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Software manual
GoPal Navigator Version 4
GoPal Navigator Version 4
Contents
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION ................................................................................. 3
Greeting.................................................................................................................................................. 3
Contents of CD/DVD ............................................................................................................................. 3
System requirements............................................................................................................................ 5
Conventions in this manual ................................................................................................................. 5
Tips and warnings................................................................................................................................. 6
Important information........................................................................................................................... 6
Trademarks ............................................................................................................................................ 7
Copyright and Warranty ....................................................................................................................... 7
CHAPTER 2 MANUAL INSTALLATION AND START-UP ....................................... 8
Initial operation ..................................................................................................................................... 8
Reinstallation and updating the software........................................................................................... 9
Transferring the map material and the POI data to the memory card ........................................... 10
Transferring data to the internal memory of the navigation device .............................................. 10
CHAPTER 3. INSTALLATION AND START-UP USING THE GOPAL® ASSISTANT
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Installing the GoPal Assistant software.......................................................................................... 12
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User interface of the GoPal Assistant ............................................................................................. 12
Setting the user language................................................................................................................. 14
Manual actions for data exchange.................................................................................................... 15
Actions using the Content Import Wizard ......................................................................................... 16
Transferring and displaying GPS tracks ........................................................................................... 16
Functions for device management.................................................................................................... 17
Changing the device name ............................................................................................................... 18
Formatting the external memory card............................................................................................... 18
Shopping in the GoPal shop portal................................................................................................... 19
CHAPTER 4. BASICS OF OPERATION ................................................................. 20
Operation in the menu view ............................................................................................................... 20
Operation in the map view ................................................................................................................. 21
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CHAPTER 5. ADJUSTING THE SETTINGS ........................................................... 23
Basic settings for operation............................................................................................................... 23
Volume settings ................................................................................................................................ 24
Screen settings ................................................................................................................................. 24
Power management.......................................................................................................................... 24
Auto OFF function............................................................................................................................. 25
FM transmitter................................................................................................................................... 26
Restore factory settings .................................................................................................................... 26
Specific settings for the navigation software .................................................................................. 26
Adjusting the route options ............................................................................................................... 27
Adjusting the Display ........................................................................................................................ 28
Adjusting the language settings........................................................................................................ 29
Adjusting the device settings ............................................................................................................ 30
Adjusting the Program settings......................................................................................................... 30
Adjusting the Quick menu settings ................................................................................................... 32
CHAPTER 6. OPERATING THE GOPAL® NAVIGATION SOFTWARE ................. 34
Manually entering destination information ...................................................................................... 35
Entering destination coordinates ...................................................................................................... 38
Creating favourites during destination input ..................................................................................... 38
Home address entry during destination entry................................................................................... 39
Manual entry in the map view ........................................................................................................... 39
Adjusting the route options ............................................................................................................... 40
Adding more destinations ................................................................................................................. 40
Starting route calculation .................................................................................................................. 41
Selecting Points of interest................................................................................................................ 41
Managing favourites ........................................................................................................................... 42
Creating a new favourite................................................................................................................... 42
Deleting favourites ............................................................................................................................ 43
Renaming favourites ......................................................................................................................... 43
Changing the route ............................................................................................................................. 43
Entering the start position ................................................................................................................. 43
Adding a destination ......................................................................................................................... 44
Editing the entries in the tour list....................................................................................................... 44
Optimising the route.......................................................................................................................... 44
Saving and loading a tour ................................................................................................................. 45
Starting tour calculation .................................................................................................................... 45
Route information ............................................................................................................................... 46
Directions .......................................................................................................................................... 46
Traffic conditions............................................................................................................................... 46
Go to ................................................................................................................................................. 47
Route simulation ............................................................................................................................... 47
Starting and displaying navigation ................................................................................................... 47
Compass display .............................................................................................................................. 49
Arrow view ........................................................................................................................................ 50
Trip info ............................................................................................................................................. 50
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GoPal Navigator 4
Chapter 1. Introduction
Greeting
Welcome and thank you for choosing our mobile navigation system. While the instructions included with the device outline the basic operation of your navigation device and additional applications (MP3 Player, Picture Viewer etc.), this manual will cover the following topics:
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Software installation and start-up
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Operating the navigation software (quickstart and in-depth description)
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Technical support for smooth operation
In addition to this version of the manual, you will find a brief introduction on the CD/DVD, enabling
you to start up your navigation system in just a few steps. Also, your navigation system’s help
function contains information about important operating steps and functions.
Your navigation device software is constantly undergoing development and can be kept current using updates that are either free or have an associated charge. The information contained in this
manual refers exclusively to the scope of functions at the time your navigation system was delivered. In the event the software and/or hardware was subsequently changed and/or updated, the
information printed here may vary from actual operating steps. In this case, please consult the support section of the Medion website (www.medion.de/downloads) for the current version of this
manual, which will document any changes in operation. Please note that the manufacturer can accept no responsibility for loss or damage as a result of information or potentially incorrect information contained in this manual.
Contents of CD/DVD
The CD/DVD included contains all of the software packs necessary to operate your navigation system as well as installation files for additional applications which must either be installed on the
memory of your navigation device or on your Windows PC. As soon as you insert the CD/DVD into
the drive on your PC, a Setup Assistant automatically appears to help you with installation: Simply
follow the instructions on the screen to automatically install the selected data.
If the installation assistant on the CD/DVD does not start automatically, you can also install the necessary data manually. The following information indicates which components are contained on
the CD/DVD and which directory on the external memory card or on the flash memory of your navigation device to save them to in order to ensure smooth operation.
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Element
Description
Target folder
ActiveSync
This folder contains the installation data for This program must be installed to the Pro®
gram Files directory on your PC (manually
the synchronisation software Microsoft
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ActiveSync . This software synchronises
or using the Setup Assistant).
your navigation device with a Windows PC.
Adobe
This folder contains the installation data for This program must be installed to the Pro®
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gram Files directory on your PC (manually
Adobe Adobe Acrobat Reader . This
software enables you to open the digital
or using the Setup Assistant).
PDF version of this manual on a Windows
PC.
APD
This folder contains data for the GoPal
Assistant.
Assistant
This folder contains the installation data for This data is required only when installing
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the GoPal Assistant.
the GoPal Assistant on your PC and does
not have to be manually copied.
Installation
This folder contains the installation data for These files must be installed (manually or
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using the GoPal Assistant) in the My
your navigation software.
Flash Disk > INSTALL directory on the
external memory card or on the flash memory of your navigation device.
Manuals
This folder contains the PDF versions of
this manual in the respective language.
POI
This folder contains data your navigation
These files must be installed (manually or
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system needs to identify Points of Interest. using the GoPal Assistant) to the MapRegions directory on the external memory
card or to the flash memory of your navigation device.
AUTORUN
This setup information/application ensures This file does not need to be copied.
that the Setup Assistant, which helps you
when installing the software components,
is automatically started once the CD/DVD
has been inserted.
readme.txt
This text file contains important information This file does not need to be copied.
about the contents of this CD/DVD and
about the installation of various applications on the CD/DVD in the relevant language.
Setup
Assistant
Once the CD/DVD has been inserted, this
application will start automatically and will
help you install the software components.
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This data is required only when installing
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the GoPal Assistant on your PC and does
not have to be manually copied.
These files can be installed on your PC
(manually or using the Setup Assistant) to
the directory Programs>Medion GoPal
Assistant>Manuals).
This file does not need to be copied.
Depending on the version and features of your navigation system, it is possible that some of the
folders and files mentioned above are not contained on this CD/DVD or that the CD/DVD contains
extra data. For more information about the data saved on the CD/DVD included, see the readme file on the CD/DVD.
At the time of delivery various components, including the operating system and the navigation
software, have already been pre-installed on your navigation device and/or the memory card included: That means that you can use your navigation system straightaway, without having to install
anything else.
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We do, however, recommend that you install additional applications like GoPal Assistant or Ado-
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Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to take advantage of the corresponding functions. In addition,
it may be necessary, due to a malfunction, for you to reinstall various software components for
your navigation system after the fact. This procedure is described in Chapter 2, Manual installation
and start-up and Chapter 3, Installation and start-up using the GoPal® Assistant.
System requirements
Your mobile navigation system can be connected to a conventional Windows personal computer to
install (after the fact) application data such as the navigation software, additional map material etc.
. Your PC must meet the following system requirements for smooth communication.
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Supported operating systems Windows 2000 from SP4, Windows XP & Vista
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Hardware specifications of the current computer generation, minimum 128 RAM, min. one available USB 1.1 port
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Necessary additional software: Microsoft ActiveSync (only Windows 2000/XP) for operation
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as mobile device with your PC, GoPal Assistant for automatic data transfer between navigation device and PC (as needed)
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Tip
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If you are working with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, you do not need
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the ActiveSync communication software. The system files required for the data transfer
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are already integrated into your Vista operating system. Please connect your device to
your PC using the USB cable supplied: Once your navigation device has been detected
as a new device, the required drivers will be installed automatically. After it has been installed successfully, your new device is shown under Removable Devices on the Windows Explorer screen. If you have saved additional data to your navigation device, ensure that there is sufficient capacity available when transferring the data. If there is not
enough space, remove unneeded files.
If your PC meets these requirements, you can connect your navigation device to an available USB
port on your PC using the USB cable supplied to exchange data. For more information see
Chapter 2, Manual installation and start-up and Chapter 3, Installation and start-up using the GoPal® Assistant.
Conventions in this manual
The operation of your navigation system is directly based on the user guide in application software
for a PC. That means that entries in the software can be visually displayed on the screen and executed from there. The operation itself is different: While functions on your PC are performed by clicking the mouse, you can operate your navigation device either by using the stylus supplied or by
direct manual entry on the touch-sensitive screen of your navigation device. So, the following applies for the following descriptions:
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For entries that you perform with the mouse on your PC, we use the term "click"
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For entries using the stylus or a finger on the touchscreen of your navigation device, we use
the term "type/tap".
At various points in this manual we refer to entries within a software application or to a path on your PC/memory card. In the following descriptions, these references are indicated as follows:
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Entries taken from the software (like buttons, menu items or labels for check boxes) are in
bold.
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Specific functions and programs of your navigation system (e. g. MP3 Player etc.) or PC (e. g.
Windows Explorer etc.) are italicised.
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Information about directories and paths (on the external SD card or on the flash memory of
your navigation device) are italicised.
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The information in this manual documents the operation of the navigation software, explains the
graphic display on the screen of your navigation device and lists the available selection options for
individual functions. So, the following applies for the following descriptions:
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Descriptions pertaining to executing a function are listed numerically, thus defining the order of
the individual steps.
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Descriptions referring to various elements in a software window or similar, are also listed numerically, but in colour.
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Descriptions listing various equivalent options (as in this case), are indicated with bullet points.
Tips and warnings
At various places in this manual we give you practical tips or refer to circumstances which could
disrupt the smooth running of your navigation system. These sections are indicated as follows in
the following descriptions.
Tip
This symbol draws your attention to functions and features that speed up your work flow
and facilitate the operation of your navigation system.
Note
This symbol indicates functions and features that are essential to the operation of your
navigation system. Please obey all information to avoid malfunctions through operating
error or incorrect entries.
Important information
The following contains important information regarding the operation of your navigation system.
This information is repeated in the form of comments and tips at appropriate places in this manual.
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For safety reasons, entries may not be made by the driver whilst driving: Please make the necessary entries before beginning the journey.
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If you need to change your entries during the journey, stop your vehicle at a suitable point
(parking spot etc.).
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Vehicle windscreens made of Thermoglas or metalised windscreens considerably limit the
GPS reception. There is usually a special opening in this metallic coating, behind which the
navigation device can be placed. If that is not the case, a commercially-available GPS antenna
must be mounted outside the passenger cabin (e. g. on the roof of the vehicle).
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The instructions for the navigation system are recommendations only: Always pay attention to
road traffic regulations.
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Please note that your navigation device must receive a valid GPS signal in order to calculate
the route from the current position.
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Please note that your navigation device must be set to the local time zone to be able to calculate the correct time of arrival for future route calculations.
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You can also follow your current position on the map without entering a destination. If available, the name of the street you are currently on will be displayed
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Note that temporary local changes and/or restrictions to road traffic regulations (e. g. permitted maximum speed) cannot be accounted for in the route planning: Always obey signage
and/or local traffic routing.
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Please note that the map material is current as of the time of delivery. However, the manufacturer cannot guarantee the information to be completely binding or that it corresponds to the
road layout and/or signage.
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Trademarks
All trademarks appearing in this manual and any brands or trademarks protected by third parties
are subject without restriction to the conditions of the applicable trademark law and the right of ownership of the respective registered owners. All trademarks, trade names or company names used
here are or can be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights not
expressly granted here are reserved.
The absence of an explicit name of the trademarks used in this manual does not mean that a name is free and clear of third party rights.
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Windows , Windows XP , Windows 2000 , Windows Vista
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of the Microsoft Corporation.
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Acrobat and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
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and ActiveSync are trademarks
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Copyright and Warranty
Copyright © 2008
Version 4
All rights reserved.
Any information in this manual may be changed without notice and in no way represents any obligation on the side of the manufacturer. The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for loss or damage as a result of information or potentially incorrect information contained in this manual.
We are grateful for any information regarding errors and for suggestions for improvement in order
to offer you even more efficient products in the future.
This manual may not be reproduced, in whole or in part for any purpose and it may not be stored
to an electronic medium or reproduced in any other form including electrically, optically, chemically, by photocopy or audio recording without the express, written consent of the manufacturer.
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GoPal Navigator 4
Chapter 2 Manual installation and
start-up
The Windows CE operating system has already been installed on your navigation device. In addition, software components such as the navigation software or map material for various countries
(depending on the version) may already be pre-installed on the device or on the memory card
supplied. If that is not the case, you must first install the navigation software as well as the map
material necessary for route planning before operating your navigation system.
If you are updating or would like to install subsequently purchased navigation software or additional maps or POI files to your navigation device, you must remove individual or all data installed
on your device before installing the newly purchased software. The following data can be manually
installed by the user:
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GoPal Navigator navigation software
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Map material in the form of PSF files
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Point of interest data (POI data) in the form of PSF data
Tip
Even though it is possible to install files manually, we recommend that you use the Go®
Pal Assistant supplied with the software to transfer and update software components on
your navigation system. The next chapter describes the installation and data exchange
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using the GoPal Assistant.
The manual transfer of software components from CD/DVD to your mobile navigation device takes
place in Windows Explorer on your PC. Select one of the two following methods to exchange data
between your navigation system and your PC:
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If you have installed the Microsoft ActiveSync software from a CD/DVD, you can connect your
navigation device directly to the USB port of your PC using the USB cable supplied in order to
synchronise the desired data. In this case, you have direct access to the internal flash memory
of your navigation device.
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If your PC has a card reading device, you can insert the external memory card supplied directly and manually move the data in the file explorer. In this case, you do not have direct access to the internal flash memory of your navigation device.
Initial operation
Depending on the version of your navigation system, the software necessary for operation may not
have been pre-installed on your navigation device and can instead be found on the memory card
supplied: an appropriate comment indicating this can be found in the readme file as well as on the
packaging of your navigation device. In this case, you must install the software to operate your navigation system.
Proceed as follows to install:
1.
Carefully remove the memory card from its packaging. Take care that the contacts are not touched or contaminated: Otherwise data transfer may no longer be possible.
2.
Insert the memory card into the MMC/SD card slot of your navigation device until you hear a
click.
3.
Switch on the navigation device by pressing the ON/OFF switch on the device (see device operating instructions).
The necessary software components will now be installed automatically.
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If you switch on your navigation device without inserting the memory card supplied, the following
screen appears.
Insert the memory card into your device and tap the button
, to begin automatic installation. Once installation is complete, the start screen of your navigation system appears, giving you
access to the various functions such as the navigation or MP3 Player etc..
Reinstallation and updating the software
If necessary, you can remove all or individual application files such as the navigation software or
map material from the memory of your navigation device (see device operating instructions). This
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would be necessary, for example, to install a current version of the GoPal Navigator software that
you purchased at a later date. The software required for reinstallation/updating is located in the Installation folder on the CD/DVD and can be transferred to the navigation device using the memory
card supplied.
Proceed as follows to manually install the navigation software onto the external memory card:
1.
If you have not already done so, carefully remove the memory card from its packaging and insert it into the card reading device (internal or external) of your PC: The card clicks in and the
contents of the card will be displayed in a new window in Windows Explorer.
2.
Open your PC’s CD/DVD drive and insert the CD/DVD. If the CD/DVD Setup Assistant starts,
close it.
3.
Open the directory of your CD/DVD drive and go to the directory Installation.
4.
Copy all of the folders and files in this directory.
5.
Go to the directory window of the external memory card and insert the copied contents.
To install the software copied onto the memory card onto your navigation device, follow the steps
described in the Initial operation section.
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Note
You must remove the old software components before you can install the new software
onto your navigation device. For information on how to do this, consult the operating instructions for your navigation device.
Transferring the map material and the POI data to
the memory card
Regardless of the navigation software, you can also install additional map or POI material onto your device or replace existing data with current material from a CD/DVD purchased subsequently.
However, your navigation device can only read this data automatically if they have been filed in the
MapRegions directory on the memory card.
Proceed as follows to transfer map material and POI data to the memory card:
1.
Insert the memory card into the card reading device (internal or external) of your PC: The card
clicks in and the contents of the card will be displayed in a new window in Windows Explorer.
2.
Open your PC’s CD/DVD drive and insert the CD/DVD. If the CD/DVD Setup Assistant starts,
close it.
3.
Open the directory of your CD/DVD drive and go to the MapRegions directory.
4.
Copy all of the desired files with the file ending .psf: The file names indicate the region to
which the map data refers.
5.
Go to the directory window of the external memory card and create a new folder called
MapRegions.
6.
Now put all of the copied files into this folder.
Proceed as follows to copy additional POI files from the inserted CD/DVD to the memory card:
1.
Open the POI folder in the directory of your CD/DVD drive.
2.
Copy the desired files (e. g. hotel.de.psf etc.).
3.
Go to the directory window MapRegions of the external memory card and insert the copied
contents.
To install the map material and/or POI files copied onto the memory card onto your navigation device, follow the steps described in the Initial operation section.
Note
You must remove (some of) the old files before you can install the new map and/or POI
files onto your navigation device. For information on how to do this, consult the operating
instructions for your navigation device.
Note that it is only possible to transfer files to the memory card and/or to the internal memory of
your navigation device (see next section) if there is enough free disk space available. You may have to delete unnecessary data to free up disk space.
Transferring data to the internal memory of the navigation device
Your mobile navigation device has an internal, permanent memory that is located in the My Flash
Disk folder. You can use this memory to transfer and then install the navigation software, map material and/or voice recognition files to your navigation device. However, you must have previously
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installed the software Microsoft ActiveSync supplied on the CD/DVD onto your PC either manu-
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ally or using the Setup Assistant on the CD/DVD. In addition, your navigation device must be connected to the PC using the USB cable supplied.
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The following description assumes that Microsoft ActiveSync has already been installed. Proceed
as follows to copy the installation files for you navigation software to the internal memory of your
navigation device:
1.
Connect the navigation system to your PC using the USB cable.
2.
Once the navigation device is detected, your PC displays the New partnership dialog box: To
synchronise existing data between your navigation device and your PC, select Yes. To register
the navigation device as a Guest on your PC, select No (recommended). Then click on the
Continue button.
3.
Select Mobile device in your Windows Explorer and go to the My Flash Disk directory.
4.
Right click on the directory and select New folder from the context menu: Name the newly created folder INSTALL and finish the entry by pressing the enter key.
5.
Change to the Installation directory in your CD/DVD drive and copy all files and folders in this
directory.
6.
Go to the directory Mobile Device > My Flash Disk > INSTALL and put the copied contents
there.
Proceed as follows to also copy map material to the internal memory of your navigation:
1.
Go to the MapRegions directory of your CD/DVD drive and copy all of the desired files ending
in .psf : The file names indicate the region to which the map data refers.
2.
Select Mobile device in your Windows Explorer and go to the My Flash Disk directory.
3.
Right click on the directory and select New folder from the context menu: Name the newly created folder MapRegions and finish the entry by pressing the enter key.
4.
Now put all of the copied files into this folder.
If you have added POI files or the ‘voice command’ feature to your navigation software with an update requiring a fee, you must transfer the appropriate data to the internal memory of your navigation device: The respective function is only available following automatic installation of the data.
Proceed as follows to copy POI and/or voice recognition files to the internal memory of your navigation device:
1.
To transfer POI files, go to the POI directory of your CD/DVD drive and copy the desired PSF
files (e. g. hotel.de.psf).
2.
Go to the directory Mobile Device > My Flash Disk > MapRegions and put the copied files there.
3.
To transfer voice command files, go to the TSD directory of your CD/DVD drive and copy your
country-specific folder: The IrelandGreatBritainTSD folder, for example, contains the voice
recognition files for English-speaking countries. Naturally, you can also copy the voice command files/folder for other countries as needed and install them onto your navigation device.
Go to the directory Mobile Device > My Flash Disk > MapRegions and put the copied files there.
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Chapter 3. Installation and start-up
using the GoPal® Assistant
In addition to manual installation, it is also possible to transfer the necessary data from the
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CD/DVD to your mobile device using the GoPal Assistant software: The GoPal Assistant is a
special tool which facilitates communication between your navigation device and your PC and
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simplifies the transfer of selected files. In addition, it is only with the help of the GoPal Assistant
that you can transfer GPS track data that you have recorded with your navigation device to the PC
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in order to store it there and exchange it with other users. To use GoPal Assistant, it must first be
installed on your PC.
Tip
Although manual installation and transfer of data is possible on your navigation device,
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we recommend performing all installations using the GoPal Assistant software.
Installing the GoPal® Assistant software
As soon as you insert the supplied CD/DVD into the drive on your PC, a Setup Assistant opens automatically to help you with the installation of various software components on your PC.
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Proceed as follows to install the GoPal Assistant on your PC:
1.
Open your PC’s CD/DVD drive and insert the supplied CD/DVD. Once the CD/DVD has been
read in, the Setup Assistant starts automatically: Continue to follow the on-screen instructions.
2.
In the dialog box Select components, click the Medion GoPal Assistant check box (checked) to
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select the GoPal Assistant for installation: If necessary you can now click on other check
boxes to install additional software components (e. g. Medion GoPal Navigator, Microsoft Ac®
tiveSync , manuals etc.) in this step. After selecting the desired check boxes, click on the
Continue button.
3.
You must enter the storage path for the installation in this dialog window: Use the template or
select an individual path and click Continue.
4.
This dialog window allows you to rename the folder individually (not recommended): Click Install to accept the default path and install the selected software components on your PC.
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The GoPal Assistant is installed in the program directory on your PC and is available immediately
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following installation. If you no longer need the GoPal Assistant, you can remove it from your system either by going to Control panel > Software or by using the Uninstall command located in the
program directory under Start > All Programs > Medion GoPal Assistant.
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Microsoft ActiveSync must be installed on the PC to communicate and transfer data with the Go®
Pal Assistant: Installation can also be performed using the Setup Assistant on the CD/DVD. In
addition, the navigation device must be connected to the PC via the USB cable.
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ActiveSync is only necessary when operating Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP. The
software components necessary for data exchange are already integrated into Windows
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Vista .
User interface of the GoPal® Assistant
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Once it has been successfully installed, start the GoPal Assistant via the item Medion GoPal Assistant in the folder Start > All Programs > Medion GoPal Assistant.
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Installation and start-up using the GoPal Assistant
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The GoPal Assistant interface is divided as follows:
Menu bar
You can operate all of the basic functions of the software via the menu bar. The menus are structured as follows:
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File.
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Exit allows you to close the GoPal Assistant.
Actions
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Import Content into Library starts the Content Import Wizard, which helps you transfer new
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content to the library of your GoPal Assistant (see Actions using the Content Import Wizard).
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Using the Check for Software Update entry, you can let the GoPal Assistant automatically
search the Internet for current software for your navigation system.
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Using Check for Content Update, you can let the GoPal Assistant automatically search for
current content for the information contained in the library.
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You can change the language in the GoPal Assistant user interface to the desired language with the Change user language button.
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Note
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Please note that the newly selected user language will only be active once the GoPal Assistant has been restarted.
Settings
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Using the box Check for updates on startup, lets the GoPal Assistant automatically search
the Internet for current software for your navigation system. The current setting is saved
and loaded again the next time the program starts.
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Using the box Check for content updates on startup, lets the GoPal Assistant automatically
search the Internet for current content for your navigation system. The current setting is saved and loaded again the next time the program starts.
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Using the box Check for updates on startup, lets the GoPal Assistant automatically search
the Internet for current software for your navigation system.
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Help
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Installation and start-up using the GoPal Assistant
The entry About opens the dialog box of the same name which contains information about the
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current version of the GoPal Assistant as well as legal licensing information.
Library, Shop, Data Selection and Device Information
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The central area of the GoPal Assistant manages the software and content files for your navigation system as well as the connected devices.
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Library
Using the entries in the library you can select specific categories in order to transfer these files
to your navigation device or to import files from the device to your PC. The following categories
are available for selection Map data, GPS tracks, POIs, Voice recognition, Software and Download status.
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Shop
The shop gives you direct access to various additional products such as map material, POI data
packs etc., which you can purchase directly from the GoPal shop portal and transfer to your na®
vigation device using the GoPal Assistant.
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Devices
This is where you can select a connected navigation device, display specific information and rename the device.
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Data selection area
This area is dynamically adapted to the selected option. When you select a category in the library, the available data is placed here for selection. When you select the Devices option, the
device information is displayed here.
Volume area
In this area you manage the memory of the internal flash memory or the inserted memory card
of the selected navigation device or a memory card inserted into a card reader connected to the
PC. In addition to selecting the target memory for the import/export functions, you can format the
external memory areas (SD card in the navigation or card reading device) as needed.
Tip
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The volume area of the GoPal Assistant also recognises external USB sticks connected
to your PC. Accordingly, you can also select these volumes via the pop-up menu Selected Volume and format as needed.
Setting the user language
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During installation, the GoPal Assistant user language is set to the language setting of your com®
puter. However, if necessary, you can switch the GoPal Assistant user language to a setting different to that of the computer.
Proceed as follows to change the user language:
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1.
Open the GoPal Assistant by going to the entry of the same name under Start > All Programs
>Medion GoPal Assistant.
2.
Open the Settings menu and position the mouse pointer over the entry Change the user language: A pop-up menu is then displayed.
3.
In the pop-up menu, the box beside the currently active user language is checked. Click on the
box for the desired user language to select the language. The Settings menu then closes.
The new user language has now been selected but is not yet active. To activate the user language
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you must first restart the GoPal Assistant.
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Manual actions for data exchange
You can select specific information using the categories in the library and the graphic display in the
data selection area, which can then either be transferred to the internal flash memory of the navigation device or to the inserted memory card or imported to the PC. After selecting a category in
the library, the available options are displayed directly in the data selection area and can then be
selected with the mouse. The following actions can be performed:
Use the category...
...to select...
Maps
the available regions on the CD/DVD and transfer them automatically to
your navigation system.
Points of interest
the available points of interest on the CD/DVD and transfer them automatically to your navigation system.
Software
the country-specific installation file on the CD/DVD, to automatically
install the software onto your navigation device.
Download status
the additional data packs already purchased in the GoPal shop portal to
transfer them to your navigation device.
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The following description assumes that the GoPal Assistant and all necessary map and special
destination files have been installed from the CD/DVD onto the internal volume of your PC with the
help of the Setup Assistant. Proceed as follows to manually select and transfer data to your mobile
navigation device:
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1.
Open the GoPal Assistant by going to the entry of the same name under Start > All Programs
>Medion GoPal Assistant.
2.
Select the desired category in the Library: The display in the data selection area is automatically adapted to the selected category.
3.
Select the desired data.
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Maps
Left click on the desired region in the map view displayed: The appropriate pop-up window
displays the region in question and indicates how much memory is required for the map
data. Selected regions are green whereas non-selected regions are yellow. To cancel a selection click on the region again: The region turns yellow again and is no longer selected for
data transfer.
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Points of interest
Left click the check box next to the desired POI entry (checked): Information about the provider, the version number, the number of datasets, memory and, if entered, a description
appears on the appropriate line. To cancel a selection, click on the check box again (unchecked): The item is no longer selected for data transfer.
o
Software
Left click on the check box next to the entry for the country-specific installation file (checked): Information about the provider, the version number, memory and a description of the
file are displayed on the appropriate line. To cancel a selection, click on the check box
again (unchecked): The item is no longer selected for data transfer.
4.
Select the desired file destination using the Selected Volume pop-up menu in the volume area.
The available and required capacities are displayed in the Memory Status section:
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Available
This amount of space is available on the selected volume and is graphically displayed on
the progress bar. Colour coding indicates which data are saved in the memory. The following types of data are recognised: Map data, Audio, Points of interest, Video, Software and
Other content.
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Note
The memory currently used in the selected drive is marked by the slider on the memory
status bar. If you select a data pack from the library, the memory status bar shows how
much memory would be in use after installation of the data pack. This way you can
check to see if enough memory is available for the installation.
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Required
This amount of space is required to install the data selected in the library onto the volume.
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Used
This amount of space has been used up on the selected volume.
5.
Click on the Synchronize button.
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The GoPal Assistant now performs data synchronisation between the selected items in the Library and the selected volume: The data sets are then installed onto the selected volume.
Actions using the Content Import Wizard
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In addition to manual synchronization, the GoPal Assistant also offers the opportunity to automatically transfer the data in the library using the Content Import Wizard. Here, too, you can select
strategic data packets to have installed on your PC. Proceed as follows to transfer data with the
help of the Content Import Wizard:
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1.
Select Import Content into Library from the Actions menu in the GoPal Assistant’s task bar.
The Content Import Wizard dialog box then opens: Click Next.
2.
The Content Import Wizard starts searching for new content and displays content automatically in the Found Sources area. If you want to manually specify a certain source directory,
click on the Browse button: In the dialog box indicate the directory in which the data is located
and click Open. The interpretable data now pops up in the Found Sources area.
3.
Left click the check box beside the desired data entry (checked): Information about the data
type and name as well as about available or existing versions pops up. To cancel the selection, click on the check box again (unchecked): The item is no longer selected for data transfer. Click Next.
4.
The data is now being imported and the progress of the current file as well as overall progress
can be seen on the progress bar. Once the data transfer is complete, click Finish to close the
Content Import Wizard.
The selected data is available in the respective category in the library immediately following transfer.
Transferring and displaying GPS tracks
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The GoPal Assistant allows you to save GPS tracks you have recorded (e. g. most recently trav®
elled route) to the computer using the synchronization process. The GoPal Assistant can then
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display the GPS tracks saved on the computer using the map service Google Maps or transfer
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them to the Google Earth compatible KML format.
Proceed as follows to transfer GPS tracks from your navigation device to the computer and display
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them using Google Maps :
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1.
If you have not already done so, open the GoPal Assistant using the entry of the same name
in Start > All Programs > Medion GoPal Assistant.
2.
Click on the Synchronize button in the drive area of the GoPal Assistant. The Synchronize dialog box opens.
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3.
Select Import recorded GPS tracks and click on the Synchronize button: The GPS tracks will
now be transferred to the computer.
Note
Please note that the GPS tracks on the navigation device will be deleted once they have
been transferred to the computer.
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4.
Go to the GoPal Assistant library and select the category GPS tracks: The GPS tracks (*.gpx)
saved on the computer are now displayed in the bottom section of the data selection area.
5.
Click on the desired GPS track entry to select it: The corresponding GPS track is then disTM
played in the upper section of the data selection area within a Google Maps environment.
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The display can now be individually adjusted using the functions available for Google Maps
(zoom in/out, move section, activate map/satellite/hybrid view).
Note
The GPS tracks can only be displayed using the Google Maps
computer is connected to the Internet.
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map service when the
If necessary, you can delete the GPS tracks saved on the computer, save them somewhere else
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or convert them to the Google Earth compatible KML format.
Proceed as follows:
1.
Go to the category Library > GPS tracks to show the GPS tracks saved on the computer.
2.
Click on the Delete file button assigned to the desired GPS track entry: The GPS track file
(*.gpx) will be permanently deleted from your computer.
3.
Click on the Save as button: the dialog box Select target folder then opens.
4.
Select the desired location in the Select target folder section. If necessary, you can create and
name a new target folder using the New folder button. In the entry field Long file name you can
rename the GPS track. In the pop-up menu File type you can choose between the options Gpx
files (*.gpx) and Kml files (*.kml): Select the GPX file format to exchange the track files with
other users. Select the KML file format to open and display the GPS track in the separate apTM
plication Google Earth .
5.
Click OK: The GPS track is saved in the specified folder with the selected name and file format.
Functions for device management
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In the Devices area and in the volume area, the GoPal Assistant provides access to the currently
connected navigation device: It is generally not possible to connect several navigation devices to
your PC at the same time. However, you can connect the navigation devices to the PC one after
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the other to, for example, save the GPS track data saved there to the PC. The GoPal Assistant
saves the IDs of all navigation devices connected to the PC and lists them in Devices. The navigation device currently connected is identified by a green button.
If you select the connected navigation device in Devices, the following information about the device appears in the data selection area:
•
Name
The current name of the device is displayed here. You can rename the device at any time (see
below).
•
Device ID
The identification number of the device hardware is displayed here.
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Installed navigation software
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The navigation software currently installed on the device is displayed here.
