Garmin Zumo 220 Takes on Motorcycle Navigation

Posted by at 2:27 pm on January 21, 2010

Garmin has announced zÅ«mo 220 -“ a rugged and affordable touchscreen motorcycle navigator that includes text-to-speech guidance, lane assist, Bluetooth headset compatibility and on-road/off-road travel options.

ZÅ«mo 220 has a 3.5″ color touchscreen for easy to view information as you   travel down the road. zÅ«mo 220 displays speed limits on most major roads and articulates turn-by-turn directions through spoken street names, such as “turn right on Main Street,” via the built-in speaker or through a compatible Bluetooth helmet or headset. ZÅ«mo 220 is waterproof, glove-friendly and resistant to fuel spray, in short it has motorcycling in mind.

Maps

The zūmo 220 comes with preloaded street-level maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and more than six million points of interest including gas stations, lodging, restaurants and other locations.

Complex interchanges come into focus through advanced routing capabilities such as lane assist with arrows that indicate the proper lane for efficient navigation. And zūmo 220 features HotFix, which automatically calculates and stores critical satellite information and can use that information to quickly calculate a position.

The zÅ«mo’s motorcycle console page such as speed, heading, altitude, and a customizable fuel gauge that can be modified to the motorcycle’s maximum fuel range. In addition, with the zÅ«mo’s powerful trip planning tools, zÅ«mo owners can create and customize routes via computer and then transfer the saved route directly to the zÅ«mo before they begin their journey.

Price and Availability

With an expected availability date of March 2010 for an expected suggested retail price of $599.99

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