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Old 01-21-2009, 07:04 AM   #31
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which features? just wondering
I like the 3d buildings, lane assist, it also doesnt help that I am a junkie for new gadgets. My 550 has lost its charm and I have to send it in for service as a button has worn off and is no longer waterproof. I believe I have to pay a flat fee oh $120 or something around there. I was thinking of selling my 550, and getting the new Zumo for this coming season.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:59 AM   #32
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Looks like the 660 is the way to go if you're not interested in XM. I'd like to have the XM option, so I'm pretty disappointed Garmin doesn't support XM with the 660.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:15 AM   #33
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Looks like the 660 is the way to go if you're not interested in XM. I'd like to have the XM option, so I'm pretty disappointed Garmin doesn't support XM with the 660.
xm doesnt mean anything to me. I dont like to listen to music or anything while riding. I have tried before and I did not enjoy it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:03 AM   #34
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xm doesnt mean anything to me. I dont like to listen to music or anything while riding. I have tried before and I did not enjoy it.
I listen to music but I prefer my own tunes. I can't stand how flakey XM reception is. I use my ipod and just tuck it into my riding jacket.

Does anyone know if either the 660 or the 550 support Tracks? I have the 60Csx and am thinking of "upgrading" but I won't do it if I can't have my tracks. In the feature list on the garmin site it doesn't say.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #35
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Not sure anyone knows yet what the 660 will do with tracks???

550 does tracks.......................but some are not happy the way it does it. Too much to put down here but the Zumo will record tracks with the best of them (220K worth) but only displays about two days worth....the last two days. Converts old tracks and 3rd party tracks to routes and can display one of those at a time on the Zumo.

Much has been written about this on this site..........search!!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:45 PM   #36
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Not sure anyone knows yet what the 660 will do with tracks???

550 does tracks.......................but some are not happy the way it does it. Too much to put down here but the Zumo will record tracks with the best of them (220K worth) but only displays about two days worth....the last two days. Converts old tracks and 3rd party tracks to routes and can display one of those at a time on the Zumo.

Much has been written about this on this site..........search!!!!!!!
Interesting. I'll search. I will be interested in seeing if the 660 will do tracks the same way. And again...Im sticking to my ipod. XM sucks
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #37
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Interesting. I'll search. I will be interested in seeing if the 660 will do tracks the same way. And again...Im sticking to my ipod. XM sucks
I am trying to find out about 660 tracks too. I use the 550 for tunes ...easy to control and less crap to take on trips ....but it does not work in one of these.

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Old 01-23-2009, 06:51 AM   #38
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I am on the fence about ordering a new 660. My 550 is missing a button and no longer waterproof. Garmin will do nothing to help me out as its out of warranty. If I send it in to get fixed its a flat fee of $225.00 I am thinking just sell the 550 for whatever I can get for it and buy a 660. It doesnt help that I like new gadgets either. Hopefully it will be released soon so some reviews can get out.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:06 AM   #39
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from what I read on the Garmin site, is that the 660 doesn't come with a motorcycle power cable like the 550!
I haven't found anything that indicates that the motorcycle mount doesn't come with the cable. I'll ask GARMIN to see for sure.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:39 AM   #40
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I haven't found anything that indicates that the motorcycle mount doesn't come with the cable. I'll ask GARMIN to see for sure.

The cables come with, I cant imagine them skimping out on a cheap wire.


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I have been dealing with someone at Garmin the last few days and she is sending me a 660... she assured me the MC power cable is in fact included and that they just missed it when writing the description. She actually called over to the warehouse and had someone unpack one to be sure.

Mine should be here late this week or early next so I will let you know along with my story of how I got this thing, unreal!
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #41
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The Zumo 660 will only take 10 routes in comparison to 50 for the Zumo 550.

full comparison is right here

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....areProduct=414


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I know this is an older thread, but I was reading through it (considering the 660) and it seems they updated their webpage. Regarding routes:

"20 (additional storage on microSD™ card) "

So it sounds like they upped the ones you can store internally. I'm guessing you can store as many as you want on the SD card assuming you don't run out of space.

I was a bit unhappy with the lack of buttons, but if other peoples buttons on their 550/450 started to leak, it may be best to not have buttons. Of course, the buttons on my Quest never leaked, so maybe they should go back to that technology.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:24 PM   #42
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Zumo 660

Any issues to be aware of?

Updating from Zumo 550

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:29 PM   #43
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More info there than you want to know.
It's worth the read though.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #44
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The 665 is coming out soon
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:23 PM   #45
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I'd wait for a few months to see what Garmin does with the zumo665 and zumo220...I don't expect either to be better at Track Navigation than the zumo660 (which isn't that great) but you never know...

Actually I think Garmin will eventually make a GPS to supplant the GPSMAP276/376/478 but I don't think it will happen this year.

My money's on the TwoNav Aventura...if you want a turn Adventure Touring/Dual Sport GPS - with more flexibility than any of Garmin's old chartplotters.
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