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Garmin zumo 450

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Garmin zumo 450. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the design.

usability, performance, price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin zumo 450 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 209 user reviews of Garmin zumo 450 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the reliability and size. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the design.

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This summary is based on the products: GARMIN Zumo 450 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGARMIN Zumo 450 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin zumo 450 review


The Garmin zumo 450 GPS for motorcycles follows the successful introduction of the zumo 550 last year. The 450 has all of its features except Bluetooth, the ability to speak street names and XM Satellite compatibility.

Mar, 2007

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GARMIN zumo 450 3.5" Portable Motorcycle Navigation


Bought my 450 about 6 months ago for use on my VFR, but no long trips yet. The retention screw isn't worth the trouble, the mount can be unscrewed and the cable cut by a thief to bypass it, and all the screw does is get in the way, especially if you've...

Save a few bucks over the 550 if you don't need BlueTooth, this one works just as well. GPS tracking is pretty good, and directions come up with enough time to react. Earphone audio is strong with excellent quality, MP3 playing will pause while...

Large, awkward shape makes it easy to drop and hard to get into the mount. Security screw is always screwing itself in with bike vibration, and the mating driver's keychain retention is on the driver, not the cap, making it almost impossible to use. I...

Feb, 2009

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Great choice for motorcycle or vehicle


I use the Zumo 450 for my long motorcycle trips from Florida to Colorado to Canada. Very easy to use and very motorcycle friendly. Worth the money!!!!!

Apr, 2008

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Excelent GPS


Works perfectly and easy to adapt on motorcycle

Dec, 2007

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This unit is awesome to have on the road.

Easy to mount,setup, & operate. The Mapsource software is a little complicated at first, but once you learn how to operate, it works good.

Unit went dead at 2 days old, you must learn how to reset it.

Oct, 2007

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Buy the 550 instead.

Easy to use.

It does not come with a cigaret adabter and it doesen't come with a suction mount for cars . Buy the time you buy these extra you could have purchacer the 550 which comes with all this !Pretty sorry in my opinion.

Oct, 2007

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It does everything I want and is well adapted to use on my motorcycle.

Jul, 2007

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Excellent choice for motorcycle


I have owned this GPS for a month now. It has guided us on approx. 7 trips and done it flawlessly. I looked at the more expensive model 550 and decided against it due to the fact of not needing XM radio. I am very happy with my purchase and will be...

May, 2007

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Easy about covers it


The Zumo 450 truely is motorcycle friendly. I have found it is very easy to operate requiring very little focus or concentration and a minimal number of button pushes to set a destination, add a via point or make changes to a route. The screen is easy...

May, 2007

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Nice Unit


This is a nice unit for a motorcycle. I have had experience with the IWay 500 and Magellen Roadmate. The Zumo 450 is a nice all around unit, not too big and heavy like the IWay and just as easy to use as the Roadmate. The ability to transfer and create...

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

General Brand GARMIN Model zumo 450 Part Number 010-00567-05 Type Cycle Dimensions Height 3.9" Width 4.8" Depth 1.6" Weight 10.6 oz. GPS System SBAS WAAS Receiver High-sensitivity receiver Antenna Built-in Voice Guidance Yes Audio Features Voice prompts (using included mount) GPS System Features IPX7 Waterproof 3D map view Custom points of interest FM traffic compatible Map Basemap Yes Pre-loaded Map Yes Maps Included U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico Navigation Waypoints 500 POI 6 Million Routes 50 Trip Computer Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation) Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road) Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Memory Support Memory Cards SD Display Screen Size 3.5" Screen Format TFT Touchscreen Yes Display Resolution 320 x 240 Display Features WQVGA color TFT with white backlight DigitalPlayer Digital Player Yes Supported Formats MP3, JPEG Battery Battery Type Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery Battery Life 4 hours

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240


Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Fixed

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display size (HxV):2.8 x 2.1
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.8 x 2.1
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - cold:38
Acquisition times - warm:1
DGPS accuracy - position:196.9
DGPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
GPS accuracy - position:393.7
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
Update rate:1

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Recommended Use:Motorcycle
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

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

GPS type



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin zumo


Map view options:3D
Voice maps: Yes


Waterproof: Yes


Routes quantity:50


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Power Requirements:12V DC


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

Technical Details

Anti-theft function: Yes
Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: Yes
Number of Waypoints:500

Weight & Dimensions