Owner`s manual | Garmin 700 Series GPS Receiver User Manual

Owner’s Manual
nüvi 700 Series
personal travel assistant
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Thank you for purchasing the Garmin®
nüvi® 700 Series 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
nüvi Tips and Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu
page, touch and hold Back.
• Touch
to see more
choices. Touch and hold to scroll
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 46).
• Unlock optional maps.
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
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe)
Ltd. at +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside
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Table of Contents
Manual Conventions...........................i
nüvi Tips and Shortcuts......................i
myGarmin™ . ......................................i
Contact Garmin..................................i
Getting Started................................1
What’s in the Box?............................1
nüvi 700 Series Features..................1
Your nüvi Unit....................................2
Step 1: Mount the nüvi......................3
Step 2: Configure the nüvi.................4
Step 3: Acquire Satellites..................4
Step 4: Use the nüvi..........................4
Finding Your Destination...................5
Following Your Route........................6
Adding a Via Point.............................6
Taking a Detour.................................7
Stopping the Route............................7
Adjusting the Volume.........................7
Locking the Screen............................7
Where To.........................................8
Go Page Options...............................8
Finding an Address............................8
Finding a Place by Spelling the
Name . .........................................9
Setting a Home Location...................9
Finding Recently Found Places.......10
Creating and Taking Routes............12
Finding a Place Using the Map.......13
Entering Coordinates.......................13
Searching Near Another Location...14
Navigating Off Road........................14
Walking to a Destination..................14
Using the Main Pages..................15
Map Page........................................15
Trip Information Page......................16
Turn List Page.................................16
Next Turn Page...............................16
Using Hands-free Calling.............17
Pairing Your Phone..........................17
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Receiving a Call .............................18
In a Call ..........................................18
Phone Menu....................................19
SMS/Text Messaging.......................21
Using the Media Players..............22
World Clock ....................................28
Language Guide..............................29
Calculator .......................................30
Currency Converter.........................31
Unit Converter ................................31
Playing Music..................................22
Listening to Audible Books..............24
Using FM Traffic............................32
Managing Files..............................25
Traffic In Your Area..........................33
Traffic on Your Road........................33
Traffic on Your Route.......................33
Traffic Icons.....................................34
Severity Color Code........................34
Traffic Subscriptions........................34
Supported File Types......................25
Loading Files...................................25
Deleting Files .................................26
Using the Tools.............................27
Where Am I......................................27
Media Player...................................27
Picture Viewer.................................27
MSN® Direct....................................28
My Data...........................................28
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LED Blink Codes.............................32
Playing Audio Through the
Vehicle’s Speakers.......................35
Manually Tuning the FM
Auto Tuning the FM Transmitter......35
Frequency Selection Tips................36
FM Transmitter Information.............36
Customizing the nüvi...................37
Changing the System Settings........37
Changing the Navigation Settings...37
Setting the Languages....................39
Changing the Map Settings.............39
Adding Security Settings.................40
Viewing Traffic Subscription
Bluetooth Technology Settings........42
Changing the Proximity Points
Adjusting the Volume Levels...........43
Restoring All Settings......................43
Clearing User Data..........................43
Battery Information .........................48
Changing the Fuse..........................48
Removing the nüvi and Mount.........49
Mounting on Your Dashboard..........49
About GPS Satellite Signals............50
Caring for Your nüvi . ......................50
Declaration of Conformity................51
Important Legal Notice Regarding
Your FM Transmitter...................52
Software License Agreement..........53
Ways to Charge Your nüvi...............44
Calibrating the Screen.....................44
Resetting the nüvi............................44
Locking Your nüvi............................44
Additional Maps...............................45
Updating the Software.....................45
Extras and Optional Accessories.....45
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
Getting Started
Getting Started
What’s in the Box?
nüvi GPS device and vehicle suction
cup mount.
nüvi 700 Series Features
750 750T 760
Vehicle power cable to provide external
power, or an FM TMC traffic receiver
to provide external power and traffic
information. See the table on the right.
free calling
USB cable to connect the nüvi to your
computer. Your nüvi connects to your
computer as a mass storage device. See
pages 25–26.
* c ompatible with traffic receiver.
Dashboard disk to mount the suction
cup mount on your dashboard. See page
traffic Yes** No* Yes** Yes** Yes
** traffic receiver included in North
America and European regions only.
Warning: See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product
box for product warnings and other important information.
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Getting Started
Your nüvi Unit
GPS antenna
Power key:
slide to the left to turn the unit on/off;
slide to the right to lock the screen
audio out
SD card
External antenna
Mini-USB connector
Serial number
Warning: This product contains a non-replaceable, lithium-ion battery. See the
Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for important
battery safety information.
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 49.
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Getting Started
Step 1: Mount the nüvi
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the
power connector on the right side of the
Power cable
2. Snap the cradle onto the suction cup arm.
3. Clean and dry your windshield and the
suction cup with a lint-free cloth. Remove
Suction cup mount
the clear plastic from the suction cup.
Place the suction cup on the windshield.
4. Flip the lever back, toward the windshield.
5. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the cradle.
6. Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into place.
7. 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.
8. If you are using a traffic receiver in
Europe, secure the traffic receiver’s
antenna to the windshield using the
suction cups. (The traffic receiver is included in some nüvi 710, 750T, 760, and
770 packages.)
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Getting Started
Step 2: Configure the
To turn on your nüvi, slide the Power
key to the left. Follow the on-screen
Step 3: Acquire Satellites
Go outdoors to an open area, out of
garages, and away from tall buildings.
Stop your vehicle, and turn on the nüvi.
Acquiring satellite signals may take a
few minutes.
bars indicate GPS satellite
strength. When one bar is green, the nüvi
has acquired satellite signals. Now you
can select a destination and navigate to
it. For more information about GPS, see
page 50 and visit www.garmin.com/
Step 4: Use the nüvi
A GPS satellite strength.
