Owner`s manual | Garmin Geko 301 GPS Receiver User Manual

Geko 301
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®
Personal Navigator
owner’s
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DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
Are you familiar with the above phrase? Well, here is a new one: don’t judge GPS
performance merely by its size. Welcome to the world of the Geko 301, a small, compact
Global Positioning System (GPS) with capabilities that far outweigh its size. Soon, you and
your Geko 301 will be on new adventures together, and you’ll find yourself wondering just
what the Geko 301 can do next. If knowledge is power, then the Geko 301 is a powerful
navigational tool right at your fingertips!
To get the most out of your new Geko 301, take the time to read through this Owner’s
Manual to understand the operating features of the unit. This manual has been designed to
provide all that you need to know to operate your Geko 301. Let the adventure begin!
Introduction
Product Registration
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Help us better support you by completing your on-line registration today!
Connect to our Web Site (www.garmin.com) and look for the Product Registration link
on the home page. Your unit’s serial number is in the battery compartment.
Thanks for choosing the Garmin Geko 301. If you have any questions or comments
regarding the use of the Geko 301 you can visit our Web Site or contact our Customer
Service Department M-F, 8:00-5:00 CST (except holidays) at 1-800-800-1020.
Serial Number
Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit number located inside the battery compartment of the unit) in case it is lost, stolen, or needs service. Be sure to keep your original
sales receipt in a safe place or attach a photocopy inside the manual.
Serial Number:
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Introduction
Table of Contents
NAVIGATION PAGE................................. 10-13
SETUP PAGE ........................................... 34-44
Options .................................................... 11
Data Field Options ................................... 12
Calibrate Electronic Compass ................... 13
Time Page................................................. 34
Time Zone............................................... 34
Daylight Savings Time ............................. 35
Display..................................................... 36
Light Timeout ......................................... 36
Contrast .................................................. 36
Units ........................................................ 37
Position Format ...................................... 37
Map Datums ........................................... 37
Units of Measure ..................................... 38
Interface ................................................... 39
Heading ................................................... 40
North Reference ...................................... 40
System...................................................... 42
GPS Mode ............................................... 42
Compass Setting ..................................... 43
Altimeter Setting ..................................... 43
Battery Setting ......................................... 43
Languages ............................................... 44
Owner Info ............................................. 44
INTRODUCTION............................................ i-x
ELEVATION PAGE.................................... 14-18
Product Registration .....................................i
Table of Contents ........................................ii
FCC Compliance........................................iii
Warnings and Cautions .............................. iv
Limited Warranty ....................................... vi
Software License Agreement ...................... vii
Maintenance............................................. viii
Installing Batteries ...................................... ix
Features and Buttons................................... x
Plot Over Time/Distance........................... 15
Zoom Ranges............................................ 15
Options .................................................... 16
View Points .............................................. 16
Reset ........................................................ 16
Calibrate Altimeter ................................... 17
Data Fields ............................................... 18
MAIN PAGES ............................................... 1-2
Menu Navigation.........................................2
SATELLITE PAGE .......................................... 3-5
Normal Skyview..........................................4
Advanced Skyview ......................................5
MAP PAGE................................................... 7-9
Options .......................................................8
Using the Track Log ....................................9
TRIP COMPUTER .................................... 19-20
Data Field Options ................................... 20
MENU PAGE ........................................... 21-33
Menu Navigation...................................... 21
Waypoints ................................................ 22
Mark Waypoint Page ............................... 22
Review Waypoint Page ............................ 24
Tracks....................................................... 26
Routes ...................................................... 29
Games ...................................................... 32
APPENDICES .......................................... 45-47
Appendix A: Specifications ..................... 45
Appendix B: Accessories ......................... 46
Appendix C: Wiring Diagram.................. 47
INDEX .................................................... 48-53
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The Geko 301 complies with Part 15 of the FCC interference limits for Class B digital
devices FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed to provide more reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation, and are more
stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or and experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The Geko 301 does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should only be
made by an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs or modifications
could result in permanent damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and your
authority to operated this device under Part 15 regulations.
Introduction
FCC Compliance
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Introduction
Warnings and
Cautions
,
CAUTION: Use the Geko 301 at your own risk. To reduce the risk of unsafe operation, carefully review and understand all aspects of this Owner’s Manual—and thoroughly
practice operation using the simulator mode prior to actual use. When in actual use, carefully compare indications from the Geko 301 to all available navigation sources, including
the information from other NAVAIDs, visual sightings, charts, etc. For safety, always resolve
any discrepancies before continuing navigation.
CAUTION: IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT PRUDENTLY. THIS PRODUCT IS INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY AS A NAVIGATIONAL AID
AND MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE REQUIRING PRECISE MEASUREMENT
OF DIRECTION, DISTANCE, LOCATION OR TOPOGRAPHY. THIS PRODUCT SHOULD
NOT BE USED AS AN AID TO DETERMINE GROUND PROXIMITY FOR AIRCRAFT
NAVIGATION.
WARNING: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the United States
government, which is solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance. The system is
subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment.
Although the Garmin GPS receiver is a precision electronic NAVigation AID (NAVAID), any
NAVAID can be misused or misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
WARNING: For use in vehicles, it the sole responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to
operate the vehicle in a safe manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving conditions at all
times, and not become distracted by the Geko 301 to the exclusion of safe driving practices.
It is unsafe to operate the controls of the Geko 301 while you are driving. Failure by the
driver of a vehicle equipped with a Geko 301 to pay full attention to operation of the vehicle
and road conditions while the vehicle is in motion could result in an accident or collision
with property damage and personal injury.
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WARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the owner/operator of the
Geko 301 to secure the unit so that it will not interfere with the vehicle’s operating controls,
obstruct the driver’s view of driving conditions, or cause damage or personal injury in the
event of an accident. Do not mount the Geko 301 over air bag panels or in the field of air
bag deployment. Air bags expand with a rapid force that can propel objects in their path
toward the driver or passengers causing possible injury. Refer to air bag safety precautions
contained in the vehicle’s owner manual. Do not mount the Geko 301 in a place where the
driver or passengers are likely to impact it in an accident or collision. The mounting hardware provided by Garmin is not warranted against collision damage or the consequences
thereof.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice
is being provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. If you have any questions
or would like additional information, please refer to our web site at http://www.garmin.com/
prop65.
Introduction
Warnings and
Cautions
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Introduction
LIMITED WARRANTY
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin
will at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for
parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident
or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING
FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, call your local Garmin authorized dealer. Or call Garmin Customer Service at one of the numbers listed below for shipping
instructions and an RMA tracking number. The unit should be securely packed with the tracking number clearly written on the outside of the package. The
unit should be sent, freight charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for
warranty repairs.
Products sold through online auctions are not eligible for rebates or other special offers from Garmin. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for
warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing
components from any package purchased through an online auction.
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Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E. 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66062, U.S.A.
Phone: 800/800.1020
FAX: 913/397.0836
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate
Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Phone: 44/1794.519944
FAX: 44/1794.519222
www.garmin.com
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SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
BY USING THE GEKO 301, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ
THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in this device (the
“Software) in binary executable form in the normal operation of the product. Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and is protected under the
United States of America copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You further
acknowledge that the structure, organization and code of the Software are valuable trade
secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source code form remains a valuable trade secret
of Garmin. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse
engineer or reduce to human readable form the Software of 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.
Introduction
Software License
Agreement
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GPS CLEANING
Introduction
Maintenance
The Geko 301 is constructed of high quality materials and does not require user maintenance other than cleaning. Clean the unit using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent
solution and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that may damage plastic
components.
STORAGE
Storing alkaline batteries in the unit for long periods of time is not recommended. In
order to reduce the chance for battery leakage in the battery compartment, remove the batteries when storing the unit for more than six months.
Do not store the Geko 301 where prolonged exposure to temperature extremes may occur (such as in the trunk of a car) as permanent damage may result. User information, such
as waypoints, routes, etc. will be retained in the unit’s memory without the need for external
power. It is always a good practice to back up important user data by manually recording it
or downloading it to a PC (transferring it to MapSource).
WATER IMMERSION
The Geko 301 is waterproof to IEC Standard 529 IPX7. It can withstand immersion in 1
meter of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can cause damage to the unit. After
submersion, be certain to remove the batteries and dry the compartments before reuse.
To resolve problems that cannot be remedied using this guide, contact Garmin Customer
Support in the U.S.A. at 800-800-1020 or Garmin Europe at 44-1794-519944.
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INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
The Geko 301 operates on two AAA batteries (not included), installed in the back of the
unit. To install the batteries, remove the battery cover by inserting a coin (quarter) in the
bottom slot. Twist the coin to lift the cover up and pull away. Insert the batteries, observing proper polarity. Attach the battery cover by inserting the tab end into the back slot at
an angle, laying it flat, and then pushing it forward until the clip catches. Alkaline batteries
should last as long as 9 hours. Rechargeable Alkaline, NiMH, NiCad or Lithium batteries
may be used, but cannot be charged while in the unit.
Introduction
Installing Batteries
External power and data
connector (under rubber tab)
Battery
Compartment
Battery usage icon shows
an estimate of battery
life left. Four squares
with the battery outline
indicates a full battery.
)
Four squares alone
indicates the use of an
external power source.
NOTE: If you intend to store your Geko 301 for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries. Follow the battery manufacturer’s instructions for the
proper care and handling of the batteries.
