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Zumo's?

Hiya all, after reading some of these threads as i am looking to get a gps for a forthcoming trip, there doesn't seem to be an awful lot of enthusiasm for the Zumo, which was specifically designed for bikes... and the 400 in particular is getting to be a reasonable price now.
Is there a reason for this? or is just that the 60 series say can be used a s a handheld too?
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go onto ukgser.com.. the guys rave about them. some have said the mount is not so solid. Though it can be used as a point and shoot type of GPS, it has a massive range of options and abilities. for outside of north America and europe I don't think you have the full mapping available, so a 60csx will still do turn by turn directions and will be just as good if not more rugged for central asia, african use. ( and it's a lot cheaper)
GPS's are like everything else; some like honda's some like yamaha's some BMW's and swear they are best .
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Thanks for your thoughts Steve, have checked out UKGSER and they had some useful info on there... am drawn to the 60csx... to much choice is not always a good thing!
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Zumo or 60csx

I have been looking at getting the Zumo 550 form trip through SE Asia and across through India and then to Africa (a RTW). But know I am wondering if the 60csx might be better as mentioned for Asia and Africa. I assume it will take all the maps I need for where ever I am the are available.

Billy Bunter, did you get the ^0csx, and if so, how do you find it?

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I have a zumo, am not familiar with the 60csx, but don't really understand why the 60 would be better for central asia and africa unless it comes with detailed world maps, which is hard to believe. you can load whatever maps you want into the zumo, and it is plenty rugged. my main complaint about the zumo is that you can't customize the interface.
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I have a Zumo 550 and it is a fantastic piece of kit - probably the best accessory investment I have made other than luggage. The Bluetooth helmet audio works fine. The maps are good. I have no problems with crazy routings. It is easy to use on the bike. It is easy to plug in and plan routes on a PC. It keeps a breadcrumb trail for the post-ride analysis. I have also dropped it - hard - probably a half dozen times with no problems. Highly recommended.
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As I said previously, I have been considering the Zumo, but after reading Steveawol's post, and my intended route, I then thought again.

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(it has a massive range of options and abilities. for outside of north America and europe I don't think you have the full mapping available, so a 60csx will still do turn by turn directions and will be just as good if not more rugged for central asia, african use. ( and it's a lot cheaper))

The fact that there is a Zumo forum would no doubt be helpful for any future help.
The beginning of my trip will be coming up at the end of the year and there are many things I have to finalize, this being one of them.
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...for outside of north America and europe I don't think you have the full mapping available, so a 60csx will still do turn by turn directions ...
This is the part I don't understand--you can use non-NA and Europe Garmin maps on the Zumo, if you have them and load them. Does a 60csx come preloaded with a routable world map? I doubt it...what's the issue here?
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hi

dont know about the zumo but i see some few of them with problem in the sun and with woter

any way i made may trip in central & south america with: GARMIN 276c and it was great, with chip for all of america it halp`s me many time`s on the way icluding amaizing short cut`s and stuff.
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dont know about the zumo but i see some few of them with problem in the sun and with woter
I took mine on about 25k miles and it held up fine in sun and rain, although the screen did develop some bubbles or something that made it harder to read than at first. Upon my return, Garmin replaced it (out of warranty) with no charge.
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can one put a remote aerial on a zumo?, eg to use on a boat where a cable conects the aerial to the GPS?
you can put a remote XM radio antenna on it, but I don't think you can use a remote GPS antenna. You generally don't need one though, the zumo gets really good reception, although I'm not sure what kind of boat you're talking about...
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a zumo should certainly work in a land rover and I would guess in a small boat as well...the zumo forum is very good and you should be able to get really good answers there.
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As I said previously, I have been considering the Zumo, but after reading Steveawol's post, and my intended route, I then thought again.

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(it has a massive range of options and abilities. for outside of north America and europe I don't think you have the full mapping available, so a 60csx will still do turn by turn directions and will be just as good if not more rugged for central asia, african use. ( and it's a lot cheaper))

The fact that there is a Zumo forum would no doubt be helpful for any future help.
The beginning of my trip will be coming up at the end of the year and there are many things I have to finalize, this being one of them.
full maps, look this one?(from kasakhstan) in zumo 550






There are maps from all around the world for zumo, I have 4.1 routable basemap
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fernan,

where did you get that cool map of kazakhstan? And what is the 4.1 routable base map? Is that the world map?
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