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Old 01-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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2610 verses zumo 550

I'm just getting to the GPS thing. I got a 2610 from edgegps and it was amazing till it had a little problem. Garmen told me to send it to them for a replacement. In the mean I bought a Zumo 550. Every body seems to like the 2610 do you really need a back up ? I was planning to sell the 2610. Looking for input from people that know.
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Old 01-10-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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I'm just getting to the GPS thing. I got a 2610 from edgegps and it was amazing till it had a little problem. Garmen told me to send it to them for a replacement. In the mean I bought a Zumo 550. Every body seems to like the 2610 do you really need a back up ? I was planning to sell the 2610. Looking for input from people that know.

I'd probably sell one of them.
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Old 01-11-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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I liked some of the routing feature of 2610. Having the ability to adjust road preferences with the side bars really made it a great tool to enter a destination and ride the backroads. The Zumo doesn't have the adjustability. I believe you can toggle backroads on or off. The Zumo does have the battery and XM Features.

I run a 2730 right now because my 2610 had an early demise and I decided I wanted xm built into my GPS. I wish I still had the 2610.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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I liked some of the routing feature of 2610. Having the ability to adjust road preferences with the side bars really made it a great tool to enter a destination and ride the backroads. The Zumo doesn't have the adjustability. I believe you can toggle backroads on or off.
Does the Zumo have the "Avoid Highways" setting? I've forever been disappointed in every GPS inability to keep me off the interstates. Even my 2610 partly fails, no matter how I set the road preferences.

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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Does the Zumo have the "Avoid Highways" setting? I've forever been disappointed in every GPS inability to keep me off the interstates. Even my 2610 partly fails, no matter how I set the road preferences.

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:08 AM   #6
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the zumo had the avoidances from the getgo I believe. I have had it over a year and the its always been there. I have not used any other GPS, but the Zumo does everything I want, mainly avoid highway/interstates and toll roads.
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the zumo had the avoidances from the getgo I believe. I have had it over a year and the its always been there. I have not used any other GPS, but the Zumo does everything I want, mainly avoid highway/interstates and toll roads.
Yes, but not one specifially for interstates. It was just highways before. Now it breaks interstates out seperately
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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can't believe this hasn't been moved to "laying down tracks" might get more responses
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:35 AM   #9
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I liked some of the routing feature of 2610. Having the ability to adjust road preferences with the side bars really made it a great tool to enter a destination and ride the backroads. The Zumo doesn't have the adjustability. I believe you can toggle backroads on or off. The Zumo does have the battery and XM Features.

I run a 2730 right now because my 2610 had an early demise and I decided I wanted xm built into my GPS. I wish I still had the 2610.
Greetings from Alaska...I am taking a road trip in the lower 48. I am picking up a new GS in Chicago and riding it back to Seattle. I am definitely picking up a GPS for the trip. I was planing on buying a Zumo. However, since I rarely ride outside of Alaska (hard to get lost here) I am all for spending less on a GPS PROVIDED that it does a good job. You seem to be very satisfied with a 2610. There are lots of good deals available on the 2610. One member mentioned that it is possible to update firmware. Which is important. I would appreciate opinions on this or other --slightly behind the cutting edge -- motorcycle GPS units.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:22 AM   #10
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the 550 is a way better GSP, I have both and use both on the bike at the same time.. for various functions.

Moving this to the GPS forum, Layin' down tracks.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #11
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Greetings from Alaska...I am taking a road trip in the lower 48. I am picking up a new GS in Chicago and riding it back to Seattle. I am definitely picking up a GPS for the trip. I was planing on buying a Zumo. However, since I rarely ride outside of Alaska (hard to get lost here) I am all for spending less on a GPS PROVIDED that it does a good job. You seem to be very satisfied with a 2610. There are lots of good deals available on the 2610. One member mentioned that it is possible to update firmware. Which is important. I would appreciate opinions on this or other --slightly behind the cutting edge -- motorcycle GPS units.
The 2610 is a fine unit,I own two of them(one is the BMW branded Nav II)
It will serve all your needs.

If you buy from EdgeGPS or some of the others,you will either get in the box or be entitled to the update to City Navigator 2008.

In addition to the 2610,you need mount from RAM or Touratech and a motorcycle powercord(unless you want to run the auto powercord into your tankbag) and a compact flash card that will serve your needs,buy a 2Gb card for $25,load the whole USA and be done with it.
In all,you need to spend less than $100 on all the accessories needed to have a functional 2610 on your MC.

You will have to think carefully if the extra $3-400 or so for a new Zumo 550 is worth it to you.

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