nüvi 3400 series
®
owner’s manual
models: 3410, 3450, 3460, 3490
October 2011
190-01357-00_0B
Printed in Taiwan
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Table of Contents
Getting Started����������������������������������������� 1
Connecting the Device to Vehicle Power����������� 1
About myDashboard������������������������������������������ 2
About Sleep Mode��������������������������������������������� 4
Adjusting the Screen Brightness����������������������� 4
Adjusting the Volume����������������������������������������� 4
About Automatic Volume����������������������������������� 4
Status Bar Icons������������������������������������������������ 5
Satellite Signals������������������������������������������������� 5
Using the On-screen Buttons���������������������������� 6
Using the On-screen Keyboard������������������������� 7
Finding Locations������������������������������������ 8
About Locations������������������������������������������������� 8
About Search Tools����������������������������������������� 11
Saving a Home Location��������������������������������� 13
Finding Recently Found Places����������������������� 14
Finding Parking������������������������������������������������ 14
Setting a Simulated Location��������������������������� 14
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Saving Locations��������������������������������������������� 14
Voice Command������������������������������������� 16
About Voice Command������������������������������������ 16
Navigation���������������������������������������������� 19
Starting a Route����������������������������������������������� 19
Following an Automobile Route����������������������� 20
About Exit Services����������������������������������������� 22
Avoiding Road Features���������������������������������� 23
About Custom Avoidances������������������������������ 23
Pedestrian Routes������������������������������������������� 25
Map Pages���������������������������������������������� 27
Customizing the Map��������������������������������������� 27
Viewing Turns�������������������������������������������������� 28
Viewing Current Location Information������������� 31
Hands-Free Phone Calls����������������������� 31
About Hands-Free Calling������������������������������� 31
Placing a Call��������������������������������������������������� 33
Using In-Call Options �������������������������������������� 34
Saving a Home Phone Number����������������������� 34
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Using the Apps�������������������������������������� 35
Using Help������������������������������������������������������� 35
About ecoRoute ���������������������������������������������� 35
About Audiobooks�������������������������������������������� 38
Planning a Trip������������������������������������������������� 40
Using the Media Player����������������������������������� 41
Viewing Pictures���������������������������������������������� 42
Viewing Previous Routes and Destinations����� 42
Using the World Clock ������������������������������������ 43
Setting an Alarm���������������������������������������������� 43
Finding Your Last Parking Spot����������������������� 43
Using the Calculator���������������������������������������� 43
Converting Units ��������������������������������������������� 43
Using the Language Guide������������������������������ 44
Traffic������������������������������������������������������ 45
Enabling Traffic������������������������������������������������ 45
Traffic Data������������������������������������������������������ 46
Traffic Receiver����������������������������������������������� 46
Traffic on Your Route��������������������������������������� 47
Traffic in Your Area������������������������������������������ 48
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Understanding Traffic Data������������������������������ 48
Data Management���������������������������������� 48
File Types�������������������������������������������������������� 48
About Memory Cards��������������������������������������� 49
Transferring Files from Your Computer ���������� 49
Deleting Files �������������������������������������������������� 50
Customizing the Device������������������������ 50
Map and Vehicle Settings�������������������������������� 50
Navigation Settings������������������������������������������ 51
Display Settings����������������������������������������������� 52
Bluetooth Settings������������������������������������������� 53
Traffic Settings������������������������������������������������� 53
Units and Time Settings���������������������������������� 54
Language and Keyboard Settings������������������� 54
Proximity Alerts Settings���������������������������������� 55
About Device and Privacy������������������������������� 55
Restoring Settings������������������������������������������� 55
Appendix������������������������������������������������ 56
Power Cables�������������������������������������������������� 56
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Caring for Your Device������������������������������������� 56
Erasing User Data������������������������������������������� 57
Changing the Fuse in the Vehicle Power
Cable��������������������������������������������������������������� 58
Mounting on Your Dashboard�������������������������� 58
Removing the Device, Cradle, and Mount������� 59
Updating Maps������������������������������������������������ 59
Purchasing Additional Maps���������������������������� 60
Safety Cameras����������������������������������������������� 60
Custom Points of Interest�������������������������������� 60
Purchasing Accessories���������������������������������� 61
Troubleshooting ���������������������������������������������� 62
Index������������������������������������������������������� 64
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Getting Started
 WARNING
ee the Important Safety and Product
S
Information guide in the product box for product
warnings and other important information.
1 Connect the device to vehicle power
(page 1).
2 Mount the device (page 1).
3 Register the device (page 2).
4 Check for updates.
• Software updates (page 3).
• Free map update (page 3).
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Connecting the Device to Vehicle
Power
 WARNING
This product contains a lithium-ion battery.
To prevent the possibility of personal injury or
product damage caused by battery exposure
to extreme heat, remove the device from the
vehicle when exiting or store it out of direct
sunlight.
Before you use your device on battery power,
you should charge it.
1 Plug the vehicle power cable ➊ into the
USB port ➋ on the device.
1
About myDashboard
➌
➊
➋
➍
Use myDashboard to register your device, check
for software and map updates, access product
manuals and support, and more.
Setting Up myDashboard
1 Connect the USB cable to the USB port on
the device.
2 Snap the mount onto the suction cup ➌.
3 Press the suction cup to the windshield, and
flip the lever ➍ back toward the windshield.
4 Fit the bottom of your device into the mount.
5 Tilt your device back until it snaps into place.
6 Plug the other end of the vehicle power
cable into a power outlet in your vehicle.
2 Connect the USB cable to the USB port on
your computer.
3 Go to www.garmin.com/dashboard.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Registering the Device
1 From myDashboard, click Register Now.
2 Follow on-screen instructions.
7 If necessary, connect the external antenna
to the traffic receiver and secure it to the
windshield using the suction cups.
2
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Updating the Software
1 Open myDashboard (page 2).
2 Under Software Updates, click Update Now.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Turning Off the Device
You can power off the device completely.
1 Hold the Power key ➊ for 3 seconds.
nüMaps Guarantee™
If you register through myDashboard, your
device is eligible for one free map update within
90 days of acquiring satellites while you drive.
Go to www.garmin.com/numaps.
Updating Maps
1 Open myDashboard (page 2).
2 Register the device (page 2).
3 Under Map Updates, click Update Now.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
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➊
NOTE: If you hold the Power key for less
than 4 seconds, the device enters sleep
mode.
2 Select Off.
Resetting the Device
You can reset your device if it stops functioning
Hold the Power key for 10 seconds.
3
About Sleep Mode
Use sleep mode to conserve battery power
when your device is not in use. Sleep mode
uses very little power, and a battery charge lasts
for weeks when your device is in sleep mode.
Entering Sleep Mode
Press the Power key.
Exiting Sleep Mode
While the device is in sleep mode, press the
Power key and double-tap .
Adjusting the Screen Brightness
1 Select Settings > Display > Brightness.
2 Use the slider bar to adjust the brightness.
4
Adjusting the Volume
1 Select Volume.
2 Select an option:
• Use the slider bar to adjust the volume.
• Select
to mute the device.
• Select
> Audio Mixer and use the
slider bars to adjust the volume for
navigation prompts, phone, and media.
About Automatic Volume
Automatic volume allows the device to adjust
the volume level based on the background noise
in the vehicle. Automatic volume control lowers
the volume of the device when background
noise is low and raises the volume level when
background noise increases.
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Enabling Automatic Volume
Your device can increase or decrease the
volume automatically based on the level of
background noise.
1 Select Volume > > Automatic Volume.
2 Select Enabled > Save.
Status Bar Icons
The status bar is located at the top of the main
menu. The status bar icons display information
about features on the device. You can select
some icons to change settings or view additional
information.
GPS signal status.
Bluetooth® technology status (appears
when connected to a compatible device).
Transportation mode indicator.
Current time.
Battery status.
Satellite Signals
After the device is turned on, it begins acquiring
satellite signals. The device may need a clear
view of the sky to acquire satellite signals. When
at least one of the
bars is green, your
device has acquired satellite signals.
