Owner`s manual | Garmin personal travel assistan GPS Receiver User Manual

nüvi
™
personal travel assistant
owner’s manual
© 2005 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
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September 2005
Part Number 190-00627-00 Rev. A
PREFACE
PREFACE
Quick Links
Congratulations on purchasing the Garmin® nüvi™ Personal Travel
Assistant.
• Finding an address: page 5
• Viewing the Map page: page 13
• Listening to MP3 files: page 25
Serial Number
• Listening to an audible book:
page 26
Record the serial number (8-digit number on the back of the unit)
in case your nüvi needs service or you want to purchase additional
maps.
• Converting currency: page 32
Serial Number: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
• Transferring files to your nüvi:
pages 17–20 and page 55
Contact Garmin
• Adjusting the volume and
backlight brightness: page 3
Contact Garmin if you have any questions or if you should
encounter any difficulty while using your nüvi.
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 support@garmin.com.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at 44/0870.8501241.
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• Cleaning and storing your unit:
pages 52–53
• Tips and Shortcuts: page 3
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manual! Fill out the Product
Documentation Survey. Go
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface ...................................................i
Saving Your Current Location ..........................9
Serial Number ................................................i
Editing Saved Places .................................... 10
Contact Garmin ..............................................i
Setting a Home Location ............................... 11
Quick Links ....................................................i
Finding Recently Found Places ....................... 12
Find It and Go! ......................................1
Viewing the Map and Other Pages .......13
Finding Your Destination .................................1
Viewing the Map Page
Following Your Route ......................................2
Trip Information Page ................................... 14
Adjusting the Volume and Brightness ...............3
Current Route Page ...................................... 15
Locking the Screen ........................................3
Next Turn Page ............................................ 15
nüvi Tips and Shortcuts ..................................3
Adding a Detour to a Route ........................... 16
........................... 13
.......................................4
Stopping Your Route .................................... 16
Finding a Place by Spelling the Name ..............4
Managing Files on Your nüvi ................17
Go! Page Options ...........................................4
Step 1: Insert an SD Card (Optional) ............. 17
Finding an Address ........................................5
Step 2: Connect the USB Cable ..................... 17
Finding a Place Using the Map .........................6
Step 3: Transfer Files to Your nüvi.................. 18
Expanding Your Search ...................................7
Step 4: Eject and Unplug the USB Cable ......... 18
Adding a Stop to Your Route............................8
Information about Your nüvi Drives ................ 19
Where To?
My Locations
Additional Help ............................................ 19
..................................9
Deleting Files from Your nüvi ......................... 20
Saving Places You Find ...................................9
Supported File Types .................................... 20
Finding Saved Places ......................................9
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Using the Travel Kit
......................21
Viewing Traffic Events .................................. 44
....................... 21
Avoiding Traffic ............................................ 44
Using the Travel Guide
............................ 24
Traffic Symbols ............................................ 45
Listening to MP3 Files
............................. 25
Color Code.................................................. 45
Using the Language Guide
Listening to Audible Books
Viewing Pictures
....................... 26
Adding a Subscription .................................. 46
.................................... 30
Appendix .............................................47
Using the World Clock
Converting Currency
............................. 31
............................... 32
Converting Measurements
Using the Calculator
Mounting Your nüvi ...................................... 47
Resetting Your nüvi ...................................... 50
...................... 34
Clearing User Data ....................................... 50
............................... 35
Custom POIs (Points of Interest).................... 51
Customizing the nüvi ...........................36
Caring for Your nüvi .................................... 52
Restoring Settings ....................................... 36
Updating the nüvi Software ........................... 53
Changing the Map Settings ........................... 37
Purchasing Additional MapSource Maps ........... 54
Changing the System Settings ....................... 38
Loading MapSource Waypoints on Your nüvi .... 54
Changing the Time Settings .......................... 39
USB Interface Troubleshooting....................... 55
Changing the Display Settings ....................... 40
nüvi Troubleshooting .................................... 56
Changing the Navigation Settings .................. 41
Battery Information .................................... 57
Changing the Language Settings .................... 42
About Satellite Signals ................................. 58
FM TMC Traffic Information ................43
Technical Specifications ................................ 59
Connecting the FM TMC Traffic Receiver
to Your nüvi ............................................. 43
Index ..................................................61
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Software License Agreement ......................... 60
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FIND IT AND GO!
FIND IT
AND
GO!
Flip up the antenna on the nüvi to get satellite signals. Then, use the Garmin nüvi to find your destination
and go to it.
Finding Your Destination
➊
➋
Touch
Select a category. Touch the
arrows to see more categories.
Where to?
➍
➌
➎
Touch
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Select a destination.
GPS Satellite
Signals
Enjoy the route!
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The
bars in the upper left
corner represent the satellite
signals being received by your
nüvi. When you see green bars,
you have a strong signal. See page
58 for more information
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FIND IT AND GO!
Following Your Route
Follow the route to your destination using the Map page. As you travel, your nüvi guides you to your
destination with vocal prompts, turn arrows on the map, and directions at the top of the Map page. If you
depart from the original route, your nüvi recalculates the route and provides new route directions.
Read the driving
instructions at
the top of the
page.
Your route is marked
with a magenta line.
Follow the arrows
as you make turns.
A checkered
flag marks your
destination.
For more information about using the Map page, see pages 13–16.
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FIND IT AND GO!
Adjusting the Volume and Brightness
Press and quickly release the Power button or touch
on the
Menu page to access the Quick Settings. Move the sliders to adjust
the volume and brightness. Touch Mute to turn the volume off.
nüvi Tips and
Shortcuts
• To quickly return to the Menu
page, press and hold Back.
• Touch Help to learn more
about the nüvi’s Travel Kit.
Locking the Screen
To prevent accidental screen taps, touch Lock. To unlock the
screen, press the Power button.
• When you are listening to
music or an audible book,
quickly press the Power
button twice to jump from
any page back to the player
page. Press Back to return to
the previous page you were
viewing (such as the map).
• To extend the battery life,
close the antenna when you
do not need to receive GPS
signals. If the antenna is
closed, GPS is turned off.
• For more tips about the
battery, see page 57.
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WHERE TO?
WHERE TO?
To learn how to perform a simple search using the
menu, see page 1.
Where To
Finding a Place by Spelling the Name
From the Menu page, touch
➊
Where to? >
Go! Page Options
Spell Name.
➋
Using the on-screen keyboard,
enter letters contained in the
name. Then touch Done.
Select the place
you want to visit.
Touch
.
Touch
to enter numbers. Touch to delete the last
character entered; touch and hold to delete the entire entry.