•
Date of last sync
This shows the last time the data from the PC and the navigation device were synchronized.
Changing the device name
When delivered, your navigation device has a standard name derived from the product name. You
can change this name at any time and replace it with a user-defined name which will be used
when registering your PC. Proceed as follows to rename your navigation device:
1.
Select the connected navigation device from the Devices entry.
2.
Left click on Rename this Device.
3.
Enter the desired name into the Rename device dialog box and close with OK.
The changed name takes over and in future it is automatically assigned to the navigation device
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every time you log on to the GoPal Assistant on this PC.
Note
Note that this is a user-defined name and it is not transferred to the device itself: If you
connect the navigation device to another PC, it will be logged on under the original name.
Formatting the external memory card
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In the volume area, the GoPal Assistant gives you the option to format an external memory card
located in either the MMC/SD card slot of your navigation device, a card reading device or a USB
stick connected to the PC. It is, however, only possible to format a memory card inserted into the
navigation device if the connected navigation device is recognised as the current device. If you
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switch navigation devices while operating the GoPal Assistant you must first activate the connected device. Proceed as follows:
1.
Select the connected device identified by the green button in the Devices area.
2.
Left click on Switch to this Device. If this button is not available, the connected device has already been recognised as active.
Once the navigation device has been recognised as the currently connected device, proceed as
follows to format the inserted memory card:
1.
In the volume area, select Current device name/External Storage via the Selected Volume
pop-up menu.
2.
Now left click on Format.
3.
The Format dialog box appears: Left click on OK to begin formatting the memory card. To
cancel the process, select the Cancel button.
4.
The GoPal Assistant performs the formatting and then displays a message that the formatting
has been completed successfully: Left click on the OK button to close the message.
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Tip
External memory cards in a card reading device and USB sticks can be selected from
the Selected Volume menu and formatted at any time.
The available memory is displayed in the Memory Status area via the entries and the progress bar
once formatting is complete.
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Shopping in the GoPal shop portal
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With the Shop button the GoPal Assistant provides direct access to the GoPal shop portal: In this
online area you can purchase optionally available data packs such as additional map material or
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POI data and transfer these to your navigation device using the GoPal Assistant.
Tip
Please note that your computer must be connected to the Internet in order to access the
products on offer in the GoPal shop portal.
After you have tapped the Shop button, the GoPal shop portal is opened. You need to register before you can use the shop portal: to do so, enter your mail address along with a password of your
choice in the welcome dialogue box. After you have entered this information the shop will be activated for you.
Basic operation of the GoPal shop portal is identical to the navigation in a normal Internet browser.
The following buttons are available for this along the top of the browser window:
•
This button takes you to the GoPal shop portal home page.
•
This button takes you back to the previous page in the GoPal shop portal.
•
This button opens the next page for your shop visit.
•
This button stops the selected shop page from loading.
For further details on the operation and navigation in your GoPal shop portal, please follow the instructions in the shop window.
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GoPal Navigator 4
Chapter 4. Basics of operation
Your navigation device is ready to operate immediately following start-up. However, in order to enter your own navigation destinations and user-specific settings, you must be familiar with the basic
operating concept of your navigation system, which will be presented to you on the following
pages. If you are already familiar with the operating concept, please go directly to Chapter 5, Adjusting the settings.
Your navigation system features two operating modes: "menu view" and "map view".
Operation in the menu view
All of the software functions are organised in hierarchical menus which are called up by pressing
the buttons on the touchscreen of your navigation device. Each button opens up the level underneath, which then provides access to other options relevant to this menu or function. If a button
has not been assigned to another menu level, the function is performed directly.
For example:
The main menu/button...
...gives you acces to the sub-menus/buttons...
Within the menu levels you can use the available buttons to open up or exit other sub-menus to
reach the appropriate main menu. Navigation within the menus is as follows:
•
To open the desired menu and display the sub-menus contained within, tap the appropriate
button (e. g.
).
•
To close the sub-menu which is currently open and go to the appropriate main menu, tap the
button
. This button takes you from the main screen in the menu view to the map view,
which is described in the Operation in the map view section.
•
To go to another page within a menu level, tap the
button.
Various screens require you to select from the available options in a list.
•
or
To show hidden entries in the list, you can move the display area up or down using the
button. The current position in the list is displayed on the information bar between these
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Basics of operation
buttons.
On various screens you can lower or raise a pre-set value.
•
To lower or raise the currently displayed value, press the buttons
is displayed on the value scale between the two buttons.
or
. The current value
On various screens you must choose whether a function or step is to be performed or cancelled.
•
To perform a function or step, tap the
•
To cancel a function or step, tap the
button.
button.
You can use the
button at any time to go to the start screen of your navigation system where
you have access to all of the functions of your navigation system.
Operation in the map view
There are various buttons available in the map view with which you can access the menu view and
the quick menus as well as influence the sound output and the current display on the screen of your navigation system. In addition, status displays provide you with current information about your
route.
The following buttons and status displays are available in the map view:
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Basics of operation
Buttons
Status displays
This button opens the settings window Volume: Adjust the volume of the voice, button
click and MP3 Player output here.
The distance to the next manoeuvre is displayed here.
This button is only available if your navigation system is equipped with a Bluetooth
hands-free device (see device manual).
The TMC reception quality is displayed here.
This button takes you from the map view
back to the menu view.
The GPS reception quality is displayed
here.
This button switches the map view between
the options Map in direction of travel, Map
north and 3D map. The display options are
described in Adjusting the display.
The average speed is displayed here.
These buttons enlarge or make the displayed map sections smaller. If you tap one
. Your current position within the map section is displayed here.
of the zoom buttons, you can use the
button at any time to switch to Auto Zoom
mode (see Adjusting the display).
The estimated time of arrival at the destination is displayed here.
The street you are currently on is displayed
here.
The charge status is displayed here.
The current speed is displayed here.
The distance to the destination is displayed
here.
The remaining travel time to the destination
is displayed here.
This button opens the Quick menu described in the Adjusting the display section.
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The current scale on the map section is
displayed here.
GoPal Navigator 4
Chapter 5. Adjusting the Settings
After starting your navigation device, the start screen gives you the available function areas of your
navigation system to choose from.
Use this button to start the GoPal Navigator 4 navigation software. The
operation of this application is described in the following chapter.
Use this button to start the Alarm Clock. For information about this application, consult the operating instructions for your navigation device.
Use this button to start the Picture Viewer. For information about this application, consult the operating instructions for your navigation device.
This button starts the Sudoku game. For information about this application,
consult the operating instructions for your navigation device.
Use this button to start the settings menu to adjust the basic settings of your
navigation system. The available setting options are described in the following section.
Tip
Depending on the navigation device, these entries can be distributed over several menu
pages and you can scroll through them using the
and
buttons.
If you want to accept the default settings of your navigation system or have already made your
personal settings, you can skip the following pages and go directly to Chapter 6, Operating the
GoPal® navigation software.
Basic settings for operation
The
button in the lower part of the start screen allows you to open a menu in which you
can choose the basic settings for your navigation device.
Choose from the following setting menus:
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Volume settings
•
Screen settings
•
Power management
•
FM transmitter
•
Restore factory settings
Tap one of the buttons to open the corresponding sub-menu. To close the menu again, tap the
button.
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Volume settings
In this sub-menu, you can set the volume individually for the voice output and the key click. The
volume set here applies equally to playback via the internal speakers and via the earphone connection (3.5 mm mini jack) on your navigation device.
The buttons
and
allow you to individually lower or raise the volume for the respective signal
output in six steps. Output for the respective signal is muted at the lowest level.
Screen settings
This sub-menu allows you to individually adjust the brightness settings for daytime/nighttime operation and to calibrate the screen.
•
When you tap the Setup brightness button, you can individually lower or raise the Brightness level daytime and Brightness level nighttime to six levels using the
and
buttons.
•
Tapping the Calibrate display button allows you to recalibrate the touchscreen of your
navigation device. This becomes necessary when the entries on the touchscreen no longer
correspond to the actions performed: For example, the assignment of keys to appropriate
symbols or commands may deviate from the instructions.
To calibrate the device, follow the instructions on the screen by tapping the target sign. Finally,
accept the new settings by tapping the screen again.
Note
If you format the flash memory of your navigation device in order to, for example, update
to a newer version of the software, the screen must also be recalibrated during installation (refer also to the device manual).
The brightness settings will be saved and the stored value will be used the next time your start-up your navigation system.
Power management
This sub-menu enables you to adapt the energy options for either battery or mains operation as
well as to check the current charge status.
•
If you tap the selection menu under the entry Battery mode: Turn off device after: you can select one of the following options from the list in the relevant pop-up menu:
o
Never turn off device
The navigation device is only switched off when the capacity of the internal battery has
been exhausted.
o
15/30/45 min/ 1/2 hr
If the navigation device is neither in use nor currently navigating, it is switched to stand-by
mode following a pre-set period of time: When you press the ON/OFF switch, the device is
reactivated and the most recently active screen is displayed.
•
If you tap the selection menu under the entry Main supply: Turn off device after: you can select
one of the following options from the list in the relevant pop-up menu:
o
Never turn off device
The navigation device is never switched off.
o
15/30/45 min/ 1/2 hr
If the navigation device is neither in use nor currently navigating, it is switched to stand-by
mode following a pre-set period of time: When you press the ON/OFF switch, the device is
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reactivated and the most recently active screen is displayed.
•
The current charge of the battery is displayed on a bar chart on the lower portion of the
screen. The following statuses are defined:
o
Battery is loading
The navigation device is connected to an external power source via USB: The bar chart
shows that the internal battery is currently being charged.
o
Energy remaining
The navigation device is not connected to an external power source and is being operated
by battery: The remaining battery capacity is shown as a percentage.
o
External power supply
The navigation device is connected to an external power source via USB: The internal battery is being charged.
Auto OFF function
In this sub-menu you determine how the device reacts when the power supply plug is pulled out
while charging or while the device is in operation.
•
Deactivate Auto OFF
If you tap the option Deactivate Auto OFF in the list, Auto Off mode is not executed: The device
remains switched on regardless of the status of the power supply until the internal voltage has
been exhausted. In this case, the settings you set in Power Management (see previous page) are
valid.
•
1 Minute
When you tap the option 1 Minute in the list, the device is automatically switched off 1 minute after the plug has been pulled out.
•
2 Minutes
When you tap the option 2 Minutes in the list, the device is automatically switched off 2 minutes
after the plug has been pulled out.
•
5 Minutes
When you tap the option 5 Minutes in the list, the device is automatically switched off 5 minutes
after the plug has been pulled out.
If you did not select Deactivate Auto OFF, your navigation device displays the following screen after the power supply plug has been pulled out.
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The
button returns you to the screen that was active before the plug was pulled out.
•
The
button switches the device off.
•
The
button restarts the device.
Note
Please be aware that this function is only available on certain types of device.
FM transmitter
Further information about the FM transmitter settings can be found in the device manual.
Note
Please be aware that this setting is only available on certain types of device.
Restore factory settings
This button allows you to restore the factory default settings to the device. All personal settings
such as favourites or the last entered destinations are deleted in the process: Accordingly, you
should only perform this function when you no longer need this information.
When you tap the button, a confirmation message pops up on your navigation device. Tap the
button to restore the factory settings: Otherwise you can cancel the process with the
button.