Viewing GPS Satellite Signals
For more information about GPS, go to
www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
Hold
.
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Transportation Modes
Automobile mode
Pedestrian mode
Routing and navigation are calculated differently
based on your transportation mode.
For example, in Automobile mode, the estimated
time of arrival is calculated using the speed
limit of the roads on the route. Pedestrian mode
calculates time of arrival based on walking
speed.
NOTE: Pedestrian routes do not include
highways. If you have cityXplorer™ maps loaded
on your device, pedestrian routes may include
public transit (page 25).
Battery Information
After the device is connected to power, it begins
to charge.
The
icon in the status bar indicates the
status of the internal battery. To increase the
accuracy of the battery gauge, you should fully
discharge the battery and then fully charge it. Do
not unplug the device until it is fully charged.
Using the On-screen Buttons
•
•
•
•
•
Select
to return to the main menu.
Hold
to quickly return to the main menu.
Select or
to see more choices.
Hold or
to scroll faster.
Select
to see a menu of options for the
current screen.
Choosing a Transportation Mode
Select
.
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Using the On-screen Keyboard
See “Language and Keyboard Settings” to
change the keyboard layout (page 54). Select
a character on the keyboard to enter a letter or
number.
• Select
to add a space.
• Hold
to delete a character.
• Select
to erase the entire entry.
• Select
to select the keyboard language
mode.
• Select
to enter special characters,
such as punctuation marks.
• Select
to change character
capitalization.
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About Shortcuts
You can add shortcuts to the Where To? menu.
A shortcut can point to a location, a category, or
a search tool.
Adding a Shortcut Icon
The Where To? menu can contain up to 36
shortcut icons.
1 Select Where To? > Add Shortcut.
2 Select an item.
Removing a Shortcut
1 Select Where To > > Remove
Shortcut(s).
2 Select the shortcut to remove.
3 Select the shortcut again to confirm.
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Finding Locations
The device offers many methods for finding
locations.
• By category (page 8)
• Near another location (page 10)
• By spelling the name (page 11)
• By address (page 11)
• Using the map (page 21)
• Using recently found locations (page 14)
• Using coordinates (page 12)
• Using saved locations (page 14)
About Locations
The detailed maps loaded in your device contain
locations, such as restaurants, hotels, and auto
services. You can use categories to browse for
nearby businesses and attractions.
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Finding a Location by Category
1 Select Where To? > Categories.
2 Select a category, or select Categories.
3 If necessary, select a subcategory.
4 Select a location.
Searching Within a Category
To narrow your search results, you can search
within some categories.
1 Select Where To?.
2 Select a category, or select Categories.
3 If necessary, select a subcategory.
4 Select the search bar ➊.
➊
5 Enter all or part of the name.
.
6 Select
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Finding a Location Using the Search Bar
You can use the search bar to search for
locations by entering a category, brand name,
address, or city name.
1 Select Where To?.
2 Select the search bar.
3 Enter a search term.
Suggested search terms appear below the
search bar as you type.
• To search for a type of business, enter a
category name, such as “movie theaters”
or “coffee shops.”
• To search for a business by name, enter
all or part of the name.
• To search for an address near you, enter
the street number and street name.
• To search for an address in another city,
enter the street number, street name,
city, and state.
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• To search for a city, enter the city and
state.
• To search for coordinates, enter latitude
and longitude coordinates.
4 Select an option:
• To search using a suggested search
term, select the term.
• To search using the text you entered,
select .
5 If necessary, select a location.
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Changing the Search Area
By default, your device finds locations closest
to your current location. You can find a location
near another city or location.
1 Select Where To? > Searching Near.
2 Select an option.
3 If necessary, select a location.
Reporting a Closed or Missing Location
If your search results include an outdated or
incorrect location, you can report the error to
Garmin and remove the location from future
searches.
1 Find a location (page 8).
2 Select a location from the list.
3 Select .
4 Select > Edit.
5 Select Report as Closed or Report as
Missing.
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This information is sent to Garmin when you
connect your device to myGarmin™ using your
computer.
Editing Location Information
You can change the address or phone number
for a location that appears in the search results.
1 Find a location.
2 Select a location from the list.
3 Select .
4 Select > Edit.
5 Select Address or Phone Number, and
enter the new information.
Rating a Point of Interest
You can assign a star rating to a point of
interest.
1 Find a location.
2 Select a location from the list.
3 Select .
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4 Select the stars to rate the point of interest.
5 If necessary, select the city, the state, or the
About Search Tools
Finding an Intersection
The star rating updates on your device.
You can search for locations by using the onscreen keyboard or by entering the location’s
address or coordinates.
Finding an Address
Before you can find an address, you must add a
shortcut to the address search tool (page 7).
NOTE: The order of the steps may change
depending on the map data loaded on your
device.
1 Select Where To? > Address.
2 Enter the address number, and select Next.
3 Enter the street name, and select Next.
4 If necessary, select Searching In to change
the city, state, or province.
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province.
6 If necessary, select the address.
Before you can find an intersection, you must
add a shortcut to the intersection search tool
(page 7).
1 Select Where To? > Intersections.
2 Select a state or province.
NOTE: If necessary, select State or Country
to change the country, state, or province.
3 Enter the first street name, and select Next.
4 If necessary, select the street.
5 Enter the second street name, and select
Next.
6 If necessary, select the street.
7 If necessary, select the intersection.
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Finding a City
Before you can find a city, you must add a
shortcut to the cities search tool (page 7).
1 Select Where To? > Cities.
2 If necessary, enter a city name in search bar
and select
.
3 If necessary, select a city from the list.
Finding a Location Using Coordinates
Before you can find a location using coordinates,
you must add a shortcut to the coordinates
search tool (page 7).
You can find a location using latitude and
longitude coordinates. This can be helpful when
geocaching.
1 Select Where To? > Coordinates.
2 If necessary, select > Format, select the
correct coordinate format for the type of map
you are using, and select Save.
3 Select the latitude coordinate.
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4
5
6
7
Enter the new coordinate, and select Done.
Select the longitude coordinate.
Enter the new coordinate, and select Done.
Select View on Map.
Finding a Location by Browsing the Map
Before you can find places included in the map
data, such as restaurants, hospitals, and fuel
stations, you must enable the map layer for
places along the road (page 27).
1 Select View Map.
2 Drag and zoom the map to display the area
to search.
Location markers appear on the map for
places along the road.
3 If necessary, select , and select a
category icon to view only a specific
category of places.
4 Select an option:
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• Select a location marker.
• Select a point, such as a street,
intersection, or address location.
5 If necessary, select the location description
to view additional information.
Finding a Location Using Quick Search
After you have performed a search for a point
of interest, certain categories may display a
Quick Search list that displays the last four
destinations you selected.
1 Select Where To?.
2 Select a category, or select Categories.
3 If applicable, select a destination from the
Quick Search list.
4 If necessary, select the appropriate
destination.
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Saving a Home Location
You can set your home location for the location
you return to most often.
1 Select Where To? > > Set Home
Location.
2 Select Enter My Address, Use My Current
Location, or Recently Found.
The location is saved as “Home” in the Saved
folder (page 14).
Going Home
Select Where To? > Go Home.
Editing Your Home Location Information
1 Select Where To? > Saved > Home.
2 Select > Edit.
3 Enter your changes.
4 Select Done.
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Finding Recently Found Places
Your device stores the last 50 locations you
have found.
1 Select Where To? > Recent.
2 Select a location.
Clearing the List of Recently Found
Places
Select Where To? > Recent >
> Yes.
> Clear
Finding Parking
1 Select Where To? > Categories > Parking.
2 Select a parking location.
Setting a Simulated Location
If you are indoors or not receiving satellite
signals, you can use the GPS to set a simulated
location.
1 Select Settings > Navigation.
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2 Select GPS Simulator.
3 Select View Map.
4 Select an area on the map.
The address of the location appears at the
bottom of the screen.
5 Select the address.
6 Select Set Location.
Saving Locations
You can save locations so you can quickly find
them and create routes to them.
