ECCO
Owner’s Guide
Personal Pocket GPS
Locator
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Copyright © 2010 AUDIOVOX ELECTRONICS CORPORATION. All Rights
Reserved.
This product protected by US Patent #7,233,863
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Notices and Specifications
About GPS System & Location Accuracy
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the US government, which is solely
responsible for its accuracy and maintenance. The system is subject to changes which
could affect the accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment. In addition, the GPS
system itself limits the accuracy of the distance indicated on the device’s display to
within approximately 3-5 meters of the actual saved location.
About GPS Signals
This device must acquire GPS satellite signals to operate. The device may not be able to
acquire signals if located indoors or near tall obstructions (such as trees or tall buildings).
Go to an area free from tall obstructions to use the device. When the device acquires
satellite signals, the green LED indicator is steady. When it loses satellite signals, you
are traveling away from the stored active location, or the device cannot acquire a GPS
signal; the LED is red. This product is designed to provide direction to a saved location.
It is not designed as a monitoring device for tall obstructions, hazardous or weather
conditions, or other factors that may affect safety while using this device. For more
information about GPS, visit Audiovox Electronics Corporation’s Web site www.audiovox.
com.
Warning
This handheld device is only intended to be used as a supplemental navigation aide. The
user assumes all responsibilities associated with the use of this product. It must not be
used for any purpose requiring precise measurement of location, direction, distance, or
topography. This device should not be used for navigating any aircraft or vehicles. It is
the user’s sole responsibility to exercise proper judgment when using this product under
any conditions.
Vehicle Use Notice
Audiovox is committed to safety and responsible use. Do not use this GPS device to
navigate while driving a motor vehicle. Attention to this device while driving can distract
the motor vehicle’s operator, creating an unsafe situation. Injury, death, or property damage may result if the operator fails to adhere to safe driving practices. It is the driver’s
sole responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The device should not be
mounted in a vehicle in a manner to distract, impair the view, or in any way interfere with
the motor vehicle’s operator or the motor vehicle’s safety features (such as an air bag).
Windshields and vehicle windows integrated with metallic materials, such as defrosters
or tinting film, can degrade GPS reception inside a vehicle.
Liability Notice
In no event will Audiovox be liable for any incidental, special, indirect, or consequential
damages resulting from the use, misuse, or inability to use this product or from defects in
the product. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the stated limitations may not apply therein.
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Return To A
Stored Location
e1 LED indicator
d1 active GPS indicator
d3 proximity ring
d5 compass direction
e2 lock button
e4 USB port
d2 battery strength indicator
d4 directional arrow
d6 distance
d7 active location
e3 power/return button
e5 location buttons
e6 key ring
During battery charging mode,
green LED blinks; then changes to
steady when fully charged. During
navigation,lights green for GPS signal,
or red for: no GPS signal, off-course,
opposite direction or no movement.
Indicates GPS searching
Press to store present location
Press and hold to power on/off;
press to start return to last locked or
other location.
Battery Strength indicator
Shows rings in a pattern,
depending on proximity
Insert the battery cable
Points toward active location
Store up to 3 locations. 1 also used
for calibration; 2 & 3 combination also
used to obtain latitude / longitude
and satellite locations; 3 also used to
change distance units
Indicates compass direction
toward active location
Use to attach keys
Shows distance units in ft/mi
or m/km to active location
Shows active return location #
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Before You Begin
Note: The distance and times provided in this
instruction guide are approximate measurements.
Charge the Battery
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery. The
charge lasts 10 hours with typical use during active
tracking or 16 days on standby.
1. Connect the charging cable into the USB port
(e4) from one of the following power sources:
AC outlet, personal computer USB port,
(see “Power Source Specifications” on page 12).
2. The LCD backlight turns on, the battery strength indicator (d2) appears on the LCD and the green LED indicator (e1) blinks. After 5 seconds the backlight turns off.
3. When charged, the battery strength indicator (d2) is full, and the green LED indicator (e1) light is steady.
4. Disconnect the charging cable from the USB
port (e4). The features cannot be accessed while connected to
the charging cable.
The unit displays the battery charge level in all modes, except
when the latitude/longitude/satellite information is displayed. It
is recommended to recharge when the bars across the battery
strength indicator (d2) are at 25% or less.
Power On to Ready Mode
1. Press and hold return (e3) for 2–3
seconds. The LCD backlight turns on and the
start-up screen appears.
2. The unit immediately starts acquiring GPS data,
indicated by the blinking green LED indicator (e1),
and the LCD displaying a blinking satellite icon and the message
Searching.
3. When your current position is determined, the green LED indicator (e1) is steady, the LCD satellite icon disappears
and a sequence of messages appears:
Initializing > Ready.
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Calibrate - Important - Do Not Skip
The unit stores magnetic data and automatically calibrates
its digital compass; however, if the unit cannot
provide correct heading information due to environment
change (for example, near a metal structure),
then it is recommended to manually calibrate the unit. It is
also recommended to manually calibrate the unit for
first-time use.
Note: The digital compass may be affected by
bridges and power lines—move away from such
when using the unit.
