Garmin 190-01070-00 GPS Receiver User Manual

OREGON series
®
200, 300, 400t, 400c, 400i, 550, 550t
owner’s manual
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September 2010
Part Number 190-01070-00 Rev. D
Printed in Taiwan
Introduction
Introduction
This manual provides instructions for
using the following products:
•
•
•
•
Oregon® 200
Oregon 300
Oregon 400t, 400c, and 400i
Oregon 550 and 550t
Tips and Shortcuts
• Touch
or
to scroll and
see more choices.
• Touch
to return to the
previous screen.
• Touch
to return to the Main
menu.
• Touch
or
on the Map
page to zoom in or zoom out.
Manual Conventions
When you are instructed to “touch”
something, use your finger to touch
that item on the screen.
The small arrows (>) used in the
text indicate that you should touch a
series of items in order. For example,
if you see, “Touch Where To?
> Tracks,” you should touch the
Where To? button on the screen, and
then touch Tracks.
Product Registration
Help us better support you by
completing our online registration
today. Connect to our Web site at
http://my.garmin.com. Keep the
original sales receipt, or a photocopy,
in a safe place.
S ee the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for
product warnings and other important information.
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Introduction
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin Product Support if
you have any questions while using
your Oregon. In the USA, go to
www.garmin.com/support, or contact
Garmin USA by phone at (913)
397.8200 or (800) 800.1020.
Optional Accessories
For a list of available accessories and
maps, refer to the Garmin Web site at
http://buy.garmin.com.
In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe)
Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000.
In Europe, go to www.garmin.com
/support and click Contact Support
for in-country support information,
or contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by
phone at +44 (0) 870.8501241.
If needed, the serial number of your
Oregon is located in the battery
compartment. Remove batteries as
indicated on page 2.
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Introduction
Oregon Series Features
Features
200
300
400t
400c
400i
550
550t
US Inland Lakes
Mapping
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
US, UK, or Aus
BlueChart
Mapping
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
US, European,
Aus, or Canada
Topography
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
Altimeter
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio Tones
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless
Communication
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RS-232/NMEA
Serial
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Alarm Clock
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
3-Axis Compass
2-Axis Compass
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Camera
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
High-Speed USB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
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Table of Contents
Introduction........................... i
Tips and Shortcuts........................i
Manual Conventions.....................i
Product Registration.....................i
Contact Garmin...........................ii
Optional Accessories...................ii
Oregon Series Features.............iii
Caring for the Oregon.................vi
Getting Started..................... 1
Battery Information..................... 2
Turning On and Off the
Oregon..................................... 2
Adjusting the Backlight Level..... 3
Acquiring GPS Satellite
Signals..................................... 3
Locking the Screen..................... 3
Basic Navigation................. 4
Accessing Applications from the
Main menu............................... 4
Creating Waypoints.................... 4
Navigating to a Destination........ 5
Stop Navigating.......................... 7
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Using the Map ........................... 7
Using the Compass.................... 9
Bearing and Course Pointers....11
Managing Waypoints,
Routes, and Tracks........... 13
Modifying Waypoints................ 13
Creating Routes....................... 14
Viewing Stored Routes............. 14
Editing and Deleting Routes..... 14
Viewing the Active Route.......... 15
Managing Tracks...................... 15
Additional Tools................. 17
Elevation Plot........................... 17
Sharing Information
Wirelessly............................... 18
Using the Camera.................... 19
Viewing Images........................ 20
Calculating the Size of an
Area....................................... 20
Other Tools............................... 21
Monitoring Satellite
Reception............................... 21
Trip Computer........................... 22
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GPS Games........................ 23
Geocaches............................... 23
Wherigo™ ................................. 23
Customizing the Oregon... 24
Changing the Profile................. 24
Setting Up Profiles.................... 24
Using System Setup................. 25
Customizing the Display........... 26
Map Setup................................ 26
Tracks Setup............................ 27
Customizing the Main Menu..... 28
Routing Setup........................... 28
Changing the Camera
Settings.................................. 29
Changing Marine Settings........ 29
Changing Time Settings........... 30
Changing Measurement Units.. 30
Position Format........................ 31
Modifying the Compass............ 31
Altimeter Setup......................... 32
Pairing the Oregon................... 33
Reset........................................ 34
Viewing Your Oregon
Information............................. 34
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Appendix............................ 35
Specifications........................... 35
Using Demo Mode.................... 36
Connecting Your Oregon to a
Computer............................... 37
Installing a microSD™ Card....... 37
Transferring Files to Your
Computer............................... 38
Loading and Deleting Files....... 39
Optimizing Battery Life............. 39
Restoring Factory Default
Settings.................................. 40
Attaching the Carabiner............ 41
Calibrating the Touchscreen..... 41
Software License Agreement... 42
Declaration of Conformity
(DoC)..................................... 42
Index................................... 43
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Caring for the Oregon
Cleaning the case
Use a cloth dampened with a mild
detergent solution, and then wipe it
dry. Avoid cleaners that may damage
the plastic components.
Cleaning the camera lens
Clean the lens only when necessary.
Use a soft lens cloth. Apply lens
cleaning fluid to the cloth and gently
wipe the screen with the cloth.
