Garmin 401 GPS Receiver User Manual

owner’s manual
foretre x ® 3 0 1 a n d 4 0 1
PERSONAL NAVIGATOR®
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Introduction
Introduction
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information.
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Manual Conventions
Contact Garmin
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“Press page > enter > select
TRACKS.”
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Introduction
Foretrex® Features
Features
Foretrex
301
Foretrex
401
Altimeter
No
Yes
Barometer
No
Yes
Cadence (optional
accessory required)
No
Yes
Electronic compass
No
Yes
Heart rate (optional
accessory required)
No
Yes
Timer
Yes
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Yes
Wireless transfer
No
Yes
Optional Accessories
For a list of available accessories and
maps, refer to the Garmin Web site at
http://buy.garmin.com.
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Introduction
Table of Contents
Introduction........................... i
Waypoints, Tracks, and
Routes.................................. 8
Getting Started..................... 1
Waypoints................................... 8
Editing Waypoints....................... 8
Hunt and Fish........................... 10
Sun and Moon.......................... 10
Recording your Tracks............. 10
Creating and Navigating
Routes.....................................11
Using the Main Pages......... 4
Map Menu Options................... 12
Compass Menu Options........... 12
Elevation Menu Options........... 13
Trip Computer Options............. 13
Main Menu Options.................. 13
Data Field Options.................... 15
Manual Conventions.....................i
Product Registration.....................i
Contact Garmin............................i
Optional Accessories...................ii
Foretrex® Features......................ii
Buttons....................................... 2
Installing Batteries...................... 2
Turning On Your Foretrex........... 3
Acquiring GPS Satellite
Signals..................................... 3
Using the Backlight..................... 3
Map Page................................... 5
Compass Page........................... 6
Elevation Page........................... 7
Trip Computer............................. 7
Main Menu.................................. 7
Settings.............................. 12
Timer................................... 20
Timer Options........................... 20
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Introduction
GPS..................................... 21
Setting GPS Mode.................... 21
Satellite Reception................... 21
Signal Strength......................... 21
Sky View................................... 21
Appendix............................ 22
Pairing the Foretrex 401........... 22
Wireless Data Transfers........... 23
Connecting Your Foretrex
to a Computer........................ 24
Jumpmaster.............................. 25
Storing the Foretrex.................. 25
Battery Information................... 25
Optimizing Battery Life............. 26
Resetting the Foretrex.............. 26
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Clearing User Data................... 26
Replacing the Wristband.......... 27
Cleaning the Unit and
Wristband............................... 27
Specifications........................... 28
Software License
Agreement............................. 29
Declaration of Conformity
(DoC)..................................... 29
FCC Compliance...................... 30
Index................................... 31
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Getting Started
Getting Started
GPS antenna
Power/
backlight
Battery cover
(serial
number inside)
enter/mark up/down
page/goto
Mini-USB
(under
weather cap)
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Getting Started
Buttons
power
• Press and hold to turn the
Foretrex on and off.
• Press to turn the backlight on
and off.
page/goto
• Press to view and navigate
through the menus.
• Press to exit a menu or a page.
• Press and hold to navigate to a
specific destination or waypoint.
enter/mark
• Press to select options and to
acknowledge messages.
• Press and hold to mark a
waypoint.
• Press to access an options menu
when on a main page.
(up/down)
• Press to scroll through menus and
pages.
• Press to select options on menus
and pages.
• Press to zoom out ( ) and
in ( ) on the map.
Installing Batteries
1. Carefully lift
up on the
battery door
until it comes
off.
2. Insert the
batteries,
observing
polarity.
3. Replace the
battery cover.
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Getting Started
Note: Remove the batteries
when you do not plan to use the
Foretrex for several months.
When you remove the batteries,
stored data is not lost.
Turning On Your
Foretrex
Press and hold to turn the
Foretrex on. The first time you turn
on your Foretrex you are prompted
to choose a language.
Acquiring GPS Satellite
Signals
Before the Foretrex 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 Foretrex and hold it
level. Acquiring satellite signals
can take a few minutes.
