Road Angel Group Road Angel User guide

Road Angel Group Road Angel User guide
USER GUIDE
Road Angel Group Ltd
Email:
Web:
Address:
[email protected]
www.roadangelgroup.com
Clark House
Silverstone Technology Park
Silverstone Circuit
Northants
NN12 8GX
Thank you for buying your new ROAD ANGEL Navigator
As our roads become busier, more congested and more regulated, staying
alert to road and traffic conditions is a challenge to everyone. Even the
most conscientious driver can have a momentary lapse of concentration
that could easily lead to an accident or a fine and points.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator is specially designed to be a simple-to-use
addition to any vehicle, to alert and warn you in advance of known danger
areas and provide point-to-point navigation with a full-screen interface. In
the comprehensive ROAD ANGEL Navigator database are stored Police,
Local Authority and Ministry of Transport designated danger spots,
including accident black spots and safety camera locations.
Using the latest Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology, ROAD
ANGEL Navigator compares your position with the known danger spot
locations and gives you an audible and visual warning as you approach
them. An accurate GPS speedometer in the display gives you time to
adjust your driving to the approaching danger.
The safety of you and your passengers is our prime consideration, and we
trust that for all the miles you drive, your ROAD ANGEL Navigator will
enhance the safety and enjoyment of your journey. Join other ROAD
ANGEL Navigator users in guarding your life and livelihood.
We are pleased to have you as a valued customer and hope you will be
delighted with your fully integrated ROAD ANGEL Navigator. Having
listened to our customers we think the new features will make this product
your perfect driving companion.
Dave Clark, Managing Director
Road Angel Group Ltd.
The directors of Road Angel Group Ltd. sell ROAD ANGEL
Navigator as a road safety enhancement device. Driving within
the speed limits at all times and within the limitations of the
road condition and your abilities is paramount. The directors of
Road Angel Group Ltd. take no responsibility for the use of
ROAD ANGEL Navigator for other purposes than those
stipulated.
Table of Contents
1.
Introduction....................................................................5
Unpacking the Box........................................................................ 6
Subscriptions................................................................................ 7
Warranty ........................................................................................ 7
Security ......................................................................................... 7
Controls and Connectors ............................................................. 8
2.
Registration....................................................................9
3.
Putting It All Together.................................................. 11
Adjusting the Mounting Arm ...................................................... 11
Attaching the Cradle ................................................................... 12
Fitting the ROAD ANGEL Navigator........................................... 12
4.
Getting Started.............................................................15
Switching On for the First Time ................................................. 15
Switching Off............................................................................... 19
Suspend Mode ........................................................................... 19
Powering Down .......................................................................... 19
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5.
Road Hazard Warnings................................................20
ROAD ANGEL Mode.................................................................... 20
Navigator Mode........................................................................... 21
Acting on an Alert ....................................................................... 22
About Fatigue Alerts................................................................... 23
6.
Destinations and Routes.............................................24
By Address.................................................................................. 25
If you know the postcode ............................................................ 26
If you don’t know the postcode.................................................... 27
Fine-tuning ................................................................................. 28
By POI (Points of Interest).......................................................... 29
Getting to a POI.......................................................................... 30
By Recent .................................................................................... 31
By Favourites .............................................................................. 32
My Home and My Work .............................................................. 32
Bookmarks ................................................................................. 34
Using the Map ............................................................................. 34
Moving On ................................................................................... 35
Planning your Route ................................................................... 36
7.
Getting There ...............................................................38
Map Settings ............................................................................... 39
About Info Layers ....................................................................... 40
Route Settings ............................................................................ 41
Making a Detour.......................................................................... 42
Changing Settings from Standby Mode..................................... 43
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8.
Hazard Warning Settings ............................................44
Navigating the Menus ................................................................. 46
Alerts ........................................................................................... 47
Distances..................................................................................... 48
Unit Settings................................................................................ 49
9.
Adding and Deleting Danger Zones ...........................50
Deleting zones ............................................................................ 50
Adding new locations ................................................................. 51
10. Updating the Database ................................................53
Updating by PC/ActiveSync ........................................................ 53
Updating using your Mobile Phone ............................................. 54
Doing an Update ........................................................................ 54
Pairing........................................................................................ 56
Troubleshooting.......................................................................... 57
11.
Media Options..............................................................59
Music ........................................................................................... 59
Storing MP3 files onto SD memory cards.................................... 59
Starting music playback.............................................................. 59
Photos ......................................................................................... 60
Storing image files onto SD memory cards ................................. 60
Image Browsing.......................................................................... 60
Settings ....................................................................................... 61
System....................................................................................... 61
Backlight .................................................................................... 62
Version....................................................................................... 62
Restarting ROAD ANGEL Navigator........................................... 62
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12. Background Information .............................................63
About Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) ................................ 63
ROAD ANGEL Navigator's Database.......................................... 64
Using ROAD ANGEL Navigator Abroad...................................... 64
Speed Cameras and Hazards ..................................................... 65
13. Accessories .................................................................68
14. End User License Agreement .....................................69
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1.
Introduction
ROAD ANGEL Navigator uses the latest global positioning satellite
technology (based on the Sirf3 chipset) to give you point-to-point navigation
information combined with audible and visible alerts as you approach
hazardous sections of road:

Accident black spots (as designated by the Police and Local Authorities)

Safety camera locations (including mobile vans)

Average speed monitoring zones

Primary schools

Congestion charging zones
ROAD ANGEL Navigator displays a constantly updated and accurate
speed reading. Should you break down, ROAD ANGEL Navigator allows
you to pinpoint your location and direct rescue services to your vehicle.
You can update the safety camera database at any time using a Bluetoothenabled mobile phone with GPRS connectivity or via an Internet-connected
PC.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION!
Never attempt to alter settings while you are driving; ask a
passenger to make any changes or find a suitable and safe
place to pull over and park your vehicle.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator is designed as an aid to safe driving
and route navigation; always drive within the speed limits and
traffic regulations, taking account of the road conditions and
your own abilities.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator should not be used in any way that
may interfere with the safe operation of your vehicle. Ensure
that your ROAD ANGEL Navigator and its associated equipment
and cables are securely and correctly mounted within the
vehicle.
Road Angel Group Ltd assumes no responsibility for any
damage or injury resulting from the use of this product.
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Unpacking the Box
Empty all the parts out of the box and familiarise yourself with each item.
Each pack contains:
Road Angel
Navigator unit
Fitted with SD card
Mains power adapter
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Cradle with mounting bracket
PC USB cable
Mounting arm
12V/24V cigar socket lead
Subscriptions
Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator comes with a free subscription for six
months to the award-winning Road Angel camera and accident black spot
database. It is critical to the operation of your ROAD ANGEL Navigator that
you update the unit regularly and so continued subscription is essential.
With constant additions to the ROAD ANGEL Navigator database (1000+
sites per year), the benefit of your ROAD ANGEL Navigator and the
protection it provides will be dramatically reduced if you fail to maintain the
database.
In order to receive free access to updates for the first six months, you will
be asked to complete an online Direct Debit form after registration. If you
prefer, you may print the form and post it to us (our address is on the front
of this manual). There are two subscription options: monthly or yearly.
Current subscription rates can be found at http://www.roadangelgroup.com/
. We will not debit your account until the first 6-month period has elapsed.
Warranty
Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator is guaranteed for one year from the date of
purchase from all defects that occur with normal use. If your unit fails to
perform as specified in these instructions, please visit:
http://www.roadangelgroup.com/warranty
It is possible to purchase extended warranty and theft-loss insurance,
details of which can be found at the above address.
Security
Owing to the high number of thefts, we strongly suggest you remove your
ROAD ANGEL Navigator and its bracket from view when you leave your
vehicle. Security can also be increased by cleaning the marks from your
windscreen.
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Controls and Connectors
This section shows the main features of your ROAD ANGEL Navigator.
Menu button
(use for mode selection
and to access hazard
menu (see page 44).
Resume/Suspend button
Put ROAD ANGEL Navigator in Suspend mode
when temporarily not in use to save battery
power (<36 hours). The main power switch is
on the back of unit (see page 12).
Charging indicator
LED:
Red – charging
Green – fully charged
External
Antennae
connector
USB connector
Stylus
SD Card slot
Reset button
Connectors indicated here are protected by watertight rubber covers.
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2.
Registration
If you're in a rush to get started, you can come back to this step
later. However, it is important that you register your ROAD
ANGEL Navigator as soon as possible after purchase.
You will need:

A PC with internet access running Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000,
or XP

Internet Explorer version 5.5 or above
To register online:
1.
Go to www.roadangelgroup.com
2.
Click on the Product Registration link. The Product Registration form is
displayed.
3.
Enter your ROAD ANGEL Navigator's serial number. You can find this
on the back of the unit. Confirm the number by typing it again into the
second box.
4.
Click on the Next button.
The registration process normally takes one full working day – you can then
use the software to update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator.
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Why should I register?
Registration is important for two reasons:

You cannot update the unit until it has been registered. Hazard and safety
camera database information may be significantly out-of-date at the time of
purchase and should be updated as soon as possible.

Without registration, we cannot resolve warranty issues, log queries or solve
problems with your ROAD ANGEL Navigator.

How do I update my ROAD ANGEL Navigator?
You can update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator in two ways:

Connect the unit to a PC using a USB cable, or

Pair and dock the unit to a mobile phone via Bluetooth (the phone must have
access to the Internet).
Refer to the Updating the Database section on page 53 for details.

How often should I update my ROAD ANGEL Navigator?
As a guide, we recommend that you update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator every
two weeks.

My ROAD ANGEL Navigator keeps displaying the ‘Please
register...’ message every time it is switched on.
You need to complete an update of your ROAD ANGEL Navigator.

How much do updates cost?
Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator comes with a free subscription for six months of
database updates and product support. In order to receive free access to updates for
the first six months, you will be asked to complete an online Direct Debit form after
registration. If you prefer, you may print the form and post it to us (our address is on
the front of this manual). There are two subscription options: monthly or yearly.
Current subscription rates can be found at www.roadangelgroup.com . We will not
debit your account until the first 6-month period has elapsed.
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3.
Putting It All Together
Adjusting the Mounting Arm
1.
Loosen both vertical adjustment knobs, and change the angle of the
central joint so that the connecting flange is vertical when the suction
cup is held against your vehicle's windscreen. Tighten the knobs to
lock in place.
2.
Unfasten the horizontal adjustment knob, and change the horizontal
angle of the connecting flange so that it is facing in your preferred
direction: in line with the vehicle, towards the driver, or towards the
passenger. Tighten the knob to lock in place.
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Attaching the Cradle
1.
Attach the bracket to the mounting arm.
2.
Slide the cradle onto the mounting arm/bracket assembly.
3.
Take the power lead, and plug it into the socket on the rear of the
cradle. Don't connect the other end to the cigar lighter socket yet.
4.
Hold the suction cup against the windscreen. Position the cradle so
that the two feet rest on the dashboard of your vehicle. In some cases,
you may need to extend the telescopic arm.
5.
Pull the lever upwards to apply suction. For maximum adhesion, it may
help to dampen the suction cup beforehand.
Fitting the ROAD ANGEL Navigator
1.
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Slide the ROAD ANGEL Navigator's power switch to the On position.
2.
Push the ROAD ANGEL Navigator into the cradle so that the clip
snaps into position and holds the unit firmly in place.
3.
Route the power cable to the cigar socket. Ensure that it does not
interfere with any of the vehicle's controls or airbag modules. If you
use your cigar socket for any other devices, a dual adaptor may be
used.
You are now ready to use the unit for the first time.
An optional vent mount can be purchased for discrete mounting.
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Where should I put my ROAD ANGEL Navigator?
ROAD ANGEL Navigator has a high sensitivity GPS antenna and requires a clear
view of the sky to receive information from GPS satellites. We highly recommend
that ROAD ANGEL Navigator is positioned in the centre of the front windscreen,
low down, just above the dashboard. If screen glare is a problem in this position, try
installing the unit beside the driver's “A-pillar”. Check that the GPS reception
operates correctly in this position.
If you want to install ROAD ANGEL Navigator anywhere else within your vehicle,
you may require an external GPS antenna. Please contact Road Angel Group Ltd or
visit www.roadangelgroup.com for details.
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My car has a UV/heated windscreen
UV screens block GPS signals from entering the vehicle, stopping ROAD ANGEL
Navigator from acquiring its position. This can be a problem with certain models of
vehicle, i.e. BMW, Mercedes, Renault, Peugeot & Citroen. Heated screens can also
affect GPS signal strength.
If your vehicle has a UV or heated screen, you may need an external antennae
(please contact Road Angel Group Ltd or visit www.roadangelgroup.com for details).
Most vehicles fitted with a UV screen have a defined section behind the rear view
mirror where you can fit the antennae.
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
Can I hardwire the unit?
ROAD ANGEL Navigator has a 5V regulator built into its power
cable. If the cable is cut and used to hardwire the unit into the
vehicle, you will damage the ROAD ANGEL Navigator.
To hardwire ROAD ANGEL Navigator into your vehicle, purchase a cigar socket,
wire this into the power system and use with the supplied cable.
Consult an auto electrician if you are unsure how to carry out
this procedure as incorrect hardwiring may affect the validity of
vehicle and product warranty. Consult vehicle manufacturer if
in doubt.
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4.
Getting Started
Switching On for the First Time
1.
Park your vehicle so that ROAD ANGEL Navigator has a clear view of
the sky away from obstacles such as tall buildings and over-hanging
trees (these may delay or prevent satellite acquisition).
2.
Plug the power lead into the cigar lighter socket. If your socket is
ignition-switched you will need the ignition to be on. The power
indicator light on the unit should now be on (make sure the power
switch on the back of the unit is in the On position (see page 12). The
display shows the Welcome screen whilst the unit is starting up.
3.
If you haven’t updated the unit yet, the ROAD ANGEL Navigator
screen will show the registration prompt. Tap on the Exit button
(please return to step 1 and register your unit as soon as possible).
4.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator now tries to identify its location by acquiring
information from GPS satellites. This may take a few minutes. During
the procedure, the unit displays the following screen.
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5.
When ROAD ANGEL Navigator has identified its position it displays
the Standby screen in its ROAD ANGEL mode:
Time
Heading
Speed
Satellite
reception
Battery charge
Menu button
NAV button
Switch to
Navigator mode)
MEDIA button
Access Photo, Music
Update and Settings
functions (see page 53)
STORE button
Add current location to
camera database
This screen shows battery level and satellite signal meters, the time
(calculated from your GPS position), and your current speed and
compass heading.
In this mode, you can start driving and ROAD ANGEL Navigator will
show you your speed and compass heading. If you are approaching a
known hazard, it will alert you to the type and proximity of the hazard
(see page 20).
Alternatively, if you want ROAD ANGEL Navigator to guide you to your
destination, tap on the NAV button to change to Navigator mode.
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6.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator now shows a ‘satellite’ view and zooms in to
your current location. This may take a while. Tap on the screen if you
want to skip this intro.
7.
The Tracking screen is displayed. This shows a map of your current
GPS location and tracks your route:
Speed
Zoom out
Latitude/Longitude
Time
Elevation above
sea level
Current location
GPS status
information
Zoom in
Info box
Exit button
Compass rose
Menu button
Tracking screen
If you encounter a road hazard (see page 65), ROAD ANGEL Navigator will
provide visual, spoken and sound warnings about the type of hazard and its
proximity (see page 20).
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8.
If you click on the Tracking screen, ROAD ANGEL Navigator stops
tracking your position. Now, you can use the map to find a destination
and get information about your surroundings.
 Click on a location on the map and ROAD ANGEL Navigator
centres the view at that point.
 Use the + and – buttons, and the scroll bar that appears when you
do so, to change the magnification.
 Tap on the compass rose to change the orientation of the map.
 Click on a road or POI (Point of Interest) icon to view information
about it in the Info box.
Standby screen
You can use this mode to identify a destination (see page 34).
9.
To return to the Tracking Mode, tap on the GPS button:
10. Tap on the Menu
button to enter your destination and create a
route (this is described fully in the Destinations and Routes section
on page 24).

