Owner`s manual | Garmin 805 series GPS Receiver User Manual

nüvi 805 series
owner’s manual
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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
Speech recognition commands such as
“Go Home” are noted in green. When
you are instructed to speak, talk in a
normal voice directed to the nüvi.
nüvi® Tips and Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu page,
touch and hold Back.
• Touch
to see more
choices. Touch and hold these buttons
to scroll faster.
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 58).
• Unlock optional maps.
Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin Product Support if
you have any questions while using
your nüvi. In the USA, go to www
.garmin.com/support, or contact
Garmin USA by phone at (913) 3978200 or (800) 800-1020.
In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe)
Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000.
In Europe, go to www.garmin.com
/support and click Contact Support
for in-country support information,
or contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. by
phone at +44 (0) 870.8501241.
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Table of Contents
Manual Conventions...........................i
nüvi® Tips and Shortcuts....................i
myGarmin™ . ......................................i
Contact Garmin..................................i
Getting Started................................1
Your nüvi Unit....................................1
Step 1: Install the Battery..................2
Step 2: Mount the nüvi......................2
Step 3: Activate and Mount the
Speech Recognition Remote
Step 4: Configure the nüvi.................4
Step 5: Acquire Satellites..................4
Understanding the Menu Page..........4
Finding Your Destination...................5
Following Your Route........................6
Adding a Stop....................................6
Taking a Detour.................................7
Stopping the Route............................7
Speaking Commands........................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
Using Photo Navigation................... 11
Finding a Place Using the Map.......12
Entering Coordinates.......................12
Creating and Editing Routes...........13
Searching Near Another Location...14
Navigating Off Road........................14
Walking to a Destination..................14
Using the Main Pages..................15
Map Page .......................................15
Trip Computer Page........................16
Lane Assist Page.............................16
Turn List Page.................................16
Next Turn Page...............................16
Speaking Commands...................17
Using the Remote Control...............17
Activating Speech Recognition........17
Speaking to Your nüvi......................17
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Recognizing Icons and Tones.........20
Using Speech Recognition Tips......20
Making Hands Free Phone
Pairing Your Phone..........................21
Receiving a Call .............................22
In a Call ..........................................22
Hands Free Phone Menu................23
Using the Media Players..............27
Playing Music..................................27
Listening to Audible Books..............29
Using a Backup Camera.................31
Managing Files..............................32
Supported File Types......................32
Loading Files...................................32
Loading Pictures for Photo
Deleting Files .................................33
Using the Tools.............................34
Where Am I?....................................34
Music Player....................................34
Audible Player.................................34
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Picture Viewer.................................34
MSN® Direct....................................35
Calculator .......................................35
Currency Converter.........................36
Unit Converter ................................37
World Clock ....................................37
Alarm Clock.....................................37
Garmin Travel Guide.......................38
My Data...........................................38
Using FM Traffic............................39
LED Blink Codes.............................39
Traffic in Your Area..........................40
Traffic on Your Road........................40
Traffic on Your Route.......................40
Traffic Icons.....................................41
Severity Color Code........................41
Traffic Subscriptions........................41
Playing Audio Through the
Vehicle’s Speakers.......................42
Auto Tuning the FM Transmitter......42
Manually Tuning the FM
Frequency Selection Tips................43
FM Transmitter Information.............43
Customizing the nüvi...................44
Changing the System Settings........44
Changing the Navigation Settings...44
Adding Security Settings.................45
Updating the Time Settings.............46
Adjusting the Display Settings.........46
Changing the Map Settings.............47
Setting the Bluetooth Technology
Setting the Languages....................48
Viewing Traffic Subscription
Adjusting Backup Camera
Changing the Proximity Points
Restoring All Settings......................51
Changing the Fuse..........................56
Removing the nüvi and Mount.........56
Mounting on Your Dashboard..........57
Additional Maps...............................57
Extras and Optional Accessories.....58
About GPS Satellite Signals............59
Declaration of Conformity................59
Important Legal Notice Regarding
Your FM Transmitter........................60
Software License Agreement..........61
Caring for Your nüvi . ......................52
Locking Your nüvi............................53
Calibrating the Screen.....................53
Resetting the nüvi............................54
Updating the Software.....................54
Clearing User Data..........................54
Battery Information .........................54
Charging Your nüvi..........................56
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Getting Started
Getting Started
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and
other important information.
Your nüvi Unit
Battery cover
Power key:
slide to the left to turn the unit on/off;
slide to the right to lock the screen
GPS antenna
card slot
Serial number
under battery
Before mounting the nüvi, see the Important Safety and Product Information guide for information
about laws pertaining to windshield mounting.
Warning: This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent damage, remove the unit from the
vehicle when exiting or store it out of direct sunlight.
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Getting Started
Step 1: Install the Battery
1. Locate the rectangular lithium-ion
battery that came in the product box.
2. Slide the battery cover off the back of
the nüvi.
3. Locate the metal contacts on the end
of the lithium-ion battery.
4. Insert the battery so that the metal
contacts on the battery match up with
the metal contacts inside the battery
Step 2: Mount the nüvi
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the
power connector on the right side of
the cradle.
2. Snap the cradle onto the suction cup
Suction cup
5. Press the battery down into place.
6. Slide the battery cover back on until it
clicks into place.
3. Clean and dry your windshield with
a lint-free cloth. Remove the clear
plastic from the suction cup, and
clean it with a lint-free cloth. Place
the suction cup on the windshield.
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4. Flip the lever back, toward the
5. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the
6. Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into
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
antenna to the windshield using the
suction cups.
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Step 3: Activate and
Mount the Speech
Recognition Remote
Pull the clear tab out of the remote
control to activate it.
Mount the remote control in a
convenient location in your vehicle, such
as on your steering wheel. Use the strap
to secure the remote control in place.
Getting Started
Step 4: Configure the
To turn on your nüvi, slide the Power
key to the left. Follow the on-screen
Step 5: 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 can take a few
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 59 and visit www.garmin.com
Understanding the Menu
➌ ➍
➊ ➋
➐ ➑ ➒
➊ GPS satellite strength
➋ Bluetooth® technology status
➌ Battery status
➍ Current time—touch to change time
➎ Touch to find a destination.
➏ Touch to view the map.
➐ Touch to make a call when
connected to a compatible mobile
phone (nüvi 865 and 885 only).
➑ Touch to adjust the volume.
