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BMW Motorrad Navigator III Owner`s manual
BMW Motorrad Navigator III
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of the vehicle and road conditions while the vehicle is in motion could result in
an accident with property damage and personal injury.
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous situations could result in
an accident or collision resulting in death or serious injury.
The BMW Motorrad Navigator III must only be secured to BMW motorcycles
with holders approved by BMW Motorrad.
For use in or on other vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the owner/operator
of the BMW Motorrad Navigator III to place and secure the unit so that it does
not interfere with vehicle operating controls or obstruct the driver’s view of the
road (see diagram). The mounting hardware provided by BMW Motorrad is not
warranted against collision damage or the consequences thereof.
Do not mount where
driver’s field of vision
is blocked.
Do not place
unsecured on the
vehicle dashboard.
Do not mount in front of an airbag field of deployment.
Tighten the security screw on the top of the motorcycle mount before driving
with the BMW Motorcycle Navigator III. Failure to tighten the screw could result
in the unit falling out of the mount that could cause bodily injury or property
damage in addition to damage to the unit.
It is the sole responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to operate the vehicle in a
safe manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving conditions at all times, and
not become distracted by the BMW Motorrad Navigator III to the exclusion of
safe driving practices. It is unsafe to operate the controls of the BMW Motorrad
Navigator III while you are riding or driving. Failure by the driver of a vehicle
equipped with a BMW Motorrad Navigator III to pay full attention to operation
Using the BMW Motorrad Navigator III in no way relieves the driver of
responsibility. The currently valid traffic regulations must always be observed. Be
aware of the current traffic situation at all times. It is more important to observe
the road traffic than look at the display. If the current traffic situation and the
information of the BMW Motorrad Navigator III are conflicting, the currently
valid traffic regulations and the current traffic situation always have priority over
the information given by the BMW Motorrad Navigator III.
For road safety reasons, enter details in the Navigator III before starting the
journey or with the motorcycle stationary. Only look at the display if the traffic
situation allows it; it is more important to observe the traffic and keep your hands
on the handlebars. Otherwise, stop at a suitable location and look at the display
with the motorcycle stationary.
Use the BMW Motorrad Navigator III at your own risk. To reduce the risk of
unsafe operation, carefully review and understand all aspects of this reference
guide and thoroughly practice safe operation using the simulator mode prior
to actual use. When in actual use, carefully compare indications from the
BMW Motorrad Navigator III to all available navigation sources, including the
information from other NAVAIDs, visual sightings, charts, etc. For safety, resolve
any discrepancies before continuing navigation.
Your BMW Motorrad Navigator III is equipped with a “Safe Mode” feature to
improve driver safety. This feature is enabled by default. When your vehicle is
moving, Safe Mode disables certain functions of the BMW Motorrad Navigator
III that require significant operator attention and may become a distraction to use
while driving.
Contact Information
If you encounter any difficulty while using
your BMW Motorrad Navigator III, or if you
have any questions, in the USA contact Garmin
Product Support by phone at 913/397.8200 or
800/800.1020, Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM
Central Time. You can also e-mail product
support at
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at +44
(0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) and 0808
2380000 (within the UK).
Serial Number
Record the serial number (8-digit number
located on the back of the unit) in case your
Navigator III needs service or you would like to
buy additional maps.
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Go to to access the latest
services for your Garmin products.
From the myGarmin Web site, you can:
• Register your Garmin unit.
• Subscribe to online services for safety
camera information (see page 26).
• Unlock optional maps.
Return to myGarmin often for new Garmin
product services.
About Google Earth™
Go to to download
the Google Earth application. With Google
Earth installed on your computer, you can
view waypoints, tracks, and routes saved in
MapSource®. From the View menu, select View
in Google Earth.
Table of Contents
Find It and Go........................................3
Where To...............................................5
My Locations.........................................7
Using the Map.....................................10
Creating and Editing Routes...............12
Using The Track Logs ........................14
Using Bluetooth® Wireless Technology.
Traffic Information................................18
Customizing the Navigator III..............19
Navigator III Troubleshooting..............30
Looking at the Navigator III
IR window
(aim the optional
remote here)
Cradle lock (push down and then tighten the
security screw before driving)
Audio jack
Light sensor
Touch screen
Power cable connector
MCX connector
(for optional
remote antenna)
Weather cap
Power switch
Front of Navigator III (in Mount)
Back of Navigator III (out of Mount)
➊ �FIND opens the Find menu. Press twice to
➌ �MAP opens the map. Press repeatedly to
➎ �IN/OUT zooms in and out of the map,
➋ �MENU opens the Main menu. Press
➍ �SPEAK announces voice directions. Press
➏� ENTER confirms a highlighted selection.
� exits a menu or window.
go home. Press and hold to open the Recent
Finds list.
repeatedly to scroll through the Main,
Tools, and Settings menus. Press and hold
to open the Routes menu.
scroll through the map, Trip Computer, and
Compass page.
and hold to adjust the volume.
selects buttons and options. Press and hold
to scroll through multi-page lists.
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Find It and Go
Find It and Go
As soon as you turn on the Navigator III, it begins acquiring GPS satellite signals. The first time you acquire satellites, it may take a few minutes. Stop
your vehicle and position the Navigator III where it has a clear view of the sky. The bars in the upper-left corner
indicate satellite strength. Touch
the bars to view more information about the GPS signals.
Finding a Restaurant
➊Touch Where To.