How do I change back to Full Screen ROAD ANGEL mode?
If you don't want to use the navigation features now, and want to
return to ROAD ANGEL Mode, press the Menu button on the top
of the unit and then tap on the Full Screen RA Mode button on the
screen.
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Switching Off
Suspend Mode
Resume/Suspend
switch
When you have a temporary break in travelling, press the switch on the top
right hand side of the unit. This will turn off the screen and suspend
processing but it will not shut down the unit. When you are ready to resume
your journey, press the button again to 'wake up' your ROAD ANGEL
Navigator.
Suspend mode saves battery power when the unit is in regular use. It
means that you can resume travelling immediately without having to wait
for ROAD ANGEL Navigator to complete its full start-up procedure. If you
leave the unit in Suspend mode for a prolonged period, the battery may be
flat next time you try to use it.
Powering Down
If you don't intend to use your ROAD ANGEL Navigator for a long time, you
should turn the unit off using its power switch (located on the back of the
unit). This shuts down the unit completely and isolates the battery, retaining
power for the next time you use it.
On/Off switch
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5.
Road Hazard Warnings
When you are approaching a known danger zone, the display changes to
show the type of hazard and, for a fixed, temporary or average speed
camera location, the advisory speed. In addition:
1.
A proximity-to-hazard meter increases from 1 to 5 bars as you get
closer to the danger zone.
2.
Speech warnings will tell you the type of zone followed by an audible
tone that increases with your proximity to the hazard.
USE THE ADVISORY SPEED LIMIT FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS KNOW THE SPEED LIMIT AND
TAKE ACCOUNT OF DRIVING CONDITIONS.
ROAD ANGEL Mode
In ROAD ANGEL mode, the display changes to show the type of hazard
and, for a fixed, temporary or average speed camera location, the advisory
speed. If you are approaching one of these locations and travelling below
the advisory speed limit, the display background is green. If you are
travelling above the advisory limit the background changes to red. If your
speed subsequently drops below the advisory speed limit, the background
changes to green.
Hazard type
Advisory speed
limit
Actual Speed
Audio On/Off
icon
Proximity-tohazard meter
Hazard icon
If you are approaching another type of hazard, no advisory speed limit is
shown. The background is blue for accident black spot, congestion zone or
primary school hazards and orange for mobile camera van locations.
To mute the audio alert, tap on the Mute button or the Hazard icon.
To remove the hazard from the database, tap on the DELETE button (see
page 50).
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Navigator Mode
In Navigator Mode, when you are approaching a known danger zone, the
display shows an alert message, an icon indicating the type of hazard and
an advisory speed limit (if appropriate).
Hazard warning message
Audio On/Off
icon
Advisory speed
limit/Alert-type
icon (alternating)
Proximity-tohazard meter
Actual speed
To mute the audio alert, tap on the Alert-Type/Advisory Speed icon.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator’s hazard menus allow you to customize the way it
alerts you to road dangers. For a full description, see Hazard Warning
Settings on page 44.
When you have passed the danger, ROAD ANGEL Navigator resumes its
previous mode.
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Acting on an Alert
To stop an alert, press the Menu button on the top of the unit (see page 8).
The following screen is displayed:
Tap on the Dismiss button to cancel audio and visual
warnings for the hazard and restore the previous screen
mode. The hazard zone remains in your unit’s database
and you will be warned about it the next time you
approach it.
Delete the hazard zone (see page 50)
CAUTION! This permanently removes the zone from
your database – you will not be warned about this
hazard again. To restore a deleted hazard you will have
to add the hazard manually (see page 51) or carry out a
factory reset (see page 50).
Return to the Alert screen.
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About Fatigue Alerts
The Highway Code recommends a minimum break of at least 15 minutes
after every two hours of driving. ROAD ANGEL Navigator’s fatigue alert
warns you whenever you have been driving for two hours without a break.
The alert resets after any break of 5 minutes and can be temporarily halted
for 15 minutes.
To dismiss or suspend a fatigue alert, press the menu button on the top of
the unit. The following screen is displayed:
Dismiss the alert.
Suspend the alert for 15 minutes.
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6.
Destinations and Routes
ROAD ANGEL Navigator knows where you are from its GPS data; to
calculate your route, it only needs you to specify the destination (see page
25). It can then use its map data and your preferences to calculate the
most efficient route for your journey.
For more complicated journeys, you can specify multiple destinations (see
page 35). ROAD ANGEL Navigator works out the best route between each
stop.
If you encounter any traffic problems on your journey, ROAD ANGEL
Navigator can calculate a detour for you.
On the Start screen, tap on the Menu button:
menu is displayed:
Tracking screen
. The Find Destination
Find Destination menu
This offers you a number of different ways to specify the destination:
By Address
Enter a new address (see page 25).
By POI Search
Search for a Point of Interest (see page 29).
By Recent
Pick your destination from a list of places you
have visited previously (see page 31).
By Favourites
Select a bookmarked destination (see page 32).
You can also tap on the Back button to return to the Start screen or the
Change Settings button to modify the way that your ROAD ANGEL
Navigator works (see page 43).
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By Address
1.
Tap on the Address button to identify your destination by its postal
address or postcode. The Find Address window is displayed.
2.
Tap on Country. Select your country from the list.
This step is only necessary for the first address you enter on the unit.
There are two ways you can specify your destination:

The best way is to enter the postcode (see page 26).