➒ Touch to use 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 maps loaded in
your nüvi contain millions of points of interest, such as restaurants, hotels, and auto
1. Touch Where to?.
2. Select a category.
4. Select a destination.
Tip: Touch
3. Select a subcategory.
5. Touch Go!.
to see more choices.
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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.
The upper-left corner indicates the
distance to your next maneuver and the
lane you should be in for the maneuver.
Adding a Stop
You can add a stop (called a via point) to
your route. The nüvi gives you directions
to the via point and then to your final
TIP: To learn how to edit the active
route, see page 13.
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 destination.
Your route is marked with a magenta line.
Follow the arrows as you take turns.
A checkered flag marks your destination.
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Taking 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
1. With a route active, touch Menu.
2. Touch Stop.
Speaking Commands
Use the speech recognition feature to
speak to your nüvi to find destinations
and select options.
Press the large button on the remote
control to turn on speech recognition.
When the
green speak icon appears
on the screen, speak a command. You
can speak anything you see on the
screen. For more information about the
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speech recognition feature, the remote
control, and a list of shortcut commands,
see pages 17–20.
Adjusting the Volume
From the Menu page, touch Volume.
Touch and to adjust the master
volume. Touch the box next to Mute to
mute all audio.
To adjust the volume levels for the
voice prompts, the media player, and the
phone, touch Mixer. Adjust the levels
as needed. Touch Restore to return the
volume settings to the original levels.
Touch Audio Output to set up the FM
transmitter. For more information, see
pages 42–43.
Locking the Screen
To prevent accidental screen touches,
slide the Power key to the right ( ). To
unlock the screen, slide the Power key
to the center position.
Where to?
Where to?
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 14.
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.
If a mobile phone with Bluetooth
wireless technology is connected, touch
to call this location.
Touch Show Map to view this location
on the map.
Touch Save to save this location. See
page 10.
Finding an Address
1. Touch Where to? > Address.
2. Touch Change State/Province or
Change Country, if necessary.
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
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?
note: Depending on the version
of the maps loaded on your nüvi, the
button names can change and some
steps could be ordered differently.
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 Done.
Using the On-Screen
When an on-screen keyboard appears,
touch a letter or number to enter it.
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to add a space. Touch
and to move the cursor. Touch
delete a character. Touch and hold
erase the entire entry.
Touch Mode to select the keyboard
language mode. Touch &?% to enter
special characters, such as punctuation
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.
Where to?
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 on page 9.
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. This
process does not delete the actual place
from your nüvi.
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 edit.
3. Touch Edit.
4. Touch an item to edit:
• Change Name—enter a new
name, and touch Done.
• Attach Photo—select a picture to
assign to the location.
• Change Map Symbol— touch
a new symbol used to mark this
location on the map.
• Change Phone Number— enter
a phone number, and touch Done.
• Change Categories—select
another category for the location.
• Delete—removes this item from
the Favorites list. Touch Yes.
Using Photo Navigation
Panoramio™ provides pictures that
include location information. You can
load these pictures on your nüvi or on a
microSD card and create routes to them.
Visit http://connect.garmin.com/photos
to download pictures with location
information. See page 33 for more
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Where to?
1. Touch Where to? > Favorites >
Panoramio Photos. Pictures you
have saved on the nüvi drive or on
the microSD card are listed.
2. Touch a picture.
3. Touch Go! to navigate to the location.
Touch Show Map to view the location
on the map.
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 out and in.
• 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
Location to set your location to the
selected location. (See page 44.)
Entering Coordinates
If you know the geographic coordinates
of your destination, you can use your
nüvi to navigate to your destination
using the latitude and longitude
coordinates. This can be especially
helpful when geocaching.
1. Touch Where to? > Coordinates.
2. Touch Format to change the type of
coordinates. Because different maps
and charts use different position
formats, the nüvi allows you to select
the correct coordinate format for the
type of map you are using.
3. Enter the coordinates, and touch
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Where to?
Creating and Editing
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
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 item to edit:
• Change Name—enter a new
name, and touch Done.
• Add/Remove Points—add or
remove points from the route.
• Manually Reorder Points—
change the order of points along
your route.
• Optimally Reorder Points—
automatically order the points.
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Where to?
• Recalculate—change the route
preference to calculate by faster
time, shorter distance, or off road.
• Delete—remove this route.
Note: Your changes are
automatically saved when you exit any
of the route edit pages.
Searching Near Another
Note: Your nüvi automatically
searches for places near your current
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 active route.
• My Destination—search near
your current destination.
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
Map Page
Using the Main Pages
View map to open the Map page.
vehicle icon shows your current location.
Touch and drag the map to view a different area of the map.
Touch to zoom in, and touch to zoom out.
Touch Menu to return to the Menu page.
A speed limit icon could appear as you travel on major roadways.
Touch to view the Next
Turn page or the Lane
Assist page (if available).
Touch to view the Trip
Computer page.
Touch the text bar to
open the Turn List page.
Touch to view the
Where Am I? page.
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Using the Main Pages
Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer page displays your
current speed and provides helpful
statistics about your trip.
To view the Trip Computer page, touch
the Speed or Arrival field on the Map
If you make frequent stops, leave the
nüvi turned on so it can accurately
measure elapsed time during the trip.
Resetting Trip Computer
If you want accurate trip information,
reset the trip computer before beginning
a trip. Touch Reset Trip to reset the
information on the Trip Computer page.
Touch Reset Max to reset the maximum
Lane Assist Page
When available, the Lane Assist page
may display a view of the upcoming
junction and in which lane you should
be driving. You can also access the Lane
Assist page from the Next Turn page.
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 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 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
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Speaking Commands
Speaking Commands
The speech recognition feature allows
you to speak to your nüvi to find
destinations, select options, and perform
other functions.
Using the Remote
Use the remote control to start or stop a
speech recognition session.
2. Touch Activate New Remote.
3. Press a button on the remote control.
Activating Speech
1. Press the large button on the remote
2. Wait for the
green speak icon to
3. Speak a command.
Speaking to Your nüvi
Speech recognition uses four search
Start speech
Stop speech
If the nüvi does not enter speech
recognition mode, make sure the remote
control is activated.
1. From the Menu page, touch Tools
> Settings > System > Remote >
Deactivate All Remotes.
