Owner’s Manual
nüvi 610/660
™
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Part Number 190-00668-00 Rev. B
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PREFACE
PREFACE
Thank you for purchasing the Garmin® nüvi™. This manual includes information for
nüvi 610 and nüvi 660 products.
Manual Conventions
When you are instructed to “touch” something, use your finger to touch an item on the
screen.
Small arrows (>) appear in the text. They indicate that you should touch a series of
items on the nüvi screen. For example, if you see “touch Where to > Favorites,” you
should touch the Where to button, and then touch the Favorites button.
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using your nüvi. In the USA contact
Garmin Product Support by phone: 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020, Monday–Friday,
8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or go to www.garmin.com/support, and click Product
Support.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or
0808 2380000 (UK only).
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface .................................................iii
Manual Conventions ............................... iii
Contact Garmin ....................................... iii
myGarmin™ ............................................ vi
Tips and Shortcuts .................................. vi
Getting Started......................................1
What Is in the Box? ..................................1
Mounting the nüvi on the Windshield .......2
Basic Operation ....................................3
Turning the nüvi On or Off .......................3
Charging the nüvi .....................................3
Acquiring Satellites ..................................3
Changing the Volume, Brightness, and
Screen Lock .......................................4
Resetting Your nüvi ..................................4
Clearing User Information ........................4
Using the Anti-Theft Feature ....................5
Main Pages ............................................6
Understanding the Menu Page ................6
Understanding the Map Page .................7
Understanding the Trip
Information Page ................................7
Understanding the Turns
Preview Page .....................................8
Understanding the Next Turn Page .........8
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Where to ...............................................9
Finding Your Destination ..........................9
Finding an Address ................................10
Finding a Place Using Coordinates .......10
Finding a Place by Spelling the Name .. 11
Finding a Place Using the Map .............. 11
Expanding Your Search .........................12
Adding a Stop to Your Route .................13
Adding a Detour to Your Route ..............13
Stopping Your Route ..............................13
Favorites .............................................14
Understanding Favorites ........................14
Saving Places You Find .........................14
Finding Saved Places ............................14
Saving Your Current Location ................14
Setting a Home Location .......................14
Editing Saved Places .............................15
Travel Kit ............................................16
Listening to MP3 Files ...........................16
Playing Audible Books ...........................17
Viewing Pictures ...................................20
Using the World Clock ..........................21
Converting Currency .............................21
Converting Measurements ....................22
Using the Calculator .............................22
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Using Bluetooth Technology ...........23
®
Calling a Number ...................................24
Calling a Place .......................................25
Receiving a Call .....................................25
Using Call Waiting..................................26
Transferring Audio to Your Phone ..........26
Using the Phone Book ...........................26
Using Call History ..................................27
Calling Home .........................................27
Using Voice Dial .....................................27
Using Status ..........................................28
Dropping a Connection ..........................28
Removing a Phone from the List ...........28
Using FM Traffic..................................29
LED Blink Codes ....................................30
Viewing Traffic Incidents ........................30
Avoiding Traffic ......................................31
Purchasing an Additional Traffic
Subscription .....................................32
Using the FM Transmitter ..................33
Listening to the nüvi on an FM Stereo ...33
Switching between the nüvi and an
FM Stereo ........................................33
FM Transmitter Tips ...............................34
Managing Files on Your nüvi .............35
Supported File Types .............................35
Loading Items to Your nüvi ....................36
Information about Your nüvi Drives ........38
Deleting Files from the nüvi ...................38
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Customizing the nüvi .........................39
Restoring Settings .................................39
Changing the Map Settings ...................39
Changing the System Settings ..............40
Changing the Locale Settings ................41
Changing the Display Settings ...............42
Changing the Navigation Settings .........43
Changing the Bluetooth Settings ...........43
Changing the Traffic Settings .................44
Changing the Proximity
Points Settings .................................44
Appendix .............................................45
Updating the nüvi Software ....................45
Purchasing and Loading Additional
Map Data..........................................45
Using Safety Cameras ...........................46
Custom POIs (Points of Interest) ...........47
Optional Accessories .............................48
About GPS Satellite Signals ..................52
Mounting the nüvi on Your Dashboard ...53
Removing the nüvi and the Mount .........53
Removing the Cradle from the Mount ....53
Caring for Your nüvi ..............................54
Battery Information ...............................55
Troubleshooting .....................................56
Declaration of Conformity ......................59
Software License Agreement .................59
Specifications .........................................60
Index ....................................................61
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PREFACE
myGarmin™
Go to http://my.garmin.com to access the latest services for your Garmin products.
From the myGarmin Web site, you can do the following:
• Register your Garmin unit.
• Subscribe to online services for safety camera information (see page 46).
• Unlock optional maps.
Return to myGarmin often for new Garmin product services.
Tips and Shortcuts
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• To quickly return to the Menu page, touch and hold Back.
• Touch
and
to see more choices. Touch and hold to scroll faster.
• To learn more about the nüvi Bluetooth® technology or Travel Kit features,
touch Help on the appropriate screen.
• To extend the battery life, close the GPS antenna when you do not need to use
the nüvi for navigation. If the antenna is closed, the GPS receiver is off.
• To adjust the audio or the screen brightness, quickly press and release the
Power button. You can also touch
on the Menu page.
▪ To adjust the volume or brightness, touch or .
▪ To prevent accidental screen taps, touch Lock. To unlock, press the
Power button.
• To switch the audio output between the nüvi and an FM stereo (where
available), quickly press the Power button twice.
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GETTING STARTED
GETTING STARTED
What Is in the Box?
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•
•
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•
•
nüvi unit
Vehicle suction cup mount to mount the nüvi on your windshield.
Carrying case to protect your nüvi from scratches and accidental screen taps.
12/24-Volt adapter to get power in your vehicle; or traffic receiver.
AC charger (included with nüvi 660) to receive power from a wall outlet.
USB cable to connect the nüvi to your computer.
Dashboard disk to mount the suction cup mount on your dashboard.
Yellow sheet that contains your unit’s serial number, registration number for
registering on Garmin’s Web site, and unlock code for future reference.
• Quick reference guide to help you get started.
• Owner’s manual (on CD-ROM) for more detailed product information.
GPS antenna
Power button
SD card slot
USB connector
Microphone
Suction cup mount
Headphone jack
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GETTING STARTED
Mounting the nüvi on the Windshield
Check your state and local traffic laws before mounting. Currently, state laws in California and Minnesota prohibit
drivers from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or
friction mounting options should be used. See the Important Safety and Product Information guide for more details.
To mount the nüvi on your dashboard, see page 53.
To mount the nüvi using the suction cup mount:
1. Plug the power cable into the bottom of the mount. Plug the other end into a
12/24-Volt receptacle in your vehicle.
2. Clean and dry your windshield and the suction cup with a lint-free cloth. Place
the suction cup on the windshield.
3. Flip the lever back, toward the windshield.
4. Flip up the GPS antenna. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the cradle.
5. Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into place.
6. If you are using a traffic receiver in Europe, secure the traffic antenna and
suction cups to the windshield.
➋
➌
➊
➎
Windshield
➍
Microphone
jack
To remove your nüvi from the cradle, press the small tab on the bottom of the cradle
up, and tilt the nüvi forward.
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BASIC OPERATION
BASIC OPERATION
Turning the nüvi On or Off
Press and hold the
Power button on the top of the nüvi.
Charging the nüvi
To charge the nüvi, use one of the following methods:
● Connect the nüvi to the suction mount and the
12/24-Volt car adapter.
● Connect the USB cable to the nüvi and your computer.
● Connect the AC adapter to the nüvi and wall outlet (included with the nüvi 660).