TIP: In any search results list, if you do not see the place
you want visit or you want to narrow your search results
list, touch Spell and enter the name or part of the name.
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Touch
to create a turn-byturn route to this location.
Touch Show Map to view this
location on the map.
Touch Save to save this location
as one of your Favorites. See
pages 9 through 12 for more
information.
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WHERE TO?
Finding an Address
To find an address, touch
➊
Where to? from the Menu page. Touch
➌
➋
Select a state.
➎
➍
Type the number
of the address and
touch Done.
Touch Search All,
or touch Spell City
and spell the city.
➏
Select the street.
Address.
Type the street
name and touch
Done.
➐
Touch a city, if
necessary.
Touch the address, if
necessary. Touch
.
Finding an intersection is very similar to finding an address.
Touch Intersection and enter the two street names.
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WHERE TO?
Finding a Place Using the Map
Touch and drag anywhere on the Map page to browse the map and
view different parts of the map. You can also touch Where to?
>
Browse Map.
Viewing Places on
the Map
You can view a place you have
found on the Map page.
➊
Touch Show Map.
Tips for Browsing the Map
• Touch the map and drag to view different parts of the map.
• Use the
and
➋
icons to zoom in and out.
• Touch any object on the map. An arrow appears pointing at the
object you selected.
• Touch Go to navigate to the selected location.
• Touch Save to save this location to your Favorites.
• If the GPS if turned off, touch Set Loc. to set your location to
the selected location.
• Touch Back to return to the previous screen.
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Drag the map and
zoom in or out as
necessary. Touch
Back when you
are done.
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WHERE TO?
Expanding Your Search
➊
➋
From the Menu page,
touch
Where to?
Then touch Near.
Select an option.
Touch OK.
Where I Am Now—searches for places near your current
location.
A Different City—searches for places near the city you enter.

NOTE: Your nüvi
automatically searches
for places near your
current location.
My Current Route—searches for places along the route you are
currently navigating.
My Destination—searches for places near your route
destination.
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WHERE TO?
Adding a Stop to Your Route
You can add a stop (via point) to your route. The nüvi gives you
directions to the via point and then to your final destination.
➊
➋
With a route active, touch
Menu >
Where to?
➌
Search for the extra stop.

NOTE: You can add
only one via point to
your route.
➍
Touch
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Touch Yes to add this stop
before your destination.
Touch No to make this
your new final destination
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MY LOCATIONS
MY LOCATIONS
Understanding My
Locations
Saving Places You Find
➊
You can save all of your favorite
places in My Locations. You can
also save your home location in
My Locations.
➋
Touch OK.
After you have
found a place,
touch Save.
Saving Your
Current Location
Finding Saved Places
From the Menu page, touch
Where to? >
➊
➋
Touch Favorites.
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My Locations.
Touch anywhere on the Map.
An arrow points to your current
location. Touch Save. Your
current location is saved in your
Favorites.
Select the place
you want to visit.
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MY LOCATIONS
Editing Saved Places
After you save a place, you can change the name of the place and
its symbol on the map. From the Menu page, touch Where to?
>
My Locations.
➊
Changing the Name
➋
Touch Favorites.
➌
To change the name, touch
Change Name. Enter the
new name using the on-screen
keyboard. Touch Done.
Select the place
you want to edit.
To change the symbol used on
the map, touch Change Map
Symbol and select a symbol from
the list.
➍
Touch the Edit button.
The Edit window opens.
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Changing the Map
Symbol
Touch a button to
change the name or
the map symbol, or
to delete the item.
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Deleting Saved Places
To delete this saved place, touch
Delete. Then touch Yes.
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MY LOCATIONS
Setting a Home Location
You can set a Home location for the place you return to most often. After you have set your Home, you can
easily Go Home.
➊
➋
Touch
Where to?
>
My Locations.
➌
Touch Set Home.
Touch an option.
Going Home
Once your Home location is set, you can route to it at any time by touching My Locations and then Go
Home.
Changing Your Home Location
Change your Home location by repeating the steps above.
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MY LOCATIONS
Finding Recently Found Places
Your nüvi stores the last 50 of your recent finds in Recent
Selections. The most recently viewed places appear at the top of
the list. From the Menu page, touch Where to? >
My
Locations to view your recently found items.
➊
➋
Touch Recent
Selections.
Select an item from
the list.
Deleting Recently Found Places