➋Touch Food, Hotel.
➌Touch Food & Drink.
➍Touch a food category.
➎Touch a location.
➏Touch Go To.
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Find It and Go
Following Your Route
As you travel to your destination, your
Navigator III guides you to your destination
with voice prompts, arrows, and directions
along the top of the map. If you depart from the
original route, your Navigator III recalculates
the route and provides new route instructions.
Follow the arrows. Your route is
marked with a magenta line.
Stopping Your Route
Press the MENU key, and touch Stop > Yes.
Adding �a Detour to a Route
Press the MENU key, and touch Detour.
1 kilometer, 5 kilometers, or 10 kilometers—
select the distance of the detour. For example if
a road sign indicates that the street is closed for
the next three kilometers, touch 5 kilometers.
Your Navigator III recalculates your route for
the next five kilometers.
Detour by Road(s) In Route—select roads in
your route to avoid. For example, if the ramp is
closed, select the ramp in the list of roads. Your
Navigator III recalculates your route to avoid
that ramp.
Detour by Traffic Event on Route—if you
are using an FM traffic receiver, you can detour
around traffic events.
Remove All Detours—touch to remove detours
you have entered for the route.
Navigator III Tips
• Use your finger to touch the screen and
select objects. You can also press the keys
on the front of the unit or on the optional
remote control to operate your Navigator III.
• Touch the Back button to return to the
previous screen.
• Touch
to view all of the
items in a list.
• When a keyboard appears on the screen,
type the name or numbers using your finger.
To enter a space, touch . Touch
enter numbers or special characters. Touch
to use the diacritical keyboard. To
delete the last character you entered, touch
• You can look at other areas of the map by
touching the map and pulling your finger
across the screen. See page 10.
• To adjust the volume, touch Volume on the
Main menu.
A checkered flag marks your
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Where to
Where To
Find Menu
Press the Find key, or touch Where To on the
Main menu.
Recent Finds—find locations you have
recently selected from the search result list.
Browse Map—use the map to find the location
you are looking for, which can be helpful when
you know where the location is, but do not
know the name.
Go Home—creates a route to your home
location. To set your home location, see page 7.
Search Results
Address—enter the house number and street
name to find a specific address.
Food, Hotel—search for locations, such as
restaurants, schools, and hospitals.
Streets & Cities—find a city (city centre),
street, intersection, or exit.
Your Navigator III sorts the search results list
by distance from your current location; the
closest locations are listed first.
Finding Locations in a Different
1. From the search results list, touch Near.
2. Select one of the search options. The
locations near the option you selected
Narrowing Your Search
1. From the search results list, touch Spell.
2. Enter part of the name, and touch Done.
Recently Found Locations
Your Navigator III stores the last 50 locations
you have found in Recent Finds.
1. Touch Where To > Recent Finds.
2. Select a location from the list.
Touch Category to sort by a specific category,
such as Food, Hotel.
Extras—find custom POIs or Garmin
TourGuide™ POIs loaded on your Navigator III.
For more information, see page 26.
My Locations—save your favorite locations.
For example, you can save the hotel where you
will be staying while on vacation.
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Where to
Information Page
Finding an �Address
1 Touch Where To > Address.
Touch Go To to create a route to this location.
Touch Advanced to view other options for this
• Insert in Current Route—add this location
as the next stop (point) in your route.
• Dial Phone Number—place a call to this
location, if your phone with Bluetooth®
technology is connected. See pages 15–17.
• Add As Favorite—add this location to your
Favorites. For more information, see page 7.
• Find Near Point—find a location near this
• Browse Map—view this location on the
2. Touch a country or state. Touch Search
All Cities or Select City/Postal Code.
3. Enter the city or postal code, and touch
4. Select the city/postal code.
5. If necessary, enter the rest of the address,
and touch Done.
6. Select the address, if necessary.
7. Touch Go To.
TIP: Searching for a city, street,
intersection, or exit is very similar to
searching for an address. Touch Where To
> Streets & Cities.
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My Locations
My Locations
Saving Locations
Any time you are viewing a location’s
information page, you can save that location as
a Favorite.
1. Touch Advanced.
Saving Your Current Location
2. Select an option.
View Map. You can also press the
Map key on the front of the Navigator III.
1. Touch anywhere on the map.
2. Touch Save As Favorite to save your
current location.
3. Touch Save Home.
2. Touch Add As Favorite.
Setting a Home Location
1. Touch Where To > Go Home.
Press the Find key twice to create a route
to your home location. To change your home
location, first delete it from your Favorites (see
page 8 for more information). Then set it again
using the instructions above.
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My Locations
Finding Saved Locations
From the Main menu, touch Where To > My
Locations > Favorites.
4. Touch Edit.
By Selection—touch each location and
delete it individually.
1. Touch Tools > My Data > Favorites.
2. Touch Edit/Review Favorites.
5. Select an option to edit.
Name—enter a new name for the location
using the on-screen keyboard.
By Category—select one category to delete
all of the locations assigned to that category.
Delete All—removes all saved locations
from your Favorites.
Location—edit the physical location of the
saved location; you can use the map or enter
new coordinates using the keyboard.
3. Touch a saved location.
4. Touch Delete.
Elevation—enter the elevation of the saved
You can share Favorites, routes, and tracks with
other Navigator III owners using Bluetooth
technology. First, give the Navigator IIIs unique
friendly names. Touch Settings > Bluetooth >
Friendly Name.
