Owner`s manual | Clarion MAP770 GPS Receiver User Manual

Owner’s manual
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the express written consent of Clarion Co., Ltd..
Whereis® map data is © 2006 Telstra Corporation Limited and its licensors
Data Source © 2006 Tele Atlas N.V.
Austria:
© BEV, GZ 1368/2003
Denmark:
© DAV
France:
© IGN France
Great Britain:
Ordnance Survey data with permission of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
© Crown Copyright
Italy:
© Geonext/DeAgostini
Northern
Ireland:
© Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland
Norway:
© Norwegian Mapping Authority, Public Roads Administration /
Mapsolutions
Switzerland:
© Swisstopo
The
Netherlands:
Topografische ondergrond
Copyright © dienst voor het kadaster en de openbare registers, Apeldorn
All rights reserved.
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Thank you for choosing Clarion as your door-to-door in-car navigator. Read the
Quick Start Guide first and start using Clarion right away. This document is the
detailed description of the software. Although Clarion can easily be discovered by
experience, it is still recommended that you read through this manual to clearly
understand the exact function of each button and icon.
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Table of Contents
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2
3
Warnings and safety information ......................................................................... 9
General information........................................................................................... 10
Operating Clarion (Controls) ............................................................................. 11
3.1
Hardware buttons....................................................................................... 11
3.1.1
Power on/off........................................................................................ 11
3.1.2
Toggling between the Map and Cockpit screens ................................ 11
3.2
Screen buttons and controls ...................................................................... 12
3.2.1
Direct selectors ................................................................................... 12
3.2.2
List selectors ....................................................................................... 12
3.2.3
Sliders ................................................................................................. 12
3.2.4
Switches ............................................................................................. 13
3.2.5
Special switches ................................................................................. 13
3.2.6
Switches in the Quick menu................................................................ 13
3.2.7
Virtual keyboards ................................................................................ 14
3.2.7.1
ABC-type keyboards .................................................................... 14
3.2.7.2
QWERTY-type keyboards ........................................................... 14
3.2.7.3
The numeric keyboard ................................................................. 15
4 Discovering the program through the screens .................................................. 16
4.1
Main menu (Navigation Menu) ................................................................... 16
4.2
About screen .............................................................................................. 17
4.3
The map ..................................................................................................... 17
4.3.1
2D and 3D map views ......................................................................... 17
4.3.2
Zoom levels ........................................................................................ 18
4.3.3
Daylight and night colour schemes ..................................................... 19
4.3.4
Streets and roads ............................................................................... 20
4.3.5
Other objects ...................................................................................... 21
4.3.6
Current position and Lock-on-Road .................................................... 21
4.3.7
Selected map point, also known as the Cursor ................................... 22
4.3.8
Marked map points (Pin) ..................................................................... 22
4.3.9
Visible POIs (Points of Interest) .......................................................... 23
4.3.10 Road safety cameras .......................................................................... 24
4.3.11 Elements of the Active Route.............................................................. 24
4.3.11.1 The start point, via points and the destination ............................. 24
4.3.11.2 Animated turn guidance ............................................................... 25
4.3.11.3 The active leg of the route ........................................................... 25
4.3.11.4 Inactive legs of the route.............................................................. 25
4.3.11.5 Roads in the route excluded by your preferences ....................... 26
4.4
GPS Data screen ....................................................................................... 26
4.4.1
GPS data displayed ............................................................................ 26
4.4.2
GPS connection indicator ................................................................... 27
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4.4.3
GPS data quality indicator .................................................................. 27
4.4.4
Time synchronization .......................................................................... 27
4.5
Screens with map ...................................................................................... 28
4.5.1
Turn preview (No. 1) ........................................................................... 30
4.5.2
Zoom in and out (No. 2 & 3)................................................................ 31
4.5.3
Tilt up and down (No. 4 & 5) ............................................................... 31
4.5.4
Follow mode - lock to GPS position and heading (No. 6) ................... 32
4.5.5
Cursor (No. 7) ..................................................................................... 32
4.5.6
Map scale (No. 8) ............................................................................... 32
4.5.7
Menu (No. 9) ....................................................................................... 33
4.5.8
Map orientation and Overview (No. 10) .............................................. 33
4.5.9
GPS position quality (No. 11).............................................................. 34
4.5.10 Battery status (No. 12) ........................................................................ 34
4.5.11 Sound muting (No. 13) ........................................................................ 35
4.5.12 Track Log recording/playback indicator (No. 14) ................................ 35
4.5.13 Cursor menu (No. 15) ......................................................................... 35
4.5.14 Current street (No. 16) ........................................................................ 37
4.5.15 Travel and Route data (No. 17) .......................................................... 37
4.5.16 Distance to next turn (No. 18) ............................................................. 38
4.5.17 Next street / Next settlement (No. 19) ................................................. 38
4.5.18 Approaching next turn (No. 20) ........................................................... 38
4.5.19 Current speed limit (No. 21) ................................................................ 38
4.5.20 Bluetooth or Phone call status (No. 22) .............................................. 39
4.6
Route Information screen ........................................................................... 39
4.6.1
Route data displayed (for destination and via points) ......................... 40
4.6.1.1
Route line .................................................................................... 40
4.6.1.2
Distance Left ................................................................................ 40
4.6.1.3
Method......................................................................................... 41
4.6.1.4
Time Left...................................................................................... 41
4.6.1.5
Estimated Arrival.......................................................................... 41
4.6.1.6
Destination / Via point .................................................................. 41
4.6.2
Warning icons ..................................................................................... 41
4.6.3
Fit to screen ........................................................................................ 42
4.6.4
Parameters ......................................................................................... 43
4.7
Menu .......................................................................................................... 43
4.7.1
Find tab ............................................................................................... 43
4.7.2
Quick tab............................................................................................. 43
4.7.2.1
3D Map (switch) ........................................................................... 43
4.7.2.2
Zoom & Tilt (switch) ..................................................................... 44
4.7.2.3
Night Mode (switch) ..................................................................... 44
4.7.2.4
Manage POI (Points of Interest) .................................................. 45
4.7.2.5
Popup Information (switch) .......................................................... 47
4.7.2.6
Manage Track Logs ..................................................................... 48
4.7.3
Route tab ............................................................................................ 50
4.7.3.1
Recalculate .................................................................................. 50
4.7.3.2
Delete .......................................................................................... 51
4.7.3.3
Itinerary........................................................................................ 52
4.7.3.4
Fly Over ....................................................................................... 53
4.7.3.5
Edit .............................................................................................. 54
4.7.3.6
Info............................................................................................... 54
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4.7.4
Main button ......................................................................................... 55
4.8
TMC (Traffic Message Channel) ................................................................ 55
4.8.1
List of TMC messages ........................................................................ 55
4.8.2
TMC control centre ............................................................................. 56
4.8.2.1
Selected FM radio station ............................................................ 56
4.8.2.2
Exclude selected station .............................................................. 56
4.8.2.3
Show excluded stations ............................................................... 56
4.8.2.4
Sorts events by distance / type .................................................... 56
4.8.2.5
Use traffic information .................................................................. 56
4.8.2.6
Recalculate to avoid traffic ........................................................... 57
4.9
Road safety cameras ................................................................................. 57
4.9.1
Camera types ..................................................................................... 57
4.9.1.1
Fixed cameras ............................................................................. 57
4.9.1.2
Mobile cameras ........................................................................... 58
4.9.1.3
Built-in cameras ........................................................................... 58
4.9.1.4
Section control cameras .............................................................. 58
4.9.1.5
Red light cameras ........................................................................ 59
4.9.2
Controlled traffic direction ................................................................... 59
4.9.3
Speed limit checked ............................................................................ 59
4.9.4
Add a new camera or edit an existing one .......................................... 60
4.9.5
Change the settings of the camera warning........................................ 60
5 Settings ............................................................................................................. 61
5.1
General settings ......................................................................................... 61
5.1.1
Safety Mode........................................................................................ 61
5.1.2
Set Favourite Destinations .................................................................. 62
5.1.3
Automatic Night Colours ..................................................................... 62
5.1.4
Alerts................................................................................................... 62
5.1.5
Warn When Speeding ......................................................................... 63
5.1.5.1
Speeding tolerance ...................................................................... 63
5.1.5.2
Alternative speed limit .................................................................. 63
5.1.5.3
Alternative speeding tolerance .................................................... 63
5.1.6
Enable Safety Cameras ...................................................................... 64
5.1.6.1
Audible Warning .......................................................................... 64
5.1.7
Route Recalculation ............................................................................ 64
5.1.7.1
Automatic ..................................................................................... 65
5.1.7.2
Ask First ....................................................................................... 65
5.1.7.3
Disabled ....................................................................................... 65
5.2
Map settings............................................................................................... 65
5.2.1
Daylight / Night colour profile .............................................................. 66
5.2.2
Alternative Road Names ..................................................................... 66
5.2.3
Show Street Labels ............................................................................. 66
5.2.4
Textured Polygons .............................................................................. 66
5.3
Sound settings ........................................................................................... 66
5.3.1
Master sound volume/switch............................................................... 67
5.3.2
Voice guidance volume/switch ............................................................ 67
5.3.3
Key sound volume/switch ................................................................... 67
5.3.4
Dynamic Volume ................................................................................. 67
5.3.5
Attention Tone .................................................................................... 68
5.4
Route parameter settings ........................................................................... 68
5.4.1
Method ................................................................................................ 68
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5.4.2
Route .................................................................................................. 68
5.4.2.1
Short ............................................................................................ 68
5.4.2.2
Fast.............................................................................................. 69
5.4.2.3
Economical .................................................................................. 69
5.4.3
Vehicle ................................................................................................ 69
5.4.4
Road types to include/exclude ............................................................ 69
5.4.4.1
Unpaved Roads ........................................................................... 70
5.4.4.2
Motorways ................................................................................... 70
5.4.4.3
Ferries ......................................................................................... 70
5.4.4.4
U-turns ......................................................................................... 70
5.4.4.5
Permit needed ............................................................................. 70
5.4.4.6
Toll Roads ................................................................................... 70
5.5
Language & Units ...................................................................................... 71
5.5.1
Program language .............................................................................. 71
5.5.2
Voice language ................................................................................... 71
5.5.3
Units.................................................................................................... 71
5.5.4
Set Date & Time Format ..................................................................... 71
5.6
Advanced settings...................................................................................... 72
5.6.1
Display options ................................................................................... 72
5.6.1.1
2D in Map mode (and North-up orientation) ................................ 72
5.6.1.2
3D in Cockpit mode (and track-up orientation) ............................ 73
5.6.1.3
Zoom in after find ......................................................................... 73
5.6.1.4
Coordinate display format ............................................................ 73
5.6.1.5
Cockpit screen layout .................................................................. 73
5.6.2
Backlight settings ................................................................................ 73
5.6.2.1
Power management..................................................................... 74
5.6.3
Smart Zoom ........................................................................................ 74
5.6.3.1
Smart Zoom settings.................................................................... 75
5.6.3.2
Enable Overview mode................................................................ 75
5.6.3.3
Restore Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom .................................. 75
5.6.4
Route options ...................................................................................... 76
5.6.4.1
U-turn penalty .............................................................................. 77
5.6.4.2
Cross-border planning ................................................................. 77
5.6.4.3
Keep position on road (Lock-on-Road) ........................................ 77
5.6.5
User data management ...................................................................... 77
5.6.5.1
Backup Data ................................................................................ 77
5.6.5.2
Restore Data ............................................................................... 78
5.6.5.3
Remove Pins ............................................................................... 78
5.6.5.4
Clear Data ................................................................................... 78
5.6.5.5
Reset Advanced Settings ............................................................ 78
6 Find ................................................................................................................... 79
6.1
Destination (Main menu) ............................................................................ 79
6.2
Selection by tapping the map ..................................................................... 79
6.3
Using the Main menu ................................................................................. 80
6.3.1
Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City ...................................... 80
6.3.1.1
Selecting the city and country to search in .................................. 80
6.3.1.2
Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement ........................ 83
6.3.1.3
Selecting a house number or the midpoint of the street............... 84
6.3.1.4
How to select an intersection instead of a house number............ 85
6.3.1.5
An example for a full address search........................................... 85
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6.3.2
Find in History ..................................................................................... 85
6.3.3
Find Coordinates ................................................................................ 86
6.3.4
Find a POI........................................................................................... 87
6.3.5
Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work) ............................................ 89
Troubleshooting guide....................................................................................... 90
Glossary ............................................................................................................ 92
1 Warnings and safety information
Clarion is a navigation system that helps you find your way to your selected
destination. It will determine your exact location with the help of an attached GPS
device. The position information obtained from the GPS receiver will not be
transmitted anywhere, so others will not be able to track you by the help of this
program.
If you are the driver of the vehicle, we recommend that you operate Clarion before
beginning your journey. The driver’s attention should be on the road. Plan your route
before departure and pull over if you need to change route parameters. Clarion has a
built-in (optional) Safety Mode that will prevent you from using the screen functions if
your car is in motion. Unless a passenger will be the only one to operate Clarion, we
strongly encourage you to turn on the Safety Mode.
It is also important that you look at the display only if it is absolutely safe to do so.
You should always observe traffic signs and road geometry before you obey any
instruction from Clarion. If you need to deviate from the recommended direction,
Clarion will suggest a modified route according to the new situation.
Never place the PNA where it can obstruct the view of the driver, is within the
deployment zone of airbags, or where it can cause injuries in case of an accident.
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2 General information
Clarion is a navigation system optimised for in-car use. It provides door-to-door
navigation for both single and multi-point routes using adaptable route parameters.
Clarion is capable of planning routes throughout the whole installed map set. Unlike
some other products, Clarion does not require that you change maps or switch to a
poorly detailed general map to navigate between map segments or countries. You
always have complete freedom to go wherever you wish. Just select your destination
and go.
You do not need a stylus to use Clarion. All screen buttons and controls are
designed so that you can operate them with your fingertips.
You can access all functions of the program by using hardware and screen buttons.
With the help of these buttons you can travel through all the screens of the program.
Most of the screens (especially menu functions and settings) can be accessed from
several other screens, minimising the number of actions needed to reach the desired
function.
When using Clarion, you do not need to ‘double tap’ or ‘tap & hold’ the touch screen
as these functions cannot be used reliably in a moving vehicle. A single tap triggers
most of the screen controls. The only exceptions are ‘drag & drop’ for moving the
map, or scaling it in Map mode (Page 32).
in the top left corner. This arrow
Most of the screens have a Return button
returns to the previous screen or directly to one of the map screens.
Settings screens also have a Help button
in the top right corner. This will show
a detailed description of the current settings screen.
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3 Operating Clarion (Controls)
Clarion is designed for easy operation. All controls are operable by fingertips.
Wherever possible, pushbuttons and lists are provided to make accessing functions
or changing settings as easy as possible.
3.1 Hardware buttons
There are only a few hardware buttons on your Map 670/770.
The majority of the Clarion functions can be accessed using the touch screen. The
hardware buttons are the following:
3.1.1 Power on/off
Use this button to turn the power of the Map 670/770 on or off any time.
If the device power is turned off while Clarion is running, when you turn the device
back on, Clarion will continue the navigation as soon as the built-in GPS determines
the location again.
