Product information guide | Garmin nuvi 610 GPS Receiver User Manual

Getting Started
personal travel assistant
GPS signal
GPS antenna
Power button
SD card slot
This guide provides short instructions for various nüvi
operations. Fold and keep this guide in the pocket of your nüvi
carrying case.
WARNING: See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in
the product box for product warnings and other important information.
Turning the nüvi On or Off
Press and hold the
Power button on the top of the nüvi.
Charging the nüvi
• Connect the nüvi to the suction mount and the
12/24-Volt vehicle adapter.
• Connect the USB cable to the nüvi and your computer.
• Connect the AC adapter to the nüvi and a wall outlet
(included with the nüvi 660 and 670).
Acquiring Satellites
quick reference guide
December 2006
190-00773-01 Rev. A
Printed in Taiwan
1.Go outdoors to an open area, away from tall buildings
and trees.
2.Flip up the GPS antenna on
the back of the nüvi, so that it is
parallel to the ground.
3.Turn on the nüvi. Acquiring
satellite signals can take a few
bars indicate satellite
strength. When the bars are green,
the nüvi has acquired satellite signals; now you can select a
destination and navigate to it.
Mounting on the Windshield
Finding Places
Check your state and local traffic laws before mounting. Currently, state
laws in California and Minnesota prohibit drivers from using suction
mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other
Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. See the
Important Safety and Product Information guide for more details.
1.Plug the power cable into the bottom of the mount. Plug
the other end into a 12/24-Volt receptacle in your vehicle.
2.Clean and dry your windshield and the suction cup with a
lint-free cloth. Place the suction cup on the windshield.
3.Flip the lever back, toward the windshield.
4.Flip up the GPS antenna. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into
the cradle.
5.Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into place.
6.If your power cable has an antenna with suction cups
attached, use the suction cups to route the antenna
vertically on the windshield.
Do not leave your GPS unit exposed in an unattended vehicle on a hot
day. To prevent damage, remove it from the vehicle; or store it out of
direct sunlight, such as in the glove box. See the specifications in the
owner’s manual. For more information, see
Finding Your Destination
➊ On the Menu
➋ Search for your
page, touch Where to.
To remove the nüvi from the cradle, press the small tab on the
bottom of the cradle up, and tilt the top of the nüvi forward.
Saving Places That You Search For
1.After you search for a place you want to save, touch
2.Touch OK. The place is saved in
Finding Saved Places
Follow the route to your destination using the Map page.
• The vehicle icon
shows your location.
• Your route is marked with a purple line.
• Follow the arrows as you take turns.
• A checkered flag marks your destination.
Touch to go to the
Menu page.
Where to >
Adding a Stop to Your Route
Following Your Route
Follow the purple line.
your destination,
touch Go.
1.On the Map page, touch the vehicle icon .
2.Touch Save. The place is saved in
1.On the Menu page, touch
2.Select a place.
3.Touch Go.
Touch to zoom out.
Touch the arrows
for more.
➌ When you select
Saving Places
Saving Your Current Location
Touch to preview the
turns in the route.
Touch to zoom in.
Touch to open the MP3
Touch to open the Trip
Touch to open the Next
Information page.
Turn page.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
On the Menu page, you can touch
View Map to open the
Map page. Touch and drag the map to view different areas.
1.When navigating a route, touch Where to on the Menu
2.Search for a location at which you want to stop before
your final destination.
3.Touch Go.
Taking a Detour
1.When navigating a route, touch
2.Touch Detour.
on the Map page.
1.When navigating a route, touch
2.Touch Stop.
on the Map page.
Stopping the Route
Tips and Shortcuts
Tips and Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu page, touch and hold Back.
• Touch
to see more choices. Touch and
hold an arrow to scroll faster.
• To extend the battery life, close the GPS antenna when
you do not need GPS signals. You can also decrease the
• To adjust the audio or brightness, quickly press and release
the Power button. You can also touch
on the Menu
■ To adjust the volume or brightness, touch
or .
■To prevent accidental screen taps, touch Lock. To unlock
the screen, press the Power button.
