Garmin, as one of the most successful manufacturers in GPS industry, recently announced the zumo 590LM on April 2, 2014. It is designed specifically for bikers.
Garmin zumo Specifications and Features
|Garmin zumo Motorcycle Navigator|
|Garmin zumo 590LM|
Garmin zumo 590LM
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|Introduction Date||Garmin announced an introduction to zumo 590LM on April 2, 2014|
|Specifications and Features|
|Physical dimensions:||5.12"W x 3.7"H x 1.18"D (13.0 x 9.4 x 3.0 cm)|
|Display size, WxH:||4.25"W x 2.55"H (10.8 x 6.5 cm); 5.0" diag (12.6 cm)|
|Display resolution, WxH:||800 x 480 pixels|
|Weight:||13.2 ounces (374.5 g)|
|Battery life:||up to 4 hours|
|Headphone jack/audio line-out:||Yes|
|Preloaded street maps:||Yes|
|Includes lifetime map updates:||Yes|
|3-D terrain view:||Yes|
|Built-in memory:||internal solid state|
|Accepts data cards:||microSD card (not included)|
|Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft."):||Yes (using included mount)|
|Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft."):||Yes|
|Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation):||Yes|
|Junction view (displays junction signs):||Yes|
|myTrends (predicts your routes):||Yes|
|trafficTrends (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow):||Yes|
|Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):||Yes|
|Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):||Yes|
|Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):||Yes|
|Bluetooth® wireless technology:||Yes|
|Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe):||Yes|
|Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):||Yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):||Yes|
|View upcoming points of interest along route:||Yes|
|Garmin Garage vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):||Yes|
|Garmin Garage voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):||Yes|
|Additional:||Trip Planner: yes
Trip Log: yes
Tire pressure monitor system: yes, will support up to 4 tires; individual sensors sold separately
Curvy Roads routing: yes
Dual orientation display: yes
Round Trip: yes
Service History Log: yes
VIRB Control: yes
Track Support: yes
Custom Map Support: yes
TOPO Map Support: yes
Pandora® Support: yes (with compatible phone)
Removable Battery: yes
Up Ahead: yes
Device requires 12 V (typ) and up to 1 A from power cable. zumo device power consumption is 5 V; 2 A.
|3-D buildings and landmarks view:||No|
|Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):||No|
|Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription):||No|
|Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates):||No|
|XM® compatible for U.S:||No|
|Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town):||no|
|Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):||No|
|Garmin Lock (anti-theft feature):||No|
|Audio book player:||No|
|Official Specs and Features|
|Learn more from the manufacturer site.||Read more about Garmin zumo 590LM at garmin.com|
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zumo 590LM has some common Garmin features including Active Lane Guidance, Bluetooth connectivity, and Garmin Real Directions. The device brings rugged design, which is good assuming it will be mounted on a bike and continuously exposed to natural elements.
There are also motorcycle-specific features such as tire pressure measurement, tire mileage, and digital fuel gauge. zumo 590LM also comes with free map updates. A brief overview of zumo590LM’s main features is as follows.
The zumo 590LM has a 5-inch transflective screen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. The overall dimension measures at 5.12-inch W x 3.7-inch H x 1.18-inch D; it weighs 13.2 ounces.
More importantly, the screen is readable even under bright sunlight and glove-friendly, meaning you can still easily use it when you are wearing gloves. It is resistant to fuel sprays and comes with a rugged designed. It is worth mentioning that the zumo has dual-orientation screen.
It has a search function called “Search Field” to help motorcyclist to find numerous POIs as well as addresses. You can even find Garmin Real Direction, a navigation feature that uses common landmarks such as street lights and stop signs rather than street names for the guidance.
The zumo 590LM even comes with Active Lane Guidance which uses a combination of visual animation and voice-prompted navigation to guide users as they drive through an interchange or exit. When this feature is active, the screen will display an animation representing your current position and the proper lane to take.
In general, the navigation features equipped in zumo 590LM are also similar to those found on popular Garmin’s car GPS. This motorcycle GPS device also has Bird’s Eye Junction and photoReal Junction View. It can also display information about any available service near your current location such as fuel stations and stores.
zumo 590LM has a number of motorcycle-specific features to measure bike data such as tire pressure, tire mileage, chain cleanings, and more. There is Service History Log that records overall mileage and maintenance-related information. You can also find a digital fuel gauge in the device.
In additions to those navigational features, zumo 590LM can play MP3 files and is compatible with Pandora, iPhone, and iPod, allowing you to control music playback directly from the GPS device. This feature is quite handy especially when you are riding a motorcycle without any integrated audio player.
Its Bluetooth connectivity allows user to make and receive calls while riding a motorcycle without even taking the helmet off. This device can even transmit voice-navigation to Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet.