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GPS-500 WE

Portable Touchscreen Navigation System and A/V Media Player

User Manual

Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Controls and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 – 5

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 – 16

Planning a Trip

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Navigating to Your Destination

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Navigation Options

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Changing Navigation Settings

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Traffic Message Channel “TMC”

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

- The Source Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Playing Music and Video Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 – 21

Loading Media on Your SD Card

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Listening to Music

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Watching Videos

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Changing Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Installation and Use in a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 – 26

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Battery Notes:

The Harman Kardon® GPS-500 uses a lithium-polymer battery. Under normal operating conditions, this battery will provide superior service with a lifespan that is superior to those of other battery types.

To protect the performance of your GPS-500 and its battery, please observe the following guidelines:

• Do not operate the GPS-500 in ambient temperatures outside of the following range: 14° F (–10° C) to 131° F (55° C).

temperatures outside of the following range: –4° F (–20° C) to 140° F (60° C).

• Do not store the GPS-500 for long periods in ambient temperatures outside of the following range: 32° F (0° C) to 77° F (25° C).

The GPS-500 will not charge the battery at temperatures above 122° F (50° C).

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Introduction

Your new GPS-500 is a powerful portable touchscreen navigation system and audio/video media player. The GPS-500’s GPS-powered navigation features will make it easy for you to travel to almost anywhere in North

America with remarkable accuracy. Its A/V media player lets you listen to your favorite music, and you can even watch videos on its high-resolution

480 x 272 pixel screen.

We know you’re eager to start using your GPS-500, so we’ve included a

Quick-Start Guide that will help you use its basic features right away.

This User Manual contains detailed information about all of the GPS-500’s features and functions. To get the most out of your GPS-500, please read it thoroughly.

Unpacking

Your GPS-500 box should contain these items:

• GPS-500 Unit

• Wall Charger

• Car Charger

• USB Cable

• Fold-Flat Mounting Bracket

• Mounting Base Disc for Dash-Mounting

• Adhesive Pad for Mounting Base Disc

• Alcohol Cleaning Pad for Dash Surface

• Carrying Case

• Quick-Start Guide

If anything is missing, notify the dealer where you purchased your GPS-500 right away.

Unpack your GPS-500 carefully and save the box and packing materials so you can safely ship the unit in the future.

!

WARNING: Operation of any feature of this device while driving is dangerous. Do not operate this device while driving. Do not view or operate audio or video modes while driving.

For safety reasons, this device will cease navigation functions when the video mode is enabled. Do not attempt to disable any safety function incorporated in this device. Any alteration of this device may cause serious injury and shall void the warranty.

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Controls and Features

F

RONT

Touchscreen

B

ACK

External GPS Antenna

Speaker

Mounting Slot

T

OP

GPS

Antenna

Lock

Switch

TMC Antenna Jack

L

EFT

S

IDE

ON/OFF

Button

B

OTTOM

SD Card

Slot

Reset

Button

Mounting Slot

R

IGHT

S

IDE

Volume/

Brightness

Control

Headphone

Jack

Mini USB

Connector/

Charger Port

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Controls and Features

Front:

T

OUCHSCREEN

:

480 x 272 pixel WQVGA LCD touchscreen.

Back:

S

PEAKER

:

Built-in speaker plays navigation voice guidance commands and audio/video files that are stored on an SD memory card (see below).

M

OUNTING

S

LOT

:

Lets you lock the GPS-500 onto the included fold-flat mounting bracket for use in a vehicle.

Top:

GPS A

NTENNA

:

Must have a clear “view” of the sky to receive signals from

GPS satellites.

ON/OFF B

UTTON

:

Hold down to turn the unit on; hold down again to turn the unit off.

SD C

ARD

S

LOT

:

Accepts an SD memory card up to 4GB (not included).

The SD card is required to store audio and video media to be played on your

GPS-500.

Bottom:

R

ESET

B

UTTON

:

Lets you reset the unit if it becomes unresponsive or won’t power-off. Insert a paper clip or similar item into the small hole to press the switch. (Resetting the unit does not erase information that you have entered, such as your home location, etc.)

M

OUNTING

S

LOT

:

Lets you lock the GPS-500 onto the included fold-flat mounting bracket for use in a vehicle.

TMC A

NTENNA

J

ACK

:

Connect the TMC antenna to receive FM traffic information

Left Side:

L

OCK

S

WITCH

:

Locks the GPS-500’s touchscreen and all of its contols. This prevents accidental operation without your having to turn the unit’s power off, so you can carry it in your pocket or purse.

