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  • Offline Merlot

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    Zumo 660
    on: Mar 02, 2019, 04.56 pm
    Mar 02, 2019, 04.56 pm
    Hi, am I missing something?  The Zumo 660 seems quite expensive compared to other versions of Garmin Zumos.  A  quick browse of ebay shows a new Garmin Zumo 346 at 269.95, a used 340LM for 165 but the 660s go for that (or sometimes more).   What's so good about the 660 compared to the others?
    I don't (yet) have a Sat Nav and never really used one, am in two minds...

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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #1 on: Mar 03, 2019, 05.07 am
    Mar 03, 2019, 05.07 am
    All I can say is mine has been working flawlessly for 9 years in all weather along with a few drops 👍
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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #2 on: Mar 03, 2019, 09.41 am
    Mar 03, 2019, 09.41 am
    I currently se the Zumo 550, one of the earlier models.   But I've been thinking of upgrading to the 660.    they are expensive but I gather from other forum members  :020: that they are worth having.

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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #3 on: Mar 03, 2019, 10.22 am
    Mar 03, 2019, 10.22 am
    What's so good about the 660 compared to the others ( 346 / 340 ) ?

    As far as I am aware, the Mounting Cradle for the 346 & 340 only has a connection
    for Power ( 12V + & - ), whereas the 660 has additional connectors including  Microphone
    and "Audio Out" connections. and a Mini USB connector for an optional Traffic Receiver.
    The 660 Audio Out connector can be used to connect directly to the Trophy NAV Audio Inpiut.

    The 46 & 340 Models  have a Bluetooth connection - to connect to a Mobile Phone
    and to your helmet Bluetooth Headset.

    Depending on how you want to use the Garmin, you would need to check the capabilities
    of your Bluetooth Headset, to see whether it will also allow simultaneous connection to the
    Trophy Audio system.


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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #4 on: Mar 03, 2019, 03.26 pm
    Mar 03, 2019, 03.26 pm
    *Originally Posted by Merlot [+]
    Hi, am I missing something?  The Zumo 660 seems quite expensive compared to other versions of Garmin Zumos.  A  quick browse of ebay shows a new Garmin Zumo 346 at 269.95, a used 340LM for 165 but the 660s go for that (or sometimes more).   What's so good about the 660 compared to the others?
    I don't (yet) have a Sat Nav and never really used one, am in two minds...

    I have been an advocate of Garmin for years, thus my Forum name, but have been more and more using my smartphone and Google maps.  As in all things, there are pros and cons but I find the functionality of Google maps and their constant updates, traffic information and ability to find stuff to be so easy and effective.  I currently have a Garmin 595LM but during the last year have more effectively used my iPhone X Max, in a weatherproof case and Google maps, I also use the Guru App for following cycle routes.  Definately worth considering especially if you already use a Smartphone.

    Just my $0.02 worth.
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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2019, 05.29 pm
    Mar 03, 2019, 05.29 pm
    I ended up going with the Zumo 396. Much cheaper but you do lose the external audio output. I wasn't too concerned with that since I tend to find NAV audio irritating anyway.

    I have the Zumo paired via Bluetooth to my phone only for traffic data. My Trophy still has just my Sena and my phone (for calls) synced to it. Took a bit of fiddling with the Garmin and my Android phone to get it to sync audio and phone calls to the bike and data to the GPS.

    I'm not sure the traffic data portion is working correctly though even though the Garmin and my phone both say they're paired together. I haven't felt the need to troubleshoot further though since here in California we can lane split anyway so I rarely run into any traffic issues that impact me to a large degree (unless a freeway is closed or something like that).

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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2019, 07.14 pm
    Mar 21, 2019, 07.14 pm
    Good choice. The 60 is a perfectly good GPS, but it's been discontinued for many years, and is no longer supported with meaningful firmware updates, etc. I have a 665 that I love (same unit + XM radio), but I don't use it any more. I use the 595 which is more expensive, but makes up for it by having way fewer features and generally not being as good as the old one. The one you bought is the latest generation, and is likely to be a fine piece of kit.

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    Re: Zumo 660
    Reply #7 on: Apr 22, 2019, 07.01 pm
    Apr 22, 2019, 07.01 pm
    I use the Garmin 340LM. When we installed it we ran a 3mm audio lead beside the the fitting kit and I just plug the lead into the bottom of the Garmin and it comes through the speakers no problem.  Saved a lot of money. To be honest I usually have the audio off.


    Cheers, Donald