nüvi® 295W
owner’s manual
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Introduction
Introduction
The nüvi 295W is a multi-media device
with integrated navigation and services.
Contacting Garmin
Product Support®
Contact Garmin Product Support if you
have any questions while using your
device. Go to www.garmin
.com/support, or call (913) 397.8200 or
(800) 800.1020.
Registering Your Device
Help us better support you by
completing our online registration
today:
• Go to http://my.garmin.com.
• Keep the original sales receipt, or a
photocopy, in a safe place.
Updating the Software
Go to www.garmin.com/support.
nüMaps Guarantee™
To receive one free map update (if
available), register your device at
www.garmin.com/support within
60 days of acquiring satellites while
driving with your device. You are not
eligible for the free map update if you
register by phone or wait longer than
60 days after the first time you acquire
satellites while driving with your
device. For more information, go to
www.garmin.com/numaps.
Buying Additional Maps
1. Go to www.garmin.com.
2. Click Maps.
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction........................... i
Contacting Garmin Product
Support®. ...................................i
Registering Your Device...............i
Updating the Software..................i
nüMaps Guarantee™....................i
Buying Additional Maps................i
Getting Started..................... 1
Device Features......................... 1
Setting Up the Device................. 2
Using the Home Screen............. 6
Orienting the Screen.................. 6
Status and Notification Icons...... 7
Turning the Device On and
Off............................................ 8
Tips and Shortcuts...................... 8
Using the Touchscreen............... 8
Arranging Shortcuts.................... 8
Using the On-screen
Keyboard.................................. 9
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About the Headphones............... 9
Acquiring Satellites................... 10
Changing Audio Settings.......... 10
About the Automatic Screen
Lock........................................11
Getting Help..............................11
Finding Destinations......... 12
Finding Your Present
Location................................. 12
Changing the Search Area....... 13
About Points of Interest............ 13
Working with Found
Locations................................ 14
Setting a Home Location.......... 15
Finding Local Businesses......... 15
Finding an Address................... 16
About Saved Locations............ 16
Viewing Recently Found
Locations................................ 18
Finding Cities............................ 19
Navigating with Photos............. 19
Entering Coordinates................ 19
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Finding Intersections................ 20
About Extras............................. 20
About the Map Pages........ 21
Browsing the Map..................... 21
Navigating in Driving Mode...... 22
Viewing Trip Information........... 24
Navigating in Walking Mode..... 25
About Custom Routes.............. 25
Viewing Your Trip Log............... 27
Using E-mail....................... 28
Adding an E-mail Account........ 28
Viewing an E-mail Message..... 28
Sending an E-mail Message.... 29
Searching a Folder................... 31
Managing E-mail Settings........ 31
Managing Your Contacts.......... 32
Browsing the Web............. 35
Using the Web Browser............ 35
Setting Your Browser Home
Page....................................... 36
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Adding a Web Page as a
Bookmark............................... 36
Viewing Your Web Page
History.................................... 36
Changing Browser Settings...... 37
Playing Music.................... 38
Music Player File Types............ 38
Playing a Song......................... 38
Changing the Music Player
View....................................... 39
About Playlists.......................... 39
Searching the Music Player...... 40
Taking and Viewing
Pictures.............................. 41
Taking a Picture........................ 41
About Picture File Types........... 41
Viewing Pictures....................... 42
Viewing a Slideshow................. 42
Deleting Pictures...................... 42
Sharing Pictures....................... 42
Setting the Wallpaper............... 43
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Starting a Route to a Picture.... 43
Organizing Your Life......... 44
Using the Calendar................... 44
Checking the Weather
Forecast................................. 45
Using the Clock........................ 46
Using the Converter................. 48
Using the Calculator................. 49
Using Notes.............................. 49
About the Checklist.................. 50
Connecting with Other
Devices............................... 52
About File Transfer Mode......... 52
About Wi-Fi............................... 52
Customizing Your
Device................................. 54
General Device Settings........... 54
Security Settings...................... 54
Date and Time Settings............ 55
Audio Settings.......................... 55
Navigation Settings.................. 56
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Application Settings.................. 57
Display Settings........................ 57
Viewing Software
Information............................. 58
Restoring Settings.................... 58
Clearing All User Data.............. 58
Appendix............................ 59
About Satellite Signals............. 59
Battery Information................... 59
Mounting on Your
Dashboard............................. 60
Removing the Device,
Cradle, and Mount................. 61
Resetting the Device................ 61
Caring for Your Device............. 62
Specifications........................... 62
Troubleshooting........................ 64
Index................................... 65
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Getting Started
Getting Started
‹ Warning
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for
product warnings and other important information.
Device Features
➊microSD™ card slot
(under cap)
➊
➋Contacts (for the cradle)
➌Mini-USB connector
➋
➍Power key
➎Headphone/audio out
➍
➎
➏
connector
➏Volume up/down keys
➐Camera key
➌
NOTE: The headphone/audio
out connector must be used
with either the Garmin 2.5
mm to 3.5 mm adapter or the Garmin stereo headset with microphone.
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➐
Getting Started
Setting Up the Device
1. Install the memory card (optional)
(page 2).
2. Install the battery (page 2).
3. Charge the battery (page 3).
4. Mount the device (page 4).
5. Acquire satellites (page 10).
6. Add an e-mail account (optional)
(page 28).
Installing the Memory Card
You can store files, such as MP3s and
JPEGs, on a memory card in your
device (optional).
1. Open the cap over the memory card
slot.
2. Insert the memory card in the
memory slot with the gold contacts
facing toward the device screen.
Installing the Battery
1. Press down firmly on the battery
cover.
2. Slide the battery cover off the back
of the device.
Battery cover
3. Locate the lithium‑ion battery that
came in the product box.
4. Locate the metal contacts on the
end of the lithium‑ion battery.
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Getting Started
5. Insert the battery so that the metal
contacts on the battery match up
with the metal contacts inside the
battery compartment.
Battery
6. Slide the battery cover onto the
back of the device.
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Charging the Battery
Notice
Your device will not charge if the
temperature has exceeded 113°F
(45°C). If the device is mounted in the
windshield, remove it from the mount
and place it somewhere out of direct
sunlight to allow the battery to charge.
NOTE: To ensure optimal
performance, you should charge the
battery for at least four hours before
using the device on battery power
for the first time. If you completely
discharge the battery, recharge it for at
least 20 minutes before turning on your
device.
Getting Started
• Use the vehicle power cable
connected to the cradle, with the
device in the cradle (preferred)
(page 4).
• Use the vehicle power cable
connected directly to the device.
• Use the USB cable connected to a
computer.
• Use the battery charger accessory
• Use the AC power adapter
accessory.
TIP: For more information about
accessories, go to http://buy.garmin
.com.
Mounting the Device
‹ Warning
This product contains a lithium-ion
battery. To prevent the possibility of
personal injury or product damage
caused by battery exposure to extreme
heat, remove the device from the
vehicle when exiting or store it out of
direct sunlight.
Notice
Before mounting the device, see
the Important Safety and Product
Information guide for information
about laws pertaining to windshield
mounting.
Tip: For information about removing
the device from the mount, see
page 61.
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Getting Started
1. Plug the vehicle power cable into
the power connector.
Suction cup arm
Cradle
Vehicle
power
cable
2. Remove the clear plastic from the
suction cup.
3. Clean and dry your windshield and
the suction cup with a lint-free
cloth.
4. Place the suction cup on the
windshield.
5. Flip the lever back, toward the
windshield.
6. Snap the cradle onto the suction
cup arm.
