Garmin zumo 590

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by EmmEff, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

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    I went out for a bit of a ride today and when I left home there was no TPMS data and no warning that it didn't see the sensors (as might happen if I didn't move soon after firing up the 590.) Then I remembered I tried a map update last night (which did't take.) I wen't to the app and it seemed to know it had been paired as it had tire pressure sensors. I made a quick stop to re-pair a sensor with no success. Then I thought why not try a full shut down and restart the Zumo (by holding down the power button until it asked for shutdown?) I did that and it started up and everything worked perfectly.

    ..Tom
  2. Cavi

    Cavi Been here awhile

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    ok, so for the first time I created a route in basecamp, to go from point a to point b and there were a couple of other points in between to make the route go where I wanted it to go and include a place I wanted to stop at. I exported it to my 590, and imported it into the 590. I went to the trip app in the 590 and selected it, then it asked me which point I wanted to go next from a list of the points on the route. When I selected the final point it tried to reroute me way way off which would have missed the point I wanted to stop at, so I then selected the point I wanted to stop at, and it go me there but then It figured I was done so I again had to reselect a point. What am I missing? What did I do wrong?
  3. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

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    Pick the first point and it should be all right.

    ..Tom
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  4. BigOgre

    BigOgre Adventurer

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    Did it recalculate after the first attempt when you picked the last point? If so you may(?) need to delete the route and re-import it. I find it preferable to have the recalculated option set for prompted otherwise the unit can undo everything you carefully laid out in BC.
  5. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    It's a bit confusing but when you picked the final point it calculated a route to that point from where you were, based on the settings of your 590.

    A good practice when setting up a route in BC is to put via points at regular intervals. These points will become available as starting points as you've already seen. The other benefit is if you need to restart your route mid point you'll have choices other than the end point.

    The learning curve for Garmin is damn near a wall. I'd suggest building a route from home to work. This will let you see how the 590 behaves on a known route.
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  6. BigOgre

    BigOgre Adventurer

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    <Rant> That's exactly why I wish the via points would show named/labelled on the GPS screen map, allowing one to easily see which starting point they're choosing. <Rant done. Thanks.>
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  7. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    I hear you. That is but one of the frustrating things that Garmin does.
  8. Cavi

    Cavi Been here awhile

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    honestly I own a montana, and I bought the zumo because of the larger screen but I am almost to the point that I am selling the zumo and just living with the montana which seemed to work better for most of what I do with them. As of now the only advantage of the zumo is it gives me turn by turn via bluetooth to my sena
  9. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Can someone post a picture of the battery connector and add an arrow showing the direction to bend the pins? Or just reference that they bent them toward or away from the direction the wires exit the plug. It would be much appreciated.
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  10. porterrad

    porterrad Been here awhile

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    I pushed the pins towards the location where the wires exit the plug. This is also away from the plastic "spring" clip that you need to push to extract the plug from the Zumo socket.
  11. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Great, thanks.
  12. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    from the post the above user mentioned...
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    i didn't remove the pins for the connector, i just pushed them from the back a bit in the connector and it seems to have worked
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  13. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer

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    Great, thanks.
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  14. Motor7

    Motor7 Been here awhile

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    I know it's and old post, but I could not get turn by turn through my bluetooth heaadset. Followed your directions and now everything works.... Thanks!
  15. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    i picked up one of these release locks the other day

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1610763

    [​IMG]

    nifty little clip that keeps the release from being pushed. it's by no means real security but will do its job while i have lunch or use the crapper somewhere. i'll probably lose it the second time i take it off tho. :dunno
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  16. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    It's all about peace of mind - you will never stop someone who wants your Garmin (maybe print and attach a copy of this blog to point out all the "issues"?), so if that works for you, that's great. For my money, I have to either use that same quick release feature to take the device with me - take away the temptation from the casual thief - or use one of these:
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    to make it so the casual thief needs a tool of such significant size and leverage to pry it out that they don't want to do it in public and will move on to steal someone else's crap.
  17. sierra_victor

    sierra_victor Been here awhile

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    Three years later and I'm still using the same rubber grommet.

    Salty
  18. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Three years of ownership and never had the Zumo stolen or fall out of its mount with NOTHING there!! :D
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  19. Bobo

    Bobo Are we there yet?

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    I'm having a minor annoyance with my 590 and Sena 10s combination. I listen to mp3 music that is stored on the 590. Whenever I start playing music, it plays for anout 20 seconds then chops in and out for 15 seconds and then plays fine for another 20 seconds until it briefly chops in and out again. After that the music plays fine. The 590 is also paired to my Samsung S7 phone.
  20. tridawg

    tridawg Been here awhile

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    Mine does the same thing sometimes. Evidently it's Bluetooth connection is crap. Unpair it and repair it and it should fix it. Hopefully someone else may no more but that usually works for me.