Category—assign this location to a
category; touch
to view the
Symbol—select a symbol to appear on the
map for this location.
1. Touch Tools > My Data > Favorites >
Delete Favorites.
2. Select an option:
Editing Saved Locations
3. Touch a location to edit.
Deleting a Saved Location
Sharing Favorites
1. Touch Tools > My Data > Favorites>
Transfer Favorites using Bluetooth.
Your Navigator III will look for other
Bluetooth devices.
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My Locations
2. Select the other Navigator III.
2. Enter the coordinates, and touch Next.
3. Touch Go To.
Browsing the Map for Coordinates
1. Touch Where To > My Locations >
Coordinates > Browse Map.
3. Touch Favorites. A message appears to
confirm the transfer of Favorites.
Saving Coordinates
If you know the exact geographic coordinates
of your travel destination, you can use your
Navigator III to navigate to any location using
its latitude and longitude coordinates.
1. Touch Where To > My Locations >
Coordinates > Enter Position.
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2. Touch the location on the map, and touch
Save As Favorite.
3. Touch Go To.
Note: To change the position format
and map datum settings, see page 21.
Using the Map
Using the Map
From the Main menu, touch View Map or press
the Map key to open the map. Touch an area of
the map to see additional information, as shown
below. The position icon shows your current
While navigating a
route, touch the text
bar to open the
Turn List.
Touch the map to
view and browse
a 2-D map.
Touch to open the
Trip Computer.
Browsing the Map
From the Main menu, touch View Map. You
can also touch Where To > Browse Map.
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map and drag to view
different parts of the map.
icons or press
• Touch the
the IN/OUT keys to zoom in and out.
• Touch any object on the map. An arrow
appears pointing at the object you
• Touch Review to open the location’s
information page; for more information,
see page 6.
• Touch Save As Favorite to save the
location selected by the arrow to your
• Touch Back to return to the previous
Trip Computer
The Trip Computer indicates your current speed
and provides statistics about your trip.
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Trip Computer, select the Speed
or Arrival Time field on the map or press the
Map key repeatedly. Or, from the Main menu,
touch Tools > Trip Computer.
Distance to your
final destination
Touch Reset Trip to reset all information on the
Trip Computer. To reset the maximum speed,
touch Reset Max.
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Using the Map
Turn List
The Turn List provides a list of turn-by-turn
instructions for your entire route as well as
arrival information. While navigating a route,
touch the text bar on the map to open the Turn
List. Or, from the Main menu, touch Tools >
Turn List. The next turn on your route is listed
at the top of the list.
Direction of
this turn
Compass Page
Press the Map key repeatedly to view the
Compass page. Or, touch Tools > Compass.
Bug indicator
(indicates the direction you should
be travelling to stay on the route)
GPS Info Page
Touch the signal strength bars in the upper-left
corner of the screen to view the GPS Info page.
Or, touch Tools > GPS Info.
Sky view
Satellite signal
strength bars
Turn instructions
Bearing pointer (indicates
your direction of travel)
Distance to this turn
Touch a turn to see it on a map (the Next Turn
page). Touch View All to see all the turns in the
route. Touch Edit Route to edit this route. See
page 13 for more information.
When you are moving, the rotating compass
shows the direction you are heading. The
bearing pointer indicates your current direction.
If the arrow points up, you are going directly
to the destination. If the arrow points any other
direction, turn in the direction of the arrow until
it points up and continue in that direction.
The sky view shows the satellites you are
receiving. The satellite signal strength bars
indicate the strength of each satellite signal.
A solid bar indicates your Navigator III has a
strong fix on that GPS satellite, and the GPS
satellite is ready for use. For more information
about GPS, see
See page 19 for information about the GPS
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Creating and Editing Routes
Creating and Editing Routes
Creating a New Saved Route
You can store up to 50 saved routes. From the Main menu, touch Tools > My Data > Routes. TIP: Press and hold the MENU key to open the Routes
➊Touch Create New Saved Route.
Touch an option, and touch Next.
the start point.
Touch an option, and touch Next.
the end point.
a stop, touch Yes, then
Select the point.
sort and route calculation
preferences, and touch Next.
➏Touch Finish.
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Creating and Editing Routes
Editing a Saved Route
1. Touch Tools > My Data > Routes > Edit/
Review Routes.
Adding Multiple Destinations to
an Active Route
You can edit or add multiple destinations (also
called via points, midpoints, or stops) the route
you are currently navigating.
1. From the Turn List page, touch Edit Route
> Edit/Review Points.
Navigating a Saved Route
Touch Tools > My Data > Routes > Navigate
Saved Route. Touch the route you want to
Recalculating the Route
While navigating a route, touch Tools > My
Data > Routes > Recalculate Route.
Deleting All Saved Routes
Touch Tools > My Data > Routes > Delete All
Saved Routes.
2. Touch the route to edit.
3. Touch Edit.
4. Select an option:
Rename—enter a new name for the route using
the on-screen keyboard.
Edit/Review Points—add, arrange, remove,
re-order, and review specific points in the route.
Touch Auto Arrange for the shortest route.
Touch Re-Order to move a point up or down in
the route. Touch Done when finished.
Change Preference—change the route
calculation preference to Faster Time, Shorter
Distance, or Off Road. See page 22.
Sharing Routes
2. Touch Add.
3. Touch where you to want to add the point.
4. Touch an option, and then select the point.
5. Add points as necessary. Touch Done
when finished.