Lever
7. Fit the gold contacts on the side of
your device into the cradle.
8. Tilt the device back until it snaps
into the cradle.
9. Plug the other end of the vehicle
power cable into a power outlet in
your vehicle.
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Getting to Know Your Device
Using the Home Screen
➋
➊
➊Touch a shortcut icon in the
scrolling menu to start an
application. Touch and drag the
bar to scroll through all of the
shortcuts.
➋Touch to find and navigate to a
location.
➌Touch to view the map.
➌
Orienting the Screen
Rotate the device to view in
horizontal (wide-screen) or vertical
(portrait) mode.
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Getting to Know Your Device
Status and Notification Icons
Icon
Description
An alarm is set.
Wi-Fi® connectivity. This icon appears when the device is using Wi-Fi.
Time of day. The time is based on the location of the device or the selected
time zone.
GPS satellite strength. The more colored bars that appear, the stronger
the satellite signal. If there is no satellite signal or the device is in simulator
mode, a red “X” appears.
Battery charge level (page 59).
External power is connected, and the battery is charging.
External power is connected, and the device is fully charged.
Data transfer activity.
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Getting to Know Your Device
Turning the Device On
and Off
Press and hold the Power key.
Tips and Shortcuts
• Touch to return to the previous
screen.
• Touch and hold from any screen
to return to the Home screen.
• Touch and to see more
choices. Quickly tap these buttons
to scroll faster.
• Touch and hold or to scroll
slowly.
• Touch
to view a menu
of options for the screen or
application.
Using the Touchscreen
• Touch and drag your finger to
slowly scroll the screen.
• Scroll the screen both vertically and
horizontally, when available.
• Touch, drag, and quickly remove
your finger (flick the screen) to
quickly scroll the screen.
• Touch the screen to stop scrolling.
Arranging Shortcuts
You can change the order of shortcuts
in the scrolling menu.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Applications > Main
Menu Order.
2. Touch an item.
3. Touch .
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Getting to Know Your Device
Using the On-screen
Keyboard
A keyboard appears when you need to
enter text.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Touch a key to enter text.
Touch to backspace.
Touch to shift.
Touch to turn on caps lock.
Touch
to turn off caps lock.
Touch to close the keyboard.
Touch to display numbers and
symbols.
• Touch
or
to display
additional symbols.
• Touch to display an alphabetic
keyboard.
• Touch the text or numbers on the
screen to insert a cursor.
Using Text Completion
The device includes a text-completion
feature that recognizes words you are
typing.
1. Begin typing a word.
The closest match appears in blue.
2. Continue typing.
The text-completion words may
change or disappear.
3. Touch Auto to accept a word.
About the Headphones
You can use wired headphones to listen
to audio.
Connecting the Headphones
Connect the 2.5 mm headset
connector to the audio-out
connector on the device.
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Getting to Know Your Device
Acquiring Satellites
Before you can navigate with your
device, you must acquire satellites.
Acquiring satellite signals can take a
few minutes.
1. Turn on your device.
2. If necessary, go outdoors to an open
area, away from tall buildings and
trees.
Changing Audio Settings
You can change the audio settings for
certain features, such as navigation and
media.
Changing the Volume
Press the Volume Up or Volume
Down key.
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Muting the Device
1. Press the Volume Up or Volume
Down key.
2. Touch Mute.
When the device is set to mute,
appears when the screen is locked.
Setting the Device to Vibrate
You can set the device to vibrate to
indicate new e-mail messages as well
as calendar and clock alarms.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Audio > Vibrate.
2. Touch an option.
Tip: You can set the device to only
vibrate when the volume has been
muted.
3. Touch OK.
When the device is set to vibrate,
appears when the screen is locked.
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Getting to Know Your Device
About the Automatic
Screen Lock
The device automatically locks if you
do not use it for a specified amount
of time. If the device is in the mount
with external power, the screen will not
automatically lock.
Manually Locking the Device
Press the Power key.
Unlocking the Device
1. Quickly press the Power key, if
necessary.
2. Double-tap .
Adjusting the Screen Timeout
Length
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Display > Auto Lock.
2. Touch a time.
3. Touch OK.
Getting Help
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Help.
2. Touch a topic.
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Finding Destinations
Finding Destinations
Your device provides several
different categories you can use to
find destinations. Before you can
find destinations, you must acquire
satellites (page 10).
Finding Your Present
Location
You can use the Where Am I? page to
view information about your location.
This is a helpful feature if you need to
tell emergency personnel your location.
From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Where Am I?.
Tip: You can also open the Where Am
I? page by touching the vehicle icon on
the map.
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Sending Your Location in an
E-mail Message
Before you can send your location in
an e-mail message, you must create an
e-mail account (page 28).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Where Am I? >
>
Save Location.
2. Enter a name for the location.
3. Touch Done.
4. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites > All
Categories.
5. Touch your location.
> Send Location.
6. Touch
7. Touch To.
8. Add a recipient.
9. Touch Done.
10.Touch Message.
11.Enter a message.
12.Touch Done > Send.
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Finding Destinations
Changing the Search Area
By default, your device finds locations
near your present location. You can
also search for a location near a
different city, near your current route,
or near your destination.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? >
> Near.
2. Touch an option.
About Points of Interest
The detailed maps loaded in your
device contain points of interest,
such as restaurants, hotels, and auto
services.
Finding by Category
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Points of Interest.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch a subcategory, if necessary.
Tip: To narrow the search, touch
Spell, enter the text, and touch
Done.
A list of items near your location
appears.
4. Touch an item.
Finding by Spelling the Name
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Points of Interest >
Spell Name.
2. Enter all or part of the name.
3. Touch an item.
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Finding Destinations
Working with Found
Locations
➊
➋
➌
After you find a location, several
options appear.
➊Touch to view the location on the
map.
➋Touch to save the location or to
send the location in an e-mail
message.
➌Touch to create a route to the
location.
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Starting a Route to a Location
1. Find a location.
2. Touch Go!.
3. Touch a navigation mode, if
necessary.
Sending a Location in an
E-mail Message
Before you can send a location in an
e-mail message, you must create an
e-mail account (page 28).
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Find a location.
Touch
> Send Location.
Touch To.
Add a recipient.
Touch Done.
Touch Message.
Enter a message.
Touch Done > Send.
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Finding Destinations
Setting a Home Location
You can save a home location and
quickly generate a route to it.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Home.
2. Select an option.
Starting a Route to Your Home
Before you can create a route to your
home location, you must set your home
location (page 15).
Touch Where To? > Home > Go!.
Finding Local Businesses
Before you can use this service, you
must have a Wi-Fi connection
(page 52). This service is not available
in all areas.
You can search for local businesses by
spelling the name of a location or by
spelling the name of a category, like
“salon” or “coffee.”
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Local Search.
2. Select an option:
• Touch Spell Name to enter a
search term.
• Touch an item to search by
category.
3. Touch an item.
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Finding Destinations
Finding an Address
NOTE: Depending on the version of
the built-in map data on your device,
the button names and the order of steps
could be different from the following
steps.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Address.
2. If necessary, change the state, the
country, or the province.
3. Touch Search All.
TIP: You can touch Spell City to
search by city or postal code. Not
all map data provides postal code
searching.
4. Enter the number for the address.
5. Touch Done.
6. Enter the street name.
7. Touch Done.
8. Touch the street, if necessary.
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9. Touch the city, if necessary.
10.Touch the address, if necessary.
About Saved Locations
You can save and edit locations and
assign them to categories.
