Owner`s manual | Garmin G8 GPS Receiver User Manual

Approach G8
®
Owner’s Manual
February 2014
190-01673-00_0A
Printed in Taiwan
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Table of Contents
Getting Started............................................................... 1
Charging the Device .................................................................. 1
Turning On the Device ............................................................... 1
Support and Updates ................................................................. 1
Locking the Touchscreen ........................................................... 1
Playing Golf.................................................................... 1
Hole View ................................................................................... 1
Moving the Pin ........................................................................... 1
Clubs .......................................................................................... 1
Measuring a Shot ....................................................................... 2
Keeping Score ........................................................................... 2
Handicap Scoring ....................................................................... 3
Viewing Plays Like Distance ...................................................... 3
Saving a Location ...................................................................... 3
Finding Courses............................................................. 3
About Course Preview ............................................................... 4
Customizing Your Device .............................................. 4
Settings ...................................................................................... 4
Garmin Connect™ ......................................................... 4
Using Garmin Connect ............................................................... 4
Bluetooth Connected Features .................................................. 4
Wi-Fi Connected Features ......................................................... 5
Appendix.........................................................................5
Calibrating the Compass ............................................................ 5
Installing a Memory Card ........................................................... 5
Device Care ............................................................................... 5
Specifications ............................................................................. 5
Clearing User Data .................................................................... 5
Using the Clip ............................................................................. 5
Saving Energy While Charging the Device ................................ 6
Table of Contents
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Getting Started
WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
product box for product warnings and other important
information.‍
When using the device the first time, complete these tasks.‍
1 Register your device (Support and Updates).‍
2 Charge the device (Charging the Device).‍
3 Turn on the device (Turning On the Device).‍
4 Go play a game of golf (Playing Golf).‍
Locking the Touchscreen
You can lock the screen to prevent inadvertent screen touches.‍
1 Select .‍
2 Select .‍
Playing Golf
1 Select Play.‍
2 Select a course.‍
Hole View
The device shows the current hole you are playing.‍
Charging the Device
WARNING
This product contains a lithium-ion battery.‍ To prevent the
possibility of personal injury or product damage caused by
battery exposure to extreme heat, store the device out of direct
sunlight.‍
NOTICE
To prevent corrosion, thoroughly dry the USB port, the weather
cap, and the surrounding area before charging or connecting to
a computer.‍
The device is powered by a built-in lithium-ion battery that you
can charge using a standard wall outlet or a USB port on your
computer.‍
1 Pull up the weather cap À from the USB port Á.‍
À
Á
2 Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB port on the
device.‍
3 Plug the large end of the USB cable into the AC charger.‍
4 Plug the AC charger into a standard wall outlet.‍
5 Charge the device completely.‍
A fully charged battery can run for up to 15 hours.‍
Turning On the Device
The first time you use the device, you are prompted to choose a
language and unit of measure.‍ You can also set up club advice
during initial set up.‍
Hold .‍
Support and Updates
Garmin Express™ provides easy access to these services for
Garmin® devices.‍ Some services may not be available for your
device.‍
• Product registration
• Product manuals
• Software updates
• Map, chart, or course updates
• Vehicles, voices, and other extras