NOTE: When you touch
Clear, all items from the
list are removed. It does
not delete the actual place
from your unit.
To remove all places from the Recent Selections list, touch Clear.
Then touch Yes.
➊
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VIEWING THE MAP PAGE AND OTHER PAGES
VIEWING
THE
MAP
AND
OTHER PAGES
Viewing the Map Page
From the Menu page, touch
View map to open the Map page. The position icon shows your
current location. Touch and drag the map to view other areas of the map. Touch areas of the page to see
additional information, as described below.
Touch
Touch the text bar to
open the Turns List. See
page 15.
to zoom out.
Touch Menu to return to
the Menu page.
Touch
Touch Arrival or
Speed to open the Trip
Information page. See
page 14.
to zoom in.
Touch Turn In to open
the Next Turn page. See
page 15.
Map Page while Navigating a Route
When you are following a route, your Arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner. The distance to the
next turn (Turn In) is shown in the lower right corner.
When you are simply driving while viewing the Map page (not following a route), your Speed is shown in
the lower left corner. The direction you are heading (Driving) is shown in the lower right corner.
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VIEWING THE MAP PAGE AND OTHER PAGES
Trip Information Page
The Trip Information page displays your current speed and provides helpful statistics about your trip. To
view the Trip Information page, select Speed or Arrival on the Map page.
Distance to your final
destination
Current direction
of travel
Distance traveled
(Odometer)
Trip Information Page
Resetting Trip Information
If you want accurate trip information, reset the trip information before beginning a trip. If you make
frequent stops, leave the nüvi turned on so it can accurately measure elapsed time during the trip.
Select Reset Trip to reset the information on the Trip Information page. Select Reset Max to reset the
Maximum Speed.
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VIEWING THE MAP PAGE AND OTHER PAGES
Current Route Page
The Current Route page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route. Touch the green text bar
on the top of the Map page to open the Current Route page. This page displays all turns in the route and
the distance between turns. Select a turn on the list to view the Next Turn page for that turn. Touch Map
to view the entire route on the map.
Direction of
the turn
Upcoming turn
Distance to the
upcoming turn
Distance to
the turn
Approximate time
left until this turn
Next Turn Page
Current Route Page
Next Turn Page
The Next Turn page shows the turn on the map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn.
To view an upcoming turn on the map, select Turn In on the Map page, or select any turn from the
Current Route page.
Use the up and down arrows to view other turns in the route. When you are finished viewing the Next Turn
page, select Back.
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VIEWING THE MAP PAGE AND OTHER PAGES
Adding a Detour to a Route
If you need to take a detour from your current route, select
Detour from the Menu page of the nüvi. The unit calculates a new
route and provides you with new instructions. The nüvi attempts
to get you back on your original route as soon as possible.
➊
On some routes, the route you are currently taking might be the
only reasonable option. In this case, you cannot take a detour.
Stopping Your Route
If you want to stop your current route, return to the Menu page
and select Stop.
Select Menu to return
to the Menu page.
➋
Select Stop to end
navigation. Select Detour
and your unit creates a
new route if possible.
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MANAGING FILES ON YOUR NÜVI
MANAGING FILES
ON
YOUR
NÜVI
Your nüvi is able to store files, such as JPEG images and MP3
music files. You can store files in the nüvi’s internal memory or on
an optional SD Card.
After you connect your nüvi to your computer, you can copy and
paste files to the memory or an optional SD Card. Follow the four
steps described below and on the next page.
Step 1: Insert an SD Card (Optional)
The SD card slot is located on the side of the nüvi. To insert or
remove the card, press it in until it clicks.
Inserting an SD Card
Step 2: Connect the USB Cable
1.
2.
Plug the small end of the USB cable into the connector
located on the side of your nüvi.
Connect the larger end of the USB cable to an available
USB port on your computer.
Connecting the USB Cable
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MANAGING FILES ON YOUR NÜVI
Step 3: Transfer Files to Your nüvi
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Connect the nüvi to your computer as described on the previous page.
Double-click the My Computer icon
on your computer’s desktop.
Browse your computer for the file you want to copy.
Highlight the file and select Edit > Copy.
Open the “nuvi” or “nuvi sd” drive (see the next page for information).
Select Edit > Paste. The file then appears in the list of files on the nüvi memory or SD card.
nüvi
Removable
Disk Drives
Step 4: Eject and Unplug the USB Cable
When you are finished transferring files, double-click the Unplug or Eject
icon in your system tray.
Select “USB Mass Storage Device” and click Stop. Select the nüvi drives and click OK. You can disconnect
your nüvi from your computer now.
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MANAGING FILES ON YOUR NÜVI
Information about Your nüvi Drives
After you connect your nüvi to your computer, one or two
additional drives appear in your computer’s list of drives: “nuvi”
and possibly “nuvi sd.”
“nuvi” is the available storage in the nüvi’s internal memory. “nuvi
sd” is the SD card inserted in your nüvi. If you do not have an SD
card inserted in your nüvi, the “nuvi sd” drive does not appear in
the list.
Additional Help
For troubleshooting tips for using
the nüvi with your computer to
transfer files, see page 55.
nüvi
Removable
Disk Drives

NOTE: On some Windows Operating Systems, the nüvi drives may not be named automatically.
See your Windows help file or page 56 of this manual to learn how to rename the drives.
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MANAGING FILES ON YOUR NÜVI
Deleting Files from Your nüvi
You can delete files from your nüvi just as you would delete files
from your computer.
With the nüvi connected to your computer, open My Computer.
Open your “nuvi” or “nuvi sd” drive. Highlight the file that you
want to delete from your nüvi and press the Delete key on your
computer’s keyboard.
Supported File Types
• MP3 music files

CAUTION: If you are
not sure about a file’s
purpose, do NOT delete
it. Your nüvi memory
contains important map
data files that should
NOT be deleted. Be
especially cautious of files
located in folders entitled
“Garmin.”
• JPG image files
• AA audible book files
• GPI custom POI files from Garmin’s POI Loader (see page 51)
• GPX waypoint files from MapSource (see page 54)
• Maps from MapSource

NOTE: The nüvi does not support iTunes M4A/M4P files.
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USING THE TRAVEL KIT
USING
THE
TRAVEL KIT
➊
The travel kit provides many features that are helpful when you
are traveling across town or across the globe.
Using the Language Guide
The Garmin Language Guide puts data from Oxford’s multilingual
resources and five bilingual dictionaries in the palm of your hand.
A sample version of the Garmin Language Guide is provided. To
purchase the Garmin Language Guide accessory, go to the Garmin
Web site at http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi/ and click
the Accessories link. You can also contact your Garmin dealer to
purchase nüvi accessories.

NOTE: Only nüvi 350 models can verbally translate
words and phrases in the Language Guide.
Loading the Language Guide
After you have received your Garmin Language Guide SD Card,
you must load the data on your nüvi. Follow the directions on the
package or in the nüvi help file to learn how to load the data into
your unit.

TIP: After you load the Garmin Language Guide onto
your nüvi, you can use the SD card for other data, such as
MP3s or Audible Books.
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From the Menu page,
touch
Travel Kit.
➋
Touch the arrows to
view all items in the
Travel Kit. Touch the
item you want to open.
All Dictionary, Word and Phrase
content is © Oxford University
Press. Voice files are © Scansoft.
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USING THE TRAVEL KIT
Translating Words and Phrases
From the Menu page, touch
➊
Travel Kit >
Language Guide.
➋
Touch Words and
Phrases.
➍
➌
Touch Language.
➎
Select a category.
➏
Search for a phrase
and touch it.
Words and Phrases Tips
Touch
to hear the
translation.
• Touch More Variations to change words in the
phrase or get a different translation.
• Use Keywords in Phrases to find all of the
phrases that contain a specific word.
• If you cannot find what you are looking for in
Words and Phrases, look in the Bilingual
Dictionaries.
• Touch Search to spell the word.
• Touch an underlined word to replace the word.
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Select the From and To
languages and touch Back.
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USING THE TRAVEL KIT
Using the Bilingual Dictionaries
The Garmin Language Guide provides five bilingual dictionaries.
You can easily translate words and hear their pronunciation using
the Bilingual Dictionaries.
From the Menu page, touch
Guide.
➊
Travel Kit >
Language
Bilingual Tips
➋
Touch Bilingual
Dictionaries.
➌
• Touch Search to spell the word
or the beginning of the word.
Touch a translation
option. If necessary
touch To English.
➍
Search for the
word and touch it.
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• Touch Legend to view
the legend for the selected
language. The Legend contains
information on abbreviations,
labels, and pronunciation
symbols used in each dictionary.
Touch
to hear
the word spoken.
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USING THE TRAVEL KIT
Using the Travel Guide
Much like a paper travel guide, the Garmin Travel Guide provides detailed information about places, such
as restaurants and hotels. Your nüvi comes with a few sample travel guide points; to purchase the Travel
Guide accessory, go to the Garmin Web site at http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi/ and click the
Accessories link. You can also contact your Garmin dealer to purchase nüvi accessories. From the Menu
page, touch
Travel Kit > Touch
Travel Guide.
➊
➌
➋
Touch Browse.
➍
➎
Touch an item.
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Touch a category.
Touch a sub-category,
if necessary.
Touch a location.
➏
Touch the arrows to
view more information
about the location.
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Touch Go to go to the location.
Touch Map to display this item
on a map.
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USING THE TRAVEL KIT
Listening to MP3 Files
From the Menu page, touch
➊
Travel Kit >
MP3 Player.
➋
Touch Browse.
➌
➍