Right Side:

V

OLUME

/B

RIGHTNESS

C

ONTROL

:

Adjusts the volume of the GPS-500’s built-in speaker. The volume control will also adjust the volume of headphones or an audio system that you have connected to the GPS-500’s headphone jack (see below).

To adjust the brightness, press the volume control knob in. The Brightness indicator will be superimposed on the screen and you can change the screen’s brightness by rotating the volume knob.

H

EADPHONE

J

ACK

:

Lets you connect headphones for personal listening. You can also connect the headphone jack to an auxiliary input on your vehicle’s audio system.

M

INI

USB C

ONNECTOR

/C

HARGER

P

ORT

:

Connects to your computer and to the included wall charger using the included USB cable. Connects to your vehicle’s cigarette lighter or accessory power port using the included car charger.

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GPS-500

Before You Begin

Before you begin using your GPS-500, you will need to charge its battery for a minimum of 6 hours.

1. Plug the included wall charger into a wall outlet.

2. Use the included USB cable to connect the GPS-500’s Mini USB

Connector/Charger port to the wall charger.

1.

2.

After the battery has charged for at least 6 hours:

1. Make sure the L

OCK switch is in the

DOWN

(unlocked) position.

2. Go outdoors to obtain GPS reception.

3. Hold down the ON/OFF button until the unit turns on.

1. Unlock

Switch

2. Go Outside

to Receive

GPS Signal

TMC Antenna Jack

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3. Turn Power

ON

Initial Setup

When you turn your GPS-500 on for the first time, the Setup Wizard will appear. The Wizard will guide you through the GPS-500’s initial setup steps:

1. Touch the button for the screen language you want to use Nederlands, English,

Français, Deutsch, Italoano,

Espagñol.

Touch the N

EXT button.

2. Touch the button for the distance units you want to use (km/m, miles/ feet or miles/yards).

Touch the N

EXT button.

3. Touch the button for the time zone where you are located.

Touch the N

EXT button.

4. Set the current local time.

You can also set the clock to display either 12-hour or

24-hour time.

When you touch the N

EXT button on the P

LEASE

S

ET THE

T

IME screen, the

GPS-500 will display the N

AVIGATION

M

AIN

M

ENU screen (see page 8).

NOTE: Once you complete these initial setup steps, the Setup Wizard will not reappear.

To change any of these settings, see C

H A N G I N G

N

AV I G AT I O N

S

E T T I N G S

, on page 16.

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GPS-500

!

The geographic information provided by this device serves as a navigational aid only and does not include information pertaining to construction, road closures, speed restrictions, road or traffic conditions, or other circumstances relevant to public safety. The driver must always be aware of the actual road conditions and surroundings, and decide whether or not to follow the information provided by this device. Obey all traffic laws and observe safe driving practices. The manufacturer does not accept responsibility for any inaccurate or incomplete information provided by this device.

Navigation

After you complete the initial setup steps, the N

AVIGATION screen (right) appears.

Planning a Trip

To begin navigation, touch the

P

LAN A

T

RIP button. The W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen

(right) appears.

The W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen gives you several ways to plan your trip. You can enter a specific street address, choose a place from the

GPS-500’s extensive point-ofinterest database, enter a city center, intersection or postal code, or navigate to locations you have recently visited or saved. The

GPS-500 also lets you store your home address so you can quickly enter it as your destination from wherever you happen to be.

E

NTERING A

S

TREET

A

DDRESS

1. Touch the A

DDRESS button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen. The S

EARCH screen appears (right).

button for the city you want to travel to.

• If you select one of the city buttons, the E

NTER

C

ITY

N

AME screen (below) appears.

• Changing the country by pressing SELECT COUNTRY.

The E

NTER

C

ITY

N

AME screen

(right) appears.

desired city. When you have finished, touch the D

ONE button. The E

NTER

S

TREET

N

AME screen (right) appears.

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• In most cases, once you’ve entered some letters, the screen will display all of the cities that fit. Select the desired city from the list.

4. Spell the name of the street.

When you are finished, touch the D

ONE button. The E

NTER

H

OUSE

N

UMBER screen appears.

• In many cases, once you’ve entered some letters, the screen will display all of the streets that fit. Select the desired street from the list.

5. Enter the desired address number. When you touch the D

ONE button, the

C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (right) appears.

6. Touch G

O to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the GPS-500 will guide you to your destination. (See Navigating To Your

Destination, on page 13.)

C

HOOSING A

P

LACE

(POI)

(

FROM THE

GPS-500’

S

DATABASE

)

The GPS-500 has a built-in point-of-interest database with millions of entries in many different categories.