Acquiring Satellites
Before the nüvi can find your current location and navigate a route, you must do the
following:
1. Go outdoors to an open area, away from tall buildings and
trees.
2. Flip up the GPS antenna on the back of the nüvi, so that it
is parallel to the ground.
3. Turn on the nüvi. Acquiring satellite signals can take a few
minutes.
GPS Antenna Up
(Parallel to the Ground)
bars indicate satellite signal strength. When the bars are green, the nüvi has
The
acquired satellite signals; now you can select a destination and navigate to it. To use
the nüvi indoors, close the GPS antenna.
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BASIC OPERATION
Changing the Volume, Brightness, and Screen Lock
1. Press and quickly release the
.
Power button, or on the Menu page, touch
2. Touch
or to adjust the volume and brightness. To prevent accidental
screen taps, touch Lock. To unlock the screen, press the Power button.
Resetting Your nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn the nüvi off and on again. If this does not
help, do the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the nüvi from external power.
Flip up the GPS antenna.
Press the Reset button.
Connect the nüvi to a power source. The nüvi
should automatically turn back on and operate
normally.
➋
➌
Clearing User Information
CAUTION: This procedure deletes all information that you have entered.
1. Hold your finger on the lower-right corner of the nüvi screen while you turn on
the nüvi. Keep your finger pressed until the pop-up window appears.
2. Touch Yes. All factory settings are restored. Your Favorites and audio
bookmarks are also deleted.
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Using the Anti-Theft Feature
Garmin Lock™ is an anti-theft feature. You can set a four-digit PIN (personal
identification number) and a security location; then every time the nüvi is powered on
you must enter the PIN or drive to your security location. Select any location, such as
your home or office, for your security location. Write down your PIN, and keep it in a
safe place. If you forget your PIN, you can go to your security location to unlock the
nüvi.
To help prevent theft of the nüvi, apply the Garmin Lock™ sticker to the inside of a
vehicle window, and do the following:
1. Flip up the GPS antenna.
Settings > System.
Touch the button next to Garmin Lock. Touch OK.
Enter a four-digit PIN. Touch Yes to accept the PIN.
Touch OK. Drive to a security location, and touch Set.
Each time you turn on the nüvi, enter the four-digit PIN or drive to the security
location (with the antenna up).
2. On the Menu page, touch
3.
4.
5.
6.
NOTE: If you forget your PIN and your security location, you must send your nüvi
to Garmin to get it unlocked.
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MAIN PAGES
MAIN PAGES
Understanding the Menu Page
Battery status
GPS satellite
signal status
Settings
Quick settings
Phone
Menu Page
Traffic
• GPS satellite signals—represents the satellite signals being received by your nüvi.
When you see green bars, you have a strong signal.
• Battery status—represents the status of the battery charge. The lightening bolt
symbol indicates that the nüvi is currently charging.
• Settings—accesses the nüvi settings.
• Quick settings—accesses the settings for volume, brightness, and screen lock.
• Phone—appears when you pair the nüvi with a phone; accesses phone features.
• Traffic—appears when you connect an FM traffic receiver; accesses the traffic
incident list.
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Understanding the Map Page
From the Menu page, touch
View Map to open the Map page. The
icon shows your current location.
Touch to zoom out.
vehicle
Touch to preview the
turns in the route.
Follow the purple line.
Touch to zoom in.
Touch to go to the
Menu page.
Touch to open the
media player.
Touch to open the Trip
Touch to open the Next
Information page.
Turn page.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
Understanding the Trip Information Page
The Trip Information page displays your current speed and provides helpful statistics
about your trip. To view the Trip Information page, touch Speed or Arrival on the
Map page.
Current direction
of travel
Distance to your
final destination
Trip Information Page
Resetting Trip Information
Touch Reset Trip to reset the Trip Information page before beginning a trip. If you
make frequent stops, leave the nüvi turned on so it can accurately measure elapsed
time during the trip. Touch Reset Max to reset the Maximum Speed.
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MAIN PAGES
Understanding the Turns Preview Page
Touch the green text bar on the top of the Map page to open the Turns Preview page.
This page displays all turns in the route and the distance between turns. Touch a turn
on the list to view the Next Turn page for that turn. Touch Show Map to view the
entire route on the map.
Direction of
the turn
Distance to
the turn
Turns Preview Page
Understanding the Next Turn Page
The Next Turn page displays the upcoming turn on the map and the distance and time
remaining before you reach the turn. To view an upcoming turn on the map, touch
Turn In on the Map page, or touch any turn from the Current Route page.
Touch
or
to view other turns in the route. When you are finished viewing
the Next Turn page, touch Back.
Upcoming turn
Distance to this turn
Next Turn Page
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Approximate time left until this turn
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WHERE TO?
WHERE TO
Finding Your Destination
Flip up the antenna on the nüvi to get satellite signals. Then, use the Garmin nüvi to
find your destination and navigate to it.
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Menu page, touch
Where to.
Select a category. (Touch the arrows to see more categories.)
Select a destination. (Touch the arrows to see more places.)
Touch Go.
Following Your Route
Follow the route to your destination using the Map page. As you travel, the nüvi
guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and directions
at the top of the Map page. If you depart from the original route, the nüvi recalculates
the route and provides new route instructions.
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•
•
•
The vehicle icon shows your location.
Your route is marked with a purple line.
Follow the arrows as you take turns.
A checkered flag marks your destination.
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WHERE TO?
Finding an Address
1. On the Menu page, touch Where to >
Address.
2. Select a country (if necessary), state, and city. If you are not sure of the city,
select Search All.
3. Type the address number, and touch Done.
4. Type the street name until a list of streets appears.
5. Select the street. If more than one matching address is found, select the one
that you want.
6. Touch Go.
TIP: You can search for a postal code. Enter the postal code instead of the city
name. (Not all map data provides postal code searching.)
TIP: Finding an intersection is very similar to finding an address. Touch
Intersection, and enter the two street names.
Finding a Place Using Coordinates
You can find a place by entering the location coordinates. This can be helpful if you
enjoy geocaching.
1. On the Menu page, touch Where to >
Coordinates.
2. Enter the coordinates for your destination, and touch Next.
3. Touch Go.
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Finding a Place by Spelling the Name
1. On the Menu page, touch Where to >
Spell Name.
2. Using the on-screen keyboard, enter letters contained in the name. Touch
to enter numbers. Touch
to delete the last character entered;
touch and hold
to delete the entire entry.
3. Touch Done.
4. Select the place you want to visit.
5. Touch Go.
TIP: In a search results list, if you do not see the place you want to visit, or you
want to narrow your search results list, touch Spell and enter the name or part of the
name.
Finding a Place Using the Map
Touch
Where to >
Browse Map.
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map and drag to view different parts of the map.
and to zoom in and out.
• Touch
• Touch anywhere on the map. An arrow points to the location.
• Touch Go to navigate to the selected location.
• Touch Save to save this location to your Favorites.
• If the GPS if turned off, touch Set Loc. to set the location.
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WHERE TO?
Viewing Places on the Map
1. Touch Show Map.
2. Drag the map, and zoom in or out, as necessary. Touch Back when you are
finished.
Expanding Your Search
1. From the Menu page, touch Where to > Near.
2. Select an option:
Where I Am Now—searches for places near your current location.
A Different City—searches for places near the city you enter.
My Current Route—searches for places along the route you are currently
navigating.
My Destination—searches for places near your current route destination.
3. Touch OK.
NOTE: Your nüvi automatically searches for places near your current location.
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WHERE TO?
Adding a Stop to Your Route
You can add one stop to your route. The nüvi gives you directions to the stop and then to
your final destination.
1.
2.
3.
4.
When navigating a route, touch Where to on the Menu page.
Search for a location at which you want to stop before your final destination.