If you don’t know the postcode, you can enter the name of the
town or city and, optionally, the street and house number (see
page 27).
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If you know the postcode
1.
Tap on the Postcode button and enter the post code of your
destination.
Enter at least the first three characters and then tap on the search
symbol (magnifying glass).
Switch between letter and number mode by pressing 123 or ABC.
If at any point you want to backspace and delete characters,
press the backspace button <- on screen. To add a space, press
the space bar _.
2.
After the first few characters, you may tap on the search symbol
(magnifying glass) to display a hit list of postcodes matching your
entry.
3.
Choose the appropriate postcode from the list.
4.
Tap on the forward arrow button:
section on the next page.
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. Go to the Fine Tuning
If you don’t know the postcode
1.
Tap on the City button. Use the displayed keypad to enter the name of
your destination. Enter at least the first three characters and then tap
on the search symbol (magnifying glass).
Switch between letter and number mode by pressing 123 or ABC.
Characters that will not produce a match with records in ROAD
ANGEL Navigator’s database are greyed and disabled.
If at any point you want to backspace and delete characters,
press the backspace button <- on screen. To add a space, press
the space bar _.
2.
Find your target city or town in the ‘hit’ list and tap on its name.
3.
Tap on Street to enter the name of the street.
4.
Type the name of the street you are looking for. After the first few
characters, you may tap on the search symbol (magnifying glass) to
display a hit list of streets matching your entry. Choose the appropriate
street from the hit list.
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5.
Optionally enter the number of the property.
6.
Tap on the forward arrow button:
.
Fine-tuning
1.
When you tap on the forward arrow button:
Navigator displays the following screen:
, ROAD ANGEL
This offers you a number of different ways to change your destination:
More Stops
Enter further stops to your journey (see page 36).
Route Settings Change the Guidance options (see page 41).
On Map
Use the map display to identify your destination
more accurately.
2.
If you want to change your destination, tap on
Find Address screen.
3.
To start driving to your destination, tap on the Navigate button:
ROAD ANGEL Navigator calculates a route to your destination and
displays your first route instruction (see page 38).
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to return to the
.
By POI (Points of Interest)
ROAD ANGEL Navigator contains a database of information about
amenities and attractions. These are collectively called Points of Interest
(POI). You can use this feature to identify destinations. For example, you
could use the POI database to find the nearest garage or identify a
restaurant close to your route.
POIs are arranged in the following categories:

Overnight
e.g. Campsites, Hotels

Eat and Drink
e.g. Restaurants, Coffee Shops

Shopping
e.g. Florists, Groceries, Childrens, Sports and Outdoors, Home&Garden

Transport
e.g. Airports, Railway Stations

Automotive
e.g. Picnic Sites, Car Parks, Garages

Services
e.g. Educational Facilities, Hospitals

Sights
e.g. Museums and Galleries, Tourist Attractions

Venues
e.g. Cinemas, Golf Clubs, Zoos
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Getting to a POI
1.
On the Find Destination screen (see page 24), tap on the By POI
button. The following menu is displayed:
2.
Tap on a POI category, for example: Automotive.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator will search for a POI close to your
current location. Tap on the Menu button to identify another
location for the search (using the method described on page 25)
or carry out a text search of the POI database.
3.
On the next menu, choose a subcategory, for example: Gas Stations.
4.
A list of the POIs in the category is shown (in this example, gas
stations) with their distance from your current location.
5.
Select a POI by tapping on it.
6.
Now refer to the Moving On section on page 35.
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By Recent
Tap on the By Recent button to choose your destination from a list of your
recently visited or looked-up destinations:
Select an item by tapping on it. Now refer to the Moving On section on
page 35.
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By Favourites
If you want to go to your designated home or work locations (see below), or
choose a bookmarked destination, tap on the By Favourites button. The
following menu buttons are displayed:
My Home and My Work
The My Home and My Work buttons provide shortcuts to your most
commonly used destinations.
Setting up Home/Work buttons for the first time
To assign a destination to one of these buttons, tap on it. The following
menu buttons are displayed:
You can choose the destination in three ways:

By searching for an address in the way described on page 25.

By selecting your current GPS position.

By choosing a recently visited location.
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Using My Work/My Home
After you have followed the setup procedure described above, the next
time you want to travel to home or work, tap on the appropriate button. The
address is shown, with a map of the destination.
1.
Tap on the Menu button. The following menu buttons are displayed:
2.
Tap on the Navigate button. ROAD ANGEL Navigator calculates a
route and guides you to the destination (see page 38).
Editing/Deleting My Work/My Home Destinations
1.
Tap on the My Work/My Home button as required.
2.
Tap on the Menu button.
3.
Choose from the required option:
 To edit the assigned destination, tap on the Edit button. Assign a
new destination using the procedure described on the previous
page.
 To delete the assigned destination, tap on the Delete button. The
Start screen is displayed.
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Bookmarks
The Bookmarks list contains the destinations you have saved (see pages
35 and 42).
Tap on the Bookmarks button. The bookmark list is displayed:
Use the up and down arrows to scroll up and down in the list.
Select an item by tapping on it. Now refer to the Moving On section below.
Using the Map
You can also use select your destination from the map while ROAD
ANGEL Navigator is in its standby mode (see page 18).
1.
Display your destination on the map.
2.
Tap on its location.
3.
Tap on the Info bar.
4.
Tap on the Menu button.
5.
Choose one of the following options:
 Tap on the Navigate button to immediately receive instructions to
take you to your destination (see page 38).
 Tap on the Via button to add the location as a stop in your journey
(see page 36).
 Tap on the Save button to store your current location as a
Bookmark (see above).
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Moving On
When you select a location from a Bookmark (see page 34), Recent (see
page 31) or POI (see page 29) hit list, ROAD ANGEL Navigator shows you
a map view of your selected destination.
Use the left and right arrows to scroll through other locations in the list or
tap on
to return to the list. Tap on
to continue.
Choose from the following options:
Navigate
Start driving; ROAD ANGEL Navigator calculates a route
and guides you to the destination (see page 38).
Via
Add another stop to your journey (see Planning Your
Route below).
Save
Store the location in your Bookmarks list.
On Map
Use the display to identify your destination more
accurately.
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Planning your Route
In most cases, you will enter a single destination and allow ROAD ANGEL
Navigator to determine your route and guide you there. However, if you
want to stop at one or more places on the way, you can enter more
destinations into your itinerary as stops and let ROAD ANGEL Navigator
calculate the best route to get you from one stop to the next.
This section describes ROAD ANGEL Navigator’s route planning feature.
This allows you to plan your route in advance, choosing multiple stopovers
along your journey. To plan your route:
1.
Identify the location for your destination or stop as described in the
previous sections.
2.
Tap on the More Stops (see pages 28) or Via button (see page 35) to
add the location to your destination list:
3.
To add a stopover, tap on the + symbol. The Choose stopover
screen is displayed.
4.
Enter a stop using one of the procedures described in the last section:
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a home or work address, a bookmark, a point of interest, a recent
location, an address or a destination pinpointed on the map.
5.
Repeat the procedure to add further stops.
6.
To change the order of the stopovers, select one and then use the up
and down arrows to move it up or down the list.
7.
To delete a stopover, select it and then tap on the ‘Bin’ symbol.
8.
When you have completed your route, tap on the menu symbol
(bottom right-hand corner of the screen).
9.
Choose from the following options:

Tap on the Back button to return to the Choose Stopover screen.

Tap on Simulate to view a map showing the route.

Tap on Start Navi to start your journey (see page 38).