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T

O

N

AVIGATE TO A

P

LACE

(POI)

1. Touch the P

LACE

(POI) button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen (see page 8).

The F

IND A

P

LACE screen

(right) appears.

2. Select the desired area. The

S

ELECT A

C

ATEGORY screen

(right) appears. (If you know the name of the place, you can enter it instead of searching by category.) buttons to find the desired category, then touch it. The

S

ELECT

P

LACE

(POI) screen (right) appears.

buttons to scroll through the list of places, then touch the button for the place you want to go. The C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (right) appears.

5. Touch G

O to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the GPS-500 will guide you to your destination. (See

Navigating to Your Destination, on page 13.)

S

ELECTING A

C

ITY

C

ENTER

,

I

NTERSECTION OR

P

OSTAL

C

ODE

The GPS-500 can guide you to a city center, to the intersection of two streets or to a specific postal code.

N

AVIGATING TO A

C

ITY

C

ENTER

:

1. Touch the C

ITY

C

ENTER button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen (see page 8).

The C

ITY

C

ENTER

S

EARCH screen

(right) appears.

button and enter the city’s name. When you’re finished, the C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen appears (see next page).

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3. Touch the G

O button to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the

GPS-500 will guide you to the center of the city you selected. (See Navigating to

Your Destination, on page 13.)

N

AVIGATING TO AN

I

NTERSECTION

:

1. Touch the I

NTERSECTION button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen (see page 8).

The I

N

W

HICH

C

ITY

I

S

T

HE

I

NTERSECTION

? screen (right) appears.

2. Select the city. The E

NTER

S

TREET

N

AME screen appears.

3. Enter the name of the first street. When you are finished the E

NTER

S

ECOND

S

TREET

N

AME screen appears.

second street. The C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (right) appears.

5. Touch the G

O button to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the

GPS-500 will guide you to the intersection you selected. (See Navigating to

Your Destination, on page 13.)

N

AVIGATING TO A

P

OSTAL

C

ODE

:

1. Touch the P

OSTAL

C

ODE button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen. The

F

IND A

P

OSTAL

C

ODE screen

(right) appears.

2. Select the country and enter the postal code. (You can change between letters and numbers by pressing "123" and "ABC"). The E

NTER

S

TREET

N

AME screen appears.

3. Spell the name of the street.

When you are finished, touch the D

ONE button. The E

NTER

H

OUSE

N

UMBER screen appears.

4. Enter the desired address number. When you touch the D

ONE button, the C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (right) appears.

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5. Touch G

O to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the GPS-500 will guide you to the address you’ve entered.

(See Navigating to Your Destination, on page 13.)

N

AVIGATING TO

Y

OUR

H

OME

The GPS-500 stores your home address so you can easily select it as a destination, no matter where you are in North America.

1. Touch the H

OME button on the W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

? screen (see page 8). The

C

ONFIRM

H

OME

A

DDRESS screen

(right) will appear.

2. Touch G

O to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving the GPS-500 will guide you to your destination. (See Navigating to Your Destination, on page 13.)

NOTE: If you have not yet set your home address, the GPS-500 will have you do so.

N

AVIGATING TO

R

ECENTLY

V

ISITED OR

S

AVED

L

OCATIONS

The GPS-500 stores a list of your recently visited locations in a H

ISTORY page and also lets you save locations to a special list. You can easily select your destination from either of these lists.

1. Touch the R

ECENT

P

LACES or

S

AVED

P

LACES button on the

W

HERE

W

OULD

Y

OU

L

IKE

T

O

G

O

?

screen (see page 8). The H

IS

-

TORY page (right) or the S

ELECT

P

LACE list (right) will appear.

buttons to scroll through the list of places, then touch the button for the place you want to go. The C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (right) will appear.

3. Touch G

O to begin navigation. The map screen will appear. Once you start driving, the GPS-500 will guide you to your destination.

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C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS

S

CREEN

O

PTIONS

Besides touching the G

O button to begin navigation, the C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screen (see page 12) also gives you these options:

V

IEW

M

AP

:

Touch to see a map showing your destination. You can change the map view and zoom the view in and out (see Map Screen Options, on page

14).

NOTE: Touching the V

IEW

M

AP

button does not begin nagivation.

S

IMULATE

:

Touch to have the GPS-500 simulate the trip. The simulation includes all map movements and voice-guidance turn prompts, and takes place at high speed. To abort the simulation, touch anywhere on the screen.

S

AVE

:

Touch to save the address in the GPS-500’s address book. If you wantto, you can add a name to the address.