Cleaning the screen
Use a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Use
water, isopropyl alcohol, or eyeglass
lens cleaner. Apply the liquid to the
cloth and then gently wipe the screen
with the cloth.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Power key
Battery
cover
Touchscreen
Mounting
spine
Latch
mini-USB connector
(under weather cap)
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Getting Started
Battery Information
Oregon units operate on two AA
batteries. Use alkaline, NiMH, or
lithium batteries. Use precharged
NiMH or lithium batteries for best
results. Standard alkaline batteries
are not recommended for Oregon
550 units when using the camera
feature.
To install the batteries:
1. Lift the latch and remove the
battery cover.
Battery cover
Latch
3. Replace the battery cover and
push the latch down.
To select the battery type:
1. Touch Setup > System > Battery
Type.
2. Touch Alkaline, Lithium,
Rechargeable NiMH, or
Pre-Charged NiMH.
Long-Term Storage
Remove batteries when you do not
plan to use the Oregon for several
months. Stored data is not lost when
batteries are removed.
Turning On and Off the
Oregon
1. To turn on the Oregon, press .
2. To turn off the Oregon, press and
hold .
2. Insert the batteries, observing
polarity.
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Getting Started
Adjusting the Backlight
Level
1. While the Oregon is on, press
and quickly release .
Acquiring GPS Satellite
Signals
Before the Oregon can find your
current location and navigate a route,
you must acquire GPS signals.
1. Go outdoors to an open area,
away from tall buildings and trees.
2. Turn on the Oregon. Acquiring
satellite signals can take a few
minutes.
The
bars on the Main menu
indicate satellite strength. When
the bars are green, the Oregon has
acquired satellite signals.
2. Touch
or
to adjust the
brightness levels.
See (page 26) to change the
backlight timeout.
Locking the Screen
Lock the screen to prevent
inadvertent screen touches.
1. Press and quickly release .
2. Touch Lock Screen (or Unlock
Screen).
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Basic Navigation
Basic Navigation
Accessing Applications
from the Main menu
You can access all Oregon
applications from the Main menu.
Main menu
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Touch
or
to access
additional applications.
Creating Waypoints
Waypoints are locations you record
and store in the Oregon.
To mark your current location as
a waypoint:
1. Touch Mark Waypoint.
2. Touch Save and Edit.
3. Touch an item from the list to
change.
• Touch letters, numbers, or
symbols to make the changes.
• Touch
(except when
changing a symbol). Change
other attributes, if necessary.
• Touch
to discard the
changes.
To edit or delete a waypoint, see
page 13.
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Basic Navigation
Navigating to a
Destination
You can use Where To? or choose
a point on the map to navigate to a
destination with the Oregon.
note: Depending on your
device, you may not see all of the
options listed below. See page
(page iii) for a list of features
available on your device.
To navigate to a destination
using Where To?:
1. Touch Where To?.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch one of the following items:
• Recent Finds—items you
have recently found.
• Waypoints—a list of
waypoints (page 4).
• Photos—a list of geotagged
pictures (the pictures contain
location data) (page 19).
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• Tracks—a list of tracks
(page 15).
• Geocaches—a list of
downloaded geocaches
(page 23).
• Routes—a list of routes
(page 14).
• All POI (Points of Interest)—if
supported by the preloaded
or optional mapping, various
Points of Interest may be
listed.
• Cities—a list of the 50 closest
cities to your current location.
4. Touch Go. A colored line indicates
your course.
5. Touch
> Compass.
6. Use the compass to navigate to
your destination.
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Basic Navigation
To find a destination by spelling
the name:
1. On the Main menu, touch Where
To? > All POI.
2. Touch
.
3. Touch characters to spell a part of
the name of your destination.
4. Touch
.
5. Touch the destination.
6. Touch Go. A colored line indicates
your course.
7. Touch
> Compass.
8. Use the compass to navigate to
your destination as indicated on
page 9.
To navigate to a point on the
map:
1. Touch Map.
2. Touch a point on the map.
3. Touch the information button at
the top of the screen.
Information
button
> Compass.
4. Touch Go >
5. Use the compass to navigate to
your destination as indicated on
page 9.
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Basic Navigation
To navigate to a destination near
a waypoint or a recent find:
1. Touch Where To?.
5. Touch a category. Items are listed
in order of distance from the
location you selected.
6. Touch a destination.
7. Touch Go. A colored line indicates
your course.
8. Touch
> Compass.
9. Use the compass to navigate to
your destination as indicated on
page 9.
Stop Navigating
2. Touch
.
3. Select from the following options:
• A Recent Find
• A Waypoint.
• My Current Location
• A Map Point
4. Touch the location you want to
search near.
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To stop navigating, touch Where To?
> Stop Navigation.
Using the Map
To use the map:
1. Touch Map. Your current location
is indicated by a location
marker .
2. Touch
or
to zoom.
3. Touch and drag the screen to pan
the map.
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Basic Navigation
Zoom range
Information
button
Zoom buttons
Location marker
Map Page
To review detailed information
about a point on the map:
1. If necessary, pan to the location
you want to review.
2. Touch the location.
3. Touch the information button at
the top of the screen for additional
information.
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To show or hide data fields at the
top of the screen:
1. Touch Setup > Map > Show Data
Fields.
2. Touch Never, When Navigating,
or Always.
To change the Map page data
fields:
1. On the Map page, touch one of
the data fields.
2. Touch a data type.
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To save a waypoint on the Map
page:
1. On the Map page, touch the point
you want to save.
2. Touch the information button at
the top of the screen.
3. Touch
to save the waypoint.
Using the Compass
The Compass page guides you to
your destination by displaying a
compass and a bearing pointer.
as current speed, distance to the next
point on the route, and estimated
arrival time.
