Owner`s manual | Garmin Venture GPS Receiver User Manual

eTrexVenture
TM
personal navigator
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owner’s
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© Copyright 2001-2002 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
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Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 U.S.A.
Tel. 913/397.8200
Fax. 913/397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL U.K.
Tel. 44/1794.519944
Fax.44/1794.519222
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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Introduction
Introduction
About This
Manual
Thank you for choosing the Garmin eTrex Venture.
To get the most from your new eTrex Venture, take
time to read through this owner’s manual in order to
understand all of the operating features. This manual is
organized into three sections.
The Introduction section provides FCC, safety, warranty, maintenance and product registration information
along with the Table of Contents.
The Main Pages section (listed in the same order
as viewed on screen) provides details about using the
features of the eTrex Venture according to topic. The
explanations for each feature in this section are divided
into: (1) An overview that discusses the feature and how
it functions and (2) A detailed Step-by-Step instruction
for using the feature.
The Appendices include information on items such
as Specifications, Accessories, Data Field Definitions, MapSource information, a Troubleshooting
Guide and a Wiring Diagram followed by the Index.
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Introduction
FCC Compliance
Statement
The eTrex Venture complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR HOME
OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation, and are more stringent than
“outdoor” requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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The eTrex Venture does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should only be made by an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs or
modifications could result in permanent damage to the
equipment, and void your warranty and your authority to
operate this device under Part 15 regulations.
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Introduction
WARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole
responsibility of the owner/operator of the eTrex Venture
to secure the GPS unit so that it will not interfere with the
vehicle’s operating controls, obstruct the driver’s view of
driving conditions, or cause damage or personal injury in
the event of an accident. Do not mount the eTrex Venture
over air bag panels or in the field of air bag deployment.
Air bags expand with a rapid force that can propel objects
in their path toward the driver or passengers causing
possible injury. Refer to air bag safety precautions contained in the vehicle owner’s manual. Do not mount the
eTrex Venture in a place where the driver or passengers
are likely to impact it in an accident or collision. The
mounting hardware provided by Garmin is not warranted
against collision damage or the consequences thereof.
WARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the driver of the vehicle to operate the vehicle
in a safe manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving
conditions at all times, and not become distracted by the
eTrex Venture to the exclusion of safe driving practices.
It is unsafe to operate the controls of the eTrex Venture
while you are driving. Failure by the driver of a vehicle
equipped with an eTrex Venture to pay full attention to
operation of the vehicle and road conditions while the
vehicle is in motion could result in an accident or collision with property damage and personal injury.
CAUTION: IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO
USE THIS PRODUCT PRUDENTLY. THIS PRODUCT IS
INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY AS A TRAVEL AID AND
MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE REQUIRING
PRECISE MEASUREMENT OF DIRECTION, DISTANCE,
LOCATION, OR TOPOGRAPHY. THIS PRODUCT
SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN AID TO DETERMINE
GROUND PROXIMITY FOR AIRCRAFT NAVIGATION.
Warnings
and
Precautions
Do Not Place Unsecured
on the Vehicle Dash
Do Not Mount Where
Driver’s Field of Vision
is Blocked
Do Not Mount
Over Air Bag Panels
Do Not Mount in Front of
an Air Bag Field of
Deployment
WARNING: This
product, its packaging,
and its components
contain chemicals known
to the State of California
to cause cancer, birth
defects, or reproductive
harm. This Notice is
being provided in accordance with California’s
Proposition 65. If you
have any questions or
would like additional
information, please refer
to our web site at http://
www.garmin.com/prop65
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Introduction
Warnings
and
Precautions
CAUTION: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is
operated by the government of the United States, which is
solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance. The
system is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment. Although the
eTrex Venture is a precision electronic NAVigation AID
(NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of
Garmin is to provide customers with the most complete
and accurate cartography that is available to us at a
reasonable cost. We use a combination of governmental
and private data sources, which we identify as required
in product literature and copyright messages displayed to
the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain inaccurate or incomplete data to some degree. This is particularly true outside the United States, where complete and
accurate digital data is either not available or prohibitively
expensive.
Maintenance
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Cleaning
The eTrex Venture is constructed of high quality
materials and does not require user maintenance other
than cleaning. Clean the unit using a cloth dampened
with a mild deteregent solution and then wipe dry. Avoid
chemical cleaners and solvents that may damage plastic
components.
Storage
Storing alkaline batteries in the unit is not recommended. To reduce the chance for battery leakage, remove
the batteries when storing the unit for more than six
months.
Do not store the eTrex Venture where prolonged exposure to temperature extremes may occur (such as in the
trunk of a car) as permanent damage may result. User
information, such as waypoints, routes, etc., is retained in
the unit’s memory without the need for external power. It
is always a good practice to back up important user data
by recording it manually.
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Introduction
Water Immersion
Maintenance
The eTrex Venture is waterproof to IEC Standard 529
IPX7. The internal electronics case can withstand immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes although water
will enter the battery compartment. Prolonged submersion can cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be
certain to remove the batteries and dry out the battery
compartment before reuse.
BY USING THE ETREX VENTURE, YOU AGREE TO
BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Software License
Agreement
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in this device (the “Software”) in binary
executable form in the normal operation of the product.
Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in
and to the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property
of Garmin and is protected under the United States of
America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure,
organization and code of the Software are valuable trade
secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source code
form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree
not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble,
reverse engineer or reduce to human readable form the
Software or any part thereof or create any derivative
works based on the Software. You agree not to export or
re-export the Software to any country in violation of the
export control laws of the United States of America.
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Introduction
Garmin
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will at its
sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or
replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that
the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not
cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE
AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH
MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE
USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE
PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or offer
a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer. Or call
Garmin Customer Service at one of the numbers shown below, for shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number. The unit should be securely packed with the
tracking number clearly written on the outside of the package. The unit should then
be sent, freight charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of the
original sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs.
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Introduction
Garmin
Limited Warranty
Products sold through online auctions are not eligible for rebates or other special
offers from Garmin. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original
retailer is required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package
purchased through an online auction.
Garmin International, Inc.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
1200 East 151st Street
Unit 4, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate
Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Phone: 913/397.8200
Phone: 44/1794.519944
FAX: 913/397.0836
FAX: 44/1794.519222
Product Registration
Help us to better support you by completing our on-line registration today!
Have the serial number of your eTrex Venture handy and connect to our website
(www.garmin.com). Look for the Product Registration link on the Home Page.
Serial Number
Use this area to record the external serial number (8-digit number located inside
the battery compartment) in case it is lost, stolen, or needs service. Be sure to keep
your original sales receipt in a safe place or attach a photocopy to the inside of the
manual.
Serial Number:
*
*
NOTE: Do not confuse this external serial number with the unit i.d.
number that is displayed in the System Setup Page. The internal serial
number is relevant to the operating software and is required only when
transferring certain types of Garmin MapSource Data to your unit.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
About This Manual .......................................i
FCC Compliance Statement .........................ii
Warnings and Precautions ......................iii-iv
Software License Agreement ....................iv-v
Maintenance ................................................v
Warranty ................................................vi-vii
Product Registration ...................................vii
Table of Contents ......................................viii
Getting Started
Setup, and Features .....................................1
Features and Button Function ......................2
Battery Installation .......................................3
Backlighting and Contrast ............................3
The Main Pages
Main Page Basics ..........................................4
Satellite
The Main Page .............................................5
Options ....................................................6-7
Navigating
Navigating with eTrex Venture......................8
Map
The Main Page ........................................9-10
Options ................................................11-15
Using the Pan Map Option ...................12
Stop Navigation ....................................13
Hide/Show Navigation Status ................13
Hide/Show Data Fields .........................13
Setup ....................................................14-15
The Measure Distance Option ...............15
Navigation
The Main Page ...........................................16
Options ................................................17-18
Find Options ........................................27-34
The Find Menu .....................................27
Finding a Waypoint ..............................28
Finding a Favorite .................................29
Finding a City .......................................29
Finding a Point of Interest................30-31
Using a Goto .........................................32
Routes Options .....................................33-38
Creating and Using A Route ..................33
Editing a Route ................................34-37
Add/Edit from the Route Map Page ..36-37
Navigating a Route ...............................37-38
Data Fields for the Route Page ...................38
Tracks Options .....................................39-40
Setup Options ......................................41-45
Time Page .............................................41
Units Page .............................................42
Display Page .........................................43
Heading Page ........................................43
Interface Page ........................................44
System Page ..........................................45
Accessories ...........................................46-49
Sun and Moon ......................................46
Calendar Page .......................................47
Hunt and Fish Page ...............................48
Area Calculator Page .............................49
Appendices
Appendix A: Specifications .......................50
Appendix B: Accessories ...........................51
Appendix C: Data Field Definitions .....52-53
Appendix D: MapSource Setup .................54
Appendix E: Troubleshooting ...................55
Appendix F: Wiring Diagram ....................56
Index ...................................................57-62
Trip Computer
The Main Page ...........................................19
Options ................................................20-21
Main Menu
The Main Page ...........................................22
Setting the Correct Time Zone ..............22
Using the Main Menu ...........................23
Mark Options .......................................24-26
Projecting a Waypoint ...........................26
Editing Waypoints ................................26
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Getting Started
Before you begin to explore the eTrex Venture’s operating features, you should be familiar with the information
contained in the Quick Start which includes instructions
for installing batteries, how the buttons function, starting
the eTrex Venture, adjusting the screen contrast, and basic
navigation techniques to help you start enjoying your eTrex
Venture immediately.
Five Main Pages are your primary access to operating the eTrex Venture. Each page provides either a basic
navigation function or access to features which enhance
navigation or customize the unit’s operation.
This manual is arranged on the Main Pages structure
with detailed instructions on using the eTrex Venture’s
features and their options.
Features include:
Storage for 500 Waypoints with name and graphic
symbol.
An automatic Track Log with storage capability for
2,048 points, or 10 saved Tracks with 250 points each.
Route building capability, with storage for 20 Routes
with 50 Waypoints each.
A Trip Computer for displaying a variety of navigation
data such as speed, ETA, ETE, heading, odometer, etc.
A Find Feature for locating Waypoints, Cities, and
Points of Interest (POI).*
1 MB of detailed POI data storage, allowing transfer
from Garmin MapSource CD-ROM’s.
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability.**
Setup
and
Features
* Points of Interest (POI) data
must be transferred to the unit
using a Garmin MapSource
Points of Interest CD-ROM. See
page 54 for more information.
** About WAAS
Because the Wide Area
Augmentation System (WAAS)
is currently under development
and is not fully supported by
geo-stationary satellites, effective
use of the WAAS feature may be
limited by your geographic location in relation to those satellites
now in service.
There are two WAAS satellites
in service in geo-stationary orbit
above the Equator, one over the
Atlantic Ocean and one over the
Pacific Ocean.
Currently, WAAS satellite signal
reception requires an absolute
clear view of the sky and works
best when there are no nearby
obstructions such as buildings,
mountains, etc. In fact, you may
not be able to receive or easily
maintain a WAAS satellite signal
until full satellite support for this
program is complete.
Not enabling WAAS when you
cannot receive a signal speeds
unit map drawing and conserves
battery power.
See pages 5 and 45 for enabling
WAAS and satellite reception
techniques.
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Getting Started
Features and
Button
Function
The THUMB STICK (5-way)
• Press in to enter highlighted options and to
confirm messages
Internal Antenna
• Move Up/Down or Right/Left to move
through lists, highlight fields, on-screen
buttons, icons, enter data or move the map
panning arrow
• Press in and hold for two seconds to mark
your current location as a waypoint
VENTURE
The PAGE button:
• Press to cycle through main pages.
The POWER button:
• Press and hold to turn the unit On/Off.
• Press to toggle display backlighting On/Off.
LCD
Display
Power/Data
Connector Cover
External Power and Data Connector
with Alignment Bar
The ZOOM IN/OUT buttons:
• When on the Map Page, press to
Zoom in and out.
• When on the Satellite Page, press
to adjust the screen contrast.
The FIND button:
• Press to access the Find Menu
Carry
Lanyard
Slot
Battery
Compartment
Cover
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Installing the lanyard
NOTE: The eTrex Venture is designed to
be held and operated in the left hand, but
it can be held and operated using the right
hand as well to suit your preference.