You can share routes with other Navigator
III owners using Bluetooth technology.
See Sharing Favorites on page 8 for more
Saving the Active Route
Touch Tools > My Data > Routes >
Save Active Route.
Delete Route—delete this route.
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Using the Track Logs
Using The Track Logs
As you travel, the Navigator III creates a track
log of your movement. Touch Tools > My Data
> Track Log.
Active Log—adjust the settings the Navigator
III uses to record the track log.
• Recording—turn off and on the track log
• Percentage Full—displays the current
percentage capacity of the track log. To clear
the track log, touch Percentage Full > Yes >
• Map Display—shows the track log on the
map automatically or at the specified zoom
level. Your track log appears as a purple
dotted line on the map.
• Resolution—records track points
automatically or based on the distance or
time you specify. To enter a specific distance
or time, touch Distance or Time, and touch
Next. Enter a distance or time and touch
• Save Active Log—saves your current track
log. Enter a track name, and touch Done.
Saved Logs—lists track logs you have saved on
the Navigator III. You can view and delete track
logs. When track logs are saved, key points are
used to preserve a compressed and accurate
account of your track.
Using the Mileage Logs
You can keep four different mileage logs
of your travels. Touch Tools > My Data >
Mileage Log.
Transfer Tracks using Bluetooth—transfer
track logs to other Navigator III owners using
Bluetooth technology. See Sharing Favorites on
page 8 for more information.
Name—enter a new name.
Distance—reset the mileage log.
Active—make this log active or inactive.
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Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Features
Using Bluetooth® Wireless
Technology Features
Using Bluetooth wireless technology, your
Navigator III can connect to your mobile
phone and wireless headset/helmet to become a
hands-free device. To see if your devices with
Bluetooth technology are compatible with the
Navigator III, visit
Requirements for hands-free
phone use
You must pair both your phone and headset/
helmet with the Navigator III for hands-free
phone communication. You can also hear
navigation prompts through your headset/
Pairing Devices
Before you can use a device that has Bluetooth
wireless technology with the Navigator III, you
must pair (connect) the devices.
To pair a phone:
1. Press the Menu key.
2. Touch Settings > Bluetooth > Manage
3. If you have never paired a phone with your
Navigator III, touch Yes. If have already
paired a phone with your Navigator III and
want to add another, touch Add Device.
4. Set your phone to “Find Me,”
“Discoverable,” or “Visible” mode. Touch
OK on the Navigator III.
5. Touch your phone in the list.
6. If your phone model appears in the list,
touch it. If not, touch Other Phones.
7. When prompted, enter the Navigator III’s
PIN code (1234) into your phone.
To pair another device, such as a headset or
helmet, with the Navigator III, repeat steps 1
through 5. Enter the headset’s or helmet’s PIN
code in the Navigator III, if necessary.
After you pair devices with the Navigator III,
they automatically connect to the Navigator III
the next time you turn it on. If the devices do
not automatically connect to the Navigator III,
you can connect them manually.
To manually connect your device to the
Navigator III:
1. Press the Menu key.
2. Touch Phone.
3. Touch Yes.
4. Touch the device you want to connect to,
and then touch Connect.
Hands-Free Phone Features
After your devices with Bluetooth technology
have been paired with the Navigator III, you
can use the Navigator III to place and receive
phone calls. From the Main menu, touch
Phone. Use the Phone menu to place calls and
review your call history. If you are using a
headset/helmet with Bluetooth technology, you
can simply talk into the helmet’s microphone
and listen over the helmet’s ear piece.
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Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Features
Using Your Phone Book
Note: You can only use the handsfree features that are supported by your
phone. For example, if your phone
does not support voice tags, you can
not use Voice Dial.
Each time your phone pairs with the Navigator
III, the phone book is automatically loaded into
the Navigator III. This way, each change you
make to your phone’s phone book is reflected
the next time you use it with your Navigator III.
Phone battery level
and signal strength
Using the In Call Menu
While you are on a call, touch
In Call menu.
to open the
Note: After your phone is paired
with the Navigator III, it can take a
few minutes for the phone book to be
1. Touch Phone > Phone book.
Receiving a Call
When you receive a call, a window opens
displaying the phone number or contact name.
Touch Answer to answer the call or Ignore to
silence the ringing.
The In Call menu allows you to hang up,
transfer the call to your phone’s handset, and
switch to an incoming call-waiting call. Touch
Use Keyboard to enter numbers for automated
phone systems, such as voice mail.
2. To call an entry, touch the phone book
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Using Bluetooth Wireless Technology Features
Dialing Numbers
1. Touch Phone> Dial Number.
2. Enter the number, and touch Dial.
Placing Calls Using Voice Dial
1. Touch Phone > Voice Dial.
2. Speak the contact you want to call.
Note: You may need to “train”
your phone to recognize your voice
commands. If so, the Navigator III will
walk you through the process. Refer
to your phone’s owner’s manual, if
Dialing POIs
Viewing Your Call History
1. Touch Phone > Food, Hotel.
2. Search for the location you want to call.
3. Touch Dial.
1. Touch Phone > Call History.
2. Touch a category (Missed, Dialed, or
Received) to view those calls. The calls
are listed in chronological order; the most
recent calls are at the top of the list.
3. To call one of the numbers listed, touch it.
Some points of interest (POIs) have phone
numbers associated with them. You can place a
call to these POIs.
Each time you pair your phone with the
Navigator III, your call history is automatically
transferred to the Navigator III.