B Bluetooth® technology status.
C Battery status.
D Current time; touch to change time
E Touch to find a destination.
F Touch to view the map.
ouch to make a call when connected
to a compatible mobile phone (nüvi
710, 760, and 770 only).
H Touch to adjust the volume.
ouch to use the tools such as media
players, settings, and Help.
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Getting Started
Finding Your Destination
The Where to menu provides several different categories for you to use when
searching for addresses, cities, and other locations. The detailed map loaded in your
nüvi contains millions of points of interest, such as restaurants, hotels, and auto
➊ Touch Where to.
➋Select a category.
➌Select a sub-category.
➍ Select a destination.
➎Touch Go.
➏Enjoy the route!
Tip: Touch
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to see more choices.
Getting Started
Following Your Route
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. If you depart from the
original route, your nüvi recalculates the
route and provides new directions.
Your route is marked with a magenta line.
Follow the arrows as you take turns.
Adding a Via Point
You can add a stop (via point) to your
route. The nüvi gives you directions
to the stop and then to your final
TIP: If you want to add more
than one stop to the route, edit the
current route. See page 12.
1. With a route active, touch Menu >
Where to.
2. Search for the extra stop.
3. Touch Go.
4. Touch Add as Via Point to add
this stop before your destination.
Touch Set as new Destination
to make this your new final
A checkered flag marks your destination.
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Taking a Detour
If a road on your route is closed, you can
take a detour.
1. With a route active, touch Menu.
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
Adjusting the Volume
From the Menu page, touch Volume.
to adjust the master
volume. Touch Mute to mute all audio.
To set up the FM transmitter, see pages
Locking the Screen
To prevent accidental screen taps, slide
the Power key to the right ( ). To
unlock the screen, slide the Power key
to the center position.
1. With a route active, touch Menu.
2. Touch Stop.
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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 5.
Tip: Touch Near to change the
search area. See page 13.
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 Location to set your current
location here.
Touch Save to save this location. See
page 10.
If a mobile phone with Bluetooth
wireless technology is connected, touch
to call this location (nüvi 710, 760,
and 770 only).
Finding an Address
1. Touch Where to > Address.
2. Touch Change State/Province, if
3. Touch Search All.
Touch Spell City, enter the
city/postal code, and touch Done.
Select the city/postal code in the
list. (Not all map data provides
postal code searching.)
4. Enter the number of the address,
and touch Done.
5. Enter the street name, and touch
Done. Select the correct street in
the list, if necessary.
6. Touch the address, if necessary.
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Where To
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 > Points of
Interest > Spell Name.
2. Using the on-screen keyboard,
enter letters in the name. Touch
Using the On-Screen
When an on-screen keyboard appears,
touch a letter or number to enter it.
to add a space. Touch
to move the cursor. Touch
to delete the character. Touch to
select words you have recently typed and
Touch Mode to select the keyboard
language mode. Touch
to enter
numbers and special characters.
Tip: You can change the
keyboard layout to QWERTY,
which is like a standard computer
keyboard layout. See page 37.
Setting a Home Location
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.
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Where To
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 >
After you delete your home location,
reset it by following the steps in the
“Setting a Home Location” section
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
To remove all places from the Recently
Found list, touch Clear > Yes.
Note: When you touch
Clear, all items from the list are
removed. It does not delete the
actual place from your unit.
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 Your Current Location
From the Map page, touch . Touch
Save Location to save your current
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Where To
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.
Tip: Your Last Position is
automatically saved each time you
remove the nüvi from the cradle.
Use this feature to find your car in
a parking lot.
Editing Saved Places
1. Touch Where to > Favorites.
2. Touch the location you want to
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
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Where To
Creating and Taking
Touch Where to > Routes. Select the
route you want to take and touch Go.
Creating a Saved Route
Use your nüvi to create and save routes
before your next trip. You can save up to
10 routes.
1. Touch Where to (or Tools) >
Routes > New.
2. Touch Add New Start Point.
3. Find a location as your starting
point, and touch Select.
4. Touch Add New End Point.
5. Find a location as your ending
point, and touch Select.
6. Touch
to add another location
to your route. Touch
to remove
a location.
7. Touch Next to calculate your route
and view it on the map.
8. Touch Save to save the route and
Editing Routes
1. Touch Where to (or Tools) >
2. Select the route you want to edit.
3. Touch Edit.
4. Touch an option to edit the route:
• Touch Change Name. Enter a
new name, and touch Done.
• Touch Add/Remove Points
to add new start, via, or end
points to the route.
• Touch Manually Reorder
Points to change the order of
points along your route.
• Touch Optimally Reorder
Points to automatically order
the points.
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• Touch Recalculate to change
the route preference to
calculate by faster time, shorter
distance, or off road.
• Touch Delete to remove this
Note: Your changes are
automatically saved when you exit
any of the route edit pages.
Finding a Place Using the
Use the Browse Map page to view
different parts of the map. Touch Where
to > Browse Map.
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map, and drag to view
different parts of the map.
• Touch and to zoom in and
• Touch any object on the map.
An arrow appears pointing at the
• Touch Save to save this location.
• Touch Go to navigate to the
• If the GPS mode is off, touch Set
Loc to set your location to the
selected location. (See page 37.)
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
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Where To
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Near Another
Note: Your nüvi automatically
searches for places near your
current location.
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.
Navigating Off Road
If you are not following roadways as
you navigate, use Off Road mode. Touch
Tools > Settings > Navigation > Route
Preference > Off Road > OK. Select a
destination and touch Go to navigate off
road to the destination.
