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Rugged GPS receiver with very fast auto-routing and route optimization, voice guidance, color display with touchscreen, integrated world and Europe/Africa map, pre-installed detailed map of Europe plus USB and BlueTooth interface. Equipped with MP3 player and image viewer. Traffic receiver and travel guides available as options. Well suited for all kinds of vehicles, particularly motor bikes, but also suitable as hand held device.

The GARMIN Zumo 550 provides very fast automatic route calculation and optimization by reordering routes with multiple via-points, visual and voice guidance, has a large, easy to read color display with touchscreen, an extremely sensitive antenna, an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. It has a multi-lingual user interface and is easy to use, either via the touchscreen or the conveniently located buttons.
The Zumo 550 has enough built-in memory to store pre-installed, detailed maps of all of Europe with even more information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. A DVD City Navigator Europe V9 NT plus a free unlock code is also included. In addition, it is equipped with approx. 300 MB memory to store information such as waypoints, MP3 files and pictures. This model also has a speech computer to announce the names of the roads and to read audible books.
The Zumo 550 is equipped with a BlueTooth interface to communicate with mobile phones which have the required communication capabilities in order to call car rental offices, hotels, restaurants etc. whose phone numbers are stored on the GPS with a single touch on the screen. It can also act as a hands-free extension set to the phones.
Finally, the Zumo 550 has a slot for an optional SD memory module to store additional detailed maps or data such as MP3 files or images and it supports an optional TMC receiver to incorporate traffic news. It provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples).

An alternate spelling is GARMIN Zümo 550.


Contents: Features - Navigation - Overview - Main Pages - Price - Options - Downloads - Order


Features:

GARMIN Zumo 550
  • Integrated 12 channel receiver with extremely sensitive built-in SiRFstar III antenna, connector for external GPS antenna (external antenna available as an option).
  • User interface in 22 languages (Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK and US), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish).
  • Voice prompting in 27 languages (Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia, UK and US), Finnish, French (Canadian and French), German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuania, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Europe), Romania, Serbia, Slovenian, Spanish (US and Europe) and Swedish).
  • Integrated world map (overview) with countries of all continents including major cities.
  • Integrated base map of Europe, Africa and the near East with countries, waters, towns, highways, major roads and city maps. Navigational information are available for the following countries: country list.
  • Built-in memory with pre-installed detailed map of Europe (City Navigator Europe V9 NT) with local roads, addresses and points of interest plus slot for SecureDigital memory card (SD memory cards available as options).
  • Routing speed: 12.77 (see GPS Routing Speed for details).
  • Supports optional FM traffic news receiver. Receives and processes traffic news messages broadcasted by radio stations. If the GPS receives a message about a traffic jam, blocked road etc. along the planned route, it can automatically compute a detour. Traffic news messages are broadcasted by many radio stations in various European countries including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. These messages are broadcasted for free and do not require any subscriptions. The TMC receiver works independent from the car radio and finds stations with traffic news messages automatically.
  • BlueTooth interface to communicate with mobile phones which have the required communication capabilities in order to call car rental offices, hotels, restaurants etc. whose phone numbers are stored on the GPS with a single touch on the screen. It can also act as a hands-free extension set to the mobile phones. The Zumo 550 is equipped with a built-in microphone. An external microphone is available as an option for all thre models.
  • MP3 player, listen to your favorite music while travelling
  • Audible book reader, reads audible books; download audible books from the Internet
  • Picture viewer, displays pictures and provides various options, such as zooming, rotation and autoplay slide show.
  • Various travel guides available as options.
  • Suited as a hand held device or to be used in any kind of vehicles. Comes with power cable and mounting kit with suction cup for quick mounting and dismounting to easily remove the GPS receiver (seamless switching between cars, theft protection etc.), does not require any installation.
  • Mounting kit for motor bikes plus power cord with open ends is also included.
  • Large, illuminated, easy to read LCD display with automatic backlight adjustment, dimension: 72x54 mm (2.8x2.1 inches), resolution: 320x240 pixels, 65536 colors.
  • Easy to operate via touchscreen or conveniently located buttons. The later is particularly useful when wearing gloves while driving a motor bike.
  • Manual or automatic switching of the display between daytime and nighttime, based on time and the current position (changes the colors of the display between sunset and sunrise for more comfortable viewing) Daytime: bright background, nighttime: dark background.
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes (conforms to IPX7).
  • Powered by built-in battery (lasts up to 4 h) or by an external 12/24 V power source, such as car's cigarette lighter or a connector on a motor bike. One power cord with a plug for cigarette lighter plus one power cord with open ends included. Battery user replaceable, replacement battery available as an option.
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available).
  • Data exchange with PC via USB connector (connection cable included).
  • Supports WAAS/EGNOS
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures 0 .. 60°C (32 .. 140°F)
  • Dimensions: 122x99x41 mm (4.8x3.9x1.6 inches)
  • Weight: 300 g (10.6 ounces)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

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Information for navigation:

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GARMIN Zumo 550 overview:

Overview of the GARMIN Zumo 550

(Images not to scale)

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Main pages of the Zumo 550:

Note: The images below show the display of the Zumo 550 in reduce resolution (240x180 instead of 320x240 pixels). Many of the pages are configurable, the pictures are just examples.