Saving a Location
1 Find a location (page 8).
2 Select a location from the list.
3 Select .
4 Select > Save.
5 If necessary, enter a name, and select Done.
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Saving Your Current Location
1 From the map, select the vehicle icon.
2 Select Save.
3 Enter a name, and select Done.
4 Select OK.
Starting a Route to a Saved Location
1 Select Where To? > Saved.
2 If necessary, select a category, or select All
Categories.
3 Select a location.
4 Select Go!.
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Editing a Saved Location
1 Select Where To? > Saved.
2 If necessary, select a category.
3 Select a location.
4 Select .
5 Select > Edit.
6 Select an option:
• Select Name.
• Select Phone Number.
• To assign categories to the Favorite,
select Categories.
• To save a photo with the Favorite, select
Assign Photo (page 42).
• To change the symbol used to mark the
Favorite on a map, select Change Map
Symbol.
7 Edit the information.
8 Select Done.
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Assigning Categories to a Saved
Location
You can add custom categories to organize your
saved locations.
NOTE: Categories appear in the saved locations
menu after you have saved more than 12
locations.
1 Select Where To? > Saved.
2 Select a location.
3 Select .
4 Select > Edit > Categories.
5 Enter one or more category names,
separated by commas.
Suggested categories appear below the text
bar as you type. You can select a suggested
word to use the suggestion.
6 Select Done.
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Deleting a Saved Location
NOTE: Deleted locations cannot be recovered.
1 Select Where To? > Saved.
2 Select > Delete Saved Places.
3 Select the box next to the saved locations to
delete, and select Delete.
Voice Command
About Voice Command
NOTE: Voice Command is not available for
all languages and regions, and may not be
available on all models.
Voice Command allows you to use your device
by saying words and commands. The Voice
Command menu provides voice prompts and a
list of available commands.
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Setting Your Wakeup Phrase
The wakeup phrase is a word or phrase you can
say to activate Voice Command. The default
wakeup phrase is Voice Command.
TIP: You can reduce the chance of accidental
Voice Command activation by using a strong
wakeup phrase.
1 Select Apps > Voice Command >
Customize Phrase.
2 Enter a new wakeup phrase.
The device indicates the strength of the
wakeup phrase as you enter the phrase.
3 Select Done.
Activating Voice Command
Say your wakeup phrase.
The Voice Command menu appears.
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Voice Command Tips
• Speak in a normal voice directed at the
device.
• Reduce background noise, such as voices
or the radio, to increase the accuracy of the
voice recognition.
• Speak commands as they appear on the
screen.
• Respond to voice prompts from the device
as needed.
• Increase the length of your wakeup phrase
to reduce the chance of accidental Voice
Command activation.
• Listen for two tones to confirm when the
device enters and exits Voice Command
mode.
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Starting a Route Using Voice Command
You can say the names of popular, well-known
locations.
1 Say your wakeup phrase.
2 Say Find Place.
4 Say the line number.
5 Say Navigate.
3 Listen for the voice prompt, and speak the
name of the location.
A list of locations appears.
Finding an Address
1 Say Voice Command.
2 Say Find Address.
3 Speak the entire address.
Muting Instructions
You can disable the voice prompts for Voice
Command without muting the device.
1 Select Apps > Voice Command > .
2 Select Mute Instructions > Enabled.
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Disabling Voice Command
You can disable Voice Command, which
prevents you from accidentally activating Voice
Command while speaking.
1 Select Apps > Voice Command > .
2 Select Voice Command > Disabled.
Navigation
Starting a Route
1
2
3
4
Search for a location (page 9).
Select a location.
Select Go!.
If necessary, select an option.
• Select Drive.
• Select Walk.
• Select Public Transit to calculate a route
that combines public transit and walking.
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NOTE: You must have cityXplorer™ maps
loaded to navigate using public transit
(page 25).
5 If necessary, select a route.
Starting a Route to a Saved Location
1 Select Where To? > Saved.
2 If necessary, select a category, or select All
Saved Places.
3 Select a location.
4 Select Go!.
Using Multiple Route Preview
1 Find a location (page 9).
2 Select Routes.
3 Use the on-screen buttons to select a route.
4 Select Go!.
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Previewing a Route
1 Find a location (page 9).
2 Select Routes.
Following an Automobile Route
The route is marked with a magenta line. A
checkered flag marks your destination.
As you travel, the device guides you to the
destination with voice prompts, arrows on the
map, and directions at the top of the map. If
you depart from the original route, the device
recalculates the route and provides new
directions.
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Using the Automobile Navigation Map
While navigating in Automobile mode, you can
select map features.
1 Select and drag the map.
Map icons appear.
2 Select an option:
• To view different parts of the map, drag
the screen.
• To zoom in and out, select
or .
• To rotate the map view, select
.
• To switch from North Up to 3-D view,
select
.
• To add or remove map layers, select
.
• To center the map on your current
location in pedestrian mode, select .
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Adding a Point to a Route
Before you can add a stop to a route, you must
be navigating a route in Automobile mode.
1 While navigating a route, select to return
to the main menu.
2 Select Where To?.
3 Search for the location (page 8)
4 Select Go!.
5 Select Add to Active Route.
Taking a Detour
While navigating an automobile route, you can
use detours to avoid obstacles ahead of you,
such as construction zones.
NOTE: If the route you are currently navigating
is the only reasonable option, your device might
not calculate a detour.
While navigating an automobile route, from
the map, select
> Detour.
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Stopping the Route
While navigating a route, select
.
Updating Speed Limits
notice
The speed limit icon feature is for information
only and does not replace the driver’s
responsibility to abide by all posted speed limit
signs and to use safe driving judgment at all
times. Garmin will not be responsible for any
traffic fines or citations that you may receive for
failing to follow all applicable traffic laws and
signs.
An icon displaying the current speed limit may
appear as you travel on major roadways.
> Set Speed
1 From the map, select
Limit.
and
to set the
2 Select
speed limit.
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Using Suggested Routes
Before you can use this feature, you must save
at least one location and enable the travel
history feature (page 55).
Using the trafficTrends™ feature, your device
predicts your destination based on your travel
history, the day of the week, and the time of day.
After you have driven to a saved location several
times, the location may appear in the navigation
bar on the map, along with the estimated time of
travel, and traffic information.
Select the navigation bar to view a
suggested route to the location.
About Exit Services
While you navigate a route, you can find gas,
food, lodging, and rest rooms near upcoming
exits.
Services are listed under tabs by category.
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Gas
Food
Lodging
Restrooms
Finding Exit Services
> Exit Services.
1 From the map, select
2 Use the arrows to select an upcoming exit.
3 Select an exit service tab.
4 Select a point of interest.
Navigating to an Exit
1 From the map, select
.
2 Select Go!.
> Exit Services >
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Avoiding Road Features
1 Select Settings > Navigation >
Avoidances.
2 Select the road features to avoid on your
routes, and select Save.
Avoiding Transit Types
NOTE: Transit types are available when
cityXplorer maps are loaded (page 25).
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Public
Transit.
2 Select the transit type to avoid on your
routes.
3 Select Save.
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About Custom Avoidances
Custom avoidances allow you to avoid specific
areas and sections of road. You can enable and
disable custom avoidances as needed.
Avoiding an Area
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Custom
Avoidances.
2 If necessary, select Add New Custom
Avoidance.
3 Select Add Avoid Area.
4 Select the upper-left corner of the area to
avoid, and select Next.
5 Select the lower-right corner of the area to
avoid, and select Next.
The selected area is shaded on the map.
6 Select Done.
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Avoiding a Road
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Custom
Avoidances.
2 Select Add Avoid Road.
3 Select the starting point of the section of
road to avoid, and select Next.
4 Select the ending point of the road section,
and select Next.
5 Select Done.
Disabling a Custom Avoidance
You can disable a custom avoidance without
deleting it.
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Custom
Avoidances.
2 Select an avoidance.
3 Select > Disable.
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Deleting Custom Avoidances
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Custom
Avoidances.
