Pub. 988-0148-842
Turn-by-Turn Mapping GPS and MP3 Player
Operation Instructions
Copyright © 2005 Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
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Table of Contents
Preface: Introducing GPS ....................................................... 1
How Lowrance GPS and the GPS System Work ......................... 2
Section 1: Installation & Accessories.................................... 3
Power Cable .................................................................................. 3
External Power and Standby Mode ......................................... 4
External Connections ................................................................... 4
USB-to-PC Cable Connection....................................................... 4
MMC or SD Card .......................................................................... 4
Getting Music (or Pictures) on Your iWAY.............................. 5
Mounting Brackets ....................................................................... 5
Other Accessories.......................................................................... 6
Moving On: iWAY Operation ....................................................... 6
Section 2: Mapping Mode Operation..................................... 7
The Power Button ......................................................................... 7
Using the Touch Screen................................................................ 7
"Press and Drag" ....................................................................... 8
Closing Menus........................................................................... 8
The Main Menu............................................................................. 8
Map and Music.......................................................................... 9
Options Menu............................................................................ 9
Find............................................................................................ 9
Map Mode Practice Run ........................................................ 10
The Map Mode Display and On-Screen Commands.................. 11
Using the Menu Button .......................................................... 12
Using the Speak Instruction Button ...................................... 12
Using the Map Display Toolbar ............................................. 12
Using the Map Orientation Button........................................ 14
Using the Location Information Button ................................ 14
Creating and Saving Contacts............................................ 15
Selecting a Contact ............................................................. 15
Editing a Contact ................................................................ 16
Deleting a Contact .............................................................. 16
Navigating to a Contact ...................................................... 16
Section 3: Music Mode Operation ........................................ 17
The Power Button ....................................................................... 17
Using the Touch Screen.............................................................. 17
The Main Menu........................................................................... 17
Map and Music........................................................................ 18
Options Menu.......................................................................... 18
Find.......................................................................................... 18
Music Mode Practice Run ..................................................... 19
The Music Mode Display and On-Screen Commands ............... 20
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Using the Play Control Buttons ............................................. 21
Using the Now Playing Box to Launch Music Browser ........ 22
Visualization Effects – Waveform/Spectrum Analyzer ............. 22
Music Browser............................................................................. 22
Find Music................................................................................... 23
Shuffle (On/Off)........................................................................... 23
Repeat (On/Off) ........................................................................... 24
Setup Equalizer .......................................................................... 24
Section 4: Pictures, Gauge, and Options Menu ................ 25
Pictures Slideshow...................................................................... 25
Gauge Page ................................................................................. 26
Options Menu – Page One.......................................................... 26
Directions List......................................................................... 27
Auto Zoom (On/Off) ................................................................. 28
Overlay Data Setup ................................................................ 28
Route Via Waypoints .............................................................. 29
AutoSort............................................................................... 30
Cancel Navigation................................................................... 31
Routing Options ...................................................................... 31
Avoid Cross-Traffic Turns .................................................. 32
Prefer/Avoid Toll Roads ...................................................... 32
Prefer/Avoid Interstates ..................................................... 32
Turn Preview....................................................................... 33
Options Menu – Page Two.......................................................... 33
Categories Drawn ................................................................... 34
My Trails ................................................................................. 34
Trip Calculator........................................................................ 35
Trip Active ........................................................................... 36
Reset Trip ............................................................................ 36
Threshold............................................................................. 36
Calculated Data................................................................... 37
Safety Mode (On/Off) .............................................................. 37
Sound and Voice Setup ........................................................... 38
Interface Setup........................................................................ 39
Skin Selection...................................................................... 39
Keyboard.............................................................................. 40
Brightness ........................................................................... 40
Transparency....................................................................... 40
Contrast ............................................................................... 40
Calibrate Screen.................................................................. 40
Standby Mode vs. Power Off Mode..................................... 41
Options Menu – Page Three ....................................................... 41
Units of Measure..................................................................... 42
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Reset Options .......................................................................... 43
Device Information ................................................................. 43
GPS Status .............................................................................. 44
Current Position Lock......................................................... 44
EPE (Estimated Position Error)......................................... 45
Satellite Display.................................................................. 45
Lat/Lon Coordinates ........................................................... 45
Transfer Data.......................................................................... 45
GPS Simulator ........................................................................ 45
Section 5: Searching, Finding, and Navigating ................ 47
Using the iWAY's Virtual Keyboard .......................................... 48
Find Gas and ATMs, Lodging, and Restaurants....................... 49
Using the Name Filter ............................................................ 50
Navigating to the Selected POI.............................................. 51
Recent Destinations.................................................................... 52
Find Address ............................................................................... 52
Address Book............................................................................... 54
Other Pages................................................................................. 54
Intersections............................................................................ 55
Find a Street........................................................................ 56
Find an Intersection............................................................ 56
Choosing New Destinations while Navigating .......................... 56
Following a Generated Route..................................................... 57
Knowing the Area ................................................................... 58
Using Turn Preview and the Directions List......................... 58
Considering Temporary or Local Conditions......................... 59
Index........................................................................................... 61
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WARNING!