1.Hold the unit face-up while in Ready mode. Press
and hold location 1 (e5) until the message
Hold flat and press lock appears on the LCD;
then press and release lock button (e2).
2.The LCD message changes to Turn 360°
around and press lock. Slowly turn the unit
completely around face-up; then press and release
lock button (e2).
3. The LCD message changes to Turn
over 360°and press lock. Slowly turn the unit face-down and
continue turning the unit until it is face-up again. Press and release lock button (e2).
4.The LCD message Calibrate complete
appears and the unit goes to Ready.
Note: If LCD message reads Calibrate incomplete,
follow steps 1–3 exactly.
Note: To exit Compass Calibration without
completing calibration, press and hold location 1
(e5). If successful, the messages Hold down to
exit and Ready appear. (If you release location 1
too soon, the message Calibrate compass
appears, and the unit remains in Compass Calibration
mode, waiting for Lock to be pressed.)
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Optional: Change Distance Unit System
You have the option to change the distance unit
system from English [feet (ft)/miles (mi)] to metric
[meters (m)/kilometers (km)] or back again.
Note: When instructed to “press and hold” a
button, press down for at least 3 seconds.
1. While the unit is in Ready mode, press and hold
location 3 (e5) for 3 seconds through a
sequence of messages: Hold to change units
> Units set to meters [feet].
2. Release location 3 (e5). The LCD message
Ready appears.
Note: Repeat the previous steps to change back.
GPS Information
You can view latitude, longitude, and satellite locations on
the unit. While in this state, the unit will not go
into Sleep mode. (See “Sleep Versus Off” on page 8.)
To display GPS Information:
1. While in Ready mode, press and hold location
2 (e5). Your current latitude and longitude are
displayed on the LCD.
2. While in this state, press and release location
3 (e5) to display a bar graph view of current
satellite signals.
3. Press and release location 3 (e5) again, and
the view changes to a globe displaying the
satellite locations.
4. Press location 2 (e5) to return to Ready.
(Searching may briefly display on the LCD.)
Note: While viewing GPS Information, you can press
Return and the unit will Refresh GPS satellite information and go to Ready.
Navigating
Store a Location
1. While the unit is in Ready mode, press lock
button (e2). The LCD message Select location
appears.
2. Press location # (e5) to store your current
position; then the message Location # locked
appears. Proceed to your destination.
Note: After 1 minute, the unit goes to Sleep, but your
stored location will not be lost and will remain in
memory until it is replaced with a new locked position.
(See “Sleep Versus Off” on page 8.)
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Return to a Location
1. To wake the unit from Sleep, press Return (e3) for 1
second or until the LCD backlight comes on. The
LCD message Ready appears.
2. To navigate to:
• Last-locked position: simply press return
button (e3).
• Another stored position: press return
button (e3) and location # (e5).
3. Follow the directional arrow (d4) on the LCD
toward the active location (d7). Other information
displayed on the LCD includes compass
direction (d5) and distance (d6).
Note: The unit remains on and active as long as it is
acquiring GPS data to update the direction and
distance information and you are moving more than
30 ft or 9 m every 5 minutes. If not, the LCD
message No Movement appears and the unit goes to
Sleep. Repeat step 1 to wake the unit up. When in
Ready mode, press return button (e3) and the unit
will resume the last selected course location.
4. If you travel off-course (that is, more than
22.5°, are headed in the opposite direction, or
the distance (d6) is increasing), the red LED indicator
(e1) flashes.
5. In the vicinity of 80 ft or 24 m from the active
location (d7), the proximity ring (d3) blinks
alternating large and small rings.
6. In the vicinity of 20 ft or 6 m, the LCD reads
Found, and the proximity ring (d3) blinks
large and small rings simultaneously.
7. After arriving, you can either select another
location or simply do nothing. The unit automatically
goes to Sleep after 2 minutes in the
Found mode (see “Sleep Versus Off” on page 8).
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Additional Information
Sleep Versus Off
You can manually put the unit to Sleep or turn the device Off
by using return (e3).
• To put the unit to Sleep: press and hold return
(e3) until the LCD message Sleep appears.
• To turn the unit Off (only during the Searching mode or at start-up): press and hold return (e3), and the message Off appears on the LCD.
In both the Sleep mode and the Off state, the LCD
backlight and LEDs are dark. The main difference is
that in Sleep mode, the unit attempts to refresh GPS
positioning data dynamically within a period of 5
hours. The other difference is the LCD message that appears
as the unit shuts down: either Sleep or Off.
Note: After 5 hours in Sleep mode, the unit times out to the
Off state.
The unit will automatically go to Sleep if:
• You do nothing for 1 minute while one of these
messages appears on the LCD:
 Ready
 Select location
 Location 1, 2, or 3 selected
• You do nothing after Found is displayed on the
LCD for about 2 minutes.
• Searching displays on the LCD for about 2
minutes; then the message No GPS appears on the LCD, and the red LED indicator (e1) is
steady.