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Introduction
Features and
Buttons
UP Button
DOWN Button
OK
Button
LCD Display
(with backlight)
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Geko 301 Features:
• 500 alphanumeric waypoints with name selectable icons
• 20 reversible routes with up to 125 waypoints each
• 10,000 Track points
• 10 Saved Tracks with up to 500 points each
• PanTrack feature that allows you to view the bread crumbs (track points) dropped
during your hike or drive
• TracBack route feature which allows you to quickly retrace your track log to a starting position
POWER
•
5 interactive games based on your real-time position and controlled by your geoButton
graphical movement
• WAAS enabled for accuracy less than 3 meters, 95% typical
• Trip Computer page with 34 selectable fields
Geko 301 Buttons:
The POWER Button:
• Press and hold to turn the unit on and off
• Press and release (with the unit on) to turn the backlight on and off
The PAGE Button:
• Press to switch between the Main Pages
• Press and hold to turn Compass
• Press to ‘undo’ for the most recent action
on or off
The OK Button:
• Press to confirm data entry or menu selection
• Press and hold to Mark your current position and access the Mark Waypoint Page
PAGE
The UP/DOWN Buttons:
Button
(Compass
• Press to highlight options on pages and menus
On/Off)
• Press to adjust display contrast on the Satellite Page
• Press to Zoom out (UP) and Zoom in (DOWN) on the Map Page
• Press to cycle through the data fields on the Navigation Page
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MAIN PAGES
All of the information needed to operate the Geko 301 is found on six main ‘pages’ (or
display screens). These pages are the Satellite, Map, Navigation, Elevation, Trip Computer,
and Menu. Press the PAGE Button to cycle through the six pages.
Satellite
Map
Elevation
Trip Computer
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Main Pages
Down to the
Basics
Navigation
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MENU NAVIGATION
Main Pages
Geko 301
Menu Diagram
Your Geko 301 allows you to navigate through menus quickly and efficiently using
a combination of the PAGE button, OK button, and the UP and DOWN buttons. The
diagram gives you a quick glance of all available options. To read more about a particular
menu option, turn to the page number indicated to the right in parentheses.
Satellite Page (p. 3)
Navigation Page (p.10)
1. Display Setup (4)
1. Sight ‘N Go (11)
2. Advanced Skyview (5)
2. Calibrate the compass (13)
2-A: Display Setup (4)
Elevation Page (p.14)
2-B: Orient Sky Northward/Ahead (6)
1. Plot Over Time/Distance (15)
2-C: Normal Skyview (6)
Satellite Options
2-D: About Geko (6)
2. Zoom Time/Distance (16)
3. Zoom Elevation (16)
3. About Geko (6)
4. View Points (17)
Map Page (p. 7)
5. Reset Max Elevation (17)
1. Pan Track Log (8)
6. Reset Elev Data (17)
2. Clear Track Log (9)
7. Calibrate Altimeter (17)
3. Measure Distance (8)
Trip Page (p. 19)
4. Map Setup (8)
1. Change Fields (19)
4-A: Orient Map (8)
2. List of Data Field Options (20)
4-B: Auto Zoom (8)
Main Menu Page (p.21)
4-C: Waypoints (8)
4-D: Goto Line (8)
Map Options
See page 21 for the Main Menu’s
Elevation Options
Trip Options
list of options
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Advanced Skyview
Normal Skyview
Satellite Page
Status Message
What is the
Satellite Page?
Location Accuracy
(estimated)
Satellites
Satellite Signal Strength
Bars (a ‘D’ stands for
differential corrections
and denotes a WAAS
Satellite)
A “READY TO NAVIGATE”
message must display before
you can begin using your
Geko 301 to navigate.
The ‘3D’ displays when receiving
signals from four or more satellites.
The Satellite Page displays the Geko 301 looking for and gathering all the necessary
information from satellites in order to give your location. There are two display options on
the Satellite Page, Normal Skyview and Advanced Skyview. Normal Skyview shows you (in
animation), the satellites, receiving satellite signals, the signal strength, and the Geko 301’s
estimated location accuracy.
To activate the Advanced Skyview page, press the OK Button on the Satellite Page, select
‘Advanced Skyview’ option and press the OK Button again. This page displays the actual
numbered satellites in orbit the Geko 301 is using, their proximity to your current position,
and their individual strengths. The outer circle of the display represents the horizon and
the center represents the sky directly overhead to help you determine the location of the
satellites.
When you see the “READY TO NAVIGATE” message, the Geko 301 has found your location and you are ready to go!
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NOTE: When you use the
Geko 301 for the first time,
allow time for it to track satellites by leaving the Geko 301
outside with a clear view of
the sky for 15-30 minutes.
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Satellite Page
Normal
Skyview
The Options on the Satellite Page allow you to customize the page in several ways. All
options stem from the default Normal Skyview Page. Here are the available options and
descriptions:
NORMAL SKYVIEW OPTIONS:
• Display Setup
• Advanced Skyview
• About Geko
Normal Skyview
Options
Display Setup:
When you select this option you can adjust the backlight timeout and the contrast of the
screen.
To adjust the backlight timeout setting:
1. In Normal or Advanced Skyview, press the OK Button to access the ‘OPTIONS’ menu.
2. With ‘DISPLAY SETUP’ highlighted, press the OK Button.
3. With ‘LIGHT TIMEOUT’ field highlighted, press the OK Button.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the length of time and then press the OK
Button to return to the ‘LIGHT TIMEOUT’ field.
5. Press the PAGE Button to exit.
Light Timeout
Highlighted
Light Timeout
Options
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To adjust the contrast from the Satellite Page:
1. In Normal or Advanced Skyview, press the OK Button to access the ‘OPTIONS’ menu.
Satellite Page
2. With ‘DISPLAY SETUP’ highlighted, press the OK Button.
3. Press the DOWN Button to highlight the Contrast slider bar. Press the OK Button.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to move the contrast slider. Continue to press UP
Button to make the screen darker, or press the DOWN Button to make the screen
lighter.
Advanced
Skyview
5. Press the OK Button to return to the Contrast Bar.
6. Press the PAGE Button to exit.
ADVANCED SKYVIEW OPTIONS:
• Display Setup
• Orient Sky Northward/Sky Ahead
• Normal Skyview
• About Geko
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NOTE: A quick way to adjust
the contrast is to press and
hold the UP or DOWN Button
while on the Satellite Page.
Display Setup: See page 4 under Normal Skyview Options.
Orient Sky Northward or Orient Sky Ahead: You have the choice to view the
Advanced Skyview two ways, Northward and Ahead.
‘Orient Northward’, displays the satellite positions in a fixed position. North is always
pointing up. (Satellite rings do not rotate)
‘Orient Ahead’, displays the satellite positions relative to where the Geko 301 is pointing. North, South, East, or West can be displayed at the top. (Satellite rings rotate)
Advanced Skyview
Options
Contrast Bar
Highlighted
Contrast Bar
Selected
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To select Orient Sky Northward/Ahead:
Satellite Page
Advanced
Skyview
1. In Advanced Skyview, press the OK Button to access the ‘OPTIONS’ menu.
2. Press the DOWN Button, to highlight ‘ORIENT SKY NORTHWARD’ or ‘ORIENT SKY
AHEAD’.
3. Press the OK Button to select the field.
4. Press the PAGE Button to exit.
Normal Skyview: Select this option to return to Normal Skyview.
About Geko: This option allows you to see what software version the Geko 301 is
currently using. Visit www.garmin.com for the latest software updates. (A PC-compatible
computer and Power/Data cable, not included, are required for transfer)
Orient Sky
Northward
Orient Sky
Ahead
About Geko
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Heading Indicator
Waypoint
Symbol
Path to
Destination
Map
Scale
Waypoint
Name
‘Trail’
(track log)
Map Page
What can I find
on the Map?
‘You’
(your location)
The Map Page shows where you are (the animated figure) and provides a picture of
where you are going. As you travel (the animated figure ‘walks’) and leaves a ‘trail’ (track
log). Waypoint names and symbols are also shown on the map.
To help you better visualize the ‘real world’, the Geko 301 automatically rotates the
map as you move, so that waypoints that are ahead of you are always displayed in front of
the animated figure. The Heading Indicator shows the direction you are heading.
To make sure you can see your entire route, you can change the map scale (from 50 feet
to 800 miles) by pressing the UP Button to view a larger area, and the DOWN Button for
viewing a smaller area (hold down buttons for a faster zoom).
When on the Map Page, the
UP and DOWN Buttons are
used to adjust the map scale
from 50 feet to 800 miles.
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Map Page
Options
Measure Distance
When you select ‘Orient Map
Northward’ the figure icon
is replaced by a ‘direction’
triangle. The tip of the triangle
tells you the general direction
in which you are moving.
Map Setup Options
The Options on the Map Page allow you to customize the page in several ways although
not all options are visible all the time. The following options are always available:
• Clear Track Log: Allows you to clear the track log and immediately start a new one.
• Measure Distance: Allows you to choose two waypoints (the default for one is your
current position) and your current estimated speed. The distance and estimated
time needed to reach that point is calculated automatically.
• Map Setup: Allows you to adjust the map settings including:
Orient Map (Ahead or Northward): When ‘AHEAD’ is selected, the top of the
map is oriented in the direction you are currently moving. When ‘NORTHWARD’
is selected, the map is always oriented to the North.
Auto Zoom (On or Off): When ‘AUTO ZOOM’ is turned on, the map automatically adjusts its scale to display your entire navigating route until you manually
change the zoom level. When it’s turned off, you must press the UP or DOWN
Button to select the appropriate map scale.
Waypoints (Show or Hide): Allows you to view the map with or without waypoints.
Goto Line (Bearing or Course): Determines whether the display pointer shows
your current bearing or the direction to the next waypoint. A Bearing Goto line
follows you as you move. A Course Goto Line is fixed from your starting location.
Options that do not display until you have a track log or are actively navigating include:
• Pan Track Log: Allows you to move the pointer to any point along the track and
then start a TRACBACK, a GOTO, MARK a waypoint, or ZOOM In or Out.