Main Menu Settings (1/2) Settings (2/2)
GARMIN Zumo 550 Main Menu GARMIN Zumo 550 Settings (page 1 of 2) GARMIN Zumo 550 Settings (page 2 of 2)
  • Status bar with GPS signal strength, BlueTooth info, status of the battery (only shown when running on battery), current time

  • Search destination
  • Show map

  • Telephone functions (only shown when connected to a mobile phone)
  • Traffic news (only shown when connected to a TMC receiver)
  • MP3 player
  • Settings
  • Map settings: Level of details, map view, map pointer, map information (map versions)
  • System settings: GPS mode, safe mode (locks GPS while driving for your own safety), device lock for theft protection, system information (firmware version)
  • Locale settings: Home country, text language, voice language, time fo, Ausschlüsse (zu vermeidende Strassen)
  • rmat (24h or AM/PM), time zone, daylight saving preference, units for distance
  • User data: Home address, data transfer between GPS and PC (user waypoints, routes, tracks, pictures, music), image viewer
  • Volume settings: Separate settings for music and spoken navigation directions
  • BlueTooth settings: Activate/deactivate BlueTooth, connect telephone, connect headset, troubleshooting

  • Back to main menu
  • Restore default settings
  • To second page
  • Navigation settings: Routing preferences (fastest or shortest route), type of vehicle: (car/motorbike, truck, bus, emergency, taxi), avoidances (roads to avoid)
  • Display settings: Color mode (automatic or manual switching between day and night), welcome screen, brightness (automatic or manual adjustment), screenshot (saves the current display as BMP file)
  • Keyboard settings
  • Traffic settings: Automatic or manual station selection
  • Proximity alarm setting

  • Back to main menu
  • Restore default settings
  • To first page
Search (1/2) Search (2/2) Attraction
GARMIN Zumo 550 Search (page 1 of 2) GARMIN Zumo 550 Search (page 2 of 2) GARMIN Zumo 550 Attraction (point of interest)
  • Find address (country, city or ZIP code, street, number)
  • Go home (home address must be set by the user in advance)
  • Search for names, auto services (dealers, rentals, rest areas, repair shops, tourist information), banks and ATMs, shopping, recreation (various sports centers, gardens, parks, resorts), food (restaurants), communities and government (libraries, court houses, border crossings, police stations, post offices, city halls, schools, centers), hospitals, parking, attractions (land marks, museums, parks, halls, stadiums, amusement parks, wineries, zoos), gas stations, transportation (car rentals, railway stations, airports), entertainment (bars, casinos, cinemas, night clubs, theaters), lodging (hotels)
  • Recently found places
  • User waypoints
  • Saved routes

  • Back to main menu
  • Look for places near another locations (not near the current location)
  • To second page

The Zumo appears as an additional drive on the computer to transfer waypoints.

  • Find attractions (requires the installation of an optional travel guide)
  • Find road intersections
  • Find cities
  • Browse the map
  • Find coordinates

  • Back to main menu
  • Look for places near another locations (not near the current location)
  • To first page
  • Name of the attraction (point of interest)
  • Address of the attraction
  • Phone number of the attraction
  • Set attraction as final destination or as via point

  • Back to previous page
  • Show attraction on map
  • Save attraction as waypoint
Map Day Mode Map Night Mode Trip Computer
GARMIN Zumo 550 Map during day time GARMIN Zumo 550 Map during night time GARMIN Zumo 550 Trip Computer
  • Direction
  • Map (classic two dimensional view, map with either north or your direction of travel at the top) with pointer (car symbol, choice of different symbols, user can create own symbols)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Current speed, touch to show trip computer
  • To main menu
  • Current driving direction, touch to see all directions

Day mode, bright background for better contrast.

  • Direction
  • Map (classic two dimensional view, map with either north or your direction of travel at the top) with pointer (car symbol, choice of different symbols, user can create own symbols)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Current speed, touch to show trip computer
  • To main menu
  • Current driving direction, touch to see all directions

Night mode, dark background to avoid distraction.

