GoPal 6.0 manual
Software manual
GoPal Navigator Version 6
GoPal Navigator 6
Contents
CONTENTS ................................................................................................................ I
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ................................................................................. 1
Greeting.................................................................................................................................................. 1
Contents of CD/DVD ............................................................................................................................. 1
System requirements............................................................................................................................ 3
Conventions in this manual ................................................................................................................. 4
Tips and warnings................................................................................................................................. 4
Important information........................................................................................................................... 5
Trademarks............................................................................................................................................ 5
Copyright and Warranty ....................................................................................................................... 6
CHAPTER 2: BASICS OF OPERATION ................................................................... 7
Operation in the menu view ................................................................................................................. 7
Operation in the map view ................................................................................................................... 9
CHAPTER 3: OPERATING THE GOPAL® NAVIGATION SOFTWARE ................. 11
Main menu ........................................................................................................................................11
Manual destination entry....................................................................................................................12
Enter address....................................................................................................................................13
Home address...................................................................................................................................15
Choose from last locations ...............................................................................................................16
Search for point of interest................................................................................................................16
Choose from favourites.....................................................................................................................17
Route with intermediate destinations................................................................................................19
Destination from map........................................................................................................................22
Enter coordinates..............................................................................................................................22
Load tour...........................................................................................................................................23
Route calculation using detailed information ....................................................................................24
Calculating alternative routes ...........................................................................................................25
Starting and displaying navigation ...................................................................................................26
Function of the split-screen (only available in 480 x 272 pixel) ........................................................27
Quick access via the Current route menu ........................................................................................28
CHAPTER 4: ADJUSTING THE SETTINGS ........................................................... 33
Adapting the route ............................................................................................................................34
Adapting the map..............................................................................................................................38
Adapting the language and keyboard settings .................................................................................41
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Adapting the POI settings .................................................................................................................42
Adapting the volume .........................................................................................................................42
Adapting the warning settings and driving safety .............................................................................43
Adapting the time and units settings.................................................................................................44
Adapting the power options ..............................................................................................................45
Adapting the display settings ............................................................................................................47
Adapting the TMC settings ...............................................................................................................48
Security .............................................................................................................................................49
FM transmitter...................................................................................................................................49
The footer in the Settings menu........................................................................................................49
CHAPTER 5: OPERATION USING THE VOICE COMMAND FUNCTION ............. 51
The voice command function in practice .........................................................................................52
Voice command in main menu ..........................................................................................................54
Enter new destination using voice command..................................................................................54
Enter address....................................................................................................................................55
Home address...................................................................................................................................55
Choose from last locations ...............................................................................................................56
Search for point of interest................................................................................................................56
Choose from favourites.....................................................................................................................56
Route with intermediate destinations................................................................................................56
Destination from map........................................................................................................................56
Enter coordinates..............................................................................................................................57
Load tour...........................................................................................................................................57
Operation in the map view .................................................................................................................57
Voice command in Current route menu............................................................................................57
Voice command in the Settings.........................................................................................................59
Route options....................................................................................................................................59
Map ...................................................................................................................................................60
Language and keyboard ...................................................................................................................61
Points of interest settings..................................................................................................................61
Volume..............................................................................................................................................62
Warnings and driving safety .............................................................................................................62
Time and units ..................................................................................................................................62
Energy options ..................................................................................................................................62
Display settings.................................................................................................................................63
TMC ..................................................................................................................................................63
Settings assistant..............................................................................................................................63
Factory settings.................................................................................................................................63
Info ....................................................................................................................................................63
CHAPTER 6: MANUAL INSTALLATION AND START-UP .................................... 64
Initial operation ...................................................................................................................................64
Reinstallation and updating the software.........................................................................................65
Installation via memory card .............................................................................................................65
Installation via My Flash Disk ...........................................................................................................66
Transferring additional data...............................................................................................................66
CHAPTER 7: INSTALLATION AND START-UP USING THE GOPAL®
ASSISTANT............................................................................................................. 68
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Installing the GoPal® Assistant software..........................................................................................68
User interface of the GoPal® Assistant .............................................................................................69
Setting the user language.................................................................................................................71
Manual actions for data exchange....................................................................................................71
Actions using the Content Import Wizard .........................................................................................73
Management of GPS Tracks ............................................................................................................74
Functions for device management....................................................................................................76
Changing the device name ...............................................................................................................76
Formatting the external memory card...............................................................................................77
Shopping in the GoPal shop portal...................................................................................................77
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GoPal Navigator 6
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 (Travel Guide, Picture Viewer etc.), this manual will cover the following topics:
 Operating the navigation software
 Adjusting the settings
 Installing the software and map material
 Operation using the voice command function (if available for your device)
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 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
Adobe
This folder contains the installation
data for Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®.
This program must be installed to the Program
Files directory on your PC (manually or using
the Setup Assistant).
APD
This folder contains data for the
GoPal® Assistant.
This data is required only when installing the
GoPal® Assistant on your PC and does not
have to be manually copied.
Assistant
This folder contains the installation
data for the GoPal® Assistant.
This data is required only when installing the
GoPal® Assistant on your PC and does not
have to be manually copied.
This folder contains the installation
data for your navigation software.
These files must be installed (manually or
using the GoPal ®Assistant) on the memory
card or in the My Flash Disk > INSTALL folder
of your navigation system.
INSTALL
License
Agreements
This folder contains the license inThese files do not have to be copied.
formation for using various services.
Manuals
This folder contains the PDF verThese files can be installed on your PC
sions of this manual in the respective (manually or using the Setup Assistant) to the
language.
directory Programs>Medion GoPal Assistant>Manuals).
This folder contains the map data
your navigation system needs for
planning routes.
These files must be installed (manually or
using the GoPal ®Assistant) in the directory
MapRegions on the memory card or in the My
Flash Disk > MapRegions folder of your navigation system.
Setup
This folder contains the installation
data for your navigation system.
These files do not have to be copied.
This file does not need to be copied.
AUTORUN
This setup information/application
ensures 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 inThis file does not need to be copied.
formation 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 inThis file does not need to be copied.
serted, this application will start
automatically and will help you install
the software components.
MapRegions
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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.
We do, however, recommend that you install additional applications like GoPal® Assistant or
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 6: Manual installation
and start-up and Chapter 7: 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.
 Supported operating systems: Windows® 2000 ab SP4, Windows® XP, Vista® & Windows® 7
 Hardware specifications: current computer generation, minimum 128 RAM, min. one available
USB 1.1 port
 Card-Reader for SD/MMC media recommended
 Necessary additional software: Microsoft ActiveSync® (only Windows® 2000/XP) for operation
as mobile device with your PC, GoPal® Assistant for automatic data transfer between navigation
device and PC (as needed)
Tip
If you are working with the Microsoft Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system, you do not need the ActiveSync® communication software. The
system files required for the data transfer are already integrated into your
Vista®/Windows® 7 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 Mobile device 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.
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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:
 For entries that you perform with the mouse on your PC, we use the term "click"
 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:
 Entries taken from the software (like buttons, menu items or labels for check boxes) are in bold.
 Specific functions and programs of your navigation system (e. g. Travel Guide etc.) or PC (e. g.
Windows Explorer etc.) are italicised.
 Information about directories and paths (on the external SD card or on the flash memory of your
navigation device) are italicised.
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:
 Descriptions pertaining to executing a function are listed numerically, thus defining the order of
the individual steps.
 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.
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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.
 For safety reasons, entries may not be made by the driver whilst driving: Please make the necessary entries before beginning the journey.
 If you need to change your entries during the journey, stop your vehicle at a suitable point (parking spot etc.).
 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.
 The instructions for the navigation system are recommendations only: Always pay attention to
road traffic regulations.
 Please note that your navigation device must receive a valid GPS signal in order to calculate the
route from the current position.
 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.
 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
 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.
 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.
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.
 Windows®, Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 and ActiveSync® are
trademarks of the Microsoft® Corporation.
 Acrobat® and Acrobat® Reader® are trademarks of Adobe® Systems Incorporated.
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Copyright and Warranty
Copyright © 2011
Version 6
Status 04/11
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 6
Chapter 2: Basics of operation
Your navigation device is ready to operate immediately: The navigation software and the map material included have been pre-installed on your device. After starting the device you must then select the language within the software. The following message will then be shown:
 Information on road traffic regulations and operation during the journey
The instructions for the navigation system are recommendations only: Always pay attention to
road traffic regulations.
For safety reasons, entries may not be made by the driver whilst driving: Please make the necessary entries before beginning the journey. If you need to change your entries during the journey, stop your vehicle at a suitable point (parking spot etc.).
button. If you decline the information using
You must accept this information by tapping the
button, further use of your navigation software is not possible.
the
Then the following options are available:
 A short briefing on setting up your navigation device is available via the Short introduction button: mounting in a vehicle, navigation of the software, entering destination data, operation via
voice command (if available for your device) etc. is described here.
 You can start the settings assistant to configure the basic settings of your navigation software
using the Settings assistant button (see Settings assistant).
The main menu of your navigation software can be accessed via the Start navigation directly
button (see Chapter 3: Operating the GoPal® navigation software). 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 3: Operating the
GoPal® navigation software.
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 screen (touchscreen) of your navigation device.
Each button opens up the menu level underneath. If a button has not been assigned to another
menu level, the function is performed directly.
Within the menu levels you can use the available buttons to open up or exit other sub-menus.
Navigation within the menus is as follows:
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 To open the desired menu and display the sub-menus contained within, tap the appropriate button.
 To close the sub-menu which is currently open and go to the appropriate main menu, tap the
.
button
 To return from any sub-menu straight back to the main menu, long-press the
 To go to another page within a menu level, tap the relevant button
button.
.
Various screens require you to select from the available options in a list.
 To show hidden entries in the list, you can move the display area up or down using the
button.
or
On various screens you can lower or raise a pre-set value.
 To alter the currently displayed value, press the
on the value scale between the two buttons.
or
button. The current value is displayed
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
Dialogues identified with the
button.
button.
symbol inform you about the current status of a function.
 You will be informed of the current status of the function via a progress bar.
 Use the
button to cancel this function.
Dialogues identified with the
symbol provide information on a malfunction.
 Use the
button to confirm that you have acknowledged this information. The navigation software switches back to the previous display.
Dialogues identified with the
formed.
 Use the
symbol allow you to select whether a function should be per-
button to confirm that the function should be performed.
button to prevent the function from being performed. The navigation software
 Use the
switches back to the previous display.
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Operation in the map view
Status indicators and buttons are displayed in map view. While the status displays are purely informative, the buttons serve to perform specific functions or to call up individual menus within the
software.
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Buttons
Status displays
This button switches the map view between
the options 2D map and 3D map.
The distance to the next manoeuvre is
displayed here.
Use this button to show or hide the splitscreen (only available in 480 x 272 pixel). A