When you tap the button, the device is restarted and the following settings are reset:
After the restart you must then select the language within the software. In addition, you have another opportunity to familiarise yourself with your navigation system by way of a brief introduction
after the navigation software starts: You can also skip this step and start operating your navigation
system immediately, as required.
Specific settings for the navigation software
Following start-up your navigation system functions with standard settings which can, however, be
changed and adapted to your personal needs in the Settings menu at any time. Open the Settings
menu by pressing the
button, available on the main screen of the menu view.
Tip
If you want to accept the default settings of your navigation system or have already made your personal settings, you can skip the following pages and go directly to Chapter 6,
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Operating the GoPal navigation software.
Choose from the following setting menus:
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Route options
•
Display
•
Language settings
•
Device settings
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•
Program settings
•
Help
The following describes the available setting menus as well as the setting options available there.
You can change the chosen settings again at any time.
Adjusting the route options
This sub-menu allows you to adapt the route calculation and navigation to your current personal
needs. Note that the route options can affect each other: Depending on the selection of route type,
other route options will be automatically deactivated.
The following options are generally available for selection:
•
•
•
Route calculation has been optimised for cars. Road traffic regulations are in effect for this
setting: This means that all roads may generally be used; however one-way streets may only
be driven on in the proper direction of travel. As a rule, pedestrian zones are not directly accessible and a corresponding message is emitted.
As an alternative to the setting you can choose one of the following options:
o
Route calculation has been optimised for Bicycle (possible in a radius of up to 50 km
from the current position): Cycling paths have also been taken into account when calculating the route, pedestrian zones are directly accessible. The shortest route is always calculated and the traffic jam detour function is generally not active. The use of motorways and
toll roads is excluded; the corresponding route options are automatically deactivated (see
later section).
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Route calculation has been optimised for Pedestrians (possible in a radius of up to 50
km from the current position): Footpaths and cycling paths have also been taken into account when calculating the route; one-way streets can be used in both directions of travel
and pedestrian zones are directly accessible. The shortest route is always calculated and
the traffic jam detour function is generally not active. The use of motorways and toll roads is
excluded; the corresponding route options are automatically deactivated (see later section).
Route calculation optimised with respect to travel time: The fastest possible route is calculated.
As an alternative to the setting you can choose one of the following options:
o
Route calculation optimised with respect to distance: The shortest possible route is calculated.
o
The route calculation represents a combination of the quickest and shortest route: This
is the economic route.
The traffic jam avoidance function is not active: Current traffic information (TMC) not taken
into account during navigation.
As an alternative to the setting you can choose one of the following options:
o
When the manual traffic jam avoidance function is active, a warning symbol on the
map view indicates the next traffic disruption on your route that will affect your travel time.
o
When the automatic traffic jam avoidance function is active, the navigation software
automatically uses available traffic information to calculate detours around traffic disruptions
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in your way that would affect your travel time.
•
The use of ferries is taken into account for the purposes of route calculation.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
The use of ferries is avoided for the purposes of route calculation.
o
•
In addition to rural roads, roads and A-roads, motorways are also accounted for during
route calculations.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
•
The use of motorways is avoided for the purposes of route calculation. Only rural
roads, roads and A-roads are accounted for during route calculation.
Toll roads are taken into account for route calculation.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
The use of toll roads is avoided for the purposes of route calculation.
o
Tip
Although the map material is up-to-date at the time the device was delivered, there is no
guarantee that all of the toll roads are indicated.
Adjusting the Display
In this sub-menu you can adjust the appearance of the touchscreen on your navigation system to
meet your personal needs. Choose from the following options:
•
•
The map is still displayed during a manoeuvre. A smaller version of the manoeuvre arrow
pops up in the map.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following options:
o
In the arrow view the route is only shown using a manoeuvre arrow; no map view is
shown.
o
In split-screen mode, arrow and map view are shown in parallel. You also have access
to the first two buttons in the quick menu here (only in the 480 x 272 pixel portrait).
o
During a manoeuvre, the display changes dynamically from map view to arrow view.
After the manoeuvre, the display switches back to map view.
o
During a manoeuvre, the display changes dynamically from map view to Splitscreen
view. After the manoeuvre, the display switches back to map view (only in the 480 x 272 pixel portrait).
The design of the map colours is automatically adjusted to daylight or darkness depending
on the current time.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following options:
o
The map is displayed in a design optimised for day vision.
o
The map is displayed in a design optimised for night vision.
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Tip
The settings for daytime and night vision can be adjusted as required in the Screen settings > Setup brightness menu (see Adjusting the display) in the basic settings for operation.
•
All time information within the navigation software is displayed using the 24-hour clock.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
•
All time information within the navigation software is displayed using the 12-hour format (AM/PM).
In the 2D map view (see next point) in Smart mode, the map is oriented north in the direction of travel depending on the scale. In real terms this means that
o
At high zoom levels (extreme enlargement of the map section), the map is displayed in the
direction of travel, thus making orientation based on the surroundings easier.
o
At low zoom levels (minimal enlargement of the map section), the map is automatically rotated so that it always faces north: This mode improves clarity and prevents countries or regions from being displayed upside down.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
•
o
In the map in direction of travel mode the map is always shown in the direction you are
currently travelling in: depending on the level of zoom, it may be that the region or land you
are currently driving in is shown on its side or upside down on the screen.
o
In the map north mode, the map is alway shown in the direction of north: in real terms,
this means that direction you are travelling in may differ from or even be the complete opposite of the map orientation.
In the 2D map view the map on screen is shown two-dimensionally. In this mode you can
change as often as you like between the display options smart, map in direction of travel and
map north.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
In the 3D map view mode, the map is tilted and shown three-dimensionally. The threedimensional display is always oriented to the North. In this mode, the display options smart,
map in direction of travel and map north are not available.
Tip
o
•
You can switch between the 2D and 3D map view directly using the compass symbol on
screen.
When the auto zoom function is active, the current map section is enlarged to a medium
zoom level if a manoeuvre is soon to be performed.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
The current map section is enlarged to a high zoom level.
o
The current map section is enlarged to a low zoom level.
Adjusting the language settings
In this sub-menu you can adjust language-specific parameters.
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•
The menu language of the navigation software is pre-set by selecting the country-specific
installation file or by selecting the language during installation.
If several languages have been pre-installed on your navigation device, you can select another
language by tapping the desired entry in the selection list displayed here.
Tip
Subsequent installation of other languages is possible by selecting country-specific in®
stallation files in the GoPal Assistant.
•
•
Entries are made alphanumerically (e. g. country, place and street names) on a keyboard
with an alphabetically organised standard keyboard layout.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following options:
o
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the QWERTZ keyboard layout (German)
developed for typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for the German-speaking area
as well as Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.
o
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the QWERTY keyboard layout (English)
developed for typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for the English-speaking area,
Scandinavia, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands.
o
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the AZERTY keyboard layout (French) developed for typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for French-speaking countries.
o
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the keyboard layout (Cyrillic) developed for
countries using the Cyrillic alphabet.
When the TTS function (Text-to-Speech) is activated, the name of the street, the road type (only on motorways) and/or the name of the place is announced along with the direction for
the next manoeuvre.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
If TTS is deactivated, only the direction for the next manoeuvre is annouced.
o
Adjusting the device settings
The settings listed here are identical to the basic settings for operation which have already been
described in the Basic settings for operation section.
Adjusting the Program settings
In this sub-menu you can adjust program-specific parameters.
•
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the reception of TMC traffic news.
Note
TMC is a digital radio data service which transmits information about traffic congestion
via the Radio Data System (RDS) and can be interpreted by your navigation device.
TMC uses data supplied by the police, traffic jam reports or other available sources.
The reception quality of the traffic service signal is indicated via the status indicator
on the upper edge of the map view.
If your navigation system is designed to receive TMC news, you can select the following options
using the buttons in the lower portion:
o
The device calculates an automatic traffic jam detour (see also Adjusting the Pro30
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gram settings) using the available TMC information.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following options:
The traffic jam avoidance function based on TMC information is not active
o
o
With the manual traffic avoidance function you are only informed of any traffic disturbances conveyed via TMC with a warning symbol in the map view.
Your navigation device automatically searches for a station. If reception quality deteriorates, the device immediately starts searching for a new station.
o
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
Using manual station search you can permanently set a TMC station using the buttons
and . If reception quality deteriorates, the device does not search for a new station.
o
Note
The buttons
and
only appear if you search for the TMC station manually.
Tip
You can retrofit the commercial service V-Trafic if needed: In this case, traffic information
for France is also available.
•
•
The time zone of the navigation software at the time of delivery is set to GMT+1:00
(Greenwich Mean Time plus 1 hour). This setting corresponds to the time zone in Amsterdam,
Berlin, Rome.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following options:
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time. This setting corresponds to the time
zone in Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Athens, Istanbul, Minsk.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 2 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Helsinki, Kiev, Riga, Sofia.
The information stored in the map material for each section of route about the permitted
maximum speed limit is not displayed on the screen or documented with an acoustic warning
when exceeded (setting: Do not show).
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
Show without warning
The speed limit for this section of road is displayed on the map but your navigation system
does not emit an acoustic signal when the limit is exceeded.
o
Warning at 5 km/h (Alternative settings: 10/15/20/25/30 km/h)
The speed limit for this section of road is displayed on the map. Your navigation system
also emits an acoustic warning signal when you exceed the speed limit by the selected amount.
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Note
Depending on the distance format in the Program settings > Units (see below), exceeding the speed limit is measured and announced in kilometres per hour (metric) or miles
per hour (imperial). However, the actual measurement for exceeding the speed limit is
always based on the distance format stated in the map material and valid in the respective country: For example, the measurement for exceeding the speed limit in England is
made in miles even if you have selected km for the distance format.
•
The selection for the currently active map material is displayed here. If you have installed
additional map material on your navigation system, you can select alternative maps here.
•
The route already driven/completed is not saved as a GPS track on your navigation device (setting: Plot GPS track: deactivated).
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
•
All information on routes is measured in metric form. Announcements and information of
distance on the screen are based on kilometres/metres.
As an alternative to the setting you can select the following option:
o
•
When you select Plot GPS track: activated, the current route is plotted from this moment Plotting is stopped if you reset the information in the Trip info view (see the Trip Info
section) or if you select the option Plot GPS track: deactivated.
All information on routes is measured in imperial form. Announcements and information of distance on the screen are based on miles/feet.
This button displays the manufacturer and version information for the currently installed
map material.
Adjusting the Quick menu settings
The Quick menu is available by pressing the button
located in the lower right corner of the map
view, giving you direct access to functions otherwise only available using the conventional menus.
This means you can, for example, assign the option City to one of the Quick menu buttons: When
you tap the button, you will then be taken directly to the area for entering the city on the Enter new
destination screen. You could also assign, for example, the additional MP3 Player application to
another Quick menu button in order to call this application up directly. Doing this allows you to configure up to six frequently used functions and call them up quickly using the Quick menu buttons.
Proceed as follows to assign the desired functions to the buttons in the Quick menu:
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1.
Tap on the button Quick menu settings in the toolbar in the Quick menu. The Quick menu
settings menu then opens.
2.
Tap any button to set up a new function assignment or to change the existing assignment.
3.