A CAREFUL NAVIGATOR NEVER RELIES ON ONLY ONE
METHOD TO OBTAIN POSITION INFORMATION.
CAUTION
When showing turn-by-turn navigation data, a GPS unit will show
the shortest, most direct route to the destination. There are times
when it may give directions, such as a U-turn, that may be prohibited in some locations. While navigating, a driver is responsible for
noting all traffic signs and obeying all local traffic laws. When following turn-by-turn directions, a driver must take advantage of all
available navigation tools, and must visually check to make sure a
clear, safe path to the next destination is available.
WARNING!
When a GPS unit is used in a vehicle, the
vehicle operator is solely responsible for
operating the vehicle in a safe manner.
Vehicle operators must maintain full surveillance of all pertinent driving conditions at all times. An accident or collision
resulting in damage to property, personal
injury or death could occur if the operator
of a GPS-equipped vehicle fails to pay full
attention to travel conditions and vehicle
operation while the vehicle is in motion.
Do not attempt to configure, adjust
or enter information into your GPS
unit while driving.
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Preface: Introducing GPS
And, how this manual can get you out on the road, fast!
Welcome to the exciting world of turn-by-turn GPS navigation. Before
you grab the iWAY 350c and begin installing it, please give us a moment or two to explain how the manual can help you get the best performance from your mapping GPS receiver and MP3 music player. Our
goal for this book is to get you on the road fast, with a minimum of fuss.
So, we designed our book so that you don't have to read the whole thing
from front to back for the information you want. At the start (or end) of
each segment, we will tell you what content is coming up next. If it's a
concept you are already familiar with, we will show you how and where
to skip ahead for the next important topic. We have also made it easy to
look up any tips you may need from time to time. Here's how:
The manual is organized into five sections. This preface will introduce
you to GPS, your iWAY 350 and the manual’s organization. The first
section will help you install the iWAY in your vehicle. We will also
show you how to use the USB cable to connect the iWAY to your PC.
We'll finish by describing some of the available accessories.
Section 2 covers Mapping Mode Operation. It will show you how easy it
is to run the iWAY 350, right out of the box. This section features a onepage GPS Practice Run. (If you've already jumped ahead and figured out how to install the unit yourself, and you just can't wait
any longer, turn to the Map Mode Practice Run on page 10 and
head for the road with your GPS unit.)
In Section 3, we leave Mapping mode and introduce you to Music Mode
Operation. We will tell you everything you need to know about getting
music into your iWAY, arranging the files on your memory card and creating and using play lists. We also explain how you can easily browse music on your iWAY and listen to your favorite tunes while navigating. If
you are in a hurry to get some music playing, skip to the Music
Practice Run on page 19. To learn how to copy music files to the iWAY
see the included supplemental document "Making USB Connections Between iWAY 350 and Computers."