Calling Home
Enter your home phone number, so you can
quickly call home using your Navigator III.
You can also call points of interest using the
Find (Where To) menu. After you have found
the location you want to call, touch Advanced
> Dial Phone Number.
1. From the Menu page, touch Phone > .
Call Home.
2. Enter the phone number, and then touch
3. Touch Dial. The Navigator III dials your
home phone number.
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Traffic Information
Traffic Information
Using an optional FM TMC (Traffic Message
Channel) traffic receiver, you can view traffic
on your Navigator III. For more information
about the FM traffic receiver, participating
FM traffic subscription providers, and covered
cities, refer to
Note: Garmin is not responsible for
the accuracy of the traffic information.
The traffic receiver simply receives
signals from the traffic service provider
and displays that information on your
Navigator III.
Traffic on Your Route
The map displays
when there is a
traffic delay on your route. The number in the
icon represents the delay time in minutes. The
delay time is automatically calculated into the
arrival time shown on the map. Touch
to view more information.
Traffic Map—displays the traffic incident on
your current route.
Traffic symbol
Traffic in Your Area
From the Main menu, touch Tools > Traffic.
Touch an item to view details. Touch Near to
view traffic at a different location.
Green = L ow severity; traffic is flowing
Yellow = M
edium severity; traffic is a bit
Red = H
igh severity; traffic is heavily
congested or stopped.
Road condition
Road closed
Slow traffic
Connecting the FM Traffic
Plug the FM traffic receiver’s cable into
the mini-USB connector on the back of the
Navigator III under the weather cap.
Traffic Codes and Symbols
To avoid traffic on your route:
On the map, touch
> traffic incident
> Detour Around. See page 23 for traffic
Adding a Subscription
Touch Settings > Traffic > Subscriptions
> Add Subscriptions. Follow the on-screen
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Customizing the Navigator III
Customizing the Navigator III
From the Main menu, touch Volume or simply
press and hold the Speak key. Touch
to adjust the volume of the speaker.
Touch Mute, or press and hold the Speak key,
to mute and unmute the Navigator III.
Touch Settings to open the Audio Settings; see
page 20.
Touch Advanced to adjust the volume levels
for the voice prompts in relation to the other
audio output.
General Settings
From the Main menu, touch Settings >
Touch Settings > General > GPS, or touch the
GPS Settings button on the GPS Info page.
Use Indoors—touch Yes to turn the GPS
receiver off and use the unit indoors.
Set Position—if Use Indoors is selected, you
can select a location on the map as your current
location (position). Touch OK after you select
your location.
WAAS/EGNOS—disable and enable WAAS/
EGNOS. Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS) and Euro Geostationary Navigation
Overlay Service (EGNOS) are systems of
satellites and ground stations that provide GPS
signal corrections. To learn about WAAS and
EGNOS, visit
Touch Settings > General > Language.
Voice Language—change the language for all
voice prompts and messages. Touch the voice
you want to use, and touch OK. To delete that
voice from your Navigator III, touch Delete
and OK.
Your Navigator III contains two different
types of voice languages: text-to-speech and
pre-recorded. Languages noted with “TTS” are
text-to-speech (TTS) voices. The text-to-speech
voices “read” and “speak” the words that are
displayed on the Navigator III. The voices have
an extensive vocabulary, and they pronounce
the street names as you approach turns. The
languages without “TTS” are pre-recorded
voices, which have a limited vocabulary and do
not speak names of locations or streets.
NOTE: If you change the voice
language, your Navigator III must
restart to complete this change.
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Customizing the Navigator III
Text Language—change the on-screen text
language. Changing the text language does
not change the language of map data or userentered data.
Touch Screen Tone—turn on or off the tone
that sounds each time you touch the screen.
Continuous Notification—select which alerts
you will be continually notified about.
Garmin TourGuide
Speech Rate—select the rate for the vocal
Keypress Tone—turn on or off the tone that
sounds each time you press a key.
Speed Adjusted Volume—select how much the
volume increases as your speed increases. Low
increases your volume slightly; High increases
your volume the most. This is helpful when you
are driving on the highway and the wind noise
level increases.
Touch Settings > General > Keyboard.
Input Type—select the English Only
keyboard, or select West European to use
diacritical characters.
Entry Type—select your preferred keyboard
appearance. For example, select Large to
display larger keys when you are wearing
Touch Settings > General > Audio.
Guidance—turn on the vocal guidance prompts
or select Speak Key Only to provide vocal
guidance prompts only when you press the
Speak key.
Attention Tone—turn on or off the tone that
sounds before voice prompts.
Proximity Alerts
Touch Settings > General > Proximity Alerts.
This adjusts the visual and audio notifications
for custom POIs you have loaded on the
Navigator III. For more information about
loading custom POIs, see page 26.
Audio Notifications—turn off or on the alerts
that sound as you approach a custom POI.
Visual Notification—turn off or on the pop-up
alerts that appear as you approach a custom
Touch Settings > General > TourGuide. If you
have a third-party, GPS-guided audio tour
loaded on your Navigator III, you can select
Auto Play to hear the complete tour as
programmed, Prompted to show the speaker
on the map when tour information is
available during your route, or Off. For more
information about loading POI files to your
Navigator III, see page 26.
Touch Settings > General > Time.
Time Zone—select your time zone or a nearby
city. Touch Custom to set the time manually.
