Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS

Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS How to find your way - traditional map, compass and road signs, or GPS and more
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30 Mar 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Darwin,Australia
Posts: 56
ZUMO -off the beaten track??

g,day all

Does anyone have experiences with the garmin Zumo in an offroad sense, i am considering buying one of these units for a trip to Canada/Alaska next year and still like to go bush when i can.
Still dont know if the unit does breadcrumbs like my previous garmins.
It seems that they can load and even overlay topo maps into the unit.
On the zumo forum website the is talk of a new model coming out the 600/650

Any info would be great
Cheers
__________________
Ride hard,ride safe- Ride on...with no regrets of life passed by.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31 Mar 2008
loxsmith's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ex Bris, Australia
Posts: 447
Hey Gazza
The 550 Zuma and it's std mounts are tough, mine stayed in the holder after a crash at over 100kph. Plotted the whole crash on the trip data so I could download it for proof. Interesting mess of lines it recorded.

Leaves a breadcrumb trail if you so desire, handy for backtracking. Fuel gauge is very handy, but would of liked a ambient temp readout. SD card is great for sharing routes between GPS users.

Is anyone aware if there is a reverse route function hidden away somewhere??

Glen
__________________
Feb 2014, currently travelling the America's on a Tiger 800XC

Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll get it right!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31 Mar 2008
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by loxsmith View Post

Is anyone aware if there is a reverse route function hidden away somewhere??

Glen

No reverse route function on the unit. You need to use Mapsource on your PC to be able to do that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 31 Mar 2008
KennyE's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by loxsmith View Post
Hey Gazza


Fuel gauge is very handy, but would of liked a ambient temp readout.



Glen
Now Glen if you had bought a BMW instead you would have had all of those functions as standard!!!!!
__________________
Just Ride!
www.rocktravels.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Apr 2008
loxsmith's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ex Bris, Australia
Posts: 447
Sorry Ken I couldn't bring myself to pay double the money.

On another note you must be counting down the days 'til you leave.

Are you free this Friday afternoon, drinks and food at the Breakfast Creek Hotel 'til we drop. Be there, I need to say goodbye and shout you a round or two! Let me know if you can make it.

PS have you packed that spare drive shaft?

Glen
__________________
Feb 2014, currently travelling the America's on a Tiger 800XC

Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll get it right!!!

Last edited by loxsmith; 1 Apr 2008 at 00:31.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1 Apr 2008
KennyE's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 194
Spare bike already packed in the panniers- so who needs a drive shaft? Only 15 more sleeps to go and I'm off!!

Sorry mate I am in NZ at the moment- get back on Sunday. I will be putting on a BBQ and drinks on Sunday 13th April. Hopefully you and the better half can be there. I'll ring you when I get back.

Kenny
__________________
Just Ride!
www.rocktravels.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
60CSX or Zumo scrubs Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 6 2 Oct 2007 11:54
Zambia, off the beaten track mekonged sub-Saharan Africa 0 14 Sep 2007 10:52
Garmin Zumo dot250 Australia / New Zealand 2 16 Jan 2007 11:48
Off the beaten track and back in two weeks... Mad Dog Sahara Travel Forum 9 2 Apr 2003 23:41
EGIPT - permission for "off beaten tracks" bUgI Sahara Travel Forum 2 4 Jul 2002 14:53

 
 
 

NEW! HU 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar is now available! Get your copy now for some terrific travel inspiration!

HUGE, 11.5 x 16.5 inches, beautifully printed in Germany on top quality stock! Photos are the winning images from over 600 entries in the 9th Annual HU Photo Contest!

Horizons Unlimited 2015 Motorcycle Adventure Travel Calendar.

"The calendar is magnificent!"

"I just wanted to say how much I'm loving the new, larger calendar!"

We share the profit with the winning photographers. YOU could be in the HU Calendar too - enter here!

Next HU Eventscalendar

See all events

 

HU DVD Autumn Special!

Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!

Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).

The first in an exciting new series, Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers."Inspiring and hilarious!"

"I loved watching this DVD!"

"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."

"Wonderful entertainment!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'HEROES' on your order when you checkout.



Scottoiler automatic chain oilers. The most important accessory for your next motorcycle adventure!


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:55.