Speak any text on the screen
Speak shortcut commands
Speak the name of a popular place
Speak an address
To speak any text on the screen:
1. Speak any word on the screen. For
example, from the Tools menu, you
can speak Routes or Page Down.
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Speaking Commands
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
To speak shortcut commands:
1. Speak any shortcut command from
the shortcut commands listed below.
You can use shortcut commands from
any screen.
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
Shortcut Commands
Audible Player
Cancel Route
Main Menu
Music Player
Find Address
Stop Listening
Find City
Tools Menu
Find Favorite
Trip Computer
Find Place by
View Map
Find Place by Name
Volume Down
Find Recently Found
Volume Up
Go Home
Where Am I?
Hands Free
Where To?
MSN®-Specific Shortcut Commands
Show Gas Prices
Show Stocks
Show Local Events
Show Traffic
Show Movie Times
Show Weather
Show News
Show Web
You can also say Find Nearest to search
a location category. Location categories
are Point of Interest categories contained
in the nüvi. The Find Nearest command
only works from the Menu page, the
Where to? page, and the Map page.
To search using the Find Nearest
shortcut command:
1. Say Find Nearest followed by a Point
of Interest category, such as Italian
“Find Nearest Italian Restaurant”
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Speaking Commands
Additional examples of Find Nearest
commands include:
Find Nearest Gas Station
Find Nearest Grocery Store
Find Nearest Bank
Find Nearest Movie Theater
To speak the name of a popular
1. Speak Find Place by Name from any
3. A list of places appears. Speak the
line number of the place you want.
“Line 1”
“Find Place by Name”
2. Listen for the voice prompt, and
speak the name of the place. The
nüvi repeats the name of the place as
it is searching.
4. Speak Yes to navigate to the place,
or speak No to go back to the list of
found places.
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Speaking Commands
Note: You can only speak the names
of very popular, well-known locations.
Use the Where To? menu categories to
search for other locations.
To speak an address:
1. Speak Find Address from any
2. Respond to the prompts to speak
or spell the city name, the house
number, and the street.
Recognizing Icons and
• The nüvi sounds two tones when it
enters speech recognition mode.
• The nüvi sounds two tones when it
exits speech recognition mode.
• The nüvi sounds two quick beeps if it
does not recognize your command.
• A
red speak icon is displayed in
the upper-right corner of the screen
when the nüvi is not ready for your
command. Wait until the icon is green
to speak your command.
Using Speech
Recognition Tips
• Speak commands exactly as they
appear on the screen.
• Respond to voice prompts from the
• To enter numbers, speak the numbers
you want to enter. Say Delete or
Backspace to delete the last number.
Say Clear to delete all numbers.
• Touch the screen or press the small
button on the remote control to exit
speech recognition mode.
• See page 64 for troubleshooting tips.
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Making Hands-Free Phone Calls
Making Hands Free
Phone Calls
Note: Bluetooth wireless technology
is not available on the nüvi 855.
Using Bluetooth wireless technology,
your nüvi can connect to your mobile
phone to become a hands-free device. To
determine whether your mobile phone
with Bluetooth technology is compatible
with the nüvi, visit www.garmin.com
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.
Note: You might have to set your
mobile phone to connect to the nüvi
automatically when it is turned 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 phone. Refer to your phone
To pair using your phone settings:
1. Enable the Bluetooth component
on your phone. 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 Bluetooth PIN (1234)
into your phone.
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Making Hands-Free Phone Calls
To pair using the nüvi settings:
1. From the Menu page, touch Tools >
Settings > Bluetooth > Add.
2. Enable Bluetooth component on
your phone 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 Bluetooth PIN (1234)
in your phone.
When your phone is connected to your
nüvi, you are ready to make phone calls.
Touch Hands Free to access the Hands
Free 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 Hands Free phone
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 your 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 that 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 remain on the call or if you
need privacy. To switch back, touch
Transfer Audio To Device.
• Mute Microphone.
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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 hold.
Hands Free Phone Menu
From the Menu page, touch Hands Free
to open the Hands Free phone menu.
Using Your Phone Book
Each time your phone connects with the
nüvi, the phone book is automatically
loaded into the nüvi. It could take a
few minutes for the phone book to be
available. Phone book transfer is not
available on all phones.
1. Touch Hands Free > 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
Dialing a Point of Interest
1. Touch Hands Free > POI Dial.
2. Search for the point of interest you
want to call.
3. Touch Dial or
Dialing a Number
Note: Not all phones support all
features of the nüvi Hands Free menu.
1. Touch Hands Free > Dial.
2. Enter the number, and touch Dial.
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Making Hands-Free Phone Calls
Viewing Your Call History
Each time your phone connects to the
nüvi, your call history is automatically
transferred to the nüvi. It can take a few
minutes to transfer this data to the nüvi.
1. Touch Hands Free > 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 list.
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 Hands Free > 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 your home location
or phone number, touch Where to? >
Favorites > Home > Edit.
To call home:
1. Touch Hands Free > 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 Hands Free > Voice Dial.
2. Speak the contact name.
NOTE: You might need to “train”
your phone to recognize your voice
dial commands. Refer to your phone
Phone Status
Check your phone’s battery level and
signal strength by touching Hands Free
> Phone Status.
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SMS/Text Messaging
If your phone supports SMS/text
messaging using Bluetooth technology,
you can send and receive text messages
on the nüvi.
6. Touch Send or Send as Location
Message, if applicable, to send the
Note: Messages sent from your nüvi
do not appear in your phone’s outbox.
To review an incoming text
To send a location message:
To send a text message:
1. Touch Hands Free > Text Message
> Compose.
2. Select an option to choose the text
message recipient.
3. Touch Keyboard Input.
4. Enter the message, and touch Done.
5. If you want to attach a POI to the
message, touch Add Point, and
search for a POI.
1. Touch Hands Free > Text Message
> Compose.
2. Select an option to choose the text
message recipient.
3. Select a type of message to send,
such as Meet me at… or Go to….
4. Select a location, and then touch
Send as Location Message.
5. Select Modify to edit the message, if
6. Select Send to send the message.
When you get a text message, the
Incoming Message window opens.
Touch Review to open your inbox, or
touch Ignore to close the window.
Location messages contain text and GPS
information that other nüvi users can
view. Non-nüvi users receive a plain
text message with latitude/longitude
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Making Hands-Free Phone Calls
Note: Messages sent from your nüvi
do not appear in your phone’s outbox.