Touch OK after you adjust the time. Touch List
Time Zones to return to the time zone/city list.
Time Format—select 12 or 24-hour time
Daylight Saving—select Auto, Yes, or No. The
Auto setting automatically adjusts the time for
daylight-saving time based on your time zone.
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Touch Settings > General > Units of Measure.
Change all units of measure to Statute or
Metric. Custom allows you to select metric or
statue for a variety of units, such as distance,
speed, and temperature.
Map Datum—select the map datum to be used
by your Navigator III. If you are navigating and
comparing the GPS coordinates to a map, chart,
or other reference, set the map datum in your
Navigator III to the same datum as the map to
ensure the most accurate navigation.
Safe Mode
Map Settings
Units of Measure
Touch Settings > General > Safe Mode.
Turn on or off Safe Mode, which disables all
unit functions that require significant operator
attention and could become a distraction while
driving. For example, when Safe Mode is on,
you cannot search for a location while the
vehicle is moving.
Touch Settings > General > Coordinates.
Position Format—change the appearance of
coordinates. Your current position is viewed on
the GPS in the form of coordinates. Because
different maps and charts use different position
formats, the Navigator III allows you to choose
the correct coordinate system for the type of
map you are using.
Touch Settings > Map.
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail
shown on the map. The map redraws more
slowly when detail is added.
Orientation—change the perspective of the
• 2D North Up—display the map in two
dimensions (2-D) with North at the top of
the screen.
• 2D Track Up—display the map in two
dimensions (2-D) with your direction of
travel at the top of the screen.
• 3D Track Up—display the map in three
dimensions (3-D) with your direction of
travel at the top of the screen. This is the
default map view.
Color Mode—select Day for a bright
background. Select Night for a black
background. Select Auto to automatically
switch between the two based upon the time of
Auto Zoom—disable or enable automatic
zooming on the map for optimal viewing.
You can also specify a maximum auto zoom
Route Color—select the color of the route line.
Dim Roads—dim roads that are not on your
route. Select Never or While Routing.
Map Data Fields—adjust the size and content
of the data fields shown on the map. Select
None to remove the data fields to see more of
the map. Select Wide to make the data fields
larger; they take up more room on the map.
Select Thin to see make the data fields thinner
so you can see more of the map. See page 24
for more information.
Text Size—adjust the display size of text
for various items shown on the map, such as
railroads and streets.
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Customizing the Navigator III
Zoom Level Detail—customize which map
items appear at various zoom levels. For each
map item, you can select Off, Auto, or a
maximum zoom distance.
Note: Adding more detail increases
the time it takes the map to refresh.
Detail Maps—enable and disable the detailed
maps loaded in your Navigator III.
Navigation Settings
1. Touch Settings > Navigation > Vehicle.
2. Select the vehicle type you want to
3. Touch Change Settings.
Preference—select a preference for route
• Faster Time—routes calculated with this
setting are faster to drive but may be longer
in distance.
• Shorter Distance—routes calculated with
this setting are shorter in distance but may
take more time to drive.
• Off Road—creates a direct-line route from
your current location to your destination.
This may be useful when you are travelling
outside of detailed map coverage areas, or
where no roads exist.
Ask Preference—select whether the unit asks
for your preference each time it calculates a
Next Turn Pop-up—turn on or off the Next
Turn pop-up window. Auto opens the window
as you near the turn.
Continuous Auto Routing—turn on or off
Continuous Auto Routing, which allows the
Navigator III to continually search for a better
route to your destination. This can be useful if
a traffic accident occurs or there are timerestricted turns on the current route.
Avoidance Setup—set the way the unit handles
road types, traffic, custom, and other navigation
avoidances. For example, before you enter a
vacation route, you can set Major Roads to
Don’t Avoid, Minor Roads to Prefer, and Toll
Roads to Avoid.
To create custom avoids:
1. From the Avoidance Setup menu, touch
Custom Avoids > Add New Avoid Area
or Add New Avoid Road.
2. Touch the first corner, and touch Next.
Off-Route Recalculation—set the way the unit
responds when you are off the route. You can
silence the “off-route, recalculating” message
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3. Touch the second corner, and touch Next.
Bluetooth Settings
Avoid Traffic—select Yes to avoid traffic
incidents when generating a route. You might
still be routed through traffic if it is the best
route available or no alternative roads exist.
Manage Connections—manage your
connections to devices that have Bluetooth
wireless technology. Touch a device to connect
or disconnect from it, or to remove it from the
Navigator III’s memory. Touch Add Device to
search the area for devices that have Bluetooth
technology. See pages 15–17 for more
Screen Settings
Touch Settings > Screen.
4. Touch Finish.
Traffic Settings
Touch Settings > Traffic.
Provider—if you have an FM traffic receiver
connected, select which provider to use or
Auto. Touch Advanced to clear the provider
list and search for providers.
Subscriptions—if you have an FM traffic
receiver connected, touch FM Traffic
Subscriptions to view your subscriptions.
Touch the subscription to display the expiration
date. Go to for more
Symbol Style—select North American
traffic icons.
Audio Notification—turn on or off the alerts
that sound for a traffic incident.
Brightness—select Manual and then touch
Next. Touch the
to decrease the brightness
to increase it. Select Auto for automatic
brightness adjustment based upon the light
sensor’s reading.
Calibrate Touch Screen—if you think the
touch screen is not responding properly, you
can calibrate the screen. Follow the on-screen
instructions. Use the remote control to access
this page, if necessary.