The flashes while the Foretrex
determines your location. When
satellites are acquired, the
remains solid.
Using the Backlight
While the Foretrex is on, press and
quickly release . The backlight
stays on for 30 seconds. Press
again to turn off the backlight before
the automatic light timeout.
To adjust the backlight time:
1. From the main menu, select
SETUP > DISPLAY > LIGHT
TIMEOUT.
2. Use
to set the amount of
time the backlight stays on.
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Using the Main Pages
Using the Main Pages
All of the information needed to operate the Foretrex is found on the following
five main pages: the map page, the compass page, the elevation page (401
only), the trip computer page, and the main menu.
Press the page button to navigate through the main pages. Press enter to
access the option menus for these pages.
Map page
Main menu
Compass page
Elevation page
(401 only)
Trip computer
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Using the Main Pages
Map Page
To view the map with north up:
1. From the map page, press enter.
2. Select MAP DETAIL > MAP
ORIENTATION > NORTH UP.
Heading
indicator
Position
icon
Map page
Your position on the map is
represented by . As you travel, the
position icon moves and leaves a
track log (trail). Waypoint names and
symbols are also shown on the map.
note: Press
to zoom in.
to zoom out or
The Foretrex automatically rotates
the map as you move, so that
waypoints ahead of you always
appear above your position. The
heading indicator shows the direction
you are heading.
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To clear a track log:
1. From the map page, press enter.
2. Select CLEAR TRACK LOG >
YES.
To measure distance:
1. From the map page, press enter.
2. Select MEASURE DISTANCE
3. Select the FROM field then select
a starting waypoint from the
waypoint list.
4. Select the TO field then select
an ending waypoint from the
waypoint list.
5. Select the ESTIMATED SPEED
field. Use
to select fields,
and press enter to edit the speed.
Using the Main Pages
The total distance between the two
points and the estimated travel time
appears at the bottom of the page.
Compass Page
The compass page guides you to
your destination by displaying a
compass and a bearing pointer.
When you are navigating to a
specific location, the compass page
displays the name of the location,
two data fields that display distance
to final destination and speed (by
default), and a direction arrow in the
compass ring. Follow the arrow to
navigate.
The electronic compass (used in
the 401) 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.
note: Hold the compass
level when navigating to ensure
maximum accuracy.
To calibrate the electric
compass:
1. From the compass page, press
enter.
2. Select CALIBRATE.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Using the Main Pages
Elevation Page (401
only)
The elevation page shows your
elevation. Press to zoom out or
to zoom in.
To calibrate the barometric
altimeter:
note: The barometric altimeter
is available only on the Foretrex
401.
1. From the main menu, select
SET UP > ALTIMETER >
CALIBRATE.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Trip Computer
The trip computer displays your
current speed, average speed,
maximum speed, trip odometer, and
other helpful statistics. Use
to
scroll to see more fields.
To customize data fields, press enter.
See page 15 for more information.
Main Menu
The main menu gives you access to
setup screens including waypoints,
tracks, and routes. The main menu
displays the current date and time
along the top of the screen. Use
to select from the list of menu
options.
Waypoints, Tracks, and Routes
Waypoints, Tracks,
and Routes
Editing Waypoints
Waypoints
Waypoints are locations you record
and store in the Foretrex.
1. Press and hold mark.
2. Select OK.
To navigate to a waypoint:
1. Press and hold goto.
2. Select the waypoint from the list.
Waypoint page
After you have marked a waypoint,
you can edit the name, the symbol,
the elevation, and the latitude/
longitude from the waypoint page.
note: Use
to select the
letters and numbers. Press enter
to edit.
To edit existing waypoints:
1. Select > WAYPOINTS > LIST
ALL.
2. Select the waypoint you want to
edit.
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Waypoints, Tracks, and Routes
To change the symbol:
1. From the waypoint page, select
the waypoint symbol.
2. Select a new symbol from the list.
To change the name:
1. From the waypoint page, select
the name. The EDIT WAYPOINT
NAME page appears.
2. Press enter to access the
character menu. Select a
character from the list.
