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I have been using this GPS for over a year and about 10,000 miles.
Pros: The building quality is good and the mounting was easy. It has been through many rain storms and still works fine. The screen does a good job of being mostly anti-glare.
Cons: I hate this thing. We just don't get along. The phone app is so invasive I had to uninstall it. The only way to close the app is to turn off bluetooth. So then whenever you turn on your bluetooth for your car or ear buds, the app is running again. What a joke, no other app I have ever used is so invasive. I found it much less annoying to use my phone as a wireless access point and just connect to its wifi.
This GPS feels like 20 year old technology, and I used to love my old Garmins from 20 years ago. It is just very hard to get this GPS to plan a good route or respond to your driving styles. For example, it only gives you one route at the start, you can't select alternate routes like Google Map or Waze. If you decide to take a different major highway to get to your destination, it can't figure out you are going a different way even after 45 minutes of it telling you to make a u-turn every half mile. I find myself having to stop frequently to get my phone out and redirect this thing.
It doesn't show live traffic. It will have a small pop up screen to tell you if there is an accident ahead and ask if you want to redirect. However, the buttons are so small, that you can't really safely use them if you are actually riding the bike.
The zooming in/out while riding is terrible. It doesn't do it as well as my Garmins did 20 years ago. It is nearly impossible to do while actually riding, and a lot of times, you miss the + or - signs and get stuck in some mode that you have to back out of to get back to the normal view.
There are many rural areas where it doesn't even show county roads, just blank white areas. I've tried zooming in and out, but see the note above about how hard that is, but many of the roads are just not there at any zoom level.
This thing just takes a lot of the fun out of riding a motorcycle. I am going to throw it away and find something better.
After much consideration I bought a 396LTM-Sto replace an aging Zumo 660. Long story short, after carefully routing the wiring on my motorcycle I come to find out that the unit is defective and I have to return the entire thing which means pulling the wiring back off the bike. Learn from my mistake, make sure you test the unit, including the wiring harness before taking the time to run wiring in its final place.
The GPS unit itself would power up on battery and on USB power but not via the powered cradle (even though the contacts on the cradle had the proper output voltage). Unfortunately while Garmin and the seller (GPSCity.com) were both friendly, neither were helpful. Garmin said to return it to the seller and GPSCity said to return it via Amazon which meant no exchange (exchange was not an offered option, only return) and the sale had ended so buying another one would have cost substantially more. Was that "bad" customer service? Not exactly, they were going by the letter of the policy. But neither Garmin nor GPSCity provided "good" customer service either and that's what distinguishes a company I'll continue to do business with versus one I won't.
It’s okay, if it works. I purchased a Zumo 396 in July, 2019. It has been used only briefly since, now will not charge. Only works with the charging cable plugged in. The battery is low and despite hours of attempting to charge with the provided cable, the battery remains uncharged.
Update: After more than a week of arguing with Garmin, they finally agreed to exchange the device. But in doing so, the representative disclosed an interesting fact. Here’s the quote: “Our device is designed to be in the motorcycle mount connected to power while in use. This requires a 12V power system to be available. This is mentioned in the manual in the installation instructions. When disconnected from this power source we have a suggested battery life of up to 4 hours. The only way to achieve the 4 hour battery life would be to have it on the lowest brightness setting and not being used for active navigation. With typical use you will only see up to a couple hours. ”
In the owners manual: "WARNING! Garmin® strongly recommends having an experienced installer with the proper knowledge of electrical systems install the device. Incorrectly wiring the power cable can result in damage to the vehicle or the battery and can cause bodily injury."
There are no other instructions how to hook up the electrical cable. NONE. Garmin could have fitted an inline fuse but didn't. With an inline fuse you just need to connect it directly to the battery and your good to go but nope. For the protection of the device you need to hook the negative line up to a fuse in the fuse box. Garmin doesn't offer this advice either in the installation manual. You just have to know.
I can't get the device to boot up. The instructions also talk about starting up the GPS by using the USB cable. That doesn't work either. I guess the device only works when it's hooked up to the motorcycle battery with their proprietary power connector that comes with the unit.
Somewhat annoying but not a deal breaker... The USB port is a generation or 2 behind. It uses a USB 2.0 Mini 5B. Really old cell phones use to use this type of connector. I don't even think those cell phones are around anymore. Maybe they are but, that's not the point. It's an old style port on this years GPS model that you pay a hefty price for new technology.
I don't know if the device is any good to use or not. I can't get it to start up so I gave all the qualities of the device 1 star.
So I'm stuck. I can either drop it off to the dealership to have the cable connected by having a new fuse installed (probably -$200 or more shop time) or research on the internet how to install an inline fuse. I'll try the inline fuse first because hopefully that's the easiest, I don't know.
I'm extremely unhappy with this purchase. The installation instructions for connecting the power are basically missing. You're only provided with a warning to consult with a professional.
I would say to skip this purchase unless your completely comfortable with motorcycle wiring or you don't mind dropping more money at the dealership (or researching how to install an inline fuse).
It was great at first then the problem started. 1) The unit would power off then back on. Garmin warrantied the cable and mount. Problem was fixed for a few months. 2) They sent another cable/mount replacement. Again, problem fixed for a few months. 3) Third cable/mount sent. Same problem! 4) They sent me a new Navigation. Worked for several more months then the problem came back. 5) They sent me another cable/mount. Worked for several months. Problem came back. 6) It’s out of warranty now and the problem still there. 7) DON’T BUY THIS CRAP!