Setting Up Garmin Express
1 Connect the device to your computer using a USB cable.‍
2 Go to www.garmin.com/‍express.‍
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.‍
Getting Started
Displays the hole number.‍ The number of colored dots indicates
par for the hole.‍
Displays the distance to the middle of the green or selected pin
position.‍
Enables big numbers mode when selected.‍
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Displays the approximate club range for the recommended club
when club advice is enabled.‍
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Displays the approximate club range and accounts for elevation
change when "plays like" distance is enabled.‍
Ä
Displays layup arcs that indicate the distance to the pin.‍
Four arcs appear for par 5 or higher, three arcs appear for par 4,
and zero arcs appear for par 3.‍
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displays the previous hole when selected.‍ when selected (first and last holes only).‍
ends the round
Æ
Displays the recommended club and club distance when club
advice is enabled.‍
Ç
Moves you to the next hole when selected.‍
Moving the Pin
While playing a game, you can take a closer look at the green
and move the pin location.‍
1 Begin playing a game (Playing Golf) or previewing a course
(About Course Preview).‍
2 Select green view to zoom in on the green.‍
3 Drag to move the pin location.‍
The PinPointer feature adjusts to the new pin location.‍
Viewing the Direction to the Pin
Before you can view the direction to the pin, you must calibrate
your compass (Calibrating the Compass).‍
The PinPointer feature is a compass that provides directional
assistance when you are unable to see the pin location.‍
Hold pin pointer.‍
Clubs
You can save distance information for each club type.‍
If club advice is enabled, the device uses your club information
to recommend a club for your next shot.‍
1
Setting Up Clubs
1 Select Setup > Clubs.‍
2 Select an option:
• Select Add Club to add a club the existing list.‍
• Select a club, and select Move Up or Move Down to
relocate the club in the list.‍
• Select a club, and select Delete to remove the club from
the list.‍
Enabling Club Advice
You can use club advice to view club recommendations when
playing a round of golf.‍
1 Select Setup > Club Advice.‍
2 Select On.‍
Measuring a Shot
1 After taking a shot, hold measure.‍
2 Select Begin Measurement.‍
3 Walk to your ball.‍
You do not have to walk directly to your ball to get an
accurate measurement.‍ The device measures distance in a
straight line from your starting point.‍ You can select to
return to the map while measuring.‍
4 When you arrive at your ball, select an option:
• To discard the shot, select Reset.‍
• To add the shot distance to a club average, select Save
Shot, and select the club you used for the shot.‍ The
device saves the shot in the scorecard and adds the shot
distance to your average shot distance for the club
(Setting Up Clubs).‍
Keeping Score
Before you begin keeping score, you must select the scoring
method (Setting the Scoring Method).‍
You can keep score for up to four players.‍
1 Begin playing a game (Playing Golf).‍
2 Select score.‍
3 Select an option:
• Select a player's name to edit it.‍
• Select to enter the number of strokes for the selected
hole.‍
• Select
> Set Up Players to edit player handicaps.‍ This
selection is only displayed if you have enabled handicap
scoring (Enabling Handicap Scoring).‍
• Select >
> Setup > Scoring > Method to change
the scoring method.‍ If the scores you have already
entered for the round are incompatible with the new
scoring method, the device will prompt you to clear all
scores for the round, or keep the current scoring method.‍
4 Select score to return to the course map.‍
About the Scorecard
You can view and change each player's name, score, and
handicap during a round using the scorecard.‍
À
Á
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Local handicap
Total score
Actual strokes for the hole
Recorded strokes for the hole
Setting the Scoring Method
You can change the method the device uses to keep score.‍
1 Select an option:
• If you are currently playing a round, select >
> Setup
> Scoring > Method.‍
• If you are not currently playing a round, select Setup >
Scoring > Method.‍
2 Select a scoring method.‍
About Stableford Scoring
When you select the Stableford scoring method (Setting the
Scoring Method), points are awarded based on the number of
strokes taken relative to par.‍ At the end of a round, the highest
score wins.‍ The device awards points as specified by the United
States Golf Association.‍
NOTE: The scorecard for a Stableford scored game shows
points instead of strokes.‍
Points
Strokes Taken Relative to Par
0
2 or more over
1
1 over
2
Par
3
1 under
4
2 under