3. Press enter to advance to the
next character.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as
necessary.
To change the elevation:
1. From the waypoint page, select
the elevation. The ENTER
CORRECT ELEVATION page
appears.
2. Press enter to access the number
menu. Select a number from the
list.
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3. Press enter to advance to the
next field.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as
necessary.
5. Select OK to save and exit.
To change the latitude/longitude:
1. From the waypoint page, select
the latitude/longitude field. The
Edit Location page appears.
2. Select a number from the list.
note: To change the position
format, see page 14.
To delete a waypoint:
1. Select > WAYPOINTS > LIST
ALL.
2. Use
or enter to select the
waypoint you want to delete.
3. Select DELETE > YES.
Waypoints, Tracks, and Routes
Hunt and Fish
The hunting and fishing almanac
provides the predicted best dates and
times for hunting and fishing at your
current location.
To view the hunt and fish page:
1. From the main menu, select >
WAYPOINTS > LIST ALL.
2. Select the waypoint you want to
view.
3. Select OPTIONS > HUNT/FISH.
note: Press enter to view the
hunting and fishing information
for a different date.
Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon page shows
sunrise time, sunset time, moonrise
time, moonset time, and moon phase
for a specified date.
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To view the sun and moon page:
1. From the main menu, select >
WAYPOINTS > LIST ALL.
2. Select the waypoint you want to
view.
3. Select OPTIONS > SUN/MOON.
note: Press enter to view the
sun and moon information for a
different date.
Recording your Tracks
The Foretrex records a track log
while you are moving. You can save
these tracks and navigate to them at
another time.
1. From the main menu, select
TRACKS.
2. Select SAVE TRACK.
3 Use
and enter to set a
beginning point and an ending
point.
4. Press enter to name the track.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Waypoints, Tracks, and Routes
To clear current track:
From the tracks menu, select
CLEAR TRACK > YES.
To navigate to a saved track:
1. From the tracks menu, select
LIST SAVED.
2. Select the track.
3. Select NAVIGATE.
Creating and Navigating
Routes
1. From the main menu, select
ROUTES > CREATE NEW.
2. Press enter to access your saved
waypoints.
3. Select a waypoint for the first
field. Repeat in each field until the
route is complete.
4. Select FOLLOW.
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Settings
Settings
Map Menu Options
On the map page, press enter to
access the map menu.
PAN TRACK LOG—use
to
pan. Move the pointer to any point
along the track. Press enter to go
to a waypoint, mark a waypoint, or
zoom in or out.
CLEAR TRACK LOG—delete the
recorded track log.
MEASURE DISTANCE—measure
the distance between two waypoints.
See page 5 for instructions on
measuring distance.
MAP DETAIL—set map
preferences:
• 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 at the top of the page.
• TRACKS—show or hide tracks
on the map.
• WAYPOINTS—show or hide
waypoints on the map.
STOP NAVIGATION—stop the
current route.
Compass Menu Options
On the compass page, press enter to
access the compass menu.
CALIBRATE—hold the Foretrex
level and slowly turn in two full
circles in the same direction.
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Settings
CHANGE FIELDS—change the
data fields on the compass page. See
page 15 for more information on
changing data fields.
Elevation Menu Options
On the elevation page, press enter to
access the elevation menu.
PLOT— select to plot over time or
distance.
ZOOM—select to change the
elevation scale.
VIEW POINTS—view the data
points on the elevation page.
Trip Computer Options
On the trip computer page, press
enter to access the trip computer
menu.
CHANGE FIELDS—change the
data fields on the trip computer page.
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See page 15 for more information on
changing data fields.
RESET TRIP DATA—select YES
to reset the trip data and the altimeter
data.
Main Menu Options
WAYPOINTS—create a new
waypoint, list all waypoints, or
view the nearest waypoint to your
location. See page 8 for more
information.
TRACKS—manage your saved
tracks. Here you can clear the track
log, pan and trackback, save a track,
list saved tracks, or delete all saved
tracks.
ROUTES—create a new route, list
all routes, delete all routes.
SETUP—customize settings for the
Foretrex.