The electronic compass (Oregon 300,
400t, 400c, 400i, 550, and 550t) is
similar to a magnetic compass when
you are stationary or walking. If you
maintain a higher speed, such as
traveling in automobile, the compass
uses GPS signals to determine your
direction. To turn the electronic
compass off, see page 31. Hold the
compass level when navigating to
ensure maximum accuracy.
Note: Holding the compass
level is not necessary if you are
using an Oregon 550 or 550t.
To open the Compass page:
Touch Compass.
It also provides navigation data such
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Basic Navigation
Calibrating the Compass
Calibrate the electronic compass
(Oregon 300, 400t, 400c, 400i, 550,
and 550t) outdoors. For all Oregons
except the 550 or 550t, hold the
device level while calibrating. Do
not stand near objects that influence
magnetic fields, such as cars,
buildings, or overhead power lines.
Calibrate the compass after moving
long distances, experiencing
temperature changes greater than
20°F (11°C), or changing the
batteries.
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To calibrate the electronic
compass:
1. Touch Setup > Heading > Press
To Begin Compass Calibration.
OR
From the Compass page, touch
and hold the middle of the
compass.
2. Touch Start and follow the onscreen directions.
“Too Fast,” or “Too Slow” may
appear, notifying you to adjust your
turning speed. If “Calibration Failed”
appears, touch OK, and repeat the
process.
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Bearing and Course
Pointers
The Oregon can use either a bearing
or course pointer on the compass.
The bearing pointer indicates the
direction to your destination, and
the course pointer indicates your
relationship to a course line leading
to the destination. To select a bearing
or course pointer, see page 31.
The bearing pointer points to
your destination, regardless of the
direction you are moving. If the
bearing pointer points toward the
top of the compass, you are traveling
directly toward your destination. If
it points any other direction, turn
toward that direction until the arrow
is pointing toward the top of the
compass.
Direction you are
currently traveling
Scale
Bearing to
destination
Direction you
are currently
traveling
Course deviation
indicator
Bearing to
destination
Bearing Pointer
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Course
Pointer
Course line to
destination
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Basic Navigation
The course pointer provides an
indication of drift (right or left)
according to the scale shown at the
edge of the compass ring. The scale
refers to the distance between dots
on the course deviation indicator.
The course line to your destination is
based on your original starting point.
Move back to the “course line to
destination” to compensate for
deviation and to get back on course.
This is most useful if you are
navigating on water or where there
are no major obstacles in your path. It
also helps you avoid hazards to either
side of the course, such as shoals or
submerged rocks.
To change the Compass page
data fields:
1. On the Compass page, touch a
data field.
2. Touch a data type.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Managing
Waypoints, Routes,
and Tracks
Modifying Waypoints
You can edit waypoints to change the
name, symbol, comment, location,
elevation, and depth of the waypoint.
On the Oregon 550 or 550t, you can
change the picture. You can also use
the Waypoint Manager to relocate a
waypoint to your current location,
and to delete waypoints.
To edit a waypoint:
1. Touch Waypoint Manager.
2. Touch the waypoint.
3. Touch the attribute.
4. Touch letters, numbers, or
symbols to make the changes.
5. Touch
(except when
changing a symbol). Change
other attributes, if necessary.
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6. Touch
to discard the
changes.
To reposition a waypoint to your
current location:
1. Touch Waypoint Manager.
2. Touch the waypoint you want to
reposition.
3. Touch Reposition Here.
To delete a waypoint:
1. Touch Waypoint Manager.
2. Touch the waypoint you want to
delete.
3. Touch Delete Waypoint.
To delete all waypoints touch Setup
> Reset > Delete All Waypoints >
Yes.
Note: On the Oregon 550
or 550t, if you have selected a
picture for a waypoint and then
you delete the waypoint, the
picture will not be deleted.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Creating Routes
You can create and store up to 50
routes.
To create and navigate a new
route:
1. Touch Route Planner > <Create
Route> > <Select First Point> to
select a starting point.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch the first item on the route.
4. Touch Use > <Select Next
Point>.
5. Repeat until the route is complete.
6. Touch
to save the route.
7. Touch
> Where To? >
Routes to navigate the route.
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Viewing Stored Routes
To view a route on the map:
1. Touch Route Planner.
2. Touch the route you want to view
> View Map.
Editing and Deleting
Routes
You can edit any of your stored
routes.
To edit a route:
1. Touch Route Planner.
2. Touch the route you want to edit >
Edit Route.
3. Touch the point you want to edit
and select from the following
options:
• Review—shows the point on
the map.
• Move Down (or Up)—
changes the order of the point
on the route.
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• Insert—adds an additional
point on the route. The
additional point is inserted
before the point you are
editing.
• Remove—removes the point
from the route.
To reverse the order of points on
a route:
1. Touch Route Planner.
2. Touch the route you want to
reverse > Reverse Route.
Viewing the Active
Route
1. Touch Active Route. The points
on your current route are shown.
2. Touch a point for additional
details.
Managing Tracks
A track is a recording of the path you
have traveled.
To delete a route:
1. Touch Route Planner.
2. Touch the route you want to delete
> Delete Route.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
To record your tracks:
1. Touch Setup > Tracks > Track
Log.
2. Touch Do Not Record; Record,
Do Not Show; or Record, Show
On Map.
If you select Record, Show On
Map, a line on the Map page
indicates your track.
For more information on Tracks
setup, see page 27.
