Zumo 220?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by NorCal.matt, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. NorCal.matt

    NorCal.matt Adventurer

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    For the life of me I cannot find any opinions on this site about the Zumo 220. So, anyone own one? What do you think? I just returned a Nuvi 500 because I couldn't upload tracks, and that made route planning another exercise in frustration. It seems that the 220 will do everything the 550 does except music. Any thoughts/insights would be appreciated.
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  2. matt_the_gs_rider

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    Hey Matt,

    I'm looking at a 220 also. I did find some reviews on Amazon. You may want to check them out.

    From what I've seen, and can come up with, is the 220 is a smaller version of the 660 but with less bells and whistles. It looks to be a good basic unit; nothing to fancy but still functional for the somewhat high tech rider (Bluetooth and the option to upload routes). I'm with you, I would like to hear what others inmates have to say.
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  3. harryzgnilek

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    Hey
    I originally started with the nuvi550, right away returned it for the Zumo 220. which is a fine GPS> Finally i returned that and got a 660 and was happy i did so.
    the Zumo220 is good but a lot of good features missing . like Bluetooth to unit and Phone. MP3 player is sweet.
    but the biggest difference was the Zumo660 was able to show more detail about the trip then the 220. Worth the upgrade.
    Also with the new firmware update to the 660 it works well.
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  4. EmmEff

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    What exactly are you referring to here? The larger screen size of the 660?
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  5. matt_the_gs_rider

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    Interesting. All the info I've read says the 220 has Bluetooth. This will be my first "bike" gps so I may be missing something. Google maps and my memory are just not cutting it anymore, though it does make things interesting every now and then. I'm looking to pair the gps and a phone (Droid X) to a Schuberth SRC unit. Any thoughts?
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  6. harryzgnilek

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    Yes the 220 does have Bluetooth . but just for the helmet headset and not for your Phone...So you cannot receive calls and use it with your 220.
    as far as more detail. in map settings you can set standard view. more detail view or more map view.
    the detail view adds 4 fields on the right of your screen like. arrival time, distance or whatever you select.
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  7. shu

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    I just glanced at the Zumo 220 specs on the Garmin site. I didn't see any mention of tracks there. Are you sure the Zumo will do anything that your Nuvi couldn't?

    .........shu
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  8. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    The 220 will not import tracks.
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  9. tbirdsp

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    Does anybody know for sure if you can turn off the automatic off-route recalculation on the Zumo 220?
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  10. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    I had the 220 and you can turn off recalculate
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  11. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Yep you are right. I should have looked at the manual instead of relying on here say.
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  12. xymotic

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that the 220 and 500/550 are the exact same hardware. I'd love to see someone smarter than me try to enable BT on a 500:D
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  13. harryzgnilek

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    I tried,, the actual Bluetooth module is not there.
    :)
    buy the 660 or 665 .. u will love it
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  14. xymotic

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    lol, I got a 550 and 'like' it just fine.:D
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  15. Twohondas

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    The Zumo 550 has BT. Do not think 500/550 Nuvis do.

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  16. shu

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    Correct, the NUVI 550 does not have BT.

    ........shu
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  17. tbirdsp

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    Shouldn't that "Answer" button be grayed out? :evil:lol3
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  18. tbirdsp

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    I think you are right. I can do without the BlueTooth, just give me the option to turn off the automatic off-route recalc on my Nuvi 500. I asked Garmin and they said "no plans to add this feature" :bluduh

    That said, I've been able to work around it by just adding lots of vias. You can have 200 per route. If I get a recalc it's just to the last missed via.
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  19. sasrocks

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    can you pair the 220 with a cardo headset and hear both your riding partner (with a cardo paired with you) and the gps giving directions at the same time ?
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  20. xymotic

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    That would be a function of the Cardo, and I'm pretty sure it's a feature they tout.
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