Touch Go.
Select whether you want this stop to be the new final destination, or whether
you want to insert this stop before your final destination.
Adding a Detour to Your Route
If you want the nüvi to try to calculate a new route to avoid something ahead of you,
use the following procedure.
1. On the Map page, select
to return to the Menu page.
2. Touch Detour, and the nüvi creates a new route, if possible.
The nüvi attempts to get you back on your original route, as soon as possible. If
the route you are currently taking is the only reasonable option, the nüvi might not
calculate a detour.
Stopping Your Route
If you want to stop your current route, return to the Menu page and touch Stop.
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FAVORITES
FAVORITES
Understanding Favorites
You can save 500 of your favorite places in
Favorites.
Saving Places You Find
1. After you have found a place you want to save, touch Save.
2. Touch OK. The place is saved in
Favorites.
Finding Saved Places
1. On the Menu page, touch
2. Select a place.
3. Touch Go.
Where to >
Favorites.
Saving Your Current Location
1. On the Map page, touch the vehicle icon .
2. Touch Save. The place is saved in
Favorites.
Setting a Home Location
You can set a home location for the place you return to most often. Your home
location is saved in Favorites.
1. On the Menu page, touch
2. Select an option.
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Where to > Go Home.
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FAVORITES
If you want to change your home location after you have already set it, follow the
procedure for “Editing Saved Places” below.
Going Home
After you set your home location, you can route to it at any time.
Touch Where to > Go Home.
Editing Saved Places
You can change the name, symbol, or phone number of a saved place.
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Menu page, touch Where to >
Favorites.
Select the place you want to edit.
Touch Edit.
Touch the appropriate option, and make the changes.
Deleting Saved Places
1. On the Menu page, touch Where to >
2. Select the place you want to delete.
3. Touch Edit > Delete > Yes.
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TRAVEL KIT
TRAVEL KIT
The Travel Kit provides many features that are helpful when you are traveling. Touch
Help to learn more about the nüvi Travel Kit.
1. On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit.
2. Touch the item you want to open.
To purchase a Travel Kit accessory, go to www.garmin.com/products/nuvi610 or
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi660, and click the Accessories link. You can also
contact your Garmin dealer to purchase nüvi accessories.
Listening to MP3 Files
1. On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
MP3 Player > Browse.
2. Select a category.
3. To play the entire category from the beginning of the list, touch Play All. To
play starting with a specific song, touch the title.
4. Touch Back to exit the MP3 page.
Touch
to adjust the volume.
Tap
to go to the beginning of the song; touch and hold to rewind the song.
Tap
to skip to the next song; touch and hold to fast forward the song.
Touch
to pause the song.
Touch
to repeat. Touch
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to shuffle.
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TRAVEL KIT
To switch the audio output between the nüvi and an FM stereo (where available),
quickly press the Power button twice.
NOTE: The nüvi plays MP3 files only; it does not support M4A/M4P files.
Playing Audible Books
Your nüvi provides sample Audible books, which are only portions of the book.
Purchase full books from Audible.com at www.garmin.audible.com.
1. On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
2. Touch Browse.
3. Touch a category, and then touch a book title.
Touch
Tap
Touch
Audible Book Player.
to adjust the volume.
to jump back. Tap
to skip ahead. Touch and hold to move more quickly.
to pause the book.
Touch the book cover art to view book information.
To switch the audio output between the nüvi and an FM stereo (where available),
quickly press the Power button twice.
Using Bookmarks
To create a bookmark, touch
and Bookmark. To view bookmarks, touch
and then touch a bookmark. Touch Play to listen to the book from the bookmark.
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TRAVEL KIT
Loading Audible Books to Your nüvi
To purchase a book, go to www.garmin.audible.com, and create an Audible.com
account. After you create an account, download AudibleManager to your personal
computer. Then you can purchase a book and download it to your nüvi.
Step 1: Activate Your nüvi with AudibleManager
Before you can listen to a book you have downloaded from Audible.com, you must
activate your nüvi. This is a one-time process.
1. Disconnect your nüvi from your computer: double-click the Unplug or Eject
icon in your system tray. Select USB Mass Storage Device, and click
Stop. Select the nüvi drives, and click OK. Unplug the USB cable from your
nüvi.
2. From your computer’s desktop, double-click the AudibleManager icon to open
AudibleManager.
3. In the “Choose your device” window, click the box next to “Garmin - nüvi” to
place a check mark in the box. Click Next.
4. Enter your Audible user name and password. Click Next.
5. Connect your nüvi to your computer using the USB cable. Wait a few moments
for AudibleManager to detect your nüvi.
6. Select Activate my player(s), and click Next.
7. Please wait while AudibleManager attempts to activate your nüvi. Upon
completion, you will receive a message saying the process has been
successful. Click Finish.
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NOTE: If you are unable to connect to the Internet or have any other problems
activating your nüvi, refer to the AudibleManager Help file. Select Help from the
menu, and then click Help.
Step 2: Download the book to your computer
Refer to AudibleManager’s Help file for detailed instructions about downloading
books to your computer and loading them on your nüvi.
1. Connect the nüvi to your computer.
2. From your computer’s desktop, double-click the AudibleManager icon to open
AudibleManager.
3. Click the Go to My Library Online
button on the top center of
the window. Your Audible.com library opens, displaying the books you have
purchased.
4. Click Get it Now to download the book to your computer.
5. Select a format, and click Download.
Step 3: Transfer the book to your nüvi
Refer to AudibleManager’s Help file for detailed instructions about downloading
books to your computer and loading them on your nüvi. You must first activate your
nüvi before transferring books.
1. Connect the nüvi to your computer.
2. Open AudibleManager.
3. Select the Internal Drive or External Drive (SD card) in the lower portion of the
window. (Insert an SD card into your nüvi, if loading books onto an SD card.)
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TRAVEL KIT
button in the top
4. Select the book title. Click the Add to Garmin - nüvi
left corner.
5. Select how much of the book you want to load. You can load small sections at
a time to save memory. Click OK. AudibleManager transfers the book to your
nüvi.
6. When you are finished, double-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon
Click Stop, and then click OK.
.
Viewing Pictures
You can view pictures that you have stored in your nüvi using the Picture Viewer. See
page 35 for more information about loading pictures onto your nüvi.
1. On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
2. Touch a picture to view a larger image of it.
Picture Viewer.
TIP: Touch Rotate to rotate the image 90°.
Viewing a Slide Show
Touch Slide Show to start a slide show, which displays each image for a few moments
and then displays the next image. You can zoom in or out and pan by dragging the
picture with your finger. Touch anywhere on the screen to stop the slide show.
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Using the World Clock
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
World Clock.
To change a city listed, touch the city.
Select a new time zone (or city). Touch OK when done.
Touch World Map to view a map.
Nighttime hours are shown in the shaded area. Touch World Clock to view the
clocks again, or Back to exit.
Converting Currency
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
Currency Converter.
Touch a currency button to change the currency.
Select a currency, and touch OK.
Touch the blank rectangle under the currency rate you want to convert.
Enter the number. Touch Done.
Touch Clear to convert a different value.
Updating Conversion Rates
The nüvi allows you to update the currency conversion rates manually so that you are
always using the most current rates.
1. On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
2. Touch Update.
3. Touch the rate you want to update.
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4. Touch
to erase the current rate. Enter a new rate, and touch Done.
5. Touch Save to finish.
TIP: Touch Restore to use the original conversion rate.
TIP: Touch and hold
to erase the entire entry.
Converting Measurements
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6
7.
On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
Measurement Converter.
Select a type of measurement, and touch OK.
Touch a unit of measure that you want to change.
Select a unit of measure, and touch OK. Repeat, if necessary.
Touch the blank rectangle to enter a value.
