Owner`s manual | Garmin 650 GPS Receiver User Manual

Owner’s Manual
nüvi 600/650
personal travel assistant
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nüvi Tips and Shortcuts
Thank you for purchasing the Garmin
nüvi® 600/650 navigation device.
Manual Conventions
When you are instructed to “touch”
something, use your finger to touch an
item on the screen.
The small arrows (>) used in the text
indicate that you should touch a series
of items. For example, if you see
“touch Where to > Favorites” you
should touch Where to, and then touch
Go to http://my.garmin.com to access the
latest services for your Garmin products:
• Register your Garmin unit.
• Subscribe to online services for safety
camera information (see page 34).
• Unlock optional maps.
• To quickly return to the Menu page,
touch and hold Back.
• Touch
to see more
choices. Touch and hold to scroll
• To extend the battery life, close
the GPS antenna when you are not
navigating. If the antenna is closed,
the GPS mode is off.
• To adjust the volume or the screen
brightness, quickly press and release
the Power button.
• To lock the screen, touch
> Lock.
• On the Map page, touch
to open
the media player. Touch Source to
switch between the MP3 player and
the audible book player.
• To learn more about the Travel Kit,
touch Travel Kit > Help.
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Table of Contents
Manual Conventions................................i
myGarmin™ . ...........................................i
nüvi Tips and Shortcuts...........................i
Caring for Your nüvi . ............................ iv
Getting Started................................1
What’s in the Box?..................................1
Step 1: Mounting the nüvi.......................2
Step 2: Configuring the nüvi...................3
Step 3: Acquiring Satellites.....................3
Step 4: Using the nüvi............................3
Finding Your Destination........................4
Following Your Route.............................5
Adding a Stop to the Route....................5
Taking a Detour......................................5
Stopping the Route.................................5
Locking Your nüvi...................................6
Locking the Screen.................................6
Adjusting the Volume and Brightness.....6
Ways to Charge Your nüvi......................6
Where To.........................................7
Go Page Options....................................7
Finding an Address.................................7
Go Home................................................8
Finding Points of Interest........................8
Finding Recently Found Places..............9
Finding a Place Using the Map............10
Entering Coordinates............................ 11
Expanding Your Search........................ 11
Using the Main Pages..................12
Map Page.............................................12
Trip Information Page...........................13
Turn List Page......................................13
Next Turn Page....................................13
Travel Kit.......................................14
MP3 Player...........................................14
Audible Book Player.............................15
Picture Viewer......................................16
Calculator ............................................16
Language Guide...................................17
Garmin Travel Guide™ .........................18
SaversGuide® ......................................18
World Clock .........................................18
Currency Converter..............................19
Unit Converter .....................................19
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Managing Files..............................20
Supported File Types............................20
Loading Files........................................20
Deleting Files . .....................................21
Using FM Traffic............................22
LED Blink Codes..................................22
Traffic In Your Area...............................23
Traffic on Your Road.............................23
Traffic on Your Route............................23
Traffic Icons..........................................24
Severity Color Code.............................24
Customizing the nüvi...................25
Changing the Map Settings..................25
Changing the System Settings.............26
Localizing Your nüvi..............................27
Customizing the Display.......................28
Changing the Navigation Settings........29
Changing the Proximity Points
Adjusting the Volume Levels................30
Viewing and Adding Traffic
Restoring All Settings...........................32
Clearing User Data...............................32
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Updating the Software..........................33
Additional Maps....................................33
Resetting the nüvi.................................34
Extras and Optional Accessories..........34
Battery Information ..............................36
About the GPS Page............................36
Changing the Fuse...............................37
Removing the nüvi and Mount..............38
Contact Garmin....................................38
Declaration of Conformity.....................38
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 unit and operating it in high-shock
and high-vibration environments.
Cleaning the Unit
The nüvi is constructed of high-quality
materials and does not require user
maintenance other than cleaning. Clean
the unit’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
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, because it
can cause permanent damage.
• Do not expose the nüvi to water.
Contact with water can cause this unit
to malfunction.
• Though a PDA stylus can 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, or damage
may result.
Avoiding Theft
• To avoid theft, remove the unit
and mount from sight when not
in use. Remove the residue on the
windshield left by the suction cup.
• Do not keep your unit in the glove
• Register your product at
• Use the Garmin Lock feature. See
page 6.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
What’s in the Box?
nüvi unit and vehicle suction cup mount.
Vehicle power cable to provide external power.
USB cable to connect the nüvi to your computer. Your nüvi connects to your
computer as a Mass Storage Device. See pages 20–21.
Dashboard Disk to mount the suction cup mount on your dashboard. See page 37.
Yellow Sheet that contains your unit’s serial number, registration number for
registering on Garmin’s Web site, and unlock code for future reference.
GPS antenna
Power button
SD card slot
Suction cup mount
mini-USB connector
Headphone jack
Tip: Raise the GPS antenna to acquire satellite signals and navigate to a destination.
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Getting Started
Step 1: Mounting the nüvi
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 page 37.
Mounting the nüvi on Your Windshield
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the power connector on the back of the cradle.