description of the split-screen can be found in
the section Function of the split-screen.
The street you are currently on is displayed
here. Detailed turn-off information from the
lane assistant is also shown here in 320 x 240
pixel format.
Optional information on the next manoeuvre,
points of interest in the area or along the route
and traffic information along the route is
provided here in split-screen mode (only
available in 480 x 272 pixel) for direct
selection.
The TMC reception quality is displayed here
or Premium TMC
, if available
(TMC
for your device).
This button takes you from the map view back
to the main menu.
The GPS reception quality is displayed here.
This button opens the settings window
Volume: here you can set the volume for the
voice output (Navigation), the key click and
the integrated MP3 Player (if available for
your device).
This button is only available if your navigation
system is equipped with a Bluetooth handsfree device (see device manual).
Use this button to display buttons to zoom out
from or zoom in on the map section. When
you click on this button again, the map
changes back to Auto-zoom mode.
The charge status is displayed here.
The average speed is displayed here.
The current speed is displayed here.
Traffic warnings and information on driving
safety are shown here if they are activated in
the Settings (see Adapting the warning
settings and driving safety).
The estimated time of arrival at the destination
is displayed here.
Your current position within the map section is
displayed here.
The remaining travel time to the destination is
displayed here.
This button opens the Current route menu,
which is described in the section Quick
access via the Current route menu.
The distance to the destination is displayed
here.
The current scale on the map section is
displayed here.
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Chapter 3: Operating the GoPal®
navigation software
On the following pages, we describe the basic functions of your navigation software. If you have
adjusted certain navigation settings to meet your personal needs, the following description may differ from the content displayed on your system.
Main menu
The buttons in the main menu offer direct access to your navigation system's functions.
The New destination menu can be opened via this button. All sub-menus
for destination entry or navigation planning can be found here. Operation in
these sub-menus is described in detail in this chapter.
You can change to the map display using this button. Visual information on
the device status and your current position or route is available here. Additional functions and views for navigation are also available via the Current
route menu.
Further information can be found in the section Quick access via the Current route menu.
The Extras menu can be opened via this button. A short introduction to
your navigation device and instructions on various topics can be accessed
here. The additional applications on your navigation device can be selected here.
More information on the additional applications can be found in the device
manual.
The Settings menu can be opened via this button. You can adjust all parameters for route calculation, screen display and general operation here.
The settings assistant can be accessed if required to guide you through the
Settings menus and explain them.
See Chapter 4: Adjusting the settings.
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Tip
This manual only describes the operation of your navigation software. Information on the other functions of your navigation device in the Extras menu
can be found in the device handbook.
Note
Various options and functions may not be available in the basic version of
your navigation system: you can obtain these plugins quickly and easily in the
Medion® GoPal® Assistant shop (see Shopping in the GoPal shop portal)!
Manual destination entry
Enter the destination data for your navigation or select existing destinations for navigation via the
sub-menus in the New destination menu. Choose from the following sub-menus:
 Enter address
Define your chosen destination in the Enter address menu. More information can be found in the
Enter address section.
 Home address
Define a frequently used destination or end point for navigation (such as your home or work address) under the Home address menu. More information can be found in the Home address section.
 Choose from last locations
Via the Last locations menu, your navigation system displays the last destinations for which a
route calculation was carried out. More information can be found in the Choose from last locations section.
 Search for point of interest
You can select specific POI entries in the map data for route calculation using the Points of interest menu. More information can be found in the Search for point of interest section.
 Choose from favourites
You can create frequently used destinations in the Favorites menu and subsequently select
these directly for route calculation. More information can be found in the Choose from favourites
section.
 Route with intermediate destinations
You can create routes with several intermediate destinations in the Route planning menu and
subsequently select these directly for route calculation. More information can be found in the
Route with intermediate destinations section.
 Destination from map
You can select a destination directly in the relevant map display by tapping it on the map. More
information can be found in the Destination from map section.
 Enter coordinates
You can enter the geographic position of a destination by giving its degree of longitude and latitude via this menu. More information can be found in the Enter coordinates section.
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 Load tour
In the Load tour menu you can load a tour that exists as a GPX track and complete the tour or
join it along the way as you wish. More information can be found in the Load tour section.
Enter address
To enter destination information manually, tap the Enter address button in the New destination
1/2 menu. The following screen then appears:
Entering the country
In this menu, the preset country always corresponds to the language selected 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 flag symbol in the upper-left corner of the screen or tap the Change country button
in the footer of the screen. 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 and the location entry screen
appears again.
Note
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 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 its name or its postcode:
 Enter the desired name using the onscreen alphanumerical keys.
 Tap on the
button to show the numerical keys and enter the postcode.
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When entering the town or the postcode, the keyboard is automatically adapted and only the buttons permitted for entering the next character are available: All buttons that are not permitted are
greyed out and cannot be tapped. You can undo any number or character entry with the
button.
Tip
By pressing and holding the
button, you reset the field for (alpha) numerical entry: now you can start the entry again.
After entering the first character, three buttons appear in the area between the name field on the
upper edge and the keyboard:
 The first two buttons provide possible destinations for selection in accordance with the entries
made 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.
 You can use the third button More hits to open a list of all of the available preselection destinations in a separate window. For better orientation, you are shown the available preselection destinations on an overview map. Using the Hide map button, the map display closes. You can
, open the current hits in the map
open it again with the Show map button. Using the button
view, where you can access the zoom buttons as well as the map display using the compass
symbol. Tap the button to close the map view
.
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 or if you want to refine your entry, return to the character
button.
entry screen using the
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.
Proceed as follows to enter the street name:
3. 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.
4. Continue entering until the desired street name has been entered. As soon as the desired
street name appears on one of the two buttons for preselection, tap it to select the street directly. Alternatively, you can use the third button, All hits, to open a list of all available preand
selection destinations in a separate window. Browse through the list using the
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted. If you do not want to make a
button.
selection, return to the character entry screen with the
After selecting the street, the screen to enter the house number automatically pops up.
 As an alternative to entering the street name manually, use To centre 'destination' button, to
start navigation to the destination defined in the map data as the mid-point for this place. This
town centre point is displayed on an overview map on the Detailed information screen. The following pages contain more information on this subject.
 In addition, the Points of interest button offers you the option of opening a list which allows you
to select a point of interest at the destination selected. For further information, see Search for
point of interest.
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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 the list view (More hits). The
following options are now available on this screen:
 Enter the house number manually: as soon as the desired house number appears on one of the
two buttons for preselection, select it directly. Alternatively, you can use the third button All hits
to open a list of all of the available house numbers in a separate window. Browse through the
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted. If you do
list using the
not want to make a selection, return to the character entry screen with the
button.
 The Middle of the road button guides the navigation to the destination defined in the map material as the mid-point for this street.
 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 two buttons for preselection, tap it to select the street directly.
Alternatively, you can use the third button All hits to open a list of all of the available house
numbers in a separate window. For better orientation, you are shown the available preselection
destinations on an overview map. Using the Hide map button, the map display closes. You can
, open the current hits in the map
open it again with the Show map button. Using the button
view, where you can access the zoom buttons as well as the map orientation button using the
compass symbol. Tap the button to close the map view
.
Browse the list using the buttons
and
and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted
and the selection list closes. If you do not want to make a selection, return to the character entry
button.
screen with the
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. You can find
further information about the Detailed information screen in the Route calculation using Detailed information section.
Note
As long as the optional phone book function is available on your navigation
device and the telephone number for the entered destination is saved on the
device, the button Call now will also be displayed.
Home address
Via the Home address button in the New destination 1/2 menu, you can define an address and
therefore a location that you often use as a destination or end point for navigation (such as your
home or work address). Once you have defined the home address, you can select it in future directly via this button and calculate a route from your current position to the home address.
1. Tap the Home address button: if you have not yet created a home address, you will be asked
to specify one now.
2. Enter the home address: entry of the home address is carried out in the same way that address entry is described on the previous page.
3. Then tap the button Specify home address: the home address is now saved and can be accessed in future directly via the Home address button.
Furthermore the home address is created as the first option in the Favorites menu under the name
symbol for identification. If required you can edit the home
Home. The entry is assigned the
address retrospectively by tapping the relevant button in the list view (see Editing favorites).
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Note
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.
Choose from last locations
Your navigation device saves the last destinations entered in the Last locations list, which is accessed by the Choose from last locations button in the New destination 1/2 menu. This lets you
re-select these destinations without having to enter the destination information. Browse through
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: the destination is disthe respective list using the
played on an overview map on the Detailed information screen. You can find further information
about the Detailed information screen in the Route calculation using Detailed information section.
Tip
If you have not yet entered a destination or if the device has been restored to
factory settings, there are no destinations to select here.
You can delete destinations you no longer need from the list using the relevant button . If you
want to delete all previous locations, tap the Delete all button on the lower edge of the screen.
Search for point of interest
The Points of interest button on the New destination 1/2 menu lets you use special points of interest, the POI data (points of interest) saved to the map material, for destination calculation. Using
Other options in this menu, you can then determine in which category the desired 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.
The following options are available in the selection list for points of interest:
 Using the button Show all points of interest in this category in the footer of the screen, you
can open a window to select all available points of interest in the currently selected points of interest category (e. g. Transport).
 Alternatively, you can select a particular point of interest category via the list (e. g. Transport).
After selecting the category onscreen, the navigation software opens an additional list within this
category that lets you narrow your initial selection (e. g. Transport > airports, harbours, ferry
terminals, train stations, etc.).
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selec-
o
Browse through the list using the
tion is accepted.
o
Using the button Display all POIs in this category in the footer of the screen, you can
display all the available points of interest in this category in a list.
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Regardless of your selection, your navigation system subsequently displays the screen Where do
you want to search?. Use the buttons to choose from the following options:
 Tap on the At a certain place button, to enter a new destination. This process is described in
the Enter address section.
 Tap the button Along the Route to search for points of interest in direct proximity to the continued course of the current route.
 Tap the button Nearby to select a POI near your current position.
 Tap the button At destination to select a POI at the currently selected destination.
The window for the selected points of interest category is then opened, in which all available points
of interest are displayed in a selection list and an overview map. Using the Hide map button, the
, open
map display closes. You can open it again with the Show map button. Using the button
the current hits in the map view, where you can access the zoom buttons as well as the map disbutton to close the map view .
play using the compass symbol. Tap the
Browse through the list using the
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: The selection is accepted.
If the point of interest searched is not displayed straight away, tap the button Find by name to enter the name of the desired point of interest via the onscreen keyboard and display all available
search results in a selection list.
Choose from favourites
You can save frequently used destinations in the memory of the navigation device via the Choose
from favourites button in the New destination 1/2 menu. Later on, you can call up these favourites
directly, so manually entering this destination is no longer necessary.
Creating a favourite
When you use your navigation device for the first time (or after initialisation) there are no favourites
saved to the device. Proceed as follows to create a new favourite:
1. Tap the Choose from favourites button in the New destination menu. The Favourites menu
screen appears.
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 a destination, you can select this destination directly via the
button at the top.
o
If other recent destinations are available for selection, open a list of these destinations 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 Enter address button to enter the destination/favourite manually using the input
menus for Country, Town/Postcode, Street and House Number. This process is described
in the Enter address section.
o
Tap the Points of interest button to select a destination/favourite from any point of interest category you like. This process is described in the Search for point of interest section.
o
Tap the buttons More > Current position to store your current location as a favourite.
o
Tap the buttons More > Coordinates to enter the coordinates of the destination/favourite.
This process is described in the Enter coordinatessection.
o
Tap the buttons More > Destination from map to manually enter the destination/favourite in the map display. This process is described in the Destination from map
section.
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o
Tap the buttons More > Phone book (if available for your device) to select the destination/favourite from the data in the phone book.
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.
Calling up a favourite
After you have created one or more favourites, you can call it/them up directly from the Favourites
menu. Proceed as follows:
1. Tap the Choose from favourites button in the New destination menu. A selection list of the
favourites you have created appears.
2. Browse through the respective list using the
and
buttons and tap the desired entry: the
destination is displayed on an overview map on the Detailed information screen.
3. Close the input field using the
button: Route calculation then starts for this destination.
Deleting all favourites
If you want to delete all favourites currently saved on your navigation device, tap the Delete all
button on the lower edge of the Favourites screen: all entries in the favourites list are then deleted.
Note
If you reset the navigation device to the factory settings, all your saved favourites will also be deleted.
Editing favourites
You can edit individual favourites in the list in the Favourites menu as needed. Rename the favourite, assign it a symbol, save it as the home address or delete the entry.
To edit a favourite, tap on the respective
opens.
button in the list view. The Edit favourites screen then
Proceed as follows to rename a selected favourite:
1. Tap the button Name. The screen to enter names for the favourites appears again.
2. Delete the current name as needed using the
button.
3. Enter the name for the favourites using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with
the
button.
The changed favourite name is now accepted for display in the Edit favourite screen and the favourites list.
Proceed as follows to assign the selected favourite a new symbol:
1. Tap the button Symbol. The Select symbol screen then appears.
2. Browse the list using the buttons
and the selection list closes.
and
tap the desired entry: the selection is accepted
The changed symbol is now accepted for display in the Edit favourites screen, the favourites list
and the map display.
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You can save the selected favourite as your personal home address via the As home address
button: the favourite will now be saved as first option in the Favourites menu and identified with the
symbol. If you have already saved another home address, this will be overwritten.
In addition, the Edit favourites menu gives you the option of deleting the selected favourite. Tap on
the Delete button on the lower edge of the screen. The entry is deleted from the list.
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.
Route with intermediate destinations
You have the possibility of planning a route in advance or changing and/or optimising a planned
route at a later date using the Route with intermediate destinations button in the New destination 2/2 menu. In addition, the Route planning menu allows you to save frequently used tours and
load them at a later time.
Entering the starting position and adding more destinations
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 new route. Proceed as follows to create a starting point for the route:
1. Tap the Add destination button in the footer of the Route planning display. The New destination menu will then be opened.
2. Here, the following options are available:
o
If you have already entered a home address, you can choose this directly using the lefthand button above the menu keys.
o
If recent destinations are available for selection, open a list of these destinations using the
right-hand button Last locations above the menu keys. If you tap on one of the destinations, the selected destination is shown on the Detailed information screen.
o
Tap the Enter address button The Enter addresssection describes destination entry.
o
Tap the button Points of interest. The section Search for point of interest describes how
to select a point of interest.
o
Tap the button Favourites. The section Choose from favourites describes how to enter a
favourite.
o
Tap the buttons More > Current position: your current position will be used as the new
starting point for the planned route.
o
Tap the buttons More > Coordinates: entering coordinates is described in the section Enter coordinates.
o
Tap the buttons More > Destination from map: entering a destination in the map display
is described in the section Destination from map.
o
Tap the buttons More > Phone book (if available for your device): operation of the phone
book is described in the device manual.
The destination entered is now accepted and displayed as the top entry in the list in the Route
planning menu.
To enter more destinations, tap again on the button Add destination: you can enter an additional
destination in exactly the same way (see above). 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
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more destinations which will then be inserted into the list in the order they are entered. If you have
and
buttons.
created more than three destinations, you can browse through the list using the
When you tap a destination in the list, it is displayed on the Detailed information screen on an
overview map along with the stored address data. You can save this destination as a favourite if
button to return to the Route planning
required using the Place as favourite button. Use the
menu.
Editing the entries in the route list
You can delete the entries in the route list at any time as required or change the order of the entries in the list to alter the course of the route.
Proceed as follows to delete an entry from the list:
 Tap the button for the respective destination: The entry is deleted from the list. Unless 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 route planning:
 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 route and adjust the navigation to be
as efficient as possible: this adjusts the order of the destinations in order to calculate the shortest
possible route.
Tip
Note that optimisation only takes place if the route 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 planned route
If you frequently need the navigation for a given route, you can save this route on your navigation
system and load it at a later point in time. Proceed as follows to save the current route planning:
1. Tap the Load/Save button. The Load and save route screen then opens.
2. Tap the Save current route button in the footer of the screen. The screen to enter route
names then appears.
3. Enter the name using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with the
button.
After it has been entered, the entry for this route is displayed in the list on the Load and save route
screen. Proceed as follows to load an entry from the list at any point in time:
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1. Tap the Load/Save button. The Load and save route screen then opens.
2. Tap an entry in the list: A screen with a map display as well as information about this route
planning then appears.
3. To start navigation for this route planning, tap the
4.
button.
If you do not want to make a selection, return to the Load and save route screen with the
button.
If you no longer need a saved route plan, tap the appropriate
from the list.
button and the entry is deleted
Changing a planned route
If needed, you can also change the route at a later date. Proceed as follows:
1. Tap the Load/Save button. The Load and save route screen then opens.
2. Tap an entry in the list: A screen with a map display as well as information about this route
planning then appears.
3. Use the buttons to choose from the following options:
o
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 name and
confirm the entry with the
button. The changed name appears in the list on the Load
and save route screen.
o
The Delete button removes this route from your navigation system. This process cannot
be undone.
Use the button
to close the changes to the planned route.
Starting a planned route
After entering the planned route calculation using the button
, the navigation software opens a
screen asking you which position the planned route should be calculated from: your current position may not correspond to the saved starting point, in which case the route planning must be adjusted. Here, the following options are available:
 Enter your current position as the starting point for the planned route using the Current GPS
position button.
 Use the button Enter new starting point to enter a new starting point for the route. Here, the
following options are available:
o
If you have already entered one destination (or the home address), you can choose it directly using the left-hand button above the menu keys.
o
If other recent destinations are available for selection, open a list of these destinations using the Last locations button on the right. How to select a destination from this list is described in the Select from last locations section.
o
Tap the Enter address button The Enter addresssection describes destination entry.
o
Tap the button Points of interest. The section Search for point of interest describes how
to select a point of interest.
o
Tap the button Favourites. The section Choose from favourites describes how to enter a
favourite.
o
Tap the buttons More > Current position: your current position will be used as the new
starting point for the planned route.
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o
Tap the buttons More > Coordinates: entering coordinates is described in the section Enter coordinates.
o
Tap the buttons More > Destination from map: entering a destination in the map display
is described in the section Destination from map.
o
Tap the buttons More > Phone book (if available for your device): operation of the phone
book is described in the device manual.
 Use the button First destination to start calculation of the planned route:
o
If your current position corresponds to the starting position, the calculation is performed
directly.
o
If your current position does not correspond to the starting position, the navigation software first calculates navigation from the planned start position and then starts navigating
the planned route.
Use the
button to start navigation for this route.
Destination from map
Using the Destination from map button in the New destination 2/2 menu, open the map view of
the navigation software to manually enter a destination in the map. This way, you define the destination directly without the destination entry described in the previous chapters.
Proceed as follows to enter the destination in the map view:
1. Tap on the desired position within the map section displayed. If required, you can first change
the map view using the compass symbol and zoom to the desired scale on the map section.
. On the upper edge of the
2. The position you tapped is indicated on the map with this symbol
screen, the navigation system suggests a destination that corresponds with this position.
o
If an unambiguous destination (e. g. a point of interest) can be determined, the address is
displayed in the header.
o
If multiple unambiguous destinations can be determined, the number of suggested destinations is displayed as is the position of the displayed destination among these options
(for example: 3/12 means destination 3 out of 12 available destinations). Browse through
and
buttons on the
the list containing the available destinations using the
lower edge of the screen.
o
If no unambiguous destination can be determined, the coordinates are displayed in the
header.
3. Tap on the button Detailed information to display the current destination on the Detailed information screen on an overview map: If address data are available for this destination they
button on the lower edge of the screen to start
are displayed. Tap on the Calculate route
route calculation for this destination.
You can find further information about the Detailed information screen in section Route calculation
using Detailed information.
Enter coordinates
Via the Enter coordinates button in the New destination 2/2 menu, you can enter the destination
by its geographical degree of latitude and longitude.
Proceed as follows to enter the coordinates manually:
1. Using the numerical keyboard, enter the desired degree of latitude in degrees using decimals:
to divide the numbers enter a comma (for example: 49,36 is interpreted as a degree of latitude
button: On the next display you will be asked
of 49° 21’ 36“). Close the input field using the
to enter the degree of longitude in decimal notation.
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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. You can also use the N<>S (for latitude) or E<>W (for longitude) button in the upper left corner of the screen to toggle between an equator or prime meridian point of reference.
2. 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
button:
the input field using the
Coordinate input is now complete: The destination is displayed on the Detailed information screen
button
on an overview map along with the latitude and longitude. Tap on the Calculate route
on the lower edge of the screen to start route calculation for this destination.
You can find further information about the Detailed information screen in section Route calculation
using Detailed information.
Load tour
Tours are either GPS tracks you have plotted (see Plot GPS track) or commercial GPS files that
can be bought for the device. The Load tour menu allows you to load tours and navigate along
their exact route. For this, the selected tour is displayed on the map data installed on your device
and automatically calculated as a route.
Navigation of this tour/route is largely identical to navigation to an address entered. However, the
user is always led back to the selected tour if they have deviated from the route plan.
Note
Calculation of the navigation based on the selected tour is only possible if the
routes on the tour can be displayed as a track in the map data and are approved for use there: if the tour uses non-digitalised or private routes, the
navigation calculated may differ from the original tour.
Proceed as follows to load and navigate a tour:
1. Tap the Load tour button in the New destination 2/2 menu. A selection list of the tours saved
on your navigation device then appears.
and
buttons: if you would like to delete a tour entry from the
2. Browse the list using the
memory of your device, tap the respective button .
3. To load a tour, tap the relevant entry in the selection list.
4. The tour is analysed and then displayed on the Tour: ‚Name of the selected tour‘ display as an
button, the map display will open. Usoverview map: if you tap on the overview map or the
ing the Zoom buttons, you can zoom in/out on your map section as needed. Using the
button brings you back to the tour display.
Next to the map view, information on the distance, the lowest and highest points (Lowest or
Highest altitude) and the total incline (Cumulative ascent) appears on the tour display.
Using the Rename and Delete buttons in the footer of the display, you can rename the selected tour if required, or delete it from the device memory.
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Note
Depending on the data saved in the tour, various information (e.g. altitude)
may not be displayed.
5. Close the selection using the
button.
The navigation software then displays a selection display. Select:
 …ride the entire tour: you are now led from your current position to the starting point of the
tour, and can subsequently ride the entire tour.
 …join it along the way: a convenient point to join the tour is determined based on your current
position. In this case, you are not led to the standard starting point of the tour and also do not
ride the entire tour.
After you have selected the desired option, calculation of the tour starts automatically.
Note
To load GPS tracks that you have plotted yourself (see Plot GPS track) or
externally available GPS files as a tour, the corresponding GPX files must be
saved to your navigation device in the GPX folder: if you connect your device
to the computer via ActiveSync®, you will find this folder in the path Mobile
Device > My Flash Disk > Navigation > GPX. If the navigation device is connected to the computer in Mass Storage mode, it obtains its own drive name
and the storage path is Drive > Navigation > GPX.
Further information on the management of the GPX data with the GoPal Assistant can be found in section Management of GPS tracks.
Route calculation using detailed information
After entering and selecting the destination, the Detailed information screen will appear. Using the
Calculate route
button in the footer, you start the calculation for navigation. The following options are also offered here:
 The selected destination is displayed on an overview map for quick orientation. The map view
. Using the Zoom buttons, you can zoom
will open if you tap the overview map or the button
button to return to the detailed information.
in/out on your map section as needed. Use the
 The address entered will be displayed next to the overview map. If you have defined the destination using coordinates, these will appear.
 If a telephone number was saved to this destination and the telephone feature is available on
your navigation device, you can call the destination using the Call now button.
 If required, you can redirect the navigation to a public parking place near the destination using
the button Park nearby. After the functions have been activated, the navigation software displays a list with all relevant POI entries in the category Car and Traffic > Parking: browse
and
tap the desired entry to accept the chosen
through the relevant list using the buttons
destination entry for the Detailed information screen.
The More button in the footer makes a further menu available with the following options:
 Using the Route options button, you can adjust various parameters for navigation. This process is described in the Adapting the route section.
 Using the Location as favourite button, you can save the destination as a personal favourite to
the memory of your navigation device. This process is described in the Select from favourites
section.
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 Using the Other destination button, you can expand navigation to include one or more additional destinations. This process is described in the Route with intermediate destinations section.
Calculation and navigation are then started.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
Calculating alternative routes
Navigation is calculated based on the route options saved in your device settings (see Chapter 4:
Adjusting the Settings). The calculated route is set as the standard navigation accordingly and is
available for selection on the left side of the screen using the S button.
Using the Calculate alternatives button on the lower edge of the screen, you can have two alternative navigations calculated so you can plan your route more precisely. Deviating from the current
route options, the navigation device may calculate a shorter or faster navigation. Über die Schaltfläche 1 und 2 erhalten Sie eine direkte Information über die Streckenlänge sowie die voraussichtliche Fahrzeit. Using the i button, you can show the destination information. The following
destination information is displayed:
o
Route distance
o
Estimated travel time
o
Estimated time of arrival
o
Route distance via motorways
o
Route distance via toll roads
o
Route distance via ferries
o
Clever Routes (Yes/No)
Use the Directions button to display all route information on the current route: For more information please read the section Directions. Use the Traffic conditions button to display traffic information for your current route: For more information please read the section Traffic conditions.
button in the footer, you start the calculation for navigation. Alternatively, use the
Using the
button to change to the previous display and start navigation with the Go
button.
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Starting and displaying navigation
Once navigation has been started, your navigation system automatically switches to the map view.
The calculated route is displayed there and compared to your current position in real time.
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:
 The map is displayed in a two-dimensional view. If you have set map view to Map in direction of
travel in the Settings > Map > 2D map orientation menu, the map is always oriented to the direction of travel.
 If you have set the map view to North up in the Settings > Map > 2D map orientation menu, the
map is always oriented to the north.
 If you have selected the Settings > Map > Optimized 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).
 In the mode 3D map, the map is tilted and three-dimensional. The three-dimensional display is
always oriented to the direction of travel.
Tip
If required, 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.
In order to centre the map section back onto your current location, activate
(Activate auto-zoom).
the button
 Within the map section, the planned route is shown in blue. In case of a manual or automatic
traffic jam avoidance, the alternative route is shown in red.
 The street on which you are currently located is shown on the upper edge of the screen. Prior to
a manoeuvre, the direction of navigation is shown in the arrow view, as is the distance to manoeuvre. A-roads and motorways are distinguished by their colour and their number (also see
Function of split-screen).
 Your current position is displayed on the map using the
symbol.
 Information regarding current and average speed, distance to the destination, remaining travel
and time of arrival is shown on the information bar on the lower edge of the map display (see
also Operation in the map view section).
 You can adjust the desired map zoom in the menu Settings > Map > Auto-zoom (see the Adapting the map section). You can adjust the zoom of the map section manually using the
buttons as needed. The current scale is displayed on the map.
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 POIs such as petrol stations, rest areas etc. are displayed as symbols in the map display. You
can determine which point of interest categories should be displayed with the menu Settings >
Points of interest settings > Points of interest on the map.
In addition to the visual navigation, all manœuvres are also announced using voice commands. If
you have activated the corresponding options in the menu Settings > Language and keyboard,
there will also be voice announcements for street names, directions and/or traffic news. You can
adjust the voice output during navigation as follows:
button in the upper area of the screen. The Volume settings menu is then opened,
 Tap the
where you can individually set the volume for the navigation as well as the key click. The volume set here applies equally to playback via the internal speakers and via the earphone connection on your navigation device.
o
and
allow you to individually lower or raise the volume for the respecThe buttons
tive signal output in seven 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.
Function of the split-screen (only available in 480 x 272 pixel)
and
buttons and
The split-screen can be shown and hidden in the map view using the
helps you with additional important information. Depending on the situation, the following information is displayed in the three areas of the split-screen:
 Displaying manoeuvres
Prior to a manoeuvre, the split-screen describes the direction of travel with the help of directional
arrows and indications of distance and direction. This clarifies the distance from the current position at which you must turn and in which main direction.
When you activate the option Settings > Map > Lane assistant (only available in 480 x 272 pixel
), the lane assistant recommends which lane should be used and the continuing route based on
the destination data entered, prior to a manoeuvre on multilane roads. Only the lane assistant
will be shown on the split-screen for the entire duration of the manoeuvre. Following the manoeuvre, the split-screen switches back to normal display.
Note
Even if the split-screen is deactivated in map display, it is automatically
shown to display the lane recommendation and then hidden again following
the manoeuvre.
 Displaying information on points of interest
Depending on the selection in the Settings > Points of interest settings > Points of interest in
split-screen menu, the split-screen shows points of interest near your current position or along
your route: as well as the name of the POI, the split-screen shows the current distance from the
POI and clarifies which category this POI falls under using a symbol.
If required you can tap the POI directly in the split-screen to display it in the Detailed information
display. The available options are described in the Route calculation using detailed information
section.
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 Displaying traffic disruptions
If your navigation device receives TMC messages, these can be automatically displayed in the
split-screen. Only TMC messages found on the continued course of the current navigation will
be included. As well as describing the traffic disruption, the split-screen displays the current distance to the traffic disruption and clarifies the type of traffic disruption using a symbol. Further information is available in the Traffic conditions section (see below).
Quick access via the Current route menu
The Current route 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.
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 Settings button in the lower portion of the screen: The menu TMC is then opened
in the Settings of your navigation system.
3. Adjust the reception of the TMC services as needed: This process is described in the Adapting
the TMC 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 traf). The order of the entries depends on the distance from your location. The
fic signs (e. g.
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.
and
buttons.
You can browse through the list of traffic reports using the
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
button to display the position of the traffic disturbance on the map view: You can
3. Tap the
button:
zoom in on the section as needed. If you would like to leave the map view, tap the
4. If the traffic problem is located on your current route, you can use the Show alternative route
button to calculate a detour around the traffic problem. 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.
Use the
button to return to the Current route menu.
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Route information
Use the button Route information to open the planned route in an overview map. Use the button
on the left-hand side to adjust the map view as follows:

Use this button to show the calculated route from the starting point to the destination. The
starting position is identified here with the symbol , the current position with the symbol
,
the destination(s) 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.

Use this button to show the destination on the map view. The planned route is displayed in
blue and goes into the current map section.

Use this button to show the starting point of the route on the map view. The planned route is
displayed in blue and leads out of the current map section.

Use this button to show your current location on the map view.
Regardless of the selected display option, you can use the relevant buttons to zoom anywhere on
the screen and manually move the map section.
In addition, the following options appear on the buttons in the footer of the screen:
 Directions
All route information on the current route is shown using this button. For further information, see
the Directions section.
 Traffic conditions
Traffic information on the current route (see previous section) is shown using this button.
 Route options
Using this button, you can open the route options for the current route and change them if required. Further information is available in the Adapting the route section.
Use the
button to return to the Current route menu.
Avoid route
Under certain circumstances, traffic disturbances may occur on the planned routes which were unknown at the time the route was planned and thus were not taken into account during calculation.
In this case, you can manually block off a section of the route to come after your current position in
order to calculate an alternate route for the selected distance and to avoid the traffic disturbance in
this way. Proceed as follows to avoid a section of the route:
1. Tap the Avoid route button: The Length of avoided route screen then opens.
2. Select the desired distance from the list: If the desired distance is not available in the current
and
buttons. Choose from the
section of list, you can browse through the list using the
following options: 100/500 m, 1/2/5/10/15/25 km.
3. Once the distance has been selected, the Start of avoided route screen opens. Here you can
choose at what distance (from your current position) the route should be avoided. In addition
to the current position (entry: Immediately) the following options are available: 100/500 m,
1/2/5/10/15 km
Once the length has been selected, your navigation system calculates an alternative route and
symbol in the
switches automatically to the map view. Navigation is updated and rerouted. The
map view marks the point from which the route is to be avoided. The diverted route is marked red
on the map view. At the end of the detour your navigation system switches back to the planned
route and continues navigation.
Proceed as follows to remove the blocks on sections of roads:
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1. Tap the Avoid route button: The Avoid route screen then opens.
2. Tap the
Use the
button: The current blocks are removed.
button to return to the Current route menu.
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:
 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.
Directions
Using the Directions button open the screen of the same name, where all the information on the
current or planned route is displayed in a list. The directions tell you which roads to use to reach
your destination. All route information, along with the distance, is shown in a list, serving as a preview of the planned manoeuvre. If the planned route cannot be displayed on a single screen, you
and
buttons.
can browse through the list using the
Border crossings into other countries are marked for better orientation.
When you wish to exit the directions screen, use the
route information.
Use the
button to return to the selection menu for
button to return to the Current route menu.
You can change to the second page in the Current route menu using the More button.
Stop route guidance
This button is only available when a navigation is active. Tap the button to exit the current navigation: you exit the navigation and your navigation system changes automatically to map display.
Travel statistics
The following information on navigation with your navigation system is displayed in the Travel statistics view
 Maximum speed
 Average speed
 Route travelled
 Travel time
This information refers to all of the routes/tours travelled since the last time the travel statistics
were reset (see Note below).
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To measure information about a specific route, you must reset the travel statistics at the start of
button: all values are reset to 0 and the measurement is renavigation. To do this, activate the
started.
Information on the active navigation is available in the footer: the values provided here are the
same as the information in the footer of the map display (see Operation in the map view) and find
out about:
 current maximum speed
 current average speed
 current distance to destination
 current remaining travel time to destination
 current calculated time of arrival at destination
Note
The values in the travel statistics are automatically reset to 0 if your navigation device has received no valid GPS data packet in two hours.
Use the
button to return to the Current route menu.
Skip next intermediate destination
This button is only available when you travel a route with several intermediate destinations. Tap on
the button to exclude the next intermediate destination from navigation. Navigation is correspondingly updated and you will be guided to the following destination: your navigation system will automatically change to the map view for this.
Compass
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
Any speed limits entered for the current route section are displayed in the left
corner using the symbol. A spoken warning only occurs if the Speed limit
warning option in the Settings > Configure special functions menu and the
Announce traffic option in the Settings > Language and keyboard menu have
been activated and the speed has been exceeded by this value.
Use the
button to return to the Current route menu.
Plot GPS track
If required, you can plot routes that you would like to ride or take as a GPS track in your navigation
device so that you can reload these at a later time for example.

Activated
If you select this option, current route plotting begins immediately. Plotting is stopped if you reset the information in the Travel statistics view (see the Travel statistics section) or select the
Plot GPS track: Deactivated option.

Deactivated
The route already driven or completed is not plotted and saved as a GPS track on your navigation device.
Use the
button to return to the Current route menu.
You can change to the third page in the Current route menu using the More button.
Save current position
You can save your current position as a favourite using this button.
1. Tap the button. This shows the display to enter favourite names appear again.
2. Enter the name for the favourites using the onscreen keyboard and close the input field with
the
button.
After entry, the Current route menu is automatically shown again. Your current position is saved
under the entered name in the Favourites menu and can be accessed there at any time.
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GoPal Navigator 6
Chapter 4: Adjusting the Settings
Your navigation device is pre-configured when delivered so that you can put it into operation
straight away. However, via the Settings menu you have the opportunity to adjust all operating parameters of your navigation device according to requirements and adjust the operation and both
the acoustic and visual responses of your navigation software as required.
Open the Settings menu using the button of the same name in the main menu of the navigation
software. The following Setting menus are available on the three menu pages:

Routes

Map

Language and keyboard

Points of interest settings

Volume

Warnings and driving safety

Time and units

Energy options

Screen settings

TMC

Security (see device manual)
The following options are also available in the footer on page 3 of the Settings menu:
 Settings assistant
 Factory settings
 Info
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Note
Various options and functions may not be available in the basic version of
your navigation system: you can obtain these plugins quickly and easily in the
Medion® GoPal® Assistant shop (see Shopping in the GoPal shop portal)!
Adapting the route
This sub-menu allows you to adapt the route calculation and navigation to your current personal
needs. Note that these 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:
 Type of vehicle
o
Cars
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.
o
Slow vehicle
The route calculation is provided for all vehicles which are limited to a certain maximum
speed due to their design (such as heavy goods vehicles and coaches). With the exception of the adjusted speed profile, the same instructions apply here as for the car option
(see above).
o
Pedestrians
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.
If you select this option, the Route menus Route type, Low emission zones, Motorways,
Toll Roads and Motorail have no function and are automatically deactivated (see later).
o
Bicycle
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.
If you select this option, the Route menus Route type, Low emission zones, Motorways,
Toll Roads and Motorail have no function and are automatically deactivated (see later).
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
o
Motorcycle
Route calculation has been optimised for motorcyclists. 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.
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 Route type
o
Short
Route calculation optimised with respect to distance: The shortest possible route is calculated.
o
Fast
Route calculation optimised with respect to travel time: The fastest possible route is calculated.
o
Economic
The route calculation represents a combination of the quickest and shortest route: This is
the economic route.
 Low emission zones
o
Use
Low emission zones are mainly inner city areas determined by the legislator where traffic
restrictions apply to reduce air pollution. If your vehicle carries the necessary permit, low
emission zones can be included in route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of low emission zones, they will be ignored in route calculation.
o
Exclude
Low emission zones are excluded from route calculation. Select this option if your vehicle
does not carry a permit for indicated low emission zones.
Note
If you exclude route options (such as Low emission zones, Ferries, Mountain
passes etc.) from calculation, your navigation system displays an error message if the destination cannot be reached without the excluded route option.
In case of an error message, you should first check whether route options are
excluded.
 Motorways
o
Use
In addition to rural roads, B-roads and A-roads, motorways are also considered during
route calculations.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of motorways, only rural roads, B-roads
and A-roads are accounted for during route calculations.
o
Exclude
The use of motorways is excluded from route calculation: in any case, only rural roads, Broads and A-roads are considered during route calculation.
 Toll Roads
o
Use
Toll roads are considered for route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of toll roads, toll roads are avoided in
the route calculation.
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o
Exclude
The use of toll roads is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be calculated
in this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
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.
 Motorail
o
Use
The use of motorail is taken into account for the purposes of route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of motorail, this is avoided in the route
calculation.
o
Exclude
The use of motorail is excluded from route calculation.
 Ferries
o
Use
The use of ferries is taken into account for the purposes of route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of ferries, they are avoided in the route
calculation.
o
Exclude
The use of ferries is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be calculated in
this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
 Fee-paying roads
o
Use
The use of roads on which a requirement to carry a road tax sticker or similar applies
means that fees must be paid are taken into account in route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of fee-paying roads, they are avoided in
the route calculation.
o
Exclude
The use of fee-paying roads is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be calculated in this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
 Unsurfaced roads
o
Use
The use of unsurfaced roads (e.g. dirt tracks) is taken into account in route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of unsurfaced roads, they are avoided
in the route calculation.
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o
Exclude
The use of unsurfaced roads is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be
calculated in this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
 Mountain passes
o
Use
The use of mountain passes is taken into account for the purposes of route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of mountain passes, they are avoided
in the route calculation.
o
Exclude
The use of mountain passes is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be calculated in this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
 Seasonal roads
o
Use
The use of roads which can only be used in certain seasons due to weather, time of year
etc. is taken into account in route calculation.
o
Avoid
If the route can also be calculated without the use of seasonal roads, they are avoided in
route calculation.
o
Exclude
The use of seasonal roads is excluded from route calculation. If the route cannot be calculated in this case, you will be asked to check the route options.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 Clever Routes
With the Clever Routes option, the fastest possible routes are also identified. However, in doing
so the navigation device accesses specific information on traffic density which is indicated in the
map material.
o
Activated
Junctions for which there is the risk of a traffic jam at the time of the route calculation, are
avoided. Instead, an alternative route to the junctions is calculated, with optimised traffic
flow.
o
Deactivated
Route calculation is carried out based on the set route options without taking into account
time-based information on traffic density.
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Adapting the map
In this sub-menu you can adjust the appearance of the display (touchscreen) on your navigation
system to meet your personal needs. Choose from the following options:
 Map view
o
Map
I
n the Map mode the map is still shown during a manoeuvre. A smaller version of the manoeuvre arrow pops up in the map.
o
Arrow view
In the arrow view mode, navigation is shown only by a manoeuvre arrow; no map view is
shown.
o
Map off
In the Map off mode, no information is shown on the display (touchscreen): navigation is
via voice commands only.
 2D map orientation
o
North up
In the North up 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.
o
Map in direction of travel
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
Optimised
In the Optimised mode the map is oriented to the north or the direction of travel, depending on the map 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.
Tip
Switching between the 2D and tilted 3D map view is only possible using the
onscreen compass symbol.
 Day/night design
o
Automatic
Map design adjusts automatically to daylight or darkness depending on the current time.
o
Day design
The map is displayed in a design optimised for daylight viewing.
o
Night design
The map is displayed in a design optimised for night time viewing.
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Tip
You can adapt the settings for day and night vision according to requirements
in the Settings > Display settings > Brightness settings menu (see Adapt the
display settings).
 Auto-zoom
o
Nearby
When the autozoom function is active, the current map section is enlarged to a high zoom
level if a manoeuvre is to be performed soon.
o
Medium
When the autozoom function is active, the current map section is enlarged to a medium
zoom level if a manoeuvre is to be performed soon.
o
Far
When the Auto-zoom function is active, the current map section is enlarged to a low zoom
level if a manoeuvre is to be performed soon.
 Controls
With this option, you can adapt the display of the map elements (compass, zoom, volume and, if
available for your device, Bluetooth keys ) to the map view.
o
Hide
When this option is active, all map elements are hidden automatically when the display is
not used for more than 20 seconds. When you tap the screen again, the map elements
reappear straight away. To use the map elements, you must, however, tap again on the
respective map element.
o
Show
When this option is active, all map elements are permanently visible on the screen. If you
tap one of the buttons, the corresponding function is called up immediately.
o
Transparent
When this option is active, all map elements are displayed transparently when the display
is not used for more than 20 seconds. When you tap the screen again, the map elements
immediately appear again as opaque: if you tap the transparent buttons, the corresponding function is called up immediately.
 Active map
o
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.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 Lane assistant (only in the 480 x 272 pixel)
The lane assistant recommends before a manoeuvre which lane(s) to take based on the destination data entered and further progression along the route.
o
Activated
The lane recommendation for the next manoeuvre is clearly displayed in the split-screen.
Even if the split-screen is deactivated in map display, it is automatically shown to display
the lane recommendation and then hidden again following the manoeuvre.
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o
Deactivated
If the lane assistant is deactivated, no lane recommendations are displayed.
Tip
In devices with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, the lane assistant is always
activated. In these devices, the lane recommendation is displayed in the
header of the map display before the manoeuvre and then hidden again afterwards.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 3D elements
If 3D map display has been activated using the compass symbol in the map view, the following
display options are available. The display is always oriented to the direction of travel.
o
None
In the None mode, the map is only shown tilted, but contains no information on topography in the environment.
o
With Buildings
In the With Buildings mode, selected POIs along the route are shown threedimensionally, to provide improved orientation.
o
With Height Relief
In the With Height Relief mode, the environment along the route is shown in height relief.
o
With Buildings and Height Relief
In the With Buildings and Height Relief mode, selected POIs are shown with a height relief view.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 Junction view
With this option you can change the map view prior to manoeuvres. Depending on the distance
to the manoeuvre, an enlarged display of the next junction can be shown instead of the map, allowing detailed turn-off info to be shown on the display.
o
Activated
When this option is active, the junction is shown as a full-screen display regardless of the
distance to the next manoeuvre and the navigation for this junction is marked. With active
junction view, the map elements for zoom, compass and hands-free cannot be used. Following the manoeuvre, the screen changes to the previously set display.
o
Deactivated
When this option is active, the navigation is shown in the active map display. All map
elements can still be used during the manoeuvre.
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 Country infos
This option allows you to show specific traffic information on the destination country when you
cross borders. More information on the country infos can be found in the device manual.
o
Activated
Country information is shown when you cross borders.
o
Deactivated
Country information is not shown when you cross borders.
Adapting the language and keyboard settings
In this sub-menu you can adjust language-specific parameters.

Language
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.
 Keyboard selection
o
ABC
Entries are made alphanumerically (e. g. country, place and street names) on a keyboard
with an alphabetically organised standard keyboard layout.
o
QWERTZ
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the QWERTZ keyboard layout developed for
typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for German-speaking areas as well as Poland and the Czech Republic.
o
QWERTY
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the QWERTY keyboard layout developed for
typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for English-speaking areas, Scandinavia,
Italy, Turkey, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands.
o
AZERTY
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the AZERTY keyboard layout developed for
typewriters and computer keyboards, intended for French-speaking countries.
o
Cyrillic
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the keyboard layout developed for the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
o
Greek
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the keyboard layout developed for the Greek
Cyrillic alphabet.
o
Icelandic
The arrangement of the keys is switched to the keyboard layout developed for the Icelandic alphabet.

Announce streets
If this option is activated, the street name is announced for the next manoeuvre.

Traffic advice
If this option is active, traffic advice is given.

Directions
If this option is active, the direction is announced for the next manoeuvre.
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 Voice
o
If available for your device and for the language selected, you can select alternative types
of voice for your navigation device's voice output via this menu. Browse the list using the
and : via the relevant
button you are given a sound preview of the stanbuttons
dard and alternative voices.
Tip
Be aware that various elements of the voice output such as street names,
directions and traffic information are not available for the alternative voices:
the relevant options are correspondingly greyed out and voice output is not
possible.
Adapting the POI settings

Points of interest on the map
You can select the points of interest categories to be displayed in map view in this selection list.
and
and tap the button
or
next to the points of interest
Browse list using the buttons
category: the display status is switched accordingly and the selection is transferred to the map.

Points of interest in split-screen
In this selection list, you can select which points of interest categories are shown in the splitscreen and are available for selection (points of interest category selection mode). Browse list
and
and tap the button
or
next to the points of interest category:
using the buttons
the display status is switched accordingly and the selection is transferred to the selection keys
in the split-screen.

Preferred petrol stations
In this selection list you select which petrol station brand(s) should be shown on the map and in
and
and tap the button
or
next to
the split-screen. Browse the list using the buttons
the petrol station brand to switch the display status.
Tip
Using the button Deactivate all or Activate all, available in the footer of the
screen, you can switch the status of all available entries globally.
Adapting the volume
In this menu you can individually set the volume for the voice output, the key click and the MP3
player (if available for your device). The volume set here applies equally to playback via the internal speakers and via the earphone connection on your navigation device.
and
allow you to individually lower or raise the volume for the respective signal
The buttons
output in seven steps. Output for the respective signal is muted at the lowest level.
For the following settings, use the button More settings to go to the next page in the menu.
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Adapting the warning settings and driving safety
 Speed limit warning
o
Do not warn
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.
o
Display only
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
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.
Note
Depending on the distance format in the Time and units > Units (see p. 44),
exceeding the speed limit is measured and announced in kilometres per hour
(kilometres) or miles per hour (miles). 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 Kilometres for the distance format.
 Security mode
o
Activated
With this option you can activate the security mode: The security mode disables touchscreen operation of the device while driving to prevent distracting you from the traffic.
o
Deactivated
With this option you can deactivate the security mode: Touchscreen operation of the device is possible while driving.
Your software version may not contain the following options. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 Regulatory signs
This option allows information stored in the map data on overtaking restrictions on the road you
are travelling to be taken into account during navigation.
o
Off
The information stored in the map data is not taken into account.
o
Display only
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and displayed via the symbol
markers.
o
Display and alert
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and both announced via the
symbol markers on the display and as audio information.
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 Information signs
This option allows information stored in the map data on additional fast lanes on the road you
are travelling to be taken into account during navigation.
o
Off
The information stored in the map data is not taken into account.
o
Display only
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and displayed via the symbol
markers.
o
Display and alert
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and both announced via the
symbol markers on the display and as audio information.
 Warning signs
This option allows hazardous areas stored in the map data (such as gradient/incline, cross
winds) on the road along which you are travelling to be taken account during navigation.
o
Off
The information stored in the map data is not taken into account.
o
Display only
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and displayed via the symbol
markers.
o
Display and alert
The information stored in the map data is taken into account and both announced via the
symbol markers on the display and as audio information.
Adapting the time and units settings
 Time zone
o
The navigation software time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time. This setting corresponds to the time zone in Edinburgh, Lisbon, London.
o
The time zone of the navigation software is preset to GMT+1:00 (Greenwich Mean
Time plus 1 hour). This setting corresponds to the time zone in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome.
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.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 3 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volgograd.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 4 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Samara.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 5 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Ekaterinburg.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 6 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Omsk.
o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 7 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Krasnoyarsk.
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o
The time zone is set to Greenwich Mean Time plus 8 hours. This setting corresponds
to the time zone in Irkutstk.
 Time format
o
24 h
All time information within the navigation software is displayed using the 24-hour clock.
o
12 h
All time information within the navigation software is displayed using the 12-hour format
(AM/PM).
 Unit
o
Kilometres
All information on routes is provided in metric form. Announcements and distance information on the display, as well as warnings for exceeding the speed limit, are based on a
kilometre/metre format.
o
Miles
All information on routes is provided in an Angloamerican form. Announcements and distance information on the display, as well as warnings for exceeding the speed limit, are
based on a mile/yard format.
Adapting the power options
This menu enables you to adapt the energy options for either battery or mains operation. The current charge of the battery is displayed on a bar chart on the lower portion of the screen.
 Charging
If you tap the selection menu under the entry Charging you can select one of the following options from the list in the relevant pop-up menu:
o
Deactivated
The navigation device is never switched off.
o
15/30/45 minutes/ 1/2 hours
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.
 Battery mode
If you tap the selection menu under the entry Battery Mode you can select one of the following
options from the list in the relevant pop-up menu:
o
Deactivated
The navigation device is only switched off when the capacity of the internal battery has
been exhausted.
o
15/30/45 minutes/ 1/2 hours
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.
 Auto-Off
In the Auto-Off menu you determine how the device reacts when the external power supply is
switched off while charging or while the device is in operation (e.g. by pulling out the power supply plug).
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o
Deactivated
The device remains switched on regardless of the status of the power supply until the internal battery is exhausted. In this case, the settings given for power option Battery Mode
(see above) are valid.
o
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.
o
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.
o
5 Minutes
When you tap the option 5 Minutes in the list, the device is automatically switched off 2
minutes after the plug has been pulled out.
If you did not select Auto off: Deactivated, your navigation device displays the following screen after the power supply plug has been pulled out.
 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.
If you do not make any entry, the device switches to standby mode after the set time.
Note
Please be aware that this function is only available on certain types of device.
 Auto-On
In the Auto-On menu you determine how the device reacts when it is in standby mode and an
external power supply is switched on (e.g. by connecting a power supply plug).
o
Activated
The device leaves the Standby mode automatically after it is connected to the power supply.
o
Deactivated
The device remains in Standby mode even after it has been connected to the power supply.
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Adapting the display settings
This sub-menu allows you to individually adjust the brightness settings for daytime/nighttime operation and to calibrate the screen.

