Quick start manual | Garmin nvi 880 GPS Receiver User Manual

quick start manual
nüvi 880
personal travel assistant with
MSN® Direct
© 2008 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
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Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Tel. (913) 397.8200 or (800)
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Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
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the 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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June 2008
Part Number 190-00847-02 Rev. C
Printed in Taiwan
Your nüvi Unit
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important
Battery cover
Power key:
slide to the left to turn the unit on/off;
slide to the right to lock the screen
audio out
GPS antenna
card slot
Serial number
under battery
Warning: This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent damage, remove the unit from the vehicle or store it out
of direct sunlight.
Check local traffic laws before mounting. Currently, some state laws prohibit drivers from using suction mounts or other
devices on their windshields that could obstruct the driver’s vision while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard
or friction mounting options should be used.
Step 1: Install the Battery
Step 2: Mount the nüvi
1. Locate the rectangular lithium-ion battery
that came in the product box.
2. Slide the battery cover off the back of the
3. Locate the metal contacts on the end of
the lithium-ion battery.
4. Insert the battery so the metal contacts
on the battery match up with the metal
contacts inside the battery compartment.
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into the
power connector on the right side of the
2. Snap the cradle Suction cup
onto the suction
cup arm.
3. 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.
4. Flip the lever back,
toward the windshield.
5. Fit the bottom of your
nüvi into the cradle.
6. Tilt the nüvi back until it
snaps into place.
5. Press the battery down into place.
6. Slide the battery cover back on until it
clicks into place.
Ways to Charge Your nüvi
• Use the vehicle power cable.
• Use the USB cable.
• Use an AC adapter cable (optional
Step 4: Configure the nüvi
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 the vehicle is running.
To turn on your nüvi, slide the Power
key to the left and let go after one second.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 3: Activate and Mount
the Speech Recognition
Remote Control
Step 5: 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.
Pull the clear tab out of the remote control to
activate it.
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. For
more information about GPS, visit
Mount the remote control in a convenient
location in your vehicle, such as on your
steering wheel. Use the strap to secure the
remote control in place.
Step 6: Activate Your MSN®
Direct Receiver
5. Within two 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 (see http://garmin
• Touch Tools > MSN Direct. If the
Subscription Inactive page appears,
verify that one
signal bar is green.
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 above.
Your vehicle power cable has a built-in
MSN Direct receiver to provide external
power and MSN Direct content. The MSN
Direct receiver includes a 3-month trial
subscription. Visit http://garmin.msndirect
.com for more information.
It may take up to 20 minutes for the
subscription to be activated. After it is
activated, the MSN Direct menu is available.
1. Connect the vehicle power cable to your
nüvi and the power outlet in your vehicle.
Turn your vehicle key to the ON/ACC
position, if necessary, to power the nüvi.
2. Touch Tools > MSN Direct.
3. Write down the product key. The yellow
tag on the MSN Direct receiver also
provides the product key.
4. Call (866) 658.7032 or go to http://garmin.msndirect.com/activate and
follow the directions.
Understanding the Menu
➊ ➋
Finding an Address
1. Select Where to? > Address.
2. Select Change State/Province, if
3. Select Search All.
Select Spell City, enter the city/postal
code, and select Done. Select the
city/postal code in the list. (Not all
locations can be found using postal code
4. Enter the number of the address, and
select Done.
5. Enter the street name, and select Done.
Select the correct street in the list, if
6. Select the address, if necessary.
➐ ➑
➊ GPS satellite strength
➋ Bluetooth® technology status
➌ Battery status
➍ Current time. Touch to change time
➎ Select to find a destination.
➏ Select to view the map.
➐ Select to make a call when connected to
note: Depending on the version of the
maps loaded on your nüvi, the button
names can change and some steps could be
ordered differently.
a compatible mobile phone.
Finding Points of Interest
Select to adjust the volume.