Touch
to adjust the volume.
Tap
to go to the beginning of
the song; touch and hold to skip
back.
Select a category.
To play the songs from
the top of the list, touch
Play All or touch the song
you want to start with.
Playing Music
Touch Back to exit the
MP3 page to view other
pages, such as the map.
Tap
to skip to the end of
the song; touch and hold to skip
ahead.
Touch
to pause the song.
Touch
to repeat.
Touch
to shuffle.

NOTE: The nüvi plays
MP3 files only: it does not
support iTunes M4A/M4P
files.
SHORTCUT: When you are listening to music, quickly press the Power button twice to jump
from any page (such as the map) back to the MP3 player page. Press Back to return to the
previous page you were viewing (for example, the map).
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Listening to Audible Books
Your nüvi provides several sample Audible books for you to listen
to. These sample books are only portions of the book: to hear an
entire book, purchase it from Audible.com. See pages 27—29.
➊
➋
➌

Touch the book cover art to view
information about the book.
Using Bookmarks
➍
Touch a book title
Touch
to skip a section and
to jump back.
Press and hold
and
to move forward or backward
through the book.
Touch Browse.
From the Menu page,
touch
Travel Kit >
Audible Book Player.
Moving around the
Book
Touch
.
To create a bookmark, touch
and then touch the Bookmark
button. To view your bookmarks,
touch
and then touch a
bookmark. Touch
to listen to
the book from the bookmark.
SHORTCUT: When you are playing an audible book, quickly press the Power button twice
to jump from any page (such as the map) back to the audible book player page. Press Back to
return to the previous page you were viewing (for example, the map).
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Loading Audible Books to Your nüvi
To purchase a book, go to http://garmin.audible.com and create an Audible.com account. After you create
an account, download AudibleManager to your personal computer. Then you can purchase a book and
download it to your nüvi.
Before you can listen to an audible book, you must activate your nüvi. The first time you open
AudibleManager, you are led through the activation process. See page 29 for more information.
After activating your nüvi, follow these three steps to load an audible book to your nüvi: connect your nüvi
to your computer, download the book to your computer, and transfer the book to your nüvi.
Step 1: Connect your nüvi to the computer
1.
2.
3.
Connect the mini-USB connector to the side of the nüvi.
Connect the larger end of the cable to an available USB port on your computer.
If you want to load the book on your SD card, insert the SD card in the slot in your nüvi.
Step 2: Download the book to your computer
Refer to AudibleManager’s Help file for detailed instructions about downloading books to your computer
and loading them on your nüvi.
1.
2.
3.
4.
From your computer’s desktop, double-click the AudibleManager icon to open
AudibleManager.
button on the top center of the window. Your
Click the Go to My Library Online
Audible.com library opens, displaying the books you have purchased.
Click Get it Now to download the book to your computer.
Select a format and click Download.
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Step 3: Transfer the book to your nüvi
Refer to AudibleManager’s Help file for detailed instructions about downloading books to your computer
and loading them on your nüvi. You must first activate your nüvi before transferring books: see page 29.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Open AudibleManager.
Select the Internal Drive or External Drive (SD card) in the lower portion of the window.
Select the book title. Click the Add to Garmin - nüvi
button in the top left corner.
Select how much of the book you want to load. You can load small sections at a time to save
memory. Click OK. AudibleManager transfers the book to your nüvi.
When you are finished, double-click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon
. Click Stop and
then OK.
Add to Garmin - nüvi
icon

Go to My Library
Online icon
Books in your
AudibleManager
library
Book loaded
on your nüvi
AudibleManager Program
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Activating Your nüvi with AudibleManager
Before you can listen to a book you have downloaded from Audible.com, you must activate your nüvi. This
is a one time process.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Disconnect your nüvi from your computer: double-click the Unplug or Eject
icon in your
system tray. Select “USB Mass Storage Device” and click Stop. Select the nüvi drives and
click OK. Unplug the USB cable from your nüvi.
From your computer’s desktop, double-click the AudibleManager icon to open
AudibleManager.
In the “Choose your device” window, click the box next to “Garmin - nüvi” to place a check
mark in the box. Click Next.
Enter your Audible user name and password. Click Next.
Connect your nüvi to your computer using the USB cable. Wait a few moments for
AudbleManager to detect your nüvi.
Select Activate my player(s) and click Next.
Please wait while AudibleManager attempts to activate your nüvi. Upon completion, you will
receive a message saying the process has been successful. Click Finish.

NOTE: If you are unable to connect to the Internet or have any other problems activating your
nüvi, refer to the Audible Manager Help File. Select Help from the menu and then click Help.
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Viewing Pictures
You can view pictures that you have stored in your nüvi using the Picture Viewer.
➊
➋
From the Menu page,
touch
Travel Kit.
➌
Touch
and then
Picture Viewer.
Viewing a Slide Show
➍
Touch a picture to view
a larger image of it.
Touch Slide Show to start a slide
show, which displays each image
for a few moments and then
displays the next image.
Touch
and
to scroll through
the images.
Touch anywhere on the screen to
stop the slide show.

