Owner`s manual | AstroStart 60Cx GPS Receiver User Manual

GPSMAP 60Cx
®
color map navigator
owner’s manual
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Introduction > About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the Garmin® GPSMAP® 60Cx.
The GPSMAP 60Cx uses the proven performance of
Garmin GPS and full-featured mapping to create an
unsurpassed portable GPS receiver. Take a moment
now to compare the contents of this package with
the packing list on the box. If any pieces are missing,
contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
About This Manual
To get the most out of your new navigation system,
take time to read this manual and learn the operating
procedures for your unit in detail. This manual is
organized into the following sections.
The Introduction contains manual conventions, the
Table of Contents, the software license agreement,
product registration, and product care information.
The Main Pages section contains an overview of the
Satellite, Trip Computer, Map, and Compass Pages.
The Main Menu section describes features found on
the Main Menu and information about how to change
settings.
The Appendix contains information, such as
specifications, optional accessories, and maintenance
information. You can also find warranty and FCC
information in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for
reference.
Manual Conventions
This manual uses the term Warning to indicate a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
The Getting Started section provides an overview of
the unit, how to turn the unit on, and to acquire satellites.
The Basic Operation section provides information
about setting up waypoints, routes, and tracks.
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Introduction > Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction........................................................ i
About This Manual............................................... i
Manual Conventions................................................. i
Software License Agreement............................. v
Product Registration........................................... v
Contact Garmin.........................................................v
Tell Us What You Think...........................................v
Caring for the GPSMAP 60Cx............................ vi
Cleaning the Case .................................................. vi
Cleaning the Screen................................................ vi
Storage.................................................................... vi
Water Immersion.................................................... vi
Warning.............................................................. vii
Important Information...................................... viii
Getting Started.................................................. 1
Unit Overview...................................................... 1
Installing the Batteries..............................................2
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx Keypad...................... 3
Turning on the GPSMAP 60Cx........................... 4
Adjusting the Backlight............................................4
Initializing the GPS Receiver.............................. 5
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx.................................... 6
Understanding Terms................................................6
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Selecting Options and Entering Data........................7
Using the Status Bar.................................................7
On-Screen Messages.................................................8
Using the Mapping Databases..................................8
Basic Operation.............................................. 10
Creating and Using Waypoints........................ 10
Marking Your Current Location.............................10
Creating Waypoints Using the Map........................11
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates................11
Editing Waypoints..................................................12
Deleting Waypoints................................................12
Averaging a Waypoint’s Location...........................13
Projecting a Waypoint.............................................14
Using Proximity Waypoints....................................15
Man OverBoard (MOB).........................................16
Using the Find Menu......................................... 16
Find By Name.........................................................17
Recent Finds...........................................................18
Using the Find Item Information Page...................18
Find Information Page Options Menu....................18
Finding a Waypoint.................................................20
Finding a Geocache................................................20
Finding a City.........................................................21
Finding an Exit.......................................................22
Finding an Address.................................................22
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Finding an Intersection...........................................24
Searching for a Point of Interest.............................24
POI Loader & Custom Points of Interest................25
Using Tracks...................................................... 26
Options Menu.........................................................28
Navigating a Saved Track.......................................30
Creating and Using Routes.............................. 31
Creating a Route.....................................................31
Navigating a Route.................................................32
Editing a Route.......................................................34
Using the Route Page Options................................35
Vertical Profiles of routes.......................................36
Main Pages...................................................... 37
Satellite Page..................................................... 38
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu..................38
Map Page............................................................ 39
Using Additional Map Data....................................40
Changing the Zoom Range.....................................41
Map Orientation......................................................41
Map Page Options..................................................41
Guidance Text.........................................................42
Setting up the Map Page.........................................43
Measuring Distance................................................46
Turning Declutter On or Off...................................47
Restoring Defaults..................................................47
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Compass Page................................................... 48
Compass Page Options...........................................49
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing Pointer.........49
Data Fields..............................................................51
Trip Computer Page.......................................... 52
Trip Computer Page Options Menu........................52
Main Menu....................................................... 53
Tracks................................................................. 53
Route Page......................................................... 54
Highway Page.................................................... 54
Setup Menu ....................................................... 55
System Setup..........................................................55
Display Setup..........................................................56
Interface Setup........................................................56
Page Sequence Setup..............................................59
Map Page Setup .....................................................59
Routing Setup.........................................................60
Geocache Setup......................................................61
Marine Setup...........................................................62
Time Setup..............................................................62
Units Setup.............................................................63
Heading Setup.........................................................64
Welcome Setup.......................................................65
Proximity Waypoints......................................... 66
Calendar............................................................. 66
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Calculator........................................................... 67
Stopwatch.......................................................... 67
Sun and Moon.................................................... 68
Hunt and Fish.................................................... 69
Games Menu...................................................... 70
Memory Race.........................................................71
Virtua Maze............................................................71
GekoSmak..............................................................72
Nibbons...................................................................72
Gekoids...................................................................72
Beast Hunt..............................................................73
FCC Compliance................................................ 83
Limited Warranty............................................... 84
Index................................................................ 86
Appendix......................................................... 74
Specifications.................................................... 74
Physical...................................................................74
Performance............................................................74
Power......................................................................74
Interfacing.......................................................... 75
Connecting Your GPSMAP 60Cx to a
Computer...................................................... 79
What Is WAAS/EGNOS?.................................... 80
Loran TD Setup.................................................. 81
Map Datums and Location Formats................ 82
What Are Map Datums?.........................................82
What Is a Location Format?...................................82
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Introduction > Software License Agreement - Product Registration
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 60Cx, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software
embedded in this device (the “Software”) in binary
executable form in the normal operation of the product.
Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights
in and to the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of
Garmin and is protected under the United States of
America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software are valuable trade
secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You
agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse
assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human readable
form the Software or any part thereof or create any
derivative works based on the Software. You agree not
to export or re-export the Software to any country in
violation of the export control laws of the United States
of America.
Product Registration
Help us to better support you by completing our
online registration today! Connect to our Web site at www.garmin.com/registration/.
Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit
number located on the back of the GPSMAP 60Cx)
in case your GPSMAP 60Cx needs service. Keep the
original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Serial Number: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ __
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using
your unit. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support
by phone: (913) 397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, Monday–
Friday, 8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or go to www.
garmin.com/support/, and click Product Support.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
+44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or
0808 2380000 (within the UK).
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Introduction > Caring for the GPSMAP 60Cx
Caring for the GPSMAP 60Cx
Storage
Cleaning the Case
Clean the unit’s outer casing (except for the screen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution
and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and
solvents that may damage plastic components.
Do not store the GPSMAP 60Cx where prolonged
exposure to temperature extremes may occur (such as
in the trunk of a car) as permanent damage may result.
User information, such as waypoints and routes, are
retained in the unit’s memory without the need for
external power. It is always a good practice to back
up important user data by manually recording it or
downloading it to a PC (transferring it to MapSource
software).
Cleaning the Screen
Water Immersion
The GPSMAP 60Cx case is constructed of
high-quality materials and does not require user
maintenance except cleaning.
Clean the GPSMAP 60Cx screen using a soft,
clean, lint-free cloth. Water, isopropyl alcohol, or
use eyeglass cleaner if needed. Apply the liquid to
the cloth, and then gently wipe the screen with the
moistened cloth.
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The GPSMAP 60Cx is waterproof to IEC Standard
60529 IPX7. It can withstand immersion in 1 meter
of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can
cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain
to wipe and air dry the unit before reuse.
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Introduction > Warning
Warning
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations could result in an accident or collision
resulting in death or serious injury.
•
When installing the unit in a vehicle, place the unit
securely so that it does not obstruct the driver’s
view of the road or interfere with vehicle operating
controls, such as the steering wheel, foot pedals,
or transmission levers. Do not place in front of or
above any airbag. (See diagram).
Do not mount
where driver’s
field of vision is
blocked.
Do not place
unsecured on
the vehicle
dashboard.
Do not mount in front of an airbag
field of deployment.
•
•
When navigating, carefully compare information
displayed on the unit to all available navigation
•
sources, including information from street signs,
visual sightings, and maps. For safety, always
resolve any discrepancies or questions before
continuing navigation and defer to posted road signs.
Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner.
Do not become distracted by the unit while
driving, and always be fully aware of all
driving conditions. Minimize the amount of
time spent viewing the unit’s screen while driving
and use voice prompts when possible. Do not
input destinations, change settings, or access any
functions requiring prolonged use of the unit’s
controls while driving. Pull over in a safe and legal
manner before attempting such operations.
This unit is designed to provide route suggestions.
It is not designed to replace the need for driver
attentiveness regarding road closures or road
conditions, traffic congestion, weather conditions,
or other factors that may affect safety while driving.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. See www.garmin.
com/prop65 for more information.
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Introduction > Important Information
Important Information
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of Garmin
is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate
cartography that is available to us at a reasonable cost. We
use a combination of governmental and private data sources,
which we identify in product literature and copyright messages
displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain
some inaccurate or incomplete data. In some countries,
complete and accurate map information is either not available
or is prohibitively expensive.
The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003
requires the recycling of certain electronics. For more
information on the applicability to this product, see www.
erecycle.org.
Garmin POI Loader and Custom POIs Notice: Garmin is
not responsible for the accuracy of, or the consequences of
using a custom POI or safety camera database.
NOTICE REGARDING WINDSHIELD MOUNTING;
SPECIAL NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA
AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in
California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their
windshields while operating motor vehicles. Check your state
and local laws and ordinances for similar restrictions. Other
Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be
used. Garmin does not take any responsibility for any fines,
penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of
disregarding this notice or as a result of any other state or local
law or ordinance relating to use of the unit. (See California
Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005,
Section 169.71.)
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Getting Started
Unit Overview
Power key
Color LCD
display
Auxiliary GPS
antenna connector
(under weather cap)
USB connector port
(under weather cap)
GPSMAP 60Cx
Carry lanyard
attachment slot
Internal
antenna
External data/
auxiliary power port
(under weather cap)
Battery
compartment
locking D-Ring
Battery
compartment cover
Keypad
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Getting Started > Installing the Batteries
Installing the Batteries
The GPSMAP 60Cx operates on two AA batteries
(not included), which are installed in the back of the
unit. You can use Alkaline or NiMH batteries. See
page 55 for information on setting the battery type.
1. Place the loop of the lanyard through the slot
at the upper-left side on the back of the unit.
2 Route the strap through the loop, and pull tight.
Lanyard
installation
USE BY 2009
USE BY 2009
To install the batteries:
1.Remove the battery cover
by turning the D-Ring 1/4
turn counter-clockwise and
pulling the cover loose.
2. Insert the batteries,
observing the proper
polarity. A polarity diagram
is molded into the battery
compartment.
3. Reinstall the battery cover
by aligning the back cover
with the unit and turning the
Battery
D-Ring 1/4 turn clockwise.
To install the Lanyard:
Compartment
Remove the batteries from your GPSMAP 60Cx when
you do not expect to use the unit for several months.
Stored data is not lost when batteries are removed.
Refer to page 9 for information on accessing the
microSD™ data card in the battery compartment.
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Getting Started > Using the GPSMAP 60 Cx Keypad
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx Keypad
POWER key
• Press and hold to turn the unit
on or off.
• Press and release to adjust the
backlighting.
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
• Press to zoom in or out on the
Map Page.
• Press to scroll up or down a
list on any other page.
ROCKER key
• Press up, down, left, or right to
highlight options; and to enter data,
or move the map panning arrow.
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FIND/MOB key
• Press and release at any time
to view the Find Menu.
• Press and hold for MOB*
MARK key
• Press and release at any time
to mark your current location.
QUIT key
• Press and release to cancel data entry, or exit a page.
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PAGE key
• Press and release to cycle through the
main pages.
MENU key
• Press and release to view page
options.
• Press twice to view the Main Menu.
ENTER key
• Press and release to enter highlighted
options, data, or confirm on-screen
messages.
* Man Overboard (MOB) feature stores a waypoint and
then navigates back to it.
Getting Started > Turning on the GPSMAP 60Cx
Turning on the GPSMAP 60Cx
Turn the GPSMAP 60Cx on, to view the Welcome
Page, followed by the Satellite Page. The unit must
collect satellite data and establish its current location.