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Getting Started
Installing the Batteries
The eTrex Venture operates on two “AA” batteries
(not included), which are placed into the back of the unit.
Rechargeable Alkaline, NiMH, NiCad or Lithium batteries
may be used.
Stored data is not lost when
the batteries are removed.
To install batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover on
the back of the unit. Turn the
D-ring 1/4 turn counter-clockwise & pull away.
2. Insert batteries
observing the
polarity.
3. Reinstall the
battery cover
by turning the
D-ring 1/4 turn
clockwise.
Battery
Installation and
Backlight/Contrast
Important Note:
When replacing batteries, use
only new or fully recharged
batteries and do not mix
Alkaline, NiMH, NiCad or
Lithium batteries.
Rechargeable batteries typically display less capacity than
Alkaline batteries.
Follow the battery manufacturer’s instructions for proper care
and disposal of used batteries.
Battery Compartment
D-ring
When using ‘Battery Saver’ or
‘Use With GPS Off’ mode when
not navigating, Alkaline batteries can last up to 18 hours.
Battery Cover
Display Backlighting and Contrast Set Up
If lighting conditions make it hard for you to see the
display screen, you can adjust the contrast or turn on the
backlight.
To turn on the backlighting:
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the backlight
from any page on the unit. The backlight remains
on until the set timeout period is completed or the
POWER button is pressed again.
Press & Release POWER
Button quickly to turn
Backlighting On/Off
The unit is factory set to timeout 15 seconds after
the last button press. (To reset the backlight timeout, refer to page 43.)
To adjust the screen contrast:
1. When on the Satellite Page, use the ZOOM IN or
OUT buttons to adjust the contrast.
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Use ZOOM IN & OUT
Buttons while on the Satellite
Page to Adjust Contrast
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Getting Started
Main Page Basics
Satellite Page(1)
Map Page(2)
Navigation Page(3) Trip Computer(4)
Main Menu(5)
All of the information you need to operate the eTrex Venture can be found on five
main pages (or display screens). You can press and release the PAGE button to cycle
through the Satellite Page, Map Page, Navigation Page, Trip Computer, and Main Menu
Page.
Option Menu Button
Main Page Menu Button
While these five pages provide you with different types of navigation information,
they all share common features like an Option Menu and a Main Page Menu, both of
which are accessed by on-screen buttons located in the top right corner. To display these
menus, highlight the on-screen button and press in on the THUMB STICK.
Option Menu
This menu provide additional
features or allows you to
customize the unit to your
preferences.
To exit these and other
pop-up type menus, move the
THUMB STICK to the left
or right.
Main Page Menu
Use to go directly to
a Main Page and as
an alternate to cycling
through the Main
Pages.
Double-clicking the
Main Page Menu with
the THUMB STICK
will toggle between the
current and previously
viewed main page.
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Satellite
The Main Page
Option and Main
Page Menu Buttons
Status Window
Outer Ring
(Satellites on the
horizon)
Inner Ring (Satellites within 45°
angle from vertical)
Center (Satellite
overhead)
Signal Strength bars
Satellite Page
with 10 Satellites Being
Tracked and WAAS Enabled.
WAAS Satellite is No. 35
and ‘D’ in Signal Bars for
GPS Satellites
Your location
coordinates and
Elevation
The Satellite Page provides a picture of satellite signal tracking, tells you when the
unit is ready for navigation, and shows your location coordinates.
The Skyview graphic represents a view looking up at the sky from your current
location showing satellites and their assigned numbers. The outer ring represents the
horizon around you, the inner ring represents a view above you at a 45° angle from vertical, and the center represents directly overhead. Signal Strength Bars for each satellite
are shown just below the Skyview. Satellites and their signals appear as hollow shapes
until a signal is received and then they appear darkened in. The stronger the signal, the
taller the signal bar.
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability produces a more accurate
position fix. When enabled (the GPS mode set to ‘Normal’ and the interface set to other
than RTCM mode), this feature searches for a WAAS satellite near your location and
then receives data for correcting differentials in the GPS satellite signals and the WAAS
satellite numbers (Number 33 or above) display on the Satellite Page. When differential
correction data has been received for GPS satellites (number 32 or below), a ‘D’ displays
in the signal bar beneath the skyview. It is helpful to orient the unit antenna toward the
WAAS satellite shown in the skyview. To learn more about the WAAS System, access the
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Federal Aviation Administration web site (http.//gps.faa.gov/).
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Satellite
Options
The Satellite Page options include:
Use With GPS Off - Use this option when you are
indoors, a clear view of the sky is obstructed, or you
want to save battery power. You can enter data, create
routes, etc., but cannot navigate in this mode.
Satellite Page Options Menu
Highlight the on-screen button
at the top of the page & press
in on the THUMB STICK.
Track Up/North Up - You can orient the satellite
skyview by selecting ‘Track Up’ (your direction of
travel) or ‘North Up’ (the satellite skyview oriented to
the north).
New Elevation - You can manually enter a new,
more accurate elevation, if known, to increase position accuracy.
The Satellite Page
Options Menu
New Location - If you are more than 600 miles from
where you last used the unit, select the ‘New Location’ and then the ‘Use Map’ options to approximate
your location. This gives the unit reference information and speeds satellite acquisition.
To select the ‘Use With GPS Off’ option:
“GPS Off”
Message
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Option
Menu button at the top of the page and then press
it in to display the Options Menu.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the ‘Use With
GPS Off’ option and then press it in to activate.
The eTrex Venture stops tracking satellites and
should not be used for navigation. However, the
next time you turn the unit on, it returns to Normal
GPS operation.
To select ‘Track Up’ or ‘North Up’:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Option
Menu button at the top of the page and then press
it in to display the Options Menu.
‘North Up’ Skyview Orientation
2. Highlight either the ‘Track Up’ or ‘North Up’ option
(depending on which is currently in use), and press
in on the THUMB STICK to activate.
To enter a new elevation:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to display the Options
Menu.
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Satellite
2. Highlight ‘New Elevation’ and then press in on the
THUMB STICK.
Options
3. Enter the desired elevation by using the THUMB
STICK to highlight the desired numerals and pressing it in. Highlight ‘OK’ and press in to complete
entry.
To enter a new location:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Option
Menu button at the top of the page and then press
it in to display the Options Menu.
2. Highlight ‘New Location’ and press in on the
THUMB STICK to display choices of ‘Auto’ or ‘Use
Map’.
If you choose ‘Auto’ the eTrex Venture determines
your new location automatically.
‘Use Map’ option helps to speed
acquisition.
If you choose ‘Use Map’ a map page displays with
instructions stating, “Point to your approximate
location and press ENTER”. Use the THUMB STICK
to move the map pointer to your location on the
map and press it in.
The eTrex Venture relies on satellite signals to provide
navigational guidance, so getting a clear view of the sky
is necessary because GPS signals do not travel through
rocks, buildings, people, metal, or heavy tree cover. At
least three satellite signals are needed to determine your
location, otherwise the unit displays a “Poor Satellite
Reception” message. This message provides four options
and a brief explanation to guide your choice:
Use with GPS Off - Select this option if you want
GPS off (for faster map drawing).
Pan the map moving the arrow
to locate your new position.
New Location - Select this option if you have moved
hundreds of miles (from where you last used the
unit).
Restart Search - Select this option if today is not
(date provided).
Continue Acquiring - Select this option if no other
option applies. (The unit will attempt to gather GPS
signals.)
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There are four options for
the “Poor Satellite Reception”
message.
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Navigating
Navigating with
eTrex Venture
Active Navigation is supported by three of the five
Main Pages: the Map Page, Navigation Page and Trip
Computer Page.
The Map Page graphically shows you map details,
your current location, marks your route to a destination
with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log) of where
you’ve been.
A Goto
The Navigation Page tells you what direction to go
and the direction you are traveling.
The Trip Computer Page records and displays travel
data, such as the distance you have traveled, your speed,
the time spent moving or stopped, and other options can
be chosen to display the elevation, the time of day or the
time remaining before reaching a destination.
A Track
There are three methods of navigating when using
the eTrex Venture and each is graphically displayed on the
Map Page.
Goto - A direct path to a selected destination
(waypoint, city, and Point of Interest).
A Route
Track - A previous path of travel that has been stored
(logged) in the eTrex Venture. A Track allows you to
repeat a path or to return to your starting point on
the same path using the Garmin TracBack feature.
Route - A path to a destination consisting of intermediate stops along the way (waypoints, cities, highway
exits, points of interest, intersections, etc.).
When not navigating on
a Goto, following a Track,
or Route, your travel is
indicated by the ‘Pointer
Icon’ and a dotted line
indicating your path.
Travel that does not involve navigating on a Goto,
Track or Route is best explained as travel without entering
a destination in the eTrex Venture. The Map Page displays
your real-time movement as you travel with the unit
turned on and receiving satellite signals.
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Map
The Main Page
Option and Main
Page Menu Buttons
Status Window
Position Icon
Map Scale
Map Features
The Map Page displays your present position and direction of movement using a
triangular ‘Position Icon’ that is centered on the map. As you travel, the map display
leaves a track log (“trail”) of your movements.
The map shown above displays a higher level of detail than the basemap provided
with the unit, because Garmin MapSource Points of Interest data has been downloaded
to the unit from the mapping program on the optional CD-ROM.
To allow you to view the map from different perspectives, the scale can be changed
from 20 feet to 500 miles. The ZOOM IN and OUT buttons on the side of the unit
allow you to zoom in or out on the map. Pressing and holding these buttons causes the
scale to change rapidly instead of changing in increments. The IN button displays less
area but more map detail, while the OUT button shows you a larger area with less map
detail.
A Status Window at the top of the page provides you with current satellite tracking
and position accuracy information.
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Map
The Main Page
The Map Page
The Map Page shows your present position and direction of movement as a triangular ‘Position Icon’, in the
center of the map. The basemap displays the map scale,
and cities.
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Map Features
Map Scales
Use the ZOOM IN and OUT buttons to change
the map scale in order to show more map area with less
detail or less map area with more detail. Press and hold
to ZOOM the map scale rapidly. The map scale in the
lower left hand side of the display is shown in units of
measurement selected in the ‘Units’ field of the Unit Setup
Page (not to be confused with the Map Setup Page). If
you zoom in so far that the resolution of the map data
is exceeded and the appearance of the map is no longer
accurate, the word, “overzoom” displays just below the
map scale.
In many instances the map displays an ‘Accuracy
Circle’ surrounding the ‘Position Icon’. The eTrex Venture
uses both map resolution and GPS accuracy in defining
your location to a point within the circle. The smaller the
circle, the more accurate your location.
When using the ‘Pan Map’ feature, a small outline
arrow (Map Pointer) can be moved about the page to
highlight and identify map items or to scroll the map to
view areas not shown on the display screen.
A Status Field at the top of the page provides satellite
tracking and location accuracy information.
Two optional Data fields at the bottom of the page
can be programmed to provide a variety of travel and
navigation information.
Accuracy Circle
Panning Arrow
(Map Pointer)
More detailed map features as well as information
about those features can be downloaded to the unit from
an optional Garmin MapSource Points of Interest CDROM. When using MapSource data, the word ‘mapsource’
displays below the map scale whenever you zoom in to
view map details.
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Map
Map Page options allow a variety of operating and
custom features for your eTrex Venture.
Not all of the Map Page options are available at the
same time. Many are replaced by an opposite option
when they are selected, such as Hide Data Fields/Show
Data Fields. The Map Page options are:
Options
On-screen Map Page
Options Menu button
Pan Map - Allows you to move the Panning Arrow
(Map Pointer) about on the map.
Stop Navigation - Stops navigating to a destination.
Hide Nav Status/Show Nav Status - Removes the
navigation status window to expand the map area or
inserts the navigation status window.
Hide Data Fields/Show Data Fields - Removes or
inserts two programmable data fields at the bottom of
the page and expands or reduces the map area.
Setup Map - Displays the Setup Map Pages, which
allows you to tailor the map to your requirements
such as changing text size, map orientation, and map
detail.
Measure Distance - Displays the distance from one
point on the map to another.
