Owner`s manual | Garmin 521 GPS Receiver User Manual

montana 600 series
owner’s manual
™
for use with models 600, 650, 650t
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Table of Contents
Getting Started������������������������1
Device Overview���������������������������1
Battery Information������������������������2
Turning the Device On or Off���������4
Satellite Signals�����������������������������4
Registering Your Device����������������5
About the Main Menu��������������������5
Using the Touchscreen������������������5
Rotating the Screen�����������������������6
Turning On the Backlight���������������6
Adjusting the Volume���������������������7
Profiles������������������������������������������7
Waypoints, Routes, and
Tracks��������������������������������������8
Waypoints��������������������������������������8
Using Sight ‘N Go��������������������������9
Where To? Menu�������������������������10
Routes�����������������������������������������11
Tracks������������������������������������������13
Adventures����������������������������������15
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Navigation�����������������������������16
Navigating to a Destination���������16
Map���������������������������������������������17
Compass�������������������������������������19
Elevation Plot������������������������������21
Trip Computer������������������������������22
Camera and Photos��������������23
Taking a Photo�����������������������������23
Viewing Photos����������������������������23
Geocaches����������������������������25
Downloading Geocaches������������25
Filtering the Geocache List����������25
Navigating to a Geocache�����������26
Logging the Attempt��������������������26
chirp™�������������������������������������������27
Applications��������������������������28
Using the 3D View�����������������������28
About Sharing Data���������������������28
Setting a Proximity Alarm������������29
Calculating the Size of an Area���29
Using the Calculator��������������������29
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Viewing the Calendar and
Almanacs����������������������������������30
Setting an Alarm��������������������������30
Opening the Stopwatch���������������31
Satellite Page������������������������������31
Customizing Your Device����32
Customizing the Main Menu and
the Application Drawer��������������32
Creating Shortcuts�����������������������32
Customizing Specific Pages��������33
Creating a Custom Profile�����������34
System Settings��������������������������34
Display Settings���������������������������35
Appearance Settings�������������������36
Setting the Device Tones�������������37
Map Settings�������������������������������37
Camera Settings��������������������������38
Tracks Settings����������������������������38
Changing the Units of Measure���39
Time Settings�������������������������������39
Position Format Settings�������������39
Heading Settings�������������������������40
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Altimeter Settings������������������������40
Geocaching Settings�������������������41
Routing Settings��������������������������42
Marine Map Settings�������������������43
Fitness�����������������������������������������44
Resetting Data�����������������������������44
Device Information���������������45
Updating the Software�����������������45
Viewing Device Information���������45
Specifications������������������������������45
About the Batteries����������������������46
Caring for the Device�������������������47
Data Management�����������������������48
Appendix�������������������������������52
Optional Accessories�������������������52
Data Field Options�����������������������54
Troubleshooting���������������������������59
Index��������������������������������������61
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Device Overview
 warning
See the Important Safety and Product
Information guide in the product
box for product warnings and other
important information.
➋
Install the batteries (page 2).
Turn on the device (page 4).
Register the device (page 5).
Acquire satellites (page 4).
Calibrate the compass (page 19).
Mark a waypoint (page 8).
Create a route (page 11).
Record a track (page 13).
Navigate to a destination (page 16).
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➌
➍
When using your device the first time,
you should complete these tasks to set
up the device and get to know the basic
features.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
➊
➎
➐
➏
➑
➊ Camera lens (650 and 650t only)
➋
Power key
➌ microSD™ card slot (under battery
➍
➎
➏
➐
➑
door) (page 49)
Auto mount power connector
Stereo headphone jack (page 18)
Mini-USB port (under weather cap)
Battery cover D-ring
MCX port for external GPS
antenna (under weather cap)
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Battery Information
 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, store the device out of direct
sunlight.
The temperature rating for the device
(page 45) may exceed the usable range
of some batteries. Alkaline batteries
can rupture at high temperatures.
notice
Alkaline batteries lose a significant
amount of their capacity as temperature
decreases. Therefore, use lithium
batteries when operating the device in
below-freezing conditions.
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The device operates on the included
lithium-ion battery pack or three AA
batteries. For tips on maximizing
battery life and other battery
information, see page 46.
Installing the Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
and pull up to remove the cover.
2. Locate the battery ➊ that came in
the product box.
➊
3. Align the metal contacts on the
battery with the metal contacts in
the battery compartment.
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4. Insert the battery into the
compartment, contacts first.
5. Gently press the battery into place.
6. Replace the battery cover, and turn
the D-ring clockwise.
Charging the Lithium-ion Battery
Pack
notice
To prevent corrosion, thoroughly
dry the mini-USB port, the weather
cap, and the surrounding area before
charging or connecting to a computer.
Before you use the device the first
time, fully charge the battery. Charging
a depleted battery takes 4½ hours. The
device will not charge when outside
the temperature range of 32°F to 113°F
(0°C to 45°C).
1. Plug the AC charger into a standard
wall outlet.
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2. Pull up the weather cap ➊ from the
mini-USB port ➋.
➊
➋
3. Plug the small end of the AC
charger into the mini-USB port.
4. Charge the device completely.
The device may feel warm when
charging.
Removing the Lithium-ion Battery
Pack
 warning
Do not use a sharp object to remove
batteries.
1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Pull up on the side of the battery
that is closer to the key.
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Getting Started
Installing AA Batteries
Instead of the lithium-ion battery pack,
you can use alkaline, NiMH, or lithium
batteries. This is especially useful
when you are on the trail and cannot
charge the lithium-ion battery pack.
Use NiMH or lithium batteries for best
results.
6. Select Alkaline, Lithium, or
Rechargeable NiMH.
1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
and pull up to remove the cover.
2. Insert three AA batteries, observing
polarity.
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 the
bars turn green, your device has
acquired satellite signals. The time and
date are set automatically based on
the GPS position. To adjust the time
settings, see page 39.
3. Replace the battery cover, and turn
the D-ring clockwise.
4. Hold (page 1).
5. Select > Setup > System > AA
Battery Type.
For more information about GPS, go to
www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
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Turning the Device On or
Off
Hold
(page 1).
Satellite Signals
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Registering Your Device
• Go to http://my.garmin.com.
• Keep the original sales receipt, or a
photocopy, in a safe place.
About the Main Menu
➊
➋
➌
➍
➊ Status bar
➋ Current time and date
➌ Application icons
Using the Touchscreen
• Select to open the application
drawer.
• Select to close the page and
return to the previous page.
• Select to return to the previous
page.
• Select to save changes and close
the page.
• Select and to scroll.
• Select to open a menu.
• Select to search by name.
Locking the Screen
Lock the screen to prevent inadvertent
screen touches.
1. Press .
2. Select .
➍ Application drawer containing
more application icons
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Unlocking the Screen
1. Press .
2. Select .
Rotating the Screen
To lock the screen orientation, see
page 36.
Rotate your device to view in
horizontal (landscape) or vertical
(portrait) mode.
Turning On the Backlight
The backlight will turn off after a
period of inactivity. To change the
backlight timeout, see page 7.