Saving a Location
1. Find a location.
2. Touch
> Save.
The location is saved.
Saving Your Location
1. From the Home screen, touch View
Map.
2. Touch the vehicle icon.
3. Touch
> Save Location.
4. If necessary, enter a name, and
touch Done.
5. Touch OK.
The location is saved.
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Finding Destinations
Creating Categories
When you save a location, it is
automatically assigned to a category.
You can create your own categories to
help organize your saved locations.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch an item.
4. Touch
> Edit > Change
Categories > New.
5. Enter a name for the category.
6. Touch Done.
Assigning a Saved Location to a
Category
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch an item.
4. Touch
> Edit > Change
Categories.
5. Touch the categories to assign to
this location.
Finding a Saved Location
Before you can find a saved location,
you must save at least one location
(page 16).
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites.
2. Touch a category.
Tip: To narrow the search, touch
Spell, enter the text, and touch
Done.
3. Touch an item.
Editing a Saved Location
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch an item.
4. Touch
> Edit.
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Finding Destinations
Deleting a Saved Location
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Favorites.
2. Touch a category.
3. Touch an item.
4. Touch
> Edit >
> Delete >
Yes.
About the Last Position
Feature
If you are receiving satellite signals
when you remove the device from
the cradle, your last position is saved
automatically.
When your last position is saved,
appears on the map.
Viewing Recently Found
Locations
Your device stores the last 50 locations
you have found.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Recently Found.
2. Touch a location.
Clearing the Recently Found
List
Touch Where To? > Recently
Found >
> Clear > Yes.
The list of recently found locations is
cleared. These locations are not deleted
from the map data.
Starting a Route to Your Last
Position
Touch Where To? > Favorites >
All Categories > Last Position >
Go!.
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Finding Destinations
Finding Cities
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Cities.
2. Select an option:
• Touch a city.
• Touch Spell.
3. Touch an item.
Navigating with Photos
Before you can use this feature, you
must have a Wi-Fi connection
(page 52). This service is not available
in all areas.
Photographs contain information about
the location where the photograph was
taken. You can use this information to
navigate to locations and landmarks
shown in photographs.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Panoramio™ Photos.
A list of photographs from nearby
locations appears.
2. Touch a photograph.
Entering Coordinates
If you know the geographic coordinates
of your destination, you can use
your device to navigate there. This
feature can be especially helpful when
geocaching.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Coordinates.
2. Touch a cardinal-direction button to
change the direction.
3. Touch a field to enter the latitude
and longitude data.
4. Touch Next.
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Finding Destinations
Changing the Map Coordinate
Format
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Coordinates >
Format.
2. Touch a format.
3. Touch OK.
Finding Intersections
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Intersections.
2. If necessary, touch Change State/
Country to change the state, the
country, or the province.
3. Touch Search All.
4. Enter all or part of the name of the
first street.
5. Touch the street.
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6. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to find the
second street.
7. Touch the intersection, if necessary.
About Extras
You can download additional content
for your device, such as customized
points of interest and travel guides,
from www.garmin.com/extras.
Finding Extras
Before you can use extras, you must
add them to your device.
NOTE: Purchase fees and subscription
fees may apply.
1. From the Home screen, touch
Where To? > Extras.
2. Touch a category.
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About the Map Pages
About the Map Pages
You can use the map to navigate
to your destination or to view your
location. The vehicle icon displays
your position on the map.
You can view your trip log, which is
the path you have traveled. The trip log
appears as a blue-green line on the map
(page 27).
You can see detailed map information
only for areas for which you have maps
loaded on your device.
A speed limit icon may appear as you
travel on major roadways.
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NOTICE
The speed limit icon feature is for
information only and does not replace
the driver’s responsibility to abide
by all posted speed limit signs and to
use safe driving judgment at all times.
Garmin will not be responsible for
any traffic fines or citations that you
may receive for failing to follow all
applicable traffic laws and signs.
Browsing the Map
1. From the Home screen, touch View
Map.
2. Touch anywhere on the map.
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About the Map Pages
3. Select an option:
• Touch and drag to view
different parts of the map.
• Touch and to zoom in
and out.
As you zoom out, the map
changes to a digital elevation
map showing the contours of
the area.
• Zoom far out to view a globe.
TIP: You can touch and drag to
spin the globe.
• Touch to rotate the map.
• Touch to view the map in
two dimensions.
• Touch to view the map in
three dimensions.
• Touch anywhere on the map. An
arrow points to the location.
• Touch
for more options.
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Navigating in Driving
Mode
Before you can navigate with your
device, you must acquire satellites
(page 10).
1. Find a location (page 12).
2. Touch Go!.
The device creates a route to the
location and opens the map. Your
route is marked with a magenta
line.
As you travel, your device guides you
to your destination with voice prompts,
arrows on the map, and directions at
the top of the map.
If you deviate from the original route,
your device recalculates the route and
provides new directions.
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About the Map Pages
Using Map Navigation Tools
➊
➋
➌
➎
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
➍
➎
Touch to view the next turn.
Touch to view the route details.
Touch to zoom in and zoom out.
Touch for present location
information.
Touch to view trip information.
Viewing the Entire Route on the
Map
1. While navigating a route, touch the
text bar on the top of the map.
2. Touch Show Map.
The map appears with your route
marked with a magenta line.
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Viewing Route Details
You can view all of the turns for your
route and the distance between turns.
1. While navigating a route, touch the
text bar on the top of the map.
2. Touch a turn on the list to view
details for the turn.
Viewing the Next Turn
You can view the next turn on the map
and the distance and time left before
you reach the turn.
1. While navigating a route, touch the
text bar on the top of the map.
2. Touch a turn on the list.
3. Touch and to see more turns
in the route.
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About the Map Pages
Adding Via Points to the Active
Route
1. While navigating a route, touch
> Where To?.
2. Search for an intermediate location.
3. Touch Go! > Add As a Via Point.
Taking a Detour
While navigating a route, you can use
detours to avoid obstacles ahead of
you, such as construction zones.
Viewing Trip Information
1. While navigating a route, touch .
2. From the scrolling menu, touch
Detour.
If your active route is the only
reasonable option, the device might
not calculate a detour.
Stopping the Route
1. While navigating a route, touch
2. From the scrolling menu, touch
Stop.
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Avoiding Road Features
1. From the scrolling menu,
touch Settings > Navigation >
Automobile > Avoidances.
2. Select the check boxes to indicate
the road features to avoid.
3. Touch OK.
From the map, touch Speed.
The trip information displays a
compass, your speed, and other helpful
statistics about your trip.
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About the Map Pages
Resetting the Trip Information
1. From the map, touch Speed > .
2. Touch an item to reset.
Navigating in Walking
Mode
1. Remove the device from the mount.
2. Find a location (page 12).
3. Touch Go! > No.
Using the Compass to Navigate
1. From the map, touch Speed.
As you travel, the compass rotates
to indicate your direction of travel.
2. Move in a circle until the arrow
points at the bug indicator.
NOTE: The bug indicator is the
inverted triangle at the top of the
compass, which indicates your
heading.
3. Continue traveling in this direction,
toward your destination.
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Calibrating the Compass
1. From the Home screen, touch View
Map > Speed >
> Calibrate
Compass.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
About Custom Routes
You can plan and save custom routes
that include multiple via points.
Planning and Saving a Route
1. Touch Where To? > Routes > New
Route > OK.
2. Find a start location.
3. Touch Select > OK.
4. Find a destination.
5. Touch Select
The route is automatically saved.