• Stop Navigation: ‘STOP NAVIGATION’ stops any active navigation (navigation
means there is a destination waypoint).
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USING THE TRACK LOG
The Geko 301 draws an electronic breadcrumb trail or ‘track log’ on the Map Page as
you travel. The track log starts recording as soon as the Geko 301 gets a location fix.
To make use of the track log, select the ‘PAN TRACK LOG’ option to show a pointer
which moves along the track log when you press the UP or DOWN Button. Press the OK
Button to see the four choices ‘TRACBACK’, ‘GOTO’, ‘MARK’ and ‘ZOOM’.
‘TRACBACK’ will guide you to where you started by following the track log that you left
behind, allowing you to return along a traveled path without marking any waypoints. For
the best results, clear the track log before you start traveling because when the track log is
full, the new track points will overwrite the oldest track points.
‘GOTO’ guides you from your current location to the waypoint selected while ‘MARK’
creates a waypoint on the selected track point. ‘ZOOM’ adjusts the level of viewable map
detail.
To clear the track log:
1. From the Map Page, press the OK Button to display the Map Page Options menu.
2. Press the DOWN Button to highlight ‘CLEAR TRACK LOG’ and press the OK Button.
Map Page
Options
Selecting ‘PAN TRACK LOG’
from the Map Page options
allows you to move the
pointer to any point on the
track log and then create a
Waypoint or navigate to it.
PanTrack™ mode
3. At the message “DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CLEAR THE TRACK LOG?”, press the
DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’ and press the OK Button to clear the track log and
return to the Map Page.
To read more on Tracks and its features, turn to page 26.
‘CLEAR’ the track log before starting a new trip.
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Navigation Page
Show me the
way!
Moving Direction
Line
Destination
Symbol
Hold Level
Indicator
Data field
The Geko 301 includes
an Electronic Compass
that is similar to a
magnetic compass.
It points your heading
while standing still.
NOTE: The direction arrow, destination symbol, bearing information, Time To Go, Arrival Time and
Final Distance only display when
you have started a Goto or a
TracBack.
Waypoint (Destination) Name
Straight Line
Distance to the
Destination
Compass/GPS Heading
Compass Ring
Direction Arrow
(follow this)
The Navigation Page provides active guidance with a rotating compass ring that shows your
course over ground (track) while you’re moving and a bearing pointer to indicate the current
direction to your destination (bearing) relative to the course over ground.
The Compass Ring works as an electronic compass. When you are stationary, it works
as a magnetic compass (which can be turned On or Off). When the Compass is on and you
are moving, the heading is controlled by the GPS receiver. The Compass switches to the
GPS receiver when your rate of travel reaches a user-defined speed, and comes back on when
you have stopped moving after a user-defined period of time. Use the Heading Setup Page to
change the user-defined speed and time. (See page 40)
One Data Field is available at the bottom of the screen and you can use the UP and DOWN
Buttons to scroll through the menu choices. A list of the fields can be found on page 13.
The Bent (Bearing) Pointer arrow alerts you to the upcoming turn while you are navigating
a route. When you get within 15 seconds of the current point, the pointer “bends” to indicate
the direction of the turn to the next point.
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When you are not on an active GOTO, Track, or Route (not traveling to a recorded destination), the status at the top of the page displays the status of the GPS Receiver and the approximate accuracy of our current position. The Compass Ring displays your heading while
you are moving, but the data field at the bottom of the page will not display any destination
related information, such as Estimated Time of Arrival.
Turning the Electronic Compass On and Off:
1. Press and hold the PAGE Button to turn the Electronic Compass On or Off.
Navigation Page
Options
Note: The default setting on the Geko
301 has the Compass turned OFF.
2. When the Electronic Compass is on, hold the Geko 301 level to get an accurate Compass reading.
To use Sight ‘N Go to navigate:
1. On the Navigation Page, with the compass turned on and ‘READY TO NAVIGATE’, press
the OK Button and select the option Sight ‘N Go by pressing the OK Button again. Note
that the compass ring with the pointer is in-line with the two sighting marks on the
case.
Navigation Options
2. Hold the Geko 301 eye-level and line up the two sighting marks with a distant object,
press the OK Button and select ‘SET COURSE’ to lock the heading in place.
3. Begin traveling to your destination using the compass pointer as a guide.
4. To view the Sight ‘N Go options, press the OK Button to ‘SET (New) COURSE’, ‘PROJECT
(Waypoint)’, and ‘RE-SIGHT’.
When using a Sight ‘N Go, the compass displays a broken course pointer. What this
means is as you are moving, if you were to stray left or right of your pre-set course, the
middle section of the course pointer moves to the left or right of the center. To get back on
course, travel in the direction that moves the middle line back to the center and lines up
proper with the pointer. You want to keep the middle line in the center as best as possible
when traveling. For an example, look at the picture in the right column.
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This user is 107 ft off course to
the right or east. To get back on
course, the user needs to bear to
their left or west.
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To Stop Navigation:
Navigation Page
Options
1. Press the OK Button to open the Options Menu.
2. Press the Up Button to highlight the ‘STOP NAVIGATION’ field and press the OK Button
to stop navigating.
To change data fields:
On the Navigation Page, the UP
and DOWN Buttons are used to
cycle through different trip data.
1. On the Navigation Page, press the UP or DOWN Buttons to scroll through the available
data fields. Note some are not available unless navigating to a destination.
DATA FIELD OPTIONS
By pressing the UP or DOWN Button, you can cycle through the Data fields at the bottom of the Navigation Page:
• Speed—tells you how fast you are going.
• Elevation—the measurement of height above mean sea level.
• Location—shows your current location coordinates, UTM, latitude and longitude, etc.
• Time/Date—the current time and date based on your Time Zone settings.
• Trip Odometer—the total distance you’ve gone since the last reset.
• Heading—the direction you are traveling.
The Navigation Page allows
you to display 11 types of different data, such as ‘Elevation’,
‘Speed’, etc.
The following fields display only when navigating:
• Bearing— the compass direction from your current location to your destination.
• Course—the direction from your starting location to a destination.
• Time To Go—the estimated time at your current speed to reach your destination.
• Arrival Time—the time of your arrival, based on your current speed and distance left.
• Final Distance—the route distance left from your current location to your destination.
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The Electronic Compass must be calibrated when you first use the Geko 301 and after
new batteries have been installed. The accuracy of the Electronic Compass is adversely
affected if the unit is not held level or by nearby items that generate magnetic fields, such as
cars or buildings, etc.
Navigation Page
Options
To Calibrate the Electronic Compass:
1. Press the PAGE Button until you arrive at the MENU Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘CALIBRATE’ option and press the OK
Button to select it.
3. With the ‘COMPASS’ option highlighted, press the OK Button to select it.
4. The information screen explains: “TO CALIBRATE: SLOWLY TURN TWO FULL CIRCLES IN
THE SAME DIRECTION WHILE HOLDING GEKO LEVEL”. *To keep level while rotating, it is recommended to place the Geko 301 on a flat surface , but not
necessary. Press the OK Button to begin calibrating the compass.
The unit displays a “JUST RIGHT”, “TOO FAST”, or “TOO SLOW” message for you to
adjust your turning speed as needed. The “CALIBRATION COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY”
message displays when finished. If a “CALIBRATION FAIL” message appears, repeat the
process.
A ‘HOLD LEVEL’ reminder displays if you are not holding the Geko 301 level, or if the
compass is not properly calibrated. When the compass is turned Off, the status at the top
of the page displays your GPS heading, and it will stay off until you manually turn it On.
When the compass in On, the status displays your compass heading. Sometimes when the
compass is On, the Geko 301 bypasses the Compass and uses the GPS receiver to track your
heading. The criteria for switching between the Compass and the GPS receiver is customized on the ‘HEADING’ Setup Page. (See page 40)
Calibration Menu
Start Compass
Calibration
During Compass
Calibration
Finish Compass
Calibration
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Elevation Status
Elevation Page
Zoom Ranges allow
the user to select the
range of measurement
over time or distance
What is my elevation?
Elevation Profile
Selectable Data Field
The Elevation Page provides the user with the current elevation, rate of ascent/descent,
a profile of elevation changes over distance or time, or a profile of pressure changes over
time (displayed in the user selectable field). The Elevation Page Options Menu allows you
to select from a variety of display options such as plotting over time, plotting over distance,
displaying the zoom ranges of measurement, viewing elevation or pressure points, and
resetting data displays. A single user-selectable data field allows you to display a variety of
current and recorded pressure and elevation-related data.
The Elevation Page provides you with a variety of elevation information: A Status Window that displays current elevation and current rate of ascent/descent, a profile of elevation
changes over distance or time, and one user selectable data field.
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NOTE: The Altimeter should be calibrated for the greatest accuracy. Refer
to page 17 for information on calibrating the Altimeter.
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The Status is located at the top of the page and displays the current elevation.
The Profile Field is located in the center of the page and displays elevation plots.
The Data Field at the bottom of the page is user-selectable and displays a variety of
recorded or current data.
The Elevation Page Options Menu allows you to select the type of information and
how it is to be displayed. Page Options include: ‘PLOT OVER TIME/DISTANCE’, ‘ZOOM
TIME/DISTANCE’, ‘ZOOM ELEVATION’, ‘VIEW POINTS’, ‘RESET MAX ELEVATION’, and
‘RESET ELEV(ATION) DATA’.
You can customize the ‘VIEW’ option display using the ‘ZOOM RANGES’ option to
determine time, distance, and elevation parameters. Use the ‘RESET ELEV DATA’ option to
clear recorded data from the page and to begin recording new data.
Elevation Page
Options
PLOT OVER TIME/DISTANCE
These two measurement options (changes over a set period of time or changes over a set
distance) apply only to the Elevation Plot, while the Pressure Plot is measured by time and
pressure only. The Pressure Plot is only available as one of the user-selectable fields at the
bottom of the screen.