Touch the screen.
Alerts and messages also activate the
backlight.
Adjusting the Backlight
Brightness
Note: The backlight brightness may
be limited when the remaining capacity
in the batteries is low.
Extensive use of screen backlighting
can significantly reduce battery life.
You can adjust the backlight brightness
to maximize battery power.
1. While the device is on, press .
2. Use the backlight slider bar to
adjust the brightness level.
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The device may feel warm when the
backlight setting is high.
Adjusting the Backlight
Timeout
You can decrease the backlight timeout
to maximize battery power.
Select > Setup > Display >
Backlight Timeout.
Adjusting the Volume
When you are using headphones or an
auto mount, you can adjust the volume.
1. While the device is on, press .
2. Use the volume slider bar to adjust
the volume level.
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Profiles
Profiles are a collection of settings that
optimize your device based on how
you are using it. For example, your
settings and views can be different
when you are using the device for
geocaching and for navigating on
water.
When you are using a profile and you
change settings such as data fields or
units of measurement, the changes
are saved automatically as part of the
profile.
Selecting a Profile
1. Select > Profile Change.
2. Select a profile.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints, Routes,
and Tracks
Waypoints
Waypoints are locations you record and
store in the device.
Creating a Waypoint
You can save your current location as
a waypoint.
1. Select Mark Waypoint.
2. Select an option:
• To save the waypoint without
changes, select Save.
• To make changes to the
waypoint, select Edit, make
changes to the waypoint, and
select Save.
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Finding a Waypoint
1. Select Where To? > Waypoints.
2. Select a waypoint.
Editing a Waypoint
Before you can edit a waypoint, you
must create a waypoint.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select > Waypoint Manager.
Select a waypoint.
Select an item to edit.
Enter the new information.
Select .
Deleting a Waypoint
1. Select > Waypoint Manager.
2. Select a waypoint.
3. Select > Delete.
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Increasing the Accuracy of a
Waypoint Location
Waypoint Averaging allows you to
increase the accuracy of a waypoint
location by collecting multiple samples
of the waypoint location.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select > Waypoint Averaging.
Select a waypoint.
Move to the location.
Select Start.
When the Sample Confidence status
bar reaches 100%, select Save.
For best results, collect four to
eight samples for the waypoint,
waiting at least 90 minutes between
samples.
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Projecting a Waypoint
1. Select > Sight ‘N Go.
2. Point the device at an object or in
the direction of a location.
3. Select Lock Direction > Project
Waypoint.
4. Select a unit of measure.
5. Enter the distance to the object, and
select .
6. Select Save.
Using Sight ‘N Go
You can point the device at an object in
the distance, lock in the direction, and
then navigate to the object.
1. Select > Sight ‘N Go.
2. Point the device at an object.
3. Select Lock Direction > Set
Course.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Where To? Menu
You can use the Where To? menu to
find a destination to navigate to. Not all
Where To? categories are available in
all areas and maps.
Additional Maps
You can use additional maps in the
device, such as BirdsEye™ satellite
imagery, BlueChart® g2, and City
Navigator® detailed maps. Detailed
maps may contain additional points of
interest, such as restaurants or marine
services. For more information, go to
http://buy.garmin.com or contact your
Garmin dealer.
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Finding a Location by Name
Depending on the maps loaded on
your device, you can search for cities,
geographic points, and various points
of interest (POIs), such as restaurants,
hotels, and auto services.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select Where To?.
Select a category.
Select .
Enter the name or part of the name.
Select .
Finding a Location Near
Another Location
1. Select Where To? > > Search
Near.
2. Select an option.
3. If necessary, select a location.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Finding an Address
You can use optional City Navigator®
maps to search for addresses.
1. Select Where To? > Addresses.
2. Enter the country or state, if
necessary.
3. Enter the city or postal code.
NOTE: Not all map data provides
postal code searching.
4. Select the city.
5. Enter the house number.
6. Enter the street.
Routes
A route is a sequence of waypoints that
leads you to your final destination.
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Creating a Route
1. Select > Route Planner >
Create Route > Select First Point.
2. Select a category.
3. Select the first point in the route.
4. Select Use > Select Next Point.
5. Repeat steps 2–4 until the route is
complete.
6. Select to save the route.
Editing the Name of a Route
1. Select > Route Planner.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Change Name.
4. Enter the new name.
5. Select .
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Editing a Route
1. Select > Route Planner.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Edit Route.
4. Select a point.
5. Select an option:
• To view the point on the map,
select Review.
• To change the order of the point
on the route, select Move Down
or Move Up.
• To add an additional point on
the route, select Insert.
The additional point is inserted
before the point you are editing.
• To remove the point from the
route, select Remove.
6. Select to save the route.
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Viewing a Route on the Map
1. Select > Route Planner.
2. Select a route.
3. Select View Map.
Deleting a Route
1. Select > Route Planner.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Delete Route.
Viewing the Active Route
1. While navigating a route, select
> Active Route.
2. Select a point in the route to view
additional details.
Reversing a Route
1. Select > Route Planner.
2. Select a route.
3. Select Reverse Route.
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Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Tracks
A track is a recording of your path.
The track log contains information
about points along the recorded path,
including time, location, and elevation
for each point.
Recording Track Logs
1. Select > Setup > Tracks >
Track Log.
2. Select Record, Do Not Show or
Record, Show On Map.
If you select Record, Show On
Map, a line on the map indicates
your track.
3. Select Record Method.
4. Select an option:
• To record tracks at a variable
rate that creates an optimum
representation of your tracks,
select Auto.
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• To record tracks at a specified
distance, select Distance.
• To record tracks at a specified
time, select Time.
5. Select Interval.
6. Complete an action:
• Select an option to record tracks
more or less often.
NOTE: Using the Most Often
interval provides the most track
detail, but fills up the device
memory quicker.
• Enter a time or distance, and
select .
As you move with the device turned
on, a track log is created.
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Saving the Current Track
The track being recorded is called the
current track.
1. Select > Track Manager >
Current Track.
2. Select what you want to save:
• Select Save Track.
• Select Save Portion, and select
a portion.
Viewing Track Information
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a track.
3. Select View Map.
The beginning and the end of the
track are marked by flags.
4. Select the information bar on the
top of the screen.
Information about the track is
listed.
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Viewing the Elevation Plot of a
Track
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Elevation Plot.
Saving a Location on a Track
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a track.
3. Select View Map.
4. Select a location on the track.
5. Select the information bar on the
top of the screen.
6. Select .
7. Select OK.
Changing the Track Color
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Set Color.
4. Select a color.
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Archiving a Saved Track
You can archive saved tracks to save
memory space.
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a saved track.
3. Select Archive.
Clearing the Current Track
Select > Setup > Reset > Clear
Current Track > Yes.
Deleting a Track
1. Select > Track Manager.
2. Select a track.
3. Select Delete > Yes.
Adventures
Group related items together as an
adventure. For example, you can create
an adventure for your latest hiking trip.