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About the Map Pages
Adding Via Points to a Custom
Route
Before you can add a via point to a
custom route, you must plan and save
at least one route (page 25).
1. Touch Where To? > Routes.
2. Touch a route.
3. Touch View Map > Add Via
Points > Add Via Point.
4. Search for an intermediate location.
5. Touch Select.
6. Touch Add Via Point to add other
via points to the route, if necessary.
7. Touch to save the route.
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Editing a Custom Route
Before you can edit a custom route,
you must plan and save at least one
route (page 25).
1. Touch Where To? > Routes.
2. Touch a route.
3. Edit the route:
• Touch
> Change Name.
• Touch View Map, and select an
option:
◦ Touch Add Via Point
(see page 26).
◦ Touch Reorder to move a
location down or up in the
route.
◦ Touch
> Remove Points
to delete a via point.
◦ Touch
> Optimally
Reorder Points to
automatically reorder the via
points.
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About the Map Pages
Deleting a Custom Route
1. Touch Where To? > Routes.
2. Touch a route.
3. Touch
>Delete > Yes.
Viewing Your Trip Log
Starting to Navigate a Custom
Route
Before you can navigate a custom
route, you must plan and save at least
one route (page 25).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Navigation.
2. Select Automobile or Pedestrian.
3. Touch Trip Log > Show > OK.
As you travel, the trip log appears on
the map.
1. Touch Where To? > Routes.
2. Touch a route.
3. Touch Go!.
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You can record the path you travel
(called a trip log) and display it as a
blue-green line on the map.
Clearing the Trip Log
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Navigation >
>
Clear Trip Log.
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Using E-mail
Using E-mail
Adding an E-mail Account
Before you can send or receive e-mail
messages, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
The device can automatically configure
account information for some e-mail
accounts. If additional information is
required, the device prompts you to
enter the required information. Contact
your e-mail account provider for
configuration information.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
E-mail > Add Account.
2. Enter the e-mail address.
3. Touch Done.
4. Enter the password.
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5. Touch Done.
6. If necessary, enter accountconfiguration information from
your service provider.
7. Touch Save.
Viewing an E-mail
Message
Before you can send or receive e-mail
messages, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
E-mail.
2. Touch
> Check E-mail to
check for new e-mail messages, if
necessary.
3. Touch an e-mail message.
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Using E-mail
4. Select an option:
• Touch to view the location
information, if available.
• Touch to open the
attachment, if available.
• Touch Reply to compose a reply
to the sender.
• Touch Reply All to compose a
reply to the sender and all other
recipients.
• Touch Forward to send the
e-mail to another recipient.
• Touch
> Delete to delete the
e-mail.
• Touch
> Mark Unopened
to display the e-mail as
unopened in your inbox.
• Touch
> Maximum
Mailbox Size to select the
maximum size for the mailbox.
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Sending an E-mail
Message
Before you can send or receive e-mail
messages, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
E-mail > Compose.
2. Touch To.
3. Select an option:
• Touch Use Keyboard to enter a
recipient.
• Touch Add Contact to select a
contact.
4. Touch Subject.
5. Enter a subject.
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Using E-mail
6. Touch Attachments to add an
attachment (optional):
• Touch Contact, and touch a
contact.
• Touch Email, and touch an
e-mail.
• Touch Music, touch a category
and subcategory, and touch a
song.
• Touch Location, find a location
(page 12), and touch Select.
• Touch Picture, touch a picture,
and touch Select.
7. Touch Message.
8. Enter the message.
9. Touch
for more options:
• Touch Set Importance, touch
an importance level, and touch
OK.
• Touch Save to Drafts.
• Touch Send Later.
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10.Touch Send.
About E-mail Attachments
You can view the following types of
e-mail attachments:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Microsoft® Word
Excel®
PowerPoint®
Adobe® PDF
HTML
Plain text
JPEG
GIF
PNG
BMP
WMF
EMF
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Using E-mail
Viewing an E-mail Attachment
1. Open an e-mail message (page 28).
2. Touch .
3. Select an option:
• Touch and to zoom in
and out.
• Touch the arrows to view the
next page and the previous
page.
3. Enter the search text.
4. Touch Done.
Searching a Folder
Setting an E-mail Signature
You can set an e-mail signature for
each e-mail account.
Note: This feature searches only the
headers of messages, not the message
text.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
E-mail.
2. Select an option:
• Touch
> Change Folder to
search a different folder.
• Touch
> Search Current
Folder to search the folder.
Changing Folders
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
E-mail.
2. Touch
> Change Folder.
3. Touch a folder.
Managing E-mail Settings
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Applications > E-mail.
2. Touch an account.
3. Touch Edit Account Settings >
SMTP Settings > Signature.
4. Enter a signature.
5. Touch Done.
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Using E-mail
Setting the Default E-mail
Account
The default e-mail account is used for
sending mail from the device.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Applications > E-mail
>
> Default Account.
2. Touch an account.
3. Touch OK.
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Managing Your Contacts
Adding a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts > .
2. Touch an item.
3. Enter the information.
4. Touch Done or OK > .
Searching for a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch and drag the contact list.
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Editing and Deleting Contacts
Editing a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
3. Touch
> Edit Contact.
4. Touch an item.
5. Edit the information.
6. Touch .
Adding a Picture for a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
> Edit Contact.
3. Touch
4. Touch the picture placeholder.
5. Select an option:
• Touch
> Take a Picture to
take a picture using the device
camera.
• Touch a saved picture.
6. Touch or to size the picture.
7. Touch Select.
Changing a Picture for a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
3. Touch
> Edit Contact.
4. Touch the picture.
5. Touch Choose Picture, touch a
picture, and touch Select.
6. Touch .
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Using E-mail
Assigning a Location to a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
3. Touch
> Edit Contact.
4. Touch an address field.
5. Touch Search for location?.
6. Find a location (page 12).
7. Touch Select > .
Starting a Route to a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
3. Touch Go!
4. If necessary, touch an address field
to enter a location.
5. Find a location (page 12).
6. Touch Select > Go!.
Deleting a Contact
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Contacts.
2. Touch a contact.
> Delete > Yes.
3. Touch
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Browsing the Web
Browsing the Web
Before you can access Web browser
features, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Web Browser > .
2. Enter a URL.
3. Touch Done.
Using the Web Browser
Before you can access Web browser
features, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
• Touch to zoom in on the center
of the screen.
• Touch to zoom out from the
center of the screen.
• Touch to return to the Home
screen.
• Touch to refresh the Web page.
• Touch to stop loading the Web
page.
• Touch to enter a URL.
• Touch to return to the previous
Web page in your history.
• Touch
> Forward to go to the
next Web page in your history.
• Touch and drag the screen to scroll
the Web page.
• Touch links, text-entry boxes, and
other interactive items to activate
them.
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Browsing the Web
Setting Your Browser
Home Page
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Applications > Browser
> Home Page.
2. Enter a URL.
3. Touch Done.
Adding a Web Page as a
Bookmark
Before you can access Web browser
features, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. Open the Web page to save.
> Bookmarks > Add
2. Touch
Current Page > Done.
Removing a Web Page from
Bookmarks
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Web Browser >
> Bookmarks
>
> Delete.
2. Select the Web page to remove.
3. Touch Delete.
Viewing a Bookmarked Web
Page
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Web Browser >
> Bookmarks.
2. Touch a Web page to view in the
browser.
Viewing Your Web Page
History
Before you can access Web browser
features, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Web Browser >
> History.
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Browsing the Web
2. Touch a Web page to view in the
browser.
