GNS8360
GNS8365 BT
Car Navigation System
Operation Manual &
Quick Start Guide
OPERATION MANUAL
When used correctly, the GNS8360 enhances your
driving experience. The voice and map information
in the GNS8360 cannot be guaranteed accurate as
road layout may change. Always follow the posted
road signs and traffic laws.
The Global Positioning System is operated and
maintained by the US Government. The US
Government is completely responsible for the
accuracy of the Global Positioning System.
Do not mount the GNS8360 in a position which may
obstruct the driver's view or prevent the safe
operation of the vehicle.
The US Government reserves the right to make
changes to the Global Positioning System in
accordance with the Department of Defence civil GPS
user policy and the Federal Radio navigation plan.
These changes along with poor satellite geometry
could cause inaccurate readings.
Do not mount the GNS8360 in a position within an
air bag field of deployment.
GPS signal reception can be affected by the location of
satellites, tall buildings, tunnels, bridges, etc. If the
GNS8360 is not receiving a signal, you will need to
change your location until a signal is received.
WARNINGS
WARNINGS & NOTIFICATIONS
Throughout this manual the model name GNS8360
will be used to describe features common to the
models GNS8360 and GNS8365 BT. The model name
GNS8365 BT will be used only for the Bluetooth
feature which is specific to the GNS8365 BT model.
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QUICKSTART GUIDE
Quick Start
Guide
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3
2
StartHere
Software CD
Carrying Case
1 BOX CONTENTS
Stylus-Pen
+12V to +24V Cigarette
Lighter Power Cord
SD Memory Card
Optional Accessories
Please contact your place of purchase if any of the
following items are missing.
AC Power Adaptor
Box Contents
Main Unit
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This Owners Manual
Suction-Cup Mount
SD Card Reader
External GPS Antenna
Please consider the following when choosing a mount
location:
! Choose a location where the fixed antenna,
when extended horizontally will have a clear
view of the sky.
! Do not mount within any Airbag deployment
areas.
! Do not mount where the driver's view will be
obstructed or where safe operation of the vehicle
may be obstructed.
Ensure the mount location;
! Allows room to raise the GPS antenna
horizontally.
! Allows for the GNS8360 to be slotted in and out
of the mount stand.
! Allows for the tilt angle to avoid reflected
sunlight.
QUICKSTART GUIDE
2 INSTALLATION
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QUICKSTART GUIDE
3 MOUNTING
Glass Mount Bracket
1. Make sure the glass area you wish to attach the Glass Mount Bracket to is
clean.
2. Double check that the final location does not impede the safe operation
of the vehicle.
3. Loosen the turn screws. Hold the Glass Mount Bracket up to the intended
position and adjust the angle between the suction mount and bracket
arm. Tighten the turn screws. With the release lever loose firmly press
the suction cup against the windscreen, push the release lever to secure
suction. (fig 1).
Attach main unit
Secure unit to bracket. (fig 2).
1. Flip up the antenna located at the rear of the main unit.
2. Sit the main unit on the two locating pegs at the bottom of the
mounting bracket.
3. Squeeze together the two grey release buttons on the mounting
bracket and rock the main unit back onto the bracket.
4. Release the two grey buttons and check the unit is secure.
Turn
screws
Secure
Press
Fig 1: Line up glass mount to
windscreen
Antenna
Secure
Release
buttons
Connect Power
1. Insert DC plug of Cigarette Lighter Lead into the DC Power
socket of your GNS8360 and connect the other end to the +12V 24V cigarette lighter socket.
Ensure the cord does not interfere with safe
vehicle operation
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Locating Pegs
Fig 2: Secure unit to bracket
QUICKSTART GUIDE
4 POWER ON SCREEN
Turn the ignition on and GNS8360 will power on.
The GNS8360 is On when the buttons left and right of the screen are lit with a
blue LED backlight.
Press the POWER button at the left side of the GNS8360 momentarily to turn
power On or Off.
The screen may be turned on or off by pressing
(GNS8360 model only).
When the GNS8360 powers on it will run the GNS8360 Navigation software
loaded on the SD card. The GNS8360 Main Menu screen appears.
This Quick Start Guide is now complete.
The remainder of this OM describes the GNS8360
operating functions and other (non navigation)
applications which can be performed.
NAVIGATION
The GNS8360 Navigation software is loaded onto the
supplied SD card. A separate manual is supplied with
instructions to use the GNS8360 Navigation software.
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
Contents..................................................................................................................1
Features...................................................................................................................1
Controls & Views.......................................................................................................2
Using the Touchscreen.............................................................................................3
Care & Maintenance.................................................................................................3
Operation Flow Chart...............................................................................................4
Main Menu............................................................................................................24
Playing Music Files....................................................................................25
Playing Movie Files....................................................................................26
Viewing Pictures........................................................................................27
Game........................................................................................................28
FEATURES
Car Navigation
! Navigate to pre-programmed State/City locations
! Navigate to street address
! Navigate to over 500,000 pre-installed points of interest (POI)
! Mark often used destinations as My POI
! Dynamic voice and visual guidance: Constant route verification and
!
re-calculation with turn by turn instructions
Road Map
Speed and Safety Warning System
! Receive audio and visual warnings when you approach:
Fixed Speed camera
Red Light camera
Moving speed alerts
Settings.....................................................................................................29
Built-In Battery Specification....................................................................31
Bluetooth (GNS8365 BT Model Only) .......................................................31
Future Software Improvements.............................................................................32
Troubleshooting.....................................................................................................35
Warranty................................................................................................................36
Other Great Features
! 3.5 inch High Definition Non reflective LCD Screen
! Touchscreen
! Intuitive technology
! Built in GPS antenna
! 400MHz processor SIRF III GPS
! Bluetooth capability for hands-free Mobile phone use
(GNS8365 BT model only)
Updateable Software* for;
Operation
Map data
* For operation software updates please visit www.uniden.com.au
(Australian model) or www.uniden.co.nz (New Zealand model).
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CONTROLS & VIEWS
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OPERATION
9
10
3
2
4
R
WE
PO
1
11
13
LEFT SIDE
FRONT
1
2
8
14
7
5
6
BACK
RIGHT SIDE
3&4
Main Menu Button
Screen On/Off Button
(Bluetooth Button - for GNS8365 BT model only)
Map Zoom In/Out
5
6
7
8
Stereo Speaker
Mount Holder Bracket
GPS Antenna
Secure Digital Card Slot
9
10
11
Audio-Out Jack
GPS Antenna
Power On/Off Button
12
13
14
Volume Control
Power-Supply Jack
Stylus Pen
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
USING THE TOUCHSCREEN
The GNS8360 is designed to respond to touchscreen input. Momentarily
touch the screen with the tip of your finger when making a selection (fig 3).
Please take the following steps to ensure your GNS8360 is looked after.
Avoid applying excessive pressure to the screen or holding a finger for more
than a moment (fig 4).
!
Always transport and store the GNS8360 using the carry case.
You may also use the stylus pen which is located at the top right of the unit to
touch the screen (fig 5).
Do not use sharp objects which may scratch or damage
the screen.
+
!
Keep the GNS8360 free from dust by regularly cleaning the screen
with an LCD cleaner.
Fig 3
Fig 5
Take measures to reduce the risk of theft by covering the unit or remove
the unit from your dash when not in use.
!
Do not leave unattended in direct
sunlight for extended periods.
!
Avoid any moisture contact.
Fig 4
Touchscreen activation is prevented while driving with
Safe Mode ON. See Safety Warnings on page 18 for Safe
Mode setting.
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The Main Menu facility gives you access to additional application modes.
Press M to access the Main Menu screen.
Using SD Cards
· The supplied SD memory card has the map file stored with room for
additional files. If the supplied SD memory card is short of capacity for new
files do not delete the map file to increase capacity. Purchase another SD
card then you can save more files. If the map file is deleted, the navigation
function will not perform properly.
·
MODE
MAIN MENU
Total number of files on SD card: Up to 9999 files for each application can
be read. Note that performance may decrease if more than 200 files are
read.
Running more than one mode
To perform multitasking (for example, navigation plus audio playback).
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Select an application in the main menu (Navi, Music…) to get on.
2
Press M to come back on main menu. The available applications
will have coloured icons, those which are not available are in grey color.
3
Select an available application: applications are working simultaneously.
Turning the screen off temporarily (GNS8360 model only)
This function is used to turn the LCD screen off temporarily without ending the
current program.
1 Press briefly; The LCD is turned off to prevent dazzle at night or to save
power. The current program continues to be executed even though nothing
appears on the screen, voice alerts and instructions are still heard. Press
again to display the screen.
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MODE
PLAYING MUSIC FILES
The GNS8360 will play MP3 and wav music files (converted for Windows
Mobile(WIN CE)) saved onto the SD memory card. If the supplied SD
memory card is short of capacity do not delete the map file toMode
increase
capacity. Purchase another SD card then you can save more files.
Repeat
The Music Screen with the last file played is displayed. If there is no SD
memory card installed, a sample file is played. Touch the End Button
to end Music and return to the main menu.
Previous/Next Music File
If you press the main menu key, the music continues and you can choose
other available applications.
Zoom -/+:
Select the next music file while the last music file is being played or select the
previous music file while the first music file is being played.
Current Playing Time/
Total Playing Time
Current Status
Play/Pause/Stop
Repeat
Activated
End
Previous Music
Current Music: If the name of the music
file being played does not appear completely
in one line, the file name flows from right to left.
Next Music
Repeat
Playlist
Mute
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Repeat All --> Play All --> Repeat 1 Track --> Repeat All ...
Touch
to select the desired option
When a movie file (avi file converted for Windows Mobile (WIN CE)) exists in the
SD memory card that is inserted into the device, it automatically searches and
shows both the file list and the movie start screen.
MODE
PLAYING MOVIE FILES
If the supplied SD memory card is short of capacity do not delete the map file to
increase capacity. Purchase another SD card then you can save more files.
Full screen is optimized to the movie size of 340 X 240.
Control Bar/Button
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MODE
VIEWING PICTURES
To view an image file, the bmp, jpeg, gif or png file must be saved in a SD
memory card. If the supplied SD memory card is short of capacity do not
delete the map file to increase capacity. Purchase another SD card then
you can save more files.
Enlarge/Reduce
For optimal performance view only images up to 1MB in size.
Slide Show
Arrow-shaped buttons (left, right, up and down) appear, enabling an image to
be enlarged/reduced.
Images are displayed at three second intervals. Slide show occurs in full screen.
If the screen is pressed during a slide show, the current image is displayed in
the previous mode
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GAME
This is a simple pairs game where you pair 2 cards with the same picture from among 32
different picture cards.
MODE
PAIRS GAME
Once you start the game, the preview mode will display all the cards for 5 seconds before
starting actual game. The initial card selected will be reversed and the game time will begin.
Once your game time is over, you can start new game by pressing the "New Game" button.
Score
. Each single failure of a card pairing will deduct 10 points from your score.
. Each single success of a card pairing will add 100 points to your score.
Once your game time is over, the below screen will be pop-up. You can start new game by
pressing "Play again" button.
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SETTINGS
MODE
Environment Settings
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Settings are applied immediately. The screen setting tabs appear. When
accessing the screen setting tab, the last setting status appears. If a screen
with changes is exited without touching the ‘Save’ button, the change is
canceled.
MODE
Setting Options
Calibrate
(Screen)
Opening
Screen
Setting
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MODE
BUILT IN BATTERY SPECIFICATION
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The GNS8365 BT includes Bluetooth® connectivity. With its integrated microphone, the
GNS8365 BT allows you to answer and make calls from the touch screen.
Pressing the Bluetooth button on the front of the GNS8365 BT launches the
Bluetooth system.
Settings
Tapping the Settings button opens the Settings Screen.
Ensure that Bluetooth is active and discoverable on your phone and tap the
Hands Free button to set up your phone with the GNS8365 BT
MODE
BLUETOOTH (GNS8365 BT Model Only)
GNS8365 BT device
If you choose Add Device, you may have to set your phone to allow devices to find it.
Pairing your Phone with the GNS8365 BT as a Hands Free Device
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MODE
Using GNS8365 BT to Connect to Your Phone
Tapping Add Device will cause the GNS8365 BT to search for available Bluetooth
devices.
NOTE: During this process, please watch your phone screen for any additional
Select your phone from the list and tap Connect to connect the GNS8365 BT to your
phone.
When connection is successful, you will be prompted to enter your PIN code.
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Tap Touch pad to open the on-screen key board and enter your PIN code. The default
pin code is 0000. Tap OK to record your entry.
The GNS8365 BT will pair with your phone. You may need to enter the PIN code or
perform other functions on your phone to complete the pairing. Please watch your
phone screen during this process.
Tapping Find Me will cause the GNS8365 BT to
enter "discoverable mode," allowing other
Bluetooth devices to connect to it.
Pairing your Phone with the GNS8365 BT as a Headset
You may pair your phone with the GNS8365 BT as a headset by tapping the Headset
button from the Main Menu. This method of connecting the GNS8365 BT to your phone
is useful only if there has been difficulty connecting the GNS8365 BT as a hands free
device. When you pair the GNS8365 BT and your phone this way, the GNS8365 BT
allows you to answer calls only. You cannot initiate calls using the GNS8365 BT in
headset mode.
MODE
Using your Phone to Connect to GNS8365 BT
You can now use your device to pair with the GNS8365 BT. Once you enter the PIN
number on your phone, the GNS8365 BT will ask that you verify the PIN.
Tap Touch pad to open the on-screen key board and enter your PIN code. The default
pin code is 000. Tap OK to record your entry.
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MODE
Managing Bluetooth Devices
Making a Bluetooth Call
You may have multiple phones set up for connection with your Delphi GNS8365 BT.
You can add and remove phones from your list and disconnect and connect to different
phones using the List Screen. If you have phones already paired to the GNS8365 BT,
but have none of them currently connected, the following screen appears when you
select Hands Free from the Main Menu.
Select the Hands Free button from the Bluetooth menu to place a call using a
currently connected device.
Device List Screen
Touch Call-Tapping Touch Call opens the keypad
This screen allows you to connect to a device, add devices, and remove devices.
Tap the keys for the number you wish to call and then tap Call to initiate the call.
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Favorites
Enter the name of the Favorite and tap OK.
MODE
Tapping Favorites accesses a list of your previously stored favorite numbers
Enter the number of the Favorite and tap OK.
Adding Favorites
If you have no Favorites on the Favorites list, the following screen is displayed.
Tap Yes to display the touch pad to add a Favorite. You can also add a favorite number
by selecting
Add Favor. from the Favorites list screen.
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History
MODE
Tapping History accesses a list of your previously called or received numbers.
Voice Call
Tapping Voice Call allows you to make a call by speaking the name of a previously
recorded voice call number on your phone.
NOTE: Voice calling must be set up on your phone to use this feature.
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The supplied SD memory card can be connected, with use of an SD card reader
(not supplied) to a PC for updating the navigation software or uploading media
files.
MODE
FUTURE SOFTWARE IMPROVEMENTS
The supplied CD disc contains a PDF copy of this owner's manual, the GNS8360
Navigation manual and a back up copy of the GNS8360 Navigation software.
CD Contents:
1. User Guide
GNS8360 Owner's Manual PDF
GNS8360 Navigation manual PDF
2. GNS8360 Navigation Program (MobileNavigator)
3. End User Licence Agreement
Minimum PC Requirements
Windows 98/ME/XP
From time to time the operation software may be updated. Please visit our
website for information on map releases and operation software updates.
For Australian model: www.uniden.com.au
For New Zealand model: www.uniden.co.nz
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
No Display
SOLUTION
Make sure power supply is +12V
or +24V
! Check power connection.
!
Touchscreen not responding
!
!
!
No Sound
Searching For Satellites' still
showing.
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If touchscreen not responding
while driving then Safe Mode is
on (see page 18).
Turn off power. Wait a moment
and turn back on.
Clean LCD with LCD cleaner.
Make sure you are only
momentarily touching screen.
!
Check volume.
!
Make sure GPS antenna is
raised to a horizontal position.
Make sure the unit has a clear
view of the sky.
!
PROBLEM
The unit powers on but does not
boot up.
SOLUTION
!
!
Check the power connection.
If unit has been exposed to hot
temperatures for long periods
turn off for a few minutes to
cool down.
UNIDEN GNS8360 CAR NAVIGATION
Limited One Year Warranty
Please keep your sales docket as it provides evidence of
warranty.
Important: Evidence of original purchase is required for
warranty service.
Warrantor: Uniden Australia Pty Limited A.B.N. 58 001 865 498
Uniden New Zealand Limited
Warranty is only valid in the original country of purchase.
ELEMENT OF WARRANTY: Uniden warrants to the original
retail owner for the duration of this warranty, its GNS8360
(herein after referred to as the Product), to be free from defects
in materials and craftsmanship with only the limitations or
exclusions set out below.
WARRANTY DURATION: This warranty to the original retail
owner only, shall terminate and be of no further effect ONE (1)
year after the date of original retail sale. This warranty will be
deemed invalid if the product is;
(A) Damaged or not maintained as reasonable and
necessary,
(B) Modified, altered or used as part of any conversion kits,
subassemblies, or any configurations not sold by Uniden,
(C) Improperly installed,
(D) Repaired by someone other than an authorized Uniden
Repair Agent for a defect or malfunction covered by this
warranty,
(E) Used in conjunction with any equipment or parts or as
part of a system not manufactured by Uniden, or
(F) Where the Serial Number label of the product has been
removed or damaged beyond recognition.
Warranty only valid in the country of original retail/sale.
PARTS COVERED: This warranty covers for one (1) year, the
Product and included accessories.
WARRANTY
WARRANTY
STATEMENT OF REMEDY: In the event that the Product does
not conform to this warranty at any time while this warranty is in
effect, the warrantor at its discretion, will repair the defect or
replace the Product and return it to you without charge for parts
or service. This warranty does not provide for reimbursement or
payment of incidental or consequential damages.
This EXPRESS WARRANTY is in addition to and does not in
any way affect your rights under the TRADE PRACTICES ACT
1974 (Cth) (Australia) or the CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT
(New Zealand).
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING PERFORMANCE OR
WARRANTY: In the event that the product does not conform to
this warranty, the Product should be shipped or delivered,
freight pre-paid, with evidence of original purchase (e.g. a copy
of the sales docket), to the warrantor at:
UNIDEN AUSTRALIA PTY
LIMITED
Service Division
345 Princes Highway,
Rockdale, NSW 2216
Fax (02) 9599 3278
www.uniden.com.au
UNIDEN NEW ZEALAND
LIMITED
Service Division
150 Harris Road,
East Tamaki, Auckland
Fax (09) 274 4253
www.uniden.co.nz
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THANK YOU FOR BUYING A UNIDEN PRODUCT.
