Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. today announced the Zumo XT all-terrain GPS motorcycle navigator, designed to help riders venture on and off the beaten path. The glove-friendly Zumo XT touchscreen introduces a new ultra-bright 5.5-inch display with crisp HD resolution.
Designed to withstand the most rigorous weather and rough terrain, the rugged Zumo XT is rain-resistant and forged to military-grade 810G drop test standards. Riders will also appreciate the Zumo XT’s versatility, with a quick push of a button they can easily toggle through street map views, topographic maps, or BirdsEye Satellite Imagery for the best possible view of their route.
The Zumo XT is able to take on any type of adventure, regardless of the weather or rugged terrain, it’s ready to venture wherever the rider chooses – Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.
“With its new, larger display offering an impressive ultra-bright touchscreen, riders will have the advantage of easily seeing their screen even on bright sunny days. Visibility of the route ahead is further enhanced with a choice to mount Zumo XT in traditional landscape or portrait mode.”
The Zumo XT boasts an impressive feature set, starting with new Garmin Adventurous Routing options that find the most thrilling and scenic routes. Adventure riders – seeking more than spoken turn-by-turn street directions from their Zumo navigators – can explore new places thanks to preloaded topographic maps that show public land boundaries, 4×4 roads, and much more.
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Garmin Explore helps adventure seekers easily plan trips and later access routes, tracks, and waypoints across their electronic devices including the Zumo XT, a smartphone or a computer. In addition, riders can access stunning Birdseye Satellite Imagery with direct-to-device downloads that do not require a subscription.
Sight-seeing has never been simpler with the Zumo XT’s lineup of options, including the HISTORY database of notable sites, iOverlander points of interest, Ultimate Public Campgrounds, and a U.S. National Parks directory, TripAdvisor traveler ratings, and Foursquare content – offering millions of popular places to explore.
Storing or sharing adventures is a snap with the new track recorder option built into the navigator. Users can wirelessly import their favorite tried-and-true GPX files after pairing their phones to the Zumo XT using the free Garmin Drive app. Additionally, the convenient Garmin Drive app will allow riders access to smart notifications, real-time fuel prices, and live traffic and weather.
Designed with built-in convenience, the Zumo XT offers a number of safety features, including Bluetooth hands-free calling, rider alerts for potential hazards, automatic incident notifications for family or loved ones in case an incident occurs, and the option to pair the Zumo XT with a compatible Garmin inReach Satellite Communicator for two-way texting, critical location sharing, and interactive SOS.
Motorcyclists can stream their favorite music tracks on their smartphones through the Zumo XT or by utilizing the MP3 music files stored on the navigator. Built-in Wi-Fi allows riders to easily update the maps and software on the Zumo XT without the hassle of using a computer. Riders can hardwire the device to constant power or rely on the Zumo XT’s extended battery life that can last up to 6 hours (3.5 hours with backlight settings at 100 percent brightness).
The Zumo XT is expected to be available in March with a suggested retail price of $499.99.
The Zumo XT is the latest from the consumer automotive segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles, and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet everyday driving demands.
For more than 30 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live active lifestyles. Garmin serves five primary markets: automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
1. IPX7 water rating; see garmin.com/waterrating for details.
2. Requires an active connection enabled with Wi-Fi wireless technology.
3. Requires Zumo to be paired with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. May require the use of the Garmin Drive app. Learn more at Garmin.com.
4. Access to real-time data requires Zumo to be paired with your smartphone running the Garmin Drive app. Learn more at garmin.com/driveapp.
5. Requires Bluetooth-compatible helmet, headset or smartphone; sold separately.
6. Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.
7. Garmin inReach sold separately; Active satellite subscriptions required for inReach device. Visit garmin.com for compatibility information.
About Garmin International Inc.:
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Garmin and Zumo are registered trademarks and Garmin Adventurous Routing and Garmin Drive are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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