The adventure could contain the track
log of the trip, photos of the trip, and
geocaches you hunted. You can use
BaseCamp to create and manage your
adventures.
Creating an Adventure
1. Select > Setup > Adventures >
Create Adventure.
2. Select Add Item.
3. Select an item.
4. Select Use.
5. Repeat steps 2–4.
Reviewing and Editing an
Adventure
1. Select > Adventures.
2. Select an adventure.
3. If necessary, select .
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Navigation
Navigation
You can navigate a route, a track, to a
waypoint, to a geocache, to a photo,
or to any saved location in the device.
You can use the map or the compass to
navigate to your destination.
Navigating to a
Destination
You can navigate to a destination using
the map or compass.
Select Where To?.
Select a category.
Select a destination.
Select Go.
The map page opens with your
route marked with a magenta line.
5. Navigate using the map (page 17)
or compass (page 19).
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Starting a TracBack®
You can navigate back to the beginning
of a track. This can be helpful when
finding your way back to camp or the
trail head.
1. Select > Track Manager >
Current Track > View Map.
2. Select TracBack.
The map page opens with your
route marked with a magenta line.
3. Navigate using the map (page 17)
or compass (page 19).
Marking and Starting
Navigation to a Man Overboard
Location
You can save a man overboard (MOB)
location, and automatically start
navigation back to it.
1. Select
Start.
> Man Overboard >
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Navigation
The map page opens with your
route marked with a magenta line.
2. Navigate using the map (page 17)
or compass (page 19).
Stopping Navigation
Select Where To? > Stop
Navigation.
Map
The position icon represents your
location on the map. As you travel, the
position icon moves. When you are
navigating to a destination, your route
is marked with a magenta line on the
map.
Browsing the Map
1. Select Map.
2. Select one or more options:
• Drag the map to view different
areas.
• Select + and - to zoom in and
out of the map.
• Select a location on the map,
and select the information bar
at the top of the screen to view
information about the selected
location (represented by a pin).
For information about customizing
the map settings, see page 37. For
information about customizing the map
dashboard and data fields, see page 33.
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Navigation
Navigating a Driving Route
 Caution
You can permanently damage your ears
and lose hearing if you listen to the
device, earbuds, or headphones at high
volume. Limit the amount of time you
listen at high volume. If you experience
ringing in your ears or muffled speech,
stop listening and have your hearing
checked.
Before you can use the map, you must
purchase and load City Navigator
maps. If you plan to use an auto mount
accessory with the device, you must
also purchase and install the mount in
your vehicle.
1. Select an option:
• If you are using a mount with
the device, install the device in
the mount.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Automotive profile is selected
automatically.
• If you are not using a mount
with the device, select >
Profile Change > Automotive.
If you are not using a mount with
the device, connect headphones or
an audio line-out cable to the stereo
headphone jack.
Use the map to navigate to the
destination.
Listen to the voice prompts.
Note: If nothing is connected to
the headphone jack, audio tones
will replace the voice prompts.
Follow the turns in the text bar
along the top of the map.
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Compass
The device has a 3-axis compass. You
can use a bearing pointer or a course
pointer to navigate to your destination.
Note: When the device is in an auto
mount, the compass displays GPS
heading, not magnetic heading.
Calibrating the Compass
Notice
Calibrate the electronic compass
outdoors. To improve heading
accuracy, do not stand near objects that
influence magnetic fields, such as cars,
buildings, or overhead power lines.
You should calibrate the compass after
moving long distances, experiencing
temperature changes, or changing the
batteries.
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1. Select Compass >
> Calibrate
Compass > Start.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Navigating with the Bearing
Pointer
When navigating to a destination,
the bearing pointer points to your
destination, regardless of the direction
you are moving.
1. Begin navigation to a destination
(page 16).
2. Select Compass.
3. Turn until points toward the
top of the compass, and continue
moving in that direction to the
destination.
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Navigation
About the Course Pointer
The course pointer is most useful if you
are navigating on water or where there
are no major obstacles in your path.
➋
➌
➊
➍
The course pointer ➊ indicates your
relationship to a course line ➋ leading
to the destination. The course line
to your destination is based on your
original starting point.
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As you drift from the intended course
to the destination, the course deviation
indicator ➍ (CDI) provides the
indication of drift (right or left) from
the course.
The scale ➌ refers to the distance
between dots on the course deviation
indicator.
Navigating with the Course Pointer
Before you can navigate with the
course pointer, you must change
the pointer setting to Course (CDI)
(page 40).
1. Begin navigation to a destination
(page 16).
2. Select Compass.
3. Use the course pointer to navigate
to the destination (page 20).
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Elevation Plot
By default, the elevation plot displays
the elevation for an elapsed time.
To customize the elevation plot, see
page 40.
Select
> Elevation Plot.
Changing the Plot Type
You can change the elevation plot to
display pressure and elevation over
time or distance.
1. Select > Elevation Plot >
Change Plot Type.
2. Select an option.
Viewing Details about a Point
on the Plot
Select an individual point on the
plot.
Details about the point appear in
the upper-left corner of the plot.
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Resetting the Elevation Plot
Select > Elevation Plot >
> Reset > Clear Current Track
> Yes.
Calibrating the Barometric
Altimeter
You can manually calibrate the
barometric altimeter if you know
the correct elevation or the correct
barometric pressure.
1. Go to a location where the elevation
or barometric pressure is known.
2. Select > Elevation Plot > >
Calibrate Altimeter.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Navigation
Trip Computer
The trip computer displays your current
speed, average speed, maximum
speed, trip odometer, and other helpful
statistics.
To customize the trip computer, see
page 33.
Resetting the Trip Data
For accurate information, reset the trip
information before beginning a trip.
Select > Trip Computer >
> Reset Trip Data > Yes.
All of the trip computer values are
set to zero.
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Camera and Photos
You can take photos with the Montana
650 and 650t. When you take a
photo, the geographic location is
automatically saved in the photo
information. You can navigate to the
location like a waypoint.
Taking a Photo
1. Select > Camera.
2. Turn the device horizontally or
vertically to change the orientation
of the photo.
3. If necessary, select + or - to zoom
in or out.
4. Hold to focus.
5. Release to take a photo.
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Camera and Photos
Setting the Camera for Low
Light
Select > Camera > > Low
Light Mode.
Viewing Photos
You can view photos you have taken
with the camera (page 23) and photos
you have transferred to the device
(page 50).
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select and to view all the
photos.
3. Select a photo to see a larger view
of it.
Viewing a Slideshow
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select > View Slideshow.
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Camera and Photos
Sorting Photos
1. Select > Photo Viewer > >
Sort Photos.
2. Select Most Recently, Near a
Location, or On a Specific Date.
Viewing the Location of a
Photo
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select > View Map.
Setting a Photo as Wallpaper
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select > Set as Wallpaper.
Deleting a Photo
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select > Delete Photo > Yes.
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Navigating to a Photo
1. Select > Photo Viewer.
2. Select a photo.
3. Select > View Information >
Go.
4. Navigate using the map (page 17)
or compass (page 19).