© 2007 Uniden Australia Pty Limited. Uniden New Zealand Ltd. Printed in China
GNS8360
GNS8365 BT
Car Navigation System
Navigation Manual
NAVIGATION MANUAL
Copyright note
The product and the information contained herein may be changed at any time
without prior notification.
This manual nor any parts thereof may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form
either electronically or mechanically, including photocopying and recording, without
the express written consent of Carpoint Co., Ltd .
Whereis® map data is © 2006 Telstra Corporation Limited and its licensors
Data Source © 2006 Tele Atlas N.V.
Austria:
© BEV, GZ 1368/2003
Denmark:
© DAV
Great Britain:
Ordnance Survey data with permission of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
© Crown Copyright
Copyright
note
France:
©
IGN France
Italy: product and
© Geonext/DeAgostini
The
the information contained herein may be changed at any time
without
prior
notification.
Northern
Ireland:
© Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
This manual nor any parts thereof may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form
© Norwegian Mapping Authority, Public Roads Administration /
either
Norway:electronically or mechanically, including photocopying and recording, without
Mapsolutions
the express written consent of Carpoint Co., Ltd .
Switzerland:
© Swisstopo
The
Netherlands:
Topografische ondergrond
Copyright © dienst voor het kadaster en de openbare registers, Apeldorn
Austria:
© BEV, GZ 1368/2003
Denmark:
© DAV
Whereis® map data is © 2006 Telstra Corporation Limited and its licensors
Data Source © 2006 Tele Atlas N.V.
All rights reserved.
2France:
© IGN France
Great Britain:
Ordnance Survey data with permission of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
© Crown Copyright
Italy:
© Geonext/DeAgostini
Northern
Ireland:
© Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Norway:
© Norwegian Mapping Authority, Public Roads Administration /
Mapsolutions
Switzerland:
© Swisstopo
The
Netherlands:
Topografische ondergrond
Copyright © dienst voor het kadaster en de openbare registers, Apeldorn
All rights reserved.
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Note
Throughout this manual the model name GNS will be used to describe features common
to the models GNS8360 and GNS8365 BT.
Thank you for choosing GNS
iGO as your door-to-door in-car navigator. Read the Quick
Start Guide first and start using GNS
iGO right away. This document is the detailed
description of the software. Although GNS
iGO can easily be discovered by experience, it
is still recommended that you read through this manual to clearly understand the
exact function of each button and icon.
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Table of Contents
1G Warnings and safety information......................................................................... 8G
2
G General
information............................................................................................. 9G
Table
of Contents
3G Operating GNS
iGO (Controls) .................................................................................. 10G
3.1G Screen buttons and controls......................................................................... 10G
3.1.1G Direct selectors.................................................................................... 10G
G
List
....................................................................................... 10
1G 3.1.2
Warnings
andselectors
safety information.........................................................................
8GG
G
Sliders
................................................................................................. 11
2G 3.1.3
General
information.............................................................................................
9GG
3.1.4G Switches
..............................................................................................
3G Operating
iGO (Controls)
.................................................................................. 11
10GG
G
Special
switches
.................................................................................. 11
3.13.1.5
G Screen
buttons
and controls.........................................................................
10GG
3.1.6GG Direct
Switches
in the Quick menu ................................................................ 10
12GG
3.1.1
selectors....................................................................................
3.1.7
keyboards.................................................................................
3.1.2GG Virtual
List selectors
....................................................................................... 12
10GG
3.1.7.1
G ABC-type
keyboards........................................................................ 11
13GG
3.1.3
G
Sliders
.................................................................................................
3.1.7.2
G
QWERTY-type
keyboards
...............................................................
13GG
3.1.4G Switches .............................................................................................. 11
3.1.7.3
G The numeric
..................................................................... 11
14GG
3.1.5
G
Special
switcheskeyboard
..................................................................................
4G Discovering
the program
through
the ................................................................
screens .................................................. 15
3.1.6G Switches
in the Quick
menu
12GG
4.13.1.7
G Main
menu....................................................................................................
G
Virtual keyboards................................................................................. 15
12GG
4.2G 3.1.7.1
About Gscreen
................................................................................................
ABC-type
keyboards........................................................................ 16
13GG
4.3G 3.1.7.2
GPS Data
screen .........................................................................................
G QWERTY-type
keyboards ............................................................... 16
13GG
4.3.1
G
GPS
displayed.............................................................................
3.1.7.3
G Thedata
numeric
keyboard ..................................................................... 17
14GG
G
GPSthe
connection
indicatorthe
....................................................................
4G 4.3.2
Discovering
program through
screens .................................................. 17
15GG
G
GPS data quality indicator ................................................................... 15
18GG
4.14.3.3
G Main
menu....................................................................................................
4.3.4
G
Time
synchronization...........................................................................
18
4.2G About screen ................................................................................................ 16GG
4.4
4.3GG The
GPSmap
Data.......................................................................................................
screen ......................................................................................... 19
16GG
4.4.1GG GPS
2D and
3Ddisplayed.............................................................................
map views ......................................................................... 17
19GG
4.3.1
data
4.4.2
levels .........................................................................................
4.3.2GG Zoom
GPS connection
indicator .................................................................... 20
17GG
4.4.3
nightindicator
colour schemes......................................................
20GG
4.3.3GG Daylight
GPS dataand
quality
................................................................... 18
4.4.4
G
Streets
and
roads
................................................................................
21
4.3.4G Time synchronization........................................................................... 18GG
G map
Other
objects ....................................................................................... 19
22GG
4.44.4.5
G The
.......................................................................................................
4.4.6
G
Current
position
and
Lock-on-Road.....................................................
23GG
4.4.1G 2D and 3D map views ......................................................................... 19
4.4.7
map
point, also known as the Cursor ................................... 23
4.4.2GG Selected
Zoom levels
.........................................................................................
20GG
4.4.8GG Daylight
Marked map
(Pin) .....................................................................
4.4.3
and points
night colour
schemes...................................................... 24
20GG
4.4.9
(Points
of Interest)........................................................... 21
24GG
4.4.4GG Visible
Streets POIs
and roads
................................................................................
4.4.10
Elements
of the
Active Route .............................................................. 22
26GG
4.4.5
G G Other
objects
.......................................................................................
4.4.10.1
G The start
point,
points and the destination ............................... 26
4.4.6
G
Current
position
andvia
Lock-on-Road.....................................................
23GG
4.4.10.2
G Animated
guidance.................................................................
26GG
4.4.7
G
Selected
mapturn
point,
also known as the Cursor ................................... 23
4.4.10.3
G The map
activepoints
leg of(Pin)
the route
............................................................. 24
26GG
4.4.8
G
Marked
.....................................................................
4.4.10.4
G Inactive
of the
4.4.9
G
Visible
POIslegs
(Points
of route................................................................
Interest)........................................................... 27
24GG
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inthe
theActive
route excluded
by your preferences ......................... 27
4.4.10
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Route ..............................................................
26GG
4.5G 4.4.10.1
ScreensG with
27GG
The map.........................................................................................
start point, via points and the destination ............................... 26
4.5.1
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Turn
preview (No.
1)............................................................................ 29
4.4.10.2
G Animated
turn guidance.................................................................
26GG
4.4.10.3G The active leg of the route ............................................................. 26G
4.4.10.4G Inactive legs of the route................................................................ 27G
4.4.10.5G Roads in the route excluded by your preferences ......................... 27G
4
4.5G Screens with map......................................................................................... 27G
4.5.1G Turn preview (No. 1)............................................................................ 29G
4
4.5.2G Zoom in and out (No. 2 & 3) ................................................................ 30G
4.5.3G Tilt up and down (No. 4 & 5)................................................................ 30G
4.5.4G Lock to GPS position and heading (No. 6) .......................................... 30G
4.5.5G Cursor (No. 7)...................................................................................... 31G
4.5.6G Map scale (No. 8) ................................................................................ 31G
4.5.7G Menu (No. 9) ....................................................................................... 32G
4.5.8G Map orientation and Overview (No. 10) ............................................... 32G
4.5.9G GPS position quality (No. 11) .............................................................. 33G
4.5.10G Battery status (No. 12)......................................................................... 33G
4.5.11G Sound muting (No. 13) ........................................................................ 34G
4.5.12G Track Log recording/playback indicator (No. 14) ................................. 34G
4.5.13G Cursor menu (No. 15).......................................................................... 34G
4.5.14G Current street (No. 16)......................................................................... 36G
4.5.15G Travel and Route data (No. 17) ........................................................... 36G
4.5.16G Distance to next turn (No. 18).............................................................. 37G
4.5.17G Next street / Next settlement (No. 19) ................................................. 37G
4.5.18G Approaching next turn (No. 20) ........................................................... 38G
4.6G Route Information screen ............................................................................. 38G
4.6.1G Route data displayed (for destination and via points) .......................... 38G
4.6.1.1G Route line ........................................................................................ 39G
4.6.1.2G Distance Left.................................................................................... 39G
4.6.1.3G Method............................................................................................. 39G
4.6.1.4G Time Left.......................................................................................... 39G
4.6.1.5G Estimated Arrival ............................................................................. 40G
4.6.1.6G Destination / Via point...................................................................... 40G
4.6.2G Warning icons...................................................................................... 40G
4.6.3G Fit to screen......................................................................................... 41G
4.6.4G Parameters.......................................................................................... 41G
4.7G Menu ............................................................................................................ 41G
4.7.1G Find tab ............................................................................................... 42G
4.7.2G Quick tab ............................................................................................. 42G
4.7.2.1G 3D Map (switch)............................................................................... 42G
4.7.2.2G Zoom & Tilt (switch) ......................................................................... 42G
4.7.2.3G Night Mode (switch) ......................................................................... 43G
4.7.2.4G Manage POI (Points of Interest) ...................................................... 43G
4.7.2.5G Popup Information (switch) .............................................................. 46G
4.7.2.6G Manage Track Logs ......................................................................... 46G
4.7.3G Route tab............................................................................................. 49G
4.7.3.1G Recalculate...................................................................................... 49G
4.7.3.2G Delete .............................................................................................. 50G
4.7.3.3G Itinerary............................................................................................ 50G
4.7.3.4G Fly Over ........................................................................................... 52G
4.7.3.5G Edit .................................................................................................. 52G
4.7.3.6G Info................................................................................................... 53G
4.7.4G Main button.......................................................................................... 53G
5G Settings ............................................................................................................. 54G
5.1G General settings ........................................................................................... 54G
5.1.1G Safety Mode ........................................................................................ 54G
5.1.2G Set Favourite Destinations .................................................................. 55G
5.1.3G Automatic Night Colours...................................................................... 55G
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5.1.4G Warn When Speeding ......................................................................... 55G
5.1.4.1G Speeding tolerance.......................................................................... 56G
5.1.4.2G Alternative speed limit...................................................................... 56G
5.1.4.3G Alternative speeding tolerance ........................................................ 56G
5.1.5G Route Recalculation ............................................................................ 57G
5.1.5.1G Automatic......................................................................................... 57G
5.1.5.2G Ask First........................................................................................... 57G
5.1.5.3G Disabled........................................................................................... 57G
5.2G Map settings ................................................................................................. 58G
5.2.1G Daylight / Night colour profile............................................................... 58G
5.2.2G Cockpit / Map mode map details ......................................................... 58G
5.2.3G Alternative Road Names...................................................................... 58G
5.2.4G Show Street Labels ............................................................................. 58G
5.2.5G Textured Polygons .............................................................................. 59G
5.3G Sound settings.............................................................................................. 59G
5.3.1G Master sound volume/switch ............................................................... 59G
5.3.2G Voice guidance volume/switch ............................................................ 59G
5.3.3G Key sound volume/switch .................................................................... 60G
5.3.4G Dynamic Volume ................................................................................. 60G
5.3.5G Attention Tone ..................................................................................... 60G
5.4G Route parameter settings ............................................................................. 61G
5.4.1G Method ................................................................................................ 61G
5.4.2G Route................................................................................................... 61G
5.4.2.1G Shortest ........................................................................................... 61G
5.4.2.2G Fastest............................................................................................. 61G
5.4.2.3G Economical ...................................................................................... 61G
5.4.3G Vehicle................................................................................................. 61G
5.4.4G Road types to include/exclude............................................................. 62G
5.4.4.1G Unpaved Roads............................................................................... 62G
5.4.4.2G Motorways ....................................................................................... 62G
5.4.4.3G Ferries ............................................................................................. 62G
5.4.4.4G U-turns............................................................................................. 62G
5.4.4.5G Permit needed ................................................................................. 63G
5.4.4.6G Toll Roads ....................................................................................... 63G
5.5G Language & Units......................................................................................... 63G
5.5.1G Program language ............................................................................... 63G
5.5.2G Voice language.................................................................................... 64G
5.5.3G Units .................................................................................................... 64G
5.5.4G Set Date & Time Format...................................................................... 64G
5.6G Advanced settings ........................................................................................ 64G
5.6.1G Display options .................................................................................... 65G
5.6.1.1G 2D in Map mode (and North-up orientation) .................................... 65G
5.6.1.2G 3D in Cockpit mode (and track-up orientation) ................................ 65G
5.6.1.3G Zoom in after find............................................................................. 65G
5.6.1.4G Coordinate display format................................................................ 66G
5.6.1.5G Cockpit screen layout ...................................................................... 66G
5.6.2G Backlight settings ................................................................................ 66G
5.7G Screen settings............................................................................................. 66G
5.7.1.1G Power management......................................................................... 66G
5.7.2G Power management ............................................................................ 66G
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5.7.2.1G Brightness........................................................................................ 67G
5.7.3G Brightness ........................................................................................... 67G
5.7.4G Smart Zoom......................................................................................... 67G
5.7.4.1G Smart Zoom settings........................................................................ 68G
5.7.4.2G Enable Overview mode.................................................................... 68G
5.7.4.3G Restore Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom...................................... 68G
5.7.5G Route options ...................................................................................... 69G
5.7.5.1G Off-route sensitivity and Recalculation delay ................................... 70G
5.7.5.2G U-turn penalty .................................................................................. 70G
5.7.5.3G Cross-border planning ..................................................................... 70G
5.7.5.4G Keep position on road (Lock-on-Road) ............................................ 70G
5.7.6G User data management ....................................................................... 71G
5.7.6.1G Backup Data .................................................................................... 71G
5.7.6.2G Restore Data ................................................................................... 71G
5.7.6.3G Remove Pins ................................................................................... 72G
5.7.6.4G Clear Data ....................................................................................... 72G
5.7.6.5G Reset Advanced Settings ................................................................ 72G
6G Find ................................................................................................................... 73G
6.1G Find & GO (Main menu) ............................................................................... 73G
6.2G Selection by tapping the map ....................................................................... 73G
6.3G Using the Find menu .................................................................................... 74G
6.3.1G Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City ....................................... 74G
6.3.1.1G Selecting the city, state and country to search in............................. 75G
6.3.1.2G Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement ............................ 78G
6.3.1.3G Selecting a house number or the midpoint of the street................... 78G
6.3.1.4G How to select an intersection instead of a house number................ 79G
6.3.1.5G An example for a full address search............................................... 79G
6.3.2G Find in History ..................................................................................... 80G
6.3.3G Find Coordinates ................................................................................. 80G
6.3.4G Find a POI ........................................................................................... 81G
6.3.5G Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work)............................................. 83G
7G Troubleshooting guide....................................................................................... 85G
8G Glossary............................................................................................................ 88G
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1 Warnings and safety information
GNS
iGO is a navigation system that helps you find your way to your selected destination.
It
determine your
exact
location
with the help of an attached GPS device. The
1 willWarnings
and
safety
information
position information obtained from the GPS receiver will not be transmitted anywhere,
so others will not be able to track you by the help of this program.
If you are the driver of the vehicle, we recommend that you operate GNS
iGO before
iGO is a navigation system that helps you find your way to your selected destination.
beginning your journey. The driver’s attention should be on the road. Plan your route
It will determine your exact location with the help of an attached GPS device. The
before departure and pull over if you need to change route parameters. GNS
iGO has a
position information obtained from the GPS receiver will not be transmitted anywhere,
built-in (optional) Safety Mode that will prevent you from using the screen functions if
so others will not be able to track you by the help of this program.
your car is in motion. Unless a passenger will be the only one to operate GNS
iGO, we
strongly
encourage
you
turnvehicle,
on the Safety
Mode.
If
you are
the driver
oftothe
we recommend
that you operate iGO before
beginning your journey. The driver’s attention should be on the road. Plan your route
It is also important that you look at the display only if it is absolutely safe to do so.
before departure and pull over if you need to change route parameters. iGO has a
built-in
(optional)
Safety
Modetraffic
that will
prevent
using the
screen
if
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deployment zone of airbags, or where it can cause injuries in case of an accident.
You should always observe traffic signs and road geometry before you obey any
instruction
from iGO. If please
you need
to deviate
from operation
the recommended
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manual. direction, iGO
For further information,
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For further information, please consult the Page
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8
2 General information
iGO is a navigation system optimised for in-car use. It provides door-to-door
GNS
navigation
for both
single and multi-point routes using adaptable route parameters.
2 General
information
iGO is capable of planning routes throughout the whole map region installed on the
GNS
memory card. Unlike some other products, GNS
iGO does not require that you change
maps or switch to a poorly detailed general map to navigate between map segments
or
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haveoptimised
complete for
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wish. Just
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need to manually start or quit the program.
Once you remove the memory card from your PNA , iGO will immediately quit, and
restart when the card is reinserted.
operating system. You can access all functions of the program by using hardware
and
buttons.
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theuse
help
of All
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buttons
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screens (especially menu functions and
so that you
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with of
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settings) can be accessed from several other screens, minimising the number of
actions
needed
to reachpop-up
the desired
function.menus similar to the ones used in the
iGO does
not contain
or pull-down
operating system. You can access all functions of the program by using hardware
When
using buttons.
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other screens,
minimising
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of
map,
or
scaling
it
in
Map
mode
(Page
31
).
actions needed to reach the desired function.
iGO does not contain pop-up or pull-down menus similar to the ones used in the
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in three
different
display
orientation
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from the
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using
you do
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tap’ or modes
‘tap & hold’
the touch screen
as
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PC settings
(portrait,
left-handed
landscape
right-handed
landscape).
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these functions
cannot
be used
reliably in
a movingorvehicle.
A single
tap triggers
iGO
will lookcontrols.
differentThe
in the
different
orientation
modes.