Navigating to Your Destination

Once you have entered your destination, touching the G

O button on any of the GPS-500’s C

ONFIRM

A

DDRESS screens will begin navigation. The Map screen

(below) will appear. The blue arrowhead indicates your present location and your direction of travel. The route that the GPS-500 has calculated is indicated

Distance Until Next Turn and Direction of Next Turn

Calculated

Route (Green)

Map Screen

L

OCK

/U

NLOCK

Button

(shown Locked)

Remaining

Time & Distance and Estimated

Arrival Time

Map

Zoom

Buttons

Map

View

Button

N

AVIGATION

M

ENU

B

UTTON

Your Current Location and Direction of Travel

(Blue Arrowhead)

Title of Currently Playing Song

Source Button

(Back to Main Menu)

by the green line.

The map shows the distance to and direction of your next turn, and also shows the remaining time and distance of your trip and your estimated arrival time.

NOTE: If you are playing music on the GPS-500’s Music Player (see page 21), the M

AP

screen will also display the title of the currently playing song.

As you drive, the GPS-500 keeps track of your position via GPS, will issue voice-guidance commands through the built-in speaker, telling you when and where to turn, and the map will continually update your position along your route. If you make a wrong turn, the GPS-500 will automatically calculate a new route and will continue to guide you to your destination. g u i d e

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M

AP

S

CREEN

O

PTIONS

M

AP

S

CREEN

L

OCK

/U

NLOCK

B

UTTON

:

Touching this button locks and unlocks the map screen. When the screen is locked, the M

AP

V

IEW and M

AP

Z

OOM buttons do not function.

Map Screen

Lock/Unlock Button

(Shown Unlocked)

When the map screen is unlocked, you can move the map position by moving your finger on the touchscreen in the direction you want the map to move.

(See illustration, below, left.)

Map Zoom

Buttons

Map View

Button

M

AP

V

IEW

B

UTTON

:

Touching this button cycles the map view between 2D, 2D north-oriented and 3D. (See illustrations, below, right.)

Map Screen Option Buttons

M

AP

Z

OOM

B

UTTONS

:

Repeatedly touching the “+” and “–” M

AP

Z

OOM buttons zooms your view from a distance of just a few yards off the ground all the way to a view from thousands of miles in space. (See illustrations, below, left.)

2D Map View

Moving the Map Position

Zoom In (Closest View)

2D (North-Oriented) Map View

Zoom Out (Farthest View)

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3D Map View

Navigation Options

Touching the M

ENU button on the M

AP screen (see page 13) displays the

N

AVIGATION screen (below, right).

M

AP

B

UTTON

:

Takes you back to the M

AP screen.

P

LAN A

T

RIP

B

UTTON

:

Lets you select a navigation destination.

(See Planning a Trip, on page 8.)

S

TOP

N

AVIGATION

B

UTTON

:

Stops the current GPS-500 navigation session.

N

AVIGATION

S

ETTINGS

B

UTTON

:

Lets you change the GPS-500’s navigation settings. (See Changing Navigation Settings, on page 16.)

R

OUTE

O

PTIONS

B

UTTON

:

Displays the R

OUTE

O

PTIONS screen

(right).

R

OUTE

O

PTIONS

S

CREEN

V

IEW

R

OUTE

B

UTTON

:

Shows a map view of the entire navigation route. (See 2D Map View illustration on page 14.)

V

IEW

T

URN

-

BY

-T

URN

B

UTTON

:

Displays a detailed list of each turn for the entire trip (right).

The list shows the direction of each turn and how far to drive on each leg of the journey.

Touching the button for one leg of the journey and then touching the S

HOW button will display a map showing that particular leg of the trip.

Touching the button for a particular turn or leg on the detailed list screen and then touching the A

VOID button will display the A

VOID screen (right). This screen lets the GPS-500 recalculate a new route that avoids a particular maneuver or road, or recalculate a certain distance on the road that you selected.

NOTE: Voice guidance continues when the GPS-500’s screen is in the Turn-By-Turn view.

D

ETOUR

N

EXT

T

URN

B

UTTON

:

Recalculates your route, avoiding the next turn.

Use this to avoid construction sites, traffic jams, etc.

A

DD

D

ESTINATION

B

UTTON

:

Lets you add another destination at the end of your trip. See Planning a Trip, on page 8.

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Changing Navigation Settings

Touching the N

AVIGATION

S

ETTINGS button displays the N

AVIGATION

S

ETTINGS screen (right).

A

VOIDANCES

:

When the

GPS-500 calculates navigation routes, you can set it to always avoid the following:

• U-turns

• Unpaved roads

• Toll roads

• Roads requiring permits

• Highways

• Border crossings

• Ferries

• Traffic (TMC)

NOTE: The GPS-500 comes from the factory with the U

NPAVED

R

OADS

avoidance set to ON.

