Quick start manual | Garmin nuvi 785 GPS Receiver User Manual

nüvi 785
quick start manual
© 2008 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
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Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Tel. (913) 397.8200 or (800)
Fax (913) 397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House
Hounsdown Business Park,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
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Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road,
Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199
Fax 886/2.2642.9099
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concerning the use and operation of this and other Garmin products.
Garmin® and nüvi® are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries, registered in the USA and other countries. These
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August 2008
Part Number 190-00955-02 Rev. A
Printed in Taiwan
Your nüvi unit
S ee the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and
other important information.
Power key:
slide to the left to turn the unit on/off;
slide to the right to lock the screen
GPS antenna
out jack
SD card slot
External antenna
Serial number (remove cradle
to view serial number)
Warning: This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent damage, remove the unit from the vehicle
when exiting or store it out of direct sunlight.
Before mounting the nüvi, see the Important Safety and Product Information for information about laws
pertaining to windshield mounting.
Step 1: Mount the nüvi
1. Clean and dry your windshield and the
suction cup with a lint-free cloth. Remove
the clear plastic from the suction cup.
Place the suction cup on the windshield.
2. Plug the vehicle power cable into the
power connector on the right side of the
7. Plug the other end of the vehicle power
cable into a power outlet in your vehicle.
Your unit should turn on automatically if it
is plugged in and your vehicle is running.
Power cable
Step 2: Configure the nüvi
To turn on your nüvi, slide the Power
key to the left. Follow the on-screen
3. Snap the cradle onto the suction cup
Suction cup mount
Step 3: Acquire Satellites
Go outdoors to an open area, out of garages,
and away from tall buildings. Stop your
vehicle, and turn on the nüvi. Acquiring
satellite signals may take a few minutes.
4. Flip the lever back, toward the
5. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the
6. Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into place.
bars indicate GPS satellite
strength. When one bar is green, the nüvi
has acquired satellite signals. Now you can
select a destination and navigate to it.
Step 4: Activate Your MSN®
Direct Receiver
3. Write down the product key.
tip: The yellow tag on your MSN Direct
receiver provides the product key and
activation information. If the product key
on the yellow tag differs from the one on
your unit, use the product key on your
Your use of the MSN Direct service,
as well as your use of the MSN Direct
content delivered to and displayed on
your device, is subject to the MSN Direct
Subscription Agreement, Terms of Use,
and Privacy Statement located at
www.msndirect.com. By using and
activating your navigation device,
you hereby accept such Subscription
Agreement, Terms of Use and Privacy
Statement, and acknowledge that you are
aware of and have had an opportunity to
fully review them at the URL referenced
4. Call (866) 658.7032 or go to
and follow the directions.
5. Within eight days, complete the following
• Connect the vehicle power cable, and
turn the key to ON/ACC.
• Make sure you are in an MSN Direct
coverage area (go to http://garmin
• Touch Tools > MSN Direct. If the
Subscription Inactive page appears,
verify that one
signal bar is green.
To receive MSN Direct content, first you
must activate your service (3-months free
service included).
It may take up to one hour for your
subscription to be activated. After it
is activated, the MSN Direct menu is
1. Connect the vehicle power cable to your
nüvi and your vehicle’s power outlet.
Turn your vehicle’s key to the ON/ACC
position, if necessary, to power the nüvi.
2. Touch Tools > MSN Direct.
Step 4: Use the nüvi
➊ ➋
Finding Points of Interest
1. Touch Where to? > Points of Interest.
2. Select a category and a subcategory.
3. Select a destination, and touch Go!.
To enter letters contained in the name, touch
Where to? > Points of Interest > Spell
To search for a location in a different area,
touch Where to? > Near.
➊GPS satellite strength.
➋Bluetooth® technology status.
➌Battery status.
➍Current time.
➎Touch to find a destination.
➏Touch to view the map.
➐Touch to make a call when connected
Adding a Stop
1. With a route active, touch Menu > Where
2. Search for the extra stop.
3. Touch Go!.
4. Touch Add as via point to add this stop
before your destination.
to a compatible mobile phone (not
available on nüvi 755).
Tip: To add more than one stop, edit the
current route. Touch Where to? > Custom
➑Touch to adjust the volume.
➒Touch to use the tools such as media
players, settings, and Help.
Following Your Route
➋Touch to view the Turn List page.
Your route is marked with a magenta line.
As you travel, your nüvi guides you to your
destination with voice prompts, arrows on
the map, and directions at the top of the
map. If you depart from the original route,
your nüvi recalculates the route and provides
new directions.
➌Touch to zoom in and out.