To view your messages:
1. Touch Hands Free > Text Message.
2. Touch Inbox, Outbox, or Drafts.
3. Touch a message.
4. Select an option.
• Speak—listen to the message.
(You must select a voice
personality that speaks street
names to listen to SMS/text
messages; see page 48.)
• Forward—send this message to
another recipient or touch Reply
to reply to this contact.
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Using Media Players
Using the Media
Playing Music
Load music files to the internal memory
or microSD card. See pages 32–33.
1. Touch Tools > Music Player.
2. Touch Browse.
3. Touch a category.
4. To play the entire category from the
beginning of the list, touch the first
song listed. To play a specific song,
touch the title.
Current song
Song status bar
Album art
• Touch
to adjust the volume.
• Touch
to play the current song
from the beginning; touch again to
play the previous song on the playlist.
Touch and hold to rewind through the
current song.
to skip to the next song.
• Touch
Touch and hold to fast-forward
through the current song.
to pause the song.
• Touch
• Touch Repeat to repeat the current
• Touch Shuffle to play songs in
random order.
• Touch the album art to view details
about the music file.
tip: You can rewind and skip through
the current song using the song status
bar. Touch a point on the status bar to
rewind or skip to that point. You can
also touch, hold, and drag the status
bar to a certain place in the song.
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Using Media Players
Supported File Types
The nüvi supports MP3 and FLAC
music files, and M3U and M3U8 playlist
Creating and Listening to
Using your nüvi, you can listen to
playlists created on your computer. You
can also save playlists using your nüvi.
To save your current playlist:
1. While listening to music, touch
Browse > Playlists > Current
Playlist > Save.
2. Enter a name for the playlist, and
touch Done.
To create a new playlist:
1. In the Music Player, touch Browse >
Playlists > New.
2. Select a song from a category, and
touch Save.
3. Enter a name, and touch Done.
4. To add more songs to your new
playlist, touch Edit > Add Songs.
To create a playlist on a computer:
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 might need to edit the
playlist file with a text editor, such as
Notepad, to remove the path (link) to
the music file. The playlist file should
only list the music file names. Refer to
the Help file for the audio program.
2. Transfer the playlist and the music
files to the nüvi or the microSD drive
(see pages 32–33). The playlist file
must be in the same location as the
music files.
To play a playlist:
1. In the Music Player, touch Browse
> Playlists. All available playlists
2. Touch a playlist, and touch Play.
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Using Media Players
To edit a playlist:
1. In the Music Player, touch Browse >
2. Select the playlist you want to edit,
and touch Edit:
• Change Name—enter a new
name, and touch Done.
• Add Songs—browse the
categories to find and add songs
to the playlist.
• Remove Songs—select the
songs you want to remove from
the playlist, and touch OK.
• Delete Playlist—delete this
Listening to Audible
To purchase books from Audible.com®,
go to http://garmin.audible.com.
Listening to a Book
1. Touch Tools > Audible Player >
2. 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.
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Using Media Players
Using Bookmarks
To create a bookmark:
1. On the Audible Player, touch Create.
2. Touch Save.
3. Enter a name for the bookmark.
4. Touch Done.
5. Touch Edit to change the bookmark
name or delete the bookmark.
5. Use AudibleManager to transfer the
book to your nüvi or microSD card.
TIP: Refer to the AudibleManager
Help file for detailed instructions.
Touch Help > Help.
To play a bookmark:
1. On the Audible Player, touch View.
2. Touch a bookmark.
3. Touch Play to listen to the book from
the bookmark.
Loading Audible Books
1. Create an Audible.com account at
2. Download AudibleManager®.
3. Open AudibleManager. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate your
nüvi (one-time process).
4. Purchase a book at http://garmin
.audible.com, and download the book
to your computer.
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Using Media Players
Using a Backup Camera
warning: Do not attempt to operate or
watch video input while operating a vehicle.
Driver operation or viewing of video input
while the vehicle is moving could cause an
accident or collision resulting in property
damage, serious injury, or death.
note: There will be black lines
around the video image.
To change the Backup Camera settings,
see pages 50–51. For more information,
visit http://buy.garmin.com or contact
your Garmin dealer.
Using the optional VIB 10 or VIB
11, you can connect a PAL or NTSC
composite reverse/backup camera to the
nüvi. Each time you put your vehicle
in reverse, the camera shows what is
behind you.
Mount the camera according to the
instructions from the manufacturer.
Install the VIB 10/11 according to the
instructions that came in the box.
After installing all the necessary
equipment and connecting the nüvi to the
VIB 10 or VIB 11, the backup camera
video will allow you to see behind your
vehicle while in reverse.
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Managing Files
Managing Files
You can store files, such as MP3s and
JPEG image files, in the internal memory
on the nüvi or on an microSD card.
Note: The nüvi is not compatible
with Windows® 95, 98, Me, or
Windows 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 and FLAC music files:
see page 27
• M3U and M3U8 music playlist files:
see pages 27–29
• AA audio book files: see page 29
image files: see pages 34–35
• GPX maps, routes, and waypoints
files from MapSource®: see page 57
• GPI custom POI files from Garmin’s
POI Loader: see page 58
Loading Files
Step 1: Insert a microSD 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
side of the nüvi. Connect the larger end
of the cable to an available USB port on
your computer.
Your nüvi and microSD card appear as
removable drives in My Computer on
Windows computers and as mounted
volumes on Mac computers.
Note: Some operating systems or
computers with multiple network
drives can not display the nuvi drives.
See your operating system Help file to
learn how to map the drives.
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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 touch Edit >
3. Open the “Garmin” or microSD card
4. Touch Edit > Paste. The file appears
in the list of files in the nüvi memory
or on the microSD 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.
Loading Pictures for
Photo Navigation
Download pictures with location
information to your nüvi or microSD
card for photo navigation. Visit
http://connect.garmin.com/photos for
more information.
Deleting Files
Connect the nüvi to your computer, and
open the nüvi or microSD card drive/
volume. Highlight the file you want to
delete, and press the Delete key on the
computer keyboard.
Caution: If you do not know the
purpose of a file, do not delete it.
Your nüvi memory contains important
system files that should not be deleted.
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Using the Tools
Using the Tools
The Tools menu provides many features
that are helpful when you are traveling.
From the Menu page, touch Tools to
access the Tools menu.
