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Monitoring Tire Pressure In Real-Time

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:34pm
Garmin

Garmin (Olathe, KS) recently announced the zūmo 390LM GPS navigator – a stylish, rugged, sunlight readable, and glove-friendly touchscreen device that helps keep motorcyclists on track, on and off the road. Mounted on the handlebars or in the car (motorcycle and car mounts included), the zūmo 390LM’s design offers the flexibility riders want.

“In addition to features like the Service History Log, lane assist with junction view, and TracBack, the zūmo 390LM adds improved Bluetooth functionality, new Curvy Roads feature, and motorcyclists can now monitor their tire pressure in real-time with the new Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “It’s light-weight and easy to mount, includes lifetime map updates, and can handle the toughest weather conditions.”

With the zūmo 390LM, Garmin has updated its popular Motorcycle series to make it more than just another GPS navigator. zūmo 390LM features Bluetooth wireless technology that allows riders to simply connect their zūmo with their mobile phone and a Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet to make and receive calls on the go. With it, motorcyclists are free to talk on their phones without having to remove their gloves or helmet. Riders can also call points of interest through the zūmo Bluetooth interface, perfect for a last-minute change of plans or a quick pit stop for food and fuel. zūmo 390LM can transmit voice-guided navigation to motorcyclists’ compatible headsets or helmets. Hearing street names and navigation commands lets riders keep their focus on the road and truly enjoy the ride.

zūmo 390LM is the first in the motorcycle series from Garmin to be compatible with the new integrated  Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor3 (TPMS). Add a sensor for each tire and easily monitor the pressure using the zūmo display. The system works with up to 4 tires in any configuration. One TPMS sensor is required for each tire. Also, the Service History Log lets cruising enthusiasts record the date, mileage, and type of maintenance performed on their motorcycles. Tire mileage, tire changes, tire pressure, chain cleanings, oil changes, new spark plugs – almost anything you can think of, zūmo will keep a record of it.

Whether riding during a bright summer day or a moonless fall night, the zūmo 390LM has motorcycle-friendly features any rider will appreciate. With its Curvy Roads feature, zūmo 390LM will allow riders to select and navigate routes on winding roads to their destination—making each new trip a memorable experience. Its large touchscreen color display is housed in a case that resists fuel sprays and UV rays. The zūmo 390LM puts all the information you need in an easy-to-read format as you travel down the road. It features a glove-friendly intuitive interface that makes entering information as easy as shifting gears. The zūmo 390LM speaks street names and will deliver turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions, such as “turn right on Route 66,” via the built-in speaker headphone jack or through a compatible Bluetooth helmet or headset.

BaseCamp  compatible, the zūmo 390LM makes it easy for motorcyclists to plan their next ride. BaseCamp, a free software program from Garmin, allows users to create routes and waypoints from their computer and transfer them to the zūmo. After an open road or off the beaten path adventure, send the ride to BaseCamp to share the adventure with friends and relive the experience.

The zūmo 390LM offers you the convenience of lifetime map updates, which provide up-to-date mapping and current information about businesses like restaurants, ATMs, hospitals, and more. With the easy-to-use premium navigation search bar, zūmo returns results for points of interest (POIs) as they are typed, providing a faster, more intuitive experience. There’s also a speed limit indicator, and Exit Services displays gas stations, food and lodging, ATMs, and rest areas for upcoming exits. With the TracBack feature, riders can really let their minds be free and ride wherever the road takes them, as it is now as easy as a button push to navigate along that same route back to where the adventure started. zūmo 390LM also lets riders, following a planned route, be in complete control as they can now skip waypoints with a couple taps of the screen.

No more guessing which lane motorcyclists need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides riders to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on the route, along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

To see the zūmo 390LM in action, please visit www.garmin.com/zumo.

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