- Crystal Clear 4.3-inch Touch-Screen Display
- Bluetooth compatible
- Bike oriented settings
- Easy to use MP3
- Free Lifetime Map Updates and Traffic Alerts
- Payment needed for the weather/traffic Sirius service
- Hard to situate the required Sirius XM antenna
- Screen Glare Needed For Sunny Days
Garmin Zumo 660LMT
The Garmin Zumo Motorcycle Navigator is a range six navigation units each with their own benefits, however our favourite of all the Zumo range of models is the 66LM which comes with all the usable features that you could possibly want and a price tag that is realistic and can be justified against something you will probably only use at the weekend.
The Zumo 660LM Motorcycle GPS comes with a super sharp, 4.3-inch touchscreen display that is easy to read and benefits from being both glove-friendly meaning that you will not have to take your gloves off to enter your destination or view any points of interest, and sunlight-readable which means that you will be able to see your GPS unit in direct sunlight without a screen glare.
- 4.3-Inch glove-friendly touchscreen display
- Lifetime map updates
- Resistant to fuel spills and UV rays
- MP3 player
- Rugged and Waterproof Design
- Bluetooth Compatibility
- Lane assist with junction view
- Advanced 3-D navigation
The screen in cased in a waterproof and rugged unit that whilst made of plastic comes across as a unit that if dropped would probably bounce rather than break. The gps is ready to go right out of the box meaning that as soon as you’re ready to use your motorcycle gps unit, you can switch it on using the large button at the top of the unit and then be present with garmins famous interface which is very easy to use meaning that you can easily find what you want on your GPS unit when you want it.
Entering your destination is quick and simple thanks to the full keyboard and easy to use touchscreen that even allows you to enter your destination using gloves which can be really nice for any winter riding that you’re planning on doing. The unit comes preloaded with detailed maps for the entire United States and Canada road’s network, however as an added benefit which we really like, you also get a full selection of back country roads and off the main road tracks meaning that if you don’t want to just ride along the main road, you can set up your GPS unit so that it only shows you the country roads.
Navigation is fantastic as you will guided by both on screen directions showing turn-by-turn directions and depending on whether you have the bluetooth headset setup you can also have voice directions that will use the bluetooth that is built into the unit to transmit directions directly to your helmet.
When you comes across any difficult interchanges, the screen will automatically switch into Garmin's Lane guidance mode, which shows you a graphic image of the road and brightly colored arrows to show you which lane you should be in, making it very easy to follow your directions and get to your destination on time.
Bluetooth can also be used to connect your smartphone to the GPS and in-turn to your helmet meaning that you can both make and receive calls directly from your GPS unit and speak via the headset in your helmet, and also to listen to music with. Depending on the type of smartphone that you have, you will be able to see who is calling from the GPS unit and decided if you want to take the call, and when listening to music, choose which song that you want to listen to.
Extra features are good and in addition to the massive points of interest database which gives you over 6 million points of interest along your route, your GPS unit can provide you with the potential to receive live traffic updates as you drive, such as construction zones and accidents u by utilizing the optional GTM 12, or 20 traffic receiver.
Battery life is very good meaning that you can easily get 6 hours of usage from your motorcycle gps unit, however during our tests we did find that the battery life reduced far quicker if we used the bluetooth feature to listen to music with.