Written on: 04/09/2009
My Garmin Zumo 550 suddenly failed to start up during a rainy trip after having used it quite happily for about 9 months. Due to circumstances I was unable to contact Garmin regarding the problem until after the warranty had expired. I was asked to send just the defective unit back, no other parts. A brand new unit was delivered promptly, including all the extra parts, software and maps. I consider this quite good service from Garmin Europe Ltd.
I still don't know why the unit stopped... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2009 by zaphod987 (13 reviews written)
I hummed and hah'd about the Garmin Zumo 550 vs the TomTom Rider2, but when you look at the units, and start to add all the extras that the TomTom needs, but the garmin comes with, such as the car mount, the case, and the computer cable, it quickly became apparent that on cost the Garmin Zumo 550 looked more expensive, but actually was cheaper than the TomTom Rider2.
It is a shame that shops such as Halfords don't put these units out to be played with, I was allowed to look, but not touch a... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by Stonie (4 reviews written)
Where to start....? In the box is everything you need for the car and bike. Fitting the Garmin Zumo 550 to the bike is a doddle but for tidiness I removed seat and fuel tank to properly route and secure the wiring. (mine is wired into an Intaride intercom). Setting up is a piece of cake and planning long journeys can be done either directly on the unit or on your PC and transferring the data. The route it takes you is very logical and satellite fixing from cold is often in the 20 second... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2008 by mncgroup (2 reviews written)
Garmin Zumo 550 is the best biek unit out there. TomTom is its closest rival but just does not cut it. (read more)
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