Brightness settings
When you tap the Setup brightness button, you can individually lower or raise the Brightness
level for Brightness day and Brightness night in eight steps using the buttons
and . The
day/night design in the map settings is based on the values provided here (see Adjust the map).
 Automatic dimming
This option is only relevant for the battery mode of your navigation device. It decreases the
amount of energy used by your device in order to increase operational performance.

o
Standard
In Standard mode screen brightness will automatically be dimmed (day mode: Brightness
night; night mode: Reduced brightness night), if the device is not used for 30 seconds and
there is no manoeuvre pending.
If the device is used or a manoeuvre is pending (car/motorcycle: in 5 kilometres; bicycle:
in 750 m), screen brightness will automatically reset to Brightness day as defined by the
Brightness settings menu (see previous section) and subsequently be dimmed again.
o
Intelligent
In Intelligent mode screen brightness in night mode is graduated even more precisely:
depending on the distance to the next manoeuvre screen brightness switches automatically between minimal brightness (distance to next manoeuvre over 5 kilometres), a reduced Brightness night (distance to next manoeuvre 2.5 - 5 kilometres) and Brightness
night as defined in the Brightness settings menu, (distance to next manoeuvre less than
2.5 kilometres or device is being operated). Screen brightness will subsequently be
dimmed again automatically.
Calibrate display
Tapping the Calibrate display button allows you to recalibrate the screen (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).
If available for your device:

Comfort Light refers to a LED integrated into your device, which ensures a pleasant environment and a more relaxed journey at night. You can switch between the following options using the relevant selection menu.
o
On
The Comfort Light LED ist always active regardless of the current time.
o
Off
The Comfort Light LED is always inactive regardless of the current time.
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o
Automatic
The Comfort Light LED is activated or deactivated depending on the day/ night mode
switch.
Note
The LED Comfort Light can only be activated in night mode and has no basic
function during the day.
Adapting the TMC settings
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.
If your navigation device is equipped with Premium TMC, NAVTEQ Traffic provides you with more
accurate TMC information. Your Medion GoPal uses this information without incurring further
charges. Depending on your version, Premium TMC information is provided for the respective
country.
In contrast to standard TMC, NAVTEQ Traffic accesses information recorded by automatic data
sensors on motorway bridges, sensors integrated into the carriageway and vehicles with "Floating
Car Data" (FCD) technology.
The reception quality of the traffic service signal is indicated via the status indicator
upper edge of the map view.
on the
 Station search
o
Automatic
Your navigation device automatically searches for a station. With this option, the buttons
and
have no function for frequency selection. If reception quality consistently deteriorates, the device automatically searches for a new transmitter.
o
Manual
Using the manual station search, you can permanently set a TMC station using the
and
buttons. If reception quality deteriorates, the device does not search for a new station.
Your software version may not contain the following option. However, you can
buy this option in the Medion GoPal Shop: For more information please read
the section Shopping in the GoPal shop portal.
 TMC Provider
o
All
Your navigation device receives TMC and Premium TMC news at the same time: TMCpro
traffic information is indicated separately in the list display.
o
Premium TCM
Your navigation device receives only Premium TMC (if available for your navigation system and country).
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 By pass
o
None
The traffic jam avoidance function is not active: Current traffic information (TMC) not
taken into account during navigation.
o
Manual
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
Automatic
When the automatic traffic jam avoidance function is active, the navigation software
automatically uses available traffic information to calculate detours around traffic disruptions in your way that would affect your travel time. If taking the calculated alternative
route would lead to a greater loss of travel time than remaining on the current route, the
system displays the corresponding information.
For the following settings, use the button More settings to go to the next page in the menu.
Security
Your navigation system gives you the option of protecting your system from access using a userdefined password. More information on the security settings can be found in the device manual.
Note
Please be aware that this setting 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.
The footer in the Settings menu
The footer in the third Settings window provides access to the following functions:
Settings assistant
Using this button you can start the settings assistant: The settings assistant helps you select appropriate settings for your navigation device: You adjust the settings in steps by navigating between the setting options using the
and
keys. Follow the instructions on the display to configure your device's basic settings.
button. The settings
The settings assistant can be opened at any time and closed using the
made so far overwrite the settings that were previously valid for your navigation device.
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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 on the
button to restore factory settings: the device will now be restarted. Otherwise you can cancel
button.
the process with the
After the restart you must select the language within the software again and accept the information
on road traffic regulations. The following options are then available again (see also Chapter 2: Basics of operation):
 Getting Started
 Settings assistant
 Start navigation
Info
This button displays the manufacturer and version information for the currently installed map material. In addition, version information for the software version currently installed on your device is
shown in the footer.
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GoPal Navigator 6
Chapter 5: Operation using the voice
command function
In addition to manual operation via the touchscreen, your navigation system offers you the option
of entering or controlling functions using voice commands. You also have the option of calling up
lists of entries via a series of list numbers or browsing up or down the list view.
Note
Please be aware that this function is only available on certain types of device.
Tip
Please note that the voice command function is currently only available for
selected languages. If you do not operate your navigation system in one of
the following languages, you can skip the next sections.
The following languages are currently supported:
 German
 Danish
 English
 French
 Italian
 Dutch
 Spanish
While manual operation of your navigation system is possible at all times, the voice command
function must be activated separately: this ensures that your navigation device only reacts to certain voice commands and does not accidentally misinterpret other parts of the conversation. Proceed as follows to start the voice command function for your navigation system:
 Touch any point on the screen for around two seconds.
 Alternatively, if your navigation device has a so-called Push-to-Talk-button (PTT), you can press
this for around 2 seconds.
button to activate voice command. If required tap the box
This opens a dialogue box: tap the
Do not display again: the dialogue box will not be shown in future and voice command will be
called up directly.
During normal operation, the voice command function is ended once route planning has been entered successfully or the navigation system has not received a voice command for a certain period
of time. If necessary, however, you can also stop the voice command function before this. Proceed
as follows to stop the voice command function for your navigation system:
 To deactivate voice command, say Cancel (alternatively: Cancel dialogue, Abort, End).
 Alternatively, if your navigation device has a so-called Push-to-Talk-button (PTT), you can press
this for around 2 seconds.
The voice command function on your navigation device is now deactivated.
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Note
The allocation of the PTT function button differs from device to device. Information regarding which button carries out the PTT function on your device
can be found in the device manual.
The voice command or voice recognition function is based in principle on the language set when
your navigation device is installed. If, for example, you have selected "German" as the language
for your navigation system, the voice command function will also be in German. The following
points must be observed when using the voice command function:
 Try to speak naturally!
 Strong dialects, speaking too clearly or too loudly may interfere with the voice command function.
 When using the voice command function, avoid loud background noise such as the radio or ventilation.
 For safety reasons, entries may not be made by the driver whilst driving: Please make the necessary entries before beginning the journey.
Tip
There are special terms for destinations entered for journeys abroad: While
entries for functional control (such as the destination entry itself) are made in
the pre-set language (e. g. German), the destination and street names must
be entered in the language of the destination country: for planning a route to
a destination in France, the destination information must be entered in
French. This can, however, lead to voice recognition being affected by foreign
accents.
The voice command function in practice
In the menus there are selected functions which can be controlled using the voice command function. The following section describes which functions can be controlled using the voice command
function and which commands must be given to do so. As a rule, there is a choice of several interchangeable commands meaning the same thing for each function.
Along with the specific commands in each menu, there are commands for basic control and navigation. The following commands are identical in all menus:
Function command
Voice command
Reject term/suggestion/command
No
Accept term/suggestion/command
Yes
Go back a step
Back
Cancel dialog
Cancel
Open help
Help
Repeat entry
Repeat
Alternative voice commands
OK
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Abort
Repeat entry, please repeat, repeat,
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Operation using the voice command function
The selection of an option from a list is also identical for all menus:
Function command
Voice command
Alternative voice commands
Select first option
One
Select second option
Two
Select third option
Three
Select fourth option
Four
Go to next page
Scroll down
downwards, more, next page
Go to previous page
Scroll up
upwards, up, previous page
The following instructions apply to entering numbers:
Entering the...
Note
house number
Please say the house number as a whole number (e.g.: 46 must
be said forty-six).
Postcode
Please say the postcode as a series of individual numbers (e.g.:
91058 must be said nine one zero five eight).
Tip
You can also carry out individual commands manually at any time whilst using the voice command function: The voice command function can then be
continued as normal with the next step.
The following assumes that you have already activated voice command mode. If the navigation
device cannot interpret a voice command, you will hear the message "Excuse me?" Repeat your
voice command. If the command can be interpreted it will be carried out immediately, or, if there is
a choice of more than one option, a list will appear.
If you do not issue a voice command after the tone or entry prompt, you will also hear "Excuse
me?". If there is still no voice command, a help message will be announced and the dialog will ultimately be cancelled.
Note
The voice command function features a help function, which you can access
by saying Help. The help announcement can be cancelled at any time by
pressing the PTT button (if available for your device) or by pressing again on
the touchscreen for longer. The entire user guide is designed to make the
voice command function as easy as possible. In case of doubt, you can repeat entries and an announcement informs you of the currrently available
options.
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Voice command in main menu
You can say the following commands in the main menu:
Function command
Voice command
Alternative voice commands
Open New destination menu (see
below)
New destination
Enter new destination, enter address
Open map view (see Voice command Map
in the map view)
To map, map view, to map view, map display, to map display, show map
Open the Extras menu (see device
manual)
Extras
Other applications, additional applications
Open Settings menu (see Voice
command in the settings )
Settings
Options
Enter new destination using voice command
Here you can say:
Voice command
Action
Enter address
Opens the menu for entering an address
Home address
Opens the menu for entry of home address or starts destination calculation to home address
Choose from last locations
Opens the selection list Last Locations
Search for point of interest
Opens the selection list Points of interest
Choose from favourites
Opens the selection list Favourites
More
Opens the next menu page
Route with intermediate
destinations
Opens the menu Route planning
Destination from map
Opens the map view
Enter coordinates
Opens the menu to enter coordinates
Load tour
Opens the selection list Load tour
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Enter address
You can use the Enter address command to enter your destination using the voice command function. Proceed as follows:
1. Name the desired town when prompted. If more than one destination can be assigned to the
place name, these destinations are displayed in a list. Alternatively you can say Change country or Enter postcode in order to change the destination county or enter the postcode of the
destination via voice command.
2. After entering the destination, you will be asked to say the street name: If the street name said
is not recognised clearly, the names interpreted will be shown in a list. Say the number of the
desired entry on the list (e. g. 3). Alternatively you can say Change town, City centre or Points
of interest to change the destination entry.
3. After entering the street name, you will be asked to say the house number: If the house number is not recognised clearly, the entries interpreted will be shown in a list. Say the number of
the desired entry on the list (e. g. 3).
Alternatively you can say Change street, Middle of street or Crossroads to change the destination entry.
The destination entered is shown on the Detail information screen. Your navigation system will
now ask if you would like to start navigation. Say Yes (or OK, Calculate route), to start route calculation.
Alternatively, say More to open the Other options menu window. Here you can say:
 Route options
Use this command to open the Routes menu in which you can adapt the route options (see
Route options).
 Place as favourite
Use this command to open the Favourites menu to save the destination as a favourite. Any additional entries are made manually.
 Other destination
Use this command to open the New destination menu again to enter another destination. Say
one of the following options:
o
Last locations
o
Enter address
Use this command to enter another destination via voice command (see above).
o
Points of interest
o
Favourites
o
Current position
o
Coordinates
o
Destination from map
Other entry possibilities for the above-mentioned voice commands are described in the following
sections.
Home address
lf you have already entered a home address, you can select this destination directly for destination
calculation with the voice command Home address.
If you have not already entered a home address, a dialogue box is displayed which asks if you
would now like to enter a home address.
 Say Yes to enter the address (see above).
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 Say No to cancel entry.
Choose from last locations
If you have already entered destinations, you can select the desired entry using the relevant number in the selection list: Say the number of the desired entry in the list (e. g. 1). You also have the
option of resetting the selection list by saying Delete all.
Search for point of interest
Here you can select the desired point of interest category using the relevant entry. Depending on
the category you have selected, you can select the desired point of interest entry by name. Alternatively, you can say Display all POIs in this category.
You then have to refine your search: Say At a certain place or Nearby. If you have already entered
a route, you can also select the options Along the route or At destination.
Choose from favourites
Use this command to open the Favourites menu. If you have already entered favourites, you can
select the desired entry using the relevant number in the selection list: Say the number of the desired entry in the list (e. g. 1). You also have the option of resetting the selection list by saying Delete all.
To create a new favourite, say New favourite: In the New favourite 1/2 menu, you can now say
Last locations, Enter new destination and Points of interest.
By saying More, you can also go to another menu page: you can use the voice commands Current
position , Coordinates, Destination from map and Phone book (if available for your device) here.
The voice command More opens the next menu page.
Route with intermediate destinations
Say Route with intermediate destinations. The selection menu for Route planning is opened. Say
one of the following options:
 Destination entry in the list
If the list already contains destinations, say the number for the desired entry in the list (e. g. 3).
 Add destination
Use this command to open the destination entry (see previous sections).
 Optimise route
Use this command to optimise the current planned route.
 Load/Save
Use this command to open the Load/Save Route menu. If you want to save the current route,
say Save current route: you then have to enter the name manually.
If you want to load a planned route, say the number of the desired entry in the list (e. g. 2). The
route is then loaded.
Other options in this menu must be selected manually.
Destination from map
Say Destination from map to enter the destination in the map view. Any additional entries are
made manually.
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Enter coordinates
Say Coordinates to enter the destination using its coordinates. Any additional entries are made
manually.
Load tour
Say Load tour. The selection menu Load tour is opened. Say the desired entry in this menu to load
the corresponding tour. Say one of the following options:
 Say Yes to start tour calculation.
 Say Delete to delete the current tour.
 Say Rename to rename the current tour. Any additional entries are made manually.
Operation in the map view
In the map view you have the following options for adjusting the display:
 By saying Zoom in, you can increase the map’s size and the current zoom level.
 By saying Zoom out, you can reduce the map’s size and the current zoom level.
 Using the voice command Centre (alternatively: centre map), adjust the map section so that your
current position is displayed in the centre.
If required, you can change the display mode of the map in the following ways:
 By saying (Display) compass (alternatively: (Display) Compass view/GPS view) you can open
the compass display.
 Using the voice commands (Display) split-screen, Map only, Map view and Map only, switch between the respective display options.
 Use the voice command (Show) Arrow view (alternatively: (Show) Manoeuvre view, (Show) Arrow) to activate arrow view in the display.
 Use the voice command No map (alternatively: Map off/switch off/hide) to deactivate map view
in the display.
 Use the voice command (Show) 3D (alternatively: (Show) 3D display, (Show) 3D view, (Show
3D map/map view) to activate the 3D map display (if available for your device).
 Use the voice command (Show) 2D (alternatively: (Show) 2D view/2D display/2D map, (Show)
two-dimensional view/display/map) to activate the normal two-dimensional map display.
 Use the voice command (Show) North (alternatively: (Show) 2D north/North view/North orientation, Northways) to activate 2D map display with north orientation.
 Use the voice command (Show) Map in direction of travel (alternatively: (Show) in direction of
travel, (Show) view/orientation in direction of travel) to activate orientation of the map in the direction of travel.
 Use the voice command Optimised map (alternatively: optimise map, Optimised (2D) map orientation, Optimised orientation) to activate optimised orientation of the map.
Voice command in Current route menu
Use the voice command (Menu) Current route to open the Current route menu view. Say one of
the following options:
Traffic conditions
Say Traffic conditions to open the relevant settings menu. Further operation of this menu is carried
out manually.
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Route information
Proceed as follows to select the Route information menu using the voice command function:
1. Say Route information. The selection menu for this is opened.
2. Here you can select from the following options:
o
If you have already entered a destination and/or navigation is active, you can say the option
Directions: all route information, along with the distance, is given in a list on the Directions
screen and therefore acts as a preview for the planned manoeuvre. Say Back to leave this
screen.
o
If you have already entered a destination and/or navigation is active, you can say the option
Traffic situation (alternatively: traffic information): All traffic information, along with the distance, is shown in a list on the Traffic situation screen. Say Back to leave this screen.
o
If you have already entered a destination and/or navigation is active, you can say the option
Current position, Starting point, Overview or Destination area: The current selection is displayed on the screen in the map view.
o
If you have already entered a destination and/or the navigation is active, you can say the
option Route options: further operation is described in the section "Route options" on the
next page.
If you change the route options, the route will be adjusted immediately.
In the map view you also have the following options for adjusting the display:
 By saying Zoom in, you can increase the map’s size and the current zoom level.
 By saying Zoom out, you can reduce the map’s size and the current zoom level.
 By saying Centre (alternatively: centre map), you can adjust the map section depending on the
menu selection Current route > Route information (see section Route information):
o
Your current position will be displayed in the centre of the map.
o
The route starting point will be displayed in the centre of the map.
o
The target destination will be displayed in the centre of the map.
o
An overview of the route will be displayed in the centre of the map.
Avoid route
When the navigation is active, you can say Avoid route, otherwise this voice command is not active. Proceed as follows to operate the Avoid route menu using the voice command function:
1. Say Avoid route. The relevant selection menu is opened and you are prompted to enter the
length of the route to be avoided. Say the desired option (100/500 m, 1/2/5/10/15/25 km).
2. Once the distance has been selected, you are prompted to enter how far away (based on your
current position) you wish to avoid the route. Say the desired option (Immediately, 100/500 m,
1/2/5/10/15 km).
Once the distance has been selected, the route is updated automatically and your navigation device switches back to map view.
Route simulation
Say Route simulation to start the simulation of an existing route: Your navigation system starts
simulating the navigation automatically.
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Directions
If you have already entered a destination and/or navigation is active, you can say the option Directions: all route information, along with the distance, is given in a list on the Directions screen and
therefore acts as a preview for the planned manoeuvre. Say Back to leave this screen.
The voice command More opens the next menu page.
Travel statistics
Say Travel statistics to display the Travel statistics screen. Say Back to leave this screen.
Skip next intermediate destination
This command is only available when you travel a route with several intermediate destinations.
Say Skip next intermediate destination to exclude the next intermediate destination from navigation. Navigation is correspondingly updated and you will be guided to the following destination:
your navigation system will automatically change to the map view for this.
Compass
By saying Compass (alternatively: Compass view) you can open the compass display. Say Back to
leave this screen.
Plot GPS track
The status of the function switches between Activated and Deactivated by voice command.
The voice command More opens the next menu page.
Save current position
Say Save current position: This opens the screen to enter favourite names. Further operation of
this menu is carried out manually.
Voice command in the Settings
If required, you can select various settings for your navigation system using the voice command
function and adjust them as described below. To do this, call up the Settings selection menu: If you
have opened the menu manually, you now have to activate the PTT button on the device (if available for your device) or touch any point on the screen for around two seconds.
Route options
Say Routes (alternatively: Route options). The selection menu for route options is opened and you
are asked to select the desired route. Say one of the following options:
o
Active route
o
Standard
o
Alternative 1
o
Alternative 2
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After you have selected the desired route, you can call up the following options:
 Type of vehicle
After selection, you can say the option Car, Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle (depending on the
version) or Slow vehicle.
 Route type
After selection, you can say the option Short, Fast and Economical.
 Low emission zones
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Motorways
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Toll roads
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
Saying More settings opens the next menu page.
 Motorail
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Ferries
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Motorail
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Unsurfaced roads
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Mountain passes
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
Saying More settings opens the next menu page.
 Seasonal roads
After selection, you can say the option Use, Avoid or Exclude.
 Clever Routes
After selection, you can say the option Use or Avoid.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Map
Say Map to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Map view
After selection, you can say the option Map, Arrow view or Map off.
 2D map orientation
After selection, you can say the option North up, Map in direction of travel or Optimised .
 Day/night design
After selection, you can say the option Automatic, Day design or Night design .
 Auto-zoom
After selection, you can say the option Nearby, Middle or Far .
 Controls
After selection you can say the option Hide, Display or Transparent.
Saying More settings opens the next menu page.
 Active map
After selection, you can say one of the following options (depending on device).
 Lane assistant (only available in 480 x 272 pixel)
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
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 3D elements (if available for your device)
After selection, you can say the option No, Buildings, Height relief or With buildings and height
relief .
 Junction view (if available for your device)