On the screen Quick menu settings, tap the button for the main group belonging to the desired
function. Choose from the following main groups:
4.
o
Destination entry
o
Route information
o
Other applications
o
Points of interest
o
Settings
o
Other views
Tap the button for the desired function available for selection within the main group. This function is now assigned to the Quick menu button.
: The screen for
If you would like to leave this screen without making a selection, tap the button
selecting the main group appears and you can select a new main group. If you would like to return
directly to the Quick menu without making a selection, tap .
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Chapter 6. Operating the GoPal® navigation software
This section covers the basic set-up and operation of your navigation software. The following description assumes that you are familiar with the basic operation of your navigation system and that
you are working with the default settings as delivered. If you have already adjusted certain settings
to meet your personal needs, the description may differ from the content displayed on your system.
Tip
This manual only describes the operation of your navigation software. Information about
operating the other functions on your navigation system can be found in the device manual.
After selecting the navigation mode on the start screen of your navigation system, the following
menus and functions are available for selection and for calculating the desired route(s) in the main
menu:
Enter a new destination here.
Select a point of interest from the available point of interest categories here.
Manage frequently needed destinations here.
Edit the current calculated route here.
Show various information about the current route here.
Start the route calculation for the destination entered here.
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Tip
If you have already entered one or more destinations into your navigation device, three
buttons with the last entered destinations appear in the area above the menu keys. Using these buttons you can start the navigation to this destination directly.
Manually entering destination information
After starting the navigation device, you can enter a destination to calculate a route from your current location to the desired position. With the basic settings, the route is calculated based on the
default settings for the route options:
•
Route calculation has been optimised for automobiles.
•
The quickest possible route is calculated.
•
Traffic jam avoidance is calculated automatically.
•
In addition to rural roads, roads and A-roads, motorways are also accounted for during route
calculations
•
The use of ferries is taken into account for the purposes of route calculation.
•
Toll roads are taken into account for route calculation.
Manually entering destination information takes places in the Enter new dest. menu which can be
opened using the button by the same name on the start screen of the navigation software.
Tip
For safety reasons, entries may not be made by the driver whilst driving: Please make
the necessary entries before beginning the journey.
Entering destination information is basically divided into the following steps:
•
Entering the country
In the Enter new dest. menu, the default country always corresponds to the language selection
made during installation. If you are planning on navigating to a foreign country, however, you
can also select a different country. The only prerequisite is that the relevant map material is installed on your navigation system.
Proceed as follows to select another country:
1.
Tap the Country button. A menu list of all of the countries whose map material is installed on
the navigation system then opens.
2.
Tap on the desired country entry: The selection is accepted.
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Note
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With the help of the GoPal Assistant you can select which map material is saved on your navigation device. If necessary, you can install more map material on the external
memory card or to the flash memory of your navigation device at any time. For further information, see Manual actions for data exchange.
•
Entering the postcode or place name
The destination can be selected either by entering the postcode or the place name: The entry of
the postcode is automatically transferred to the place and vice versa.
Proceed as follows to enter the destination using the postcode or the name:
1.
2.
Tap Postcode or Town. Depending on the selection...
o
...a keyboard to enter numbers and special symbols (postcode) appears or...
o
...a keyboard to enter characters (place name) appears.
Type the first number/character. For the place name, the keyboard is automatically adapted
and only makes available the buttons permitted when entering the next character: All nonpermitted buttons are greyed out and cannot be used.
After entering the first character, four buttons appear in the area between the name field on the
upper edge and the keyboard:
o
Buttons 1 - 3 represent possible destinations corresponding to what has been entered so
far. This preselection is readjusted after each entry. As soon as one of the preselections
corresponds to your desired destination, you can select it directly by tapping the relevant
button.
o
You can use the fourth button More hits to open a list of all of the available preselection
and
buttons and
destinations in a separate window. Browse through the list using the
tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted.
If you do not want to make a selection, return to the character entry screen with the
ton.
but-
The Display on map button allows you to have the preselection destinations displayed on
an overview map: The zoom level in the map is adjusted in such a way that up to four destinations from the preselection list can be displayed on a map at once. Browse the list using
the buttons
and
and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted and the selection list closes.
Using the Hide map button, the map display closes and you return to the preselection list
without a selection.
If you want to refine your entry, return to the character entry screen using the
You can undo any number or character entry with the button
name field.
button.
on the right side of the
Tip
To indicate another destination country at this time, tap on the Countries button in the
bottom right corner of the screen: The menu list is now opened and contains all of the
countries whose map material has been saved on your navigation device.
After selecting the destination, the screen to enter the street name automatically pops up.
•
Entering the street name
On this screen you can either enter a specific street name, have the navigation go to the town
centre or select a specific point of interest.
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Proceed as follows to enter the street name:
1.
Type the first character on the screen keyboard: The keyboard is automatically adjusted and
displays only those buttons/ characters with which a street name in the selected destination
begins. All other buttons with which no street name begins in this place are greyed out and
cannot be used.
2.
Continue entering until the desired street name has been entered. As soon as the desired
street name appears on one of the three buttons for preselection, tap it to select the street directly. You can use the fourth button More hits to open a list of all of the available preselection
destinations in a separate window. Browse through the list using the
and
buttons and
tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted. If you do not want to make a selection, return
to the character entry screen with the
button.
After selecting the street, the screen to enter the house number automatically pops up.
Instead of entering the street name manually, the two buttons between the name field on the top
edge and the keyboard provide the following options:
o
The Centre 'destination' button starts navigation towards the destination defined in the
map material as the centre point for this town. This town centre point is displayed on an overview map on the Detailed information screen. Here you can store the destination as a
favourite, show the route options, add another destination or start navigation. The following
pages contain more information on this subject.
o
The Points of interest button opens a list containing all of the available points of interest to
select the desired category. Once the category has been selected, you return to the character input screen: The All 'special destinations' button shows all available points of interest
in this category in a list. Select the desired point of interest by tapping it or return to the chabutton.
racter input screen using the
You can also manually enter the name of the point of interest you are looking for using the
keyboard. Following the first entry, use the Display selection entry to open a list containing
all of the points of interest from the selected category, which correspond to your entry thus
far. Select the desired destination by tapping it or return to the character input screen using
the
button.
When you choose a point of interest from the list, it is displayed on the Detailed information
screen and destination entry is complete. In addition to being displayed on an overview
map, the address and telephone number are also here (if stored). You can also save the
POI as a favourite, see the route options, add another destination or start navigation. The
following pages contain more information on this subject.
•
Entering the house number
The screen to enter the house number opens automatically after you have selected the street
name at the destination using one of the buttons for preselection or list view (More hits). The following options are now available on this screen:
o
Enter the house number manually: As soon as the desired house number appears on one
of the three buttons for preselection, tap it to select it directly. Alternatively, you can use the
fourth button All hits to open a list of all of the available house numbers in a separate window. Browse through the list using the
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted. If you do not want to make a selection, return to the character entry
button.
screen with the
o
The Middle of the road button guides the navigation to the destination defined in the map
material as the mid-point for this street.
o
The Crossroads button allows you to enter the name of a side street that intersects the
street originally entered: The destination is then assigned to these crossroads. Type the
name of the side street on the keyboard: As soon as the desired street name appears on
one of the three buttons for preselection, tap it to select the street directly. Alternatively, you
can use the fourth button More hits to open a list of all available side streets in a separate
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window. Browse through the list using the
and
buttons. The Display on map button
allows you to have the side streets displayed on an overview map: The zoom level for the
map is adjusted in such a way that up to four side streets from the list can be displayed on
and
and tap the desired entry: The
a map at once. Browse the list using the buttons
selection is accepted and the selection list closes. If you do not want to make a selection,
return to the character entry screen with the
button.
After you have made your selection, destination input is complete: The destination is displayed on
the Detailed information screen on an overview map and indicated as an address. On this screen
you can store this destination as a favourite, show the route options, add another destination or
start navigation. The following pages contain more information on this subject.
Entering destination coordinates
As an alternative to manual input using the town/street/house number or the point of interest selection, the Enter new dest. menu gives you the option of entering the destination using its degrees of
latitude and longitude.
Proceed as follows to enter the coordinates manually:
1.
In the Enter new dest. menu, tap the Enter coordinates button at the lower edge of the
screen. A keyboard to manually enter the latitude including decimals appears.
2.
Use the numbers on the keyboard to enter the desired latitude in degrees: To divide the numbers enter either a decimal or a comma (For example: 49.36 is interpreted as a latitude of
button: The next screen will ask you to enter the
49,36°). Close the input field using the
longitude including decimals.
Tip
The degree notation button on the lower edge of the screen allows you to alternatively
enter the coordinates in degrees: On the appropriate screen, enter the desired position in
corresponding fields for degrees, arc minutes and arc seconds. In addition, you can use
the button N<>S for latitude and E<>W for longitude.
3.
Use the numbers on the keyboard to enter the desired longitude: Depending on what you
choose when entering the latitude, it can also be written either in decimals or degrees. Close
the input field using the
button:
Coordinate input is now complete: The destination is displayed on the Detailed information screen
on an overview map along with the latitude and longitude. On this screen you can store this destination as a favourite, show the route options, add another destination or start navigation. The following pages contain more information on this subject.
Creating favourites during destination input
After entering the destination, the Detailed information screen lists all important information about
your destination. Using the Place as favourite button on the lower edge of your screen, you can
now save the destination as a personal favourite in the memory of your navigation device. Favourites can be called up at any time during destination input so that it is no longer necessary to manually enter this destination. It is thus recommended to save frequently used destinations as favourites.
Proceed as follows to save the destination displayed on the Detailed information screen as a favourite:
1.
Tap the Place as favourite button. A screen to name these favourites then appears.
2.
Use the keyboard to enter a user-specific name for the new favourite: The name can be made
up of numbers and letters.
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3.
Close the input field using the
button: The destination is saved as a favourite on your navigation device and can be called up directly from the Favourites menu for future route calculations.
You can also create favourites directly in the Favourites menu: This process is described in the
Managing favourites section.
Tip
If you initialise your navigation device using the Restore factory settings button or if
you format the memory of your navigation device, you will lose user-defined settings
such as favourites.
Home address entry during destination entry
Using the As home address button on the Detailed information screen, you can store the destination shown here as a so-called home address: this home address can then be selected in future as
a destination directly using the first preselection button on your navigation system's start screen
and via the Favourites menu. In this way, you can select an often-used destination (such as your
home address) directly and without the need to enter another destination.
Note
As the home address, if defined, is always available via the first preselection button on
the start screen, it is not available in the Last locations selection list, which is opened using the button of the same name on the start screen.
The home address is always assigned to your favourites and is therefore always the first
option in the Favourites menu. If you touch the Delete all button in the Favourites menu,
the home address is also deleted and will have to be re-entered if necessary.
Please be aware: When setting new favourites, you cannot save these under the same
name as the home address.
Proceed as follows to save the destination displayed on the Detailed information screen as a favourite:
1.
Tap the As home address button. A screen then appears for naming the home address: This
name is also used for the preselection button on the start screen and as a voice command for
the voice function.
2.
Use the keyboard to enter a user-specific name for the new favourite: The name can be made
up of numbers and letters.
3.
Close the input field using the
button: The home address now features as the first preselection button on your navigation system's start screen, as well as the first entry in the Favourites
menu, and can be called up directly using this button/menu entry.
Tip
If you initialise your navigation device using the Restore factory settings button or if
you format the memory of your navigation device, you will lose user-defined settings
such as favourites.