While the device is switched off, the GPS will not work, no position will be calculated,
track log will not be saved, and navigation will stop.
3.1.2 Toggling between the Map and Cockpit screens
You may want to temporarily switch between the Cockpit screen and the Map screen
during navigation. For example you may want to use the Map screen to have a better
view of the map, or to save a POI. The Cockpit screen can come in handy if you wish
to quickly check the name of the street you are on. This button will let you toggle
between the two screens. Alternatively, you can return to the Main menu, and select
the other screen from there.
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3.2 Screen buttons and controls
The primary input channel of Clarion is the touch screen. If you read on, you will
realise that most parts of the screen are not only used to display information but also
to initiate functions by tapping. Below you will find a list of the most frequently used
controls in the program.
3.2.1 Direct selectors
Some of the settings can be chosen from a short list of possible values. If the values
can be described graphically, all values are available on the screen.
Tap one of the icons to set/change the value.
3.2.2 List selectors
When the values in the list need to be named, only the current value is shown
(sometimes together with a short description) in a horizontal stripe with arrows at
both ends.
to move left in the list or tap
to move right.
The arrows are buttons. Tap
You need not confirm your selection. As soon as you leave the screen, the selected
value becomes effective.
3.2.3 Sliders
When a feature has several different unnamed (numeric) values, Clarion will show
sliders that look like analogue potentiometers to set the desired value.
If the value limits are not displayed at the ends of the slider, the leftmost position
means the minimum value, while the rightmost position represents the maximum
value.
With most sliders you can check the current value on the left.
This control can be operated in two ways. Either drag the handle to move the slider
to its new position, or tap the slider where you want the handle to appear (the thumb
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jumps there immediately). As with the list selectors, there is no need to confirm your
selection. As soon as you leave the screen, the selected value becomes effective.
3.2.4 Switches
When a function can only have two values (mainly Enabled and Disabled), a switch
is used. Unlike with list selectors, the horizontal line contains the name of the
function and not the actual status. There is a lamp on the left to show whether the
function is active or not.
, the function is not selected. When it is lit
, the function
When the lamp is dark
is enabled. The whole strip works as a button. Tap anywhere to toggle between the
enabled and disabled status.
3.2.5 Special switches
Some switches behave differently. Instead of being dark when not selected, the light
turns red and the lamp becomes crossed out to emphasize the prohibition of use.
Furthermore the switches used for the road types (to be included or avoided when
planning a route) on the Route Parameters screen (Page 69) cannot be changed for
some vehicle types. When such a vehicle is selected, not only the lamp but also the
whole line becomes inactive and dark.
Use these buttons the same way as you would other switches. Tap them anywhere
to toggle between the enabled and disabled states.
3.2.6 Switches in the Quick menu
The switches of the Quick menu (Page 43) behave as normal switches but they look
different in order to fit in with the other menu buttons.
Tap the button to toggle between the enabled and disabled states.
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3.2.7 Virtual keyboards
Clarion is designed in a way that you only need to enter letters or numbers when it is
inevitable. In these cases a full screen keyboard pops up that can easily be operated
with your fingertips. You can choose between a separate ABC and numeric keypad,
or a set of QWERTY-type keyboards that contain both letters and numbers. Clarion
will remember your last choice and offer it the next time you need to enter data.
The alphabetic keyboards in Clarion do not contain special characters, because you
do not need to enter accents when searching for a destination. Type only the base
letters (the letter most similar to the accented one) and Clarion will search for all their
combinations in the database (e.g. for the French street ‘Cité Bergère ’ you only
need to type ‘Cite Bergere’, and the rest is done by the program).
When you type in POI or track log names, Clarion will automatically turn all initials
into capitals to create names that look pleasant.
3.2.7.1 ABC-type keyboards
These keyboards contain only letters (Latin, Hebraic, Greek or Cyrillic). If you wish to
enter numbers, you need to tap the Keys ( ) button to switch to the numeric
keyboard.
Use Backspace (arrow pointing left between Space and Keys) to delete the last letter
you have entered if you have made a mistake, tap Space to enter more words, and
hit Done to finish entering the text.
This type of keyboard has large, finger-friendly buttons.
Note: If you have chosen a program language that uses Latin letters, only the ABC
keyboard appears. If you choose the Greek language, an additional keyboard
appears with Greek letters. Similarly Hebraic and Cyrillic letters are available when
Hebrew or Russian is chosen in Setup / Languages (Page 71).
If you are used to computer keyboards, you may consider trying one of the
QWERTY-type keypads.
3.2.7.2 QWERTY-type keyboards
QWERTY-type keyboards have both letters and numbers on them. Their layout is
the same as of the standard QWERTY, QWERTZ (German) and AZERTY (French)
keyboards. To switch to your desired QWERTY-type keyboard, press the Keys
button repeatedly until the appropriate keyboard appears.
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The special keys described in the previous section are also available here.
3.2.7.3 The numeric keyboard
The numeric keyboard only contains numbers, on huge buttons. The special keys
you find on the other keyboards (except Space) are available here as well.
Although QWERTY-type keyboards also contain number keys, when entering a
house number, the program offers the more convenient numeric keypad.
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4 Discovering the program through the screens
The best way to discover Clarion is to explore each screen in detail, and to find out
how to move from one to another. Read this chapter for a guided tour.
4.1 Main menu (Navigation Menu)
Clarion starts by displaying the Main menu. This is the root of the screen hierarchy,
but you need to return here very rarely while using the program. Screens are also
accessible from each other to reduce the number of actions needed to initiate a
function or change a setting.
Most parts of the program are directly accessible from here by using the buttons
described below.
No.
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Content
1
Destination: Button to open Find menu
2
Button to open Map screen
3
Button to open Cockpit screen
4
Current position
5
Current date and time
6
Battery Status indicator
7
Button that displays GPS Status and opens the list of TMC messages
8
Button to open Settings
No.
Content
9
Button to open About screen
10
Button to exit Clarion (navigation stops)
4.2 About screen
Tap About on the Main menu screen to open this screen. The About screen is not
used in normal navigation. It is there to inform you about the map licenses you have,
the creators of Clarion and the legal aspects of using the program.
4.3 The map
The most important and most frequently used screens of Clarion are the two screens
with the map (Map screen and Cockpit screen). They are similar in look and in
possible controls but are optimised for different uses. The map they display is
common. The elements of the map are described here. For the controls and special
functions of the two map screens see Page 28.
The current version of Clarion is primarily intended for land navigation. That is why
maps in Clarion look similar to paper roadmaps (when using daytime colours and 2D
map mode). However, Clarion provides much more than regular paper maps can.
The look and the contents can be changed.
4.3.1 2D and 3D map views
Besides the classical top down view of the map (called 2D mode), you have the
possibility to tilt the map to have a perspective view (3D mode) that gives a view
similar to that seen through the windscreen with the possibility to see far ahead.
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It is easy to change between 2D and 3D modes. You have two options. You can use
the Tilt up and down buttons (Page 31) to tilt the map seamlessly between 2D and all
3D angles, or you can use the switch in the Quick menu (Page 43) to quickly switch
between the two modes.
Note: You may find that 2D mode is more useful in North-up Map mode when
looking for a certain part of the map or an object to select as destination. On the
other hand, 3D mode in Track-up Cockpit mode with Smart Zoom makes navigation
very comfortable. The description of these modes will come later in this manual.
Note: 3D view is only useful for navigation. As you zoom out, the view angle will
automatically be raised. Finally 2D view will be reached. When you zoom back in, 3D
view will gradually return.
Note: Using the Advanced settings, you can force Cockpit mode to always start in 3D
Track-up view (Page 72). You can still rotate and tilt the maps in either mode, but the
next time you enter this screen, the preset look will reappear. Similarly you can force
Map mode to always start in 2D North-up view.
4.3.2 Zoom levels
Clarion uses high quality vector maps that let you see the map at various zoom
levels, always with optimised content (the density of the map details can be
independently set for Map and Cockpit screens in Map settings (Page )). Street
names and other text objects are always displayed with the same font size, never
upside down, and you only see as many streets and objects as needed to find your
way around the map. Zoom in and out to see how the map changes in either the 2D
or 3D view.
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Changing the scale of the map is very easy. You can drag and stretch the scale
(Page 32) at the bottom of the Map screen, or use the zoom icons (Page 31) on both
Map and Cockpit screens.
Note: If you need to zoom out briefly to locate your position on the map, use the
Overview mode instead of zooming out and back in. The Overview mode is a 2D
North-up view that can be started by tapping the compass button on the right (Page
33).
Note: Clarion has a special Smart Zoom function for navigation that automatically
rotates, scales and tilts the map in 3D map mode to always give you the optimal view
in your current situation. When approaching a turn, it will zoom in and raise the view
angle to let you easily recognise your manoeuvre at the next junction. If the next turn
is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to flat in order to let you
see the road in front of you.
4.3.3 Daylight and night colour schemes
The different colour schemes let you adjust Clarion to the brightness of the
environment. Use the daylight and night colour schemes accordingly. Daylight
colours are similar to paper roadmaps, while the night colour schemes use dark tints
for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low, with carefully
selected colours to still keep you informed about all the necessary information on the
screen.
You can change between day and night views manually in the Quick Menu (Page
44) or let Clarion do it automatically (Page 62) for you.
Note: The automatic day/night mode is based upon the current date and GPS
position by which Clarion calculates the exact sunrise and sunset times on the
particular day at the particular location. Using that information Clarion can
automatically switch between the colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise,
when the sky has already turned bright, and a few minutes after sunset before it gets
dark.
Tip: There are several daytime and night colour schemes included with Clarion. To
select the one that suits your needs the best, make your selection in Settings (Page
66).
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Tip: To further enhance the effect of the night colour scheme, you can instruct
Clarion to decrease the display backlight when the night colours are used. Set the
desired backlight levels for both daylight and night modes. Page 73.
Note: The colours mentioned and screenshots included in this manual refer to the
default daytime and night colour schemes. They may not look the same in the
schemes you have chosen.
Tip: If you use Clarion after sunrise or before sunset, look for the sun in the sky in
the map background using a flat 3D view. It is displayed at its actual position to give
you another way to orientate, and also to provide some eye candy.
4.3.4 Streets and roads
The similarity of Clarion to paper roadmaps is also convenient when it comes to
streets, the most important elements of the map concerning navigation. Clarion uses
similar colour codes to those you are accustomed to, and the width of the streets
also refers to their importance, so it will not be difficult to tell a highway from a small
street.
Streets and roads have names or numbers for identification. Of course, this
information can be displayed on the map. Clarion uses two different ways to show
street labels. The conventional way is the same as a roadmap – it displays the name
of the street aligned with the street. The alternative is a kind of virtual signpost stuck
into the street itself.
You need not choose between the two modes. Clarion will use the one best for the
current tilt and zoom level. Zoom in to have only a few streets on the map, and start
tilting up and down to see how Clarion switches between the two modes in an
instant.
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Note: The automatic switching is on even when using Smart Zoom. At first you may
find it odd, but later you will discover how it adjusts the displayed information to the
current view of the map. It is important, as the driver must be able to read the map at
a glance.
Tip: If you do not want to be bothered by street names during navigation, turn them
off in Map Options (Page 66).
Tip: Major roads usually have alternative names (numbering) besides the primary
name. You can choose whether to display these alternative names or not. You can
set this in Map Options (Page 66).
4.3.5 Other objects
To help orientate you, the map also contains objects that have no other navigating
function than to help you recognise your location on the map. These are surfacewaters, large buildings, forests, etc.
Tip: These objects are normally displayed using textured polygons that look natural
to the eye. You may wish to switch the textured display off (Page 66) to free some of
the resources of your PNA by replacing textures with plain coloured surfaces.
4.3.6 Current position and Lock-on-Road
When your GPS position is available, a blue arrow (yellow when using night colours)
shows your location on the map.
The direction of the arrow represents your heading. The arrow is sized and vertically
rotated with the zoom and tilt levels to always look realistic.
Clarion has a built-in Lock-on-Road feature that always puts the position arrow on
the road, on the axis of the street in case of one-way streets, or on the side of the
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road where you drive (e.g. on the right in Germany and on the left in the U.K.) on
two-way roads.
The location received from the GPS receiver is shown as a blue dot on the map. This
can help you locate your position if the GPS accuracy is poor, and the Lock-on-Road
system puts you on the wrong street. It is also the location saved in the track log
(Page 48).
Note: The Lock-on-Road feature can be turned off in Advanced settings (Page 77)
for pedestrian use. When switched off, the arrow is displayed where the blue dot
would be with active Lock-on-Road.
When the GPS position is lost, the arrow turns grey, but the journey continues on the
recommended route for a short period of time with the speed last detected before the
GPS position was lost. When the next route event is reached, or after 40 seconds,
the arrow stops, and remains grey until GPS reception returns. This way short
tunnels can be crossed without losing the position.
4.3.7 Selected map point, also known as the Cursor
If you tap the map somewhere or select a specific item in Find, it will become the
selected point on the map, marked with a small red dot and permanently radiating
red circles to make it conspicuous at all zoom levels, even when it is in the
background of a 3D map view. You can use this point as starting point, via point, or
destination of your route, you can search for a POI near to it, mark it with a drawingpin, or save it as a POI. The cursor, when visible, is also the reference point for map
scaling.
Note: When your GPS position is available, and Lock-to-Position (Page 32) is active,
the cursor is the current GPS position, the blue arrow. When you select another point
by tapping the map, or using the Main menu (Using the Main menu), the new Cursor
is shown on the display with the red dot and the radiating red circles.
4.3.8 Marked map points (Pin)
The Cursor can be marked with a Pin. Pins are shown as being stuck in the map. A
Pin is visible at all zoom levels and remains in its position until you unpin it, or delete
all Pins in Advanced settings (Page 78).
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The colour of the Pin is automatically selected by Clarion. Different colours help you
identify a Pin in the History list (Page 85) later. There they are shown together with
their address and GPS Coordinates.
Tip: A quick way to tell the coordinates of a location you found on the map is to Pin it,
and then look for the coordinates in the History list (Page 85).This way you also save
the coordinates with the Pin for later reference. If you do not need the coordinates
later, just select the point and start Find Coordinates (Page 86).
4.3.9 Visible POIs (Points of Interest)
Clarion comes with thousands of built-in POIs, and you can create your own POI
database as well. Having all of them displayed on the map would make the map too
crowded. To avoid this, Clarion lets you select which POIs to show and which ones
to hide (Page 45) using their categories and subcategories.
POIs are represented by icons on the map. For a built-in POI it is the icon of the
subcategory of the actual POI. For points you create, it is the icon you had chosen
when you created the POI (it can be changed later).
These icons are large enough to recognise the symbol, and semi-transparent so as
not to cover the streets and junctions behind them.
When the map is zoomed out, the icons are not shown. As you zoom in, small dots
appear at the locations of visible POIs. Zooming in further makes the full icons
appear.
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If two points are too close to each other so that icons overlap, a multi-POI icon
is
shown instead of individual ones. Zoom in more to see them separately. (Should the
two POIs have the same icon, this icon will be displayed instead of the multi-POI
icon.)
Note: When navigating, POI icons can be disabled together with street names (Page
66). If you still need this information during your journey, just drag the map to disable
Lock-to-Position (Page 32). This will restore street names and POI icons
immediately. Now tap Lock to reactivate Lock-to-Position.