Uploading and Downloading
Photos from Garmin Connect
1. Connect your device to a computer
(page 49).
2. Go to http://my.garmin.com.
3. If necessary, create an account.
4. Sign in.
5. Follow the on-screen directions to
upload or download photos.
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Geocaches
A geocache is like a hidden treasure.
Geocaching is when you hunt for
hidden treasures using GPS coordinates
posted online by those hiding the
geocache.
Downloading Geocaches
1. Connect your device to a computer
(page 49).
2. Go to www.OpenCaching.com.
3. If necessary, create an account.
4. Sign in.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions
to find and download geocaches to
your device.
Geocaches
Filtering the Geocache
List
You can filter your geocache list based
on certain factors, such as the level of
difficulty.
1. Select > Geocaching > Quick
Filter.
2. Select items to filter.
3. Select an option:
• To apply the filter to the
geocache list, select Search.
• To save the filter, select .
Creating and Saving a
Geocache Filter
You can create and save custom filters
for geocaches based on specific factors
you select. After you set up the filter,
you can apply it in the geocaches list.
1. Select > Setup > Geocaching >
Filter Setup > Create Filter.
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Geocaches
2. Select items to filter.
3. Select an option:
• To apply the filter to the
geocache list, select Search.
• To save the filter, select .
After it is saved, the filter is
automatically named. You can
access the custom filter from the
geocaches list.
Editing a Custom Geocache
Filter
1. Select > Setup > Geocaching >
Filter Setup.
2. Select a filter.
3. Select an item to edit.
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Navigating to a Geocache
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select > Geocaching.
Select Find a Geocache.
Select a geocache.
Select Go.
Navigate using the map (page 17)
or compass (page 19).
Logging the Attempt
After you have attempted to find a
geocache, you can log your results.
1. Select > Geocaching > Log
Attempt.
2. Select Found, Did Not Find, or
Needs Repair.
3. Select an option:
• To begin navigation to a
geocache nearest you, select
Find Next Closest.
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• To end the logging, select Done.
• To enter a comment about
looking for the cache or
the cache itself, select Edit
Comment, enter a comment,
and select .
• To rate the geocache, select
Rate Geocache, and select an
item to rate.
chirp™
A chirp is a small Garmin accessory
that you can program and leave in a
geocache. Only the owner of the chirp
can program a chirp, but anyone can
find a chirp in a geocache. For more
information about programming a
chirp, see the chirp Owner's Manual at
www.garmin.com.
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Enable chirp Searching
1. Select > Setup > Geocaching.
2. Select chirp™ Searching > On.
Finding a Geocache with a
chirp
1. Select > Geocaching > Show
chirp™ Details.
2. Begin navigating to a geocache
(page 26).
When you are within 32.9 feet
(10 m) of the geocache that
contains a chirp, details about the
chirp appear.
3. If available, select Go! to navigate
to the next stage of the geocache.
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Applications
Applications
Using the 3D View
1. Select
> 3D View.
• To pan the 3D map backward,
select .
• To rotate the view to the left,
select .
• To rotate the view to the right,
select .
About Sharing Data
Your device can send or receive data
when connected to another compatible
device. You can share waypoints,
geocaches, routes, and tracks.
2. Select an option:
• To increase the angle of
elevation, select - .
• To decrease the angle of
elevation, select +.
• To pan the 3D map forward,
select .
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Sending and Receiving Data
Wirelessly
Before you can share data wirelessly,
you must be within 10 feet (3 m) of a
compatible Garmin device.
1. Select > Share Wirelessly.
2. Select Send or Receive.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Applications
Setting a Proximity Alarm
Proximity alarms alert you when
you are within a specified range of a
particular location.
1. Select > Proximity Alarms.
2. Select Create Alarm.
3. Select a category.
4. Select a location.
5. Select Use.
6. Enter a radius.
7. Select .
When you enter a proximity alarm
area, the device will sound a tone.
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Calculating the Size of an
Area
1. Select > Area Calculation >
Start.
2. Walk around the perimeter of the
area you want to calculate.
3. Select Calculate when finished.
Using the Calculator
The device has a standard calculator
and a scientific calculator.
1. Select > Calculator.
2. Complete an action:
• Use the standard calculator.
• Select > Scientific to use the
scientific calculator functions.
• Select > Degrees to calculate
degrees.
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Applications
Viewing the Calendar and
Almanacs
You can view device activity, such as
a waypoint was saved, and almanac
information for the sun and moon, and
hunting and fishing.
1. Select .
2. Select an option:
• To view device activity for
specific days, select Calendar.
• To view the sunrise, sunset,
moonrise, and moonset
information, select Sun and
Moon.
• To view the predicted best times
for hunting and fishing, select,
Hunt and Fish.
3. If necessary, select or to
view a different month.
4. Select a day.
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Setting an Alarm
If you are not currently using the
device, you can set the device to turn
on at a specific time.
1. Select > Alarm Clock.
2. Select + and - to set the time.
3. Select Turn Alarm On.
4. Select an option.
The alarm sounds at the selected time.
If the device is off at the alarm time,
the device turns on and sounds the
alarm.
Starting the Countdown Timer
1. Select > Alarm Clock > >
Timer.
2. Select + and - to set the time.
3. Select Start Timer.
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Applications
Opening the Stopwatch
Select
> Stopwatch.
Satellite Page
The satellite page shows your current
location, GPS accuracy, satellite
locations, and signal strength.
Changing the Satellite View
1. Select > Satellite > .
2. If necessary, select Track Up to
change the view of the satellites to
be oriented with your current track
toward the top of the screen.
3. If necessary, select Multicolor
to assign a specific color to the
satellite in the view and to the
signal strength bar of that satellite.
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Turning Off GPS
Select > Satellite >
With GPS Off.
> Use
Simulating a Location
1. Select > Satellite > > Use
With GPS Off.
2. Select > Set Location On Map.
3. Select a location.
4. Select Use.
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Customizing Your Device
Customizing Your
Device
Customizing the Main
Menu and the Application
Drawer
• Select and drag any icon on the
main menu or application drawer to
a new location.
• Open the application drawer and
drag an icon up to the main menu.
• To drag an icon to a new menu
page, select and drag the icon over
the left or right arrows.
• Select > Main Menu to edit the
main menu and application drawer.
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Creating Shortcuts
1. Select > Shortcuts > Create
Shortcut.
2. Enter a name for the shortcut.
3. Select the item you want to open
with this shortcut.
Adding a Shortcut to the Menu
Before you can add a shortcut to the
main menu or application drawer, you
must create a shortcut.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select > Shortcuts.
Select the shortcut.
Select Add to Menu.
Select Main Menu or Drawer.
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Customizing Your Device
Customizing Specific
Pages
Data fields display information about
your location or other specified data.
Dashboards are a custom grouping of
data that can be helpful to a specific or
general task, such as geocaching.
You can customize the data fields and
dashboards of the map, compass, and
trip computer.
Enabling the Map Data Fields
1. Select Map > > Setup Map >
Dashboard.