Sharing a URL
Before you can access Web browser
features, you must have a Wi-Fi
connection (page 52).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Web Browser > .
2. Enter a URL.
3. Touch Done.
4. Touch
> Email To.
5. Touch To.
6. Select an option:
• Touch Use Keyboard to enter a
recipient.
• Touch Add Contact to select a
contact.
7. Touch Subject.
8. Enter a subject.
9. Touch Attachments to add an
attachment (optional).
10.Touch Message.
11.Enter the message.
12.Touch Send.
Changing Browser
Settings
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Applications >
Browser.
2. Change browser settings:
• Touch JavaScript > On > OK
to allow JavaScript.
• Touch Accept Cookies > Yes >
OK to enable cookies.
• Touch Cookies > Yes > OK to
clear cookies.
• Touch History > Yes > OK to
clear the browser history.
• Touch Cache > Yes > OK to
clear the browser cache.
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Playing Music
Playing Music
Music Player File Types
The music player supports MP3 and
FLAC file types. You can place music
files anywhere on the device internal
storage or anywhere on the memory
card.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > .
2. Touch a category and subcategory,
if necessary.
3. Touch a song.
The music player plays the selected
song and the following songs.
All supported music files on your
device are displayed in the Music
Player.
Playing a Song
Before playing songs or creating
playlists, you must transfer music files
to your device (page 52).
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Playing Music
Changing the Music
Player View
About Playlists
While playing a song, you can change
the music player view:
➊
➋
➌
➊Touch to view the track, the cover
art, and other information.
➋Touch to view the playlist.
➌Touch to browse the music library
without stopping the music.
A playlist is a list of songs that can
be saved. The playlist appears on the
playlist screen of the music player. You
can also create and save playlists for
future playback.
Creating a Playlist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > > Playlists >
New Playlist.
2. Touch a category and subcategory,
if necessary.
3. Select the check box next to each
song to add to the playlist.
4. Touch OK.
5. Touch
> Rename to rename the
playlist (optional).
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Playing Music
Playing a Playlist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > Playlists.
2. Touch a playlist.
3. Touch a song to begin playing the
playlist.
Editing a Playlist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > > Playlists.
2. Touch a playlist.
3. Touch .
4. Select an option:
• Touch Save, enter the name, and
touch Done.
• Touch Add Songs, touch a
category and subcategory, select
the songs, and touch OK.
• Touch Remove Songs, select
the songs, and touch OK.
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Deleting a Playlist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > > Playlists.
2. Touch the playlist to delete.
3. Touch .
4. Touch Remove Playlist > Yes.
Searching the Music
Player
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Music Player > > All > .
2. Enter all or part of the song, the
album, or the artist.
TIP: To begin a new search, touch
> .
3. Touch the song.
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Taking and Viewing Pictures
Taking and Viewing
Pictures
Note: If it is not already removed,
remove the plastic film from the
camera lens before using the camera.
A green box appears on the screen.
Your device focuses on the object
inside the box.
Taking a Picture
1. Press the Camera key.
2. Touch > Accept to assign a GPS
location to the photo (optional).
NOTE: The device must be
receiving GPS signals to assign a
GPS location to the photo (page
10).
3. Press the Camera key halfway to
focus on the object.
4. Press and hold the Camera key
until you hear the camera click.
The picture is saved.
About Picture File Types
Your device supports the following file
types for pictures: JPEG, PNG, and
BMP
For more information on copying files
from your computer to your device, see
page 52.
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Taking and Viewing Pictures
Viewing Pictures
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > .
2. Touch a picture.
3. Touch the arrows to view additional
pictures.
Viewing a Slideshow
From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > >
> Slideshow.
Deleting Pictures
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > >
> Delete
Pictures?.
2. Touch the pictures to delete.
3. Touch Delete > Yes.
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Sharing Pictures
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > .
2. Touch a picture.
3. Touch Share.
4. Touch To.
5. Select an option:
• Touch Use Keyboard to enter a
recipient.
• Touch Add Contact to select a
contact.
6. Touch Subject.
7. Enter a subject.
8. Touch Message.
9. Enter the message.
10.Touch Send.
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Taking and Viewing Pictures
Setting the Wallpaper
The wallpaper image appears when the
device is locked.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > .
2. Touch a picture.
3. Touch
> Set as Wallpaper.
4. Set the picture for portrait mode:
• Touch and drag to move the
picture.
• Touch and to adjust the
zoom level.
• Touch to rotate the picture.
5. Touch Set Portrait.
6. Set the picture for landscape mode:
• Touch and drag to move the
picture.
• Touch and to adjust the
zoom level.
• Touch to rotate the picture.
7. Touch Set Landscape.
Starting a Route to a
Picture
You can route to pictures that have
GPS location information (page 41).
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Camera > .
2. Touch a photo.
When GPS location information is
saved, appears for the photo.
3. Touch >
> Go!.
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Organizing Your Life
Organizing Your Life
Using the Calendar
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Calendar.
2. Complete an action:
• Touch
or
to change the
month.
• Touch New to add an event.
• Touch Today to view the
present day.
• Touch Agenda to view the
daily calendar and upcoming
appointments.
• Touch Month to view the
monthly calendar.
The present day is circled in red.
• Touch an appointment to view
details.
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Creating an Appointment
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Calendar.
2. Touch the date of the appointment.
3. Touch New.
4. Complete an action:
• Touch Subject, enter a subject,
and touch Done.
• Touch Location, and select an
option:
◦ Touch Enter Location
Name, enter the address or
location name, and touch
Done.
◦ Touch Select Location,
find a location, touch the
location, and touch Select.
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• Select the duration of the
appointment:
◦ Touch All Day to create an
all-day appointment.
◦ Select a start and end time.
• Touch Reminder, touch a
reminder time, and touch OK.
• Touch Repeat, select how often
the appointment recurs, and
touch OK.
• Touch Notes, enter the notes,
and touch Done.
5. Touch Save.
Starting a Route to an
Appointment
If the appointment has location
information, you can start a route to the
location. See page 44 to set a location
for an appointment.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Calendar.
2. Touch the appointment.
3. Touch
> Go!.
Checking the Weather
Forecast
‹ CAUTION
The weather information provided
through this product is subject to
service interruptions and may contain
errors, inaccuracies, or outdated
information, and consequently should
not be relied upon exclusively. Always
use common sense while driving
or navigating, and check alternate
weather information sources prior
to making safety-related decisions.
You acknowledge and agree that
you shall be solely responsible for
use of the weather information and
all decisions made with respect to
driving or navigating in unsafe weather
conditions.
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Before you can use this feature, you
must have a Wi-Fi connection
(page 52). This service is not available
in all areas.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Weather.
The device displays the local
weather conditions and a six-day
forecast.
2. Touch a day to view a detailed
forecast for that day.
Viewing the Weather Forecast
in Other Cities
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Weather >
> Weather Near >
A Different City > OK.
2. Enter the city name.
3. Touch Done.
4. Touch the city.
5. Touch Select.
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Viewing the Weather Forecast
for a Favorite Location
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Weather >
> Weather Near >
A Favorite > OK.
2. Touch an option.
3. Touch the location.
4. Touch Select.
Using the Clock
For information on manually changing
the time or the time zone, see page 55.
Changing a City in the Time
List
The device displays time information
for your location and three other cities.
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1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Clock > Clock.
2. Touch the city to replace.
3. Enter all or part of a city name.
4. Touch Done.
5. Touch the city.
6. Touch Select.
Setting an Alarm
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Clock > Alarm > Add
Alarm.
