Garmin GPS 60 GPS Receiver User Manual

GPS 60
navigator
owner’s manual
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March 2006
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Introduction
Preface
Thank you for choosing the Garmin GPS 60 handheld navigation
system. This Owner’s Manual contains the following sections:
Introduction—contains the Table of Contents, Garmin software
license agreement, FCC compliance information, and safety warnings
and precautions.
Getting Started—introduces the main features of the GPS 60.
GPS Navigation—gives step-by-step instructions for navigating with
your GPS 60 and customizing it to fit your needs.
GPS Features—provides detailed descriptions of additional GPS 60
features, such as a calendar, best hunting and fishing times, sun and
moon information, games, and more.
Appendices—includes additional information about your GPS 60.
Index—a comprehensive index organized by subject.
Product Registration
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today! Have the serial number of your GPS 60 handy and connect to our
Web site (http://www.garmin.com). Look for the Product Registration
link on our Home page. Also, be sure to record your serial number in the
right-hand column of this page.
Preface
Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit number located
on the back of the box) in case your GPS 60 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:
Contact Garmin
If you should encounter any difficulty while using your GPS
60, or if you have any questions, in the U.S.A. contact Garmin
Product Support by phone:
913/397-8200 or 800/800-1020,
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm Central Time;
or by e-mail at sales@garmin.com.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at 44/1794-519944.
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Introduction
Introduction..................................... i
Preface ................................................................... i
Software License Agreement ............................... iv
FCC Compliance Information................................. v
Warnings and Precautions .................................... vi
Getting Started .............................. 1
Installing Batteries ................................................ 1
Learning Key Functions ......................................... 2
Start Up and Initialization ..................................... 4
Initializing the GPS Receiver................................ 4
The Main Page Sequence....................................... 5
Status Bar, Backlighting, and Contrast .................. 6
The Satellite Page.................................................. 7
GPS Navigation .............................. 7
The Map Page ........................................................ 8
Using the Map Page .............................................. 8
Zooming and Panning ........................................... 8
Changing the Map Page Display .......................... 9
Measuring Distance ............................................ 11
Turning Declutter On/Off ................................... 11
The Compass Page ............................................... 12
Using the Compass Page .................................... 12
The Trip Computer Page ...................................... 14
Using the Trip Computer Page ........................... 14
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The Main Menu Page ........................................... 15
Waypoints ............................................................ 16
Creating Waypoints............................................. 16
Creating a Man Overboard Waypoint ................. 17
Averaging Waypoint Location ............................ 18
Editing a Waypoint ............................................. 18
Projecting a Waypoint......................................... 20
Proximity Waypoints .......................................... 21
Finding Places...................................................... 22
Using the Find Page ............................................ 22
Finding Waypoints .............................................. 23
Finding Geocache Points .................................... 24
Finding Cities ..................................................... 25
Finding Points of Interest ................................... 26
Finding a Recently Found Place ......................... 27
Point Information Page Options Menu ............... 27
Tracks................................................................... 29
Using a Track Log .............................................. 29
The Saved Track Page ........................................ 31
Creating and Using a Route ................................ 33
Routes ................................................................. 33
Creating Routes with a ‘Go To’ .......................... 34
Editing Routes .................................................... 35
Using the Route Detail Page Menu .................... 36
Advanced Feature: Changing Route Transition.. 37
The Highway Page ............................................... 38
Introduction
The Setup Menu .................................................. 39
Saving Battery Life ............................................. 39
System Setup ...................................................... 40
Display Setup ...................................................... 41
Interface Setup .................................................... 41
Tones Setup......................................................... 44
Page Sequence Setup .......................................... 44
Using the Map Setup Feature ............................. 45
Map Setup—General Settings ............................ 45
Map Setup—Tracks Settings .............................. 46
Map Setup—Points Settings ............................... 46
Map Setup—Text Settings .................................. 46
Map Setup—Information Settings ...................... 46
Geocache Setup .................................................. 47
Marine Setup....................................................... 47
Time Setup .......................................................... 48
Units Setup ......................................................... 48
Heading Setup..................................................... 49
Welcome Page Setup .......................................... 49
Games.................................................................. 55
Memory Race ..................................................... 55
Virtua Maze ........................................................ 56
Geko Smak ......................................................... 56
Nibbons ............................................................... 57
Gekoids ............................................................... 57
Beast Hunt .......................................................... 58
Appendices ................................... 59
Appendix A: Accessories ...................................... 59
Appendix B: Specifications .................................. 62
Appendix C: Data Field Options .......................... 64
Appendix D: Interfacing and Loading Map Data . 68
Appendix E: UTC Offset Chart ............................ 70
Appendix F: Map Datums and Position Formats . 71
Appendix G: WAAS and DGPS.............................. 72
Appendix H: Interface Wiring Diagram................ 73
Index ............................................. 75
GPS Features ................................ 50
Calendar .............................................................. 50
Alarm Clock and Calculator ................................. 51
Stopwatch ........................................................... 52
Sun and Moon ..................................................... 53
Hunt and Fish ...................................................... 54
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Introduction
Software License Agreement
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Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPS 60, 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
or any part thereof or create any derivative works based on the Software.
You agree not to export or re-export the Software to any country in violation of the export control laws of the United States of America.
Introduction
The GPS 60 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 an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
FCC Compliance Information
NOTE: The GPS 60 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 operate this device under
Part 15 regulations.
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Introduction
Warnings and Precautions
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CAUTION: Use the GPS 60 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 Demo Mode
(GPS off) prior to actual use. When in actual use, carefully compare indications from the GPS 60 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.
CAUTION: The electronic chart is an aid to navigation and is designed to facilitate the use of authorized government charts, not replace
them. Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain
all information needed for safe navigation—and, as always, the user is
responsible for their prudent use.
Introduction
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of Garmin is to
provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography that
is available to us at a reasonable cost. We use a combination of governmental and private data sources, which we identify as required in product
literature and copyright messages displayed to the consumer. Virtually
all data sources contain inaccurate or incomplete data to some degree.
This is particularly true outside the United States, where complete and
accurate digital data is either not available or prohibitively expensive.
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 60 is a precision electronic NAVigation AID (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
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.
Warnings and Precautions
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Introduction
Safety Warnings and Cautions—Read This First!
Warnings and Precautions
Important
Because the Garmin GPS 60 can be used for vehicular
navigation, important safety considerations must be
observed. Please read and observe the instructions on this
page.
Do Not Mount Where
Driver’s Field of
Vision is Blocked
Do Not Mount in
Front of Airbag
Panels
x
Do Not Place Unsecured
on the Vehicle Dash
Do Not Mount in Front of an
Airbag Field of Deployment
WARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the
owner/operator of a vehicle with the GPS 60 installed to place and secure
the device so that it will not interfere with the vehicle operating controls
and safety devices, obstruct the driver’s view of driving conditions, or
cause damage or personal injury in the event of an accident.
Do not mount the unit over airbag panels or in the field of airbag
deployment. Airbags expand with a rapid force that can propel objects
in their path towards the vehicle driver or passengers, causing possible
injury. Refer to airbag safety precautions contained in the vehicle owner’s
manual.
Do not mount the unit in a place where the driver or passengers are
likely to impact it in a collision. The mounting hardware provided by
Garmin is not warranted against collision damage or the consequences
thereof.
WARNING: When used in vehicles, it is 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 unit to the exclusion of safe driving practices. It is unsafe
to operate the controls of the unit while you are driving. Failure by the
driver of a vehicle equipped with a GPS 60 installed to pay full attention
to operation of the vehicle and road conditions while the vehicle is in motion could result in an accident with property damage and personal injury.
Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
The GPS operates on two “AA” batteries (not included). Alkaline or
NiMH batteries may be used (see p. 40 to set the battery type). Stored data
will not be lost when batteries are removed.
To install batteries:
When replacing batteries, use only new or
fully charged batteries. Do not mix Alkaline
and NiMH batteries. Rechargeable batteries
may typically display lower capacity than
disposable batteries.
1. Remove the battery cover by
lifting up on the D-ring, turning
it 1/4 turn counterclockwise, and
then pulling the cover away.
2. Insert the batteries, observing
the proper polarity. A polarity
diagram can be found molded
inside the battery compartment.
USE BY: 2009
Locking
Pin Slot
USE BY: 2009
3. Reinstall the battery cover by
connecting the bottom of the
cover to the bottom of the unit.
Make sure the tab on the cover
fits into the slot on the unit.
Press the cover closed and turn
the D-ring clockwise to lock.
Installing Batteries
Remove the batteries from the unit if you
don’t plan to use it for several months.
Storing batteries in the unit for prolonged
periods may result in leaking and damage
to the battery compartment. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions for proper care
and disposal of used batteries. Do not incinerate used batteries, as internal materials
may ignite with explosive violence.
Extensive use of backlighting, WAAS, or
key beep tones can significantly reduce
battery life. For more information on saving
battery life, see p. 39.
Battery Compartment
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Getting Started
Learning Key Functions
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
• From the Map Page, press and
release to zoom in or out.
• From any other page, press to scroll
up or down a list.
FIND Key
• Press and release at any time to
view the Find Page.
• Press and hold for Man Overboard.
MARK Key
• Press and release at any time to
mark your current location as a
waypoint.
QUIT Key
• Press and release to cancel data
entry or exit a page or menu.
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GPS 60
IN
OUT
FIND
PAGE
MENU
MARK
QUIT
ENTER
POWER Key
• Press and hold to turn unit
on/off.
• Press and release to adjust
backlighting and contrast.
ROCKER Key
• Move Left, Right, Up, or Down
to move through lists, highlight
fields, on-screen buttons, and
icons, enter data, or move the
map panning arrow.
PAGE Key
• Press and release to cycle
through the Main Pages.
• Press when using the on-screen
keyboard to close.
MENU Key
• Press and release to view
options for a page.
• Press twice to view the Main
Menu Page.
ENTER Key
• Press and release to select
highlighted fields, enter data, or
confirm on-screen messages.
Getting Started
Belt Clip/Auxiliary Connector Mount
• Provides convenient access
when hiking or walking.
Auxiliary GPS Antenna Connector
(under weather cover)
•
Provides connection to a remote
GPS antenna.
USB Connector Port (under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for
faster data transfer.