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. Plug the other end of the vehicle power cable into a power outlet in your vehicle.
Your unit should turn on automatically if it is plugged in and your vehicle is running.
7. If you are using an optional GMT 21 FM TMC Traffic Receiver, secure the traffic
antenna to the windshield using the suction cups.
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Getting Started
Step 2: Configuring the
To turn on your nüvi, press and hold the
Power button on the top of the unit.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
configure your nüvi.
Step 3: Acquiring
1. Turn on the nüvi.
2. Flip up the GPS antenna on the back
of the nüvi, so that it is parallel to the
3. Go outdoors to an open area, away
from tall buildings and trees.
Acquiring satellite signals may take
a few minutes. When the nüvi has
acquired satellites, at least one of the
satellite signal strength bars in the upperleft corner of the Menu page are green
. When it loses satellite signals, the
bars turn red or hollow
. For more
information about GPS, see page 36.
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Step 4: Using the nüvi
A Touch to find a destination.
B Touch to view the map.
C Touch to open the Travel Kit to use
features like the media player and
world clock.
D Touch to adjust the nüvi’s settings.
E Touch to adjust the volume, screen
brightness, and screen lock.
F Touch to view traffic information
when an optional GTM FM TMC
Traffic Receiver is connected.
Getting Started
Finding Your Destination
The Where to menu provides several different categories for you to use when
searching for locations.
➊ Touch Where to.
➋Select a category.
➌Select a sub-category.
➍ Select a destination.
➎Touch Go.
➏Enjoy the route!
Tip: Touch
to see more choices.
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Getting Started
Following Your Route
After you touch Go, the Map page opens
with your route marked with a magenta
line. As you travel, your nüvi guides you
to your destination with voice prompts,
arrows on the map, and directions at
the top of the Map page. A checkered
flag marks your destination. If you
depart from the original route, your nüvi
recalculates the route and provides new
Adding a Stop to the
You can add one stop (via point) to your
route. The nüvi gives you directions to the
stop and then to your final destination.
Taking a Detour
If a road on your route is closed, you can
take a detour.
1. With a route active, touch
2. Touch Detour.
The nüvi attempts to get you back
on your original route, as quickly as
possible. If the route you are currently
taking is the only reasonable option, the
nüvi might not calculate a detour.
Stopping the Route
1. With a route active, touch
2. Touch Stop.
1. With a route active, touch
on the
Map page.
2. Touch Where to, and then search for
the extra stop.
3. Touch Go.
4. Select an option.
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Getting Started
Locking Your nüvi
1. Touch
> System.
2. Touch the button next to Garmin
Lock. Touch OK.
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN. Touch Yes to
accept the PIN.
4. Touch OK. Drive to a security
location, and touch Set.
Each time you turn on the nüvi, enter the
PIN or drive to the security location.
What is a Security Location?
You can select any location, such as
your home or office, for your security
location. If you are at your security
location, you do not need to enter a PIN,
but the nüvi must have acquired satellite
NOTE: If you forget your PIN and
your security location, you must
send your nüvi to Garmin to get
it unlocked. You must also send a
valid product registration or proof of
Locking the Screen
To prevent accidental screen taps,
> Lock to lock the screen.
To unlock the screen, tap the Power
Adjusting the Volume and
. Touch to lower the
volume/brightness and to raise it.
Touch Back when you are done.
To adjust the volume levels for the
media player and navigation prompts,
touch > Volume.
Ways to Charge Your
• Connect the nüvi to the suction
mount and the vehicle suction mount.
• Connect the USB cable to the nüvi
and your computer.
• Connect an optional AC adapter to
the nüvi and a wall outlet.
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Where To
Where To
The Where to menu provides several
different categories you can use to search
for locations. To learn how to perform a
simple search, see page 4.
Go Page Options
Touch an item in the search results list to
view the Go page.
Touch Go to create a turn-by-turn route
to this location.
Touch Show Map to view this location
on the map. If the GPS mode is off,
touch Set Loc to set your current
location here.
Touch Save to save this location. See
page 10.
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Finding an Address
1. Touch Where to > Address.
2. Select a country and state/province, if
3. Touch Spell City. Enter the city/
postal code, and touch Done.
4. Select the city/postal code in the list.
5. Enter the number of the address, and
touch Done.
6. Enter the street name, and touch
7. Select the correct street in the list.
8. Touch the address, if necessary.
Search Tips
• Touch Near to change the search area.
See page 11.
• Not all map data provides postal code
Where To
Go Home
You can set a home location for the place
you return to most often.
1. Touch Where to > Go Home.
2. Select an option.
Going Home
After you set your home location, you
can route to it at any time by touching
Where to > Go Home.
Changing Your Home
To change your home location, you must
first delete it from Favorites:
1. Touch Where to > Favorites.
2. Touch Home > Edit > Delete > Yes.
After you delete your home location,
reset it by following the steps in the “Go
Home” section above.
Finding Points of Interest
1. Touch Where to > Food, Lodging.
2. Select a category and a sub-category,
if necessary. Touch the arrows to see
more categories.
