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Old 03-28-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Question Music on Zumo 660

I just got a 660 and the only directions were the "Quick start up manual".
This doesn't give any info on how to get songs on the unit.
Does the music need to be on a SD card or does it load into some internal
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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I just got a 660 and the only directions were the "Quick start up manual".
This doesn't give any info on how to get songs on the unit.
Does the music need to be on a SD card or does it load into some internal
memory?

I would never dream of listening to music on the bike, but this is how to do it:

Look at your Nuvi in Mass Storage Mode, navigate to either the Garmin\media\music on the 660 or the SD card, in X:\Garmin\media\music and add your MP3 files there.

Note you can also add podcasts too if they're stored in MP3 format. We love to get the Friday Night Comedy podcasts from BBC and listen to those in the cage.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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Actually the correct folder (directory) for your MP3 music files on your ZUMO is:

\Garmin\anything you want to call it\

I would strongly recommend using as large a microSD Card as you can afford. You will not get very many MP3 files into the zumo internal memory before running out of room. I recommend that you put all of your data only on the microSD Card and leave the internal storage for the zumo's use.

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The ZUMO 660 is much faster in how it Indexes your music and does not have to do a complete Index to your music every time you boot/turn it on like the zumo550 does. I have over 1500 tracks on mine and it takes less than a 50sec. to index when I rename the directory (worst case).

EDIT: Just noticed I had said 5sec and should have been 50sec.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #6
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The ZUMO 660 is much faster in how it Indexes your music and does not have to do a complete Index to your music every time you boot/turn it on like the zumo550 does. I have over 1500 tracks on mine and it takes less than a 5sec. to index when I rename the directory (worst case).
that's good to know. i get some weird flaky behavior from my 550 when using large sd cards.

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I just got a 660 and the only directions were the "Quick start up manual".
And you can't download a manual from the Garmin site?

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/zumo660_OwnersManual.pdf
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:41 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies.
I'll go shopping for a large micro SD card.
I did try searching the Garmin site for a manual without success.
I'll try the link provided.
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Wink Micro SD Card

Apparently the 660 will only handle a 8 GB card maximum
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Thanks for the replies.
I'll go shopping for a large micro SD card.
I did try searching the Garmin site for a manual without success.
I'll try the link provided.
You don't have to search for Manuals on Garmin products. Just go to the product page and look at the right hand column -> Manuals
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Apparently the 660 will only handle a 8 GB card maximum
Hmmm, I've been quite pleased with my SanDisk 16GB microSD.
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$800 for a GPS and they don't even provide a proper manual?
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:23 PM   #13
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Hmmm, I've been quite pleased with my SanDisk 16GB microSD.
The 16GB Adata card works fine as well.
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$800 for a GPS and they don't even provide a proper manual?
Define "proper".

I can't begin to count the number of "dead tree" manuals I have which I can never find when I need them, so I'd rather have the "E" version which I can download if I can't find it locally, on my computer.

Of course you can't read the "E" version in the tub, but that's a minor setback.
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Yes I would agree with you regarding the dead tree thing. So they do produce a manual, it is just an electronic version.
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