D

ISTANCE

U

NITS

:

You can set the GPS-500’s distance units to kilometers/meters, miles/feet or miles/yards. This affects the units shown on the screen, and the units given during voice navigation prompts.

R

OUTE

P

RIORITY

:

When the GPS-500 calculates navigation routes, you can set it to give priority to either the S

HORTEST

D

ISTANCE or the S

HORTEST

T

IME

.

GPS D

ATA

:

This screen displays the following information:

Your Position Relative to the Nearest 12

GPS Satellites

Relative Signal

Strength of Nearest

12 GPS Satellites

Your Current Altitude

(Above/Below Sea Level)

Accuracy of

GPS Satellite Data

Your Current Global Position

(in Latitude and Longitude)

NOTE: Your GPS-500 will lose contact with the GPS satellites whenever you turn its power off. After turning the power back on, you will need to go outside to receive the

GPS signal again before the navigation functions will operate.

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GPS-500

Traffic Message Channel “TMC”

The GPS-500 is equipped with a built-in FM receiver to process TMC (Traffic

Message Channel) messages. The TMC is a free system to send out free traffic information via RDS (Radio Data System). TMC might or might not be available in your country. Please note that the GPS-500 does not support subscription-based TMC services which are available in some countries as an alternative to freely distributed TMC services. In case there is traffic jams along your route the GPS-500 will show the traffic information on the map and automatically recalculate the route. If the anticipated delay is too long, the system will put you on an alternative route. You enter the TMC menu by pressing the “TMC” button on the “Navigation Settings” screen.

The “Traffic Events” Menu

The main TMC window displays all incoming traffic messages sorted by distance from your actual position. The traffic information contains the type of traffic, the road number and the length of event. You can have a look at each individual traffic event on the map by hitting the “Show” button. Simply hit “Back” on the map view to go back to this menu.

The “Settings” Button will route you to a subsequent settings menu where you can make additional adjustments of the TMC system behaviour.

The “TMC Settings” Menu

Normally the GPS-500 will automatically tune to the best

FM station. If you would like to tune to a preferred FM station, please disable "Auto" and use the "+" and "-" Buttons. You are though able to select the FM stations which are used to receive TMC messages.

“Exclude selected station” will deny the FM station which is currently in use. This will help you to avoid certain stations with poor TMC performance.

Thereafter the device will search for an alternative FM station. Press “Show excluded stations” to enable denied stations. The system will again include them in its searching process.

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The Source Screen

Touching the S

OURCE button on any of the GPS-500’s screens displays the S

OURCE screen (right).

The S

OURCE screen lets you select the GPS-500’s navigation, music player or video player functions.

The S

OURCE screen lets you change the GPS-500’s settings, as well. (See Changing Settings, on page 23.)

The S

OURCE screen also displays the strength of the GPS signal the GPS-500 is receiving, the local time and the GPS-500 battery’s charge level.

Playing Music and Video Files

In addition to its navigation functions, your GPS-500 can play your music and video files. These files must be loaded onto an SD media card (not included). SD memory cards are available that can hold up to 4GB of audio/video media.

Compatible A/V File Types

In order to play on your GPS-500, audio and video files must be in one of the following formats:

A

UDIO

(S

UPPORTS

ID3 T

AGS

V1

AND

V2.1 – 2.3)

MP3:

16-bit (VBR/CBR), 44kHz, 64kbps up to 320kbps, 2-channel

WMA:

16-bit, 44kHz, stereo, 32kbps up to 160kbps (VBR) and 32kbps up to

256kbps (CBR, 2-channel)

V

IDEO

MPEG-4:

ASP up to 624x352 @ 24fps (does not support GMC or Opel) with

MP3 audio VBR/CBR to 192kbps, 16-bit, 48kHz, 2-channel

WMV9:

Up to 320x240 @ 24fps SP @ ML

Loading Media on Your SD Card

There are two ways to transfer media from your computer to an SD card inserted into your GPS-500: via USB Mass Storage or via MTP (Media Transfer

Protocol). Touch the S

ETTINGS button on the S

OURCE screen, then touch the

USB button. The USB screen

(right) will appear, with buttons for MTP and USB M

ASS

S

TORAGE modes.

MTP (M

EDIA

T

RANSFER

P

ROTOCOL

)

MTP mode transfers files using the S

YNC mode of Windows

Media® Player (ver. 10 or higher). If necessary, Windows Media Player will automatically transcode video files to a format supported by GPS-500.

