Zumo 220 vs 660

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Max Lange's picture
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Beside the price difference between these 2 devices, i'm keen on the smaller unit (220, which will be bigger than my current quest) is there a compeling reason why I should rather get the 660. Anyone have experience with these devices.

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GAW
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Hi Max

Just got a 220 as a cheap exchange for a broken quest - also have a 660.

As far as I can ascertain the major differences are:

  • Screen is smaller - would appear to be usable tho'
  • can't use the 220 as a music player - imo not an issue
  • can't connect a phone to the 220 via BT - you can on the 660 and make / receive calls on the fly & see who is calling etc - some may see this as a problem
  • You can connect a BT headset to get the turn commands etc - haven't done this yet but is the same as the 660 should be fine.You can't connect a wired headphone to the 220
  • 220 doesn't give you the option of a qwerty arranged keyboard for entering names etc - annoying but not life threatening
  • bike cradle is different - at first glance I prefer the 220 to the 660
  • the power to 220 is via a plug in usb connector - the 660 power cable is connected directly to the cradle.
  • the 660 comes with a HUGE bunch of cables attached for wired headphones, mic, traffic, power etc etc (can strip it down if not needed)
  • I "think" the 220 can store fewer routes track points etc than the 660 - can expand this by using an SD card tho' and it is certainly more than the quest.
  • The "interface" is very much the same as the 660 - both fairly different to the quest tho' & it takes a bit of getting used to.
  • Both have some challanges when importing routes from mapsource - if you aren't careful they recalculate & the route on the Zumo is suddenly different from what you saw on mapsource - I never had this with the Quest

On the whole I quite like the 220 so far - still need to use it in real life tho'

You are welcome to come have a look at the 220 & compare to the 660 should you wish.

If you are going the route of a new unit & your quest is showing signs of problems (mine was loosing satellite connection) take it along to Garmin in lakeside - they may well offer you a cheapish swop unit - I paid less than 1/2 the list price for a new 220

 

Rgds

 

Gavin

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Max Lange's picture
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Gavin, I was not aware that one could trade in, I have 2 quest units at the moment, both are still working. One has TFA installed and the other an older version of streetmaps. They are slow when recalculating a route and the new maps are too big to be installed. I think there a Garmin shop here in Milnerton, will check my options.

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Hi Max

Mine wasn't a trade in - It was having intermittent satellite connection issues - probably a loose connection in the hinge.

Garmin declared it Beyond Economical Repair and offered the swop for a small payment - they are very good like that even with very old units if they can't be repaired

 

rgds

Gavin

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Stephen Hall's picture
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Hi Max,

I've had the 220 for about 6 months now and it works pretty well - no experience with the 660, though.  I like the fact that its small size makes it easy to slip into a pocket when you get off the bike.

Stephen

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