Zumo XT handlebar remote

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Zumo XT handlebar remote

Post by Mester »

thanks for the add, and sorry if this has been asked before, I was not able to find it anyway ..
just got my Zumo XT for use on my BMW GS, and love it so far, but it would be really helpfull if I could do some simple stuff from the handlebar, zoom in/out in maps, start/stop tracing, so it this possible, via cable or Bluetooth, with Garmin hardware or aftermarket ?
thanks
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Re: Zumo XT handlebar remote

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You are out of luck I'm afraid. You need to go to a Nav V or VI to get any handlebar interaction. The XT is not a BMW compatible model, nor does it have any potential to connect to anything but power, at least with the current 2 pin cable.
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sureI know the cable version is dead, but BT remote could also be an option, is it there? BT remote for XT?
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It's easy to control your Zumo if you mount it on the left handlebar. No remote needed!

..Tom
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maybe, but I do offroad and need the screen to be in the top of the tower for viewing angel, and is dangerous to look away from the road when driving, the handelbar is away form the driving direction ;)
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I've always thought that this is among the sillier things motorcyclists say. You never glance in your mirrors? Or at the speedometer, tachometer, turn signal indicators, gear indicator, or any of the numerous other blinky lights or gauges/meters your bike may have? O M G!! Every time you do you are looking away from the road! Why aren't you dead yet?
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thanks for your constructive comment, have a safe ride 8-)
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Re: Zumo XT handlebar remote

Post by auke54 »

Hi Mester,

I must say that I do look with envy at the BMW's that have this solution, handlebar operated. I'm not an off-roader but I fancy the feature very much.
Maybe some Far-Eastern manufacturers have such an alternative available. I for one would be interested!

Greetz!
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