Most long range bikers are familiar with the Garmin Zumo navigators. The GPS fares well on most quality parameters that define a comfortable navigational experience. The new Garmin Zumo 390LM 4.3-Inch Motorcycle GPS Navigator brings in some unique as well as useful features for safe and smooth long biking trips.
Features at a glance
- Lifetime Free Traffic And Map Updates
- Compatible with Backup Camera (sold separately)
- Direct Access guides you directly to complex destinations
- Garmin Real Directions-guidance via on-road landmarks and traffic lights
- Foursquare app-search among millions of Points of Interests
- On-screen school zone warnings
- Brightly colored Lane-Assist with junction view
- 5 inch sharp and bright dual orientation display
- Does not rely on cellular signals
- With pre-loaded detailed maps of lower 49 US states
Review By Sarah Johnson
(Given below is a guest review post by Sarah Johnson. We asked her about the overall experience of using this device on a daily basis)
Dependable Navigational Guidance
I am a frequent traveler, blogger and a property dealer by profession. My job demands a lot of driving in order to meet new clients and to search new properties in remote locations. Finding the shortest route to new locations is sometimes a challenge and more so if you are not having a good navigator. Things become even more difficult when I have to direct the client to the same location. I also have to visit unknown locations in order to write my travel blog. Hence, I was looking for a really good GPS navigator which would act like a guiding star amidst the dense forests, lonely deserts, crowded streets and rugged mountains. I had one of the older versions from Garmin with a smaller screen and less features. Many of my colleagues and friends are already using advanced Garmin GPS units and post usage I can comment that buying the Nuvi 57LMT was a good decision.
TomTom is still the best navigator when you are contemplating on detailed map services. I know quite a few guys who wouldn’t embark on a road trip without their TomTom units.
The VIA series has been in the market for quite some time now with good reviews on most counts. The 1515M GPS has a cute 5.3 inch Touchscreen with 480 X 272 pixels resolution. The usual stuff such as USB cable, car charger, adhesive disk for dashboard mount and a detailed instruction manual are included in the box.