5
3 under
About Match Scoring
When you select the Match scoring method (Setting the Scoring
Method), one point is awarded at each hole to the player who
has the fewest strokes.‍ At the end of a round, the player who
won the most holes wins.‍
NOTE: Match scoring is available only for two players.‍
When you set the Approach to count strokes, the device
determines the winner of each round.‍ Otherwise, at the end of
each hole, select the player who had the fewest strokes, or if
the number of strokes was equal, select Halved.‍
About Skins Scoring
When you select the skins scoring method (Setting the Scoring
Method), players compete for a prize on each hole.‍
When you set the Approach to count strokes, the device
determines the winner of each hole.‍ Otherwise, at the end of
each hole, select the player who had the fewest strokes.‍ You
can select multiple players if there is a tie for the win.‍
Viewing Round Statistics
You can view statistics for the round you are currently playing.‍
1 While playing a game, select score > .‍
2
Playing Golf
2 Select an option:
• To view information for all players, select Round Details.‍
• To view more details about an individual player, select
Round Details >
> Player Details, select a player
name, and select a statistic to view.‍
About Individual Scorecards
The individual scorecard features a hole-by-hole overview of a
player's round.‍ Four symbols represent the number of strokes
relative to par.‍ A par score has no symbol.‍
Setting a Player Handicap
Before you can score using handicaps, you must enable
handicap scoring (Enabling Handicap Scoring).‍
> Set Up Players.‍
1 While playing a game, select score >
Select
for
the
player
whose
handicap
you
want to enter or
2
change.‍
3 Select an option:
• Select Local Handicap to enter the number of strokes
that will be subtracted from the player's total score.‍
• Select Index\Slope Method to enter the player's
handicap index and the course slope rating to calculate a
course handicap for the player.‍
Setting the Hole Handicap
Before you can score using handicaps, you must enable
handicap scoring (Enabling Handicap Scoring).‍
The device displays the default handicap for the hole if it is
available.‍ You can set the hole handicap manually.‍
> Change
1 While playing a game, select score >
Handicap.‍
2 Enter the hole handicap.‍
Viewing Plays Like Distance
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Á
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Overall score
Two or more over par
One over par
One under par
The "plays like" distance feature accounts for elevation changes
on the course by showing the adjusted distance to the green.‍
1 Select Setup > PlaysLike Distance.‍
2 Select Show.‍
Two or more under par
Viewing History
You can view saved shots, rounds, and player statistics.‍
1 Select History, and select a round to view.‍
The device shows information for all players.‍
2 Select an option.‍
• Select
> Player Details, and select a player name to
view an individual scorecard for that round (About
Individual Scorecards).‍
• Select
> Course Details to view a list of each hole and
its par.‍
• Select
> Edit Scorecard to adjust individual details for
that round, including each player's name, score, and
handicap.‍
• Select
> Delete Scorecard to clear the scorecard from
the device history.‍
Viewing Scorecards on a Computer
You can view all scorecards on your computer.‍
1 Connect the device to your computer using the USB cable.‍
The device appears as a removable drive in My Computer in
Windows® computers, and as a mounted volume on Mac®
computers.‍
2 Open the device drive.‍
3 Open Scorecard > ScorecardViewer.‍html to view
scorecards.‍
The "plays like" distance appears in the top-right corner of the
screen À below the distance to the middle of the green.‍
Saving a Location
You can mark a location on a hole using your current location or
Touch Targeting.‍
NOTE: You can clear all saved locations from a hole by
selecting >
> Clear Locations.‍
While
playing
a game, select > Save Location.‍
1
2 Select an option:
• Select Use Current Location to place a marker at your
current location on the hole.‍
• Select Use Touch Targeting to select a location on the
map.‍
Handicap Scoring
You can set a handicap for the hole (Setting the Hole Handicap)
and for each player (Setting a Player Handicap).‍
Enabling Handicap Scoring
1 Select Setup > Scoring > Scoring Handicap.‍
2 Select On.‍
Finding Courses
Finding Courses
You can use the device to locate a golf course that is nearby or
in a specific city.‍ You can also locate a golf course by name.‍
1 Select Preview.‍
3
2 Select an option:
• Select Search Near You to find courses closest to your
current location.‍
• Select Spell City to find courses in a specific city.‍
• Select Spell Course to find a course by name.‍