2. Select an alarm time.
3. Touch OK.
4. Select a ringer (optional).
5. Touch OK.
6. Select how often the alarm should
repeat.
7. Touch OK.
8. Touch Save.
Managing Alarms
• Touch an alarm, and touch
Disabled > Yes to disable the alarm
while retaining the settings.
• Touch an alarm, and touch
Disabled > No to enable the alarm.
• Touch an alarm, and touch
>
Delete > Yes to delete an alarm.
• When the alarm sounds, touch
Snooze to hear the alarm again in
10 minutes.
• When the alarm sounds, touch
Dismiss to turn off the alarm.
Viewing the World Map
From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Clock > World Map.
The map displays areas of daylight
and night across the world.
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Touch OK.
Touch a unit of measurement.
Touch the unit type.
Touch OK.
Touch a number.
Enter the number of units to be
converted.
10.Touch OK.
11.To clear the number of units, touch
> Clear (optional).
Using the Stop Watch
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Clock > Stop Watch.
2. Touch Start to start the timer.
3. Touch Lap/Split to record the lap
time and the split time (optional).
4. Touch Stop to stop the timer.
5. Touch the Lap and Split times to
view details (optional).
6. Touch Reset to reset the timer.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Using the Converter
Setting Conversion Rates
Manually
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Converter.
2. Touch the button under Convert.
3. Touch Currency > OK.
4. Touch
> Custom.
Converting Units
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Converter.
2. Touch the button under Convert.
3. Touch the type of items to be
converted.
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5. Touch the currency for which the
conversion rate is being set.
6. Touch OK.
7. Touch the conversion rate to
change.
8. Enter a new conversion rate.
9. Touch OK.
10.Repeat steps 7 through 9 to set
the conversion rate for the other
currency, if necessary.
11.Touch Save.
Using the Calculator
From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Calculator.
Using Notes
Creating a Note
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Notes.
2. Touch New.
3. Enter the note.
4. Touch Done.
Editing a Note
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Notes.
2. Touch a note.
3. Touch Edit.
4. Edit the note.
5. Touch Done.
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Deleting a Note
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Notes.
2. Touch a note.
3. Touch
> Delete > Yes.
About the Checklist
Sending a Note as an E-mail
Message
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Notes.
2. Touch a note.
3. Touch
> Send.
4. Send your e-mail message (page
29).
Creating a Checklist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Checklist.
2. Touch New Checklist.
3. Enter the name.
4. Touch Done.
5. Touch Add/Remove Items > New
Item.
6. Enter the name of the item.
7. Touch Done.
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You can use the checklist to track bill
payments, groceries, travel, and vehicle
maintenance. You can also create new
checklists.
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Deleting a Checklist
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Checklist.
2. Select an option:
• Touch
> Reset > Yes to
delete all created checklists.
• Touch
> Delete Checklists,
select the checklists to delete,
and touch Delete Checklists
> Yes.
Using Checklists
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Checklist.
2. Touch a checklist.
3. Select an option:
• Select the check boxes to
indicate the items to appear on
your checklist.
• Touch
> Check All to select
all of the items on the checklist.
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• Touch
> Clear All Checks
to clear all of the items on the
checklist.
• Touch Add/Remove Items >
New Item, enter the name of
the item, and touch Done.
• Touch Add/Remove Items
>
> Delete Items, select
the items to delete, and touch
Delete > Yes.
• Touch
> Rename to rename
the checklist (optional).
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Connecting with Other Devices
Connecting with Other
Devices
About File Transfer Mode
Notice
If you are not sure about the purpose
of a file, do not delete the file. Your
device memory contains important
system files that should not be deleted.
Be especially cautious of files located
in folders entitled “Garmin.”
File transfer mode is also referred to
as USB mass storage mode. Use file
transfer mode to add files to the device.
Transferring Files
You can transfer files, such as MP3s
and JPEGs, to your device.
1. Insert the memory card (page 2).
2. Connect the mini-USB cable to
the connector on the bottom of the
device (not the cradle).
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3. Connect the cable to your computer.
4. Touch Yes to switch to mass storage
mode.
5. Double-click the My Computer
icon (Windows® computers) or
the mounted-volume icon (Mac®
computers) on your computer.
Two additional drives (volumes)
appear in the list of drives on
your computer. One is the internal
memory of the device. The other is
the memory card.
6. Copy and paste the files to transfer
into the appropriate folders in the
new drives.
About Wi-Fi
You can connect to the Internet using
a Wi-Fi connection. Before you can
use Wi-Fi, you must be in a Wi-Fi
coverage area (Wi-Fi hotspot). A Wi-Fi
connection is required to use e-mail,
Web browser, and weather services.
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Wi-Fi hotspot charges may apply.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Wi-Fi >
Wi-Fi Off > On > OK.
The device searches for Wi-Fi
networks.
2. Select a network.
NOTE: indicates networks that
require an encryption key.
3. If necessary, enter an encryption
key.
4. Touch Connect.
After you have connected to a Wi-Fi
network, the device remembers the
network for future use. These networks
appear in the network list even when
they are out of range.
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Adding a Network
You can add non-broadcasting
networks or other networks that your
device does not automatically detect.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Wi-Fi >
> Add > Network Name.
2. Enter a network.
3. Touch Done.
4. Enter the network information as
appropriate.
5. Touch OK.
Removing a Network
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Wi-Fi.
2. Touch the network.
3. Enter the network encryption key, if
necessary.
4. Touch
> Forget This Network.
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Customizing Your Device
Customizing Your
Device
General Device Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > General.
• Distance Units—sets the units of
measure for distance.
• Temperature Units—sets the units
of measure for temperature.
• Safe Mode—prevents you from
entering data when your vehicle is
in motion.
• GPS Simulator—simulates GPS
functions, including simulating
routes, when you are not receiving
GPS signals.
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• Connected Services Feedback—
allows Garmin to collect your
speed, your direction, and your
location information, and share it
with strategic partners and service
providers.
Note: When you use Wi-Fi, your
device automatically sends the
collected data.
Security Settings
Creating a PIN to Unlock the
Screen
When security is turned on, you must
enter a PIN to unlock the device.
1. From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Security >
Off > On > OK.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions to
create a PIN.
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If you forget your PIN, contact
Product Support. Your device
can be unlocked, but all personal
information is erased in the process
(page 58).
Language Settings
Note: Changing the language does
not change the language of map data,
such as street names or user-entered
data.
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Language.
• Voice—sets the language for
spoken instructions.
• Text—sets the language for all onscreen text.
• Keyboard—sets the language for
the characters on the keyboard.
TIP: Touch to search the list
of languages or to preview the
keyboard.
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Date and Time Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > System > Date/Time.
• Date Format—sets the date
format.
• Time Format—sets the time
format to 12-Hour, 24-Hour, or
UTC.
• Time Zone Selection—allows you
to select a time zone manually.
Audio Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Audio.
• Vibrate—sets the vibrate mode.
• Sounds—allows you to select
tones for e-mail, the calendar, and
the clock, and allows you to select
to play a tone when you touch the
screen.
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• Mixer—allows you to adjust the
volume levels for navigation and
music.
• Proximity Points—sets proximity
alerts.
NOTE: When you are within
a certain distance of a point of
interest or driving a certain speed
near a point of interest, your device
can provide visual and audio alerts.
Before you can use proximity
alerts, you must load proximity
points from www.garmin.com
/extras.
• Audio Boost—allows you to
bypass the audio voltage limit of
150 mV.