2. Select Small Data Fields or Large
Data Field.
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Changing the Data Fields
Before you can change the map data
fields, you must enable them (page 33).
1. Open the page for which you will
change the data fields.
2. Select a data field to customize.
3. Select a data field type.
For data field descriptions, see
page 54.
Customizing Dashboards
1. Open the page for which you want
to customize the dashboard.
2. Select an option:
• From the map, select
>
Setup Map > Dashboard.
• From the compass or trip
> Change
computer, select
Dashboard.
3. Select a dashboard.
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Customizing Your Device
Creating a Custom Profile
You can customize your settings and
data fields for a particular activity or
trip.
1. Customize the settings as necessary
(pages 32–44).
2. Customize the data fields as
necessary (page 33).
3. Select > Setup > Profiles.
4. Select Create New Profile > OK.
Editing a Profile Name
1. Select > Setup > Profiles.
2. Select a profile.
3. Select Edit Name.
4. Enter the new name.
5. Select .
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Deleting a Profile
1. Select > Setup > Profiles.
2. Select a profile.
3. Select Delete.
System Settings
Select
> Setup > System.
• GPS—sets the GPS to Normal,
WAAS/EGNOS (Wide Area
Augmentation System/European
Geostationary Navigation Overlay
Service), or Demo Mode (GPS
off). For information about WAAS,
go to www.garmin.com/aboutGPS
/waas.html.
• Text Language—sets the text
language on the device.
note: Changing the text language
does not change the language of
user-entered data or map data, such
as street names.
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Customizing Your Device
• Voice Language—sets the voice
for the vocal prompts.
• Interface—sets the format of the
serial interface:
◦◦ Garmin Spanner—allows you
to use the device USB port with
most NMEA 0183-compliant
mapping programs by creating a
virtual serial port.
◦◦ Garmin Serial—Garmin
proprietary format used to
exchange waypoint, route, and
track data with a computer.
◦◦ NMEA In/Out—provides
standard NMEA 0183 output
and input.
◦◦ Text Out—provides simple
ASCII text output of location
and velocity information.
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◦◦ RTCM—Radio Technical
Commission for Maritime
Services allows the device
to accept Differential Global
Positioning System (DGPS)
information from a device
supplying RTCM data in an
SC‑104 format.
• AA Battery Type—allows you to
select the type of AA battery you
are using (page 4). This setting
is disabled when the lithium-ion
battery pack is installed.
Display Settings
Select
> Setup > Display.
• Backlight Timeout—adjusts the
length of time before the backlight
turns off.
Note: To adjust the backlight
brightness, see page 6.
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Customizing Your Device
• Orientation Lock—locks the
screen orientation in portrait or
landscape mode, or allows the
screen to change orientation
automatically based on the device
orientation.
• Screen Capture—allows you to
take screen captures on the device.
• Battery Save—saves battery power
and prolongs the battery life.
• Calibrate Screen—page 36.
Calibrating the Touchscreen
The screen does not normally require
calibration. However, if the screen does
not seem to be responding properly,
calibrate the touchscreen.
1. Select > Setup > Display >
Calibrate Screen.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Appearance Settings
Select
> Setup > Appearance.
• 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).
• Day Background—sets the
background image used in day
mode.
• Night Background—sets the
background image used in night
mode.
• Day Highlight Color—sets the
color for selections in day mode.
• Night Highlight Color—sets the
color for selections in night mode.
• Landscape Controls—places the
controls on the left or right side of
the screen when in landscape mode.
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Setting the Device Tones
You can customize tones for messages,
keys, turn warnings, and alarms.
1. Select > Setup > Tones.
2. Select a tone for each audible type.
Map Settings
Select
> Setup > Map.
• Orientation—adjusts 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 the
direction of travel at the top.
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• Guidance Text—allows you to
select when to show guidance text
on the map.
• Dashboard—selects a dashboard to
display on the map. Each dashboard
shows different information about
your route or your location.
• Advanced Map Setup—sets the
zoom levels, the text size, and the
detail level of the map.
◦◦ 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.
◦◦ Zoom Levels—selects the zoom
level for map items.
◦◦ Text Size—selects the text size
for map items.
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Customizing Your Device
◦◦ Detail—selects the amount
of detail shown on the map.
Showing more detail may cause
the map to redraw more slowly.
◦◦ Shaded Relief—shows detail
relief on the map (if available)
or turns off shading.
◦◦ Vehicle—allows you to select
the position icon, which
represents your position on the
map.
• Map Information—allows you to
enable or disable the maps currently
loaded on the device. To purchase
additional maps, see page 10.
• Map Speed—adjusts the speed at
which the map is drawn.
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Camera Settings
Select
> Setup > Camera.
• Photo Resolution—changes the
resolution of the photos you will
take.
• Save Photos To—allows you to
select the storage location.
• Camera Instructions—displays
brief directions on taking a photo
with the camera.
Tracks Settings
Select
> Setup > Tracks.
• Track Log—turns track recording
on or off.
• Record Method—selects a track
recording method. Auto records the
tracks at a variable rate to create
an optimum representation of your
tracks.
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• Interval—selects a track log
recording rate. Recording points
more frequently creates a moredetailed track, but fills the track log
faster.
• Auto Archive—selects an
automatic archive method to
organize your tracks. Tracks are
saved and cleared automatically
based on the user setting.
• Color—changes the color of the
track line on the map.
Changing the Units of
Measure
You can customize units of measure for
distance and speed, elevation, depth,
temperature, and pressure.
1. Select > Setup > Units.
2. Select a measurement type.
3. Select a unit of measure for the
setting.
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Time Settings
Select
> Setup > Time.
• Time Format—allows you to
select a 12-hour or a 24-hour
display time.
• Time Zone—allows you to select
the time zone for the device. You
can select Automatic to set the
time zone automatically based on
your GPS position.
Position Format Settings
Note: Do not change the position
format or the map datum coordinate
system unless you are using a map or
chart that specifies a different position
format.
Select
> Setup > Position Format.
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Customizing Your Device
• Position Format—sets the position
format in which a given location
reading appears.
• Map Datum—sets the coordinate
system on which the map is
structured.
• Map Spheroid—shows the
coordinate system the device is
using. The default coordinate
system is WGS 84.
Heading Settings
You can customize the compass
settings.
Select
> Setup > Heading.
• Display—sets the type of
directional heading on the compass.
• North Reference—sets the north
reference of the compass.
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• Go To Line/Pointer—allows you
to select how the course appears.
◦◦ Bearing (Small or Large)—the
direction to your destination.
◦◦ Course (CDI)—the course
deviation indicator displays
your relationship to a course
line leading to a destination.
• Compass—switches from an
electronic compass to a GPS
compass when you are traveling
at a higher rate of speed for a set
period of time (Auto), or turns the
compass off.
• Calibrate Compass—page 19.
Altimeter Settings
Select
> Setup > Altimeter.
• Auto Calibration—allows the
altimeter to self-calibrate each time
you turn the device on.