To turn the GPSMAP 60Cx on and off:
1. Press and hold the POWER key. When
the unit turns on, a tone sounds, and the
Introduction Page appears, followed by the
Satellite Page.
2. To turn off the GPSMAP 60Cx, press and hold
the POWER key again.
Adjusting the Backlight
You may want to adjust the backlight to see the screen
better.
To adjust the backlight level:
1. Press and quickly release the POWER key.
2. Press up on the ROCKER to increase the
brightness, or press down to decrease.
3. Press ENTER or QUIT to close the backlight
adjustment window.
Backlight adjustment slider
See page 56 for information about changing the
display colors and backlight timeout and brightness
levels.
Welcome Page
Satellite Page
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Getting Started > Initializing the GPS Receiver
Initializing the GPS Receiver
The first time you turn on your GPSMAP 60Cx, the
GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish
its current location. To ensure proper initialization,
the GPSMAP 60Cx is shipped from the factory in
AutoLocate mode, which allows the receiver to “find
itself” anywhere on Earth. To receive satellite signals,
you must be outdoors and have a clear view of the sky.
To initialize your GPSMAP 60Cx:
1. Press and hold the POWER key to turn on the
GPSMAP 60Cx.
2. Hold the unit in front of you with the top tilted
upward. While the GPS receiver is searching
for the satellite signals, a “Locating Satellites”
message is replaced by an “Acquiring
Satellites” message until enough signals are
acquired to fix its location.
When the receiver has signals from at least
three satellites, the display at the top of the
page changes to indicate position accuracy
and location coordinates.
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3. Press and release the PAGE key until the Map
Page appears. You are now ready to begin
GPS-aided navigation.
You can also observe a sky-view array of the satellites
overhead with your location centered in the array. The
outer circle represents the horizon and the inner circle
represents a position 45 degrees from the horizon. The
numbers shown indicate the number assigned to each
satellite. A bar graph at the bottom of the page shows
the strength of signals from each satellite.
The outer
circle
represents
the horizon.
The inner
circle is a
location 45
degrees from
the horizon.
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement
Signal strength
bars for each
satellite.
If the unit cannot get a satellite fix, a list of solutions
appears. Select an appropriate solution, and press
ENTER to continue.
Getting Started > Using the GPSMAP 60Cx
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx
This section explains how to enter and select
information with the GPSMAP 60Cx.
Understanding Terms
As you progress through this manual, you are directed
to press a specific key or highlight a field on the
screen. When you are directed to press a key, you
should press and quickly release the key. (You may
need to hold down a key for a period of time to start a
secondary function, when the instructions tell you to
do so.) When a field is highlighted on the screen, it is
highlighted in yellow. The position of the highlight is
controlled by the ROCKER.
On-screen button—use the ROCKER to highlight a
button, and press ENTER to select the button.
Scroll bar—when viewing a list of items too long to
appear on the screen, a scroll bar appears along the
right side of the list. To scroll through a list, press up
or down on the ROCKER or use Zoom In to scroll a
set of items and Zoom Out to scroll the entire screen.
Default—the factory setting saved in the unit’s
memory. You can change many settings, but you can
also revert to the factory (default) settings.
(See page 47)
Highlighted
field
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
Highlight—move the highlighted area on the screen
up, down, left, or right with the ROCKER to select
individual fields.
Field
Field—the location on a page where data or an option
can be shown and entered. Highlight a field using the
ROCKER to begin entering data or selecting options.
On-screen buttons
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Getting Started > Selecting Options and Entering Data
Selecting Options and Entering Data
Use the ROCKER to highlight an item in a list or a
field on the screen.
To select and activate an option:
1. From any page, press MENU. An Options
Menu appears with a list of additional options
for that page.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the highlight up,
down, right, or left on the menu to highlight the
option you want, and press ENTER to select it.
To exit a menu or return to the previous
setting:
Press QUIT. The QUIT key moves backward
through your steps. Press QUIT repeatedly to
return to the starting page.
Using the Status Bar
At the top of each page, the status bar provides status
information for several unit features.
• Power to the unit is provided by either batteries
or from an auxiliary source (AC, DC or USB
adapter). The Battery Power icon (
) shows
the remaining power as the battery is depleted.
) appears when
• The Auxiliary Power icon (
the unit is powered by an external source such
as the USB data cable provided with your unit
or optional serial data/power cable or 12 volt
DC adapter.
• Satellite signal status is shown when searching
for or acquiring satellites (
), when a 2D fix
(
) is attained and when a 3D fix (
) is
attained (four or more satellites are received.)
• The Backlight icon ( ) appears when the
backlight is on. Backlighting is off by default
when you turn the unit on. The backlight uses a
significant amount of battery power.
• The USB (Universal Serial Bus) Cable
Connection icon (
) appears when the unit
is in communication with a PC.
Status Bar
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Getting Started > On-Screen Messages
On-Screen Messages
When a significant event in the operation of the
unit occurs, an on-screen message appears. In each
case, the condition is described and often a remedy
provided. Press ENTER to acknowledge the message
and close the window.
On-Screen Messages
In some instances, the message may indicate a
temporary condition such as the “Calculating
Route” message, and closes as soon as condition is
completed.
Calculating Route
Message
Using the Mapping Databases
Many of the GPSMAP 60Cx features require detailed
mapping data to be fully operational, so you may want
to transfer maps before using the unit. The microSD
card (provided only on some units) can be loaded with
detailed maps from optional MapSource® disks for your
PC. This enhances the versatility of your GPSMAP
60Cx. With selected MapSource detailed mapping data,
you can view listings of nearby restaurants, lodging,
shopping centers, attractions and entertainment, and
even retrieve addresses and phone numbers for any
listed location. The amount of data transferable is
limited to the capacity printed on the microSD card.
Map data transfer requires the USB interface cable
provided with the unit to transfer MapSource data
from a PC to the microSD card in the GPSMAP 60Cx.
To transfer data to the microSD card, you can also use
the USB Mass Storage feature explained on page 57.
You can purchase high capacity microSD cards at
your electronics supplier. See the Garmin Web site
(www.garmin.com/cartography/) for MapSource
products.
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Getting Started > Transferring Data to a microSD Card
Transferring Data to a microSD Card
Some units are equipped with a pre-installed microSD
card. Other units configured for use in large geographic
regions (Pacific) require a larger capacity microSD card
to store enough useful mapping data (not provided).
To install or remove the microSD card:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover
from the back of the unit and remove the two
batteries.
2. Locate the card tray at the center of the battery
compartment, and check to be certain the card
is installed in the tray.
3. To remove the card, slide the tray cover up,
then lift it toward you to remove the card from
the tray.
4. To re-insert the card, lay the card in the tray,
close the tray, and replace the batteries and
cover when finished.
To transfer map data to the microSD card:
1. Lift the weather cover from the USB port on
the upper back of the unit. It recommended
that you use the USB port rather than the
serial connection port for faster data transfer.
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2. Connect the USB cable provided with the unit
to the USB port on your PC and to the miniUSB port on the back of the unit.
3. Follow instructions for selecting and
downloading maps provided with the
MapSource map data disk and help file.
USB Port
(under weather
cover)
The microSD card tray
is located beneath the
batteries in the battery
compartment.
Slide the tray cover back to
OPEN, then lift to remove
or insert the microSD card.
Close and slide forward to
LOCK.
Unlock
Lock
LO
CK
Detail of microSD
card tray in battery
compartment
Back of GPSMAP 60Cx
(with battery cover removed)
Basic Operation > Creating and Using Waypoints
Basic Operation
This section explains some of the more common
operations you can perform with your GPSMAP
60Cx, including creating and using waypoints, using
the Find Menu, and how to create and use tracks and
routes.
To mark your current location:
1. Press and hold the MARK key until the Mark
Waypoint Page appears. A default three-digit
name and symbol are assigned to the new
waypoint.
Waypoint
symbol
Waypoint
name
Creating and Using Waypoints
Waypoints are locations or landmarks you record and
store in your GPS. They are locations you might want
to return to later. You can add waypoints to routes and
even create a Go To directly to the selected waypoint.
Waypoints are created using three methods. You can
press the MARK key while at a location, create a
waypoint on the Map Page, or enter coordinates for a
waypoint manually.
Marking Your Current Location
Use the MARK key to quickly capture your current
location to create a new waypoint. You must have a
valid position (2D or 3D) fix to mark your current
location.
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Mark Waypoint Page
2. To accept the waypoint with the default
information, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
OR
To change any information on the Mark
Waypoint Page, highlight the appropriate field,
and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad. After entering and confirming your
changes, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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Basic Operation > Creating Waypoints Using the Map
Creating Waypoints Using the Map
You can quickly create a waypoint using the Map
Page. When you pan the map and move the arrow
over a map item, you see a highlighted description of
the item.
To create a waypoint using the Map Page:
1. On the Map Page, use the ROCKER to move
the pointer to the map item you want to mark
as a waypoint.
2. Press and quickly release ENTER to capture
and open the information page for the map
item.
3. Highlight Save, and press ENTER.
If the map item selected contains no
information, a “No map information at this
point. Do you want to create a user waypoint
here?” message appears. Highlight Yes, and
press ENTER.
4. To change any information on the Waypoint
Page, highlight the appropriate field, and
press ENTER to open the on-screen keypad.
After entering and confirming your changes,
highlight OK, and press ENTER.
Information page for a
map point with data
Information page for
a map point without
data
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates
You can manually enter location coordinates to create
a waypoint. This method is useful for creating a
waypoint at a specific latitude/longitude position from
a chart.
To create a new waypoint by entering
location coordinates:
1. Create a new waypoint by pressing MARK.
2. On the Waypoint Page, highlight the Location
field, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
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Basic Operation > Editing Waypoints
3. Use the ROCKER to enter location
coordinates. Highlight OK, and press ENTER
when finished.
Manually
enter waypoint
coordinates.
4. Press QUIT to exit.
Editing Waypoints
You can edit waypoints as you create them or at a
later date. You can change the symbol, name, note,
location, elevation, and depth.
To edit a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
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3. Select the waypoint you want to edit, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Highlight each field and press ENTER to make
changes. Use the waypoint symbol chart and
the alphanumeric keypad to enter new data.
5. Press QUIT when finished.
Deleting Waypoints
You can delete waypoints from the Waypoint Page.
Note: When you delete a waypoint, you cannot
recover it from the unit.
To delete a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to delete, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Highlight the Delete button, and press ENTER.
A confirmation message appears.
5. Highlight Yes, and press ENTER to delete the
waypoint.
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Basic Operation > Averaging a Waypoint’s Location
To move a waypoint on the Map Page:
1. On the Find Menu, highlight the Waypoints
icon, and press ENTER to open the Waypoints
Page.
2. Select the waypoint you want to move, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
3. Highlight the Map button, and press ENTER to
show the waypoint on the map.
4. Press ENTER again to place a MOVE marker
next to the waypoint.
5. Use the ROCKER to move the waypoint to a
new location on the map, and press ENTER.
Averaging a Waypoint’s Location
You can average a new waypoint location over time to
produce a more accurate location.
Note: You must have a GPS Satellite fix
before you can average a waypoint’s location.
When you average a waypoint after it has
been saved to the waypoints list and the Mark
Waypoint page is closed (even if you return to
that waypoint location), the unit appears to
be averaging the waypoint, but it is actually
averaging a new point at your current location.
Therefore, only average a waypoint when you
first create it.
To use averaging to calculate a more
accurate location:
Original
location
New location
1. Before saving a new waypoint, press the
MENU key to open the Options list.
2. Highlight the Average Location option, and
press ENTER to open the Average Location
Page.
Moving a waypoint
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Basic Operation > Projecting a Waypoint
4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
5. Select Project Waypoint, and press ENTER
to open the Project Waypoint Page.
6. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected
waypoint in the appropriate fields at the bottom
of the page, and press QUIT when finished.
Waypoint
Options
Menu
Average Location Page
3. Press ENTER to save the location.
Projecting a Waypoint
You can create a new waypoint by projecting the
distance and bearing from a specific location to a new
location.
To project a waypoint:
Project Waypoint
Page
Projected waypoint
on the map
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints list.
3. Select the waypoint you want to project, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
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Basic Operation > Using Proximity Waypoints
Using Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location.
Proximity
icon
Radius
field
Empty line
Proximity
Alarms
check box
To add a proximity waypoint:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Proximity icon, and press
ENTER to open the Proximity Waypoints Page.