To save and view your current
track:
Touch Track Manager > Current
Track.
• View Map—shows your
current track on the map.
• Elevation Plot—shows the
elevation plot (page 17) for
your current track.
• Save Track—saves your
current route.
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• Save Portion—allows you to
select a portion of your current
track to save.
• Clear Current Track—erases
your current track.
To clear your current track:
Touch Setup > Reset > Clear
Current Track > Yes.
To open a saved track:
1. Touch Where To? > Tracks.
2. Touch a saved track.
Archived or loaded tracks are listed
on the Track Manager page. You can
view the tracks on the map, view
elevation plots, or navigate the track.
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Additional Tools
Additional Tools
Using the 3D View
The Oregon 400t and 550t have a 3D
view. Other Oregon models require
DEM (digital elevation model) data
that can be found in some Garmin
topographic cartography. Go to
http://buy.garmin.com for compatible
map products.
2. Touch
to increase the angle
of elevation, and touch
to
decrease the angle of elevation.
3. Touch
to pan the 3D map
forward, and touch
to pan the
3D map backward.
4. Touch
to rotate the view to
the left, and touch
to rotate
the view to the right.
Elevation Plot
The Oregon 300, 400t, 400c, 400i,
550 and 550t can record elevation
changes over distance or time, or
pressure (barometric or ambient)
changes over time. To set which
changes are recorded, see page 32.
3D View
1. Touch Elevation Plot to open the
Elevation Plot page.
2. To adjust the distance or time
scale, touch
or
.
1. Touch 3D View.
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Additional Tools
3. To display elevation data, touch a
point on the plot. The time, date,
and elevation recorded at that
point are shown.
Data fields
3. Select from the options listed
to replace the data type on the
screen.
Sharing Information
Wirelessly
The Oregon 300, 400t, 400c, 400i,
550, and 550t can wirelessly share
waypoints, routes, tracks, and
geocaches with another wireless
enabled Garmin recreational
handheld.
Distance or
time scale
Elevation Plot Page
Changing the Elevation Plot
Data Fields
1. Touch Elevation Plot > one of the
data fields.
2. Touch a data type at the top of the
screen.
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1. Place the units within 10 feet (3
meters) of each other.
2. On the Main menu of both units,
touch Share Wirelessly.
3. On the receiving unit, touch
Receive. The receiving unit
indicates when it is ready to
receive data.
4. On the sending unit, touch Send.
5. On the sending unit, touch the
category of data to send.
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6. On the sending unit, touch an
item to send > Send.
7. Both units indicate that the
transfer is complete.
8. Touch OK on both units.
Using the Camera
You can take pictures with the
Oregon 550 and 550t. These pictures
save a location that you can navigate
to.
note: Pictures will be saved and
displayed with either landscape
or portrait orientation. The
orientation is indicated by the
camera button position (vertical or
horizontal).
To take a picture:
1. Touch Camera.
2. Turn the device horizontally
or vertically to change the
orientation of the picture.
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2. If necessary, press
to enable
or
to disable low-light mode.
3. If necessary, press + or - to adjust
the zoom on the camera.
4. To manually focus the camera,
touch and hold
until the white
focus frame turns green.
5. Release the
to take the
picture.
6. Touch
to exit the camera.
Note: To automatically focus
the camera, quickly press and
release
to automatically focus
the camera and take a picture.
To sort the pictures in the Photo
Viewer page:
1. Touch Photo Viewer.
2. Touch
.
3. Select from the following options:
• Most Recently
• Near a Location
• On a Specific Date
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Additional Tools
To view the location of a picture:
1. Touch Photo Viewer.
2. Touch the picture.
3. Touch
.
To delete a picture:
1. Touch Photo Viewer.
2. Touch the picture.
3. Touch .
Uploading and Downloading
Pictures
Log in to www.mygarmin.com and
log into your myGarmin account.
Connect your Oregon 550 or 550t to
your computer using the USB cable.
Follow the on-screen directions to
upload or download pictures.
Viewing Images
The Oregon can display pictures
stored on the Oregon or on a
microSD™ card.
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1. Copy .jpg images from your
computer to the Oregon. You can
load them directly to the Garmin
drive or create a new folder on the
Garmin drive (page 39).
OR
Insert a microSD card with .jpg
images in the microSD card tray
(page 37).
2. On the Main menu, touch Photo
Viewer.
3. Touch
or
to scroll through
the pictures.
Calculating the Size of
an Area
1. Touch Area Calculation > Start.
2. Walk around the perimeter of the
area you want to calculate.
3. Touch Calculate when finished.
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Additional Tools
Other Tools
Depending on your Oregon (see
page iii), you can access additional
tools. Select from the following
options on the Main menu:
• Calendar—use a calendar.
• Calculator—use a calculator.
• Sun and Moon—view sunrise
and sunset times along with
the moon phase.
• Alarm Clock—set your
Oregon to sound an alarm.
You can also set the unit to
turn on at a specific time.
• Hunt and Fish—view the
predicted best dates and
times for hunting and fishing
at your current location.
• Stopwatch—use a timer,
mark a lap, and time laps.
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Monitoring Satellite
Reception
The Satellite page shows your
current location, the GPS accuracy,
your current elevation, satellite
locations, and signal strength.
To view the Satellite page:
Touch
at the bottom of
the Main menu.
Satellite
locations
Elevation
Satellite
strength
Satellite Page
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Additional Tools
The green bars indicate GPS satellite
strength. White bars indicate that the
Oregon is still collecting data.