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mostscreens
of the screen
only
exceptions
are ‘drag
& drop’ for moving the
map, or scaling it in Map mode (Page 31).
Most of the screens have a Return button
in the top left corner. This arrow
returns
to run
the previous
or display
directly to
one of themodes
map screens.
iGO
can
in three screen
different
orientation
independently from the
Pocket PC settings (portrait, left-handed landscape or right-handed landscape). All
iGO
screens
will look
in thebutton
different orientation
in the topmodes.
right corner. This will show
Settings
screens
also different
have a Help
a detailed description of the current settings screen.
Most of the screens have a Return button
in the top left corner. This arrow
returns to the previous screen or directly to one of the map screens.
in the top right corner. This will show
Settings screens also have a Help button
a detailed description of the current settings screen.
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9
3 Operating iGO
GNS (Controls)
GNS
iGO is designed for easy operation. All controls are operable by fingertips. Wherever
possible, pushbuttons and lists are provided to make accessing functions or
changing
settings as
easy(Controls)
as possible.
3 Operating
iGO
iGO is designed for easy operation. All controls are operable by fingertips. Wherever
possible,
pushbuttons
are provided to make accessing functions or
3.1 Screen
buttonsand
andlists
controls
changing settings as easy as possible.
The primary input channel of GNS
iGO is the touch screen. If you read on, you will realise
that most parts of the screen are not only used to display information but also to
initiate functions by tapping. Below you will find a list of the most frequently used
controls in the program.
3.1 Screen buttons and controls
The primary
channel of iGO is the touch screen. If you read on, you will realise
3.1.1
Directinput
selectors
that most parts of the screen are not only used to display information but also to
Some of the settings can be chosen from a short list of possible values. If the values
initiate functions by tapping. Below you will find a list of the most frequently used
can be described graphically, all values are available on the screen.
controls in the program.
3.1.1 Direct selectors
Some
of of
thethe
settings
can
be chosenthe
from
a short list of possible values. If the values
Tap one
icons to
set/change
value.
can be described graphically, all values are available on the screen.
3.1.2 List selectors
When the values in the list need to be named, only the current value is shown
(sometimes together with a short description) in a horizontal stripe with arrows at
Tap one of the icons to set/change the value.
both ends.
3.1.2 List selectors
When the values in the list need to be named, only the current value is shown
The arrows are
buttons.
to move left in
in athe
list or tapstripe with
to move
right.
(sometimes
together
withTap
a short description)
horizontal
arrows
at
You
both need
ends.not confirm your selection. As soon as you leave the screen, the selected
value becomes effective.
The arrows are buttons. Tap
to move left in the list or tap
to move right.
You
10 need not confirm your selection. As soon as you leave the screen, the selected
value becomes effective.
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Note: The only exception for this is the Manual GPS Configuration screen (Page )
where you can confirm your new set of selections by tapping the
button, or
leave the previous settings untouched by exiting with the
button in the top left
corner.
3.1.3 Sliders
When a feature has several different unnamed (numeric) values, GNS
iGO will show
sliders that look like analogue potentiometers to set the desired value.
If the value limits are not displayed at the ends of the slider, the leftmost position
means the minimum value, while the rightmost position represents the maximum
value.
With most sliders you can check the current value on the left.
This control can be operated in two ways. Either drag the handle to move the slider
to its new position, or tap the slider where you want the handle to appear (the thumb
jumps there immediately). As with the list selectors, there is no need to confirm your
selection. As soon as you leave the screen, the selected value becomes effective.
3.1.4 Switches
When a function can only have two values (mainly Enabled and Disabled), a switch
is used. Unlike with list selectors, the horizontal line contains the name of the
function and not the actual status. There is a lamp on the left to show whether the
function is active or not.
When the lamp is dark
, the function is not selected. When it is lit
, the function
is enabled. The whole strip works as a button. Tap anywhere to toggle between the
enabled and disabled status.
3.1.5 Special switches
Some switches behave differently. Instead of being dark when not selected, the light
turns red and the lamp becomes crossed outto emphasize the prohibition of use.
Furthermore the switches used for the road types (to be included or avoided when
planning a route) on the Route Parameters screen (Page 62) cannot be changed for
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some vehicle types. When such a vehicle is selected, not only the lamp but also the
whole line becomes inactive and dark.
These switches look different on a square display. The lamp is placed not left of the
label but below it, and its shape is also different.
Use these buttons the same way as you would other switches. Tap them anywhere
to toggle between the enabled and disabled states.
3.1.6 Switches in the Quick menu
The switches of the Quick menu (Page 42) behave as normal switches but they look
different in order to fit in with the other menu buttons.
Tap the button to toggle between the enabled and disabled states.
3.1.7 Virtual keyboards
iGO is designed in a way that you only need to enter letters or numbers when it is
GNS
inevitable. In these cases a full screen keyboard pops up that can easily be operated
with your fingertips. You can choose between a separate ABC and numeric keypad,
or a set of QWERTY-type keyboards that contain both letters and numbers. GNS
iGO will
remember your last choice and offer it the next time you need to enter data.
The alphabetic keyboards in GNS
iGO do not contain special characters, because you do
not need to enter accents when searching for a destination. Type only the base
letters (the letter most similar to the accented one) and GNS
iGO will search for all their
combinations in the database (e.g. for the French street ‘Cité Bergère ’ you only
need to type ‘Cite Bergere’, and the rest is done by the program).
When you type in POI or track log names, GNS
iGO will automatically turn all initials into
capitals to create names that look pleasant.
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3.1.7.1 ABC-type keyboards
These keyboards contain only letters (Latin, Hebraic, Greek or Cyrillic). If you wish to
enter numbers, you need to tap the Keys ( ) button to switch to the numeric
keyboard.
Use Backspace (arrow pointing left between Space and Keys) to delete the last letter
you have entered if you have made a mistake, tap Space to enter more words, and
hit Done to finish entering the text.
This type of keyboard has large, finger-friendly buttons.
Note: If you have chosen a program language that uses Latin letters, only the ABC
keyboard appears. If you choose the Greek language, an additional keyboard
appears with Greek letters. Similarly Hebraic and Cyrillic letters are available when
Hebrew or Russian is chosen in Setup / Languages (Page 63).
If you are used to computer keyboards, you may consider trying one of the
QWERTY-type keypads.
3.1.7.2 QWERTY-type keyboards
QWERTY-type keyboards have both letters and numbers on them. Their layout is
the same as of the standard QWERTY, QWERTZ (German) and AZERTY (French)
keyboards. To switch to your desired QWERTY-type keyboard, press the Keys
button repeatedly until the appropriate keyboard appears.
The special keys described in the previous section are also available here.
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3.1.7.3 The numeric keyboard
The numeric keyboard only contains numbers, on huge buttons. The special keys
you find on the other keyboards (except Space) are available here as well.
Although QWERTY-type keyboards also contain number keys, when entering a
house number, the program offers the more convenient numeric keypad.
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4 Discovering the program through the screens
The best way to discover GNS
iGO is to explore each screen in detail, and to find out how
to move from one to another. Read this chapter for a guided tour.
iGO starts by displaying the Main menu. This is the root of the screen hierarchy, but
GNS
you only need to return here in a few cases. Many of the screens are also accessible
from each other to reduce the number of actions needed to initiate a function or
change a setting.
4.1 Main menu
GNS
iGO starts by displaying the Main menu. This is the root of the screen hierarchy, but
you need to return here very rarely while using the program. Screens are also
accessible from each other to reduce the number of actions needed to initiate a
function or change a setting.
Most parts of the program are directly accessible from here by using the buttons
described below.
Note: It is easy to return to the Main menu while having the Cockpit, Map or Route
Information screen (Page 16) displayed. Just press the Main menu hardware button
(Page ).
No.
Content
1
iGO logo
GNS
2
Battery Status indicator
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No.
3
Content
Button to open Cockpit screen
4
Button to open Find menu
5
Button to open Settings
6
Button that displays GPS Status and opens the GPS Data
screen
8
Current position
9
Current date and time
10
Button to open Map screen
11
Button to open About screen
12
Button to exit GNS
iGO**
** (navigation stops)
* Depends on program settings
** Same as removing the SD card
4.2 About screen
Tap About on the Main menu screen to open this screen. The About screen is not
used in normal navigation. It is there to inform you about the map licenses you have,
the creators of GNS
iGO and the legal aspects of using the program.
4.3 GPS Data screen
Tap the small satellite dish icon on the Main menu, Map or Cockpit screen to open
this window.
The GPS Data screen is a collection of information received from the GPS device
and it also serves as the entry point to the following screens:
x
TMC,
x
GPS Setup,
x
Time Sync
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4.3.1 GPS data displayed
The virtual sky on the left represents the currently visible part of the sky above you,
with your position as the centre. The satellites are shown at their current positions.
The GPS receives data from both the green and grey satellites. Signals from the
grey satellites are only received, while green ones are used by the GPS to calculate
your current location. On the right you can see the satellite signal strength bars. Dark
bars are for the grey and orange bars are for the green satellites. To identify
satellites use their numbers also shown in the virtual sky. The more satellites your
GPS tracks (the green ones), the better your calculated position will be.
Additional pieces of information on this screen are: current position in
latitude/longitude format, elevation, speed, date, time and calculated accuracy.
Note: Accuracy can be affected by several factors the GPS cannot take into account.
Use this accuracy information only as estimation.
There are two icons on the left to show the status of the GPS connection and the
quality of reception.
4.3.2 GPS connection indicator
In the middle to the left there is a lamp similar to the ones used for switches. This
one has more colours and represents more values:
x
dark lamp means there is no communication on the selected port,
x
red lamp means connection to any GPS receiver has not been established
yet, so you need to set it up by using the Detect or Config. buttons,
x
a slowly blinking yellow lamp means that there is no connection to the GPS
receiver, but GNS
iGO is trying to connect,
x
a fast blinking green lamp means that there is communication with the GPS
and data is being received,
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x
other colours may not appear with a built-in GPS. Should any of
these appear, this means a faulty operation of your device.
Note: When the GPS connection cannot be established with the last used
parameters (protocol, port and speed), GNS
iGO keeps on trying to connect. To save the
battery power in cases when you use GNS
iGO without a GPS, GNS
iGO first tries to open the
port in every few seconds, but later only twice every minute. If you later switch on the
GPS, the connection is still established without any user action but the repeated
attempts will not run the battery down.
4.3.3 GPS data quality indicator
In the top left corner there is a satellite dish to show the quality of the GPS position.
Different colours represent different signal quality:
x
x
black with a red cross means there is no connection with the GPS device.
This should never be the case if your device has a built-in GPS.
red means the GPS is connected but no GPS position is available,
x
yellow means 2D reception. A GPS position has been acquired, GNS
iGO is ready
for navigation, but the GPS is using enough satellites for calculating the horizontal
position only. Elevation data is not provided, and the position error may be
significant.
x
green means 3D reception. The GPS receiver has enough satellites to
calculate altitude. Position is generally correct (yet it can still be inaccurate due to
different environmental factors). GNS
iGO is ready for navigation.
4.3.4 Time synchronization
In the top right corner of the screen you have another button that leads to a new
screen where you can synchronize the clock of your PNA to the very accurate time
provided by the connected GPS.
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Turn on the Auto Correction switch to let GNS
iGO frequently check and correct the PNA
time with the GPS time.
Below that button you will see the current values of the GPS and the PNA clocks.
You can check here whether any correction is needed. Tap the
button to
manually synchronize the time.
Below the PNA time you have hour and minute controls to manually correct the time
with or without a valid GPS time. It also gives you the chance to correct the time after
synchronization if your PNA does not support time zones or daylight saving time.
4.4 The map
The most important and most frequently used screens of GNS
iGO are the two screens
with the map (Map screen and Cockpit screen). They are similar in look and in
possible controls but are optimised for different uses. The map they display is
common. The elements of the map are described here. For the controls and special
functions of the two map screens see Page 27.
The current version of GNS
iGO is primarily intended for land navigation. That is why
maps in GNS
iGO look similar to paper roadmaps (when using daytime colours and 2D
map mode). However, GNS
iGO provides much more than regular paper maps can. The
look and the contents can be changed.
4.4.1 2D and 3D map views
Besides the classical top down view of the map (called 2D mode), you have the
possibility to tilt the map to have a perspective view (3D mode) that gives a view
similar to that seen through the windscreen with the possibility to see far ahead.
It is easy to change between 2D and 3D modes. You have two options. You can use
the Tilt up and down buttons (Page 30) to tilt the map seamlessly between 2D and all
3D angles, or you can use the switch in the Quick menu (Page 42) to quickly switch
between the two modes.
Note: You may find that 2D mode is more useful in North-up Map mode when
looking for a certain part of the map or an object to select as destination. On the
other hand, 3D mode in Track-up Cockpit mode with Smart Zoom makes navigation
very comfortable. The description of these modes will come later in this manual.
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Note: Using the Advanced settings, you can force Cockpit mode to always start in 3D
Track-up view (Page ). You can still rotate and tilt the maps in either mode, but the
next time you enter this screen, the preset look will reappear.
Note: Similarly you can force Map mode to always start in 2D North-up view.
4.4.2 Zoom levels
iGO uses high quality vector maps that let you see the map at various zoom levels,
GNS
always with optimised content (the density of the map details can be independently
set for Map and Cockpit screens in Map settings (Page 58)). Street names and other
text objects are always displayed with the same font size, never upside down, and
you only see as many streets and objects as needed to find your way around the
map. Zoom in and out to see how the map changes in either the 2D or 3D view.
Changing the scale of the map is very easy. You can drag and stretch the scale
(Page 31) at the bottom of the Map screen, or use the zoom icons (Page 30) on both
Map and Cockpit screens.
Note: If you need to zoom out briefly to locate your position on the map, use the
Overview mode instead of zooming out and back in. The Overview mode is a 2D
North-up view that can be started by tapping the compass button on the right (Page
32).
Note: GNS
iGO has a special Smart Zoom function for navigation that automatically
rotates, scales and tilts the map in 3D map mode to always give you the optimal view
in your current situation. When approaching a turn, it will zoom in and raise the view
angle to let you easily recognise your manoeuvre at the next junction. If the next turn
is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to flat in order to let you
see the road in front of you.
4.4.3 Daylight and night colour schemes
The different colour schemes let you adjust GNS
iGO to the brightness of the environment.
Use the daylight and night colour schemes accordingly. Daylight colours are similar
to paper roadmaps, while the night colour schemes use dark tints for large objects to
keep the average brightness of the screen low, with carefully selected colours to still
keep you informed about all the necessary information on the screen.
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You can change between day and night views manually in the Quick Menu (Page
43) or let GNS
iGO do it automatically (Page 55) for you.
Note: The automatic day/night mode is based upon the current date and GPS
position by which GNS
iGO calculates the exact sunrise and sunset times on the particular
day at the particular location. Using that information GNS
iGO can automatically switch
between the colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise, when the sky has
already turned bright, and a few minutes after sunset before it gets dark.
Tip: There are several daytime and night colour schemes included with GNS
iGO. To
select the one that suits your needs the best, make your selection in Settings (Page
58).
Tip: To further enhance the effect of the night colour scheme, you can instruct GNS
iGO to
decrease the display backlight when the night colours are used. Set the desired
backlight levels for both daylight and night modes. Page 66.
Note: The colours mentioned and screenshots included in this manual refer to the
default daytime and night colour schemes. They may not look the same in the
schemes you have chosen.
Tip: If you use GNS
iGO after sunrise or before sunset, look for the sun in the sky in the
map background using a flat 3D view. It is displayed at its actual position to give you
another way to orientate, and also to provide some eye candy.
4.4.4 Streets and roads
The similarity of GNS
iGO to paper roadmaps is also convenient when it comes to streets,
the most important elements of the map concerning navigation. GNS
iGO uses similar
colour codes to those you are accustomed to, and the width of the streets also refers
to their importance, so it will not be difficult to tell a highway from a small street.
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Streets and roads have names or numbers for identification. Of course, this
information can be displayed on the map. GNS
iGO uses two different ways to show street
labels. The conventional way is the same as a roadmap – it displays the name of the
street aligned with the street. The alternative is a kind of virtual signpost stuck into
the street itself.
You need not choose between the two modes. GNS
iGO will use the one best for the
current tilt and zoom level. Zoom in to have only a few streets on the map, and start
tilting up and down to see how GNS
iGO switches between the two modes in an instant.
Note: The automatic switching is on even when using Smart Zoom. At first you may
find it odd, but later you will discover how it adjusts the displayed information to the
current view of the map. It is important, as the driver must be able to read the map at
a glance.
Tip: If you do not want to be bothered by street names during navigation, turn them
off in Map Options (Page 58).
Tip: Major roads usually have alternative names (numbering) besides the primary
name. You can choose whether to display these alternative names or not. You can
set this in Map Options (Page 58).
4.4.5 Other objects
To help orientate you, the map also contains objects that have no other navigating
function than to help you recognise your location on the map. These are surfacewaters, large buildings, forests, etc.
Tip: These objects are normally displayed using textured polygons that look natural
to the eye. You may wish to switch the textured display off (Page 59) to free some of
the resources of your PNA by replacing textures with plain coloured surfaces.
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4.4.6 Current position and Lock-on-Road
When your GPS position is available, a blue arrow (yellow when using night colours)
shows your location on the map.
The direction of the arrow represents your heading. The arrow is sized and vertically
rotated with the zoom and tilt levels to always look realistic.
iGO has a built-in Lock-on-Road feature that always puts the position arrow on the
GNS
road, on the axis of the street in case of one-way streets, or on the side of the road
where you drive (e.g. on the right in Germany and on the left in the U.K.) on two-way
roads.
The location received from the GPS receiver is shown as a blue dot on the map. This
can help you locate your position if the GPS accuracy is poor, and the Lock-on-Road
system puts you on the wrong street. It is also the location saved in the track log
(Page 46).
Note: the Lock-on-Road feature can be turned off in Advanced settings (Page 70) for
pedestrian use. When switched off, the arrow is displayed where the blue dot would
be with active Lock-on-Road.
When the GPS position is lost, the arrow turns grey and jumps to the last known
position, disabling Lock-on-Road (the last position before losing the reception is
usually inaccurate, and there is a chance that Lock-on-Road may choose the wrong
street).
4.4.7 Selected map point, also known as the Cursor
If you tap the map somewhere or select a specific item in Find, it will become the
selected point on the map, marked with a small red dot and permanently radiating
red circles to make it conspicuous at all zoom levels, even when it is in the
background of a 3D map view. You can use this point as starting point, via point, or
destination of your route, you can search for a POI near to it, mark it with a drawing-
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pin, or save it as a POI. The cursor, when visible, is also the reference point for map
scaling.
