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Garmin Zumo 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 900 reviews of Garmin Zumo 550. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and reliability. The durability and performance also get good comments. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, performance, durability, reliability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Zumo 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Zumo 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Garmin Zumo 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the route planning, while many are less positive about the maps.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Zumo 550 Satellite Navigation System for MotorbikesGarmin Zumo 550 Satellite Navigation System for Motorbikes

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Zumo 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 681 user reviews of Garmin Zumo 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The durability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, performance, durability, reliability, size

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Zumo 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin Zumo 550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Garmin Zumo 550

 

Preview of the Garmin Zumo 550.

For additional information on GPS Navigation and product reviews, please visit our GPS Navigation product guide.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Morty Okin (cnet.com)

Garmin Zumo 550 review

 

The Garmin Zumo 550 provides text- and voice-guided directions to motorcyclists and comes with an easy-to-install mounting kit for a motorcycle or a car. All maps are preloaded on the device, and the unit has a built-in MP3 player and integrated...

The Garmin Zumo 550's points of interest database is outdated and occasionally gave us wrong street names or no street at all for some side streets. Also, automatic route recalculation is a bit on the slow side. The compass only works in off-road mode,...

Despite some very slight performance glitches, the Garmin Zumo 550 is a fantastic navigation system for motorcyclists (and cars), with good Bluetooth integration.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Christine Malazarte (associatedcontent.com)

Garmin Zumo 550: Long-Term Motorcycle GPS Review

 

Garmin's most popular motorcycle GPS has withstood the harshest of conditions and has proven time and again that it's a must-have for the avid motorcycle rider. This is a two-year, 50,000 mile review of this product.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin zumo 550 review

 

The Garmin zumo 550 GPS is designed especially for motorcycles. The zumo comes pre-loaded with maps of Europe or North America, and Bluetooth allows for hands free cell phone calling through the cyclist's helmet. This high-end unit includes the...

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Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin zumo 550

 

Hot on the heels of TomTom's [[prodid:1515]] comes the Garmin zumo 550 - a GPS designed and built specifically for motorcycles and scooters.

Rugged design, user interface, includes all accessories for mounting, Bluetooth technology, includes a car window mount

Rubber buttons hard to press, no screen protector included, display could have been larger

The zumo 550 is without doubt an excellent option if you need a GPS unit for your motorcycle or scooter.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Dean (technical-itch.co.uk)

Garmin Zumo 550 Sat Nav Review

 

There are 3 systems in the Zumo range, the Zumo 400, 500 and 550. The Zumo 550 is the top range model and is the only one that comes with a free in car kit.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (lordpercy.com)

Moto GPS - Garmin Zumo 550 Review

 

Finally another Motorbike GPS system to challenge the TomTom Rider. The Garmin system has been given to our tame geek, the Lordpercy Stig. He puts the new Zumo through its paces.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: BRADS07ULTRA (shopzilla.com)

THE ZUMO 550 is worth the extra money !

 

It installs very

Will not talk easily through speakers on my 2007 HD ULTRA !

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: hollidaydg (newegg.com)

You don't get what you pay for

 

cont... The "anti-theft" screw has a special mini screwdriver that is easy to misplace and if you don't want to use it the screw tightens anyways because of vibration from the bike. The whole ideas seems pointless anyways because someone could just...

Unit itself seems durable, bright screen at 100%, usually has a strong GPS signal, great touch screen with gloves (not too great without), LOUD audio through headphones ; What follows is not a review of Garmin Maps or a comparison to other Garmin...

To start, after about 15k miles (one year) on a Yamaha FZ-6 the plastic retainers on the bracket have almost broken off. The high frequency vibrations from the handle bars sometimes caused the unit to seize with the plastic bracket, thus breaking off a...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Russdustus (dell.com)

Zumo for Motorcycle

 

If you don't have the cash to buy the XM Radio attachment, there are ways to make the sound come out of your stereo. If you had a Bluetooth enabled Stereo, you can connect that way. Mine does not, and the module costs $499 bucks. Another way is a...

Easy to install and use right out of the box. All needed hardware comes with it. Large screen easily viewable while riding. Unit plays MP3's on optional 4 GB SD Card

No current Speed Limit indication. Bluetooth works, but you can't buy a ear bud that you can hear while riding

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display size (HxV):2.8 x 2.1 / 3.5 / 8.9
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.8 x 2.1 / 3.5 / 8.9
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:45
Acquisition times - cold:38
Acquisition times - warm:1
GPS accuracy - position:393.7

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No

GPS type

Bicycle:N / Y
Motorcycle:Y

Map

Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:2D / 3D

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD

Navigation

Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:50
Speed limits: No
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP / Windows XP\nMac 10.4 +
GPS receiver:Y
I/O ports:Headphone jack/audio line-out
Interface:USB 2.0
Power Requirements:12/24 V
Waypoints per Route:50

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Software

Bundled software:City Navigator NT

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Calculator: No
Color of product:Grey / Silver
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: Yes
Number of Waypoints:500
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61 / 3.9
Height:1.61 / 3.9
Weight:10.6
Width:4.8