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Settings
• TIME—select a 12-hour or
24-hour format, and the time
zone for your location. Select
YES to use daylight saving
time, NO to ignore it, or AUTO
to automatically turn daylight
saving time on and off.
Select YES to use automatic
time zones, NO change the time
zone manually, or AUTO to
automatically update your time
zone.
• TIMER—show or hide timer
page and set timer preferences.
See page 20.
• DISPLAY—adjust backlight and
display contrast.
• UNITS—set position format
and map datum. Select units of
measurement for distance/speed,
elevation, vertical speed, and
pressure.
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• HEADING—customize compass
settings and calibrate the
compass.
• SYSTEM—set preferences for
the GPS mode, the beeper, the
battery, the language, and the
interface. You can also enter
owner information, such as your
name, and set it to appear when
the unit powers on.
• TRACKS—set track preferences.
• ROUTES—select auto or
distance for route leg transition.
• MAP—select NORTH UP or
TRACK UP and turn auto zoom
off or on. You can also select
bearing or course for the go to
line.
• ALTIMETER—turn auto
calibration on or off.
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• RESET—reset trip data, delete
all waypoints, or restore to
factory defaults.
• ABOUT FORETREX—view
the version software and the GPS
software version.
CONNECT—connect to compatible
Garmin devices, compatible
accessories, or receive data
wirelessly.
GPS—view the satellite signal
strength or the satellite sky view. See
page 21.
JUMPMASTER—enter the
Jumpmaster setting. Set the jump
type and information. See page 25.
Data Field Options
The following table lists all of the
Foretrex data fields and descriptions.
*Only available on the Foretrex 401.
Data Field
Description
AMB PRESS*
(ambient
pressure)
The uncalibrated
current pressure.
AVG ASCENT
The average
vertical distance
of ascent.
AVG DESCNT
(average
descent)
The average
vertical distance
of descent.
BAROMETER* The calibrated
current pressure.
BEARING
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The direction
from your current
location to a
destination.
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Settings
Data Field
Description
Data Field
CADENCE*
(GSC™ 10
required)
Revolutions of
the crank arm
or strides per
minute.
FINAL ETE
The estimated
(estimated time time needed to
en route)
reach your final
destination.
COURSE
The direction
from your
starting location
to a destination.
GLIDE RATIO*
ELEVATION
The altitude
above or below
sea level.
The ratio of
horizontal
distance traveled
to the change in
vertical distance.
FINAL DEST
(destination)
The last
waypoint on your
route.
GR DEST*
(glide ratio
destination)
FINAL DIST
(distance)
The remaining
distance to your
final destination.
The glide ratio
required to
descend from
your present
position and
elevation to
the destination
elevation.
HEADING
Your moving
direction.
HEART RATE*
(heart rate
monitor
required)
Heart rate in
beats per minute
(bmp).
FINAL ETA
The estimated
(estimated time time of day you
will reach your
of arrival)
final destination.
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Description
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Data Field
Description
Data Field
Description
MAX ASCENT* The maximum
ascent rate in
feet/meter per
minute.
MOV’N TIME
(moving time)
A running tally of
movement time
elapsed since
the last reset.
MAX
DESCNT*
(maximum
descent)
The maximum
descent rate in
feet/meter per
minute.
NEXT DEST
(destination)
The next
waypoint on your
route.
MAX ELEVTN
(maximum
elevation)
The highest
elevation
reached.
NEXT DIST
(distance)
The remaining
distance to the
next waypoint on
the your route.
MAX SPEED
The maximum
speed.
MIN ELEVTN
(minimum
elevation)
The lowest
elevation
reached.
MOV’N AVG
(moving
average)
Average speed
of the unit while
moving.
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NEXT ETA
The estimated
(estimated time time of day you
of arrival)
will reach the
next waypoint on
the route.
NEXT ETE
The estimated
(estimated time time needed until
en route)
you reach the
next waypoint on
the route.
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Settings
Data Field
Description
Data Field
Description
ODOMETER
A running tally
of distance
traveled,
based upon
the distance
between
second-bysecond position
readings.