TIP: Touch Rotate to
rotate the image 90°.
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Using the World Clock
➊
➋
From the Menu page,
touch
Travel Kit.
➍
➌
Touch
touch
➏
➎
Select a new time
zone (or city). Touch
OK when done.
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touch the city.
and then
World Clock.
Touch World Map to
view a map.
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Nighttime hours are
shown in the shaded
area. Touch World
Clock to view the clocks
again, or Back to exit.
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Converting Currency
From the Menu page, touch
➊
Travel Kit. Touch
➋
Touch to change
the currency.
➎
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Currency Converter.
➌
Select a currency
and touch OK.
➏
Touch the blank
rectangle under the
currency rate you
want to convert.
and then
➍
Touch to change
the currency.
Select a currency
and touch OK.
➐
Enter the number.
Touch Done.
Touch Clear to convert
a different value.
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Updating Conversion Rates
The nüvi allows you to update the currency rates manually so that
you are always using the most current conversion rates. From the
Menu page, touch Travel Kit. Touch
and then
Currency
Converter.
➊
➋
Touch Update.
➌

TIP: Touch Restore
to use the original
conversion rate.
Touch the rate you
want to update.
➍

TIP: Touch and hold
to erase the entire entry.
Touch
to erase the
current rate. Enter a new
rate and touch Done.
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Converting Measurements
From the Menu page, touch Travel Kit. Touch
➊
➋
Touch the button.
➎
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Measurement Converter.
➍
➌
Select a type of
measurement and
touch OK.
➏
Touch the blank
rectangle to enter a
value.
and then
Touch From or To.
Select a unit of
measure and touch
OK.
➐
Enter a value and
touch Done.
Touch Clear to enter
another measurement.
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Using the Calculator
From the Menu page, touch Travel Kit. Touch
then
Calculator.
➊
twice and
Touch . to add a decimal.
Touch ± to make the number
negative or positive.
➋
Touch % to make the number a
percent (0.01).
Enter the first
number of your
calculation.
Touch an operator
(÷, x, -, or +).
Enter the second
number of your
calculation.
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to clear the entry.
➎
➍
➌
Touch
Touch
to make
a new calculation.
Touch =.
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CUSTOMIZING THE NÜVI
CUSTOMIZING
THE NÜVI
To change nüvi settings, touch from the Menu page. See the
following pages for more information.
➊
➋
Touch
to display
the Settings page.
Restoring Settings
To restore all settings you have
changed, press the Restore
Settings button, as shown below.
Select the setting
you want to change.
To restore settings for an
individual category, such as Map,
touch the Restore Settings button
on that particular page.
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Changing the Map Settings
Map Detail—adjust the amount of detail shown on the map.
Displaying more detail causes the map to redraw slowly.
Map View—change the perspective of the Map page.
➊
• Track Up—display the map in 2 dimensions (2D) with your
direction of travel at the top.
• North Up—display the map in 2D with North at the top.
• 3D View—display the map in 3 dimensions (3D), Track Up
orientation. This is the default map view.
➋
Map Info—view the maps loaded on your nüvi and their version.
Restore—restore the original map settings.
➌
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Changing the System Settings
WAAS/EGNOS—enable and disable WAAS/EGNOS. For
information about WAAS, go to http://www.garmin.com/
aboutGPS/waas.html.
➊
Units—change units of measure to kilometers (Metric) or miles
(Statute).
Safe Mode—disable or enable the Safe Mode feature to improve
driver safety. When your vehicle is moving, Safe Mode disables all
unit functions that require significant operator attention and could
become a distraction while driving.
➋
Touch Tones—disable or enable the tone that sounds each time
you touch the screen.
Proximity Alarms—disable or enable the alerts when you
approach Custom POIs. This option is only visible if you have
loaded Custom POIs. See page 51 for more information about
Custom POIs.
➌
About—display your nüvi’s software version number, unit ID
number, and audio version number. This information is needed
when you update the system software (see page 53) or purchase
additional map data (see page 54).
Restore—restore the original system settings.
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Changing the Time Settings
Time Format—choose a 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC time format.
Time Zone—select a time zone or nearby city from the list.
➊
Daylight Saving—set to On, Off , or Auto if it is available.
Restore Settings—restore the original time settings.
➋
➌
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Changing the Display Settings
Color Mode—select Daytime for a light background, Nighttime
for a black background, or Auto to automatically switch between
the two.
➊
Backlight Timeout—select the length of time the backlight
stays on after external power is removed. Reducing the time the
backlight stays on increases your battery life.
Touch Screen—recalibrates (or realigns) the touch screen
to respond properly. Touch Recalibrate and then follow the
directions.
➋
PictureIt—enables you to take a screen shot when you quickly
press and release the Power button. The screen shots are saved in
the “PictureIt” folder on your “nuvi” drive.

NOTE: When PictureIt is On, the Quick Settings screen
does not open when you press the Power button.
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Changing the Navigation Settings
Route Preference—select a preference for calculating your
route. Select Faster Time to calculate routes that are faster to drive
but can be longer in distance. Select Shorter Distance to calculate
routes that are shorter in distance but can take more time to drive.
➊
Vehicle—specify your vehicle type to optimize routes.
Avoidances—touch the Enabled button to
access the road types. Select the road types
you want to avoid on your routes. The nüvi
uses these road types only if alternative
routes take you too far out of your way or if
no other roads are available. If you have an
FM TMC Traffic Receiver, you can also avoid traffic incidents.
➋
Attention Tone—turn on or off the attention tone.
Voice Prompts—select when you want to nüvi to announce route
navigation and system status.
➌
Restore Settings—restore the original navigation settings.
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Changing the Language Settings
Text Language—change all on-screen text to the selected
language. Changing the Text Language does not change the
language of map data, such as street names and places or userentered data.
➊
Voice Language—change the language for all voice prompts
and messages. Your nüvi contains two different types of voice
languages: text-to-speech and pre-recorded.
Languages noted with a person’s name are text-to-speech
(TTS) voices: for example, American English-Jill is a text-tospeech voice. The text-to-speech voices “read” and “speak” the
same words that are displayed on the nüvi. The voices have an
extensive vocabulary, and they pronounce the street names as
you approach turns.
The pre-recorded voices have a limited vocabulary and do not
speak names of locations or streets.
➋
➌
Restore Settings—restore the original language settings.
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FM TMC TRAFFIC INFORMATION
FM TMC TRAFFIC INFORMATION
Using an optional Garmin FM TMC Traffic Receiver, your nüvi can
receive and use traffic information broadcast over the FM Radio
Data System (RDS). When a traffic message is received, your unit
displays the event on the map and can change your route to avoid
the traffic incident. For more information about the FM TMC
Traffic Receiver, visit the Garmin Web site (www.garmin.com).
For participating subscription providers, refer to the Garmin Web
site at http://www.garmin.com/fmtraffic.
Connecting the FM TMC Traffic
Receiver to Your nüvi
Place your nüvi in the auto mount and plug into the 12-volt
adapter. Plug the Traffic Receiver’s mini-USB cable into the miniUSB connector located on the side of the nüvi.
NOTE: You can only access the traffic information and
settings if the nüvi is connected to external power and an
FM TMC Traffic Receiver, such as a GTM 10.