3. Select a destination.
Finding a Place by Spelling
the Name
If you know the name of the location you
are looking for, you can spell it using the
on-screen keyboard. You can also enter
letters contained in the name to narrow
the search.
1. Touch Where to > Food, Lodging.
2. Touch Spell Name.
3. Using the on-screen keyboard, enter
letters in the name. Touch Done.
4. Select a destination.
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Where To
Using the On-Screen
When an on-screen keyboard appears,
touch a letter or number to enter it. Use
the keyboard to spell words just like a
computer keyboard.
Finding Recently Found
Your nüvi stores the last 50 of your
recent finds in the Recently Found list.
The most recently viewed places appear
at the top of the list. Touch Where to >
Recently Found to view your recently
found items.
Deleting Recently Found
Touch Mode to change the keyboard
mode to use diacritical characters or
special characters.
to enter numbers.
to delete the last character
entered; touch and hold
to delete the
entire entry.
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To remove all places from the Recently
Found list, touch Clear. Then touch Yes.
Note: When you touch Clear, all
items from the list are removed. It
does not delete the actual place from
your unit.
Where To
You can save places in your Favorites,
so you can quickly find them and create
routes to them. Your home location is
also stored 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
Finding Saved Places
1. Touch Where to.
2. Touch Favorites. Your saved
locations are listed.
Saving Your Current Location
From the Map page, touch . Touch
Yes to save your current location.
Editing Saved Places
1. Touch Where to > Favorites.
2. Touch the location you want to edit.
3. Touch Edit.
4. Touch a button to edit the location:
• Change Name—enter a new
name, and touch Done.
• Change Map Symbol—touch a
new symbol.
• Change Phone Number—enter a
phone number, and touch Done.
• Delete—removes this item from
the Favorites list. Touch Yes.
Finding a Place Using the
Use the Browse Map page to view
different parts of the map. Touch Where
to > Browse Map.
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Where To
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map, and drag to view
different parts of the map.
• Touch and to zoom in and out.
• Touch any object on the map. An
arrow appears pointing at the object.
• Touch Save to save this location.
• Touch Go to navigate to the location.
• If the GPS Mode is off, touch Set
Loc to set your location to the
selected location.
• Touch Back to return to the previous
Entering Coordinates
If you know the geographic coordinates
of your destination, you can use your
nüvi to navigate to any location using
its latitude and longitude coordinates.
This can be especially helpful when
Touch Where to > Coordinates.
To change the type of coordinates, touch
Format. Because different maps and
charts use different position formats, the
nüvi allows you to choose the correct
coordinate format for the type of map
you are using.
Enter the coordinates, and then touch
Next. Touch Go to create a turn-by-turn
route to the coordinates.
Expanding Your Search
1. Touch Where to > Near.
2. Select an option:
• Where I Am Now—search near
your current location.
• A Different City—search near the
city you enter.
• My Current Route—search along
your route.
• My Destination—search near
your current destination.
3. Touch OK.
Note: Your nüvi automatically
searches for places near your current
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Using the Main Pages
Using the Main Pages
Map Page
View map to open the Map page. The
vehicle icon shows your current
location. Touch and drag the map to view a different area of the map (see page 10).
To save your current location, touch
the vehicle icon, and touch Yes.
Touch the text bar to open
the Turn List page.
to zoom out.
to return
to the Menu page.
Touch Arrival or
Speed to open the Trip
Information page.
to open
the media player.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
Trip Information Page
to zoom in.
Turn List Page
Touch Turn In to open
the Next Turn page.
Next Turn Page
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Using the Main Pages
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 the Speed
or Arrival field on the Map page.
Resetting Trip Information
If you want accurate trip information,
reset the trip information 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 Trip to reset the
information on the Trip Information
page. Touch Reset Max to reset the
maximum speed.
Turn List Page
When you are navigating a route, the
Turn List page displays turn-by-turn
instructions for your entire route and the
distance between turns. Touch the green
text bar on the top of the Map page to
open the Turn List page. 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 Browse Map.
Next Turn Page
When you are navigating a route, the
Next Turn page shows the turn on the
map and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn. To view an upcoming
turn on the map, touch the Turn In field
on the Map page, or touch any turn from
the Turn List page.
to view other
turns in the route. When you are finished
viewing the Next Turn page, touch Back.
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Travel Kit
Travel Kit
Travel Kit provides many
features that are helpful when you are
traveling across town or across the
globe. Touch Travel Kit. Touch Help to
learn about the Travel Kit features.
hold to skip ahead. Touch
to pause
the song. Touch
to repeat. Touch
to shuffle. Touch the album art to
view details about the MP3 file.
Note: The nüvi plays MP3 files; it
does not support M4A/M4P files.
MP3 Player
Listening to Your Playlists
1. Touch Travel Kit > MP3 Player. On
the Map page, touch , and touch
Source, if necessary.
2. Touch Browse and a category.
3. To play the entire category from the
beginning of the list, touch Play All.
To play a specific song, touch the
4. Touch Back to exit the music page to
view other pages, such as the map.
1. Using your computer and an audio
program, create a playlist of MP3
files. Save the playlist as an M3U file.
