Owner`s manual | Garmin GPSMAP 60 GPS Receiver User Manual

GPSMAP 60
®
map navigator
owner’s manual
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GPSmap 60
Introduction
Preface
Thank you for choosing the Garmin GPSmap 60 handheld navigation
system. This Owner’s Manual and Reference Guide is comprised of the
following sections:
Introduction—contains the Garmin software license agreement, FCC
and safety information, the Table of Contents and an overview of the
GPSmap 60 functional features.
Getting Started— takes you through installing batteries, using the
unit control buttons, initializing the GPS receiver, etc.
GPS Navigation—takes you through the process of navigating with
your GPSmap 60 and how to use GPS Navigation to customize the
operation of your GPSmap 60.
GPS Features—provides detailed descriptions of additional GPS
enhanced features such as the Calendar, Hunt and Fish, Sun and Moon
and Games, Also included in this section are a few non-GPS features
such as the Calculator, a non-GPS enhanced game, etc.
Appendices—provides you with additional information about your
GPSmap 60 and an index by subject.
Preface
Contact Garmin
If you should encounter any difficulty while using
your GPSmap 60, or if you have any questions,
in the U.S.A. contact Garmin Product Support by
phone at 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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Software License Agreement
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSmap 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.
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The GPSmap 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.
FCC Compliance
Information
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.
The GPSmap 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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Warnings and Precautions
CAUTION: Use the GPSmap® 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 prior to actual use. When in actual use, carefully compare indications from the GPSmap® 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.
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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.
Warnings and Precautions
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 GPSmap 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.
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Warnings and Precautions
Important
Because the Garmin GPSmap 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
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Do Not Place Unsecured
on the Vehicle Dash
Do Not Mount in Front of an
Airbag Field of Deployment
Safety Warnings and Cautions—Read This First!
WARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the
owner/operator of a vehicle with the GPSmap 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 GPSmap 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.
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Introduction...............................................i-viii
Preface.........................................................................................i
Software License Agreement........................................................ii
FCC Compliance Information....................................................iii
Warnings and Precautions......................................................iv-vi
Table of Contents................................................................vii-viii
Section 2: Getting Started..........................................1-7
Battery Installation and Start Up.................................................1 .
Key Functions.............................................................................2 ..
Unit Features.............................................................................3 ...
Initialization..............................................................................4 ...
The Satellite Page.......................................................................4..
Navigating with the GPSmap 60................................................5 .
The Main Page Sequence............................................................6 .
The Main Page Features............................................................7
Section 3: GPS Navigation.......................................8-56
The Map Page............................................................................8 ..
The Compass Page...................................................................14 ..
The Trip Computer Page..........................................................16 ..
Using Waypoints......................................................................17 ..
Using Find...............................................................................21 ..
The Main Menu.......................................................................33
Using Tracks......................................................................34
Using Routes......................................................................39
The Highway Page.............................................................44
The Setup Menu................................................................45
System Setup..............................................................45
Interface Setup...........................................................46
Tones Setup...............................................................48
Page Sequence Setup..................................................48
Map Setup.................................................................49
Routing Setup............................................................52
Geocache Setup..........................................................53
Marine Setup..............................................................53
Time Setup.................................................................54
Units Setup.................................................................54
Heading Setup............................................................55
Welcome Page Setup...................................................55 .......
Proximity Waypoints.........................................................56
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Section 4: GPS Features.........................................57-65
Calendar...................................................................................57
Alarm Clock.............................................................................58
Calculator.................................................................................58
Stopwatch.................................................................................59
Sun and Moon Tables..............................................................60H
unt and Fish Tables..............................................................61 ....
GPS Enhanced Games............................................................62 .
Non-Enhanced Game............................................................65
Section 5: Appendices............................................66-82
Accessories...............................................................................66 .
Specifications............................................................................68
Data Field Definitions..............................................................70
Connecting the GPSmap 60 to a Computer.............................74 .
Downloading MapSource Map Data........................................75
UTC Offset Chart....................................................................76 .
Map Datums and Position Formats..........................................77 .
WAAS and DGPS.....................................................................78W
iring Diagram ......................................................................79 .....
Index.......................................................................................80...
Limited Warranty.........................................................................82
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Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
The GPSmap 60 operates on two “AA” batteries (not included), which
are located in the back of the unit. Alkaline or NiMH batteries may be
used (see page 45 for setting the battery type.) Stored data will not be
lost when batteries are removed.
Important Note
When replacing batteries, use only new or fully charged batteries.
Do not mix Alkaline and NiMH batteries. Rechargeable batteries
may typically display less capacity than disposable batteries.
To install batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover from the
back of the unit by turning the D-Ring 1/4
turn counter-clockwise and pulling out.
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 leakage and damage to the battery
compartment.
2. Insert the batteries, observing the
proper polarity. A polarity diagram
can be found molded into
Locking
Pin Slot
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.
USE BY: 2009
Extensive use of backlighting and/or WAAS as well as key beep
tones will significantly reduce battery life.
USE BY: 2009
3. Reinstall the battery cover by inserting
the bottom slot over the tab at the
base of the unit and reinserting the
locking pin in the back of the unit.
Turn the D-Ring 1/4 turn clockwise
to lock in place.
Battery Installation and
Start Up
To set backlighting intensity and timeout, see page 46.
To disable WAAS, see page 45.
To mute the beep tones, see page 48.
Battery Compartment
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Getting Started
POWER/BACKLIGHT/CONTRAST Key
• Press and hold to turn unit On/Off.
• Press and release to display backlighting and contrast controls.
Key Functions
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
• From the Map Page, press to zoom
in or out.
• From any other page, press to scroll
up or down a list.
ROCKER Key
• Move Up/Down or Right/Left to
move through lists, highlight fields,
on-screen buttons, icons, enter data
or move the map panning arrow.
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PAGE Key
• Press to cycle through the main
pages.
• Press when using the on-screen
keyboard to close.
FIND Key
• Press and release at any time to
view the Find Menu Page.
• Press and hold for MOB.
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.
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IN
OUT
FIND
PAGE
MENU
MARK
QUIT
ENTER
MENU Key
• Press and release to view options
for a page.
• Press twice to view the Main
Menu.
ENTER Key
• Press and release to enter highlighted options, data or confirm
on-screen messages.
Belt Clip/Auxiliary Connector Mount
• Clips to a belt for convenient access
when hiking or walking.
Auxiliary GPS Antenna Connector (under
weather cover)
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Getting Started
Unit Features
GPS Helix Antenna
• Provides quick satellite acquisition.
• Provides connection to a remote GPS
antenna with MCX connector.
External Power and Data Connector
Port (under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for data
transfer.
• Provides auxiliary AC or DC power
adapter connection.
USB Connector Port (under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for fast
data transfer.
Battery Compartment Locking D-Ring
• Turn 1/4 turn counter-clockwise
and lift to remove cover.
Battery Compartment Cover
Auxiliary Mount Alignment Slots
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Initialization & the Satellite Page
The GPSmap 60 locates satellites above its position
Starting Up the GPS Receiver
When you turn on the GPSmap 60, the GPS receiver begins to search
for satellites in order to determine (fix) its location. This process is called
“initialization” and can take up to 15 minutes the first time you use your
unit. Thereafter, if you haven’t moved more than 600 miles from your
original location, it takes only seconds to minutes. In order to receive
satellite signals, you must be outdoors and have a clear view of the sky.
Satellite signals cannot pass through solid materials (except glass) or
dense overhead tree cover. To shorten the time required for this first
initialization, select “New Location” from the options menu, then you
can use the Map Page to determine your general location so the GPSmap
60 can search for just those satellites above your position.
To initialize your GPSmap 60:
1. Press and release the POWER key to turn on the unit.
GPS Status/
Current
Location
Field
Position of
overhead
satellites
2. Observe the “Power On” Page followed by the Satellite Page.
Options
Menu
Received
satellite
signal
strength
Satellite Page Displaying Satellite Signals
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3. While the GPS receiver is searching for the satellite signals,
a “Locating Satellites” message followed by an “Acquiring
Satellites”appears until enough satellites signals are acquired
to fix its location.
You will also see a sky view array of the satellites overhead with your
position centered in the array. The outer circle represents the horizon and
the inner circle a position 45o from the horizon. The numbers displayed
indicate the number assigned to each satellite. A bar graph displays the
strength of signals from each satellite.
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Getting Started
4. When the receiver has signals from at least three satellites, the
display at the top of the page will change to indicate position
accuracy and location coordinates. The Status Bar at the top of
the display indicates the GPS status and status of other features.
If, for any reason, you have difficulty initializing your GPSmap 60, the
solution could be as simple as moving slightly to avoid objects that are
blocking or deflecting the satellite signals.
5. Press and release the PAGE key until the Map Page is displayed. You are now ready to begin GPS-aided navigation.
Initialization & The Satellite Page
Map Item
Details
Position
Arrow
Map Scale
Map Pointer
Active Navigation is supported by three of the Main Pages:
The Map Page graphically shows you, your current location, marks
your route to a destination with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log)
of where you’ve been.
The Compass Page indicates direction to go and direction of travel.
The Trip Computer Page records and displays travel data.
There are three methods of navigating to a destination when using the
GPSmap 60, each graphically displayed on the Map Page.
Go To - A direct path to a selected destination (waypoint, city, address, etc.).
Track - A previous path of travel that has been stored (logged) in the
GPSmap 60. A Track allows you to repeat a path or retrace the path.
Route - A path to a destination consisting of intermediate stops along
the way (waypoints, cities, exits, points of interest, intersections, etc.).
Refer to the sections on Tracks, Routes and Waypoints for details.
Map Page with Current Position Arrow
Navigating with the GPSmap 60
A Go To
A Track
A Route
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Getting Started
The Main Page Sequence
Whenr you turn on the GPSmap 60, you can see the Power On Page, followed by the Satellite Page,
which is the first of the Main Pages in sequence.