Battery Compartment Locking D-Ring
• Lift, turn 1/4 turn counter-clockwise, and pull to remove cover.
Learning Key Functions
GPS Helix Antenna
• Provides quick satellite acquisition.
External Power and Data Connector Port
(under weather cover)
•
•
Provides interface to a computer
for data transfer.
Provides auxiliary AC or DC
power adapter connection.
Battery Compartment Cover
Auxiliary Mount Alignment Slots
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Getting Started
Start Up and Initialization
Shows the
status of the
Shows the
position of
each satellite
Initializing the GPS Receiver
Each time you turn on the GPS 60, it will begin searching for satellite
signals. The first time you turn on the unit, you must wait for the GPS to
initialize. Initialization allows the GPS 60 to receive and store satellite
information and begin using the satellites for navigation. This process
happens automatically and should take no more than a few minutes. Keep
in mind that satellite signals cannot pass through solid materials (except
glass) or dense overhead tree cover, so you should initialize outdoors
and away from obstructions. Once you initialize, the GPS 60 should find
satellite signals quickly each time you turn it on.
To initialize the GPS 60:
1. Take your GPS 60 outside where it has a clear view of the sky and
turn it on by pressing and releasing the POWER key.
Shows the
strength of
each satellite
2. Wait while the GPS 60 searches for satellite signals. While the unit is
searching, you see the message ‘Acquiring Satellites.’
The Satellite Page
3. Once your GPS 60 has acquired satellites, your location in
coordinates appears at the top of the Satellite Page.
If initializing takes a long time, or if you have moved more than 600
miles since you last turned on the GPS 60, try moving away from tall
trees, buildings, or other obstructions. If you still have trouble, see p. 7.
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Getting Started
The Main Page Sequence
The Main Page Sequence
When you turn on your GPS 60, you will see
the Welcome Page and then the Satellite Page. The
Satellite Page is the first in the sequence of five
Main Pages: Satellite Page, Trip Computer Page,
Map Page, Compass Page, and Main Menu Page.
Each Main Page contains important information for
navigating with the GPS 60. Press and release the
PAGE key to cycle through the Main Pages. The
pages are shown to the left in order.
Trip Computer Page
Satellite Page
Map Page
Welcome Page
Main Menu Page
Compass Page
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Getting Started
Status Bar, Backlighting,
and Contrast
Status Bar
The Status Bar appears at the top of the each Main Page and
contains icons that represent GPS 60 functions (see below).
Using Battery Power
Using Auxiliary Power
Acquiring Satellites
2-Dimensional Navigation
3-Dimensional Navigation
Backlight is On
Alarm is Set
Connected with USB
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Status Bar
At the top of each Main Page is a status bar, which provides information about several GPS 60 features. A table of status bar icons and definitions appears to the left.
Backlighting and Contrast
The backlight comes on so you can see the screen clearly. To turn on
the backlight, press and release the POWER key. Thereafter, each time
you press a key, the backlight turns on automatically. Keep in mind that
excessive use of backlighting can significantly drain your battery power.
You can increase the screen contrast to compensate for low backlight
levels if you wish. See p. 41 for information on changing the backlight
timeout setting.
To adjust backlighting and contrast:
1. From any page, press and release the POWER key.
2. Press the ROCKER key up or down to increase or decrease screen
brightness.
3. Press the ROCKER key left or right to change screen contrast. Press
QUIT to exit.
Screen Contrast
Slider
Screen Brightness
Slider
GPS Navigation
The Satellite Page
The Satellite Page displays information about the satellite signals the
GPS 60 is receiving. In the middle of the page, you can see a number of
satellite icons with numbers; each number represents a specific satellite in
space. The satellites appear on the page where they would appear in the
sky if you looked straight up.
As the GPS 60 acquires satellite signals, the strength of each signal
appears on the graph at the bottom of the page. An outlined bar means
the GPS 60 is trying to acquire a signal; a shaded bar means the GPS 60
has already acquired a signal. When the GPS 60 has at least three satellite
signals, your position in coordinates appears at the top of the page.
If you have trouble acquiring satellite signals, you can tell the GPS 60
your current location from the Satellite Page Menu.
The Satellite Page
To choose a new location:
1. From the Satellite Page, press MENU. Use the ROCKER key to
highlight ‘New Location’ and press ENTER.
The Satellite Page
2. Highlight ‘Automatic’ and press ENTER to let the GPS 60 determine
your new location. Highlight ‘Use Map’ and press ENTER to point to
your current location on the Map Page.
3. If you choose ‘Use Map,’ use the ROCKER key to move the arrow on
the map near your current location. Press IN or OUT to zoom in or
out on the map. When you find your location, press ENTER.
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GPS Navigation
The Map Page
Guidance Text
Compass
Pointer
Position Arrow
Route (see
p. 33)
Zoom Scale
The Map Page
Accuracy Circle
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Panning Arrow
Using the Map Page
The Map Page is the primary navigation feature of the GPS 60. You
can use the Map Page to do the following:
• View your current location and watch your progress as you move
across the page.
• View and save points on the map (see p. 16).
• View tracks—a dotted line that represents your path (see p. 29).
• View and navigate routes (see p. 33).
Your position appears as a small triangle, called the position arrow, on
the Map Page. Your GPS 60 automatically keeps the position arrow near
the bottom center of the Map Page. If you zoom in far enough, you can
see a circle around the position arrow. This circle is called the accuracy
circle, and it represents how accurate your position is on the map. When
the circle is small, your position is very accurate.
Zooming and Panning
To zoom in or out, press the IN and OUT keys. To zoom rapidly, press
and hold the IN or OUT keys. A zoom scale appears in the lower left
corner of the Map Page. To pan the map (view other parts of the map),
press the ROCKER key to display the map panning arrow. As you move
the arrow with the ROCKER key, you can see different parts of the map.
Changing the Map Page Display
You can display the Map Page in Track Up or North Up orientation
(see p. 45 to change orientation). Track Up means the map is always oriented with the direction you are traveling at the top of the page. North Up
means that no matter what direction you are traveling, the map is always
oriented with North at the top of the page. With Track Up, the Map Page
rotates as you move; with North Up, it does not rotate. When you are in
North Up mode, no compass pointer appears on the Map Page.
When navigating, you can see Guidance Text at the top of the map.
The text tells you what direction you should travel next to reach a destination.
Data fields may appear at the top of the Map Page; these fields give
you information about your position, speed, location, and more. You can
show data fields, change what data fields appear, or hide all data fields.
See p. 64 for a list of available data fields.
GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Map Page
Track Up
North Up
To display data fields:
1. Press PAGE until you see the Map Page.
2. Press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Data Fields’
and press ENTER.
3. To show two, three, or four data fields, highlight the appropriate
option from the menu and press ENTER. To hide all data fields,
select ‘Map Only’ and press ENTER.
Choose how many data
fields you want to display
on the Map Page.
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GPS
GPSNavigation
Navigation
To change which data fields appear:
1. Press PAGE until you see the Map Page.
The Map Page
2. Press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Change
Data Fields’ and press ENTER.
3. Highlight a data field and press ENTER. Use the ROCKER key to
scroll through the list and highlight the type of data you want to
display. Press ENTER again to select a new field type.
4. Change other data fields in the same way. When you are finished,
press QUIT.
NOTE: You can change which data fields appear only if you are
currently displaying data fields on the Map Page.
To display or hide Guidance Text:
1. Press PAGE until you see the Map Page.
Changing Data Fields
Use the ROCKER key to scroll through the list of possible
data fields. When you find a data field you want to display,
highlight it and press ENTER.
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2. Press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Guidance
Text’ and press ENTER.
3. Select ‘Always Show,’ ‘Never Show,’ or ‘Show When Navigating’ and
press ENTER.
GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
Measuring Distance
This Map Page option allows you to determine the distance between
two points on the Map Page. Distances are measured in straight lines.
The Map Page
To measure distance:
1. Press PAGE until you see the Map Page.
2. Press the MENU key to display the Map Page Options Menu. Use
the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Measure Distance’ and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER key to select a point you want to measure from
and press ENTER. Use the ROCKER key to move the panning
arrow to the point you want to measure to. Then view the distance
between the two points on the right above the map area. When you
are finished, press QUIT to exit.
Turning Declutter On/Off
Use Declutter to hide extensive detail on the Map Page that prevents
you from seeing the page clearly.
To turn declutter on or off:
1. Press PAGE until you see the Map Page.
2. Press the MENU key to display the Map Page Options Menu. To turn
declutter on, use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Turn Declutter On’
and press ENTER. To turn declutter off, select ‘Turn Declutter Off.’
Point you are
measuring to
Distance
from pin to
Pin
Panning
Arrow
Measuring Distance
By default, the GPS 60 begins measuring distances from
your current location. A pin on the map represents where
you are measuring from, and the dotted line represents the
measurement path from one point to the other.
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GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Compass Page
Data Fields
Bearing
Pointer
The Compass Page
Course
The Course Pointer indicates your course
of travel and the distance you drift off
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Using the Compass Page
The Compass Page uses traditional navigation to display your current
direction of travel and keep headed toward your destination.
When you are navigating to a destination, the Compass Page provides
navigation data and directions, such as bearing, current speed, estimated
arrival time, and more. You can customize which type of data you want to
appear. See p. 64 for a list of available data fields.
As you move, the rotating graphic compass indicates the direction
you are traveling. You can choose between a Bearing Pointer or a Course
Pointer for guidance. The Bearing Pointer indicates the direction (bearing) to your destination. The Course Pointer helps you stay on the correct
course to your destination.
The compass does not function as a magnetic compass when you are
stationary. When you move, the dial rotates so you always know what
direction is North. This is especially helpful when using a paper map
along with your unit for navigation.
If you want to stop navigating, press MENU from the Compass Page,
use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Stop Navigation,’ and press ENTER.
To display the Course Pointer or Bearing Pointer:
1. From the Compass Page, press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key
to highlight ‘Course Pointer’ and press ENTER.
2. To view the Bearing Pointer, press MENU, highlight ‘Bearing Pointer,’
and press ENTER.
GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Compass Page
To display data fields:
1. From the Compass Page, press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key
to highlight ‘Data Fields’ and press ENTER.
2. To show three or four data fields, highlight the appropriate option
and press ENTER.