About Course Preview
When you find a course, the device provides a hole-by-hole
overview of the selected course.‍ You can view a close up of the
green (Moving the Pin) or measure distances (Measuring
Distance with Touch Targeting).‍
If you do not touch the screen for a few moments after selecting
a hole, a course simulation begins (Preview Mode).‍
Measuring Distance with Touch Targeting
While previewing a course or playing a game, you can use
touch targeting to measure the distance to any point on the
map.‍
1 Begin playing a game (Playing Golf) or previewing a course
(About Course Preview).‍
2 Drag your finger to position the target circle À.‍
Units of Distance: Sets the unit of measurement for distance.‍
PlaysLike Distance: Shows "plays like" distances (Viewing
Plays Like Distance).‍
Club Advice: Enables club recommendations (Enabling Club
Advice).‍
Calibrate PinPointer: Allows you to manually calibrate the
compass sensor (Calibrating the Compass).‍
Language: Sets the text language on the device.‍
NOTE: Changing the text language does not change the
language of user-entered data or map data.‍
About: Displays important software information and your unit
ID.‍
Garmin Connect™
You can connect with your friends on Garmin Connect.‍‍ Garmin
Connect gives you the tools to track, analyze, and share your
data.‍‍ You can record the events of your active lifestyle including
golf games, hikes, runs, adventures, and more.‍ ‍To sign up for a
free account, go to www.garminconnect.com/‍.‍‍
Using Garmin Connect
You can upload your scorecards and club data to Garmin
Connect for comprehensive analysis, and you can share your
scorecards with friends.‍ You can view your overall statistics,
statistics from one round, or statistics on one course.‍ You can
also edit club information for clubs that are used for club advice.‍
1 Connect the device to your computer using a USB cable.‍
2 Go to www.garminconnect.com/‍golf.‍
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.‍
Bluetooth Connected Features
Á
Â
Ã
Displays the distance to the middle of the green from the target
circle.‍
Displays the distance from your current position to the target
circle.‍ If you are previewing the course, Â is the distance from
the tee to the target circle.‍
Displays the total of the two distances.‍
3 If necessary, select to zoom in on the target circle.‍
4 When zoomed in on the target circle, select to return to the
map of the hole.‍
Preview Mode
When you preview a course, you can view a simulation of the
course.‍ The map gradually zooms in on the green to simulate
the way it performs when you play through a hole.‍
The simulation begins automatically if you do not touch the
screen for a few moments after selecting the hole.‍
Customizing Your Device
Settings
Select Setup to customize device settings and features.‍
Wi-Fi: Enables Wi‑Fi® wireless technology.‍
Scoring: Sets the scoring method, enables handicap scoring
(Enabling Handicap Scoring), and enables statistics tracking.‍
Bluetooth: Enables Bluetooth® wireless technology.‍
Clubs: Adds and removes clubs (Setting Up Clubs).‍
Display: Sets the backlight timeout.‍
Hole Transitioning: Sets automatic or manual hole
transitioning.‍
4
This device has several Bluetooth connected features for your
compatible mobile device.‍
Data uploads to Garmin Connect: Sends data to Garmin
Connect such as your scorecard, club information, and
player statistics using the Garmin Connect Mobile
application.‍ For more information, go to www.garmin.com
/‍intosports​/‍apps.‍
Notifications: Alerts you when you receive phone messages.‍
Pairing Your Phone
1 Go to www.garmin.com/‍intosports​/‍apps, and download the
Garmin Connect Mobile application to your phone.‍
2 Bring your phone within 33 ft.‍ (10 m) of your device.‍
3 From your device, select Setup > Bluetooth > Pair Mobile
Device and follow the on-screen instructions.‍
4 From your phone, open the Garmin Connect Mobile
application, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect
a device.‍
The instructions are provided during the initial setup or by
selecting
> Devices.‍
Connecting to a Paired Phone
Before you can connect to your phone, you must pair your
phone to your device.‍
When you connect to your phone using Bluetooth wireless
technology, you can share scores and other data to Garmin
Connect.‍ You can also view phone notifications on your device.‍
1 On your phone, enable Bluetooth wireless technology.‍
2 On your device, select Setup > Bluetooth > Connection >
On to enable Bluetooth wireless technology.‍
Select
Notifications to show or hide phone notifications.‍
3
Customizing Your Device
Phone Notifications
NOTE: Phone notifications require an Apple® iPhone®
equipped with Bluetooth 4.‍0 wireless technology and iOS® 7 or
later.‍
When your phone receives messages, it sends notifications to
