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ADV NewsGarmin Unveils New zūmo XT All-Terrain GPS Motorcycle Navigator

Garmin Unveils New zūmo XT All-Terrain GPS Motorcycle Navigator

New rugged, all-terrain motorcycle navigator designed for adventure.

Published on 03.04.2020

Garmin has 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-resistant 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.”

Garmin zumo XT GPS device

The zūmo XT boasts a great array of features, 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, 4×4 roads, and much more. Garmin Explore helps adventure seekers easily plan trips and later access routes, tracks, and waypoints across their electronic devices including the zūmo XT, a smartphone or a computer. In addition, riders can access stunning Birdseye Satellite Imagery with direct-to-device downloads that do not require a subscription.

Garmin zumo XT motorcycle GPS device


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 import 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 calling, rider alerts for potential hazards, automatic incident notifications for family or loved ones in case an incident occurs, and the option to pair the zūmo XT with a compatible Garmin inReach Satellite Communicator for two-way texting, critical location sharing, and interactive SOS. 

Garmin zumo XT motorcycle GPS device

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 has been released with a suggested retail price of $499.99. To learn more, visit

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Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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10 thoughts on “Garmin Unveils New zūmo XT All-Terrain GPS Motorcycle Navigator

    • Bigger & significantly brighter screen.
      Wifi update on software, maps, routes and waypoints
      Preloaded Topo maps
      Much improved routing especially getting you back on route after deviating and
      automatically skip via points.

      Yea, i see what you mean.

      • .5 inches bigger, Wifi, I have TOPO, routing remains to be seen. I don’t have issues with routing and don’t need to auto skip via points. I got mine for same price on Amazon. Like I said not much different.

  1. They call it an adventure GPS – but still it’s ”painting over” the roads with the pink route line. No way to see if its going to guide you over a highway or a tractor trail in the woods. Thats the reason why I still see many riders pray for a long life of their 276/278c.

  2. Do not use ‘turn-by-turn’ navigation commands. Instead use the Track line feature. Now you can easily see highway vs. mule path…..


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