Note: When your GPS position is available, and Lock-to-Position (Page 30) is active,
the cursor is the current GPS position, the blue arrow. When you select another point
by tapping the map, or using the Find menu (Page 74), the new Cursor is shown on
the display with the red dot and the radiating red circles.
4.4.8 Marked map points (Pin)
The Cursor can be marked with a Pin. Pins are shown as being stuck in the map. A
Pin is visible at all zoom levels and remains in its position until you unpin it, or delete
all Pins in Advanced settings (Page 72).
The colour of the Pin is automatically selected by GNS
iGO. Different colours help you
identify a Pin in the History list (Page 80) later. There they are shown together with
their address and GPS Coordinates.
Tip: There is a quick way to save the current GPS position as a Pin. Press the
Record button (hardware button with an audio cassette icon on it) to save the Pin
instantly (Page ).
Tip: A quick way to tell the coordinates of a location you found on the map is to Pin it,
and then look for the coordinates in the History list (Page 80).This way you also save
the coordinates with the Pin for later reference. If you do not need the coordinates
later, just select the point and start Find Coordinates (Page 80).
4.4.9 Visible POIs (Points of Interest)
iGO
GNS comes with thousands of built-in POIs, and you can create your own POI
database as well. Having all of them displayed on the map would make the map too
crowded. To avoid this, GNS
iGO lets you select which POIs to show and which ones to
hide (Page 43) using their categories and subcategories.
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POIs are represented by icons on the map. For a built-in POI it is the icon of the
subcategory of the actual POI. For points you create, it is the icon you had chosen
when you created the POI (it can be changed later).
These icons are large enough to recognise the symbol, and semi-transparent so as
not to cover the streets and junctions behind them.
When the map is zoomed out, the icons are not shown. As you zoom in, small dots
appear at the locations of visible POIs. Zooming in further makes the full icons
appear.
If two points are too close to each other so that icons overlap, a multi-POI icon
is
shown instead of individual ones. Zoom in more to see them separately. (Should the
two POIs have the same icon, this icon will be displayed instead of the multi-POI
icon.)
Note: When navigating, POI icons can be disabled together with street names (Page
58). If you still need this information during your journey, just drag the map to disable
Lock-to-Position (Page 30). This will restore street names and POI icons immediately.
Now tap Lock to reactivate Lock-to-Position.
Tip: Tap the map on or near a POI item to see the list of the names of the nearest
POIs in a popup list, if it is enabled (Page 46). To see the details of a particular POI
in the list, tap the blue ’i’ icon on the right. If you have too may POIs nearby, this list
may not be complete. In the Cursor menu (Page 34) there is a button called POI that
leads you to the screen of all nearby POI items. There you can open them one by
one to see their details, and select any of them as a route point.
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4.4.10
Elements of the Active Route
iGO uses a multi-destination routing system in which you have a start point (your
GNS
current location if GPS position is available), a destination, the line of the active leg
of the route, and optionally via points and inactive legs. They are all shown on the
map.
4.4.10.1
The start point, via points and the destination
These points are represented by flags.
4.4.10.2
Animated turn guidance
Animated arrows represent all route events other than the above-mentioned special
points. These arrows show the direction in which you need to continue your journey.
4.4.10.3
The active leg of the route
The active leg is the section of the route you are currently driving. If you have not
added any Via points, the whole route will be the active leg. When Via points are
present, the active leg is the part leading from your location to the next via point.
The active section is displayed in light greenred. It is always the most conspicuous
part of the map even when in the background of a 3D map view.
The line of the route is displayed on the driving side of the road for two-way and on
the axis in case of one-way streets. When the map is zoomed in and the line is wide
enough, small arrows show the direction of the route. This can be useful if you
preview the route before starting the journey or when entering a complex junction.
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4.4.10.4
Inactive legs of the route
Future sections of a route are inactive. They are also shown on the map with the
same colour but a darker tint than the active one. An inactive route section becomes
active as soon as you reach its starting Via point.
4.4.10.5
Roads in the route excluded by your preferences
Although you can choose whether to include or avoid some road types in Route
parameter settings (Page 62), sometimes they are impossible to avoid near the
starting point, via points or the destination.
If so, GNS
iGO will display those segments of the route with an alternate colour.
4.5 Screens with map
Having explained the contents of the map, the description of the other parts of the
map screens follows. There are two map screens: the Map screen and the Cockpit
screen. The way they show the map is the same but their look and controls are
optimised for different purposes.
The Map screen is to be used mainly without a GPS, to browse the map, create user
POI items, or to plan your route based on map points. The Map screen is designed
to give you the maximum map area. This screen is usually used in 2D North-up
mode.
You can set GNS
iGO so it always opens the Map screen like that (Page 65).
The Cockpit screen is for driving purposes. Besides showing the map, it contains
some additional travel information if you are just cruising (speed, current street your
are driving in, speed limit for the current street), and some more route data if you are
navigating (e.g. next street in your route, distance to travel, type of the next route
event). This screen is typically used in 3D Track-up mode (you can make GNS
iGO
always open the Cockpit screen like that.
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There are several controls that function in a similar fashion on the two screens. They
are described on the following pages.
Map screen contents:
Cockpit screen contents:
No.
1
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Display
(Cockpit only) Turn preview*
Control
Opens Route menu*
2
n/a
Zooms in (optional)
3
n/a
Zooms out (optional)
4
n/a
Tilts down (optional)
5
n/a
Tilts up (optional)
6
Indicates that Lock to GPS
position and heading is inactive
Re-enables Lock-toPosition / Smart Zoom
7
Selected map point (Cursor)
Opens Popup Info and
Cursor menu
8
(Map only) Map scale
Zooms in/out by
dragging
9
n/a
Menu (Find, Quick,
Route, Main)
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Map orientation and Overview
Switches North-up,
Track-up and Overview
No.
Display
Control
Opens GPS Data
screen
11
GPS position quality
12
Battery status
Opens settings
13
Sound on or muted
Enables/disables
muting
14
Track Log recording or playback
Opens Track Logs
screen
15
n/a
Opens Cursor menu
16
(Cockpit only) Current street
Opens Route
Information screen
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(Cockpit only) Travel and Route
data**
Opens Route
Information screen
18
(Cockpit only) Distance to next
turn***
n/a
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(Cockpit only) Next street***
n/a
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(Cockpit only) Approaching next
turn****
n/a
* On Map screen only when a route is active
** Contents differ when a route is active
*** Appears only when a route is active
**** Appears only when a route is active and the next turn is near
4.5.1 Turn preview (No. 1)
On the Cockpit screen this field shows a graphic illustration of the next manoeuvre.
For example when you approach a turn, an arrow will show whether it is a slight,
normal or sharp turn. When showing a roundabout, the number of the exit is also
given in the picture.
This field also serves as a button. Tap it to get to the Route menu (Page 49). The
Map screen will show a button called Route here if there is an active route. This also
leads to the Route menu.
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4.5.2 Zoom in and out (No. 2 & 3)
These semi-transparent buttons are only displayed if "Zoom & Tilt" is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 42).
Zoom will change the scale of the map. Zoom out shows a larger part of the map,
while Zoom in shows a smaller part of the map in more detail.
The automatic Smart Zoom function will do the necessary zooming for you when
navigating (zooms out if the next turn is at a distance to let you see far ahead and
zooms in when approaching a turn to give you a better view of the upcoming
manoeuvre). If you manually change the zoom level, Smart Zoom will no longer
scale the map by itself (automatic tilting and rotating remains active).
You need to tap the Lock button (Page 30) to return the zoom control to Smart Zoom.
If you are on the Cockpit screen, GNS
iGO will do this automatically if you leave the
display untouched for 30 seconds.
4.5.3 Tilt up and down (No. 4 & 5)
These semi-transparent buttons are only displayed if "Zoom & Tilt" is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 42).
This function modifies the vertical viewing angle of the map in 3D mode. You can
change the angle in a wide range starting from a top down view (2D view is
seamlessly integrated) all the way to a flat view that lets you see far ahead.
The automatic Smart Zoom function will do the necessary tilting for you when
navigating (gives a flat view if the next turn is at a distance to let you see far ahead
and raises the angle when approaching a turn to give you a better view of the
upcoming manoeuvre). If you manually change the view angle, Smart Zoom will no
longer tilt the map by itself (automatic zooming and rotating remains active).
You need to tap the Lock button (Page 30) to return the tilt control to Smart Zoom.
You can also set GNS
iGO to do this automatically after a few seconds (Page 68).
4.5.4 Lock to GPS position and heading (No. 6)
This semi-transparent icon is displayed if GPS position is available, and the map has
been moved. It also appears when you scale or tilt the map.
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This semi-transparent icon is displayed if GPS position is available, and the map has
been moved. It also appears when you scale or tilt the map while Smart Zoom is
enabled.
This semi-transparent icon is displayed if GPS position is available, and the map has
been moved or rotated. It also appears when you scale or tilt the map while Smart
Zoom is enabled.
Normally GNS
iGO positions the map to keep the GPS position visible somewhere on the
map (when North-up orientation is selected), or always at the bottom centre of the
map (when Track-up orientation is selected).
If you manually move the map, it will freeze the map in the new position. To return to
the GPS position, use this Lock button.
Rotating the map in any direction will only freeze the orientation of the map, but it
keeps on moving to keep the GPS position visible. Use Lock to return to North-up or
Track-up orientation (the one previously selected).
Scaling or tilting the map also stops the automatic zooming or automatic tilting
respectively. To reactivate Smart Zoom, tap this button.
When Smart Zoom is enabled, scaling or tilting the map also stops the automatic
zooming or automatic tilting respectively. To reactivate Smart Zoom, tap this button.
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Tip: In Advanced settings you can set a delay time after which GNS
iGO pushes the Lock
button for you automatically (Page 68). This can be turned on for re-enabling both
Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom.
4.5.5 Cursor (No. 7)
As described earlier (Page 23), if you tap the map somewhere or select one specific
item in Find, it will become the selected point on the map, marked with a small red
dot and radiating red circles to make it conspicuous. You can use this point as
starting point, via point or destination for your route, you can search for a POI near it,
mark it with a pin, or save it as a POI.
4.5.6 Map scale (No. 8)
The scale indicator is only available on the Map screen. In 2D map view it represents
the scale of the map. In 3D view it is the scale of the nearest part of the map only.
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You can use it in both 2D and 3D modes to scale the map. Drag and pull it right to
zoom in, or left to zoom out.
4.5.7 Menu (No. 9)
This button opens the Menu with the Find engine, the Quick menu, the Route menu
and the exit button that takes you to the Main menu screen. The Menu will be
described in detail later: Page 41.
4.5.8 Map orientation and Overview (No. 10)
You can view the map screens in three different presentation modes. This switch will
cycle through them in the following order.
The usual map orientation for navigation is Track-up. It means GNS
iGO rotates the map
during navigation to always face the direction of your travel. In this mode an arrow
(compass) points towards North.
Tap this icon to switch to North-up mode. Now the map is fixed to keep facing North.
The icon changes to show the new rotation mode.
Tap the icon again to enter Overview mode. This mode looks similar to the North-up
mode with one difference: the zoom level in this mode has a fixed default to give you
a better look of where you are on the map. You can change the zoom level at any
time, this will not cause the Lock button to appear, but when entering Overview
mode later, the default zoom level will be restored.
The arrow representing your position will be fixed in the middle of the screen. When
you move the map in Overview mode, the Lock button will appear, and when pushed,
it will move the map to have your current position in the middle of the map again.
You cannot rotate the map in Overview mode. This mode is strictly north-up.
You can set up GNS
iGO so that it will switch to Overview mode during navigation when
the next turn is far away. You can specify this distance and the fixed zoom level of
Overview in Advanced settings (Page 68).
An aeroplane icon indicates Overview mode.
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Tap the icon again to return to Track-up (automatic rotation) mode.
4.5.9 GPS position quality (No. 11)
Similarly to the icon found on the GPS Data screen (Page 18), the map screens also
inform you about the GPS signal:
x
The black satellite dish with the red exclamation mark shows there is no
connection with the GPS receiver. GPS navigation is not possible. Devices with a
built-in GPS receiver are permanently connected, so this icon may not appear
under normal circumstances.
x
Red shows there is a connection, but the signal is too weak to give a position.
GPS navigation is not possible.
x
Black shows there is a GPS position, and navigation is possible. When only
one arc is shown, the position is 2D (no altitude available), and position error may
be significant, yet GNS
iGO is ready to navigate.
x
A black dish and two arcs represent a 3D GPS position. GNS
iGO is ready to
navigate.
x
When small car symbols are displayed under the dish, TMC information is
available.
4.5.10
Battery status (No. 12)
The status of the battery is also shown by GNS
iGO. You can estimate the available
power reserve from the length of the bar inside. Some examples:
x
The thunderbolt in the battery shows the battery is being charged.
x
Battery is not charging, but it is at full capacity.
x
Battery in not full, but there is sufficient reserve capacity.
x
When the inside of the battery turns red, the battery needs recharging.
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4.5.11
Sound muting (No. 13)
By tapping this button you can quickly mute all sounds of the PNA. This will not
modify the volume level and the enabled or disabled status of the voice guidance or
the key sounds (all to be set on the Sound Settings screen: Page 59), just mutes the
sound output. When muting is enabled, the speaker icon is crossed out.
Tap again to re-enable sounds.
Note: Sound can be muted in Sound settings (Page 59), too. There you have a
Master switch that works together with the switch described above. There is also a
Master slider on that screen. That you can use to fully turn down the volume of the
device. Setting the volume low is different from muting, therefore it will not show up
on the mute indicator.
4.5.12
Track Log recording/playback indicator (No. 14)
When a track log is being recorded, a red icon is displayed on the map screens. This
icon also functions as a button leading to the Track Log screen (Page 46) where you
can stop the recording or make the track log visible on the map.
During track log playback a green icon will blink. Tapping this icon (in fact, tapping
the screen anywhere) stops the simulation.
4.5.13
Cursor menu (No. 15)
The Cursor is the selected point on the map (marked by a red dot and radiating red
circles around it), or the current GPS position when it is available and Lock-toPosition is enabled. When you tap the screen to place the Cursor, the Cursor menu
pops up automatically to give you the list of possible functions you can use the
Cursor for. At the same time Popup Info (street name, house number and the list of
POIs nearby) appears near the selected map point if Popup Info is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 42).
If you do not use the Cursor menu in a few seconds, it will automatically vanish back
to the bottom of the screen, and Popup Info disappears, too. You can have them
reappear by reopening the Cursor menu using the arrow in the bottom right corner.
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When you open the menu manually, it will stay on until you close it or switch to
another screen.
Tip: If you want to see the map around the Cursor, close the Cursor menu and
reopen it. When this menu is opened manually, the map is always moved to have the
cursor in the centre.
The content of the Cursor menu depends on the screen (Map or Cockpit) and it is
slightly different if there is an active route already planned. You have the following
options:
x
Start: use the Cursor as the departure point for your route. This menu point is
available only in Map mode and when there is no active route. In Cockpit mode
the departure point of the route is always the GPS position or if it is not available,
the last known GPS position.
x
Route To: use the Cursor as the destination of your route. This button is to start a
new route. The previous route (if it exists) will be deleted and replaced. If a multipoint route is active, GNS
iGO will ask you whether you really want to delete it together
with all its via points.
x
Add Via: by inserting the selected map point as a via, you instruct GNS
iGO to cross
this location before the destination of the route. This is the way to build a multipoint route in reverse order (when you wish to insert a stopover ‘go to A but first
get some fuel at B’ or want to influence the direction of the route). This menu point
works only if a route is already active.
x
Remove Via: removes the ‘via point’ near or at the Cursor. The route will be
recalculated immediately excluding the deleted point. This menu point replaces
Add Via and is available only if the Cursor is near or at a via point.
x
Continue: add a new destination to be reached after the previous destination. The
new destination replaces the old one, which is now demoted to a via point. This is
the way to build your multi-point route in straight order (when you wish to visit
several destinations ‘go to A then to B’). This menu point is available only if a
route is already active.
x
Add Cam: this button will place a speed camera at the position of the Cursor. A
new window opens where you can set the type of the camera (fixed, mobile, builtin, or section control camera), the direction of the monitored traffic (your direction,
the opposite direction, both directions or all directions), and the speed limit. If the
map contains speed limit information, this will be the default value for Camera
Speed.
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x
Edit Cam: you can edit the parameters of the camera near or at the Cursor, or
delete it. This menu point replaces Add Cam and is available only if the selected
point is near or at a speed camera. A window will open up that contains the same
settings as in Add Cam. In addition, it will have a Delete button that removes the
camera from the map.
x
Pin: push a coloured pin in the map at the selected point for later use. This pin is
visible at all zoom levels and also appears in the History list together with its exact
position. The colour of the pin is automatically selected by GNS
iGO.
x
Unpin: remove the pin near or at the Cursor. This menu point replaces Pin and is
available only if the selected point is near or at a pin.
x
Add POI: opens the new POI capture window to let you add the selected map
point to the list of your user points. This menu point is only available on the Map
screen and if there are no POIs near the cursor (i.e. only the address is shown in
the Popup Info window).
x
POI: opens the list of POIs near the selected point. These are the POIs shown in
the Popup Info window. If you want to add a new POI at the cursor, you can do so
by tapping New in the bottom left corner. This menu point replaces Add POI and it
is only available in the Map screen and if there is at least one POI item near the
Cursor.
4.5.14
Current street (No. 16)
This field of the Cockpit screen shows the name or number (as available) of the
current street or road you are driving on.
Tip: Some roads have an alternative name (or number). This is normally shown
together with the primary name in this field. You can hide these alternative names in
Map settings (Page 58).
4.5.15
Travel and Route data (No. 17)
The contents of these three fields are different when cruising (without an active
route) or navigating (following an active route).
While cruising, the fields show the present speed, the current speed limit and the
time of day.
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While navigating a route, these fields show the estimated time needed to reach the
destination (ETE), the distance to destination, and the estimated arrival time at the
destination (ETA) by default.
You can choose what to display in these three fields during navigation, by going to
Advanced settings / Display Options (Page 66). See the following list for your options.
The only restriction is that you cannot select a value that already appears in another
field. The possible field contents are:
x
Distance to destination (default value for the left field)
x
Time to destination (estimated time en route, default value for the middle field)
x
Distance to next via point
x
Time to next via point
x
Time to next manoeuvre (next route event)
x
Speed
x
Speed limit
x
Arrival at next via point
x
Arrival at destination (default value for the right field)
4.5.16
Distance to next turn (No. 18)
This field shows the distance to go before reaching the next route event (turn,
roundabout, exit, etc.)