3. Highlight an empty line, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
4. Select a waypoint from the Waypoints List or from
any other group of map points, and press ENTER
to open the information page for the item.
5. With the Use button highlighted, press ENTER
to add the point to the list on the Proximity
Waypoints Page.
6. Use the ROCKER to highlight and adjust
the Radius field if you want to enter a value
different than the default of 1 mile.
To select alarm tones and turn proximity
alarms on or off:
1. To select an alarm tone, select the Proximity
Alarm Tones button and press ENTER to
open the Proximity Alarm Tones Setup Page.
2. Highlight each alarm field and press ENTER to
view the list of tones.
3. Select a tone from the list and press ENTER.
4. Activate the alarms by placing a check in the box at the bottom of the page.
Speed alerts are proximity
points obtained from
services provided by using
the optional POI Loader.
(see page 26)
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Basic Operation > Using the Find Menu
To clear one or all proximity waypoints
from the list:
To remove or review a single entry, highlight
the waypoint, press ENTER, and then select
Remove or Review.
OR
To remove all waypoints from the list, press
MENU, highlight Remove All, and press
ENTER.
Using the Find Menu
Use the Find Menu to search for waypoints, cities,
and exits included in the GPSMAP 60Cx basemap.
You can also find saved waypoint and geocache
points. Additional icons appear depending on the
optional BlueChart or MapSource data loaded to the
unit. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
Man OverBoard (MOB)
Another method for creating a waypoint is the Man
Overboard (MOB) feature. (This is, an application for
marking a location on water where you cannot stop
quickly and must return to a point where there are no
landmarks for reference.)
To create a waypoint using the MOB
feature:
1. Press and hold FIND to show the MOB window.
2. Press ENTER to navigate to the MOB
3. Use the PAGE key open the Map Page
showing the path from your current location
to the MOB point. Use the Compass Page for
additional guidance to the MOB point.
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Waypoint Options
Menu
Find Menu
with optional
MapSource data
Cities Options
Menu
When you access a Find group list, it contains only
those items near your current location or the map
pointer.
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Basic Operation > Find By Name
The options menu for each category contains a
submenu of search options, such as Find By Name,
Find Nearest, Select Symbol (for waypoints), Change
Reference (by moving the pointer to a new location),
Nearest Containing (a keyword you enter), Select
Category (for those groups, such as Food & Drink and
Lodging). Use these options to limit your search.
4. Use the ROCKER and ENTER key to operate
the on-screen keypad and enter the name of
the location you want to find. When the Find
list contains a match, highlight OK and press
ENTER.
Find By Name
If you know the name of the location you want to find,
use the Find By Name option.
To find a location using Find By Name:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the icon for the
type of item for which you want to search, and
press ENTER.
OR
To search the entire database, select the All
Points of Interest icon, and press ENTER.
3. Press MENU, highlight Find By Name, and
press ENTER.
Find By Name
On-screen
keypad
5. Highlight the location in the Find list, and press
ENTER. The item’s information page opens,
allowing you to save the item as a waypoint,
show the item on the map, or automatically
create a route to the item (Go To).
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Basic Operation > Recent Finds
Using the Find Item Information Page
Recent Finds
The Recent Finds Page shows a list of the last 50
items you have searched for or gone to recently.
To go to a recently found item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu, then press
FIND again to display the list of recent finds.
2. Highlight the Recent Finds icon, and press
ENTER to open the Recent Finds Page.
Recent
Finds
icon
Find Information Page Options Menu
The Options Menu for each information page contains
options for using a Find item as a tool for navigation.
To use the Options Menu:
List of
recently
found items
3. Use the ROCKER to select the item you want
to go to, and press ENTER to open the item’s
information page.
4. Highlight Go To, and press ENTER to begin
navigation.
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When you select an item from the Find item list and
press ENTER, an information page shows detailed
information about the item. Each information page
contains three on-screen buttons. Different buttons
appear depending on whether you are selecting a Find
item to navigate to or adding a Find item to a route list.
1. With an information page open for a Find item,
press MENU to open the Options Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER:
• Average Location—sample a waypoint
location over time and averages the result for a
more accurate location reference. See page 13
for more information.
• Project Waypoint—create a new waypoint
referencing another location by entering
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Basic Operation > Find Information Page Options
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
bearing and distance from your location. See
page 14 for more information.
Find Near Here—return to the Find Menu
where you can search for map items near the
item defined on the information page.
Change Reference—point to a new location on
the Map Page using the pointer.
Set Proximity—program an alarm to sound
when you are within a specified radius of an
item defined by the information page. See page
15 for more information.
Add To Route—include this item on a new
route or add it to an existing route. See “Using
Routes” on page 31 for more information.
View Sun and Moon—view Sun and Moon
tables for this item location. See page 68 for
more information.
View Hunt and Fish—view Hunt and Fish
tables for this item location. See page 69 for
more information.
Map Information—show the map from which
the map item originated.
To find an item near another item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Highlight an item in the Find list, and press
ENTER to open the information page.
4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
highlight Find Near Here, and press ENTER.
The Find Menu opens again with each
category containing items near the item
selected on the information page.
5. Select a category icon, and press ENTER to
open a Find list of items near the item.
To find an item from another location on
the map:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
highlight Change Reference, and press
ENTER. The Map Page appears.
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Basic Operation > Finding a Waypoint
4. Use the ROCKER to pan the arrow (pointer) to
the map location you want, and press ENTER.
The Find list shows a list of items near the new
map location.
3.
Use the ROCKER to select a waypoint, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
Waypoints
icon
Finding a Geocache
Finding a Waypoint
The Waypoints Page contains a list of all saved
waypoints. Waypoints are stored in alphanumeric
order and are also identified by a symbol assigned
from a list of symbol types.
To find a waypoint:
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1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
Use the Geocache icon to view the list of geocache
locations created using your GPSMAP 60Cx or
downloaded from your computer. A geocache location
is a waypoint with a special geocache symbol
assigned to give special significance and to allow it to
be separated from others on the waypoints list.
For more information about creating a geocache
point, see Geocache Setup instructions on page 61 and
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/.
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Basic Operation > Finding a City
To find a geocache:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Geocache icon, and press
ENTER to open the Geocache Page. You can
view either found geocaches or those that
have not been found.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a geocache
on the list, and press ENTER to open the
information page.
4. Highlight the Go To button, and press ENTER
to navigate to the geocache location. When
you navigate to a geocache, the Compass
Page changes to Geocache Navigation mode
and any additional information about the
downloaded cache location is shown in the
comment field.
When a geocache is found, the unit marks the cache
as found, logs an entry into the calendar, and provides
an option that, when activated, shows the nearest
cache.
Finding a City
Use the Cities icon on the Find Menu to find any city
listed in the mapping database (either in the basemap
or from downloaded detailed mapping data).
To find a city:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Cities icon, and press ENTER
The Cities Page shows a list of cities near your
current location.
Cities
icon
Cities nearest to
your location.
City Information
Page
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Basic Operation > Finding an Exit
3. Select a city from the list and press ENTER to
open the information page for the selected city.
OR
If the city you want is not listed, press MENU,
select a search method, and press ENTER.
Finding an Exit
Use the Exits icon on the Find Menu to find an
interstate exit.
Exits list
Available services
Exits
icon
To find an exit:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Exits icon, and press ENTER.
The Exits Page shows a list of exits near your
location.
3. Use the ROCKER to select an exit, and
press ENTER to open the information page.
This page contains the exit description, a
list of available services near the exit, and
the distance and bearing from the exit to the
highlighted service.
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4. Select a service from the list, and press
ENTER to open the information page for the
selected service.
5. Select Save, Map, or Go To from the bottom
of the page.
Finding an Address
If you downloaded optional detailed mapping data,
use the Addresses icon on the Find Menu to find an
address. When you enter the street number, street
name, and city, the find feature matches that data with
addresses in the map database.
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Basic Operation > Finding an Address
To find an address:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Addresses icon, and press
ENTER to open the Addresses Page.
If your unit has a GPS fix, the <Enter Region>
field is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, because the database has information
for the entire region. However, you can select
a city if you want to reduce the possible
number of address matches.
3. Highlight the <Enter Number> field, and press
ENTER.
4. Type the street number using the on-screen
keypad. When finished, highlight OK, and
press ENTER.
5. Highlight the <Enter Street Name> field, and
press ENTER. The street list opens.
6. Use the on-screen keypad to enter enough
of the street name to show a match. When
finished, highlight OK, and press ENTER. A list
of matches appears.
7. Select the address you want, and press
ENTER to open the Address information page.
Addresses
icon
Addresses Page
Matching
addresses
Information
Page
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Basic Operation > Finding an Intersection
Finding an Intersection
If you downloaded optional detailed mapping data,
use the Intersections icon on the Find Menu to search
for an intersection. When you enter the two street
names and a city, the Find feature matches that data
with intersections in the map database.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter a street name
in the <Enter Street 2> field. When finished, a
list of matches appears below.
7. Select an intersection, and press ENTER to
open the information page.
To find an intersection:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Intersections icon, and press
ENTER to open the Intersections Page.
3. If your unit has a GPS fix, the <Enter Region>
field is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, because the database has information
for the entire region. However, you can select
a city if you want to reduce the possible
number of intersection matches.
4. Highlight the <Enter Street 1> field, and press
ENTER.
5. Type the street name using the on-screen
keypad. When finished, highlight OK, and
press ENTER again.
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Intersection
List of matching
Information Page
intersections
Searching for a Point of Interest
If you downloaded MapSource detailed mapping,
you can use the All Points of Interest icon on the
Find Menu to locate a nearby restaurant, lodging,
landmark, public building, and so on.
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Basic Operation > Searching for a Point of Interest
To find a point of interest:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the All Points of Interest icon, and
press ENTER to show a list of all points near
your current location.
3. Highlight an item in the list, and press ENTER
to open the information page for the item.
OR
Press MENU to open the Options Menu where
you can select options to help you narrow your
search.
4. Highlight the item you want from the list, and
press ENTER to open the information page for
the selected item.
If you are searching for a restaurant that is part of
a national chain, only the restaurant nearest to your
location is shown when you search using the Find
Nearest option. If you search using the By Name
option, all of the locations for that chain in the
mapping database are shown with the closest to your
current location listed first.
Narrow search
criteria using the
Options Menu.
POI Loader & Custom Points of Interest
You can create your own category for points of interest
by using the optional Garmin POI Loader utility,
accessible from the Garmin Web site: www.garmin.com/products/poiloader/. Follow the Help instructions to use the POI Loader.
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Basic Operation > Using Tracks
Using Tracks
To clear the track log:
The Tracks feature creates an electronic bread crumb
trail or “track log” on the Map Page as you travel. The
track log contains information about points along its
path, including time, location, elevation, and depth
for each point (depth requires NMEA input, see pages
58 and 75).
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Clear button, and press ENTER.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER.
The track log starts recording as soon as the unit gets
a location fix. The percentage of memory used by the
current track log appears at the top of the Tracks Page.
After you clear the track log, it shows 0%.
To set up a track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
Percentage
of memory
used
List of
saved
tracks
Data Card Options
Tracks Page
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Basic Operation > Using Tracks
• Wrap When Full—causes the track log to
record over the oldest data with new data.
• Record Method—Distance records track points
after a specified distance is traveled. Time creates
track points after a specified time has elapsed.
Auto allows you choose from five intervals.
• Interval—records a track according to the
Record Method (Time, Distance, or Auto) and
Interval (Time, Distance, or Frequency). Enter
a specific distance, time, or frequency.
• Color—selects the color of the active track.
• Log Track to Data Card—records the current
track log to the microSD card in addition to the
unit’s internal memory. Using this option allows
you to record a large number of track points
(depending on the capacity of the microSD card.)
This feature is a tool for use by advanced GPS
users with special applications for track log data.
Track logs on the data card are .gpx GPS position
data files, and are not used by your unit. To learn
more about .gpx files, search the Web for subjects
titled GPX or GPS Exchange Format.
To save the entire track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3 Highlight the Save button and press ENTER.
A message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
4. Select Yes, and press ENTER to save the
track. A “Saving Track” message appears
followed by the Saved Track Page.
Use the Saved Track page to rename the track,
view the track distance and calculated area, and
specify a color for the track on the Map Page.