Restore Defaults - Returns the Map Page to the
original factory settings (defaults).
Map Page Options Menu with
‘Pan Map’ selected.
When no active navigation is
being used, ‘Stop Navigation’
cannot be selected.
If ‘Show Data Fields’ is selected,
it is replaced by the ‘Hide Data
Fields’ option.
The ‘Setup Map’ option consists
of five sub-pages.
To select a map page option:
1. Highlight the Option Menu on-screen button at the
top right of the display screen and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to open the menu.
2. Highlight the desired option on the menu and then
press in on the THUMB STICK to activate the
option.
3. To close without making a selection, move the
THUMB STICK to the left or right, or press the
PAGE button.
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Map
Options
Using the Pan Map Option
The Map Page pan function allows you to display
an arrow used to point at and identify items on the map,
and to move the map in order to view areas beyond the
current viewing area on the display.
The map panning function is activated from the
Options Menu on the Map Page. The THUMB STICK
moves the panning arrow (also referred to as the map
pointer) in the desired direction on the map page. If the
arrow moves to the edge of the map display, the map also
moves to reveal more area but redraws the map slowly.
Map Page with
Panning Arrow
Highlighted Map Item
Whenever the panning arrow is placed on a map
item, the name of that item is highlighted. This feature
applies to waypoints, cities, points of interest...nearly
everything that is displayed.
Pressing the THUMB STICK marks the arrow
location or displays the map item information page.
An Options Menu allows you to: add it to the Favorites
list, add it to a route, project a waypoint from it, save
it as a waypoint, view the sun and moon phase from it,
or view the hunt and fish from it. On-screen buttons at
the bottom of the page allow you to Goto the map item,
display it on the map or to select ‘OK’ and return to the
Map Page.
When using the panning arrow, pressing the FIND
button displays items with the panning arrow (map
pointer) location used as a reference point for nearest
items instead of your current location. Press the PAGE
button to return to the Main Map Page.
To find details about or Goto a map item:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to move the panning arrow
to the map item that you want to learn more about.
2. When the item’s name is highlighted, press in the
THUMB STICK to display the Information Page.
Map Item Information
3. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight and press the
‘Goto’ button on the page to navigate to the item.
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Map
Options
Stop Navigation
The ‘Stop Navigation’ option allows you to quit
navigating on a Goto, Route or Track in progress, called a
TracBack.
To stop navigation:
1. Select ‘Stop Navigation’ and then press in on the
THUMB STICK.
When there is no active navigation, the ‘Stop Navigation’ option is “grayed out” and is non-functional.
Hide/Show Navigation Status
‘Stop Navigation’ Option
The ‘Hide Nav Status/Show Nav Status’ option allows
you to view GPS navigation data in a window at the top
of the page that lists the status of satellite tracking and
accuracy of GPS positioning. When hidden, more map
area is displayed.
To hide or show Nav Status:
1. Select ‘Hide’ or ‘Show’ from the option list and then
press in on the THUMB STICK.
Hide/Show Data Fields
The ‘Hide Data Fields/Show Data Fields’ option allows
you to view two programmable data fields. When hidden,
more map area is displayed.
To hide or show Data Fields:
1. Select ‘Hide’ or ‘Show’ from the option list and then
press in on the THUMB STICK.
Map Page with Nav Status and
Data Fields Hidden
To program a data field:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the data field
and then press it in to display the list of options.
2. Highlight the desired option and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to place it in the data field.
Bearing
Course
Current Destination
Current Distance
Current ETA
Current ETE
Elevation
Final Destination
Final Distance
(Continued)
Map Data Fields
with Options Menu
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Map
Setup Map Options
Page Setup
(Continued)
Final ETA
Final ETE
Heading
Maximum Speed
Moving Avg. Speed
Odometer
Off Course
Overall Avg. Speed
Pointer
Speed
Sunrise
Sunset
Time of Day
To Course
Trip Odometer
Trip Time - Moving
Trip Time - Stopped
Trip Time - Total
Turn
Velocity Made Good
Vertical Speed
(For definitions, see Appendix C, pages 52-53.)
Tracks Setup
The ‘Setup Map’ option displays the five Map Setup
Pages, each accessed by an on-screen button. A list of
options displays for the features listed. Scale options
indicate the point at which Tracks, Tracks Logs, Map Features, or Text Boxes are visible, allowing you to remove
map clutter and define map features.
Page - Orientation: ‘Track Up’ or ‘North Up’; fixes the top
of the map display to the current track heading or to a north
heading.
Map Features Setup
Auto Zoom: On or Off; automatically scales the
map to display both your current location and the next
point to which you are navigating.
Detail: Most, More, Normal, Less, or Least; controls
how much map detail you see. This setting only applies to a
map feature set to ‘Auto’. Those features which have a specified
scale or are turned ‘Off’ are unaffected by this setting.
Lat/Lon Grid: On or Off; turns the lattitude and
Text Setup
longitude grid lines on or off.
Tracks - Saved Tracks and Track Log: Scale options;
‘Off’, ‘Auto’, or 20 ft.-500 miles, sets the maximum scale
at which the feature should appear on the screen. Some
types of data will display only to certain zoom scales.
Goto Line: Bearing or Course; determines which
pointer displays.
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Map
Map Features - Points of Interest, Waypoints,
Scale options; ‘Off’, ‘Auto’, or 20 ft.-500 miles,
sets the maximum scale at which the feature
should appear on the screen. Some types of
data will display only to certain zoom scales.
Setup Map Options
Text - Points of Interest, Waypoints, Text sizes;
‘None’, ‘Small’, ‘Medium’, or ‘Large’control the
screen size of the name.
MapSource Info - displays a list of either preloaded POI data or downloaded MapSource
Points of Interest detail, Check box; check
mark determines if map data is displayed on
the map page.
Map Page Setup
Feature Options
To use Setup Map options:
1. Select ‘Setup Map’ from the Options Menu and then
press in on the THUMB STICK to display the Map
Setup Page.
2. Highlight the desired sub-page button to display the
features list for that sub-page.
3. Highlight a feature on the list and press in on the
THUMB STICK to display the options list for that
feature.
4. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
option and then press it in to activate.
Map Data
5. Press the PAGE button or the on-screen ‘X’ button
to return to the Map Page.
The Measure Distance Option
To use the Measure Distance option:
1. Select ‘Measure Distance’ from the Options Menu
and then press in on the THUMB STICK to display
the Panning Arrow.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to move about on the Map
Page until you reach the point to which you want to
measure. A new ‘Map Pointer’ field displays showing the location of the pointer and the direction and
distance from where you began measuring.
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Navigation
The Main Page
Destination (Waypoint) Name
Straight Line Distance
to the Destination
Time to Destination
Bearing Pointer
Selectable Data Fields
Compass Ring
The Navigation Page provides active guidance with a rotating compass ring that
shows your course over ground (track) while you’re moving and a bearing pointer to
indicate the current direction to your destination (bearing) relative to the course over
ground.
The Status Window at the top of the page shows you the name of your destination,
the distance, and the time to go. Two Data Fields are provided, and can be programmed
to display a variety of navigation data.
When you are not on an active Goto, Track or Route (in other words: not traveling
to a recorded destination), the window at the top of the page displays the status of the
GPS Receiver and the approximate accuracy of your current position. The Compass Ring
displays your heading while you are moving, but the data fields at the bottom of the
page will not display any destination related data, such as Estimated Time of Arrival.
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Navigation
Navigation Page
Options
The options include:
Stop Navigation - “Grayed out” unless you are
navigating on a Goto, Track, or Route.
Bearing Pointer/Course Pointer - Toggles between
Bearing (always directed at destination) and Course
(distinctive with dots across center of compass, shows
amount of correction needed to be back on course.)
Big Numbers/Big Compass - toggles to display data
fields in large text format while removing the Status
Window and reducing the size of the compass ring.
Restore Defaults - Returns options and data field
choices to factory designations.
At the bottom of the page are two data fields that
are user programmable with a choice of different data
options:
Navigation Page
Options Menu
The Bearing Pointer and Compass Ring work independently of the direction of your movement and the
direction to your destination. The Bearing Pointer always
points directly to the destination, no matter what your
current location might be.
For example: if the arrow is pointing straight up,
you are going directly to your destination. If it points any
direction other than up, turn towards that direction until
the arrow is pointing up and then continue in that direction. If you are using the ‘Course Pointer’ option instead
and you drift away from the line of travel to your destination, the Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) provides
graphic indication of drift (right or left) and displays the
distance off course.
Navigation Page with
Course Pointer and
Course Deviation Indicator
(CDI) Scale active.
Use the ZOOM buttons to
adjust the CDI scale setting.
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Navigation
Options
To Setup the Navigation Page:
1. With the Navigation Page displayed, use the
THUMB STICK to highlight the Options Menu
button at the top right of the page. Then press it in
to display the menu.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight your selection
and then press in to select it.
To change data fields:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
data field and then press it in to display the list of
data options.
2. Select the desired option from the list and press in
on the THUMB STICK.
Navigation Page Data Fields
Options Menu
(The slider at the side of the
menu indicates a multi-page list
of options.)
Bearing
Course
Current Destination
Current Distance
Current ETA
Current ETE
Elevation
Final Destination
Final Distance
Final ETA
Final ETE
Heading
Location (lat/lon)*
Location (selected)*
Maximum Speed
Moving Avg. Speed
Odometer
Off Course
Overall Avg. Speed
Pointer
Speed
Sunrise
Sunset
Time of Day
To Course
Trip Odometer
Trip Time - Moving
Trip Time - Stopped
Trip Time - Total
Turn
Velocity Made Good
Vertical Speed
(For definitions, see Appendix C, pages 52-53.)
Your current position can be
displayed in two different position formats at the same time*
* Only available when data fields are set to ‘Big Numbers’ from the Options Menu. It is possible on the Navigation Page to see your current position with two different
position formats at the same time, see page 21 for instructions.
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Trip Computer
The Main Page
Selectable Data Fields
The Trip Computer Page displays up to eight different types of navigation data and
are user programmable. Each data field is selectable and can contain one of many data
information options. The default settings for these fields are shown in the illustration.
By selecting the information options that you prefer and arranging them in a desired
order on the page, you can customize the Trip Computer Page to meet your navigation
needs.
The Options Menu allows you to reset the Trip Computer data when you are ready
to start a new trip.
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Trip Computer
Options
Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer provides a variety of data fields
with read-outs of current information as you travel.
The Option Menu for this page provides the following options: Reset, Big Numbers, and Restore
Defaults.
To program a data field:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
data field and then press it in to open the data field
Options Menu.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to move Up or Down the
menu to highlight a desired data option.
3. Press in on the THUMB STICK to select the option
and place it in the data field.
Trip Computer Page
To access the page Options Menu:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Options
Menu on-screen button and press it in to display the
Options Menu.
2. Highlight the desired option and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to activate.
3. To activate individual ‘Reset’ options, highlight the
item on the list and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to place or remove the check mark.
4. Highlight the Apply button with the THUMB STICK
and press it in to activate all checked items on the
list.
NOTE: Use care when choosing the
‘Delete’ options, as all stored Tracks,
Waypoints, and Routes can be permanently
deleted when resetting the Trip Computer.
Reset Options Menu
Useful when starting a new trip
to clear old data.
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Trip Computer
Trip Computer Page Data Fields
Options
The list of data field options with definitions is in
Appendix C, pages 52-53.
Bearing
Course
Current Destination
Current Distance
Current ETA
Current ETE
Elevation
Final Destination
Final Distance
Final ETA
Final ETE
Heading
Location (lat/lon)
Location (selected)
Maximum Speed
Moving Avg. Speed
Odometer
Off Course
Overall Avg. Speed
Pointer
Speed
Sunrise
Sunset
Time of Day
To Course
Trip Odometer
Trip Time - Moving
Trip Time - Stopped
Trip Time - Total
Turn
Velocity Made Good
Vertical Speed
Data Field Options Menu
To display current position in 2 different position formats at the same time:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
data field and then press it in to open the data field
Options Menu.
2. Select ‘Location (lat/lon)’ to display your current
position in the lattitude and longitude format.
3. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the next data
field of choice and then press it in to open the data
field Options Menu.