Tip: Tap the map on or near a POI item to see the list of the names of the nearest
POIs in a popup list, if it is enabled (Page 47). To see the details of a particular POI
in the list, tap the blue ’i’ icon on the right. If you have too may POIs nearby, this list
may not be complete. In the Cursor menu (Page 35) there is a button called POI that
leads you to the screen of all nearby POI items. There you can open them one by
one to see their details, and select any of them as a route point.
4.3.10
Road safety cameras
Road safety cameras, such as speed cameras and red light cameras are special POI
types in Clarion. They are described in detail here: Page 57
4.3.11
Elements of the Active Route
Clarion uses a multi-destination routing system in which you have a start point (your
current location if GPS position is available), a destination, the line of the active leg
of the route, and optionally via points and inactive legs. They are all shown on the
map.
4.3.11.1
The start point, via points and the destination
These points are represented by flags.
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4.3.11.2
Animated turn guidance
Animated arrows represent all route events other than the above-mentioned special
points. These arrows show the direction in which you need to continue your journey.
4.3.11.3
The active leg of the route
The active leg is the section of the route you are currently driving. If you have not
added any Via points, the whole route will be the active leg. When Via points are
present, the active leg is the part leading from your location to the next via point.
The active section is displayed in light green/red. It is always the most conspicuous
part of the map even when in the background of a 3D map view.
The line of the route is displayed on the driving side of the road for two-way and on
the axis in case of one-way streets. When the map is zoomed in and the line is wide
enough, small arrows show the direction of the route. This can be useful if you
preview the route before starting the journey or when entering a complex junction.
4.3.11.4
Inactive legs of the route
Future sections of a route are inactive. They are also shown on the map with the
same colour but a darker tint than the active one. An inactive route section becomes
active as soon as you reach its starting Via point.
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4.3.11.5
Roads in the route excluded by your preferences
Although you can choose whether to include or avoid some road types in Route
parameter settings (Page 69), sometimes they are impossible to avoid near the
starting point, via points or the destination.
If so, Clarion will display those segments of the route with an alternate colour.
4.4 GPS Data screen
Tap the GPS button at the list of TMC messages screen to open this window.
The GPS Data screen is a collection of information received from the GPS device
and it also serves as the entry point to the following screens:
•
Time Sync.
4.4.1 GPS data displayed
The virtual sky on the left represents the currently visible part of the sky above you,
with your position as the centre. The satellites are shown at their current positions.
The GPS receives data from both the green and grey satellites. Signals from the
grey satellites are only received, while green ones are used by the GPS to calculate
your current location. On the right you can see the satellite signal strength bars. Grey
bars are for the grey and black bars are for the green satellites. To identify satellites
use their numbers also shown in the virtual sky. The more satellites your GPS tracks
(the green ones), the better your calculated position will be.
Additional pieces of information on this screen are: current position in
latitude/longitude format, elevation, speed, date, time and calculated accuracy.
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Note: Accuracy can be affected by several factors the GPS cannot take into account.
Use this accuracy information only as estimation.
There are two icons on the left to show the status of the GPS connection and the
quality of reception.
4.4.2 GPS connection indicator
In the middle to the left there is a lamp similar to the ones used for switches. This
one has more colours and represents more values:
•
a fast blinking green lamp means that there is communication with the GPS
and data is being received,
•
other colours may not appear with a built-in GPS. Should any of
these appear, this means a faulty operation of your device.
4.4.3 GPS data quality indicator
In the top left corner there is a satellite dish to show the quality of the GPS position.
Different colours represent different signal quality:
•
•
black with a red cross means there is no connection with the GPS device.
This should never be the case if your device has a built-in GPS.
red means the GPS is connected but no GPS position is available,
•
yellow means 2D reception. A GPS position has been acquired, Clarion is
ready for navigation, but the GPS is using enough satellites for calculating the
horizontal position only. Elevation data is not provided, and the position error may
be significant.
•
green means 3D reception. The GPS receiver has enough satellites to
calculate altitude. Position is generally correct (yet it can still be inaccurate due to
different environmental factors). Clarion is ready for navigation.
4.4.4 Time synchronization
In the top right corner of the screen you have another button that leads to a new
screen where you can synchronize the clock of your PNA to the very accurate time
provided by the connected GPS.
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Turn on the Auto Correction switch to let Clarion frequently check and correct the
PNA time with the GPS time.
Below that button you will see the current values of the GPS and the PNA clocks.
You can check here whether any correction is needed. Tap the
button to
manually synchronize the time.
Below the PNA time you have hour and minute controls to manually correct the time
with or without a valid GPS time. It also gives you the chance to correct the time after
synchronization if your PNA does not support time zones or daylight saving time.
4.5 Screens with map
Having explained the contents of the map, the description of the other parts of the
map screens follows. There are two map screens: the Map screen and the Cockpit
screen. The way they show the map is the same but their look and controls are
optimised for different purposes.
The Map screen is to be used mainly without a GPS, to browse the map, create user
POI items, or to plan your route based on map points. The Map screen is designed
to give you the maximum map area. This screen is usually used in 2D North-up
mode.
You can set Clarion so it always opens the Map screen in 2D North-up mode (Page
72).
The Cockpit screen is for driving purposes. Besides showing the map, it contains
some additional travel information if you are just cruising (speed, current street your
are driving in, speed limit for the current street), and some more route data if you are
navigating (e.g. next street in your route, distance to travel, type of the next route
event). This screen is typically used in 3D Track-up mode.
You can make Clarion always open the Cockpit screen in 3D Track-up mode (Page
73).
There are several controls that function in a similar fashion on the two screens. They
are described on the following pages.
Map screen contents:
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Cockpit screen contents:
No.
Display
Control
1
(Cockpit only) Turn preview*
Voice guidance repeat
2
n/a
Zooms in (optional)
3
n/a
Zooms out (optional)
4
n/a
Tilts down (optional)
5
n/a
Tilts up (optional)
6
Indicates that Lock to GPS
position and heading is inactive
Re-enables Lock-toPosition / Smart Zoom
7
Selected map point (Cursor)
Opens Popup Info and
Cursor menu
8
(Map only) Map scale
Zooms in/out by
dragging
9
n/a
Menu (Find, Quick,
Route, Main)
10
Map orientation and Overview
Switches North-up,
Track-up and Overview
11
GPS position quality
Opens the list of TMC
messages
12
Battery status
Opens settings
13
Sound on or muted
Opens Sound settings
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No.
Display
Control
14
Track Log recording or playback
Opens Track Logs
screen
15
n/a
Opens Cursor menu
16
(Cockpit only) Current street
Opens Route
Information screen
17
(Cockpit only) Travel and Route
data**
Opens Route
Information screen
18
(Cockpit only) Distance to next
turn***
Voice guidance repeat
19
(Cockpit only) Next street***
n/a
20
(Cockpit only) Approaching next
turn****
n/a
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Current speed limit*****
n/a
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Bluetooth or phone call status
Opens Bluetooth
Settings
* On Map screen only when a route is active
** Contents differ when a route is active
*** Appears only when a route is active
**** Appears only when a route is active and the next turn is near
***** Appears only if speed limit is known for the current road
4.5.1 Turn preview (No. 1)
On the Cockpit screen this field shows a graphic illustration of the next manoeuvre.
For example when you approach a turn, an arrow will show whether it is a slight,
normal or sharp turn. When showing a roundabout, the number of the exit is also
given in the picture.
This field also serves as a button. Tap it to get the voice guidance repeat. The Map
screen will show a button called Route here if there is an active route, which leads to
the Route menu.
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4.5.2 Zoom in and out (No. 2 & 3)
These semi-transparent buttons are only displayed if "Zoom & Tilt" is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 44).
Zoom will change the scale of the map. Zoom out shows a larger part of the map,
while Zoom in shows a smaller part of the map in more detail.
The automatic Smart Zoom function will do the necessary zooming for you when
navigating (zooms out if the next turn is at a distance to let you see far ahead and
zooms in when approaching a turn to give you a better view of the upcoming
manoeuvre). If you manually change the zoom level, Smart Zoom will no longer
scale the map by itself (automatic tilting and rotating remains active).
You need to tap the Follow button (Page 32) to return the zoom control to Smart
Zoom. You can also set Clarion to do this automatically after a few seconds in case
of the Cockpit screen (Page 75).
4.5.3 Tilt up and down (No. 4 & 5)
These semi-transparent buttons are only displayed if "Zoom & Tilt" is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 44).
This function modifies the vertical viewing angle of the map in 3D mode. You can
change the angle in a wide range starting from a top down view (2D view is
seamlessly integrated) all the way to a flat view that lets you see far ahead.
The automatic Smart Zoom function will do the necessary tilting for you when
navigating (gives a flat view if the next turn is at a distance to let you see far ahead
and raises the angle when approaching a turn to give you a better view of the
upcoming manoeuvre). If you manually change the view angle, Smart Zoom will no
longer tilt the map by itself (automatic zooming and rotating remains active).
You need to tap the Follow button (Page 32) to return the tilt control to Smart Zoom.
You can also set Clarion to do this automatically after a few seconds (Page 75).
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4.5.4 Follow mode - lock to GPS position and heading (No. 6)
This semi-transparent icon is displayed if GPS position is available, and the map has
been moved. It also appears when you scale or tilt the map while Smart Zoom is
enabled.
This semi-transparent icon is displayed if GPS position is available, and the map has
been moved or rotated. It also appears when you scale or tilt the map while Smart
Zoom is enabled.
Normally Clarion positions the map to keep the GPS position visible somewhere on
the map (when North-up orientation is selected), or always at the bottom centre of
the map (when Track-up orientation is selected).
If you manually move the map, it will freeze the map in the new position. To return to
the GPS position, use this Follow button.
When Smart Zoom is enabled, scaling or tilting the map also stops the automatic
zooming or automatic tilting respectively. To reactivate Smart Zoom, tap this button.
Tip: In Advanced settings you can set a delay time after which Clarion pushes the
Follow button for you on the Cockpit screen automatically (Page 75). This can be
turned on for re-enabling both Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom.
4.5.5 Cursor (No. 7)
As described earlier (Page 22), if you tap the map somewhere or select one specific
item in Find, it will become the selected point on the map, marked with a small red
dot and radiating red circles to make it conspicuous. You can use this point as
starting point, via point or destination for your route, you can search for a POI near it,
mark it with a pin, or save it as a POI.
Note: When GPS position is available, the Follow button will appear indicating that
you have disabled Lock-to-Position. Tapping the Follow button will re-enable the
position lock and move the cursor back to the current GPS position. The same
happens when Clarion restores Lock-to-Position automatically on the Cockpit
screen, if it is set in Advanced settings (Page 75).
4.5.6 Map scale (No. 8)
The scale indicator is only available on the Map screen. In 2D map view it represents
the scale of the map. In 3D view it is the scale of the nearest part of the map only.
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You can use it in both 2D and 3D modes to scale the map. Drag and pull it right to
zoom in, or left to zoom out.
4.5.7 Menu (No. 9)
This button opens the Menu with the Find engine, the Quick menu, the Route menu
and the exit button that takes you to the Main menu screen. The Menu will be
described in detail later: Page 43.
4.5.8 Map orientation and Overview (No. 10)
You can view the map screens in three different presentation modes. This switch will
cycle through them in the following order.
The usual map orientation for navigation is Track-up. It means Clarion rotates the
map during navigation to always face the direction of your travel. In this mode an
arrow (compass) points towards North.
Tap this icon to switch to North-up mode. Now the map is fixed to keep facing North.
The icon changes to show the new rotation mode.
Tap the icon again to enter Overview mode. This mode looks similar to the North-up
mode with one difference: the zoom level in this mode has a fixed default to give you
a better look of where you are on the map. You can change the zoom level at any
time, this will not cause the Follow button to appear, but when entering Overview
mode later, the default zoom level will be restored.
The arrow representing your position will be fixed in the middle of the screen. When
you move the map in Overview mode, the Follow button will appear, and when
pushed, it will move the map to have your current position in the middle of the map
again.
You cannot rotate the map in Overview mode. This mode is strictly north-up.
You can set up Clarion so that it will switch to Overview mode during navigation
when the next turn is far away. You can specify this distance and the fixed zoom
level of Overview in Advanced settings (Page 75).
An aeroplane icon indicates Overview mode.
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Tap the icon again to return to Track-up (automatic rotation) mode.
4.5.9 GPS position quality (No. 11)
Similarly to the icon found on the GPS Data screen (Page 27), the map screens also
inform you about the GPS signal:
•
The black satellite dish with the red exclamation mark shows there is no
connection with the GPS receiver. GPS navigation is not possible. Devices with a
built-in GPS receiver are permanently connected, so this icon may not appear
under normal circumstances.
•
Red shows there is a connection, but the signal is too weak to give a
position. GPS navigation is not possible.
•
Black shows there is a GPS position, and navigation is possible. When only
one arc is shown, the position is 2D (no altitude available), and position error may
be significant, yet Clarion is ready to navigate.
•
A black dish and two arcs represent a 3D GPS position. Clarion is ready to
navigate.
•
When small car symbols are displayed under the dish, TMC information is
available.
4.5.10
Battery status (No. 12)
The status of the battery is also shown by Clarion. You can estimate the available
power reserve from the length of the bar inside. Some examples:
•
The thunderbolt in the battery shows the battery is being charged.
•
Battery is not charging, but it is at full capacity.
•
Battery in not full, but there is sufficient reserve capacity.
•
When the inside of the battery turns red, the battery needs recharging.
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4.5.11
Sound muting (No. 13)
This icon displays the enabled or disabled status of the voice guidance and the key
sounds. When muting is enabled, the speaker icon is crossed out.
When sounds are enabled the red cross disappears.
Tap this button to open Sound settings (Page 66).
Note: Sound can be muted in Sound settings (Page 66), using the Master switch.
4.5.12
Track Log recording/playback indicator (No. 14)
When a track log is being recorded, a red icon is displayed on the map screens. This
icon also functions as a button leading to the Track Log screen (Page 48) where you
can stop the recording or make the track log visible on the map.
During track log playback a green icon will blink. Tapping this icon (in fact, tapping
the screen anywhere) stops the simulation.
4.5.13
Cursor menu (No. 15)
The Cursor is the selected point on the map (marked by a red dot and radiating red
circles around it), or the current GPS position when it is available and Lock-toPosition is enabled. When you tap the screen to place the Cursor, the Cursor menu
pops up automatically to give you the list of possible functions you can use the
Cursor for. At the same time Popup Info (street name, house number and the list of
POIs nearby) appears near the selected map point if Popup Info is enabled in the
Quick menu (Page 43).
If you do not use the Cursor menu in a few seconds, it will automatically vanish back
to the bottom of the screen, and Popup Info disappears, too. You can have them
reappear by reopening the Cursor menu using the arrow in the bottom right corner.
When you open the menu manually, it will stay on until you close it or switch to
another screen.
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Tip: If you want to see the map around the Cursor, close the Cursor menu and
reopen it. When this menu is opened manually, the map is always moved to have the
cursor in the centre.
The content of the Cursor menu depends on the screen (Map or Cockpit) and it is
slightly different if there is an active route already planned. You have the following
options:
•
Start: use the Cursor as the departure point for your route. This menu point is
available only in Map mode and when there is no active route. In Cockpit mode
the departure point of the route is always the GPS position or if it is not available,
the last known GPS position.