SUNRISE
Time of sunrise
based on your
GPS position.
SUNSET
Time of sunset
based on your
GPS position.
TIME
Current time
of day based
on your time
settings (format,
time zone, and
daylight saving
time).
TO COURSE
The direction
you must travel
to return to the
route.
TOT ASCENT
(total ascent)
The total
elevation
distance
ascended.
OFF COURSE
The distance (left
or right) you are
from the original
course (path of
travel).
OVER’L SPD
(overall speed)
Your average
speed.
SPEED
Display rate of
current speed.
STOP TIME
Time spent
stopped.
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Settings
Data Field
Description
Data Field
Description
TOT DESCNT
(total descent)
The total
elevation
distance
descended.
VERT SPEED*
(vertical)
Your rate of
altitude gain/loss
over time.
TOTAL TIME
A running tally
of time since the
last reset.
VMG (velocity
made good)
TRIP ODOM
(odometer)
A running tally of
distance traveled
since last the
reset.
The speed at
which you are
closing on a
destination along
a route.
VSPD DEST*
(vertical speed
destination)
TURN
The angle
difference
(in degrees)
between the
bearing to your
destination and
your current
line of travel. ‘L’
means turn left.
‘R’ means turn
right.
The
measurement
of your rate
of ascent/
descent to a
predetermined
altitude.
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Timer
Timer
The timer page is not one of the
default main pages.
To display the timer:
1. From the main menu, select
SETUP > TIMER.
2. Select SHOW TIMER PAGE? >
YES.
To set the timer:
1. From the main menu, select
SETUP > TIMER.
2. Select COUNT DOWN FROM.
3. Select a time increment from the
menu or select custom.
To use the timer:
1. On the timer page, press enter to
start the timer.
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note: Use
to change the
countdown time.
2. Press enter to stop the timer.
3. Press to reset the timer to the
original countdown time.
note: When the timer is at
0:00, press enter to start the timer
counting up from 0:00.
Timer Options
From the main menu, select SETUP
> TIMER. The following options
appear:
• WHEN EXPIRED—set the
timer to stop, count up, or repeat
when the timer expires.
• EXPIRED TONE—select the
tone alert that sounds when the
timer expires.
• INTERVAL TONE— select the
tone alert that sounds when the
interval time expires.
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GPS
GPS
Setting GPS Mode
1. From the main menu, select
SETUP > SYSTEM > GPS
MODE.
2. Select the mode you want, or
select OFF to use the Foretrex
indoors.
The bars indicate GPS satellite
strength. White bars indicate that the
Foretrex is still collecting data. Solid
bars indicate that the Foretrex is
tracking that satellites.
Sky View
Press enter on the satellite page to
switch to sky view.
Satellite Reception
The satellite page shows your current
location, GPS accuracy, satellite
locations, and signal strength.
Signal Strength
To view the satellite page, select
GPS from the main menu.
Sky view shows the location of
the satellites from which you are
receiving a signal.
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Appendix
Appendix
Pairing the Foretrex 401
Note: The Foretrex 301 does
not have pairing capability.
The Foretrex 401 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 (GSC
10) to display your pedaling cadence.
Pairing is connecting your Foretrex
401 with wireless sensors, such as a
heart rate monitor or a cadence bike
sensor. After you pair the first time,
your Foretrex 401 automatically
recognizes the wireless sensor
whenever they are turned on and
within range of each other.
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To pair the Foretrex 401 with a
wireless sensor:
1. Place the Foretrex 401 within 10
feet (3 meters) of the wireless
sensor (heart rate monitor or GSC
10).
2. Put on the heart rate monitor or
turn on the GSC 10.
3. From the main menu, select
CONNECT > HEART RATE
MONITOR or BIKE CADENCE
SENSOR.
4. Select SEARCH FOR NEW.
When the sensor is found, the
“Connected” message appears.
Note: To prevent your Foretrex
401 from pairing with wireless
sensors, select CONNECT >
HEART RATE MONITOR (or
BIKE CADENCE SENSOR) >
OFF.