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• Barometer Mode
◦◦ Variable Elevation—allows the
barometer to measure changes
in elevation while you are
moving.
◦◦ Fixed Elevation—assumes
the device is stationary at a
fixed elevation. Therefore, the
barometric pressure should only
change due to weather.
• Pressure Trending
◦◦ Save When Power On—
records pressure data only when
the device is turned on. This
can be useful when you are
watching for pressure fronts.
◦◦ Save Always—records pressure
data every 15 minutes, even
when the device is turned off.
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• Plot Type
◦◦ Elevation/Time—records
elevation changes over a period
of time.
◦◦ Elevation/Distance—records
elevation changes over a
distance.
◦◦ Barometric Pressure—records
barometric pressure over a
period of time.
◦◦ Ambient Pressure—records
ambient pressure changes over a
period of time.
• Calibrate Altimeter—page 21.
Geocaching Settings
Select
> Setup > Geocaching.
• Geocache List—allows you to
display the geocache list by names
or codes.
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Customizing Your Device
• Found Geocaches—allows you
to edit the number of geocaches
found. This number automatically
increases as you log a find
(page 26).
• chirp™ Searching—page 27.
• Program chirp™—programs the
chirp accessory. See the chirp
Owner's Manual at
www.garmin.com.
• Filter—page 25.
Routing Settings
The device calculates routes optimized
for the type of activity you are doing.
The routing settings available vary
based on the activity selected.
Select
> Setup > Routing.
• Activity—allows you to select an
activity for routing.
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• Route Transitions—available only
for some activities.
◦◦ Auto—automatically routes you
to the next point.
◦◦ Manual—allows you to select
the next point on the route.
◦◦ Distance—routes you to the
next point on the route when
you are within a specified
distance of your current point.
• Calculation Method—(available
only for some activities) selects a
preference for calculating routes.
• Lock On Road—locks the
position icon, which represents
your position on the map, onto the
nearest road.
• Avoidance Setup—(available only
for some activities) allows you to
select the road type you want to
avoid.
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Marine Map Settings
Select
> Setup > Marine.
• Marine Chart Mode—allows you
to select a nautical chart or a fishing
chart:
◦◦ Nautical—displays various map
features in different colors so
that the marine POIs are more
readable. The nautical chart
reflects the drawing scheme of
paper charts.
◦◦ Fishing—(requires marine
maps) displays a detailed view
of bottom contours and depth
soundings. Simplifies map
presentation for optimal use
while fishing.
• Appearance—allows you to set the
appearance of marine navigation
aids on the map.
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• Marine Alarm Setup
◦◦ Anchor Drag Alarm—alarm
sounds when you exceed a
specified drift distance while
anchored.
◦◦ Off Course Alarm—alarm
sounds when you are off course
by a specified distance.
◦◦ Deep Water/Shallow Water—
alarm sounds when you enter
water of a specific depth.
Setting up Marine Alarms
1. Select > Setup > Marine >
Marine Alarm Setup.
2. Select an alarm type.
3. Select On.
4. Enter a distance.
5. Select .
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Fitness
Restoring Specific Page
Settings
You can restore the settings for the
map, compass, and trip computer.
Resetting Data
1. Open the page for which you will
restore the settings.
2. Select > Restore Defaults.
For more information on optional
fitness accessories, see page 52.
You can reset trip data, delete all
waypoints, clear the current track, or
restore default values.
1. Select > Setup > Reset.
2. Select an item to reset.
Restoring Specific Settings to
Defaults
1. Select > Setup.
2. Select an item to reset.
3. Select > Restore Defaults.
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Restoring All Default Settings
You can reset all the setup values to the
original settings.
Select > Setup > Reset > Reset
All Settings > Yes.
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Device Information
Updating the Software
Before you can update the software,
you must connect the device to your
computer (page 49).
1. Go to www.garmin.com/products/
webupdater.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
note: Updating the software does not
erase any of your data or settings.
Viewing Device
Information
You can view the unit ID, software
version, and license agreement.
Select
> Setup > About.
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Device Information
Specifications
Water
resistance
Battery type
Battery life
Battery
charging
temperature
range
Operating
temperature
range
Fully gasketed, high
impact plastic alloy,
waterproof to IEC
60529 IPX7
Lithium-ion battery
pack (010-11654-03)
or three AA batteries
(alkaline, NiMH, or
lithium)
Lithium-ion battery
pack: up to 16 hours.
AA batteries: up to 22
hours
From 32°F to 113°F
(from 0 to 45°C)
From -4°F to 158°F
(from -15 to 70°C)
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Device Information
Stereo
headphone
jack
3.5 mm
Note: The device
is not intended to
be used to listen to
music.
About the Batteries
 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, store the device out of direct
sunlight.
The temperature rating for the device
(page 45) may exceed the usable range
of some batteries. Alkaline batteries
can rupture at high temperatures.
Do not use a sharp object to remove
batteries.
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 caution
Contact your local waste disposal
department to properly recycle the
batteries.
notice
Alkaline batteries lose a significant
amount of their capacity as temperature
decreases. Therefore, use lithium
batteries when operating the device in
below-freezing conditions.
If you store a fully charged device in
a location above 131°F (55°C), the
battery will automatically discharge to
prolong the lifetime of the battery.
Maximizing Battery Life
You can do various things to increase
the battery life.
• Exit the camera application when
you are not taking photos.
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Device Information
• Leave the backlight off when not
needed.
• Lower the backlight brightness
(page 6).
• Decrease the backlight timeout
(page 7).
• Enable battery save mode
(page 36).
• Set the Map Speed to Normal
(page 38).
Long-Term Storage
When you do not plan to use the
device for several months, remove the
batteries. Stored data is not lost when
batteries are removed.
Caring for the Device
NOTICE
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents
which can damage plastic components.
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Never use a hard or sharp object to
operate the touchscreen, or damage
may result.
Cleaning the Device
1. Dampen a clean cloth with a mild
detergent solution.
2. Wipe the device with the damp
cloth.
3. If necessary, use a soft toothbrush
to gently clean the vent holes on the
back of the device.
4. Thoroughly dry the device.
Cleaning the Screen
1. Dampen a soft, clean, lint-free cloth
with water, isopropyl alcohol, or
eyeglass lens cleaner.
2. Wipe the screen with the cloth.
3. Thoroughly dry the screen.
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Device Information
Water Immersion
notice
The device is waterproof to IEC
Standard 60529 IPX7. It can withstand
immersion in 1 meter of water for
30 minutes. However, prolonged
submersion can cause damage to the
device. After submersion, be certain to
wipe dry and air dry the device before
using or charging.
Extreme Temperatures
notice
Do not store the device where
prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur because it can
cause permanent damage.
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Data Management
Note: The device is not compatible
with Windows® 95, 98, Me, or NT. It is
also not compatible with Mac® OS 10.3
and earlier.
File Types
The device supports these file types.
• Files from BaseCamp™ or
HomePort™
Go to www.garmin.com.