Trip Computer
The Trip Computer displays your
current speed, average speed,
maximum speed, trip odometer, and
other helpful statistics.
Dashboard
Touch a field to change what is
shown in that field.
To reset trip data, touch Setup >
Reset > Reset Trip Data > Yes.
To change the dashboard
background:
1. Touch the dashboard at the top of
the screen.
2. Touch Default, Automotive, or
Geocaching.
Trip Computer
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GPS Games
GPS Games
Geocaches
Geocaching is a type of treasure
hunting, in which geocachers
seek hidden treasures using GPS
coordinates posted on the Internet by
those hiding the geocache.
You can download Geocache sites
from www.geocaching.com. The
Web site supports the transfer of
geocache sites to your Oregon, and,
after registering and installing the
Garmin Communicator plug-in from
www.garmin.com/products
/communicator, you can download
geocaches directly to your Oregon.
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To navigate to a geocache using
Geocaches:
1. Touch Geocaches > Find a
Geocache.
2. Touch a geocache location.
3. Touch Go. A colored line indicates
your course.
4. Touch
> Compass.
5. Use the compass to navigate to
your destination as indicated on
page 9.
For more information on geocaching,
visit www.geocaching.com.
Wherigo™
Wherigo (pronounced “where I go”)
is a toolset for creating and playing
GPS-enabled adventures in the real
world. Use your Oregon to guide
you to a physical location, where you
will interact with virtual objects and
characters. For more information,
visit www.wherigo.com.
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Customizing the
Oregon
Changing the Profile
Profiles are a collection of settings
that allow you to optimize your
Oregon from one type of use to
another, such as moving from
recreational use to automotive use.
When you are in a profile and change
settings such as data fields, units of
measurement, or position settings,
they are saved automatically as part
of your current profile.
Setting Up Profiles
To change a profile
1. On the Main menu, touch Profile
Change. Your current profile is
indicated on the screen.
2. Touch the profile you want to use.
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To change the name of a profile:
1. Touch Setup > Profiles.
2. Touch a profile > Edit Name.
3. Touch letters, numbers, or
symbols to make the changes.
4. Touch
.
To change the order of the
profiles:
1. Touch Setup > Profiles.
2. Touch the profile you want to
move.
3. Touch Move Up or Move Down.
To delete a profile:
It is not possible to delete your
current profile.
1. Touch Setup > Profiles.
2. Touch a profile > Delete.
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To add a new profile:
Touch Setup > Profiles >
<Create New Profile>. This
profile is a copy of your current
profile. The new profile becomes
your current profile.
Using System Setup
Touch Setup > System.
GPS—select Normal, WAAS
(Wide Area Augmentation System),
or Demo Mode (GPS off). For
information about WAAS, go to
www.garmin.com/aboutGPS
/waas.html.
Language—select the text language
on the Oregon. Changing the text
language does not change the
language of user-entered data or map
data, such as street names.
Battery Type—select the type of
battery you are using.
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Tones—turn audible tones On or
Off.
Interface—set the Oregon serial
interface:
• Garmin Spanner—allows you
to use the Oregon USB port with
most NMEA 0183-compliant
mapping programs by creating a
virtual serial port.
• Garmin Serial—Garmin
proprietary format used to
provide PVT protocol data.
• NMEA In/Out—provides
standard NMEA 0183 output and
input.
• Text Out—provides simple
ASCII text output of location and
velocity information.
• RTCM—receive differential
corrections from a RTCM
beacon.
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Customizing the Display
Touch Setup > Display.
Backlight Timeout—select the
amount of time you would like the
backlight to remain on after you
touch the screen.
Background—select a screen
background. Depending on your
device, you can choose from
preloaded images, load your own, or
crop and use a photo.
To capture screen shots:
1. On the Main menu, touch Setup >
Display > Screen Capture > On.
2. Go to the screen you want to
capture.
3. Press and quickly release .
4. Connect the Oregon to your
computer with the included USB
cable (page 37). The bitmap file is
saved in the Garmin\scrn folder on
the Oregon drive.
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Map Setup
On the Main menu, touch Setup >
Map.
Orientation—select how the map
is shown on the page. North Up
shows north at the top of the page.
Track Up shows your current
direction of travel toward the top of
the page. Automotive Mode shows
an automotive perspective with nextturn information to use while driving
Automotive Mode
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Auto Zoom—automatically selects
the appropriate zoom level for
optimal use on your map. When Off
is selected, you must zoom in or out
manually.
Show Data Fields—hide or show
data fields on the Map page.
Advanced Map Setup—set the
zoom levels, the text size, and the
detail level of the map.
• Zoom Levels—select the zoom
level for map items.
• Text Size—select the text size for
map items.
• Detail—select the amount
of detail shown on the map.
Showing more detail may cause
the map to redraw more slowly.
Map Information—touch the check
box to display a map. This can be
helpful if several maps are loaded on
the Oregon.
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Tracks Setup
A track is a recording of your path.
On the Main menu, touch Setup >
Tracks.
Track Log—turn track recording on
or off.
Record Method—select a track
recording method. Touch Distance,
Time, or Auto. If your record
method is time or distance, enter the
specific time or distance interval.
Touch Auto to record the tracks at
a variable rate to create an optimum
representation of your tracks.
Interval—select a track log
recording rate. Recording points
more frequently creates a moredetailed track, but fills the track log
faster.
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Customizing the Main
Menu
You can put frequently-used
applications on the first page of the
Main menu.