To view each Main Page:
1. Press and release the PAGE key repeatedly to cycle through the main pages.
2. With a page displayed, press the MENU key to display the list of options for that page.
Satellite Page
Satellite Page Options
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Trip Computer Page
Trip Computer Page
Options
Map Page Options
Map Page
Compass Page
“Power On” Page
Main Menu
There are no Options at
the Menu level
Compass Page
Options
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Getting Started
Status Bar, Backlighting, Contrast and On-Screen Messages
At the top of each page, a Status Bar (which is always displayed)
provides current status information for several unit features.
• Power to the unit is provided either by batteries or by
an auxiliary source (AC or DC Adapter). The Battery Power icon
displays the remaining power as the battery becomes depleted.
• Satellite signal status is shown when searching for (acquiring)
satellites, when a two-dimensional fix is attained and when four or
more satellites have been received (three dimensional fix).
• Backlighting is Off when you power up the unit. When On, it
uses a significant amount of battery power. This icon displays
when the backlight is functioning.
• The Alarm Clock icon displays whenever the Alarm is set.
• The USB cable connection icon, displays when the unit is in communication with a PC Universal Serial Bus.
You may want to adjust the backlight level by pressing down on the
POWER key and releasing. Then tap the POWER key or ROCKER key
Up/Down arrows to cycle through the levels of backlight adjustment. To
adjust the screen contrast to improve readability for diffentent lighting
conditions, use the ROCKER key Left/Right arrows to move the contrast
slider.
Whenever a significant event in the operation of the unit occurs, an onscreen message appears to advise you of the occurrence. In each case, the
condition is described and often a remedy provided. Pressing the ENTER
key will acknowledge and close the message window.
The Main Page Features
Status Bar
Battery Power Acquiring Satellites
2-Dimension Navigation
Auxiliary Power
Backlight is On
Alarm is Set
USB is Connected
3-Dimension Navigation
Backlight and
Contrast Adjustment
Sliders
(Brightnesses varies
according to battery
power level.)
On-Screen Messages
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The Map Page
“North Up”
Mode
with Map
oriented with
North at the top
The Map Page
Position Arrow
The Map Scale
Data Fields
“Track Up”
Mode
North
Orientation
Arrow
Guidance Text
Street Level
Detailed
Mapping
The Map Page with Data Fields and Guidance Text
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Using the Map Page
The Map Page is the primary navigation feature of the GPSmap 60.
The Map Page displays a detailed map of the area surrounding your
current location. It allows you to pan the map with the ROCKER key
and view your progress when navigating. When in the “Track Up” mode
(oriented in the direction of travel), a north reference arrow appears at the
top left corner to orient the map. When in the “North Up” mode the map
is oriented like a paper map. When you activate the Track Log feature,
your path of movement is indicated by a dotted line. The map display can
be changed to “Night” mode for easier viewing in dim light. The factory
set default automatically changes the display at sunrise and sunset.
The map also displays geographic details such as rivers, lakes, highways and towns. The maps to the left show a higher level of detail than the
basemap provided with the unit (i.e. residential streets, parks, etc.) because
Garmin MapSource® detailed mapping data has been downloaded from a
CD-ROM program.
You can use the Map Page to do the following:
• Determine your current location and progress while moving.
• Select and save a map point as a waypoint.
• Locate and navigate to map items by following a Route displayed
on the map.
• Customize the map display to your requirements.
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Using Map Page Features
Use the Zoom IN and OUT buttons to change the map scale. You can
show more map area with less detail or less map area with more detail.
Press and hold to Zoom the map scale rapidly.
The map scale in the lower left hand side of the display is shown in
units of measurement selected in the “Units” field of the Unit Setup Page.
If you zoom in so far that the resolution of the map data is exceeded and
the appearance of the map is no longer accurate, the word, “overzoom”
displays just below the map scale. When using MapSource detailed maps,
“mapsource” appears below the scale.
In many instances the map displays an “Accuracy Circle” surrounding
the “Position Icon.” The GPSmap 60 uses both map resolution and GPS
accuracy in defining your location to a point within the circle. The smaller
the circle, the more accurate your location.
When using the “Pan Map” feature, a small outline arrow (Panning
Arrow) can be moved about the page to highlight and identify map items
or to scroll the map to view areas not shown on the display screen. If
there is more than one map item under the Panning Arrow. A list of those
items displays with the item highlighted on the map and on the list.
Optional data fields can be added at the top of the display to provide a
variety of travel and navigational information, see pages that follow.
The Map Page
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Map Features
Map Scales
Panning Arrow
Accuracy Circle
When navigating, Guidance Text will be displayed at the top of the map.
Guidance Text
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The Map Page
The Map Page Options Menu
A Quick Look at the Map Page Options
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Stop Navigation - Stops navigation and is disabled when
there is no active navigation.
Recalculate - Recalculates a route and is disabled when
there is no active navigation.
Data Fields - Allows two to four fields to display at the top
of the page showing Speed, Heading, Elevation and Time.
Guidance Text - Displays messages on the screen to advise
you of your next navigation move when navigating to a destination.
Change Data Fields - Allows you change data field types.
Setup Map - Access to six pages of Map display settings
so you can customize the map to your preferences.
Measure Distance - Measures the distance from your
current location to the Map Pointer.
Turn Declutter On - Eliminates the display of items on
the map that can block out road details when the map
is zoomed out.
Restore Defaults - Returns the map display to the factory
set map display defaults.
The Map Page Options Menu
The Map Page can be changed to display a variety of information for
navigation. You can stop navigation to a destination and arrange up to
four data fields to display the type of navigation information you desire.
Include a navigation guidance text message on the map page. You can
select the type of data fields to display and change the way the map
displays items by selecting your own settings for text size, what items are
displayed and more. You can display the distance from your current location to other locations on the map and reduce the amount of map clutter
(map item icons and names) to increase the visibility of roads and other
geographic features. You can restore the Map Page display to the factory
default settings.
To arrange the Map Page:
1. With unit turned On, press and release the QUIT key until the
Map Page displays.
2. Press the MENU key to display the Map Page Options Menu.
3. Use the ROCKER key to select the feature you want to use to
customize the Map Page and press the ENTER key.
Some of these options contain sub-menus that allow you to further
control how the option is used.
The pages that follow discuss each option in detail.
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To display Data Fields:
1.
With the Map Page Options Menu displayed, use the
ROCKER key to highlight the Data Fields option and press
ENTER.
2. Observe the sub-menu options: “Map Only,” “2 Data Fields,”
“3 Data Fields” and “4 Data Fields.”
You can choose to leave the Map Page as is (full page map),
or add two, three or four navigation data fields.
3. Highlight your choice and press ENTER.
To change Data Fields:
1. After you display the data fields, a “Change Data Fields”
option appears on the options menu when you press the
MENU key.
2. Select this option and press ENTER.
3. Press ENTER again to select from a list of types of navigation
data to display in the first data field.
4. After making your selection and entry, use the ROCKER key to
move to the next field and repeat the process.
Some Data Field Options are related to the display of data
received from other devices interfaced to the GPSmap 60. For an
explanation of what each option represents, see page 70 of the Appen-
The Map Page
Data Field
Sub-Menu
Two Data
Fields
Three Data
Fields
List of
Data Field
Options
Four Data Fields
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The Map Page
Guidance Text Options Menu
GPS Status Message when not navigating
To display Guidance Text:
1.
With Map Page displayed, press the MENU key to display
the Map Page Options Menu.
2. Highlight the Guidance Text Option and press ENTER to
display the Guidance Text Options Menu.
3. Select the desired option “Always Show,” “Never Show” or
“Show When Navigating” then press ENTER to activate.
If you select “Always Show,” a guidance message will always be
displayed whether or not you are navigating.
If you select “Show When Navigating,” a guidance message will be
displayed until you select “Stop Navigation” from the Options Menu.
Guidance Text shows you useful information when using one of the
navigation methods described on page 5. If you select “Always Show”
and you are not navigating, the message field will display GPS Status
information,
To set up the Map:
Refer to the “Map Setup” section on page 49.
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Guidance Message when navigating
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Measuring Distance
This Map Page option allows you to determine the distance to a point
on the map from your current location. Access the Map Page Options
Menu, select “Measure Distance” and press ENTER to activate. To
measure between two selected points on the Map, move the Map Pointer
to the first map point you want to measure from, press ENTER and then
move the Map Pointer to the second map point. Press QUIT to cancel.
The Map Page
Measured
Distance
Turning Declutter On/Off
This Map Page option allows you to remove map item titles and icons
that clutter the view of roadways, especially when the map is zoomed in.
To turn Declutter On, access the Map Page Options Menu, select
“Declutter On” and press ENTER to activate. Do the same to cancel the
“Declutter” option.
The “Measure Distance” Option Enabled
Restoring Default Settings
This option allows you to return the map settings to factory settings.
Map Declutter “Off”
Map Declutter “On”
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The Compass Page
The Compass Ring
moves to indicate
North orientation
when you are
moving.
Compass Page
Course Pointer
Bearing Pointer
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The Course Pointer
indicates your
course of travel
and the distance
you drift off
course.
The Bearing
Pointer always
indicates the
direction to your
destination.
Using the Compass Page
The Compass Page is your guide to accurate and efficient navigation.
It uses traditional navigation displays to provide navigation information.
When navigation is in progress, the Compass Page provides navigation data and directions. It uses a graphic compass display, a bearing
pointer and digital data fields to display information such as current
speed, distance to the next point on the route, estimated arrival time, etc.
You can choose from three or four data fields and select the type of data
displayed in each from a list of options.
When moving, the rotating graphic compass indicates the direction
you are heading. The Bearing Pointer indicates the direction (bearing) to
your destination relative to your current heading direction. The compass
dial and Bearing Pointer work independently to show your direction of
movement and the direction to your destination. You can choose between
a Bearing Pointer or a Course Pointer for guidance.