Manual entry in the map view
In the map view it is possible to manually enter a destination on the map. This way, you define the
destination directly without the destination or coordinate entry described in the previous chapters.
Proceed as follows to enter the destination in the map view:
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1.
Tap on the desired position within the map section displayed. If required, first zoom to the desired scale on the map section.
2.
The position you tapped is indicated on the map with this symbol
. On the upper edge of the
screen, the navigation system suggests a destination that corresponds with this position. If no
clear-cut destination can be determined, several destinations are suggested: In this case, the
number of destinations suggested as well as the position of the displayed destination is displayed within these options (For example: 3/12 stands for Destination 3 of 12 available destinations).
3.
Browse through the list containing the available destinations using the
tons on the lower edge of the screen.
4.
Tap on the
button to display the current destination on the Detailed information screen
on an overview map: If there is an address stored or available for this destination, it is displayed. Using the buttons on the lower edge of the screen you can add the current destination
to
your
favourites
and
start
route
calculation.
If you do not want to make a selection, return to the destination selection screen in the map
view using the
button.
5.
Tap on the
tination.
and
but-
button on the lower edge of the screen to start route calculation for this des-
If you do not want to select a destination, return to the map view using the
button.
Adjusting the route options
In addition to the option of creating the destination as a favourite, you can also adjust the route options and crucial parameters for navigation.
Proceed as follows to edit route options for the current navigation:
1.
Tap the button Route options. The Route options menu is then opened in the Program settings.
2.
In this sub-menu, tap the desired option(s) that you would like to adjust to your current needs
for the calculation and navigation. Choose from the following options:
o
Optimise road for cars, bicycles or pedestrians
o
Short, fast or economical route
o
Manual, automatic or inactive traffic jam avoidance function
o
Use or avoid motorways
o
Use or avoid ferries
o
Use or avoid toll roads
Adjust the options as required and then return to the Detailed information screen using the
ton.
but-
Tip
Details regarding the route options can be found in the Adjusting the route options section.
Adding more destinations
The screen Detailed information also allows you to use the button Add dest. to add other destinations for the current route. Proceed as follows to add more destinations to the current route:
1.
Tap the button Add dest.. The New destination screen then appears.
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2.
Use the buttons to choose from the following options:
o
Tap the button Enter new dest. to enter the destination manually using the input menus for
Country, Town, Postcode and Street or using its Coordinates. This process is described in
the Manually entering destination information section.
o
Tap the Favourites button to select the new destination from the favourites saved on your
navigation device. This process is described in the Managing favourites section.
o
Tap the button Points of interest to select a destination from amongst the desired point of
interest category. This process is described in the Managing favourites section.
After you have selected the desired destination, the menu screen Optimise route opens automatically and you can revise your current route planning: For more information please read the
Changing the route section.
If you do not wish to enter any new destination on the New destination screen, go back to the
screen Detailed information using the button
.
Tip
If you have already entered destinations after switching on your navigation system, they
will appear for preselection on a maximum of three buttons at the top portion of the
screen and can be selected directly.
Starting route calculation
After you have entered the desired route, start the route calculation by activating the
button on
the Detailed information screen. Once the route has been calculated, your navigation system switches to the map view and starts navigation: In addition to the voice prompts over the speaker of
your navigation device, the calculated route is also colour-coded on the map section and is adjusted dynamically as the trip progresses. More information regarding navigation can be found in
the Starting and displaying navigation section.
Selecting Points of interest
The button Points of interest on the start screen of your navigation system allows you to directly
select special points of interest for destination calculation. Using the other options in this menu you
can then determine from which position the point of interest should be searched for.
Note
The inclusion of POI data in delivery depends on the type of device as well as on the
version of your navigation system: For this reason there may only be selected categories
available in your navigation system. However, you still have the option of obtaining other
®
optional POI data either commercially or online using the GoPal Assistant (see also
Actions using the Content Import Wizard). Please note that these data packs are not free
of charge.
Proceed as follows to select a POI directly from the POI menu:
1.
Tap the Points of interest button on the start screen of your navigation system. A menu list
containing all of the POI categories available to your navigation system then appears.
2.
Browse through the list using the
and
buttons and tap the desired category: The Where
do you want to search? screen then appears. If you do not want to select a category, return to
the start screen using the
button.
3.
Use the buttons to choose from the following options:
o
Tap on the button At a certain place, to select a new destination in the New destination
menu. This process is described in the Adding destinations section.
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4.
o
Tap the button Nearby to select a POI near your current position.
o
Tap the button Along the Route to show a list containing all destinations in direct proximity
to the continued course of the current route.
o
Tap the button At destination to select a POI at the currently selected destination.
Depending on the option selected, you can open a list containing all POIs that correspond to
the criteria selected using the Show all 'special categories' button. Browse through the list
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted. If you do not
using the
want to make a selection, return to the character entry screen with the
button.
The desired special destination is now displayed on the Detailed information screen on an overview map together with the complete address and telephone number (if stored). This screen allows
you to save the POI as a favourite, see the route options, add another destination or start navigation. For further information, see Creating favourites during destination entry.
Managing favourites
The Favourites button on the start screen of your navigation system allows you to store frequently
used destinations as so-called favourites. Then you can select these favourites directly for route
calculation, without having to enter the relevant destinations again.
You can ...
•
...create a favourite after entering a new destination using the Place as favourite button on
the Detailed information screen. This process is described in the Creating favourites during
destination entry section.
•
...create a favourite directly in the Favourites menu. This process is described below.
Creating a new favourite
Proceed as follows to create a new favourite:
1.
Tap the Favourites button on the start screen of your navigation system. The menu Favourites screen appears: If there are already favourites on your navigation system they will be displayed there in a list. For the purposes of this description we assume that no favourites have
been created: So the list is empty.
2.
Touch the New favourite button on the lower edge of the screen: The New favourite screen is
then opened, where you can select from the following options:
o
If you have already entered several destinations, you can select the last two destinations
entered directly via the buttons on the top edge. If there are other destinations to choose
from, open a list of these using the Last locations button. If you tap on one of the destinations, the selected destination is shown on the Detailed information screen. Close the entry
on the Detailed information screen using the
button.
o
Tap the button Enter new dest. to enter the destination/favourite manually using the input
menus for Country, Town, Postcode and Street or using its Coordinates. This process is
described in the Manually entering destination information section.
o
Tap the button Points of interest to select a destination/favourite from amongst the desired
point of interest category. This process is described in the Managing favourites section.
o
Tap the Current position button, to store your current location as a favourite.
3.
After selection/entry the screen for naming favourites appears.
4.
Enter the name for the favourites using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with
the
button.
The new favourite now appears in the list on the Favourites screen. You can now create more fa-
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vourites as necessary using the same method. If you have created more than four favourites, you
can browse through the list using the
and
buttons.
When you tap a favourite in the list, it is displayed on the Detailed information screen on an overview map together with the stored address data or coordinates.
Deleting favourites
You can delete one or all of the favourites in the list in the Favourites menu as needed.
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To delete all of the favourites currently saved on your navigation device, tap the Delete all favourites button on the lower edge of the screen: All entries in the favourites list are then deleted.
•
To delete individual favourites from the favourite list, tap the relevant button
deleted from the list.
: The entry is
Tip
Please note: Deleted favourites cannot be restored. Only use the delete function when
you no longer need the favourites. Otherwise you will have to enter the favourites again.
Renaming favourites
If required, you can rename existing favourites, to distinguish them more clearly from one another,
for example.
Proceed as follows to rename a favourite:
1.
Tap a favourite in the list to display it on the Detailed information screen.
2.
Tap on the Rename favourite button on the lower edge of the screen. The screen to enter
names for the favourites appears again.
3.
Enter the name for the favourites using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with
the
button.
4.
The Detailed information screen appears again: To confirm the newly entered name, tap the
button.
The changed name is now used for display in the favourites list.
Changing the route
The Change route button on the start screen of your navigation system allows you to plan your
route ahead of time or change and/or optimise a planned route subsequently. In addition, this menu allows you to save frequently used tours and load them at a later time.
Tip
If you need to change your entries during the journey, stop your vehicle at a suitable
point (parking spot etc.).
Entering the start position
There are no places saved on your navigation device when it comes from the factory that can be
used as a start position for a tour.
Proceed as follows to create a starting point for a tour:
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1.
Tap on the list entry Last known position on the menu screen Route planning: The menu New
destination opens.
2.
Enter a new destination: This process is described in the Manually entering destination information section. Close the entry on the Detailed information screen using the
button.
The destination entered will now be used as the starting position for the tour and is displayed as
the top entry in the list in the Edit tour menu.
Adding a destination
The button Add dest. on the lower edge of the screen allows you to enter more destinations for
the current route. Proceed as follows to add more destinations to the route:
1.
Tap the button Add dest.. The New destination screen then appears.
2.
Enter a new destination: This process is described in the Manually entering destination information section. Close the entry on the Detailed information screen using the
button.
Once it is entered, the new destination is displayed as the next destination in the list in the Route
planning menu. Repeat this process to enter more destinations which will then be inserted into the
list in the order they are entered. If you have created more than four destinations, you can browse
through the list using the
and
buttons.
When you tap a destination in the list, it is displayed on the Detailed information screen on an obutton to return to the
verview map along with the stored address data or coordinates. Use the
Route planning menu.
Editing the entries in the tour list
You can delete the entries in the tour list at any time as required or change the order of the entries
in the list to alter the course of the tour.
Proceed as follows to delete an entry from the list:
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button for the respective destination: The entry is deleted from the list. Unless the
Tap the
entry was the final destination on the route, all subsequent destinations move one position
forward.
Note
Deleted destination entries cannot be restored. If required, you must enter the destination again.
Proceed as follows to edit the order of the entries in the list and thus also the tour order:
•
Tap the button
or
for the respective destination: The entry in the list is moved one position up or down and the resulting route is diverted accordingly.
Optimising the route
The Optimise route button allows you to check the current tour and adjust the navigation to be as
efficient as possible: In so doing, your navigation device assumes that the starting point and ending point of your tour are the same. As a result, the order of the destinations is adjusted to calculate the shortest possible route overall.
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Tip
Note that optimisation only takes place if the route/tour comprises more than two
destinations, not including the starting/end point. In addition, your navigation system
assumes a direct connection as the crow flies for optimisation. The actual optimal routing
may deviate from this theoretically optimised navigation and is only a suggestion.
Saving and loading a tour
If you frequently need the navigation for a given tour, you can save this tour on your navigation
system and load it at a later point in time. Proceed as follows to save the current tour:
1.
Tap the load/save button. The Edit route screen then opens.
2.
Tap the Save current tour button on the lower edge of the screen. The screen to enter tour
names then appears.
3.
Enter the name for the tour using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with the
button.
After it has been entered, the entry for this tour is displayed in the list on the Load and save current
tours screen. Proceed as follows to load an entry from the list at any point in time:
1.
Tap the load/save button. The Edit route screen then opens.
2.
Tap an entry in the list: A screen with a map display as well as information about this tour then
appears.
3.
To start navigation for this tour, tap the
button. If you do not want to make a selection, return to the Edit route screen with the
button.
If you no longer need a saved tour, tap the appropriate button
: The entry is deleted from the list.
If needed, you can also change the tour information at a later date. Proceed as follows:
1.