4. Select ‘Location (selected)’ to display your current
position in a different format, e. g. MGRS, UTM, or
Loran TD. In order to see a different position format
in this field, you will need to change this option
by going to MAIN MENU, then SETUP, then UNITS.
(Refer to p. 42 for additional help)
Your current position can be
displayed in two different position formats at the same time
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Main Menu
The Main Page
The Main Menu Page with
Feature Icons and
Battery Capacity, Time/Date,
and Backlighting Status Bar.
The Main Menu provides you with a directory of the eTrex Venture’s advanced
features. From the Main Menu page you can mark and create new waypoints; find map
items such as cities, Points of Interest, etc.; create routes; save tracks; setup system
operating features; or access and use unit accessories.
Main Menu Pages
To exit these pages,
highlight the on-screen ‘X’
button and press in on the
THUMB STICK.
Setting the Correct Time Zone
If the time displayed in the field at the bottom of the Main Menu does not match
the time for your current location (time zone), use the Main Menu to access the Setup
Pages, select the Time Icon and then follow instructions for setting the time on page 41.
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Main Menu
Using the Main Menu
The Main Menu provides access to additional eTrex
Venture feature pages. The pages listed below provide
enhancements to eTrex Venture operation. Press the
PAGE button repeatedly to cycle to the Main Menu or
select it from the page list at the top of each main page.
The Main Menu
Page
Mark Waypoint Page - Allows you to mark and
store a waypoint for your current location or a map
pointer location.
Find Menu - Allows you to locate, and Goto, or use
as part of a Route; Waypoints, Favorite Locations,
Cities, and Points of Interest. (Points of Interest
requires use of the MapSource CD.)
Route Page - Allows you to create and store routes
for repeated use.
Tracks Page - Provides access to the track log and
saved tracks.
Setup Page - Allows tailoring of items such as
time format, units of measure, display backlighting
timeout and contrast adjustment, interface setups,
heading selection and system software information.
Main Menu with Feature Icons
and Power, Date/Time, and
Backlight Status Window
Accessories Page - Allows you to access Sun and
Moon data, a Calendar, Hunting and Fishing data,
and an Area Calculator.
Information about the status of backlighting, time
and date, and unit power are displayed in the window at
the bottom of the Main Menu Page.
The battery icon displays the approximate amount
of reserve power available. When the unit is powered
by a cigarette lighter adapter, a power plug icon replaces
the battery icon. The date and time are displayed in the
center of the window and when backlighting is active the
light bulb to the right appears illuminated.
Power, Date/Time, and
Backlight Status Window
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Main Menu
Mark
The Mark Waypoint Page
The Mark Waypoint Page allows you to mark and
record your current (or any other) location as a waypoint
and appears with a graphic name block (man with a flag)
that displays the assigned number for that waypoint and a
waypoint symbol.
To mark your current location as a waypoint:
1. Press in and hold the THUMB STICK until the Mark
Waypoint Page appears. You can also access this
page by highlighting the Mark Icon on the Main
Menu Page and then pressing in on the THUMB
STICK. It automatically is assigned a 3-digit
number.
Mark Waypoint Page
2. To change the name of the waypoint, use the
THUMB STICK to highlight the waypoint name
field and press it in to choose the appropriate letters
or numbers one at a time.
3. To assign an identifying symbol to a waypoint, use
the THUMB STICK to highlight the symbol block
just above the waypoint name. Press the THUMB
STICK and choose the symbol of your choice from
the available list.
4. To save the waypoint, highlight ‘OK’ and press in on
the THUMB STICK.
5. If you do not want to save it as a new waypoint,
press the PAGE button before pressing any other to
cancel.
Map Symbol List
To create a waypoint using the map panning
arrow:
1. With the Pan Map feature active, move the panning
arrow to the map item you want and highlight it.
2. Press in and release the THUMB STICK to display
the item information page.
3. Highlight the Options Menu button at the top of the
page and then press the THUMB STICK to open
the menu.
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4. Highlight the ‘Save As Waypoint’ option and press
the THUMB STICK to save the map item as a
waypoint.
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Main Menu
To create a waypoint using the panning arrow
when a map item is not highlighted:
Mark Options
1. With the Pan Map feature active, move the panning
arrow (map pointer) on the map to the location you
want to mark and then, press the THUMB STICK.
2. The Mark Waypoint Page displays, automatically
assigning a number to the waypoint.
Be certain to press and release the THUMB STICK
for this operation. BE CAREFUL not to press in
and hold the THUMB STICK because it marks a
waypoint of your current location.
To create a waypoint by manually entering its
coordinates (lat/lon):
1. Press in and hold the THUMB STICK to access the
Mark Waypoint Page.
2. Highlight the Location Field on the Mark Waypoint
Page, press the THUMB STICK and enter the new
coordinates using the numerical keyboard. Highlight
and press ‘OK’ when finished.
3. You may also change the waypoint name and/or
symbol.
To move a waypoint:
1. Use the Find Menu to locate the waypoint you want
to move.
Marking a Waypoint on the
map without
highlighting a map item.
Creating a
Waypoint by
entering
coordinates.
2. On the Waypoint Information Page, highlight and
press the ‘Map’ on-screen button to display the map
for the waypoint.
3. With the waypoint highlighted by the panning
arrow, press in and release the THUMB STICK. The
word “Move” displays beneath the panning arrow.
4. Use the panning arrow to drag the waypoint to
the new location and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to place it.
5. Press the PAGE button before pressing the THUMB
STICK to cancel moving of the waypoint and return
to the Main Pages.
Moving a Waypoint
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Main Menu
Mark Options
Projecting a Waypoint
Projecting a waypoint from any map item (another
waypoint, etc.) allows you to establish a new waypoint on
a bearing and distance projected from that map item.
To project a waypoint:
1. Select a map item from the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Option Menu on-screen button at the
top of the Information Page and press the THUMB
STICK to display the Project Waypoint Page.
3. Press the THUMB STICK to display the numerical keyboard for entering the distance. Move from
numeral to numeral pressing the THUMB STICK to
enter numbers.
Enter Distance and
Bearing to Project a Waypoint
Waypoint Symbol Field
Waypoint Name Field
4. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected
waypoint in the appropriate fields and then select
‘OK’ and press the THUMB STICK to complete.
Editing a Waypoint
You can personalize a Waypoint by changing the
Name field and Symbol field to make them easier to
recognize or can change the coordinates or elevation. It
can also be deleted.
To edit a waypoint:
1. Use the Find Menu to display the waypoint.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Waypoint
symbol field and then press in to display the symbol
list. Use the THUMB STICK to move up and down
the list to highlight a symbol and then press in to
place the symbol in the symbol field.
3. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Waypoint
name, location or elevation fields, and then press in
to display the keyboard.
4. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired character and then press in to select it. Repeat the process
until you are through.
Using the keyboard to edit
5. Highlight ‘OK’, and then press the THUMB STICK to
save the changes and close the keyboard.
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Main Menu
To delete a waypoint:
Find Menu
1. Use the Find feature to display the waypoint.
2. Open the Options Menu at the top of the page,
highlight the ‘Delete Waypoint’ button and then press
on the THUMB STICK.
To save Map or Find Menu items as waypoints:
1. Access the Information Page for the desired item
(highlighted from the map or selected from the Find
Menu).
Any Map or Find Menu item
can be saved as a Waypoint.
2. Open the Options Menu at the top of the page, highlight ‘Save As Waypoint’ and press in on the THUMB
STICK to switch to the Mark Waypoint page.
3. Highlight ‘Ok’ and press in on the THUMB STICK to
save the selected item as a waypoint.
To save Map or Find Menu items as a favorite:
1. Access the Information Page for the desired item
(highlighted from the map or selected from the Find
Menu).
Find Page using your
current location as a point of
reference
2. Open the Options Menu at the top of the page, highlight ‘Add to Favorites’ and press in on the THUMB
STICK to add the item to the Favorites List.
The Find Menu
‘Near Map Pointer’ or ‘By
Name’ Prompt displays when
using Map Pointer
The Find Menu allows you to find stored locations,
waypoints, cities, Points of Interest. They can be found by
name or by those nearest to your current location (Position Icon). If you are using MapSource Points of Interest
CD-ROM, the list of find locations is expanded to include
categories for Points of Interest.
Press the FIND button to access the Find Menu.
For some categories, there are two methods of listing. The “By Name” list contains every item in the map
database for the selected category, while the “Nearest” list
contains only those items that are near to your Current
Location or the Map Pointer. Categories listed by either
method displays a choose prompt.
Item Information Page
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Main Menu
Find Options
These pages are structured with a set of sub-menus and
location information pages that guide you through the
process of finding locations. Use them to construct a
Route, establish a direct line of travel (Goto), or when
gathering information.
Finding a Waypoint
Waypoints that you have created and stored in the
eTrex Venture can be found by selecting the “Waypoint’
option from the Find Menu. You can find a waypoint
from the list of waypoints using the ‘By Name’ or ‘Nearest’
options as explained on the previous page. When selected
from the list, the waypoint displays on the Waypoint
Information Page.
Waypoint Find List
The Waypoint Information Page displays the
waypoint name or number, a map symbol, the location in
lat/lon, elevation, distance, bearing, and three on-screen
buttons for ‘Goto’, ‘Map’, and ‘OK’ functions.
To find a waypoint:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to select the Waypoint
option from the Find List and then press it in to
display a prompt to select ‘By Name’ or ‘Nearest’.
Select, then press the THUMB STICK to display the
Waypoints List.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to select the desired
waypoint from the list and then press it in to display
the Information Page for that waypoint.
Waypoint Information Page
3. With the Information Page displayed, you can select
‘Goto’ to create a direct line of travel to the
waypoint. Select ‘Map’ to view the waypoint location on the map or select ‘OK’ to close the page.
4. Use the Options Menu to add the waypoints to the
‘Favorites’ list, add it to an existing route, project
a new waypoint from this location, view sun and
moon, and best fishing and hunting time information for this waypoint.
Favorites Category
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Main Menu
Finding a Favorite
Find Options
Favorites are map items and waypoints designated as
those you would like to give a special status, as they are
frequently used or have other special significance. The
process for finding favorite waypoints from the ‘Favorites’
list is the same as finding a regular waypoint.
To find a ‘Favorite’:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to select the ‘Favorites’
option from the Find List and then press it in to
display the list. Use the list Options Menu to select
‘By Name’ or ‘Nearest’.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to select the desired Favorite from the list and then press it in to display the
Information Page for that item.
3. With the Information Page displayed, you can select
‘Goto’ to create a direct line of travel to the item.
Select ‘Map’ to view the waypoint location or select
‘OK’.
4. Use the page Options Menu to add the item to an
existing route, project a new waypoint from this
location, or view sun and moon position data for
this time and date.
Favorites List
Finding a City
Cities can be found by selecting the ‘Cities’ option of
the Find Menu, selecting the city from the list of ‘Nearest’
or ‘By Name’, and then displaying the City Information
Page.
The City Information Page for the selected city displays the city name, the size by population, and distance
from your location. You can view it on the map or create
a Goto direct route to the city from your current location,
or from a location defined by the Panning Arrow (Map
Pointer). You can also save it as a waypoint, or add it to
an existing route.
City Information Page
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Main Menu
Find Options
To find a city:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to select the ‘Cities’ option,
then press it in to display the find ‘By Name’ or find
by ‘Nearest’ prompt. Selecting ‘By Name, displays
the keyboard to eliminate scrolling through the list
of cities.
2. If using find ‘By Name’, begin spelling the name
of the city by using the keyboard. When you have
entered enough characters to define the name, a
match list displays. If you are using find ‘By Nearest’
scroll through the list to find the city you want. Use
the THUMB STICK to select the desired city from
the list and then press it in to display the Information Page for that city.
Find List of Cities By Name
3. With the Information Page displayed, you can select
‘Goto’, ‘Map’, or ‘OK’ options.
Finding a Point of Interest
You can use the Find Points of Interest option to
locate a nearby restaurant, lodging, landmark, public
building, park, etc. However, you must have transferred
a MapSource Points of Interest map to the eTrex Venture’s
map database otherwise this option displays grayed out
and is not functional.