The compass does not function as a magnetic compass when you are
stationary. However when you move, the dial rotates to keep you oriented
in relation to North. This is especially helpful when using a paper map in
conjunction with your unit for navigation.
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To use the Compass Page Options:
1. Press the MENU key to display the Options Menu.
The Compass Page
2. The first option is “Stop Navigation” which can be highlighted
and activated by pressing ENTER to stop navigating.
3. The second option is “Course Pointer” or “Bearing Pointer.”
The Bearing Pointer and Compass Ring work independently of the
direction of your movement and the direction to your destination. The
Bearing Pointer always points directly to the destination, no matter what
your current location might be.
For example: if the arrow is pointing straight up, you are going
directly to your destination. If it points any direction other than up, turn
towards that direction until the arrow is pointing up and then continue
in that direction. If you are using the “Course Pointer” option instead
and you drift away from the line of travel to your destination, the Course
Deviation Indicator (CDI) provides graphic indication of drift (right or
left) and displays the distance off course.
Compass Page Options Menu
Course
Deviation
Distance
Course
Deviation
Indicator
(CDI)
4. The third option is “Data Fields.” Highlight the data fields
option and press ENTER to display the Show “3 Data Fields”
or “4 Data Fields” options. Highlight your selection and press
ENTER.
Course Pointer Option
5. The next option is “Change Data Fields” which allows you to
determine what data is displayed in the fields. When you select
this option, the topic of the first data field on the page will be
highlighted. When you press ENTER, a list of data options will
appear. Refer to page 11 for details on changing data fields.
Change Data Fields Option
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The Trip Computer Page
Select
“Change
Data Fields”
or press the
ROCKER key
to highlight a
field you want
to change.
Options Menu
Big Numbers
Option
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Using the Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page provides you with a wide variety of travel
data that is useful when navigating long distances. It indicates your current speed, average speed, trip odometer and many other statistics useful
for navigation.
You can customize the Trip Computer display to meet your personal
requirements. Selecting the type of data to display is done in the same
manner as for the data fields on the Map Page. (See page 11 for details.)
If you want to record new data for each trip, a “Reset” option is available. If you want to view significant trip data at a glance, you can use the
“Big Numbers” option, which shows fewer fields with larger displays.
Before each trip, be certain to reset the trip information by highlighting “Reset” from the options menu and pressing ENTER.
The Reset Page offers options for resetting trip computer data, clearing the Track Log and deleting Saved Tracks,
Waypoints and Routes. This page allows you
select individual items, select all and unselect
all. Once your selections are made, highlight
the “Apply” button and press ENTER. Answer
“OK” to the Yes/Cancel prompt and press
ENTER to complete the reset.
Selecting the “Restore Defaults” option will
return the page to factory settings.
Reset Page
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The Mark Waypoint Page
The Mark Waypoint Page allows you to mark and record your current (or any other) location as a waypoint and displays a name for that
waypoint and a waypoint symbol. You can mark your current location
from any page on the GPSmap 60.
To mark your current location as a waypoint:
1. Press in and hold the ENTER key until the Mark Waypoint Page
appears.
2. To change the name of the waypoint, use the ROCKER key to
highlight the waypoint name field and press ENTER to display
the on-screen keypad. Use the ROCKER key and ENTER key
to select a name for the waypoint. If you choose a name that
has already been used, a “Waypoint Already Exits” message
will appear. Press ENTER to acknowledge and choose a new
name.
Using Waypoints
MARK
Press the
MARK key
to display
the Mark
Waypoint
Page
Mark Waypoint Page
3. To assign an identifying symbol to a waypoint, use the
ROCKER key to highlight the symbol block next to the
waypoint name and press ENTER to display the Symbols Chart.
4. To save the waypoint to the Find Menu Waypoints List, highlight “OK” and press ENTER.
5. If you do not want to save it as a new waypoint, press the
QUIT key, before pressing any other key, to cancel.
Symbols Chart
Naming a Waypoint
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Using Waypoints
To create a waypoint with the map panning arrow:
1. With the Map Page displayed, move the panning arrow (map
pointer) to the map item you want use as a waypoint. If there
is information in the mapping database for that location it will
highlight momentarily and display a name or address.
2. Press ENTER to display the information page. With the
Waypoint Information Page displayed, highlight the “Save”
button at the bottom of the page and then press ENTER to
save it to the Find Menu Waypoints List.
Map Item selected as a
Waypoint
If the map selected does not contain any information, a message will appear, stating “No map information at this point. Do
you want to create a user waypoint here?”. Select “Yes” and
press ENTER to display a new waypoint page.
Another method for creating a waypoint is the Man Overboard (MOB)
feature. Typically, this is an application for marking a location on water
where you cannot stop quickly and must return to a point where there are
no land marks for reference.
To create a waypoint using the MOB feature:
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the MOB prompt.
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Information Page for a
Map Point with Data
Waypoint Page for a
Map Point without Data
2. Select “Yes” and press ENTER to display
the Map Page showing the path from your
current location to the MOB point. Use the
Compass Page for additional guidance to
the MOB point.
MOB Prompt
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A waypoint location can be averaged over time for more accuracy, but
only while the GPS has a fix on the location and before saving it.
Using Waypoints
To average a Waypoint Location using measurements over time:
1. With the “New Waypoint” information page displayed, press
the MENU key to display the page options menu.
3. Select “Average Location” and press ENTER to display the
Average Location Page. It will begin to average automatically.
4. Highlight the “Save” button and press ENTER when desired.
Editing a Waypoint
A waypoint can be selected from the Find Feature Waypoints list and
edited to change the map symbol, name, location coordinates, elevation
or to delete it. Refer to page 21 for details on using the Find Feature.
Waypoint
Symbols Chart
Delete Button
To edit a Waypoint:
1. Use the Find Feature to display the desired waypoint information page.
2. Make changes as required by highlighting each field and using
the waypoint symbol chart and alpha/numeric keypad to enter
new data.
3. Press the QUIT key to close and save the changes.
Waypoint Options
Menu
To delete a Waypoint:
1. Use the Find Feature to display the desired waypoint information page.
2. Highlight the “Delete” button at the bottom of the page and
press ENTER. Answer “Yes” to the pop-up prompt and press
ENTER to delete.
Average Location Page
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To move a Waypoint on the Map Page:
Using Waypoints
New
Location
Original
Location
1. Use the Find Feature to display the Information Page for the
desired waypoint (refer to page 23).
2. Highlight the “Map” button at the bottom of the page and
press ENTER to display the waypoint on the map.
3. Press ENTER again to place a “Move” marker next to the
waypoint.
4. Use the ROCKER key to drag the waypoint to the desired
location on the map and release to place it there. Then press
ENTER.
Projecting a Waypoint
Moving a Waypoint
Projecting a waypoint from any map item (another waypoint, etc.)
allows you to establish a new waypoint othat is a certain bearing and
distance away from that map item.
To project a waypoint:
1. Select an item from the Find Menu and display the Information
Page.
2. Press the FIND key to display the Options Menu and select
“Project Waypoint.”
3. Press ENTER to display the Project Waypoint Page.
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Project Waypoint
Page
Projected Waypoint on
the Map
4. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected waypoint in
the appropriate fields at the bottom of the page and press the
MENU key to save and exit.
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Using the Find Menu
The Find Feature provides you with a method for searching for Cities
and Exits which are included in the GPSmap 60 basemaps. If you have
downloaded Garmin MapSource mapping data that contains additional
map detail, you can search for Points of Interest, Addresses and Intersections. If you download BlueChart® data,* you can find detailed Marine
items such as Wrecks and Obstructions, NAVAIDS, and Anchorages.
If this additional data is not loaded, these options are not available.
Waypoints and Geocache Points are items you can create and add to the
Find Menu.
Searching for a map item is simplified because the map database is
separated into groups, which are shown as icons on the Find Menu Page.
• When you access a Find group list, by default it will contain only
those items near your current location or the Panning Arrow (if active).
• To save effort in searching again for an item already found, you can
use the “Recent Finds” group, which contains a list of 50 last found
items of all categories.
The options menu for each map item group offers its own unique search
options such as “Find By Name,” “Find Nearest,” “Select Symbol” (for
Waypoints), “Change Reference” (by moving the map Panning Arrow to
a new location), “Nearest Containing” (a key word you enter) and “Select
Category” (for those groups such as Food and Drink, Lodging, etc.). Using
these options can effectively shorten your search.
* Refer to the Garmin website: http://www.garmin.com//cartography/mapSource/
bluechartCD.jsp
Using Find
FIND
Press the
FIND key to
display the
Find Menu
Options Menu
for Waypoints
Auto Ordering
Option places
the last selected
category at the
top of the page.
Find Menu
Options Menu
for groups with
Sub-Categories
Find By Name
Option
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Using Find
Searching for a location using Find By Name
If you know the name of the location you want to find, the Find By
Name search option may be the easiest method of searching.
To find a location using Find By Name:
1. Press the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the Group icon for the type
of item you want to search for and press ENTER to display the
page. Or, if you want to search the entire item database, select
“All Points of Interest.”
3. Press the MENU key to select “Find By Name.”
4. Use the ROCKER key and ENTER key to operate the keypad
at the base of the display and enter the name of the location, when the list displays a match, highlight “OK“ and press
ENTER to go a list where you can select the item.
5. Next, the Information Page for that location will display.
“Finding” icon
displays while
searching
Searching for a location using Recent Finds
The Recent Finds Page saves all of your most recent searches in a list.
Your last found location appears at the top of the list. When you exceed
the number of entries the list can hold, the oldest is deleted.
Pressing the
FIND key with
Find Menu
displayed will
take you to this
page.
To return to a recently found item:
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1. With the Find Menu displayed, use the ROCKER key to highlight the Recent Finds icon and press ENTER to display the
Recent Finds List.
2. Use the ROCKER key to select the list item you want view and
press ENTER to display the Information Page for that item.
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Using the Find Item Information Page
When you select a Find item and press the ENTER key, an Information Page displays with detailed information about the item. This page
contains the following information:
• A title (if a waypoint, it can be renamed and a map symbol assigned).