Load MP3 files to the internal memory
or SD card. See pages 20–21.
to adjust the volume. Tap
to go to the beginning of the song;
touch and hold to skip back. Tap
skip to the end of the song; touch and
Your nüvi can play a playlist you have
created in an audio program.
Note: You may need to edit the
M3U file with a text editor, such as
Notepad, to remove the path (link) to
the MP3. The M3U file should only
list the MP3 file names. Refer to the
audio program’s Help file.
2. Transfer the playlist and the MP3 files
to the nüvi or SD drive (see pages
20–21). The M3U file must be in the
same location as the MP3 files.
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3. On the nüvi, touch Travel Kit > MP3
Player > Browse > Import Playlist.
All available playlists appear.
4. Touch a playlist to start playing the
MP3 files. You cannot change the
playlist order from your nüvi.
Using Bookmarks
Audible Book Player
Loading Audible Books to
Your nüvi
Purchase books from Audible.com.
1. Touch Travel Kit > Audible Book
2. Touch Browse.
3. Touch a category, and then touch a
book title.
Moving around the Book
to adjust the volume. Tap
to go to the beginning of the chapter;
touch and hold to skip back. Tap
skip to the end of the chapter; touch and
hold to skip ahead. Touch
to pause
the book.
Touch the book cover art to view more
detailed information about the book.
To create a bookmark, touch
, and
then touch the Bookmark button. To
view your bookmarks, touch
, and
then touch a bookmark. Touch Play to
listen to the book from the bookmark.
1. Create an Audible.com account at
2. Download AudibleManager® to your
3. Purchase a book and download it to
your computer.
4. Open AudibleManager. Follow the
on-screen instructions to activate
your nüvi (one-time process).
5. Connect your nüvi to your computer.
6. Use AudibleManager to transfer the
book to your nüvi or SD card.
Tip: For detailed AudibleManager
instructions, select Help from the
menu, and click Help.
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Travel Kit
Picture Viewer
You can view pictures that you have
stored in your nüvi using the Picture
1. Touch Travel Kit > Picture Viewer.
2. Touch a picture to view a larger
image of it.
3. Touch the arrows to view all the
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
Touch anywhere on the screen to stop
the slide show.
1. Touch Travel Kit > Calculator.
2. Enter the first number of your
3. Touch an operator (÷, x, -, or +).
4. Enter the second number of your
• Touch . to add a decimal.
• Touch ± to make the number
negative or positive.
• Touch % to make the number a
percent (0.01).
• Touch
to clear the entry.
5. Touch =.
6. Touch
to make a new calculation.
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Travel Kit
Language Guide
The Garmin Language Guide puts data
from Oxford’s multilingual resources
and five bilingual dictionaries in the
palm of your hand. To purchase an
accessory, go to http://shop.garmin.com
or contact your Garmin dealer.
All Dictionary, Word and Phrase content is © Oxford
University Press. Voice files are © Scansoft.
Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary © Oxford University
Press 2005. Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary ©
Oxford University Press 2004. Oxford Portuguese
Minidictionary © Oxford University Press 2002.
Multilingual Wordbank © Oxford University Press
2001. Multilingual Phrasebank © Oxford University
Press 2001. Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
© Oxford University Press and Hachette Livre 2005.
Pocket Oxford-Duden German Dictionary © Oxford
University Press and Bibliographisches Institut & F.A.
Brockhaus 2003.
Translating Words and
1. Touch Travel Kit > Language Guide
> Words and Phrases.
2. Touch Language, select the From
and To languages, and touch Back.
3. Select a category and search for a
4. Touch Search to spell the word or
phrase, if necessary. Touch a phrase
to open the translation.
5. Touch
to hear the translation (650
Words and Phrases Tips
• Use Search for Keywords in
Phrases to find all of the phrases that
contain a specific word.
• Touch an underlined word to replace
the word.
• Touch More Variations to change
words in the phrase or get a different
• If you cannot find what you are
looking for in Words and Phrases,
look in the Bilingual Dictionaries.
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Travel Kit
Using the Bilingual
The Garmin Language Guide provides
five bilingual dictionaries.
1. Touch Travel Kit > Language Guide.
2. Touch Bilingual Dictionaries.
3. Touch a translation option. If
necessary, touch To English.
4. Search for the word and touch it.
5. Touch
to hear the translation (650
Bilingual Tips
• Touch Search to spell the word or the
beginning of the word.
• Touch Legend information
on abbreviations, labels, and
pronunciation symbols for the
selected language.
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 an
accessory, go to http://shop.garmin.com
or contact your Garmin dealer.
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. To purchase an accessory, go to
http://shop.garmin.com or contact your
Garmin dealer.
World Clock
1. Touch Travel Kit > World Clock.
2. To change a city listed, touch the city.
3. Select a new time zone (or city).
Touch OK when done.
4. Touch World Map to view a map.
5. Nighttime hours are shown in the
shaded area. Touch World Clock
to view the clocks again, or Back to
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Travel Kit
Currency Converter
1. Touch Travel Kit > Currency
2. Touch a currency button to change
the currency.
