Garmin Zumo 550
Garmin will release a new GPS for motorcycles in October called the Garmin Zumo 550. The Zumo represents a new design for Garmin which is appears smaller (in depth) than the StreetPilot “c” series but larger than the Nuvi series. The Garmin Zumo 550 features a waterproof case and large buttons which make it easier for riders wearing gloves to access the buttons.
The Garmin Zumo 550 also includes Bluetooth connectivity so that you can answer mobile calls from a Bluetooth enabled helmet. Other innovative motorcycles includes fuel alerts… The Zumo can calculate fuel range and alert the rider when the motorcycle is getting low on gas. Of course at that point it will recalculate your route to the nearest gas station.
A tracklog feature is also included in the Garmin Zumo to allow you to download your tracks to your computer and later view them on a map through the Motion Based service or Google Earth.
MP3 music files can also be loaded onto a memory card and played through the helmet. Expect to pay about $1,077 for the Zumo 550 when it becomes available in October.