To change the order of
applications on the Main menu:
1. Touch Setup > Main Menu.
2. Touch the application you want to
move.
3. Touch Move Up or Move Down.
Routing Setup
Touch Setup > Routing.
Guidance Method—select a
guidance method for calculating your
route.
• Off Road—calculates point-topoint routes.
• On Road For Time—calculates
on-road routes that require
minimal time to drive.
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• On Road For Distance—
calculates on-road routes that are
shorter in distance.
Calculate Routes for—select a
transportation method to optimize
your routes for.
Lock On Road—lock the current
location marker on the nearest road,
compensating for variances in map
position accuracy (requires routable
maps).
Off Road Transitions—select a
transition method for routing off
roads.
• Auto—automatically routes you
to the next point.
• Manual—allows you to select
the next point on the route by
touching the point on the active
route page.
• Distance—routes you to the next
point on the route when you are
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within a specified distance of your
current point.
Avoidance Setup—touch the road
type you want to avoid.
Changing the Camera
Settings
1. Touch Setup > Camera.
2. Touch Photo Resolution.
3. Touch High, Normal, or Low to
change the resolution of your
pictures.
4. Touch Save Photos To to select
the storage location.
Changing Marine
Settings
Touch Setup > Marine.
Marine Colors—turn marine colors
on or off.
Spot Soundings—turn spot
soundings that indicate depth
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locations on or off.
Light Sectors—turn the sector in
which a navigational light is visible
on or off. Selecting Auto causes
some light sectors to not be shown
when the density of light sectors in
an area is high.
Symbol Set—select the set of marine
navaid symbols.
Marine Alarm Setup—turn marine
alarms on or off.
• Anchor Drag Alarm—set an
alarm to sound when you drift
more than a specified distance.
• Off course Alarm—set an alarm
to sound when you are a specified
distance off course.
• Deep Water—set an alarm to
sound when you enter an area of
water that is too deep.
• Shallow Water—set an alarm to
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sound when you enter an area that
is too shallow.
Changing Time Settings
Touch Setup > Time.
Time Format—select a 12-hour or
24-hour format.
Time Zone—select the time zone for
your location.
Daylight Saving Time—select
Yes to use Daylight Saving Time,
No to ignore it, or Automatic
to automatically turn on and off
Daylight Saving Time.
elevation and vertical speed units.
Depth—select depth units in feet,
fathoms, or meters for marine use.
Temperature—select water
temperature in degrees Celsius or
degrees Fahrenheit.
Pressure—select barometric pressure
units in inches (Hg), millibars, or
hectopascals.
Position Format
Use the default settings unless you
are using a map or chart that specifies
a different position format.
Changing Measurement
Units
To change the position format:
Touch Setup > Position Format.
Distance/Speed—select distance and
speed units.
Touch Setup > Heading.
Touch Setup > Units.
Elevation (Vert. Speed)—select
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Modifying the Compass
Display—select the type of
directional heading shown on the
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compass:
• Directional Letters—sets
the Compass page reading to
directional letters (N, S, E, W).
• Numeric Degrees—sets the
Compass page reading to degrees
(0°–359°).
• Mils—sets the Compass page
reading to mils (0 mils–1000
mils).
North Reference—select the north
reference of the compass:
• True—sets true north as the
heading reference.
• Magnetic—automatically sets
the magnetic declination for your
location.
• Grid—sets grid north as the
heading reference (0°).
• User—allows you to set the
magnetic variation value.
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Go To Line/Pointer (depending on
your unit)—select Bearing to show
the Bearing Pointer, which indicates
the direction to your destination.
Touch Course to select the Course
Pointer, which indicates your
relationship to a course line leading
to the destination (page 11).
Compass—select Auto to switch
from an electronic compass to a GPS
compass when you are traveling
at a higher rate of speed for a set
period of time. Select Off to turn the
electronic compass off and use the
GPS compass.
Calibrate—calibrate the compass
(page 10).
Altimeter Setup
Touch Setup > Altimeter.
Auto Calibration—allow the
altimeter to self-calibrate each time
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you turn the Oregon on.
Barometer Mode—select Variable
Elevation (used when moving)
or Fixed Elevation (used when
stationary, allowing the altimeter to
function as a standard barometer).
Pressure Trending—select when the
pressure data is recorded. Touch Save
Always to record pressure data every
15 minutes, even when the Oregon
is turned off. Touch Save When
Power On to record data only when
the Oregon is turned on. This can be
useful when you are watching for
pressure fronts.
Plot Type—select the elevation plot
type:
• Barometric Pressure—records
barometric pressure over a period
of time.
• Ambient Pressure—records
ambient pressure changes over a
period of time.
To manually calibrate the
altimeter:
1. Go to a location where you know
the elevation or the barometric
pressure.
2. Touch Setup > Altimeter > Press
To Begin Altimeter Calibration.
3. Touch Yes if you know the
elevation, touch No > Yes if you
know the barometric pressure.
4. Enter the elevation or barometric
pressure, and then touch
.
• Elevation/Time—records
elevation changes over a period
of time.
• Elevation/Distance—records
elevation changes over a distance.
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Pairing the Oregon
The Oregon can be used with an
optional Garmin heart rate monitor
to display your heart rate. It can also
be used with an optional Garmin
cadence bike sensor to display your
pedaling cadence. When connected
to the appropriate Garmin device, the
heart rate and bike cadence values
are listed as data-field options on the
Map page, the Compass page, and the
trip computer.