Here is a list of Point of Interest categories:*
Find List for Nearest Cities
Food & Drink
Lodging
Attractions
Entertainment
Shopping
Services
Transportation
Emergency & Govt.
Manmade Places
Water Features
Land Features
* Some items on the above list may not appear unless those
particular Points of Interest have been downloaded into the eTrex
Venture GPS using MapSource Points of Interest CD-ROM.
.
Points of Interest List
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Main Menu
In many instances, these categories are subdivided
into types, such as in the instance of Food & Drink.
When you select Food and Drink from the list of categories, you are then presented with a list of types which
includes ‘All Types’ and cuisine options such as American,
Asian, Barbecue, Chinese and many more
Find Options
Once you have selected an item, you can display the
Information Page for that item. You can then use the onscreen buttons to ‘Goto’ or view the location on the ‘Map’;
or use the Options Menu for more choices.
To find a point of interest:
1. Press the FIND button to display the Find Menu.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight ‘Points of
Interest’ and then press it in to display the Points of
Interest Categories List.
3. Choose either ‘Nearest’ or ‘By Name’. Use the
THUMB STICK to select the desired category and
then press it in to display the Types List.
Nearest Fast Food List
4. Use the THUMB STICK to select the desired type
and then press it in to display the list for that type.
5. Selecting ‘By Name’ displays a keyboard allowing
you to enter the characters of the name you want. A
list of matches displays when enough characters are
entered. Selecting ‘Nearest’ displays a list of Points
of Interest nearest to your location of the map
pointer.
6. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight your selection from the list and then press it in to display the
Information Page for that item.
7. Use the on-screen buttons to ‘Goto’ or view on the
‘Map’.
8. Use the page Options Menu to add to favorites, add
to route, project a waypoint, save as a waypoint,
view sun and moon phase, or view hunt and fish.
Point of Interest Info Page
NOTE: Saving a Point of Interest as a
waypoint gives the waypoint a meaningful name.
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Main Menu
Find Options
Using a Goto to Navigate to a Destination
The Goto function allows you to create a direct route
to a destination, (waypoint, city, or point of interest).
Once you have accessed the Information Page for an item,
use the Goto button at the bottom of the page to initiate
travel to a map item using the Map and Navigation Pages
for guidance.
To activate a Goto:
1. Use the Find Menu to access the Information Page
for any desired destination and use the THUMB
STICK to highlight the Goto button.
2. Press in on the THUMB STICK to start navigation.
Information Page
3. Observe the Navigation Page, it displays the name
of your destination, the distance from your current
location, and a Bearing Pointer indicating the
direction you should travel. The time required to
reach your destination displays when you begin to
travel and establish a predicted rate of movement.
The Data Fields at the bottom of the page displays
information relative to your travel as appropriate for
the type of data selected to appear in those fields.
4. Use the PAGE button or Main Page Menu to access
the Map Page and observe your movements and a
dark line indicating the direct path from your current location to your destination.
Navigation Page
5. Use the Bearing Pointer on the Navigation Page to
maintain travel in the right direction and observe
distance and time information to monitor your
progress.
6. When you are close to your destination, an “Arriving
at Destination” message appears. If you move past
the destination the Bearing Pointer reverses and the
distance display increases.
To stop navigation:
1. Highlight the on-screen Options Menu button at the
top of the Navigation or Map Page and press in on
the THUMB STICK.
A Map Page Goto
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2. Select ‘Stop Navigation’, then press in on the
THUMB STICK.
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Main Menu
Creating and Using a Route
Routes
Route navigation allows you to create a sequence
of intermediate waypoints which lead you to your final
destination. The eTrex Venture stores 20 routes, each with
up to 50 waypoints. A route can be created and modified from the Route Page, and waypoints can be added to
a route from the Find Menu. More complex routes can
be created using a PC and MapSource Points of Interest
program and then transferred to the unit’s memory.
To create a route:
1. Access the ‘Routes’ page from the Main Menu. The
page has a ‘New’ button, a list of routes, and the
number of unused routes.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the ‘New’
button and press it in to display the route Setup
Page.
The Routes Page with a list
of Routes and the number of
Unused Routes.
3. With an empty row (dashed) in the route list highlighted, press in on the THUMB STICK to display
the Find Menu.
4. Use the Find Menu to select a route waypoint from
one of the Find Menu categories and display the
Information Page for the selected waypoint, city,
exit, point of interest, etc. Highlight the on-screen
‘OK’ button and press in on the THUMB STICK to
place it on the Routes List.
5. To add more waypoints to the route, repeat the
process in Steps 3 and 4. The route is named for the
first and last waypoints on the route.
You can add waypoints to the end of an existing route
at any time by using the Find Menu.
A Route with list of waypoints.
To add a Find Menu item to a route:
1. Select an item from the Find Menu and display its
Information Page.
2. Display the page Options Menu and select the ‘Add
To Route’ option to display the Routes List.
3. Highlight and select the route desired and then
press in on the THUMB STICK. A “Waypoint Added
Successfully” message displays.
“Add To Route” option
from the Find Menu
Information Pages
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Main Menu
Routes Options
Editing a Route
To remove all waypoints:
1. Select the Route Page options button and press the
THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu.
2. Highlight the ‘Remove All’ option and then press
in on the THUMB STICK. At the prompt “Do
you really want to remove all waypoints from the
route?”, select “Yes”.
To reverse the route:
A Route Options Menu
1. Select the Route Page options button and press the
THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu.
2. Highlight the ‘Reverse Route’ option and then press
in on the THUMB STICK to reverse the order of
waypoints in the list. To change the route back to
the original order, repeat this process.
To copy the route:
1. Select the Route Page options button and press the
THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu.
2. Highlight the ‘Copy Route’ option and then press
in on the THUMB STICK to copy. The copied route
displays on the Routes Page and is named the same
but followed by a numeral 1. You may then rename
and/or modify the copied route.
To delete the route:
Routes List With Two Copied
Routes
Copied Routes have a ‘1’ Suffix
1. Select the Route Page options button and press the
THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu.
2. Select ’Delete’ and then press in on the THUMB
STICK. When you see the prompt “Do you really
want to delete route?”, select “Yes”.
To restore default settings for the route:
1. Select the Route Page options button and press the
THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu.
Delete Route Prompt
2. Select ’Restore Defaults’ and then press in on the
THUMB STICK to restore factory settings.
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Main Menu
To review a waypoint:
Routes Options
1. Select the waypoint from the Route Waypoints
List and press the THUMB STICK in to access the
Options Menu for the waypoint.
2. Highlight ‘Review’ and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the Information Page.
3. Highlight the on-screen ‘OK’ button and then press
in on the THUMB STICK to return to the Route
List.
To insert a new waypoint on the route list:
1. Select the row where you want the new waypoint
inserted before. Press the THUMB STICK in to
access the Options Menu.
2. Highlight ‘Insert’ and press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the Find Menu and select a new
waypoint, city, exit, point of interest, etc.
Route Page with
Waypoint List
3. With the new waypoint highlighted, press in on the
THUMB STICK to display the Information Page for
the new waypoint and then select the on-screen
‘OK’ button to add it to the route.
To remove a waypoint from the route list:
1. Select the waypoint that you want to remove
from the Route Waypoints List and press in on the
THUMB STICK to display the Options Menu.
Route Waypoint
Options Menu
2. Highlight ‘Remove’ and press in on the THUMB
STICK to remove the waypoint from the list.
To change a route waypoint:
1. Select the waypoint that you want to change
from the Route Waypoints List and press in on the
THUMB STICK to display the Options Menu.
2. Highlight ‘Change’ and press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the Find Menu or create a new
waypoint and add it to the Waypoints list.
3. Select a new waypoint, access its Information Page
and press the on-screen ‘OK’ button to replace the
old route waypoint.
Using the Find Menu to change
a Route Waypoint
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Main Menu
Routes Options
To move a route waypoint:
1. Select the waypoint from the Route Waypoints
List and press the THUMB STICK in to access the
Options Menu for the waypoint.
2. Highlight the ‘Move’ option and press in on the
THUMB STICK to select the waypoint.
3. Use the THUMB STICK to move the waypoint up
or down in the list. Press in on the THUMB STICK
to leave the waypoint in the new list order.
Adding or Editing from the Route Map Page
You can use the panning arrow with the Route Map
Page displayed to add or edit route waypoints.
To add a waypoint at either end of a route:
Moving a Route Waypoint by
clicking and dragging.
1. Select the Route from the Routes List and press the
THUMB STICK in to display the Route Page.
2. Highlight the on-screen ‘Map’ button at the bottom
of the page and press in on the THUMB STICK to
display the Route Map Page.
Map Page Route Options
3. Use the THUMB STICK to move the panning arrow
to either end of the displayed route until the end
waypoint is highlighted. Then press it in to display
the map Options Menu and select ‘Add Turns’. This
option appears only when highlighting the end
point of a route.
4. Move the panning arrow to a map item or location
where you would like to extend the route and press
in on the THUMB STICK to display the Information
Page for the new waypoint. Press the on-screen
‘OK’ button to return to the map page and then
press it again to place the new waypoint.
To add a route waypoint within a route:
1. Follow steps 1 and 2 in the previous instruction.
Adding a Route Waypoint to
an end point on the Route
Map Page
2. Use the THUMB STICK to move the panning arrow
to a route line. When the arrow touches the line,
the line becomes thin. Press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the word ‘ADD’ next to the line.
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Main Menu
3. Drag the line to a map item or other location where
you want to establish a new waypoint and then
press in on the THUMB STICK to place the new
waypoint. A waypoint information page displays.
Press the on-screen ‘OK’ button to save the new
waypoint, then press it again after returning to the
Route Map.
Routes Options
To review or remove a route waypoint:
1. Select the Route from the Routes List and press the
THUMB STICK in to display the Route Page.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
route and press in to display the Route Page for that
route.
Adding a new waypoint within
a Route
3. Use the THUMB STICK to move the map panning
arrow to the waypoint you want to review and press
in to pop-up the Options Menu. Select ‘Review’ or
‘Remove’ and press in again to either display the
Information Page or remove it from the route.
To view the next waypoint in the route:
1. Follow Steps 1 and 2 above.
2. Place the map panning arrow on the waypoint you
are currently viewing and press in to display the
Options Menu. Select ‘Next’ and press in again to
view the next waypoint.
Navigating a Route
Navigation Page with
Bearing Pointer
A Route can be navigated using the Map Page or the
Navigation Page. The Map Page displays your movement,
the route line, and waypoints on the route. The Navigation Page shows compass direction and a bearing pointer.
To navigate a route:
1. Select a route from the Routes List and then press in
on the THUMB STICK to display the Route Page.
2. Highlight the on-screen ‘Navigate’ button at the
bottom of the page and then press in on the
THUMB STICK to begin navigating the route.
The screen changes to the Navigation Page.
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Navigating a Route on the
Map Page
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Main Menu
Routes Options
3. Move to the Map Page to view the route and the
position icon indicating your current location.
4. Begin moving, watching directional information on
the Navigation Page or progress on the Map Page.
To stop navigation:
1. Highlight the ‘Stop Navigation’ option on either the
Navigation or Map page or select the ‘Stop’ button
on the Route Page.
Data Fields for the Route Page
When navigating a Route, the data displayed in
the data fields on the Route Page may be customized to
provide useful navigation information that is specifically
related to route navigation.
Data options (for Route Page only) include:
Data Field Options Menu
Distance to Point - The distance from your current
location to a route waypoint.
ETA To Point - Estimated Time of Arrival at a route
waypoint (in sequence).
ETE To Point - Estimated Time Enroute to a route
waypoint.
Leg Course - The line of travel between two route
waypoints.
Leg Distance - The distance between two route
waypoints.
Leg Time - The time required to travel from a route
waypoint to the next.
Pointer - Direction pointer to a route waypoint.
Distance to Point vs Leg
Distance. To view Leg information, highlight the end waypoint
on a leg.
Sunrise At Point - Time of sunrise at a route waypoint.
Sunset At Point - Time of sunset at a route waypoint.
To select data field options:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight a data field
and then press in to display the Data Field Options
Menu.
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2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
option and then press in to enter the option in the
data field.