Enter a value, and touch Done.
Touch Clear to enter another measurement.
Using the Calculator
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
Enter the first number of your calculation.
Touch an operator (÷, x, -, or +).
Enter the second number of your calculation.
Touch =.
Touch
to make a new calculation.
Calculator.
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USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY
USING BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY
If you have a phone with Bluetooth wireless technology, and your phone is supported
by the nüvi (see www.garmin.com/bluetooth), you can use your nüvi as a handsfree device. Hands-free phone features on the nüvi are only available if your phone
supports that feature using Bluetooth technology (for example, phone book, voice
dial, and call waiting). You can speak into the front of the nüvi, and listen to the
conversation over the nüvi speaker (or FM stereo, if available). To use this handsfree feature, you must pair (connect) your phone with the nüvi. You can initiate this
pairing from the phone settings or from the nüvi settings. Refer to your phone’s
documentation for more information.
To pair using the phone settings:
1. Access the phone’s Settings menu.
2. Access the phone’s Bluetooth technology settings. Sometimes these are in a
Bluetooth, Connections, or Hands-free menu.
3. Search for devices. The nüvi must be 10 meters or closer and turned on.
4. Select the nüvi from the list of devices.
5. Enter the nüvi PIN (personal identification number), 1234, into your phone.
To pair using the nüvi settings:
1. Confirm that your phone is supported by the nüvi.
(See www.garmin.com/bluetooth.)
Settings > Bluetooth.
3. Ensure that the Bluetooth button is set to Enabled.
2. On the Menu page, touch
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4. Touch Add (or Change, if you already added).
5. If adding, set your phone to Find Me/Discoverable mode, and touch OK on the
nüvi. Select your phone on the list. Enter passkey 1234 on your phone, when
prompted.
OR
If changing, select your phone and touch OK, or touch Add Device and OK.
6. If the pairing is successful, the Phone icon appears on the nüvi Menu page.
When you turn on the nüvi, it tries to pair with the last phone with which it paired.
After the initial pairing, you can set some phones to automatically attempt pairing
with a designated device when the phone is turned on.
To enable or disable the Bluetooth technology:
1. On the Menu page, touch Settings > Bluetooth.
2. Set the Bluetooth field to Enabled to turn on the Bluetooth technology of your
nüvi. The Bluetooth icon appears on the Menu page if the nüvi is enabled.
To disconnect your nüvi from your phone, or to prevent a phone from
automatically pairing, touch Disabled.
Calling a Number
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Ensure that your phone is paired with the nüvi.
On the Menu page, touch Phone >
Dial.
Enter the number, and touch Dial.
To end the call, touch , and then touch End Call.
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If you are calling a number that requires that you enter information using a keypad
during the call (for example, entering a password for your voicemail), do the
following:
1 During the call, touch > Call Options > Touch Tones.
2. Enter the information. Touch Back twice, when finished.
3. To end the call, touch End Call.
Calling a Place
1. Ensure that your phone is paired with the nüvi.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Food, Hotels.
On the Menu page, touch Phone >
Search for the place that you want to call.
Touch Dial.
To end the call, touch , and then touch End Call.
NOTE: You can also call a place that you find using the Where to menu.
Receiving a Call
1. Ensure that your phone is paired with the nüvi.
2. When you receive a call, a message appears on the nüvi. Touch Answer.
3. To end the call, touch , and then touch End Call.
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Using Call Waiting
If you get a call waiting call, the nüvi displays the Incoming Call window. Touch
Answer. The first call is placed on hold.
To switch between calls:
1. Touch to open the In Call menu.
2. Touch Switch To.
3. Touch End Call to hang up; this does not disconnect the call on hold.
Transferring Audio to Your Phone
This feature can be helpful if you are using the hands-free features of the nüvi, and
you want to get out of a vehicle without disconnecting your call.
To transfer audio to your phone:
1. During the call, touch > Call Options > Transfer Audio to Phone.
2. Continue your call using your mobile phone.
Using the Phone Book
If your phone supports phone book transfer, when your phone pairs with the nüvi,
the phone book automatically loads into the nüvi. After pairing, it might take a few
minutes for the phone book to be available. You can then place a call using your
phone book entries. On the Menu page, touch Phone > Phone Book.
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Using Call History
Touch Call History to access information about the phone numbers that you last
dialed, last received calls from, and those calls that you missed.
Calling Home
1. Touch Call Home to set up or change your home information, so that you can
quickly call home. The first time that you use this function, follow the prompts
to enter your home information, and then touch Save.
2. If you want to set your phone number, follow the prompts, and then touch
Done. The nüvi calls your home phone number.
Changing Your Home Phone Number
If you want to change your home phone number after you have previously set it, use
the following procedure:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Menu page, touch Where to >
Touch Home.
Touch Edit.
Touch Change Phone Number.
Favorites.
Using Voice Dial
To use the Voice Dial function of the nüvi, your phone must support voice dial and
must be set up properly to take voice commands. On the Menu page,
touch Phone > Voice Dial.
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Using Status
To access information about the phone signal, battery status, and carrier name of your
phone service, on the Menu page, touch Phone > Status.
Dropping a Connection
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Menu page, touch Settings > Bluetooth.
Touch Change.
Touch the device name that you want to drop, and then touch Drop.
To confirm, touch Yes. If you want to use hands-free functions with this
dropped phone again, you do not have to pair this phone and the nüvi again.
Removing a Phone from the List
1.
2.
3.
4.
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On the Menu page, touch Settings > Bluetooth.
Touch Change.
Touch the device name that you want to remove, and then touch Delete.
To confirm, touch Yes. If you want to use hands-free functions with this
removed phone again, you must pair this phone and the nüvi again.
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USING FM TRAFFIC
If you are using a traffic receiver, you can view traffic information on your nüvi.
When a traffic message is received, your nüvi displays the incident on the map, and
you can change your route to avoid the traffic incident. For traffic data coverage areas,
refer to the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/fmtraffic.
NOTE: The FM traffic receiver and nüvi must be in data range of an FM station
transmitting traffic data to receive traffic information.
NOTE: Garmin is not responsible for the accuracy of the traffic information. The
FM traffic receiver simply receives signals from the traffic service provider and
displays that information on your nüvi.
NOTE: You can only access the traffic information if the nüvi is connected to an
FM traffic receiver.
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LED Blink Codes
The green Power LED lights when connected to external power. The Status LED
indicates the status of the traffic receiver.
To the 12-Volt receptacle
in the vehicle
Power LED
To the power
connector on the nüvi
Status LED
Yellow dot-dash flashes: determining which country you are currently in.
Yellow solid light: searching for signal.
Red solid light: momentary sync loss.
Green solid light: normal traffic data.
Viewing Traffic Incidents
1. On the Menu page, touch
to display a list of traffic incidents.
2. Select an item to view details.
3. Select an option.
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Traffic Symbols
North
American
Meaning
International
Road Condition
Road
Construction
Congestion
Accident
Incident
Information
Severity Color Code
The bars to the left of the traffic symbols indicate the traffic incident’s severity:
Green = Low severity; traffic is flowing normally.
Yellow = Medium severity; traffic is a bit congested.
Red = High severity; traffic is heavily congested or stopped.
Avoiding Traffic
The Map page displays
or
in the lower-right corner when there is a traffic
incident on your current route or on the road on which you are traveling.
1. From the Map page, touch
or
2. Select an item to view details.
3. Touch Avoid.
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Purchasing an Additional Traffic Subscription
To renew or add traffic subscriptions, go to www.garmin.com/fmtraffic.
NOTE: You do not need to activate the subscription included with your FM traffic
receiver (if it came with one). The subscription activates automatically after your
nüvi acquires satellite signals while receiving traffic signals from the pay service
provider.