2 Select an option:
• To delete all custom avoidances, select
.
• To delete one custom avoidance, select
the avoidance, and select
> Delete.
Enabling Advanced Detours
Select Settings > Navigation > Advanced
Detours.
Using Advanced Detours
Use this feature to detour around a specific
section of your trip while you navigate.
1 Select a destination, and select Go!
(page 8).
> Detour
2 From the map, select
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3 Select a detour option:
• Next .5mi on Route.
• Next 2mi on Route.
• Next 5mi on Route.
• Detour by Road(s) on Route.
4 If necessary, select a road to detour around.
Navigating Off Road
If you are not following roadways as you
navigate, you can use Off Road mode.
1 Select Settings > Navigation.
2 Select Calculation Mode > Off Road >
Save.
The route will be calculated as a straight line
to the location.
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Pedestrian Routes
Following a Pedestrian Route
In Pedestrian mode, your route is displayed on a
two-dimensional map.
If you have cityXplorer maps installed,
the device calculates a route that uses a
combination of public transit options, such as
riding a bus or subway, and walking.
NOTE: cityXplorer maps are not included
with the device. See http://my.garmin.com to
purchase cityXplorer maps.
NOTE: You can change the types of public
transit and limit the distance spent walking
during a pedestrian route (page 51).
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Using the Pedestrian Navigation Map
See page 20 for more map functions.
➊
➋
• Select ➊ to switch between sections of the
route.
• Select ➋ to view the route itinerary.
About Map Icons
• When you are navigating in Pedestrian
mode, indicates your approximate
position and your direction of travel on the
map.
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• The circle around indicates the accuracy
of your position on the map. A smaller
circle means the displayed position is more
accurate.
• The yellow icons indicate the transportation
method used in each section of the route.
For example, when you see , board a bus
at that point in the route.
• The black dots on the map show public
transit stops along your route.
Enabling Transit Types
NOTE: Transit types are available when
cityXplorer maps are loaded (page 25).
1 Select Settings > Navigation > Public
Transit.
2 Select the transit type to include in your
routes, and select Save.
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Map Pages
Customizing the Map
Customizing the Map Layers
You can customize which data appear on the
map, such as icons for points of interest and
road conditions.
1 From the map, select .
2 Select Map Layers.
3 Select which layers you want to include on
the map, and select Save.
Viewing the Trip Log
Your device keeps a trip log, which is a record of
the path you have traveled.
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle > Map
Layers.
2 Select the Trip Log check box.
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Changing the Map Data Field
1 From the map, select the data field in the
lower left-hand corner.
2 Select a type of data to display.
3 Select Save.
Changing the Map Perspective
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle >
Driving Map View.
2 Select an option:
• Select Track Up to display the map in
two dimensions (2-D), with your direction
of travel at the top.
• Select North Up to display the map in
2-D with North at the top.
• Select 3-D to display the map in three
dimensions.
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Customizing Map Buttons
You can include up to three icons on the right
side of the main map.
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle > Map
Buttons.
2 Select an icon, and select OK.
3 Select .
4 Select a different icon.
Removing Buttons from the Map
You can remove all buttons from the right side
of the map.
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle > Map
Buttons.
2 Select an icon, and touch OK.
3 Select Save.
Changing the Map Dashboard
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle >
Dashboards.
2 Use the arrows to select a dashboard.
3 Select Save.
Viewing Turns
Viewing a List of Turns
When you are navigating a route, you can view
all of the turns and maneuvers for your entire
route and the distance between turns.
1 Select the text bar on the top of the map.
2 Select a turn.
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The details for the turn appear. If available,
an image of the junction appears for junction
on major roadways.
Viewing the Entire Route on the Map
1 While navigating an automobile route, select
the navigation bar at the top of the map.
2 Select > Map.
Viewing the Next Turn
While navigating an automobile route, a preview
of the next turn, lane change, or other maneuver
appears in the upper-left corner of the map.
The preview includes the distance to the turn or
maneuver and the lane in which you should be
traveling, if available.
From the map, select
to view the next
turn on the map.
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Viewing Junctions
While navigating an automobile route, you can
view the junctions on major roadways. When
you approach a junction in a route, the image of
that junction appears briefly, if available.
From the map, select
to view the
junction, if available.
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Viewing Traffic Alerts
While you navigate an automobile route, a traffic
alert may appear.
Select the alert to view more information.
Viewing Trip Information
The trip information page displays your present
speed and provides statistics about your trip.
TIP: If you make frequent stops, leave the
device turned on so it can accurately measure
elapsed time during the trip.
From the map, select > Trip Computer.
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Resetting Trip Information
> Trip Computer.
1 From the map, select
2 Select an option:
• When not navigating a route, select
Reset All to reset every data field,
except the speedometer, on the page.
• Select Reset Trip Data to reset the
information on the trip computer.
• Select Reset Max. Speed to reset the
maximum speed.
• Select Reset Trip B to reset the
odometer.
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Viewing Current Location
Information
You can use the Where Am I? page to view
information about your current location. This
feature is helpful if you need to tell emergency
personnel your location.
From the map, select
> Where Am I?.
Finding Nearby Services
> Where Am I?.
1 From the map, select
2 Select Hospitals, Police Stations, or Fuel
to view the nearest locations in that category.
Getting Directions to Your Current
Location
If you need to tell another person how to get to
your current location, your device can give you a
list of directions.
Select Apps > Where Am I? >
>
Directions to Me.
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Hands-Free Phone Calls
About Hands-Free Calling
Using Bluetooth® wireless technology, your
device can connect to your mobile phone to
become a hands-free device. To determine
whether your mobile phone with Bluetooth
technology is compatible with your device, go to
www.garmin.com/bluetooth.
Your phone may not support all of the handsfree phone features your device provides.
Enabling Bluetooth Wireless Technology
1 Select Settings > Bluetooth.
2 Select Bluetooth.
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Pairing Your Phone
Before you can use hands-free calling, you
must pair your device with a compatible mobile
phone. Pairing your phone with your device
allows your phone and device to recognize each
other and connect quickly.
1 Place your phone and your device within 33
ft. (10 m) of each other.
2 On your device, enable Bluetooth wireless
technology (page 31).
3 Select an option:
• Select Add Phone.
• If you have already paired a different
phone, select Phone > .
4 On your phone, enable Bluetooth wireless
technology.
5 On your device, select OK.
A list of nearby Bluetooth devices appears.
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6 Select your phone from the list, and select
OK.
7 If necessary, on your phone, confirm that the
device is allowed to connect.
8 If necessary, enter the device Bluetooth PIN
(1234) into your phone.
Disconnecting Your Phone
1 Select Settings > Bluetooth.
2 Select Phone > None > Save.
Your phone is disconnected from your device but
remains paired with your device.
Tips After Pairing the Devices
• After the initial pairing, the two devices can
connect automatically each time you turn
them on.
• When your phone is connected to your
device, you are ready to make phone calls.
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• When you turn on the device, it tries to
connect to the last phone to which it was
connected.
• You might have to set your mobile phone to
connect to the device automatically when it
is turned on.
Receiving a Call
When you receive a call, select an option:
• Select Answer.
• Select Ignore to ignore the call.
Placing a Call
Dialing a Number
1 Select Phone > Dial.
2 Enter the number.
3 Select Dial.
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Calling a Contact in Your Phone Book
Your phone book is loaded from your phone to
the device each time your phone and the device
connect. It may take a few minutes for the phone
book to be available. Some phones do not
support this feature.
1. Select Phone > Phone Book.
2. Select a contact.
3. Select Call.
Calling a Point of Interest
1 Select Phone > Points of Interest.
2 Select a point of interest (page 8).
3 Select Call.
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Using the Call History
Your call history is loaded from your phone to
the device each time your phone and the device
connect. It may take a few minutes for the call
history to be available. Some phones do not
support this feature.
1 Select Phone > Call History.
2 Select a category.
A list of calls appears, with the most recent
calls at the top.