• GPI custom POI files from the
Garmin POI Loader
• JPEG photo files
• GPX geocache files
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Device Information
Installing a microSD Card
Memory cards can be used for
additional storage. Also, some maps
are available preloaded on memory
cards. Go to http://buy.garmin.com for
more information.
1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
and pull up to remove the cover.
2. Remove the batteries or battery.
3. Slide the card holder ➊ toward
the top edge of the device and lift
up, as instructed in the battery
compartment.
➊
➋
4. Place the microSD card ➋ in the
device with the gold contacts facing
down.
5. Close the card holder.
6. Slide the card holder toward the
bottom of the device to lock it.
7. Replace the batteries (page 2).
8. Replace the battery cover, and turn
the D-ring clockwise.
Connecting the Device to a
Computer
Notice
To prevent corrosion, thoroughly
dry the mini-USB port, the weather
cap, and the surrounding area before
charging or connecting to a computer.
The lithium-ion battery pack will
charge while connected to the
computer.
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Device Information
1. Connect the USB cable to a USB
port on your computer.
2. Pull up the weather cap ➊ from the
mini-USB port ➋.
➊
➋
3. Plug the small end of the USB
cable into the mini-USB port.
Your device and memory card
(optional) appear as removable
drives in My Computer on Windows
computers and as mounted volumes on
Mac computers.
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Transferring Files to Your
Computer
Before you can transfer files, you must
connect the device to your computer
(page 49).
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.
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Device Information
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. Be
especially cautious of folders entitled
“Garmin.”
Before you can delete files, you must
connect the device to your computer
(page 49).
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 device from your
computer.
1. Open the “Garmin” drive or
volume.
2. If necessary, open a folder or
volume.
3. Select the files.
4. Press the Delete key on your
keyboard.
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Appendix
Appendix
Optional Accessories
Optional accessories, such as mounts,
maps, fitness accessories, and
replacement parts, are available at
http://buy.garmin.com or from your
Garmin dealer.
Optional Mounts
The AMPS Rugged Mount provides a
mount and cable that provides power,
serial data (NMEA-compliant), and
audio.
The auto mounts kits contain a vehicle
power cable and either a suction cup
mount or a friction mount. When
used with City Navigator maps,
voice prompts are sounded through
the speakers on the mount. The auto
mounts are not waterproof.
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Optional Maps
You can purchase additional maps,
such as BirdsEye™ satellite imagery,
Garmin custom maps, Inland lakes,
Topo, BlueChart® g2 and City
Navigator® maps.
Optional Fitness Accessories
Before you can use the fitness
accessory with your device, you
must install the accessory according
to the instructions included with the
accessory.
You can use optional fitness accessories
including a heart rate monitor or a
cadence sensor with your device.
These accessories use ANT+™ wireless
technology to send data to the device.
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Using Optional Fitness
Accessories
1. Bring the device within range (3 m)
of the ANT+ accessory.
2. Select > Setup > Fitness.
3. Select Heart Rate Monitor or
Bike Cadence Sensor.
4. Select Search for New.
5. Customize your data fields to
view the heart rate or cadence data
(page 33).
Tips for Pairing ANT+ Accessories
with Your Garmin Device
• Verify that the ANT+ accessory
is compatible with your Garmin
device.
• Before you pair the ANT+
accessory with your Garmin device,
move 10 m (32.9 feet) away from
other ANT+ accessories.
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• Bring the Garmin device within
range 3 m (10 feet) of the ANT+
accessory.
• After you pair the first time, your
Garmin device automatically
recognizes the ANT+ accessory
each time it is activated. This
process occurs automatically when
you turn on the Garmin device and
only takes a few seconds when
the accessories are activated and
functioning correctly.
• When paired, your Garmin device
receives data from only your
accessory, and you can go near
other accessories.
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Appendix
Data Field Options
Data Field
Accuracy of
GPS
Description
The margin of
error for your exact
location. For example,
your GPS location is
accurate to within +/3.65 m (12 feet).
Ambient
The uncalibrated
Pressure
environmental
pressure.
Ascent The average vertical
Average
distance of ascent.
Ascent The maximum ascent
Maximum
rate in feet or meters
per minute.
Ascent - Total The total elevation
distance ascended.
Barometer
The calibrated current
pressure.
Battery Level The remaining battery
power.
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Data Field
Bearing
Cadence
(cadence
accessory
required)
Course
Description
The direction from
your current location
to a destination.
Revolutions of the
crank arm or strides
per minute.
The direction from
your starting location
to a destination.
Depth
The depth of the
water. Requires a
connection to a NMEA
0183 depth-capable
device to acquire data
(page 52).
Descent The average vertical
Average
distance of descent.
Descent The maximum
Maximum
descent rate in feet or
meters per minute.
Descent - Total The total elevation
distance descended.
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Data Field
Distance to
Destination
Distance to
Next
Elevation
Elevation Maximum
Elevation Minimum
ETA at
Destination
ETA at Next
Glide Ratio
Description
The distance to your
final destination.
The remaining
distance to the next
waypoint on the route.
The altitude of your
current location above
or below sea level.
The highest elevation
reached.
The lowest elevation
reached.
The estimated time
of day you will reach
your final destination.
The estimated time of
day you will reach the
next waypoint on the
route.
The ratio of horizontal
distance traveled to
the change in vertical
distance.
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Data Field
Description
Glide Ratio to The glide ratio
Dest.
required to descend
from your current
position and elevation
to the destination
elevation.
GPS Signal
The strength of the
Strength
GPS signal.
Heading
The direction you are
moving.
**Heart Rate Your heart rate in
(heart rate
beats per minute
monitor
(bpm).
required)
Location (lat/ Displays the current
lon)
position in the default
position format
regardless of the
selected settings.
Location
Displays the current
(selected)
position in the
selected position
format.
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Appendix
Data Field
Odometer
Off Course
Pointer
Speed
Speed Maximum
Speed Moving Avg.
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Description
A running tally of
distance traveled for
all trips.
The distance to
the left or the right
by which you have
strayed from the
original path of travel.
The data field arrow
points in the direction
of the next waypoint
or turn.
The current rate of
speed at which you
are moving since last
reset.
The maximum speed
reached since last
reset.
The average speed
of the device while
moving since last
reset.
Data Field
Speed Overall Avg.
Speed Limit
Description
Your average speed
since last reset.
The reported speed
limit for the road. Not
available in all maps
and areas. Always
rely on posted road
signs for actual speed
limits.
Sunrise
The time of sunrise
based on your GPS
position.
Sunset
The time of sunset
based on your GPS
position.
Temperature - The temperature of
Water
the water. Requires
a connection to
a NMEA 0183
temperature-capable
device to acquire data
(page 52).
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Data Field
Time of Day
Description
The current time of
day based on your
time settings (format,
time zone, and
daylight saving time).
Time to
The estimated time
Destination
needed to reach your
final destination.
Time to Next The estimated time
needed to reach the
next waypoint on the
route.
To Course
The direction in which
you must move to
return to the route.
Trip Odometer A running tally of the
distance traveled
since the last reset.