1. Select Where to? > Points of Interest.
2. Select a category and a subcategory.
3. Select a destination, and select Go!.
Select to access the Tools menu.
Taking a Detour
Walking to a Destination
1. With a route active, select Menu.
2. Select Detour.
If you are walking to your destination, use
Pedestrian mode to optimize your route for
walking. Select Tools > Settings > System
> Usage Mode > Pedestrian > OK.
If the current route is the only reasonable
option, the nüvi might not calculate a detour.
You can also select specific detours while
navigating a route by using the Prompted
Detour feature. Select Tools > Settings >
Navigation > Prompted Detour. While
navigating a route, touch Detour on the
Menu page, and select a detour.
Securing Your nüvi
1. Select Tools > Settings > Security.
2. Select Garmin Lock.
3. Enter a 4-digit PIN and drive to a security
Adding a Stop (Via Point) to Resetting Your nüvi
If the nüvi stops functioning, turn it off and
Your Route
on again. If the problem persists, slide the
1. With a route active, select Menu >
Where to?.
2. Search for the extra stop (via point).
3. Select Go!.
4. Select Add as Via Point to add this stop
before your destination. Select Set as
new Destination to make this your new
final destination.
Power key to the left and hold it there for
a minimum of 8 seconds. The nüvi should
operate normally.
You can also remove the battery, and then
reinstall it.
TIP: To add more than one stop, edit the
current route. Select Where to? > Routes.
Viewing the Main Pages
View map to open the Map page. The
vehicle icon shows your current
location. Touch and drag the map to view a different area of the map.
Touch the text bar to open the Turn List page.
to zoom out.
Select Menu to return
to the Menu page.
Select Arrival or
Speed to open the Trip
Computer page.
to zoom in.
To save your current
location, touch the
vehicle icon.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
Trip Computer Page
Tip: A speed limit icon
Turn List Page
Select Turn In to open
the Next Turn page.
Next Turn Page
may appear as you travel on major roadways.
Using Photo Navigation
Receiving Content
1. Select Where to? > Favorites >
Panoramio Photos.
2. Select a Panoramio photo.
3. Select Go! to navigate to the location.
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 it is not
connected to external power.
It can take several hours to receive all the
content the first time you use the MSN
Direct receiver, after you have traveled long
distances, or after you have not used your
nüvi and MSN Direct receiver for several
Panoramio™ provides photos that contain
location information called geotags. You
can load these photos onto your nüvi or
microSD card and navigate to them. See
http://connect.garmin.com/photos and your
owner’s manual for more information.
note: You can also navigate to a photo
by touching Tools > Picture Viewer,
and then selecting a photo. If the photo
includes location information, touch Go!
to create a route to that location.
Note: Garmin is not responsible for the
accuracy of the MSN Direct content.
Using MSN® Direct
The MSN Direct receiver and nüvi must be
in range of an MSN Direct coverage area.
See http://garmin.msndirect.com/coverage
for more information on coverage areas.
The Map page displays
when there is
a traffic delay on your route. The number
represents the number of minutes the traffic
will delay your route. The delay time has
been automatically calculated into the
arrival time. To view the details of the
delays, touch . If there is more than one
delay, touch Details. Touch Avoid to avoid
this delay.
MSN® Direct Menu
To view MSN Direct content, from the
Menu page, touch Tools > MSN Direct.
Touch a category to view information for it.
Using the FM Transmitter
Check local laws before using the FM transmitter in
your area. Use of FM transmitters is currently illegal in
certain European countries due to specific radio frequency
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,
visit http://garmin.msndirect.com
You can listen to the audio from your nüvi
on your vehicle speakers. On the Menu
page, select Volume > Audio Output >
FM Transmitter. Select an FM channel
for the FM transmitter, and select the same
channel on your nüvi.
