Any Zumo 220 users here?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by gkgeiger, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Oddometer:
    707
    Location:
    Akron, Ohio/ Naples Florida
    I like the looks and price point on this unit, but I'm concerned about the attachment of the unit to the bracket. Do you think it would handle rough Adventure style riding. It appears to just snap to the plastic brkt. I have a Nuvi with a similar looking brkt. and I'm afraid it wouldn't stay attached. Thanks in advance,
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  2. stegs

    stegs Been here awhile

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    Oddometer:
    214
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Haven't actually ridden with the 220 yet.....it just arrived 3 days ago, but the fitting is more secure than the GPScity mount I use for my Nuvi 660. There is an additional clip that clamps down over the top of the unit and appears to hold it very securely.

    I really have to get out and test it though.
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  3. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    I have one ride off/road all the time and it's never come loose. It has another latch on top that locks it in place.

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  4. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Thanks, that's good news. One more question, has the mini usb given you any problem?
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  5. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    It's all good with no troubles at all. :D
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  6. mcnut

    mcnut Long timer

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    The Garmin's mini USB port is a known and documented problem on ADVRider when use in a harsh environment.
    The mount pictured is a solid cradle, I combine mine with a RAM ball/arm system.

    Bruce
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  7. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    I have it mounted with the ball & arm system. I run mine with the built in battery and plug it in the lighter to charge if it gets low.

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  8. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    223
    Location:
    Burlington, Brant and Dundas
    Just got my 220 today and am just in the third hour of down loading my City Navigator. So how long does this process take based on an average computer set-up?

    I went out for a small ride and noticed that alot of the small side roads were not shown.
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  9. Mudcat

    Mudcat Unregistered

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    Jul 22, 2004
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    Location:
    Bay Area
    Compared to my Zumo 450, the 220 is a big disappointment. It’s in for a warranty repair right now, just stopped working.
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    In Settings you can set the details shown on its map. Too show all the roads you must use the highest setting
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  10. revitup

    revitup Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info I'll try that.

    Just got off the phone with tech support. Seems like you cannot down load the latest free Maps with their City Navigator CD in place. With it the CD out, it took about two hours or so to down load.
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