Adding a Subscription
1. On the Menu page, touch Settings >
Traffic > Add.
2. Write down the FM traffic receiver’s unit ID. Go to www.garmin.com/fmtraffic to
purchase a subscription and get a code.
3. After you receive the 25-character code, touch Next on the nüvi, and enter the
code.
4. Touch Done.
You must obtain a new code each time you renew your service. If you own multiple
FM traffic receivers, you must obtain a new code for each receiver.
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USING THE FM TRANSMITTER
If an FM transmitter is available on your nüvi 660, you can listen to your nüvi audio
on an FM stereo.
NOTE: When using the FM transmitter function on the nüvi, any phone calls that
you place or receive through the nüvi might be overheard by adjacent vehicles
through the FM stereo.
Listening to the nüvi on an FM Stereo
1. On the Menu page, touch
> Audio Output > FM Transmitter > OK.
2. If you are using a traffic receiver, touch Auto Tune. Then tune your stereo to
the selected channel.
OR
Tune your stereo to an FM channel that has a lot of static and has a low FM
frequency number. Then select that same channel on the nüvi.
Switching between the nüvi and an FM Stereo
1. On the Menu page, touch
> Audio Output.
2. Touch an output mode, and touch OK.
To switch the audio output between the nüvi and an FM stereo (where available),
quickly press the Power button twice.
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FM Transmitter Tips
The FM transmitter is intended to transmit your nüvi’s audio to your FM stereo.
Do not adjust your FM settings while you are driving your vehicle.
When searching for an appropriate FM frequency on your FM stereo, look for an
unused frequency that has steady, consistent static. If you hear slight noises and
sounds in the background of the static, choose a different frequency.
As you travel, you might need to change the frequency for the FM transmitter.
A frequency not used by a radio station in your area might be used by a station
elsewhere.
As you drive, you may notice changes in the background static even though there
is no FM station using that channel. You may notice this as you drive through
intersections where certain kinds of traffic lights or other municipal electronic
systems are operating. You might also notice this effect when the terrain changes,
allowing distant stations to be received by your car stereo that were not received
when you made your initial frequency selection. These and other sources of electrical
interference may make it necessary to look for another frequency.
The distance between the 12-Volt adapter, the nüvi, and the FM stereo antenna may
also affect the noise level. Vehicles with antennas located far away, such as a rearmounted antenna, may experience more interference from outside noise sources than
vehicles with front-mounted antennas.
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MANAGING FILES ON YOUR NÜVI
You can store files (such as JPEG images and MP3 music files) in the nüvi’s internal
memory or on an optional SD card.
NOTE: The nüvi is not compatible with Windows® 95, Windows 98, or Windows
Me. This is a common limitation of most USB Mass Storage devices.
Supported File Types
•
•
•
•
•
•
MP3 music files
JPG image files
AA audio book files
GPI custom POI files from Garmin’s POI Loader
GPX waypoint files from MapSource
Maps from MapSource
NOTE: The nüvi does not support M4A/M4P files.
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Loading Items to Your nüvi
Step 1: Insert an SD Card (Optional)
The SD card slot is located on the side of the nüvi. To insert the card, press it in until
it clicks.
Inserting an SD Card
Connecting the USB Cable
Step 2: Connect the USB Cable
1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the connector on the side of the nüvi.
2. Connect the larger end of the USB cable to an available USB port on your
computer.
After you connect your nüvi to your computer, one or two additional drives
appear in your computer’s list of drives: “nuvi” and “nuvi sd.” “nuvi” is the
available storage in the nüvi’s internal memory. “nuvi sd” appears if an SD card
is inserted into the nüvi.
NOTE: On some operating systems, the nüvi drives may not be named
automatically. See your Help file to learn how to rename the drives.
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Step 3: Transfer Files to the nüvi
On a Windows PC:
1. Connect the nüvi to your computer.
My Computer icon on your computer’s desktop.
Browse your computer for the file you want to copy.
Highlight the file and select Edit > Copy.
Open the “nuvi” or “nuvi sd” drive.
Select Edit > Paste. The file then appears in the list of files on the nüvi
memory or SD card.
2. Double-click the
3.
4.
5.
6.
On a Macintosh:
1. Connect the nüvi to your computer as described on the previous page. Your
drive should mount onto your Mac Desktop as two mounted volumes (drives);
the “nuvi” and “nuvi sd” volumes.
2. To copy files to your nuvi or SD card, drag and drop any file or folder onto the
volume icon. Double-click the volume to open it. To help manage the files, add
folders (press the Command + Shift + N keys).
Step 4: Disconnect
From a Windows PC:
1. When you are finished transferring files, double-click the Unplug or Eject
icon in your system tray.
2. Select “USB Mass Storage Device,” and click Stop.
3. Select the nüvi drives, and click OK. You can disconnect your nüvi from your
computer now.
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From a Macintosh:
1. When you are finished transferring files, drag the volume icon to the Trash
(it turns into an Eject icon) to unmount the device.
2. Disconnect your nüvi from your computer now.
Information about Your nüvi Drives
For files that you manually load onto your nüvi, like your MP3 or JPEG files, you can
paste them anywhere in the “nuvi” and “nuvi sd” drives. If another program, such as
POI Loader, places a file in a specific folder, keep that file in that specific folder.
Deleting Files from the nüvi
You can delete files from your nüvi just as you would delete files from your computer.
Select the file that you want to delete from your nüvi, and press the Delete key on
your computer’s keyboard.
CAUTION: If you are not sure about a file’s purpose, do NOT delete it. Your nüvi
memory contains important system files that should NOT be deleted. Be especially
cautious of files located in folders entitled “Garmin.”
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CUSTOMIZING THE NÜVI
Restoring Settings
To restore all settings you have changed, touch
Settings > Restore.
To restore settings for an individual category, touch Restore on that particular page.
Changing the Map Settings
To change the map settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > Map.
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail shown on the map. Displaying more detail
causes the map to redraw more slowly.
Map View—change the perspective of the Map page.
• Track Up—display the map in two dimensions (2D) with your direction of
travel at the top.
• North Up—display the map in 2D with North at the top.
• 3D View—display the map in three dimensions (3D), Track Up orientation.
This is the default map view.
Vehicle—provides choices of vehicles for your map. The default is . For more
vehicles, go to www.garmin.com/vehicles.
Map outlines—turn on this setting if you load supplemental maps onto your nüvi and
you want to see what areas the supplemental maps cover.
Map Info—view the maps loaded on your nüvi and their versions.
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Changing the System Settings
To change the system settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > System.
WAAS/EGNOS—turning on the WAAS/EGNOS setting might improve GPS
accuracy, but it consumes more battery power. For information about WAAS/EGNOS,
go to www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas.html.
Safe Mode—turn on or off the Safe Mode feature. When your vehicle is moving, Safe
Mode disables all unit functions that require significant operator attention and could
become a distraction while driving.
Garmin Lock—turn on Garmin Lock™ to lock your nüvi. Enter a four-digit PIN
and set a security location. Each time you turn on the nüvi, enter the four-digit PIN or
drive to the security location.
Touch Tones—disable or enable the tone that sounds each time you touch the screen.
Simulator Mode—turns on or off simulator mode. When simulator mode is On you
can simulate driving a route.
About—display your nüvi’s software version number, unit ID number, and audio
version number. You need this information to update the system software or purchase
additional map data.
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Changing the Locale Settings
To change the locale settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > Locale.
View the location settings, such as language. Touch the setting that you want to
change, or touch Change All to adjust the settings based on a selected country. On
each screen, touch the setting you want, and then touch OK.
Text Language—change all on-screen text to the selected language. Changing the
Text Language does not change the language of map data, such as street names and
places or user-entered data.