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Connecting the FM TMC
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Viewing Traffic Events
➊
➋
From the Menu
page, touch
.
➌
Select an item to
view details.
Select an option.
Avoiding Traffic
The map page displays a
when there is a traffic event on your current route or on the road you are
driving. When you are following a route, touch the
to avoid the traffic.
➊
➋
From the map
page, touch
.
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Select an item to
view details.
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Traffic Symbols
North American
Symbols
Meaning
International
Symbols
Road Condition
Color code
Traffic Symbol
Road Construction
Congestion
Accident
Incident
Information
Color Code
The bars to the left of the traffic symbols indicate the severity of
the traffic incident:
Traffic Events List
= Low severity; traffic is still flowing.
= Medium severity; traffic is a bit congested.
= High severity; traffic is heavily congested or stopped.
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Adding a Subscription
Your FM TMC Traffic Receiver may have a trial subscription, or you may be in an area with free
service. You can also add subscriptions to expand your service area. You will need your FM TMC Traffic
Receiver’s Unit ID; see below for directions. Go to http://www.garmin.com/fmtraffic to purchase a traffic
subscription and obtain a 25-character traffic subscription code.
➊
➌
➋
➍
➏
➎
Touch Next.
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Touch Add.
Touch Setup.
From the Menu
page, touch
.
Enter the code and
touch Done.
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APPENDIX
Mounting Your nüvi
For a tight grip, clean and dry your windshield before mounting the suction cup.
To mount the suction cup mount:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Place the suction cup on the windshield.
Flip the lever back, toward the windshield.
Open the antenna. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the cradle.
Tilt your nüvi back until it snaps in place. If necessary, rotate the cradle.
Plug the small end of the cable into the back of the mount; plug the other end into a 12/24Volt receptacle in your vehicle.
➊
windshield
➍
➋
Mount the Suction Cup Mount
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➌
Place the nüvi in the Mount
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Mounting the nüvi on Your Dashboard
Use the enclosed mounting disk to mount your unit to the dashboard. California drivers, use the enclosed
disk to comply with California regulations: see the nüvi Product Information Sheet that came in the box
for more information.
Important: The permanent mounting adhesive is extremely difficult to remove after it is installed.
To install the mounting disk:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Clean and dry the dashboard where you will
place the disk.
Remove the backing from the permanent
mounting adhesive on the bottom of the disk
and place the disk on the dashboard.
Place the suction cup mount on top of the
disk
Flip the suction lever down to secure the
suction cup mount to the disk.
Suction
cup mount
Suction
lever
Disk
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Removing the Unit and the Mount
1.
2.
3.
4.
To remove the unit from the mount, press
the tab on the bottom of the cradle up.
Lift the unit off of the mount.
To remove the suction cup from the
windshield, flip the lever toward you.
Pull the tab on the suction cup toward you.
➋
➌
➊
➍
Removing the Cradle from the Mount
To remove the cradle from the mount arm, turn the cradle to one
side. The cradle will snap off the ball socket.
To replace the cradle, snap the cradle on the ball socket.
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Resetting Your nüvi
If your unit locks up (freezes up), press the Power button to turn
off the unit, then press again to turn the unit back on. If this does
not help, reset your nüvi.
To reset the nüvi:
1.
2.
Raise the antenna.
Press the Reset button.
Clearing User Data
Hold your finger on the upper
right corner of the nüvi’s screen
while turning on the nüvi. Keep
your finger pressed until the popup window appears. Touch Yes to
clear all user data.
All original settings are restored.
Your Recent Selections and
audible bookmarks are also
deleted.
➊
➋
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Custom POIs (Points of Interest)
Your nüvi accepts custom points of interest (POI) databases,
available from various companies on the Internet. Some custom
POI databases contain alert information for points such as
safety cameras and school zones. Your nüvi can notify you with a
proximity alarm when you approach one of these points.
Adjusting the
Proximity Alarms
To turn on or off the proximity
alarms, from the Menu page,
touch
> System > Proximity
Alarms.
After downloading your POI database, use the Garmin POI Loader
to install the POIs into your unit. The POI Loader is available at
http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi. Select Updates and
Downloads.
Using the POI Loader program, you can store the Custom POIs
on your “nuvi” drive or your SD card. You can also customize the
proximity alert settings for each POI using the POI Loader. Refer
to the POI Loader Help File for more information; press F1 to
open the Help File.
To view your Custom POIs, touch My Locations > Custom
POIs.
To delete the Custom POIs from your nüvi, touch Where To?
from the Menu page. Touch My Locations > Delete All. Touch
Yes to delete all of your Favorites and your Custom POIs.
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When the Proximity Alarms are
on, your nüvi chimes when you
approach a Custom POI.

