Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS Review

Garmin International has released two new additions to their range of GPS navigators for motorcycle riders. The Zumo 595LM was introduced to the public along with the 395LM. Both models feature the brand’s Adventurous Routing so motorists on every journey can pick the level of curves and hilly terrain that they want to encounter.

The 595LM offers a handsome list of innovative features particularly built for the serious motorcycle rider with the launch of advantageous features, excellent ride alerts plus music-streaming options and a lot more.

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS device


The device measures at 14.9 x 9.7 x 3.3 cm and features a display size of 10.8 x 6.5 cm. It has a display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a transflective display. The unit’s overall weight is 374.5 grams and has a water rating of IPX7.

Other specifications of this motorcycle GPS are as follows:

  • Rechargeable and removable lithium-iron battery
  • Provides up to 4 hours of battery life
  • Preloaded street maps
  • Lifetime map updates
  • Takes in data cards like microSD
  • Customizable points of interests
  • 1000 choice locations and waypoints
  • Lane assist
  • Junction view
  • Route avoidance
  • Bluetooth technology
  • Speed limit indicator
  • Observe pending points of interest down the route
  • MP3 player
  • Trip planner
  • Trip log
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System support (sensors sold separately)
  • Smartphone link compatible
  • Smart notifications
  • 3D terrain

The package includes the following:

  • Preloaded City Navigator for North America
  • Lifetime maps
  • Motorcycle mount and hardware
  • Motorcycle power cable
  • Automotive suction cup mount
  • Manual

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS - specifications and features

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS - additional specifications and features

What to Expect

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS - great city directionsThe Zumo 595LM is the improvement of the Zumo 590LM and it has some useful and interesting new features.

Now you can have a safer, more secure ride with the help of the 595LM and your smartphone. The device is capable of connecting users to on-air traffic and weather information by means of the Smartphone Link7 application. This application facilitates LiveTrack, a great feature that allows your friends and family to know where you are at any moment in real time.

It’s other features are, useful notifications to signal drivers of changes in speed, animal and railroad crossings, school zones and forthcoming abrupt curves.

Motorists are alerted when driving the wrong directions on a one-way street and the device even signals riders to keep tabs on state helmet regulations. Bikers are also provided alerts for speed cameras and adjoining red light.

If you happened to embark on a longer journey, the unit will alert you to go and take some much needed break with its fatigue warning4 system. It will also provide you with suggestions on places nearby where you can crash after continuous traveling. The unit’s Up Ahead feature also allows riders to regard places of interest and markers along the road without removing the map view option on the display of the navigator.

The Easy Route Shaping permits riders to include your selected points on the map so they can fine-tune their routes to their liking. This makes for an easier ride throughout your chosen spots or adhere to particular directions.

Garmin Zumo 595LM Motorcycle GPS - many programmed POIYour days of worrying over unfilled gas tanks are no more, because the device features an integrated computer with a digital fuel gauge. Riders can easily guess how much longer they can ride before they run out of gas. The unit’s helpful fuel stop notifications urge bikers when it’s high time to stock fuel, then provide locations of the nearest gas stations.

There is also a speed limit indicator that tells riders to throttle down when needed. In addition, it has a digital compass display wherein a record of points of interests help you track down motorcycle repair shops in case your ride breaks down during a journey.

Your ride’s mileage, performed maintenance procedures and service dates are taken care of by the unit’s Service History Log so you will be kept updated with your bike’s health.

One of the 595LM’s most notable feature is the Garmin Real Directions, which provides vocalized “turn by turn directions.” It also presents riders guides by way of identifiable landmarks, traffic lights and structures. And with the help of Foursquare data, the device comes with plenty of newfangled and known areas riders can discover.

Direct Access lets riders make their travels simpler by providing thorough information about certain spots while Junction View shows representative views of intersections on your route. The Tire Pressure Monitoring offers added protection together with the brand’s optional available Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor6.

Hands-free calls are yours to take and make by way of a corresponding smartphone, helmet or headset. The device’s music streaming option is also one good way to make that ride enjoyable. Riders can even stream playlists from music service sites like Spotify and Pandora. And if you are the type who loves recording highlights of your trip, you can do so with the Garmin VIRB series. The 595LM is not available on the market yet so come back regularly to check when you can order it!