• Traveling more than 2 minutes off-course (more than 22.5°, headed in the opposite direction, or distance (d6) is increasing) and the red LED indicator (e1) is blinking.
• No GPS data is received for about 5 minutes,
the LCD message No GPS appears and the red LED indicator (e1) is steady.
• No change in GPS data for about 5 minutes, the LCD message No Movement appears, and the red LED indicator (e1) is steady.
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Distance Units Displayed on the LCD
When navigating toward a location, the LCD
displays the nearest whole or hundredth of a unit
measurement, depending on the distance from the
location.
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FAQs
Why is
“Searching”
completed quickly
sometimes and
takes longer other
times?
Searching will be completed quickly when the unit is
activated from the Sleep mode. If the unit is activated
from the Off state, Searching may take up to 2
minutes to acquire a satellite signal.
What can be done
when the unit has
difficulty finding a
GPS Signal?
To ensure the most effective way the unit searches
for a satellite signal, hold the unit face up toward the
open sky. Move away from tall buildings, trees or
overhead obstructions.
Why does the
arrow point
toward metal
buildings or
power lines when
my location is not
in that direction?
The digital compass may be affected by large metal
objects, such as buildings with metal, power lines,
and steel bridges. Move away from these types of
objects when using this unit.
Why does the Red
light (LED) blink
and the unit go to
Sleep when I am
navigating back
to my location?
The red light blinks when the unit is not traveling in
arrow’s general direction then goes to Sleep in approximately
2 minutes. Press the return button (e3) to wake from Sleep
and then the return button (e3) to continue your navigation. HINT:
If you don’t want the unit to go to Sleep while going around an
obstacle to get to your location, rotate the unit in
your hand so that the directional arrow points to the 12
o’clock position.
How long does it
take to charge the
battery?
It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
How long does
the charge last?
The charge lasts 10 hours during active tracking or 16 days
on standby.
How can I tell if
the battery is
low?
The unit’s LCD displays a battery strength indicator (d2). When
the black bars across the battery strength indicator (d2) are at
25% or less, it is recommended to recharge the battery. The battery strength indicator (d2) is on the active LCD screen in every
mode, except when you are viewing GPS information ( latitude,
longitude, and satellite signals).
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Why aren’t the unit’s
features accessible?
The unit may need to be charged, or if fully charged, it may
still be connected to the charging cable. None of the unit’s
features are accessible if the charging cable is connected.
Why is the LCD
directional arrow
missing during
the return?
Occasionally, the arrow may briefly disappear (for example,
if you put the unit in your purse or pocket while navigating
and then take it out). However, if the arrow does not reappear after 1–2 minutes, calibrate the unit.
When do I need to
calibrate the unit?
The unit auto-calibrates; however, if the device cannot
provide correct heading information due to an environment
change (for example, near a metal structure), it is recommended to manually calibrate the unit. It is also recommended to manually calibrate the unit for first-time use.
Why is the
calibration
or unit change unsuccessful?
When instructed to “press and hold” a button, do so
for at least 3 seconds; otherwise, the unit reverts to
Ready mode without saving any changes.
Does the unit stay on
while navigating?
The unit remains on and active as long as it’s acquiring
GPS data (to update direction and distance information)
and you are moving more than 30 ft or 9 m every 5 minutes.
If neither, the LCD message No Movement appears and
the unit goes to Sleep.
Will the unit
remember the
selected location
if it goes to Sleep
while navigating?
Yes. After you power it on to Ready, simply press return
button (e3) and the unit resumes the last course toward
your selected location.
Can I delete a
stored location?
The location remains in memory until it is replaced with a
new locked position.
Why doesn’t the unit
turn Off when I
hold down the
Return button?
You can turn the unit Off only during start-up or while
Searching. Incidentally, the unit times out to Off after 5
hours in Sleep mode.
Why don’t the
distance and
times exactly
match the ones in
the instructions?
The distance and times provided in the unit’s
Owner’s Guide are approximate measurements.
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Battery Warnings
If these guidelines are not followed, the internal lithium-ion battery may experience a
shortened life span or may present a risk of damage to the GPS unit, fire, chemical
burn, electrolyte leak, and/or injury.
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Do not leave the unit exposed to a heat source or in a high temperature
location, such as in the sun.
Do not puncture or incinerate.
Do not operate the unit outside of the following temperature range: 32°F —
113°F (0°C — 45°C).
When storing the unit for an extended time, store within the following
temperature range: 14°F — 113°F (-10°C — 45°C).
Do not attempt to remove the battery. To replace battery, contact Audiovox Electronics Corporation directly at www.audiovox.com
Do not dispose of this product in regular waste.
Power Source Specifications
The following approved power sources must be used under the conditions of the unit’s warranty.
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AC travel wall adapter: input 100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz 0.15A; output 5.0V 0.7A
rated UL, CE
Standard computer USB 2.0 cable
FCC Notice
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Audiovox Corporation Contact Information
Audiovox Electronics Corp.; 150 Marcus Blvd. Hauppauge, NY 11788 (800) 645-4994
On the web at: www.audiovox.com
© 2010 Audiovox Electronics Corp., 150 Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788
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