The new Garmin zūmo XT boasts a range of features specifically designed for the enjoyment of motorcycle riding. Users, thanks to the new Garmin Adventurous Routing options, will be able to discover all the charm of scenic roads, full of curves and twists, and more.
For the more adventurous riders, it’s really easy to use the preloaded TopoActive Europe map, just press a button to change the mode of your zūmo XT, switching from street view to topographic view or to BirdsEye satellite images (downloadable for free) depending on the kind of route you are facing.
Thanks to the Round Trip function, you will be able to organize your trips: by indicating to the navigator, for example, the number of hours at your disposal, and this will calculate a circular itinerary of the indicated duration.
The TracBack function is also available, to retrace the route you have just taken backwards.
Through the Garmin Explore app, a tool for cloud storage of all the data, motorcyclists can create new content, organize it in folders based on the activity they want to practice, and have them at hand at any time, being able to sync them with the zūmo XT. The advantage is a memory space that is always ready for use.
Garmin Drive, on the other hand, is an application that allows the zūmo XT to connect wirelessly to smartphones, giving the access to many features, such as real-time traffic, weather conditions, social network notifications and much more. Thanks to Garmin Drive, users can also download their favorite content and share it with friends.
The new Garmin zūmo XT has Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can download all the necessary updates without having to connect it to your computer.
Like all its forerunnes, the zūmo XT also pays attention to safety. The device is able to warn the rider of approaching tight corners, schools and rail crossings or speed cameras. In the unfortunate event of a crash, the zūmo XT alerts family members or other contacts previously saved on the device, automatically sending them an SMS with the last known location.
It also includes a Bluetooth hands-free module, which allows to make and receive calls while riding, search for points of interest and, while navigating, receive turn-by-turn directions.
During particularly long journeys, a dedicated notification suggests to the user when it is time to take a break, indicating at the same time the possible parking areas nearby.
When paired with one of Garmin's inReach series satellite communicators, the zūmo XT will give you the certainty of always being traceable, everywhere. Through the connection with inReach, it will in fact be possible to stay in touch with loved ones, providing them with indication of your movements in real time and, in case of emergency, activate the distress call through the Iridium global network and the GEOS international station, active 24 hours a day.
The new zūmo XT comes with all the needed accessories for the installation on the bike, including wiring for power supply from the on-board system.
As an alternative to the latter it is possible to rely on the battery which, in the new model, guarantees up to 6 hours of battery life (even up to 3.5 hours with the backlight set to 100%).