To change which data fields appear:
1. From the Compass Page, press the MENU key. Use the ROCKER key
to highlight ‘Change Data Fields’ and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight a field you want to change and
press ENTER. Scroll through the list to find the type of data you
want to appear, highlight it, and press ENTER. Do the same to
change other data fields. Press QUIT to exit.
Choose how many data fields you want
to appear on the Compass Page.
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GPS Navigation
The Trip Computer Page
Using the Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page displays a wide variety of travel data that is
useful for navigating long distances. After each trip, you can reset some
or all of the Trip Computer data so that you can gather new data.
From the Trip Computer Page, press MENU to view a list of options.
From this menu, you can reset data, display fields in large numbers for
easy reading, change which data fields appear (see p. 13 for an example),
or restore defaults.
To reset Trip Computer data:
1. From the Trip Computer Page, press MENU, highlight ‘Reset’ and
press ENTER.
The Trip Computer Page
You can change which data fields appear, use big numbers to
view data, or reset data fields with the Trip Computer Page
2. Place a check next to each field you want to reset by higlighting
each field with the ROCKER key and pressing ENTER. To reset all
fields, highlight ‘Select All’ and press ENTER.
3. Highlight ‘Apply’ and press ENTER to reset.
Trip Computer Page Menu
Reset Page
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About the Main Menu
You can access the following pages from the Main Menu Page:
• Tracks—Maintains a record of your movements (track log).
• Routes—Use to create and save a list of points you want to navigate to in a specific order.
• Highway—A useful graphic perspective for navigating a route.
• Setup—Customize your GPS 60 settings from this page.
• Proximity—Creates waypoints that activate alarms when you
come within a certain distance of them.
• Calendar—Displays hunting, fishing, and solar data and associated waypoints for each date on the calendar.
• Alarm Clock—Use the GPS 60 as an alarm clock.
• Calculator—A standard or scientific calculator for measurement
conversions, etc.
• Stopwatch—Includes lap and lap-by-distance features.
• Sun & Moon—Displays sunrise and sunset times, moon phases
and sun and moon positions for any given date and time.
• Hunt & Fish—Displays a table of best hunting and fishing times
for any given location and date.
• Games—Includes a series of challenging games, some incorporating GPS navigation.
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The Main Menu Page
The Main Menu Page
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Creating Waypoints
A waypoint is any point on the Map Page that you store in memory.
You can mark (create) a waypoint at your current location or at another
location on the map. The GPS 60 automatically saves waypoints so you
can view them at any time on the Map Page.
Waypoints
MARK
Press the MARK key to create a waypoint
at your current location. The waypoint
appears on the Map Page with a name and
‘Symbol’
field
‘Name’
field
Select to view
waypoint on
Map Page.
Shows when
waypoint was
created.
Select to
average
waypoint
Select to save
waypoint and
exit.
The Mark Waypoint Page
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To mark a waypoint at your current location:
1. Press the MARK key from any page. The Mark Waypoint Page
appears.
2. To change the name of the waypoint, use the ROCKER key to
highlight the ‘Name’ field and press ENTER to display the on-screen
keypad. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to select a name for
the waypoint. If you choose a name that has already been used,
a ‘Waypoint Already Exits’ message appears. Press ENTER to
acknowledge and choose a new name.
3. To assign an identifying symbol to a waypoint, use the ROCKER key
to highlight the ‘Symbol’ field and press ENTER. Choose a symbol
from the menu and press ENTER.
4. To save the waypoint, highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER. If you do not
want to save the waypoint, press the QUIT button to exit.
To create a waypoint with the map panning arrow:
1. On the Map Page, press the ROCKER key to activate and move
the map panning arrow to the place where you want to save a
waypoint.
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Waypoints
2. Press ENTER to mark a waypoint. If there is no map information
at that point, a message appears: ‘Do you want to create a
user waypoint here?’ Highlight ‘Yes’ and press ENTER again.
The Waypoint Information Page appears. Change the name and
waypoint symbol if you wish. Then select ‘Map’ to view the waypoint
on the map, or select ‘Go To’ to navigate to the waypoint.
Creating a Man Overboard Waypoint
A Man Overboard (MOB) waypoint is a special type of waypoint
typically used when navigating on water. MOB waypoints are especially
useful if you cannot stop quickly, and you want to return to a point with
no landmarks for reference. When you mark a MOB waypoint, the GPS
60 saves your current location and automatically creates a route back to
that point.
Creating a waypoint with
the map panning arrow.
To create a MOB waypoint:
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the MOB prompt.
2. Select ‘Yes’ and press ENTER. The Map Page appears, showing a
path from your current location to the MOB point. Use the path to
navigate to the MOB point.
Creating a Man Overboard
waypoint.
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Waypoints
Averaging Waypoint Location
The GPS 60 can calculate an average position for a waypoint over
time to makes the waypoint location more accurate. You can also average
waypoint location at any time from the Waypoint options menu.
To average a waypoint location over time:
1. Press MARK to mark a waypoint. Highlight ‘Avg’ and press
ENTER. The Average Location Page appears. Calculation begins
automatically.
2. Wait as the GPS 60 calculates a more accurate location for the
waypoint. As you watch, notice that the number in the ‘Estimated
Accuracy’ field decreases as the GPS 60 takes more measurements.
3. Highlight ‘Save’ and press ENTER to save the waypoint.
OR
The Average Location Page
As you wait, the waypoint position becomes more accurate.
1. Press FIND, select ‘Waypoints,’ and open an existing waypoint (see
p. 23 for more instruction).
2. Press MENU and select ‘Average Location.’ Then follow steps two
and three above.
Editing a Waypoint
You can change the waypoint name, map symbol, location coordinates, or elevation, or delete an existing waypoint at any time from the
Waypoint Information Page. For detailed information on how to find and
view Waypoint Information Pages, see “Finding Waypoints,” p. 23.
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To edit or delete a waypoint:
1. Press FIND, use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Waypoints,’ and press
ENTER.
Waypoints
2. Select the waypoint you want to edit from the list and press ENTER.
The Waypoint Information Page appears.
3. Make any necessary changes to the name, symbol, or elevation fields
as described previously. To delete the waypoint, highlight ‘Delete’
and press ENTER.
3. Press QUIT to close and save changes.
To move a waypoint on the Map Page:
1. Press FIND, use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Waypoints,’ and press
ENTER.
2. Select the waypoint you want to edit from the list and press ENTER.
The Waypoint Information Page appears.
Waypoint
Symbols Chart
Select to delete
the waypoint
3. Highlight ‘Map’ at the bottom of the page and press ENTER to
display the waypoint on the map. Press ENTER again to activate the
map panning arrow.
5. Use the ROCKER key to drag the waypoint to the place where you
want to move it on the map. Then press ENTER.
Editing or Deleting
a Waypoint
New
Location
Original
Location
Moving a Waypoint
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Projecting a Waypoint
You can create a waypoint that is located a certain distance and bearing away from an existing waypoint or other point on the map. Creating a
waypoint in this way is called projecting a waypoint.
To project a waypoint:
Waypoints
1. Press FIND, use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Waypoints,’ and press
ENTER.
2. Select the waypoint you want to edit from the list and press ENTER.
The Waypoint Information Page appears.
3. Press the MENU key to display the Options Menu. Highlight ‘Project
Waypoint’ and press ENTER to display the Project Waypoint Page.
4. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected waypoint in the
appropriate fields at the bottom of the page. Change the name and
symbol if you wish. Press the QUIT key to save and exit.
Project Waypoint Page
Projected
Waypoint
Projected Waypoint
on the Map
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Waypoint
Options Menu
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Proximity Waypoints
The Proximity Waypoints Page allows you to designate waypoints
that have alarm circles around them at specified distances. The alarm
helps you avoid locations that are restricted or dangerous.
Waypoints
To create a proximity waypoint:
Radius
field
1. Press PAGE until you see the Main Menu Page. Highlight ‘Proximity’
and press ENTER.
2. Press ENTER to display the Find Menu. (See p. 22 for instructions on
using the Find Feature.)
3. Select a waypoint from the Waypoints List and press ENTER to
display the Waypoint Information Page.
4. Highlight ‘Use’ at the bottom of the page and press ENTER to place
the point in the list on the Proximity Waypoints Page.
5. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the Radius field if you want to
enter a value other than the default of 1 mile.
Highlight
point and press
ENTER to view
Proximity Waypoints Page
6. Highlight ‘Proximity Alarms’ and press ENTER to activate the alarm
feature. When you trigger an alarm, a tone sounds and a ‘Near
Proximity Point’ message appears. When you move outside the set
radius, a ‘Leaving Proximity Point’ message appears.
7. To remove or review a single entry, press ENTER. To remove all
waypoints from the list, press MENU and select ‘Remove All.’
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Finding Places
The Find Page without
Optional MapSource Data
The Find Page with
Optional MapSource Data
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Using the Find Page
Use the Find Page to search for waypoints, geocache points, cities,
and recently found places. If you have loaded optional MapSource Points
of Interest data, you can also search for restaurants, lodging, exits, services, and more. If you have not loaded this additional data, these search
options are not available.
To access the Find Page, press and release the FIND key. To search
for a particular type of point, use the ROCKER key to highlight the appropriate icon and press ENTER.
Once you choose a search category, a list of points appears. By
default, the list contains only those items near your current location or
the Panning Arrow (if active). To find places by name, press MENU and
select ‘Find by Name.’ To find places near your current location, press
MENU and select ‘Find Nearest.’
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Finding Waypoints
Use the Find Page to locate waypoints quickly and easily. All
waypoints are listed in alphabetical order. Once you select a waypoint,
you can view it on the map, edit the waypoint, or create a route to it from
your current location.
Finding Places
To find a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to display the Find Page. Highlight ‘Waypoints’ and press
ENTER to display the Waypoints List.
2. Use the ROCKER key to scroll up and down the list to find a
waypoint. If the list is large, press MENU to display a list of search
options.
• ‘Find By Name’ allows you to enter the name of the waypoint in a
search field.
• ‘Find Nearest’ lists waypoints near your current location.
The Find Waypoint Page
Press ENTER to view the Waypoint Information Page
• ‘Select Symbol’ lists waypoints that have a specific symbol.
• ‘Change Reference’ allows you to use the Panning Arrow to select
a point on the map other than your current location.