•
Route To: use the Cursor as the destination of your route. This button is to start a
new route. The previous route (if it exists) will be deleted and replaced. If a multipoint route is active, Clarion will ask you whether you really want to delete it
together with all its via points.
•
Add Via: by inserting the selected map point as a via, you instruct Clarion to cross
this location before the destination of the route. This is the way to build a multipoint route in reverse order (when you wish to insert a stopover ‘go to A but first
get some fuel at B’ or want to influence the direction of the route). This menu point
works only if a route is already active.
•
Remove Via: removes the ‘via point’ near or at the Cursor. The route will be
recalculated immediately excluding the deleted point. This menu point replaces
Add Via and is available only if the Cursor is near or at a via point.
•
Add Dest: add a new destination to be reached after the previous destination.
The new destination replaces the old one, which is now demoted to a via point.
This is the way to build your multi-point route in straight order (when you wish to
visit several destinations ‘go to A then to B’). This menu point is available only if a
route is already active.
•
Pin: push a coloured pin in the map at the selected point for later use. This pin is
visible at all zoom levels and also appears in the History list together with its exact
position. The colour of the pin is automatically selected by Clarion. This menu
point is only available on the Map screen.
•
Unpin: remove the pin near or at the Cursor. This menu point replaces Pin and is
available only if the selected point is near or at a pin.
•
POI: opens the list of POIs near the selected point. These are the POIs shown in
the Popup Info window. If you want to add a new POI at the cursor, you can do so
by tapping Add POI in the bottom left corner. You can also add a new road safety
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camera if you tap Add Cam, and set the parameters (type, direction, and speed). If
a camera already exists near the cursor, this button is inactive, and you can
change the parameters of the camera by tapping it in the list.
4.5.14
Current street (No. 16)
This field of the Cockpit screen shows the name or number (as available) of the
current street or road you are driving on.
Tip: Some roads have an alternative name (or number). This is normally shown
together with the primary name in this field. You can hide these alternative names in
Map settings (Page 66).
4.5.15
Travel and Route data (No. 17)
The contents of these three fields are different when cruising (without an active
route) or navigating (following an active route).
While cruising, the fields show the present speed, the current speed limit and the
time of day.
While navigating a route, these fields show the estimated time needed to reach the
destination (ETE), the distance to destination, and the estimated arrival time at the
destination (ETA) by default.
You can choose what to display in these three fields during navigation, by going to
Advanced settings / Display Options (Page 73). See the following list for your
options. The only restriction is that you cannot select a value that already appears in
another field. The possible field contents are:
•
Distance to destination (default value for the left field)
•
Time to destination (estimated time en route, default value for the middle field)
•
Distance to next via point
•
Time to next via point
•
Time to next manoeuvre (next route event)
•
Speed
•
Speed limit
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•
Arrival at next via point
•
Arrival at destination (default value for the right field)
4.5.16
Distance to next turn (No. 18)
This field shows the distance to go before reaching the next route event (turn,
roundabout, exit, etc.)
This field is only displayed when navigating a route.
4.5.17
Next street / Next settlement (No. 19)
This field shows the road or street that comes next in the route itinerary.
If you are not yet in the settlement where this next street is, Clarion will display the
name of the settlement instead of the name of the road or street. A bullet symbol will
appear next to the name of settlements to help you tell them apart from street
names.
This field is only displayed when navigating a route.
4.5.18
Approaching next turn (No. 20)
This bar is only visible when approaching the next route event. It appears on the
screen to visualise the distance when you get closer than 300 meters (1000 feet) to
the next turn, and it remains visible till you reach the turn.
This field is displayed only when navigating a route.
4.5.19
Current speed limit (No. 21)
To help you drive safely, Clarion shows the speed limit of the current road while you
are cruising or navigating a route. This information is displayed only if it is available
for the given road.
Whenever your speed exceeds this limit, a red exclamation mark starts blinking.
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4.5.20
Bluetooth or Phone call status (No. 22)
When Bluetooth is turned off, a grey Bluetooth icon is displayed here.
Tap the icon to turn on the Bluetooth radio. When Bluetooth is on, the icon turns
blue.
If you tap the icon when it is blue, Clarion pauses, and the Phone dialer screen of the
device appears. To return to Clarion and continue navigating, first tap the button in
the top right corner, then on the new screen tap the Exit button in the bottom right
corner.
During a phone call using the Map 670/770 as a handsfree tool for your mobile
phone Clarion is paused, and you see the phone call screen. You can continue
navigation without stopping the phone call with the button in the top right corner.
Then navigation continues without voice guidance (sound is reserved for the phone
call), and an icon depicting a telephone handset is shown here.
Tap the icon to pause Clarion, and return to the phone call screen.
When you hang up the call, the icon returns to the blue Bluetooth logo.
4.6 Route Information screen
The Route Information screen has all the data and some of the functions you need
while you navigate. Some additional functions can be found in the Route menu
(Page 50). Without an active route one of the buttons is inactive and route data
cannot be displayed.
As a reminder, you can open this screen two ways: tapping the Info button in the
Route menu (Page 54), or tapping one of the Route Data fields on the Cockpit
screen.
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4.6.1 Route data displayed (for destination and via points)
In the top section of the screen you see information about the current route. These
fields are continuously updated while you keep this screen open.
When you open the screen, all fields contain information on reaching your final
destination. Tap any of the fields to see data on the via points starting from the first
one through the final destination again.
4.6.1.1 Route line
The upper part of this screen shows your planned route as a horizontal line. Its
leftmost point is the start of the route, the rightmost one is the final destination, and
you can see your via point flags along the line, spaced in proportion to their distance.
The blue (yellow at night) arrow representing your position will travel from the left to
the right, giving you visual feedback of your journey.
When you reach a via point, it becomes the starting point of the route, the past will
be deleted, the line with all the other via points will be modified instantly, and the
arrow jumps back to the left.
When Clarion needs to recalculate the route, the arrow will not jump back to the left
as when reaching a via point, but it may drift a bit as the length of the new route may
be different from the previous one.
When the data corresponding to the entire route is displayed in the fields below, the
line is coloured the same way as the route line shown on the map. When you see
data that belongs to a via point, the route is coloured only up to that via point. The
rest of the line remains grey.
4.6.1.2 Distance Left
This value can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields on the Cockpit
screen as ‘Distance to destination’. This is the distance you need to travel on the
route before reaching your final destination.
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If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the distance to reach the
first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.1.3 Method
This field shows how the route was calculated. It either displays the ‘Route’ or the
‘Vehicle’ field from the Route parameter settings. If you have chosen Car, Taxi, Bus
or Lorry, the type of the route (Fastest, Shortest or Economical) will be displayed
here; if you have selected Emergency, Bicycle or Pedestrian, this information will be
displayed here.
4.6.1.4 Time Left
This is an estimated value that can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields
on the Cockpit screen as ‘Time to destination’. It shows the time needed to reach the
final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route. The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the time needed to reach
the first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.1.5 Estimated Arrival
This is an estimated value that can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields
on the Cockpit screen as ‘ETA to destination’. It shows the estimated arrival time at
the final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining
segments of the route. The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams and
other possible delays.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the estimated arrival at
the first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.1.6 Destination / Via point
This field shows the exact address (or its coordinates if the address is not available)
of the final destination.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields to see the address or
coordinates of the first, second, etc. via point.
4.6.2 Warning icons
The following 5 squares are normally grey. Some of them turn red and show a
graphical symbol in case warning(s) are attached to the planned route. These are
warnings, so icons always show information for the whole route, even if the data
fields display values from your current position to a via point only.
Click on any of the icons to show its description.
A few samples of the available icons:
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This icon shows that you need to pay toll on the recommended route.
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This icon shows that the route contains motorways. Tap the icon to see the
total length of the motorways in the recommended route.
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This icon shows that toll roads are included in the recommended route.
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This icon shows that you need to board a ferry along the recommended
route.
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This icon shows that you need to pay for the ferry.
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This icon is displayed when Clarion could not plan a route with all your road
type preferences respected. Sometimes it is impossible to find a suitable route
near the start or the destination.
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This icon warns you that Clarion had to recommend a route that does not
match all your preferences given at the Route Parameters settings.
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The recommended route contains areas only accessible to pedestrians.
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The recommended route contains unpaved roads.
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The recommended route contains roads that require a permit or permission
to enter.
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Information – any other piece of relevant but not categorised information.
Tap the icon to see the content.
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Next page – displayed when more than 5 warnings apply for the
recommended route.
4.6.3 Fit to screen
Tap this button to display an overview of the whole recommended route. You will
jump to the Map screen with a 2D North-up view so that you can check where the
route takes you.
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4.6.4 Parameters
This button opens the Route parameter settings screen (Page 68) otherwise opened
from the Route menu (Page 50).
4.7 Menu
The Menu button can be found in the bottom left corner of the map screens.
Tapping this button brings up a menu that allows you to access some of the most
frequently used functions of Clarion.
4.7.1 Find tab
The first page of the Menu is Find. It lets you select a destination without first having
to locate it on the map. The Find menu will be described in detail later here: Page 79.
4.7.2 Quick tab
This provides quick access to some configurable options.
4.7.2.1 3D Map (switch)
When the green light is on, the map shows a perspective view. When the green light
is off, the map is displayed in a conventional top-down view. Map view modes are
described here: Page 17.
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Note: When you reach 2D view by tilting the map, Smart Zoom will tilt the map as
you press the Follow button or it disappears after the timeout (set in Advanced
settings) expires. Use the 3D Map toggle to permanently switch to 2D view.
Note: If the map is zoomed out so that the view angle is automatically raised to a top
down view, this button will have no immediate effect. When you zoom back in, the
view angle will or will not change according to the new state of the button.
4.7.2.2 Zoom & Tilt (switch)
When the green light is on, additional transparent buttons (Page 31 and Page 31)
appear on the left side of the map screens for zooming and tilting without the use of
hardware buttons.
The Tilt buttons appear only at higher zoom levels. If you zoom out, they disappear.
4.7.2.3 Night Mode (switch)
Turn on or off the night colours manually to override the automatic colour scheme
switching.
Note: Using this option turns off the Automatic Night Colours feature. You need to reenable it at the General settings screen (Page 61) to have the colours change
automatically again.
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4.7.2.4 Manage POI (Points of Interest)
Here you can set all the parameters of POIs that you have created and the visibility
of the built-in POIs that come with the map.
Manage built-in POI visibility
The maps in Clarion come with a huge number of POIs. Displaying all of them would
make the maps too crowded (to see how POI items are shown on the map see
Page 23). In order to avoid that, you can decide which POI groups to show and
which ones to hide on the map. Clarion has a multi-level POI category system. You
can set the visibility of the top two levels. All levels below that will be shown or
hidden according to their respective category (i.e. you can set the visibility of Petrol
Stations in the Services category, but all brands listed under that will either be shown
or suppressed together).
are hidden; blue icons
are visible on the map,
Groups shown with a grey icon
while the ones shown in two colours
have some of their subcategories shown and
some others hidden.
If you highlight any of the POI groups by tapping them, the button in the bottom left
corner will become Show if the POI group is hidden, or Hide if the group is shown or
partly shown.
Tip: To make a partly shown group fully shown, tap this button twice. First you will
hide the whole group, and then you will have it displayed with all its subgroups.
Tapping again the highlighted POI group (except for My POI – described later) opens
the list of subcategories of that group. Here you cannot see bicolour subgroups, as
visibility can only be set for the top two levels of categories. Showing and hiding a
subgroup is done the same way as for the main groups.
Manage My POI
By highlighting then tapping again the My POI switch on the Manage POI main
screen you can manage the POI groups and items that you have created.
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Note: The group Unnamed only appears if you have previously saved a POI item
without creating a new POI group for it.
Tapping any of the group names will open a list of POIs saved in that group. This list
is similar to the list of POI results in Find. The POIs are ordered based on their
distance from your current position. If GPS position is not available or you have
disabled Lock-to-Position by tapping the map, the POIs will be ordered by their
distance from the Cursor.
When the My POI Groups are displayed, you have the following options:
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Show/Hide: similarly to built-in POIs, you have the possibility to show or hide all
POIs of the selected category on the map. Groups with a blue icon are displayed;
groups with a grey icon are hidden.
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New: you can create a new My POI group by tapping this button. You need to
select an icon, a name, and the maximum zoom level at which the POI is still
visible on the map (provided you let the POI group be displayed at all). You do not
necessarily need to create POI groups in advance. You can do it while saving a
new POI.
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Delete: you can delete any of your previously saved My POI groups. This will
delete all POIs in that group. Clarion will ask you to confirm this action.
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Edit: you can edit the attributes (name, icon, visibility level) of a previously created
My POI group.
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Left/right arrows: if your groups fill several pages, these buttons will let you
browse through them. The green field left of these buttons shows the current page
number and the number of pages.
When the list of My POIs is displayed, you have the following options:
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Search: you can shorten the list of matching POI items by filtering. Just like in
Find, enter a few letters of the desired POI name. When the number of matching
items can fit in one page, Clarion will automatically display the list. If you tap Done
any time before this happens, you receive the list of matches on multiple pages.
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ABC/Distance: by tapping this button you can have the POIs sorted in an
alphabetical order. Tapping again will return to the distance-based order.
When you tap on any of your POIs in the list, you will open a new window with the
details of the selected POI.
Here you have the following options:
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OK: if you tap this button, the map screen returns with the selected POI in the
middle.
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Edit: you can edit the attributes (name, icon and group) of the selected POI.
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Delete: you can delete any of your previously saved POIs. Clarion will ask you to
confirm this action.
4.7.2.5 Popup Information (switch)
When this feature is enabled, tapping the screen (activating the Cursor, a radiating
red dot) on either of the map screens also opens a pop-up box with the selected
street name, house number and the name of the nearby POIs, if any.
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Tip: Tapping one of the blue Information icons behind the POI names shows the
details of the appropriate POI item.
4.7.2.6 Manage Track Logs
Using Clarion it is also possible to save the track logs of your journeys. This screen
lets you manage all your track logs. When it comes up, it shows a list of all track logs
already saved.
The original name of a track log is the date and time when it was recorded. You can
change their name to something more meaningful if you wish.
Each track log has a colour, shown to the left of its name when the track log is visible
on the map. If the track is not visible, an underscore character is shown here.
Tapping the line of the highlighted track log will toggle between showing and hiding
that log. The track log will be drawn on the map using the colour next to its name.
When a track log is being recorded, a new line appears in this list with an
underscore, as newly recorded track logs are not shown in the map normally.
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Tip: If you wish to see the track log currently being recorded, tap on it twice to make
it visible.
In this screen you have the following options:
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Record: this will initiate track log recording. A new line appears in the list, and
GPS position data will be saved until you stop the recording or exit Clarion. A red
icon (Page 35) is shown on the map screens to let you know that a recording is in
progress. Tapping that icon opens this Track Log screen.
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Stop recording: if recording is in progress, this buttons stops it.
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Info: this button opens a screen that shows the track log details, and lets you:
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change the name of the track log (Rename button),
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change the colour of the track log (Colour on the map selector),
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have it displayed on the map (Fit to screen button),
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or export the data to an inserted memory card in GPX format (Track export
button).