3. Select a currency, and touch OK.
4. Touch the blank rectangle under the
currency rate you want to convert.
5. Enter the number. Touch Done.
6. Touch Clear to convert a different
Tip: Touch and hold
the entire entry.
to erase
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. Touch Travel Kit > Currency
2. Touch Update.
3. Touch the rate you want to update.
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 rate.
Unit Converter
1. Touch Travel Kit > Unit Converter.
2. Select a type of measurement, and
touch OK.
3. Touch a unit of measure that you
want to change.
4. Select a unit of measure, and touch
OK. Repeat, if necessary.
5. Touch the blank rectangle to enter a
6 Enter a value, and touch Done.
7. Touch Clear to enter another
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Managing Files
Managing Files
You can store files, such as MP3s and
JPEG image 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 operating systems.
This is a common limitation of most
USB Mass Storage devices.
Loading Files
Step 1: Insert an SD Card
To insert or remove the card, press it in
until it clicks.
Supported File Types
MP3 music files: see page 14
M3U music playlist files: see page 14
AA audio book files: see page 15
JPEG and JPG image files for splash
screen: see page 28
• GPI custom POI files from Garmin’s
POI Loader: see page 35
• Maps and waypoints from
Step 2: Connect the USB
Connect the mini-USB connector to the
side of the nüvi. Connect the larger end
of the cable to an available USB port on
your computer.
Note: The nüvi does not support
M4A/M4P files.
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Managing Files
Your nüvi and SD card appear as
removable drives in My Computer on
Windows computers, and as mounted
volumes on Mac® computers.
Note: On some operating systems
or computers with multiple network
drives, the nüvi drives may not
appear. See your operating system’s
Help file to learn how to map the
Step 3: Transfer Files to Your
Copy and paste files from your computer
into the nüvi drives/volumes.
1. Browse your computer for the file you
want to copy.
2. Highlight the file, and select Edit >
3. Open the “Garmin” drive or the SD
card drive.
4. Select Edit > Paste. The file appears
in the list of files on the nüvi memory
or SD card.
Step 4: Eject and Unplug the
USB Cable
When you are finished transferring files,
click the Eject
icon in your system
tray, or drag the volume icon to the
on Mac computers. Unplug
your nüvi from your computer.
Deleting Files
With the nüvi connected to your
computer, open nüvi or SD card drive/
volume. Highlight the file that you want
to delete, 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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Using FM Traffic
Using FM Traffic
Use an optional FM TMC (Traffic
Message Channel) traffic receiver to
receive traffic information broadcast
over the FM Radio Data System. For
information about FM traffic receivers
and coverage areas, see www.garmin
Note: The FM traffic receiver and
nüvi must be in data range of an FM
station transmitting TMC 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 shows
that information on your nüvi.
Note: You do not need to activate
the subscription included with your
FM traffic receiver (if it came with
one). Your nüvi receives traffic data
as soon as it acquires satellite signals
and receives traffic signals from the
traffic service provider.
Note: You can only access the
traffic information if the nüvi is
connected to an FM traffic receiver.
To power outlet
in vehicle
To power
connector on nüvi
Note: If your FM TMC traffic
receiver has an antenna with suction
cups on it, route the antenna on
your windshield vertically using the
suction cups.
LED Blink Codes
The green Power LED lights when
connected to external power. The Status
LED indicates the signal reception:
• Yellow dot-dash flashes: determining
which country you are currently in.
• Yellow solid: searching for signal.
• Red solid: momentary sync loss.
• Green solid: normal traffic data.
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Using FM Traffic
Traffic In Your Area
1. Touch
to display traffic incidents in
your area.
2. If there is more than one delay, touch
Traffic on Your Road
When you are not navigating a route and
there is traffic on your road, the Map
page displays a traffic icon, such as .
Touch the icon to view information
about the traffic on the road ahead.
Traffic on Your Route
When calculating your route, the
nüvi examines the current traffic and
automatically optimizes the route for the
shortest time. You might still be routed
through traffic if it is the best route
available or no alternative roads exist.
If a severe traffic delay occurs on your
route while you are navigating, the nüvi
automatically recalculates the route.
The Map page displays
there is traffic on your route. The number
in the icon represents the number of
minutes the traffic has added to your
route, which has been automatically
calculated into the arrival time shown on
the map.
To avoid traffic on your route:
1. On the Map page, touch
2. A map displays the traffic delays.
3. Touch Details > Avoid.
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Using FM Traffic
Traffic Icons
Road Condition
Road Closed
Slow Traffic
Severity Color Code
Green = Low severity; traffic is flowing normally.
Yellow = Medium severity; traffic is a bit congested.
Red = High severity; traffic is heavily congested or stopped.
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Customizing the nüvi
Customizing the nüvi
1. Touch .
2. Touch the setting you want to change.
3. Touch the button next to the setting
name to change it.
Changing the Map
> Map.
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail
shown on the map. Showing more detail
may cause the map to redraw slower.
Map View—change the map perspective.
• 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—display the map in three
dimensions (3D) in Track Up.
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.