Walking to a Destination
If you are walking to your destination,
use Pedestrian mode to optimize your
route for walking. Touch Tools >
Settings > System > Usage Mode >
Pedestrian > OK.
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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 13).
Touch the text bar to open the Turn List page.
to zoom out.
Touch Menu to return
to the Menu page.
Touch Arrival or
Speed to open the Trip
Information page.
To save your current
location, touch the
vehicle icon.
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
Tip: A speed limit icon
may appear as you travel on major roadways. This icon
displays the current speed limit of the roadway.
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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.
If you make frequent stops, leave the
nüvi turned on so it can accurately
measure elapsed time during the trip.
Resetting Trip Information
If you want accurate trip information,
reset the trip information before
beginning a 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.
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Using Hands-free Calling
Using Hands-free
Bluetooth is available only in the nüvi
710, 760, and 770. Using Bluetooth
wireless technology, your nüvi can
connect to your mobile phone to become
a hands-free device. To see if your
device with Bluetooth technology is
compatible with the nüvi, visit
Bluetooth wireless technology
establishes a wireless link between
devices, such as a mobile phone and the
nüvi. The first time you use two devices
together you must “pair” them by
establishing a relationship using a PIN/
passkey. After the initial pairing, the two
devices can connect automatically each
time you turn them on.
Pairing Your Phone
To pair and connect, your phone and the
nüvi must be turned on and be within 10
meters of each other.
Initiate pairing from your nüvi or from
your mobile phone. Refer to your
phone’s instructions.
To pair using the phone
1. Enable the phone’s Bluetooth
component. This might be in a
menu called Settings, Bluetooth,
Connections, or Hands-free.
2. Initiate a search for Bluetooth
3. Select the nüvi from the list of
4. Enter the nüvi’s Bluetooth PIN
(1234) into your phone.
Note: You might have to set
your device to connect to the nüvi
automatically when it is turned on.
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Using Hands-free Calling
To pair using the nüvi settings:
1. From the Menu page, touch Tools
> Settings > Bluetooth > Add.
2. Enable your phone’s Bluetooth
component and enable Find Me/
Discoverable/Visible mode. These
settings might be in a Bluetooth,
Connections, or Hands-free menu.
3. Touch OK on the nüvi.
4. Select your phone, and touch OK.
5. Enter the nüvi’s Bluetooth PIN
(1234) in your phone.
When your phone is connected to your
nüvi, you are ready to make phone calls.
Touch Phone to access the Phone menu.
When you turn on the nüvi, it tries to
connect to the last phone to which it was
Note: Not all phones support all
features of the nüvi Phone Menu.
Receiving a Call
When you get a call, the Incoming Call
window opens.
Touch Answer to answer the call. Touch
Ignore to ignore the call and stop the
phone from ringing.
The internal microphone is in the front
of the nüvi; speak normally.
In a Call
During a call, the
In Call icon
appears. Touch
> End Call to hang
up. Touch
> Call Options for the
following options:
• Touch Tones—displays a keypad
page so you can use automated
systems, such as voice mail.
• Transfer Audio To Phone—this
is helpful if you want to turn off
the nüvi, but stay on the call or if
you need privacy. To switch back,
touch Transfer Audio To Device.
• Mute Microphone.
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Using Hands-free Calling
Using Call Waiting
When you are on a call and you receive
a second call (call waiting), the nüvi
displays the Incoming Call window.
Touch Answer to answer the call. The
first call is placed on hold.
To switch between calls:
1. Touch
> Switch To.
2. Touch End Call to hang up; this
does not disconnect the call on
Phone Menu
From the Menu page, touch Phone to
open the Phone menu. Press Status
to view the connected phone’s signal
strength, battery level, and name.
Note: Not all phones support all
features of the nüvi Phone Menu.
Using Your Phone Book
Each time your mobile phone connects
with the nüvi, the phone book is
automatically loaded into the nüvi. It
may take a few minutes for the phone
book to be available.
1. Touch Phone > Phone Book.
2. Touch the phone book entry
(contact) you want to call.
3. Touch Dial to call the contact,
or touch Compose to send an
SMS/text message.
Dialing a Point of Interest
1. Touch Phone > Points of
2. Search for the point of interest you
want to call.
3. Touch Dial or .
Dialing a Number
1. Touch Phone > Dial.
2. Enter the number, and touch Dial.
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Using Hands-free Calling
Viewing Your Call History
Each time your phone connects to the
nüvi, your call history is automatically
transferred to the nüvi. It may take a few
minutes to transfer this data to the nüvi.
1. Touch Phone > Call History.
2. Touch a category to view those
calls. The calls are listed in
chronological order; the most
recent calls are at the top of the
3. Touch an entry, and touch Dial.
Calling Home
Enter a phone number for your home
location, so you can quickly call home.
To enter your phone number:
1. Touch Phone > Call Home.
2. Touch Enter Phone Number to
use the keypad page or Select
From Phonebook (only available
if your phone supports phone
book transfer).
3. Touch Done > Yes. The nüvi dials
your home phone number.
NOTE: To edit home location or
phone number, touch Where to >
Favorites > Home > Edit.
To call home:
1. Touch Phone > Call Home.
2. The nüvi dials your home phone
Placing Calls Using Voice Dial
You can place calls by speaking the
contact’s name.
1. Touch Phone > Voice Dial.
2. Speak the contact name.
NOTE: You may need to “train”
your mobile phone to recognize
your voice dial commands. Refer
to your phone’s instructions.
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Using Hands-free Calling
SMS/Text Messaging
If your phone supports SMS/text
messaging using Bluetooth technology,
you can send and receive text messages
on the nüvi.
Getting a Text Message
When you get a text message, the
Incoming Message window opens.
Touch Listen to play the text message,
Review to open your inbox, or Ignore to
close the window.
