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Motorcycle Navigation for the Twisty Road to Adventure
Rugged, glove-friendly, sunlight-readable 4.3” display; resistant to fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather
Stay connected with hands-free calling¹, smart notifications² and easy GPX file sharing for group rides; control music and playlists from your smartphone on the zūmo display³
Access free Live Services for traffic and weather using the Smartphone Link app4
Garmin Adventurous Routing™ finds curvy or hilly roads; limits major highways
Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy map and software updates without a computer
Helpful rider alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed cameras6 and more — plus Automatic Incident Notifications5
Turn Routes Into Adventures
With its rugged all-weather construction, wireless connectivity features and glove-friendly 4.3” touchscreen display, our zūmo 396 LMT-S motorcycle navigator is built to turn straightforward rides into twisty, gnarly, road-gripping adventures. And you can share the good times with your friends.
Get Your Group Involved
Featuring Garmin Adventurous Routing selections that help you avoid those boring highway routes, zūmo 396 LMT-S lets you specify routing preferences that look for those winding, hilly, terrain-hugging rides you love. You can easily send GPX files from your phone4 to your zūmo, or share GPX files with fellow riders so you can all follow the same route. When zūmo is paired with your phone, the wireless Smartphone Link app also enables LiveTrack, a nifty feature that lets friends track your whereabouts in real time whenever you’re out on a ride.
More Benefits of Bluetooth®
For added convenience, just sync your zūmo with a compatible smartphone and a Bluetooth-enabled headset or helmet (sold separately) to make and receive wireless calls5 without having to remove your gloves or helmet. Stow your phone in a pocket or saddlebag, and you’ll still have the benefit of hands-free calling without diverting your attention from the road. You can also receive customizable smart notifications for calls, texts, app alerts and more. Plus, you can even control music3 and playlists from your smartphone, right on your zūmo navigator’s display. So you can take your own soundtrack along for the ride.
Free Live Traffic and Weather
What’s happening on the road ahead? zūmo 396 LMT-S can connect you to live traffic and weather information via the wireless Smartphone Link app. This free mobile app connects your zūmo with your iPhone® or Android™smartphone.
Built-in Wi-Fi Keeps You up to Date
It’s easy to keep your maps and software up to date, because the zūmo 396 LMT-S features built-in Wi-Fi. When a new update is available and you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, you’ll automatically receive an onscreen notification to perform the updates with the touch of a button. There’s no need to plug your zūmo into a computer.
Keep a Sharper Lookout with Rider Alerts
To enhance road awareness and encourage a safer ride, zūmo 396 LMT-S provides helpful alerts for sharp curves ahead, speed changes, railroad and animal crossings, school zones and more. You’re also notified when you need to check state helmet laws — or when you’re about to drive the wrong way on a one-way street. You’ll receive alerts for nearby red light and speed cameras6. Plus, for longer rides, a fatigue warning7 will even suggest break times and potential rest areas worth considering after hours on the road. For added peace of mind, your zūmo navigator’s built-in Automatic Incident Notification8feature sends a text message with location information to your predetermined contact if an incident occurs.
No More Running on Empty
A built-in trip computer with digital fuel gauge comes standard with your zūmo 396 LMT-S. So it’s easy to estimate how many miles you can ride before you’ll be running on empty. Dynamic fuel stop alerts prompt you when it’s time to refuel and even provide gas station location options. A helpful speed limit indicator lets you know when it’s time to throttle down. Plus, a digital compass display and a database of motorcycle-specific points of interest (POIs) are on hand to help you locate cycle repair services, dealers and more. There’s also a Service History Log on your zūmo to help you keep track of service dates, mileage and performed maintenance on your bike.
zūmo 396 includes detailed maps of North America8, millions of Foursquare® POIs and new TripAdvisor® ratings for restaurants, hotels, and attractions along a route or near a destination. As you ride with zūmo 396 LMT-S, Active Lane Guidance provides voice prompts and brightly colored arrows on the display to indicate the proper lane needed for your next turn or exit. Junctions and interchanges on your route are displayed to ease navigation through complex transitions. Also, the zūmo Up Ahead feature lets you easily see places of interest and milestones along your route, without leaving the map view on your navigation display. Easy Route Shaping lets you add a point on the map to adjust your route, so you can ride through preferred areas or follow specific roads. Plus, hearing spoken street names and navigation commands helps keep your focus on the road. The Garmin Real Directions™ feature provides guidance by using recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights (e.g., “Turn right after the red building”). There’s also a handy TracBack® feature on zūmo that allows you to navigate the same route in reverse for your return trip.
Rugged, Road-tested Design
Designed by bikers for bikers, the robust zūmo 396 LMT-S puts a lot of road-savvy technology between your handlebars. It features a built-in trip computer with compass display, a speed limit indicator and an intuitive touchscreen interface that makes entering information easy and quick — even with your gloves on. The rugged case is resistant to fuel vapors, UV rays, rain and other harsh weather elements.
¹Requires Bluetooth-compatible helmet, headset or smartphone; sold separately
²To receive smart notifications on your navigator, you must download the free Smartphone Link app
³Music and media control work with iPhone® 4 or later, some iPod® devices and some Android™ devices. Pandora is currently available in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. 4To access Garmin Live Services, you must download the Smartphone Link app to your compatible Bluetooth- and GPS-enabled smartphone (sold separately) 5Requires Bluetooth-enabled compatible smartphone. User's data plan charges, if any, will apply. Subscription may be required. 6Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions 7The fatigue warning activates after longer periods of riding without any long stops along the route 8Map coverage includes preloaded street maps for the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bahamas
Garmin zumo 396 LMT-S Specifications
4.94"W x 3.38"H x 0.98"D (12.5 x 8.6 x 2.5 cm)
8.5 ounces (241.1 g)
Display size, WxH:
4.25"W x 2.55"H (10.8 x 6.5 cm); 5.0" diag (12.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:
480 x 272 pixels
WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
up to 7 hours
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street maps:
Includes lifetime map updates:
Ability to add maps:
Accepts data cards:
microSD™ card (not included)
Storage and Power Capacity
Device requires 12 V (typ) and up to 1 A from power cable. zūmo device power consumption is 5 V; 2 A
Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance
Millions of Foursquare® points of interest
TripAdvisor® ratings for travel POIs
Route shaping through preferred cities/streets
Lane assist with junction view (displays junction signs
yes (Helmet or headset use only)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)
Smart notifications via Smartphone Link app
Built-in Wi-Fi® for easy updates
Free live traffic and weather with Smartphone Link app
yes (with compatible smartphone)
Control music and media from smartphone or MP3 player
Tire pressure monitor system
NOT compatible with Garmin TPMS
Garmin Adventurous Routing
Automatic Incident Detection
Group Route Sharing (GPX files)
Rider alert warnings for sharp curves, state helmet laws, speed cameras and more
Planned & dynamic fuel stops
Motorcycle-specific points of interest for cycle repair services, dealers and more
zūmo 396 LMT-S
Preloaded City Navigator® for North America
Lifetime maps¹ and live traffic² (indicated by “LMT-S” after model number on the box)
Motorcycle mount and hardware
Motorcycle power cable
Quick start manual