4. Highlight the waypoint you are looking for and press ENTER. The
Waypoint Information Page appears. To edit the waypoint, highlight
any field, press ENTER, and make changes. To view the waypoint on
the Map Page, select ‘Map.’ To create a route to the waypoint, select
‘Go To.’
Waypoint Information Page
From this page, you can delete the waypoint, view it
on the map, or create a route to it from your current
location.
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Finding Places
Finding Geocache Points
The Find Geocache feature allows you to view a list of geocache
points you have entered in your GPS 60 or loaded from the Internet. A
geocache point is a waypoint with a special geocache symbol. For more
information on geocache points, see p. 47, or visit our website,
http://www.garmin.com/outdoor/geocaching.
NOTE: Before setting up and placing physical geocache stations
on public or private land, be certain you are not in violation of
ordinances or laws governing use of these properties.
To find a geocache point:
The Find Geocache Page
1. Press FIND to display the Find Page. Use the ROCKER key to
highlight ‘Geocache’ and press ENTER.
2. Press MENU and choose ‘Show Found Cache’ to display geocache
points you have already found. Choose ‘Show Cache Not Found’ to
display geocache points you have not yet found.
3. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the geocache point you want to
find and press ENTER to display the Information Page.
4. To view the point on the map, select ‘Map.’ To create a route to the
point, select ‘Go To.’ When you navigate to a geocache point, the
Compass Page changes to Geocache Navigation mode, and you
can view any additional information about the downloaded cache
location by selecting ‘Note.’
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When you navigate to a geocache point, the
Compass Page changes to Geocache Navigation
Mode. When you find the geocache, select
‘Found.’
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Finding Cities
The Find Cities feature allows you to search for cities all
over the world. Once you find a city, you can view it on the map
or create a route to it.
Finding Places
To find a city:
1. From the Find Page, use the ROCKER key to select ‘Cities’
and press ENTER.
2. To find a city by name, press MENU and select ‘Find by
Name.’ Select ‘Nearest Containing’ to narrow the list of
cities by a letter or combination of letters. Select ‘Change
Reference’ to search near a point on the map other than
your current location.
3. If you are finding a city by name, begin spelling the name
of the city on the keyboard with the ROCKER and ENTER
keys. As you enter letters on the keyboard, the list of cities
changes to show cities that contain those letters. When you
see the city you are looking for in the list, select ‘OK’ on the
keyboard and then use the ROCKER key to select the city
from the list. Press ENTER.
Finding Cities Near
Current Location
4. To save the city as a waypoint, select ‘Save.’ To view the
city on the map, select ‘Map.’ To create a route to the city
from your current location, select ‘Go To.’
Finding Cities by Name
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Finding Places
Finding Points of Interest
If you have loaded optional MapSource Points of Interest (POI) data,
you can search for all Points of Interest, including restaurants, interstate
exits, lodging, services, and more. Keep in mind that you will not see
these search options on the Find Page unless you have loaded the optional
data.
If you are searching for a restaurant or other Point of Interest with
multiple locations, such as McDonald’s®, only the location closest to
you appears in the list of points. If you search by name, all locations of
McDonald’s appear in the list. See p. 22 for instructions on searching by
name.
To find a point of interest:
The Find Page—Detailed
1. From the Find Page, use the ROCKER key to highlight the All POI
icon or another Points of Interest icon and press ENTER.
2. Press the MENU key to choose a different search option or choose
‘Select Category’ to narrow your search.
3. Highlight the point you want to find and press ENTER to display the
Information Page for that point. To see the point on the Map Page,
select ‘Map.’ To create a route to the point, select ‘Go To.’
When you find a Point of Interest, press ENTER to view
address and telephone number or to create a route to that
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Finding a Recently Found Place
The Recent Finds Page saves all of your most recent searches in a list.
The place you found most recently appears at the top of the list. When
you exceed the number of entries the list can hold, the oldest entries are
deleted.
Finding Places
To view a recently found item:
1. From the Find Page, use the ROCKER key to highlight Recent Finds
and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the recently found place you want
view and press ENTER to display the Information Page for that item.
Point Information Page Options Menu
The menu for each Point Information Page is the same. Use these
menu options to help you search for and navigate to points:
To use the Find Item Information Page Options Menu:
1. With an Information page displayed for a Find item, press the
MENU key to display the Options Menu.
The Recent Finds Page
The last several points you have found are listed on the
Recent Finds Page in order from most recent to least
recent.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the desired option and press
ENTER.
The Point Information Page Menu
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•
Finding Places
•
•
•
•
Use the ‘Change Reference’ option to calculate the distance
and bearing from another point on the map to the waypoint.
The ‘From Current Location’ field changes to ‘From Map
•
•
•
•
•
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Average Location—Used with waypoints only, it samples a
waypoint location over time and averages the result for a more
accurate position reference (see p. 18).
Project Waypoint—Creates a new waypoint a certain distance and
bearing away from this point (see p. 20).
Find Near Here—Used to locate another waypoint or point of
interest near this point.
Change Reference—Changes the ‘From Current Location’ field
on the Information page to ‘From Map Location,’ and allows you
to select a new map location to calculate distance and bearing.
Set Proximity—Changes this point to a proximity waypoint (see p.
21).
Add To Route—Includes this item in a new route or adds it to an
existing route (see p. 35).
View Sun and Moon—Displays the Sun and Moon tables for this
point.
View Hunt and Fish—Displays the Hunt and Fish tables for this
point.
Map Information—Displays information about the map data this
point came from (if applicable).
Reposition Here—Allows you to move the point to your current
location (waypoints only).
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Using a Track Log
The Tracks feature creates an electronic trail on the Map Page as you
move. This trail is called a Track Log, and it contains information about
points along its path, including time, position, and elevation.
You can use a Track Log to do the following:
• Record and save your movements for a given time and place.
• Measure the area of any space you encompass.
• Retrace your path.
Tracks
To create a Track Log:
1. Press and release the PAGE key until you see the Main Menu Page.
Then use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Tracks’ and press ENTER.
2. Make sure the ‘On’ button next to Track Log is highlighted. If not,
use the ROCKER key to highlight it and press ENTER.
3. To set up a track log, highlight ‘Setup’ and press ENTER to display
the Setup page. Select ‘Wrap When Full’ to continue recording when
full by overwriting the oldest data with new. (Continued on next
page.)
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Tracks
4. Highlight the ‘Record Method’ field and press ENTER. Choose from
‘Distance,’ ‘Time,’ or ‘Auto.’ Because a track is made of a series of
points that define your path of travel, they can be placed a specified
distance apart or placed at a time interval you specify. ‘Auto’
automatically chooses how to record track points.
5. Choose an interval for setting track points from the ‘Interval’ field.
You can choose from distance, time or frequency values.
6. Press the QUIT key to return to the Track Log Page.
To Save a Track Log:
Choose whether you want to save the
entire track or part of a track.
Saving Part of a Track
Choose the beginning point and ending point for the saved
track. Then select ‘OK’ to save.
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1. With the Tracks Page displayed, highlight ‘Save’ and press ENTER.
2. Choose whether you want to save the entire track or part of the
track. If you choose to save part of the track, select ‘No’ at the
prompt. Then select the beginning and ending points for the saved
track on the Map Page by pressing ENTER.
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The Saved Track Page
From the Saved Track Page, you can rename a track, view the track
distance, and calculated the area encompassed by the track (you can
calculate area even if the track is open ended). On-screen buttons at the
bottom of the page allow you to save (OK), delete, view the track on the
Map Page, and navigate the track in reverse (TracBack).
Tracks
To view a track on the Map Page:
1. From the Tracks Page, highlight any saved track and press ENTER.
2. Highlight ‘Map’ and press ENTER.
To calculate an area with tracks:
1. From the Tracks Page, press MENU, highlight ‘Area Calculation,’ and
press ENTER.
2. Press ENTER to start calculating as you create tracks on the Map
Page.
The Saved Track Page
3. When you are finished defining the area, press ENTER to stop.
4. Press ENTER again to save the new track to the Saved Tracks List.
Calculating the Area of a Track
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To use the TracBack feature:
Tracks
1. From the Tracks Page or Saved Tracks Page, highlight ‘TracBack’ and
press ENTER.
2. Select the point you want to TracBack to by using the ROCKER key
to move the Panning Arrow on the map. Then press ENTER to start
navigating the TracBack.
3. When the TracBack Navigation Page appears, directions to the
first turn on the track appear at the top of the page. Move in the
direction of the first turn. When you reach the first turn, the display
will provide direction to the next turn, and so on, until you have
reached your destination.
4. To exit TracBack, press the MENU key and select ‘Stop Navigation.’
To create a waypoint on a Saved Track:
Select the point you want to TracBack to and then press
ENTER to begin navigating your track in reverse.
1. From the Tracks Page, highlight a saved track and press ENTER. Then
highlight ‘Map’ and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to move the Panning Arrow to the point you
want to mark as a waypoint. Press ENTER, select ‘Yes,’ and press
ENTER again to display the Mark Waypoint Page.
2. Customize the user waypoint if desired (see p. 16). Then highlight
‘OK’ and press ENTER to save.
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Creating and Using a Route
A route gives you straight-line directions from one point to another,
or from one point to several others. The GPS 60 can store fifty routes
that contain up to 250 points each. You can create routes that include
waypoints or points of interest with the Routes Page. With MapSource
mapping software and your personal computer, you can create complex
routes and transfer them to your GPS 60. Created routes are automatically saved in a list on the Routes Page. You can edit a route at any time.
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Routes
To create a route:
1. From the Main Menu Page, use the ROCKER key to highlight
‘Routes’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight ‘New’ and press ENTER.
3. Highlight <Select Next Point> and press ENTER to add a waypoint
or other point to your route. The Find page appears.
The Routes Page
4. To add a waypoint, select ‘ Waypoints’ and choose the waypoint you
want to add to the route. To add other points, highlight the correct
category and choose the point you want to add to the route. See
“Finding Places,” p. 22 for more information. Then highlight ‘Use’
and press ENTER.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more points to your route. When you
are finished adding points, highlight ‘Navigate’ and press ENTER to
begin using the route, or press QUIT to exit and save the route on
the Routes Page.
Choose ‘<Select Next Point>’ and locate the waypoint you
want to add to the route. Then select ‘Use.’