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Appendix
Wireless Data Transfers
The Foretrex 401 can send and
receive waypoints, routes, and tracks
wirelessly from a compatible Garmin
device.
To receive data:
1. From the main menu, select
CONNECT > RECEIVE
WIRELESSLY.
2. A “CONNECTING” message
appears. When connected, a
“RECEIVING DATA” message
appears. A “TRANSFER
COMPLETE” message appears
when data is received.
To send a track:
1. From the main menu, select
TRACKS > LIST ALL.
2. Select the track you want to send.
3. From the track menu, select
OPTIONS > SEND.
To send a route:
1. From the main menu, select
ROUTES > LIST SAVED.
2. Select the route you want to send.
3. From the route menu, select
OPTIONS > SEND.
To send a waypoint:
1. From the main menu, select
WAYPOINTS > LIST ALL.
2. Select the waypoint you want to
send.
3. From the waypoint menu, select
OPTIONS > SEND.
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Appendix
Connecting Your
Foretrex to a Computer
You can use the Foretrex as a USB
mass storage device by connecting it
to your computer with a USB cable.
Note: The Foretrex is not
compatible with Windows® 95,
98, Me, or NT. It is also not
compatible with Mac® OS 10.3
and earlier. This is a common
limitation of most USB mass
storage devices.
1. Plug the small end of the USB
cable into the mini-USB port on
the back of the Foretrex (under
the weather cap).
2. Connect the larger end of the
USB cable to an available USB
port on your computer.
3. Select YES to enter mass storage
mode.
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Your Foretrex appears as a
removable drive in My Computer
on Windows computers and as a
mounted volume on Mac computers.
A copy of the waypoints, tracks, and
routes on your Foretrex can be found
in the Garmin/GPX/current folder.
Adding Waypoints, Tracks,
and Routes
1. From your computer, open the
Garmin/GPX folder.
2. Paste your .gpx files into the GPX
folder.
notice: If you are not sure
about the purpose of a file, do not
delete it. Your Foretrex memory
contains important system files
that should not be deleted.
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Appendix
Jumpmaster
and routes will be retained in the
unit’s memory without the need for
external power. It is always a good
practice to back up important user
data.
Jumpmaster is an accessory
designed for experienced skydivers.
A jumpmaster is the individual
in charge of a group of skydivers
coordinating a group or cargo
drop. From the main menu, select
JUMPMASTER.
Battery Information
For more information on Jumpmaster
go to www.garmin.com/manuals
/eTrexVista_Jumpmaster.pdf.
Storing the Foretrex
Do not store the Foretrex where
prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur, because it
can cause permanent damage. User
information, such as waypoints
WARNING: Do not use a sharp object
to remove user‑replaceable batteries.
Contact your local waste disposal
department to properly recycle the
batteries.
The Foretrex operates on two AAA
batteries. Use alkaline or NiMH
batteries. Use precharged NiMH
batteries for best results.
Select the battery type:
1. From the main menu, select
SETUP.
2. Select SYSTEM > BATTERY.
3. Select ALKALINE or NIMH.
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Appendix
Optimizing Battery Life
Use premium batteries for optimal
performance and maximum battery
life.
Consider the following suggestions to
maximize battery life:
• Excessive use of the backlight
will significantly decrease battery
life.
• Select a shorter backlight timeout
(page 3).
• Turn tones off if not needed.
From the main menu, select
SETUP > SYSTEM > BEEPER
> OFF.
• Turn off the compass when
it is not being used (Foretrex
401 only). Select SETUP >
HEADING > COMPASS >
OFF.
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Resetting the Foretrex
If your Foretrex is locked up, press
and hold page and simultaneously
until the screen goes blank (about 7
seconds). This does not erase any of
your data or settings.
Clearing User Data
NOTICE: This deletes all history
and user‑entered information.
To clear all user data, press and hold
enter on startup until the message
appears.
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Replacing the Wristband
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to
remove the screws (2) on the
back of the unit.
Screw Screw hole
Screw Screw hole
2. Remove the old wristband.
3. Align the loops of the new
wristband with the screw holes on
the back of the unit. Make sure
that the Garmin logo is facing up.