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Main Menu
Using Track Logs
Tracks
The eTrex Venture draws an electronic bread crumb
trail on the Map Page as you travel along. This bread
crumb trail is the ‘Track Log’. The Track Log contains
information about points along its path, including time,
and position. The eTrex Venture uses this information to
allow you to navigate using the saved track.
The ‘TracBack’ feature allows you to return along a
traveled path without marking any waypoints. When you
are ready to return to where you started, the eTrex Venture takes you back by following the ‘Track Log’ that you
left behind. You can save a total of ten tracks in the unit
memory. The Track Log starts recording as soon as the
unit gets a satellite location fix and the Track Log feature
is turned on. When you no longer need a Track Log you
can press the on-screen ‘Clear’ button to remove it.
Tracks Page
If you want to keep a record of a certain track log
or use the ‘TracBack’ feature, clear the Track Log before
you start traveling. The percentage of memory used by
the current track log displays at the top of the page. After
the Track Log is ‘Cleared’, it displays zero percent. When
the last track point (bread crumb) is dropped, the most
recent track points start to overwrite the least recent if the
default setting ‘Wrap When Full’ remains selected on the
track log setup. If it is not selected, after the last bread
crumb is dropped, the Track Log stops. To avoid losing
track points, save the Track Log when it approaches the
99% mark.
The Saved Track Page displays the track and it also
can be displayed on the Main Map Page as you navigate.
The ‘TracBack’ feature allows you to retrace your
track in both directions. Tracks are marked BEGIN and
END.
The Recording Method allows you to control how
often the track points (bread crumb) are dropped. It is
based on Distance (from 0 to 9.99 miles), Time (up to 99
hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds), or Automatic (More
Often, Normal, Less Often, or Least Often).
Use the Options Menu to delete all saved tracks.
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Track on Main Map Page
For effective use of the
“TracBack” feature, clear the
Track Log before starting a
new trip or after saving the
Track Log.
Rename saved Track Logs to
help indentify them later.
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Main Menu
Tracks Options
To save and use a Track Log:
1. Access the ‘Tracks’ page from the Main Menu. The
page has On/Off buttons, a list of tracks, and the
number of unused tracks.
2. You can press in on the on-screen ‘Off’ button to
pause track logging. When track logging is active
the ‘On’ button appears to be recessed.
3. Highlight the ‘Save’ on-screen button and then
press the THUMB STICK to display the track log
‘Save Back Through’ list.
4. Use the THUMB STICK to select the time and date
that you would like to save the track through.
5. Press in on the THUMB STICK to save the track log
and display the Track Page.
Saved Track Page
Save Track Options
TracBack Options
The Track Page shows the track name, the total
distance of the track, the number of points along
the track, a ‘Show on Map’ option, and on-screen
buttons for ‘Map’, ‘OK’, and ‘TracBack’.
6. To enable the TracBack feature, highlight the
‘TracBack’ button and then press in on the THUMB
STICK. This displays the TracBack Menu with two
options. Highlight the desired option (‘To Beginning’ or ‘To End’) and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to enable. Access the Map Page or the
Navigation Page to navigate the Track.
To use Track Log Setup options:
1. Highlight the Tracks Page Options Menu button at
the top of the page and press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the menu.
Track Log Setup Menu
Record
Method
Options
If you choose Auto-record, you
can set the recording interval
from More to Least Often. You
can set recording intervals for
Time or Distance
as desired.
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2. Highlight the ‘Tracks Log Setup’ option and then
press in on the THUMB STICK.
You can check the ‘Wrap When Full’ option by
highlighting it and then pressing in on the THUMB
STICK.
You can highlight the ‘Record Method’ and ‘Interval’
fields and press in on the THUMB STICK to display
their options. ‘Interval’ options change to accommodate the ‘Record Method’ choices. -See page 39 for
a description of these options.
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Main Menu
The Setup Menu
Setup
The Setup Pages allow you to customize your eTrex
Venture to your personal preferences. You can choose
time settings, units of measure, display backlighting and
contrast settings, heading measurement, interface options
and system operating mode.
By highlighting the icons on the Setup Menu and
then pressing in on the THUMB STICK, you can display
the Setup Page for each of the menu items.
Time Page
You can set the time to match your location or for a
projected location anywhere in the world.
Time Format - Allows you to choose from 12 or 24
hour time format so the clock displays like a standard
clock with 12-hour AM and PM cycles or display a 24hour cycle (Military Time).
Setup Menu
Time Zone - Can be set to one of the eight US Time
Zones, or 24 International Time Zones (nearest city or
geographical region). Select ‘Other’ so you can enter the
UTC Time Offset.
Daylight Savings Time - Can be turned On or Off
or set to Automatic.
To set the time:
1. Use the PAGE button to access the Main Menu.
2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Setup Icon
and then press it in to display the Setup Menu.
3. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Time Icon
and then press it in to display the Time Page.
Time Setup Page
Time Format
Options
4. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the ‘Time Zone’
field then press it in to display the time zone list.
5. Highlight a time zone from the list and then press in
on the THUMB STICK.
6. The correct time displays at the bottom of the page.
Daylight
Savings
Options
Time Zone Options
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Main Menu
Setup Options
Units Page
The Units features are best used by individuals with
a working knowledge of map grids and datums. To learn
more about these subjects, visit the National Imagery and
Mapping Agency at http://www.nima.mil or inquire at
your library.
Position Format - Allows you to choose from
different grid formats. The default position format,
‘hddd°mm.mmm’ displays the latitude and longitude in
degrees and minutes and is most commonly used.
Units Page
Position Format
Options Menu
Map Datum - Offers a selection of nearly all map
datums in common use. Every map is based on a map
datum (a reference model of the earth’s shape) and is
usually listed in the title block of the map. If you are comparing GPS coordinates to a paper map, chart, or other
reference, the map datum in this field must match the
horizontal map datum used to generate the map or other
reference. The default datum is WGS 84 (World Geodetic
Survey 1984). If a map does specify a datum, use the
options list to find datums applicable to the region of the
map, selecting the one that provides the best positioning
at a known point. If necessary, you also may choose the
‘User’ datum for custom designed grids.
Distance/Speed - You can choose from four units of
measure to display your rate of travel, e.g. in Yards.
Elevation - You can choose from two units of measure to display your elevation.
Map Datum Options
Menu
To select Units Page options:
1. For all fields on this page, highlight the field and
then press the THUMB STICK to display the
Options Menu for the field.
Elevation Options
2. Highlight the desired option on the menu and then
press the THUMB STICK to place it in the field.
Distance/Speed
Options
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Main Menu
Display Page
Setup Options
You can adjust the amount of time that the backlighting feature stays on and adjust the screen contrast.
Backlighting Timeout - Choose from Stays On, to
delays of 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one, or two minutes
before timing out.
Contrast Adjustment - Can be adjusted from light
to dark using the slider adjacent to the contrast bar.
To set the backlighting timeout:
1. Highlight the Backlight Timeout field and then press
in on the THUMB STICK to display options.
2. Highlight the desired option and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to activate it.
Display Page
To adjust the contrast:
Backlight
Timeout
Options
1. Highlight the contrast slider and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to activate.
2. Move the THUMB STICK up or down to move the
slider until the desired contrast has been set.
Heading Page
You can select the type of heading displays, the types
of North References, or enter the magnetic variation.
Display - Allows you to choose from Cardinal Letters, Degrees or Mils.
North Reference - You can choose from True, Magnetic, Grid or User options. If ‘User’ is chosen, you must
correct for the Magnetic Variation.
To select either option:
1. Highlight the field and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the options.
2. Highlight the option and press in on the THUMB
STICK to activate.
Heading Page
Display
Options
North Reference
Options
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Main Menu
Setup Options
Interface Page
The Interface Settings Page allows you to choose from
different input/output serial data formats. This feature is
used when connecting to external NMEA devices, a DGPS
beacon receiver, a personal computer, etc. Effective use of
this feature requires a working knowledge of these formats:
Garmin - The proprietary format used to exchange
waypoint, track, and map data with a PC.
Garmin DGPS - Allows DGPS input using a Garmin
beacon receiver and a standard RTCM SC-104 and DGPS
tuning.
NMEA In/Out - Supports the input and output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.0 data.
Garmin Mode
with No Options
Text Out - Allows ASCII text output of location and velocity information without input capabilities.
RTCM In - Allows DGPS input using a standard
RTCM SC-104 format without output capabilities.
RTCM In/NMEA Out- Allows DGPS input using a
standard RTCM SC-104 format and supports the output of
standard NMEA 0183 version 3.0 data.
RTCM In/Text Out- Allows DGPS input using a standard
RTCM SC-104 format and simple ASCII text output of
location and velocity information.
None - Provides no interfacing capabilities.
Garmin Differntial GPS Mode
with Data and Options Fields
If ‘Garmin DGPS’ or ‘RTCM in/NMEA Out’ format is
selected, additional fields are provided to control a Garmin
differential beacon receiver (e.g. GBR 21 & GBR 23)
directly from your unit. Tuning is automatic with ‘Scan’
or you can enter the beacon frequency and bit rate when
you select ‘User’ from the Beacon list to manually tune the
receiver. Refer to the beacon receiver instructions.
To select a serial data format:
1. Highlight the Serial Data Format field and then press
in on the THUMB STICK to display options.
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2. Highlight an option and then press in on the THUMB
STICK to activate it.
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Main Menu
System Page
Setup Options
The System Setup Page allows you to change:
GPS - Choose one of the four GPS options other than
‘Normal’ to significantly save battery power. The ‘Battery
Saver’ mode reduces the rate of satellite signal position
updating and the ‘Use With GPS Off’ option stops satellite
signal reception altogether. The ‘Demo Mode’ simulates
navigation.
WAAS - Switch between ‘Enabled’ and ‘Disabled’. See
page 5 for an explanation of WAAS capabilities.
Language - Change the display to any of 6 choices.
Also shown on this page is the Amount of Memory
Used, Power Status, Time, Date, and Backlighting Status.
The ‘Memory Used’ figure refers to the non-volatile
memory within your unit and cannot be adjusted directly.
Saving a number of track logs and waypoints may affect
the percentage but normally will not cause any problems.
The ‘Memory Used’ does not reflect the 1 MB of memory
storage reserverd for MapSource Points of Interest
CD-ROM.
System Setup Page in Normal
Mode, WAAS Disabled, and
Language set to English.
The ‘Power Status’ icon changes from a “battery” to
an “electric plug” when external power is connected. The
‘Backlight’ icon changes from a dark outline to a “bright”
outline when you press and release the POWER button.
The Option Menu allows you restore defaults or
display the current version of unit operating software and
the Unit I.D. Number.
System Page Options Menu
To adjust System Page options:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the field
and then press in to display options. Then use the
THUMB STICK to select.
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Main Menu
Accessories
Accessories Menu
The accessory pages (features which enhance the
unit operation, but are not essential) include: sun and
moon position relative to a location, a calendar, a hunting
and fishing best times record, and an area calculator.
Highlight the appropriate icon and then press in on the
THUMB STICK to display the desired accessory.
Sun and Moon
Accessory Menu
This feature provides you with a graphic display of
both sun and moon positioning for a certain date, time
and location with times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and
moonset.
On-screen buttons at the bottom of this page allow
you to animate the movement of the sun and moon and
stop it at a given date. The first button on the left animates the overhead display of the sun and moon and you
can view positions for any given date by observing the
date field and stopping movement when the desired date
is displayed. You can also display the different phases of
the moon by pressing the center button and then the far
right ‘stop button’ when the desired date appears.
To set the date and time:
1. For the Date and Current Time, highlight each field,
then press in on the THUMB STICK to begin data
entry of individual characters.
2. To display the current date and time, highlight the
page Options Menu and press in on the THUMB
STICK to display the ‘Use Current Time’ option and
then press in on the THUMB STICK.
Sun & Moon Page
Overhead Moon Phase Stop
Animation Buttons
Location Options List
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To set the location:
1. Highlight the Location field and then press the
THUMB STICK to display the ‘New Location’
options list.
2. Highlight the option desired and then press in
on the THUMB STICK to activate. If you choose
‘Current Location’ the field values displayed on
the page displays your location. If you choose ‘Use
Map’, a map page displays. Use the map pointer to
identify the desired location and then press in on
the THUMB STICK. If you choose ‘Use Find Menu’
follow instructions for using the Find Menu on page
27.