Pairing is connecting your Oregon
with wireless sensors, such as a heart
rate monitor or a cadence bike sensor.
After you pair the first time, your
Oregon automatically recognizes the
wireless sensor whenever they are
turned on and within range of each
other.
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To pair the Oregon with a
wireless sensor:
1. Place the Oregon within 10 feet
(3 meters) of the wireless sensor
(heart rate monitor or speed/
cadence bike sensor).
2. Turn the wireless sensor on.
3. On the Main menu, touch Setup >
Fitness > Heart Rate Monitor or
Bike Cadence Sensor.
4. Touch Search for new.
5. A “Connected” message appears.
Note: To prevent your Oregon
from communicating with wireless
sensors, touch Setup > Fitness
> Heart Rate Monitor (or Bike
Cadence Sensor) > Off.
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Reset
1. Touch Setup > Reset.
2. Touch an item to reset it.
Viewing Your Oregon
Information
On the Main menu, touch
Setup > About... to view the Oregon
software version, unit ID number,
GPS software version, and legal
information.v
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Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
Physical
Size:
4.5 in. H × 2.3 in. W × 1.4
in. D (114 × 58 × 36 mm)
Weight: 5.1 oz. (146 g) without
batteries
191.4 g with batteries
Display: 3 in. diagonal (76 mm)
backlit 65K color TFT
display (240 × 400 pixels)
Case: Rugged plastic,
waterproof to IPX7
Temperature Range: From -4°F
to 158°F (from -20 to
70°C)*
*The temperature rating of the Oregon
may exceed the usable range of some
batteries. Some batteries can rupture at
high temperatures.
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Power
Source:
Two AA batteries
(alkaline, NiMH,
lithium, or precharged
NiMH) alkaline not
recommended for
Oregon 550 and 550t
Battery Life: Up to 16 hours
Accuracy
GPS: < 33 ft. (10 m) 95% typical*
*Subject to accuracy degradation to 100
m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD imposed
Selective Availability (SA) Program
when activated.
DGPS:
Velocity:
from 10 to 16 ft. (from
3 to 5 m) 95% typical
(WAAS accuracy in
North America)
0.328 ft./sec. (0.1 m/
sec) steady state
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Interfaces: Garmin Proprietary
serial, USB mass
storage device, NMEA
0183
Data Storage Life: Indefinite;
no memory
battery
required
Map Storage:
Internal or microSD Card
Performance
Receiver: more than 12 channel
WAAS enabled/High
sensitivity
Acquisition Times: < 1 second
(warm start)
< 33 seconds (cold
start)
< 36 seconds
(autolocate)
Update Rate: 1/second,
continuous
Compass: Accuracy: ± 2 degrees
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(± 5 degrees in extreme
Northern and Southern
latitudes)*
Resolution: 1 degree
Altimeter: Accuracy: ± 10 ft. (± 3
m)*
Resolution: 1 ft. (.3 m)
Range: from -2,000 ft.
to 30,000 ft. (from -610
to 9144 m)
*
Subject to proper user calibration.
Using Demo Mode
Demo mode turns the GPS receiver
off for use indoors or for practice.
The unit does not track satellites in
Demo mode.
Caution: Do not try to
navigate using Demo mode
because the GPS receiver is turned
off. Any satellite signal-strength
bars shown are only simulations
and do not represent the strength
of actual satellite signals.
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To turn Demo Mode on, touch Setup
> System > GPS > Demo Mode.
Connecting Your Oregon
to a Computer
You can connect the Oregon to your
computer using the supplied USB
cable.
To connect your Oregon to your
computer:
1. Lift the weather cap on the bottom
of the Oregon.
2. Insert the smaller connector
on the USB cable into the USB
mini-B jack.
3. Connect the other end of the
cable to a USB port on your
computer.
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Installing a microSD™
Card
The Oregon microSD data card tray
is located beneath the AA batteries.
You can purchase microSD memory
cards from an electronics supplier,
or purchase preloaded detailed map
data cards from your Garmin dealer.
In addition to map and data storage,
the memory cards can be used to
store files such as images, cartridges,
geocaches, routes, waypoints, and
custom POIs.
Go to http://buy.garmin.com for
compatible map products.
To install or remove a microSD
card:
1. Lift the latch on the back of the
Oregon (page 2) and remove the
battery cover and the batteries.
2. Lift the metal cover.
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3. Push the card into the microSD
card tray and close the metal
cover.
metal
cover
microSD
card tray
microSD
card
4. To remove the microSD card, lift
the metal cover and remove the
card from the microSD card tray.
5. Replace the batteries and the
battery cover.
In addition to map and data storage,
the microSD card can be used to
store files such as images, Wherigo
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cartridges, geocaches, routes,
waypoints, and custom POIs.
Transferring Files to
Your Computer
After you have connected the device
to your computer, you can copy and
paste files from your computer into
the device drives/volumes.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Browse your computer for the file.
Select the file.
Select Edit > Copy.
Open the “Garmin” or memory
card drive/volume.
5. Select Edit > Paste.
Before transferring data to or from
a Web site directly to the Oregon,
install the Garmin Communicator
plug-in from www.garmin.com
/products/communicator.
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Loading and Deleting
Files
You can use the Oregon as a USB
mass storage device, and you can
purchase a separate microSD card
for additional external memory.
Note: The Oregon is not
compatible with Windows® 95,
98, Me, or NT. It is also not
compatible with Mac® OS 10.3 or
earlier.