For information about routes, see pages
Touch Help to get information about
using your nüvi.
Music Player
For information about the Music Player,
see pages 27–29.
Audible Player
Where Am I?
Picture Viewer
For information about the settings, see
pages 44–51.
Touch Where Am I? to view current
location information. This feature is
helpful 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 location.
For information about the Audible
Player, see pages 29–30.
Use the Picture Viewer to view pictures
that you have stored in your nüvi or on a
microSD card.
1. Touch Tools > Picture Viewer.
2. Touch a picture to view a larger
image of it.
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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.
Navigating to a Picture
If a picture contains location
information, touch Info, and then touch
Go! to create a route to it.
See page 33 for more information about
loading pictures to your nüvi.
MSN® Direct
You can access MSN Direct content
with an MSN Direct receiver. The MSN
Direct receiver is included with the nüvi
885. For more information, visit
http://garmin.msndirect.com or www
.garmin.com/traffic. To purchase an
accessory, visit http://buy.garmin.com.
Touch Tools > Games to access multiple
games available for your nüvi. Some of
the games are trial versions. For game
instructions and purchasing information,
see www.garmin.com/games.
1. Touch Tools > Calculator.
You can only access the traffic
information if the nüvi is connected
to an FM traffic receiver. For more
information, see pages 39–41 and
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Using the Tools
2. Enter the first number of your
3. Touch an operator.
—add a number to an
—multiply numbers in an
—subtract a number from an
—divide by a number.
—add a decimal.
—make the number negative
or positive.
—make the number a percent
—clear the entry.
4. Enter the second number of your
5. Touch
6. Touch
to perform a new
Currency Converter
1. Touch Tools > Currency Converter.
2. Touch a currency button to change
the currency.
3. Select a currency, and touch OK.
4. Touch the blank rectangle under the
currency you want to convert.
5. Enter the number. Touch Done.
6. Touch Clear to convert a different
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 Done.
4. Touch Save to finish.
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Tip: Touch Restore to use the original
Changing the Base Currency
You can change the base currency, the
currency to which all other currencies
are converted.
1. Touch Tools > Currency Converter
> Update > Change Base.
2. Touch the button next to New Base
3. Select a currency as your new base
4. Touch OK > Change to finish.
Unit Converter
1. Touch Tools > Unit Converter.
2. Touch the button below Convert,
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. The
unit is converted.
7. Touch Clear to perform another
World Clock
1. Touch Tools > World Clock.
2. To change a listed city, touch the city.
3. Select an Area, a Country, and a
Time Zone (or city). Touch OK.
4. Touch World Map to view a map.
Nighttime hours are shown in the
shaded area.
5. Touch World Clock to view the
clocks again, or touch Back to exit.
Alarm Clock
You can set an alarm to sound at an
appointed time.
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Using the Tools
Setting the Alarm
1. Touch Tools > Alarm Clock.
2. Touch + and - to adjust the alarm
3. Touch Alarm Enabled to turn on the
Using the Alarm Clock
If the nüvi is not turned on at the alarm
time, it will turn itself on and sound the
Where to? > Extras. Touch the name of
your Travel Guide to open it.
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.
Touch Snooze to turn the alarm off for
10 minutes. Touch OK to turn the alarm
off until tomorrow.
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
microSD card into your nüvi. Touch
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Using FM Traffic
The traffic receiver is included in some
nüvi packages.
Use an FM TMC (Traffic Message
Channel) traffic receiver to receive
traffic information that is broadcast
over the FM Radio Data System. For
information about FM traffic receivers
and coverage areas, see www.garmin
Note: Garmin is not responsible for
the accuracy of the traffic information.
The FM traffic receiver receives
signals from the traffic service
provider and displays that information
on your nüvi.
Note: The FM traffic receiver and
the nüvi must be in data range of an
FM station transmitting TMC data to
receive traffic information.
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
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
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 North America, and
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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Traffic Icons
Traffic Subscriptions
Road Condition
Road Closed
Slow Traffic
See pages 49–50 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
Before using the FM transmitter in your area,
see the FM transmitter legal notice on page 60.
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
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
> Audio Output > FM Transmitter >
2. If you are using a traffic receiver,
touch Auto Tune. Then tune your
stereo to the selected channel.
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
> Audio Output > FM Transmitter >
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
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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, select 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 nüvi audio to your FM stereo.
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 might also affect the noise
level. Vehicles with antennas located far
away, such as a rear-mounted antenna,
might experience more interference from
outside noise sources than vehicles with
front-mounted antennas.
As you drive, you might notice changes
in the background static even though
there is no FM station using that
channel. You might 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
might make it necessary to look for
another frequency.
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Customizing the nüvi
Customizing the nüvi
1. Touch Tools > Settings.
2. Touch the setting you want to change.
3. Touch the button beside the setting
name to change it.
Changing the System
Touch Tools > Settings > System.
GPS Simulator—turn on the simulator
to turn off the GPS mode and simulate
navigation and/or to save battery power.
Usage Mode—specify how you will
be navigating to optimize routes:
Automobile, Bicycle, or Pedestrian.
Units—change units of measure to
Kilometers or Miles.
Keyboard—select QWERTY for a
layout similar to a computer keyboard,
or select ABC for an alphabetical layout.
Remote—activate new remotes to use
with your nüvi or deactivate remotes that
are paired with your nüvi. You can have
up to two remotes paired with your nüvi
at one time.
About—display the nüvi software
version number, the unit ID number, and
the audio version number. You need this
information when you update the system
software or purchase additional map data
(see page 57).
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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• Faster Time—to calculate routes that
are faster to drive but can be longer in
• 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 on your routes.
Touch Custom Avoids to avoid a
specific area or road. Follow the prompts
in the text bar at the top of the screen.
To view and edit your custom
1. Touch Tools > Settings >
Navigation > Avoidances > Custom
Avoids > View Custom Avoid List.
2. Touch a custom avoid.
3. Select an option:
• Rename—change the name of
the custom avoid.
• Enable/Disable—select Enable
to include the custom avoid in
route calculations. Select Disable
to ignore the custom avoid when
calculating routes.
• Delete—delete the Custom Avoid.
Prompted Detour—select to set a
prompted detour for a specific distance
or a particular road on the route. With a
route active, touch Detour on the Menu
page to see a list of detours.
Restore—restore the original navigation
Adding Security Settings
Touch Tools > Settings > Security.