Tap on Routing if you want ROAD ANGEL Navigator to calculate
the itinerary for your route. The Route Summary is displayed.
Tap on one of the stopovers in the Route Summary to display a
detailed itinerary in the Waylist.
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7.
Getting There
When you have specified your route, and tapped on the Navigation or
Start Navi buttons, ROAD ANGEL Navigator switches to the full screen
Guidance mode. It then provides you with on-screen and audio directions
to get you to your destination.
Distance to next
turn
Name of next
road
Route (shown in
blue – direction of
one-way roads
shown in red)
Speed display/
Alert area
Speed/
Route information
box
Current position
(shown by cross
hairs)
Normally, the screen shows your speed in a box on the left-hand side (see
the picture on page 40). If you tap on this box, route information (your
speed, the current time, estimated time of arrival, the distance to your
destination and GPS status information) is displayed instead. After 20
seconds, or if you tap on the box again, the speed display is restored.
Tap on the + and – icons to increase or decrease the map magnification.
Tap on the screen to browse across the map. Tap on the Satellite button to
return to Guidance mode.
If you want to cancel the route guidance instructions and return to
standby mode, click on the Cancel button.
If you want to make changes to your route or change any other
settings, tap on the Menu button. The following menu is shown:
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This provides the following options:
Back
Return to the Guidance screen.
Route Settings
Change guidance and route-finding options (see page
41).
Map Settings
Display the Map Settings menu (see page 39).
Volume
Change the sound output level of the unit.
Map Settings
Tap on the Map Settings button to change the appearance and style of
screen maps. The Map Settings menu is displayed:
Use this menu to:

Change the information displayed on the map (see Info Layers below).

Toggle between night and day modes.
In the Automatic mode, ROAD ANGEL Navigator changes
between day and night modes at 07.00 and 19.00.

Toggle between 2D and 3D map modes

Change the compass tracking used by ROAD ANGEL Navigator. The
two options are to automatically rotate the map display so that your
current direction is always up the screen or to lock the map display so
that it always faces north.

Select your time zone.
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
Choose between the standard map display or a basic direction style:
About Info Layers
The elements and symbols displayed on the maps are determined by
information layers.

Select the boxes of any category you want to have displayed on the
map. Deselect those that should be hidden.

Press the confirmation symbol in the bottom right-hand corner to
select/deselect all categories.

Tap the back arrow symbol to return to the map.
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Route Settings
Tap on the Route Settings button if you want to change the way ROAD
ANGEL Navigator calculates routes. The Guidance menu is displayed:
Fast/Slow/Bike
Motorbike/
Scooter/Van/
Pedestrian
ROAD ANGEL Navigator uses this setting to calculate
the best route and estimate your journey time. By
default, ROAD ANGEL Navigator assumes you are
travelling by car. Tap on this button to specify your mode
of transport: fast car, slow car, motorbike, etc.
Fastest/Shortest Tap on this button to choose whether ROAD ANGEL
Navigator selects the fastest (based on road quality,
terrain and speed restrictions) or the shortest route
(based on the shortest distance on good roads)
Toll Roads
Tap on this button if you want ROAD ANGEL Navigator
to avoid toll roads when it calculates a route. Tap on the
button again to restore the use of toll roads.
The London Congestion Zone in Central London is
regarded as a toll road: if you choose to avoid toll roads,
you will not be guided through this zone.
Motorways
Tap on this button if you want ROAD ANGEL Navigator
to avoid motorways when it calculates a route. Tap on
the button again to restore the use of motorways.
Ferries
Tap on this button if you want ROAD ANGEL Navigator
to avoid the use of ferries when it calculates a route.
Tap on the button again to restore the use of ferries.
Miles/Kilometres Tap on this button to change the distance units used onscreen between miles and kilometres.
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Making a Detour
1. To make a detour from your route, tap on the info bar. The Detour menu
is displayed:
2. Tap on the Alt. route button. The Detour menu is displayed:
3. You can block the original calculated route for a given distance (e. g. 0.5
mile) and force an alternative route. Tap on the required distance icon.
Your route is recalculated, and the previous instructions will be
discarded for the given distance.
You can also use the Detour menu to select, and navigate to, a POI
close to your route. Tap on the Search button to open the POI menu
(see page 30).
Tap on the List of Way.. button to view the full itinerary of your route.
Tap on the Save button to store your current location as a Bookmark
(see page 34).
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Changing Settings from Standby Mode
To change settings when the unit is not in guidance mode, tap on the Menu
button. On the Find Destination menu (see page 24), tap on the Change
Settings button.
The Change Settings menu is displayed:
This provides the following options:
Find Destination
Return to the Find Destination menu.
Change Route Options Change guidance and route-finding options (see
page 41).
Change Language
Set the language for use ((English supplied - for
other options, please contact Road Angel Group
Ltd).).
Change Map Settings
Display the Map Settings menu (see page 39).
Choose Maps
Select default map data (UK supplied - for other
options, please contact Road Angel Group Ltd).).
Back
Return to Standby mode (see page 18).
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8.
Hazard Warning Settings
This section describes how you can change the way that ROAD ANGEL
Navigator alerts you to road hazards.
1.
Press the Menu button on the top of the unit (see page 8).
If you are using Full Screen RA mode, you can also view the
Road Hazard menus by tapping on the on-screen MENU
button.
2.
Tap on the RA Menu button:
The Alerts menu screen is displayed.
Next Menu
Open Menu
Switch
between
Full Screen
RA and Nav
RA modes
Back
Use the Full Screen RA/Nav RA button to change between
ROAD ANGEL and Navigator modes.
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3.
4.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator's properties are listed in the following menus:
Alerts
How ROAD ANGEL Navigator alerts
you to road dangers with audio and
visual prompts.
Distances
Set the distance at which ROAD
ANGEL Navigator commences its
alerts.
System
Settings
Screen brightness, clock adjustment,
serial number and firmware version.
Updates
Download the latest road hazard
information using your PC or mobile
phone (see page 53).
Use the on-screen buttons to view and edit system settings.
View the next menu category or property.
Exit Road Angel menus and return to original screen.
Open the displayed menu and view the first property (see
the next section).
Switch between ROAD ANGEL and Navigator modes.
After several seconds of inactivity on a menu screen, the display
returns to normal mode.
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Navigating the Menus
If you want to change a value or property:
1.
Tap on the Edit button
2.
Tap on the Adjust button to cycle through the
available values.
3.
Tap on the Store button to save the new value.
4.
Tap on the Back button to return to the menu. If you
have changed the property or value, the original
setting is restored..
Alert Distances value
Editing Alert Distances
The following tables list the properties in each menu category.
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Alerts
Settings in the Alerts menu determine how ROAD ANGEL Navigator warns
you about road hazards.
Property
Details
Options
(factory setting in bold)
Voice alert
Switch voice alerts on or off.
Camera alert volume
Change the sound level of safety
camera related warnings.
Off..20..40..60..80..100%
Camera alert single beep
Switch alert on or off, as each
proximity bar counts up it will emit
a single beep.
Off...On
Safety alert volume
Change the sound level for
Blackspot, School and
Congestion related warnings.
Safety alert single beep
Switch alert on or off, as each
proximity bar counts up it will emit
a single beep.
Off...On
Blackspot alert
Switch Blackspot alerts on or off.
Off...On
Railway crossings
Alerts you to railway crossings
with no barrier.
Off...On
Safety camera van alerts
Switch camera van alerts on or
off.
Off...On
School zone alert
Switch School alerts on or off.
Off...On
Congestion zone alert
Switch Congestion zone entry
warnings on or off.
Off...On
Overspeed alert
Set a speed at which the unit will
warn if you exceed the speed.
Fatigue timer alert
Select this option if you want to be
alerted whenever you have been
driving for two hours without a
break.
Off...On
Off..20..40..60..80..100%
Off..20 - 165
in increments of 5mph
Off...On
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Details
Options
(factory setting in bold)
Slow speed auto mute
When travelling less than 15MPH
the unit will not give an audible
warning. If you enter a zone
below 15MPH you will hear a
single beep, followed by the
proximity count up.
Off...On
Speed sensitive volume
Adjust the warning volumes
depending on how fast the vehicle
is travelling.
Off...On
Property
Distances
With its factory setting, ROAD ANGEL Navigator alerts you to when you
are within 250m of a hazard; you can change this to 500m or 1000m. In
addition, ROAD ANGEL Navigator has a feature to increase the warning
distance when you are travelling over 50mph.
Property
Details
Options
(factory setting
shown in bold)
Alert distance
Adjusts the warning range as you
approach danger zones.
250..500..1000m
Speed distance
sensitivity
Doubles the advanced warning at
50MPH and above.
Off...On
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Unit Settings
Using this menu, you can adjust the clock, screen brightness and display
mode, and view technical information about your ROAD ANGEL Navigator:
the serial number and firmware version.
Property
Details
Options
(factory setting
shown in bold)
Backlight brightness
Change the intensity of the screen
display.
Night Mode
Select night mode colours for the full
screen ROAD ANGEL mode.
Clock adjust
Change time – ROAD ANGEL
Navigator uses GPS data; may require ± 20 hours in ½ hour intervals.
offset to account for daylight saving
(+1.00)
time.
Factory reset
Restore the unit to its original factory
settings. CAUTION: you will lose all
your personal settings.
Unit serial number
Serial number of ROAD ANGEL
Navigator unit
Read only; 8 digit number
Firmware
ROAD ANGEL Navigator Software
version
Read only, in format x.xx
Off..20..40..60..80..100
Off..On
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9.
Adding and Deleting Danger
Zones
Road Angel Group Ltd. is constantly updating the central database of
danger zones. You can be of great value to all ROAD ANGEL Navigator
users by adding any new zones you encounter to your unit's own database.
When you subsequently update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator, this data
can be verified by Road Angel Group Ltd before being added to the central
file.
PLEASE ONLY ADD OR DELETE DANGER ZONES WHEN IT IS
SAFE TO DO SO.
Deleting zones
When your ROAD ANGEL Navigator alerts you to a danger zone, you can
delete it from the database on your unit so that you will not be warned
about it in future.
In full-screen ROAD ANGEL mode (see page 20), press the DELETE
button. In Navigator mode, press the Menu button on the top of the unit.
The following screen is displayed:
Confirm or cancel the deletion or tap on the Dismiss button to stop the alert
on this occasion but leave it in the database.
When a location has been deleted it can only be restored by reentering the location (see Adding new locations, below) or by
requesting a factory reset for your next update: email
[email protected] with your serial number and contact
details. Note: By using a factory reset all your personally
stored locations will be lost.
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Adding new locations
You may add new locations to the AVERAGE, FIXED, MOBILE, CAMERA
VAN, BLACK SPOT, SCHOOL and RAILWAY CROSSING areas of your
ROAD ANGEL Navigator database. When you update your ROAD ANGEL
Navigator, these new locations will also be downloaded to the central
database, and can then be verified by Road Angel Group Ltd technicians
for inclusion in future updates.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator needs to be travelling in excess of 4 MPH
to calculate the heading for the location.
Store an average speed monitoring area only if you are absolutely
sure of the start and finish points.
When your vehicle is precisely alongside the new location:
1.
In full-screen ROAD ANGEL mode (see page 16), press the STORE
button.
In any Navigator mode, press the Menu button on the
top of the unit (see page 8) and then tap on the Add
location button.
2.
Choose the type of zone:
Fixed camera
Mobile camera
Average Speed
(SPECS zone)
Camera van
School
Unprotected
railway crossing
Black spot
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3.
Identify the speed limit for the zone (camera locations only):
Use the + and – buttons to adjust the displayed advisory speed limit
for the new zone. Click on the ‘tick’ button to continue.
4.
If you are adding an Average Speed monitoring section (SPECS
zone), press the STORE button again when you are underneath the
finish camera. ROAD ANGEL Navigator prompts you to confirm the
end of the zone:
The section of average speed detection is now stored.
5.
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ROAD ANGEL Navigator confirms that the zone has been saved. Tap
on the Exit button to restore the original display mode.
10. Updating the Database
Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator is capable of storing up to 50,000 unique
danger zones (see page 64). As soon as possible after your purchase, you
should:

REGISTER the unit online at www.roadangelgroup.com (see page 9).

Download the latest version of the database.
We recommend that you update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator fortnightly,
as safety camera locations are constantly changing. If you are a high
mileage motorist, using unfamiliar roads, you may want to update your
database weekly. You should also update the database before you set off
on a long trip.
You can update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator over the Internet using your
PC or via a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.
Updating by PC/ActiveSync
To update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator using your PC, you will need:

A PC with internet access running Microsoft Windows 98SE, ME, 2000
or XP (we do not support Apple Macs)

Internet Explorer version 5.5 or above

Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 or above
To set up your ROAD ANGEL Navigator with ActiveSync:
1. Switch on your ROAD ANGEL Navigator (if the internal battery is flat,
you will need to connect it to the PC first) and wait for it to boot up.
2.
Connect your ROAD ANGEL Navigator to the PC using the USB
cable.
3.
Microsoft ActiveSync starts; when it prompts you to set up a
partnership, select the No option and then click on the Next button.
The ActiveSync window displays 'Connected'.
4.
Now follow the procedure described in the Doing an Update section
on the next page.
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Updating using your Mobile Phone
To update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator using your mobile phone, you will
need a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone with GPRS capability.
Doing an Update
1. Press the Menu button on the top of the unit
(see page 8).
2. Tap on the RA Menu button. The Alerts menu is displayed.
3. Tap on the Next button until the Updates menu is
displayed:
4. Tap on the Open button. The Updates screen is displayed:
5. If you are attempting to update using a Bluetoothenabled mobile phone for the first time, you will need to
pair your phone with the ROAD ANGEL Navigator. For
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future updates, the unit will connect automatically.
Refer to the Pairing section on page 56.
Confirm that you want to search for updates by tapping on
the Yes button.
6. Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator attempts to connect to the
Road Angel Group website:
7. If the update has been successful, the following screen is
displayed:
Refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 57 if this is
not the case.
Tap on the Exit button. If database updates have been
downloaded, your ROAD ANGEL Navigator will need to
restart to complete their installation. If the unit was already
up-to-date, and no updates were downloaded, this will not
be necessary.
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Pairing
You should only need to pair your phone the first time you attempt
an update via Bluetooth. For future updates, the unit will connect
automatically.
To pair the phone and unit:
1. Tap on the Pair First button on the Updates screen (or the
Pair button on the Update failed screen). The following
screen is displayed:
2. Search for a new Bluetooth device via the options on your
mobile phone. You will need to ensure you enable
Bluetooth on your phone first. Refer to the documentation
that came with your phone for more information.
3. If the pairing is successful, the update resumes; otherwise
the Search failed.. screen is displayed again.
Please visit the support section at www.roadangelgroup.com if you
continue to have problems.
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Troubleshooting
If your ROAD ANGEL Navigator fails to detect an Internet connection or
fails to complete the update, it displays one of the following screens:
No Internet connection detected
Update not completed
The following suggestions should help you solve your updating problem:
USB Checklist
If you are attempting to use your PC and a USB connection for the update,
check the following:

The USB cable is securely plugged into both your PC and the USB
socket on your unit (see page 8).