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Main Menu
Calendar
Accessories
This feature provides you with a monthly calendar
with programmable reference notes dates. You can display
one monthly calendar of days at a time and mark days on
each with reference notes using the data entry keypad.
You can create reference notes for multiple months and
for months in years yet to come. You can record 100
notes with up to 18 characters each.
To set the month and year:
1. For the month, highlight the month field and then
press in on the THUMB STICK to begin to enter
new data using the data entry keyboard.
2. For the year, highlight the year and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to begin entering the year using
the data entry keyboard.
Calendar Page
Or...
Choose ‘Set To Current Date’ from the Options
Menu.
To create a reference note for a selected date:
Calendar Page Options
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the day of the
month and then press in to display the Options
Menu for the date.
2. Highlight and select ‘New Note’ to begin entering
text from the keyboard.
Calendar Date Options
Observe the message as it is created in the message
block below the keyboard.
3. To edit or delete a note previously created, highlight
the date and press in on the THUMB STICK.
Options shown include ‘Edit Note’, ‘Delete Note’,
‘View Sun and Moon’, or ‘View Hunt and Fish’.
Calendar Page Keyboard and
Message Block
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Main Menu
Accessories
Hunt and Fish
This feature provides you with a listing of best
times for hunting and fishing for a chosen location
and date.
To set the date:
1. Highlight the date field and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to begin data entry of
individual characters. To display the current date,
highlight the page Options Menu and press
in on the THUMB STICK to display the ‘Use
Current Date’ option and then press in on the
THUMB STICK to activate.
To set the location:
Hunt & Fish Page
‘New Location’ Options
1. Highlight the Location field and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to display the ‘New Location’ options list.
2. Highlight the option desired and then press in
on the THUMB STICK to activate. If you choose
‘Current Location’ the field values displayed on
the page reflects the times at your current location.
3. If you choose ‘Use Map’, a map page displays.
Use the map pointer to identify the desired location and then press in on the THUMB STICK.
If you choose ‘Use Find Menu’ follow instructions for using the Find Menu on page 27.
NOTE: The times displayed are the recognized best and good times for hunting
and fishing. But, be certain that they are
not in conflict with state and local game
laws which may vary from location to
location. It is your responsibility to know
and abide by these laws.
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Main Menu
Area Calculator
Accessories
This feature provides you an area calculation as you
move about a location or view a saved track. The area
calculation displays in acres, hectares, and square feet,
square yards, square meters, square kilometers, and
square miles.
To calculate the area:
1. With the eTrex Venture “Ready to Navigate”, press
‘Start’ when you are ready to begin.
2. Begin walking or traveling the outskirts of the area
you want to measure. As soon as you change direction, the eTrex Venture begins to display the area
traversed thus far.
3. Continue to the end point, then use the THUMB
STICK to stop the calculation.
Area Calculator Start Page
4. Use the THUMB STICK to store the area as a saved
track.
To review the area of a saved track:
1. On the Tracks page, highlight a Saved Track and
press in on the THUMB STICK to see a map with
the area shown in a data field at the bottom.
Area Calculator Option
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Appendix A
Specifications
Physical
Case:
Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to IPX7 standards (waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes)
Size:
4.4”H x 2”W x 1.2”D
Weight:
Approx. 5.3 ounces (150 g) w/batteries
Temperature Range:
5° to 158°F (-15° to 70°C) (operating)
Performance
Receiver:
Differential-ready, 12 parallel channel
Acquisition time:
Approx. 15 seconds (warm start)
Approx. 45 seconds (EZinit/cold start)
Approx. 5 minutes (First Time/AutoLocate™)
Update Rate:
1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy:
<15 meters (49 ft) RMS, 95% typical1
DGPS (USGC) Accuracy: 3-5 meters (10-16 ft), 95% typical with DGPS corrections2
DGPS (WAAS) Accuracy: <3 meters (10 ft), 95% typical with DGPS corrections2
Velocity Accuracy:
0.05 meter/sec steady state
Dynamics:
Performs to specifications to 6 g’s
Interfaces:
NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 (for DGPS corrections) and
RS-232 for PC interface
Antenna:
Built-In patch
Power
Input:
Two 1.5-volt AA batteries3
Power Consumption:
0.5 watts max.
Battery Life:
Up to 18 hours of typical use in ‘Battery Saver’ mode4
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
1
Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD-imposed Selective Availability program.
2
With optional Garmin Differential Beacon Receiver Input (such as Garmin GBR 21 or 23).
3
The temperature rating for the eTrex Venture may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries
can rupture at high temperatures. External power can only be applied using the Garmin Auto Power Adapter
or PC Interface Cable with Auto Power Adapter. These cables contain a 12 Vdc to 3 Vdc voltage regulator.
Modifications or other applications voids the product warranty.
4
Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. Use lithium batteries
when operating the eTrex Venture in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting and the
electronic compass significantly reduces battery life. Different brands of batteries vary in performance.
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Appendix B
To obtain accessories, see your local dealer or visit the
Garmin web site at www.garmin.com and click on How
To Buy.
eTrex Venture
Accessories
Automotive Mounting Bracket: Can be temporarily
or permanently mounted on the dash. (Shown at right)
Carry Lanyard: Provides convenient method for carrying the eTrex Venture. Attaches to a slot on the bottom
of the unit. (Included)
Carrying Case: Protects the eTrex Venture and
permits use while in the case.
Carrying Holster: Allows easy access to the eTrex
Venture when clipped on a belt.
Automotive Mounting Bracket
Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Provides eTrex Venture
power from an automobile cigarette lighter.
Data Cable: Wiring harness. Bare wire connections
for data input/output.
Handlebar Mounting Bracket: Allows the eTrex
Venture to be mounted on bicycle handle bars. (Shown
at right)
MapSource™ Map Data CD-ROMs: An excellent
tool for creating waypoints and routes on your PC using
a background map and downloading them to your eTrex
Venture. See your Garmin dealer for MapSource details.
Owner’s Manual or Quick Start Guide (Included)
PC Interface Cable: Allows for transfer of data from
a PC (RS-232 serial port connector) to an eTrex Venture.
(Included)
PC Interface Cable and Cigarette Lighter Power
Adapter: Allows transfer of waypoints and routes from a
PC to the eTrex Venture and provides unit power from an
automobile cigarette lighter. (Shown at right)
Handlebar Mounting Bracket
Cigarette Lighter Power
Adapter-Converts 12 Vdc
output from the lighter to 3 Vdc
input to the eTrex Venture. Not
interchangeable with power
adapters for Garmin VHF 720,
725, and 725e, or GPS 170,
175, 190, and 195.
PC Interface with Cigarette
Lighter Power Adapter.
Also non-interchangeable with
the Garmin power adapters
mentioned above.
Replacement Battery Cover: Replacement for lost
or damaged battery compartment cover.
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Appendix C
Data Field
Definitions
The following data field options are available on the Map, Navigation, and Trip
Computer Main Pages.
Bearing - The direction from your current location to a destination.
Course - The direction from your starting location to a destination.
Current Destination - The next waypoint on your route.
Current Distance - The remaining distance to your next waypoint.
Current ETA - The estimated time of day you will arrive at your next waypoint.
Current ETE - The estimated time needed to arrive at the next waypoint on your route.
Elevation - The altitude (height) above or below sea level.
Final Destination - The last waypoint on your route.
Final Distance - The remaining distance to your final destination.
Final ETA - The estimated time of day you will reach your final destination.
Final ETE - The estimated time needed to reach your final destination.
Heading - Your moving direction.
Location (lat/lon) - Your current GPS position.
Location (selected) - The lat/lon of point defined on map.
Maximum Speed - The maximum second-by-second speed recorded since last reset.
Moving Avg. Speed - Average speed while the unit is moving.
Odometer - A running tally of distance travelled, based upon the distance between
second-by-second position readings.
Off Course - The distance left or right you are from the original course (path of travel).
Overall Avg. Speed - Average speed for unit for both moving and stopped speeds
since last reset.
Pointer - Indicates the direction to the next destination.
Speed - Your rate of travel can be displayed in miles per hour, kilometers per hour, or
nautical miles per hour.
Sunrise - The time at which the sun rises on this day.
Sunset - The time at which the sun sets on this day.
Time of Day - The time for the selected time zone.
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Appendix C
Data Field
Definitions
To Course - The compass direction you must go in order to get back to the original
course.
Trip Odometer - A running tally of distance travelled since last reset.
Trip Time - Moving - Total time the unit has been moving since the last reset of the
trip timers.
Trip Time - Stopped -Total time the unit has been stopped since the last reset of the
trip timers.
Trip Time - Total -Total time the unit has been in operation since the last reset of the
trip timers.
Turn - The angle difference (in degrees) between the bearing to your destination and
your current line of travel. ‘L’ means turn Left. ‘R’ means turn Right.
Velocity Made Good - The speed at which you are closing on a destination along a
desired course.
Vertical Speed - Your rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
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Appendix D
MapSource
Setup
Garmin MapSource
CD-ROM’s offer a variety of
detailed mapping data and
navigation information.
MapSource is also an exellent
medium for storage and safety
backup of Personal Waypoints,
Routes and Saved Tracks.
Transferring MapSource Map Data
If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource™
CD-ROM mapping program you may want to transfer
detailed Points of Interest (POI) data before beginning
use, to provide your unit with maximum Find features.
The eTrex Venture accepts up to 1 MB of POI data from
MapSource Points of Interest.
POI data transfer requires the use of a PC, a Garmin
MapSource Points of Interest CD-ROM, and the PC
Interface Cable with RS-232 serial port connector supplied with this unit. Follow detailed instructions for
data transfer in the MapSource User’s Manual.
See your Garmin Dealer or
visit the Garmin website at:
www.garmin.com
for information.
Transferring Map Data:
You can transfer detailed map data to the eTrex Venture from a Garmin MapSource
CD-ROM. The eTrex Venture can accept up to 1 MB of POI data from MapSource Points
of Interest program loaded on a PC and connected to the eTrex Venture Data Port. For
this function you need the eTrex PC Data Cable provided with your unit.
To transfer data:
1. Remove the Power/Data Port cover on the back of the unit by lifting up on the
protective cover on the back of the unit.
2. Connect the cable connector to the back of the eTrex Venture by orienting the slot
on the connector with the indexing bar on the back of the unit. Then, slide the connector in place.
3. Connect the remaining serial port connection on the cable to the PC serial port.
4. Turn on the eTrex Venture and follow instructions for map data transfer provided in
the MapSource User’s Manual.
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NOTE: The eTrex Venture’s interface
mode must be set to “Garmin” in
order to transfer waypoints, routes,
tracks, or Points of Interest using
MapSource.
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Appendix E
To resolve problems that cannot be remedied using
this guide, contact Garmin Customer Service at:
Troubleshooting
Guide
913-397-8200 or 800-800-1020
Symptom
Probable Cause
Remedy
Unit does not turn on.
Batteries are exhausted.
Replace batteries.
Unit does not turn ON,
even with new batteries.
Batteries may be installed backwards.
Reinstall batteries.
You are pressing and releasing the
POWER button.
You must press and hold the
POWER button for two seconds.
The unit turns On, then turns
Off.
Batteries may be nearly exhausted.
Replace batteries.
It takes more than ten minutes
to get a location fix.
The unit’s view of satellites is
obstructed.
Move to a location with a clear view
of the sky.
Cannot access a WAAS system Your view of the satellite is obstructed Move to a location with a clear view
satellite after 2 to 5 minutes. or you are located too far from satellites and point the unit antenna in the
direction of the satellite.
currently in service for the Americas.
System GPS operation is set to something other ‘Normal’ and/or interface
setting is for RTCM.
Cannot obtain a differential
position from WAAS.
Set system GPS to ‘Normal’ and
interface to other than RTCM.
You have not collected enough infor- Wait 10-20 minutes for the initial colmation from the WAAS satellite.
lection, then 1-2 minutes afterwards.
Cannot access Point of Interest, MetroGuide map data is not activated. Access the Map Setup ‘Map’ option
Street, or Intersection Find
and activate the check box.
Lists.
Cannot view a track being laid
down on the map page when
traveling.