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Replay: push this button to see a simulation of the saved track log on the map. A
green icon (Page 35) will appear on the map screens to let you know it is not a fly
over but a simulation based on a real saved log.
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Delete: you can delete a track log if it is not needed any more. Clarion will ask you
to confirm this action.
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Track log options: this button in the upper right corner leads to a settings screen
where you can set up the track logging parameters:
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Update interval is how often track points will be saved. Position information is
normally received once a second from the GPS. If you do not need such a
detailed log, you can increase this number to save track log space.
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Current autosave track size: this figure shows how much memory is used by
the automatically saved track logs.
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Enable auto-saving: when auto-saving is enabled, you do not need to turn
track log saving on and off manually. Clarion will automatically start recording
the track log as soon as GPS position is available.
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Limit track DB size: here you can set whether or not to maximise the size of
the database where the automatically saved track logs are kept.
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Maximum track database size: here you can set the maximum database size
if the track database size limit is enabled using the previous switch.
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Create NMEA/SIRF log: independently of the normal track log, you can instruct
Clarion to record the native GPS data received from the GPS device. Clarion is
capable of working with GPS devices using either the NMEA or the SiRF
protocol, so the saved data will be in one of these formats. These logs are
saved as separate text files on the memory card (if inserted), and they cannot
be shown or replayed in Clarion. They are for post-processing needs, should
you have any. Be careful when saving native GPS data, as it can soon eat up
available memory.
4.7.3 Route tab
This menu contains options to manage different settings in the program.
4.7.3.1 Recalculate
This menu point is only available if an active route exists and GPS position is
present.
It brings up a menu with four options. Using one of these functions you can modify
the current route.
Recalculate
This function repeats the route calculation based on the same settings as used to
calculate previously. This possibility is typically used when automatic off-route
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recalculation is disabled. However you may consider using it when you travel on a
road parallel to that recommended by the route. In this case Clarion may not
recalculate the route for some time, but you can force recalculation here. This is also
the button you will most frequently use when the window appears automatically,
provided that the manual route recalculation is set (Page 65).
Drop Next Via Point / Delete Route
You can modify the route to skip the next via point if you decide it is no longer
needed. For example, you may have added the via point only to influence the route
but you do not want to actually reach it; or you have already almost reached it, and
Clarion still keeps on navigating towards that point. When there are no via points left
(only the destination), the name of this button turns to Delete Route, and it cancels
the navigation.
Bypass
When you run into a traffic jam or roadblock, you may want to have Clarion calculate
a route that departs the original route as soon as it can. You will need to select the
minimum distance along the original route where your new route is allowed to rejoin
the original route. Select the one you feel appropriate for the traffic difficulty you face.
Note: This function is to give you an alternative for the next section of the
recommended route. To change later parts of the route or to avoid specific streets or
turns, use the Avoid function in Itinerary instead (Page 52).
Note: When you use this feature, Clarion will keep on excluding the same part of the
map from later routes until you manually delete the route (Page 51), or restart
Clarion.
Cancel
This option returns directly to the map screen without recalculating the active route. If
you choose this option when manual route recalculation is configured (Page 65),
navigation stops and will be activated again when you are back on your original
route.
4.7.3.2 Delete
Tap Delete to erase the active route along with all its route points (start, via points
and destination). If you later decide that you need the same route again, you will
have to rebuild it from scratch. Clarion will warn you before deleting route data.
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This function has a special role if you have used the Avoid feature during your
journey. When you arrive at your destination, the route line disappears on the map
and navigation stops. The route is now practically deleted, but if you plan a new
route, the roads, manoeuvres and areas excluded from your route will also be
avoided when planning the new route. Tap Delete to completely delete your previous
route together with its Avoid restrictions.
Note: When a POI item is used as a route waypoint, deleting the route will not delete
the POI item itself, just its role in the route.
4.7.3.3 Itinerary
This function opens the itinerary (route event list) of the active route. The Itinerary
has three different display modes and two functions.
Display modes
Display modes are different only in the number of events displayed in the list. List
items are always shown with all information available including pictograms of the
needed action and distance of the event from the previous list item.
The Itinerary is live and constantly updated when navigating a route. The list item
coming next in navigation is the highlighted one until you highlight another one by
tapping. After that, the highlight remains on the item you have selected.
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Detailed Instructions: this is the list displayed when Itinerary is opened. It is the
list of events in full detail. All significant junctions are shown in the list, even ones
to be passed.
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Instructions: by tapping the Mode button once you will see the list of events that
need your attention, i.e. the list of manoeuvres during the route. These are the
events shown in the Turn preview field and announced by the voice instructions.
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Route summary: tapping the Mode button again will show an overview of the
route that contains only the significant roads and intersections.
Show
Tap this button to see the highlighted list item on the map. This will help you identify
route events in the list.
Avoid
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Tap this button to show a list of possibilities for modifying the route. They let you
recalculate the route avoiding the highlighted event and sometimes also some of the
subsequent ones.
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Manoeuvre: this option avoids the highlighted action. For example if you find a
turn too difficult during rush hour traffic, Clarion will recalculate the route excluding
that turn. If the next street is important in the route, it is likely that Clarion will
replace the turn with several easier ones to get to the same street.
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Road: when you exclude a road, Clarion will calculate a route that does not use
that road. It is useful when you anticipate a traffic jam in a street used in your
route, or a roadblock is announced on the radio, and you find that road in your
Itinerary.
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Distances: you can also find some distance buttons in this list. They are similar to
the ones in the Bypass list of the Recalculate menu (Page 50), but these can also
be used for distant parts of the route.
Note: You need not open Itinerary if you run into a roadblock or traffic jam. To get an
immediate alternative route use the Bypass function of Recalculate (Page 50).
Note: When you use this feature, Clarion will keep on excluding the same part of the
map from later routes until you manually delete the route (Page 51), or restart
Clarion.
4.7.3.4 Fly Over
This feature has no navigation function, it merely provides a quick view of the route.
It will present a simulation of the route showing what you will see later when
navigating.
Lifelike simulation
Tap the Fly Over button.
In this mode the simulation is run at normal speed (using the speed limit of the
streets and roads in the route), and voice instructions are also played.
This mode is mainly useful for demonstrating Clarion, or to learn the way it works
before your start your first journey.
Tap anywhere on the screen to stop the simulation.
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4.7.3.5 Edit
Tap Edit to see the list of all points used in the route. The first item in the list is the
departure point of the route without a valid GPS position, the last reached via point if
you open the list during navigation, or the point where Clarion most recently
recalculated the route. This means the list is permanently updated, and via points
drop out during the journey. The last item in the list is your final destination.
Use the arrows on the right to browse through the list and tap any line to highlight it.
You can perform the following operations:
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Add: you can add a new route point (or a new final destination if the highlighted
item is the last one in the list) after the selected point. The Main menu opens
automatically to let you search for an address, POI, coordinates, one of your
favourite destinations, or select a point from the History list. As soon as you select
any of these, Clarion returns to the Edit screen and your selection appears right
under the highlighted line.
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Delete: you can delete the selected point from the list. If the highlighted item is the
last one in the list, the previous via point will be promoted to be the final
destination.
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Optimise: you can optimise the order in which you will drive through the via
points, if there is no specific order you would like to keep. When tapping this
button, Clarion reorders the list instantly to save you time and fuel. Optimisation is
for via points only. Your starting point and destination remain in their positions, of
course.
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Up and Down: using these buttons you can reorder the list by moving the
highlighted item up or down in the list.
4.7.3.6 Info
This button opens the Route Information screen described here: Page 39. This
screen shows information about the current route and has a few additional options to
check and modify your active route.
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4.7.4 Main button
The Main button at the bottom right corner leads to the Main menu screen described
here: Page 16.
4.8 TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Clarion can provide you with even better routes if Traffic Message Channel (TMC)
information is available. The TMC is a specific application of the FM Radio Data
System (RDS) used for broadcasting real-time traffic and weather information.
Note: TMC is not a global service. It may not be available in your country or region.
Ask your Clarion dealer for coverage details.
The Map 670/770 already contains the TMC receiver, and only needs a suitable
antenna attached.
If public TMC data is broadcast at your location, Clarion will automatically take into
account the TMC information received. You do not need to set anything in the
program. The receiver will automatically search the FM radio stations for TMC data,
and the decoded information will immediately be used in route planning. The
moment Clarion receives traffic information that may affect your route, the program
will warn you that it is recalculating the route, and navigation will continue with a new
route that is optimal considering the most up-to-date traffic conditions.
Tap the small satellite dish icon on the Main menu, Map or Cockpit screen to open
this window.
4.8.1 List of TMC messages
The main screen of the TMC section is the list of valid TMC messages ordered by
their distance from your current location.
Tap the arrows to turn the page, and see traffic difficulties farther away from your
current position, or press Settings to configure the TMC subsystem. This opens a
new window.
Tap the GPS button in the top right corner to open the GPS Data screen (Page 26.
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4.8.2 TMC control centre
This screen shows the selected TMC source and allows you to change the TMC
settings.
4.8.2.1 Selected FM radio station
The name and frequency of the selected radio station will appear at the top of this
window, together with signal strength information indicated by a bar similar to the
GPS satellite signal strength bars on the GPS Data screen.
If there aren’t any radio stations broadcasting TMC data in your area, the receiver
keeps on searching. You will see the frequency continuously sweeping across the
FM CCIR radio band (87.5-108 MHz). When you move to an area with TMC
information, the indicator will show the frequency, and detailed information for the
TMC station.
4.8.2.2 Exclude selected station
If you wish to receive TMC data from another radio station, push this button. The
radio station will be added to the list of excluded stations, Clarion will start searching
for another TMC station, and will always skip the excluded station in the future.
4.8.2.3 Show excluded stations
This button opens the list of excluded radio stations. Tap any of the stations in the
list, then tap Enable to allow Clarion to accept TMC information from this station.
4.8.2.4 Sorts events by distance / type
The list of traffic events can be ordered by their distance from the current position, or
by their type. Tap this button to toggle between the two possibilities.
4.8.2.5 Use traffic information
This button is enabled by default, which means that TMC messages are used in
route planning. Tap this button to have Clarion ignore real-time traffic information
when planning routes.
Tip: If you make a route planning for a future journey, it may be better to turn off
TMC corrected route planning.
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4.8.2.6 Recalculate to avoid traffic
This setting is similar to the previous one. Disabling it will not prevent the system
from using TMC data for route planning, but will not trigger an automatic
recalculation when the traffic conditions change during your journey.
4.9 Road safety cameras
Road safety cameras, such as speed cameras and red light cameras are special POI
types in Clarion. The application can warn you when you approach one of these
cameras. You can fine-tune this warning in General settings (Page 61).
You can upload camera locations into Clarion with the help of a PC application.
You can save camera locations manually. It is described in detail at the Cursor menu
(Page 35).
Speed cameras are displayed with small camera symbols on the map.
Warning: Detecting speed cameras may be prohibited by law in certain countries.
Your device can be considered as a speed traps warning system if it contains radar
data.
4.9.1 Camera types
There are four types of speed cameras:
4.9.1.1 Fixed cameras
Some cameras stand by the roadside, looking in one direction, measuring one or
both directions of the traffic. They measure your current speed. For these cameras
you can specify the controlled traffic direction and the speed limit. Clarion will warn
you when you approach these cameras in the measured direction. If your speed
exceeds the speed limit near the camera, a special warning sound will be played.
These cameras are displayed with the following symbol:
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4.9.1.2 Mobile cameras
Some cameras are operated from vehicles. The database contains some typical
places of these mobile cameras. They are not always operational at the given
location, and the speed limit is not specified for them. The warning is similar to fixed
cameras, but as there is no speed limit given, only the proximity is announced.
These cameras are displayed with the following symbol:
4.9.1.3 Built-in cameras
Some cameras are built in traffic lights. They work like fixed cameras, but they are
difficult to spot. The warning for proximity and speeding is the same as for the fixed
cameras.
These cameras are displayed with the following symbol:
4.9.1.4 Section control cameras
These cameras work in pairs, and do not measure your current speed but your
average speed between the two cameras. Both will identify your car, and record the
exact time you pass them. The difference between the two points of time will be used
to calculate your average speed.
Clarion will warn you when you approach one of these cameras, but as you pass by,
the warning stays on, and your average speed is measured until you reach another
camera of this type. If your average speed exceeds the speed limit between the two
cameras, you will receive the same special warning sound as with the other camera
types.
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Note: In the rare case Clarion cannot register the moment you pass the second
camera (e.g. it is placed at the exit of a tunnel where GPS position is not yet
available) the warning will continue. Just tap the camera symbol displayed on the
screen to stop the warning.
These cameras are displayed with the following symbol:
4.9.1.5 Red light cameras
These cameras check if you obey traffic lights or not. The warning is similar to fixed
cameras, but as there is no speed limit given, only the proximity is announced.
These cameras are displayed with the following symbol:
4.9.2 Controlled traffic direction
The different cameras can measure the speed of one direction of the traffic, both
directions, or even several directions in an intersection, when they are mounted on a
rotating base. Clarion warns you only if you drive in a measured or possibly
measured direction.
The measured direction of the cameras is displayed with the following symbols:
4.9.3 Speed limit checked
As additional information, the speed limit checked by the camera is given for fixed,
built-in and section control cameras. When you manually save a camera location
from the Cursor menu (Page 35), the speed limit of the road (if available) is used by
default, but you can change this value with the given control:
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4.9.4 Add a new camera or edit an existing one
You can add new cameras, modify the parameters of existing ones, or delete them.
Select a point on the map, then use the POI button in the Cursor menu (Page 35).
This will open the list of POIs around the selected map point. To add a new camera,
use the Add Cam button, and set its parameters. To edit an existing camera, find it at
the end of the POI list, and tap it. A new screen will open with its details. Tap Delete
on this screen if you wish to cancel the camera.
4.9.5 Change the settings of the camera warning
You can turn on and off the camera warning, and fine-tune its settings in General
settings (Page 62).
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5 Settings
Clarion provides several settings in order to let you customise the functions of the
program. The Settings screen can be accessed directly from the Main menu screen
(Page 16) and from the map screens by using the battery icon (Page 34), while
some of its sub-screens are accessible from other parts of the program.
5.1 General settings
These are the basic settings of Clarion.
5.1.1 Safety Mode
Safety mode will disable the touch-screen above 10 km/h (6 mph) to keep your
attention on the road.
You are still able to use the hardware buttons, but you cannot set a new destination
or change the settings.
When you disable Safety Mode, Clarion will warn you.
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5.1.2 Set Favourite Destinations
You can select two of your most frequent destinations to be your favourites (Page
89). You can start navigating to either of them by only two taps on the screen. The
original names of these points are Home and Work.
You can rename them and specify their locations. To determine the location you can
use the same Main menu options (Using the Main menu) as for a route destination,
and depending on that choice and the information available, the location will be
shown here as a street address, a latitude/longitude position, or both.
Note: If you tap either of your favourite destinations in the Main menu (Page 89)
before defining it, Clarion will offer to take you to this screen to set it up.