➍Touch to view the Where Am I? page.
Touch and drag the map to view a different
area of the map. A speed limit icon could
appear as you travel on major roadways.
➎Touch to view the Trip Computer page.
➊Touch to view the Next Turn page or the
Lane Assist page (if available).
➏Touch to return to the Menu page.
➐Touch to change the data displayed here.
Using MSN® Direct
MSN Direct Menu
To view MSN Direct content, from the
Menu page, touch Tools > MSN Direct.
Touch a category to view information for it.
The MSN Direct Receiver and nüvi must be
in range of an MSN Direct coverage area.
Go to http://garmin.msndirect.com/coverage
for more information on coverage areas.
Receiving Content
It can take several hours to receive all the
content the first time you use it, after you
have traveled long distances, or after you
have not used your nüvi and MSN® Direct
Receiver for several days.
For more information about MSN Direct,
download the MSN Direct Owner’s Manual
Supplement from www.garmin.com.
There is a rechargeable (non-userreplaceable) battery in the MSN Direct
Receiver that allows it to receive and store
updates for several days, even when not
connected to external power.
Avoiding Traffic
MSN Direct provides local traffic
information for a large number of
metropolitan areas. To learn more about the
type of traffic data available in your area, go
to www.msndirect.com/WhatYouGet.
Note: Garmin is not responsible for the
accuracy of the MSN Direct content.
Making Hands-Free Phone
When calculating your route, the
nüvi examines the current traffic and
automatically optimizes the route for the
shortest time. You might still be routed
through traffic if no alternative roads exist.
If a severe traffic delay occurs on your
route while you are navigating, the nüvi
automatically recalculates the route.
Using Bluetooth wireless technology, your
nüvi can wirelessly connect to your mobile
phone to become a hands-free device. To
pair and connect, your phone and your nüvi
must be turned on and be within 10 meters
of each other.
When you receive traffic information, a
traffic icon appears in the top left corner of
the Map page. The traffic icon changes color
to indicate the severity of traffic conditions
on your route or the road you are currently
traveling. Touch the icon to view the Traffic
Pairing the nüvi with Your
Mobile Phone
1. Confirm that your phone is supported by
the nüvi. (Go to www.garmin.com
2. From the Menu page, touch Tools >
Settings > Bluetooth > Add.
3. Enable the Bluetooth component on your
phone and enable Find Me/Discoverable/
Visible mode. These settings might be in
a Bluetooth, a Connections, or a Handsfree menu.
4. Touch OK on the nüvi.
5. Select your phone, and touch OK.
6. Enter the nüvi Bluetooth PIN (1234) in
your phone.
Using the FM Transmitter
Receiving a Call
When you get a call, the Incoming Call
window opens. Touch Answer to answer the
call. The internal microphone is in the front
of the nüvi. Speak normally.
Before using the FM transmitter in your area, see
the FM transmitter legal notice in the owner’s
You can listen to your nüvi through the
speakers in your vehicle. From the Menu
page, select Volume > Audio Output > FM
Transmitter > OK. Select an FM channel
with a lot of static, and select the same
channel on the nüvi.
Making a Call
When your phone is connected to your nüvi,
you are ready to make phone calls. Touch
Phone to access the Phone menu.
Note: Not all phones support all features
of the nüvi Phone menu.
Loading Files on Your nüvi
1. Insert a SD card (optional).
2. Connect the USB cable.
3. Transfer files to the nüvi.
4. Eject and unplug the USB cable.
Calling a Number
1. Touch Phone > Dial.
2. Enter the number, and touch Dial.
3. To end the call, touch
> End Call.
Listening to MP3 Files
1. Touch Tools > Media Player.
2. Touch Source to open the MP3 player.
3. Touch Browse.
4. Touch a category.
5. Touch Play All.
Locking Your nüvi
More Information
1. Touch Tools > Settings > Security.
2. Touch the button below Garmin Lock.
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a security
For more information about your nüvi, touch
Tools > Help.
Download the latest version of the owner’s
manual from www.garmin.com. Also
download the MSN® Direct Owner’s Manual
Supplement from www.garmin.com.
NOTE: If you forget your PIN and your
security location, you must send your nüvi
and valid product registration or proof
of purchase to Garmin to get your nüvi
For information about accessories, go to
http://buy.garmin.com or contact your
Garmin dealer.
Resetting the nüvi
If the nüvi screen stops functioning, turn the
nüvi off and on again. If this does not help,
slide the Power key to the left and hold
it for 8 seconds. Turn the nüvi back on. The
nüvi should operate normally.
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.
© 2008 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Part Number 190-00955-02 Rev. A
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