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
 Country infos (if available for your device)
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Language and keyboard
Say Language and keyboard to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Language
After selection you can change the current language by saying the entry for the respective language. Please note that the device has to be restarted before the selected language is activated.
 Keyboard (layout)
After selection you can switch the current layout for the onscreen keyboard by saying the desired entry (ABC, QWERTZ, QWERTY, AZERTY, Cyrillic, Greek or Icelandic).
 Announce streets
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
 Traffic advice
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
 Directions
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
 Voice
After selection, you can say one of the following options (depending on device).
Note
If you select the Standard option, voice command can no longer be performed. In addition, only options which have been selected in the relevant
settings menus are available for selection.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Points of interest settings
Say Points of interest settings to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Points of interest on the map
Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
 Points of interest in split-screen
Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
 Preferred petrol stations
Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
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Volume
Say Volume to open the relevant settings menu. Further operation of this menu is carried out
manually.
Saying More settings opens the next menu page.
Warnings and driving safety
Say Warnings and driving safety to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Speed limit warning
After selection you can say one of the options (do not warn, display only or at 5/10/15/20/25/30
kilometres per hour).
 Security mode
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
 Regulatory signs (if available for your device)
After selection you can say the options Off, Display only or Display and alert.
 Information signs (if available for your device)
After selection you can say the options Off, Display only or Display and alert.
 Warning signs (if available for your device)
After selection you can say the options Off, Display only or Display and alert.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Time and units
Say Time and units to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Time zone
After selection, you can say one of the following options (e. g. Athens, Istanbul, Minsk).
 Time format
The status of the function switches between 24 h and 12 h by voice command.
 Unit
When you say the menu option, the current setting is switched immediately. You can now say a
different menu option in order to change it.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Energy options
Say Energy options to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Charging
After selection, you can say one of the options (deactivated, 15/30/45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
 Battery mode
After selection, you can say one of the options (deactivated, 15/30/45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours).
 Auto-Aus
After selection, you can say one of the options (deactivated, 1 minute, 2/5 minutes).
 Auto-On
After selection, you can say the option Activated or Deactivated.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
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Display settings
Say Display settings to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Brightness settings
Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
 Automatic dimming
The status of the function switches between Intelligent and Standard by voice command.
 Calibrate display
Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
TMC
Say TMC to open the relevant settings menu. Say one of the following options:
 Station search
The status of the function switches between Manual and Automatic by voice command.
 TMC Provider (if available for your device)
The status of the function is switched between All und Premium TMC by voice command.
 Traffic jam avoidance
After selection, you can say the option None, Manual or Automatic.
After the desired option is selected, the corresponding sub-menu is closed.
Saying More settings opens the next menu page.
Settings assistant
Say Settings assistant to launch the Settings assistant. Further operation is carried out manually.
Factory settings
Say Factory settings: this will open a dialogue window. Say Yes to restore factory settings: the device will now be restarted. Otherwise you can cancel the process with the No command.
Info
Say Info to open the relevant settings menu. Further operation of this menu is carried out manually.
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Chapter 6: Manual installation and
start-up
When delivered, the navigation software and the map data for different countries (depending on
the version) are usually pre-installed on the device and/or the memory card included in delivery. 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:
 GoPal® Navigator navigation software
 Map material in the form of PSF files
 Point of interest data (POI data) in the form of PSF data
 Voice recognition data in the form of TSD data (depending on device)
Tip
Even though it is possible to install files manually, we recommend that you
use the GoPal® Assistant supplied with the software to transfer and update
software components on your navigation system. Chapter 7: Installation and
start-up using the GoPal® Assistant describes the installation and data exchange 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:
 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.
 If your PC has a card reading device, you can insert the 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 memory 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
manual).
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The necessary software components will now be installed automatically.
If you switch on your navigation device without inserting a memory card, 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 Travel Guide etc..
Reinstallation and updating the software
If necessary, you can remove all or individual application data such as the navigation software or
map material from the memory of your navigation device (see also device manual). This would be
necessary, for example, to install a current version of the GoPal® Navigator software that you purchased at a later date.
Installation via memory card
The software required for reinstallation/updating is located in the Install folder on the CD/DVD and
can be transferred to the navigation device using a memory card. Proceed as follows to manually
install the navigation software onto the 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: If the card clicks in correctly the contents of the card will be displayed in a new window in Windows Explorer. If the
contents are not automatically displayed, open the directory manually.
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 using the context-dependent menu obtained by clicking the right mouse button and go to the directory Install.
4. Copy all of the folders and files in this directory.
5. Go to the directory window of the memory card and insert the copied contents.
To install the software copied onto the memory card on your navigation device, follow the steps
described in the Initial operation section.
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Installation via My Flash Disk
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 on your
navigation device. However, you must have previously installed the software Microsoft ActiveSync® supplied on the CD/DVD onto your PC either manually 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.
Tip
As an alternative to transferring data via ActiveSync®, the navigation devices
in the current series also register as USB mass storage devices in Windows:
the Mass Storage mode offers a significantly higher data throughput and is
therefore preferable to transfer via ActiveSync®. Further information about the
Mass Storage Mode (if available for your device) can be found in the device
manual.
The following descriptions can generally be operated in Mass Storage mode.
However, the navigation device is registered as a separate drive in the computer. In this case, the folder level My Flash Disk is bypassed.
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 system has been recognised, the dialog box New Partnership pops up on
your PC screen. To transfer the files it is sufficient to connect your navigation device to your
PC as a Guest. So, choose the option No and then click on the button labelled Next.
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 Install 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.
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 additional data
Regardless of the navigation software you can also install additional map and POI material, traffic
flow data, 3D map view data*, junction views* and/or voice recognition data* (*if available for your
device) on your device or replace existing data with current material (obtained from a CD/DVD
purchased subsequently or via the GoPal® Assistant). However, your navigation device can only
read this data automatically if they have been filed in the MapRegions directory on the memory
card or in the internal memory of your navigation device.
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Note
Before you buy additional map data or additional material from the GoPal
shop portal, you must ensure that the data packs are compatible with your
installed GoPal software version. Information on compatibility can be found in
the Shop in the product description of the data.
Proceed as follows to copy additional data (such as traffic flow data, 3D map view data, junction
views and/or voice recognition data if available for your device) from the inserted CD/DVD to the
memory card or internal memory of your navigation device. The respective function is only available following automatic installation of the data.
1. Open the directory window of the memory card or the Mobile device > My Flash Disk directory
and create a new folder here called MapRegions, if this does not already exist.
Note
To ensure error-free transfer of the data you must take care to enter the spelling of "MapRegions" exactly as given. Otherwise the data will not be recognised properly.
Accessing the Mobile device > My Flash Disk directory is described on the
previous page 66.
2. Open the MapRegions folder in the directory of your CD/DVD drive.
3. Copy the desired data or folder:
o
Traffic flow data (xxx_TrafficPattern.psf, depending on device)
o
3D POI display data (xxx_Landmarks.psf and Models folder, depending on device)
o
3D map view data (DTM.psf, depending on device)
o
Junction views (ExitViews folder, depending on device)
o
Voice recognition data (CommandTSD folder and your country-specific xxTSD folder, depending on device)
Note
The IrelandGreatBritainTSD folder, for example, contains the voice recognition files for English-speaking countries. If required, you can also copy the
voice command files/folder for other countries as needed and install them
onto your navigation device.
4. Change to the MapRegions directory window on the memory card or the Mobiles device > My
Flash Disk > MapRegions directory.
5. Now put of the copied data into this folder.
To install the map material and/or POI files on your navigation device, follow the steps described in
the Initial operation section.
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 if there is enough free disk space available. You may have to delete unnecessary data to free up disk space.
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Chapter 7: Installation and start-up
using the GoPal® Assistant
In addition to manual installation, it is also possible to transfer the necessary data from the
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
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
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, 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.
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
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 ActiveSync®, manuals etc.) in this step. After selecting the desired check boxes, click on the
Continue button.
Note
If you are using the current Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 operating system,
the option ActiveSync is automatically greyed out, as this functionality is already integrated into the operating system and does not need to be installed
separately.
3. You must enter the storage path for the installation of the GoPal® Assistant in this dialog window. Use the template or select an individual path and click Next.
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.
The GoPal® Assistant is installed in the program directory on your PC and is available immediately
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.
Microsoft ActiveSync® must be installed on the PC to communicate and transfer data with the
GoPal® 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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Tip
ActiveSync® is only necessary when operating Windows® 2000 SP4 or Windows® XP. The software components necessary for data exchange are already integrated into Windows Vista® and Windows® 7.
User interface of the GoPal® Assistant
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.
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:
 File
o
Using the option Import GPX Files you can import recorded GPS tracks (e. g. hiking
routes) into your library from an external medium.
o
Exit allows you to close the GoPal® Assistant.
 Actions
o
Import Content into Library starts the Content Import Wizard, which helps you transfer
new content to the library of your GoPal® Assistant (see Actions using the Content Import
Wizard).
o
Using the Check for Software Update entry, you can let the GoPal® Assistant automatically search the Internet for current software for your navigation system.
o
Using Check for Content Update, you can let the GoPal® Assistant automatically search
for current content for the information contained in the library.
o
Using User Information Entry you can open a window where you can enter your email address and a password. This information is required for registration at the GoPal Shop portal.
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 Options
o
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.
o
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.
o
You can change the language in the GoPal® Assistant user interface to the desired language with the Switch user language button.
Note
Please note that the newly selected user language will only be active once
the GoPal® Assistant has been restarted.
 Help
The entry About opens the dialog box of the same name which contains information about the
current version of the GoPal® Assistant as well as legal licensing information.
Library, Store, Data Selection and Device Information
The central area of the GoPal® Assistant manages the software and content files for your navigation system as well as the connected devices.
 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 Maps, GPS Tracks, Points of Interest, Voice recognition, Software
and Other.
 Store
The store 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
navigation device using the GoPal® Assistant. Under Download status you can also find information on the status of data packs already downloaded.
 Devices
This is where you can select a connected navigation device, display specific information and rename the device.
 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 (memory card in the navigation or card reading device) as needed.
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Tip
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
During installation, the GoPal® Assistant user language is set to the language setting of your computer. 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:
1. Open the GoPal® Assistant by going to the entry of the same name under Start > All Programs
>Medion GoPal Assistant.
2. Open the Options menu and position the mouse pointer over the entry Switch 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 Options menu then closes.
The new user language has now been selected but is not yet active. To activate the user language
you must first restart the GoPal® Assistant.
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.
GPS Tracks
the available GPS Tracks, to display them in Google MapsTM, to store
them in another location on your computer or delete them from the library.
Points of interest
the available points of interest on the CD/DVD and transfer them automatically to your navigation system.
Voice recognition
(depending on device)
the available voice recognition data on the CD/DVD and transfer them
automatically to your navigation system. Please be aware that this data is
only available for certain versions.
Software
the country-specific installation file on the CD/DVD, to automatically install
the software onto your navigation device.
Other
additional map material for the 3D display of POI data, topographic height
reliefs and special data sets on traffic flow, in order to transfer them to
your navigation device. Please be aware that this data is only available for
certain versions.
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:
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.
o
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 is displayed in yellow again and is not selected
for data transfer.
If necessary you can reduce the storage requirements on the navigation device using the
button Main Streets: if you press the button, only the so-called Major Roads of Europe
(MRE) are shown and then transferred to the navigation device. The storage space required is much less with this option, but as a consequence, destination entry and navigation
are limited to these major routes. The routes to destinations which are not situated along
these main roads cannot be directly computed.
Note
The MRE data is generally installed for all of Europe. However, parallel to this
you can install detailed map data for each desired region: in this case, for
these regions specific navigation to any number of destinations is possible,
whereas in the rest of Europe only major roads can be entered as destinations.
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GPS Tracks
Left click on the desired GPX entry in the lower section of the data selection area. In case
your computer can connect to the internet, the Google MapsTM map service is loaded in the
upper part of the data selection area. Using the buttons assigned to the GPX entries you
can optionally delete the data from your library or save it in any directory on your computer.
Via the storage process you can also export the data in the Google-EarthTM compatible
KML format.
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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.
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Voice recognition (depending on device)
Left click on the check box next to the entry for the desired voice recognition data
(checked): Information about the version number, memory and a description of the file if entered 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.
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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.
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Other
Click on check box next to the entry for the relevant data pack with the lefthand mouse
button (checked). Content for three-dimensional display of selected points of interest and
topography is available for selection (if available for your device).
You can also select so-called TrafficPattern data for certain regions (if available for your
device). These packs contain information on traffic flow density at junctions and are required in order to calculate a route with optimal traffic flow (see Adjusting the route options38).
In the accompanying text, information about the provider, version number, memory size
and a file description are shown. 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: Maps, Music, Points of Interest, Movies, Software and
Other.
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.
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
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
specific data packs to have installed on your PC. Proceed as follows to transfer data with the help
of the Content Import Wizard:
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.
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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.
Management of GPS Tracks
The GoPal® Assistant allows you to save GPS tracks you have recorded (e. g. most recently travelled route) to the computer using the synchronization process. GPS tracks you have created
yourself can also be loaded from other sources in GPX format (*.gpx). The GoPal® Assistant can
then display the GPS tracks saved on the computer using the map service Google MapsTM or convert them to the Google EarthTM compatible KML format.
If the function Load tour (see section Load tour) is available for your version of the GoPal navigation software, you can transfer the GPS tracks to your navigation device in order to load them as a
tour and calculate the navigation. Proceed as follows to transfer GPS tracks from you navigation
device to the computer:
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.
3. Select Importing recorded GPX 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.
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.
Using the GoPal® Assistant, you can load your own GPS tracks (tours in format *.gpx) to the GPS
Tracks library. Proceed as follows:
1. In the menu bar of the GoPal® Assistant, select the entry File > Import GPX Files.
2. Select the desired file in the relevant dialogue window and click on the Open button.
The GPX file is now read and the GoPal® Assistant switches automatically to the GPS Tracks library.
Note
To open your own GPS tracks using the function Load tour, these must contain track points, which mark out the tour in maximum distances of 1,000 metres from each other without interruption. The navigation within a tour may not
intersect (e. g. mark out a figure of eight). It is not possible in this case to ensure that the tour is navigated in its entirety and following the track points in
the right order.
GPX files containing path (wpt) or route points (rte) cannot be loaded. When
loading these files, an error message will be displayed instead.
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To display a GPS track in Google MapsTM, click on the desired GPS track entry to select it. The
corresponding GPS track will then be displayed within a Google MapsTM environment in the top
section of the data selection area. The display can now be individually adjusted using the functions
available for Google MapsTM (zoom in/out, move section, activate map/satellite/hybrid view).
Note
The GPS tracks can only be displayed using the Google MapsTM map service
when the computer is connected to the Internet.
If necessary, you can delete the GPS tracks saved on the computer, save them somewhere else
or convert them to the Google EarthTM compatible KML format.
Go to the category Library > GPS Tracks to show the GPS tracks saved on the computer. The buttons in the lower section of the data selection area provide the following options:
 Click on the Delete file button associated with the desired GPS track entry. This will bring up a
message box in which you either must confirm the command or cancel it. If you choose the option Yes, the corresponding GPS Track file (*.gpx) is irretrievably deleted from your computer.
 Click on the Save as button: the dialog box Select target folder then opens. Select the desired
location in the Select target foldersection. If necessary, you can create and name a new target
folder using the New directory button. In the entry field File name you can rename the GPS
track. In the Filetype pop-up menu you can also choose between the options Gpx files (*.gpx)
and Kml files (*.kml):
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Choose the GPX file format, to exchange the track data with other users. This GPX file
can now for example be sent by e-mail and be read in with a GoPal® Assistant installed
on another computer.
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Alternatively, choose the KML file format in order to open and display the GPS Track in
the separate application Google EarthTM: KML files can be opened and displayed directly
in Google Earth.
Click OK: The GPS track is saved in the specified folder with the selected name and file format.
If the function Load tour (see section Load tour) is available for your version of the GoPal navigation software, you can synchronise a GPS track from the computer to the navigation device using
the GoPal® Assistant in order to load it as a tour there. Proceed as follows:
1. If you have not already done so, connect your navigation device to the computer. Only when
the navigation device is connected does the GoPal® Assistant display an individual check box
for every entry in the GPS Tracks library.
2. Select the desired GPS track(s) to synchronise with the navigation device by clicking on the
relevant check box(es) (checked).
3. Now select the option Internal memory.
4. The Synchronise dialogue box appears. Click the Synchronize button to transfer the selected
GPS track(s) to the device memory.
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Functions for device management
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
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.
 Installed navigation software
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
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.
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Formatting the external memory card
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
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 Volume 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.
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.
Shopping in the GoPal shop portal
With the Store 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
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 Store 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 store 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:
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
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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