Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS Review

Garmin has recently unveiled not only one but two brand-new additions on their GPS motorcycle navigators range; the Zumo 395LM and the 595LM. The model promises a slew of remarkable features so let’s dig in and discover more of what this particular model has to offer.

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS device

Specifications

The 395LM comes with a 4.3-inch film and is designed to give assistance to bikers in terms of better routes and safer rides via rider alerts and other highlights.

It measures at 13.0 x 9.4 x 3.0 cm and has a display size of 9.4 x 5.6 cm. The display resolution features 480 x 272 pixels and the type comes in WQVGA color TFT with a white backlight. It weighs at 270 grams and has a water rating of IPX7.

Other specs are as follows:

  • Comes with rechargeable lithium-iron battery
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life
  • Preloaded street maps
  • Lifetime map updates
  • Takes in data cards like the microSD
  • Customizable points of interests
  • 1000 locations and waypoints
  • Lane assistance
  • Junction views
  • Route avoidance
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Speed limit meter
  • MP3 player
  • Garmin Adventurous Routing
  • Rider alerts
  • Trip planner
  • Trip logs
  • Optional Tire pressure monitoring system

Package includes:

  • Motorcycle mount and power cable
  • Mounting hardware
  • Automotive suction cup mount
  • Manual

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS - specifications and features

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS - mounted on handlebarWhat to Expect

One highlights of the model is Garmin’s very own Adventurous Riding. This feature helps riders find excellent routes between points, and these routes include curved, meandering tracks and routes on hilly locations. The accompanying rider alerts are also a good help for because it signals bikers of forthcoming abrupt corners and animal-frequented spots.

Riders are also given alerts to helmet laws so they can keep tabs on this particular legal requirement. In fact, the model features varying kinds of alerts so riders will have a safe trip throughout. There are alerts for adjoining speed cameras and red lights and even notifications for potential resting areas, a nice feature that will soften the blow on those long, hot road trips.

The model includes the Up Ahead feature, and this lets users view landmarks and POIs throughout their itinerary, all without ditching the map view on the navigation display of the unit. In addition, the Easy Route Shaping allows users to put in a favored point on the map so they can tweak their routes.

Riders won’t have to worry about running on an empty bike because the 395LM has an integrated trip computer with a digital fuel gauge. Fuel stop notifications will suggest refueling procedures for rider and even offer nearby gas stations.

Speed limit indicators also prompt bikers to reduce speed while the model’s Service History Log will keep you updated with your bike’s mileage, maintenance procedures and service dates. If your motorbike breaks down, the unit’s digital compass display plus its accompanying record of POIs will help you track down motorcycle repair services.

The brand’s Real Directions figures prominently on the model with its speaking street names feature. In addition, because of Foursquare information, the unit is packed with loads of popular and uncharted territories to travel around. With the Direct Access, riders can make navigation easier by picking difficult destinations and it will present comprehensive data regarding the area starting at the entrance.

There are free map updates for this unit so you will be kept informed of new routes and revise your POIs as well. The Lane assist with its supplementary junction view shows intersections and crossroads on your route to simplify your navigation while going through difficult changeovers.

For an even safer, secured ride, the unit is attuned with the brand’s Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor6, which is sold individually. Riders only have to add one TPMS for every tire and it will only operate correctly with metal valve stems. The Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor6 feature employs wireless technology to convey tire pressure information so you can see it straight on the unit’s display.

Another additional accessory that can give your ride a boost is the Garmin VIRB HD cameras, which are sold separately. The model is perfectly compatible with this add-on and with this device, users will be able to record their road adventures anytime they please.

Have an enjoyable ride by listening to your choice sounds. The model lets users regulate music and broadcasting from a matching smartphone or MP3 player.

Lastly, riders can make and accept phone calls by synching the unit with their smartphones and a matching helmet or headset. Riders won’t have to ditch their gloves or helmet to talk to their friends or loved ones. Tuck your phone securely in the pockets of your pants or your bag and the unit will provide you hands-free phone calls without getting sidetracked.

The Garmin Zumo 395LM motorcycle GPS device will come onto the markt very shortly. Stay tuned!