Sending a Text Message
1. Touch Phone > Text Message >
2. Select an option to select the text
message recipient.
3. Enter the message, and touch
Viewing Your Messages
1. Touch Phone > Text Message.
2. Touch Inbox, Outbox, or Drafts.
3. Touch a message.
4. Select an option.
• Touch
to listen to the
message. (Must have a TTS
voice selected to listen to SMS/
text messages; see page 39.
Not available on 710 models.)
• Touch Forward to send this
message to another recipient
or Reply to reply to this
Note: Messages sent from your
nüvi do not appear in your phone’s
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Using Media Players
Using the Media Players
Playing Music
Load music files to the internal memory
or SD card. See pages 25–26.
1. Touch Tools > Media Player.
2. Touch Source to open the music
3. Touch Browse.
4. Touch a category.
5. To play the entire category from
the beginning of the list, touch
Play All. To play a specific song,
touch the title.
Current playlist
Album art
to play the previous song
• Tap
on the playlist; touch and hold to
rewind through the current song.
• Tap
to skip to the next song;
touch and hold to skip ahead
through the current song.
to pause the song.
• Touch
to repeat.
• Touch
to shuffle.
• Touch
• Touch the album art to view
details about the music file or to
remove the song from the playlist.
Supported File Types
The nüvi supports MP3 music files, and
M3U and M3U8 playlist files.
Creating and Listening to
• Touch the playlist to edit it.
• Touch
Using your nüvi, you can listen to
playlists created on your computer. You
can also save playlists using your nüvi.
to adjust the volume.
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Using Media Players
To save your current playlist:
1. While listening to music, touch
Browse > Playlist > Save
Current Playlist.
2. Enter a name, and touch Done.
To create a new playlist:
1. In the music player, touch Browse
> Playlist > Create New Playlist.
2. Select songs.
3. Touch Back when you have
finished adding songs to your
To create a playlist on a
1. Using your computer and an audio
program, create a playlist of music
files. Save the playlist as an M3U
or M3U8 file.
Note: You may need to edit the
M3U file with a text editor, such
as Notepad, to remove the path
(link) to the music file. The M3U
file should only list the music
file names. Refer to the audio
program’s Help file.
2. Transfer the playlist and the music
files to the nüvi or SD drive (see
pages 25–26). The M3U file must
be in the same location as the
music files.
To play a playlist:
1. In the music player, touch Browse
> Playlist > Open Saved Playlist.
All available playlists appear.
2. Touch a playlist to start playing the
music files.
To edit a playlist:
1. While listening to music, touch the
playlist on the music player page,
or touch Browse > Playlist > Edit
Current Playlist.
2. Edit the playlist:
• Touch Add to add a song to
the end of the playlist.
• Touch a song, and then touch
Remove to remove it from the
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Using Media Players
Listening to Audible
To purchase books from Audible.com,
go to http://garmin.audible.com.
Listening to a Book
1. Touch Tools > Media Player.
2. Touch Source to open the audible
book player.
3. Touch Browse.
4. Touch a category, and then touch
a book title.
Book cover
• Touch
to adjust the volume.
• Touch
to skip a section and
to jump back. Press and hold
to move forward or backward.
• Touch
to pause the book.
• Touch the book cover art to view
more detailed information.
Using Bookmarks
To create a bookmark, touch
Bookmark. To view your bookmarks,
, and then touch a
bookmark. Touch Play to listen to the
book from the bookmark.
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Audible Books
1. Create an Audible.com account at
2. Download AudibleManager®.
3. Open AudibleManager. Follow the
on-screen instructions to activate
your nüvi (one-time process).
4. Purchase a book at http://garmin
.audible.com, and download the
book to your computer.
5. Use AudibleManager to transfer
the book to your nüvi or SD card.
TIP: Refer to AudibleManager’s
Help file for detailed instructions.
Select Help > Help.
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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,
98, Me, or NT. It is also not
compatible with Mac® OS 10.3
and earlier. This is a common
limitation of most USB mass
storage devices.
Supported File Types
• MP3 music files: see pages 22–23
• M3U and M3U8 music playlist
files: see page 22
• AA audio book files: see page 24
• JPEG and JPG image files: see
page 27
• GPI custom POI files from
Garmin’s POI Loader: see page 47
• Maps, routes, and waypoints from
MapSource®: see page 45
Loading Files
Step 1: Insert an SD Card
To insert or remove the card, press it in
until it clicks.
Step 2: Connect the USB
Connect the mini-USB connector to the
bottom of the nüvi. Connect the larger
end of the cable to an available USB port
on your computer.
Your nüvi and SD card appear as
removable drives in My Computer on
Windows computers and as mounted
volumes on Mac computers.
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Managing Files
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 drives.
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” or SD card
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 the Tools
Using the Tools
The Tools menu provides many features
that are helpful when you are traveling
across town or across the globe.
For information about the settings, see
pages 37–43.
Where Am I
Touch Where Am I to view information
about your current location. This is
a helpful feature if you need to tell
emergency personnel your location.
Touch a button on the right to view the
nearest locations in that category. Touch
Save Location to save your current
Media Player
For information about the media player
see pages 22–24.
Picture Viewer
Using the Picture Viewer, view pictures
that you have stored in your nüvi.
1. Touch Tools > Picture Viewer.
2. Touch a picture to view a larger
image of it.
3. Touch the arrows to view all the
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.
Touch Help to get information about
using your nüvi.
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Using the Tools
You can only access the traffic
information if the nüvi is connected to an
FM traffic receiver. The traffic receiver
is included in some nüvi 710, 750T, 760,
and 770 packages. See pages 32–34 for
information about traffic information.
MSN® Direct
With an optional MSN Direct Receiver,
you can access MSN Direct content. For
more information, see www.garmin.com/
traffic or http://garmin.msndirect.com.
