TomTom Rider krijgt geduchte concurentie van ZUMO


7 feb 2004
Noord Brabant
Eindelijk komt er een goed alternatief voor de TomTom rider, de Garmin ZUMO heeft wel rekening gehouden met de wensen van motorrijders. SIRF III chipset, lege brandstof tank waarschuwing, TMC mogelijkheid, Garmin's befaamde routeplanners. accu voor 3 uur (heeft 26xx, 27xx, 28xx serie niet handig voor op het terras), bluetooth etc.

Ik kan niet wachten tot dat deze naar Europa komt in Amerika komt deze Q4 op de markt voor 1067 dollar.

Heb een hele tijd zitten te twijfelen tussen de Garmin guest en TomTom maar beide hadden grote nadelen. De Quest was traag en heeft beperkte functionaliteit, de tomtom was het net niet en was gammel.

Garmin 26xx, 27xx, 28xx series zijn erg groot voor op sportieve motor en hebben geen accu.

Ben benieuwd wanneer deze in Notter op de plank staat!




Introducing the Garmin® zumo™: the Ultimate in Motorcycle Navigation


OLATHE, Kan./July 19, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced the debut of zûmo, designed from the ground-up to exceed the demands of motorcyclists of every stripe. The Garmin zûmo debut coincided with National Ride to Work Day and the unit will be unveiled this week at motorcycling’s premier racing event, the MotoGP U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California.

With a glove-friendly design featuring left-handed controls and oversized touchscreen buttons on a high-bright display, Bluetooth “hands-free-to-helmet” wireless technology capability, and a rugged, dependable locking mount, zûmo is at home on virtually any motorcycle or scooter.

“The Garmin zûmo is designed by motorcyclists for motorcyclists, so it naturally includes hardware and software features that make the device stand out from any other navigator on the market,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Garmin has long been known as a pioneer in satellite navigation in aircraft, boats, cars, so we’re proud to be able to offer a unit that stands up to the demands of motorcyclists and a motorcycle’s demanding environment.”

Zûmo boasts a 3.5-inch (diagonal) high-bright, sunlight readable touchscreen display, encased in a waterproof (IEC 529 IPX-7 standards) housing made of plastics that resist damage from fuel splashes and UV light. In addition to the touchscreen, zûmo has four dedicated left-handed buttons for quick input. Zûmo is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, which acquires and maintains a GPS signal even in heavy foliage or “urban canyons” created by city skyscrapers. The navigator also features solid state memory, which mitigates the effects of vibration, shock, cold, heat – and displays and redraws maps faster. Zûmo is secured to the motorcycle with a locking mount that has waterproof power and data cable connections and is able to withstand the severe vibration environment commonly experienced in motorcycle riding. A rechargeable user-removable lithium-ion battery (three hour typical use) is integrated into zûmo for trip planning or use on foot.

Bluetooth capability makes it possible for riders to retrieve and dial numbers using a supported phone’s contact list or from the phone’s call history log. A user can also make calls from zûmo’s huge points of interest database that includes hotels, restaurants, stores, and much more. In addition, the Bluetooth connectivity also gives motorcyclists the ability to receive and place phone calls as well as receive turn-by-turn voice prompts wirelessly to Bluetooth enabled headsets or helmets. More than 200 Bluetooth phones are supported.

Zûmo features a 10-thousand point tracklog, allowing users to record even the longest of rides – and the included MapSource® DVD even lets motorcyclists relive a memorable tour on their home computer through the 3-D Google Earth interface. Riders can also plan upcoming trips on their computer, and swap routes and waypoints with other zûmo owners via the unit’s SD card slot.

Users can also access zûmo’s trip computer page for trip information like speed, heading, and a customizable fuel gauge that allows users to define their motorcycle’s maximum fuel range. When zûmo calculates that the motorcycle is low on fuel, it automatically reminds the rider and suggests a route to a nearby gas station. Zûmo even has a compass page and accepts electronic topo maps -- making it the ultimate off-road navigator. For those long trips, riders can stay entertained with zûmo’s built-in MP3 player.

Zûmo comes pre-loaded with full North American data, and includes millions of points of interest – places like hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and attractions. Full and partial European map versions are also available. Zûmo gives turn-by-turn directions via multiple language and gender voice guidance with spoken street names and either 3-D or 2-D maps. The map data is provided by NAVTEQ – a world leader in premium-quality mapping. The device also allows customers to load customized points of interest (POIs) such as safety cameras and school zones, and zumo is compatible with Garmin’s Tour Guide™ – a free utility that allows users to build and upload a database of POIs that are encoded with photos and MP3 files. For added versatility, zûmo is also compatible with Garmin Travel Guides™, and SaversGuide.

Real-time traffic is an option through either an FM RDS-TMC (Traffic Message Channel) traffic receiver or XM NavTraffic (U.S. only) receiver. When the optional traffic service is activated, zûmo calculates routes that navigate around traffic. Accidents, road construction, or other incidents affecting traffic are graphically represented as icons on the navigation map. Information relating to a traffic incident is also available including the precise location, lanes affected, and the predicted duration. Customers selecting the XM NavTraffic receiver can also access XM’s weather forecasts, current conditions, and county warnings as well as over 170 channels of XM Radio.

Riders can personalize zûmo to match their particular bike’s color scheme and attitude with custom caps. Silver and black caps come standard with the unit, and others are available on the Garmin website. Owners can also customize zûmo’s opening splashscreen to depict a one-of-a-kind photo with the help of the unit’s jpeg picture viewer. And because even the most dedicated rider sometimes travels by car, zûmo comes with an automotive mount and speaker – making the unit ideal for virtually any type of road trip. Zûmo is also equipped with Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft system that disables the unit until the owner types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.

Anyone attending the MotoGP U.S. Grand Prix this weekend can see zûmo firsthand at the Garmin booth (#77) at the Laguna Seca Raceway infield, located between turns two and three. Visit for more information, configuration, and pricing – and register for a chance to win your very own zûmo.

Zûmo comes with pre-loaded City Navigator NT® map data and companion DVD-ROM, a motorcycle mount and mounting hardware with 12/24 volt power cable, an automotive mount with 12v cigarette lighter power cable, carrying case, logo stickers, AC charging cable, dashboard adhesive disk, USB interface cable, owner’s manual on disc, and quick reference guide. Zûmo is expected to be available in October 2006.

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Die hard MF'er
27 feb 2006
Whehehe, ook leuk dat je net doet alsof TTR de benchmark van motornavigatie is. Die positie heeft altijd bij Garmin gelegen, en dat zal met de huidige TTR ook nog wel even zo blijven. Maar concurrentie is een goed ding, zeker als de TTR Garmin tot de Zumo heeft gedreven (wat ik ten zeerste betwijfel, maargoed). Maar Tomtom is ook slim genoeg om naar hun klanten te luisteren, dus die zal binnenkort ook wel weer een update krijgen.