Trip Time A running tally of time
Moving
since the last reset.
Trip Time The time spent not
Stopped
moving since the last
reset.
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Data Field
Trip Time Total
Description
A running tally of
distance traveled
since the last reset.
Turn
The angle of
difference (in
degrees) between
the bearing to your
destination and your
current course. L
means turn left. R
means turn right.
Velocity Made The speed at which
Good
you are closing on a
destination along a
route.
Vert. Speed to The measurement
Dest.
of your rate of
ascent or descent
to a predetermined
altitude.
Vertical Speed Your rate of altitude
gain or loss over time.
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Appendix
Data Field
Waypoint at
Dest.
Waypoint at
Next
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Description
The last point on
a route to your
destination.
The next point on
your route.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The screen does not
respond. How do I
reset the device?
I want to reset all the
customized settings
back to the factory
defaults.
My device does not
acquire satellite
signals.
Solution
1. Remove the batteries.
2. Reinstall the batteries.
Note: This does not erase any of your data or settings.
Select
> Setup > Reset > Reset All Settings.
1. Take your device out of buildings and parking
garages, and away from tall buildings and trees.
2. Turn on the device.
3. Remain stationary for several minutes.
My device will not
• Ensure that the lithium-ion battery pack is properly
charge.
installed (page 2).
• Ensure the temperature is between 32°F and 113°F
(from 0 to 45°C).
• Turn down the backlight (page 6).
My battery gauge does 1. Leave the device on until the battery runs out.
not seem accurate.
2. Fully charge the battery without interrupting the
charge cycle (page 3).
The batteries do not
To learn how to maximize the battery life, see page 46.
last long.
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Appendix
Problem
How do I know my
device is in USB mass
storage mode?
Solution
On the device, an image of the device connected to a
computer appears.
On your computer, you should see a new removable
disk drive in My Computer on Windows computers and a
mounted volume on Mac computers.
My device is
You may have loaded a corrupted file.
connected to the
1. Disconnect the device from your computer.
computer, but it will not 2. Turn off the device.
go into mass storage 3. Hold while you connect the device to your
mode.
computer.
4. Continue holding for 30 seconds or until the device
goes into mass storage mode.
I cannot see any new If you have several network drives mapped on your
removable drives in
computer, Windows may have trouble assigning drive
my list of drives.
letters to your Garmin drives. See the help file for your
operating system to learn how to assign drive letters.
I need replacement
Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin
parts or accessories. dealer.
I want to buy an
Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin
external GPS antenna. dealer.
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Index
Symbols
3D view 28
A
AA batteries. See batteries
installing 4
selecting the type 4, 35
accessories 52, 60
fitness 52, 53
acquiring satellite
signals 4, 59
active route 12
addresses 11
advanced map setup 37
adventures 15
alarms
clock 30
marine 43
proximity 29
tones for 37
almanac
hunting and fishing 30
sunrise and sunset 30
Index
altimeter
calibrating 21
plot type 41
settings 40
ANT+ accessories 52, 53
application drawer 5
customizing 32
area calculation 29
automotive mode 37
auto mounts 18, 52
auto zoom 37
B
backlight 6
timeout 7
barometer 21
BaseCamp 48
batteries 35, 45, 54. See
also lithium-ion battery
pack; See also AA
batteries
about 46
gauge 59
information 2, 46
long term storage 47
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maximizing life 46
buttons, on-screen 5–6
C
calculator 29
calendar 30
calibrating
altimeter 21
compass 19
camera 1, 23
settings 38
caring for the device 47
long-term storage 47
chirp 27
City Navigator maps 18
compass 19
calibrating 19
navigating 19
restore 44
settings 40
setup options 40
connecting
to another device 28
USB cable 49
wireless
61
Index
accessories 52, 53
countdown timer 30
course pointer 20
creating
routes 11
waypoints 8
customizing
data fields 17
device settings 34–44
profiles 34
D
data fields 33
options 54
deleting
files 51
profiles 34
routes 12
tracks 15
waypoints 8
display
backlight 6
backlight timeout 35
screen capture 35
settings 35
62
downloading
geocaches 25
photos 24
software 45
drawer. See application
drawer
driving routes 42
E
editing
profiles 34
routes 11
waypoints 8
elevation plot 21
barometric altimeter 21
of a track 14
F
finding
addresses 11
near your location 10
fishing times 30
fitness options 52, 53
G
geocaches 25, 41
downloading 25
filter list 25
logging attempt 26
navigating to 26
settings 41
GPS signals 4, 31, 34, 54,
55, 59
turning off 31
H
heading settings 40
headphone jack 1, 18
HomePort 48
hunting times 30
L
language 34, 35
voice 35
lithium-ion battery pack.
See also batteries
charging 3
installing 2
removing 3
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locking the screen 5
M
main menu 5
customizing 32
man overboard 16
map 17
datum 40
detail 38
information 38
restore 44
setup 38
viewing routes 12
maps, optional 52
marine settings 43
measuring area 29
microSD card slot 1
mini-USB port 1
MOB 16
moon phase 30
mounts, optional 52
N
navigating 16
driving routes 18
to a geocache 26
to a photo 24
to geocaches 26
to waypoints 8
with bearing pointer 19
with course pointer 20
north up 37
O
on-screen buttons 5
orientation, map 37
orienting the screen 6
P
photos 24
downloading 24
setting as wallpaper 24
taking 23
viewing 23
position format 39
power key 1
profiles 7, 34
changing 7
creating 34
selecting 7
proximity alarms 29
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R
recording tracks 13, 38
registering your device 5
resetting
all settings 59
data 44
device 59
elevation plot 21
restoring default
settings 44
road navigation 42
rotating the screen 6
routes 11–12
active route 12
avoidance 42
creating 11
deleting 12
editing 12
guidance method 42
navigating 12
settings 42
S
satellite signals 4, 31, 54,
55, 59
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Index
system settings 34
turning off GPS 31
saving
tracks 14
screen
buttons 5–6
orient 6
sharing data 28
sight n' go 9
slideshow 23
software
updating 45
version 45
specifications 45
stopwatch 31
storing the device 48
sunrise and sunset
times 30, 56
system settings 34
T
text size, maps 37
time
alarms 30
data fields 57
64
settings 39
sunrise and sunset 30,
56
zone 39
timer 30
tones 37
Trackback 16
tracks 13–15
archiving 15
clearing current 15
deleting 15
profiles 14
recording 13, 38
saving 14
setup 38
viewing 14
track up 37
transferring files 50
using USB 50
wirelessly 28
trip computer 22
restore 44
troubleshooting 59
U
unit ID 45
unlocking the screen 5, 6
updating software 45
USB cable 60
connecting 49
disconnecting 51
V
voice language 35
volume 7
W
walking routes 42
waypoints 8–9
averaging 9
creating 8
deleting 8
editing 8
navigating to 16
projecting 9
Where To? 10
Z
zoom 37
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© 2011 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9LR UK
Garmin Corporation
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www.garmin.com
April 2011
190-01330-00 Rev. A
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