• An information field (if a waypoint, information you add, if
a map item, an address or other description).
• Location coordinates, if the item is a waypoint.
• Elevation and depth, if a waypoint.
• Direction and distance from current location or the map pointer.
At the bottom of the page are three on-screen buttons. These buttons
will appear differently depending on whether you are selecting a Find
item to navigate to or adding a Find item to a route list as a waypoint.
• If selecting an item as a destination, the buttons display as follows:
Delete - remove from the Waypoints list.
Map - display on the Map Page.
Go To - start a Go To navigation.
• If selecting an item to add to a list of points, these three buttons will
be displayed:
Save - save as a waypoint.
Map - display on the Map Page.
Use - insert into a list of points on a route.
Using Find
Select as a
destination
Information Page
for a Waypoint
Select as a
Point on a
Route
Information Page
for a Map Item
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The Find Information Page Options Menu offers eight options for
using a Find Item as a tool for navigation.
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.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the desired option and press
ENTER. The following items appear in the Options Menu:
Waypoint Information
Page Options include
“Average Location”
• Average Location - Used when marking
waypoints only, it samples a waypoint location over time and averages the result for a more
accurate position reference.
(Refer to page 19 for detailed information on
Location Averaging.)
• Project Waypoint - Create a new waypoint by
entering a bearing and distance from this point.
(Refer to page 20 for detailed instructions.)
Find Map Database Item
Information Page Options
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• Find Near Here - Returns you to the Find
Menu, where you can search for map items near this point.
• Change Reference - Point to a new location on the map
Page using the
Panning
Arrow and press ENTER.
• Set Proximity - Program an alarm to
sound when you are within a specified radius of an item defined by the
Information Page.
(Refer to the Section on Proximity
Waypoints on page 56 for detailed
information.).
• Add To Route - Include this item on a
New Route or add it to an existing route.
(See “Using Routes” page on 39 for
details.)
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• View Sun and Moon View the Sun and Moon tables
for this item location.
(Refer to page 60 for detailed
information about the Sun and
Moon Tables.)
• View Hunt and Fish View the Hunt and Fish tables
for this item location.
(Refer to page 61 for detailed
information about the Hunt and
Fish Tables.)
• Map Information Displays information about
the map that the item
originated from.
(Refer to page 75 of the Appendicies for information about downloading detailed maps.)
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Searching for a Waypoint
The Waypoints List is your storage file for all created and saved
waypoints. Waypoints are stored in alpha/numerical order and are also
identified by a symbol assigned from a list of symbol types. Waypoints
can be selected as destinations and added as points on a route.
Using Find
Find Waypoint
Options
Find Waypoints List
Waypoint Information Page
Waypoint
Name and
Symbol
Enter a
notation
using the
on-screen
keypad
Waypoint
Location
Coordinates,
Elevation
and Depth (if
applicable)
Remove
Waypoint
from List
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Distance and
Direction from
Current Location
View Waypoint on
Map Page
Navigate to
a Waypoint
Location
To find a Waypoint:
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoint icon and press ENTER to display the
Waypoints List.
3. Use the ROCKER key to scroll up and down the list to find a
waypoint. If the list is large, you can press the MENU key 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” allows you to list only those waypoints near
your current location.
“Select Symbol” allows you to search for only those waypoints
of a specific type.
“Change Reference” allows you to use the Panning Arrow to
select a point on the map other than your current location.
4. Once you find a waypoint, press ENTER to view the Waypoint
Information Page. You can edit the data or select “Go To” to
navigate to the waypoint.
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Searching for a Geocache
The Find Geocache feature allows you to view the list of geocache
locations that you have created using the GPSmap 60 or downloaded
from your computer. A geocache location is actually a waypoint with
a special geocache symbol assigned to separate it from others on the
waypoints list. For more information on creating a geocache point, refer
to “Geocache Setup” instructions on page 53.
Using Find
Options
Menu
To find a Geocache:
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the Geocache icon and press
ENTER to display the Geocache List. You can display either
found geocaches or those that have not been found.
3. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the desired geocache in the
list and press ENTER to display the information page.
4. Highlight the “Go To” button and press ENTER to navigate to
the geocache location. When you navigate to a geocache, the
Compass Page changes to “Geocache Navigation” mode and
any additional information about downloaded cache location is
displayed in the field.
Note: When you find a geocache, the unit will mark the cache as
found, log an entry into the calendar and provide an option that, when
activated, will show the next nearest cache.
Find Geocache List
Information Page
Use Found button
when you reach a
geocache
Use Data button
for information
about a geocache “Find Next” Option
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Find Cities
List
Searching for a City
The Find Cities feature allows you to search for any city listed in the
mapping database (either in the basemap or from downloaded detailed
mapping data).
To find a city:
1. Use the ROCKER key to select the “Cities” option, then press
ENTER to display the find by “Nearest” list of cities.
Cities Options
Menu
2. Use the Options Menu to find a city “By Name,” find by “Nearest Containing,” use “Select Map” to select a different map to
search from or “Chance Reference” from your current location
using the Map Pointer.
Select Maps
Options
City Information
Page
3. If using find “By Name,” begin spelling the name of the city by
using the keyboard. When you have entered enough characters
to define the name, a match list displays. Scroll through the
list to find the city you want. If using “Nearest Containing,”
use the keyboard to enter a key word to display a list of cities
containing that word.
4. Use the ROCKER key to select the desired city from the list and
then press ENTER to display the Information Page for that city.
5. With the Information Page displayed, you can select “Go To,”
“Map,” or “Save” options.
City Page
Options
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Searching for an Interstate Exit
The Find Exits feature allows you to search for the nearest Interstate
Exits.
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the Find Menu. Select
the Exits icon, then press ENTER to display the Exit List.
2. Highlight and select an exit type by pressing ENTER. A list
of exits nearest to you displays. The title box indicates the
interstate highway which is served by the exits. Two fields at the
bottom of the page indicate distance and bearing to the exit.
3. Scroll through the list to highlight the desired exit. Press ENTER
to display the Information Page for that exit. This page contains
the exit description with a list of available services near that
exit along with the distance and bearing fields.
4. Use the ROCKER key to move to the list of services and highlight a selection from the list.
5. Press ENTER to display the Information Page for the selected
service.
The Exit Services Information Page displays the name of the service,
its direction from the exit, and a list of the services available.
Using Find
Find Exits List
Exit Information Page
Options
Menus
Exit Services Info Page
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Using Find
Searching for an Address
The Find Addresses feature allows you to search for an address if you
have downloaded detailed mapping data. Enter the street number, street
name and city and the Find Feature will match that data with addresses in
the map database.
To find an Address:
Find Addresses Search
Page
Find Address Matches
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Address Information
Page
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Addresses icon and press ENTER to display the
“Find Addresses” page.
3. If your unit has a GPS fix, the “Region” field at the top of the
page will be completed with your current region and the <Enter
Number> field will be highlighted. Identifying a city is not
necessary as the database has information for the entire region.
4. Enter the Street Number “<Enter Number>” using the onscreen keypad. Select “OK” to enter the number.
5. Finally press ENTER to display the street list. Use the on-screen
keypad to enter enough of the street name to display a match
on the list below. For name streets, like Main or Elm, enter the
core name instead of “E,” “W,” etc., will make the search
faster.
6. When done, a list of matches appears below. Select one and
press ENTER to display the Information Page.
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Searching for an Intersection
The Find Intersections feature allows you to search for an intersection if you have downloaded detailed mapping data. Enter the two street
names and city and the Find Feature will match that data with intersections in the map database.
Using Find
To find an Intersection:
1. Press and hold the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Intersections icon and press ENTER to display the
“Find Intersections” search page.
3. If your unit has a GPS fix, the “Region” field at the top of the
page will be completed with your current region and the <Enter
Street 1> field will be highlighted. Identifying a city is not necessary, as the database has information for the entire region.
4. With <Enter Street 1> highlighted, follow instructions in step 6
of the previous page. Repeat for <Enter Street 2>.
5. Press ENTER to display the street list. Use the on-screen
keypad to enter enough of the street name to display a match
on the list below. For name streets, like Main or Elm, enter the
core name instead of “E,” “W,” etc., to make the search faster.
6. When done, a list of matches appears below. Select one and
press ENTER to display the Information Page.
Options
Menu
Intersections Search Page
Intersection Matches
Intersection Info Page
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Searching for a Point of Interest
You can use the Find Point of Interest feature to locate a nearby
restaurant, lodging, landmark, public building, park, etc. However, you
must have downloaded MapSource detailed mapping that supports this
feature; otherwise these options, plus Address and Intersection options,
are not functional.
Using Find
To find a point of interest:
1. Press the FIND button to display the Find Menu.
2. Highlight a desired “Points of Interest” icon and then press
ENTER to display the list of nearest points.
3. Press the MENU key to choose from search options or choose
“Select Category” to narrow your search.
4. Highlight the desired item from the list and then press ENTER
to display the Information Page for that item.
Find POI Topic List
Search Method
Select Category
If you are searching for a restaurant that is part of a national chain,
only the nearest restaurant to your location is displayed when you search
using the “Find Nearest” method. If you search using the “By Name”
method, then all of the locations for that chain in the mapping database
will be displayed, with the closest to your current location listed first.
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About the Main Menu
The Main Menu
The Main Menu is the directory for all unit features not in the Main Page sequence. Use the
ROCKER key to highlight a feature name and then press ENTER to display the feature page.
• Tracks - This feature allows you to maintain a record of your movements (track log) with information.
• Routes - Allows you to create a list of points that you wish to navigate to in a specific order and save
for later use.
• Highway - A useful graphic perspective for navigating a route.
• Setup - Controls the settings for many of the unit operating system features.
• Proximity - Activates an alarm for a defined radius around a specified waypoint.
• Calendar - An outdoor calendar with data access and waypoint association.