To purchase an accessory see http://buy
For information about routes see pages
My Data
Use this tool to manage and delete your
saved data, such as your Favorites.
If you have transferred a route from
MapSource, touch Import Route from
File to use that route in your nüvi.
World Clock
1. Touch Tools > World Clock.
2. To change a city listed, touch the
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 exit.
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Using the Tools
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://buy.garmin.com
or contact your Garmin dealer.
Translating Words and
1. Touch Tools > Language Guide
> Words and Phrases.
2. Touch Language, select the From
and To languages, and touch
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.
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 use a
different word.
• Touch More Variations to change
words in the phrase or get a
different translation.
Using the Bilingual
The Garmin Language Guide provides
five bilingual dictionaries.
1. Touch Tools > 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.
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Using the Tools
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.
All Dictionary, Word and Phrase content is
© Oxford University Press. Voice files are ©
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
1. Touch Tools > 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 C to clear the entry.
5. Touch =.
6. Touch C to make a new
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Using the Tools
Currency Converter
1. Touch Tools > Currency
2. Touch a currency button to change
the currency.
3. Select a currency, and touch OK.
4. Touch the rectangle next to the
currency 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 Tools > Currency
Converter > Update.
2. Touch the rate you want to update.
3. Touch
to erase the current
rate. Enter a new rate, and touch
4. Touch Save to finish.
Tip: Touch Restore to use the
original rate.
Unit Converter
1. Touch Tools > Unit Converter.
2. Touch Conversion, 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 value.
6. Enter a value, and touch Done.
The unit is converted.
7. Touch Clear to enter another
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Using FM Traffic
Using FM Traffic
The traffic receiver is included in some
nüvi 710, 750T, 760, and 770 packages.
Use an 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.com/traffic.
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: The FM traffic receiver
and nüvi must be in data range of
an FM station transmitting TMC
data to receive traffic information.
Note: You can only access the
traffic information if the nüvi
is connected to an FM traffic
To power outlet
in vehicle
To power
connector on
nüvi cradle
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.
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Using FM Traffic
• Yellow solid: searching for signal.
• Red solid: momentary sync loss.
• Green solid: normal traffic data.
Traffic In Your Area
Touch Tools > Traffic to display traffic
incidents in your area. Touch View by
Road to see the incidents on each road in
the area. If there is traffic on your route,
touch On My Route to view details.
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
or . Touch the icon to view
information about the traffic delay.
Tip: The locale you selected at
initial startup determines which
type of traffic icons are used:
diamond-shaped icons ( ) for
the United States, triangular icons
( ) for Europe.
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 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. Touch
to view traffic delays.
3. Touch Avoid.
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Using FM Traffic
Traffic Icons
Traffic Subscriptions
Road Condition
Road Closed
Slow Traffic
See pages 40–41 for information about
adding a traffic subscription. For more
information about 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.
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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Playing Audio Through the Vehicle’s Speakers
Playing Audio Through
the Vehicle’s Speakers
Before using the FM transmitter in your area,
see the FM transmitter legal notice on page
If an FM transmitter is available on your
nüvi, 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.
Manually Tuning the FM
If you are not using an FM traffic
receiver or you are using an MSN Direct
receiver, select an FM channel for the
FM transmitter.
1. From the Menu page, touch
Volume > FM Trans > Enable FM
2. Tune your stereo to an FM
channel that has a lot of static and
has a low FM frequency number.
3. Touch and to select the same
frequency to which your stereo is
Auto Tuning the FM
If you are using an FM traffic receiver,
the nüvi can select a channel for you.
1. From the Menu page, touch
Volume > FM Trans > Enable FM
2. If you are using a traffic receiver,
touch Auto Tune. Then tune your
stereo to the selected channel.
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Playing Audio Through the Vehicle’s Speakers
Frequency Selection Tips
For best results, select a frequency below
90.1 FM.
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
FM Transmitter
The FM transmitter is intended to
transmit your nüvi’s audio to your FM
Do not adjust your FM settings while
you are driving your vehicle.
The distance between the vehicle power
cable, the nüvi, and the FM stereo
antenna may also affect the noise level.
Vehicles with antennas located far
away, such as a rear-mounted antenna,
may experience more interference from
outside noise sources than vehicles with
front-mounted antennas.
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.
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Customizing the nüvi
Customizing the nüvi
1. Touch Tools > Settings.
Usage Mode—specify how you will
be navigating to optimize routes:
Automobile, Bicycle, or Pedestrian.
Units—change units of measure to
Kilometers or Miles.
2. Touch the setting you want to
3. Touch the button below the setting
name to change it.
Changing the System
Touch Tools > Settings > System.
GPS Simulator—enable the simulator
to turn off the GPS mode to simulate
navigation and/or to save battery power.
Keyboard Layout—select QWERTY
for a layout similar to a typewriter,
or select ABCDE for an alphabetical
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 45).
Restore—restore the system settings.
Changing the Navigation
Touch Tools > Settings > Navigation.
Route Preference—select a preference
for calculating your route:
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Customizing the nüvi
• Faster Time—to calculate routes
that are faster to drive but can be
longer in distance.
• Shorter Distance—to calculate
routes that are shorter in distance
but can take more time to drive.
• Off Road—to calculate point-topoint routes (without roads).
Avoidances—select the road types you
want to avoid or you would prefer to
take on your routes.
Restore—restore the original navigation
Adjusting the Display
Touch Tools > Settings > Display.
Color Mode—select Daytime for a
light background, Nighttime for a dark
background, or Auto to automatically
switch between the two.
Screen Shot—enable Screen Shot mode.
Touch the
to take a screen shot.