your device.‍
Viewing Notifications
Before you can view notifications, you must connect to your
paired phone (Connecting to a Paired Phone).‍
1 Select > Notifications.‍
2 Select a notification.‍
or
to scroll through the contents of the
3 Select
notification.‍
Wi-Fi Connected Features
This device has several Wi‑Fi connected features.‍ The Garmin
Connect Mobile application is not required for you to use Wi‑Fi
connectivity.‍
Data uploads to Garmin Connect: Automatically sends your
data to Garmin Connect as soon as you finish recording your
round.‍
Software and course updates: Your device downloads the
latest software and course updates when a Wi‑Fi connection
is available.‍ The next time you turn on the device, you can
follow the on-screen instructions to install the software and
course updates.‍
Setting Up Wi‑Fi Connectivity
Before you can upload data wirelessly, you must have a round
saved to your device.‍
1 Go to www.garminconnect.com/‍, and download the Garmin
Express application.‍
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Wi‑Fi with Garmin
Express.‍
TIP: You can register your device at this time.‍
Your device now attempts to upload your saved data to
Garmin Connect after each round.‍
Connecting to a Wireless Network
Before you can connect to a wireless network, you must set up
Wi‑Fi connectivity (Setting Up Wi‑Fi Connectivity) and enable
Wi‑Fi technology.‍
1 Select Setup > Wi-Fi > Add Network.‍
2 Select a wireless network.‍
3 If necessary, select to enter the network SSID and
password.‍
The device stores the network information and connects
automatically when you return to this location.‍
Installing a Memory Card
You can install a microSD™ memory card for additional storage
or pre-loaded maps.‍
1 Pull up the weather cap À from the microSD card slot Á.‍
2 Press in the card until it clicks.‍
Device Care
NOTICE
Do not store the device where prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur, because it can cause permanent
damage.‍
Never use a hard or sharp object to operate the touch screen,
or damage may result.‍
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic
components.‍
Secure the weather cap tightly to prevent damage to the USB
port.‍
Cleaning the Screen
Before you can clean the screen, you should have a soft, clean,
lint-free cloth and water, isopropyl alcohol, or eyeglass lens
cleaner.‍
Apply the liquid to the cloth, and gently wipe the screen with the
cloth.‍
Cleaning the Device
1 Wipe the device using a cloth dampened with a mild
detergent solution.‍
2 Wipe it dry.‍
Using the Backlight
• At any time, tap the touchscreen to turn on the backlight.‍
NOTE: Alerts and messages also activate the backlight.‍
• Select to turn on the backlight and adjust the brightness.‍
• Change the backlight timeout (Settings).‍
Specifications
Battery type
Rechargeable, built-in lithium-ion battery
Battery life
15 hours, typical usage
Operating temperature range From -4º to 140ºF (from -20º to 60ºC)
Charging temperature range From 32º to 104ºF (from 0º to 40ºC )
Water resistance
Appendix
Calibrating the Compass
NOTE: You must calibrate the electronic compass outdoors.‍ Do
not stand near objects that influence magnetic fields, such as
cars, buildings, or overhead power lines.‍
Your device was already calibrated at the factory, and the
device uses automatic calibration by default.‍ If you experience
irregular compass behavior, for example, after moving long
distances or after extreme temperature changes, you can
manually calibrate the compass.‍
1 Select Setup > Calibrate PinPointer.‍
2 Follow the on-screen instructions.‍
Appendix
IEC 60529 IPX7
Clearing User Data
NOTE: This deletes all user-entered data.‍
1 Hold to turn off the device.‍
2 While holding green view, turn on the device.‍
3 Select Yes.‍
Using the Clip
NOTE: Your clip may look slightly different from the image.‍
You can use the clip to attach the device to your belt, pocket, or
bag.‍
1 Slide the bottom of the device into the bottom of the clip.‍
NOTE: If you place the device into the clip upside-down, it
does not lock into place and could fall out of the clip easily.‍
5
2 Press the top of the device into the top of the clip until it
clicks.‍
3 To remove the device, pull up the top of the clip while
pressing on the back of the device, and slide the bottom of
the device out of the bottom of the clip.‍
Saving Energy While Charging the Device
You can turn off the device display and all other features while
charging.‍
1 Connect your device to an external power source.‍
The remaining battery capacity appears.‍
Hold the power key for 4 to 5 seconds.‍
2
The display turns off, and the device goes into a low power,
battery charging mode.‍
3 Charge the device completely.‍
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