5.1.3 Automatic Night Colours
Using the automatic night mode, Clarion will change between the daylight and night
colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise and a few minutes after sunset based
on the time and location information provided by your GPS. Once you set a
permanent colour scheme in the Quick menu (Page 44), this automatic mode turns
off. If you need Clarion to switch between colours for you again, you need to reenable this feature.
5.1.4 Alerts
Tap this button to enable and fine-tune user alerts. A new window opens with the
options.
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5.1.5 Warn When Speeding
Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road segments. Clarion
is able to warn you if you exceed the current limit. This information may not be
available for your region (ask your Clarion dealer) or may not be fully correct for all
roads in the map. This setting lets you decide whether you want to receive the
warnings or not.
Note: A blinking red exclamation mark will appear beside the speed limit sign every
time you exceed the speed limit independently of this adjustable speed warning.
5.1.5.1 Speeding tolerance
Clarion will warn you when you exceed the speed limit by the amount specified here.
Select whether you want to specify the tolerance as a Fixed value (offset to the
speed limit) or as a Percentage.
The slider will change depending on which mode you have chosen.
Both positive and negative values can be given in either offset or percentage mode.
5.1.5.2 Alternative speed limit
If the speed limit of the current road segment equals or is above this limit, the speed
warning will use the alternative tolerance instead of the previous one.
Move the slider to its rightmost position to turn off the alternative speed warning.
Then the settings of the upper slider will determine the warning for all roads.
5.1.5.3 Alternative speeding tolerance
If the speed limit of the current road reaches the value set at Alternative speed limit,
this setting will replace the basic one set at the top of this screen. The slider and the
selector work exactly as the basic ones described here: Page 63.
Example: to let you better understand how this feature works, here is an example. If
you use the settings +10 km/h – 100 km/h – +5%, Clarion will warn you when driving
at the following speeds:
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Speed limit
Warning at
40 km/h
50 km/h
(=40 km/h + 10 km/h)
60 km/h
70 km/h
(=60 km/h + 10 km/h)
90 km/h
100 km/h
(=90 km/h + 10 km/h)
100 km/h
105 km/h
(=100 km/h + 5%)
120 km/h
126 km/h
(=120 km/h + 5%)
160 km/h
168 km/h
(=160 km/h + 5%)
5.1.6 Enable Safety Cameras
Clarion can warn you when you approach known speed and red light cameras
previously uploaded or copied into the device, or saved manually in the software.
You can save cameras using the POI button in the Cursor menu (Page 35), and then
the Add Cam button. The types and parameters of speed cameras are explained
here: Page 57.
In this section you can enable or disable the warning for known cameras, and you
can also fine-tune the way Clarion warns you when you approach one of these
cameras.
Note: Detecting the location of speed cameras may be prohibited by law in certain
countries or regions. Be sure to check if it is legal to turn on this warning or not
before doing so.
5.1.6.1 Audible Warning
You can disable the audible warning; have a simple warning (when you are warned
only if you exceed the speed limit when approaching a camera); or a complex sound
with repeated beeps as you approach the camera. In case of section control
cameras, you will also hear these beeps while you are between the two cameras
(these cameras work in pairs).
You are warned well in advance. The distance Clarion starts warning you before
reaching the camera depends on your speed. The higher the speed, the earlier the
warning starts.
5.1.7 Route Recalculation
Once a route is planned, this setting will tell Clarion what to do when you deviate
from that route.
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5.1.7.1 Automatic
The route will be recalculated automatically a few seconds after you go astray.
5.1.7.2 Ask First
Clarion can also ask your preference each time you leave the planned route. The
route will not be recalculated until you make your choice from the menu that
automatically appears (also explained here: Page 41).
Your options are:
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Recalculate: Clarion will recalculate the route with the previous settings. The
result is the same as if Automatic recalculation was selected.
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Drop Next Via Point / Delete Route: Clarion will remove the next via point from
the list and recalculate the route without it. If you have only one target left, the
label of the button will be Delete Route, and it will end navigation.
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Bypass: if you have deviated from the original route because of a traffic jam or
roadworks, you can instruct Clarion to avoid the original route for a specified
distance.
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Cancel: you can exit without recalculating the route. Navigation stops and will be
activated again when you find your way back to the original route.
5.1.7.3 Disabled
If you stick to the original route, and you wish to get back to it on your own, you can
disable recalculation. This way guidance will stop until you return to the
recommended route on your own.
5.2 Map settings
You can set a few parameters determining the appearance of the maps in Clarion.
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5.2.1 Daylight / Night colour profile
Clarion comes with different colour schemes for both daylight and night use. There is
always one selected daytime scheme and one selected night-time scheme. Clarion
uses these when switching from day to night and back.
Tap the appropriate button and select a new scheme from the list.
5.2.2 Alternative Road Names
Some highways have an international name or number for foreign travellers. You can
decide whether to show only the local name or both.
5.2.3 Show Street Labels
You can set whether or not to see the names of the streets and the POI icons on the
map when driving. Based on the current zoom and tilt levels, street names are
displayed either aligned with the street or on signposts stuck into the streets (Page
20). If you switch these signs on, it will be easier to recognise your location on the
map, if you turn them off, it will be easier to see the road geometry.
Note: You can only disable street names and POI icons if Clarion follows your
position. As soon as you move the map and Lock-to-Position (Page 32) is disabled,
street names and icons become visible again. Tap Lock to re-enable Lock-toPosition and have the labels and icons disappear again.
5.2.4 Textured Polygons
Enable textured polygons, and have rivers, lakes, forests and other large objects
displayed in a more realistic and attractive way on the map.
Disabling it will lead to uniform areas but better performance. See Page 21.
5.3 Sound settings
Settings on this page determine the way Clarion sounds.
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5.3.1 Master sound volume/switch
The loudness of Clarion is independent of your PNA settings. When you run Clarion,
the position of this fader determines the device volume level. When you exit the
program, the device settings return.
The left part of this control works as a mute button. Tap to mute all Clarion sounds.
5.3.2 Voice guidance volume/switch
The switch on the left can turn on or mute Clarion's audible guidance. When turned
on, the slider on the right will adjust the loudness of voice prompts. In its leftmost
position the voice guidance is suppressed, in its rightmost position the master
volume applies.
5.3.3 Key sound volume/switch
The switch on the left can turn the key sounds on or off. Key sounds are audible
confirmations of either pressing hardware buttons or tapping the touch screen. When
key sounds are turned on, the slider on the right will adjust their loudness. In its
leftmost position the key sounds are suppressed, in its rightmost position they are
played at the master volume level.
Note: The sound effects of Clarion are context sensitive. They will be different if, for
example you open or close a window, or you enable or disable a setting. They will
even let you know if you have entered enough letters of a street name to have a
short list of matching streets on the screen.
5.3.4 Dynamic Volume
When driving at high speed, the noise in the car may be too loud to clearly
understand the voice guidance messages and to perceive the key sounds. Using
Dynamic Volume you can instruct Clarion to increase the volume when your speed
exceeds a certain minimum, and reach its highest volume (determined by the Master
volume slider in Sound settings) at the given maximum speed.
Tap the Dynamic Volume button to turn on the feature. This will also open the screen
where you can set the minimum and maximum speeds.
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5.3.5 Attention Tone
If this is set to Disabled, the voice guidance will sound without a preceding attention
tone. Setting it to Single Tone will initiate a single attention tone before the voice
instructions. Setting it to Trigger Tone will initiate a trigger tone 1,5 seconds before
the voice instructions.
This trigger tone can be used to mute a car radio and to output the instructions via
the speakers of the car radio. In order to achieve this function, a suitable interface
adapter (to be purchased separately) that connects the headphone jack of the
navigation system with the car radio is required.
5.4 Route parameter settings
This is a very important page. Settings here determine how routes will be calculated.
This screen is directly accessible from the Route Information screen (Page 39).
5.4.1 Method
Use the handle to set the speed of the route calculation. In the leftmost position the
route may not be optimal but the calculation will be very fast. Sliding it to the right will
result in more accurate routing in an increased amount of time.
Note: Since Clarion calculates routes very quickly, the position of this slide is only
used for long routes. Short routes are always calculated to give you the optimal
result independent of the slider.
5.4.2 Route
Here you can choose from three different route types.
5.4.2.1 Short
Choosing Short will result in a route that has the smallest total distance of all
possible routes between the given points. This is usually preferred by pedestrians,
cyclists or slow vehicles.
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5.4.2.2 Fast
Choosing Fast will result in the quickest possible route, given that you can travel at
or near the speed limits on all included roads. This is usually preferred for fast and
normal cars.
5.4.2.3 Economical
This setting is a wise combination of the previous two. Although basically going for
the fastest solution, if there is another route taking a bit more time but a lot less
distance compared to the fastest one, Clarion will choose this one instead to save
fuel.
5.4.3 Vehicle
You can set the type of the vehicle that you will use to navigate the route. Based
upon this setting, some of the road types will be excluded from the route (e.g.
motorways for pedestrians), or some of the restrictions may not be taken into
account (e.g. emergency vehicles have no restrictions).
Furthermore, when Bus or Lorry is chosen, the program assumes that high speeds
cannot be achieved, and this information is taken into account when calculating the
route, the estimated time enroute (ETE), and the estimated time of arrival (ETA).
Available values:
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Car
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Taxi
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Bus
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Lorry
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Emergency
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Bicycle
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Pedestrian
5.4.4 Road types to include/exclude
To let the route fit your needs you can also set which road types are to be
considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
When a road type is selected, its lamp is green, if not, it turns red and is crossed-out
as already described in Page 13.
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Note: Excluding a route is a preference. It does not necessarily mean total
prohibition. If your destination can only be accessed using some of the excluded
road types, Clarion will use them but only as much as necessary. In this case a
warning icon will be shown on the Route Information screen (Page 39), and the road
not matching your preference will be displayed in alternate colour on the map.
5.4.4.1 Unpaved Roads
Unpaved roads are excluded by default, as they can be in a bad condition and you
usually cannot reach the speed limit on them.
5.4.4.2 Motorways
When driving a slow car or towing another vehicle, you may prefer not to take
motorways.
5.4.4.3 Ferries
The accessibility of temporary ferries is not necessarily included in the map data.
Furthermore you may need to pay fare, so you may consider disabling them from the
preset enabled status.
5.4.4.4 U-turns
Although displayed amongst road types, this is a type of action. Most drivers prefer
to replace them with a few normal left and/or right turns in the next few junctions, so
it is disabled by default.
Turning back on dual carriageways is not considered as a u-turn.
Note: If you are not totally against u-turns, leave them on here, and add a certain
penalty (equivalent extra distance to travel) in Advanced settings Route options
(Page 77).
Note: Via points are handled as stopovers with regards to u-turns. It means disabling
u-turns on this page will avoid u-turns during the entire route if possible, but when
reaching a via point, the following part of the route may be planned starting in the
opposite direction.
5.4.4.5 Permit needed
To use some roads or enter some areas you may need special permit or permission
from the owners. These roads are excluded from your routes by default. Use this
switch if your vehicle is authorised to enter.
5.4.4.6 Toll Roads
Toll roads are included in your routes by default. If you wish to travel more to avoid
paying a toll, disabling them will make Clarion plan the best toll-free route for you.
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Note: You have a few more ways to influence routing and route recalculation in
Advanced settings Route options (Page 76).
5.5 Language & Units
Here you can set the languages, measurement units, and date and time formats
used by Clarion.
5.5.1 Program language
This button displays the current written language of the program. By tapping the
button you can select from a list of available languages. Clarion will have to be
restarted if you change this setting. Clarion will ask for confirmation before it restarts.
5.5.2 Voice language
This button shows the current language of the voice guidance. By tapping the button
you can select from a list of available languages and speakers. Tap any of these to
hear a sample voice prompt. Just tap OK when you have selected the new spoken
language.
5.5.3 Units
You can set the distance units to be used by the program. Clarion may not support
all of the listed units in some voice guidance languages. If you select a measurement
unit that is not supported by the chosen voice guidance language, you will see a red
warning message under the selector.
5.5.4 Set Date & Time Format
You can set the date and time format displayed by Clarion. Various international
formats are available.
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5.6 Advanced settings
These screens let you set a large number of different advanced settings and initiate
some special functions. These settings and functions are divided into groups.
Tap on any button to set the corresponding parameters. They all open new windows
where you can make your desired changes.
5.6.1 Display options
These settings determine how Clarion displays different content elements or how it
presents the screens.
5.6.1.1 2D in Map mode (and North-up orientation)
The normal use of the Map mode is to browse the map and look for different places
on it. It is usually done in a top down view having north towards the top of the map.
By default Clarion uses the same look for the map in both Map and Cockpit modes.
Use this switch to instruct Clarion to always open the Map mode in 2D with North-up
orientation for map browsing purposes.
Note: You will still have the possibility to rotate and tilt the map, but the map will
return to 2D mode whenever Map mode is started.
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5.6.1.2 3D in Cockpit mode (and track-up orientation)
The normal use of the Cockpit mode is cruising or navigating, when the road lying in
front of the driver is the most important part of the map. It is usually done in a 3D
view with the current direction towards the top of the map. By default Clarion uses
the same look of the map in both Map and Cockpit modes.
Use this switch to instruct Clarion to always open the Cockpit mode in 3D with Trackup orientation (automatic map rotation) for driving purposes.
Note: You will still have the possibility to switch the map to 2D view or north-up
orientation, but the map will return to 3D mode with map rotation whenever Cockpit
mode is started.
5.6.1.3 Zoom in after find
When this switch is turned off, Clarion will centre the map to the location selected in
Find but will not change the zoom level. If you turn this switch on, Clarion will also
zoom in to the selected point.
The zoom level in this case depends on the type of object you have searched for.
For example in the case of a city search, the zoom level will show you the whole
settlement or at least a significant part of it around its centre. Selecting a POI, a
junction or an exact address will give you a closer look with only a few streets on the
display.
5.6.1.4 Coordinate display format
Positions are sometimes displayed with their addresses, and sometimes with their
coordinates. This setting lets you choose between displaying coordinates in degrees
(dd.dddddd); degrees and minutes (dd mm.mmm); or degrees, minutes and seconds
(dd mm ss.s).
Note: the coordinate display mode is independent from the coordinate input in Main
menu. You can use all three formats freely on the coordinate input screen.
5.6.1.5 Cockpit screen layout
Their content is fixed in Cruise mode (when there is no active route), but for
Navigation mode you can change their content on this screen. The available values
are listed here: Page 37.
5.6.2 Backlight settings
Here you can set how the display backlight behaves when using Clarion. These
settings are independent of the settings of the other applications of Map 670/770.
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5.6.2.1 Power management
At the top of the screen you can set how the backlight will behave when the screen
has not been touched for a while.
Backlight always on
You can choose to have the lights always on.
Smart powersave
You can also initiate this special feature of Clarion. When running on battery Smart
Powersave will light up the screen only when you press or tap a button, or if Clarion
has something to show you. After a few seconds the light level decreases, and after
another few seconds the backlight turns off. This helps you achieve a longer battery
life.
5.6.3 Smart Zoom
Smart zoom is a lot more than just a usual automatic zoom.
While navigating a route: when approaching a turn, it will zoom in and raise the
view angle to let you easily recognise your manoeuvre at the next junction. If the
next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat in order
to let you see the road in front of you, or it can even switch to an Overview mode to
let you follow your position on the map.