3 Select a call.
Using In-Call Options
1 While on a call, select
2 Select an option:
.
TIP: You can use this feature if you want
to turn off your device and remain on the
call, or if you need privacy.
• To display a keypad, select Keypad.
TIP: You can use this feature to use
automated systems, such as voice mail.
• To mute the microphone, select Mute.
• To hang up, select End Call.
Saving a Home Phone Number
TIP: After you save a home number, you can
edit the home number by editing “Home” in
Saved (page 14).
Select Phone >
> Set Home Number,
enter your phone number, and select Done.
• To transfer audio to your phone, select
Handset.
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Calling Home
Before you can call home using the Call Home
button, you must enter a phone number for your
home location.
Select Phone > Call Home.
Using the Apps
Using Help
Select Apps > Help to view information
about using the device.
Searching Help Topics
Select Apps > Help >
.
About ecoRoute
The ecoRoute™ feature calculates the fuel
economy and the fuel price of navigating to a
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destination, and offers tools for improving fuel
efficiency.
The data provided by the ecoRoute feature is an
estimate only. The data is not actually read from
the vehicle, unless you are using the ecoRoute
HD accessory. To receive more-accurate fuel
reports for your specific vehicle and driving
habits, calibrate the fuel economy (page 36).
In some areas, an ecoRoute HD accessory is
required to use ecoRoute features.
ecoRoute HD Accessory
When connected to the ecoRoute HD accessory,
your device can receive real-time vehicle
information, such as error messages, RPM, and
battery voltage. Your device includes data read
from the vehicle by the ecoRoute HD accessory
when calculating ecoRoute data.
Go to www.garmin.com/ecoroute for
compatibility and purchasing information.
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Setting up the Vehicle Profile
3 Enter the amount of fuel the vehicle has
Changing the Fuel Price
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute™ > At the Pump.
2 Enter the current price of fuel, and select
used since the last time the fuel tank was
filled.
4 Enter the distance you have travelled since
the last time the fuel tank was filled.
5 Select Next.
The device calculates the average vehicle
fuel economy.
6 Select Save.
3 Select Yes.
About the ecoChallenge
The first time you use the ecoRoute features,
you must enter vehicle information.
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute™.
2 Enter fuel and mileage information.
Next.
Calibrating the Fuel Economy
You can calibrate the fuel economy to receive
more-accurate fuel reports for your specific
vehicle and driving habits. You should calibrate
when you fill up your fuel tank.
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute™ > At the Pump.
2 Enter the current fuel price.
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ecoChallenge helps you maximize the vehicle
fuel economy by scoring your driving habits. The
higher your ecoChallenge scores, the more fuel
you have saved. The ecoChallenge collects data
and calculates a score whenever your device is
moving and in Automobile transportation mode.
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Viewing ecoChallenge Scores
• View your current score in the
ecoChallenge icon on the map.
• Select
to view detailed scores.
About the ecoChallenge Score
• Current—displays the score for your current
driving activity.
• Overall—displays an average of the speed,
acceleration, and braking score.
• Speed—displays your score for driving your
vehicle at the optimal speed for conserving
fuel (45–60 mph for most vehicles).
• Acceleration—displays your score for
smooth and gradual acceleration. You lose
points for rapid acceleration.
• Braking—displays your score for smooth
and gradual braking. You lose points for hard
braking.
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Removing the ecoChallenge Score From the
Map
Select
>
> Settings > Hide > Save.
Resetting the ecoChallenge Scores
Select >
> Reset.
Viewing Fuel Economy Information
You can view your fuel consumption, your total
fuel cost, and your average fuel economy.
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute > Fuel Economy.
2 Select a section of the graph to zoom in.
Mileage Reports
Mileage reports provide the distance, the time,
the average fuel economy, and the fuel cost of
navigating to a destination.
A mileage report is created for every route that
you drive. If you stop a route on the device, a
mileage report is created for the distance you
traveled.
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Viewing a Mileage Report
You can view saved mileage reports on the
device.
TIP: You can access mileage reports in the
Reports folder on the device drive/volume
(page 49).
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute™ > Mileage
Report.
2 Select a report.
Resetting ecoRoute Information
1 Select Apps > ecoRoute™ > Vehicle
Profile.
2 Select
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> Reset.
About Audiobooks
The device can play audiobooks from Audible.
com. This feature requires a subscription to
Audible.com. Go to www.audible.com/garmin to
activate a free 30-day trial subscription.
Loading Audiobooks onto Your Device
Before you can load audiobooks onto your
device, you must subscribe to Audible.com.
Go to www.audible.com/garmin for more
information.
1 Connect your device to your computer
(page 2).
2 On your computer, log in your Audible.com
account.
3 Follow the instructions from Audible.com to
load audiobooks onto your device.
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Playing an Audiobook
1 Select Apps > Audible.
2 Select Browse.
3 Select an Titles, Authors, Narrators, or
Bookmarks.
4 Select a book.
5 Select an option to control playback.
• To add a bookmark, select .
• To pause playback, select .
To resume playback, select .
• To move quickly forward or backward in
the book, use the slider bar at the top of
the page.
• To go to the next chapter, select
.
• To go to the previous chapter, select
.
• To fast forward, hold
.
• To rewind, hold
.
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Adding a Bookmark
When you play an audiobook, the player
automatically resumes the audiobook from
the point where you last stopped. You can
add a bookmark to mark a certain spot in the
audiobook.
While playing an audiobook, select > Add
Bookmark.
Resuming Playback from a Bookmark
1 While playing an audiobook, select .
2 Select a bookmark.
Renaming a Bookmark
By default, the device names a bookmark
using the time stamp of the bookmark. You can
rename a bookmark.
1 While playing an audiobook, select >
> Rename Bookmarks.
2 Select a bookmark.
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3 Enter a name, and select Done.
Deleting a Bookmark
1 While playing an audiobook, select
> Delete Bookmarks.
2 Select a bookmark.
Planning a Trip
>
You can use the trip planner to create and save
a trip with multiple destinations.
1 Select Apps > Trip Planner.
2 Select .
3 Select Select Start Location.
4 Search for a location (page 8).
5 Select Select.
6 To add additional locations, select .
7 Select Next.
8 Enter a name, and select Done.
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Editing a Trip Itinerary
1 Select Apps > Trip Planner.
2 Select a saved trip.
3 Select an option:
• Select a location in the trip to change the
arrival or departure time.
• Select a location in the trip, and then
select Duration to record how long you
will stay at a location.
• Select a travel time to change the
transportation mode or route preference
for that portion of the trip.
• Select Map to view the trip on the map.
Navigating to a Saved Trip
1 Select Apps > Trip Planner.
2 Select a saved trip.
3 Select Go!.
4 If prompted, select a route (page 19).
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Editing a Saved Trip
1 Select Apps > Trip Planner.
2 Select a saved trip.
3 Select .
4 Select an option:
• Select Rename Trip.
• Select Edit Destinations to add and
delete locations, or to change the order
of locations.
• Select Delete Trip.
• Select Optimize Order to arrange the
stops on your trip in the most-efficient
order.
Using the Media Player
The media player may not be available on all
models.
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The device can play mp3 files. Some models
can play mp4 files. See page 49 to add files to
your device.
1 Select Apps > Media Player.
2 Select an option:
• To play a song, select
.
• To adjust the volume, select .
• To toggle between songs, select
and
.
• To shuffle songs, select .
• To repeat the playlist, select
.
• To repeat a song, select .
Browsing Music Files
You can browse to find other songs you have
loaded on the device.
1 Select Apps > Media Player.
2 Select Browse.
3 Select an option.
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Viewing Pictures
View pictures that you have stored in the device
or on a memory card. See page 48 for more
information about loading pictures on the device.
1 Select Apps > Picture Viewer.
2 Use the arrows to scroll through the images.
3 Select a picture.
Viewing a Slideshow
1 Select Apps > Picture Viewer.
2 Select .
While a slideshow is playing, you can select
the screen to stop the slideshow.