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Routes
To activate a saved route:
1. From the Main Menu Page, use the ROCKER key to highlight
‘Routes’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the route in the list that you want to use and press ENTER.
3. Highlight ‘Navigate’ and press ENTER.
To stop navigating a route:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU.
2. Highlight ‘Stop Navigation’ and press ENTER.
Starting and Stopping Navigation
Creating a Route with a ‘Go To’
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Creating Routes with a ‘Go To’
You can create a route quickly from your current location to a
waypoint or other point of interest by using the ‘Go To’ feature. Use the
Find Page to search for a waypoint or point of interest. See “Finding
Waypoints,” p. 22, for instructions. Once you have selected a waypoint or
point of interest, highlight ‘Go To’ on the detail page and press ENTER.
Your GPS 60 will create a straight-line route from your present location
to that point.
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Editing Routes
Once you have created a route, it is automatically saved in a list on
the Routes Page. Your GPS 60 names the route using the names of the
first and last waypoints. Highlight a route and press ENTER to view a list
of all the points included in the route. From this page, you can change the
order of the points, insert or replace points, delete points, or use the route
as it is.
Routes
To add a waypoint to a route:
1. Highlight a saved route on the Routes Page and press ENTER. Then
highlight a waypoint or point in the route and press ENTER.
2. Choose ‘Insert’ from the menu and press ENTER.
3. Add a waypoint or other point to a route with the Find Page. See
“Finding Places,” p. 22, for more information.
To remove a waypoint from a route:
From a saved Route Detail Page, highlight a point in the
route and press ENTER to access the point options menu (see
1. Highlight a saved route on the Routes Page and press ENTER. Then
highlight a waypoint or point in the route and press ENTER.
2. Choose ‘Remove’ from the menu and press ENTER.
To change the order of waypoints in a route:
1. Highlight a saved route on the Routes Page and press ENTER. Then
highlight the point you want to move and press ENTER.
2. Choose ‘Move’ from the menu and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER key to move the point up or down in the list. When
you are finished, press ENTER.
The Point Options Menu
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To replace one point in a route with another:
Routes
1. Highlight a saved route on the Routes Page and press ENTER. Then
highlight a waypoint or point in the route and press ENTER.
2. Choose ‘Change’ from the menu and press ENTER.
3. Add a new waypoint or other point from the Find Page. See “Finding
Places,” p. 22, for more information.
To delete the route:
1. Highlight a saved route on the Routes Page and press ENTER. Then
press MENU.
2. Highlight ‘Delete Route’ and press ENTER. Then highlight ‘Yes’ and
press ENTER.
Deleting a Route
To delete all routes:
1. From the Main Menu page, use the ROCKER key to highlight
‘Routes’ and press ENTER.
2. Press MENU to open the Routes Page menu. Highlight ‘Delete All
Routes’ and press ENTER. Then highlight ‘Yes’ and press ENTER.
The Route Detail Page Menu
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Using the Route Detail Page Menu
You can quickly make changes to a route with the Route Detail Page
menu. To access this menu, highlight a saved route on the Routes Page
and press ENTER. Then press MENU. Use the menu to clear a route of
all points, reverse, copy, or delete the route, change the data fields at the
bottom of the page, or restore route defaults.
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Advanced Feature: Changing Route Transition
If you include several points in a route, you may want to use the
Route Transition feature to tell your GPS 60 when you want it to direct
you to a new waypoint in the route. By default, the GPS 60 automatically directs you to the next waypoint; this setting works well in most
cases. You can change the Route Transition for situations where the auto
method fails.
You can choose to navigate to the next point in your route manually (choose ‘Manual’ below), or you can choose to navigate to the next
point when you come within a certain distance of a waypoint (choose
‘Distance’ below).
Routes
To change the Route Transition for a route:
1. From the Main Menu page, use the ROCKER key to highlight
‘Routes’ and press ENTER. Then press MENU.
Route Transition Options
2. Highlight ‘Route Transition Setup’ and press ENTER.
3. Press ENTER, highlight ‘Auto,’ ‘Manual,’ or ‘Distance,’ and press
ENTER. If you select ‘Distance,’ enter a radius in miles in the ‘Radius’
field.
If you choose ‘Manual,’ follow the instructions to advance
a route to the next point. If you choose ‘Distance,’ specify a
radius value.
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The Highway Page
Navigating with the Highway Page
The Highway Page is a three-dimensional view of the route you are
currently navigating. To access the Highway Page, highlight Highway
on the Main Menu Page and press ENTER. As you navigate a route, the
Highway Page displays each upcoming waypoint and visually guides you
to your destination. Your route appears as a dark line. You can zoom in
and out on the graphical display, and you can change the way the Highway Page looks. Keep in mind that if you are not currently navigating a
route, the Highway Page will appear empty.
To navigate using the Highway Page:
1. Create or open a saved route and begin navigating.
2. From the Main Menu Page, highlight ‘Highway’ and press ENTER.
The Highway Page
Press MENU to access a list of options
for the Highway Page.
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3. Press MENU to stop navigating, change the number or type of data
fields that appear, or restore the default data field settings. Highlight
the desired option and press ENTER.
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The Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to customize the GPS 60 to your personal
preferences. Using the Setup Menu, you can save battery life, and you
can change almost any setting on your GPS 60. To access the Setup
Menu, highlight Setup from the Main Menu Page and press ENTER.
The Setup Menu
Saving Battery Life
Using backlighting, WAAS or frequent beep tones can significantly
reduce the life of your batteries. To save battery life, lower the intensity
and timeout of your backlight, use WAAS infrequently, and mute the
beep tones. You can also change your GPS settings to battery-saver mode.
To change backlight settings:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Display’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the ‘Backlight Timeout’ field and press ENTER. Choose ’15
seconds’ to preserve battery life and press ENTER.
3. Change the ‘Backlight Level’ field to a lower percentage by
highlighting it and pressing ENTER, and then pressing the ROCKER
key down.
The Setup Menu Page
To disable WAAS:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘System’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the ‘WAAS’ field and press ENTER. Choose ‘Disabled’ from
the menu and press ENTER.
Adjusting Backlight Timeout and Brightness
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To mute beep tones:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Tones’ and press ENTER.
The Setup Menu
2. Highlight the ‘Mute’ checkbox and press ENTER.
To put GPS in battery-saver mode:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight System and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the ‘GPS’ field and press ENTER. Choose ‘Battery Saver’
from the menu and press ENTER.
Battery Saver Mode
System Setup
The System Setup Page allows you to select from four modes of GPS
operation, enable/disable WAAS, designate battery type, choose a display
text language, and choose what happens when the GPS 60 loses external
power.
To change a System Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘System’ and press ENTER. Use
the ROCKER and ENTER keys to select the feature field and setup
options.
2. With an option for a field highlighted, press ENTER to select. To
view the current GPS 60 software version, press MENU and select
‘Software Version.’
System Setup Page
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Display Setup
The Display Setup Page allows you to set backlight timeout, brightness level and display contrast. You can also change the brightness and
contrast levels by pressing and releasing the POWER key. For instructions on changing backlight levels, and contrast, see p. 6.
GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
Interface Setup
The Interface Setup Page allows you to control the input/output
format used when connecting your unit to a computer, external NMEA
device, DGPS beacon receiver, or other device using a USB or Serial Port
Cable.
The following settings are available:
GARMIN—The proprietary format used to exchange waypoint, route,
track log, and MapSource data with a PC. Use this option when transferring data with MapSource software.
GARMIN DGPS—The proprietary format used with a Garmin differential beacon receiver (e.g., GBR 21). Allows you to tune the beacon
receiver directly from the GPS 60.
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GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
The Serial Format Menu
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NMEA In/NMEA Out—Supports input and output of standard NMEA
0183 version 3.01 data.
Text Out—Allows ASCII text output of location and velocity information. No input.
RTCM In—Provides DGPS input using a standard RTCM SC-104
format. No output.
RTCM In/NMEA Out—Allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM
SC-104 format and supports the output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.01 data.
RTCM In/Text Out—Allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM
SC-104 format and supports the output of simple ASCII text output of
location and velocity information
None—Provides no interfacing capabilities.
GPS Navigation
To change the Serial Data Format:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Interface’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the ‘Serial Format’ field and press ENTER.
3. If you select Text Out and/or RTCM In, additional fields will appear.
Use the ROCKER key to highlight ‘Baud Rate’ and press ENTER. Use
the ROCKER key to highlight the desired setting and press ENTER.
The Setup Menu
4. For Garmin DGPS or RTCM In/NMEA Out, use the ROCKER key to
highlight ‘Beacon’ and press ENTER. Use the ROCKER key to select
‘Scan’ or ‘User’ and press ENTER.
If you select ‘Scan,’ the GPS 60 will automatically direct the beacon
receiver to scan for available beacon transmitters.
If you select ‘User,’ select the ‘Freq’ and ‘Bit Rate’ fields and enter
the appropriate settings. The beacon status, signal-to-noise ratio and
distance to beacon are displayed in the bottom of the page.
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GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
Tones Setup
The Tones Setup Page allows you to customize the signal tones for a
variety of unit features.
To change or mute tones:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Tones’ and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the tone you want to change and
press ENTER. As you scroll down the list of tones, you will hear an
example of each tone. Choose the tone you want to hear and press
ENTER. To mute all tones, highlight ‘Mute’ and press ENTER.
Choose from nineteen different tones for each field, or choose
‘Off’ to turn the tone off for that field.
Page Sequence Setup
The Page Sequence Setup Page allows you to reorder any of the Main
Pages and add additional pages to the Main Page cycle. If you add a page
to the sequence, it no longer appears in the Main Menu.
To move, insert, or remove a page:
1. From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Page Sequence’ and press ENTER.
2. To move a page in the order, highlight the page and press ENTER.
Select ‘Move,’ then move Up or Down until the desired position is
displayed and press ENTER.
3. To insert a new page, highlight the page after the point where you
want to insert and press ENTER. Select ‘Insert,’ then choose a page
from the displayed list and press ENTER.
4. To remove a page, highlight the page and press ENTER. Select
‘Remove’ and press ENTER.
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GPS Navigation
Using the Map Setup Feature
The map display for your GPS 60 is user-configurable. The Map
Setup pages let you change map orientation, text size, track display, map
item display, detailed map data display and more. You may want to wait
until you are more familiar with the operation of your unit before you
change Map Setup features. To open the Map Setup page, do one of the
following:
• From the Setup Menu, highlight ‘Map’ and press ENTER.