• Alarm Clock - Allows you to use the GPSmap 60 as an Alarm Clock.
• Calculator - A standard or scientific calculator for measurement conversions, etc.
• Stopwatch - A multi-featured stopwatch.
• Sun & Moon - Sunrise and sunset times, moon phases and sun and moon positions for any given date and time.
• Hunt & Fish - A table of time frames for best hunting and fishing opportunities for any given location and date.
• Games - A series of challenging games, some incorporating GPS navigation.
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Using a Track Log
The Tracks feature creates an electronic trail on the map page as you
travel about and is referred to as a Track Log. A track log contains information about points along its path, including time, position and elevation.
Use a Track Log to do the following:
• Record your movements for a given time and place and save it.
• Measure the area of any space you encompass with a track.
• Retrace your path in either direction.
To create a Track Log:
Tracks Page with Saved Track Log
1. Press and release the QUIT key until the Main Menu displays.
Then use the ROCKER key to highlight the Tracks icon.
2. Press ENTER to display the Tracks Page. The page contains On
and Off buttons to activate or cancel the Track Log and a Track
Log meter which displays the percentage of track log space used.
Track Log Options
3. Beneath the Track Log field are four on-screen buttons to
“Setup” a track log, “Clear” the track log, “Save” a track log
and activate the “TracBack®” feature for the current log.
4. To setup a track log, highlight the “Setup” button and press
ENTER to display the Setup page. Check ”Wrap When Full”to
continue recording when full by overwriting the oldest data with
new.
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5. Highlight the “Record Method” field and press ENTER to display
the Distance, Time and Auto options. 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. The “Auto” option allows you choose from
five intervals.
6. Next, set the interval for setting track points. You can choose
from distance, time or frequency values.
7. When completed, press the QUIT key to return to the Track Log Page.
Using Tracks
To save a Track Log:
1. With the Tracks Page displayed, highlight the “Save” button and
press ENTER. You will be asked “Do You Want To Save the Entire
Track?”. If you select “Yes,”a “Saving Track” message appears
followed by the Saved Track Page. The new saved track will be a
representation of the entire track log from beginning to end.
2. If you select “No,” a map showing the entire track appears and
prompts “Select the beginning point for the saved track.” Use
the ROCKER key to move the Panning Arrow to the point on the
track line that you want to become the beginning of the Saved
Track and press ENTER.
3. The next prompt asks you, “Select the ending point for the saved
track.” Use the Panning Arrow to identify a point on the track
that you want as the End Point and press ENTER. A “Saving
Track” message appears followed by the Saved Track Page.
(cont. on page 36)
Saved Track Page
Saved Track
on Map
Select Track
Ending Point
Select Track Beginning Point
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4. The Saved Track Page allows you to rename the track, view the
track distance, view the calculated area encompassed by the
track (an area is defined even if the track is open ended) and
specify a color for the track when displayed on the map page
(Show On Map). On-screen buttons at the bottom of the page
allow you to Save the track (OK), delete, view it on the Map, and
navigate the track back to any point along the track (TracBack).
To view a Track on the Map:
Saved Track Page
Saved Track on the Map Page
Area Calculation
Option
To calculate the area of a Track:
Start
Calculation
Stop Calculation
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1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the track or the Track Log
displayed, highlight the Map button and press ENTER to display
the Map Page.
2. A map showing the entire track appears with Begin and End
markers. Any User Waypoints added to the Track will be displayed
as well.
Save Calculated Track
1. With the Track Log Page displayed and the Track Log On, press the
MENU key, highlight the Area Calculation option and press ENTER.
2. Press ENTER to start the calculation as you begin to move and
define the area’s boundaries. The page now displays a Stop
button.
3. When you have completed defining the area, press ENTER to
display the page with a Save button.
4. Press ENTER again to save the new track to the Saved Tracks List.
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Track Profiles
A Track Elevation Profile can be created from Digital Elevation
Models (DEM) maps (MapSource U.S. Topo 24K) which include
elevation data contained in the map. To create a track profile, you must
be located within the geographic area supported by the DEM map data
loaded on your GPSmap 60. A Track Profile page displays when you
select “Profile.” See page 75 for more information about MapSource
U.S. Topo 24K maps.
Using Tracks
View Profile
Page Option
To view a Track Profile:
1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the Track displayed, press the
MENU key to display the Profile option.
2. Then press ENTER to display the Track Profile.
The beginning of the track is marked by a flag and you can scroll
across the profile by pressing the left ROCKER key arrow.
As you scroll the profile, the elevation for each point on the
profile is displayed at the top of the page and the distance from
the Start point and the End Point is displayed at the bottom.
3. At any point along the profile, you can press ENTER to display
that point on the map.
4. Press the MENU key to use “Zoom Ranges” and “Hide Symbols” options.
Track Profile Page
Zoom Ranges Page
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Using Tracks
TracBack Page
To use the TracBack feature:
1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the track or the Track Log
displayed, highlight the TracBack button and press ENTER to
display the TracBack Page.
2. A map showing the entire track appears and you are prompted
to select the point you want to TracBack to. Use the ROCKER key
to move the Panning Arrow to the desired point on the map and
press ENTER to start navigating the TracBack.
3. Select either “Follow Road” to route back to the selected point using
available roadways or “Follow Track” to retrace your original path of
travel. Highlight the “Don’t ask Again” option and press ENTER if
you want to use the same option the next time you use TracBack.
4. When the TracBack Navigation Page appears, directions to the
first turn on the track display 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.
5. To exit a TracBack, press the MENU key and select “Stop Navigation.”
To create a User Waypoint on a Saved Track:
Create User Waypoint Prompt
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1. With a saved track displayed on the map, use the ROCKER key
to move the Panning Arrow to the point on the track that you
want to mark as a user waypoint. Press ENTER to display the
Mark Waypoint Page.
2. Customize the user waypoint if desired as explained on page 19;
then highlight the “OK” button and press ENTER to save.
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Creating and Using a Route
With routes, you can create a sequence of intermediate waypoints that
lead you to your final destination. The GPSmap 60 stores 50 routes, with
up to 250 waypoints each. A route can be created and modified from the
Routes Page, and waypoints can be added to a route from the Find Menu.
More complex routes can be created using a PC and MapSource mapping
programs and then transferred to the unit memory.
To create and save a route:
1. Access the “Routes” page from the Main Menu. The page has a
“New” button, an “Active” button and a list of saved routes.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the “New” button and press
ENTER to display the route Setup Page.
3. With an empty row (dashed) in the route list highlighted, press
ENTER to display the Find Menu.
4. Use the Find Menu to select a route waypoint from one of the
Find Menu groups and display the Information Page for the
selected waypoint, city, exit, point of interest, etc. Highlight the
on-screen “Use” button and press ENTER to place it on the
Route Waypoint List.
5. To add more waypoints to the route, repeat the process in Steps
3 and 4. You can rename the route if desired.
6. Press PAGE to save it to the Saved Routes list, or highlight the
“Navigate” button and press ENTER to navigate.
Using Routes
Options
Menu
Indicates
Active Route
List of Saved Routes
Active Route Page
when Off Road
New Route Setup Page Active Route Page
when following roads
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Using Routes
Direct Line Navigation
Go To (Distance)
Navigation from Waypoint to
Waypoint
Manual Routing
Navigation using Existing
Roadways
Auto Routing
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Methods of navigating to a destination:
• When you activate the “Go To” button on the Information Page for
a User Waypoint or other Find Menu items, the GPSmap 60 creates
a straight path (point to point) from your current location to that
location.
• When you press the “Navigate” button on a Route page, the GPSmap
60 creates a route composed of several User Waypoints or Find
Menu items, with the last being your destination. It navigates
directly from point to point. Before each turn in the route a turn page
displays a guidance message and graphic of the turn. You can view
the turns at any time by pressing the ROCKER key Up or Down
arrows while the route is active.
• These two navigation methods change when you select the “Follow
Roads” option from the Routing Setup Page. Both Go To navigation
and point to point routing become routes that use roads.
The routes use existing roadways (either those in the basemap or
from downloaded detail mapping) to automatically calculate a route
to your destination. Turns on roadways are added to the active route
page and will be preceded by a guidance message with graphic
display of the turns.
If there are not enough roads at your location to calculate a route, a
message will appear to advise you.
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Navigating a Route
After you have created a route, you can begin navigation immediately
or save it to the Saved Routes list as explained on page 39.
When you are navigating a route, a guidance message and graphic
view of turns in the route will display as you approach each one. Using
the “Follow Roads” option from the Routing Setup Page increases the
number of turns and displays an Active Route page with a list of turns. If
you selected the “Off Road” option you can view only the list of points for a
route from the Active Route Page. (See Routing Setup on page 52.)
To preview the turns for an Active Route:
1. From the Routes Page, highlight the route from the Routes list
and press ENTER to display the Route Page for the route.
2. Highlight the “Navigate” button and press ENTER to begin
navigation and display the route on the Map Page.
3. To view the list of turns on the route, press the QUIT key to
display the Active Route Page. The view any individual turn on
the list, use the ROCKER key to highlight it and press ENTER.
4. The page displays the turn and guidance text and a small field
at the bottom showing the turn number in sequence and total
turns in the route. To scroll through all turn previews, use the
ROCKER key Up and Down arrows. To exit the preview page,
press the QUIT key.
5. To stop navigating, select “Stop Navigation” from the Map or
Compass Page and press ENTER.
Using Routes
This field changes
to red at the
second warning
beep, when you are
about to reach the
turning point.
Preview of an upcoming turn on
a Route
List of Turns for an Active Route
using the “Follow Roads” option
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Route Options
Using Routes
Saved Routes
Options
To delete the route:
1. Access the Saved Routes Page from the Main Menu and press
the MENU key to display the Options Menu.
2. To clear the saved routes list, select “Delete All Routes” and
press ENTER. A prompt will display, asking “Do you really want
to delete all routes?” Select “Yes” and press ENTER.