Track
name
Track
distance
Calculated
area
Track
color
Saved Track Page
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Basic Operation > Using Tracks
To save a portion of the track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Save button, and press ENTER.
A message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
4. Select No, and press ENTER to save only a
portion of the track log. A map showing the
entire track appears on the map.
5. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
beginning point, and press ENTER.
6. Use the ROCKER to move the arrow to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
ending point, and press ENTER. A “Saving
Track” message appears followed by the
Saved Track Page.
7. With OK highlighted, press ENTER.
To log tracks to the microSD card:
1. From the Track Log Setup Page, highlight the
Data Card Setup button, and press ENTER to
display the Data Card setup page.
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2. Highlight the Log Track to Data Card option,
and then press ENTER to activate the feature.
Observe that a current date .gpx file appears
in the Data Card Tracks list.
Options Menu
Log Track To Data Card Page
This file is a continuous compilation of all
track data for the indicated date. As long as
this feature is enabled, a new file is created
for each day you use the unit. Recording
continues until the card is filled.
Because these track logs share card space
with MapSource mapping data, space for
additional map storage is reduced.
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Basic Operation > Using Tracks
Press the MENU key and select Card Info
to view the amount of card storage space
available.
3. To read or transfer the .gpx files use the USB
cable to connect to your PC and enable the
USB Mass Storage feature as explained on
page 58. You can open the track logs using
Garmin MapSource or another .gpx filecompatible application.
4. To delete these track logs from the microSD
card, highlight individual logs, and then press
ENTER. Use the Delete All button to clear the
entire list.
To calculate the area of a track:
1. With the Track Log Page open and the Track
Log on, press MENU to open the Options Menu.
2. Highlight Area Calculation, and press ENTER
to open the Area Calculation Page.
3. Press ENTER to start the area calculation.
As you begin to move and define the area’s
boundaries, a Stop button appears.
4. When finished defining the area the calculated
area appears at the bottom of the page.
Note: Do not remove the microSD card from
the unit while logging a track, as corruption of
the data can result.
To view a track on the map:
On the Saved Track Page, select the Map
button, and press ENTER to open the Map
Page. A map showing the entire track appears.
Begin and End markers and user waypoints
are visible.
Start calculation
Save calculated track
5. Press ENTER to save the new track to the
Saved Tracks list on the Tracks Page.
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Basic Operation > Using Tracks
Navigating a Saved Track
When initiated, a TracBack route takes you back to
the oldest stored track log point.
To use the TracBack feature:
1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the track or
the Track Log open, highlight the TracBack
button, and press ENTER to open the
TracBack Page showing the entire track. You
are then prompted to select the point you want
to go back to.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the map, and press ENTER to start
navigating the TracBack.
Directions
to the first
turn
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3. Select either Follow Road to route back to
the selected point using available roadways,
or select Follow Track to retrace your original
path of travel. Highlight the Don’t Ask Again
option, and press ENTER if you want to use
the same option each time you use TracBack.
The Map Page opens with directions to the
first turn on the track at the top of the page.
4. Move in the direction of the first turn. When
you reach the first turn, directions to the next
turn are shown, and so on.
5. To exit, press MENU, and select Stop
Navigation.
To create a user waypoint on a saved track:
1. With a saved track shown on the map, use
the ROCKER to move the pointer to the place
on the track that you want to mark as a user
waypoint. If the pointer is placed on the map
where no map item is located, a prompt asks if
you want to create a waypoint.
2. Press and hold the ENTER key to open the
Mark Waypoint Page.
3. Customize the user waypoint, highlight OK,
and press ENTER to save it.
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
Creating and Using Routes
A Route is a sequence of intermediate waypoints
that lead you to your final destination. The GPSMAP
60Cx lets you store 50 routes with up to 250 points
each.
Routes
icon
Setting up a route
Creating a Route
You can create or modify a route using the Routes
Page, and you can add waypoints to a route from the
Find Menu. (You can create more complex routes
using a PC and MapSource mapping programs and
then transfer them to the unit memory. Auto-Routes,
which are generated when you select Go To for a
Find item, map item, or waypoint, cannot be saved.
Saved routes with more than 50 waypoints cannot be
navigated using the Follow Roads option.)
To create and navigate a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the New button,
and press ENTER to open the Route Page.
4. With the <Select Next Point> field highlighted,
press ENTER to open the Find Menu.
5. Use the Find Menu to select a route waypoint
from one of the Find Menu groups, and open
the information page for the selected waypoint,
city, exit, point of interest, and so on.
6. Highlight the Use button, and press ENTER to
add it to the route.
7. To add more points to the route, repeat steps 4
to 6. You can rename the route if you want.
8. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigating.
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
Methods of navigating to a destination
• If you select the Go To button on the Waypoint
Page or other Find Menu items, the GPSMAP
60Cx creates a straight path (point to point)
from your current location to that location.
• If you select the Navigate button on a Route
Page, the unit creates a route composed of
several user waypoints or Find items, with
the last being your destination. It navigates
directly from point to point. Before each turn
in the route, a page shows a guidance message
and graphic of the turn. You can view the turns
at any time by pressing up or down on the
ROCKER while the route is active.
• Selecting the Follow Roads option on the
Routing Setup Page allow both Go To
navigation and point to point routing to
navigate using roads.
Routes use existing roadways to automatically
calculate a route to your destination. Turns on
roadways are added to the Active Route Page
and are preceded by a guidance message with
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a graphic of the turn. If there are not enough
roads at your location to calculate a route, a
message to that effect appears.
Navigating a Route
After you create a route, you can begin navigation
immediately or save it to the Saved Routes list.
To navigate a saved route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Highlight a saved route, and press ENTER to
open the Route Page.
4. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER.
5. To stop navigating, press MENU, select Stop
Navigation, and press ENTER.
Using the Follow Roads option on the Routing Setup
Page increases the number of turns and shows an
Active Route Page with a list of turns. If you selected
the Off Road option, you can view only the list of
points for a route from the Active Route Page. See
Routing Setup on page 60.
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
To preview the turns for an active route:
1. On the Routes Page, highlight a saved route,
and press ENTER to open the Route Page for
the selected route.
2. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigation and show the route
on the Map Page.
3. While navigating a route, press PAGE to open
the Active Route Page. To view an individual
turn on the list, use the ROCKER to highlight
it, and press ENTER.
The Turn Preview Page shows the turn and
guidance text. A small field at the bottom
shows the turn number in sequence and the
total turns in the route.
4. To scroll through all turn previews, press up or
down on the ROCKER. Press QUIT to close
the Turn Preview Page and return to the Active
Route Page.
Active Route Page
Turn Preview Page
when following roads
Route Page
Route on the Map
Page
5. To view a route profile, press the MENU key and select Profile from the Options Menu (if using 24K DEM maps.)
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
Editing a Route
After you create a route, use the Route Page to edit,
change the route name, and review route points.
To change the name of the route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight the route name field at the top of the
Route Page, and press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to operate the on-screen
keypad and edit the route name.
To review individual route points:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight a point on the Route Page, and press
ENTER to open an options menu.
5. Highlight Review, and press ENTER to open
the information page for the route point.
6. You can select Save (save the point as a
waypoint), Map (show the point on the Map
Page), or Go To (navigate to the point).
Enter a
new route
name
Route point
review
options
Route Page
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
To delete a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page, then open a route.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. To clear the list of saved routes, press MENU
from the routes list and highlight Delete All
Routes, and press ENTER. A confirmation
message appears, asking “Do you really want to
delete all routes?” Select Yes, and press ENTER.
To select the off-road transition for a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. Select Off Road Transition, and press
ENTER to open the Off Route Transition Page.
5. Highlight the Route Leg Transition field, and
press ENTER to view the list of options.
6. Select the method to use (Manual or
Distance) when advancing the route to the
next point.
Route leg
transition
options
Select Distance to enter a radius so that when you are
within the entered distance, the GPSMAP 60Cx leads
you to the next point on your route.
Select Manual to transition to the next waypoint
anytime while navigating a route.
Using the Route Page Options
The Route Page shows all points stored in memory for
the route selected on the Routes Page. Press MENU
to open the Route Page Options Menu. Select the
option and press ENTER to display the option page.
• Remove All—removes all waypoints from the
saved route.
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Basic Operation > Creating and Using Routes
• Reverse Route—reverses the order of the route
points in the saved route.
• Profile—creates a vertical
profile of the route.
• Copy Route—makes a
copy of the saved route
Options Menu
with the same name, but
followed by a number.
• Delete Route—deletes the saved route.
• Change Data Fields—selects different values
for the two data fields at the bottom of the page.
• Restore Defaults—restores route settings to
the factory default.
Vertical Profiles of routes
The Profile Page can show a profile of a route when
using DEM (US Topo 24K maps)
To create a vertical profile of the route:
2. Select “Profile” and press ENTER to display
the route profile, answer the “use data” prompt
and press ENTER.
Note: Profiles are available only if Garmin
MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is used.
Options Menu
Route Vertical
Profile using U.S. Topo
24K DEM mapping
data
1. Open the Routes Page from the Main Menu,
select a saved route or create a new route and
then press the Menu key.
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Main Pages >
Main Pages
The GPSMAP 60Cx has six main pages: Satellite Page, Trip Computer Page, Map Page, Compass Page, and
the Main Menu. You can cycle through these pages by pressing the PAGE key to move forward or pressing the
QUIT key to reverse. Additional pages are added by using the Page Sequence option on the Main Menu (see
page 59). The Active Route Page appears only when you are actively navigating.
Each page has an Options Menu, which contains the setup options and functions that apply to that page. To view
the Options Menu for a page, press the MENU key.
Satellite Page
Satellite
Page Options
Menu
Trip Computer
Page
Trip Computer
Page Options
Menu
Map Page
Compass Page
Main Menu
Compass Page
Map Page
Options Menu Options Menu
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Main Pages > Satellite Page
Satellite Page
The Satellite Page shows the receiver status, satellite
locations, satellite signal strength, and the receiver’s
current location (when the unit receives signals from
at least three satellites).
Receiver
status
Location
Satellite
location
Satellite
signal
strength
Satellite Page
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement
The larger circle beneath the satellite icons represents
the horizon surrounding you and the smaller circle
a position approximately 45o above your current
position. Imagine that you are in the center of a clear
dome with the satellites moving over its outer surface.
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Using the Satellite Page Options Menu
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Use With GPS Off/On­—enables you to turn the GPS
receiver on or off.
Track Up/North Up—indicates whether satellites are
shown with the rings oriented with North toward the
top of the display or your current track toward the top
of the screen.
Multicolor/Single Color—indicates whether each
satellite shows in a different color or the same color.
New Location—use if you have moved the unit more
than 600 miles and you are having trouble locking
onto satellite signals.
GPS Elevation—shows GPS determined elevation.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Map Page
The GPSMAP 60Cx comes with a built-in basemap
that includes a database of cities, interstates, state
and county highways, exit information, and lake and
river outlines. The standard basemap can be enhanced
using MapSource or BlueChart data.
Two map operating modes, position mode and pan
mode, determine what cartography is shown on the
map display.
Position mode pans the map to keep your present
location in the display area. The position marker
shows your travel on the Map Page. When you press
the ROCKER, the GPSMAP 60Cx enters pan mode,
which moves the map to keep the white arrow (map
pointer) within the display area. When you are in
panning mode, you can move the map pointer about
the page to highlight and identify map items. If there
is more than one map item under the pointer, a list
appears with the items highlighted on the map
You can add and configure up to four optional data
fields to the top of the page to provide a variety of
travel and navigational information.
To show data fields on the Map Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show sub-menu appears.
3. Select the number of data fields you want to
show on the Map Page, and press ENTER.
Data fields
Show submenu
Map Page with data fields
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Main Pages > Map Page
To change a data field contents display:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The first data field is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to open the list of data field
options.
Data field
options
Using Additional Map Data
Optional MapSource mapping data enhance the
versatility of your GPSMAP 60Cx. With MapSource
data disks, you can view listings of nearby
restaurants, lodging, shopping centers, attractions,
and entertainment, and you can retrieve addresses and
phone numbers for any listed location. With additional
BlueChart data, you can access marine information,
such as navaids, wrecks, obstructions, and anchorage
locations.
To view the data currently loaded on your GPSMAP
60Cx unit and microSD card, see page 45.
To review map information:
4. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to move to the next field,
and repeat steps 3 and 4.