The picture bitmap file is saved in the
Garmin\scrn folder on the nüvi drive.
Brightness—adjust the backlight
brightness level. Reducing the backlight
brightness increases your battery life.
Restore—restore the original display
Updating the Time
Touch Tools > Settings > Time.
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.
Restore—restore the original time
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Customizing the nüvi
Setting the Languages
Touch Tools > Settings > Language.
Voice—change the language for voice
nüvi 750, 750T, 760, and 770:
Languages noted with a person’s
name are text-to-speech (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.
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.
Keyboard—select the keyboard for
your language. You can also change
the keyboard language mode from any
keyboard by touching the Mode button.
Changing the Map
Touch Tools > Settings > Map.
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail
shown on the map. Showing more detail
may cause the map to redraw slower.
Map View—select a 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.
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
Trip Log—show or hide the log of your
travels. To clear your trip log, touch
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Customizing the nüvi
Tools > My Data > Clear Trip Log.
PIN or Security Location.
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.
Viewing Traffic
Subscription Information
Restore—restore the original map
Adding Security Settings
Touch Tools > Settings > Security.
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 44.
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.
Restore—restore the original security
settings. Note that restoring the security
settings will not clear your Garmin Lock
The traffic receiver is included in some
nüvi 710, 750T, 760, and 770 packages.
Touch Tools > Settings > Traffic.
Note: You can only access the
traffic settings if your nüvi is
connected to external power and
an FM TMC traffic receiver.
Note: If your traffic receiver
has a trial subscription, it does
not need to be activated and
you do not need to purchase
a subscription until the trial
subscription expires.
North American Options
Your FM traffic subscriptions and
expiration dates are listed. Touch Add to
add a subscription.
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Customizing the nüvi
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
Search—search for additional TMC
traffic providers. To increase the search
time, touch Yes to clear provider table.
Subscriptions—view your FM traffic
subscriptions and expiration dates. Touch
Add to add a subscription.
Adding a Subscription
You can purchase additional
subscriptions or a renewal if your
subscription expires. Go to Garmin’s
FM Traffic Web site at www.garmin
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 service provider.
1. From the Menu page, touch Tools
> Settings > 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.
4. Go to www.garmin.com/fmtraffic to
purchase a subscription and get a
25-character code.
5. Touch Next on the nüvi, enter the
code, and touch Done.
The traffic subscription code cannot be
reused. 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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Customizing the nüvi
Bluetooth Technology
prevent a phone from automatically
connecting, select Disabled.
Bluetooth is available only in the nüvi
710, 760, and 770. Touch Tools >
Settings > Bluetooth.
Friendly Name—enter a friendly name
that identifies your nüvi on devices with
Bluetooth technology. Touch Done.
Connections—select Add > OK to pair
with a mobile phone that has Bluetooth
wireless technology. See pages 17–21.
Select Change to connect with a
different device.
Troubleshoot—scroll through the
list containing compatible devices.
If your phone is not in this list, go to
www.garmin.com/bluetooth for more
Note: The nüvi’s PIN code (or
passkey) is 1234.
Drop—select the phone you want to
disconnect, and touch Yes.
Remove—select the phone you want
to delete from the nüvi’s memory, and
touch Yes.
Bluetooth—enable and disable the
Bluetooth component. The Bluetooth
icon appears on the Menu page if the
Bluetooth component is enabled. To
Restore—restore the original Bluetooth
settings. This does not clear the pairing
Changing the Proximity
Points Settings
You must have proximity points (such as
custom POIs, a safety camera database,
or a TourGuide®) loaded to adjust the
proximity point settings. See page 47.
Touch Tools > Settings > Proximity
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Customizing the nüvi
Proximity Alerts—touch Change
to turn on or off the alerts when you
approach custom POIs or safety cameras.
TourGuide—set how you want the
audio for 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
From the Menu page, touch Volume to
adjust the master volume level.
Restoring All Settings
1. Touch Tools > Settings.
2. Touch Restore.
3. Touch Yes.
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.
To adjust the volume levels for the
media player and navigation prompts,
Tools > Settings > Volume.
Restore—restore the original volume
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Ways to Charge Your
• Use the vehicle power cable.
• Use the USB cable.
• Use an optional AC adapter cable.
Calibrating the Screen
If the touch screen is not responding
properly, calibrate the touch screen. Turn
the nüvi off and then back on. Slide the
Power key to the right (lock). Hold your
finger on the screen for about 30 seconds
until the calibration screen appears.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn
the nüvi off and on again. If this does not
help, slide the Power key to the left and
hold for 8 seconds. Turn the nüvi back
on. The nüvi should operate normally.
Locking Your nüvi
Garmin Lock™ is a theft-deterrent system
that locks your nüvi. Each time you turn
on the nüvi, enter the PIN or drive to the
security location.
1. Touch Tools > Settings >
2. Touch the button below Garmin
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a
security location.
What is a Security Location?
Select a location you return to often,
such as your home, for your security
location. If the nüvi has satellite signals
and you are at the security location, you
do not need to enter the PIN.
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 purchase.
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Additional Maps
Updating the Software
To find out the version of the maps that
are loaded on your nüvi, open the Menu
page. Touch Tools > Settings > Map >
Map Info. To enable additional maps,
you need your unit ID (see page 37) and
serial number (located near the power
After confirming that you want to
perform an update, WebUpdater
automatically downloads the update and
installs it on your nüvi.
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 load maps, routes, 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 information.
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
on-screen instructions.
Extras and Optional
For more information about optional
accessories, go to http://buy.garmin
.com, www.garmin.com/extras, or
contact your Garmin dealer.
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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://buy.garmin.com
or contact your Garmin dealer.
To use the Travel Guide, insert the SD
card into your nüvi. Touch Where to >
Extras. Touch the name of your Travel
Guide to open it.