Setting a Picture as Wallpaper
1 Select Apps > Picture Viewer.
2 Select a picture.
3 Select > Set as Wallpaper.
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4 Use the on-screen buttons to adjust the
wallpaper.
5 Select Save.
Deleting Pictures
1 Select Apps > Picture Viewer.
2 Select a picture.
3 Select > Delete > Yes.
Viewing Previous Routes and
Destinations
Before you can use this feature, you must
enable the travel history feature (page 54).
Your can view your previous routes and places
you have stopped on the map.
Select Apps > Where I’ve Been.
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Using the World Clock
1 Select Apps > World Clock.
2 If necessary, select a city, enter a city name,
and select Done.
Viewing the World Map
Select Apps > World Clock > .
Nighttime hours appear in the shaded area
of the map.
Setting an Alarm
1 Select Apps > Alarm Clock.
2 Set a time.
3 Select the Alarm On check box.
Finding Your Last Parking Spot
When you remove your device from the vehicle
mount while the device is on, your current
location is saved as a parking spot.
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Select Apps > Last Spot.
Saving a Parking Spot
1 Select Apps > Last Spot.
2 Select Parking or Last Spot.
3 Select > Save.
4 If necessary, enter a name.
Using the Calculator
Select Apps > Calculator.
Converting Units
1 Select Apps > Unit Converter.
2 If necessary, select the button next to
Convert, select a measurement category,
and select Save.
3 If necessary, select a unit button, select a
unit of measurement, and select Save.
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4 Select the field below the unit you want to
convert.
5 Enter the number, and select Done.
Setting Currency Conversion Rates
Manually
You can update the currency conversion rates
manually so that you are always using the mostcurrent rates.
1 Select Apps > Unit Converter.
2 Select the button next to Convert.
3 Select Currency, then select Save.
4 If necessary, select a currency button, select
a different currency, and select Save.
5 Select the button at the bottom of the screen
that displays the currency conversion rate.
6 Select the box next to a currency.
7 Enter a value, and select Done.
8 Select OK.
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Using the Language Guide
Use the Language Guide to look up and
translate words or phrases.
Select Apps > Language Guide.
Selecting Languages in a Language
Guide
You can select the languages you want to
translate when translating words and phrases.
1 Select Apps > Language Guide > Words
and Phrases.
2 Select > Language.
3 Select From, select the language to
translate from, and select Save.
4 Select To, select the language to translate
to, and select Save.
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Translating Words and Phrases
1 Select Apps > Language Guide > Words
2
3
4
5
and Phrases.
Select a category and subcategories.
If necessary, select , enter a keyword,
and select Done.
Select a word or a phrase.
Select
to listen to the translation.
Using the Bilingual Dictionary
1 Select Apps > Language Guide > Bilingual
Dictionaries.
2 Select a dictionary.
3 If necessary, select
, enter a word, and
select Done.
4 Select a word.
to listen to the translation.
5 Select
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Traffic
NOTICE
Garmin is not responsible for the accuracy or
timeliness of the traffic information.
Traffic information may not be available in all
areas or countries.
A traffic receiver is included in some packages.
It is built into the vehicle power cable. The traffic
receiver and device must be powered and in
data range of a station transmitting traffic data
to receive traffic information. You do not need
to activate the subscription included with your
traffic receiver.
For information about traffic receivers and
coverage areas, go to www.garmin.com/traffic.
Enabling Traffic
1 Select Settings > Traffic.
2 Select Live Traffic.
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Traffic Data
Mini-USB connector
power source.
2 Connect the traffic receiver to the device.
NOTE: Heated (metallized) windshields could
degrade the performance of the traffic receiver.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
Traffic Receiver
About the Traffic Icon
1 Connect the traffic receiver to an external
➊
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➋
➌
➍
➎
External antenna connector
Internal antenna
Power LED
Vehicle power adapter
When you are receiving traffic information, a
traffic icon appears on the map. The traffic icon
changes color to indicate the severity of traffic
conditions.
Color
Green
Yellow
Severity
Low
Medium
Red
High
Meaning
Traffic is flowing freely.
Traffic is moving but there is
a delay. There is moderate
traffic congestion.
Traffic is not moving or
moving slowly. There is a
severe delay.
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Traffic on Your Route
3 Select an event.
When calculating your route, the device
examines the current traffic and automatically
optimizes the route for the shortest time. If a
severe traffic delay occurs on your route while
you are navigating, your device automatically
recalculates the route.
The traffic icon
changes color to indicate the
severity of traffic conditions on your route or on
the road you are currently traveling.
Your device may route you through a traffic
delay if a better alternative route does not exist.
The delay time is added into your estimated time
of arrival automatically.
Viewing Traffic on Your Route
1 While navigating a route, select
2 Select Traffic on Route.
.
A list of traffic events appears, organized by
their location on the route.
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Manually Avoiding Traffic on Your Route
1 From the map, select .
2 Select Traffic On Route.
3 If necessary, use the arrows to view other
traffic delays on your route.
> Avoid.
4 Select
Taking an Alternate Route
1 While navigating an automobile route, select
.
2 Select Alternate Route.
3 Select a route.
Viewing Traffic on the Map
The traffic map shows color-coded traffic flow
and delays on nearby roads.
1 From the map, select .
2 Select Traffic Conditions.
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Traffic in Your Area
Searching for Traffic Delays
1 From the map page, select .
2 Select Traffic Conditions > .
3 Select an item in the list to view delays on
the road.
4 If there is more than one delay, use the
arrows to view additional delays.
Viewing a Traffic Incident on the Map
1 From the map, select .
2 Select Traffic Conditions.
3 Select a traffic icon.
Understanding Traffic Data
Data Management
You can store files, such as JPEG image files,
on your device. The device has a memory card
slot for additional data storage.
NOTE: The device is not compatible with
Windows® 95, 98, Me, Windows NT®, and Mac®
OS 10.3 and earlier.
File Types
The device supports the following file types:
• JPEG and JPG image files (page 42)
• Maps and GPX waypoint files from
MapSource® (page 59)
• GPI custom POI files from Garmin POI
Loader (page 60)
The traffic legend explains the icons and colors
used on the traffic map.
1 From the map, select .
2 Select Traffic Legend.
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About Memory Cards
You can purchase memory cards from an
electronics supplier, or purchase pre-loaded
Garmin mapping software (www.garmin.com
/trip_planning). In addition to map and data
storage, the memory card can be used to store
files such as maps, images, geocaches, routes,
waypoints, and custom POIs.
Installing a Memory Card
The device supports microSD™ and microSDHC
memory or data cards.
1 Insert a memory card into the slot on the
device.
2 Press it in until it clicks.
Transferring Files from Your
Computer
2
3
4
5
6
Your device and memory card appear
as removable drives in My Computer in
Windows and as mounted volumes on Mac
computers.
NOTE: Some computers with multiple
network drives cannot display nüvi drives.
See your operating system Help file to learn
how to map the drives.
On your computer, open the file browser.
Select the file.
Select Edit > Copy.
Open the Garmin or memory card drive or
volume.
Select Edit > Paste.
The file appears in the list of files in the
device memory or on the memory card.
1 Connect the device to your computer
(page 2).
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Disconnecting the USB Cable
1 Complete an action:
• For Windows computers, click the eject
icon
in your system tray.
• For Mac computers, drag the volume
icon to the Trash
.
2 Disconnect the cable from your computer.
Deleting Files
NOTICE
If you do not know the purpose of a file, do not
delete it. Your device memory contains important
system files that should not be deleted.
1
2
3
4
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Open the Garmin drive or volume.
If necessary, open a folder or volume.
Select a file.
Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
Customizing the Device
1 Select Settings.
2 Select a setting category.
3 Select the setting to change it.
Map and Vehicle Settings
Select Settings > Map & Vehicle.
• Vehicle—changes the icon to represent your
position on the map. Go to www
.garmingarage.com for more icons.
• Driving Map View—sets the perspective on
the map.
• Pedestrian Map View—sets the perspective
on the map.