To change the off-road transition for a route:
1. Access the Saved Routes Page from the Main Menu and press
the MENU key to display the Options Menu.
2. To select a method for advancing the route to the next point
on the route, select “Off Road Transition” and press ENTER to
display the Off Route Transition Page.
3. Highlight the Route Leg Transition field and press ENTER to
display the list of options. Select ”Auto,” “Manual” or “Distance.”
Route Leg Transition
Options
Route on the map will
transition to the next
leg point when you are
within a 1 mile radius of
that point.
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Using the Route Detail Page Options:
To remove all waypoints:
1. Press the MENU key to display the Options Menu.
2. Highlight the “Remove All” option and press ENTER. At the
prompt, select “Yes.”
Using Routes
Route Detail
Page
To reverse the route:
With the Options Menu displayed, highlight the “Reverse
Route” option and press ENTER.
Route Waypoint
Options Menu
To create a vertical profile of the route:
(Available only if Garmin MapSource DEM map data is used. See page 74 for details.)
Select “Profile” and press ENTER to display the route profile.
To copy the route:
Highlight the “Copy Route” option and press ENTER. The
copied route displays on the Routes Page and is named the
same but followed by a numeral 1.
Options Menu
To delete the route:
Select “Delete” and press ENTER. At the prompt, select “Yes.”
To change the route data fields:
Select “Change Data Fields” and press ENTER to display a list
of data field options (see page 11 for detailed information).
To restore default settings for the route:
Select “Restore Defaults” and press ENTER.
To modify a waypoint on a Route Detail Page:
Select the waypoint from the list of waypoints and press ENTER
to access the Route Waypoint Options Menu.
Route Vertical Profile using
U.S. Topo 24K DEM mapping data
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The Highway Page
Highway Page with an
Active Route
The Highway Page
When navigating a route, the Highway Page can guide you to the
destination using data fields and a graphic highway. Up to four user
selectable data fields display information such as speed, distance, time to
next point on the route, etc. The list of data to display and the method of
selection is the same as for the Compass Page and is explained in detail
on page 11.
The Highway graphic provides visual guidance, taking you point by
point to your final destination. Your course is represented by a center line
down the middle of the graphic. As you move toward each point on your
route, the graphic will show the direction you should move to stay on
course to the point. Five scale settings allow you to zoom in or out on the
highway.
To navigate using the Highway Page:
Highway Page
Options Menu
Data Field
Display Options
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1. While navigating, access the Highway Page from the Main
Menu and observe your path of travel displayed on the highway
graphic.
2. Press the MENU key to display the options menu. You can do
the following:
Stop Navigation/Resume Navigation, Recalculate, Configure
Data Fields from four to three with a destination guidance
message, Change the Data Fields or restore Defaults to factory
settings.
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The Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to customize the GPSmap 60 to your
personal preferences. Each setup page is identified by an icon, Highlight
an icon and press ENTER to view that setup page.
The setup pages are arranged with features and data fields that can be
changed to meet your requirements. All setup features have been set to
default settings at the factory. It is not necessary to set up each feature
unless you desire a different option.
The Setup Menu
To access the Setup Menu:
1. From the Main Menu select the Setup icon and press ENTER.
2. With the Setup Menu displayed, select the feature you wish to
modify and press ENTER.
System Setup
The System Setup Page allows you to choose from four modes of GPS
operation, enable/disable WAAS (see page 78), designate battery type,
choose a display text language and choose what happens when the unit is
disconnected from an external power source.
Setup Menu
System Setup
To change a System Setup feature:
1. 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 software version, press MENU and
select “Software Version.”
System Setup Page and Options
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Display Setup
The Display Setup Page allows you to set the backlight timeout, the
level of brightness, which can significantly save battery power, and the
display contrast.
Display Setup
To change a System Setup feature:
Brightness
and
Contrast
Level
Selector
Backlight
Timeout
Options
Display Setup Page
Interface Setup
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Interface Setup
Page
Data Format
Options
1. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to select the feature field
and setup options menus.
2. With an option for a feature field highlighted, press ENTER to
select. Use the ROCKER key to slide the brightness level selector up or down.
Interface Setup
The Interface Setup Page allows you to control the input/output format
used when connecting your unit to a computer, external NMEA devices, a
DGPS beacon receiver, etc. 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.
GARMIN DGPS - The proprietary format used with a Garmin differential beacon receiver (e.g., GBR 21). Provides for tuning of the
beacon receiver directly from the GPSmap 60.
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.
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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.
Interface Setup
To change an Interface Setup feature:
1. Access the Interface Setup Page as explained at the beginning
of this section.
2. Highlight the desired setting and press ENTER.
3. When 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.
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 “Scan” is selected, the GPSMap 60 will automatically direct
the beacon receiver to scan for available beacon transmitters.
If “User” is selected, 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.
Data Format Page for
GARMIN DGPS
Data Format Page for:
NMEA In/NMEA Out
Text Out
RTCM In
RTCM In/Text Out
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Data Format Page for
RTCM In/NMEA Out
When the USB cable is connected to the GPS map 60, it
is automatically detected and
communicates only in Garmin
Format. When the USB is
connected, Garmin format will
not communicate through the
Serial connection, while all
other formats can be used by the
Serial connection with the USB
still connected.
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Tones Setup
Tones Sound when
highlighted
Check the “Mute”
box to turn tones
off
Page Sequence Setup
Tones Setup
The Tones Setup Page allows you to customize the tones for a variety
of unit features.
To use the Tones Setup feature:
1. Access the Tones Setup Page.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the feature for which you
want to set a tone and press ENTER to display the options menu.
3. Highlight the desired option and press ENTER. As you move
down the list, each different tone will sound.
Page Sequence Setup
The Page Sequence Setup Page allows you to reorder any of the Main
Pages, or add pages when you cycle the MENU key. If you add a page to
the sequence, it will no longer appear in the Main Menu.
To move, insert or remove a page:
Options
Menu
Restores
to original
setting
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Adds all
pages to
the list
Page Sequence Setup Page
1. Access the Page Sequence Setup Page.
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 you want to follow the
new page and press ENTER. Then select “Insert,” and 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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Using the Map Setup Feature
The map display for your GPSmap 60 can be customized. A factory
set of default settings currently controls the Map Page display and may
be satisfactory for your current requirements. The Map Setup pages allow
you to determine how map features appear on the page by controlling
map orientation, text size, track display, map item display, detailed map
data display and more. It is suggested that you wait until you are more
familiar with the operation of your unit before deciding what features you
want to customize.
Map Setup
To customize the Map Page display:
1. To access the Map Setup Pages, press the MENU key with the
Map Page is displayed.
2. Scroll down the Menu to the “Setup Map”
option and then press ENTER to display the
Map Setup Page. At the top of the page are
icons for each setup page.
3. Use the ROCKER switch to move from icon
to icon when selecting a map setup page and
to move up and down to the feature fields on
each page.
4. With a Map Setup feature highlighted, press the ENTER key to
display the list of options for that feature. Each Map Setup Page
has a menu of general options. This menu can be accessed by
pressing the MENU key with the page displayed.
The “General Settings” Map Setup Page
Many of the Setup features use the same type of
option lists; Off/On, Most
to Least, Small to Large, a
scale from 20 feet to 500
miles and a keypad for
numerical data entry.
The Map Setup
Options Menu
allows you to quickly
restore map settings.
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Map Setup
The “General Settings” Map Setup Page
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. “Below” sets the map scale
at which the Track Up feature displays; all scales above that revert to
the North Up map orientation. “Auto Zoom” changes the map scale
to include the beginning and ending points of a route. “Detail” selects
the degree of map detail displayed. You can lock the Position Arrow to
display on the nearest road, compensating for variances in map position
accuracy.
Map Setup - Tracks Settings
The second page of the Map Setup feature is Tracks Settings. You can
change maximum zoom settings 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.
The “Tracks Settings” Map Setup Page
The “Points Settings” Map Setup Page
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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.
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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 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 MapSource
maps you have downloaded such as topographic, marine charts, and
MapSource maps with auto-routing capability. Use the ROCKER key
to highlight the desired map then press ENTER to show it on the map
display or turn it off.
Pressing the MENU key displays a list of options for managing these
maps.
Map Information Options Menu
Map Setup - Marine Settings
The last page of the Map Setup is the Marine Settings Page. Use this
page to control the display of marine chart items when using downloaded
marine charts (i.e. MapSource BlueChart® marine mapping data).
Map Setup
The “Text Settings” Map Setup Page
The “Map Information” Map Setup Page
The “Marine Settings” Map Setup Page
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Routing Setup
The Routing Setup Page allows you to customize how routing functions behave. There are setup and option menus for route creation and
methods of navigation.
Routing Setup
To Use Routing Setup Options:
Routing
Setup
Options
Routing Setup Page
Calculation
Method
Options
Follow Road Options
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1. Access the Routing Setup Page.
2. Select the Guidance Method and choose “Prompted” if you
want to be asked to choose one of the other two options
(“Follow Road” or “Off Road”) each time a route is being
calculated. Otherwise, the chosen method will always be used
for navigation.
3. If you chose “Follow Road” then the “Follow Road Method”
field will offer a similar choice of “Prompted,” “Faster Time” or
“Shorter Distance.”
4. If you want the Next Turn Preview Page to display just before
each turn on the route, select “On” from the “Next Turn PopUp“ field.
5. When using the “Follow Road” guidance method, select the
Follow Road Options button and press ENTER to choose from
a page of options.
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Geocache Setup
The Geocache Setup Page allows you to find and record items hidden at
geographic locations. Refer to the Garmin website (www.garmin.com), for
details and directions for downloading geocache locations from the internet.
Geocache Setup
To use the Geocache Setup feature:
1. Access the Geocache Setup Page.
2. Highlight the symbols fields and press ENTER to change the
default geocache symbols. Select “Yes” or “No” for Calendar
entry when found.
IMPORTANT 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.
Waypoint
Symbols List
Marine Setup
The Marine Setup Page allows you to activate alarms for maritime
navigation.