1. On the Map Page, press MENU.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to select the Map Setup-info
page. The list of maps stored on the microSD
card appears. A check mark indicates the map
is shown on the Map Page.
For an explanation of each data field option, see page
76 in the Appendix.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Changing the Zoom Range
You can change the zoom range on the Map Page to
view a smaller area in greater detail or view a larger
area with less detail. Press IN to decrease the zoom
range and show an area with greater detail; press
OUT to increase the zoom range and show a larger
area with less detail.
Map Orientation
There are two map orientation options: North Up
orients the map like a paper map. Track Up orients the
map in the direction of travel. When using Track Up,
the North arrow indicates the orientation. Set the map
orientation using the Setup Map option.
Map Page Options
Use the Map Page Options Menu to customize the
Map Page. With the Map Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
Zoom in
Zoom out
The current zoom range setting is shown in the
lower-left corner of the Map Page. If no further map
information is available, “overzoom” appears under
the zoom range. When using MapSource detailed
maps, “mapsource” appears below the scale.
Map ranges
The following options are available:
• Stop (Resume) Navigation—stops or resumes
navigation. (disabled when there is no active
navigation)
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• Recalculate—recalculates a route. (disabled
when there is no active navigation)
• Data Fields—opens the Show sub menu so you
can select the number of data fields to show on
the Map Page. Map Only, 2, 3, or 4 data fields.
• Change Data Fields—allows you to select the
type of data you want to show in the data fields.
This option is available only if the 1 wide 2
wide, 3, or 4 data fields option is selected.
• Guidance Text—shows messages on the screen
advising you of your next navigation move
when navigating to a destination.
• Setup Map—accesses six pages of Map
display settings so you can customize the map.
• Measure Distance (Stop Measuring)—
measures the distance from your current
location to the map pointer.
• Turn Declutter On (Off)—hides or shows
items on the map that can block road details
when the map is zoomed out.
• Restore Defaults—returns the map page to the
factory set defaults.
Guidance Text
When navigating, guidance text appears above the
map. Guidance Text shows useful information when
navigating to a destination.
Guidance text
To show guidance text:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Guidance Text, and press ENTER.
The Guidance Text submenu opens.
3. Select an option (Always Show, Never
Show, or Show When Navigating), and press
ENTER.
If you select Always Show, a message of some type
always appears whether or not you are navigating.
If you select Show When Navigating, a guidance
message appears until you select Stop Navigation
from the Options Menu.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Setting up the Map Page
Use the Setup Map option to adjust how items are
shown on the Map Page.
To customize the Map Page display:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER to
open the Map Setup Page. The top of the page
contains icons for each setup page.
3. Use the Right or Left ROCKER to move from
icon to icon when selecting a Map Setup Page
and to move up and down the feature fields on
each page.
General
Tracks
Points
Text
Information
Marine
4. With a map setup feature highlighted, press
ENTER to show the list of options for that
feature. Each setup page has a submenu of
options. To access that menu, press the MENU
key with the Map Setup Page displayed.
Map Setup – General Page
The Map Setup – General Page contains the settings
for Orientation, Below, Auto Zoom, Detail, and Lock
On Road.
Map Setup – General Page
• Orientation—selects how the map is shown.
North Up always shows north at the top of
the page. Track Up shows your current track
toward the top of the page.
• Below—sets the map scale at which the Track
Up feature displays. All scales above this
setting revert to the North Up map orientation.
• Auto Zoom—zooms the map scale to include
the beginning and ending points of the route
segment.
• Detail—selects the degree of map detail shown.
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Main Pages > Map Page
• Lock On Road—you can lock the map pointer
to show on the nearest road, compensating for
variances in map position accuracy.
Map Setup – Tracks Page
The Tracks Page contains settings for Saved Tracks,
Track Log, Track Points, and the Go To Line.
Map Setup – Points Page
Use the Points Page to set the map scale at which
Map Points, User Waypoints, Street Label, and Land
Cover appear on the Map Page. Select Auto, Off, or a
specific Zoom Level.
Map Setup – Points Page
Map Setup – Tracks Page
• Saved Tracks—sets the maximum zoom range
at which saved tracks are shown on the map.
• Track Log—sets the maximum zoom range at
which active track logs are shown.
• Track Points—sets the maximum number of
track points used to record a track.
• Go To Line—selects either a bearing or course
line for navigating a track.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Map Setup – Text Page
Use the Text Page to select the text size for
descriptions of map items on the Map Page. Select
from None, Small, Medium, or Large.
Map Setup – Marine Page
Use the Map Setup – Marine Page to customize
settings for Marine Colors, Spot Soundings, Light
Sectors, and Symbol Sets when using downloaded
marine charts (MapSource BlueChart marine mapping
data).
Map Setup – Text Page
Map Setup – Information Page
The Text Page shows a list of downloaded detailed
maps such as topographic, marine charts, and
MapSource maps with auto-routing capability. Use
the ROCKER to highlight a map, and press ENTER
to show it on the map display or turn it off.
Press MENU to view the list of map display options
.
Map Setup – Marine Page
• Marine Colors—toggles marine colors on or
off on the Map Page.
• Spot Soundings—toggles spot soundings on or
off on the Map Page.
• Light Sectors—select Off, Auto, or ON.
• Symbol Set—select the symbol set to use.
(Auto, GARMIN, NOAA, or International)
Map Setup – Information Page
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Main Pages > Map Page
Measuring Distance
You can measure the distance between two map items.
To measure distance between two points:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Measure Distance, and press
ENTER. An on-screen arrow appears on the
map display at your current location with REF
below it.
3. Move the arrow to the reference point (the
starting point you want to measure from),
and press ENTER. A push pin icon marks the
starting point on the map.
4. Move the arrow to the point you want to
measure to. The distance between the two
points is shown in the upper-right corner of the
Map Page.
5. Press QUIT to cancel.
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Push pin
indicating the
beginning
point of the
measurement
Measured
distance
End point of
measurement
labeled REF
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Main Pages > Map Page
Turning Declutter On or Off
You can remove unwanted items from the Map Page
display (declutter the display), such as map item titles
and icons. This is useful when the map is zoomed to a
scale that is partially obscured by titles and icons that
remain the same size regardless of the map scale.
To turn declutter on or off:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
menu.
2. Highlight Turn Declutter On, and press
ENTER.
OR
To turn Declutter off, press MENU, select Turn
Declutter Off, and press ENTER
Map with declutter off Map with declutter on
Restoring Defaults
Use the Restore Defaults option to return the map
settings to factory settings.
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Main Pages > Compass Page
Compass Page
the direction (bearing) to your destination, relative
to your current heading direction. The compass ring
and the pointers work independently to show your
direction of movement and the direction to your
destination. You can choose a bearing pointer or
course pointer for guidance.
Bearing
pointer
Scale
The compass
ring moves to
indicate North
orientation.
Compass Page
When navigating, the Compass Page provides
navigation data and directions. It uses a graphic
compass ring, a bearing or course pointer, and digital
data fields to show information, such as current speed,
distance to the next point on the route, and estimated
arrival time.
The course pointer
indicates your
course of travel and
the distance you
drift off course.
Course Pointer
The bearing
pointer indicates
the direction of
your destination.
Bearing Pointer
The rotating compass ring indicates the direction you
are heading. The bearing or course pointer indicates
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Main Pages > Compass Page
Compass Page Options
Use the options menu to customize the Compass
Page. With the Compass Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
• Change Data Fields—allows you to select the
type of data you want to show in the data fields.
See page 80 for descriptions for each option.
• Restore Defaults—returns to the factory
settings.
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing
Pointer
Compass Page
Options Menu
The following options are available:
• Stop or Resume Navigation—turns active
navigation for a route or a Go To on or off.
• Recalculate— recalculates the destination path.
• Course or Bearing Pointer—toggles between
the course arrow and the bearing pointer.
• Data Fields—allows you to select the number
of data fields that appear on the Compass Page.
The bearing pointer and course pointer work
independently of each other. The bearing pointer
indicates the direction to your destination, and the
course pointer indicates your relationship to a course
line leading to the destination.
If the bearing pointer arrow is pointing straight up, for
example, you are going directly to your destination.
If it points any direction other than up, turn toward
that direction until the arrow is pointing up and then
continue in that direction. The bearing pointer always
points to the destination, regardless of the direction
you are moving. This is most efficient if you must
move around obstacles (for example, lakes or private
property) in your path.
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0.25 mi
The bearing pointer always indicates the direction to
your destination from your current location.
If you are using the course pointer option, and you
drift away from the line of travel from your original
location to your destination, the course deviation
indicator (arrow with horizontal dotted line) provides
graphic indication of drift (right or left) according
to the scale shown at the edge of the compass ring.
Move to the right or left to get back on course. This
is most efficient if you are navigating on water or
where there are no major obstacles in your path.
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Scale
The course pointer indicates your course of travel from
your original location and the distance off course.
To select the course pointer or the bearing
pointer:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu. The bearing pointer is the
factory set default option. When the bearing
pointer option is shown, the course pointer is
active and vice versa.
2. Highlight this option, and press ENTER to
activate.
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Data Fields
You can show three or four data fields on the Compass
Page.
3 Data Fields
4 Data Fields
To show data fields on the Compass Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show submenu appears.
3. Select the number of data
fields you want to show on the
Compass Page and press ENTER.
To change data fields:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The first data field is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to select from a list of types of
navigation data to display in that field.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight the option you
want, and press ENTER to place it in the data
field.
5. After making your selection and entry, use the
ROCKER to move to the next field and repeat
the process.
6. Repeat Steps 3 through 5 to change remaining
data fields.
To restore data fields to default settings:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Restore Defaults, and press ENTER
to return the page to factory settings.
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Main Pages > Trip Computer
Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page provides you with a wide
variety of travel data useful when navigating a long
distance. It indicates your current speed, average
speed, trip odometer and many other helpful statistics
useful for navigation.
Trip Computer Page
You can customize the Trip Computer display to meet
your personal requirements, with list of data options
to choose from. Select the type of data to display in
the same manner as for the similar data fields on the
Map Page. (See page 40 for details.)
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Trip Computer Page Options Menu
Press MENU to view the following options:
• Reset—Because you want to record new data
for each trip, a Reset option is available.
Before each trip, reset the trip information by
highlighting Reset and pressing ENTER.
The Reset Page offers options for resetting
trip computer data, clearing the track log and
deleting saved tracks, waypoints and routes.
From this page you can select individual items,
select all and unselect all. When you make a
selection, highlight the Apply button, and press
ENTER. Answer OK to the “The Data You
Have Selected Will Be Permanently Deleted”
prompt, and press ENTER to complete the reset.
• Big Numbers—allows you to view significant
data at a glance, with fewer fields and larger
displays.
• Change Data Fields—allows you to select the
type of data you want to show in the data fields.
• Restore Defaults—allows you to return the
page data to factory settings.
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Main Menu > Tracks
Main Menu
The Main Menu contains settings and features not
found on the main pages and submenus. The time and
date are shown at the bottom of this page. The Main
Menu is accessible from any page by pressing MENU
twice. To select an item on the Main Menu, highlight
the menu item, and press ENTER.
Tracks
The Tracks Page shows the percentage of track
memory used, and a list of saved tracks. Use the
Tracks Page to set up, clear, or save a track log, or
enable the TracBack feature for the current track log.
For more information, see page 27.
To access the Tracks Page:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
Main Menu
NOTE: If a page from the menu is added to
the Main Page sequence, that icon no longer
appears on the Main Menu.
Tracks Page
Track Log Setup
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Main Menu > Highway Page
Route Page
Use the Routes Page to create a route to a destination..
For more information, see Routes on page 31.
Highway Page
When navigating a route, the Highway Page guides
you to the destination using data fields and a graphic
highway. Up to four user-selectable data fields show
information such as speed, distance, and time to next
point on the route. The list of data shown and the
method of selection is the same as for the Map and
Compass Pages and is explained in detail on page 40.
The Highway graphic provides visual guidance,
taking you point by point to your final destination.
Your course is represented by a center line down the
middle of the graphic. As you move toward each
point on your route, the graphic shows the direction
you should move to stay on course to the next point.
Five scale settings allow you to zoom in or out on the
highway when you use move the ROCKER up or
down.
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To navigate using the Highway Page:
1. While navigating, press the PAGE key to cycle
to the Main Menu.