ZOOM RANGES
You can set the Zoom Ranges for elevation, distance, or time when you display the View
Elevation Plot. Ranges for vertical distance are: 200, 400, 600, 800, 1,000, 2,500 and 5,000 feet.
Ranges for horizontal distance are: 0.2, 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 15, and 25 miles. Ranges for time are: 2, 5,
10, 20 and 30 minutes, 1 and 2 hours. The range for Pressure Plot is fixed at 6.8 millibars and
12 hours and can not zoom in or out.
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Elevation Page Options
NOTE: Metric system displays different zoom ranges.
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To adjust zoom ranges:
Elevation Page
Options
1. From the Elevation Page, press the OK Button to use the Options Menu to choose ‘PLOT
OVER TIME’ or ‘PLOT OVER DIST(ANCE)’ to display elevation plots over time or over
distance.
2. From the Elevation Page, press the OK Button to choose ‘ZOOM TIME/DISTANCE’ to
select which zoom level you want by time or by distance. Press the UP or DOWN Buttons to scroll through the available list. Press the OK Button again to select the zoom
level.
3. From the Elevation Page, press the OK Button to choose ‘ZOOM ELEVATION’ to select
which zoom level you want by elevation. Press the UP or DOWN Buttons to scroll
through the available list. Press the OK Button again to select the zoom level.
VIEW POINTS
Elevation Plot by
Distance
Elevation Plot by
Time
The ‘VIEW POINTS’ option allows you to scroll through the stored elevation profile and
to view a single point along the profile. When the pointer is stopped at a location along the
profile, the display shows the elevation, time of day and date the point was created.
To use the ‘VIEW POINTS’ option:
1. From the Elevation Page, press the OK Button and select the ‘VIEW POINTS’ option.
2. Use the UP or DOWN Buttons to move the pointer across the elevation plot to view the
elevation plot points. The UP Arrow Button moves left to right while the DOWN Arrow
Button moves right to left across the elevation plot.
As the profile moves past the pointer, the status at the top of page changes to display
the altitude, time, and date for the point beneath the pointer.
RESET
‘View Points’ Option
You can reset the maximum elevation data and the elevation data by selecting the
‘RESET’ option from the Elevation Page Options Menu.
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To reset the elevation data and max elevation fields:
1. From the Elevation Page, press the OK Button to open the Elevation Options Menu.
Elevation Page
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘RESET MAX ELEVATION’ or ‘RESET
ELEV DATA’ field.
Options
3. Once the field is highlighted, press the OK Button again to reset the data and start
recording new data.
CALIBRATE ALTIMETER
Because the Geko 301 relies on the Barometric pressure to determine the elevation and
the pressure at any given elevation can fluctuate, you can calibrate the altimeter to improve
its accuracy. You must know the elevation at your current location, information you can
obtain from a map or other reliable source.
To manually calibrate the altimeter:
1. Press the PAGE Button to access the Main Menu.
Calibration Menu
‘Known Altitude’
Calibration
Enter ‘Known Altitude’
Calibration Complete
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘CALIBRATE’ option and press the OK
Button. Select the ‘ALTIMETER’ option.
3. At the message stating “DO YOU KNOW THE CORRECT ELEVATION?” highlight the onscreen ‘YES’ button and press the OK Button.
4. Use the UP, DOWN, and OK Buttons to enter the new elevation, then highlight the onscreen ‘OK’ and press the OK Button to select the elevation and return to the Elevation Page.
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NOTE: The best altimeter calibration to use is ‘known altitude’. If you know your Barometric
pressure of the area you reside in, you do have the option to calibrate by ‘known pressure’.
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DATA FIELDS
Elevation Page
Options
The user-selectable data field found at the bottom of the screen can display different
kinds of elevation data. Following are the available data options:
Ambient Pressure - The uncalibrated current pressure.
Normalized Pressure - The pressure at sea level.
Vertical Speed - Your rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Maxium Descent - The maximum descent rate in feet per minute.
Maximum Ascent - The maximum ascent rate in feet per minute.
Average Descent - The average vertical distance of descents.
Average Ascent - The average vertical distance of ascents.
Total Descent - The total distance descended.
User-Selectable Data
Field
Total Ascent - The total distance ascended.
Vt Spd Dest -(Vertical Speed Destination) The speed at which you are descending to your
destination altitude. (Active Navigation Only)
Gld Rt Dest -(Glide Ration Destination) The Glide Ratio required to descend from current
location and altitude to the location and altitude of your destination. (Active Navigation Only)
Glide Ratio - The ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical descent. For example, a 6:1
glide ratio indicates a 1000’ vertical descent for every 6000’ horizontal distance travelled.
On the Elevation Page, the UP and
DOWN Buttons are used to cycle
through different elevation data.
Minimum Elevation - The lowest elevation reached.
Maximum Elevation - The highest elevation reached.
12HRS(Hours) Pressure - A 12 hour graphical representation of the ‘pressure plot’
To select a data field:
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1. On the Elevation Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to scroll through the available list of
data options.
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Trip Computer
Four User
Selectable
Data Fields
Are we there yet?
Four data fields of your choosing display on the Trip Computer Page. The default fields
are shown but by selecting the ‘CHANGE FIELDS’ option you can make your selections
from the list of 34 items. Page Options include ‘CHANGE FIELDS’, ‘RESET MAX SPEED’,
‘RESET TRIP DATA’, and ‘RESTORE DEFAULTS’.
To change the fields:
1. From the Trip Computer Page, press the OK Button to display the Page Options menu.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘CHANGE FIELDS’ and press the OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight one of the four fields to change and press
the OK Button to display the data field options.
Change all four fields
to your specifications
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to scroll through the list, highlight an option and press
the OK Button to accept that option.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 as necessary. When finished, press the PAGE Button to return to
the Trip Computer Page.
The complete list of options, including those that display figures only when you are
actively navigating, are listed on the next page.
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Trip Computer
Data Field Options
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Elevation—the measurement of height above mean sea level.
Glide Ratio—the ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance travelled.
For example, a 6:1 glide ratio indicates a 1000’ vertical descent for every 6000’
horizontal distance travelled
Heading—the direction you are traveling.
Lat/Lon—(Latitude/Longitude) the current GPS position.
Location—shows your current latitude and longitude.
Max Speed—the maximum speed traveled since last reset.
Moving Avg—(Moving Average) the average speed while the unit is moving.
Odometer—a running tally of distance traveled, based upon the distance between
second-by-second position readings.
Over’l Spd—(Overall Speed) the averaged speed since your last reset, including
stopped and moving time.
Speed—shows how fast you are going.
Sunrise—the time at which the sun rises on this day at the specified location.
Sunset—the time at which the sun sets on this day at the specified location.
Time of Day—the current time for the selected time zone.
Time-Moving—the time elapsed while the unit is moving since the last trip reset.
Time-Stop—the time elapsed while the unit is not moving since the last trip reset.
Time-Total—the total time you have traveled since the last trip reset.
Trip Odom—(Trip Odometer) the total distance you’ve gone since the last reset.
Vert Speed—(Vertical Speed) the rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
The following fields display figures only when navigating:
• Bearing—the compass direction from your location to your destination.
• Course—the direction from your starting location to a destination.
• Final Dest—(Final Destination) the last waypoint on your route.
• Final Distance—the distance from your current location to your destination.
• Final ETA—the estimated time you will arrive at your destination.
• Final ETE—the estimated total time left until you reach your destination.
• Gld Rt Dest—(Glide Ratio Destination) the glide ratio required to descend from current
location and altitude to the location and altitude of your destination
• Next Dest—(Next Destination) the next waypoint on your route.
• Next Dist—(Next Distance) the distance between your current location and the next
waypoint.
• Next ETA—the estimated time you will arrive at the next waypoint.
• Next ETE—the estimated total time left until you reach the next waypoint.
• Off Course—the distance you are off a desired course in either direction, left or right.
• To Course—the compass direction you must go to get back to the original course.
• Turn—the angle difference (in degrees) from the bearing to your destination and your
current line of travel. ‘L’ means turn Left, ‘R’ means turn Right.
• Vmg—(Velocity Made Good) the speed you are closing in on a destination along a
desired course. Also referred to as the ‘vector velocity’ to your destination.
• Vt Spd Dest—(Vertical Speed Destination) the speed at which you are descending to
your destination altitude
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Menu Page
What can the Main
Menu show me?
Menu Page
Setup Menu Options
With the Menu Page you can manage Waypoints, Tracks and Routes, play Games, Calibrate the compass or altimeter, or access the System
Setup features. Below is a menu diagram that lists all the options of the Main Menu and Setup Menu. It is designed to help navigate through
the Menu System. When you locate a certain feature you want to read about, turn to the page indicated in parenthesis.
Main Menu Page (p.21)
4-C: Memory Race (33)
1. Waypoints
4-D: Nibbons (33)
2: Display (36)
4-E: Virtua Maze (33)
3: Units (37)
1-A: Mark (22)
1-B: List All (22)
5. Calibrate
1-D: Daylight Saving (35)
5: Heading (40)
6: System (42)
6-A: GPS Mode (42)
3-A: Position Format (37)
6-B: Compass (43)
1-C: Nearest (23)
5-A: Compass (13)
3-B: Map Datum (37)
6-C: Altimeter (43)
1-D: Delete All (23)
5-B: Altimeter (17)
3-C: Distance/Spd (38)
6-D: Battery (43)
3-D: Elevation (38)
6-E: Language (44)
3-E: Pressure (38)
6-F: Owner Info (44)
3-F: VSPD (38)
6-G: Defaults
2. Tracks (26)
3. Routes (29)
4. Games (32)
6. Setup (34)
1: Time (34)
1-A: Time Format (34)
4-A: Gekoids (32)
1-B: Time Zone (34)
4-B: Geko Smak (32)
1-C: UTC Offset (34)
3-G: Defaults (38)
4: Interface (39)
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Menu Page
Waypoints
The Waypoint options marks your current location or another location as a waypoint.