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To use the MTP mode, you must have a PC that is running the Windows® XP operating system (Service Pack 2 or higher) and has Windows Media Player

10 or higher installed.

T

O

T

RANSFER

F

ILES TO THE

GPS-500

IN

MTP M

ODE

:

1. Insert an SD card into the GPS-500’s SD card slot (see page 4).

2. Make sure the USB cable is disconnected from the GPS-500.

3. Set the GPS-500’s USB mode to MTP (see page 17).

your computer’s USB hub

(right).

Player.

6. Locate the files you want to transfer.

Player’s S

YNC mode (see below).

8. Drag the files you want to transfer into the Windows Media Player S

YNC

L

IST

(see below).

9. Select S

TART

S

YNC and wait for the process to finish (see below).

7. Select S

YNC

Mode

8. Drag Title to Sync List

9. Select S

TART

S

YNC

NOTE: Your Windows Media Player screen may look different from the example.

Once the Sync is finished, you can unplug the GPS-500 from your computer and watch or listen to the files on it. (See Listening to Music, on page 20, and

Watching Videos, on page 22).

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USB M

ASS

S

TORAGE

The USB Mass Storage mode lets you transfer files the using drag-and-drop method on your computer – the same method you use to transfer files from one folder or drive to another. However, when transferring files in the USB

Mass Storage mode, video files that are in formats not supported by GPS-500 will be transferred without transcoding. These files won’t be playable on your

GPS-500 but will take up space on your SD card.

T

O

T

RANSFER

T

ILES TO THE

GPS-500

IN THE

USB M

ASS

S

TORAGE

M

ODE

:

1. Insert an SD card into the GPS-500’s SD card slot (see page 4).

2. Make sure the USB cable is disconnected from the GPS-500.

3. Set the GPS-500’s USB mode to USB M

ASS

S

TORAGE

(see page 18).

4. Connect the GPS-500 to your computer’s USB hub (see page 19).

5. Launch Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer) on your computer.

• Find it at Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer

6. Find the folder with your media in Windows Explorer’s left-hand window.

7. Double-click the folder. Its contents will appear in the right-hand window.

8. Drag the files you want to transfer from the right-hand window into the SD card icon in the left-hand window. (The SD card will appear in the left-hand window as one of your computer drives.)

6. Double-Click Folder

Containing Media

8. Drag Files into

SD Card Icon

to Copy

7. Media Folder Contents

Display in Right-Hand Window

NOTE: Your Windows Explorer screen may look different from the example.

When you’re finished, you can unplug the GPS-500 from your computer and watch or listen to the files on it. (See Listening to Music, on page 21 and

Watching Videos, on page 22).

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Listening to Music

Touch the M

USIC button on the S

OURCE screen. The Music menu (below) will appear.

Scroll

UP/DOWN

Buttons

File Display

Option

Buttons

Repeat

Play

Button

Shuffle

Play

Button

Navigation Guidance Prompts

File Name

Buttons

You can sort and display your music by touching the A

RTIST

, A

LBUM

, G

ENRE

,

P

LAYLIST or S

ONG

File Display Option buttons.

S

ELECTING

M

USIC

B

Y

A

RTIST

:

Touching the A

RTIST button displays an alphabetical list of all of the artists with songs stored on the SD card. Touch the button for the artist you want, then touch the button for the song you want to hear. The GPS-500 will play the song, then play through the rest of the songs by that artist.

B

Y

A

LBUM

:

Touching the A

LBUM button displays an alphabetical list of all of the albums with songs stored on the SD card. Touch the button for the album you want, then touch the button for the song you want to hear. The GPS-500 will play the song, then play through the rest of the songs on the album.

B

Y

G

ENRE

:

Touching the G

ENRE button displays an alphabetical list of all the music genres stored on the SD card. Touch the button for the genre you want, then touch the button for the song you want to hear. The GPS-500 will play the song, then play through the rest of the songs in that genre.

NOTE: Genre classifications are predetermined and cannot be changed by the GPS-500.

B

Y

P

LAYLIST

:

Touching the P

LAYLIST button displays an alphabetical list of all the playlists stored on the SD card. Touch the button for the playlist you want, then touch the button for the song you want to hear. The GPS-500 will play the song, then play through the rest of the songs in that playlist.

NOTE: Playlist contents are predetermined and cannot be changed by the GPS-500.

B

Y

S

ONG

:

Touching the S

ONG button displays all of the songs stored on the

SD card, in alphabetical order. Touch the button for the song you want to hear and the GPS-500 will play it. When that song is finished, the GPS-500 will play the next song on the alphabetical song list.

