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I was just on the Garmin site and saw that they now have a zumo 450. The 450 is exactly the same as the 550, but without text-to-speach, XM or blue tooth. Doesn't it just figure that those are the features I DON'T use on my 550.

Ah well, I guess I'll just have to suck it up...
 

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Did you give up on your iway?
 

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Yes, I sent the third one back and got a refund instead of a fourth.
 

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I just read about this over on the Zumo forum -- http://razorbiker.com/zumo/ -- amazing. Evidently Garmin feels they have something with the Zumo and have trimmed it down for a specific audience that, well... just like you've mentioned: those who don't care to use the missing features. I'm sure they know what they're doing. I would've thought they would've at least waited a FY quarter to get the sales info on what is now the parent unit.

Can you spell "saturation?"

BTW, love my Zumo, er, make that "Big Zumo." :wink:
 

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Rastoff said:
I was just on the Garmin site and saw that they now have a zumo 450. The 450 is exactly the same as the 550, but without text-to-speach, XM or blue tooth. Doesn't it just figure that those are the features I DON'T use on my 550.
Please forgive my stupid question. What is text-to-speach?

Thanks
Mack
 

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If we assume the discounted street price margins are going to be the same for the 450, I would expect to see it available for less than $500 eventually.

It's interesting to note that the 450 doesn't include the automotive cradle 12V automotive power cable or the AC adapter...

I'm not sure that it's much of a bargain in that case - the retail price of those accessories is $146 - that takes the price difference (assuming you'll want to use it in your car and in the house) to about $100.

Not enough of a difference to justify it (IMHO)
 

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Good info Jon, I didn't notice that. I feel better now. 8)
 

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LaMonster said:
Give me a 5" screen and I'm all over it. :D
Hey LaMonster:
If I remember correctly, you had sent your iway 500c back for the 10th time. Have you got it back and is it working allright?

I just sent back #1 for touch screen problems, lasted 1 day :shock:

Take Care
 
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