Touch Screen—turn on or off the touch screen.
When the touch screen is off, use the unit
keys or optional remote control to operate the
Navigator III.
Touch Settings > Bluetooth.
Bluetooth—turn on or off the Bluetooth
Friendly Name—enter a name for your
Navigator III. This name is used when you
are connecting to devices that have Bluetooth
Unit Information (About)
Touch Settings > About. Touch an item to view
information about it.
Restoring the Settings
To restore the unit to its original settings, touch
Settings > Restore Defaults > Yes.
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Customizing the Navigator III
Customizing the Map Data Fields
You can customize the information that appears in the data fields on the map. From the Main menu, touch Settings > Map > Map Data Fields.
Wide or Thin. Touch
the data field you want
the type of data to
to customize.
appear in this field.
1/2, 2/2, 1/3?
to change
the field layout. Touch OK.
for each data field
displayed while you are
following a route.
Next. Repeat for the data
fields displayed when you are not
following a route. Touch Finish.
1/2 indicates this
is your first choice
out of two choices
for the layout of the
data field. 2/2 means
this is your second
choice. Some types
of data fields allow
you three choices, but
some only provide
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Using the Navigator III in your
To remove your Navigator III from the
motorcycle mount:
1. Use the security screwdriver to loosen the
screw on the top of the cradle lock.
2. Lift the cradle lock up until it clicks.
3. Pull the Navigator III out of the mount.
4. Slide the power plug to the left to
disconnect the power cable.
To install the Navigator III to the non-skid
friction mount:
1. Align and slide the power plug on the
vehicle power cable to the right until fully
2. Slide the locking lever on the base to the
left (unlocked).
3. Slide the bottom of the Navigator III into
the base until it clicks into place.
4. Slide the locking lever to the right (locked).
5. Connect the vehicle power cable into a
vehicle power outlet.
6. Route the cable so it does not interfere
with vehicle operation.
Connecting to Your Computer
Note: Do not connect the USB cable
to your computer until you have loaded
the USB drivers using the enclosed
To update your software, load additional maps,
or load Custom POIs, connect your Navigator
III to your computer using the USB cable
Step 1: Load the USB Drivers
Before connecting the USB cable to your
computer, place the enclosed DVD-ROM into
your computer’s DVD-ROM drive.
If the DVD-ROM does not start automatically,
click Start and then Run. Type the letter of
your DVD-ROM drive followed by “setup”
(example: “D:\setup”). Then press Enter.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Step 2: Connect AC Power
Connect the enclosed AC power cable to the
power connector on the back of the Navigator
III. Connect the end to an available electrical
Step 3: Connect the USB Cable
Use the USB cable provided to connect the
Navigator III to your computer. Also use the
USB cable when updating the Navigator III
software or loading additional maps.
To connect your Navigator III to your
1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into
the connector located on the back of your
Navigator III
2. Connect the larger end of the USB
cable to an available USB port on your
Updating the Software and Map
1. Load the USB drivers using the enclosed
DVD-ROM. See the previous page.
2. Connect the AC cable to the power
connector on the back of the Navigator III.
Turn on the Navigator III
3. Connect the USB cable to your Navigator
III and your computer.
4. Go to
BMWNavigatorIII. Select Updates and
5. Click Download next to the unit software.
6. Read and agree to the terms. Click
7. Select Run (or Open). Your software is
You can also use WebUpdater to update your
Navigator III software. Go to www.garmin
.com/products/webupdater to learn about
To find out the version of the maps that are
loaded on your Navigator III, open the Main
menu. Touch Settings > About > Detail Maps.
To load maps to your Navigator III, see the
MapSource Help file.
Loading Extras
Your Navigator III accepts custom points of
interest (POI) databases, including Garmin
TourGuide POIs available from various
companies on the Internet. Some custom POI
databases contain alert information for points,
such as safety cameras and school zones.
Your Navigator III can notify you when you
approach one of these points.
After downloading your POI database, use the
Garmin POI Loader to install the POIs into
your unit. The POI Loader is available at www Select
Updates and Downloads. Refer to the POI
Loader Help file for more information; press F1
to open the Help file.
to see if an update for your map software is
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Caution: Garmin is not responsible
for the consequences of using a custom
POI database or the accuracy of the
safety camera or other custom POI
Finding Custom POIs
To find the custom POIs or Garmin TourGuide
POIs loaded on your Navigator III, press the
Find key. Touch My Locations > Custom
Deleting Custom POIs
To delete all of the custom POIs, press the
Menu key. Touch Tools > My Data >
Custom POIs > Delete All.
Size: 5.6” W x 3.2” H x 2.0” D (14.3 x 8.0 x
5.0 cm)
Weight: 0.93 lb (420 g)
Unit Case: Rugged; fully gasketed; IPX7
Display: Sunlight-readable, 17:9 WQVGA
automotive color TFT display with touch screen
and auto dimming; 454 pixels by 240 pixels,
Map Storage: Pre-programmed internal
Temperature: 5° to 158°F (-15° to 70°C)
Power Supply
Source: 12 VDC
Usage: 12 watts maximum @ 13.8 VDC
12-volt adapter fuse: AGC/3AG - 1.0 Amp
Optional Remote Control: Two AAA alkaline
batteries (not included).
NOTE: The remote control is not waterproof.
For a complete list of specifications, go to
and click Specifications.