You can then change the waypoint symbol, name, elevation and location (latitude and longitude) using the Review Waypoint Page. It also organizes all of your waypoints alphabetically
in a list for easy selection by name or by proximity (nearest), or, if you choose, allows you
to delete all waypoints. The ability to enter a known location, then saving it as a Waypoint,
works well for the popular Geocaching activity.
To mark a new waypoint and/or change the position data, if needed:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘WAYPOINTS’ then
press the OK Button. With ‘MARK’ highlighted, press the OK Button to display the
MARK Page. With ‘OK’ highlighted, press the OK Button again to accept the waypoint.
2. To change the position data, press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the
‘POSITION DATA’ field and press the OK Button to display the EDIT LOCATION Page.
The Mark Waypoint Page
allows you to change the
symbol for the waypoint.
3. Scroll through the position coordinate places using the UP or DOWN Button (UP
Button to move right to left, DOWN Button to move left to right). When you reach the
position place you want to change, press the OK Button.
Use the UP or DOWN Button to scroll through the choices and highlight one. Press the
OK Button and the position place changes. Repeat to finish making changes.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’ field and press the OK Button to
return to the MARK Page.
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’ field and press the OK Button to
store your location’s position coordinates in memory.
The EDIT LOCATION Page
displays on-screen instructions explaining how to edit
the waypoint location.
To change the elevation:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘MARK’. Press the OK
Button to display the MARK Page.
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2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘ELEV’ field and press the OK Button to
display the ENTER CORRECT ELEVATION Page.
Menu Page
3. Use the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired digit and press the OK Button to
display a selection window. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight a new number
and press the OK Button. Repeat to finish making changes.
Waypoints
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’ field and press the OK Button to
display the MARK Page with the corrected elevation.
To select a waypoint:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘WAYPOINTS’, then
press the OK Button.
Press and Hold
2. Select ‘LIST ALL’ and press the OK Button to see an alphabetical listing of all Waypoints.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the alphabetical tab containing the desired
waypoint, then press the OK Button to display waypoints for that tab.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the waypoint on the list and press the OK
Button to display the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page.
To view the NEAREST waypoints page:
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NOTE: Press and hold the OK
Button on any Page to display
the MARK WAYPOINT Page and
mark your current location.
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘WAYPOINTS’, then
press the OK Button.
2. Select ‘NEAREST’ and press the OK Button to see a listing of the nine closest waypoints
by name and distance from your location.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the waypoint and press the OK Button to
display the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page.
To delete all waypoints:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘WAYPOINTS’, then
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The nine closest waypoints
appear in a list showing
their name and distance
from your location (the
slider at the side of the
page indicates that there
are additional waypoints.)
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Menu Page
Waypoints
2. Select ‘DELETE ALL’ and press the OK Button. A confirmation message box displays
asking if you really want to delete all waypoints. Press the UP or DOWN Button to
highlight the correct choice and press the OK Button to complete the action.
Review Waypoint Page
The Review Waypoint Page allows you to change the waypoint symbol, name, elevation and location (just as on the Mark Page). You can also delete the waypoint, display the
waypoint on the Map Page, start a Goto and Project a waypoint.
To delete a waypoint:
You can start a GOTO from
the REVIEW WAYPOINT
Page.
1. From the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight
‘DELETE’.
2. Press the OK Button.
A confirmation message box displays asking if you really want to delete the waypoint. If
you do, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’ and press OK.
If you do not want to delete the waypoint, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight
‘NO’ and press the OK Button.
To start a Goto:
1. From the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘GOTO’.
2. Press the OK Button to activate the ‘Goto’ with the selected waypoint as the destination.
To view the selected waypoint on the Map Page:
The REVIEW WAYPOINT
Page allows you to delete
a waypoint.
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1. From the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘MAP’.
2. Press the OK Button to display the waypoint on a map with bearing and distance. You
can use the UP or DOWN Button to zoom in and out on the map.
3. Press the PAGE Button to return to the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page.
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The Geko 301’s Project waypoint feature can create a waypoint at a specified distance
and bearing using either your current position or an existing waypoint as reference.
Menu Page
To Project a waypoint:
1. To project from where you are, Mark your current position as explained on Page 22 and
then select this “NEAREST” waypoint from the Waypoints list. Press the OK Button to
display the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page.
Or, To project from an existing waypoint within your route, select a waypoint from the
list and press the OK Button to display the REVIEW WAYPOINT Page.
Waypoints
The ‘PROJECT
WAYPOINT’ option
2. Use the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘PROJECT’ field and press the OK Button
to display the PROJECT WAYPOINT Page which shows the numeric name assigned to
the new waypoint and with the distance field highlighted.
3. Press the OK Button to display the EDIT NUMBER Page.
4. Press the DOWN Button to move to the next number in the field. Select the digit you
wish to change and press the OK Button to display the drop-down number list.
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the correct number and press the OK
Button. When all numbers are entered correctly, highlight ‘OK’ and press the OK Button.
6. Use the DOWN Button to highlight the bearing field and press the OK Button to
display the EDIT ANGLE Page.
7. Press the DOWN Button to highlight the next number in the field. Select the digit you
wish to change and press the OK Button to display the drop-down number list.
8. Use the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the correct number and press the OK Button.
When all numbers are entered correctly, highlight ‘OK’ and press the OK Button.
9. When all changes (including name, symbol and elevation) have been made, highlight
‘OK’ and press the OK Button to save the waypoint changes.
The ‘EDIT NUMBER’ field
10. Highlight ‘GOTO’ and press the OK Button to begin direct navigation to the waypoint.
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Menu Page
Tracks
The Geko 301 draws an electronic breadcrumb trail or ‘track log’ on the Map Page as
you travel. The track log starts recording as soon as the Geko 301 gets a location fix. If you
want to keep a record of a certain track log before deleting it, go ahead and save it. You can
save a total of 10 tracks in the Geko 301. Saved tracks can be used for navigation later. After
a track log is saved, the saved track will have a beginning (BEGIN) and ending (END) point.
This simply shows the “when/where” of the starting and ending points of the saved track.
When you are ready to return to where you started, the Geko 301 will take you back by
following the track log that you left behind. ‘TracBack’ allows you to return along a traveled
path without marking any waypoints. If you want to keep a record of a certain track log or
use the ‘TracBack’ feature, it is recommended that you clear the track log before you start
traveling.
The percentage of memory used by the current track log is displayed at the top of the
page. After the track log is ‘CLEARED’, it will show zero percent. When the display shows
99%, the most recent track points will start overwriting the earliest track points. Thus, in
order to avoid losing any track points, you should save the track log before it reaches 99%
of memory usage.
To clear the current track log:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘TRACKS’ and press
the OK Button to display the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page.
2. Highlight ‘CLEAR’ and press the OK Button to display the confirmation window asking
‘DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CLEAR THE TRACK LOG?’
3. Use the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’ and press the OK Button to clear the
current track log.
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To save a track for navigation later:
Menu Page
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘TRACKS’ and then
press the OK Button to display the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page.
Tracks
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘SAVE’ and press the OK Button to display
the track log.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to pick a ‘begin’ point and press the OK Button to save
that point.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to pick an ‘end’ point and press the OK Button to save
that point and display the saved track.
The track is now saved and is in the ‘SAVED TRACKS’ list on the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page.
5. From this page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight:
• The saved track name and then press the OK Button to rename the saved track.
• ‘DELETE’ and then press the OK Button to delete this track.
• ‘NAVIGATE’ and then press the OK Button to begin navigation from either point.
Tracks Setup
To rename a saved track log:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, highlight ‘TRACKS’ and press the OK Button to display the
‘TRACK LOG’ Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight a saved track and press the OK Button to
display the track on a map.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button (as needed) to highlight the default name at the top of
the map and then press the OK Button to display the ‘EDIT TRACK NAME’ Page.
)
NOTE: Saving a Track Log does
not remove those points from
the active memory.
4. On the ‘EDIT TRACK NAME’ Page, pressing the DOWN Button will move the highlight
to the next place in the name field. When the desired place is highlighted, press the OK
(contined on next page)
Button to activate the drop-down alphanumeric list.
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Menu Page
Tracks
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button, to highlight the correct character and press the OK
Button to accept that character.
6. Continue until the name is entered correctly, then highlight ‘OK’ at the bottom of the
screen and press the OK Button to save the new name.
To delete a saved track:
1. From the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the track that
you want to delete from the ‘SAVED TRACKS’ list and press the OK Button to display
the saved track.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘DELETE’ and press the OK Button to
display a confirmation window asking you if you really want to delete the saved track.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’ and press the OK Button to complete
the process.
If you change your mind, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘NO’ and press the
OK Button to keep the tracks in memory or press PAGE to exit at any time.
To start TracBack navigation:
1. On the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the saved track
from the ‘SAVED TRACKS’ that you want to travel. Press the OK Button to display the
track.
Track on Map Page
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘TRACBACK’ and press the OK Button.
The direction window asks you if you want the destination to be at the beginning of
the track or the end of the track. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the
desired destination point. The ‘POINTER’ Page displays to guide you to the destination
you selected.
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The Geko 301 allows you to navigate using one of three methods: Goto, TracBack and
Route. The Goto method of navigation was briefly discussed on page 24 and TracBack is
discussed on pages 26 and 28.
A route is at least two waypoints that describe the path you are going to travel. The route
feature is very convenient because it allows the Geko 301 to guide you from the first waypoint in the route, to each successive waypoint until you reach your final destination. The
route feature and the Goto feature are comparable in that they both guide you to destination
waypoints.
