How to Download Music to a Garmin Zumo

by William Pullman
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Many of the models in the Garmin Zumo line of GPS receivers have a music player that you can use to playback your music collection. Zumo receivers, like most Garmin GPS units, only support MP3 files. Music is downloaded to the Zumo from a computer through a USB connection, and you can save the files to the Zumo's internal memory or to an installed microSD card.

Step 1

Connect the mini-USB end of the USB cable to the Garmin Zumo, and then plug the standard USB end of the cable into a USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Click the Windows Start button, select "Computer" and then double-click the "Garmin" drive. If you have a microSD card installed in the Zumo, you can select the microSD card drive instead of the Garmin drive.

Step 3

Double-click the "MP3" folder.

Step 4

Drag the music you want to store on the device from the computer to the MP3 window. Another option is to copy and paste the music in the folder. Right-click the MP3, select "Copy," right-click the MP3 window and select "Paste."

Click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the system tray and click "Eject Garmin." Unplug the Zumo when the "Safe to Remove Hardware" message appears.


  • The procedure described is for the Garmin Zumo 665LM and previous Zumo models that have music players. It may vary significantly with other versions or products.


  • If the MP3 folder is not in the Garmin or microSD card drives, right-click the window, select "Create New Folder" and enter "MP3" as the name.


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About the Author

William Pullman is a freelance writer from New Jersey. He has written for a variety of online and offline media publications, including "The Daily Journal," "Ocular Surgery News," "Endocrine Today," radio, blogs and other various Internet platforms. Pullman holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing from Rowan University.

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