2 Highlight the Highway icon, and press ENTER
and observe your path of travel displayed on
the highway graphic.
3. Press MENU to display the Options Menu. You
can do the following:
Stop navigation, recalculate, configure data
fields from four to three with a destination
guidance message, change the data fields or
restore defaults to factory settings.
Highway Page
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Setup Menu
Use the Setup Menu to
customize your GPSMAP
60Cx.
To access the Setup
Menu:
1. Press MENU twice to
open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to
Setup Menu
highlight the Setup icon, and press ENTER.
Each feature is explained on the pages that follow.
System Setup
Use the System Setup
Page to control settings
for GPS, WAAS,
battery type, language,
System
external power and
icon
custom POI proximity
alarms.
To access the System Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
System icon, and press ENTER.
• GPS—sets the unit to operate in Normal mode,
Battery Saver mode, GPS Off, or Demo
Mode.
• WAAS—enables or disables WAAS (see page
80 for an explanation of WAAS).
• Battery Type—selects the battery type you are
using (Alkaline, Lithium-ion, or NiMH).
• Text Language—sets the unit’s on-screen
language.
• External Power Lost—indicates whether the
unit remains on (Stay On) or turns off (Turn
Off) when external power is removed from the
unit.
• Proximity Alarms—indicates whether custom
POI (Points of Interest) proximity alarms are on
or off.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
System Setup Menu
The System Setup Menu contains Restore
Defaults, Card Info, and Software
Version. Use Restore Defaults to return the System
Setup fields to their original values and Card Info to
view microSD card status. Software Version shows the
software version and unit identification number.
Display Setup
Use the Display Setup Page to
select a screen color scheme
for day and night viewing. You
can set the backlight timeout
and the level of brightness.
Shortening the timeout and
lowering the brightness can
significantly save on battery
power.
To access the Display Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Display icon, and press ENTER.
switch from day to night at sunset and change
back at sunrise.
• Daytime Color Scheme/Nighttime Color
Scheme—sets the color scheme to use when
operating in Day or Night mode.
• Backlight Timeout—sets the backlight to stay
on when it is turned on, or to time out after a
selected period of time has elapsed when using
the battery. The backlight stays on regardless of
this setting when external power is used.
• Backlight Level—turns the backlight up or
down. Press up on the ROCKER to increase
the intensity or down to decrease.
Interface Setup
Use the Interface Setup Page to control the input and output
formats used when connecting
your unit to external devices.
• Display Mode—sets the display to Day, Night,
or Auto mode. Select Auto to automatically
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
To access the Interface Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Interface icon, and press ENTER.
Serial Data Format—sets the data format to one of
the following:
• GARMIN­—selects the proprietary format used
to exchange waypoint, route, track log and
MapSource data with a PC.
• NMEA In/NMEA Out—supports input and
output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.01
data.
• TEXT OUT—enables ASCII text output of
location and velocity information. No input.
• NONE—Provides no interfacing capabilities.
If you select NMEA In/NMEA Out or Text Out,
additional fields then appear. The baud rate for NMEA
In/NMEA Out is locked at 4800. If selecting Text Out
highlight the Baud Rate field, and press ENTER.
Use the ROCKER to highlight the desired setting and
press ENTER.
USB Mass Storage—allows the microSD card to be
used as a USB Mass Storage device. It also allows
transfer of Track Log Data to Garmin MapSource.
To activate USB Mass Storage:
1. Connect the unit to a
computer using the USB
cable.
2. Highlight the on-screen
USB Mass Storage
button and press
ENTER.
3. Observe an illustration
of the GPSMAP 60Cx
connected to a computer
and an Unplug or Eject icon shown in your
PC’s system tray or a storage device icon for
the microSD on a Macintosh®.
4. Double-click on your PC’s My Computer to
observe a new Removable Disk Drive listed. If
drives are networked, see the note below.
If using a Macintosh, double-click on the icon to
view the directory of files on the microSD card.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
> Disk Management and remap the drive
letter for the GPSMAP 60Cx removable storage
device.
To view storage information for the
microSD card:
Prior to downloading
data to the microSD card,
press the MENU key with
the USB Mass Storage
Page open to view data
card storage information.
To transfer files to the
microSD card:
1. Double-click the My
Computer icon on a PC’s desktop.
2. Browse the PC or Macintosh for the file to copy.
3. For a PC, highlight the file and select Edit
> Copy and open the drive identified with the
GPSMAP 60Cx.
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Note: If you have several network drives
mapped to your computer, Windows may
experience difficulty assigning a drive letter for
your unit microSD card. Either log on without
connecting to the network or click Start >
Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
Tools > Computer Management > Storage
4. Select Edit > Paste. The file appears in the list
of files on the GPSMAP 60Cx microSD card.
5. For a Macintosh, click and drag the desired file
into the microSD card directory.
6. After data transfer, end the USB cable connection
by double-clicking on the Unplug or Eject icon in
your PC system tray and select Stop or unmount
the connection if using a Macintosh.
7. Pressing and releasing the unit POWER button
exits the USB Mass Storage Page at any time, but
can corrupt files if done while transferring data.
Interface Setup Options Menu
The Interface Setup Options Menu contains a Restore
Defaults option and an Advanced NMEA Setup
option. The Advanced NMEA Setup is designed for
use by knowledgeable users with specific NMEA
applications. (Refer to page 75.)
Note: Like most USB storage devices, the
GPSMAP 60Cx is not compatible with Windows®
95, Windows® 98 or Windows® ME.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Tones Setup
Use the Tones Setup Page to
customize sound tones made
by the unit for a variety of unit
features.
To access the Tones
Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu
Page, highlight the
Tones icon, and press
ENTER.
2. Highlight the option and press ENTER.
3. As you move down the list each different tone
sounds. Press ENTER to select a tone.
To set Proximity Alarm Tones:
1. To select an alarm tone, select the Proximity
Alarm Tones button and press ENTER to
open the Proximity Alarm Tones Setup Page.
2. Select a tone for each alarm from the list for
each field and press ENTER.
Speed alerts are obtained by using POI loader.
(see Page 26)
Page Sequence Setup
Use the Page Sequence Setup Page to change the order
of the main pages, or to add additional pages
Note: If you add a page to the main page sequence,
it no longer appears on the Main Menu.
To access the Page Sequence Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Page
Sequence icon, and press ENTER.
To move, insert, or remove a page:
1. To move a page in the order, highlight the
page, and press ENTER. Select Move, and
press up or down on the ROCKER to move
the page up or down in the list. Press ENTER
when finished.
2. To insert a new page, highlight the page you
want to insert before in the order, and press
ENTER. Select Insert, then select a page from
the list, and press ENTER.
3. To remove a page, highlight the page and press
ENTER. Select Remove, and press ENTER.
Map Page Setup
The Map Page Setup information is located on page 43.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Routing Setup
Use the Routing Setup Page to customize the manner
in which routing functions behave.
To access the Routing Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Routing icon, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Follow Road Options button to
open the Follow Road Options Page where
you can select additional route options.
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• Guidance Method—sets the unit to calculate
routes based on:
Prompted—prompts you to select a preference
before the route is calculated.
Follow Road—creates a route that overlays the
roads shown on the map.
Off Road—creates a direct line from your
current location to your destination. This is
useful when traveling outside of the detailed
map coverage area or where no roads exist.
• Follow Road Method—selects how the unit
calculates follow road routes based on:
Prompted—prompts you to select a preference
before the route is calculated.
Faster Time—routes calculated are faster to
drive but might be longer in distance.
Shorter Distance—routes calculated are shorter
in distance but may take more time to drive.
• Next Turn Pop-up—turns the Next Turn popup window on or off.
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Follow Road Options
• Off Route Recalculation—allows you to
set whether the unit prompts you when it
is recalculating your route (Prompted) or
recalculates automatically. You can turn off
route recalculation.
• Calculation Method—sets how the unit
searches for the route.
Quickest Calculation—calculates the route the
quickest, but might not produce the best route.
Quick Calculation—takes more time to
calculate, but generates a better quality route.
Better Route—generates an even better quality
route, but uses a longer calculation time.
Best Route—generates the optimal route but
takes the longest time to calculate.
• Calculate Routes For—sets route calculation
for the vehicle you are operating to optimize
the route for your vehicle type.
• Avoid—allows you to avoid certain road types
and maneuvers on your route.
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Geocache Setup
Use the Geocache Setup Page to find and record
items hidden at geographic locations. See the Garmin
Web site (www.garmin.com) for details and how to
download geocache locations from the Internet.
Note: Before setting up and placing physical
geocache stations on public or private land, be
certain you are not in violation of ordinances or
laws governing use of these properties.
To access the Geocache Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Geocache icon, and press ENTER.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Marine Setup
Use the Marine Setup Page to define alarm settings.
To access the Marine Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Marine
icon, and press ENTER.
Time Setup
Use the Time Setup Page to set the time format, set
the time zone, and set the unit to conform to Daylight
Saving Time. Actual time and date appear at the bottom
of the page.
To access the Time Setup Page:
• Anchor Drag Alarm—sets an alarm to sound
when you exceed a specified drift distance.
• Off Course Alarm—sets an alarm to sound
when you are a set distance off course.
• Deep Water Alarm/Shallow Water Alarm—
sets an alarm to sound when you enter an area
of water that is too deep or too shallow.
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On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Time
icon, and press ENTER.
Time Format—12 or 24 hour format
Time Zone—sets the time zone for your
city, so the GPSMAP 60Cx shows the correct
local time. Select Other to manually enter a
Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) Offset.
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Units Setup
Use the Units Setup Page to customize measurement
units.
To access the Units Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Units
icon, and press ENTER.
Units
icon
• Position Format—sets the coordinates for the
system in which a particular location is shown.
The default format is latitude and longitude in
degrees, minutes, and thousandths of a minute
(hdddomm.mmm).
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• Map Datum—sets the description for
geographic location for surveying, mapping,
and navigation, and is not actually a map built
into the unit. The default setting is WGS 84.
The unit automatically chooses the best datum
based on your chosen format.
For more information about selecting position
formats and map datums, see page 82.
• Distance/Speed—selects the unit of
measurement for speed and distance traveled.
• Elevation (Vert. Speed)—selects the unit of
measurement (Feet (ft/min), Meters (m/min),
or Meters (m/sec) to use for altitude and rate of
ascent.
• Depth—selects the unit of measurement
(Feet, Fathoms, or Meters) to use for depth.
(Requires interface to other devices or marine
chart data.)
• Temperature—selects the unit of measurement
(Fahrenheit or Celsius) to use for temperature.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Heading Setup
Use the Heading Setup Page to specify the type of
heading display and the type of North reference used
to calculate your heading.
• North Reference—provides headings based
on a true north reference. Offers more options
when a choice other than True is selected.
Note: Unless you have a working knowledge
of headings and North referencing, it is
recommended that you use the default values.
To access the Heading Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Heading icon, and press ENTER.
• Display—selects the style (cardinal letters,
degrees, or mils) to indicate your heading.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Welcome Setup
Use the Welcome Setup Page to insert a message,
such as ownership information, that appears when you
turn on your GPSMAP 60Cx.
Adding a welcome message
2. When finished, highlight OK, and press
ENTER to close.
3. Turn the unit off and then on again to view
your welcome message.
Welcome message
To access the Welcome Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Welcome Message icon, and press ENTER.
To add a welcome message:
1. Use the on-screen keypad and the ROCKER
to enter your welcome message, and press
ENTER.
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Main Menu > Proximity Waypoints
Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location. The alarm
circle can help you avoid restricted locations.
For more information on proximity waypoints, see the
“Proximity Waypoints” section on page 15.
Calendar
Use the calendar to view sunrise and sunset times,
moon phase, hunt and fish probabilities, and archived
waypoints for activities you want to navigate to for
any given day and location.
To use the calendar:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calendar icon, and press ENTER.
The Calendar Page opens with the current
week shown.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the day you
want to add waypoints to, and press ENTER to
show the Page for that day.
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4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Highlight Add Point, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
5. Select the type of point you want to place on
the Day Page. (See page 16 for details on
using the Find Feature.) With the information
page for that point displayed, highlight the Use
button, and press ENTER to place the point
reference on the Day Page.
6. To remove points from a Day Page, press
MENU to open the Options Menu. Select
Remove Points, and press ENTER to display
the Remove Points Options List.
7. To view other calendar formats, Sun and Moon
or Hunt and Fish extended data for a specific
date and location, press the MENU key, and
use the ROCKER to make your choice.