Marine Setup
To use the Marine Setup feature:
1. Access the Marine Setup Page.
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.
Speed
Filter
Options
“Deep” and
“Shallow”
water alarms
require
NMEA
sonar input
interfacing.
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Time Setup
The Time Setup Page allows you to set the correct time for your
geographic location.
Time Setup
To use the Time Setup feature:
To set the
UTC Offset
for “Other”
Time Zones,
see page 76.
Time Zone
Options
Units Setup
Options
Menu
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1. Access the Time Setup Page.
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 page 76.
4. Daylight Savings Time offers choices of “Yes,” “No” and “Auto.”
Units Setup
The Units Setup Page allows you to select the units of measurement
for your GPSmap 60.
To use the Units Setup feature:
1. Access the Units Setup Page.
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 page 77 in the Appendices.
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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, it is recommended that you use the default values.
Heading Setup
Display
Options
To use the Heading Setup feature:
1. Access the Heading Setup Page.
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 on the
Welcome Page (the first page to display when you turn the unit on).
1. Access the Welcome Page Setup Page.
2. Use the keypad at the base of the screen to enter your welcome
message. Use the ROCKER key to move between characters
and press ENTER to select them.
3. When finished, highlight “OK” on the keypad and press ENTER
to close.
North
Reference
Options
Welcome Page Setup
Text and
Number
Keypad
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Proximity Waypoints
The Proximity Waypoints Page allows you to establish waypoints that
have alarm circles around them at specified distances. The alarm helps
you to avoid locations that are restricted or hazardous.
Proximity Waypoints
To use the Proximity Waypoint feature:
Use the
ENTER key
to Review or
Remove an
entry.
Proximity Waypoints List
Number
Keypad
Press the
Menu key
to Clear the
Entire List
Selected Waypoint
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1. Access the Proximity Waypoints Page from the Main Menu by
highlighting the Proximity icon and pressing ENTER.
2. With the Name field highlighted, press ENTER to display the
Find Menu. (See page 21 for details on using the Find Feature.)
3. Select a waypoint from the Waypoints List or from any other
group of map points and press ENTER to display the Information Page for that item.
4. Highlight the “Use” button at the bottom of the page and press
ENTER to place the point in the list on the Proximity Waypoints
Page.
5. Next use the ROCKER key to highlight the Radius field if you
want to enter a value different than the default of 1 mile.
6. Highlight the “Proximity Alarms” check box and press ENTER
to activate the alarm feature. When you trigger an alarm, a
tone will sound 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 choose “Remove All.”
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Calendar
The Calendar allows you to view the following for any given day and
location: Sunrise/Sunset times, moon phase, Hunt and Fish probabilities,
archived waypoints for activities you want to navigate to and a day, week
or month format display.
Calendar
New Location
Options
To use the Calendar feature:
1. Access the Calendar from the Main Menu. The current week is
displayed.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the day you want. To add
waypoints, press ENTER to display the Page for that day.
3. 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 page 21 for details on using the Find Feature.) With the
Information Page for that point displayed, highlight the “Use”
button 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.
6. To view other calendar formats, Sun and Moon or Hunt and
Fish data for a specific date and location, press the MENU key
and use the ROCKER key to make your choice.
Calendar: Week Format
Options
Menu
Remove Points
Options
Calendar: Month Format
Calendar: Day Format
Marked waypoints are automatically added to the Calendar.
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Alarm Clock
The Alarm Clock Feature allows you to use your GPSmap 60 as 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
To set the Alarm Clock:
Calculator
Options
Menus
1. Access the Alarm Clock from the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Alarm Time field and press ENTER to display the
Number Keypad and set the desired alarm time.
3. Highlight the Alarm Mode field and press ENTER to display the
On/Off switch.
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 allows you to turn the unit Off. When the “Set Time”
arrives, the unit will switch On and the alarm will beep. Press
any key to silence the alarm.
Calculator
The Calculator Feature allows you to use your GPSmap 60 as a calculator. You can select either a Standard or Scientific calculator and you can
choose from degrees or radians using the Options Menu.
To use the Calculator:
1. Access the Calculator from the Main Menu.
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 GPSmap 60 as a stopwatch, which
includes a lap timer. You can choose to have the unit record the lap time
based on distance.
Stopwatch
To start the stopwatch:
Use the ROCKER key to highlight the “Start” field and then
press ENTER.
Lap Options
Menu
To stop the stopwatch:
Use the ROCKER key to highlight the “Stop” field and press ENTER.
To use the lap feature:
With the stopwatch running, use the ROCKER key to highlight
the “Lap” field and then press ENTER.
Stopwatch Page
To reset the stopwatch:
With the stopwatch stopped, use the ROCKER key to highlight
the “Reset” field and then press ENTER.
To time lap by distance:
Use the ROCKER key to highlight the Options Menu and then
press ENTER. Choose “Lap by Distance” and press ENTER. To
return to “Lap by Button Press,” repeat these same steps.
To set a lap distance value:
1. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the Options Menu and then
press ENTER. Choose “Set Lap Distance” and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the field you wish to change
and then press ENTER. Enter the new value and press ENTER.
Setting Lap By Distance
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GPS Features
Sun and Moon Tables
Location Options
Menu
Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Tables provide you with a graphic depiction of
the sun and moon relative to the Earth. Sun and moon positions can be
displayed 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. The button to the left animates the display of the sun and
moon. The center button animates more rapidly, showing the phases of
the moon. The right button stops animation.
To display sun and moon positions:
1. Access the Sun and Moon Page from the Main Menu.
2. To view the predictions for a different date and time, highlight
those fields and press ENTER to display the Number Keypad.
3. To view the predictions for a different location, highlight the
Location field and press ENTER to display the “New Location”
options menu and choose from the options shown.
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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.
Hunt and Fish Tables
To display hunting and fishing predictions:
1. Access the Hunt and Fish Page from the Main Menu. 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, highlight the Date
field and press ENTER to display the Number Keypad.
3. To view the predictions for a different location, highlight the
Location field and press ENTER to display the “New Location”
options menu.
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
Feature database. Follow instructions for using the Find Feature
beginning on page 21. When a find item has been selected,
highlight the “Use” button at the bottom of the item information page and press ENTER. The Location field will now display
the name of the find item.
4. To return to the current date, press MENU and then ENTER.
Hunt and Fish Page
Location Options Menu
Page Options Menu
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GPS Features
GPS Enhanced Games
Games
The GPSmap 60 provides games as an entertainment feature. Several
of these games employ GPS.
To select and play a game:
1. Access the Main Menu and use the ROCKER key to select the
Games icon.
2. Use the ROCKER key to highlight the desired game and press
ENTER to display a brief description prompt for the game.
Game
Board
Game Prompt
Memory Race
This is a GPS virtual game where the playing piece moves where
you move. 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.
To adjust the Grid or Square Size in custom mode:
Game Settings
Unopened Opened Square
Symbol Symbol (typical)
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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.
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GPS Features
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 collecting flags.
The lower right corner of the screen tells you how many flags remain.
The lower left corner displays 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.
GPS Enhanced Games
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 not, just a hammer displays momentarily.
Field size choices are small, medium and large. Small fields areroughly 20 yards by 30 yards and large fields are 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.
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GPS Enhanced 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. The catch is, you are the ship and you can survive only
when you avoid getting hit. Before you begin to play, make certain to
make 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!
IMPORTANT WARNING: 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.
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GPS Features
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
it breathes fire at you or you fall into one of the pits while navigating a
maze of platforms. At times you are transported to the next platform 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 hazards, slides and warning platforms. A scoreboard keeps track of your wins and loses.
Non-Enhanced Game
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 to display
Visibility Options.
3. Make a selection and press ENTER to begin the game.
4. Use the ROCKER key to jump from platform to platform.
When you land on a shaded platform, you are one or two steps
from the dragon, a platform with a circle is next to a pit. If you
fall into a pit you lose. If you jump into the dragon you will lose,
if you shoot an arrow at where you think the dragon is, and
miss you will 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.
Game Symbols
Player
Pit Warning
Dragon Near
Pit
Dragon
Aim Arrow
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Appendices
Accessories
Belt Clip Assembly
(Clip Knob is shipped installed on the back of the unit)
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.
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.
USB Interface Cable and MapSource Trip and
Waypoint Manager CD-ROM
A/C Adapter - Provides operation from AC power. (Not shown)
GA 27C Remote GPS Antenna - Allows enhanced satellite acquisition.
MapSource CD-ROMs - Allows transfer of detailed map data. (Not shown)
PC Interface Cable - Provides connection to a PC for data transfer. (Not shown)
GA 27C Remote GPS Antenna with MCX
Connector
CAUTION: Garmin Accessories have been designed and tested
specifically for use with Garmin products. Accessories offered
for sale by other manufacturers have not necessarily been tested
or approved by Garmin for use with Garmin Products. Use of
such accessories might cause damage to your Garmin Product
and void the terms of the warranty. Using Garmin Accessories
with other manufacturer’s products is not recommended.
See your Garmin Dealer or website for availability.
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PC Interface Cable with Auxiliary Power Supply - Provides connection to a
PC for data transfer. (Not shown)
Interface Cable - Wiring harness. Bare wire connections for data input/output.
(Not shown)
Carrying Case - Provides protection during transport of the unit. (Not shown)
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.
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Appendices
Installing the Belt Clip and Carry Lanyard
External Antenna Connector
Accessories
(under weather cover)
Wrist Strap Installation
(Press tab to
release the Clip
Knob)
Suction Mount Kit
Belt Clip Knob
(Unscrew to remove if
not desired)
Auto Dash Mount Kit
Belt Clip
(attaches to belt or waistband)
USB Connector (under
Power/Data Cable
Connector
weather cover)
Marine Mount Kit
(Serial Port)
(under weather
cover)
Back of GPSmap 60
Bicycle Mount Kit
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Specifications
PHYSICAL
Case:
Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC60529 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 158 F (-15 to 70 C)1
o
o
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
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Position:
< 15 meters (49 feet), 95% typical2
Velocity:
0.05 meter/sec steady state
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DGPS Accuracy
Position:
Velocity:
3-5 meters (10-16 feet), 95% typical3
0.05 meter/sec steady state
Specifications
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
Map Storage:
Internal; approximately 24 MB
Source:
Two 1.5 volt AA batteries or 12 V Adapter Cable,
or up to 36 VDC external power
Battery Life:
Up to 28 hours (typical use)4
POWER
Specifications subject to change without notice.