With the SaversGuide preprogrammed
SD data card and membership card,
your nüvi is a digital coupon book. To
purchase an accessory, go to http://buy
.garmin.com or contact your Garmin
To use the SaversGuide, insert the SD
card into your nüvi. Touch Where to >
Extras > SaversGuide.
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.
Caution: Garmin is not
responsible for the accuracy of,
or the consequences of using,
a custom POI or safety camera
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Custom Points of Interest
Go to www.garmin.com/extras, and
click POI Loader 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 TourGuide files, touch
Where to > Extras > Custom POIs.
To change the TourGuide settings, touch
Tools > Settings > Proximity Points >
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.
The 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. For
more information, go to www.garmin
.com/extras, and click POI Loader.
To view your Custom POIs, touch
Where to > Extras > Custom POIs.
To change the proximity alert settings,
touch Tools > Settings > Proximity
Points > Proximity Alerts.
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, nonreplaceable, lithium-ion battery. Do not
remove or attempt to remove the battery.
Doing so could result in risk of battery
fire or damage and injury.
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
• Turn down the backlight (Tools >
Settings > Display > Brightness).
• Do not leave your nüvi in direct
sunlight. Avoid prolonged
exposure to excessive heat.
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 adapter.
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
Silver tip
in the black end
piece. Screw on
the black end
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
Removing the nüvi and
To remove the nüvi from the cradle,
press the button on the bottom of the
cradle up, and tilt the nüvi forward.
Mounting on Your
Use the enclosed mounting disk to
mount your unit to the dashboard and
comply with certain state regulations.
To remove the cradle from the mount,
turn the cradle to the right or left. Apply
pressure in that direction until the cradle
snaps off the mount.
Caution: The permanent
mounting adhesive is extremely
difficult to remove after it is
To remove the suction cup mount from
the windshield, flip the lever toward you.
Pull the tab on the suction cup toward
1. Clean and dry the dashboard
where you are placing the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the
adhesive on the bottom of the
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).
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About GPS Satellite
Your nüvi must acquire GPS (Global
Positioning System) satellite signals to
navigate. If you are indoors, near tall
buildings or trees, or in a parking garage,
your nüvi cannot acquire satellites.
Go outside to an area free from tall
obstructions to use your nüvi.
When your nüvi has acquired satellite
signals, the signal strength bars on the
Menu page are green
. When it
loses satellite signals, the bars turn red or
For more information about GPS, go to
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
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
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 44.
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.
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual51
Important Legal Notice
Regarding Your FM
Your nüvi product contains an FM
transmitter. Read the following notices.
Using Your nüvi FM
Transmitter in Europe
Use of FM transmitters is currently
illegal in certain European countries due
to specific radio frequency restrictions.
You must check the local regulations
in all European countries in which
you intend to use the FM transmitter
to ensure its legality. You accept full
responsibility for complying with all
such laws and regulations applicable
in your particular country of operation.
Garmin disclaims all responsibility for
your failure to follow local laws and
regulations. See www.garmin.com/fmnotice for more information.
Using Your nüvi FM
Transmitter in the United
While use of FM transmitters is legal in
the United States, the allowable output
power for FM transmitters is lower in the
United States than it is in those European
countries that allow FM transmitters.
The nüvi models sold in Europe contain
the higher powered European FM
transmitter and cannot be legally used
in the United States. You accept full
responsibility for complying with all
such laws and regulations applicable in
your particular country of operation. You
must disable the FM transmitter before
using your European model nüvi in the
United States.
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
Software License
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
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
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual53
Physical size: 121.7 mm W x 75.2 mm
H x 19.5 mm D (4.79” x 2.96” x 0.77”)
Power input: DC vehicle power using
included vehicle power cable or AC
power using an optional accessory
Weight: 175 g (6.17 oz)
Usage: 10 W max.
Display: 4.3” diagonal, 480 x 272
pixels; WQVGA TFT landscape display
with white backlight and touch screen
Battery life: 3 to 7 hours depending on
Case: Not waterproof (IPXO)
Operating Temperature range: 32°F to
140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Charging Temperature range: 32°F to
113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Data storage: Internal memory and
optional removable SD card. Data stored
Computer interface: USB mass storage,
Battery type: Non-replaceable lithiumion battery
GPS receiver: High-sensitivity
Acquisition times*:
Warm: <1 sec
Cold: <38 sec
Factory Reset: <45 sec
*Average acquisition times for a
stationary receiver with a clear view of
the sky.
Headphone jack: Standard 3.5 mm
Charge time: Approximately 4 hours
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
My nüvi never gets
satellite signals.
Take your nüvi out of parking garages and away from tall buildings and
trees. Remain stationary for several minutes.
The suction cup will not
stay on my windshield.
Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol. Dry with a
clean, dry cloth. Mount the suction cup as described on page 3.
Your nüvi can only charge between 32°F and 113°F (0°C and 45°C).
My nüvi does not charge
If the nüvi is placed in direct sunlight or in a hot environment, it cannot
in my vehicle.
How do I clear all my
user data?
Hold your finger on the lower-right corner of the nüvi’s screen while it is
turning on. Keep your finger pressed until the message appears. Touch
Yes to clear all user data.
The nüvi is locked
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn the nüvi off and on again. If this
does not help, slide the Power key to the left and hold for 8 seconds.
Turn the nüvi back on. The nüvi should operate normally.
The touch screen is not
responding to my taps
Turn the nüvi off and then back on. Slide the Power key to the right
(lock). Hold your finger on the screen for about 30 seconds until the
calibration screen appears. Follow the on-screen instructions.
My battery gauge does
not seem accurate.
Allow the unit to fully discharge, and then fully charge it (without
interrupting the charge cycle).
