Zumo 590 - What the Manuals Do not Tell.

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Zumo 590 - What the Manuals Do not Tell.

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A document to help users get to grips with the quirks and pitfalls that seem to be built in to the Zumo satnav units with the Trip Planner App - particularly when using Basecamp for planning that trip of a lifetime.

I don't apologise for the length of it - I cover a lot of background information and then deliberately repeat it, in an attempt to overcome the problems that seem to have been created over the years with contradictory use of terminology. You will have to unlearn some things that you thought were true. I know I did.

I state what goes wrong, give some solutions and make recommendations for ways that work for me. Stick with it. You will be glad that you did. Any queries, send me a Private Message, or post in this thread.

Feel free to download it for your own use, but please do not pass the file to anyone else. Instead, refer them to this page. Any future modifications or additions will be posted here. To download, you may need to right click the attached pdf and select 'Save target as....', and you will need to have a pdf reader installed (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free).


Apologies - I have removed the file following some issues with copyright infringement. Please PM me if you want a copy. I will need an email address that will allow attachments of 3MB.
(nb the infringement was related to someone obtaining a copy of the document and then and posting the document under their own name.)


I have a series of narrated videos on YouTube to accompany this document - some tricks and techniques for using Basecamp in order to prepare a route for use with the Zumo 590 - which I will also post in the Basecamp section.

The link to the videos is here.
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Many thanks for your hard work on this and all your videos! :D
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Link appears to be broken, at least in Tapatalk.
But, it still downloaded Ok!

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pidjones wrote:
21 Oct 2019 00:24
Link appears to be broken, at least in Tapatalk.
But, it still downloaded Ok!
I don't use TapaTalk but can see no problems on the PC or Ipad. Glad it downloaded OK for you though.

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HUGE THANKS for this!!


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Iris wrote:
16 Nov 2019 13:49
HUGE THANKS for this!!

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You are most welcome. It's an eye-opener isn't it ?

If anyone has information from the units later than the 590 (eg the 595, 396 etc) which contradicts the information about the 590, I would love to be able to include the relevant information.

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As a newbie with my new Zumo 595LM I would be happy to have this Manual. I just signed into forum and can't compose private messages yet though :|

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Yamato wrote:
03 Feb 2020 17:44
As a newbie with my new Zumo 595LM I would be happy to have this Manual. I just signed into forum and can't compose private messages yet though :|
You should be able to now you have posted :)

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Another recent joiner to the Zumo Forum here. I'm a long time user of various Garmins and just acquired a Zumo 396. Your Trip Planner manual would be a big help. Thanks for putting it together. I will PM you for a copy.
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Another user here in need of some additional help - I will drop you a PM.

Thanks in advance.

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