However, the route feature is more powerful because it is more automatic. When you
reach one waypoint, the Geko 301 automatically guides you to the next waypoint on the
route without needing to touch any button. When you use the ‘Goto’ feature you have to
stop and select the next waypoint before you start moving. When you plan a trip, you can
select waypoints from a waypoint list and put them into the Geko 301’s memory. At least
two waypoints (up to a maximum of 125) are linked together to form a route.
When you start your trip, you activate the route feature and the receiver points the way
you should travel to get from the first waypoint to the second. You can then use the pointer
page to give you steering guidance.
Menu Page
Routes
There are two ways to create a route:
• Use existing waypoints that reside in the Geko 301. (Follow the instructions below
to insert a waypoint into a route.)
• Plan a ‘ROUTE’ in Garmin MapSource® on your PC, and upload the ‘ROUTE’ to the
Geko 301. See your Garmin Dealer for more information about MapSource (MapSource is an optional accessory, and is not included with the Geko 301).
“Navigation” Page’s pointer
becomes a “bent pointer” as you
approach a waypoint within the
route. Turn in the direction of the
pointer arrow to continue the route.
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Menu Page
Routes
In either case, you can navigate to a destination using ‘ROUTE’ if a route has more
than two waypoints. A single waypoint route is only a normal waypoint, not a route, so the
on-screen ‘FOLLOW’ Button cannot be selected if there is only one waypoint in the route.
When you select the ‘FOLLOW’ Button, a list with two items is displayed letting you choose
where to go. The list always shows the FIRST (BEGIN) and the LAST (END) waypoint in the
route. The Geko 301 guides you following each waypoint in the route.
There are two ways to insert a waypoint into a route. One way is to insert the waypoint
before an existing waypoint in a route. The other way is to insert the waypoint at the end of
the waypoint list in a route.
To insert a waypoint into a route:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘ROUTES’ and press
the OK Button to display the ‘ROUTES’ Page.
2. Press the OK Button to create a ‘New Route’. If there is no information in the route
area, press the OK Button to display the ‘ADD WAYPOINT TO ROUTE’ Page.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the waypoint of your choice and press the
OK Button to place the waypoint in the first field on the ‘ROUTES’ Page.
“FOLLOW” choice list
4. Repeat Step 3 until all of the waypoints you want are entered into the route list and
then press the PAGE button to get back to the page of your choice.
To activate a route:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘ROUTES’ and press
the OK Button to display the ‘ROUTES’ Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘FOLLOW’ and press the OK Button to
display the choices from the first (beginning) waypoint and the last (end) waypoint.
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3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired waypoint and then press the OK
Button to display the ‘NAVIGATION’ Page for guidance to the destination waypoint.
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To remove a waypoint from the ‘ROUTES’ list:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘ROUTES’ and press
the OK Button to display the ‘ROUTES’ Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the route that includes the waypoint you
want to remove and press the OK Button to display the route’s waypoints.
Menu Page
Routes
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the waypoint and press the OK Button to
display the ‘INSERT/REMOVE’ window.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘REMOVE’ and press the OK Button to
remove the waypoint from the list.
To clear all route waypoints:
1. From the ‘MENU’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘ROUTES’ and press
the OK Button to display the ‘ROUTES’ Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘DELETE ALL’ and press the OK Button to
display the confirmation window asking you if you really want to clear all of the route
waypoints. If you do, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’ and press the
OK Button to complete the process.
If you change your mind, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘NO’ and press the
OK Button to keep the waypoints in the route list.
“Navigation” Page’s pointer
aimed at the “NEXT” waypoint
in the route, 3.00 miles away.
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The Geko 301 offers five games with you, the user, as the key participant. The Games
Page shows the listing, which includes: Gekoids, Geko Smak, Memory Race, Nibbons and
Virtua Maze. Highlight the appropriate game and then press the OK Button to play. Brief
instructions display when you start each game.
Menu Page
Games
Gekoids
This game is all about blasting gekoids. The catch is you are the ship and you must
survive by not getting hit. Before you begin to play, make sure to calibrate the compass.
Playing Indoors, your ship’s direction is determined by the direction the electronic compass
is pointing. Press the OK Button to blast away! Orient Map ‘Northwards’ rotates your ship
in the center of the map. The map is stationary and north is always up. Orient Map ‘Ship
Up’ rotates the virtual world around your ship. Your ship always points up.
Geko Smak
Geko Smak features you as the triangular-shaped player. In measured rhythm Gekos will
appear on the screen. Before the Geko disappears, move toward the Geko and press the OK
Button to smack the Geko. If you get the Geko, an ‘!’ displays above the hammer; otherwise
just a hammer displays momentarily.
Field size choices are small, medium, and large with small fields being roughly 20 yards
by 30 yards and large fields being 60 yards by 90 yards (about the size of an American
football field).
The difficulty levels, Easy, Normal, and Hard, determine how often Gekos appear on the
screen. The pace of the game quickens and point values vary as the difficulty levels increase.
Gekoids
Setup Choices for
Geko Smak
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Move to the Gekos
and press the OK
button to “smak”
and earn points
WARNING: Do not attempt to play these games while
driving a motor vehicle or in an area of heavy traffic.
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Memory Race
To win the Memory Race, remember which square has which symbol then clear the
board by matching all of the two symbol sets together. Travel to each square, highlight
“Open” at the bottom of the screen and press the OK Button to view the symbol. Adjust the
size of the square for easier viewing. Press the PAGE Button to quit at any time.
Play Memory Race by yourself or challenge others Head-to-Head to see who can clear
the board first. To play Head-to-Head, one player starts the game and all other players must
start Memory Race within the first 60 seconds of the initial start.
Menu Page
Games
To adjust the Grid or Square Size in custom mode:
1. Highlight the ‘Grid Size’ or ‘Square Size’ field and press the OK Button.
2. Choose the desired size and press the OK Button.
3. Highlight ‘Start’ and press the OK Button to begin the game.
Memory Race
instructions
Ready to start
Memory Race
Nibbons
In this game, you must walk around the board collecting the numbers as they appear.
Through time, your “tail” will grow. You may travel anywhere on the screen but you cannot
walk into your tail, or you will lose a life.
Virtua Maze
This game creates a virtual maze on the screen. You are placed at a central position in
the maze and must explore the maze collecting flags. The lower right corner of the game
screen tells you how many flags remain. The lower left corner is a timer telling how much
time has passed so far. Difficulty level determines how much of the maze you see at a time.
Seeing less of the maze makes exploring much more difficult.
HINT: Pressing the OK Button and selecting “Cheat On” will enable a “cheat mode.”
Enabling this cheat mode penalizes your timer by five minutes and count seconds by 10
instead of 1. Turn the cheat mode off pressing the OK Button.
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Nibbons Playing
Field
Can you
remember?
Don’t get lost in
the Virtua Maze!
NOTE: Just as in Memory Race, you can play
Head-to-Head on Virtua Maze. All parties
need to start the game within 60 seconds of
each other. Who can beat the clock first?
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Setup Page
Time Page
The Setup Page allows you to customize the Geko 301. On the Setup Page you can
change coordinate systems, map datums, and distance units. You can also change the time
format, north reference, operating mode, display contrast, and back light timeout setting.
Time Page
The Time Page allows you to select a 12 hour or 24 hour time format, enter the proper
time zone, and choose Daylight Savings Time. When you select 12 hour time formatting, the
clock will read like a standard clock with 12 hour AM and 12 hour PM cycles. The 24 hour
option sets the Geko 301 to display a 24 hour cycle (Military Time).
To change the time format:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘TIME’ and press the
OK Button to display the TIME Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘TIME FORMAT’ field and press the OK
Button.
Setup Menu
Time Menu
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight 12 or 24 hour and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the page of your choice.
Time Zone
The time zone can be set to any one of the pre-programmed zones or by selecting
‘OTHER’ and then entering the UTC Time Offset value in the UTC offset field.
To change the time zone:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘TIME’ and press the
OK Button to display the TIME Page.
Time Format Menu
Time Zone Menu
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the ‘TIME ZONE’ field and press the OK
Button.
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3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to scroll through the selections and press the OK Button
when you have found the correct Time Zone.
Setup Page
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the page of your choice.
Daylight Savings Time
Daylight savings time can be set to ‘Automatic’ (using the built-in almanac to automatically change the clock settings when daylight savings goes into or out of effect). You can
choose ‘Yes’ to manually add daylight savings or ‘No’ to remain on standard time.
Time Page
To change the daylight saving field:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the MENU Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button
to highlight ‘TIME’ and press the OK Button to display the TIME Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘DAYLIGHT SAVING’ field and press the
OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button, highlight ‘AUTO’, ‘YES’, or ‘NO’ and press OK. Press the
PAGE Button to return to the page of your choice.
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NOTE: If you select ‘Other’ for the Time Zone choice, you must enter the UTC
offset for your location and the Daylight Savings time option is not available.
The Daylight Savings
time options.
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Setup Page
Display
Light Timeout
The ‘LIGHT TIMEOUT’ option allows you to set the display backlight timeout (STAYS
ON, 15 or 30 seconds, and 1 or 2 minutes). Monitor your battery life if set to STAYS ON.
To change the light timeout:
1. From the SETUP Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘DISPLAY’. Press the
OK Button to display the DISPLAY Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the ‘LIGHT TIMEOUT’ field and press the
OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight your selection and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SETUP Page.
Display Option
Backlight Field
Contrast
The ‘CONTRAST’ option allows you to adjust the display contrast.
To adjust the Display contrast:
1. From the SETUP Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘DISPLAY’. Press the
OK Button to display the DISPLAY Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘CONTRAST’ Slider and press the OK
Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to adjust the contrast.