Vehicle—touch Change to change the
icon used to display your position on
the map. Touch the icon you want to
use, and then touch OK. Download
additional vehicle icons at www.garmin
Map Info—view the maps loaded on
your nüvi and their version. Touch a map
to enable (check mark) or disable (no
check mark) that map.
Restore—restore the original map
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Customizing the nüvi
Changing the System
> System.
WAAS/ENGOS—enable and disable
WAAS/EGNOS. See www.garmin.com/
aboutGPS/waas.html for information.
Safe Mode—turn on or off Safe Mode.
When your vehicle is moving, Safe
Mode disables all 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 4-digit PIN,
and set a security location. For more
information, see page 6.
Touch Tones—disable or enable the
tone that sounds each time you touch the
Simulator—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 when you update the system
software or purchase additional map data
(see page 33).
Restore—restore the system settings.
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Customizing the nüvi
Localizing Your nüvi
> Locale.
To change a setting, touch the button
next to the icon.
To change all settings, touch Change
All. On each screen, touch the button
next to the setting you want, and then
touch Next.
Locale—select your location.
Text Language—change all on-screen
text to the selected language. Changing
the text language does not change the
language of user-entered data or map
data, such as street names.
Voice Language—change the language
for voice prompts.
nüvi 650 only: Languages noted
with a person’s name are text-tospeech (TTS) voices, which have an
extensive vocabulary and pronounce
the street names as you approach
turns. The pre-recorded voices (those
without a person’s name) have a
limited vocabulary and do not speak
names of locations or streets.
Time Format—choose a 12-hour, 24hour, or UTC time format.
Time Zone—select a time zone or
nearby city from the list.
Daylight Saving—set to On, Off , or
Auto, if it is available.
Units—change units of measure to
Kilometers or Miles.
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Customizing the nüvi
Customizing the Display
> Display.
Color Mode—select Daytime for a
light background, Nighttime for a dark
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
Touch Screen—recalibrates (or realigns)
the touch screen to respond properly.
Touch Recalibrate and then follow the
Splash Screen—select an image to be
shown when you turn on the nüvi. First,
load JPEG images. See pages 20–21.
Screenshot—enable Screenshot mode.
Quickly press and release the Power
button to take a screen shot. The picture
bitmap file is saved in the Garmin\scrn
folder on the nüvi drive.
Note: When Screenshot is On, the
Quick Settings screen does not open
when you tap the Power button.
Restore—restore the original display
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Customizing the nüvi
Changing the Navigation
> Navigation.
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.
Restore—restore the original navigation
Route Preference—select a preference
for calculating your route. Select Faster
Time to calculate routes that are faster
to drive but can be longer in distance.
Select Shorter Distance to calculate
routes that are shorter in distance but can
take more time to drive.
Vehicle—specify your vehicle type to
optimize routes.
Avoidances—select (place a check mark
by) 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 connected, you can also
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Customizing the nüvi
Changing the Proximity
Points Settings
You must have proximity points (such as
custom POIs, a safety camera database,
or a Garmin TourGuide) loaded to adjust
the Proximity point settings. See pages
Touch Settings > Proximity Points.
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. Select Auto Play to hear
the complete tour as programmed,
Prompted to show the speaker icon
on the map when tour information is
available during your route, or Off.
Restore—restore the proximity points
Adjusting the Volume
to adjust the master volume
level. To adjust the volume levels for the
media player and navigation prompts,
touch > Volume.
Restore—restore the original volume
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Customizing the nüvi
Viewing and Adding
Traffic Subscriptions
Note: You can only access the
traffic settings if your nüvi is
connected to external power and an
optional FM TMC traffic receiver.
North American Options
The FM traffic services that you have
subscriptions to are listed followed by
the expiration date of the subscription.
Touch Add to add a subscription.
Non-North American Options
Auto—select which provider to use.
Select Auto to use the best provider for
the area, or select a specific provider to
always use.
Search—search for additional TMC
traffic providers. To increase the search
time, touch Yes to clear provider table.
Subscriptions—view your subscriptions
and their the expiration dates. Touch
Add to add a subscription.
Adding a Subscription
Purchase additional subscriptions or a
renewal if your subscription expires; go
to www.garmin.com/fmtraffic.
1. Touch > Traffic.
2. For Non-North American units, touch
Subscriptions > Add. For North
American units, touch Add.
3. Write down the FM traffic receiver’s
unit ID. Go to www.garmin.com/
fmtraffic to purchase a subscription
and get a 25-character code.
4. After you receive the 25-character
code, touch Next on the nüvi, enter
the code, and 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 subscription code for each
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Customizing the nüvi
Restoring All Settings
1. Touch .
2. Touch Restore.
Clearing User Data
Caution: This deletes all userentered information.
1. Hold your finger on the lower-right
corner of the nüvi’s screen while
turning on the nüvi.
2. Keep your finger pressed until the
message appears.
3. Touch Yes to clear all user data.
All original settings are restored. Any
items that you have saved are erased.
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Updating the Software
1. Go to www.garmin.com/products/
webupdater and download
WebUpdater to your computer.
2. Connect the nüvi to your computer
using the mini-USB cable.