• From the Map Page, press the MENU key, select ‘Setup Map,’
and press ENTER.
Each page is represented by an icon at the top of the screen. To switch
between Map Setup Pages, press the ROCKER key up until the icons at
the top of the screen are highlighted. Then press the ROCKER key right
or left to move between pages.
The Setup Menu
Access the Map Setup menu from the Setup Page or from the
Map Page. Select ‘Setup Map’ from the Map Page menu.
Map Setup—General Settings
The first page of the Map Setup feature is the General Settings Page.
Use this page to select the map orientation (see p. 9). Auto Zoom automatically sets the map scale to include the beginning and ending points of
a route. Detail sets the degree of map detail displayed.
Map Setup—General
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GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
Map Setup—Tracks Settings
The second page contains Tracks settings. You have settings for maximum zoom for viewing saved tracks and active track logs. You can set the
number of track points for recording a track and select either a bearing or
course line for navigating a track.
Map Setup—Points Settings
The third page of the map setup feature allows you determine the map
scale at which various map features display. You turn off the display, set it
to ‘Auto,’ or select a value from 20 feet to 500 miles.
Map Setup—Tracks
Map Setup—Points
Map Setup—Text
Map Setup—Information
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Map Setup—Text Settings
The fourth page of the Map Setup feature is the Text Settings Page.
Use this page to select the text size for descriptions of map items on the
Map Page. You can select from Small, Medium, or Large.
Map Setup—Information Settings
This page of the Map Setup feature displays a list of downloaded POI
data. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the desired map and then the
ENTER key to show it on the map display or turn it off. Press the MENU
key to access a list of options for displaying these maps.
Geocache Setup
The Geocache Setup Page allows you to configure geocaching
settings. Refer to the Garmin website for details and how to download
geocache locations from the internet (http://www.garmin.com).
GPS
Navigation
GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
To use the Geocache Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight ‘Geocache’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the symbols fields and press ENTER to change from the
default open and closed geocache symbols. Select “Yes” or “No” for
Calendar entry when found.
NOTE: Before setting up and placing physical geocache stations
on public or private land, be certain you are not in violation of
ordinances or laws governing use of these properties.
Marine Setup
The Marine Setup Page allows you to set alarms and customize other
features specific to maritime navigation.
To use the Marine Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight ‘Marine’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the box in front of each field to activate the desired alarm
and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the field adjacent to each checked box, press ENTER and
use the Number Keypad to enter the value for each alarm. Highlight
“OK” and press ENTER to close.
Deep and shallow water alarms require
NMEA sonar input. interfacing.
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GPS Navigation
The Setup Menu
Time Setup
The Time Setup Page allows you to set the correct time for your
geographic location.
To use the Time Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight ‘Time’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Time Format field and press ENTER to choose from 12
or 24 (Military Time) hour formats.
3. Highlight the Time Zone field and press ENTER to choose the correct
zone for your location. If you selected ‘Other,’ you must enter the
correct Universal Time Coordinate for your location. Refer the UTC
Chart on p. 70.
4. Highlight the ‘Daylight Savings Time’ field and choose from ‘Yes,’
‘No,’ and ‘Auto.’
Units Setup
The Units Setup Page allows you to select units of measurement for
your GPS 60.
To use the Units Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight ‘Units’ and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to highlight the various units
fields and select the desired units from the lists displayed.
For more information about selecting Position Formats and Map
Datums, refer to p. 71.
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Heading Setup
The Heading Setup Page allows you to specify the type of heading
display and the type of North Reference used to calculate your heading.
Unless you have a working knowledge of Headings and North Referencing, we recommended that you use the default values.
The Setup Menu
To use the Heading Setup feature:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight Heading and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Display field, press ENTER and select from Cardinal
Letters, Degrees or Mils to display the heading value.
3. Highlight the North Reference field, press ENTER and select from
True North, Magnetic North, Grid North, or User Grid North.
Welcome Page Setup
The Welcome Page Setup Page allows you to insert a message such as
on the Welcome Page each time you turn on your unit.
To display a greeting on the Welcome Page:
1. From the Setup Page, highlight ‘Welcome Message’ and press
ENTER.
2. Use the keypad at the base of the screen to enter your welcome
message. Use the ROCKER key to select text and press ENTER to
place text.
3. When completed, highlight “OK” on the keypad and press ENTER to
close.
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GPS Features
Calendar
Calendar
The Calendar allows you to view Sunrise/Sunset times, moon phase,
and Hunt and Fish probabilities on a given day. Waypoints are automatically added to the calendar on the day you create them. You can add a
waypoint to a date if you want to navigate to it. The calendar displays a
day, week or month format.
To use the Calendar:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Calendar’ and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the day you want to view
information for and press ENTER to display the page for that day.
The Calendar Page—
Week Format
3. To add waypoints, press the MENU key to display the Options Menu.
Highlight ‘Add Point’ and press ENTER to display the Find Feature
Menu.
4. Select the type of point you want to place on the Day Page (see p.
22 for details on using the Find Feature). From the Information Page,
highlight ‘Use’ and press ENTER to place the point reference on the
Day Page.
5. To remove points from a Day Page, press MENU to display the
Options Menu. Select ‘Remove Points’ and press ENTER to display
the Remove Points Options List.
On each day page, you can view sunrise and
sunset times, hunting and fishing information and
wapoints associated with that day.
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6. To view other calendar formats, Sun and Moon or Hunt and Fish
extended data for a specific date and location, press the MENU key
and use the ROCKER key to choose the type of data you want to
view.
GPS Features
Alarm Clock
The Alarm Clock Feature turns your GPS 60 into an alarm clock. You
can choose from different alarm tones and use the “Snooze” feature to
delay the alarm for an additional seven minutes.
Alarm Clock and Calculator
To set the Alarm Clock:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Alarm Clock’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the ‘Alarm Time’ field and press ENTER. Use the Number
Keypad to set the desired alarm time. Then select ‘OK.’
3. Highlight the ‘Alarm Mode’ field and press ENTER. Select ‘On’ and
press ENTER.
4. Highlight the Alarm Beep field and select the type of alarm tone
desired.
When you turn the alarm On, an ‘Alarm Set’ message appears and
asks if you want to turn the unit off. When the set time arrives, the
unit will turn on and sound the alarm. Press any key to silence the
alarm.
The Alarm Clock Page
Calculator
Menu
Calculator
The Calculator feature allows you to use your GPS 60 as a calculator.
You can select either a Standard or Scientific calculator and can change
the settings to degrees or radians with the Options Menu (press MENU).
To use the Calculator:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Calculator’ and press ENTER.
The Calculator Page
2. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to operate the calculator.
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GPS Features
Stopwatch
This feature allows you to use the GPS 60 as a stopwatch, which
includes a lap timer. You may also have the unit record the lap time
based on distance. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Stopwatch’ and press
ENTER.
Stopwatch
To start, stop, lap, and reset the stopwatch:
Stopwatch
Menu
1. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the ‘Start’ field and then press
ENTER. When the timer is running, highlight ‘Lap’ and press ENTER
to mark a lap manually. Select ‘Stop’ to stop the watch.
2. With the watch stopped, highlight ‘Reset’ and press ENTER to reset
the watch.
Stopwatch Page
Lap
Distance
To use the ‘Lap by Distance’ feature:
1. Press the MENU key and select ‘Lap by Distance.’ Press ENTER. To
return to lapping manually, press MENU and select ‘Lap by Button
Press.’
2. To set the lap distance value, press MENU again, select ‘Set Lap
Distance,’ and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the field you want to change
and then press ENTER. Enter a new value and press ENTER. Then
highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
Setting Lap By Distance
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GPS Features
Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Tables show you the positions of the sun and
moon relative to the Earth. You can view sun and moon positions for any
time, date and location on Earth.
The Sun and Moon Page also displays sunrise, sunset, moonrise and
moonset times for the selected time, date and location. On-screen buttons
allow you to animate the movement of the sun and moon and stop at a
given time/date. Press Play
to begin animating, press Fast-forward
to speed up animation, and press Stop
to stop animation.
Sun and Moon
To display sun and moon locations for a specified time,
date and location:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Sun and Moon’ and press ENTER.
2. To view the predictions for a different date and time, select the
‘Date’ and ‘Time’ fields and enter a new date and time.
3. To view the predictions for a different location, select the ‘Location’
field and choose ‘Use Map’ or ‘Use Find Menu’ to specify a new
location.
The Sun and Moon Page
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GPS Features
Hunt and Fish
Hunt and Fish
The Hunt and Fish Tables provide you with a listing of predicted
best times for hunting and fishing for a chosen date and location. Keep
in mind that these times are just an estimate based on the position of the
moon.
To display hunting and fishing predictions:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Hunt and Fish’ and press ENTER.
The current date and location are displayed in the date and location
fields at the top of the page.
2. To view the predictions for a different date, select the ‘Date’ field
and enter a new date.
3. To view the predictions for a different location, select the ‘Location’
field and choose one of the options:
Hunt and Fish Page
Choose ‘Use Map’ to select a point on the map using the Panning
Arrow. Then press ENTER to display the table for that location. The
Location field will now state ‘Map Location.’
Choose ‘Use Find Menu’ to select a point from the Find Page (see p.
22 for instructions). When you select a point, highlight ‘Use’ at the
bottom of the item information page and press ENTER. The hunting
and fishing times for that location appear.
4. To return to the current date, press MENU and choose ‘Current
Location’.
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GPS Features
Games
The GPS 60 includes games as an entertainment feature. Most of
these games are GPS-based, and all of them are fun!
Note: When playing any of the virtual games (where you are
moving about on a real playing field), use reasonable and prudent
caution in selecting an area free of hazards such a holes, obstructions or proximity to vehicular traffic. Playing these games may
distract your attention from observing objects in your path.
Games
To select and play a game:
1. From the Main Menu, highlight ‘Games’ and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the game you want to play and press ENTER. When you
finish reading the instruction message, press ENTER to start the
game.
Memory Race
This is a GPS virtual game where you are the playing piece in the
center of a virtual “memory board.” 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 ENTER to view the symbol. Press the
QUIT key to stop play.