CAUTION: Garmin is
not responsible for the
consequences of using a
custom POI database or
the accuracy of the safety
camera or other custom
POI database.
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APPENDIX
Caring for Your nüvi
Your nüvi contains sensitive electronic components that can be permanently damaged if exposed to
excessive shock or vibration. To minimize the risk of damage to your nüvi, avoid dropping your unit and
operating it in high shock/vibration environments.
Cleaning the Unit
The nüvi is constructed of high quality materials and does not require user maintenance other than
cleaning. Clean the unit’s outer casing (not the touch screen) using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent
solution and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Touch Screen
Clean the touch screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Use water, isopropyl alcohol, or eyeglass cleaner,
if needed. Apply the liquid to the cloth and then gently wipe the touch screen.
Protecting Your nüvi
Follow the cautions below to protect your nüvi from damage:
• Do not store the nüvi where prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can occur (such as in the
trunk of a car), as permanent damage may result.
• Do not expose the nüvi to water. Contact with water can cause this unit to malfunction.
• Do not leave your nüvi in plain sight when you leave your vehicle. Take your unit with you or remove it
from view to avoid theft.
• Though a PDA stylus can also be used to operate the touch screen, never attempt this while operating a
vehicle. Never use a hard or sharp object to operate the touch screen or damage may result.
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Using the nüvi Indoors
Close the antenna to turn off GPS and use your nüvi indoors. Use this setting when you are practicing
using the unit or using the Travel Kit features, such as using the MP3 player.
Using a Remote Antenna
You can use an optional external remote antenna (Garmin GA 27C). This is very helpful when operating
the unit in a vehicle with a coated windshield or an in-screen (in the window) heating system, which can
block GPS signals. Connect the antenna to the connector located on the back of the nüvi. To purchase, go
to the Garmin Web site at http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi and select the Accessories link.
Changing the Fuse
An AGC/3AG 2 Amp, high-breaking capacity, 1500 A-rated fuse is located at
the tip of the vehicle adapter. Periodically, you may need to change the fuse. Unscrew
Unscrew the black, round end piece and replace the fuse.
Charging the nüvi
You can charge the nüvi using the USB cable (see page 17) or the 12/24-Volt car adapter connected to the
suction mount.
Updating the nüvi Software
Garmin periodically updates its software and map data. If you register your unit, you will receive
notification of software and map updates. To see if an update to the nüvi’s system software is available, go
to http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi and select Software Updates. To see if an update for your
map software is available, go to http://www.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp.
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APPENDIX
Purchasing Additional MapSource Maps
You can purchase additional MapSource map data from Garmin and load the maps on your nüvi’s internal
memory or on an optional SD card. Follow the instructions that came with the new map data to properly
install the maps to your computer and nüvi. In order to enable additional maps, you need your unit ID (see
page 38) and serial number (see page i). To load maps to your nüvi memory or SD card, select the name
for your “nuvi” drive or SD card drive. Refer to the MapSource help file for more information about using
MapSource and loading maps on your Garmin GPS.
Loading MapSource Waypoints on Your nüvi
Using MapSource, you can save locations (also called waypoints) and transfer them to your nüvi. For more
information about creating waypoints in MapSource, see the help file (press F1 to open the help file).
After you have created the waypoints, select File > Save. Select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx) for the
Save as Type. Click the Save button.
With your nüvi connected to your computer, copy the *.gpx file into in the Garmin\Waypoints folder in
the “nuvi” drive. The waypoints you created in MapSource are now in My Locations > Favorites.
Viewing Your Saved Locations in MapSource
You can also view the locations you have saved in your nüvi using the MapSource program.
In MapSource, select File > Open. Select GPS eXchange Format (*.gpx) for Files of Type. Browse to
find the Garmin\Waypoints folder on your “nuvi” drive. Select Waypoints.gpx and click Open.
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APPENDIX
USB Interface Troubleshooting
Problem/Question
Solution/Answer
How do I know my nüvi
is in USB Mass Storage
Mode?
When your nüvi is in USB Mass Storage Mode, a picture of a nüvi
connected to a computer is shown. Also, you should see a new
Removable Disk Drive listed in My Computer.
1. Unplug the USB cable from your computer.
My computer never
2. Turn the nüvi off and then back on again.
senses that the nüvi is
3. Plug the USB cable into your computer. The nüvi automatically
connected.
turns on and goes into USB Mass Storage Mode.
Try the solution listed above.
I cannot find any drives
named “nuvi” in my list If you have several network drives mapped on your computer,
Windows may have trouble assigning drive letters to your nüvi drives.
of drives.
Follow the steps on the following page to assign your drive letters.
I keep getting a message When you are ready to disconnect your nüvi from your computer,
icon in your system tray. Select
saying “Unsafe Removal double-click the Unplug or Eject
of Device” when I unplug “USB Mass Storage Device” and click Stop. Select the nüvi drives and
the USB cable.
click OK. You can disconnect your nüvi from your computer now.
1. Open My Computer.
2. Select the drive you want to rename.
How can I rename my
nüvi drives?
3. Right-click your mouse and select Rename.
4. Type the new name and press the Return key.
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1.
2.
3.
How do I map my nüvi
drives in Windows?
4.
5.
Turn off your nüvi.
Plug in the USB cable to the nüvi and your computer. Your nüvi
will automatically turn on.
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk
Management.
Click a nüvi removable disk drive (either the internal memory or
your SD Card drive). Right-click your mouse and select Change
Drive Letter and Path….
Select Edit…, select a drive letter from the drop-down list, and
click OK.
nüvi Troubleshooting
Problem/Question
My battery gauge does
not seem accurate.
The touch screen is not
responding to my taps
properly.
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Solution/Answer
Allow the unit to fully discharge and then fully charge it (without
interrupting the charge cycle). See page 57.
Calibrate the screen. From the Menu page, touch Settings >
Display. Touch the Recalibrate button and follow the on-screen
instructions.
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APPENDIX
Battery Information
Your unit contains an internal (non-removable) lithium-ion
battery. Contact your local waste disposal department for
information on properly disposing of the unit.
Battery Tips
• Your nüvi’s battery should last 4 to 8 hours depending on
usage. The battery gauge indicates the status of the battery.
• To extend the battery life, reduce the time the backlight
stays on. From the Menu page, select Settings > Display >
Backlight Timeout to change the setting. See page 40.
• To extend the battery life, close the antenna when you do not
need to receive GPS signals.
• To increase the accuracy of the battery gauge, fully discharge
the battery and then fully charge it. You should not need to do
this very often. See “Battery Gauge” in the side bar for more
information.
• To maximize the life of the lithium-ion battery, do not leave
your nüvi direct sunlight and avoid prolonged exposure to
excessive heat.
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Battery Gauge
The battery icon in the upper right
corner of the Menu page indicates
the status of the internal battery.
Battery charging
or connected to
external power
Full battery
Battery 3/4 full
Battery 1/2 full
Battery 1/4 full
Periodically, you might notice
that the battery gauge is not
completely accurate. To increase
the accuracy of the battery gauge,
fully discharge the battery and
then fully charge it without
interrupting the charging. For
best results, do not unplug the
nüvi until it is totally charged.
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APPENDIX
About Satellite Signals
Your nüvi must acquire satellite signals to operate. If you are indoors, near tall buildings or trees, or in a
parking garage, the nüvi cannot acquire satellites. Go outside to an area free from tall obstructions to use
your nüvi, or close the antenna to turn off GPS and use it indoors.
When the nüvi has acquired satellite signals, the signal strength bars on the Menu page are green
When it loses satellite signals, the bars turn red or disappear
.
.
Touch the signals strength bars in the upper left corner of the Menu page to view GPS information. Touch
any where on the screen to return to the Menu page.
Speed
GPS Status
Direction of travel
Elevation
Sky view
Satellite signal strength bars
The sky view shows the satellites you are receiving. The satellite signal strength bars indicate the strength
of each satellite you are receiving.
For more information about GPS, visit the Garmin Web site at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
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APPENDIX
Technical Specifications
Size: 3.87” W x 2.91” H x 0.87” D (98.3 x 73.9 x 22.1 cm)
Weight: 5.1 oz. (144.6 g)
Display: 3.5” (8.89 cm), 2.8” W x 2.1” H (7.2 cm x 5.4 cm);
320 x 240 pixels; QVGA TFT landscape display with white
backlight and anti-glare touch screen
GPS Performance
Specifications
Receiver:
WAAS enabled
Data storage: Internal memory and optional Removable SD
card. Data stored indefinitely
Acquisition times*:
Warm:
<1 sec
Cold:
<38 sec
Factory Reset: <45 sec
*On average for a stationary
receiver with an open sky view
PC interface: USB mass storage, plug-and-play
Update rate: 1/sec, continuous
Power Input: 12/24 VDC
GPS Accuracy:
Position: <10 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.5 meter/sec RMS
Case: Not waterproof or IPXO
Temperature range: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
Usage: 15 W max. @ 13.8 VDC
Battery life: 4 to 8 hours depending on usage
Headphone jack: Standard 3.5 mm
For a complete list of specifications, visit the Garmin Web site at
http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi/spec.html.
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GPS (WAAS) Accuracy:
Position: <5 meters, typical
Velocity: 0.5 meter/sec RMS
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APPENDIX
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE nüvi, 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.