Contact your local waste disposal department
for information on properly disposing of the
Caring for Your Navigator III
Your Navigator III contains sensitive electronic
components that can be permanently damaged
if exposed to excessive shock or vibration. To
minimize the risk of damage to your Navigator
III, avoid dropping your unit and operating it in
high-shock and high-vibration environments.
Do not store the unit where prolonged exposure
to extreme temperatures can occur (such as in
the trunk of a car), as permanent damage may
Cleaning the Unit
The Navigator III is constructed of high-quality
materials and does not require user maintenance
other than cleaning. Clean the unit’s outer
casing using a cloth dampened with a mild
detergent solution. Wipe dry. Avoid chemical
cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic
Caring for the Touch Screen
The touch screen is intended to be operated
with a finger. Never use a hard or sharp object
to operate the touch screen because damage can
result. Though a PDA stylus can also be used
to operate the touch screen, never attempt this
while operating a vehicle.
Clean the touch screen using a soft, clean,
lint-free cloth. Use water, isopropyl alcohol, or
eyeglass cleaner if needed. Apply the liquid to
the cloth and then gently wipe the touch screen.
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Optional Remote Control
Install two AAA batteries in the remote. Aim
the remote toward the IR window on the front
left of the Navigator III.
(Zoom) In—zooms in on the map.
(Zoom) Out—zooms out
of the map.
Menu—opens the Main
menu. Press repeatedly to
view the Main menu, the
Tools menu, and Settings
Map—opens the map.
Press repeatedly to view
the map, Trip Computer,
and Compass page.
Back—returns to the
previous page or cancels
data entry.
Speak—announces the
next turn or GPS status.
Thumb Stick—highlights options and moves
the map pointer. Press in to make a selection.
Page ▲ ▼—scrolls through lists and pages.
Vol + - —raises and lowers the volume.
Alphanumeric Keys—enters numbers. To
enter letters, press the key repeatedly.
NOTE: Do not store alkaline batteries in the
remote control for extended periods of time.
To reduce the chance for battery leakage in
the battery compartment, remove the batteries
when storing the remote control for more than
six months.
Important Information
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals
of Garmin is to provide customers with the most
complete and accurate cartography that is available
to us at a reasonable cost. We use a combination of
governmental and private data sources, which we
identify in product literature and copyright messages
displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources
contain some inaccurate or incomplete data. In some
countries, complete and accurate map information is
either not available or is prohibitively expensive.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and
its components contain chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer, birth defects,
or reproductive harm. This Notice is provided in
accordance with California’s Proposition 65. See for more information.
Hg - lamps inside this product
contain mercury and must be
recycled or disposed of according to
local, state, or federal laws. For more
information go
The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of
2003 requires the recycling of certain electronics. For
more information on the applicability to this product,
FCC Compliance
The unit complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR
HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed
to provide more reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation, and
are more stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
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in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one of the following
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
• Consult an experienced radio/TV technician for
The unit does not contain any user-serviceable
parts. Repairs should only be made by an authorized
Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs or
modifications could result in permanent damage to
the equipment, and void your warranty and your
authority to operated this device under Part 15
Software License Agreement
software embedded in this device (the “Software”)
in binary executable form in the normal operation of
the product. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual
property rights in and to the Software remain with
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of
Garmin and is protected under the United States of
America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software are valuable
trade secrets of Garmin and that the Software in
source code form remains a valuable trade secret of
Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble,
modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce
to human readable form the Software or any part
thereof or create any derivative works based on the
Software. You agree not to export or re-export the
Software to any country in violation of the export
control laws of the United States of America.
Industry Canada Compliance
Category I radiocommunication devices comply with
Industry Canada Standard RSS-210. Category II
radiocommunication devices comply with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-310.
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this Navigator
III product is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. To view the full Declaration
of Conformity, see the Garmin Web site for your
Garmin product:
BMWNavigatorIII. Click Manuals and then select
Declaration of Conformity.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the
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Navigator III Troubleshooting
Navigator III Troubleshooting
The Navigator III does not
acquire satellite signals.
It can take a few minutes to acquire satellite signals. Go to an open area, out of garages, and away from tall buildings. Stop your
vehicle, and position the Navigator III where there is a clear view of the sky. The bars in the upper-left corner
indicate satellite
strength. Touch the bars to view more information about the GPS signals.
The touch screen is not
responding to my taps.
Calibrate the screen. Press the MENU key. Use the remote (if necessary) to select Settings > Screen > Calibrate Touch Screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
The remote control does not
NOTE: The remote is
optional in some Navigator III
The remote is not enabled when in the advanced motorcycle cradle. Use the keys on the unit and cradle and touch the touch screen
to operate the Navigator III when in the cradle. Check that two AAA batteries are installed. Check the polarity of the batteries (+ and
-). Install fresh batteries. Aim the front of the remote toward the IR port on the front of the Navigator III.
How do I clear all my user
I need to reset my Navigator
Turn off the Navigator III and then turn it back on. During start up, press and hold the Find key on the front of the Navigator III. Keep
holding the FIND key until the message “Do you really want to erase all user data?” appears. Touch Yes to clear all user data. All
original settings are restored. Your Favorites and Recent Finds are also deleted.
My Bluetooth device will not
connect to my Navigator III.
Turn off your device and the Navigator III. Turn them back on. If you have paired the device already, the device should reconnect to
the Navigator III automatically. If this does not work, follow the procedure to manually connect the device on page 15. 30
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