To load a file onto the Oregon or
microSD card:
1. Remove the battery cover and
insert a microSD card (page 37).
2. Connect the USB cable to the
Oregon and your computer.
3. Copy the file from your computer.
4. Paste the file into the Garmin or
the microSD card/volume.
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To delete a file from the Oregon
or microSD card:
1. Open the Garmin or SD card
drive/volume.
2. Highlight the file and press the
Delete key on your computer
keyboard.
Caution: When deleting files,
do not delete pre-programmed
map data (files that end with
“.img”). It is not recoverable.
Optimizing Battery Life
Use premium batteries for optimal
performance and maximum
battery life. The best performance
is provided by lithium batteries,
precharged (ready-to-use) NiMH
batteries, and NiMH rechargeable
batteries less than one year old with
a capacity greater than 2500 mAh.
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Consider the following suggestions
to maximize battery life:
• Do not adjust the backlight more
than is necessary (page 3). Using
a backlight level above 50% of
maximum level for a prolonged
period of time, will significantly
decrease battery life.
• Select a shorter backlight timeout
(page 26).
• Turn tones off if not needed
(page 25).Turn electronic
compass off if not needed
(page 31).
• If you plan on using the Oregon
extensively in your automobile,
consider purchasing a vehicle
power cable (http://buy.garmin.
com).
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Restoring Factory
Default Settings
You can restore your Oregon to the
original factory settings. Changes
you have made using Setup are
restored to the default settings.
To restore factory settings, touch
Setup > Reset > Restore Defaults
to Factory Settings > Yes.
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Attaching the Carabiner
A carabiner with a clip comes with
the Oregon 300 and 400 series units
and is optional with 200 series units.
1. Position the carabiner clip in the
slots on the mounting spine of the
Oregon.
Carabiner
Mounting spine
Carabiner clip
To remove the carabiner clip, lift
the bottom of the clip and slide the
carabiner clip off the mounting spine.
Calibrating the
Touchscreen
The Oregon screen does not
normally require calibration.
However, if the buttons do not seem
to be responding properly, use the
following process.
To calibrate the touchscreen:
1. While the unit is turned off, press
and hold the Power key for
approximately 30 seconds.
2. Follow the instructions on the
screen until “Calibration is
complete” is displayed.
2. Slide the clip up until it locks in
place.
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Appendix
Software License
Agreement
BY USING THE OREGON, YOU
AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to
use the software embedded in this device
(the “Software”) in binary executable
form in the normal operation of the
product. Title, ownership rights, and
intellectual property rights in and to the
Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software
is the property of Garmin and is
protected under the United States
of America copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. You
further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software
are valuable trade secrets of Garmin
and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of
Garmin. You agree not to decompile,
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disassemble, modify, reverse assemble,
reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part
thereof or create any derivative works
based on the Software. You agree not to
export or re-export the Software to any
country in violation of the export control
laws of the United States of America.
Declaration of
Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, Garmin, declares that this
Oregon is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of
Conformity, see the Garmin Web site
for your Garmin product:
www.garmin.com
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Index
Index
Symbols
3D view 23
A
accessories ii
active route 15
advanced map setup 27
alarms, marine 30
altimeter
calibration 33
setup 32
ambient pressure 32
area
calculation 20
automotive mode 26
auto zoom 27
avoidance setup 29
B
background
dashboard 22
screen 26
backlight 3
timeout 26
barometer mode 32
battery 2
optimal battery
type 39
bearing 31
C
cadence sensor 33
calibration
altimeter 33
compass 10
camera 19
carabiner 41
Communicator
Garmin 23
compass
calibration 10
north reference 31
course 31
D
data fields
changing 8, 12,
18, 27
show or hide 8
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daylight saving time 30
default settings 40
demo mode 36
directional letters 31
E
edit
routes 14
elevation
fixed or variable 32
elevation/distance 32
elevation/time 32
elevation plot 17
customizing 32
F
factory settings 40
fitness setup 33
fixed elevation 32
G
Garmin serial 25
Garmin spanner 25
geocaches 23
GPS setting 25
grid north 31
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Index
guidance method 28
H
heart rate monitor 33, 34
I
images
viewing 20
interface 25
L
language 25
light sectors 29
lock on road 28
lock screen 3
M
magnetic north 31
map information 7
map setup 26
marine 29
mark waypoint 4
microSD card
image viewer 20
installing 37
loading files 39
mils 31
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N
navigation 5
stop 7
NMEA in/out 25
north reference,
compass 31
north up 26
numeric degrees 31
O
off road 28
off road transitions 29
on road for distance 28
on road for time 28
orientation, map 26
P
Photo Viewer 19
pictures 19
plot type 32
POI 5
points of interest 5
position format 31
pressure
ambient 32
barometric 32
trending 32
unit of
measurement 30
profiles 24
R
recent finds 5
record method, tracks 27
registering the Oregon i
routes
calculate 28
edit 14
setup 28
view 15
S
satellite signals 3
SD card 37
sensors 34
serial, Garmin 25
serial number ii
share wirelessly 18
spanner, Garmin 25
spot soundings 29
stop navigating 7
stopwatch 21
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T
text out 25
text size, maps 27
timeout, backlight 26
time zone 30
tones 25
tracks
recording 27
setup 27
track up 26
trip computer 22
true north 31
Z
zoom 27
U
unlock screen 3
V
variable elevation 32
W
WAAS 25
waypoints
creating 4
Wherigo 23
wireless sharing 18
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For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of
your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
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