GPS maker Garmin has announced its new zūmo 220 motorcycle GPS, a smaller—and less expensive—version of its zūmo motorcycle GPS series. The zūmo 220 packs a touch screen and the usual plethora of navigation functions, along with Bluetooth headset support, text-to-speech capability, and off-road travel options—and it’s built to withstand the sun, rain, and grit of life on the road.
The zūmo 220 features a 3.5-inch color touchscreen and comes preloaded with street-level maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico—and those maps sport more than 6 million points of interest like restaurants, gas stations, lodging, and tourist sites. The zūmo 220 can display heading, speed, altitude, and even offers a customizable fuel gauge that can be customized for a particular bike’s range: the unit also comes with both motorcycle and car mounts for easy transition between vehicles. Users can tap into text-to-speech directions using a built-in speaker or a Bluetooth-capable headset/helmet, and the unit also offers lane assist so drivers are sure to make their turns. The unit is also built to be tough, standing up to grit, fuel spray, water, sun, and other elements that can do in motorcycle GPS units.
Garmin expects to ship the zūmo 220 in March at a suggested price of $599.99.