1. The temperature rating to the GPSmap 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 GPSmap 60 in belowfreezing conditions.
Extensive use of screen backlighting and/or audible
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Data Field Options
The following list provides a brief description of each data field
option. Some of these options are supported only by devices interfaced to
your GPSmap 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 - Next - The distance to the next point on a route.
Distance - Destination - The entire distance, from beginning to end, of a
route.
ETA - Next - The estimated time that you will arrive at the next point on
your route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
ETA - Destination - The estimated time that you will arrive at your
destination, 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.
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Glide Ratio Dest - The glide ratio required to descend from your present
position and elevation to the destination’s elevation.
Data Field Options
Heading - Your direction of travel as indicated by a compass, in degrees
or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
Location (lat/lon) - Your current location as latitude/longitude coordinates.
Location (selected) - Your current location described in the selected units
of measure (other than lat/lon).
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 your vehicle was
moving.
Speed - Overall Avg. - The average speed determined by both the
moving and stopped time and speed.
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Data Field Options
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).
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.
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Velocity Made Good - The rate of closure on a destination based upon
your current speed and course of travel.
Data Field Options
Vertical Speed - The rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Vertical Speed Dest - The measurement of your rate of accent to a
predetermined height.
Water Speed - The data acquired from measurement devices interfaced
to the GPSmap 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 GPSmap 60.
Waypoint - Destination - The last point on a route, your destination.
Waypoint - Next - The next point on your route.
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Connecting the GPSmap 60
to a Computer
Universal Serial
Bus (USB) Port
Serial
Communications
Port
Interfacing the GPSmap 60
The GPSmap 60 is provided with interface connection to a PC using
either a serial port or USB connector cable. Connection to your
computer is necessary for downloading of detailed map from Garmin
MapSource Map Data CDs. You can also save routes, waypoints, and
tracks from the GPSmap 60 to MapSource. Refer to the MapSource
User’s Guide provided with your MapSource CDs.
To connect to your computer using the USB connector:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back of the GPSmap 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.
Lift Cover
Lift Cover
3. Set your GPSmap 60 interface setting to GARMIN format. (See
page 46.)
To connect to your computer using a Serial Port connector:
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the back of the
GPSmap 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 GPSmap 60 interface setting to the appropriate interface format. Refer to Interface Setup on page 46.
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Appendices
Transferring MapSource Map Data
If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource CD-ROM mapping
program you may want to transfer detailed map data before beginning use
to provide your unit with maximum Find features and mapping capability.
The GPSmap 60 accepts up to 56 MB of map data from most MapSource
products. It is not possible to transfer 3rd party maps into Garmin products.
You cannot view multiple types of MapSource data in the same location at the same time (one will draw over the other). When you leave a
MetroGuide area for example and enter the area of a topographic map,
the display will change to contour lines. The same is true when moving
from a topo map to a MetroGuide map.
Maps that are at the top of the hierarchy and will replace any other map
information. Because new maps are constantly being released, consult your
Garmin Dealer or the Garmin website to determine the order of hierarchy.
Map 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 User’s
Manual. Note that downloading maps will overwrite any maps already
downloaded to the unit. This includes the Marine Points of Interest database provided with the GPSmap 60.
It is also important to note that certain features contained in the
GPSmap 60 will not be enabled unless you are using mapping data they
are designed to support, such as many of the Find Features and DEM Elevation Profiles that require detailed MapSource maps. Visit the Garmin
website for details on all of the maps you can use with the GPSmap 60.
Downloading MapSource
Map Data
Garmin MapSource
CD-ROM’s offer a variety of detailed mapping
data and
navigation information.
MapSource is also an excellent medium
for storage and safety backup of Personal
Waypoints, Routes and Saved Tracks.
Garmin MapSource
U.S. Topo 24K
Digital Elevation Models
(DEM) Maps
provide elevation data
at any point identified by the
Panning Arrow
See your Garmin Dealer or visit the
Garmin web site at www.garmin.com
for information on which maps work with the
GPSmap 60.
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Appendices
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, access the Main Menu,
then Setup and then open the Time Setup Page. Highlight the Time Zone
field and press the ENTER to display the list of time zones. If the desired
zone is not displayed, select “Other”. Highlight the UTC Offset field and
press ENTER to enter the appropriate offset value from the chart below.
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. Press the QUIT key to
avoid marking a waypoint.
Longitudinal Zone
Offset
W180.0° to W172.5°
-12.00
W172.5° to W157.5°
-11.00
W157.5° to W142.5°
-10.00
W142.5° to W127.5°
-09.00
W127.5° to W112.5°
-08.00
W112.5° to W097.5°
-07.00
W097.5° to W082.5°
-06.00
W082.5° to W067.5°
-05.00
W067.5° to W052.5°
-04.00
W052.5° to W037.5°
-03.00
W037.5° to W022.5°
-02.00
W022.5° to W007.5°
-01.00
W007.5° to E007.5°
-00.00
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Appendix E
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
GPSmap 60 can be set to match most of those commonly used.
Map Datums and Position Formats
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 ensure 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.
Map Datums are based on a
mathematical model of the Earth.
Position
Formats
Map Datums
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Appendices
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 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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Appendices
Interface formats are selected from the Interface Setup on page 46
of this manual. The input/output lines on your GPSmap 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
GPSmap 60 and enables the unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
NMEA 0183 Version 3.01 Approved Sentences:
GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE,
GPVTG, GPWPL, GPBOD
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 GPSmap 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 GPSmap
60 to a PC-compatible computer’s USB port.
Interface Wiring Diagram
(-) Ground
Data In
Data Out
(+) Power
Unit Power/Data Port View
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Index
A
Accessories 66
Accuracy Circle 9
Activate a Route 40
Alarm Clock 58
Arrow, Panning 9
AutoZoom 50
B
Backlight Timeout 7, 46
Backlighting On/Off 7, 46
Battery Level Indicator 7
Battery Saver Mode 45
Battery Type 45
Bearing Pointer 14
Big Numbers 16
C
Calculator Page 58
Calendar Page 57
Cautions iv-vi
Cities, By Name 28
Cities, Nearest 28
Compass Page 14
Compass Ring 14
Course Pointer 15
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D
Data Fields 11, 15, 43, 44
Data Field Definitions 70
Date and Time Setup 54, 76
Detail, Map 50
Differential GPS (DGPS) 46, 78
Display Mode 46
Display Setup 46
E
Elevation 11, 16, 23, 44
Exit Services 29
Exits 29
Exits, Nearest 29
F
Fields, Data 11, 18, 43, 44
Find Address 30
Find Cities 28
Find Exits 29
Find Geocache 27
Find Intersections 31
Find Points of Interest 32
Find Waypoints 26
G
Map Page 8
Games 62-65
Map Page Options 10
Geocache Setup 53
Global Positioning System (GPS) 4 Map Page Panning 9
Map Scale 9
Go To 5, 23
Map Setup 49
MapSource Map Data 8, 77
H
Marine Setup 53
Heading Setup 55
Mark a Waypoint 17
Highway Page 44
Mark Waypoint Page 17
Hunt and Fish Tables 61
Measuring Distance 13
Microphone Sensitivity 8
I
MOB Feature 18
Initialization 4
Moving a Route Waypoint 20
Interface Setup 46
K
Key Functions 2
L
Location (Marking) 17-18
Loading Map Data 75
Lock On Road 50
M
Main Menu Page 6, 33
Map Datums 54, 77
Map Display 8
Map Features 9
N
Nearest (Waypoints, Cities, Exits, etc.) 21
NMEA 46
Normal Mode 45
North Reference 55
North Up 8, 50
O
Odometer 16
Offset (Time) 54, 76
Orient Map 50
Overall Average Speed 16
GPSmap 60
Appendices
Index
P
Page Sequence Setup 48
Panning (Map) 18
Position Format 55, 77
Projecting a Waypoint 20
Proximity Waypoints 56
Sun and Moon Tables 60
Symbol, Waypoint 17
Symbols, Status Bar 7
System Setup 45
R
Text Size 51
Time Format 54
Time Zone 54
Tones Setup 48
TracBack 35
Track Logs 34
Track Log Saving 35
Track Log Setup 34
Tracks Page 34
Track Up 8, 50
Trip Computer Page 16
Trip Odometer 16
Trip Time 16
Reset Trip Page 16
Routes 39-43
Creating 39
Copying 43
Deleting 43
Editing 43
Navigating 43
Reversing 41
Routing Setup 52
S
Satellite Page 4
Saving the Tracklog 35
Selecting a Page 2
Setup Menu 33
Show Data Fields 10
Show Map Only 10
Software Version (Operating) 45
Specifications 68
Stop Navigation 10, 14, 41
Stopwatch Page 59
T
U
Unit Features 3
Unit i.d. 45
Units of Measure 54
Units Page 54
User Waypoint Symbol 17
UTC Offset 54, 76
V
View Waypoints on Route 39, 43
W
WAAS, Enable/Disable 45
Warnings iv-vi
Waypoints 17-20
Deleting 19
Editing 19
List 26
Marking 17
Moving 20
Naming 17
Projecting 20
Proximity 56
Symbols 17
Welcome Page Setup 55
Wiring Diagram (Interface) 79
Z
Zooming In/Out 2, 9
81
GPSmap 60
Appendices
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.
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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
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Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this GPSMAP 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/gpsmap60/. 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 GPSMAP 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
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