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    garmin zumo

    anyone using a garmin zumo - daylight visibility (is it as good as advertised) - with the newest model can the change from gps to music be made quickly or is there an involved process - do they hook into an autocom easily - are they worth the price - thanks for any help - Ritti

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    What model are you looking at. I have had a 550 for awhile. IT depends on the angle it is at when mounted. In daylight with the sun hitting it and can be hard to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donbmw View Post
    What model are you looking at. I have had a 550 for awhile. IT depends on the angle it is at when mounted. In daylight with the sun hitting it and can be hard to see.
    Same answer with my Zumo 660.
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    Problems with the sun light washing out the screen display can be taken care of, for the most part with a shade placed on the unit. I have the 550 and I have been extremely happy with it. I have had it now for 6-7 years and I use it on my 2 bikes and truck. I do believe some features do not come with the newer units. The only thing I would like to see it with is being able to reverse track when using tracks. I used mine for the TAT 2 years ago after converting the roll charts to gps tracks. Due to not being able to reverse track a route, I use a 276c in tandem if expected. Bivouacing through the woods, I use the 76csx but will soon upgrade to the Montana. Just a few tidbits added to the question.

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    I can see my 550 fine in all circumstances. The only issue I have with it is that if you want stereo music from it you have to plug into it. IT doesn't have A2DP bluetooth profile so it can't do stereo bluetooth. I believe the 660 can do this.

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    isn't this more of a GEAR question than an Oilhead question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerfish1100 View Post
    isn't this more of a GEAR question than an Oilhead question?

    mod- clean up on Aisle O, clean up on Aisle O please.
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    I sometimes adjust the plane my Zumo 660 sits in, but I can see the screen all the time.

    The 660 can do stereo BT, the 550 cannot. It sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    I sometimes adjust the plane my Zumo 660 sits in, but I can see the screen all the time.

    The 660 can do stereo BT, the 550 cannot. It sounds great!
    Stereo??!!!! Gads, I never realized that. My hearing must going faster than I thought!!!
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    BT 2 was stereo, but I use wired earphones and mic, it is better at higher speed.
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