Garmin zumo 550 Europe designed for bikers, features a superbright sunlight readable glove-friendly 3.5-inch display with preloaded maps for Western and Eastern Europe a full 8-digit UK postcode search. The Garmin zumo 550 Europe also features twin Bluetooth connection for hands free calling, in-helmet voice guidance and to listen to music with the zumo's MP3 player.
The Garmin zumo 550 Europe also includes automotive in-vehicle mounting options, allowing you use the zumo 550 in your vehicle as well as your bike. The Garmin zumo 550 Europe also provides access to speed camera locations.
Customise your ride with the rugged Garmin zumo 550 Europe. Designed by bikers, zumo's motorcycle-friendly features make it easy to operate while in the saddle. From back roads to rallies, its preloaded with detailed street maps for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe (42 countries) and high-end navigation features give you the freedom to go where you want.
Navigate the Open Road
Garmin zumo 550 Europe comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps and a massive points of interest (POIs) database, including hotels, restaurants, fuel stations, ATMs and much, much more. Simply enter a destination, and Garmin zumo 550 Europe takes you there with turn-by-turn voice directions that speak street names and places. In addition, Garmin zumo 550 Europe accepts custom points of interest such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The Garmin zumo 550 Europe also comes with a rechargeable, removable lithium-ion battery a for trip planning or use on foot, and even accepts additional maps.
Garmin zumo 550 Europe can receive optional subscription free TMC traffic alerts (in select European counties) when used with either the GTM 12 FM TMC traffic receiver (motorcycle or in-car) or the GTM 21 FM TMC traffic receiver (in-car only). Once connected simply press a button on the screen, and the Garmin zumo 550 Europe recalculates your route to avoid traffic jams or congestion.
Talk and Listen Wirelessly
With Garmin zumo 550 Europe's Bluetooth wireless technology, you can talk on the phone safely without removing your gloves or helmet. Connect the Garmin zumo 550 Europe to your Bluetooth-enabled headset/helmet and cell phone to make and receive hands-free calls whilst on the move. You can even make phone calls to POIs such as restaurants or hotels through Garmin zumo's Bluetooth interface. In addition, Garmin zumo 550 Europe transmits navigation voice prompts to your headset so you can listen wirelessly.
Plan Your Trips and Share Your Rides
Garmin zumo 550 Europe makes it easy to plan your next trip and share routes with your riding buddies. Plan trips on your computer before you start, with the City Navigator Europe mapping provided on CD ROM. Search for food and fuel stops and local attractions. Then, transfer your route to the Garmin zumo 550 Europe and go.
At the end of the day, share your favourite places and rides with other Garmin zumo riders, and review your travels in Google Earth. SD card expansion makes it easy for storage and route sharing. Download routes to share with your riding buddies - even load mp3 files to your unit to enjoy tunes on the road. In addition, JPEG picture viewer lets you share photos of your adventures with friends and family.
Cyclops Speed Camera Alerts
The Garmin zumo 550 Europe, like all Garmin sat nav's, gets its speed camera data from the Cyclops speed camera database. The database provides advanced alerts to fixed, average speed, mobile, variable, temporary roadwork, red light and red light speed cameras. As you approach a camera, your device sounds an alert. Subscription charges apply. Click here to read more about the Cyclops speed trap database.
Garmin zumo 550 Features
‣Glove-friendly 3.5-inch touchscreen with large icons and left-handed controls make it easy to operate
‣Street-level mapping for the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe (42 countries) with 90 day nuMaps Guarantee
‣Text to speech calls out the names of upcoming road names on the route
‣Look up addresses and points of interest
‣Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
‣Sunlight-readable, UV-resistant display makes it easy to view your screen
‣Motorcycle console for trip information, including fuel gauge to warn you when its time to fill up
‣Motorcycle mount with standard 4-hole AMPS pattern so you can mount it anywhere
‣Supports optional FM TMC traffic alerts
‣Supports optional XM NavTraffic with XM weather, and XM Satellite Radio
‣Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling through your Garmin sat-nav
‣Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cameras
‣Built-in MP3 player and JPEG Picture Viewer
‣Includes Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature
‣Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards
‣Removable lithium-ion battery; up to four hours of use
‣Built-in Cyclops speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
‣1 year manufacturers guarantee
Garmin zumo 550 Europe is secured to your motorcycles handlebar using the supplied RAM mount and Garmin motorcycle mounting bracket. In addition the Garmin zumo 550 Europe also comes complete with automotive suction mount and vehicle power cable, enabling you to install and use the Garmin zumo 550 Europe in your car as well as your motorcycle.