4. Replace the screws.
To install the extension strap
(optional):
1. Thread the end of the Foretrex
strap through the plastic ring on
the extension strap.
2. Thread the other end of the
extension strap through the
plastic ring on the Foretrex strap.
3. Adjust as necessary.
Cleaning the Unit and
Wristband
The Foretrex is constructed of
high-quality materials and does not
require user maintenance other than
cleaning. Clean the unit using a cloth
dampened with a mild detergent
solution and then wipe dry. Avoid
chemical cleaners and solvents that
may damage plastic components.
The wristband should be hand
washed with mild detergent in warm
or hot water. Blot dry, then air dry.
Do not machine wash.
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Appendix
Specifications
Physical
Size: W × H × D:
2.93 × 0.89 × 1.65 in.
(74.5 × 22.5 × 42 mm)
Weight (with wristband):
2.26 oz. (64 g) without batteries
Display: W × H: 1.44 × 0.92 in.
(23.368 × 36.576 mm)
100 × 64 pixels
Case: Rugged, waterproof to IPX7
Temperature Range: From -4°F to
140°F (from -20 to 60°C)*
*The temperature rating of the Foretrex
may exceed the usable range of some
batteries. Some batteries can rupture at
high temperatures.
Power
Source: Two AAA batteries
(alkaline or NiMH)
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Accuracy
GPS: < 33 ft. (10 m) 95% typical*
*Subject to accuracy degradation to
100 m2 2DRMS under the US DoD
imposed Selective Availability (SA)
Program when activated.
Velocity: 0.328 ft./sec. (0.1 m/sec)
steady state
Interface: USB mass storage device
Data Storage Life: Indefinite; no
memory battery required
Performance
Receiver: more than 12 channels,
high-sensitivity
Acquisition Times: < 1 second
(warm start)
< 33 seconds (cold start)
< 36 seconds (Autolocate)
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
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Appendix
Software License
Agreement
BY USING THE FORETREX, YOU
AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to
use the software embedded in this device
(the “Software”) in binary executable
form in the normal operation of the
product. Title, ownership rights, and
intellectual property rights in and to the
Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software
is the property of Garmin and is
protected under the United States
of America copyright laws and
international copyright treaties. You
further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software
are valuable trade secrets of Garmin
and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of
Garmin. You agree not to decompile,
disassemble, modify, reverse assemble,
reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part
thereof or create any derivative works
based on the Software. You agree not to
export or re-export the Software to any
country in violation of the export control
laws of the United States of America.
Declaration of
Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, Garmin, declares that this
Foretrex 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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Appendix
FCC Compliance
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device pursuant to
part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
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turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
This Category II radiocommunication
device complies with Industry Canada
Standard RSS-310.
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Index
Index
A
accessories ii, 22
altimeter 7, 14
B
backlight 3
barometric altimeter
7, 14
battery 2
life 26
type 25
buttons 2
C
cadence sensor 22
compass
calibrating 6
options 12
page 6
connecting
computer 24
unit to unit 24
contacting Garmin i
custom data fields 15
D
data, transferring 23
data fields 15
changing 12, 13
distance
measuring 5
E
elevation
page 6
plot 13
zoom 13
F
files
adding 24
transferring 23
G
Garmin Product Support
i
GPS
acquiring signals 3
mode 21
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modes 15
reception 21
sky view 21
GSC 10 16, 22
H
heart rate monitor 22
L
language 14
M
main menu 7
options 13
main pages 4
manual conventions i
map
detail 12
options 12
page 5
P
pairing 22
product registration i
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Index
R
resetting the unit 26
routes
creating 11
navigating 11
S
satellite signals 3, 21
sensors 22
serial number 1
specifications 28
storing 25
T
time 14
timer
options 20
setting 12, 13
tracks
navigating 10
recording 10
trip computer
options 13
page 7
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U
USB, connecting 24
W
waypoints
editing 8
marking 8
navigating 8
wireless transfer 23
wristband
cleaning 27
extender strap 27
replacing 27
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© 2009 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
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