When calculating your route, the nüvi
examines the traffic delays and optimizes the
route for the shortest time. If a severe traffic
delay occurs on your route and a better
route is available, the nüvi recalculates
the route to avoid the delay. You might be
routed through traffic if it is the best route
Using Speech Recognition
Voice Commands
Use the speech recognition feature to speak
to your nüvi to find destinations, select
options, and perform other functions. The
speech recognition feature does not work for
all languages in all areas. See the owner’s
manual at www.garmin.com for more
1. Press the large button on the remote.
2. Wait for the
green speak icon to
3. Speak a command.
Using the Remote Control
Using Speech Recognition
Speech recognition uses four search
Use the remote control to start or stop a
speech recognition session.
Speak any text on the screen
Speak shortcut commands
Speak the name of a popular place
Speak an address
To speak any text on the screen:
1. Speak any word on the screen. For
example, from the Tools menu, you can
speak Routes or Page Down.
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
Start speech
Stop speech
You can also say Find Nearest to search a
location category. Location categories are
Point of Interest categories contained in
the nüvi. The Find Nearest command only
works from the Menu page, Where to? page,
and Map page.
To speak shortcut commands:
1. Speak any shortcut command from the
Shortcut Commands table. You can use
shortcut commands from any screen.
2. Listen for the voice prompt before
speaking your next command.
Shortcut Commands
Audible Player
To search using the Find Nearest
shortcut command:
1. Press the large button on the remote.
2. Say Find Nearest followed by a Point
of Interest category, such as Italian
Cancel Route
Main Menu
Music Player
Find Address
Stop Listening
Find City
Tools Menu
Find Favorite
Trip Computer
Find Place by
View Map
Find Place by Name
Volume Down
Find Recently Found
Volume Up
Go Home
Where Am I?
Hands Free
Where To?
“Find Nearest Italian Restaurant”
Additional examples of Find Nearest
commands include:
MSN-Specific Shortcut Commands
Show Gas Prices
Show Stocks
Show Local Events
Show Traffic
Show Movie Times
Show Weather
Show News
Show Web Favorites
Find Nearest Gas Station
Find Nearest Grocery Store
Find Nearest Bank
Find Nearest Movie Theater
To speak the name of a popular place:
1. Speak Find Place by Name from any
4. Speak Yes to navigate to the place, or
speak No to go back to the list of found
“Find Place by Name”
2. Listen for the voice prompt, and speak
the name of the place. The nüvi repeats
the name of the place as it is searching.
To speak an address:
1. Speak Find Address from any screen.
2. Respond to the prompts to speak or spell
the city name, house number, and street.
Using Hands-Free Features
Hands-free phone features are available
only if your nüvi and your mobile phone
have Bluetooth wireless technology. Not
all phones support all the hands-free phone
features the nüvi provides. To use the handsfree features, you must pair your phone and
the nüvi.
3. A list of places appears. Speak the line
number of the place you want.
“Line 1”
More Information
Pairing Your Phone
1. Verify that your phone is compatible with
the nüvi (www.garmin.com/bluetooth).
2. From the Menu page, select Tools >
Settings > Bluetooth > Add.
3 Select Add.
4. Enable the Bluetooth component of your
phone and enable Find Me/Discoverable/
Visible mode. These settings might be in
a Bluetooth menu, Connections menu, or
Hands-free menu.
5. Select OK on the nüvi.
For more information about your nüvi,
select Tools > Help.
You can download the latest version of the
owner’s manual from www.garmin.com.
For detailed information about the MSN
Direct content, download the MSN Direct
Supplement from www.garmin.com.
For information about accessories, go to
http://buy.garmin.com or contact your
Garmin dealer.
6. Select your phone, and select OK.
7. Enter the Bluetooth PIN (1234) for your
nüvi in your phone.
Calling a Number
1. Select Hands Free > Dial.
2. Enter the number, and select Dial.
3. To end a call, touch
> End Call.
Receiving a Call
When you get a call, the Incoming Call
window opens. Select Answer to answer
the call. Select Ignore to ignore the call and
stop the phone from ringing.
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 190-00847-02 Rev. C
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