While cruising: if there is no active route and you are just driving, Smart Zoom will
zoom in if you drive slowly and zoom out to the limit set here when you drive at high
speed.
These automatic features can be set up on this screen.
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5.6.3.1 Smart Zoom settings
You can set how close Smart Zoom can zoom in when approaching the next turn
(Zoom-in limit), and the maximum zoom level to zoom out when the next turn is
further away (Zoom-out limit). The default values are set to be optimal in most cases.
5.6.3.2 Enable Overview mode
You can configure how the Overview mode is triggered when the next turn is at a
distance.
The Route event distance will determine when Clarion switches to the Overview or
back to the Navigation view.
The Overview zoom level will determine the fixed zoom level of the map in both
automatic and manually selected (by the Map orientation icon – see here: Page 33)
Overview modes. You can change the zoom level manually at any time (the Follow
button will not be displayed), but when you enter the Overview mode again, the
zoom level will be reset to this value.
You can also move the map in Overview mode. Then the Follow button will appear,
and when pushed, it will move the map to have your current position in the middle
again.
Note: when this automatic feature is disabled, you can still enable the Overview
mode manually as described here: Page 33.
5.6.3.3 Restore Lock-to-Position and Smart Zoom
As described at the hardware buttons and the map screen functions, you can move,
rotate, tilt and zoom the map during navigation. In these cases a Lock icon (Page 32)
appears on the screen.
As already mentioned, you can move, tilt and zoom the map during navigation. In
these cases a Lock icon (Page 32) appears on the screen.
When you tilt or zoom the map, that part of Smart Zoom is automatically deactivated,
the map will still follow your position, but will not change the view parameter you
have modified. You can return to the full Smart Zoom mode by tapping the Follow
button.
If you move the map, all parts of Smart Zoom become deactivated, and the view
freezes. Tapping the Follow button makes Clarion follow your position again (Lockto-Position) and also re-enables Smart Zoom.
You can make Clarion push the Follow button for you automatically after a few
seconds of inactivity.
This functionality and the related parameters below apply to the Cockpit screen only.
The Map screen will wait for your action.
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Restore Lock-to-Position
Turn this switch on if you want Clarion to return to your current GPS position after
you have moved the map during navigation. This is useful if you have moved the
map accidentally, or if you have moved it to quickly check something near your
route.
After a certain timeout set below, the Follow button disappears, and the map
immediately jumps back to show your current position.
Restore Smart Zoom
Use this switch if you want Clarion to re-enable Smart Zoom after zooming or tilting
the map during navigation. This is useful if you have changed the view accidentally,
or you modified it to quickly check something near your route.
After a certain timeout set below, the Follow button disappears, then Smart Zoom
changes the view back for navigation. Unlike with Restore Lock-to-Position, the view
changes smoothly.
Note: Smart Zoom can only be re-enabled when it is activated at the top of this page.
With Smart Zoom turned off, neither does the Follow button appear, nor will the view
return to its previous state if you zoom or tilt the map.
Delay before restoring
You can set the timeout for both Restore Lock-to-Position and Restore Smart Zoom
here. Shorter delays are best if you tend to accidentally change the map display, but
you may prefer a longer delay if you often look for things around your position while
driving.
Remember to only look at the display if it is absolutely safe to do so.
Note: If you push the Follow button before the automatic Lock comes into effect,
Smart Zoom and Lock-to-Position will be re-enabled instantly.
5.6.4 Route options
You can set the basic route parameters on the Route Parameters settings screen
described in Page 68. On this screen you have some more ways to influence route
planning and route recalculation.
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5.6.4.1 U-turn penalty
You can fine-tune the way Clarion takes U-turns into account when planning a route.
You can tell Clarion how much extra distance you would travel to avoid a U-turn.
Note: This value is taken into account only if U-turns are enabled in Route
Parameters (Page 70).
5.6.4.2 Cross-border planning
By default Clarion plans routes using the border crossing points. However, if you live
near the border, you can disable border crossing with this switch to remain within
one country.
5.6.4.3 Keep position on road (Lock-on-Road)
Clarion is normally used for vehicle navigation, therefore Lock-on-Road will display
the position arrow precisely over roads, seamlessly correcting small GPS errors. For
pedestrian use you may consider disabling Lock-on-Road to make Clarion always
show your exact position.
Note: By turning off Lock-on-Road you also turn off the GPS position error filtering.
The position shown on the map will be subject to all position errors and position
fluctuations.
5.6.5 User data management
Everything that was saved (pins, My POIs, Favourites, track logs etc.) or modified
(Settings, History lists) since Clarion was installed is stored in a user database
located in the internal memory of the Map 670/770. Here you have options to save,
restore or reset the database or parts of it.
5.6.5.1 Backup Data
You can make a safe copy of the whole user database on a memory card.
Tap this button to copy all user data and settings on the memory card. The backup is
always created with the same file name; so backing up data will always overwrite
previous backups.
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Tip: If you wish to keep more versions of the user database, or you wish to save one
particular state (e.g. saved POIs and track logs of your holiday), look for the backup
file on the memory card, rename it, or save it to your PC.
Tip: If you move to another PNA, and you wish to keep your data and settings, make
a backup, remove the card, insert it into the other PNA, then return to this Settings
page, and push the Restore Data button as described in the next section. Clarion will
then restart, and all your previous POIs, track logs, settings, city and find history lists
will also appear on the new PNA .
5.6.5.2 Restore Data
If you have accidentally deleted things, or you have created a number of temporary
items and you do not wish to delete them one by one, you can tap this button to
restore the state of Clarion to the latest backup.
By tapping this button you will lose all of the changes made since the time of the
latest backup. Clarion will warn you about this before overwriting the current
database with the backup.
5.6.5.3 Remove Pins
Normally Pins can be deleted one by one. Since they are shown at all zoom levels,
and you may end up having too many of them, this button lets you delete all of them
together. Clarion will warn you that you are about to lose all your Pins.
5.6.5.4 Clear Data
This button will delete all user data. It is a reset to factory settings. Tapping this
button means you lose all your saved data and customised settings. Clarion will warn
you about this.
5.6.5.5 Reset Advanced Settings
There are a multitude of Advanced settings in Clarion. Some changes may cause
Clarion to behave in an unsatisfying manner. Tap this button to restore the default
settings.
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6 Find
One of the most frequently used functions of Clarion is selecting the destination.
Once you have the destination, you can start navigating. Getting to this point should
be as fast as possible. Clarion provides you with a versatile search engine designed
to find your chosen destination after only a few taps on the screen.
Note: If you select a location in any part of the Find system, you will normally drop
back to the map screen, where you will have several possible actions (set as start,
set as destination, add as via point, continue route with, mark with a pin, add it to the
database of road safety cameras, or add as a POI item). However, if you enter the
Find system using the Destination button, Clarion will immediately put you into
Cockpit mode and start navigation.
6.1 Destination (Main menu)
As just mentioned, the fastest way to find your destination and start navigating is to
tap Destination in the Main menu (Page 16). This will put you on the Find screen,
and as soon as you pick a destination, Clarion will immediately show the Cockpit
screen and start navigation. This means that if you plan your route to one of your
Favourite destinations, you only need two taps to start navigating.
6.2 Selection by tapping the map
It is also very easy to set your destination using the map. Just browse to your
desired destination on the map, tap it, and the Cursor menu with the possible actions
will then open automatically.
Note: When appearing automatically, the Cursor menu remains open for a few
seconds only. If you decide not to choose any of the actions listed, the menu closes
automatically. When you open it manually, it will remain until you close it or switch to
another screen.
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Tip: If you want the selected point shown in the centre of the map, close and reopen
the menu or wait until it closes and open it again. By opening the Cursor menu
manually, the map will be moved to have the selected location in the centre.
6.3 Using the Main menu
The Main menu is accessible by the Destination button at the Main menu (Page 16)
or by the Menu buttons of the map screens (Page 33). The Main menu gives you
various possibilities for selecting a location.
6.3.1 Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City
Searching for a city, a street, an intersection, or an exact address can all be done in
the Find Address module. If you know at least a part of the address, this is the
quickest way to find the location.
The following illustration shows the structure of the address-search module. There
are five levels (Country, City, Street and Address). The state level appears only in
case of some countries. The list of recent cities and states is the entry point of the
module. The green rectangles are the exits. You can complete your search by
selecting the centre of a settlement, the midpoint of a street, an intersection of two
roads, or an exact address.
You enter the module at Level 3. From this point you can go forward (down) to give
the name of the street, then the house number or intersection, or backward (up) to
change the city or country to search.
6.3.1.1 Selecting the city and country to search in
The first screen of the address-search module is the list of recently used cities.
During normal navigation the first line of the list is always the settlement you are in or
near to. Without valid GPS position, or if the Follow button appears, the first line is
the settlement the Cursor is in or near to.
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Should the settlement you are looking for appear on the list, just tap it and you will
immediately jump to the Street Name Input screen with the selected city name or
postcode shown at the top of the screen. If the desired settlement is not displayed,
use the arrows in the bottom right corner to see more of this list.
Tip: If during navigation you need to know the name of the city or the country you are
currently in, just start Find/Address and read the first line of the list. This function
leads to a reliable result only if GPS position is available, and you have not disabled
Lock-to-Position by moving the map.
If you find that the list of recently used cities contains settlements you will not visit in
the near future, you can choose to empty the list by the Clear button in the bottom
left corner.
Selecting a new settlement to search in
If you are looking for a city or town you cannot find on the list, tap Other City in the
top right corner. This will take you to the city name or postcode input screen, where
you can select the desired city by entering a few letters of its name or some digits of
its postcode, then select from the list of results automatically given by the program if
the matching items can be displayed on one page, or displayed on more pages if you
tap Done after entering some letters.
Note: Only available letters are active on the keyboard when entering the first word
of the searched settlement name. All other letters are inactive and grey.
Note: Postcodes may not be available for the selected country. In this case you need
to enter the name of the settlement.
You can accomplish this by using an alphabetic input screen (either an ABC- or a
QWERTY-type). You only need to enter the first few letters, as the program only
searches among the settlements that exist in the given country. If the name of the
settlement is of more than one word, the searched pattern can be any or the
combination of those. You can search for multiple partial words by inserting space
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characters in the pattern. For example Bad Sauerbrunn in Germany will be found if
you enter ‘Ba S’ or even ‘Sa B’ (any word order will do).
You do not need to enter accents when searching for a destination. Type only the
base letters (the letter most similar to the accented one) and Clarion will search for
all their combinations in the database (e.g. for the French town ‘Déléage’ you only
need to type ‘Deleage’, and the rest is done by the program).
As you start typing, Clarion will calculate the number of settlements matching your
pattern(s). This number is shown at the right end of the input line. If all the matching
city names can fit on one screen, the sound played when hitting the key will be
different, and Clarion will show you all the results in a list. You can select the one
you are looking for by tapping the appropriate list item.
Note: When more than 300 matching items (a list of more than 60 pages) exist for
the entered pattern(s), Clarion stops searching, and displays ‘>300’ at the right end
of the input line. Enter more letters to narrow the list.
Note: When the name of the settlement contains a character that is not available on
the keyboard (e.g. apostrophe or dash), Clarion considers it a space that splits the
word. That is why you can search for ‘Hilde-Rygol-Siedlung’ with all the following
search criteria: ‘H R S’, ‘Si H’, or ‘Hi Ry’.
Tip: If you have finished entering the street name and the matching names are still
on more than one page, just tap Done, and select your desired settlement from the
list. Turn the pages with the arrow buttons in the bottom right corner.
Tip: In case you are looking for a city name that has more than one word, you can
reduce the list of matches faster if you enter a few letters from each word.
Note: If any of the settlements listed has named suburbs or numbered districts that
also appear separately in the map, a Show districts button will appear in the bottom
left corner. Tap this button to list the suburbs together with the main settlements.
Now the button turns to Hide districts, and tapping it will return to the original, shorter
result list.
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Once you have selected the city, you can continue by entering the street name.
If your destination is in another country, tap the Change Country button in the top
right corner of the city selection screen, and select the country from the list.
6.3.1.2 Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement
Once the settlement is selected, you can continue by specifying the street you are
looking for.
Note: As for the settlement input, only available letters are active when entering the
first word of the street name. All other letters are inactive and grey.
Selecting the centre of the settlement
If you wish to navigate to the settlement displayed in the top centre of the screen,
just tap Done before entering any letters. The search result will be the centre point of
the city (where its name is displayed on the map).
Note: This point is not the geometrical centre but an arbitrarily selected point chosen
by the creators of the map, usually the most important intersection in case of a small
town or village, and for larger cities an important intersection in the city centre.
Selecting a street
If you are looking for an address or an intersection within the selected settlement
(shown at the top of the page), you need to first enter the street name you are
looking for.
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Tip: If you are looking for an intersection, choose the street that has a rare or
unusual name first. This way you need to enter fewer letters to get the list of results.
You may also choose the shorter of the two streets first. This way it will be faster to
choose the second one from the list of crossing streets after the first street has been
selected.
Tip: You can search for both the type and the name of a road. If you have the same
name appear as Street, Avenue, Boulevard, Road, Place and Court, you can get the
result faster by giving the first letter of this, too. For example searching for ‘Pi A’ will
result in Pine Avenue skipping all Pine Streets and Pine Roads.
Tip: Should the name of the street be a prefix for several other street names, just
enter the whole name, press Done, and the exact match will be the first in the list.
This way you can easily find even very short street names.
As soon as you select a street, you are automatically taken to the House Number
Input screen (Page 84).
Selecting a house number from several streets
If you are uncertain which of the result streets contain the house number you are
looking for, tap Find In All, and proceed to the House Number Input screen without
selecting the street first. Enter the house number, tap Done, and a list appears with
only those streets, where the given number exists. To complete the search, pick the
appropriate address from the list.
6.3.1.3 Selecting a house number or the midpoint of the street
Once the country, the city and the street name are selected, you are asked to give
the house number using the numeric keypad. The range of available house numbers
for the chosen street is shown in the input field before you begin entering the figures.
Enter the number, tap Done, and Clarion will show you the selected location on the
map (or will start navigating immediately if you have selected Destination at the Main
menu).
Tip: If you do not know the house number, just press Done, and the midpoint of the
street will be used as the selected location.
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6.3.1.4 How to select an intersection instead of a house number
If you do not know the house number or it is easier to pinpoint the location with an
intersection, press the Find intersection button in the top right corner and select the
desired street name from the list of available intersections of the previously selected
street (displayed in the top centre of the screen). The crossing of the two streets will
be the selected point.
6.3.1.5 An example for a full address search
This is an example for the most complex address search, finding an address from
abroad. In this example your current position is not in France, and you are looking for
an address in Paris, France, the address ’17 rue d’Uzès’. The following steps shall
be taken after entering the Find Address section:
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Tap France in the list.
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Now select the city in France. Enter ‘Paris’ using the virtual keyboard.
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As several settlements have Paris in their name, the list of cities is not shown
automatically. Tap Done to get the list of settlements containing ‘Paris’.
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The first settlement in the list is Paris, as it is the exact match. Tap it.
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Now you need to enter the name of the street.