The Track Log feature is turned Off.
Access the Tracks Page, highlight
the ‘ON’ button and press in on the
THUMB STICK.
Cannot see the panning arrow
on the Map Page easily.
There is too much map clutter or the
scale is such that map features are too
densely displayed.
Use the Map Page Setup Page to
reduce map clutter or change the
map scale.
Cannot exit a menu or page
by moving the THUMB STICK
to the left.
Some menus and pages have an ‘X’
(Exit) on-screen button in the upper
right corner.
Highlight the on-screen button and
then press in on the THUMB STICK.
The eTrex Venture is programmed to provide “pop-up” messages concerning operational characteristics and
conditions. Press in on the THUMB STICK to acknowledge a message and return to the current feature.
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Appendix F
Wiring Diagram
Interface formats are selected from the Setup ‘Interface Page’ on page 44 of this
manual. The input/output lines on your eTrex Venture unit are RS-232 compatible,
allowing easy interface to a wide range of external devices, including PC’s, differential
beacon receivers, marine autopilots and /or a second GPS receiver.
The NMEA 0183 version 3.0 interface format is supported by the eTrex Venture and
enables the unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
NMEA 0183 Version 3.0 Approved Sentences:
GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL,
GPBOD
Garmin Proprietary Sentences:
PGRME (estimated error), PGRMM (datum string), PGRMZ (altitude), PSLIB
(beacon receiver control)
DGPS (Differential GPS) corrections are accepted in RTCM SC-104 version 2.0
format through the ‘Data In’ line. The Garmin GBR 21 and GBR 23 are the recommended beacon receivers for use with the eTrex Venture. Other beacon receivers with
the correct RTCM format may be used, but may not correctly display status or allow
tuning control from the GPS unit.
The eTrex Venture may be hard-wired to a serial connector using the Data Cable
(see Appendix B for more information). Refer to the wiring diagram and the eTrex
Venture unit data connection illustrated below.
Power (+)
Data In
Connector
Data Out
eTrex Venture
Ground (-)
Data In
Green
Data Out
White
Black
Ground (-)
The PC Interface Cable provided with this unit allows you to connect your eTrex
Venture to a PC-compatible computer’s serial port.
Data Cable
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Index
A
Accessories 51
Accessories Menu 46
Accessories Page 23
Accuracy Circle 10
Activate a Goto 32
Alignment Bar 2
Amount of Memory Used 45
Area Calculator 49
Arrow, Panning 2, 10–12, 29
Automotive Mounting Bracket 51
Auto Zoom 14
Average Speed 14, 18, 21
B
Backlight
Status 23, 45
Timeout 43
Battery
Compartment 2, 3
Cover 3
Installation 3
Level Indicator 22, 45
Type 3, 45
Beacon Receiver Setup 44, 56
Bearing 13, 14, 18, 21, 52
Bearing Pointer 17
Big Compass 17
Big Numbers 17, 20
Buttons
About 2
Find 12, 27, 31
Main Page Menu 4
Map 36
On screen 20, 25, 26, 31
Options Menu 4
Page 4, 12, 15, 23–25, 32, 41
Power 3, 45
Zoom In/Out 3, 9, 10
Button Location
Find 2
Button Location (continued)
Page 2
Power 2
THUMB STICK 2
Zoom In/Out 2
C
Calendar 47
Cancel Goto 32
Carrying Case 51
Carrying Holster 51
Carry Lanyard & Slot 2, 51
Cautions iii–iv
Cigarette Lighter Adapter 51
Cities
By Name 29–30
Nearest 29–30
Cleaning iv
Compass Ring 17
Continue Acquiring 7
Contrast
Adjustment 43
Set Up 3
Course 13, 14, 18, 21, 52
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) 17
Course Pointer 17
Creating a Route 33
Current Destination 13, 18, 21, 52
Current Distance 13, 18, 21, 52
Current ETA 13, 18, 21, 52
Current ETE 18, 21, 52
Current Location 46
D
D-ring 3
Data Cable 51
Data entry 2
Data Fields 10–11, 13, 16–20, 32, 38, 44
Data Fields Definitions 52–53
Data options 38
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Index
Date and Time
Setup 45
Status 45
Status Window 23
Daylight Savings Time 41
Delete
Note 47
Route 34
Waypoint 27
Demo Mode 45
Destination 13, 18, 21
Detail, Map 14
Differential GPS (DGPS) 56
Display Backlighting 3
Display Page 43
Distance 13, 18, 21, 42
Distance/Speed Units 42
Distance to Point 38
E
Edit
From the Route Map Page 36
Note 47
Route 34
Waypoint 26
Elevation 18, 21, 42, 52
Enable
Tracback 40
WAAS 5, 45
ETA 13, 18, 21
ETA To Point 38
ETE 18, 21
ETE To Point 38
External Power and Data Connector 2
F
FCC Compliance Statement ii
Features 1, 2, 23
Fields, Data 10–11, 13, 17–18, 20, 32, 38, 52
Final Destination 18, 21, 52
Final Distance 18, 21, 52
Final ETA 14, 18, 21, 52
Final ETE 14, 18, 21, 52
Finding
City 29–30
Favorite 29
Point of Interest 30–31
Waypoint 28
FIND button 2, 27
Find Menu 23, 27
G
Garmin
DGPS 44
Limited Warranty vi, vii
Proprietary Sentences 56
Getting Started 1
Global Positioning System (GPS) 3, 5, 45, 50,
56
Goto
Cancelling (Stop Navigation) 11, 13, 32, 38
Functions 8, 12, 29, 32
Line 14
H
Handlebar Mounting Bracket 51
Heading 14, 18, 21, 52
Heading Page 43
Hide Data Fields 11, 13
Hide Navigation Status 11, 13
How To
access the page Options Menu 20
activate a Goto 32
add a Find Menu item to a route 33
add a waypoint to a route 36
adjust System Page options 45
adjust the contrast 43
calculate the area 49
change a route waypoint 35
change data fields 18
copy a route 34
create a reference note for a selected date 47
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How To (continued)
create a route 33
create a waypoint 24–25
delete a route 34
delete a waypoint 27
display position in two formats on same
page 21
edit a waypoint 26
find a city 29–30
find a Favorite 29
find a point of interest 31
find a waypoint 28
find details about a map item 12
Goto a map item 12
hide Data Fields 13
hide Nav Status 13
insert a new waypoint on the route list 35
mark your current location as a waypoint 24
move a route waypoint 36
move a waypoint 25
navigate a route 37
program a data field 20
project a waypoint 26
remove all waypoints 34–35
restore default settings for the route 34
reverse a route 34
review a waypoint 35
review or remove a route waypoint 37
review the area of a saved track 49
save a Track Log 40
save Find Menu item as waypoints 27
save Map Menu item as waypoints 27
select a map page option 11
select a serial data format 44
select data field options 38
select Units Page options 42
Setup the Navigation Page 18
set the backlighting timeout 43
set the date and time 41, 46, 47, 48
set the location 46, 48
show Data Fields 13
show Nav Status 13
stop navigating 13, 32, 38
How To (continued)
transfer data 54
use Setup Map options 15
use the Measure Distance option 15
use Track Log Setup options 40
view the next waypoint in the route 37
Hunt and Fish 48
I
Installing
Batteries 3
Lanyard 2
Interface Page 44
Internal Antenna 2
L
Language 45
LCD Display 2
Leg Course 38
Leg Distance 38
Leg Time 38
Location (lat/lon) 18, 21, 52
Location (marking) 24
Location (selected) 18, 21, 52
Loran TD 21
M
Maintenance v
Main Menu Page 4
Main Pages
Main Menu 22
Map 9
Navigation 16
Satellite 5
Trip Computer 19, 20
Main Page Basics 4
Main Page Menu Button 4
Maps
Features 15
MapSource CD-ROMs 15, 51, 54
Map Datum 42
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Index
Map Page 4, 8, 9, 10
Map Page Options 11–15
Map Scale 9, 10
Marking
Location 12
Options 26
Waypoint 23, 24
Maximum Speed 14, 18, 21, 52
Measure Distance 11, 15
Memory Used 45
MGRS 21
Modes
Demo 45
Normal 45
Moving Avg. Speed 14, 18, 21, 52
Moving a Waypoint 25, 36
N
National Imagery and Mapping Agency 42
Navigation
About 4, 8, 17
Data Fields 18
Main Page 16, 52
Options 18
Route 8, 37
Nearest (Waypoints, Cities, etc.) 27–32
New Elevation 6
New Location 7
NMEA 44, 50, 56
NMEA Out 44
Normal Mode 45
North Reference 43
North Up 6, 14
O
Odometer 14, 21, 52
Off Course 18, 21, 52
On-screen Button 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 25,
26, 28, 31, 33–36, 34, 37, 39, 40, 46, 55
Option Menus 4
Option Menu Button 4
Orientation 14
Overzoom 10
P
PAGE button 2
Page Setup 14
Pan Map 10–12
PC Interface Cable 51
PC Interface Cable and Cigarette Lighter Power
Adapter 51
Performance 50
Physical 50
Pointer 14, 18, 21, 38, 52
Points of Interest 15
Point of Interest categories 30
Position Format 42
Position Icon 10
Power 50
Power/Data Connector Cover 2
POWER button 2
Power Status 45
Power Status Window 23
Precautions iii, iv
Product Registration vii
Projecting a Waypoint 26
R
Receiver Status 5–7, 45
Renaming a Waypoint 24–26
Replacement Battery Cover 51
Reset 20
Restart Search 7
Restore Defaults 11, 17, 20
Route
Adding Find Menu item 33
Creating 33
Definition of 8
Editing 34–37
Navigating 37–38
Options 34–38
Restore settings 34
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Index
Route (continued)
Route Page 23
Using 33
RTCM In 44
RTCM In/NMEA Out 44
RTCM In/Text Out 44
S
Satellite Page 4–7
Saved Tracks 14
Saving the Track Log 39–40
Selecting a Waypoint 28
Serial Number vii
Setting the Correct Time Zone 22, 41
Setup and Features 1
Setup Map 11, 14
Setup Map Options 15
Setup Menu 41
Setup Page 22, 23
Setup the Navigation Page 18
Show
Data Fields 11, 13
Navigation Status 11, 13
Software Version (operating) 23, 45
Specifications 50
Speed
Data Field 14, 18, 21, 52
Maximum 52
Moving Avg. 52
Overall Avg. 52
Units 42
Stop Navigation 11, 13, 17
Storage iv
Sunrise 14, 18, 21, 52
Sunrise At Point 38
Sunset 14, 18, 21, 52
Sunset At Point 38
Sun and Moon 46
Symbol (Map) List 24
System Page 45
T
Text 15
Text Out 44
THUMB STICK 2
Time
Format 41
Icon 22
Of Day 14, 18, 21, 52
Page 41
Status 45
Time, Date, and Backlighting Status 45
Zone 41
To Course 14, 18, 21, 53
TracBack 39–40
Tracks
Definition of 8
Log 14, 39–40
Options 14
Page 23
Track Up 6, 14
Transferring Map Data 54
Trip Computer 4, 8, 19–21
Trip Odometer 14, 18, 21, 53
Trip Time
Moving 14, 18, 21, 53
Stopped 14, 18, 21, 53
Total 14, 18, 21, 53
Troubleshooting 55
Turn 14, 18, 21, 53
Turning GPS Receiver “off” 6
U
Units Page 42
Unit I.D. Number 45
Use With GPS Off 6, 7
Using
Find Menu 27
Goto 32
Main Menu 23
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Index
Using (continued)
Map Page 9–10
Route 33
Track Log 39–40
UTM 21
V
Velocity Made Good 14, 18, 21, 53
Vertical Speed 14, 18, 21, 53
View
Hunt and Fish 48
Sun and Moon 46
View Waypoints on Route 35, 37
W
Warnings iii–iv
Warranty vi–vii
Water Immersion v
Waypoints 24–27
WGS84 (World Geodetic Survey 1984) 42
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) 1,
45
Wiring Diagram 56
www.GARMIN.com vii
www.nima.mil 42
Y
Yards 42
Z
ZOOM IN 9, 10
ZOOM IN button 2
ZOOM OUT 9, 10
ZOOM OUT button 2
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