The Garmin zumo 550 Europe is preloaded with City Navigator® NT the UK, Ireland, Western and Eastern Europe (42 countries) provided by NAVTEQ. NAVTEQ maps provide high quality detailed street level maps, which in addition to street information include features such as route calculation, Points of Interest (POI), Estimated Time of Arrival, and more.
Further Garmin zumo 550 Europe maps are available SD card which insert directly into the Garmin zumo 550 Europe. Available Garmin zumo 550 Europe maps include North America, Australia and New Zealand, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Click here to view.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin zumo 550 Europe
‣Motorcycle mount with RAM mounting hardware
‣Motorcycle power cable
‣Automotive Suction Cup Mount
‣Vehicle power cable
‣AC mains charger
‣MapSource City Navigator Europe NT DVD (full unlock now with Eastern Europe)
‣Quick Start Manual
‣Owners manual on CD-Rom
Garmin zumo 550 Europe Accessories
Garmin zumo 550 Europe Maps
The Garmin zumo 550 Europe was preloaded with street-level maps for Western Europe. If however, you want to take the zumo 550 further afield, we may have the map that you need. Garmin zumo maps available include: USA, Canada and Mexico, Australia and New Zealand, India, Morocco and Southern Africa.
Garmin zumo 550 Europe Technical Specification
‣Technology: GPS / Bluetooth
‣Display: 3.5-inch, QVGA color TFT with white backlight (320 x 240 pixels)
‣Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
‣Battery: removable, rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery Life: up to 4 hours
‣Installation: Plug & Play
‣Power: 12 volt, Motorcycle Power Cable.
‣Dimensions: Width - 122mm, Height - 99mm, Depth - 40mm
‣Garmin zumo 550 manual
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Garmin zumo 550 Questions and Answers
Question: I have been bought a Garmin Zumo 550 sat nav, with no attachments whatsoever, I need a compatible handlebar mount, a power lead for the bike and a means of connecting it to the computer for map updates. Please advise exactly what accessories I need.
Answer: To mount and power your Garmin zumo 550 on a motorbike you will need:
To use the Garmin zumo 550 with your computer you will need:
Follow up question: Thank you for the information, but I am still puzzled, There is no socket on the Zumo 550 for either a mini or Micro USB cable. There is only the multipoint connector on the bottom and a small power socket. Where does the USB connector connect.
Question: ZUMO 55O, DO YOU HAVE SPEED CAMERA DOWNLOADS FOR THIS MODEL AND WHAT PRICE PLEASE.
Question: Veryinterested in your Garmin SD card (plug n play) map updates. Can you tell me if your full size SD card will override my existing mapping (a bit of a mess), without resorting to visiting the Garmin website (a minefield), my device was purchased 2006, it is a Zumo 550 Atlantic in perfect condition. As I say, the Garmin website is a nightmare for me, and I have been unable to achieve any result.
Answer: I presume you are referring to Garmin City Navigator NT Maps of UK and Ireland microSD/SD card?
These maps, like others that we sell are preloaded on SD card which is then inserted into the zumo 550 SD slot card. The mapping isn't actually transferred to your zumo 550, rather the map data is drawn by and displayed on your zumo 550 motorcycle sat nav.
While the mapping on SD card is plug-and-plug and technically a PC isn't required to install these maps. You will need to ensure you have the very latest firmware update on your zumo 550 (available for free from Garmin's website as a download), this will ensure the maps are successfully read by your zumo 550 sat nav.
Question: The on/off rubber button on my Garmin Zumo 550 has perished; is there a replacement available, please?
Answer: For a repair of this nature you will need to contact Garmin UK on 0808 238 0000 or via Garmin's website.
Do you have a question about the Garmin zumo 550? Submit your question via our contact page.
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Page updated: 3rd January 2017