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Paris − At the Paris Motorcycle Show this week, Garmin presented its latest motorcycle GPS device, the Zumo 390, which stands out for its ability to monitor tire pressure through Bluetooth sensors, reported The Malay Mail.
Each sensor is attached to one of the motorcycle's tire valve stems and records tire pressure data, which it then transmits to the GPS device via Bluetooth. On the Zumo 390LM’s screen, the rider can check the tire pressure at all times and is alerted in the case of an unusually rapid change in pressure. The system can be used most notably to detect small tire leaks, which might otherwise go unnoticed until the rider is stranded with a flat tire. It also offers graphs showing tire pressure over the course of a trip.
The GPS is capable of monitoring up to four wheels at once, making it suitable for use on all types of motorcycles, scooters or four-wheelers.
Another of the Zumo 390’s interesting features is “Curvy Roads”: when this function is selected, the GPS calculates the route with the highest number of turns and curves in the road. The Garmin Zumo 390LM also includes a Service History Log, enabling users to keep track of their motorcycle's maintenance records and ensure routine procedures are always carried out in time.
The Garmin Zumo 390LM costs €499, including two tire pressure sensors. The device also comes with Garmin's maps and applicable future updates.
The Paris Motorcycle Show (Le Salon de la Moto) took place from 3 to 8 December at the Porte de Versailles exhibition hall.
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