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.
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Customizing the nüvi
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 53.
Restore—restore the original security
settings. Note that restoring the security
settings will not clear your Garmin Lock
PIN or Security Location.
Updating the Time
Touch Tools > Settings > Time.
Time Format—select a 12-hour,
24-hour, or UTC time format.
Time Zone—select a continent, a
country, and a region. Touch Change
Continent and Change Country to
select new search areas. Use the arrows
to scroll through your options.
Restore—restore the original time
Adjusting the Display
Touch Tools > Settings > Display.
Backlight Timeout—select the length
of time the backlight stays on when the
nüvi is not connected to external power.
Adjust Brightness—adjust the backlight
brightness level. Reducing the backlight
brightness increases your battery life.
Color Mode—select Day for a
light background, Night for a dark
background, or Auto to automatically
switch between the two.
Screen Shot—turn on Screen Shot
mode. Touch the
to take a screen
shot. The picture bitmap file is saved in
the screenshots folder on the nüvi drive.
Restore—restore the original display
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Customizing the nüvi
Changing the Map
Touch Tools > Settings > Map.
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail
shown on the map. Showing more detail
can 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 View—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
Auto Zoom—turn on Auto Zoom mode
to automatically adjust the zoom setting
based on your current speed and road
Show POIs—show or hide points of
interest (POIs) on the map.
Trip Log—show or hide the log of your
travels. To clear your trip log, touch
Tools > My Data > Clear Trip Log.
Map Info—view the maps and the
version of each map loaded on your
nüvi. Touch a map to enable (check
mark) or disable (no check mark) that
Restore—restore the original map
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Customizing the nüvi
Setting the Bluetooth
Technology Options
Touch Tools > Settings > Bluetooth.
Bluetooth—turn on and off the
Bluetooth component. The Bluetooth
icon appears on the Menu page if the
Bluetooth component is turned on. To
prevent a phone from automatically
connecting, select Disabled.
Phone—select Add > OK to pair with
a phone that has Bluetooth wireless
technology. See pages 21–26. Select
Change to connect with a different
• Drop—select the phone you want to
disconnect, and touch Yes.
• Delete—select the phone you want
to delete from the nüvi memory, and
touch Yes.
Phone Help—scroll through the list
containing compatible devices. If
your phone is not in this list, go to
www.garmin.com/bluetooth for more
Friendly Name—enter a friendly name
that identifies your nüvi on devices with
Bluetooth technology. Touch Done.
Restore—restore the original Bluetooth
settings. This does not clear the pairing
Setting the Languages
Touch Tools > Settings > Language.
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 Personality—change the language
for voice prompts.
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Customizing the nüvi
Note: Pre-recorded voices are not
able to provide speech recognition
prompts. Select a voice that speaks
street names to use the speech
recognition prompts and to listen to
text messages.
Keyboard—select the keyboard for
your language. You can also change
the keyboard language mode from any
keyboard by touching the Mode button.
Speech Recognition Prompt—turn on
or off the questions and prompts while in
speech recognition mode.
Viewing Traffic
Subscription Information
The traffic receiver is included with
the nüvi 865. Touch Tools > Settings >
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.
European 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 the provider
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 www.garmin
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Customizing the nüvi
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
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.
Adjusting Backup
Camera Settings
The nüvi supports NTSC and PAL
composite video input. Touch Tools >
Settings > Backup Camera.
Switch to Camera—select how the nüvi
switches to the backup camera when
your vehicle is in reverse.
• Auto—automatically switches to
backup camera mode when the nüvi
detects that your vehicle is in reverse.
• Prompt—prompts you to switch
to backup camera mode. When the
prompt appears, touch Yes to view
the backup camera.
• Never—select to not show the
backup camera. This option requires
you to select View Camera on the
Backup Camera page to view the
backup camera.
Video Format—select a video input.
Select Auto for the nüvi to automatically
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detect the video input when connected to
the VIB 10 or VIB 11.
Touch Tools > Settings > Proximity
Reverse Light Polarity—select High
for most vehicles. If your backup camera
activates when you are not in reverse,
the reverse lights might be sending a
low-voltage signal to your nüvi. If this
occurs, select Low. Contact the vehicle
manufacturer for polarity information.
Proximity Alerts—turn on or off the
alerts when you approach custom POIs
or safety cameras.
View Camera—select to view the
backup camera on your nüvi. To return
to the backup camera settings while the
video is playing, touch anywhere on the
Restore—restore the original backup
camera settings.
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 points settings. See page 58.
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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
Restoring All Settings
1. Touch Tools > Settings.
2. Touch Restore.
3. Touch Yes.
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 outer casing of the unit (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.
• Although 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 because
damage might result.
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Avoiding Theft
• To avoid theft, remove the unit
and mount from sight when not in
use. Remove the residue left on the
windshield by the suction cup.
• Do not keep your unit in the glove
• Register your product at
• Use the Garmin Lock feature. See
below for more information.
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 > Security.
2. Touch the button below Garmin
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a
security location.
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What is a Security Location?
Your security location should be a
location you return to often, such as your
home. 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.
Calibrating the Screen
If the touch screen is not responding
properly, calibrate the touch screen.
Slide the Power key to the left and hold
it for 8 seconds. Release the Power
key, and press your finger to the screen.
Hold your finger on the screen for about
30 seconds until the calibration screen
appears (white screen with “Press dot”).
Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi stops functioning, turn it off
and on again. If the problem persists,
slide the Power key to the left and hold
it there for a minimum of 8 seconds. The
nüvi should operate normally.
You can also remove and then reinstall
the battery to reset the nüvi.
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 onscreen instructions.
After confirming that you want to
perform an update, WebUpdater
automatically downloads the update and
installs it on your nüvi.
Clearing User Data
Caution: This deletes all userentered information.
1. Turn on your nüvi.
2. Press your finger on the lower-right
corner of the screen when the status
bar appears under the Garmin logo.
3. Keep your finger pressed until the
prompt appears.
4. Touch Yes to clear all user data.
All original settings are restored. Any
items that you have saved are erased.
Battery Information
Your nüvi contains a user-replaceable,
lithium-ion battery. To maximize the
lifetime of the battery, do not leave
your nüvi in direct sunlight, and avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive heat.
battery icon in the corner of
the Menu page indicates the status of the
nüvi battery. To increase the accuracy
of the battery gauge, fully discharge the
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battery and then fully charge it. Do not
unplug the nüvi until it is totally charged.