This field is only displayed when navigating a route.
4.5.17
Next street / Next settlement (No. 19)
This field shows the road or street that comes next in the route itinerary.
If you are not yet in the settlement where this next street is, GNS
iGO will display the
name of the settlement instead of the name of the road or street. A bullet symbol will
appear next to the name of settlements to help you tell them apart from street names.
This field is only displayed when navigating a route.
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4.5.18
Approaching next turn (No. 20)
This bar is only visible when approaching the next route event. It appears on the
screen to visualise the distance when you get closer than 300 meters (1000 feet) to
the next turn, and it remains visible till you reach the turn.
This field is displayed only when navigating a route.
4.6 Route Information screen
The Route Information screen has all the data and some of the functions you need
while you navigate. Some additional functions can be found in the Route menu
(Page 49). Without an active route one of the buttons is inactive and route data
cannot be displayed.
As a reminder, you can open this screen two ways: tapping the Info button in the
Route menu (Page 53), or tapping one of the Route Data fields on the Cockpit
screen.
As a reminder, you can open this screen three ways: tapping the Info button in the
Route menu (Page 53), tapping one of the Route Data fields on the Cockpit screen,
or pressing the Route Information hardware button.
4.6.1 Route data displayed (for destination and via points)
In the top section of the screen you see information about the current route. These
fields are continuously updated while you keep this screen open.
When you open the screen, all fields contain information on reaching your final
destination. Tap any of the fields to see data on the via points starting from the first
one through the final destination again.
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4.6.1.1 Route line
The upper part of this screen shows your planned route as a horizontal line. Its
leftmost point is the start of the route, the rightmost one is the final destination, and
you can see your via point flags along the line, spaced in proportion to their distance.
The blue (yellow at night) arrow representing your position will travel from the left to
the right, giving you visual feedback of your journey.
When you reach a via point, it becomes the starting point of the route, the past will
be deleted, the line with all the other via points will be modified instantly, and the
arrow jumps back to the left.
When GNS
iGO needs to recalculate the route, the arrow will not jump back to the left as
when reaching a via point, but it may drift a bit as the length of the new route may be
different from the previous one.
When the data corresponding to the entire route is displayed in the fields below, the
line is coloured the same way as the route line shown on the map. When you see
data that belongs to a via point, the route is coloured only up to that via point. The
rest of the line remains grey.
4.6.1.2 Distance Left
This value can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields on the Cockpit
screen as ‘Distance to destination’. This is the distance you need to travel on the
route before reaching your final destination.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the distance to reach the
first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.1.3 Method
This field shows how the route was calculated. It either displays the ‘Route’ or the
‘Vehicle’ field from the Route parameter settings. If you have chosen Car, Taxi, Bus
or Lorry, the type of the route (Fastest, Shortest or Economical) will be displayed
here; if you have selected Emergency, Bicycle or Pedestrian, this information will be
displayed here.
4.6.1.4 Time Left
This is an estimated value that can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields
on the Cockpit screen as ‘Time to destination’. It shows the time needed to reach the
final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route. The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the time needed to reach
the first, second, etc. via point.
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4.6.1.5 Estimated Arrival
This is an estimated value that can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields
on the Cockpit screen as ‘ETA to destination’. It shows the estimated arrival time at
the final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route. The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the estimated arrival at
the first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.1.6 Destination / Via point
This field shows the exact address (or its coordinates if the address is not available)
of the final destination.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the address or
coordinates of the first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.2 Warning icons
The following 5 squares are normally grey. Some of them turn red and show a
graphical symbol in case warning(s) are attached to the planned route. These are
warnings, so icons always show information for the whole route, even if the data
fields display values from your current position to a via point only.
Click on any of the icons to show its description.
A few samples of the available icons:
x
This icon shows that you need to pay toll on the recommended route.
x
This icon shows that the route contains motorways. Tap the icon to see the
total length of the motorways in the recommended route.
This icon shows that toll roads are included in the recommended route.
x
x
x
x
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route.
This icon shows that you need to board a ferry along the recommended
This icon shows that you need to pay for the ferry.
This icon is displayed when GNS
iGO could not plan a route with all your road
type preferences respected. Sometimes it is impossible to find a suitable route
near the start or the destination.
x
This icon warns you that GNS
iGO had to recommend a route that does not
match all your preferences given at the Route Parameters settings.
x
The recommended route contains areas only accessible to pedestrians.
x
The recommended route contains unpaved roads.
x
The recommended route contains roads that require a permit or permission
to enter.
x
Information – any other piece of relevant but not categorised information.
Tap the icon to see the content.
x
Next page – displayed when more than 5 warnings apply for the
recommended route.
4.6.3 Fit to screen
Tap this button to display an overview of the whole recommended route. You will
jump to the Map screen with a 2D North-up view so that you can check where the
route takes you.
4.6.4 Parameters
This button opens the Route parameter settings screen (Page 61) otherwise opened
from the Route menu (Page 49).
4.7 Menu
The Menu button can be found in the top right corner of the portrait map screens and
in the bottom left corner of the landscape map screens.
The Menu button can be found in the top right corner of the map screens.
The Menu button can be found in the bottom left corner of the map screens.
Tapping this button brings up a menu that allows you to access some of the most
frequently used functions of GNS
iGO.
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4.7.1 Find tab
The first page of the Menu is Find. It lets you select a destination without first having
to locate it on the map. The Find menu will be described in detail later here: Page 74.
4.7.2 Quick tab
This provides quick access to some configurable options.
4.7.2.1 3D Map (switch)
When the green light is on, the map shows a perspective view. You can use
hardware buttons 1 and 2 to change the angle of the view. When the green light is
off, the map is displayed in a conventional top-down view. This 2D view is also the
end of the tilt range, so it can also be accessed by tilting the map up. Conversely, 3D
mode can be switched on by tilting down in 2D mode. Map view modes are
described here: Page 19.
Note: When you reach 2D view by tilting the map, Smart Zoom will tilt the map as
you press the Lock button or it disappears after the timeout (set in Advanced
settings) expires. Use the 3D Map toggle to permanently switch to 2D view.
4.7.2.2 Zoom & Tilt (switch)
When the green light is on, additional transparent buttons (Page 30 and Page 30)
appear on the left side of the map screens for zooming and tilting without the use of
hardware buttons.
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4.7.2.3 Night Mode (switch)
Turn on or off the night colours manually to override the automatic colour scheme
switching.
Note: Using this option turns off the Automatic Night Colours feature. You need to reenable it at the General settings screen (Page 54) to have the colours change
automatically again.
4.7.2.4 Manage POI (Points of Interest)
Here you can set all the parameters of POIs that you have created and the visibility
of the built-in POIs that come with the map.
Manage built-in POI visibility
The maps in GNS
iGO come with a huge number of POIs. Displaying all of them would
make the maps too crowded (to see how POI items are shown on the map see
Page 24). In order to avoid that, you can decide which POI groups to show and
which ones to hide on the map. GNS
iGO has a multi-level POI category system. You can
set the visibility of the top two levels. All levels below that will be shown or hidden
according to their respective category (i.e. you can set the visibility of Petrol Stations
in the Services category, but all brands listed under that will either be shown or
suppressed together).
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Groups shown with a grey icon
are hidden; blue icons
are visible on the map,
while the ones shown in two colours
have some of their subcategories shown and
some others hidden.
If you highlight any of the POI groups by tapping them, the button in the bottom left
corner will become Show if the POI group is hidden, or Hide if the group is shown or
partly shown.
Tip: To make a partly shown group fully shown, tap this button twice. First you will
hide the whole group, and then you will have it displayed with all its subgroups.
Tapping again the highlighted POI group (except for My POI – described later) opens
the list of subcategories of that group. Here you cannot see bicolour subgroups, as
visibility can only be set for the top two levels of categories. Showing and hiding a
subgroup is done the same way as for the main groups.
Manage My POI
By highlighting then tapping again the My POI switch on the Manage POI main
screen you can manage the POI groups and items that you have created.
Note: The group Unnamed only appears if you have previously saved a POI item
without creating a new POI group for it.
Note: If there are valid entries in the Contacts application of your Car Point PND, the
ones GNS
iGO can recognise the address in will be imported as My POIs, added to a new
group named Contacts. Each time GNS
iGO starts, it reloads the points from the Contacts
application database. With the help of these points you can plan a route to any of
your contacts by only a few screen taps.
Tapping any of the group names will open a list of POIs saved in that group. This list
is similar to the list of POI results in Find. The POIs are ordered based on their
distance from your current position. If GPS position is not available or you have
disabled Lock-to-Position by tapping the map, the POIs will be ordered by their
distance from the Cursor.
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When the My POI Groups are displayed, you have the following options:
x
Show/Hide: similarly to built-in POIs, you have the possibility to show or hide all
POIs of the selected category on the map. Groups with a blue icon are displayed;
groups with a grey icon are hidden.
x
New: you can create a new My POI group by tapping this button. You need to
select an icon, a name, and the maximum zoom level at which the POI is still
visible on the map (provided you let the POI group be displayed at all). You do not
necessarily need to create POI groups in advance. You can do it while saving a
new POI.
x
Delete: you can delete any of your previously saved My POI groups. This will
delete all POIs in that group. GNS
iGO will ask you to confirm this action.
x
Edit: you can edit the attributes (name, icon, visibility level) of a previously created
My POI group.
x
Left/right arrows: if your groups fill several pages, these buttons will let you
browse through them. The green field left of these buttons shows the current page
number and the number of pages.
When the list of My POIs is displayed, you have the following options:
x
Filter: you can shorten the list of matching POI items by filtering. Just like in Find,
enter a few letters of the desired POI name. When the number of matching items
can fit in one page, GNS
iGO will automatically display the list. If you tap Done any time
before this happens, you receive the list of matches on multiple pages.
x
ABC/Distance: by tapping this button you can have the POIs sorted in an
alphabetical order. Tapping again will return to the distance-based order.
When you tap on any of your POIs in the list, you will open a new window with the
details of the selected POI.
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Here you have the following options:
x
OK: if you tap this button, the map screen returns with the selected POI in the
middle.
x
Edit: you can edit the attributes (name, icon and group) of the selected POI.
x
Delete: you can delete any of your previously saved POIs. GNS
iGO will ask you to
confirm this action.
4.7.2.5 Popup Information (switch)
When this feature is enabled, tapping the screen (activating the Cursor, a radiating
red dot) on either of the map screens also opens a pop-up box with the selected
street name, house number and the name of the nearby POIs, if any.
Tip: Tapping one of the blue Information icons behind the POI names shows the
details of the appropriate POI item.
4.7.2.6 Manage Track Logs
Using GNS
iGO it is also possible to save the track logs of your journeys. This screen lets
you manage all your track logs. When it comes up, it shows a list of all track logs
already saved.
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The original name of a track log is the date and time when it was recorded. You can
change their name to something more meaningful if you wish.
Each track log has a colour, shown to the left of its name when the track log is visible
on the map. If the track is not visible, an underscore character is shown here.
Tapping the line of the highlighted track log will toggle between showing and hiding
that log. The track log will be drawn on the map using the colour next to its name.
When a track log is being recorded, a new line appears in this list with an underscore,
as newly recorded track logs are not shown in the map normally.
Tip: If you wish to see the track log currently being recorded, tap on it twice to make
it visible.
In this screen you have the following options:
x
Record: this will initiate track log recording. A new line appears in the list, and
GPS position data will be saved until you stop the recording or exit GNS
iGO. A red icon
(Page 34) is shown on the map screens to let you know that a recording is in
progress. Tapping that icon opens this Track Log screen.
x
Stop recording: if recording is in progress, this buttons stops it.
x
Info: this button opens a screen that shows the track log details, and lets you:
x
change the name of the track log (Rename button),
x
change the colour of the track log (Colour on the map selector),
x
have it displayed on the map (Fit to screen button),
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x
or export the data to the SD card in GPX format (Track export button).
x
Replay: push this button to see a simulation of the saved track log on the map. A
green icon (Page 34) will appear on the map screens to let you know it is not a fly
over but a simulation based on a real saved log.
x
Delete: you can delete a track log if it is not needed any more. GNS
iGO will ask you to
confirm this action.
x
Track log options: this button in the upper right corner leads to a settings screen
where you can set up the track logging parameters:
x
Update interval is how often track points will be saved. Position information is
normally received once a second from the GPS. If you do not need such a
detailed log, you can increase this number to save track log space.
x
Current autosave track size: this figure shows how much memory is used by
the automatically saved track logs.
x
Enable auto-saving: when auto-saving is enabled, you do not need to turn
track log saving on and off manually. GNS
iGO will automatically start recording the
track log as soon as GPS position is available.
x
Limit track DB size: here you can set whether or not to maximise the size of
the database where the automatically saved track logs are kept.
x
Maximum track database size: here you can set the maximum database size
if the track database size limit is enabled using the previous switch.
x
Create NMEA/SIRF log: independently of the normal track log, you can instruct
iGO to record the native GPS data received from the GPS device. GNS
iGO is
GNS
capable of working with GPS devices using either the NMEA or the SiRF
protocol, so the saved data will be in one of these formats. These logs are
saved as separate text files on the SD card, and they cannot be shown or
replayed in GNS
iGO. They are for post-processing needs, should you have any. Be
careful when saving native GPS data, as it can soon eat up available memory.
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4.7.3 Route tab
This menu contains options to manage different settings in the program.
4.7.3.1 Recalculate
This menu point is only available if an active route exists and GPS position is present.
It brings up a menu with four options. Using one of these functions you can modify
the current route.
Recalculate
This function repeats the route calculation based on the same settings as used to
calculate previously. This possibility is typically used when automatic off-route
recalculation is disabled. However you may consider using it when you travel on a
road parallel to that recommended by the route. In this case GNS
iGO may not recalculate
the route for some time, but you can force recalculation here. This is also the button
you will most frequently use when the window appears automatically, provided that
the manual route recalculation is set (Page 57).
Drop Next Via Point / Delete Route
You can modify the route to skip the next via point if you decide it is no longer
needed. For example, you may have added the via point only to influence the route
but you do not want to actually reach it; or you have already almost reached it, and
iGO still keeps on navigating towards that point. When there are no via points left
GNS
(only the destination), the name of this button turns to Delete Route, and it cancels
the navigation.
Bypass
When you run into a traffic jam or roadblock, you may want to have GNS
iGO calculate a
route that departs the original route as soon as it can. You will need to select the
minimum distance along the original route where your new route is allowed to rejoin
the original route. Select the one you feel appropriate for the traffic difficulty you face.
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Note: This function is to give you an alternative for the next section of the
recommended route. To change later parts of the route or to avoid specific streets or
turns, use the Avoid function in Itinerary instead (Page 50).
Note: When you use this feature, GNS
iGO will keep on excluding the same part of the
map from later routes until you manually delete the route (Page 50), or restart GNS
iGO.
Cancel
This option returns directly to the map screen without recalculating the active route. If
you choose this option when manual route recalculation is configured (Page 57),
navigation stops and will be activated again when you are back on your original
route.
4.7.3.2 Delete
Tap Delete to erase the active route along with all its route points (start, via points
and destination). If you later decide that you need the same route again, you will
have to rebuild it from scratch. GNS
iGO will warn you before deleting route data.
This function has a special role if you have used the Avoid feature during your
journey. When you arrive at your destination, the route line disappears on the map
and navigation stops. The route is now practically deleted, but if you plan a new
route, the roads, manoeuvres and areas excluded from your route will also be
avoided when planning the new route. Tap Delete to completely delete your previous
route together with its Avoid restrictions.
Note: When a POI item is used as a route waypoint, deleting the route will not delete
the POI item itself, just its role in the route.
4.7.3.3 Itinerary
This function opens the itinerary (route event list) of the active route. The Itinerary
has three different display modes and two functions.
Display modes
Display modes are different only in the number of events displayed in the list. List
items are always shown with all information available including pictograms of the
needed action and distance of the event from the previous list item.
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The Itinerary is live and constantly updated when navigating a route. The list item
coming next in navigation is the highlighted one until you highlight another one by
tapping. After that, the highlight remains on the item you have selected.
x
Detailed Instructions: this is the list displayed when Itinerary is opened. It is the
list of events in full detail. All significant junctions are shown in the list, even ones
to be passed.
x
Instructions: by tapping the Mode button once you will see the list of events that
need your attention, i.e. the list of manoeuvres during the route. These are the
events shown in the Turn preview field and announced by the voice instructions.
x
Route summary: tapping the Mode button again will show an overview of the
route that contains only the significant roads and intersections.
Show
Tap this button to see the highlighted list item on the map. This will help you identify
route events in the list.
Avoid
Tap this button to show a list of possibilities for modifying the route. They let you
recalculate the route avoiding the highlighted event and sometimes also some of the
subsequent ones.
x
Manoeuvre: this option avoids the highlighted action. For example if you find a
turn too difficult during rush hour traffic, GNS
iGO will recalculate the route excluding
that turn. If the next street is important in the route, it is likely that GNS
iGO will replace
the turn with several easier ones to get to the same street.
x
Road: when you exclude a road, GNS
iGO will calculate a route that does not use that
road. It is useful when you anticipate a traffic jam in a street used in your route, or
a roadblock is announced on the radio, and you find that road in your Itinerary.
x
Distances: you can also find some distance buttons in this list. They are similar to
the ones in the Bypass list of the Recalculate menu (Page 49), but these can also
be used for distant parts of the route.
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Note: You need not open Itinerary if you run into a roadblock or traffic jam. To get an
immediate alternative route use the Bypass function of Recalculate (Page 49).
Note: When you use this feature, GNS
iGO will keep on excluding the same part of the
map from later routes until you manually delete the route (Page 50), or restart GNS
iGO.
Note: When you use this feature, GNS
iGO will keep on excluding the same part of the
map from later routes until you manually delete the route (Page 50), or reset the
device.
4.7.3.4 Fly Over
This feature has no navigation function, it merely provides a quick view of the route.
It will present a simulation of the route showing what you will see later when
navigating.
There are two possibilities for running the simulation.
Fast Fly Over
Tap Fly Over to quickly run through the route. GNS
iGO will fly the route in Cockpit mode
at high speed to give you a rough overview of the route events. GNS
iGO is tweaked to
give you a smooth and easy-to-follow playback even at this speed.
This mode is useful if you want to have a look at the route before you start your
journey. Tap anywhere on the screen to stop the simulation.
Lifelike simulation
An alternative way to do a Fly Over is to press and hold the first hardware button (Tilt
down) and tap the Fly Over button.
In this mode the simulation is run at normal speed (using the speed limit of the
streets and roads in the route), and voice instructions are also played.