The Games Page
Memory Race
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GPS Features
To adjust the Grid or Square Size in custom mode:
Games
1. Highlight the ‘Grid Size’ or ‘Square Size’ field and press ENTER to
select from the options lists. Press ENTER to make your selection.
2. Highlight ‘Start’ and press ENTER to begin the game.
3. Highlight ‘Re-Center’ and press ENTER to place yourself back in the
middle of the game board.
Virtua Maze
This GPS game creates a virtual maze on the screen. You are placed
at a central position in the maze and must explore the maze and collect
flags. The lower right corner of the screen tells you how many flags
remain. The lower left corner is a timer displaying the elapsed time. The
Difficulty Level determines how much of the maze you can see at one
time. Viewing less of the maze makes the game more difficult.
HINT: Pressing the ENTER key and selecting ‘Cheat On’ will enable a
“cheat mode.” Enabling this mode will penalize you by five minutes and
count seconds by 10 instead of 2. Turn the cheat mode Off by pressing
the ENTER key.
Geko Smak
Geko Smak is a GPS based game that features you as the player piece.
In measured rhythm, Gekos will appear on the screen. Before the Geko
disappears, move toward the Geko and press the ENTER key to smack
the Geko with a hammer. If you get the Geko, an “!” mark displays above
the hammer. If no “!” appears, you missed.
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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 are Easy, Normal and Hard. These levels determine how often Gekos appear. The pace quickens and values vary as
difficulty levels increase.
Games
Nibbons
In this GPS game, you must walk around the board collecting the
flags as they appear. As you walk, your “tail” will grow. You may travel
anywhere on the screen but you cannot walk on your tail, or you will lose
a life. As an added challenge, you must also avoid the Skulls that chase
after you.
Gekoids
This GPS game, which can be played without GPS on, is all about
blasting gekoids. You are the ship, and you can survive only when you
avoid getting hit. Before you begin to play, check your game settings.
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.
Press the ENTER key to start and blast away!
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GPS Features
Games
Beast Hunt
Although not a true GPS game, Beast Hunt requires some navigation
skills. You must find and defeat the dragon with an arrow (before the
dragon gets you!) while navigating a maze of platforms. From time to
time you will be transported by slides that curve or move you diagonally.
The game consists of several difficulty levels and an extended or limited
visibility option. When you lose a game, the screen will display the
layout of hazards, slide and warning platforms. A scoreboard keeps track
of your wins and loses.
To play Beast Hunt:
1. Select ‘Beast Hunt’ from the Games Menu and press ENTER to
display the game prompt window.
2. Read the prompt and then press ENTER to display the Difficulty
Options window. Make your choice and press ENTER. Then choose
one of the Visibility Options and press ENTER to begin the game.
3. Use the ROCKER key to jump from platform to platform.
When you land on a shaded platform, that means you are one or
two steps from the dragon. A platform with a circle means you
are next to a pit. If you fall into a pit you lose. If you jump into the
dragon you lose. If you shoot an arrow at the dragon and miss you
lose.
To defeat the dragon, use ENTER to place an arrow in a shaded
platform. Use the ROCKER key to point and ENTER to shoot. You
must shoot when you are right next to the dragon!
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Appendices
Accessories (included with the unit)
Wrist Strap—Provides convenient method for carrying the unit.
Belt Clip—Attaches to the back of the unit and clips to belt or waistband.
USB Interface Cable—Provides connection to a PC for data transfer.
Also includes MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD-ROM with
USB Drivers.
Owner’s Manual—Start up instructions and detailed operation reference.
Quick Start Guide—Abbreviated overview of unit operation and
reference.
Appendix A: Accessories
NOTE: Refer to the list of accessories on the unit packaging.
Optional Accessories (not included with the unit)
Cigarette Lighter Adapter—Provides power from an automobile
cigarette lighter.
A/C Adapter—Provides operation from AC power.
GA 27C Remote GPS Antenna—Allows enhanced satellite acquisition.
MapSource CD-ROMs—Allows transfer of detailed map data.
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Appendix A: Accessories
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PC Interface Cable—Provides connection to a PC for data transfer.
PC Interface Cable with Auxiliary Power Supply—Provides connection to a PC for data transfer.
Interface Cable—Wiring harness. Bare wire connections for data
input/output.
Carrying Case—Provides protection during transport of the unit.
Auto Mount Kit—Allows installation on a vehicle dash.
Marine Mount Kit—Allows installation on a boat.
Suction Mount Kit—Allows installation on a vehicle windshield.
Bicycle Mount Kit—Allows installation on bicycle handlebar.
Appendices
Installing the Belt Clip and Wrist Strap
Appendix A: Accessories
Wrist Strap Installation
Belt Clip Knob
twist left (counterclockwise) to
remove from back of unit
Suction Mount Kit
Auto Dash Mount Kit
Slide belt clip
on or off the
Belt Clip Knob
Marine Mount Kit
Belt Clip
(attaches to belt or waistband)
Back of GPS 60
Bicycle Mount Kit
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Appendices
Appendices
Appendix B: Specifications
Physical
Case:
Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC-60529
IPX7 (Submersible 1 meter @ 30 minutes)
Size:
6.1”H x 2.4”W x 1.3”D
Weight:
5.2 ounces (147 g) without batteries installed
7.0 ounces (198 g) with batteries
Display:
1.4”W x 2.1”H, high-contrast, 4-level gray LCD
with
backlighting (160 x 240 pixels)
Antenna:
Built-in quad helix, with remote antenna capability
Keypad:
Nine multifunction backlit keys
Operating Range: 5 to 158oF (-15 to 70oC)1
Performance
Receiver:
WAAS enabled, 12 parallel channel
Acquisition Time:
Warm: Approximately 15 seconds
Cold: Approximately 45 seconds
AutoLocate™: Approximately 2 minutes
Update Rate: Once per second, continuous
GPS Accuracy
Position: < 15 meters (49 feet), 95% typical2
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
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DGPS Accuracy
Position: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet), 95% typical3
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Dynamics:
Performs to specifications to 6 g’s
Interfaces:
NMEA 0183 version 3.01, RTCM SC-104 (for
DGPS
corrections) and RS-232 and USB for PC
interface
Data Storage Life:
Indefinite: no memory battery required
POI Storage: Internal; approximately 1 MB
Power
Source:
Battery Life:
Two 1.5 volt AA batteries or 12 V Adapter Cable, or
up to 36 VDC external power
Up to 28 hours4
Appendices
Appendices
Appendix B: Specifications
Notes
Specifications subject to change without notice.
1. The temperature rating of the GPS 60 may exceed the
usable range of some batteries. Some batteries can rupture
at high temperatures.
2. Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS
under the U.S. DoD imposed Selective Availability (SA)
Program.
3. With optional Garmin GBR 21 Beacon Receiver input.
4. Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their
capacity as the temperature decreases. Use Lithium batteries when operating the GPS 60 in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting and/or audible
tones significantly reduces battery life.
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Appendices
Appendices
Appendix C:
Data Field Options
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The following list provides a brief description of each data field option. Some of these options are supported only by devices interfaced to
your GPS 60.
Accuracy GPS—The current accuracy of your GPS determined location.
Bearing—The compass direction from your current position to a destination point.
Course—The desired path of travel from your starting point to your
destination point.
Depth—The depth of water from sonar NMEA input.
Distance To Destination—The entire distance, from beginning to end, of
a route.
Distance To Next—The distance to the next point on a route.
ETA At Destination—The estimated time that you will arrive at your
destination, if you maintain your current speed and course.
ETA At Next—The estimated time that you will arrive at the next point on
your route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Elevation—The distance above or below mean sea level.
Glide Ratio—The ratio of horizontal distance traveled to vertical distance.
Glide Ratio To Dest—The glide ratio required to descend from your present position and elevation to the destination’s elevation.
Heading—Your direction of travel as indicated by a compass, in degrees
or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
Odometer—The total distance you have traveled for all trips.
Off Course—The distance off your direct course line, right or left.
Pointer—The arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point
on a route.
Speed—Your current vehicle speed can be measured in miles per hour,
kilometers per hour or knots.
Speed–Maximum—The maximum speed you have attained since the Trip
Computer was reset.
Speed–Moving Avg.—The average speed while you were moving.
(Continued on next page).
Appendices
Appendices
Appendix C:
Data Field Options
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Appendix C:
Data Field Options
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Speed–Overall Avg.—The average speed determined by both the moving
and stopped time and speed.
Sunrise—The time of sunrise for the current date and location.
Sunset—The time of sunset for the current date and location.
Time To Destination—The estimated time enroute to your final destination, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time To Next—The estimated time enroute to the next point on your
route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time of Day—The current time and date. It can be displayed in 12 or 24
hour format in local time or universal (UTC) time.
To Course—Your direction of travel to get back on course.
Trip Odometer—The running total of distance traveled since the Trip
Computer was reset.
Trip Time–Moving—The length of time your vehicle has been in motion,
since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Time–Stopped—The length of time that the vehicle has been stopped
(stationary) while the unit was powered On and tracking your location
(since the Trip Computer was reset).
Appendices
Trip Time–Total—The total time the unit has been tracking since the Trip
Computer was reset.
Turn—The direction of, and distance to, the next turn on an active route.
Velocity Made Good—The rate of closure on a destination based upon
your current speed and course of travel.
Vertical Speed—The rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Vertical Speed To Dest—The measurement of your rate of accent to a
predetermined height.
Water Speed—The data acquired from measurement devices interfaced to
the GPS 60 is used to calculate your current speed over water.
Water Temperature—The temperature of water at a measured depth using
measurement devices interfaced to the GPS 60.
Waypoint At Destination—The last point on a route, your destination.
Waypoint At Next—The next point on your route.
Appendix C:
Data Field Options
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Appendices
Appendices
Appendix D: Interfacing
and Loading Map Data
Universal Serial
Bus (USB) Port
Serial
Communications
Port
Connecting the GPS 60 to Your Computer
The GPS connects to a personal computer with either a USB connector cable or a serial port cable . You must connect to a computer to load
Garmin MapSource data. Refer to the MapSource User’s Guide provided
with your MapSource CDs for instructions on installing and loading
MapSource data to your GPS 60.
To connect to your computer with a USB connector:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back of the GPS 60 and insert
the smaller connector on the USB cable (provided with the unit) into
the matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC USB port. If your
computer has more than one USB port, use the port on the back of
your computer for best results.