Tap the load/save button. The Edit route screen then opens.
2.
Tap an entry in the list: A screen with a map display as well as information about this tour then
appears.
3.
Use the buttons to choose from the following options:
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The
button takes you back to the Edit route screen without any changes.
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The Edit button opens the Route planning screen again: All of the functions described previously are available to you at this point (Add destination, Change order, Delete destinations etc.).
o
The Rename button opens up the screen for name input again: Change the tour name and
confirm the entry with the
button. The changed name appears in the list on the Edit route
screen.
o
The Delete button removes this tour from your navigation system. This process cannot be
undone.
o
Use the
button to start navigation for this tour.
Starting tour calculation
After you have entered the desired route, start the route calculation by activating the
button on
the Detailed information screen. Once the route has been calculated, your navigation system switches to the map view and starts navigation: In addition to the voice prompts over the speaker of
your navigation device, the calculated route is also colour-coded on the map section and is adjusted dynamically as the trip progresses. More information regarding navigation can be found in
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the Starting and displaying navigation section.
Route information
The route information menu enables you to call up important information about your planned route,
simulate the route and calculate alternate routes.
Directions
Once you have started navigation for a route (new destination or saved tour), the Directions button is available. The directions tell you which roads to use to reach your destination. All route information, along with the distance, is shown in a list on the Directions screen, serving as a preview
of the planned manoeuvre. If the planned route cannot be displayed on a single screen, you can
and
buttons. Border crossings into other countries are
browse through the list using the
marked for better orientation.
When you wish to exit the directions screen, use the
route information.
button to return to the selection menu for
Traffic conditions
This function enables you to display current traffic information received by your navigation system
in a list and call up specific pieces of information. Proceed as follows to configure reception of traffic information:
1.
Tap the button Traffic information. The Traffic situation screen then appears.
2.
Tap on the TMC Settings button in the lower portion of the screen: The menu TMC settings is
then opened in the Program settings of your navigation system.
3.
Adjust the reception of the TMC services as needed: This process is described in the
Adjusting the Program settings section.
Note
The TMC reception status is displayed using the
indicator in the map view
as well as on the Traffic situation screen. If reception is disrupted, your navigation system is unable to receive traffic reports.
After configuring the TMC station settings, you can take advantage of the available traffic information services. Proceed as follows to show current information about traffic conditions:
1.
Tap the button Traffic information. The Traffic situation screen then appears. The appropriate
list then displays the traffic reports affecting your route: These entries are labelled with red traffic signs (e. g.
). The order of the entries depends on the distance from your location.
The lower part of the list also displays results not on your route: These entries are labelled with
grey symbols (e. g.
) and are in alphabetical order.
You can browse through the list of traffic reports using the
and
buttons.
2.
Tap the desired entry in the list to display the traffic report in the detailed view: The route, the
route section, the type and length of the traffic disruption are described in the text of the traffic
report. If the traffic disruption will influence your travel time, (traffic jam, stagnant traffic), the
estimated loss of travel time is also displayed
If no alternate route can be calculated, the warning symbol on the map disappears but you can
select the traffic disruption relevant to your route from the list view once again and then have
an alternate route calculated in the traffic warning view.
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3.
Tap the Show locationbutton to display the position of the traffic disturbance on the map view:
You can zoom in on the section as needed. If you would like to leave the map view, tap the
button:
4.
If the traffic disturbance is located on your current route, you can use the Alternative route
button to have a detour around the traffic disturbance calculated: This option is only available if
the option By Pass: Automatic is not active in the route options. Otherwise the alternate route
is calculated automatically and navigation is diverted accordingly.
If no alternate route can be calculated, the warning symbol on the map disappears but you can
select the traffic disruption relevant to your route from the list view once again and then have
an alternate route calculated in the traffic warning view.
When you wish to exit the Traffic situation screen, use the
nu for route information.
button to return to the selection me-
Go to
During route navigation or following route planning you can go to an overview of your route, to the
destination area or back to your current location or starting position when route planning. The following options are available:
•
Use the Current position button to show your current location on the map view. The planned
route is displayed in blue and leads out of the current map section.
•
Use the Destination area button to show the next destination on the map view. The planned
route is displayed in blue and goes into the current map section.
•
Use the Overview button to show the calculated route from the location/starting point to the
destination. The current location is indicated with the
symbol, the destination(s) are labelled with the
symbol: If you have planned several destinations, they are numbered. The
calculated route between the location/starting point and the destination(s) is shown in blue.
In the map view, basically all of the functions including zoom, the selection of map display and the
display of route information are available. If required, you can use the Start navigation button to
start the displayed route directly.
Route simulation
You can simulate a planned route if needed: When you do this, navigation is displayed in the map
view and it runs through all of the manoeuvres: Navigation takes place in real time based on one of
the speed limits specified for the respective map section. The manœuvres are documented visually on the screen as well as via your navigation system’s voice. The following possibilities are
available during simulation:
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You can stop the simulation at any time using the Stop simulation button. The map display
with your current position is displayed on the screen once again.
•
Within the simulation you can use the Next manoeuvre button to skip to the next manœuvre,
to shorten real time navigation. The time specifications regarding trip duration are adjusted accordingly.
In addition, all of the functions of your navigation system are available during simulation.
Starting and displaying navigation
Once you have configured your navigation system and entered the desired route, you can start the
calculation and thus the navigation for this route. Navigation can be started as follows:
•
Tap the Start navigation button on the start screen of your navigation software to start navigation of a planned route.
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•
Tap the
button on the Detailed information screen to start navigating to a new destination, a
POI, a favourite or for a (saved) tour.
Once navigation has been started, your navigation system switches to the map view. The calculated route is displayed there and compared to your current position in real time.
The planned route is displayed as follows in the map view:
•
The route is displayed in a map section oriented to the north. You can switch the map display
from 2D to a 3D view using the
button if needed. The following display modes are available:
o
The map is displayed in a two-dimensional view. If you have set the map view to normal in
the Settings > Display menu, the map is oriented either to the north or in the direction of
travel. If you have selected the smart option, the map is oriented to the north for low levels
of zoom and in the direction of travel for higher levels of zoom (see also Adjusting the display).
o
In the mode 3D map, the map is tilted and three-dimensional. The three-dimensional display is always oriented to the North.
Tip
In the two-dimensional display modes, you can manually move the current map section
by tapping a position within the map, holding it down and moving it in the desired direction: The map section is automatically adjusted. This function is not available in the three
dimensional mode!
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The map section is shown on the whole screen: if necessary, in the Settings > Display > Map
view menu, you can activate the Dynamic (depending on the manoeuvre, the arrow view is activated) or Arrow and Map (split-screen) options: split-screen shows a combination of arrow
and map view and also allows access to the first two buttons in the Quick menu.
•
Within the map section, the planned route is shown in blue.
•
The street on which you are currently located is shown on the upper edge of the screen. The
distance to the next manœuvre is also shown.
•
Your current position is displayed on the map using the
•
Information regarding the current and average speed, the distance to the destination, remaining travel and arrival time (only in the 480 x 272 pixel) is shown on the information bar on the
lower edge of the map display.
•
The current map section is automatically zoomed prior to a manœuvre and after the manœuvre the section returns to its previous size. You can adjust the desired zoom in the menu Display > Auto zoom in Settings (see Adjusting the display). You can adjust the zoom of the map
section manually using the
and
buttons as needed. The current scale is displayed on
the map.
•
The map view is switched prior to a manoeuvre: The planned direction, distance to the
manœuvre and the arrow view are displayed on the upper edge of the screen. The normal
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map display is activated again after the manoeuvre.
•
POIs such as petrol stations, rest areas etc. are displayed as symbols in the map display.
Tip
You can manually move the current map section within the screen if needed, in order to,
for example, show the POIs in the area of the calculated route in the map view. To do so,
tap a suitable position in the map section, hold the position and move it around the
screen as desired: The map section is adjusted accordingly.
In addition to the visual navigation, all manœuvres are also announced using voice commands.
You can adjust the voice output during navigation as follows:
•
button in the upper left area of the screen: The setting menu Volume then opens,
Tap the
which allows you to individually set the volume for voice output, the key click and audio playback of MP3 files using the additional MP3 Player application. The volume set here applies
equally to playback via the internal speakers and via the earphone connection (3.5 mm mini
jack) on your navigation device.
o
The buttons
and
allow you to individually lower or raise the volume for the respective
signal output in six steps. Output for the respective signal is muted at the lowest level.
Note
The volume setting is saved and the stored value will be used the next time you start-up
your navigation system.
Compass display
You can call up an alternative view to the map display in the Quick menu. In compass display, your
current position is shown in relation to the four cardinal points, North being labelled in colour for
better orientation. In addition, your current position is stated with longitude and latitude in degrees,
arc minutes and arc seconds. The compass orientation as well as the longitude and latitude display is continuously updated to enable precise orientation. As a rule, however, the accuracy of the
measurement and the display depend on the quality of the GPS reception signal: For this reason,
the GPS reception quality is also indicated as a value in the HDOP field. In addition, the number of
satellites currently receiving the signal is displayed next to the
symbol.
The information bar in the lower portion of the window shows all of the other information about the
current route (such as speed, distance, calculated travel time etc.).
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Tip
Your navigation system uses the signals from several satellites to determine the position.
There may be overlap between the section areas of these satellite signals which reduces
measuring accuracy. The HDOP value indicated in the compass describes the measuring accuracy within the horizontal 2D map: For values in the range to 6, a high to satisfactory measuring accuracy is guaranteed, for values over 6 deviation is increasingly
common.
Note
If a speed limit has been entered for the current route section, it is displayed in the left
corner using the
symbol: A spoken warning only occurs if the option Speed limit in the
menu Settings > Program settings has been set and the speed has been exceeded by
this value.
Arrow view
You can call up an alternative view to the map display in the Quick menu. In the arrow view, you
are guided by a guidance system based on arrows, independent of a map. In addition to the arrow
which describes the next or current manœuvre, the arrow view offers the following information:
•
The current direction of travel is described using the arrow. When there is an upcoming
manœuvre, the orientation of the arrow indicates in what direction you will be led during the
manoeuvre. Depending on the manœuvre, side streets may also be displayed, but the main
route is always clearly marked.
•
The distance to the next manœuvre is shown using the segment chain beside the arrow: The
closer the manœuvre comes, the more segments in the chain are filled. This allows you to
readily estimate the actual distance from the manœuvre based on your speed.
•
The street on which you are currently located is shown on the upper edge of the screen, as is
the route that you must travel on this street to the next manoeuvre.
•
If manoeuvre is imminent, the display is switched: Now the distance to the manœuvre is
shown as well as the street/direction in which you will be guided after the manoeuvre.
The information bar in the lower portion of the window shows all of the other information about the
current route (such as speed, distance, calculated travel time etc.).
Trip info
With Trip info, you can call up an alternative view to the map display via the Quick menu. The following information is displayed in this view:
•
Maximum speed
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Average speed
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Route travelled
•
Travel time
This information refers to all of the routes travelled since the last time the Trip info was reset (see
below). To measure information about a specific route, you must reset the trip info at the start of
navigation. To do this, activate the
button: All values are reset to 0 and the measurement is restarted.
Note
The values in the Trip infos are automatically reset to 0 if your navigation device has received no valid GPS data packet in two hours.
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