My phone will not
connect to the nüvi.
Make sure you have a nüvi 710, 760, or 770.
Touch Tools > Settings > Bluetooth. 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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How do I know my nüvi
is in USB mass storage
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.
My computer never
senses that the nüvi is
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 mode.
I cannot see any new
removable drives in my
list of drives.
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.
I cannot get traffic
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. (The traffic receiver is included in some nüvi 710, 750T, 760,
and 770 packages.)
How can I find
restaurants near the
hotel I will be staying in
the future?
1.Touch Where to > Near > Different City (and enter your vacation
2. Find the hotel and touch Go.
3. Touch Menu > Where to > Near > My Destination.
4.Search for a restaurant. Restaurants nearest your hotel are listed
You can also use the GPS Simulator (Tools > Settings > System).
How can I find my car in
a parking lot?
Touch Tools > Settings > Navigation > Route Preference > Off Road
> OK to put the nüvi in Off Road mode. Touch Where to > Favorites >
Last Position > Go. Navigate to your car!
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2-D, 3-D map view 39
accessories 45, 47
acquiring satellites 4
additional maps 45
proximity 43
safety camera 46
announce street
names 39
anti-theft feature 40, 44
audible books 24
audio output 2, 35–36
audio version 37
auto tune 35
road types 38
theft 51
traffic 33, 34
technology 17–21
pairing with
phone 17, 42
removing a
phone 42
settings 42
bookmarks 24
books 24
brightness 38
browsing the map 13
calculator 30
answering 18
call waiting 19
hanging up 18
history 20
home 20
muting 19
caring for your nüvi 50
charging your nüvi 44,
clock for the world 28
connection 25
currency 31
units 31
coordinates 13
cradle 3
currency, converting 31
current location,
save 10
customizing the
nüvi 37–43
custom POIs 47
dashboard disk 49
daylight savings 38
Declaration of
Conformity 51
all user data 43
character 9
custom POIs 47
Favorites 11, 13
files 26
recent finds list 10
route 13
detail maps 40
detour 7
diacritical characters 9
display settings 38
driving directions 16
assistance 27
Extras 45, 46
Favorites 10, 11
files 25–26
deleting 26
managing 25–26
supported types 25
transferring 25–26
finding places 5
address 8
by name 9
by postal code 8
Go page options 8
item on the map 13
near another
location 14
recent selections 10
saved places
(Favorites) 11
FM traffic receiver 32–
FM transmitter 35–36
information 52
setup 35
fuse, changing 48
background color 38
battery information 48
bicycle navigation 37
dictionaries 29
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Garmin Lock 40, 44
geocaching 13
go home 9
Go page options 8
about GPS 50
off/on 37
hands-free phone
features 17–21
headphone jack 2, 54
Help 27
location 9
phone number 20
incoming call 18
keyboard 9
language mode 9,
layout 9, 37
kilometers 37
language guide 29
Last Position 11, 56
legal notice, FM
transmitter 52
lithium-ion battery 48,
screen 2, 7
the nüvi 44
M3U playlist format 23
additional 45
browse 13
customize 39
detail level 39
enable detail
maps 40
Map Info button 40
moving 13
update 45
version 40
view 39
zoom 13
MapSource 45
max speed, reset 16
converting 31
media player 22–24
menu page 4
miles 37
mini-USB connector 2
mounting 3
on dashboard 49
removing from
mount 49
MP3 music files
loading 25
playing 22
music 22
audio 7
phone call 19
My Data 28
myGarmin i
navigation 6
mode 37
settings 37
Next Turn page 16
off road, routing 13,
14, 38
on-screen keyboard 9
on-unit Help 27
output, audio 7
headphone jack 2,
vehicle speakers 35
pairing a mobile
phone 17, 18
pedestrian navigation
mode 14, 37
phone book 19
pictures 27
Bluetooth 42
Garmin Lock 44
playlist 22
creating 23
editing 23
from computer 23
playing 23
saving current 23
position icon 15, 39
Power key 2
proximity alerts 43
QWERTY keyboard 37
recently found
locations 10
registering 51
removing the mount 49
the max speed 16
nüvi 700 Series Owner’s Manual
the trip data 16
your nüvi 44
routes 12–14
adding a stop 6
following 6
importing 28
mode 37
off road 38
preferences 37
simulating 37
stopping 7
Safe mode 40
safety camera
database 46
satellite signals 4, 50
SaversGuide 46
places you find 8,
your current
location 10,
13, 27
school zone
database 47
brightness 38
lock 2, 7
screen shots 38
SD card 25, 54
slot 2
search area 14
security location 44
security settings 40
settings 37–43
restoring 43
setting your location 8,
simulating a route 37
SMS 21
software license
agreement 53
software update 45
software version 37
specifications 54
speed limit icon 15
spelling the name 9
storing the nüvi 51
suction cup mount 3
supported file types 25
system settings 37
text language 39
text message 21
time settings 38
time zone 38
Tools 27–31
touch screen
calibrating 44, 55
cleaning 51
settings 38
TourGuide 43, 47
Track Up 39
traffic 32–34
adding traffic
subscriptions 40
avoiding 33
incidents 33
transferring files 25–26
translating words 29
Travel Guide 46
trip data, reset 16
Trip Information
page 16
trip log 39
troubleshooting 55
directions 16
unit ID 37
units, convert 31
maps 45
software 45
usage mode 37
USB 25
eject 26
mass storage
mode 25–26
troubleshooting 55
user data, delete 43
vehicle icon 15, 39
via point, adding 6
voice dial 20
voice language 39
voice mail 18
volume 7, 43
walking route 14, 37
WebUpdater 45
Where Am I 27
Where to 8–14;
See finding places
world clock 28
zoom 13
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For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the
life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at
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Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
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