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Navigation Settings
You can use different navigation
settings for Automobile (Driving) and
Pedestrian (Walking) usage modes.
Automobile and Pedestrian
Navigation Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Navigation > Automobile
or Pedestrian.
• Route Preference—sets the
preference for calculating routes.
• Map Detail—sets the level of
detail on the map.
NOTE: More detail may result in
slower map drawing.
• Map View—sets the perspective of
the map.
◦ Track Up displays the map in
two dimensions (2-D) with your
direction of travel at the top.
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◦ North Up displays the map in
2-D with North at the top.
◦ 3-D displays the map in three
dimensions, with Track Up
orientation (default).
• Avoidances—allows you to select
the types of roads and maneuvers
the device should attempt to avoid
when creating routes.
NOTE: This setting is available for
Automobile (Driving) mode only.
• Vehicle—changes the icon that
represents your position on the
map.
• Trip Log—displays the path of
your travels on the map.
Viewing Map Information
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Navigation > > Map
Info.
A list of installed maps appears.
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Note: Clear the check box next to
a map to disable the map.
Application Settings
Changing the Main Menu Order
1. Touch Settings > Applications >
Main Menu Order.
2. Touch an item to move.
3. Touch a position in the list where
the item should be placed.
4. Touch .
Display Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Display.
• Brightness—changes the
brightness of the screen.
TIP: Decreasing the brightness can
save battery power.
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• Color Mode—sets a light
background (Daytime), a dark
background (Nighttime), or
automatically switches between
the two based on the sunrise time
and sunset time for your location
(Auto).
• Auto Lock—sets the screen to
automatically shut off if the device
is inactive for the selected length
of time.
TIP: Decreasing the auto lock time
can save battery power.
• Screen Shot—allows you to take a
picture of the device screen.
Viewing Software
Information
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > > About.
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Restoring Settings
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > > Restore.
Clearing All User Data
notice
This process restores all settings to
factory defaults and removes all user
data.
Any items that you have saved on
your device, such as Saved Locations,
photos, and contacts, are erased.
Map data is not erased.
Deleted information cannot be
recovered.
From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > > Master Clear.
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About Satellite Signals
in the upper-left corner of the
status bar indicates the strength of the
GPS signal. When at least one of the
lines is green, your device has acquired
satellite signals.
The more green lines, the stronger
the GPS signal. If the device is not
receiving GPS signals,
appears.
For troubleshooting information about
acquiring satellites, see page 64.
Viewing Detailed GPS Signal
Information
From the scrolling menu, touch
Tools > Where Am I? > >
Satellite Info.
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Battery Information
in the status bar indicates
the status of the internal battery. To
increase the accuracy of the battery
gauge, fully discharge the battery and
then fully charge it. Do not unplug the
device until it is totally charged.
Maximizing the Battery Life
• From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Display > Brightness to
turn down the backlight.
• From the scrolling menu, touch
Settings > Display > Auto Lock to
reduce the timeout length.
• Do not leave your device in direct
sunlight.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to
excessive heat.
59
Appendix
Replacing the Battery
‹ WARNING
Do not use a sharp object to remove the
battery. A sharp object may puncture
the battery, which may present a risk
of fire, chemical burn, electrolyte leak,
and/or injury.
Only use the correct battery type.
Using an incorrect battery may present
a risk of explosion.
Notice
Contact your local waste disposal
department for information on properly
disposing of the battery and device.
If you need to replace the battery in
the device, use the lithium-ion battery,
Garmin Part Number: 010-11212-14.
For more information on purchasing a
replacement battery, go to
http://buy.garmin.com.
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Mounting on Your
Dashboard
Notice
The permanent mounting adhesive is
extremely difficult to remove after it is
installed.
A mounting disk is included in some
device packages. Use the mounting
disk to mount your device to the
dashboard and comply with certain
state and local regulations.
1. Clean and dry the dashboard where
you are placing the disk.
2. Remove the backing from the
adhesive on the bottom of the disk.
3. Place the disk on the dashboard.
4. Remove the clear plastic cover
from the top of the disk.
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5. Place the suction cup mount on top
of the disk.
6. Flip the lever down (toward the
disk).
Removing the Device,
Cradle, and Mount
Removing the Device from the
Cradle
1. Press the release button on the
bottom of the cradle.
2. Tilt the device forward.
Removing the Cradle from the
Mount
1. Turn the cradle to the right or left.
2. Apply pressure until the socket on
the cradle releases the ball on the
mount.
Removing the Suction Cup
Mount from the Windshield
1. Flip the lever on the suction cup
mount toward you.
2. Pull the tab on the suction cup
toward you.
Resetting the Device
‹ WARNING
Do not use a sharp object to remove the
battery. A sharp object may puncture
the battery which may present a risk
of fire, chemical burn, electrolyte leak,
and/or injury.
If the device stops functioning, you
may need to reset the device.
1. Press and hold the Power key to
turn off the device.
2. Press and release the Power key to
turn on the device.
3. If necessary, remove and replace
the battery (page 59).
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Caring for Your Device
• Avoid dropping your device.
• Avoid operating your device in
high-shock and high-vibration
environments.
• Do not expose the device to water.
Contact with water can cause this
device to malfunction.
• Do not store the device where
prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur, because it
can cause permanent damage.
• Never use a hard or sharp object to
operate the touchscreen, or damage
may result.
• To help avoid theft, remove the
device and mount from sight when
not in use.
• Remove the residue on the
windshield left by the suction cup.
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Specifications
Physical size (W × H × D): 2.29 ×
4.41 × 0.57 in. (58.1 × 112 × 14.6
mm)
Weight: 4.83 oz. (137 g)
Display: 3.5 in. diagonal, 272 × 480
pixels; WQVGA display with
white backlight and touchscreen
Case: Not waterproof (IP51)
Operating Temperature range: from
5°F to 131°F (from -15°C to
55°C)
Charging Temperature range: from
32°F to 113°F (from 0°C to 45°C)
Connector: Mini-USB for power
or computer, 2.5 mm audio for
headphones
Battery type: User-replaceable 1200
mAh lithium-ion battery
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Battery life: Approximately 3 hours of
navigation time; 300–600 hours
of standby time, depending on
usage and settings
Charge time: Approximately 3 hours
Power input: DC vehicle power using
vehicle power cable, or DC input
using mini-USB connector
Usage: 3 W max.
GPS receiver: High-sensitivity
Acquisition times*:
Warm: <1 sec.
Cold: <38 sec.
Factory Reset: <45 sec.
*Average acquisition times for a
stationary receiver with a clear
view of the sky.
Other connectivity: Wi-Fi, mini-USB
2.0
Operating System: Linux™
Camera/Photos: 3.0 MP camera
Data storage: Internal memory; data
stored indefinitely
Computer interface: Plug-and-play
USB mass storage
Audio out: 2.5 mm
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Troubleshooting
Issue/Question
How can I acquire
satellite signals?
The device will not
turn on.
The device will not
charge.
Which files can I
delete?
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Solution
Verify that the GPS simulator is off.
Ensure that the GPS has enough time to initialize. When the GPS is
turned on for the first time, it may take a few minutes to initialize.
Charge the battery (page 3).
Replace the battery (page 60).
Replace the fuse in the vehicle power cable.
As a safety precaution in high-temperature environments, the
device will suspend charging and use battery power.
If the device is mounted in a vehicle, remove the device from the
mount and place it out of direct sunlight.
Do not delete necessary files. In mass storage mode, do not delete
or format the original directories, such as Garmin and Documents.