3. 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.
Additional Maps
You can purchase additional MapSource
map data from Garmin and load the
maps on your nüvi’s internal memory
or on an optional SD card. Also, check
www.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp to
see if an update for your map software is
To find out the version of the maps that
are loaded on your nüvi, open the Menu
page. Touch > Map > Map Info. To
enable additional maps, you need your
unit ID (see page 26) and serial number
(located near the power connector).
To load maps or waypoints to your nüvi
memory or SD card, select the name for
your nüvi drive or SD card drive. Refer
to the MapSource Help file for more
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Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn
the nüvi off and on again. If this does not
help, do the following:
1. Disconnect the nüvi from external
2. Flip up the GPS antenna, and press
the Reset button.
3. Connect the nüvi to a power source.
The nüvi should automatically turn back
on and operate normally.
Extras and Optional
For more information about optional
accessories, go to http://shop.garmin
.com or www.garmin.com/extras. You
can also contact your Garmin dealer to
purchase accessories.
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
You can purchase a new region or extend
an existing subscription at any time.
Each region that you purchase has its
own expiration date.
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Caution: Garmin is not
responsible for the accuracy of, or
the consequences of using, a custom
POI or safety camera database.
Garmin TourGuide
The Garmin TourGuide allows your nüvi
to play third-party, GPS-guided audio
tours. These audio tours 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. For more
information, go to www.garmin.com/
extras, and click POI Loader.
To view your Garmin TourGuide files,
touch Where to > Extras > Custom
POIs. To change the Garmin TourGuide
settings, touch > Proximity Points >
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Points of Interest
Use the POI Loader to load custom
points of interest (POIs) onto your nüvi.
POI databases are available from various
companies on the Internet. Some custom
databases contain alert information
for points, such as safety cameras and
school zones. You will receive a warning
if you are traveling too fast near these
custom POIs.
Go to www.garmin.com/poiloader
to install the POI Loader onto your
computer. For more information, refer
to the POI Loader Help file; press F1 to
open the Help file.
To view your Custom POIs, touch
Where to > Extras > Custom POIs. To
change the proximity alert settings, touch
> Proximity Points > Proximity
To delete the Custom POIs from
your nüvi, connect your nüvi to your
computer. Open the Garmin\poi folder
in the nüvi drive or the SD card drive.
Delete the file entitled poi.gpi.
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Battery Information
Your nüvi contains an internal (nonremovable) lithium-ion battery. The
battery should last up to 8 hours,
depending on usage.
battery icon in the corner of
the Menu page indicates the status of the
internal battery. To increase the accuracy
of the battery gauge, fully discharge the
battery and then fully charge it; do not
unplug the nüvi until it is totally charged.
Contact your local waste disposal
department for information on properly
disposing of the unit.
Maximizing the Battery Life
• Close the GPS antenna when you do
not need to navigate.
• Turn off WAAS/EGNOS when you
do not need it.
• Turn the backlight brightness down
(touch ).
• Do not leave your nüvi in direct
sunlight. Avoid prolonged exposure
to excessive heat.
About the �����
GPS Page
Touch the
bars in the upper-left
corner of the Menu page to view the
GPS information page.
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.
Sky view
Direction of
Current position Satellite signal
strength bars
Touch any where on the screen to return
to the Menu page.
For more information about GPS, visit
the Garmin Web site at www.garmin
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Mounting on Your
Use the enclosed mounting disk to
mount your unit to the dashboard and
comply with certain state regulations.
Caution: The permanent
mounting adhesive is extremely
difficult to remove after it is installed.
1. Clean and dry the dashboard where
you are placing the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the
adhesive on the bottom of the disk.
3. Place the disk on the dashboard.
4. Remove the clear plastic cover from
the top of the disk.
5. Place the suction cup mount on top of
the disk. Flip the lever down (toward
the disk).
cup mount
Changing the Fuse
Caution: When replacing the
fuse, do not lose any of the small
pieces and make sure they are put
back in the proper place.
If your unit will not charge in your
vehicle, you may need to replace the
fuse located at the tip of the vehicle
1. Unscrew the black,
round end piece,
and remove it.
2. Remove the fuse
(glass and silver cylinder), and
replace with a 3A fast blow fuse.
3. Ensure that the
silver tip is placed in
silver tip
the black end piece.
Screw on the black
end piece.
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Removing the nüvi and
To remove the nüvi from the cradle,
press the small tab on the bottom of the
cradle up, and tilt the top of the nüvi
To remove the cradle from the mount,
turn the cradle as far as you can to the
right or left. Apply pressure in that
direction until the cradle snaps off the
To remove the suction cup mount from
the windshield, flip the lever toward you.
Pull the tab on the suction cup toward
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 (within the UK).
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this
nüvi 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/nuvi600 or www.garmin
.com/products/nuvi650. Click Manuals,
and then select the Declaration of
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Physical 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
Computer interface: USB mass storage,
Headphone jack: Standard 3.5 mm
Charge time: Approximately 4 hours
Power input: DC vehicle power using
included vehicle power cable or AC
power using an optional accessory
Usage: 10 W max.
