eTrex Description
eTrex Buttons
eTrex Description
1
UP
Button
DOWN
Button
ENTER/MARK
2
Internal
GPS Antenna
PAGE
Button
POWER
Button
Button
The UP/DOWN Buttons:
• Select options on pages and menus
• Adjust Contrast on the SkyView Page
• Zoom in and out on the Map Page
• Cycle through trip computer data on
the Pointer Page
Installing the Batteries
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5
The eTrex operates on two AA batteries (not included), which are
installed at the back of the unit. To install the batteries, remove the
battery cover by turning the D-ring at the back of the unit 1/4 turn
counter-clockwise. Insert the batteries into position observing proper
polarity. Attach the battery cover by turning the D-ring 1/4 turn
clockwise.
Waterproof Case
Battery
Compartment
The ENTER Button:
• Confirms data entry or menu selections
• Displays Options on main pages
• Press and hold the ENTER
button to activate the Mark Waypoint
Page
The PAGE Button:
• Switches display pages
• Allows you to exit/quit a function
The POWER Button:
• Press and hold to turn the unit on/off.
• Press to turn the display backlight
on/off.
Finding Your Current Position
Before you can actually use your eTrex for navigation, you must
first obtain a fix on your current position. To do this, take your
eTrex outside and find a large, open area that has a clear view of the
sky. Press and hold the POWER button to turn the unit on. You’ll
see the Welcome Page for a few seconds while the eTrex performs a
self-test, followed by the SkyView Page. The eTrex needs to receive
at least three strong satellite signals to find your location.
When you see the “READY TO NAVIGATE” message on the
Satellite Page, eTrex has found your location.
Battery Cover
LCD Display
(with backlight)
External Power
and
Data Connector
eTrex Buttons
eTrex Setup
eTrex Setup

D-ring
NOTE: The first time you use your eTrex, it could take up
to five minutes to find your location. After the first time
use, eTrex only needs about 15 to 45 seconds to find
your location. If the eTrex does not display your local
time (bottom of the Menu Page), follow the instructions
in the Getting Started section of your Owner’s Manual
to set the correct time.
Selecting a Page
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All of the information needed to operate the eTrex is found on five
main “pages” (or display screens). These pages are the SkyView, Map,
Pointer, Trip Computer, and Menu. Once power is applied, press the
PAGE button to switch between pages.
Welcome
Page
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PAGE
SkyView
PAGE
Map
PAGE
Pointer
PAGE
Trip Computer
PAGE
Menu
SkyView
Page
“Ready To
Navigate”
Backlighting and Contrast
To turn the backlighting on, press and release the POWER
button from any screen. The backlight is timed to stay on for 30
seconds to save battery power. To adjust the screen contrast, press
the PAGE button until you see the SkyView Page. Press the UP
button to make the screen darker, press the DOWN button to
make the screen lighter.
Waypoints
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Marking a Waypoint
Waypoints are locations that you can mark (save in memory) as
destinations to navigate to later.
To mark a waypoint:
1. Press and hold the ENTER button. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
page appears.
2. The eTrex automatically assigns a numeric name to the new
waypoint. With ‘OK?’ highlighted, press ENTER. The waypoint
is now stored in the eTrex’s memory.
Pointer Page Basics
Pointer Page Basics
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Once you select a GOTO, the eTrex will guide you to the destination using the Pointer Page. The pointer (arrow) tells you the
direction to the destination waypoint. Walk in the direction the
arrow is pointing until it points at the Moving Driection Line at the
top of the compass ring. If the arrow points to the right, you need
to go right. If the arrow points to the left, go left. When the arrow
is pointing straight up, you are on the correct track!
Saving and Clearing The Track Log
After you have used the eTrex for a few trips, the map display can
become a bit crowded from keeping track of your every move. You
can clean up the screen by clearing the track log (the lines left on the
Map Page). You might also want to save your current track log before
clearing it.
Go right until the arrow
points straight up.
You're on target!
The eTrex guides you to a waypoint using a GOTO (GOTO means
GOing TO a destination in a direct line).
To save the current Track Log:
1. From the MENU Page, highlight ‘TRACKS’ and press ENTER. The
TRACK LOG Page appears.
4. Press the UP or DOWN button to select ‘OK.’ Press ENTER. The
track is now saved and appears in the ‘SAVED TRACKS’ list on
the TRACK LOG Page.
To clear the Track Log:
1. Press the PAGE button to switch to the MENU Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN button to highlight ‘TRACKS.’
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Stopping a GOTO
1. Press the PAGE button to switch to the MENU Page. Press the
the UP or DOWN button to highlight ‘WAYPOINTS’ and press
ENTER. The REVIEW WAYPOINT Page appears.
To stop a GOTO:
2. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the tab containing the
desired waypoint name, then press ENTER. Press the UP or
DOWN button to select the desired waypoint name, then press
ENTER. The Review Waypoint page for that waypoint appears.
2. Highlight ‘STOP NAVIGATION’ on the OPTIONS Page and press
ENTER.
1. Press the PAGE button and switch to the POINTER Page. Press
ENTER.
3. Press ENTER. You are now on the TRACKS Page. Press the UP
button to highlight 'CLEAR.' Press ENTER.
4. Press the DOWN button to highlight ‘YES.’ Press ENTER. Press
the PAGE button to select any page.
Track Log Page
Highlight CLEAR or SAVE
and press ENTER
3. Press the UP or DOWN button to highlight ‘GOTO,’ then press
ENTER.
Review Waypoint
Page
eTrex / eTrex Camo
QUICK START GUIDE
3. Press the UP or DOWN button to select the desired option.
Press ENTER. The saved track appears on a sub-page.
Going To A Waypoint
To start a GOTO:
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2. Press the UP or DOWN button to highlight ‘SAVE,’ then press
ENTER. The SAVE BACK THROUGH window appears giving you
a time frame for saving a track or ‘ENTIRE LOG.’
Mark Waypoint
Page
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Track Log
Step-by-Step Instructions
to Get You Started
(Turn this page and begin with Step 1)
Important Note
More Information: Visit the Garmin Web site for current
updates and details about eTrex operation and accessories.
www.garmin.com
© 2004 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc. 1200 E. 151st St., Olathe, KS 66062 USA
Part Number 190-00395-01 Rev. B
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