Quick Zumo 590 Review

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Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:14 pm

Ive been running my faithful 550 then 660 for years, neither of which ever missed a beat.

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But my eyesight isnt as good as it used to be so upgraded to a 590 with the 5 inch screen

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So far the pros are:
Bigger screen
Much smoother interaction
Much better interface
No lag updating routes, track or maps
Fast searching for POI's
Much better visibility in direct sunlight than the 660.
Lifetime map upgrades
Once you get over the problem of narrow tracks (you can fix this easily if your computer savvy with profile editing)
Very usable with tracks and routes or both at the same time

Cons:
Much heavier and needs a sturdier mount.
Unusable if not powered, battery doesnt last very long at all.
Using tracks is useless out of the box as they are too narrow to view until you mess with profile editing.
Funny little bugs, sometimes tracks are on top of routes and sometimes the opposite
It has broken down twice due to crappy, very poor quality battery connectors, shame the unit is let down by a 2 cent part.

So far, both times it failed, was not on the bike in the middle of nowhere thankfully but Im a little skeptical as to its long term reliability.
Time will tell.
The older units may not be as fancy or as fast but they certainly appeared to be bulletproof.
Cowabunga dudes .......

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Re: Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by nevgriff64 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:06 pm

The 590 I have installed on the 1190 stopped working on me as well. I didn't have my lock key with me so I couldn't get it working until I was back at home which was annoying. Once I removed the unit and gave the bottom connectors a quick wipe it worked again.

Seems stupid that a small amount of dust could stop such an expensive piece of equipment that easily.

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Re: Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:13 pm

Last ride Dusty Wheels 590 died on the trip and it was another battery/connector/terminals issue.
All the problems seem to be around the connectors.
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Re: Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by nevgriff64 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:20 pm

Does anyone know what an easy fix is - other than stopping, removing, cleaning and reinstalling?

Obviously designed for faster riders that are out the front of the pack. :oops:

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Re: Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by Wodger63 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:08 am

No experience with the 590 but my 660 has been faultless for the last 3 years.
Been through hell and high water :D

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Re: Quick Zumo 590 Review

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:46 am

Wodger63 wrote:No experience with the 590 but my 660 has been faultless for the last 3 years.
Been through hell and high water :D

Agreed, mine did too.

Functionality and speed is in a different league with the 590 but reliability?!?!?! :?
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