Battery life: 3 to 7 hours depending on
Battery type: n onreplaceable
lithium-ion battery
GPS Performance
Receiver: High-sensitivity,
SiRFstarIII™, WAAS-enabled
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
For a complete list of specifications, see
www.garmin.com/products/nuvi600 or
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My nüvi never gets
satellite signals.
How do I know my nüvi
is in USB Mass Storage
My computer never
senses that the nüvi is
I cannot see any new
removable drives in my
list of drives.
The suction cup will not
stay on my windshield.
The touch screen is not
responding to my taps
I cannot get traffic
Note: You must have a
GTM traffic receiver to
receive traffic data.
Take your nüvi outside, away from tall buildings and trees.
Remain stationary for several minutes.
When your nüvi is in USB Mass Storage Mode, a picture of a nüvi
connected to a computer is shown. Also, you should see two new
removable disk drives listed in My Computer.
1. Unplug the USB cable from your computer.
2. Turn the nüvi off.
3.Plug the USB cable into your computer and your nüvi. The
nüvi automatically turns on and goes into USB Mass Storage
If you have several network drives mapped on your computer,
Windows may have trouble assigning drive letters to your nüvi
drives. See your operating system’s help file to learn how to
map/assign drive letters.
Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol. Dry
with a clean, dry cloth. Mount the suction cup as described on
page 2.
1. Turn the unit off.
2.Press and hold the
Power button for about one minute
until the Calibration screen appears.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Verify that you are in a coverage area. You must be in a coverage
area to get the traffic information for that area.
Verify that the FM TMC Traffic Receiver is connected to the
power connector on the cradle and also connected to a power
outlet in your vehicle.
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2-D, 3-D map view 25
About button 26
accessories 34
acquire satellites 3
alerts 30
alerts, safety camera 34
align the screen 40
anti-theft feature 6, 26
audible books 15
audio version 26
avoiding traffic 23, 24
avoid road types 29
backlight timeout 28
battery 39
dictionaries 18
bookmarks 15
brightness 6
browse the map 10,
11, 35
calculator 16
calibrate the screen 28,
care for your nüvi iv
change the settings 25–
change the time
zone 27
clear user data 32
clock for the world 18
connection 20
configure the nüvi 3
convert currency 19
update conversion
rates 19
convert measurements/
units 19
coordinates 11
currency 19
current location,
save 10
Custom POIs 35
daylight savings 27
all user data 32
character 9
custom POIs 35
Favorites 10
files 21
recent finds list 9
detail maps 25
diacritical characters 9
driving directions 13
edit saved places 10
eject the USB 21
enable detailed
maps 25
expand your search 11
Extras 35
Favorites 10
delete 21
manage 20
supported types 21
transfer 20–21
find places
by name 8
by postal code 7
item on the map 10
near another
location 11
recent selections 9
saved places
(Favorites) 10
FM traffic receiver 22–
fuse, change 37
Garmin Lock iv, 6, 26
geocaching 11
go home 8–11
Go page options 8
information 36
headphone jack 39
home location 8
import a playlist 15
keyboard 9
kilometers 27
language guide 17, 18
listen to books 15
lithium-ion battery 39
load additional
maps 33, 36
lock the screen 6
lock your nüvi 6
M3U playlist format 14
manage files 20–21
browse 10
customize 25
Map Info button 25
moving 10
outlines 25
update maps 33
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version 25
view 25
zoom 11
MapSource 33
convert 19
menu page 3
miles 27
mount 2, 36
MP3 music files
load 20
play 14
myGarmin i
navigation settings 29
Next Turn page 13
on-screen keyboard 9
pictures, view 16
Garmin Lock 6
play audible books 15
playlist 14
play music 14
position icon 12–13, 25
postal code 7
proximity alarms 30
proximity points 30
recalibrate 28
recently found
locations 9
delete 9
find 9
register iv
remove the mount 38
the max speed 13
the trip data 13
your nüvi 34
restore settings 32
routing preferences 29
safety camera
database 35
Safe Mode 26
satellite signals 3, 36
places you find 7, 10
your current
location 10, 11
SaversGuide 18
school zone
database 35
screen lock 6
SD card 20, 39
security location 6
settings, adjust 25–32
set your location 7, 11
show map 7
simulator mode 26
software version 26
special characters 9
specifications 39
spell the name of a
place 8
stop the USB 21
store iv
supported file types 20
system settings 26
text language 27
time zone 27
touch screen
align 40
clean iv
recalibrate 28
settings 28
touch tones 26
TourGuide 30, 35
Track Up 25
traffic 22
avoid 23, 29
incidents 23
settings 31
transfer files 20–21
translate words and
phrases 17
Travel Guide 18, 34
Trip Information
page 13
troubleshooting 40
directions 13
unit ID 26
units, convert 19
update the nüvi
software 37
USB 21
mass storage
mode 20–21
troubleshooting 40
vehicle icon 12–13, 25
vehicle type 29
voice language 27
voice prompts 29
volume 6, 30
WebUpdater 33
world clock 18
zoom 11
nüvi 600/650 Owner’s Manual
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