R

EPEAT

P

LAY

Touching the R

EPEAT

P

LAY button cycles the music player between the following repeat modes: O

FF

, T

RACK

(repeats the song), A

LL

(repeats all songs in the current category).

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S

HUFFLE

P

LAY

Touching the S

HUFFLE

P

LAY button plays all the songs currently displayed in random order.

T

HE

N

OW

P

LAYING

S

CREEN

The GPS-500 will display the

N

OW

P

LAYING screen (right) while songs are playing. This screen shows the elapsed time of the song, and provides buttons for skipping to the next or previous song, and for pausing the song.

NOTE: During navigation, guidance prompts appear at the bottom of the N

OW

P

LAYING

screen (above) and the M

USIC

menu screen (see page 21).

Watching Videos

!

For safety reasons, this device will cease navigation functions when the video mode is enabled. Do not attempt to disable any safety function incorporated in this device. Any alteration of this device may cause serious injury and shall void the warranty.

Touch the V

IDEO button on the S

OURCE screen. The M

Y

V

IDEOS screen (below) will appear. All of the videos stored on your SD card will be displayed, in the order in which they were put on the SD card, with the first one at the top.

To view a video, use the S

CROLL

U

P

/D

OWN buttons to find it, then touch its button. When the video is finished playing, the M

Y

V

IDEOS screen will reappear.

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Changing Settings

Touching the S

ETTINGS button on the S

OURCE screen displays the S

ETTINGS screen (right).

This lets you change any of these GPS-500 settings:

Brightness

The B

RIGHTNESS button lets you adjust the GPS-500’s screen brightness so you can clearly see it in various lighting conditions.

NOTE: You can adjust the screen brightness at any time by pressing the Volume Control knob in. The

B

RIGHTNESS

indicator will be superimposed on the screen and you can change the screen’s brightness by rotating the volume knob.

Color Mode

The GPS-500 has two color modes: D

AY

(optimized for viewing in brighter light) and N

IGHT

(optimized for viewing in lower light). There is also an A

UTO button, which automatically changes the color mode according to the time of day.

Language

The L

ANGUAGE button lets you set the GPS-500’s screen and voice-guidance languages to English, French or Spanish.

Volume Mixer

The Volume Mixer lets you adjust the relative volume levels of the music and the navigation voice guidance. Touch the shaded volume bars on the screen to adjust the volume levels up and down.

Time

The T

IME button lets you adjust the GPS-500’s time settings:

T

IME

Z

ONE

:

The T

IME

Z

ONE button lets you reset the GPS-500’s time zone to match the local time. This is especially useful if you are traveling through different time zones.

F

ORMAT

:

Switches between 12-hour and

24-hour (Sommer/Winterzeit) time formats.

D

AYLIGHT

S

AVINGS

:

Selecting ON adds an hour to the current time.

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Battery Charge

The B

ATTERY

C

HARGE screen shows the

GPS-500 battery’s charge level. It also lists your unit’s current software version and serial number.

Note: The orange battery/lightning bolt symbol indicates that the GPS-500 is being powered through its charger port.

USB

Lets you switch the GPS-500 between the MTP and USB Mass Storage modes.

See Loading Media on Your SD Card, on page 17, for details.

Installation and Use in a Vehicle

!

Do not install this device in any manner that impairs the safe operation of the vehicle. Do not install this device on any airbag panels or in the deployment field of any airbags. Do not place the device on the vehicle’s dashboard unsecured. Failure to observe the installation or usage instructions may result in traffic accidents or personal injury.

!

The installation of this device on the windshield, between the driver and the windshield, or otherwise in any manner that obstructs the driver’s clear view of the road or traffic conditions is dangerous and may be prohibited by law. State laws in California and Minnesota (and possibly other states) prohibit the mounting of this device on the windshield in which case other mounting methods should be used.

Check your state and local laws before mounting.

Select a Mounting Location

Find a suitable mounting location for the Fold-Flat Mounting Bracket:

On the

Dashboard

On the

Windshield

On the

Console

NOTE: Check your state and local laws before mounting the bracket. Some mounting locations are prohibited in some areas. Do not mount the bracket in such a way that the

GPS-500 will interfere with your driving or your view of the road.

