OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the zūmo XT all-terrain GPS motorcycle navigator, designed to help riders venture on and off the beaten path. The glove-friendly zūmo 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 zūmo XT is rain-resistant1 and forged to military grade 810G drop test standards. Riders will also appreciate the zūmo 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 zūmo 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,” said 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 zūmo XT in traditional landscape or portrait mode.”
The zūmo 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 zūmo navigators – can explore new places thanks to preloaded topographic maps that show public land boundaries, 4x4 roads, and much more. Garmin Explore™2 helps adventure seekers easily plan trips and later access routes, tracks, and waypoints across their electronic devices including the zūmo XT, a smartphone3 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 zūmo XT’s lineup of options that include the HISTORY® database of notable sites, iOverlander™ points of interest, Ultimate Public Campgrounds, 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 import3 their favorite tried-and-true GPX files after pairing their phones to the zūmo 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 live4 traffic and weather.
Designed with built-in convenience, the zūmo XT offers a number of safety features, including Bluetooth® hands-free calling5, rider alerts for potential hazards6, automatic incident notifications for family or loved ones in case an incident occurs, and the option to pair the zūmo XT with a compatible7 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 zūmo 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 zūmo XT without the hassle of using a computer. Riders can hardwire the device to constant power or rely on the zūmo XT’s extended battery life that can last up to 6 hours (3.5 hours with backlight settings at 100 percent brightness).
The zūmo XT is expected to be available in March with a suggested retail price of $499.99. To learn more, visit garmin.com/zūmo.
The zūmo 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 the demands of everyday driving.
For more than 30 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at newsroom.garmin.com, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, instagram.com/garmin, twitter.com/garminnews, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 IPX7 water rating; see garmin.com/waterrating for details.
2 Requires an active connection enabled with Wi-Fi wireless technology.
3 Requires zūmo to be paired with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. May require use of the Garmin Drive app. Learn more at Garmin.com.
4 Access to real-time data requires zūmo 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.
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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 zūmo are registered trademarks and Garmin Adventurous Routing and Garmin Drive are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. © HERE. All rights reserved. ©2020 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved. foursquare® and the foursquare® logos are registered trademarks of Foursquare Labs, Inc. All rights reserved. The HISTORY and the “H” logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC protected in the United States and other countries around the world. Satellite Imagery © 2020 Maxar Technologies (date of satellite imagery may vary). Copyright © 2020 Cyclops UK Limited. All rights reserved. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi logo are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance.
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