You can also use the Suspend/Resume
mode to put your nüvi in “sleep” mode
and to quickly wake it up. With your
nüvi powered on, slide the Power key
to the left. Operation is suspended.
Slide the Power key to the left again to
resume operation.
To completely turn off your nüvi,
remove the battery.
Replacing the Battery in the
If you need to replace the battery in the
nüvi, use a Garmin lithium-ion battery
010-10987-03. Purchase a replacement
battery at http://buy.garmin.com. Contact
your local waste disposal department for
information about properly disposing of
the battery.
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Replacing the Battery in the
Remote Control
The remote control contains a userreplaceable CR2032 battery.
1. Use a coin to twist the cover
counterclockwise until open.
2. Insert the
Arrow on
lithium coin
battery cover
battery into
Arrow on
the remote
outer edge
control with
of remote
the positive
side facing
3. Align the arrow on the battery cover
with the arrow on the outer edge of
the remote.
4. Use a coin to twist the cover
clockwise until closed.
Note: Contact your local waste
disposal department to properly
dispose of batteries.
Perchlorate Material
Replaceable coin cell batteries can
contain perchlorate material. Special
handling could apply. See www.dtsc
Charging Your nüvi
• Use the vehicle power cable.
• Use the USB cable.
• Use an optional AC adapter cable.
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 might 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 it with a 3 A
fast-blow fuse.
Silver tip
3. Ensure that the
silver tip is placed in
the black end piece.
Screw on the black
end piece.
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.
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.
To remove the suction cup mount from
the windshield, flip the lever toward you.
Pull the tab on the suction cup toward
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Mounting on Your
Use the enclosed ounting 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).
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Additional Maps
You can purchase additional MapSource
map data from Garmin and load the
maps in your nüvi internal memory or on
an optional microSD card.
To determine the versions of the maps
that are loaded on your nüvi, open the
Menu page. Touch Tools > Settings >
Map > Map Info. Check
www.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp to
see if an update for your map software
is available. To enable additional maps,
you need your unit ID (see page 44) and
serial number (located near the power
To load maps, routes, or waypoints in
your nüvi memory or on your microSD
card, select the name for your nüvi
drive or microSD card drive. Refer
to the MapSource Help file for more
Extras and Optional
For more information about optional
accessories, visit http://buy.garmin
.com or www.garmin.com/extras, or
contact your Garmin dealer.
Safety Cameras
Check your local laws and regulations before
using these features. Garmin is not responsible
for the accuracy of, or the consequences of
using, a custom POI or safety camera database.
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.
Custom 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.
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 Custom POIs, touch
Where to? > Extras > Custom POIs.
To change the proximity alert settings,
touch Tools > Settings > Proximity
Points > Proximity Alerts.
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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 microSD card
drive. Delete the file titled poi.gpi.
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 TourGuide files, touch
Where to? > Extras > Custom POIs.
To change the TourGuide settings, touch
Tools > Settings > Proximity Points >
About GPS Satellite
Your nüvi must acquire GPS (Global
Positioning System) satellite signals in
order 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
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,
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visit the Web site for your Garmin
product at www.garmin.com.
See www.garmin.com/fm-notice for
more information.
Important Legal Notice
Regarding Your FM
Using Your nüvi FM
Transmitter in the United
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
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.
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Software License
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.
and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of
Garmin. You agree not to decompile,
disassemble, modify, reverse assemble,
reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part
thereof or create any derivative works
based on the Software. You agree not to
export or re-export the Software to any
country in violation of the export control
laws of the United States of America.
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
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Physical size: 4.9" × 3.1" × 0.7" (125
mm W × 78.7 mm H × 18 mm D)
Weight: 6.2 oz. (176 g)
Display: 4.3" diagonal, 480 × 272
pixels; 64K colors; bright WQVGA
TFT landscape display; white
backlight; touch screen
Case: Not waterproof (IPXO)
Operating temperature range:
32°F–140°F (0°C–60°C)
Charging temperature range:
32°F–113°F (0°C–45°C)
Data storage: Internal memory and
optional removable microSD card.
Data stored indefinitely.
Computer interface: USB 2.0 high
speed (480 Mbit) mass storage,
Operating system: Linux®
Headphone jack: Standard 3.5 mm
Charge time: Approximately 4 hours
Power input: Vehicle power using
included vehicle power cable or AC
power using an optional accessory
Usage: 10 W max.
Battery life: up to 4 hours
Battery type: User-replaceable
rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Replacement battery for nüvi: Garmin
lithium-ion battery 010-10987-03
Replacement battery for remote:
GPS receiver: High-sensitivity, WAASenabled
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.
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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 Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol. Dry with
stay on my windshield. a clean, dry cloth. Mount the suction cup as described on page 2.
My nüvi does not
charge in my vehicle.
Check the fuse in the vehicle power cable. Ensure the vehicle is
turned on and is supplying power to the power outlet. See page 56.
Your nüvi can only charge between 32°F and 113°F (0°C and 45°C).
If the nüvi is placed in direct sunlight or in a hot environment, it
cannot charge.
My battery does not
stay charged for very
To maximize the time between charges, turn down the backlight.
Touch Tools > Settings > Display > Adjust Brightness.
To avoid draining the battery, remove the battery when your nüvi is
not in use.
My battery gauge does Allow the unit to fully discharge, and then fully charge it (without
not seem accurate.
interrupting the charge cycle).
How do I clear all my
user data?
Hold your finger on the lower-right corner of the nüvi 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 it for 8
seconds. Turn the nüvi back on. The nüvi should operate normally.
The touch screen is
not responding to my
touches properly.
Slide the Power key to the left and hold it for 8 seconds. Release
the Power key, and press your finger to the screen. Hold your finger
on the screen for about 30 seconds until the calibration screen
appears (white screen with “Press dot”).
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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
Verify that the remote control is activated (Tools > Settings >
The nüvi does not go
into speech recognition System > Remote > Activate New Remote).
Replace the battery in the remote control. See page 55.
The nüvi does not
understand my spoken
Speak slowly and clearly, and eliminate as much background noise
as possible. Stop conversations, and turn down the radio volume.
Mount the nüvi in your car in a location that is free from excessive
vibrations and away from obvious noise sources.