Do not delete files for which you do not know the purpose.
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Index
Symbols
12-hour time format 55
2-D map view 57
24-hour time format 55
3-D map view 57
A
about the software 58
accessories 4
accounts, e-mail 28
additional maps i
addresses, searching for 16
alarms
managing 47
setting 47
application settings 57
appointments
adding 44
routing to 45
arm, suction cup 5
attachments, e-mail 29,
30, 31
audio
settings 55
volume 10
audio out 63
automatic screen lock 11
automobile mode 56
avoiding road features 24,
57
B
backlight. See brightness
battery 3
charging 3
cover 2
discharging 3
information 59
installing 2
life 59
removing 60
replacing 60
BMP 41
bookmarks 36
brightness 57, 59
browser
buttons 35
features 35
home page 36
settings 37
browsing the Web 35
businesses 15. See
also points of interest
button. See key; See keys
C
calculator 49
calendar 44–45
settings 57
camera key 1
care of the device 62
categories
for locations 17–18
searching 13
checklists 50–51
creating 50
deleting 51
using 51
cities 19
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clearing user data 58
clock 46–48, 55
alarms, managing 47
alarms, setting 47
setting 55
stop watch 48
compass 25
calibrating 25
connector
headphone/audio out 1
mini-USB 1
contacting Garmin i
contacts 32–34
adding 32
assigning location
information 34
deleting 33–34
editing 33–34
for the cradle 1
navigating to 34
pictures for 33
routes to 34
searching for 32
conversion rates 48–49
66
converting
currency 48–49
units 48
coordinates 19
changing the format 20
entering 19
cradle 5
currency 48–49
custom routes 25
adding via points 26
deleting 27
editing 26
navigating 27
planning 25
deleting
all user data 58
files 52, 64
destinations. See locations;
See points of interest
detours 24
device care 62
digital elevation map 22
display settings 57
documents, transferring
52
driving mode 56
driving route
settings 56–57
D
dashboard, mounting the
device 60
data, entering 9
date and time settings 55
date format 55
daytime screen
background 58
E
e-mail 28–34
accounts 28
attachments 31
folders 31
location information 29
new messages 28
sending messages 29
sending pictures 42
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sending URLs 37
signatures 31–34
viewing messages 28
working with
messages 28–29
emergency assistance 12
entering data 9
exchange rates 48–49
extras 20
F
favorites, Web page.
See bookmarks
features, device 1
files
deleting 64
transferring 52
file transfer mode 52
file types
media gallery 41
music 38
finding locations.
See searching for
locations
folders, e-mail 31
found locations 14
routes to 14
sending 14
home page, Web
browser 36
home screen, device 6
G
general device settings 54
geocaching 19
globe view 22
going home 15
GPS
acquiring satellites 59
signal information,
viewing 59
simulator 54
guarantee, new maps i
I
icons 7
information, trip 24
intersections 20
H
headphone/audio out
connector 1
headphones 9, 63
headset 63
help file 11
history, Web page 36
home location 15
J
JPEG 41
K
key
camera 1
power 1
keyboard 9
keys, volume up/down 1
L
language settings 55
last position 18
lever, suction cup 5
list, recently found 18
lithium-ion battery 60
local search 15, 16
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location, your 16
locations 14–20. See
also points of interest
categories for 17–18
deleting 18
editing 17
finding 17
for contacts 34
saving 16
sending 14
starting a route 14
locking the device 11
settings 55
M
main menu,
customizing 57
maps
additional i
buttons 21
contours 22
entire route 23
following routes 22
information about 57
68
introductory
information 21
next turn 23
options 21–22
route details 23
settings for 56–57
updating i
zooming in and out 22,
23
map view 56
2-D 57
3-D 57
north up 57
track up 56
master clear 58
maximum speed,
resetting 25
memory card
installing 2
slot 1
transferring files 52
menu, customizing 57
messages, e-mail 29
microSD card
installing 2
slot 1
transferring files 52
mini-USB connector 1
money exchange rates 48
mounting
on the windshield 4–5
on your dashboard 60
removing 61
music 38–40
files, storing 38
file types 38
playing 38
playlists 39
searching for 40
N
navigation settings 56
new maps i
next turn 23
nighttime screen
background 58
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notes 49–50
creating 49
deleting 50
e-mail and 50
editing 49
nüMaps Guarantee i
O
obstacles, avoiding 24
on-screen keyboard 9
on and off, turning the
device 8
orienting the screen 6
P
parking spot. See last
position
pedestrian mode 25, 56
photos 19. See
also pictures
pictures 41
deleting 42
file types 41
for contacts 33–34
location information 43
routes to 43
screen shots 58
sending in e-mail
messages 42
taking 41
viewing 42
viewing slideshows 42
places. See locations;
See points of interest
playlists 39
creating 39
deleting 40
editing 40
playing 40
PNG 41
points of interest 13. See
also locations
power cable, vehicle 5
power key 1
product support i
R
recently found list,
clearing 18
recently found locations 16
registration i
removing the device,
cradle, and mount 61
resetting
device 61
trip information 25
restoring settings 58
rotating the screen 6
routes
adding via points to 24
appointments and 45
contacts and 34
custom 25
details 23
editing 26
entire 23
following 22
home 15
last position and 18
locations and 14
pictures and 43
planning 26
stopping 24
walking 25
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S
safe mode 54
satellite information,
viewing 59
satellites, acquiring 10
satellite signals, about 59
saved locations 16
categories for 17–18
deleting 18
editing 17
finding 17
saving your present
location 16
screen
backlight. See screen
brightness
brightness 57
color mode 58
lock 11
orienting 6
timeout 11
using the touchscreen 8
screen shots 58
70
scrolling menu,
customizing 57
searching for locations
addresses and 16
categories and 13
favorites 17
home 15
local search 15
points of interest 13
recently found 18
satellites and 10
spelling the name 13
Where Am I? 12
search location, default 13
security settings 54
sending
e-mail 28
locations 14
settings 54–58
application 57
audio 55–56
date and time 55
display 57
general 54
language 55
menu order 57
navigation 56–57
restoring 58
security 54–55
shortcuts 8
signals 59
signatures, e-mail 31
simulation mode 54
slideshow 42
software information 58
songs
lists 39–40
playing 38
specifications 62
speed limit 21
spelling a point of
interest 13
stop watch 48
storing the device 62
suction cup
arm 5
lever 5
support i
surfing the Web 35
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T
temperature
charging 3, 62
operating 62
settings 54
text completion 9
theft, avoiding 62
time, setting 55
time format
12-hour 55
24-hour 55
UTC 55
timeout, screen 59
tips 8
touchscreen, using 8
transferring files 52
trip information 24
trip log 27
turning on and off 8
turns 23–24
U
units of measure 54
updating
maps i
software i
URLs
entering 35
sending 37
USB mass storage
mode 52
user data, deleting 58
UTC time format 55
V
vehicle power cable 5
vehicle route. See driving
route
via points 24
vibrate mode 55
volume up/down keys 1
W
walking mode 25, 56
walking route settings 56
wallpaper 43
weather forecast 45
for a favorite
location 46
for other cities 46
Web browser
buttons 35
features 35
home page 36
settings 37
Web page
bookmarks 36
history 36
Where Am I? 12
Wi-Fi 52–53
adding a network 53
connecting to a
network 53
removing a network 53
world map 47
Z
zooming 22, 23, 31
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© 2010 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9LR UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Sijhih, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
April 2010
Part Number 190-01218-00 Rev. A
Printed in Taiwan