ActiveSync is running on the PC.

Your PC has an active Internet connection.

Check that your firewall or Internet Security software allows the unit
access to the Internet; the software may state that “wcescomm.exe”
is attempting to access the internet. Please refer to your firewall’s
documentation.
Tap on the Retry button to try again.
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Bluetooth Checklist
If you are trying to use your mobile phone for the update:

Ensure that the phone is capable of carrying out an update: it must
have Bluetooth and GPRS capabilities.

Check that the phone has an active Internet connection.

Check that you have paired the phone correctly with the ROAD
ANGEL Navigator. If not, tap on the Pair button to try again.

Check that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone.

Check the GPRS settings in your phone with your Network
provider.

Check GPRS coverage is not too low by moving to an area with
better coverage and/or try again later.
Tap on the Retry button to try again.
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11. Media Options
In addition to the navigation and hazard warning system, you can also play
music, browse photos and change system settings on this unit.
To close ROAD ANGEL Navigator, and access the unit’s media options:

From Navigator mode, tap on the Exit button on the
Standby screen (see page 18).

From ROAD ANGEL mode, tap on the Media button.
Music
This unit can play MP3 files stored on SD memory cards
through the built-in speaker.
Storing MP3 files onto SD memory cards
On your computer, convert the music from an audio CD into MP3 files, then
save them onto the SD memory card in a folder named "mp3".
Starting music playback
1.
Insert the SD memory card with stored MP3 files into the SD memory
card slot on the unit.
2.
Power on, and at the main menu screen, select the Music icon.
3.
In the music playback screen, use the buttons in the Music Playback
Window to control each playback function.
4.
Tap on the X button to exit the music player and return to the main
menu.
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Photos
Storing image files onto SD memory cards
You must use your computer to save the image files on to the SD card in a
folder named "image".
Image Browsing
The system has an Image Browsing function, capable of displaying
images/photographs stored on SD memory cards.
1.
Insert the SD memory card with stored image files into the SD memory
card slot on the unit.
2.
Power on, and at the Main Menu Screen, select the Photo icon.
3.
In the Image Browsing Window:
4.
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
Use the forward and back buttons to navigate through the images.

Use the Full screen button (right angle & arrow) to see a slide
show of images.

Use the zoom button [+] to view the image (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x).
There are 4 levels of zoom. When selecting zoom on the top level,
the image will return to 1x.