4. Press the PAGE Button twice to return to the SETUP Page.
Backlight Settings
Adjust Contrast
Bar UP or DOWN
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Using the Geko 301 with a paper map increases the navigation capabilities of each. To
use a map in conjunction with the Geko 301, you must select the position format, map
datum, map units, and north reference to match the map. The Geko 301 supports both the
UTM/UPS and latitude/longitude grids, which define position location for the entire globe.
Setup Page
Units
Position Format
The default position format (and the one most commonly used) for the Geko 301 is
latitude and longitude in degrees and minutes (hdddº mm.mmm’). Choose from 11 other
position formats or choose the ‘User’ position format to approximate custom-designed
grids. For more information on map datum and grids we recommend you visit the National
Imagery and Mapping Agency at http://www.nima.mil.
To change the Position Format (grid):
1. From the UNITS Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘POSITION FRMT’
field and press the OK Button.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired format and press the OK
Button.
Units Option
Units Menu
3. Press the PAGE Button to return to the MENU Page.
Map Datums
A map datum is a reference model of the Earth’s shape. Every map uses a map datum
which is usually listed in the title block of the map. The default datum in the Geko 301 is
WGS 84 (World Geodetic Survey, 1984). You should only change the datum if you are using
maps or charts that specify a different datum. Choose the ‘User’ datum if using a map with
custom-designed grids. Using this setting requires an advanced knowledge of map datums.
The default datum is WGS
84 although Data Entry
Pages exist for the User Grid
Position Format and the User
Map Datum Setup.
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To change the Map Datum:
Setup Page
Units
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘UNITS’. Press the OK
Button to display the UNITS Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘MAP DATUM’ field and press the OK
Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired datum and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the MENU Page.
Units of Measure
The Geko 301 allows you to select statute (the default setting), nautical, or metric units
of measure for all speed and distance readouts, feet and meters for elevation readouts, inches
(Hg) or millibars for pressure, and feet per minute, meters per minute, or meters per second
for vertical speed (VSPD).
Distance/Spd Units
Elevation Units
To change the Units of Distance, Speed, Elevation, Pressure, or Vertical Speed:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘UNITS’ field and
then press the OK Button to display the UNITS Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the fields of either ‘DISTANCE/SPD’,
‘ELEVATION’, ‘PRESSURE’ or ‘VSPD’, and press the OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the specific unit and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the MENU Page.
Pressure Units
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Use ‘Defaults’ to
return to original
settings
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Interface Settings (Input/Output)
The ‘INTERFACE’ Settings Page allows you to use your Geko 301 with external NMEA
devices, DGPS beacon receivers, a personal computer, etc. You can choose from seven different input/output serial data formats, or none at all. Below is a description of each format:
• GARMIN - default setting that allows you to update software and communicate with
MapSource (transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks).
• GARMIN DGPS - allows DGPS input using a Garmin beacon receiver and a standard
RTCM SC-104 format and DGPS tuning.
• NMEA - supports the output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.0 data.
• TEXT OUT - supports the output of ASCII text location and velocity information.
• RTCM IN - allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM SC-104 format without any
output capabilities.
• RTCM/TEXT- allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM SC-104 format and simple
ASCII text output of location and velocity information.
• NONE - provides no interfacing capabilities.
If ‘GARMIN DGPS’ or ‘RTCM In/NMEA Out’ format is selected, additional fields are
provided to control a Garmin differential beacon receiver (e.g. GBR 21 & GBR 23) directly
from your unit. Tuning is automatic with ‘Scan’ or you can enter the beacon frequency and
bit rate when you select ‘User’ from the Beacon list to manually tune the receiver. Refer to
the beacon receiver instructions.
Setup Page
Interface
Interface Option
To select an I/O Format:
1. From the ‘SETUP’ Page, press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘INTERFACE’
field and press the OK Button to display the INTERFACE Page.
2. Press the OK Button on the ‘I/O FORMAT’ field to display the format options.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired format, the press the OK
Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SETUP Page.
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Setup Page
Heading
Heading Page
The Heading Page allows you to change the heading angle to degrees or mils (default is
degrees), your desired speed the Geko 301 changes to GPS heading instead of the Compass
heading, your desired time (5, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 180 seconds) the Geko 301
changes to the Compass heading instead of the GPS heading, and ‘NORTH REFERENCE’ to
‘TRUE NORTH’, ‘MAGNETIC NORTH’, ‘GRID’, or ‘USER’.
To change the Angle or Time used for Compass Heading:
1. From the SETUP Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘HEADING’ field
and then press the OK Button to display the HEADING Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight either the ‘ANGLE’ field or the ‘TIME’ field,
and press the OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the specific unit and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SETUP Page.
Heading Page
Degrees or Mils?
To change the Speed used for GPS Heading:
1. From the SETUP Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘HEADING’ field
and then press the OK Button to display the HEADING Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘SPEED’ field, and press the OK Button.
3. From the EDIT NUMBER page, use the UP, DOWN, and OK Buttons to select the speed
you want the Geko 301 to use GPS heading. Highlight the ‘OK’ at the bottom of the
page and press the OK Button to accept the new speed.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SETUP Page.
Edit Speed used for
GPS heading
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Edit time used for
Compass Heading
North Reference
‘REFERENCE’ refers to the orientation of a map’s grid. Map makers try to align the vertical lines on a map with True North. True North is the direction from any location on the
earth’s surface to the ‘north pole’.
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Because a compass points to Magnetic North, not True North, maps indicate the difference
between True and Magnetic North with a measurement called ‘declination’. The amount
of declination changes as you move around the earth. Magnetic North is the direction
in which a compass needle points. When the Geko 301 has your postion (i.e. “Ready to
Navigate”), it corrects for declination when set to ‘TRUE NORTH’.
The Geko 301 bearings will correspond to the compass if the Geko 301 is set to
magnetic north. Due to errors introduced when map makers flatten the earth’s sphere onto
paper, not all of the grid lines drawn on the map point exactly to the north pole, so the
north indicated by the grid lines is called Grid North. The difference, however, is usually
small enough that ‘Grid’ north can be considered the same as True North for traveling on
land. If necessary, manually correct for the difference between Grid North and True North.
If you select User for North Reference, the ‘VARIATION’ field is highlighted for you to edit
the declination. The declination of the Geko 301’s compass is shown to the right of North
Reference.
Setup Page
Heading
‘MAGNETIC’ north is the
default north reference
setting.
To change the North Reference:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘UNITS’ and then
press the OK Button to display the UNITS Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘NORTH REF’ field and press the OK
Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight your selection and then press the OK
Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the MENU Page.
When you select the ‘DEFAULTS’ field and press the OK Button to return the UNITS
Page to the factory settings.
Use ‘Defaults’ to
return to original
factory settings
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Setup Page
System
The SYSTEM Page allows you to change the GPS Mode, turn
compass on and off, turn auto calculate altimeter on or off,
change battery type, the language, and owner information.
A ‘BATTERY LOW’ message
displays at the bottom of every
page when there are approximately ten minutes of battery
life left (when using Alkaline
batteries).
The System Page allows you to choose from four modes of GPS operation (Normal,
WAAS, Battery Save, Demo), to turn the Electronic Compass on or off, to turn the altimeter
auto-calibration on or off, to choose a battery type, to change the language display, includes
owner information, and to default back to the original factory settings.
GPS Mode
The GPS receiver is always ‘ON’ when it’s in ‘NORMAL’ mode. The normal mode is more
responsive to sudden turns or change of speed/acceleration.
When the Geko 301 is in ‘BATTERY SAVE’ mode, the GPS receiver turns on and off
alternatively to conserve power and the WAAS function is turned off.
WAAS stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. This setting is capable of producing
a more accurate position fix. When enabled, this feature searches for a WAAS satellite near
your location and then receives data for correcting differentials in the GPS satellite signals.
The WAAS Satellite is number 33 or higher on the ‘Advanced Skyview’ Satellite Page. To
learn more about WAAS System, access the Federal Aviation Administration’s web site
(http://gps.faa.gov/).
The ‘DEMO’ mode is designed for dealers to show the features and functions of the
Geko 301 to potential customers inside a closed building where satellite reception is not
possible. There is no navigation possible in ‘DEMO’ mode. If you select the ‘DEMO’ mode, a
window displays at the bottom of the screen asking you to verify that you want to turn the
GPS off (the unit will stop tracking satellites, but not power off).
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To change the GPS mode:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘SYSTEM’ field.
Press the OK Button to display the SYSTEM Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘GPS MODE’ field and press the OK Button.
Setup Page
System
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight your selection and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SYSTEM Page.
Compass Setting
Turns the Electronic Compass on or off. You can also turn the Electronic Compass on or
off by holding down the PAGE Button until the message appears on screen.
Altimeter Setting
Turns the Automatic Calibration for the Altimeter on or off. Selecting ‘Auto Cal On’ for
the Altimeter allows the unit to provide a fairly accurate reading within minutes of obtaining
a 3D fix without requiring you to remain stationary. The accuracy improves over time as the
barometric pressure is compared to GPS information.
Compass Setting
Altimeter Setting
Battery Setting
The battery type choice can affect battery life; choose between ‘ALKALINE’ and ‘NIMH
(Nickel Metal Hydride)’ depending upon the type you are using. The battery life for
rechargeable NiMH will be significantly lower than Alkaline. For maximum battery life, it is
recommended to use Alkaline batteries.
Battery Setting
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Setup Page
Language
The Geko 301 offers 16 different languages in which to view the information.
To change the language:
System
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘SYSTEM’ field.
Press the OK Button to display the SYSTEM Page.
The Geko 301 offers
a choice of 16 display
languages.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘LANGUAGE’ field and press the OK Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight your selection and press the OK Button.
4. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SYSTEM Page.
Owner Info
The Geko 301 can display information about the owner during the power-up sequence.