Voice Language—change the language for all voice prompts and messages. Your
nüvi might contain two different types of voice languages: text-to-speech (nüvi 660
only) and pre-recorded.
Languages noted with a person’s name are text-to-speech (TTS) voices: for
example, American English-Jill is a text-to-speech voice. The text-to-speech
voices “read” and “speak” the same words that are displayed on the nüvi. The
voices have an extensive vocabulary, and they pronounce the street names as
you approach turns.
The pre-recorded voices have a limited vocabulary and do not speak names of
locations or streets.
Time Format—choose a 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC time format.
Units—Change units of measure to kilometers (Metric) or miles (Statute).
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Changing the Display Settings
To change the display settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > Display.
Color Mode—touch Daytime for a light background, Nighttime for a black
background, or Auto to automatically switch between the two.
Backlight Timeout—touch the length of time the backlight stays on after external
power is removed. Reducing the time the backlight stays on increases your battery
life.
Touch Screen—recalibrates (or realigns) the touch screen to respond properly. Touch
Recalibrate and then follow the directions.
Screenshot—enables you to take a picture of the screen when you quickly press and
release the Power button. The pictures are saved in your “nüvi” drive.
NOTE: When Screenshot is On, the Quick Settings screen does not open when you
press the Power button.
Splash Screen—select an image to be shown when you turn on the nüvi. You can load
JPEG images on your nüvi or SD card using USB Mass Storage Mode.
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Changing the Navigation Settings
To change the navigation settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > Navigation.
Route Preference—touch a preference for calculating your route.
Vehicle—touch your vehicle type to optimize routes.
Avoidances—touch Enabled to access the road types. Select the road types you want
to avoid on your routes. The nüvi uses these road types only if alternative routes take
you too far out of your way or if no other roads are available. If you have an FM
traffic receiver, you can also avoid traffic incidents.
Attention Tone—turn on or off the attention tone.
Voice Prompts—select when you want the nüvi to announce route navigation and
system status.
Changing the Bluetooth Settings
To change the Bluetooth settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings > Bluetooth.
Connections—select a device to connect to. Select Add Device to search the area for
mobile phones with Bluetooth® wireless technology. Set your mobile phone to Find
Me, Discoverable, or Visible, and then touch OK. The nüvi searches for all Bluetooth
wireless devices in the area and lists them. Select your phone, and then touch OK.
Enter the nüvi’s PIN in your phone.
NOTE: The nüvi’s PIN code (or passkey) is 1234.
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Drop—disconnect the nüvi from your phone.
Delete—remove a device from the device list. Touch the device, then touch
Remove.
Bluetooth—enable and disable the Bluetooth component.
Friendly Name—select to enter a friendly name that identifies your nüvi on devices
that are Bluetooth enabled. Touch Done after you have entered the name.
Restore—restore the original Bluetooth settings. Restoring the Bluetooth settings
does not clear the pairing information.
Changing the Traffic Settings
To view the traffic settings, on the Menu page, touch
Settings >
Traffic.
Changing the Proximity Points Settings
To change the proximity points settings, on the Menu page, touch Settings >
Proximity Points. Only those items that you have loaded onto your nüvi can be
changed with these settings.
Alerts—touch Change to turn on or off the alerts when you approach custom POIs
or safety cameras. Touch Audio to set the type of audio notification that you want to
hear, and touch OK.
TourGuide—set how you want the audio for Garmin TourGuide™ to be activated.
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APPENDIX
APPENDIX
Updating the nüvi Software
Use WebUpdater to update your nüvi software. Go to www.garmin.com/products/
webupdater to download the WebUpdater program.
After downloading WebUpdater to your computer, connect your nüvi to your
computer, run WebUpdater, and follow the screen prompts. After confirming that you
want to perform an update, WebUpdater automatically downloads the update and
installs it on your nüvi.
Register your nüvi to receive notification of software and map updates. To register
your nüvi, go to http://my.garmin.com.
You can also download software updates from www.garmin.com/products/nuvi610 or
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi660. Click Software Updates. Click Download next
to the unit software. Read and agree to the terms. Click Download. Select Run (or
Open). Your software is updated.
Purchasing and Loading Additional Map Data
To find out the version of the maps that are loaded on your nüvi, open the Menu page.
Touch Settings >
Map > Map Info. To unlock additional maps, you need
your unit ID and serial number.
Check www.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp to see if an update for your map software
is available.
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You can also purchase additional map data from Garmin and load the maps on your
nüvi’s internal memory or on an optional SD card.
To load maps or waypoints to your nüvi memory or SD card, select the name for
your Garmin drive or SD card drive. Refer to the MapSource Help file for more
information about using MapSource and loading maps and waypoints on your nüvi.
The waypoints you create in MapSource are displayed in
Where to > Favorites.
Using Safety Cameras
Safety camera information is available in some locations.
(Check http://my.garmin.com for availability.) For these locations, the nüvi includes
the locations of hundreds of safety cameras. Your nüvi alerts you when you are
approaching a safety camera and can warn you if you are driving too fast. The data is
updated at least weekly, so you always have access to the most up-to-date information.
To get updated safety camera information:
1. Go to http://my.garmin.com.
2. Sign up for a subscription.
You can purchase a new region at any time, and you can extend existing subscriptions
at any time. Each region that you purchase has its own expiration date.
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APPENDIX
Custom POIs (Points of Interest)
Your nüvi accepts custom POI databases, available from various companies on the
Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as
school zones. Your nüvi can notify you with a proximity alarm when you approach
one of these points.
After downloading your POI database, use the Garmin POI Loader to install the POIs
into your nüvi. The POI Loader is available at www.garmin.com/poiloader. Select
Updates and Downloads.
Using the POI Loader program, you can store the Custom POIs on your “nüvi” drive
or your SD card. You can also customize the proximity alert settings for each POI
using the POI Loader. Refer to the POI Loader Help file for more information; press
F1 to open the Help file.
To view your Custom POIs, touch
Where to >
Extras > Custom POIs.
CAUTION: Garmin is not responsible for the consequences of using a custom POI
database or the accuracy of the safety camera or other custom POI database.
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APPENDIX
Optional Accessories
For more information about optional accessories, go to the Garmin Web site at
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi610 or www.garmin.com/products/nuvi660, and
click the Accessories link. You can also contact your Garmin dealer to purchase
accessories. Optional accessories include:
• FM traffic receiver
• External remote antenna
• External microphone
• Travel Kit accessories
About the Garmin Travel Guide™
Much like a paper travel guide, the Garmin Travel Guide provides detailed
information about places, such as restaurants and hotels. To purchase the Travel Guide
accessory, go to the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/extras.
To use the Travel Guide:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Insert the SD card into your nüvi.
Touch Where to >
Extras.
Touch the Travel Guide.
Touch a category. Touch a sub-category, if necessary.
Touch a location in the list.
Touch Go to go to the location.
Touch Map to display this item on a map.
Touch Save to save this location in your
Favorites.
Touch More to view more information about the location.
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About SaversGuide
The SaversGuide® is an optional accessory that is available only in North America.
With the SaversGuide preprogrammed SD data card and membership card, your nüvi
is a digital coupon book that notifies you of merchants near your current location
where you are eligible for a discount, such as restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, and
auto repair shops.
About the Garmin Language Guide
The Garmin Language Guide is an optional accessory. The Language Guide puts data
from Oxford’s multilingual resources and five bilingual dictionaries in the palm of
your hand. A sample version of the Garmin Language Guide is provided.
NOTE: Only the nüvi 660 can verbally translate words and phrases in the Language
Guide. The nüvi 610 can only display this information.