• Map Detail—sets the level of detail on the
map. More detail may cause the map to
draw slower.
• Map Theme—changes the color of the map
data.
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• Map Tools—sets which icons are included
on the map. Up to three icons can be
included on the map.
• Map Layers—sets the data that appears on
the map (page 27).
• Dashboards—sets the map dashboard
layout.
• myMaps—sets which installed maps the
device uses.
Enabling Maps
TIP: To purchase additional map products, go to
www.garmin.com/maps.
1 Select Settings > Map and Vehicle >
myMaps.
2 Select a map.
Navigation Settings
• Avoidances—sets road features to avoid on
a route.
• Custom Avoidances—allows you to avoid
specific roads or areas.
• Advanced Detours—sets the length of a
detour.
• Limit Walking—controls the maximum
walking distance included in a pedestrian
route.
• Public Transit—enables or disables transit
types.
• Safe Mode—disables all functions that
require significant operator attention and
could become a distraction while driving.
• GPS Simulator—stops the device from
receiving a GPS signal, and saves battery
power.
Select Settings > Navigation.
• Calculation Mode—sets route preference.
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Route Preferences
Select Settings > Navigation > Calculation
Mode.
The route calculation is based on road speeds
and vehicle acceleration data for a given route.
• Faster Time—calculates routes that are
faster to drive but can be longer in distance.
• Shorter Distance—calculates routes that
are shorter in distance but can take more
time to drive.
• Less Fuel—calculates routes that could use
less fuel than other routes.
• Off Road—calculates a direct line from your
location to your destination.
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Display Settings
Select Settings > Display.
• Color Mode—sets a light background (Day),
a dark background (Night), or automatically
switches between the two based on the
sunrise time and the sunset time for your
current location (Auto).
• Brightness—changes the brightness of the
screen. Decreasing the brightness can save
battery power.
• Display Timeout—sets the amount of idle
time before your device enters sleep mode.
• Screenshot—allows you to take a picture of
the device screen. Screenshots are saved in
the Screenshot folder of the device storage.
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Bluetooth Settings
Select Settings > Bluetooth.
• Bluetooth—enables the Bluetooth
component.
• Add Phone or Phone—manages
connections between your device and mobile
phones with Bluetooth wireless technology.
• Friendly Name—allows you to enter a
friendly name that identifies your devices
with Bluetooth technology.
Managing the Bluetooth Device List
You can add, disconnect, or delete phones that
your device detects while Bluetooth is enabled.
1 Select Settings > Bluetooth > Phone.
2 Select an option:
• Select a phone for your device to
connect with.
• Select to add a phone to the menu.
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• Select
to delete a phone from the
device memory.
• Select None to drop your current
connection
Disabling Bluetooth
1 Select Settings > Bluetooth.
2 Select Bluetooth.
Traffic Settings
Select Settings > Traffic.
• Live Traffic—enables traffic
• Subscriptions—lists current traffic
subscriptions.
• trafficTrends™
Enabling Traffic
The traffic receiver is included in some device
packages.
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Select Settings > Traffic > Live Traffic.
About Traffic Subscriptions
You can purchase additional subscriptions or a
renewal if your subscription expires. Go to
www.garmin.com/traffic.
Viewing Traffic Subscriptions
Select Settings > Traffic > Subscriptions.
trafficTrends
When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, your
device records historic traffic data and uses
that data to calculate more-efficient routes. This
information is sent to Garmin when you connect
your device to myGarmin™ using your computer.
NOTE: Different routes may be calculated based
on traffic trends for the day of the week or the
time of day.
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Disabling trafficTrends
To prevent your device from recording or sharing
traffic data, you must disable trafficTrends.
Select Settings > Traffic > trafficTrends.
Units and Time Settings
Select Settings > Units and Time.
• Current Time—sets the device time.
• Time Format—allows you to select a 12hour, 24-hour, or UTC display time.
• Units—sets the unit of measure used for
distances.
Language and Keyboard Settings
Select Settings > Language.
• Voice Language—sets the language for
voice prompts.
• Text Language—sets all on-screen text to
the selected language.
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NOTE: Changing the text language does not
change the language of user-entered data or
map data, such as street names.
• Keyboard Language—sets the language for
your keyboard.
• Keyboard Layout—sets the keyboard
layout.
Proximity Alerts Settings
Select Settings > Proximity Alerts.
• Audio—sets the tone of an alert.
• Alerts—alerts you when you approach
custom safety cameras.
About Device and Privacy
Select Settings > Device.
• About—displays the software version
number, the unit ID number, and information
on several other software features.
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• EULAs—displays the end-user license
agreements that apply to your choice.
NOTE: You need this information when you
update the system software or purchase
additional map data (page 60).
• Travel History—allows the device to record
information for the trafficTrends (page 22),
Where I’ve Been (page 42), and Trip Log
(page 27) features.
• Clear Travel History
Restoring Settings
You can restore a category of settings or all
settings to the factory defaults.
1 Select Settings.
2 If necessary, select a settings category.
3 Select > Restore
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Appendix
Power Cables
Your device can be powered three ways.
• Vehicle power cable
• USB cable
• AC adapter (optional accessory)
Caring for Your Device
notice
Avoid dropping your device and operating it in
high-shock and high-vibration environments.
Do not expose the device to water.
Contact with water can cause this device to
malfunction.
Do not store the device where prolonged
exposure to extreme temperatures can occur,
because it can cause permanent damage.
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Never use a hard or sharp object to operate the
touchscreen, or damage may result.
Cleaning the Outer Casing
notice
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can
damage plastic components.
1 Clean the outer casing of the device (not the
touchscreen) using a cloth dampened with a
mild detergent solution.
2 Wipe the device dry.
Cleaning the Touchscreen
1 Use a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.
2 If necessary, use water, isopropyl alcohol, or
eyeglass lens cleaner.
3 Apply the liquid to the cloth.
4 Gently wipe the screen with the cloth.
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Avoiding Theft
• Remove the device and mount from sight
when not in use.
• Remove the residue left on the windshield by
the suction cup.
• Do not keep your unit in the glove
compartment.
• Register your device at http://my.garmin
.com.
Erasing User Data
Extending the Battery Life
• Keep your device away from extreme
temperatures.
• Put the device in sleep mode (page 4).
• Decrease the screen brightness (page 4).
• Do not leave your device in direct sunlight.
• Decrease the volume (page 4).
• Disable Bluetooth (page 53).
• Shorten the display timeout time (page 52).
1 Turn the device on.
2 Hold your finger on the lower-right corner of
the device screen.
3 Keep your finger pressed until the
pop-up window appears.
4 Select Yes to clear all user data.
All original settings are restored. Any items that
you have saved are erased.
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Changing the Fuse in the Vehicle
Power Cable
5 Screw the end piece back into the vehicle
notice
When replacing the fuse, do not lose any of the
small pieces and make sure they are put back in
the proper position. The vehicle power cable
does not work unless it is assembled correctly.
Mounting on Your Dashboard
If your device does not charge in your vehicle,
you may need to replace the fuse located at the
tip of the vehicle adapter.
1 Unscrew the end piece ➊.
TIP: You may need to use a coin to remove
the end piece.
Remove
the end piece, the silver tip ➊
2
➋, and the fuse (glass and silver
➋
cylinder) ➌.
➌
3 Install an 2 A fast-blow fuse.
4 Place the silver tip in the end piece.
Use the enclosed mounting disk to mount your
device to the dashboard and comply with certain
state regulations.
1 Clean and dry the dashboard where you are
placing the disk.
2 Remove the backing from the adhesive on
the bottom of the disk.
3 Place the disk on the dashboard.
4 Remove the clear plastic cover from the top
of the disk.
5 Place the suction cup mount on top of the
disk.
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power cable.
Notice
The permanent mounting adhesive is extremely
difficult to remove after it is installed.
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6 Flip the lever down (toward the disk).
Removing the Device, Cradle, and
Mount
Removing the Device from the Cradle
1 Press up on the tab on the top of the cradle.
2 Tilt the device forward.
Removing the Cradle from the Mount
1 Turn the cradle to the right or left.
2 Apply pressure until the socket on the cradle
releases the ball on the mount.