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Main Menu > Calculator
Calculator
Select the Calculator icon to use your GPSMAP
60Cx as a calculator. You can select either a standard
or scientific calculator and degrees or radians from the
Options Menu.
Stopwatch
Select the Stopwatch icon to use the GPSMAP
60Cx as a stopwatch, which includes a lap timer. You
can also have the unit record the lap time based on
distance.
Options Menus
Calculator Page
To use the calculator:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calculator icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER and the ENTER key to
operate the calculator.
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To access the stopwatch:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Stopwatch icon, and press ENTER.
To start the stopwatch:
Highlight the Start button, and press ENTER
to start the stopwatch.
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Main Menu > Sun and Moon
To stop the stopwatch:
Highlight the Stop button, and press ENTER
to stop the stopwatch.
To use the lap feature:
With the stopwatch running, highlight the Lap
button, and press ENTER.
To reset the stopwatch:
With the stopwatch stopped, highlight the
Reset button, and press ENTER.
To time a lap by distance:
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Lap by Distance, and press ENTER.
To return to Lap by Button Press (meaning
that you manually time each lap), repeat these
same steps.
To set a lap distance value:
1. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Set Lap Distance, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the field you
want to change, and press ENTER. Enter the
new value, and press ENTER. When done,
highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Page provides you with a graphic
depiction of the sun and moon relative to the Earth.
Sun and moon positions can be shown for a given
time, date, and location on Earth.
The Sun and Moon Page also shows sunrise, sunset,
moonrise, and moonset times for a selected time, date,
and location. Use the on-screen buttons to animate
the movement of the sun and moon, and stop at a
given time or date. The button to the left animates
the display of the sun and moon. The center button
animates more rapidly, showing the phases of the
moon. The right button stops animation.
To view sun and moon locations for a
specified time, date, and location:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Sun & Moon icon, and press
ENTER.
3. To view the predictions for a different date
and time, highlight either the Date or Time
field, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
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Main Menu > Hunt and Fish
OR
To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location field, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu.
Choose from the options shown.
Hunt and Fish
The Hunt and Fish Tables provide you with a listing
of predicted best times for hunting and fishing for a
chosen date and location.
To show hunting and fishing predictions
for a specified date and location:
Press to
animate the
moon phases.
Press
to stop
animation.
Press to
animate the
display of the
sun and moon.
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1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Hunt & Fish icon, and press
ENTER. The current date and location appear
in the date and location fields at the top of the
page.
3. To view the predictions for a different date,
highlight the Date field, and press ENTER to
open the on-screen keypad.
4. To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location field, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu.
Choose Use Map to select a point on the map
using the pointer arrow. Press ENTER to show
the table for that location. The Location field
now states “Map Location.”
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Main Menu > Games Menu
Choose Use Find Menu to select a point from
the Find Feature database. Follow instructions
for using the Find Feature beginning on
page 16. When a find item is selected,
highlight the Use button at the bottom of the
item information page, and press ENTER. The
Location field now shows the name of the find
item.
5. To return to the current date, press the MENU
key, and then press ENTER.
Games Menu
The Games Menu contains six games (Memory Race,
Virtua Maze, GekoSmak, Nibbons, Gekoids, and
Beast Hunt) for entertainment. Some games use GPS
as a virtual component during play.
Games Menu
To select and play a game:
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1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Games icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a game, and
press ENTER. A brief description of each
game appears.
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4. Press the QUIT key and highlight Yes, when
prompted, to stop playing.
Warning: When playing any of the virtual
games (where you are moving on a real
playing field), use caution in selecting an area
free of hazards, such as holes, obstructions,
or proximity to vehicular traffic. Playing
these games may distract your attention from
observing objects in your path.
Memory Race
This is a GPS virtual game
where the playing piece moves
where you move. To win the
Memory Race, remember which
square has which symbol,
and then clear the board by
matching all of the two-symbol
sets together. Travel to each
square, highlight Open at the
bottom of the screen, and press ENTER to view the
symbol.
To adjust the grid size in custom mode:
1. Highlight the Grid Size or Square Size field,
and press ENTER to select from the options
list. Press ENTER to make your selection.
2. To begin the game, highlight Start, and press
ENTER .
3. To place yourself back in the middle of the
game board, highlight Re-Center, and press
ENTER.
Virtua Maze
This GPS game creates a virtual
maze on the screen. You are
placed at a central position in
the maze and must explore
the maze collecting flags.
The lower-right corner of the
screen tells you how many flags
remain. The lower-left corner
contains a timer showing the
elapsed time. The difficulty level determines how
much of the maze you can see at one time. Viewing
less of the maze makes the game more difficult.
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Main Menu > Games Menu
GekoSmak
GekoSmak is a GPS-based game
that features you as the player
piece. Periodically, gekos appear on the screen. Before the
geko disappears, move toward
the geko, and press ENTER to
smack the geko with a hammer.
If you get the geko, an “!” mark
appears above the hammer, if not,
only a hammer appears.
Field size choices are small, medium and large. Small
fields are approximately 20 yards by 30 yards and large
fields are 60 yards by 90 yards.
The difficulty levels are: Easy, Normal and Hard.
These levels determine how often gekos appear. The
pace quickens and values vary as difficulty levels
increase.
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Nibbons
In this GPS game, you
must walk around the board
collecting the flags as they
appear. As you walk, your
“tail” grows. You may travel
anywhere on the screen, but
you cannot walk on your tail,
or you lose a life. As an added
challenge, you must also avoid
the skulls that chase after you.
Gekoids
This GPS game, which can be
played without GPS on, is all
about blasting gekoids. You are
the ship and you can survive
only when you avoid getting
hit. Before you begin to play,
be sure to choose your game
settings. The “Northwards”
setting rotates your ship in the
center of the map. The map is stationary and north is
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always up. The “Ship Up” setting rotates the virtual
world around your ship. Your ship always points up.
Press Enter to start, and blast away.
Beast Hunt
Although not a true GPS game,
Beast Hunt requires some
navigation skills, in which you
must find and defeat the dragon
with an arrow before it breathes
fire at you or you fall into one of
the pits while navigating a maze
of platforms. Occasionally you
are transported by slides that
curve or move you diagonally. The game consists of
several difficulty levels and an extended or limited
visibility option. When you lose a game, the screen
shows the locations of the dragon, hazards, slides, and
warning platforms. A scoreboard keeps track of your
wins and losses.
To play Beast Hunt:
1. Select Beast Hunt from the Games Menu,
and press ENTER. The Game Overview Page
appears.
2. Press Enter to open the Difficulty Level Menu.
Select a difficulty level (Trainee, Beginner,
Expert, or Master), and press ENTER to open
the Visibility Menu.
3. Select a visibility option (Extended or
Limited), and press ENTER to begin play.
4. Use the Rocker to jump from platform to
platform.
When you land on a shaded platform, you are
one or two steps from the dragon. A platform
with a circle is next to a pit. If you fall into a
pit, jump into the dragon, or shoot an arrow
at where you think the dragon is located and
miss the dragon, you lose.
5. To defeat the dragon, press Enter to place an
arrow in a shaded platform. Use the Rocker to
point, and press Enter to shoot.
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Appendix > Specifications
Appendix
Power
Source:
Two 1.5 volt AA batteries, USB Data Cable,
12 Volt DC Adapter Cable, or up to 36 Volt DC
external power
Specifications
Physical
Battery Life: Up to 18 hours (typical use)*
Weight:7.5 ounces (213 g) w/batteries installed.
*Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as the
temperature decreases. Use Lithium batteries when operating the GPSMAP
60Cx in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting,
electronic compass, and audible tones significantly reduce battery life.
Size:
6.1" H x 2.4" W x 1.3" D
Display:1.5" W x 2.2" H, 256-color, high resolution,
transreflective (160 x 240 pixels) with backlighting.
Case: Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC-529, IPX7
Temp Range:5 to 158oF (-15 to 70oC)*
*The temperature rating of the GPSMAP 60Cx may exceed the usable range of
some batteries. Some batteries can rupture at high temperatures.
Performance
Receiver:
WAAS enabled
Acquisition Times*:
Approx. 1 second (warm start)
Approx. 38 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 45 seconds (factory reset)
*On average for a stationary receiver with an open sky view.
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
Antenna:
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Accuracy
GPS:
<10 meters (33 feet) 95% typical*
*Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD
imposed Selective Availability (SA) Program when activated.
DGPS: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet) 95% typical*
*
WAAS accuracy in North America.
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Interfaces:NMEA 0183 version 2.3, and RS-232 and USB
for PC interface
Data Storage Life: Indefinite; no memory battery required
Map Storage:
Dependant on the capacity of the microSD Card.*
*A small portion of the card capacity has been used in formatting the card for use.
Built-in quad helix, remote antenna capability.
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Interfacing
USB Port under
Weather Cover
Serial Port under
Weather Cover
The following formats are supported for connection of
external devices.
Garmin Proprietary Sentences—PGRME (estimated
error), PGRMM (datum string), PGRMZ (altitude).
The NMEA 0183 version 3.01 interface format is
supported by the GPSMAP 60Cx, and enables the unit
to drive up to three NMEA devices.
Data In
The Advanced NMEA Setup
Page, accessed from the
Interface Setup Page Options
Menu allows you to enable or
disable NMEA sentences, set
waypoint ID’s and the precision
of Lat/Lon minutes.
Data In
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183,
version 3.01 output:
Approved sentences—GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG,
GPWPL, GPBOD, GPAPB
Use the USB Data Cable provided with the product or optional Power/
Data Serial Port Cable with Auxiliary AC Power Adapter or Power/Data
Serial Port Cable with Bare Wire Leads. Refer to the Garmin Web site:
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/
(-) Ground
(+) Power
Power(+)
Ground(-)
Data Out
Data Out
Unit Power/Data Port View
Optional Power/Data Serial Port Cable with Bare Wire Leads
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Appendix > Data Field Definitions
Data Field Definitions
The following list provides a brief definition of each
data field option. Some of these options are supported
only by devices interfaced to your GPSMAP 60Cx.
Glide Ratio—the ratio of horizontal distance traveled to
vertical distance.
Glide Ratio To Dest—the glide ratio required to descend
from your position and elevation to the destination’s
elevation.
Accuracy Of GPS—the current accuracy of your GPSdetermined location.
Heading—your direction of travel as indicated by a
compass, in degrees or cardinal letters (N, S, E, W).
Bearing—the compass direction from your current position
to a destination point.
Location (lat/lon)—your current location as latitude and
longitude coordinates.
Course—the desired path of travel from your starting point to
your destination point.
Location (selected)—your current location described in the
selected units of measure (other than latitude and longitude).
Depth—The depth of water from sonar NMEA input.
Odometer—the total distance you have traveled for all trips.
Distance - To Next—the distance to the next point on a route.
Off Course—the distance off your direct course line.
Distance - To Destination—the entire distance, from
beginning to end, of a route.
Pointer—the arrow that indicates the direction to travel to
the next point on a route.
ETA - At Next—the estimated time that you will arrive at
the next point on your route, if you maintain your current
speed and course.
Speed—your current vehicle speed measured in miles per
hour, kilometers per hour, or knots.
ETA - At Destination—the estimated time that you will
arrive at your destination, if you maintain your current
speed and course.
Elevation—the distance above or below mean sea level.
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Speed - Maximum—the maximum speed you have
attained since the trip computer was reset.
Speed - Moving Avg.—the average speed while your
vehicle was moving.
Speed—Overall Avg.—the average speed determined by
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both the moving and stopped time and speed.
Sunrise—the time of sunrise for the current date and location.
Sunset—the time of sunset for the current date and
location.
Time To Destination—the estimated time enroute to your final
destination, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time To Next—the estimated time enroute to the next point
on your route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time of Day—the current time and date. It can be
displayed in 12- or 24-hour format in local time or
universal (UTC) time.
To Course—your direction of travel to get back on course.
Trip Odometer—the running total of distance traveled
since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Time - Moving—the length of time your vehicle has
been in motion, since the trip computer was reset.
Trip Time - Stopped—the length of time that the vehicle
has been stopped (stationary) while the unit was powered
on and tracking your location (since the trip computer was
reset).
Turn—the direction and distance to the next turn on an
active route.
Velocity Made Good—the rate of closure on a destination,
based upon your current speed and course of travel.