Loading the Garmin Language Guide
When you receive the Garmin Language Guide SD card, you must load the data on
the nüvi. Follow the directions on the package or in the nüvi Help file.
All dictionary, word, and phrase content is © Oxford University Press. Voice files are
© Scansoft.
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Translating Words and Phrases
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
Language Guide.
Touch Words and Phrases > Language.
Select the From and To languages and touch Back.
Select a category.
Search for a phrase, and touch it.
Touch
to hear the translation.
Words and Phrases Tips
• Use Keywords in Phrases to find all phrases that contain a specific word.
• Touch Search to spell the word.
• Touch an underlined word to replace the word.
• Touch More Variations to change words in the phrase or to get a different
translation.
• If you cannot find what you are looking for in Words and Phrases, look in the
Bilingual Dictionaries.
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Using the Bilingual Dictionaries
The Garmin Language Guide provides five bilingual dictionaries. You can easily
translate words and hear their pronunciation using the Bilingual Dictionaries.
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Menu page, touch
Travel Kit >
Language Guide.
Touch Bilingual Dictionaries.
Touch a translation option. If necessary, touch To English.
Search for the word and touch it.
5. Touch
to hear the word spoken.
Bilingual Tips
• Touch Search to spell the word or the beginning of the word.
• Touch Legend to view the legend for the selected language. The Legend contains
information on abbreviations, labels, and pronunciation symbols used in each
dictionary.
About Garmin TourGuide™
The Garmin TourGuide allows your nüvi to play third-party, GPS-guided audio tours.
These audio tours, for example, can take you on a route while playing interesting facts
about historical sites along the way. As you travel, the audio information is triggered
by GPS signals.
If you have loaded TourGuide files on your nüvi, go to the Menu page and then touch
Where to >
Extras > Custom POIs.
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APPENDIX
About GPS Satellite Signals
Your nüvi must acquire GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signals to operate.
If you are indoors, near tall buildings or trees, or in a parking garage, the nüvi might
not acquire satellites. Go outside to an area free from tall obstructions to use your
nüvi, or close the antenna to turn off the GPS and use it indoors.
When the nüvi acquires satellite signals, the signal strength bars on the Menu page are
green
. When it loses satellite signals, the bars turn red or disappear
.
Touch the signals strength bars in the upper-left corner of the Menu page to view GPS
information. Touch any where on the screen to return to the Menu page.
Speed
Direction of
travel
Sky view
Current position
GPS status
Elevation
Satellite signal
strength bars
The sky view shows the satellites from which you are receiving. The satellite signal
strength bars indicate the strength of each satellite you are receiving.
For more information about GPS, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/
aboutGPS.
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Mounting the nüvi on Your Dashboard
Use the enclosed mounting disk to mount your nüvi to the dashboard.
Important: The permanent mounting adhesive is extremely difficult to remove after
it is installed.
To install the mounting disk:
1. Clean and dry the dashboard where you want
to place the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the permanent
mounting adhesive on the bottom of the
Suction
disk, and place the disk on the
lever
dashboard.
3. Place the suction cup mount on top of the disk.
Suction
cup mount
Disk
4. Flip the suction lever down to secure the suction cup mount to the disk.
Removing the nüvi and the Mount
1.
2.
3.
4.
To remove the nüvi, press up on the tab on the bottom of the cradle.
Lift the nüvi off of the mount.
To remove the suction cup from the windshield, flip the lever toward you.
Pull the tab on the suction cup toward you.
Removing the Cradle from the Mount
To remove the cradle from the mount arm, turn the cradle to one side. The cradle
snaps off of the ball socket. To replace the cradle, snap the cradle on the ball socket.
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APPENDIX
Caring for Your nüvi
Your nüvi contains sensitive electronic components that can be permanently damaged
if exposed to excessive shock or vibration. To minimize the risk of damage to your
nüvi, avoid dropping your nüvi and operating it in high shock/vibration environments.
Cleaning the nüvi
The nüvi is constructed of high quality materials and does not require user
maintenance other than cleaning. Clean the nüvi’s outer casing (not the touch screen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution and then wipe dry. Avoid
chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Touch Screen
Clean the touch screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Use water, isopropyl alcohol,
or eyeglass cleaner, if needed. Apply the liquid to the cloth and then gently wipe the
touch screen.
Protecting Your nüvi
• Do not store the nüvi where prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can
occur (such as in the windshield), as permanent damage may result.
• Do not expose the nüvi to water. Contact with water can cause the nüvi to
malfunction.
• Though a PDA stylus can also be used to operate the touch screen, never
attempt this while operating a vehicle. Never use a hard or sharp object to
operate the touch screen, because it can damage the screen.
• Keep the nüvi in the leather carrying case when not in use.
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Avoiding Theft
• To avoid theft, remove the nüvi and mount from sight when not in use. Remove
the mark on the windshield left by the suction cup.
• Use the Garmin Lock™ feature.
Changing the Fuse
An AGC/3AG 2 Amp, high-breaking capacity, 1500 A-rated fuse is located at the tip
of the vehicle adapter. Periodically, you may need to change the fuse. Unscrew the
black, round end piece and replace the fuse.
Unscrew
Battery Information
Your nüvi contains an internal (non-removable) lithium-ion battery. Contact your local
waste disposal department for information on properly disposing of the nüvi.
Battery Tips
• Your nüvi’s battery should last 3 to 7 hours, depending on usage.
• To extend the battery life, reduce the time the backlight stays on. On the Menu
page, select Settings > Display > Backlight Timeout to change the setting.
• Close the antenna when you do not need to receive GPS signals.
• Do not leave your nüvi in direct sunlight, and avoid prolonged exposure to
excessive heat.
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APPENDIX
Battery Gauge
The battery icon in the upper-right corner of the Menu page indicates the status of the
internal battery. Periodically, you might notice that the battery gauge is not completely
accurate. To increase the accuracy of the battery gauge, fully discharge the battery and
then fully charge it without interrupting the charging. For best results, do not unplug
the nüvi until it is totally charged.
Battery charging or connected to external power
Full battery
Troubleshooting
Problem/Question
Solution/Answer
My nüvi never gets satellite
signals.
Take your nüvi outside, away from tall buildings
and trees.
My battery gauge does not
seem accurate.
Allow the nüvi to fully discharge and then fully
charge it (without interrupting the charge cycle).
The touch screen is not
responding to my taps
properly.
Calibrate the screen. On the Menu page, touch
Settings > Display. Touch the Recalibrate
button and follow the on-screen instructions.
My phone will not connect to
the nüvi.
Verify that the Bluetooth field is set to Enabled.
Make sure your phone is turned on and is less
than 10 meters (about 33 feet) away from your
nüvi.
See www.garmin.com/bluetooth for more help.
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Problem/Question
Solution/Answer
How do I know my nüvi is in
USB Mass Storage Mode?
When your nüvi is in USB Mass Storage Mode,
a picture of a nüvi connected to a computer is
shown on the nüvi. Also, you should see a new
removable disk drive listed in My Computer.
My computer never senses
that the nüvi is connected.
1. Unplug the USB cable from your computer.
2. Turn the nüvi off and then back on again.
3. Plug the USB cable into your computer.
The nüvi automatically goes into USB
Mass Storage Mode.
The nüvi cannot communicate with Windows® 95,
Windows 98, or Windows Me.
Try the solution listed above.
I cannot find any drives
named “nüvi” in my list of
drives.
I keep getting a message
saying “Unsafe Removal of
Device” when I unplug the
USB cable.
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If you have several network drives mapped
on your computer, Windows may have trouble
assigning drive letters to your nüvi drives. Follow
the steps on the following page to assign your
drive letters.