This mode is mainly useful for demonstrating GNS
iGO, or to learn the way it works before
your start your first journey.
4.7.3.5 Edit
Tap Edit to see the list of all points used in the route. The first item in the list is the
departure point of the route without a valid GPS position, the last reached via point if
you open the list during navigation, or the point where GNS
iGO most recently
recalculated the route. This means the list is permanently updated, and via points
drop out during the journey. The last item in the list is your final destination.
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Use the arrows on the right to browse through the list and tap any line to highlight it.
You can perform the following operations:
x
Add: you can add a new route point (or a new final destination if the highlighted
item is the last one in the list) after the selected point. The Find menu opens
automatically to let you search for an address, POI, coordinates, one of your
favourite destinations, or select a point from the History list. As soon as you select
any of these, GNS
iGO returns to the Edit screen and your selection appears right
under the highlighted line.
x
Delete: you can delete the selected point from the list. If the highlighted item is the
last one in the list, the previous via point will be promoted to be the final
destination.
x
Optimise: you can optimise the order in which you will drive through the via points,
if there is no specific order you would like to keep. When tapping this button, GNS
iGO
reorders the list instantly to save you time and fuel. Optimisation is for via points
only. Your starting point and destination remain in their positions, of course.
x
Up andDown: using these buttons you can reorder the list by moving the
highlighted item up or down in the list.
4.7.3.6 Info
This button opens the Route Information screen described here: Page 38. This
screen shows information about the current route and has a few additional options to
check and modify your active route.
4.7.4 Main button
The Main button at the bottom right corner leads to the Main menu screen described
here: Page 15.
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5 Settings
iGO provides several settings in order to let you customise the functions of the
GNS
program. The Settings screen can be accessed directly from the Main menu screen
(Page 15) and from the map screens by using the battery icon (Page 33), while
some of its sub-screens are accessible from other parts of the program.
5.1 General settings
These are the basic settings of GNS
iGO.
5.1.1 Safety Mode
Safety mode will disable the touch-screen above 10 km/h (6 mph) to keep your
attention on the road.
You are still able to use the hardware buttons, but you cannot set a new destination
or change the settings.
When you disable Safety Mode, GNS
iGO will warn you.
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5.1.2 Set Favourite Destinations
You can select two of your most frequent destinations to be your favourites (Page
83). You can start navigating to either of them by only two taps on the screen. The
original names of these points are Home and Work.
You can rename them and specify their locations. To determine the location you can
use the same Find menu options (Page 74) as for a route destination, and
depending on that choice and the information available, the location will be shown
here as a street address, a latitude/longitude position, or both.
Note: If you tap either of your favourite destinations in the Find menu (Page 83)
before defining it, GNS
iGO will offer to take you to this screen to set it up.
5.1.3 Automatic Night Colours
Using the automatic night mode, GNS
iGO will change between the daylight and night
colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after sunset based
on the time and location information provided by your GPS. Once you set a
permanent colour scheme in the Quick menu (Page 43), this automatic mode turns
off. If you need GNS
iGO to switch between colours for you again, you need to re-enable
this feature.
5.1.4 Warn When Speeding
Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road segments. GNS
iGO is
able to warn you if you exceed the current limit. This information may not be
available for your region (ask your local dealer) or may not be fully correct for all
roads in the map. This setting lets you decide whether you want to receive the
warnings or not.
If you turn on this switch, GNS
iGO will open a new screen to let you customise the
parameters used by the speed warning.
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You can set two different kinds of behaviour for the warning: one is applied up to a
certain speed limit and the other one is used above that.
5.1.4.1 Speeding tolerance
iGO will warn you when you exceed the speed limit by the amount specified here.
GNS
Select whether you want to specify the tolerance as a Fixed value (offset to the
speed limit) or as a Percentage.
The slider will change depending on which mode you have chosen.
Both positive and negative values can be given in either offset or percentage mode.
5.1.4.2 Alternative speed limit
If the speed limit of the current road segment equals or is above this limit, the speed
warning will use the alternative tolerance instead of the previous one.
Move the slider to its rightmost position to turn off the alternative speed warning.
Then the settings of the upper slider will determine the warning for all roads.
5.1.4.3 Alternative speeding tolerance
If the speed limit of the current road reaches the value set at Alternative speed limit,
this setting will replace the basic one set at the top of this screen. The slider and the
selector work exactly as the basic ones described here: Page 56.
Example: to let you better understand how this feature works, here is an example. If
you use the setting on the left (portrait) screen example (+10 km/h – 100 km/h –
+5%), GNS
iGO will warn you when driving at the following speeds:
Speed
limit
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Warning
at
40 km/h
50 km/h
(=40 km/h + 10
km/h)
60 km/h
70 km/h
(=60 km/h + 10
km/h)
90 km/h
100 km/h
(=90 km/h + 10
km/h)
100 km/h
105 km/h
(=100 km/h + 5%)
120 km/h
126 km/h
(=120 km/h + 5%)
Speed
limit
Warning
at
160 km/h
168 km/h
(=160 km/h + 5%)
5.1.5 Route Recalculation
Once a route is planned, this setting will tell GNS
iGO what to do when you deviate from
that route.
5.1.5.1 Automatic
The route will be recalculated automatically a few seconds after you go astray.
5.1.5.2 Ask First
iGO can also ask your preference each time you leave the planned route. The route
GNS
will not be recalculated until you make your choice from the menu that automatically
appears (also explained here: Page 40).
Your options are:
x
Recalculate:iGO
GNS will recalculate the route with the previous settings. The result is
the same as if Automatic recalculation was selected.
x
Drop Next Via Point / Delete Route:iGO
GNS will remove the next via point from the
list and recalculate the route without it. If you have only one target left, the label of
the button will be Delete Route, and it will end navigation.
x
Bypass: if you have deviated from the original route because of a traffic jam or
roadworks, you can instruct GNS
iGO to avoid the original route for a specified distance.
x
Cancel: you can exit without recalculating the route. Navigation stops and will be
activated again when you find your way back to the original route.
5.1.5.3 Disabled
If you stick to the original route, and you wish to get back to it on your own, you can
disable recalculation. This way guidance will stop until you return to the
recommended route on your own.
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5.2 Map settings
You can set a few parameters determining the appearance of the maps in GNS
iGO.
5.2.1 Daylight / Night colour profile
GNS
iGO comes with different colour schemes for both daylight and night use. There is
always one selected daytime scheme and one selected night-time scheme. GNS
iGO
uses these when switching from day to night and back.
Tap the appropriate button and select a new scheme from the list.
5.2.2 Cockpit / Map mode map details
The less detailed the map, the faster GNS
iGO can draw and move it. You will find that
GNS
iGO has a very fast graphic engine that is capable of moving even detailed maps at
high speed. Yet you may experience that the performance of your
PNDcan be enhanced by decreasing the amount of detail on the map.
Car Point
This setting has three values: More detailed, Normal, Less detailed (fast). They
influence when GNS
iGO hides and shows certain map features while zooming in or out.
Setting a higher detail level will result in objects appearing sooner when zooming in.
Although the map visualisation of GNS
iGO is basically the same in Map and Cockpit
modes, you can set a different map detail for each one, so the map is better suited
for the purposes of that screen.
5.2.3 Alternative Road Names
Some highways have an international name or number for foreign travellers. You can
decide whether to show only the local name or both.
5.2.4 Show Street Labels
You can set whether or not to see the names of the streets and the POI icons on the
map when driving. Based on the current zoom and tilt levels, street names are
displayed either aligned with the street or on signposts stuck into the streets (Page
21). If you switch these signs on, it will be easier to recognise your location on the
map, if you turn them off, it will be easier to see the road geometry.
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Note: You can only disable street names and POI icons if GNS
iGO follows your position.
As soon as you move the map and Lock-to-Position (Page 30) is disabled, street
names and icons become visible again. Tap Lock to re-enable Lock-to-Position and
have the labels and icons disappear again.
5.2.5 Textured Polygons
Enable textured polygons, and have rivers, lakes, forests and other large objects
displayed in a more realistic and attractive way on the map.
Disabling it will lead to uniform areas but better performance for old PNA devices
with a slow processor. See Page 22.
5.3 Sound settings
Settings on this page determine the way GNS
iGO sounds.
5.3.1 Master sound volume/switch
The loudness of GNS
iGO is independent of your PNA settings. When you run GNS
iGO, the
position of this fader determines the device volume level. When you exit the program,
the device settings return.
The position of this fader determines the device volume level.
The left part of this control works as a mute button. Tap to mute all GNS
iGO sounds.
This works in tandem with the Mute button (Page 34) on the map screens. Switching
one of them will change the status of the other.
5.3.2 Voice guidance volume/switch
The switch on the left can turn on or mute GNS
iGO's audible guidance. When turned on,
the slider on the right will adjust the loudness of voice prompts. In its leftmost
position the voice guidance is suppressed, in its rightmost position the master
volume applies.
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5.3.3 Key sound volume/switch
The switch on the left can turn the key sounds on or off. Key sounds are audible
confirmations of either pressing hardware buttons or tapping the touch screen. When
key sounds are turned on, the slider on the right will adjust their loudness. In its
leftmost position the key sounds are suppressed, in its rightmost position they are
played at the master volume level.
Note: The sound effects of iGO
GNS are context sensitive. They will be different if, for
example you open or close a window, or you enable or disable a setting. They will
even let you know if you have entered enough letters of a street name to have a
short list of matching streets on the screen.
5.3.4 Dynamic Volume
When driving at high speed, the noise in the car may be too loud to clearly
understand the voice guidance messages and to perceive the key sounds. Using
Dynamic Volume you can instruct GNS
iGO to increase the volume when your speed
exceeds a certain minimum, and reach its highest volume (determined by the Master
volume slider in Sound settings) at the given maximum speed.
Tap the Dynamic Volume button to turn on the feature. This will also open the screen
where you can set the minimum and maximum speeds.
5.3.5 Attention Tone
If this is set to Disabled, the voice guidance will sound without a preceding attention
tone. Setting it to Single Tone will initiate a single attention tone before the
instructions, while Double Tone will use a double tone.
Note: The Mute function (Page 34) accessible from the map screens overrides the
settings on this screen. When GNS
iGO is muted, all sounds disappear. These settings
will not be changed; only the output will be muted temporarily.
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5.4 Route parameter settings
This is a very important page. Settings here determine how routes will be calculated.
This screen is directly accessible from the Route Information screen (Page 38).
5.4.1 Method
Use the handle to set the speed of the route calculation. In the leftmost position the
route may not be optimal but the calculation will be very fast. Sliding it to the right will
result in more accurate routing in an increased amount of time.
Note: Since GNS
iGO calculates routes very quickly, the position of this slide is only used
for long routes. Short routes are always calculated to give you the optimal result
independent of the slider.
5.4.2 Route
Here you can choose from three different route types.
5.4.2.1 Shortest
Choosing Shortest will result in a route that has the smallest total distance of all
possible routes between the given points. This is usually preferred by pedestrians,
cyclists or slow vehicles.
5.4.2.2 Fastest
Choosing Fastest will result in the quickest possible route, given that you can travel
at or near the speed limits on all included roads. This is usually preferred for fast and
normal cars.
5.4.2.3 Economical
This setting is a wise combination of the previous two. Although basically going for
the fastest solution, if there is another route taking a bit more time but a lot less
distance compared to the fastest one, GNS
iGO will choose this one instead to save fuel.
5.4.3 Vehicle
You can set the type of the vehicle that you will use to navigate the route. Based
upon this setting, some of the road types will be excluded from the route (e.g.
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motorways for pedestrians), or some of the restrictions may not be taken into
account (e.g. emergency vehicles have no restrictions). Available values:
x
Car
x
Taxi
x
Bus
x
Lorry
x
Emergency
x
Bicycle
x
Pedestrian
5.4.4 Road types to include/exclude
To let the route fit your needs you can also set which road types are to be
considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
When a road type is selected, its lamp is green, if not, it turns red and is crossed-out
as already described in Page 11.
Note: Excluding a route is a preference. It does not necessarily mean total
prohibition. If your destination can only be accessed using some of the excluded
road types, GNS
iGO will use them but only as much as necessary. In this case a warning
icon will be shown on the Route Information screen (Page 38), and the road not
matching your preference will be displayed in alternate colour on the map.
5.4.4.1 Unpaved Roads
Unpaved roads are excluded by default, as they can be in a bad condition and you
usually cannot reach the speed limit on them.
5.4.4.2 Motorways
When driving a slow car or towing another vehicle, you may prefer not to take
motorways.
5.4.4.3 Ferries
The accessibility of temporary ferries is not necessarily included in the map data.
Furthermore you may need to pay fare, so you may consider disabling them from the
preset enabled status.
5.4.4.4 U-turns
Although displayed amongst road types, this is a type of action. Most drivers prefer
to replace them with a few normal left and/or right turns in the next few junctions, so
it is disabled by default.
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Turning back on dual carriageways is not considered as a u-turn.
Note: If you are not totally against u-turns, leave them on here, and add a certain
penalty (equivalent extra distance to travel) in Advanced settings Route options
(Page 70).
Note: Via points are handled as stopovers with regards to u-turns. It means disabling
u-turns on this page will avoid u-turns during the entire route if possible, but when
reaching a via point, the following part of the route may be planned starting in the
opposite direction.
5.4.4.5 Permit needed
To use some roads or enter some areas you may need special permit or permission
from the owners. These roads are excluded from your routes by default. Use this
switch if your vehicle is authorised to enter.
5.4.4.6 Toll Roads
Toll roads are included in your routes by default. If you wish to travel more to avoid
paying a toll, disabling them will make GNS
iGO plan the best toll-free route for you.
Note: You have a few more ways to influence routing and route recalculation in
Advanced settings Route options (Page 69).
5.5 Language & Units
Here you can set the languages, measurement units, and date and time formats
used by GNS
iGO.
5.5.1 Program language
This button displays the current written language of the program. By tapping the
button you can select from a list of available languages. GNS
iGO will have to be restarted
if you change this setting. GNS
iGO will ask for confirmation before it restarts.
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5.5.2 Voice language
This button shows the current language of the voice guidance. By tapping the button
you can select from a list of available languages and speakers. Tap any of these to
hear a sample voice prompt. Just tap OK when you have selected the new spoken
language.
5.5.3 Units
You can set the distance units to be used by the program. GNS
iGO may not support all of
the listed units in some voice guidance languages. If you select a measurement unit
that is not supported by the chosen voice guidance language, you will see a red
warning message under the selector.
5.5.4 Set Date & Time Format
You can set the date and time format displayed by GNS
iGO. Various international formats
are available.
You can also set the time zone you are currently in.
5.6 Advanced settings
These screens let you set a large number of different advanced settings and initiate
some special functions. These settings and functions are divided into groups.
Tap on any button to set the corresponding parameters. They all open new windows
where you can make your desired changes.
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5.6.1 Display options
These settings determine how GNS
iGO displays different content elements or how it
presents the screens.
5.6.1.1 2D in Map mode (and North-up orientation)
The normal use of the Map mode is to browse the map and look for different places
on it. It is usually done in a top down view having north towards the top of the map.
By default GNS
iGO uses the same look for the map in both Map and Cockpit modes. Use
this switch to instruct GNS
iGO to always open the Map mode in 2D with North-up
orientation for map browsing purposes.
Note: You will still have the possibility to rotate and tilt the map, but the map will
return to 2D mode whenever Map mode is started.
5.6.1.2 3D in Cockpit mode (and track-up orientation)
The normal use of the Cockpit mode is cruising or navigating, when the road lying in
front of the driver is the most important part of the map. It is usually done in a 3D
view with the current direction towards the top of the map. By default GNS
iGO uses the
same look of the map in both Map and Cockpit modes.
Use this switch to instruct GNS
iGO to always open the Cockpit mode in 3D with Track-up
orientation (automatic map rotation) for driving purposes.
Note: You will still have the possibility to switch the map to 2D view or north-up
orientation, but the map will return to 3D mode with map rotation whenever Cockpit
mode is started.
5.6.1.3 Zoom in after find
When this switch is turned off, GNS
iGO will centre the map to the location selected in
Find but will not change the zoom level. If you turn this switch on, GNS
iGO will also zoom
in to the selected point.
The zoom level in this case depends on the type of object you have searched for.
For example in the case of a city search, the zoom level will show you the whole
settlement or at least a significant part of it around its centre. Selecting a POI, a
junction or an exact address will give you a closer look with only a few streets on the
display.
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5.6.1.4 Coordinate display format
Positions are sometimes displayed with their addresses, and sometimes with their
coordinates. This setting lets you choose between displaying coordinates in degrees
(dd.dddddd); degrees and minutes (dd mm.mmm); or degrees, minutes and seconds
(dd mm ss.s).
Note: the coordinate display mode is independent from the coordinate input in Find
menu. You can use all three formats freely on the coordinate input screen.
5.6.1.5 Cockpit screen layout
There are three route data fields at the bottom of the portrait Cockpit screen, or on
the left of the landscape Cockpit screen.
There are three route data fields at the bottom of the Cockpit screen.
There are three route data fields on the left of the Cockpit screen.
Their content is fixed in Cruise mode (when there is no active route), but for
Navigation mode you can change their content on this screen. The available values
are listed here: Page 36.
5.6.2 Backlight settings
5.7 Screen settings
Here you can set how the display backlight behaves when using GNS
iGO. These settings
are independent of the settings of the other applications of Car Point PND.
5.7.1.1 Power management
5.7.2 Power management
At the top of the screen you can set how the backlight will behave when the screen
has not been touched for a while.
Backlight always on
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You can choose to have the lights always on.
Use device settings
You can preserve the PNA device settings (previously set in the operating system at
Start/Settings/Backlight).
Smart powersave
You can also initiate this special feature of GNS
iGO. When running on battery Smart
Powersave will light up the screen only when you press or tap a button, or if GNS
iGO has
something to show you. After a few seconds the light level decreases, and after
another few seconds the backlight turns off. This helps you achieve a longer battery
life.
5.7.2.1 Brightness
5.7.3 Brightness
With this switch you can instruct iGO
GNS to use the original settings of the PNA device
(previously set in the operating system at Start/Settings/Backlight), or you can set
the backlight level separately for both daylight and night modes, thus enhancing the
effect of the night colour scheme.
5.7.4 Smart Zoom
Smart zoom is a lot more than just a usual automatic zoom.
While navigating a route: when approaching a turn, it will zoom in and raise the
view angle to let you easily recognise your manoeuvre at the next junction. If the
next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat in order
to let you see the road in front of you, or it can even switch to an Overview mode to
let you follow your position on the map.