NOTE: The Garmin nüvi has no user-serviceable parts. Should you ever encounter a problem
with your unit, take it to an authorized Garmin dealer for repairs.
NOTE: The nüvi is fastened shut with screws. Any attempt to open the case to change or
modify the unit in any way voids your warranty and may result in permanent damage to the
equipment.
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INDEX
INDEX
Symbols
2 Dimensional 37
3 Dimensional 37
A
About Button 38
Adding a Stop to Your Route 8
Attention Tone 41
Audible Books 26
bookmarks 26
playing 26
transferring 28
Audio version 38
Avoiding road types 41
Avoiding Traffic 41, 44
B
Backlight Timeout 40
Battery 57
Bilingual Dictionaries 23
Bookmarks 26
Brightness 3
Browse the Map 6
C
Calculator 35
Caring for your nüvi 52
Changing the settings 36
Clearing User Data 50
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Color Mode 40
Computer connection 17
Connecting the USB Cable 17
Contact Garmin i
Converting Currency 32
updating conversion rates 33
Converting Measurements 34
Currency 32
Current Location, saving 9
Current Route Page 15
Customizing your nüvi 36
color mode 40
language 42
map 37
navigation 41
system setup 38
time 39
Custom POIs (Points of
Interest) 51
Disk Drives 18, 19
Driving directions 15
E
Editing saved places (My
Locations) 10
EGNOS 38
Eject USB 18
Expanding your search 7
F
Favorites 9, 10
Files
deleting 20
managing 17
supported types 20
transferring 18
Finding places
address 5
by name 4
intersection 5
item on the map 6
recent selection 12
saved item 9
Find a place near another
place 7
FM TMC Traffic Receiver 43–
46
Following your route 2
Fuse, changing 53
D
Daylight Saving 39
Delete
character 4
custom POIs 51
files from the nüvi 20
recent finds list 12
saved places 10
user data 50
Detour, adding 16
Disconnecting your nüvi 18, 55
61
G
Go! 4
Go Home 11
GPS 1, 3, 57
information 58
Green bars 1
H
Help 3
Home Location 11
K
Keyboard 4
L
Language Guide 21, 22, 23
Language settings 42
Legend, Bilingual Dictionary 23
License Agreement 60
Listening to music 25
Locking the Screen 3
M
M4A/M4P 25
Map 6, 13
browse 6
customize 37
zoom 6, 13
MapSource 54
Map Info Button 37
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Map software
update 53
version 37
Map symbol 10
Map view 37
Measurements 34
Metric units 38
Mounting your nüvi 48
MP3 25
Mute 3
My Locations 9, 10, 11, 12
Favorites 9
Go Home 11
Recent Selections 12
N
“nüvi” drive 18, 19
“nüvi sd” 18, 19
Narrow your results list
spell the name 4
Navigation settings 41
Near Button 7
Next Turn Page 15
North Up 37
O
On-screen keyboard 4
P
PictureIt 40
Pictures 30
Playing Music 25
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POI 51
Position icon 13
Present Location, saving 9
Proximity Alarms 38, 51
SD Card 17, 59
Phrases 22
disk drive 18, 19
Travel Kit 21–35
Serial Number i
Trip Information Page 14
Set your Location 6
Troubleshooting 56
Shortcuts 3, 25, 26
USB 55
Show Map 4, 6
Turn-by-turn directions 15
Software License Agreement 60 Turn off the beeping 38
Software version 38
U
Spell the name of a place 4
Units 38
Stop navigation 16
Unit ID 38
Stop USB 18
USB 18
Storing your nüvi 52
troubleshooting 55
Supported File Types 20
User Data, deleting 50
System Setup 38
Using the nüvi Indoors 53
T
V
Taking screen shots 40
Vehicle Type 41
Text Language 42
Viewing Places on the Map 6
Time 39
Viewing the Map 13
Touch screen
Voice Language 42
cleaning 52
Voice Prompts 41
recalibrating 40
Volume 3
Touch tones 38
Track Up 37
W
Traffic 43
WAAS 38–42
avoid 41, 44
Words and phrases 22, 23
events 44
World Clock 31
subscription 46
symbols 45
Z
Transferring Files 18
Zoom 6, 13
Translating Words and
Q
Quick Settings 3
R
Recalibrate touch screen 40
Recently-Found places
delete 12
find 12
Removable Disk Drives 18, 19
Resetting your nüvi 50
Reset Max Speed 14
Reset Trip 14
Restoring Settings 36
Routing preferences 41
S
Safety camera database 51
Safe Mode 38
Satellite Signals 1, 58
Save
current location 9
places you find 4, 9
Saved Places
delete 10
edit 10
School zone database 51
Screen shots 40
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For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of your
Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
© Copyright 2005 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
Part Number 190-00627-00 Rev. A
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