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Install the Mounting Bracket

F

OR

W

INDSHIELD

-M

OUNTING

:

1. Hold the mounting bracket’s base against the windshield.

2. Push the mounting bracket lever towards the base to lock the bracket to the windshield.

1. Hold Base

Against

Windshield

2. Push Lever

Towards Base

to Lock

F

OR

D

ASHBOARD

-M

OUNTING

:

1. Clean the dashboard mounting location with the supplied alcohol pad.

2. Peel the mounting base adhesive covering.

3. Attach the mounting base to the mounting location.

4. Hold the mounting bracket’s base against the mounting base.

5. Push the mounting bracket lever towards the base to lock the bracket to the dashboard.

4. Attach Bracket

to Mounting Base

5. Push Lever

Towards Base

to Lock

3. Attach Mounting

Base to Dashboard

2. Peel Covering

From Mounting

Base Adhesive

1. Clean Mounting

Location on

Dashboard

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A

TTACHING THE

GPS-500

TO THE

B

RACKET

1. Fit the bottom mounting slot into the bracket cradle.

2. Snap the rear mounting slot into the bracket cradle.

To unlock and remove the unit, press the lever on the botton of the cradle up.

2. Snap Rear

Mounting Slot

Into Cradle

L

ISTENING TO

A

UDIO IN

Y

OUR

V

EHICLE charger into your vehicle’s

1. Fit Bottom

Mounting Slot

Into Cradle

12V power outlet and into the GPS-500’s mini USB connector. This will charge your GPS-500’s battery while you drive.

2. Use the GPS-500’s built-in speaker or connect its headphone jack to your vehicle’s audio system (connecting cable not supplied).

To

Car Audio

System

Built-In

Speaker

12V Power

Outlet

!

The installation and use suggestions provided by the manufacturer may be subject to restrictions or limitations by federal, state or local laws. The user should determine whether the installation and use of this device is governed by any law, prior to installation or use.

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Troubleshooting

Problem

GPS-500 does not turn on at all

Solution

Check the L

OCK switch (see Controls and Features, on pages 4 – 5); charge the battery for 6 hours

(see Before You Begin, on page 6)

GPS-500 does not have a good

GPS signal

Make sure GPS-500 has a clear, unobstructed “view” of sky

(see Before You Begin, on page 6)

GPS-500 will not play music or videos

Insert an SD card that has media loaded on it (see Loading Media on

Your SD Card, on pages 18 – 20)

Unable to load media onto SD card

Screen is too bright or too dim

Volume is too low for navigation voice-guidance prompts

Make sure GPS-500 is set in the desired USB mode (see Loading

Media on Your SD Card, on pages 19 – 20)

Adjust the screen brightness using the volume control

(see Volume/Brightness Control, on page 5), or adjust the screen brightness in the S

ETTINGS menu

(see Changing Settings, on page 23)

Adjust the volume control

(see Volume/Brightness Control, on page 5); adjust the V

OLUME

M

IXER

(see Changing Settings, on page 23)

Suction cup mount is loose

GPS-500 is loose on the bracket mount

GPS-500 is unresponsive to the touchscreen or won’t power off

Reposition the mounting bracket, using moderate force

Make sure the GPS-500 is securely attached to the mounting bracket

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(continued)

Problem Solution

Screen color unexpectedly changes mode (D

AY

> N

IGHT or N

IGHT

> D

AY

)

Color Mode is set to A

UTO

. Change the

Color Mode to desired mode in the

S

ETTINGS menu (see Color Mode, on page 23)

No sound from built-in speaker

Unplug headphones (speaker mutes when headphones are connected); turn volume control up

(see Volume/Brightness control, on page 5)

Navigation map view and map zoom cannot be changed

Unlock Map Screen (see Map Screen

Lock/Unlock Button, on page 14)

Specifications

GPS:

CPU:

High-sensitivity Atlas™ II receiver

324MHz ARM9 core

Memory:

Maps:

128MB

U.S. and Canada, preloaded in internal memory

(no need for external SD card)

Screen: 4.0"(diagonal) WQVGA screen, 65k colors, 480 x 272 pixels

Media Player (Audio): Plays MP3, WMA and AAC audio formats

Media Player (Video): Plays MPEG-4 and WMV9 video formats

Battery: Rechargeable internal lithium-polymer battery

(allows up to 4 hours of use without recharging)

Dimensions (HxWxD): (75mm x 118mm x 20mm)

Flash Memory : 2 GB

Harman Kardon is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Guide + Play and Atlas are trademarks of Harman

International Industries, Incorporated.

Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Due to continuous product improvement, all features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Declaration of Conformity

We, Harman Consumer Group Inc.

2, route de Tours

72500 Château du Loir

France declare in own responsibility that the product described in this manual is in compliance with technical standards:

EN 60950-1:2001+A11

EN 55022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003

EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003

EN 61000-3-2:2000

EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001

Klaus Lebherz

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Château du Loir, France 4/07 g u i d e

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250 Crossways Park Drive

Woodbury, New York 11797

©2007 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.

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