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Garmin Zumo 550

Garmin Zumo 550
alaScore 81

1139 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1139 reviews of Garmin Zumo 550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and durability. The reliability and performance also get good feedback, but many are negative about the price.

usability, performance, reliability, durability, screen

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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 81/100 = 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 91 user reviews of Garmin Zumo 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the reliability and design are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the maps. Opinions are divided on the route planning.

usability, performance, price, design, reliability

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79% 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 car bracket (includes suction cup)Garmin Zumo 550 Security Screw Driver

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Zumo 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 780 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 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The durability and performance also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the price.

usability, performance, durability, reliability, size

price

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 Portable GPS Vehicle/Motorcycle Navigation System w/ 3.5" LCD w/ Touchscreen (0100056700) 4GB BigVALUEInc Accessory Saver Bundle + MOR

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Garmin Zumo 550

 

Customize your ride with the rugged z-mo 550. Designed by bikers, z-mo's motorcycle-friendly features make it easy to operate while in the saddle. From back roads to rallies, its preloaded maps and high-end navigation features give you the freedom to...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Sep, 2007
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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: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

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

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

Jan, 2009

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: Motorcycle Man (jr.com)

Best Product for a Motorcycle

 

I like that I can download music and interface with my phone while using the GPS. It is very useful on the Bike and in the car.

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Setup","Large Screen","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls","Solidly built

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: texasroadstar (jr.com)

Excellent Product [...]

 

The price was great. I've been wanting one of these for some time. It's very easy to use, has MP3 capabilities and XM radio.Can't wait to go somewhere!

Acquires Satellites Quickly","Compact","Easy Menus","Easy To Read","Easy To Set Up","Reliable Performance","Simple Controls

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes

Display

Display Technology:Unknown
Monitor Format:4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Application:Motorbike
Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready
Voice Control: No

Playback

CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
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