=EEpaiaRD7PyfkvVBVh VWAmhu9mDWfPiz0ODHi3HGdXBr8AgE4VzP!1637853963!1812 37813!7005!8005&ASSORTMENT<>ast_id=2534374302491575&FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374302491575&bmLocale=en_US&bmUID=1153293591609&PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524448769737



Seems like motorcycles are getting some real attention from the gadget makers
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Not a big fan of the touch screen. Seems like it would get scratched up very quickly!
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