Can I use an external
Yes. In extremely noisy environments, an external microphone can
microphone to speak to
be used to improve speech recognition performance.
my nüvi?
My phone will not
connect to the nüvi.
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.
How do I know my nüvi When your nüvi is in USB mass storage mode, a picture of a nüvi
is in USB mass storage connected to a computer is shown. Also, you should see two new
removable disk drives listed in My Computer.
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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 a USB port on your computer and into
your nüvi. The nüvi automatically turns on and goes into USB
mass storage mode.
Ensure your nüvi is connected to a USB port and not a USB hub.
If you have several network drives mapped on your computer,
I cannot see any new
Windows can have trouble assigning drive letters to your nüvi
removable drives in my
drives. See your operating system Help file to learn how to map or
list of drives.
assign drive letters.
1. Touch Where to? > Near… > Different City (and enter your
vacation destination).
How can I find
2. Find the hotel and touch Go!.
restaurants near the
3. Touch Menu > Where to? > Near… > My Destination.
hotel I will be staying at
Search for a restaurant. Restaurants nearest your hotel are
in the future?
listed first.
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!
My backup camera
turns on when my
vehicle is not in
The reverse lights on your vehicle could be sending a low-voltage
signal to your nüvi. Touch Tools > Settings > Backup Camera.
Select the Reverse Light Polarity option, and touch Low.
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2-D, 3-D map view 47
accessories 58
acquiring satellites 4
additional maps 57
alarm clock 37
proximity 51
safety camera 58
anti-theft feature 46, 53
attaching a photo to a location 11
audible books 29
audio output 1, 42–43
audio version 44
auto tune 42
road types 45
theft 53
traffic 40, 41
background color 46
backup camera 50
battery information 54
installing in nüvi 2
replacing in nüvi 55
replacing in remote control 55
bicycle navigation 44
Bluetooth technology 21–26
deleting a phone 48
pairing with phone 21
settings 48
bookmarks 30
books 29
brightness 46
browsing the map 12
calculator 35
answering 22
call waiting 23
hanging up 22
history 24
home 24
muting 22
caring for your nüvi 52
charging your nüvi 56, 63
computer connection 32
currency 36
units 37
coordinates 12
cradle 2
currency, converting 36
current location, save 10
custom avoids 45
customizing the nüvi 44–51
custom POIs 58
dashboard disk 57
Declaration of Conformity 59
all user data 54
bookmark 30
character 9
custom POIs 59
Favorites 11, 14
files 33
playlist 29
recent finds list 10
route 14
detail maps 47
detour 7
diacritical characters 9
display settings 46
driving directions 16
Extras 58–59
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Favorites 10, 11
files 32–33
deleting 33
managing 32–33
supported types 32
transferring 32–33
finding places 5
by address 8
by name 9
by postal code 8
near another location 14
recent selections 10
saved places (Favorites) 11
using photos 11–12
FM traffic receiver 39–41
FM transmitter 42–43
legal information 60
setup 42
fuse, changing 56
Garmin Lock 46, 53
geocaching 12
Go! page options 8
go home 10
about GPS 59
off/on 44
hands free phone features 21–26
headphone jack 1, 62
Help 34
location 9
phone number 24
incoming call 22
keyboard 9
language mode 9, 49
layout 44
kilometers 44
Lane Assist 16
Last Position 11, 65
legal notice, FM transmitter 60
lithium-ion battery 54, 62
location message 25
screen 1, 7
the nüvi 53
M3U playlist format 28
adding 57
browsing 12
customizing 47
detail level 47
enabling detail maps 47
Map Info button 47
moving 12
updating 57
version 47
viewing 47
zooming 12
MapSource 57
max speed, reset 16
measurements, converting 37
media player 27–31
Menu page 4
microSD card 32, 62
slot 1
miles 44
mini-USB connector 1
mounting 2
on dashboard 57
removing from mount 56
MP3 music files
loading 32
playing 27
music 27
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audio 7
phone call 22
My Data 38
myGarmin i
navigation 6
mode 44
settings 44
Next Turn page 16
off road, routing 14, 45
on-screen keyboard 9
on-unit Help 34
output, audio 7
headphone jack 1, 62
vehicle speakers 42
pairing a mobile phone 21, 22
Panoramio pictures 11
pedestrian navigation mode 14,
phone book 23
photo navigation 11–12
loading pictures 33
pictures 34
Bluetooth 21
Garmin Lock 53
playlist 28
creating 28
editing 29
from a computer 28
playing 28
saving current 28
Points of Interest (POIs)
viewing 47
position icon 15, 47
Power key 1
prompted detour 45
proximity alerts 51
QWERTY keyboard 44
recently found locations 10
registering 53
remote control 17
activating 17
mounting 3
removing the mount 56
the max speed 16
the trip data 16
your nüvi 54
routes 13–14
adding a stop 6
following 6
importing 38
mode 44
off road 45
preferences 44
simulating 44
stopping 7
Safe mode 45
safety camera database 58
satellite signals 4, 59
SaversGuide 38
places you find 8, 11
your current location 10,
12, 34
school zone database 58
brightness 46
lock 1, 7
screen shots 46
search area 14
security location 53
security settings 45
settings 44–51
restoring 51
setting your location 12
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simulating a route 44
SMS 25
software license agreement 61
software update 54
software version 44
specifications 62
speech recognition 7, 17–20
icons and tones 20
shortcut commands 18
tips for using 20
speed limit icon 15
storing the nüvi 52
suction cup mount 2
supported file types 32
system settings 44
text language 49
text message 25
time settings 46
time zone 46
Tools 34–38
touch screen
calibrating 53, 63
cleaning 52
settings 46
TourGuide 51, 59
Track Up 47
traffic 39–41
adding traffic subscriptions 49
avoiding 40
incidents 40
transferring files 32–33
Travel Guide 58
Trip Computer page 16
trip data, reset 16
trip log 47
troubleshooting 63
turn-by-turn directions 16
walking route 14, 44
WebUpdater 54
Where Am I? 34
Where to? 8–14; See finding
world clock 37
unit ID 44
units, convert 37
maps 57
software 53
usage mode 44
USB 32
eject 33
mass storage mode 32–33
troubleshooting 63
user data, delete 54
voice dial 24
voice language 48
voice mail 22
volume 7
zoom 12, 47
vehicle icon 15, 47
via point, adding 6
video input 50–51
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life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at
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Garmin International, Inc.
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