You can press the Page Button to display the Satellite Page, or after 20 seconds the page
automatically changes. Follow the steps listed to edit the information.
To change the owner information:
1. From the MENU Page press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘SYSTEM’ field.
Press the OK Button to display the SYSTEM Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight ‘OWNER INFO’ field and press the OK
Button.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to move from one character to the next. To change that
character, press the OK Button.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the desired character and then press the
OK Button to accept it.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your message is complete.
Edit Owner’s Info to
display upon power-up
Owner’s Info at
power-up
6. Press the PAGE Button to return to the SYSTEM Page.
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Physical
Case:
Size:
Weight:
Temperature Range:
Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to IPX7 standards
(waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
1.9”W x 3.9”H x .96”D (48.3 x 99.1 x 24.4 mm)
Approx. 3.4 ounces (96g) w/batteries
5° to 158°F (-15° to 70°C)3 (operating)
Appendix A
Specifications
Performance
Receiver:
Acquisition time:
Differential-ready, 12 parallel channel
Approx. 15 seconds (warm start)
Approx. 45 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 5 minutes (First Time/AutoLocate™)
Update Rate:
1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy:
<15 meters (49 ft) RMS1
DGPS (USCG) Accuracy: 1-5 meters (3-15 ft) with DGPS corrections2
DGPS (WAAS) Accuracy: 3 meters (10ft) 95% typical with DGPS corrections
Velocity Accuracy:
0.1 knot RMS steady state
Dynamics:
Performs to specifications to 6 g’s
Interfaces:
NMEA 0183, RTCM SC-104 (for DGPS corrections) and
RS-232 for PC interface
Antenna:
Built-In
Power
Input:
Battery Life:
Two 1.5-volt AAA batteries3
9 hours, typical use with alkaline batteries4
Specifications subject to change without notice.
1
Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD-imposed Selective Availability program.
2
With optional Garmin Differential Beacon Receiver Input (such as Garmin GBR 21 or 23).
3
The temperature rating for the Geko 301 may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture at high temperatures. External power can only be
applied using the Garmin Auto Power Adapter or PC Interface Cable with Auto Power Adapter. These cables contain a 12 Vdc to 3 Vdc voltage regulator. Modifications or
other applications void the product warranty.
4
Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. Use Lithium batteries when operating the Geko 301 in below-freezing conditions.
Extensive use of screen backlighting significantly reduces battery life. Different brands of batteries vary in performance.
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Appendix B
Accessories
Standard Accessories
Owner’s Manual and Reference Guide
Quick Start Guide
Optional Accessories
Belt Clip
Attaches to the back of the unit for convenient carrying.
Bicycle Mounting Kit
Allows the Geko 301 to be mounted on bicycle handle bars.
Carrying Case
Bicycle Mounting Kit
Protects the Geko 301 when not in use.
Lanyard
Attaches to the back of the unit for convenient carrying.
Marine Mounting Kit
Back attachment screws into
the Geko 301 for use with any
mounting kit.
Allows the Geko 301 to be mounted on any flat surface.
Power/Data Cable
Vehicle Mounting Kit
Provides power from an automobile cigarette lighter and allows for serial data transfer from a PC.
Suction Cup Mounting Kit
Allows the Geko 301 to be mounted on a windshield
Training Video, NTSC
Vehicle Mounting Kit
Allows the Geko 301 to be mounted on the dashboard.
Suction Cup
Mounting Kit
Marine Mounting Kit
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Interface formats are selected from the SETUP Page. The input/output lines on your
Geko 301 are RS-232 compatible, allowing an interface to a wide range of external devices,
including PC’s, differential beacon receivers, marine autopilots and/or a second GPS receiver.
The NMEA 0183 version 3.0 interface format is supported by the Geko 301 and enables
the unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
Appendix C
Wiring Diagram
NMEA 0183 Version 3.0 Approved Sentences:
GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL, GPBOD
Garmin Proprietary Sentences:
Data In
Data Out
Ground
Black
Data
Cable
White
Geko 301
Connector
Green
Ground (-)
Data Out
Data In
Power (+)
PGRME (estimated error), PGRMM (map datum), PGRMZ (altitude), PSLIB (beacon
receiver control)
DGPS (Differential GPS) corrections are accepted in RTCM SC-104 version 2.0 format
through the ‘Data In’ line. Other beacon receivers with the correct RTCM format may be
used, but may not correctly display status or allow tuning control from the GPS unit.
The Geko 301 may be hard-wired to a serial connector using the Data Cable. Refer to
the wiring diagram and the Geko unit data connection (illustrated below).
The optional PC Interface Cable allows you to connect your Geko 301 to a computer’s
serial port.
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Index
A
About Geko 6
Accessories 46
Advanced Skyview 3
Advanced Skyview Options 5
Altimeter 14–18, 43
Altitude 14–18
Arrival Time 12, 20
Auto Zoom On/Off 8
Average
Ascent 18
Descent 18
Moving 20
Speed 12
B
Barometric pressure 17
Battery 42, 43, 45, ix
Battery Save Mode 42
Battery Usage Icon ix
Beacon Receiver Setup 39
Bearing 8, 12
Buttons
DOWN x
(Buttons cont.)
OK x
PAGE x
POWER x
UP x
C
Calibrate
Altimeter 17
Compass 13
Change
Daylight Savings 35
Time Format 34
Time Zone 34
Clear Track Log 8–9
Compass
Ring 10
Setting 43
Contrast Setup 36
Course 8, 20
D
Data Fields 12, 14, 18, 20
Ambient Pressure 18
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Index
(Data Fields cont.)
Arrival Time 20
Average Speed 12
Bearing 20
Date 12
Final Distance 20
Glide Ratio 18
Heading 12
Location 12, 20
Maxium Descent 18
Max Speed 12, 20
Normalized Pressure 18
Speed 12
Time 12
Time To Go 12, 20
Total Ascent 18
Total Descent 18
Trip Odometer 12
Trip Time 20
Vertical Speed 18
Date/Time 12
Daylight Savings Time 35
Delete all Waypoints 23
Delete a Waypoint 24
Demo 42
Destination
Final 20
Next 20
Distance
Final 20
Next 20
DOWN Button x
E
Edit Location 22
Electronic Compass 11
Elevation Page 14–18
ETA
Final 20
Next 20
ETE
Final 20
Next 20
F
FCC Compliance iii
Fields, Data 14, 15, 18
Final
ETA 20
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Index
(Final cont.)
ETE 20
Final Destination 20
Final Distance 12
G
Games
Gekoids 32
Geko Smak 32
Memory Race 33
Nibbons 33
Virtua Maze 33
GARMIN DGPS 39
Glide Ratio 20
Glide Ratio Destination 20
GOTO 9, 24
GOTO Line 8
GPS Cleaning viii
GPS Mode 42, 43
H
Heading 12, 20
Setup Page 10
Heading Page 40
How To
adjust zoom ranges 16
calibrate the altimeter 17
calibrate the compass 13
reset the elevation data 17
reset the max elevation fields 17
use the View Points option 16
I
Interface Settings 39
L
Language 44
LAT/LON 20
Light Timeout 4, 36
Location 12, 20
M
Magnetic North 41
Maintenance viii
Map Datums 37–38
Map Page 7
Map Setup 8
Mark Waypoint 22
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Index
Maximum
Ascent 18
Elevation 18
Max Speed 12, 20
Measure Distance 8
Menu Page/Main Menu 21
Minimum Elevation 18
Moving Average 20
Moving Time 20
N
Navigation
Main Page 10
Nearest Waypoints 23
Next
Destination 20
Distance 20
ETA 20
ETE 20
Nibbons 33
NMEA 45
NMEA OUT 39
NONE 39
Normal Skyview 3
Normal Skyview Options 4
North Reference 38, 40
O
Odometer
Trip 12, 20
Off Course 20
OK Button x
On-screen Button 17
Option Menus 14
Orient Map 8
Orient Sky Ahead 5
Orient Sky Northward 5
Overall Speed 20
Owner Information 44
P
PAGE Button x
PanTrack 9
Pan Track Log 8
Plot Over Distance 15
Plot Over Time 15
Position Format 37
POWER Button x
Product Registration i
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Index
Profile Field 15
Projecting a Waypoint 25
R
Registration i
Reset 16
Review Waypoint Page 24
Routes 29–31
RTCM/NMEA 39
RTCM/TEXT 39
RTCM IN 39
S
Satellite Page 3–6
Select a Waypoint 23
Settings
Input 39
Set course 10–14
Sight ‘N Go 11
Skyview, Advanced 3
Software License Agreement vii
Specifications 45
Speed 12, 20
Maximum 20
(Speed cont.)
Overall 20
Vertical 20
Stopped
Time 20
Stop Navigation 8
Storage viii
Sunrise 20
Sunset 20
System Page
GPS Mode 42, 43
Owner Info 44
T
TEXT OUT 39
Time
Moving 20
Of Day 20
Stopped 20
Total 20
Time/Date 12
Time Page 34–35
Time To Go 12, 20
Time Zone 34
Total Time 20
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Index
To Course 20
TracBack 28
Tracks 26–28
Track Log
Clear Track Log 26
Delete a Saved Track 28
Rename A Saved Track Log 27
Save A Track For Navigation Later 27
Trip Odometer 12
Trip Time 20
Turn 20
W
WAAS 3, 42
Warnings and Cautions iv
Warranty vi
Water Immersion viii
Waypoints Show/Hide 8
Wiring Diagram 47
Z
Zoom Ranges 15
U
Units of Measure 38
UP Button x
UTC offset field 34
V
Velocity Made Good 20
Vertical Speed 20
Vertical Speed Destination 20
View Nearest Waypoints 23
View the Selected Waypoint 24
Virtua Maze 33
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