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Old 05-24-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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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

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Old 05-26-2012, 02:54 AM   #2
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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?

I hope these new units at least have this...
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #5
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The USB connector has a rubber cover on it and isnt used as a power connector when on the bike cradle.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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The Garmin 350LM was officially posted on Garmin.com today.

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

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Old 06-03-2012, 05:19 AM   #8
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Silly me. I thought cheaper would be less than $700.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:23 AM   #9
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Silly me. I thought cheaper would be less than $700.
Tell me about it... this price was a shock to me.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
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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

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #11
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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. I simply refuse.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:13 AM   #12
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**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


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Old 06-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #13
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I wonder what the pricing will be on the 340 and what the differences are from the 350.
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$699 and it doesn't include traffic? Maybe my expectations are too high...
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #15
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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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