  • Current driving direction
  • Current speed
  • Fuel gauge (Zumo estimates fuel left based on average fuel consumption and distance driven, alarm when fuel left for less than 30 miles (approx. 50 km))
  • Travelled distance for current trip (trip odometer)
  • Maximum speed

  • Back to previous page
  • Reset trip values (trip odometer, time information, maximum speed)
  • More information: Total time, total moving time, total stopped time
3D Map Autozoom Travel Guide
GARMIN Zumo 550 3D map GARMIN Zumo 550 Autozoom GARMIN Zumo 550 Travel Guide
  • Direction
  • Map (three dimensional view with your direction of travel at the top) with pointer (car symbol, choice of different symbols, user can create own symbols) and planned route (violet)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Current speed, touch to show trip computer
  • Estimated arrival time at destination
  • To main menu
  • Distance to next turn, touch to see all directions

In this view, the display can manually or automatically change between day and night mode too.

  • Highly zoomed map with detailed view of next turn (will be display automatically when approaching a turn)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Direction
  • Distance to next turn
  • Time to next turn

  • Back to previous page
  • To next turn
  • To previous turn
  • Name and description of point of interest
  • Compute route to this point of interest (Go!)

  • Back to previous page
  • Show point of interest on map
  • Show more information

Requires optional travel guide.

MP3-Player Image Viewer Telephone
GARMIN Zumo 550 MP3-Player GARMIN Zumo 550 Image Viewer GARMIN Zumo 550 Telephone
  • Information about title, artist and record
  • Played time / total time
  • Volume, backward, forward, play
  • Repeat
  • Random play (shuffle)

  • Back to previous page
  • Browse titles

The Zumo appears as an additional drive on the computer to transfer MP3 files.

  • Images (touch image to enlarge or rotate)

  • Back to previous page
  • Show all images as a slide show
  • Show previous images
  • Show next images

The Zumo appears as an additional drive on the computer to transfer images.

  • Phone book (the Zumo receives the phone book entries when connecting)
  • List of car rentals, hotels, restaurants and other attractions, whoes phone numbers are stored on the GPS. Call with a single touch.
  • Manually dial a phone number
  • List of incoming and outgoing calls
  • Call home
  • Voice dial (if supported by mobile phone)

  • Back to previous page
  • Show status of connection

Requires a mobile phone which supports BlueTooth.

Traffic Messages Traffic Message Map with Traffic Incident
GARMIN Zumo 550 Traffic Messages GARMIN Zumo 550 Traffic Message in Detail GARMIN Zumo 550 Map with Traffic Incident
  • Color code (green = traffic still flowing, yellow = traffic partially congested, red = traffic is heavily congested or stopped)
  • Type of traffic obstruction (road construction, congestion, traffic information, road condition, other incident, accident)
  • Name of affected road
  • Distance from current location to traffic incident
  • Direction from current location to traffic incident

  • Back to previous page
  • Show traffic incident on map
  • Previous traffic incidents
  • Next traffic incidents
  • Details of traffic incident with affected road, city, severity and detailed description of incident

  • Back to previous page
  • Show traffic incident on map
  • Map with traffic incident

  • Back to previous page
Requires optional TMC receiver.
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Price:

This model has been discontinued; however, you can still order options for the Zumo 550.

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Options:

External microphone for hands free set for mobile phone Add item to shopping basket CHF 17 | EUR 15 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 | EUR 21 [Picture and details]
Power cord for motor bike with open ends Add item to shopping basket CHF 28 | EUR 24 [Picture and details]
Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 | EUR 13 [Picture and details]
External GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 44 | EUR 38 [Picture and details]
Extension cable for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 | EUR 39 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable BNC to MCX for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 | EUR 25 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable MCX to BNC for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 | EUR 34 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit with suction cup for windshields in cars etc. Add item to shopping basket CHF 109 | EUR 95 [Picture and details]
Motorcycle mounting bracket Add item to shopping basket CHF 90 | EUR 79 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for motorcycle mounting bracket Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 | EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Case Add item to shopping basket CHF 21 | EUR 18 [Picture and details]
4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 | EUR 8 [Picture and details]
8.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
16.0 GB micro SD memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 | EUR 17 [Picture and details]
Travel guide Marco Polo Northwest Europe (Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands) Add item to shopping basket CHF 30 | EUR 26 [Picture and details]
Travel guide Fodor's North America (Canada and USA) Artikel in Warenkorb legen CHF 45 | EUR 39 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Zumo 550 in detail.

MapSource, various µSD memory cards, DVDs and CDroms with topographic and street maps (products on DVD or CDrom require a computer and a cable for data exchange).

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates for the GARMIN Zumo 550:

Note: We suggest to use WebUpdater to update the firmware, language files and other optional software of your GPS. However - like the firmware upgrade shown above - WebUpdater does not update any maps.

If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.
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Order:

To order options for the GARMIN Zumo 550 please:

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