3. Set your GPS 60 interface setting to GARMIN format (see p. 43).
Lift Cover
Lift Cover
To connect with a Serial Port connector:
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the back of the GPS 60 and
insert the round indexed connector on the cable into the matching
port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC Serial Port or other
appropriate device.
3. Set your GPS 60 interface setting to the appropriate interface format
(see p. 43).
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Appendices
Transferring MapSource Map Data
If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource Points of Interest (POI)
CD-ROM, you may want to transfer detailed data to access enhanced
Find and Routing features. The GPS 60 accepts up to 1 MB of data from
POI MapSource products. It is not possible to transfer 3rd party maps
into Garmin products.
POI data transfer requires the use of a PC, a Garmin MapSource CDROM, and the Universal Service Bus (USB) cable supplied with this unit.
Follow detailed instructions for data transfer in the MapSource Setup
Guide and User’s Manual. Note that downloading maps will overwrite
any maps already downloaded to the unit,including the Points of Interest
database provided with the GPS 60. However, the data provided by
MapSource is more detailed than the pre-loaded data on the GPS 60.
Appendices
Appendix D: Interfacing
and Loading Map Data
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Appendices
Appendix E: UTC Offset Chart
Longitudinal Zone
E007.5° to E022.5°
E022.5° to E037.5
E052.5° to E067.5°
E067.5° to E082.5°
E082.5° to E097.5°
E097.5° to E112.5°
E112.5° to E122.5°
E122.5° to E127.5°
E127.5° to E142.5°
E142.5° to E157.5°
E157.5° to E172.5°
E172.5° to E180.5°
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Offset
+01.00
+02.00
+03.00
+04.00
+05.00
+06.00
+07.00
+08.00
+09.00
+10.00
+11.00
+12.00
This chart is provided to help you determine the time offset settings
for your current location if it is not in one of the time zones listed on the
Time Setup Page. To change the UTC Offset, see p. 48. To determine
your longitudinal zone, press and hold the MARK key and observe the
longitude value in the Mark Waypoint Location field. It should fall within
the sets of values on the chart below. Press the QUIT key to avoid marking a waypoint.
Longitudinal Zone
W180.0° to W172.5°
W172.5° to W157.5°
W157.5° to W142.5°
W142.5° to W127.5°
W127.5° to W112.5°
W112.5° to W097.5°
W097.5° to W082.5°
W082.5° to W067.5°
W067.5° to W052.5°
W052.5° to W037.5°
W037.5° to W022.5°
W022.5° to W007.5°
W007.5° to E007.5°
Offset
-12.00
-11.00
-10.00
-09.00
-08.00
-07.00
-06.00
-05.00
-04.00
-03.00
-02.00
-01.00
-0.00
Appendices
What are Map Datums, and which should I use?
A datum is a mathematical model of the Earth which approximates
the shape of the Earth, and enables calculations to be carried out in a
consistent and accurate manner. The datum is physically represented by
a framework of ground monuments (i.e. trig. stations) whose positions
have been accurately measured and calculated on this reference surface.
Lines of latitude and longitude on a map or chart are referenced to a
specific map datum. Every chart has a map datum reference and the GPS
60 can be set to match most of those commonly used.
If you are navigating and comparing the GPS coordinates to a map,
chart or other reference, the map datum in the GPS unit should be set to
the same datum as the map or chart to insure the most accurate navigation.
What is a Position Format, and which should I use?
Your current location can be viewed on the GPS in the form of coordinates. Since different maps and charts use different location formats,
Garmin GPS units allow you to choose the correct coordinate system for
the type of map you are using. The most common format is latitude and
longitude, which is utilized by all Garmin units. On most models, you
may choose to change the position format to use with other coordinate
systems. UTM/UPS (Universal Transverse Mercator/Universal Polar
Stereographic) are easy-to-use metric grids that are found on most USGS
topographic quadrangle maps. Several other grids, including a user-definable grid (for the advanced user), may also be selected.
Appendix F: Map Datums and
Position Formats
Map Datums are based on a mathematical model of the Earth.
Position
Formats
Map Datums
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Appendices
Appendix G: WAAS and DGPS
What is WAAS?
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an F.A.A. funded
project to improve the overall integrity of the GPS signal. It is a spacebased system that broadcasts integrity information and correction data as
determined by ground reference stations (see DGPS below). At this time
the system is still in the developmental stage with a goal of providing
reliable signals with an accuracy of 7 meters (21-22 ft.) both horizontally and vertically 95% of the time. Current tests have shown the actual
accuracy to be on the order of 2-3 meters. For more information, go to
http://gps.faa.gov/Programs/WAAS/waas.htm.
What is Differential GPS (DGPS)?
The U.S. and Canadian governments (among others) have set up
Differential GPS (DGPS) stations to transmit correction signals. They are
operational in coastal areas and on many navigable river systems. The
DGPS system is available for use without fee.
In addition to compensating for errors in the position, these corrections signals can also correct for deliberate degradation of the accuracy of
GPS by the U.S. Department of Defense under their Selective Availability
(SA) program.
Refer to the U.S. Coast Guard’s web site: http://www.navcen.uscg.
gov/ for locations and the status of the differential sites. Using DGPS
requires additional equipment.
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(-) Ground
()
Data Out
()
Garmin Proprietary Sentences:
PGRME (estimated error), PGRMM (datum string), 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. The Garmin GBR 21 is the
recommended beacon receiver for use with the GPS 60. 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 USB Interface Cable provided with
this unit allows you to connect your GPS
60 to a
PC-compatible computer’s USB port.
Appendix H: Interface
Wiring Diagram
Data In
()
NMEA 0183 Version 3.01 Approved Sentences:
GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE,
GPVTG, GPWPL, GPBOD
Appendices
Appendices
()
Interface formats are selected from the Interface Setup on page 43
of this manual. The input/output lines on your GPS 60 are RS-232
compatible, allowing easy 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 3.01 interface format is supported by the
GPS 60 and enables the unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
(+) Power
Cable Plug End View
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Appendices
Appendix I: 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.
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.
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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Index
Index
A
Accessories 59
Alarm Clock 51
B
Backlighting 6, 39
Batteries
installing 1
Battery-saver mode 40
Battery Compartment 3
Bearing Pointer 12
Beast Hunt 58
Belt Clip 3, 61
C
Calculator 51
Calendar 50
Cities
finding 25
Compass Page 5, 12
Connecting to a Computer 68
Contact Garmin i
Contrast 6
Course Pointer 12
ENTER Key 2
Geko Smak 56
Geocache Points
finding 24
setup 47
Go To 34
GPS Antenna 3
Guidance Text 10
F
H
D
Data Field Options 64
Declutter 11
DGPS 72
E
FCC Compliance v
Finding Places 22
by name 22
cities 25
geocache points 24
near current location 22
points of interest (POI) 26
recently found places 27
waypoints 23
Find key 2
G
Games 55
Garmin Mode 41
Gekoids 57
Highway Page 38
Hunt and Fish 54
I
IN/OUT key 2
Information Page Options Menu 27
Initialization 4
Interface Wiring Diagram 73
K
Key Functions
learning 2
M
Main Menu Page 5, 15
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Index
Index
Main Pages 5
MapSource 22
loading data 69
Map Datums 71
Map Page 5, 8
decluttering 11
display 9
orientation 9, 45
panning 8
zooming 8
Map Setup 45
general 45
information 46
points 46
text 46
tracks 46
Mark Key 2
Measuring Distance 11
Memory Race 55
MENU Key 2
P
N
Recently Found Places
viewing 27
ROCKER Key 2
Nibbons 57
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PAGE Key 2
Page Sequence
changing 44
Panning 8
Points of Interest (POI)
finding 26
loading data 69
Points of Interest Data 22
Position Formats 71
POWER Key 2
Product Registration. i
Product Support i
Projecting a Waypoint 20
Proximity Waypoints
creating new 21
Q
Quit Key 2
R
Routes 33
activating 34
adding a waypoint 35
changing order of points 35
changing route transition 37
creating 33
creating from a ‘Go To’ 34
deleting 36
editing 35
removing a waypoint 35
replacing points 36
stop navigating 34
Route Transition 37
S
Satellite Page 4, 5, 7
choosing new location 7
Saving Battery Life 39
Serial Data Format 43
Serial Port 68
Setup Menu 39
display 41
geocache 47
heading 49
Index
Index
interface 41
marine 47
page sequence 44
system 40
time 48
units 48
welcome message 49
Specifications 62
Status Bar 6
Stopwatch 52
Sun and Moon 53
T
Time
changing 48
UTC offset 70
Tones 44
changing 44
muting 40
TracBack 32
Tracks 29
calculating area with 31
creating waypoint on 32
saving 30
track log 29
using Tracback 32
viewing 31
Trip Computer Page 5, 14
resetting 14
U
Units
changing 48
USB Port 3, 68
UTC Offset 70
V
Virtua Maze 56
W
creating on tracks 32
deleting 19
editing 18
finding 23
Man Overboard 17
moving 19
projecting 20
proximity 21
Welcome Message
creating 49
Wrist Strap
installing 61
Z
Zooming 8
WAAS 72
enabling/disabling 39
Warranty 74
Waypoints 16
adding to route 35
averaging location 18
creating at another location 17
creating at current location 16
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Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this GPS 60 product is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin Web site for your Garmin product:
http://www.garmin.com/products/gps60/. Click Manuals and then select the Declaration of Conformity.
Industry Canada Compliance
This Category II radiocommunication device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.”
Online Auction Purchases: 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.
International Purchases: A separate warranty is provided by international distributors for units purchased outside the United States.
This warranty is provided by the local in-country distributor and this distributor provides local service for your unit. Distributor
warranties are only valid in the area of intended distribution. Units purchased in the United States or Canada must be returned to the
Garmin service center in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
The Garmin GPS 60 has no user-serviceable parts. Should you ever encounter a problem with your unit, please take it to an authorized Garmin dealer for repairs.
Unauthorized repairs or modifications could result in permanent damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and your authority
to operate this device under Part 15 regulations.
For the latest free software updates (excluding map data)
throughout the life of your Garmin products, visit the
Garmin web site at www.garmin.com
© Copyright 2006 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Garmin Corporation
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