While cruising: if there is no active route and you are just driving, Smart Zoom will
zoom in if you drive slowly and zoom out to the limit set here when you drive at high
speed.
These automatic features can be set up on this screen.
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5.7.4.1 Smart Zoom settings
You can set how close Smart Zoom can zoom in when approaching the next turn
(Zoom-in limit), and the maximum zoom level to zoom out when the next turn is
further away (Zoom-out limit). The default values are set to be optimal in most cases.
5.7.4.2 Enable Overview mode
You can configure how the Overview mode is triggered when the next turn is at a
distance.
The Route event distance will determine when GNS
iGO switches to the Overview or back
to the Navigation view.
The Overview zoom level will determine the fixed zoom level of the map in both
automatic and manually selected (by the Map orientation icon – see here: Page 32)
Overview modes. You can change the zoom level manually at any time (the Lock
button will not be displayed), but when you enter the Overview mode again, the
zoom level will be reset to this value.
You can also move the map in Overview mode. Then the Lock button will appear,
and when pushed, it will move the map to have your current position in the middle
again.
On the other hand you are not allowed to rotate the map in Overview mode. This
mode is a strictly north-up orientated mode.
Note: when this automatic feature is disabled, you can still enable the Overview
mode manually as described here: Page 32.
5.7.4.3 Restore Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom
As described at the hardware buttons and the map screen functions, you can move,
rotate, tilt and zoom the map during navigation. In these cases a Lock icon (Page 30)
appears on the screen.
As already mentioned, you can move, tilt and zoom the map during navigation. In
these cases a Lock icon (Page 30) appears on the screen.
When you tilt or zoom the map, that part of Smart Zoom is automatically deactivated,
the map will still follow your position, but will not change the view parameter you
have modified. You can return to the full Smart Zoom mode by tapping the Lock
button.
If you move the map, all parts of Smart Zoom become deactivated, and the view
freezes. Tapping the Lock button makes GNS
iGO follow your position again (Lock-toPosition) and also re-enables Smart Zoom.
You can make GNS
iGO push the Lock button for you automatically after a few seconds of
inactivity.
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Restore Lock-to-Position
Turn this switch on if you want GNS
iGO to return to your current GPS position after you
have moved the map during navigation. This is useful if you have moved the map
accidentally, or if you have moved it to quickly check something near your route.
After a certain timeout set below, the Lock button disappears, and the map
immediately jumps back to show your current position.
Restore Smart Zoom
Use this switch if you want GNS
iGO to re-enable Smart Zoom after zooming or tilting the
map during navigation. This is useful if you have changed the view accidentally, or
you modified it to quickly check something near your route.
After a certain timeout set below, the Lock button disappears, then Smart Zoom
changes the view back for navigation. Unlike with Restore Lock-to-Position, the view
changes smoothly.
Note: Smart Zoom can only be re-enabled when it is activated at the top of this page.
With Smart Zoom turned off, neither does the Lock button appear, nor will the view
return to its previous state if you zoom or tilt the map.
Delay before restoring
You can set the timeout for both Restore Lock-to-Position and Restore Smart Zoom
here. Shorter delays are best if you tend to accidentally change the map display, but
you may prefer a longer delay if you often look for things around your position while
driving.
Remember to only look at the display if it is absolutely safe to do so.
Note: If you push the Lock button before the automatic Lock comes into effect, Smart
Zoom and Lock-to-Position will be re-enabled instantly.
5.7.5 Route options
You can set the basic route parameters on the Route Parameters settings screen
described in Page 61. On this screen you have some more ways to influence route
planning and route recalculation.
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5.7.5.1 Off-route sensitivity and Recalculation delay
Depending on the quality of your GPS device, the GPS antenna location in the car
and the environment you are driving in, route recalculation can behave differently.
iGO
GNS may think you have departed the proposed route and perform a recalculation
even if you have not done so.
When the GPS reception is poor (e.g. driving in an urban environment with a low
sensitivity GPS), occasional wandering (called position fluctuation) of the calculated
GPS position is likely. Although GNS
iGO employs a sophisticated Lock-on-Road system
that will mostly suppress these position errors by aligning your position to the
recommended route and the road network of the map, sometimes the errors are too
large to correct.
To reduce the effect of large errors, you can increase the recalculation tolerance two
ways.
Off-route sensitivity
This is a range of relative values from 0 to 10, telling GNS
iGO how far the GPS position
should be from the recommended route before the program decides to recalculate.
Lower values make GNS
iGO insensitive to position errors; higher values will result in
quicker reactions.
Recalculation delay
This is a setting that helps suppress the effects of position fluctuation. With a few
seconds delay in recalculation even large position jumps can be survived without a
need for route recalculation.
5.7.5.2 U-turn penalty
You can fine-tune the way GNS
iGO takes U-turns into account when planning a route.
You can tell GNS
iGO how much extra distance you would travel to avoid a U-turn.
Note: This value is taken into account only if U-turns are enabled in Route
Parameters (Page 62).
5.7.5.3 Cross-border planning
By default GNS
iGO plans routes using the border crossing points. However, if you live
near the border, you can disable border crossing with this switch to remain within
one country.
5.7.5.4 Keep position on road (Lock-on-Road)
iGO is normally used for vehicle navigation, therefore Lock-on-Road will display the
GNS
position arrow precisely over roads, seamlessly correcting small GPS errors. For
pedestrian use you may consider disabling Lock-on-Road to make GNS
iGO always show
your exact position.
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Note: By turning off Lock-on-Road you also turn off the GPS position error filtering.
The position shown on the map will be subject to all position errors and position
fluctuations.
5.7.6 User data management
Everything that was saved (pins, My POIs, Favourites, track logs etc.) or modified
(Settings, History lists) since GNS
iGO was installed is stored in a user database located
in the internal memory of the Car Point PND. Here you have options to save, restore
or reset the database or parts of it.
5.7.6.1 Backup Data
You can make a safe copy of the whole user database on the memory card.
Tap this button to copy all user data and settings on the memory card. The backup is
always created with the same file name; so backing up data will always overwrite
previous backups.
Tip: If you wish to keep more versions of the user database, or you wish to save one
particular state (e.g. saved POIs and track logs of your holiday), look for the backup
file on the SD card, rename it, or save it to your PC.
Tip: If you move to another PNA, and you wish to keep your data and settings, make
a backup, remove the card, insert it into the other PNA, then return to this Settings
page, and push the Restore Data button as described in the next section. GNS
iGO will
then restart, and all your previous POIs, track logs, settings, city and find history lists
will also appear on the new PNA .
5.7.6.2 Restore Data
If you have accidentally deleted things, or you have created a number of temporary
items and you do not wish to delete them one by one, you can tap this button to
restore the state of GNS
iGO to the latest backup.
By tapping this button you will lose all of the changes made since the time of the
latest backup. GNS
iGO will warn you about this before overwriting the current database
with the backup.
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5.7.6.3 Remove Pins
Normally Pins can be deleted one by one. Since they are shown at all zoom levels,
and you may end up having too many of them, this button lets you delete all of them
together. GNS
iGO will warn you that you are about to lose all your Pins.
5.7.6.4 Clear Data
This button will delete all user data. It is a reset to factory settings. Tapping this
button means you lose all your saved data and customised settings. GNS
iGO will warn
you about this.
5.7.6.5 Reset Advanced Settings
There are a multitude of Advanced settings in GNS
iGO. Some changes may cause GNS
iGO
to behave in an unsatisfying manner. Tap this button to restore the default settings.
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6 Find
One of the most frequently used functions of GNS
iGO is selecting the destination. Once
you have the destination, you can start navigating. Getting to this point should be as
fast as possible. GNS
iGO provides you with a versatile search engine designed to find
your chosen destination after only a few taps on the screen.
Note: If you select a location in any part of the Find system, you will normally drop
back to the map screen, where you will have several possible actions (set as start,
set as destination, add as via, continue route with, mark with a pin, or add as a POI
item). However, if you enter the Find system using the Find & GO button, GNS
iGO will
immediately put you into Cockpit mode and start navigation.
6.1 Find & GO (Main menu)
As just mentioned, the fastest way to find your destination and start navigating is to
tap Find & GO in the Main menu (Page 15). This will put you on the Find screen, and
as soon as you pick a destination, GNS
iGO will immediately show the Cockpit screen and
start navigation. This means that if you plan your route to one of your Favourite
destinations, you only need two taps to start navigating.
6.2 Selection by tapping the map
It is also very easy to set your destination using the map. Just browse to your
desired destination on the map, tap it, and the Cursor menu with the possible actions
will then open automatically.
Note: When appearing automatically, the Cursor menu remains open for a few
seconds only. If you decide not to choose any of the actions listed, the menu closes
automatically. When you open it manually, it will remain until you close it or switch to
another screen.
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Tip: If you want the selected point shown in the centre of the map, close and reopen
the menu or wait until it closes and open it again. By opening the Cursor menu
manually, the map will be moved to have the selected location in the centre.
6.3 Using the Find menu
The Find menu is accessible by the Find & GO button at the Main menu (Page 15) or
by the Menu buttons of the map screens (Page 32). The Find menu gives you
various possibilities for selecting a location.
6.3.1 Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City
Searching for a city, a street, an intersection, or an exact address can all be done in
the Find Address module. If you know at least a part of the address, this is the
quickest way to find the location.
The following illustration shows the structure of the address-search module. There
are five levels (Country, State, City, Street and Address). The state level appears
only in case of some countries (e.g. Australia, USA). The list of recent cities and
states is the entry point of the module. The green rectangles are the exits. You can
complete your search by selecting the centre of a settlement, the midpoint of a street,
an intersection of two roads, or an exact address.
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You enter the module at Level 3. From this point you can go forward (down) to give
the name of the street, then the house number or intersection, or backward (up) to
change the city, state or country to search.
6.3.1.1 Selecting the city, state and country to search in
The first screen of the address-search module is the list of recently used cities (and
states in Australia). The first line of the list is always the city you are in or near to.
Should the settlement you are looking for appear on the list, just tap it and you will
immediately jump to the Street Name Input screen with the selected city name or
postcode shown at the top of the screen. If the desired settlement is not displayed,
use the arrows in the bottom right corner to see more of this list.
Tip: If during navigation you need to know the name of the city or the country you are
currently in, just start Find/Address and read the first line of the list. This function
leads to a reliable result only if GPS position is available, and you have not disabled
Lock-to-Position by moving the map.
If you find that the list of recently used cities contains settlements you will not visit in
the near future, you can choose to empty the list by the Clear button in the bottom
left corner.
Selecting a new settlement to search in
If you are looking for a city or town (or state) you cannot find on the list, tap Other
City in the top right corner. This will take you to the city name or postcode input
screen, where you can select the desired city by entering a few letters of its name or
some digits of its postcode, then select from the list of results automatically given by
the program if the matching items can be displayed on one page, or displayed on
more pages if you tap Done after entering some letters.
Note: Postcodes may not be available for the selected country. In this case you need
to enter the name of the settlement.
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You can accomplish this by using an alphabetic input screen (either an ABC- or a
QWERTY-type). You only need to enter the first few letters, as the program only
searches among the settlements that exist in the given state or country. If the name
of the settlement is of more than one word, the searched pattern can be any or the
combination of those. You can search for multiple partial words by inserting space
characters in the pattern. For example Key West in Florida will be found if you enter
‘Ke W’ or even ‘We K’ (any word order will do).
You do not need to enter accents when searching for a destination. Type only the
base letters (the letter most similar to the accented one) and GNS
iGO will search for all
their combinations in the database (e.g. for the Canadian town ‘Déléage’ you only
need to type ‘Deleage’, and the rest is done by the program).
As you start typing, GNS
iGO will calculate the number of settlements matching your
pattern(s). This number is shown at the right end of the input line. If all the matching
city names can fit on one screen, the sound played when hitting the key will be
different, and GNS
iGO will show you all the results in a list. You can select the one you
are looking for by tapping the appropriate list item.
Note: When more than 300 matching items (a list of more than 60 pages) exist for
the entered pattern(s), GNS
iGO stops searching, and displays ‘>300’ at the right end of
the input line. Enter more letters to narrow the list.
Note: When the name of the settlement contains a character that is not available on
the keyboard (e.g. apostrophe or dash), GNS
iGO considers it a space that splits the word.
That is why you can search for ‘Alleyn-Et-Cawood’ with all the following search
criteria: ‘A E C’, ‘Et A’, or ‘Al Ca’.
Tip: If you have finished entering the street name and the matching names are still
on more than one page, just tap Done, and select your desired settlement from the
list. Turn the pages with the arrow buttons in the bottom right corner.
Tip: In case you are looking for a city name that has more than one word, you can
reduce the list of matches faster if you enter a few letters from each word.
Note: If any of the settlements listed has named suburbs or numbered districts that
also appear separately in the map, a Show districts button will appear in the bottom
left corner. Tap this button to list the suburbs together with the main settlements.
Now the button turns to Hide districts, and tapping it will return to the original, shorter
result list.
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Once you have selected the city, you can continue by entering the street name as
described here: Page 78.
Changing the state (Australia, USA, etc.)
Some of the maps contain state information. If the settlement you are looking for is in
a different state, tap Other City then Change State from the list of recently used cities,
then select the appropriate state. Should you wish to search for an address in the
whole country, just tap "All states" at the beginning of the list.
When the state is selected, you need to select a settlement by entering a part of its
name or postcode, then selecting from the list of available matching items as
described before.
Note: In Australia you can skip this part by tapping Done before entering any letters.
This way you can search for a street name in the whole state. In other countries this
step is compulsory. If you press Done before entering any letters, the list of
settlements will appear in alphabetical order.
Changing the country
If your destination is in another country, tap the Change Country button in the top
right corner of the state selection screen (Australia, USA, etc.), or the city selection
screen, and select the country from the list.
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6.3.1.2 Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement
Once the settlement (or state in Australia) is selected, you can continue by
specifying the street you are looking for.
Selecting the centre of the settlement
If you wish to navigate to the settlement displayed in the top centre of the screen,
just tap Done before entering any letters. The search result will be the centre point of
the city (where its name is displayed on the map).
Note: This point is not the geometrical centre but an arbitrarily selected point chosen
by the creators of the map, usually the most important intersection in case of a small
town or village, and for larger cities an important intersection in the city centre.
Selecting a street
If you are looking for an address or an intersection within the selected settlement
(shown at the top of the page), you need to first enter the street name you are
looking for.
Tip: If you are looking for an intersection, choose the street that has a rare or
unusual name first. This way you need to enter fewer letters to get the list of results.
You may also choose the shorter of the two streets first. This way it will be faster to
choose the second one from the list of crossing streets after the first street has been
selected.
Tip: You can search for both the type and the name of a road. If you have the same
name appear as Street, Avenue, Boulevard, Road, Place and Court, you can get the
result faster by giving the first letter of this, too. For example searching for ‘Pi A’ will
result in Pine Avenue skipping all Pine Streets and Pine Roads.
Tip: Should the name of the street be a prefix for several other street names, just
enter the whole name, press Done, and the exact match will be the first in the list.
This way you can easily find even very short street names.
As soon as you select a street, you are automatically taken to the House Number
Input screen (Page 78).
6.3.1.3 Selecting a house number or the midpoint of the street
Once the country, the city and the street name are selected, you are asked to give
the house number using the numeric keypad. The range of available house numbers
for the chosen street is shown in the input field before you begin entering the figures.
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Enter the number, tap Done, and iGO
GNS will show you the selected location on the map
(or will start navigating immediately if you have selected Find & GO at the Main
menu).
Note: House numbers may not be available on the map of your region. Ask your
local dealer for details.
Tip: If you do not know the house number, just press Done, and the midpoint of the
street will be used as the selected location.
6.3.1.4 How to select an intersection instead of a house number
If you do not know the house number or it is easier to pinpoint the location with an
intersection, press the Find intersection button in the top right corner and select the
desired street name from the list of available intersections of the previously selected
street (displayed in the top centre of the screen). The crossing of the two streets will
be the selected point.
6.3.1.5 An example for a full address search
This is an example for the most complex address search, finding an address from
abroad. In this example your current position is not in France, and you are looking for
an address in Paris, France, the address ’17 rue d’Uzès’. The following steps shall
be taken after entering the Find Address section:
x
You see the list of recently used cities. Paris does not appear in the list.
x
Tap Other City in the top right corner.
x
Since you are in Europe, there is no state level between cities and countries, so
tap Change Country in the top right corner to change the country.
x
Tap France in the list.
x
Now select the city in France. Enter ‘Paris’ using the virtual keyboard.
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x
As several settlements have Paris in their name, the list of cities is not shown
automatically. Tap Done to get the list of settlements containing ‘Paris’.
x
The first settlement in the list is Paris, as it is the exact match. Tap it.
x
Now you need to enter the name of the street.
x
You need not enter accents, the apostrophe, and you can enter more of the words
in any order separated by spaces. Enter ‘R D Uz’, ‘D Uz’, ‘Uz’, and ‘rue d’Uzès’
automatically appears; or enter ‘R D U’, ‘U R D’, ‘Ru U’, and tap Done to get the
list of matching street names.
x
Either way you get the list, tap ‘rue d’Uzès’ to select the street.
x
Now you see the numeric keypad, where you need to enter ‘17’ and tap Done to
finish the process: ’17 rue d’Uzès, Paris, France’ is selected.
6.3.2 Find in History
If you have used Find before, or saved map points as POIs, marked points with a pin,
or picked and used points of the map before, they all appear in the History list.
This list is ordered by the time the points were last used. The most recently used
locations are always at the beginning of the list.
Just pick any of the recent locations as your destination. Here you have no possibility
to reorder the list or filter it by name, but the Next and Previous buttons let you
browse through the complete list to find your preferred point.
Tip: If you will need a location later but you do not want to save it as a POI, just mark
it with a pin, and remember its colour to find it easily in the History list.
6.3.3 Find Coordinates
iGO also lets you enter your destination by map coordinates. The coordinates need
GNS
to be in latitude/longitude format and, based on the WGS84 earth model (the one
used by most GPS devices).
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When you enter this page, the coordinates of the current GPS position (or the
selected map point, the Cursor, if Lock-to-Position is inactive) are shown at the top of
the display.
The coordinates are always shown in the format configured in Advanced
settingsDisplay options (Page 66), but you can enter the coordinates in any of the
three formats. You can even enter the latitude and longitude in different formats.
Entering a latitude/longitude pair is easy. The left field contains the latitude. It starts
with an ‘N’ (North) or ‘S’ (South) letter. This tells GNS
iGO whether the point is in the
Northern or the Southern hemisphere. Use the
button to change the
hemisphere. Enter numbers for the latitude. Use the decimal point if the degrees,
minutes or seconds are not integers. Use the
button (the label
depends on the current cursor position inside the latitude) to start entering minutes
after degrees or seconds after minutes.