To disconnect your nüvi from your computer,
double-click the Unplug or Eject
icon in your
system tray. Select “USB Mass Storage Device,”
and click Stop. Select the nüvi drives, and click
OK. Disconnect your nüvi from your computer.
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Problem/Question
Solution/Answer
1. Open My Computer.
How can I rename my nüvi
drives?
How do I map my nüvi drives
in Windows?
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2. Select the drive you want to rename.
3. Right-click your mouse and select Rename.
4. Type the new name. Press the Return key.
1. Turn off your nüvi.
2. Plug the USB cable into the nüvi and your
computer. Your nüvi automatically turns on.
3. On your computer, click Start > Settings >
Control Panel > Administrative Tools >
Computer Management > Storage > Disk
Management.
4. Click a nüvi removable disk drive (either the
internal memory or your SD Card drive).
Right-click your mouse and select Change
Drive Letter and Path.
5. Select Change, select a drive letter from the
drop-down list, and click OK.
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Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this nüvi
610/660 product 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/products/nuvi610/ or
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi660/. Click
Manuals, and then select the Declaration of
Conformity.
Software License
Agreement
BY USING THE nüvi 610/660, YOU
AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
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.
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
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APPENDIX
Specifications
Size: 4.9” W x 2.9” H x 0.9” D (12.4 x
7.4 x 2.3 cm)
Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Display: 4.3” diagonal, 480 x 272 pixels;
WQVGA TFT landscape display with
white backlight and touch screen
Case: Not waterproof or IPXO
Temperature range: 32°F to 140°F
(0°C to 60°C)
Data storage: Internal memory and
optional removable SD card. Data stored
indefinitely.
PC interface: USB mass storage, plugand-play
Power input: 12/24 VDC
Usage: 10 W max.
Battery life: 3 to 7 hours depending on
usage
Battery type: nonreplaceable lithium-ion
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Headphone jack: Standard 3.5 mm
For a complete list of specifications, visit
the Garmin Web site at
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi610 or
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi660.
GPS Performance
Receiver: SiRF Star III high-sensitivity
GPS receiver
Acquisition times*:
Warm: < 1 sec
Cold: < 38 sec
Factory Reset: < 45 sec
*On average for a stationary receiver
with a clear view of the sky
Update rate: 1/sec, continuous
GPS accuracy:
Position: < 10 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec RMS
GPS (WAAS) accuracy:
Position: < 5 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec RMS
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INDEX
INDEX
Symbols
2 dimensional 39
3 dimensional 39
A
about button 40
accessories 48
acquisition times 60
AC charger 1
adding a device 24
alerts 44
alerts, safety camera 46
answering a call 26
anti-theft feature 5
attention tone 43
AudibleManager 18
Audible books 17
transferring 19
audio, transferring to your
phone 26
audio output 33
audio version 40
auto tune 33
avoiding road types 43
avoiding theft 55
avoiding traffic 31, 43
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B
backlight timeout 42
battery
gauge 56
information 55
life 60
status 6
type 60
bilingual dictionaries 51
bilingual tips 51
Bluetooth 23
enabling or disabling 24
Bluetooth settings 43
box contents 1
brightness, screen 4
browsing the map 11, 47,
48, 51
C
cable, USB 1
calculator 22
calibrating the screen 42
calling 24–27
call waiting 26
caring for your nüvi 54
carrying case 1
channel, audio 33
cleaning the nüvi 54
color mode 42
computer connection 36
connecting the USB cable 36
connections, Bluetooth 43
content, product box 1
converting currency 21
coordinates 10
currency 21
current location, saving 14
customizing your nüvi 39
map 39
navigation 43
system setup 40
custom POIs (points of
interest) 47
D
data storage 60
daylight saving 41
declaration of conformity 59
delete
character 11
files from the nüvi 38
saved places 15
user data 4
detour, adding 13
dialing a number 24
disabling Bluetooth 24
disconnecting your nüvi 37, 58
disk, dashboard 1, 53
display 60
downloading a book 19
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drives 36
dropping a connection 28, 44
following your route 9
fuse, changing the 55
loading Audible books 18
lock, screen 4
E
G
M
F
H
editing saved places
(my locations) 15
EGNOS 40
enabling Bluetooth 24
ending a call 24
expanding your search 12
Extras 47, 48, 51
Favorites 14
files
deleting 38
managing 35
supported types 38
transferring 37
finding places
by name 9
by postal code 10
intersection 10
item on the map 11
near another location 12
finding your destination 9
FM stereo 33
FM traffic receiver 15, 27,
29–32
FM transmitter 33
62
Garmin Lock 5, 55
Garmin Travel Guide™ 48
geocaching 10
GPS 6, 55
accuracy 60
information 52
green bars 6
hands-free 23
headphone jack 60
Help 16
home, calling 27
I
incoming call 26
K
keyboard 11
L
Language Guide 49, 50, 51
legend, bilingual dictionary 51
listening to MP3 files 16
lithium-ion battery 60
loading additional maps 45
M4A/M4P 17
Macintosh 37
map 12
browse 11
customize 39
info button 39
outlines 39
page 7
software version 39
updates vi
update maps 45
view 39
zoom 11
MapSource 45
measurements 22
menu page 6
metric units 41
mounting disk 53
mounting the nüvi on your
dashboard 53
MP3 files 16, 17
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N
narrow your results list
spell the name 11
navigation settings 43
next turn page 8
nonreplaceable lithium-ion 60
north up 39
nuvi drives 36, 37
O
on-screen keyboard 11
optional accessories 48
output, audio 33
P
pairing your nüvi 23
passkey, pairing 24
phone book 26
phone number, home 27
pictures 20
PIN, Garmin Lock 5
playing Audible books 17
POI (point of interest) 47
postal code 10
power input 60
present location, saving 14
protecting your nüvi 54
proximity points 44
purchasing a traffic
subscription 32
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quick settings 4
R
recalibrate 42
receiving a call 25
recycling, mercury statement
about 59
registering your nüvi 45
register the nüvi vi
removing
the cradle 53
the nüvi and the mount 53
removing a phone from
the list 28
resetting
max speed 7
trip information 7
your nüvi 4
restoring settings 39
route, following your 9
routing preferences 43
S
safety cameras vi, 46
safe mode 40
satellite signals 6, 52
saved places
delete 15
edit 15
SaversGuide 49
school zone database 47
screenshot 42
screen lock 4
SD card 36, 60
disk drive 36, 37
settings, Bluetooth 24
set your location 11
show map 12
simulator mode 40
slide show 20
software version 40
sounds, turn on and off 40
specifications, technical 60
spell the name of a place 11
splash screen 42
status, phone 28
stereo, FM 33
stop navigation 13
stop USB 37
storing your nüvi 54
subscribe to safety camera
information vi
supported file types 35
switching
between calls 26
to call waiting 26
system setup 40
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T
technical specifications 60
temperature range 60
text language 41
theft prevention 5, 55
tones 40
touch screen
cleaning 54
recalibrating 42
settings 42
touch tones 25, 40
TourGuide 44, 51
playing files 51
track up 39
traffic 29
avoid 31, 43
incidents 30
settings 44
subscription 32
symbols 31
transferring audio to your
phone 26
transferring files 37
translating words and
phrases 50
Travel Guide 48
travel kit 16–22
trip information page 7
troubleshooting 56
tune, auto 33
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U
units of measure 41
unit ID 40
unlock code 1
unlock optional maps vi
update rate 60
updating software 45
USB cable 1
USB Mass Storage Mode 42
user data, deleting 4
V
W
WAAS 40–44, 60
WebUpdater 45
words and phrases,
translating 50
world clock 21
Y
yellow sheet 1
Z
zoom 11
vehicle type 43
viewing places on the map 12
voicemail 25
voice dial 27
voice language 41
voice prompts 43
volume 4
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life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
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