Pan an expanded image by dragging the stylus around on the
screen.
Tap on the X button to go back to Main Menu.
Settings
Tap on the More icon and choose Settings
from the next menu.
In the Settings menu, you can adjust the basic system options, including
volume control (navigation volume control in navigation application), screen
calibration, startup message, backlight setting and view version info.
System
Volume
Control the volume directly with the scroll bar. There are six levels of
volume.
Loading Voice
Select the Loading Voice Off/On box to determine whether the welcome
message is to be played during startup.
Stylus Adjustment
Control of the unit is accomplished primarily through the stylus by
touching/writing on the screen. If the system cannot correctly identify your
stylus’ input, please run through the screen calibration procedure.
1.
From the settings window, select the Stylus Adjustment option to
start the screen calibration procedure.
2.
Use the stylus and touch once on the centre of the cross displayed on
screen.
3.
Touch once on the cross at the second position.
4.
Touch once on the cross at the third position.
5.
Follow the prompts and touch on the forth and fifth positions.
6.
To finish the screen calibration procedure, press the Enter key to
accept the new settings. Press the Esc key to keep the old settings.
7.
Select [o] to go back to the main menu screen.
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Backlight
The backlight settings will let you set the brightness of the backlight and the
auto-off time.
1.
Under the setting window, select Backlight to enter the backlight
settings window.
2.
Select the time to turn off backlight for “Powered by battery”. (1 min, 3
min, 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, Always On)
3.
Select the time to turn off backlight for “Powered by plug”. (1 min, 3
min, 5 min, 10 min, 30 min, Always On)
4.
Scroll the brightness bar to control backlight brightness for a total of
six levels.
5.
Select [o] to confirm or select [x]
6.
Select [o] to return to main menu screen.
to keep the original settings.
Version
Tap on the More icon and choose About in
the next menu to see version number information and the help screen.
Restarting ROAD ANGEL Navigator
If you have been playing music or viewing photos, replace the ROAD
ANGEL Navigator’s SD Card.
Tap on the RANav button to restart the ROAD ANGEL
Navigator software.
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12. Background Information
About Global Positioning Satellites (GPS)
Operational since 1990, 24 satellites orbit the earth at a height of 11,000
miles. At any given point on the globe, at least 4 satellites are in view at
any one time. Using sophisticated aerials and triangulation techniques,
units such as ROAD ANGEL Navigator are able to compute your position to
within 5-10 metres. ROAD ANGEL Navigator is equipped with a Sirf3
chipset, which enables fast and deep GPS signal search capabilities.
Occasionally, when roads are close together, ROAD ANGEL Navigator
may place you on the wrong road. If this happens, keep driving and ROAD
ANGEL Navigator will automatically correct itself when it has a better fix or
when the road network simplifies.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator may lose the GPS satellite signal temporarily
owing to tunnels, tall buildings, bridges, dense foliage or adverse weather
conditions. When you are clear of the obstruction, ROAD ANGEL Navigator
should re-acquire satellite signals in a few seconds.
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ROAD ANGEL Navigator's Database
ROAD ANGEL Navigator uses a database of Police, Local Authority and
Ministry of Transport designated danger spots, including accident black
spots and safety camera locations, primary schools and congestion
charging zones. Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator can store up to 50,000
unique danger locations. Using the latest Global Positioning Satellite (GPS)
technology, ROAD ANGEL Navigator compares your position with known
danger spot locations and gives you an audible and visual warning as you
approach them.
It is critical to the accurate operation of your ROAD ANGEL Navigator that
you update your unit regularly to maintain the very latest data. With up to
100 new hazard locations added each month, we suggest that you update
your ROAD ANGEL Navigator fortnightly. If you are a high mileage driver,
using unfamiliar roads, we recommend weekly updates.
To qualify for database updates:
1.
Register your ROAD ANGEL Navigator with Road Angel Group
Ltd. You cannot update the database until you have registered
(see page 9).
2.
Purchase a valid subscription package (see page 7). Your new
ROAD ANGEL Navigator comes with an initial, free, 6-month
subscription
For information about how to update your ROAD ANGEL Navigator, see
page 53.
Using ROAD ANGEL Navigator Abroad
Your ROAD ANGEL Navigator is specifically designed for use within its
designated country, as stated on the packaging. It will have limited
functionality in other countries because the appropriate map and
camera/safety GPS data will not be present.
If you intend to use ROAD ANGEL Navigator abroad, seek independent
legal advice prior to departure.
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Speed Cameras and Hazards
This section describes the type of cameras and road hazards covered by
ROAD ANGEL Navigator:
Gatso
The most common type of speed camera
– used in fixed positions mounted on
poles at the roadside. Measures vehicle
speed using radar and, if the speed limit
has been exceeded, photographs the
rear of the vehicle. Uses a flash unit
inside the camera cabinet or mounted on
a gantry to illuminate the offending
vehicle's rear number plate. ROAD
ANGEL Navigator relies on up-to-date
database information for detection.
SPECS
Takes a digital photograph of your
vehicle at the ‘start’ point and then
another a set distance further down the
road. If your average speed is greater
than the speed limit between these two
cameras you are automatically
prosecuted. ROAD ANGEL Navigator
relies on up-to-date database information
for detection.
Watchman
Measures vehicle speed and, if the
speed limit has been exceeded, takes a
photograph of the rear of the vehicle.
Can be accessed remotely allowing
operators to download live video, stored
images or data. ROAD ANGEL Navigator
relies on up-to-date database information
for detection.
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Speedcurb
Measures the speed of vehicles in the
monitored section of road using pressure
sensors in the road surface. If the speed
limit has been exceeded, it takes a
photograph of the rear of the vehicle.
Uses a flash module for night-time
operation. ROAD ANGEL Navigator
relies on up-to-date database information
for detection.
Traffiphot
Uses pressure sensors in the road
(similar to Speedmaster – see below) to
measure vehicle speed and photographs
the rear of any speeding vehicle. Not to
be confused with red-light cameras.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator relies on up-todate database information for detection.
Speedmaster
Semi-permanent (fixed location but only
used part-time), system that uses
pressure sensors in the road to measure
vehicle speed. Connects to a camera on
a tripod for evidence of any offence.
ROAD ANGEL Navigator relies on up-todate database information for detection.
Black spot
A specific location, identified by the
police and local authorities, where a high
number of accidents have occurred e.g.
a difficult junction. Black spots are often
targeted by mobile speed enforcement
units. ROAD ANGEL Navigator relies on
up-to-date database information to
identify black spots.
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Mobile Safety Vans
Operators generally publish the locations
where their mobile safety camera vans
will be sited 1-2 weeks in advance. You
should update your ROAD ANGEL
Navigator regularly to ensure it contains
the latest mobile safety van information.
Congestion
Drivers must pay in advance or on the
day of travel to enter the designated
zone during the scheme’s hours of
operation. There are substantial
penalties if you do not pay the
congestion charge.
Primary Schools
You can set up ROAD ANGEL Navigator
to alert you whenever you are within 250
metres of a primary school.
Unprotected Railway Crossings
Alerts you to railway crossings with no
barrier.
Fatigue Timer Warning
The Highway Code recommends a
minimum break of at least 15 minutes
after every two hours of driving. ROAD
ANGEL Navigator alerts you whenever
you have been driving for two hours
without a break.
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13. Accessories
The following table lists the accessories available for ROAD ANGEL
Navigator. Please visit the ROAD ANGEL Navigator online shop at
www.roadangelgroup.com for more details.
Item
Details
Vent mount kit
For discrete mounting from air vent.
12v Cigar Lead (Straight)
2.5 metre with standard fused cigar plug.
GPS External Antenna (2m)
Connects to ANT socket on ROAD ANGEL Navigator –
for use in vehicles with UV screens or for discrete
mounting.
USB Lead
USB to mini USB PC lead
Car Charger
In-vehicle cigar lighter power lead
Leather Carry Case
Protects device when not in use.
Stylus
For use on the screen of the ROAD ANGEL Navigator
Mains Charger
UK mains power charger
Road Angel Group Ltd. has made every effort to ensure that all the
information contained in this manual is accurate and reliable.
However, the information is subject to change without notice.
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14. End User License Agreement
Portions of the software are copyright © 1996-2002 The FreeType
Project (www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
Please read the following agreement (“Licence”) carefully.
Acceptance: Installation or use of the enclosed ROAD ANGEL GROUP
LTD software (the “Software") on your computer constitutes your
acceptance of these terms. If you do not agree to the terms of this Licence,
you must immediately delete the Software from your computer and destroy
any copies you made of the Software and of any written materials relating
to the software, and promptly return the Software and, if bought as part of a
package, any associated devices to your retailer for a refund.
Licence: ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD grants you, as an individual, a
licence to install and use one copy of the Software on a single personal
computer and a single PDA (“personal digital assistant”) at a time. Your
licence to use the Software is subject to you complying with the terms of
this Licence. A licence is required for each installation of the Software,
unless the Software is (i) installed temporarily on a computer during the
repair or maintenance of the computer and/or PDA on which the Software
is normally installed and (ii) is immediately deleted from such
computer/PDA as soon as those repairs or maintenance are complete.
You may make one copy of the Software for backup purposes only.
Copyright: United States copyright law and international treaty provisions
protect the Software. You agree that no title to the intellectual property in
the Software is transferred to you. You further acknowledge that title and
ownership rights will remain the exclusive property of ROAD ANGEL
GROUP LTD, and you will not acquire any rights to the Software except as
expressly set out in this licence. You agree that any copies of the Software
will contain the same proprietary notices that appear on and in the
Software.
Prohibited Use: Unless you have ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD’s prior
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Software or accompanying documentation, except as expressly permitted
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the Software (iii) sublicense or lease the Software or its documentation; or
(iv) use the Software in a multi-user or networked environment or on a
rental basis or in a time-sharing or computer service business.
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Limited Warranty: ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD warrants that the Software
will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written
materials for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase. Any implied
warranties relating to the Software are limited to 12 months provided that
limitation is permitted by applicable law.
End-User Remedies: If the Software does not conform to the “Limited
Warranty” above, ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD’s entire liability and your
sole and exclusive remedy will be, at ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD’s option,
either to (i) correct the error, or (ii) help you work around the error, or (iii)
accept a return and issue a refund through your retailer. The Limited
Warranty is void if failure of the Software has resulted from your fault,
abuse, or misapplication. If we correct an error in the Software for you,
then the unexpired portion of the Limited Warranty period as at the date
you informed us of the error will apply to the corrected software once you
have received the corrected version.
NO OTHER WARRANTIES: EXCEPT AS SET OUT IN THE LIMITED
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THE SOFTWARE IS ERROR FREE. ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD
DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE
SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD
PARTY RIGHTS. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied
warranties or limits on how long an implied warranty may last, or an
exclusion of incidental damages. This means the above limitations or
exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may also have other rights depending on your country.
No Liability for indirect loss: In no event will ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD
be liable to you for any loss of profit, wasted time, lost business or for any
incidental, or indirect loss of any kind arising out of the performance or use
of the Software, even if ROAD ANGEL GROUP LTD has been advised of
the possibility of such damages.
Termination: Without prejudice to its other rights, ROAD ANGEL GROUP
LTD may terminate this Licence if you fail to comply with these terms and
conditions. In that situation, you must destroy all copies of the Software.
Choice of Law: This Licence is governed by the laws of England.
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