When finished, tap the longitude on the right, and enter it as you did latitude. This
time the hemisphere-changing button
tells GNS
iGO whether the point is located East
or West from the meridian crossing Greenwich, UK.
Once you have entered both numbers, press Done to make the selection.
Tip: The quickest way to tell the coordinates of a point is to select it by tapping on the
map or by using Find, and then come to this page and read the coordinates.
Tip: If you need to reformat coordinates to the format selected in GNS
iGO (Page 66),
enter the coordinates in the format you have, press Done to show it in the map, then
come back here to see the same location in the chosen coordinate display format.
6.3.4 Find a POI
You can select your destination from the thousands of POIs included with GNS
iGO or
from the ones you have previously created. This screen helps you find the one you
are looking for. POI items are categorised to let you locate them more easily. On this
screen you can see the first page of the top level POI categories. There are three
levels altogether.
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The search will be carried out around a certain reference point. Always look at the
current reference point shown in the green field above the POI category buttons and
confirm that it matches what you want. To change the reference, tap the Change ref.
button in the top right corner.
Once you tap the Change ref. button, you are presented with these choices:
x
Address: you can specify an address to be searched around, or a settlement to
search in. The centre of this settlement will be used as the reference point.
x
History: the reference for the search can be selected from the History list.
x
Coordinates: you can specify a latitude/longitude pair to be the centre of the
search.
x
GPS Position: the search will be carried out around the current location given by
the GPS if it is available. If no GPS position is available, the last known GPS
position (grey arrow on the map) will be used.
x
Cursor: the search will be carried out around the previously selected map point.
x
Destination: the search will be carried out around the destination of your current
route.
The current selection is always shown in the green field at the top of the page.
Note: The default reference point for POI search is the current GPS position, if it is
available, or the Cursor, when there is no reliable GPS position.
Once you have set the reference point, you have the following options on the Find
POI screen:
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Search in POI subgroups: highlight one of the POI groups by tapping or using
the direction buttons, then press Enter or tap it again to see the list of subgroups.
Using the same action you can move deeper into subgroups.
x
Filter from all the POIs of that level: tapping the Filter button will bring up a text
input screen to let you narrow the list of POIs. If you tap Filter in the list of
subgroups, you will only search in the group you are already in.
x
See all POIs of the current group in a list: tapping the All button opens the list
of all points in the group or subgroup you are already in. Use the Next and
Previous buttons to browse through the list.
Search results are ordered by their distance from the given reference point (nearest
first).
Note: In the case of POI items that you have created, you can also see the results in
alphabetical order. Push the button with the label ABC that appears between Filter
and the page number.
Once the desired POI item is selected, GNS
iGO will show its details.
Tapping OK will return to the map with the selected POI in the centre (or starts
navigating to it if Find & GO was selected). Tapping the arrow in the top left corner
returns to the search results.
Tip: If you want to find the nearest POIs, or if you are close to one of them but do not
know exactly where it is or what its name is, tap the All button on the very first screen
of POI search, and get a list of the nearest POIs. Use the Next button in the bottom
right corner to turn the page if you cannot see the desired place on the first page of
the list.
Tip: If your Car Point PND is connected to a mobile phone as a handsfree device, a
new ‘Dial’ icon appears in the bottom right corner. Tap this icon, and Mio DigiWalker
will call up the phone number displayed for this POI.
6.3.5 Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work)
If you have already set up your favourite destinations in General settings (Page 55),
you can select either of them by simply tapping the button with the name on it.
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Using the Find & GO function at the Main menu it is only two taps to start navigating
to one of your Favourites.
Note: If you try to access a favourite destination that you have not yet set up, GNS
iGO
will lead you to the setup page.
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7 Troubleshooting guide
Thank you again for purchasing our product. We hope you will enjoy every minute of
using it. However you may face difficulties before you get really accustomed to GNS
iGO.
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Troubleshooting
guide
In such
cases, please, refer
to this table of frequently encountered problematic
situations.
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Check the GPS status icon on the Main menu screen (Page 15), any of the map
In such cases, please, refer to this table of frequently encountered problematic
screens (Page 33) or the GPS Data screen (Page 16). Either the connection to your
situations.
GPS receiver is broken, or the GPS cannot determine your position. Reconnect your
GPS,
or move
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screens (Page 33) or the GPS Data screen (Page 16). Either the connection to your
You should see a large semi-transparent ‘Lock’ icon (Page 30) on the screen. Tap
GPS receiver is broken, or the GPS cannot determine your position. Reconnect your
this to re-enable the Lock-to-Position feature that moves the map back to your actual
GPS, or move out of cover to get a position fix.
location.
The GPS is connected, sending valid position data, yet I cannot see the
The blue(yellow when using night colours) arrow shows my location, but I
blue(yellow when using night colours)arrow that would show my position.
cannot see the route (green or red line), and no voice instructions are
You
should see a large semi-transparent ‘Lock’ icon (Page 30) on the screen. Tap
announced.
this to re-enable the Lock-to-Position feature that moves the map back to your actual
It is likely that you have no active route. Check the upper left corner of the Cockpit
location.
screen (Page 29) if you can see the indication for the next turn or not. If this field is
blank,
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announced.
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steps, or always plan your routes with the ‘Find & GO’ button (Page 73) that will
Look for a small, red ‘N’ letter on the compass icon (Page 32) or an aeroplane icon
ensure your route is calculated automatically as soon as the destination has been
instead of it. It is likely that you had initiated the North-up map orientation or the
selected.
Overview mode unintentionally. Tap this icon to revert to Track-up mode with
automatic
map
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the operating
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I cannot see
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yet the system
map is not
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driving. The best you can do is to soft reset* your PNA . That should restore autorun
functionality. If you choose not to initiate a reset, please look for the GNS
iGO 2006 strip
Look for a small, red ‘N’ letter on the compass icon (Page 32) or an aeroplane icon
instead of it. It is likely that you had initiated the North-up map orientation or the
Overview mode unintentionally. Tap this icon to revert to Track-up mode with
automatic map rotation. Sometimes the operating system disables the autorun
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feature. The best you can do is to soft reset* your PNA . That should restore autorun
functionality. If you choose not to initiate a reset, please look for the iGO 2006 strip
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on the Today screen, or the GNS
iGO icon in the Start/Programs section of the operating
system to run GNS
iGO manually. You will still be able to exit GNS
iGO by removing the card.
Creating a multi-point route I have tapped the ‘Route To’ button once for each
destination but only the last one appears in the list, all previous points have
disappeared.
The ‘Route To’ button is for starting a new route only. For a single route you tap this
when the destination is selected. Multi-point routes can be created after you have
established a single route. Add points to the single route by using the ‘Add Via’ and
‘Continue’ buttons. Applying ‘Route To’ again will delete the whole route. In your
case only single routes existed before, so they were deleted without a warning
message. If you already have a multi-point route, GNS
iGO warns you before deleting the
whole route. Sometimes the operating system disables the autorun feature. The best
you can do is to soft reset* your PNA . That should restore autorun functionality. If
you choose not to initiate a reset, please look for the GNS
iGO 2006 strip on the Today
screen, or the GNS
iGO icon in the Start/Programs section of the operating system to run
iGO manually. You will still be able to exit GNS
iGO by removing the card.
GNS
The speaker icon shows GNS
iGO is not muted yet I hear no voice guidance.
The muting available from both map screens is just a quick silencer that cancels the
sound output. Voice guidance and key sounds need to be enabled and volume must
be set at the Sound Settings screen (Page 59).
I enabled the speed warning as soon as I bought the product but I have just
been fined for speeding because GNS
iGO failed to warn me.
For an accurate speed warning the actual speed limits of each street and road must
be present correctly on the map. This is a relatively new feature of digital maps, so it
may not be available in some countries, and its accuracy still has much room for
improvement (ask your local dealer for the details in your region). This feature can
help you in several cases but it cannot be considered as serious speed control. That
is why it can be turned on and off separately from the reliable voice guidance (Page
55). Sometimes the operating system disables the autorun feature. The best you can
do is to soft reset* your PNA. That should restore autorun functionality. If you choose
not to initiate a reset, please look for the GNS
iGO 2006 strip on the Today screen, or the
iGO icon in the Start/Programs section of the operating system to run GNS
iGO manually.
GNS
You will still be able to exit GNS
iGO by removing the card.
I would like to create a new POI during navigation (Cockpit screen) but there is
no Add POI button in the Cursor menu.
For driving safety reasons the Add POI function is only available on the Map screen.
Mark the point with a Pin, and save it as a POI later, when you reach your
destination. If you are not driving, just press the 4th hardware button to switch to
Map mode, where the Add POI button is available. Sometimes the operating system
disables the autorun feature. The best you can do is to soft reset* your PNA . That
should restore autorun functionality. If you choose not to initiate a reset, please look
for the GNS
iGO 2006 strip on the Today screen, or the GNS
iGO icon in the Start/Programs
section of the operating system to run GNS
iGO manually. You will still be able to exit GNS
iGO
by removing the card.
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I would like to create a new POI but there are others near its location, and the
new menu point (POI) opens the list of POI instead of creating a new one.
Look for the New button in the bottom left corner of the newly opened list. Using that
button you can add your new POI as if it was opened from the Cursor menu.
Sometimes the operating system disables the autorun feature. The best you can do
is to soft reset* your PNA . That should restore autorun functionality. If you choose
not to initiate a reset, please look for the GNS
iGO 2006 strip on the Today screen, or the
iGO icon in the Start/Programs section of the operating system to run GNS
iGO manually.
GNS
You will still be able to exit GNS
iGO by removing the card.
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8 Glossary
The manual may contain many technical terms. Please look below for an explanation
if you are unfamiliar with some of them.
2D/3D GPS reception: The GPS receiver uses satellite signals to calculate its (your)
position. Depending on the current positions of the ever moving satellites in the sky,
and the objects in your environment, the signal that your GPS device receives may
be weaker or stronger. Your GPS needs strong signal from at least four satellites to
give a three dimensional position including elevation. If fewer satellites are available,
it may still be possible to calculate the position but the accuracy will be lower and the
GPS device will not calculate elevation. This is called 2D reception. GNS
iGO shows the
quality of reception on the Main menu (Page 15), the GPS Data screen (Page 18)
and both map screens (Page 33). Note that 2D and 3D GPS receptions have nothing
to do with the 2D and 3D display modes of the map. That is a way of representing
the map on the screen independently from the GPS reception.
Accuracy: The difference between your real position and the one given by the GPS
device is affected by several different factors. The GPS is capable of providing a
guess of its current error based on the number of satellites it can receive a signal
from, and their position in the sky. This information is shown in GNS
iGO on the GPS Data
screen (Page 16). Lower numbers indicate better accuracy, where 1.0 is nearperfection. Use it as a general reference only. Note that several other factors affect
the real accuracy, some of which the GPS is incapable of estimating (e.g. signal
delay in the ionosphere, reflecting objects near the GPS device, etc.).
Active route: A route is an itinerary planned to reach your chosen destinations. A
route is active when it is used for navigation. GNS
iGO has only one route at a time, and it
is always active until you delete it, reach the final destination or exit GNS
iGO. When there
is more than one destination to reach, the route is cut into different legs (from one via
point to another). Only one of these legs can be active at one particular time. The
rest of them are unused and shown in a different colour on the map.
Automatic route planning (Autorouting): You only need to set up your destination,
and based on its map, the software will automatically figure out which roads you
need to take, and the turns you need to make to get there. GNS
iGO will let you select
multiple destinations, and customise some important routing parameters (Page 61).
Automatic route recalculation: If this function is enabled (Page 57), GNS
iGO
recalculates your route if you deviate from it. When you miss a turn or avoid a
roadblock, GNS
iGO waits for a few seconds to be sure you do not follow the route any
more (you can fine-tune it in Advanced settings), then recalculates the route based
upon your new position and heading.
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Automatic day/night colours: Based on the time and position given by the GPS
device, GNS
iGO is able to calculate when the sun rises and sets at your current location
on this particular day. Using that information GNS
iGO can change between the day and
the night colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after
sunset (Page 55). As additional information to help your orientation, the sun is shown
in the sky when you display the map in 3D mode with a low viewing angle, and the
sun is near the horizon.
Baud rate: The speed of the communication between the GPS receiver and the
PDA can be set in Bauds, representing the number of signal events per second.
Usual values for GPS devices are 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400 and 57600. See also
Page .
Elevation: When the GPS receiver can see at least four GPS satellites, it can
determine its current position in three dimensions. In this case the elevation is
calculated together with the latitude/longitude position. Note that some older GPS
units may provide incorrect elevation data because they use a simple ellipsoidal
earth model rather than a database that contains local sea levels. You should also
be aware that the elevation value is generally less accurate (by at least a factor of 2)
than the horizontal position. See also 2D/3D GPS Reception.
ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival): A frequently used expression in navigation. It
represents the time when you will reach your destination based upon calculations
using the remaining part of the route and available information of the roads used.
This estimation can only be used as a general reference. It will not be able to take
into account your future speed or the traffic delays. In GNS
iGO this value is shown as
‘Estimated Arrival’ on the Route Information screen (Page 40).
ETE (Estimated Time Enroute): Another frequently used expression in navigation.
It represents the time needed to reach your destination based upon calculations
using the remaining part of the route and available information of the roads used.
This estimation can be used only as a general reference. It will not be able to take
into account your future speed or the traffic delays. In GNS
iGO this value is shown as
‘Time left’ on the Route Information screen (Page 39).
GPS: Abbreviation of Global Positioning System. This system is operated by the
DoD (the Department of Defense of the Unites States Government). It consists of 24
satellites orbiting Earth, and several ground stations to keep the satellites in sync. To
calculate your position, your GPS device uses the signals received from those GPS
satellites that are currently visible at your location. You can use this service free of
charge.
Lock-on-Road: This function of GNS
iGO will always keep the blue (yellow at night) arrow
representing your actual position on the nearest road. This automatic feature is
necessary as the position given by the GPS receiver is not perfectly accurate. Under
normal circumstances Lock-on-Road will eliminate the occasional position error. If
the corridor of error is too large, your position may be shown over a different street
on the map. You can only avoid that by using good quality GPS equipment
positioned so that it has a direct view to as large a portion of the sky as possible.
Normally Lock-on-Road is always active in GNS
iGO when GPS position is available. See
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also in Page 23. However for pedestrian use it can be permanently turned off in
Advanced settings (Page 70).
Lock-on-Road: This function of GNS
iGO will always keep the blue (yellow at night) arrow
representing your actual position on the nearest road. This automatic feature is
necessary as the position given by the GPS receiver is not perfectly accurate. Under
normal circumstances Lock-on-Road will eliminate the occasional position error. If
the corridor of error is too large, your position may be shown over a different street
on the map. You can only avoid that by using good quality GPS equipment
positioned so that it has a direct view to as large a portion of the sky as possible.
Lock-on-Road is always active in GNS
iGO. See also Page 23.
Lock-to-Position: When GPS position is available, GNS
iGO will automatically keep
moving the map to always have the blue (yellow at night) arrow, representing your
actual position, on the screen. You can move the map to lose this position. Then the
Lock button appears on the screen. Tapping it will re-enable Lock-to-Position. See
also Page 30.
GNS is able to rotate the map for your convenience. If you choose
Map Orientation:iGO
Track-up mode, the map will be rotated to look in the direction of your heading.
Selecting North-up, the map remains oriented to have North toward the top. Use the
left and right hardware buttons to turn your map in the direction you wish. This will
immediately turn off the automatic rotation. A small compass in the top right section
of the map screens (Page 32) will always show the current direction of the map. Map
orientation should not be mixed up with Screen orientation.
NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association): This is the name of a
communication protocol format. This association issues standards for interfacing
marine electronic devices. One of their standards is NMEA-0183 that defines
electrical signal requirements and a data transmission protocol for time and position
data. This is today’s standard for not only marine but also all other GPS devices. GNS
iGO,
as well as most GPS devices, will default to using this protocol out of the box.
North-up: A kind of map orientation having the map rotated to have North toward
the top of the screen. See also Track-up and Map Orientation.
POI: Points Of Interest, exact map locations of important points saved in a database
together with their name, category and subcategories (e.g. Service/Fuel/Autogas),
address, phone and fax number, and other important information. Use the versatile
search system in GNS
iGO to find the appropriate POI near you, your destination or any
other given location on the map (Page 81). You can also have your favourite places
saved as ‘My POI’ in GNS
iGO.
Screen Orientation: Depending on how you prefer to hold the PDA in your hand or
how you have it installed in your car, you may want GNS
iGO to display all its screens in a
portrait, landscape, or left-handed landscape mode (Page ). This setting is
independent from the corresponding setting in the operating system. Screen rotation
in GNS
iGO can even be used with PDAs originally not capable of displaying landscape
orientation. Screen orientation should not be mixed up with Map orientation that does
not affect the appearance of GNS
iGO, only the map itself.
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SiRF: This is the name of a popular GPS chipset manufacturer. Their specific
communication protocol can be processed by GNS
iGO. SiRF based GPS devices are
also capable of NMEA communication, the factory setting of communication protocol
in GNS
iGO.
Track log: In GNS
iGO you have the possibility to record your journeys using the position
data your GPS provides in every second or every few seconds (depending on your
GPS settings). When you start the recording, position data are saved in the database
until you stop recording it. This set of sequential GPS positions is called track log.
Each set of consecutive positions has a name (originally it is the time of recording
but you can change it to any name you like) and a colour in which it can be displayed
on the map. Later you can replay the journey on the screen of GNS
iGO as if it were
happening again. This is good for demonstration purposes or for analysing your
manoeuvres during the trip. See also Page 46.
Track-up: A kind of map orientation when the map is rotated to look always in the
direction of your heading. See also North-up and Map Orientation.
Via point: Routes in GNS
iGO can have several (as many as you want) different
destinations to reach in a specific order. All these points except the final destination
are called via points, as the route goes ‘via’ (through) them. The destinations can be
seen in the Route Information screen on the Route line (Page 39), and each via point
is announced by the voice instructions as you approach and when you reach it.
Should your via point serve as a stopover, navigation continues automatically as you
depart. Navigation will resume even if you turn off and on your PDA or restart GNS
iGO.
Zoom In and Out: The Zoom function is used to change the scale of the map. Use
Zoom In to scale down the map to see less of it but in more detail, and use Zoom
Out to scale the map up to have a broader view of that part of the map with fewer
details. See also Page 20 and Page 30.
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