New Garmin Zumo 220 satnav

Published: 29 January 2010

The new Garmin Zumo 220 is claimed to be both rugged and affordable.

There's a 3.5in colour touchscreen that looks easy to read, the device displays speed limits on most major roads and gives turn-by-turn directions and spoken street names, via the built-in speaker or through a compatible Bluetooth helmet or headset.

For spontaneous road trips or detailed route planning, the new Zumo 220 features pre-loaded, full European street-level maps and millions of points of interest including petrol stations, hotels, restaurants and more.

There's also cool features such as 'lane assist', which indicates the correct lane to be in for your destination.

Whilst riding, it's also easy to access trip information directly from the Zumo, such as heading, altitude and a customizable fuel gauge that can be modified to the motorcycle's maximum fuel range.

In addition, with the Zumo 220's powerful trip planning tools, including a planning DVD and online route sharing community Zumo Connect, you can create and customise routes via computer and then transfer the saved route directly to the Zumo before you begin your journey.

It's expected to be available in the UK by April, and will cost ?399.99