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Garmin's Zumo GPS receiver for motorcycles

Posted Jul 19th 2006 11:59AM by Evan Blass
Filed under: GPS, Transportation

It looks like Garmin's set to release another GPS receiver intended to sit on the handlebars of your motorcycle, and like the TomTom Rider, this unit features built-in Bluetooth for streaming spoken directions directly to a compatible helmet. Though not quite as stylish as the Rider, the upcoming Zumo does offer a few innovative features not found on other models, including the ability to calculate how much fuel you have left for automatically re-routing you to the nearest gas station when you start running on fumes. You can also listen to MP3s stored on a memory card and set the unit to act as a datalogger, letting you download route history information to a PC for perusing at your leisure with Google Earth. Sources say that the Zumo will be available for purchase sometime in October, but prepare to spend around $1,000 if you want to take one of these out on the open road.
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