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You need not enter accents, the apostrophe, and you can enter more of the words
in any order separated by spaces. Enter ‘R D Uz’, ‘D Uz’, ‘Uz’, and ‘rue d’Uzès’
automatically appears; or enter ‘R D U’, ‘U R D’, ‘Ru U’, and tap Done to get the
list of matching street names.
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Either way you get the list, tap ‘rue d’Uzès’ to select the street.
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Now you see the numeric keypad, where you need to enter ‘17’ and tap Done to
finish the process: ’17 rue d’Uzès, Paris, France’ is selected.
6.3.2 Find in History
If you have used Find before, or saved map points as POIs, marked points with a
pin, or picked and used points of the map before, they all appear in the History list.
This list is ordered by the time the points were last used. The most recently used
locations are always at the beginning of the list.
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Just pick any of the recent locations as your destination. Here you have no possibility
to reorder the list or filter it by name, but the Next and Previous buttons let you
browse through the complete list to find your preferred point.
Tip: If you will need a location later but you do not want to save it as a POI, just mark
it with a pin, and remember its colour to find it easily in the History list.
6.3.3 Find Coordinates
Clarion also lets you enter your destination by map coordinates. The coordinates
need to be in latitude/longitude format and, based on the WGS84 earth model (the
one used by most GPS devices).
When you enter this page, the coordinates of the current GPS position (or the
selected map point, the Cursor, if Lock-to-Position is inactive) are shown at the top of
the display.
The coordinates are always shown in the format configured in Advanced settings
Display options (Page 73), but you can enter the coordinates in any of the three
formats. You can even enter the latitude and longitude in different formats.
Entering a latitude/longitude pair is easy. The left field contains the latitude. It starts
with an ‘N’ (North) or ‘S’ (South) letter. This tells Clarion whether the point is in the
Northern or the Southern hemisphere. Use the
button to change the hemisphere.
Enter numbers for the latitude. Use the decimal point if the degrees, minutes or
seconds are not integers. Use the
/
/
button (the label depends on the
current cursor position inside the latitude) to start entering minutes after degrees or
seconds after minutes.
When finished, tap the longitude on the right, and enter it as you did latitude. This
time the hemisphere-changing button
tells Clarion whether the point is located
East or West from the meridian crossing Greenwich, UK.
Once you have entered both numbers, press Done to make the selection.
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Tip: The quickest way to tell the coordinates of a point is to select it by tapping on the
map or by using Find, and then come to this page and read the coordinates.
Tip: If you need to reformat coordinates to the format selected in Clarion (Page 73),
enter the coordinates in the format you have, press Done to show it in the map, then
come back here to see the same location in the chosen coordinate display format.
6.3.4 Find a POI
You can select your destination from the thousands of POIs included with Clarion or
from the ones you have previously created. This screen helps you find the one you
are looking for. POI items are categorised to let you locate them more easily. On this
screen you can see the first page of the top level POI categories. There are three
levels altogether.
The search will be carried out around a certain reference point. Always look at the
current reference point shown in the green field above the POI category buttons and
confirm that it matches what you want. To change the reference, tap the Change ref.
button in the top right corner.
Once you tap the Change ref. button, you are presented with these choices:
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Address: you can specify an address to be searched around, or a settlement to
search in. The centre of this settlement will be used as the reference point.
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History: the reference for the search can be selected from the History list.
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Coordinates: you can specify a latitude/longitude pair to be the centre of the
search.
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GPS Position: the search will be carried out around the current location given by
the GPS if it is available. If no GPS position is available, the last known GPS
position (grey arrow on the map) will be used.
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Cursor: the search will be carried out around the previously selected map point.
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Destination: the search will be carried out around the destination of your current
route.
The current selection is always shown in the green field at the top of the page.
Note: The default reference point for POI search is the current GPS position, if it is
available, or the Cursor, when there is no reliable GPS position.
Once you have set the reference point, you have the following options on the Find
POI screen:
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Find in POI subgroups: highlight one of the POI groups by tapping or using the
direction buttons, then press Enter or tap it again to see the list of subgroups.
Using the same action you can move deeper into subgroups.
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Search by name among the POIs of that level: tapping the Search button will
bring up a text input screen to let you narrow the list of POIs. If you tap Search in
the list of subgroups, you will only search in the group you are already in.
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See all POIs of the current group in a list: tapping the All button opens the list
of all points in the group or subgroup you are already in. Use the Next and
Previous buttons to browse through the list.
Search results are ordered by their distance from the given reference point (nearest
first).
Note: In the case of POI items that you have created, you can also see the results in
alphabetical order. Push the button with the label ABC that appears between Search
and the page number.
Once the desired POI item is selected, Clarion will show its details.
Tapping OK will return to the map with the selected POI in the centre (or starts
navigating to it if Destination was selected).
Tapping the arrow in the top left corner returns to the search results.
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Tip: If you want to find the nearest POIs, or if you are close to one of them but do not
know exactly where it is or what its name is, tap the All button on the very first screen
of POI search, and get a list of the nearest POIs. Use the Next button in the bottom
right corner to turn the page if you cannot see the desired place on the first page of
the list.
Tip: If your PNA is a mobile phone or is connected to a mobile phone as a handsfree
device, a new Dial button appears if a telephone number is displayed for the
selected POI. Tap Dial, and your PNA will call the phone number displayed for this
POI.
6.3.5 Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work)
If you have already set up your favourite destinations in General settings (Page 62),
you can select either of them by simply tapping the button with the name on it.
Using the Destination function at the Main menu it is only two taps to start navigating
to one of your Favourites.
Note: If you try to access a favourite destination that you have not yet set up, Clarion
will lead you to the setup page.
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7 Troubleshooting guide
Thank you again for purchasing our product. We hope you will enjoy every minute of
using it. However you may face difficulties before you get really accustomed to
Clarion. In such cases, please, refer to this table of frequently encountered
problematic situations.
I cannot find the blue (yellow when using night colours) arrow that would show
my location. Navigation does not start.
Check the GPS status icon on the Main menu screen (Page 16), any of the map
screens (Page 34) or the GPS Data screen (Page 26). Either the connection to your
GPS receiver is broken, or the GPS cannot determine your position. Reconnect your
GPS, or move out of cover to get a position fix.
The GPS is connected, sending valid position data, yet I cannot see the blue
(yellow when using night colours) arrow that would show my position.
You should see a large semi-transparent ‘Follow’ icon (Page 32) on the screen. Tap
this to re-enable the Lock-to-Position feature that moves the map back to your actual
location.
The blue (yellow when using night colours) arrow shows my location, but I
cannot see the route (green or red line), and no voice instructions are
announced.
It is likely that you have no active route. Check the upper left corner of the Cockpit
screen (Page 30) if you can see the indication for the next turn or not. If this field is
blank, you have no route planned, so you need to create one first. It is a common
mistake to find a destination, show it on the map, but forget to tap the ‘Route To’
button in the Cursor menu (Page 35) to create the route. Be sure to follow these
steps, or always plan your routes with the ‘Destination’ button (Page 79) that will
ensure your route is calculated automatically as soon as the destination has been
selected.
I cannot see the Follow button on the screen, yet the map is not rotated during
driving.
Look for a small, red ‘N’ letter on the compass icon (Page 33) or an aeroplane icon
instead of it. It is likely that you had initiated the North-up map orientation or the
Overview mode unintentionally. Tap this icon to revert to Track-up mode with
automatic map rotation.
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Creating a multi-point route I have tapped the ‘Route To’ button once for each
destination but only the last one appears in the list, all previous points have
disappeared.
The ‘Route To’ button is for starting a new route only. For a single route you tap this
when the destination is selected. Multi-point routes can be created after you have
established a single route. Add points to the single route by using the ‘Add Via’ and
‘Add Dest’ buttons. Applying ‘Route To’ again will delete the whole route. In your
case only single routes existed before, so they were deleted without a warning
message. If you already have a multi-point route, Clarion warns you before deleting
the whole route.
I enabled the speed warning as soon as I bought the product but I have just
been fined for speeding because Clarion failed to warn me.
For an accurate speed warning the actual speed limits of each street and road must
be present correctly on the map. This is a relatively new feature of digital maps, so it
may not be available in some countries, and its accuracy still has much room for
improvement (ask your Clarion dealer for the details in your region). This feature can
help you in several cases but it cannot be considered as serious speed control. That
is why it can be turned on and off separately from the reliable voice guidance (Page
63).
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8 Glossary
The manual may contain many technical terms. Please look below for an explanation
if you are unfamiliar with some of them.
2D/3D GPS reception: The GPS receiver uses satellite signals to calculate its (your)
position. Depending on the current positions of the ever moving satellites in the sky,
and the objects in your environment, the signal that your GPS device receives may
be weaker or stronger. Your GPS needs strong signal from at least four satellites to
give a three dimensional position including elevation. If fewer satellites are available,
it may still be possible to calculate the position but the accuracy will be lower and the
GPS device will not calculate elevation. This is called 2D reception. Clarion shows
the quality of reception on the Main menu (Page 16), the GPS Data screen (Page
27) and both map screens (Page 34). Note that 2D and 3D GPS receptions have
nothing to do with the 2D and 3D display modes of the map. That is a way of
representing the map on the screen independently from the GPS reception.
Accuracy: The difference between your real position and the one given by the GPS
device is affected by several different factors. The GPS is capable of providing a
guess of its current error based on the number of satellites it can receive a signal
from, and their position in the sky. This information is shown in Clarion on the GPS
Data screen (Page 26). Use it as a general reference only. Note that several other
factors affect the real accuracy, some of which the GPS is incapable of estimating
(e.g. signal delay in the ionosphere, reflecting objects near the GPS device, etc.).
Active route: A route is an itinerary planned to reach your chosen destinations. A
route is active when it is used for navigation. Clarion has only one route at a time,
and it is always active until you delete it, reach the final destination or exit Clarion.
When there is more than one destination to reach, the route is cut into different legs
(from one via point to another). Only one of these legs can be active at one particular
time. The rest of them are unused and shown in a different colour on the map.
Automatic route planning (Autorouting): You only need to set up your destination,
and based on its map, the software will automatically figure out which roads you
need to take, and the turns you need to make to get there. Clarion will let you select
multiple destinations, and customise some important routing parameters (Page 68).
Automatic route recalculation: If this function is enabled (Page 65), Clarion
recalculates your route if you deviate from it. When you miss a turn or avoid a
roadblock, Clarion waits for a few seconds to be sure you do not follow the route any
more (you can fine-tune it in Advanced settings), then recalculates the route based
upon your new position and heading.
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Automatic day/night colours: Based on the time and position given by the GPS
device, Clarion is able to calculate when the sun rises and sets at your current
location on this particular day. Using that information Clarion can change between
the day and the night colour schemes a few minutes before sunrise and a few
minutes after sunset (Page 62). As additional information to help your orientation, the
sun is shown in the sky when you display the map in 3D mode with a low viewing
angle, and the sun is near the horizon.
Elevation: When the GPS receiver can see at least four GPS satellites, it can
determine its current position in three dimensions. In this case the elevation is
calculated together with the latitude/longitude position. Note that some older GPS
units may provide incorrect elevation data because they use a simple ellipsoidal
earth model rather than a database that contains local sea levels. You should also
be aware that the elevation value is generally less accurate (by at least a factor of 2)
than the horizontal position. See also 2D/3D GPS Reception.
ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival): A frequently used expression in navigation. It
represents the time when you will reach your destination based upon calculations
using the remaining part of the route and available information of the roads used.
This estimation can only be used as a general reference. It will not be able to take
into account your future speed or the traffic delays. In Clarion this value is shown as
‘Estimated Arrival’ on the Route Information screen (Page 41).
ETE (Estimated Time Enroute): Another frequently used expression in navigation.
It represents the time needed to reach your destination based upon calculations
using the remaining part of the route and available information of the roads used.
This estimation can be used only as a general reference. It will not be able to take
into account your future speed or the traffic delays. In Clarion this value is shown as
‘Time left’ on the Route Information screen (Page 41).
GPS: Abbreviation of Global Positioning System. This system is operated by the
DoD (the Department of Defense of the Unites States Government). It consists of 24
satellites orbiting Earth, and several ground stations to keep the satellites in sync. To
calculate your position, your GPS device uses the signals received from those GPS
satellites that are currently visible at your location. You can use this service free of
charge.
Lock-on-Road: This function of Clarion will always keep the blue (yellow when using
night colours) arrow representing your actual position on the nearest road. This
automatic feature is necessary as the position given by the GPS receiver is not
perfectly accurate. Under normal circumstances Lock-on-Road will eliminate the
occasional position error. If the corridor of error is too large, your position may be
shown over a different street on the map. You can only avoid that by using good
quality GPS equipment positioned so that it has a direct view to as large a portion of
the sky as possible. Normally Lock-on-Road is always active in Clarion when GPS
position is available. See also in Page 21. However for pedestrian use it can be
permanently turned off in Advanced settings (Page 77).
Lock-to-Position: When GPS position is available, Clarion will automatically keep
moving the map to always have the blue (yellow at night) arrow, representing your
actual position, on the screen. You can move the map to lose this position. Then the
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Follow button appears on the screen. Tapping it will re-enable Lock-to-Position. See
also Page 32.
Map Orientation: Clarion is able to rotate the map for your convenience. If you
choose Track-up mode, the map will be rotated to look in the direction of your
heading. Selecting North-up, the map remains oriented to have North toward the top.
Use the left and right hardware buttons to turn your map in the direction you wish.
This will immediately turn off the automatic rotation. A small compass in the top right
section of the map screens (Page 33) will always show the current direction of the
map. Map orientation should not be mixed up with Screen orientation.
North-up: A kind of map orientation having the map rotated to have North toward
the top of the screen. See also Track-up and Map Orientation.
POI: Points Of Interest, exact map locations of important points saved in a database
together with their name, category and subcategories (e.g. Service/Fuel/Autogas),
address, phone and fax number, and other important information. Use the versatile
search system in Clarion to find the appropriate POI near you, your destination or
any other given location on the map (Page 87). You can also have your favourite
places saved as ‘My POI’ in Clarion.
Track log: In Clarion you have the possibility to record your journeys using the
position data your GPS provides in every second or every few seconds (depending
on your GPS settings). When you start the recording, position data are saved in the
database until you stop recording it. This set of sequential GPS positions is called
track log. Each set of consecutive positions has a name (originally it is the time of
recording but you can change it to any name you like) and a colour in which it can be
displayed on the map. Later you can replay the journey on the screen of Clarion as if
it were happening again. This is good for demonstration purposes or for analysing
your manoeuvres during the trip. See also Page 48.
Track-up: A kind of map orientation when the map is rotated to look always in the
direction of your heading. See also North-up and Map Orientation.
Via point: Routes in Clarion can have several (as many as you want) different
destinations to reach in a specific order. All these points except the final destination
are called via points, as the route goes ‘via’ (through) them. The destinations can be
seen in the Route Information screen on the Route line (Page 40), and each via point
is announced by the voice instructions as you approach and when you reach it.
Should your via point serve as a stopover, navigation continues automatically as you
depart. Navigation will resume even if you turn off and on your device or restart
Clarion.
Zoom In and Out: The Zoom function is used to change the scale of the map. Use
Zoom In to scale down the map to see less of it but in more detail, and use Zoom
Out to scale the map up to have a broader view of that part of the map with fewer
details. See also Page 18 and Page 31.
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