Removing the Suction Cup Mount from
the Windshield
1 Flip the lever on the suction cup mount
toward you.
2 Pull the tab on the suction cup toward you.
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Updating Maps
You can update the maps on your device. For
more information, go to www.garmin.com
/mapupdates, and select Map Update User
Guide.
About nüMaps Lifetime
Some models include subscriptions nüMaps
Lifetime, which provides quarterly map updates
for the life of your device. For terms and
conditions, see www.garmin.com/us/maps
/numaps_lifetime.
LM
This model includes a nüMaps
Lifetime subscription.
LMT
This model includes a lifetime traffic
subscription, nüMaps Lifetime
subscription, and a traffic receiver.
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Purchasing Additional Maps
1 Go to your device product page on the
You can purchase a new region or extend an
existing subscription at any time. Each region
that you purchase has an expiration date.
2 Click the Maps tab.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Custom Points of Interest
Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com).
Safety Cameras
‹ Caution
Garmin is not responsible for the accuracy of,
or the consequences of using, a custom POI or
safety camera database.
Safety camera information is available in some
locations. Check http://my.garmin.com for
availability. For these locations, the nüvi includes
the locations of hundreds of safety cameras.
Your nüvi alerts you when you are approaching
a safety camera and can warn you if you are
driving too fast. The data is updated at least
weekly, so you always have access to the most
up-to-date information.
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Custom POIs are customized points on the
map. They can contain alerts that let you know
if you are near a designated point or if you are
traveling faster than a specified speed.
Installing a POI Loader
You can create or download custom POI lists
and install them on your device using POI
Loader software.
1 Go to www.garmin.com/extras.
2 Click Services > POI Loader.
3 Install the POI Loader onto your computer.
Using the POI Loader Help Files
For more information on the POI Loader, refer to
the Help file.
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With the POI Loader open, click Help.
Finding Extras
1 Select Where To? > Categories > Custom
POIs.
2 Select a category.
Purchasing Accessories
Go to http://buy.garmin.com.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Solution
My device is not acquiring • Verify the GPS simulator is turned off (page 51).
satellite signals
• From the main menu, select Tools > Settings > System > GPS Simulator >
Off.
• Take your device out of parking garages and away from tall buildings and trees.
• Remain stationary for several minutes.
The suction cup will not
• Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol.
stay on my windshield.
• Dry with a clean, dry cloth.
• Mount the suction cup (page 1).
The device does not
• Check the fuse in the vehicle power cable (page 58).
charge in my vehicle.
• Verify the vehicle is turned on and is supplying power to the power outlet.
• Your device can only charge between 32°F and 113°F (between 0°C and 45°C).
If the device is placed in direct sunlight or in a hot environment, it cannot charge.
My battery does not stay To maximize the time between changes, turn down the backlight (page 52).
charged for very long.
My battery gauge does not Allow the unit to fully discharge, and fully charge it (without interrupting the charge
seem accurate.
cycle).
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How do I know my device
is in USB mass storage
mode?
The device is connected
to the computer, but it will
not go into mass storage
mode.
I cannot see any new
removable drives in my list
of drives.
My phone will not connect
to the device.
When your device is in USB mass storage mode, a picture of a device connected
to a computer is shown on the device screen. Also, you should see two new
removable disk drives listed in My Computer.
1 Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
2 Turn off the device.
3 Plug the USB cable into a USB port on your computer and into your device.
The device automatically turns on and goes into USB mass storage mode.
4 Verify your device is connected to a USB port and not a USB hub.
If you have several network drives mapped on your computer, Windows can have
trouble assigning drive letters to your device drives. Refer to your operating system
Help file to learn how to map or assign drive letters.
• From the main menu, select Tools > Settings > Bluetooth. The Bluetooth field
must be set to Enabled.
• Turn on your phone and bring it within 33 feet (10m) of the device.
• Go to www.garmin.com/bluetooth for more help.
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Index
Symbols
2-D, 3-D map view 27
A
accessories 61
adding a point 21
addresses 11
alerts
safety camera 60
audiobook 38
bookmark 39
loading 38
playing 39
automatic volume 4
enabling 5
avoiding
public transit types 23, 26
roads 24
theft 57
traffic 47
64
B
battery 62
Bluetooth technology 31–70
friendly name 53
pairing with phone 32
settings 53
brightness 52
C
calculator 43
calls
answering 33
hanging up 34
home 35
muting 34
caring for your device 56
category
searching within 8
charging your device 1, 62
cityXplorer maps 19, 25
cleaning your device 56
computer, connecting 2
converting
currency 44
units 43
coordinates 12
current location, directions to 31
current location, saving 14
customizing the device 50–57
custom POIs 61
D
dashboard disk 58
deleting
all user data 57
character 7
files 50
pictures 42
recent finds list 14
saved locations 16
trips 41
detailed maps 48, 51
detours 21
advanced 24
diacritical characters 7
display settings 23, 26
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display timeout 52
driving directions 28
E
ecoRoute 35–38
calibrate fuel economy 36
ecoChallenge score 37
fuel economy information 37
mileage report 37
vehicle profile 35
editing
change categories 15
change map symbol 15
destinations 41
home location 13
saved locations 15
saved trip 41
extras 61
F
feedback on POI's 10
files
deleting 50
supported types 48
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finding locations
by address 11
by coordinates 12
recent selections 14
saved locations 15
fuse, changing 58
G
geocaching 12
go home 13
GPS
settings 51
simulator 14
H
Help 35
home
phone number 35
setting a location 13
I
intersection, finding 11
J
JPEG image files 48
junction view 29
K
keyboard 7
language mode 7, 55
L
latitude and longitude 12
locations 8, 10
report a closed location 10
report a missing location 10
M
maps
adding 60
data layout 27
detail level 50
errors 10
purchasing 59
theme 50
view 27
MapSource 48, 60
65
mass storage mode 48
measurements, converting 43
memory card 49
mileage report 37
mounting the device
on dashboard 58
on windshield 62
removing from mount 59
mute
phone call 34
myDashboard 2
P
navigation 20
off road 25
pedestrian 25
nearby services 31
next turn 29
nüMaps Lifetime 59
pairing a mobile phone 32
parking 14
last spot 43
saving 43
pedestrian mode
settings 23, 26
picture viewer 42
PIN
Bluetooth 32
points of interest
finding 8
POI loader 48
predictive routing 22
protecting your device
56
public transit
avoidances 23, 26
city maps 25
O
R
N
off-road navigation 25, 52
on-screen buttons 6
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recalculating routes 21
recently found locations 14
registering the device 2
removing the mount 59
renaming trips 41
resetting
home location 13
the max speed 30
trip data 30
routes
off road 25, 52
stopping 21
S
safe mode 51
satellite signals 5
Saved Locations 14–15
saving
your current location 14
school zone database 61
screen
brightness 52
screenshots 52
search bar 9
settings 50–70
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shortcuts
adding 7
removing 7
software
version 55
speech recognition 16
speed limit
icon 21
storing the device 56
system settings 51
T
text language 55
time settings 54
tools 35–40
Track Up 27
traffic 45–70
activating a subscription 54
adding traffic subscriptions 54
icons 46
incidents 46
receiver 46
trafficTrends 54
traffic alerts 30
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transportation mode 6
trip computer 30
resetting information 22
trip log 27, 55
trip planner 40
troubleshooting 62
turn-by-turn directions 28
turn list 28
U
unit converter 43
unit ID 55
updating
maps 3
software 3
USB 63
user data, deleting 57
V
voice command
activating 17
icons and tones 17
navigating with 18
tips for using 17
wakeup phrase 17
voice language 54
voice mail 34
volume
adjusting 4
audio mixer 4
automatic 4
W
Where Am I? 31
Where I've Been
enabling 55
Where To?
customization 7
where to menu 7
customization
shortcut icon, adding 7
shortcut icon, removing 7
world clock 43
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