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Old 04-02-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Garmin zumo 590

Press release here.

MSRP is $799.99

Another site claimed it might be a replacement for the 665.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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I am sure that it is different enough to not violate Garmin's agreement with BMW on the Nav V, but this would appear to be the non-BMW Garmin version of that excellent device.



Advantage over Nav V: Audio output jack

HAve not performed a full feature comparison.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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I am sure that it is different enough to not violate Garmin's agreement with BMW on the Nav V, but this would appear to be the non-BMW Garmin version of that excellent device.



Advantage over Nav V: Audio output jack

HAve not performed a full feature comparison.
I think the biggest advantages might be two fold:
  1. the iOS Media App(s) control - which I suppose could be added to the NAV5 at some point (it's just software) and,
  2. they applied the On The Trail handheld devices battery door no-tools-needed concept.

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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Press release here.

MSRP is $799.99

Another site claimed it might be a replacement for the 665.
I suppose the price does seem high when you compare it to other personal electronics: like subsidized cell phones. But, I paid that exact same price 10yrs ago for my GPSMAP 276c. Same price as the BMW NAV5 but you get all of the mounts with the zumo™.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #5
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The MSRP will simply cause a fresh round of complaints about the price vs. value...

I totally agree it's overpriced, and because of that I will not buy one. At $399.99, I think it's a reasonable value. IMO, there is absolutely no technology within this device that hasn't been entirely commoditized in today's market.
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:21 PM   #6
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I still like my Zumo 550. It does everything I need it to do.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:41 AM   #7
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Looks pretty nice, if a bit pricey. I like the tire monitor system.

My Zumo 350/450 (can't remember which it is, but probably bought it in 2007) is not turning on all the time lately. Looks like garmin does not service them anymore. Might be time to upgrade.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:59 AM   #8
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Another thing to consider is that the 590 comes with both a MC and car mount at the same price as the Nav 5 without the 4 button mount.

Does anyone have any insight to which MC mount it would have? Something like a rugged mount...
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I suppose the price does seem high when you compare it to other personal electronics: like subsidized cell phones. But, I paid that exact same price 10yrs ago for my GPSMAP 276c. Same price as the BMW NAV5 but you get all of the mounts with the zumo™.
$1,010.34 in today's money. Ouch! But, any anticipation it will be better than Montana or Monterra? Or just different purpose?
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Another thing to consider is that the 590 comes with both a MC and car mount at the same price as the Nav 5 without the 4 button mount.

Does anyone have any insight to which MC mount it would have? Something like a rugged mount...
Just like a Rugged Mount...

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I was looking at getting a Montanna before the 590 was announced. The 590's a bit pricey, but by time I add the mounts and maps the 590 comes standard with they're less than $200 apart. Worth looking at for sure.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:50 PM   #12
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$1,010.34 in today's money. Ouch! But, any anticipation it will be better than Montana or Monterra? Or just different purpose?
Better? I don't know about that but different certainly. Montana and Monterra are quite different devices than the zumo/Navigator brands. If you want advanced Routing stay with the zumo/Nav devices. If you want a somewhat largish Handheld device with basic Routing function, the Montana is the most stable at the moment. The Monterra is a hybrid device. When it works, it does most things OK; some things not so great.
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I suppose the price does seem high when you compare it to other personal electronics: like subsidized cell phones. But, I paid that exact same price 10yrs ago for my GPSMAP 276c. Same price as the BMW NAV5 but you get all of the mounts with the zumo™.
GPS capable tablets are not $800 or subsidized. I understand the volume differences, but this pricing will put them out of business, or limit the market to those with the money.

Ive decided to put $80 into my 276C for a battery and pwr cable. Ill put up with the screen size.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:48 PM   #14
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Press release here.

MSRP is $799.99

Another site claimed it might be a replacement for the 665.
So no option for Sirius/XM Satellite radio like the 550/665?

That would be great if it caused the price for the 665 to drop. The ability to add Sat. radio is the only reason I'm considering a GPS instead of just using my phone. Lotta places in 'Merica with no cell phone data signal and GB's aren't free anymore on Verizon.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:09 PM   #15
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Garmin zumo 590 announced

Here's a topic for speculation. What are all of those connector for?
  1. 12vdc
  2. Mic?
  3. Stereo Audio In?
  4. Stereo Audio Out?
  5. iPod/iPhone ??? Looks to small for the old 30pin Connector and to big for a Lightning.

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