Vertical Speed—the rate of altitude gain or loss over time.
Vertical Speed To Dest—the measurement of your rate of
ascent or descent to a predetermined altitude.
Water Speed—This data is acquired from measurement
devices interfaced to the GPSmap 60Cx and used to calculate your current speed over water.
Water Temperature—The temperature of water at a
measured depth using measurement devices interfaced to
the GPSMAP 60Cx.
Waypoint - At Destination—the last point on a route;
your destination.
Waypoint - At Next—the next point on your route.
Trip Time - Total—the total time the unit has been tracking since the trip computer was reset.
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Appendix > Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
Several optional accessories are available to enhance
the operation of your GPSMAP 60Cx.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories,
contact your Garmin Dealer, or Garmin Product
Support in the USA at 800/800.1020, or Garmin
Europe at 44/0870.8501241.
Warning: Garmin accessories are designed
and tested specifically for use with Garmin
products. Accessories offered by other
manufacturers have not been tested or approved
for use with Garmin products. Use of such
accessories could cause damage to the GPSMAP
60Cx and void the terms of the warranty.
Auto Navigation Kit—provides a dash mount, 12 V
DC power adapter cable, and map data.
MapSource Software CD-ROMs and Pre-loaded
microSD Cards—offer several detailed mapping
options that are compatible with the GPSMAP
60Cx. Visit to Garmin Web site at http://garmin.
com/products/gpsmap60cx/ for a list of compatible
MapSource products.
Serial Port PC Interface Cable with Auxiliary AC
Power Supply—provides connection to a PC for data
transfer.
Carrying Case—protects the GPSMAP 60Cx when
not in use.
Marine Mount Kit—allows installation on a boat.
Bicycle Handlebar Mount Kit—allows installation
on a bicycle handlebar.
12 Volt DC Power Adapter—provides auxiliary
power from an automobile cigarette lighter.
Battery Pack—rechargeable, NiMH, AA battery kit,
USA receptacle.
Retractable Lanyard—retains unit on a tether.
GA 25MCX Remote GPS Antenna—allows
enhanced satellite acquisition. Includes magnetic
mount and cable.
For a complete list of available accessories for use
with the GPSMAP 60Cx, refer to the Garmin Web
site: http://garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/
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GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > Connecting to a Computer
Connecting Your GPSMAP 60Cx
to a Computer
You can connect your GPSMAP 60Cx to your
computer using either a serial port or USB connector
cable.
Note: Fully install the supplied MapSource
Trip & Waypoint Manager software, on your
computer before connecting the USB cable to the
computer.
To connect your GPSMAP 60Cx to your
computer:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back
of the GPSMAP 60Cx, and insert the smaller
connector on the USB cable into the matching
port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your
computer's USB port.
To connect to your computer using a Serial
Port connector:
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the
back of the GPSMAP 60Cx, and insert the
round indexed connector on the cable into the
matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC
Serial port or other appropriate device.
3. Set your GPSMAP 60Cx interface setting
to the appropriate interface format. Refer to
Interface Setup on page 58.
Information about the USB Drivers
The USB drivers should have been automatically
installed when you installed the Trip & Waypoint
Manage software that came with your GPSMAP
60Cx. When you initially connect the GPSMAP 60Cx
to a USB port, your computer might prompt you to
locate the destination of the drivers for the device, the
default directory is c:\Garmin. You only need to install
the drivers once. After the drivers are installed, your
computer always detects your GPSMAP 60Cx when it
is connected. USB drivers can be updated periodically.
You can find updates at www.garmin.com.
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Appendix > WAAS/EGNOS
What Is WAAS/EGNOS?
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an
FAA funded service to improve the overall integrity
of the GPS signal for users in North America. The
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
(EGNOS) is the European version of WAAS and
operates in the same manner.
WAAS is made up of satellites and ground reference
stations positioned across the United States that
monitor GPS satellite data. Master stations, located on
either coast, collect data from the reference stations
and create a GPS data correction message. Master
station uplinks the correction message to the WAAS
GEO satellites using a ground uplink station. Then
WAAS GEO satellites broadcast the WAAS corrected
signal to user in the service area.
According to the FAA’s Web site, testing of WAAS in
September 2002 confirmed an accuracy performance
of 1-2 meters horizontal and 2-3 meters vertical
throughout the majority of the continental United
States and portions of Alaska.
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WAAS and EGNOS are just two service providers
that adhere to the MOPS (Minimum Operational
Performance Standard) for global satellite based
augmentation systems (SBAS.) Eventually there
are to be several more services of worldwide
geostationary communication satellites that broadcast
integrity information and differential correction data
as transmitted by ground reference stations.
All SBAS systems use the same receiver frequency;
therefore, any operational SBAS system should be
capable of providing your GPS unit with increased
accuracy at any location in the world.
Currently, enabling WAAS on your GPSMAP 60Cx in
regions that are not supported by ground stations may
not improve accuracy, even when receiving signals
from an SBAS satellite. In fact, it can degrade the
accuracy to less than that provided by GPS satellites
alone. For this reason, when you enable WAAS on
your Garmin GPS receiver, the receiver automatically
uses the method that achieves the best accuracy. For
more information, go to http://gps.faa.gov/Programs/WAAS/waas.htm.
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > Loran TD
Loran TD Setup
To set up Loran TD from the Setup Menu:
1. Press the MENU key twice to open the Main
Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Setup icon,
and press ENTER to open the Setup Menu.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Units icon,
and press ENTER to open the Units Setup
Page.
4. Highlight the Position Format field, and press
ENTER to open the format list.
5. Highlight Loran TD, and press ENTER to open
the Loran Setup Page.
6. To change the settings of any of the five fields,
highlight the field, press ENTER to select from
options or enter the setting data.
7. When finished, highlight the Save button, and
press ENTER.
not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation and
actually converts the TD coordinate to a latitude and
longitude coordinate before storing the waypoint to
memory or using it for navigation. Because of this,
the unit can navigate to a TD coordinate anywhere in
the world.
You must know your GRI chain number and
secondary stations to create a LORAN TD position.
For more information, read our LORAN TD Position
Format Handbook, available on the Garmin Web site,
at www.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp.
If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets
have been changed since the waypoint was created,
the waypoint references the active GRI-chain and
secondary stations and adjusts the TD coordinates
accordingly. Remember that the GPSMAP 60Cx is
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Appendix > Map Datums and Location Formats
Map Datums and Location
Formats
most commonly used datum (data).
If you are navigating and comparing the GPS
coordinates to a map, chart, or other reference, set the
map datum in the GPS unit to the same datum as the
map to ensure the most accurate navigation.
What Is a Location Format?
Map Datums are based on a
mathematical model of the Earth.
What Are Map Datums?
A datum is a mathematical model of the Earth that
approximates the shape of the Earth, and enables
calculations to be carried out in a consistent and
accurate manner. The datum is physically represented
by a framework of ground monuments whose
positions have been accurately measured and
calculated on this reference surface. Lines of latitude
and longitude on a map or chart are referenced to a
specific map datum. Every chart has a map datum
reference and the GPSMAP 60Cx can be set to match
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Your current location is viewed on the GPS in the
form of coordinates. Because different maps and
charts use different location formats, Garmin GPS
units allow you to choose the correct coordinate
system for the type of map you are using. The most
common format is latitude and longitude, which is
used by all Garmin units.
You can choose to change the location format for other
coordinate systems. UTM/UPS (Universal Transverse
Mercator/Universal Polar Stereographic) projection
formats are easy-to-use metric grids that are found on
most USGS topographic quadrangle maps. You can
also select one of several other grids, including a userdefinable grid (for the advanced user).
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > FCC Compliance
FCC Compliance
The GPSMAP 60Cx complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR
HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed
to provide more reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation, and are more
stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and may cause harmful interference
to radio communications if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this GPSMAP 60Cx product is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin Web
site for your Garmin product: www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/. Click Manuals and
then select the Declaration of Conformity.
Industry Canada Compliance
This Category II radiocommunication device complies with
Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual83
Appendix > Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from
defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will
at its sole option repair or replace any components
that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement
will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or
labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible
for any transportation cost. This warranty does not
cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or
unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY
LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
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IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE
FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR
INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM
DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace
the unit or software or offer a full refund of the
purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin
authorized dealer or call Garmin Product Support for
shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number.
The unit should be securely packed with the tracking
number clearly written on the outside of the package.
The unit should then be sent, freight charges prepaid,
to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of
the original sales receipt is required as the proof of
purchase for warranty repairs.
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > Limited Warranty
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 U.S.A.
Tel. 913/397.8200
Fax. 913/397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House
Hounsdown Business Park,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Tel .+44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK)
0808 2380000 (within the UK)
Fax +44 (0) 870.8501251
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road,
Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199
Fax 886/2.2642.9099
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through
online auctions are not eligible for rebates or
other special offers from Garmin. Online auction
confirmations are not accepted for warranty
verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or
copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components
from any package purchased through an online
auction.
International Purchases: A separate warranty
is provided by international distributors for units
purchased outside the United States. This warranty
is provided by the local in-country distributor and
this distributor provides local service for your unit.
Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of
intended distribution. Units purchased in the United
States or Canada must be returned to the Garmin
service center in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
The Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx has no user-serviceable
parts. Should you ever encounter a problem with your
unit, please take it to an authorized Garmin dealer for
repairs.
The GPSMAP 60Cx is fastened shut with screws. Any
attempt to open the case to change or modify the unit
in any way will void your warranty and may result in
permanent damage to the equipment.
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual85
Index
Index
A
accessories 78
addresses 23
advanced NMEA setup 75
appendix 74
B
backlight 4
battery installation 2
bearing pointer 49
C
data field definitions 76
deleting waypoints 12
display setup 56
E
editing waypoints 12
elevation, GPS 38
entering data 7
ENTER key 3
F
find 17
by name 17
calculator 67
information pages 18
calendar 66
cleaning vi
information page opcompass page 48
tions 18
data fields 51
recent finds 18
options menu 49
FIND/MOB key 3
Course Deviation Indicator
finding
(CDI) 50
an address 22
course pointer 49
an intersection 24
creating and using waypoints 10,
an interstate exit 22
11
a city 21
a geocache 20
D
a point of interest 24
data card storage information 58
a waypoint 20
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FIND key 3
find menu 16
M
main menu 53
calculator 67
G
calendar 66
geocache setup 61
highway page 54
GRI chain 81
proximity waypoints 66
guidance text 42
setup menu 55
sun and moon 68
H
tracks page 53
highway page 54
main
pages 37
how to
manual
conventions i
create a route 31
map
datums 82
find a point of interest 25
map page 39
project a waypoint 14
additional map data 40
data fields 39
I
declutter 47
IN/OUT zoom keys 3
options menu 41
initialization, GPS 5
orientation 41
installing the lanyard: 2
setup 43
L
zoom range 41
lanyard installation 2
marine setup 62
location formats 82
marking your current location 10
log track to data card 27
MARK key 3
Loran TD setup 81
measure distance 42, 46
MENU key 3
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Index
N
north up/track up 38
O
on-screen messages 8
P
PAGE/COMPASS key 3
POI Loader 25
POWER key 3, 4
proximity alarm tones 15
proximity waypoints 66
S
satellite page 38
selecting options 7
setup menu 55
display setup
56
geocache setup
61
heading setup
64
map page setup
59
Q
marine setup
R
system setup
QUIT key 3
ROCKER key 3
routes 31
copying 36
creating 31
deleting 35
navigating 32
route page options 35
turn previews 33
routing setup 60
62
55
time setup
62
units setup
63
welcome page setup
65
software license agreement v
status bar 7
stop (resume) navigation 41 using the keypad 3
storage vi
W
sun and moon 68
WAAS/EGNOS 80
system setup 55
warnings vii
T
warranty 84
terminology 6
waypoints 10
time setup 62
averaging a location 13
tracks 26, 53
creating 11
area calculation 29
editing 12
clearing 26
man overboard 16
navigating 29
moving 13
saving 27
projecting 14
setup 26
proximity 15
user waypoints on
welcome page setup 65
tracks 30
viewing on the map 29 Z
zooming in and out 41
track up/north up 38
transferring data to a microSD zoom range 41
card 9
trip computer page 36, 52
U
units setup 63
unit overview 1
USB mass storage 57
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Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
© 2005-2007 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
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