• To switch the audio output between the nüvi and an FM
stereo (where available), quickly press the Power button
• To learn more about the nüvi Bluetooth® technology or
Travel Kit features, touch Help on the appropriate screen.
Locking Your nüvi
1.Flip up the GPS antenna.
2.On the Menu page, touch Settings > System.
3.Touch the button next to Garmin Lock. Touch OK.
4.Enter a four-digit PIN. Touch Yes to accept the PIN.
5.Touch OK. Drive to a security location, and touch Set.
6.Each time you turn on the nüvi, enter the four-digit PIN or
drive to the security location (with the antenna up).
NOTE: If you forget your PIN and your security location, you
must send your nüvi to Garmin to get it unlocked.
Bluetooth® Technology
Using Hands-Free Features
Hands-free phone features on the nüvi are available only if
your phone supports that feature using Bluetooth technology
(for example, phone book, voice dial, and call waiting). To use
the hands-free features, you must pair your phone and the nüvi.
Pairing Your Phone Using the nüvi Settings
Hands-Free Calling and Traffic
If you are calling a number that requires that you enter
information using a keypad during the call (for example,
entering a password for your voice mail), do the following:
1.During the call, touch
> Call Options > Touch Tones.
2.Enter the information. Touch Back twice, when finished.
Calling a Place
1.Confirm that your phone is supported by the nüvi. (See
2.On the Menu page, touch Settings > Bluetooth.
3.Ensure that the Bluetooth button is set to Enabled.
4.Touch Add (or Change, if you already added).
5.If adding, set your phone to Find Me/Discoverable
mode, and touch OK on the nüvi. Select your phone
on the list. Enter passkey 1234 on your phone, when
prompted. If changing, select your phone and touch OK,
or touch Add Device and OK.
6.If the pairing is successful, the Phone icon appears on
the nüvi Menu page.
1.On the Menu page, touch Phone >
Food, Hotels.
2.Search for the place that you want to call.
3.Touch Dial.
1.On the Menu page, touch Phone >
2.Enter the number, and touch Dial.
3.To end the call, touch , and then touch End Call.
Using Traffic Features
Calling a Number
Receiving a Call
When you receive a call, a message appears on the nüvi. Touch
Using Call Waiting
If you get a call waiting call, the nüvi displays a message.
Touch Answer. The first call is put on hold.
To switch between calls:
1.During the call, touch
> Switch To.
2.Touch End Call to hang up; this does not disconnect the
call on hold.
The Map page displays
in the lower-right corner
when there is a traffic incident on your current route or road.
or , select an item to view details, and then
touch Avoid.
Travel Kit and FM Transmitter
Using the Travel Kit
The Travel Kit includes several functions that are helpful when
you are traveling (for example,
MP3 Player,
Book Player, and Currency Converter). On the Menu page,
touch Travel Kit. Touch the arrows to view more items.
Touch Help to learn more about each feature.
Using the FM Transmitter
Before using the FM Transmitter in your area, see the FM Transmitter
warnings in the owner’s manual.
If an FM transmitter is available on your nüvi, you can listen to
your nüvi audio on an FM stereo.
Listening to the nüvi on an FM Stereo
1.On the Menu page, touch
> Audio Output >
FM Transmitter > OK.
2.If you are using a traffic receiver, touch Auto Tune. Then
tune your stereo to the selected channel. If you are not
using a traffic receiver, select an FM channel that has a
lot of static. Then select the same channel on the nüvi.
Switching between the nüvi and an FM Stereo
1.On the Menu page, touch
> Audio Output.
2.Touch an output mode, and touch OK.
Resetting and More Information
Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn the nüvi off and on
again. If this does not help, do the following:
1.Disconnect the nüvi from
external power.
2.Flip up the GPS antenna.
3.Press the Reset button.
4.Connect the nüvi to a power
source. The nüvi should
automatically turn back on
and operate normally.
More Information
For more information about the nüvi, refer to the nüvi
610/660/670 Owner’s Manual in one of the following
• Included in the box on CD-ROM.
• Go to, www.garmin
.com/products/nuvi660, or
nuvi670; click Manuals, and then select Download. You
must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to view
this manual.
For information about accessories, go to
shop. You can also contact your Garmin dealer to purchase
nüvi accessories.
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