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    New Garmin Zumo 350LM coming this fall

    Looks like the UI is quite different. Price sure isn't. I'm interested in the maintenance log feature.


    http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/g...ic-zumo-350lm/

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    $700 - that's funny

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    I hope Garmin has addressed more than just being blue tooth compatible. That would be a real let down and will be a downer for sales.

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    I'd buy it if Garmin could guarantee that routes designed on the computer would be uploaded to the device as they are without the device adding loops and detours. I'm sitting here now working on uploading the same route for the 8th time. (It's a 384 mile route on MapSource that shows up as a 400 mile route when I transfer it to the Zumo). Took me 9 times yesterday to get a route right. This has happened as long as I've owned a Garmin. The response from Garmin support is, "That can't be happening." So I guess I've been hallucinating for the past four years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    $700 - that's funny

    My 550 is still plugging away
    I'm pretty sure the 550 was $799. I did own two of them at one time. Sold them for a good price when the 660 and 665 came out because they would no longer hold all the maps and they are far slower than the newer models. They weren't working well enough for me anymore, but I've always been bleeding edge slaphappy geeky anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I'd buy it if Garmin could guarantee that routes designed on the computer would be uploaded to the device as they are without the device adding loops and detours. I'm sitting here now working on uploading the same route for the 8th time. (It's a 384 mile route on MapSource that shows up as a 400 mile route when I transfer it to the Zumo). Took me 9 times yesterday to get a route right. This has happened as long as I've owned a Garmin. The response from Garmin support is, "That can't be happening." So I guess I've been hallucinating for the past four years.
    It happens because of differences in the map sets and differences between versions of Mapsource. Make sure you have the latest of everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    It happens because of differences in the map sets and differences between versions of Mapsource. Make sure you have the latest of everything.
    Nope, that's not it. I finally gave up on getting the one right I was working on today. There's an intersection where one road passes under another one and then merges with it. MapSource can handle that but the Zumo absolutely can't get it right.

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    Wait for a different review

    The link to the review revealed the "reviewer" does not have a clue about who uses the product.

    "Stat-happy bikers can record their chopper's maintenance work with the service history log feature and use Garmin's Basecamp utility to plan out trips beforehand."

    I don't think I have ever seen a GPS on a "chopper" and not many "bikers" use them either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOCKERY132445 View Post
    I don't think I have ever seen a GPS on a "chopper" and not many "bikers" use them either.
    As the dress-like-a-pirate motorcyclist set ages, they may need a GPS to find their way to the closest ice cream shop so that they can hang out in the parking lot to argue about who has done the most aftermarket customization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    Nope, that's not it. I finally gave up on getting the one right I was working on today. There's an intersection where one road passes under another one and then merges with it. MapSource can handle that but the Zumo absolutely can't get it right.
    It is and it isn't accurate. Best way to get what you want without going through all the version and firmware stuff is to use a lot of waypoints and recalculate the route after you load it on the GPS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    I'd buy it if Garmin could guarantee that routes designed on the computer would be uploaded to the device as they are without the device adding loops and detours. I'm sitting here now working on uploading the same route for the 8th time. (It's a 384 mile route on MapSource that shows up as a 400 mile route when I transfer it to the Zumo). Took me 9 times yesterday to get a route right. This has happened as long as I've owned a Garmin. The response from Garmin support is, "That can't be happening." So I guess I've been hallucinating for the past four years.
    This usually happens when the maps on your computer and the maps on your GPS aren't the same versions.

    That said - I'm uncertain how to update the map on my computer to the same version as on my GPS (Nav-III). I have lifetime maps for the GPS.. but updating them on the GPS using Garmin's tools doesn't automatically update them on the computer.

    Anyone have an idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    but updating them on the GPS using Garmin's tools doesn't automatically update them on the computer.

    Anyone have an idea?
    There's an option that will update the maps in both places. It's there in the download process, don't recall exactly. It might say options or advanced or something like that.

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    In the map updater utility go to settings and you'll see the option to load to comp and device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    I'm pretty sure the 550 was $799. I did own two of them at one time. Sold them for a good price when the 660 and 665 came out because they would no longer hold all the maps and they are far slower than the newer models. They weren't working well enough for me anymore, but I've always been bleeding edge slaphappy geeky anyway.
    Dont know exactly - got a factory refurb a while back thought it was about 400

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