A GPS system on a motorcycle? GPS technology is nothing new and today it is estimated that over half of all motorists have a GPS system in their car. Until recently, this little delight in mapping and destination discovery was saved for 4 wheels and a roof. Recently, Garmin – the leader in GPS technology has unveiled the Garmin Zumo 550, which is by far the best, GPS system designed for motorcyclists specifically.
You might not understand how it is even possible (or safe) for a motorcyclists to use a GPS system. But the Garmin Zumo 550 mounts to the handlebars for safety, and is designed to only work with a password. This helps to make it theft resistant. When you set up the system, you enter a password which will need to be used to turn the system on.
Additionally, since motorcyclists are literally driving in the elements, from wind and rain to heat and sun – this system was made with the worlds most durable materials to withstand Mother Nature. The system is heat and wind resistant, and will not default simply because the rider had to blaze through a rainstorm. The touch screen was also designed to work while people are wearing gloves, which makes it extremely user friendly. So it is waterproof and weather resistant, which is perfect for every motorcyclist on the road today.
Additionally, since sun glare and trying to read the 3.5-inch screen could be difficult for someone on a motorcycle, the screen was designed to be glare resistant and visible in even the highest and brightest sun conditions. This means motorcyclists can use it just like any other routine GPS system to follow directions.
Plus, this system is completely able to be controlled through voice. Because of blue tooth technology that hooks into the rider’s helmet, the GPS can double as a cell phone and keep a rider connected without ever having to remove their helmet or take their hands off of the steering wheel. Plus, if you are on the road and need to change course in a hurry, the system can recommend voice commands which saves you from having to pull over in order to make GPS changes.
Of course, since it’s a Garmin Zumo 550 – the system comes preloaded with the most up to date maps on the market today. You can even add to these maps and keep them updated using satellite technology so that you are always sure you have accurate information.
The Garmin Zumo 550 is definitely something that every motorcyclist today needs to stay up to date on the road. The system is not just easy to use and install, but it is simple to operate and since it is designed with all the needs and concerns of those who love to ride on motorcycles, it is a one of kind GPS system!