Section 4 describes the Options Menu, the commands used to configure
settings such as screen brightness, sound levels and units of measure.
We will also show you how to use features like the Trip Calculator.
Finally, in Section 5, we will go into detail on how to search for and
navigate to points of interest, addresses and contacts you have created.
We’ll also offer tips on how to understand and follow the automatic
turn-by-turn routes you have created. Before we go any further, we
would like to take just a moment to explain how the iWAY works.
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How Lowrance GPS and the GPS System Work
You will navigate a little easier if you understand the basics of how the
iWAY scans the sky to show you where you are and where you are going. If you already understand GPS receivers and the GPS system, skip
ahead to Section 1, Installation & Accessories on page 3.
Think of your iWAY as a small, highly automated, computer. The iWAY is
controlled by a touch screen with menu displays so you can direct its functions. As long as there is no interference, and the unit is locked on to a satellite signal, it will display your location on a moving map and help guide
you to your destination. A built-in speaker allows you to hear verbal turnby-turn driving instructions and listen to MP3 music files.
The internal antenna tunes in to a couple of dozen GPS and WAAS satellites circling the earth. Your unit listens to signals from as many satellites as it can "see" above the horizon, then computes its location in
relation to those satellites. The iWAY plots your position on the map
displayed on the screen.
The iWAY's hard drive contains highly detailed road and highway
mapping data for Hawaii, the 48 contiguous United States and most of
Canada. You can not change or erase the map. The iWAY's memory
also records GPS data you create, such as address book contacts.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System, a navigational system that
can accurately locate your position almost anywhere. This technology is
available to everyone, everywhere, 24 hours a day, in all weather conditions. GPS uses 24 satellites orbiting 10,900 miles above the Earth to
transmit position data back to Earth. A GPS receiver processes that
data to tell you where you are.
For the system to work, the unit must have a clear view of the satellites
in order to receive the signals. Unlike radio or television signals, GPS
works at very high frequencies. These signals can be easily blocked by
trees, buildings, an automobile roof, even your body.
If you would like to know more about GPS and its companion system
WAAS, visit our web site and check out the GPS Product Guide section
(www.lowrance.com/Support/gps.asp). It includes a GPS tutorial, frequently asked questions and a glossary.
NOTE:
The iWAY is controlled using a pressure-sensitive touch screen. In
this manual, the touch screen "keystrokes" appear as boldface type. If
you are in a hurry when you are looking up instructions (or if you just
need a reminder), you can skim the instructions and pick out what
menu command to use by finding the boldface command text.
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Section 1:
Installation & Accessories
This section describes the various accessories and cables that came with
your iWAY, and exactly how to use them. Some of the most important
information in this section is how to connect the iWAY to your car's
power, and how to use the USB-to-PC cable to add songs or picture files
to your MMC or SD Card.
If you need help using any of these accessories, look through this section. Otherwise, move on to Section 2: Mapping Mode Operation beginning on page 7. You can also turn to the beginning of Sec. 3 on page 17
if you would like to learn about iWAY's Music Mode.
Power Cable
The iWAY operates on internal rechargeable batteries. When the included power cable is connected, the iWAY draws power directly from
the power cable and recharges the internal batteries. The power cable
is designed to plug into a car's cigarette lighter. An optional power
adapter for home use is also available.
The iWAY 350 Power cable.
Flash memory will keep your stored data safe and accessible for the life
of the product — after the unit is turned off, no battery or external
power is needed to store your data.
To use the power cable, plug the cable's cigarette lighter adapter into a cigarette lighter receptacle. Then insert the other end of the cable into the power
socket on the side of the unit, as shown in the following image.
Attach power cable to iWAY.
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NOTE:
When operating on external power, the iWAY is designed to enter a
Standby mode if the external power source fails. For full details, see
the discussion of power button functions in Sec. 4.
External Power and Standby Mode
The iWAY has an optional Standby Mode (on by default) which allows
the unit to conserve power while not in use. When the iWAY is in
Standby Mode, it will activate quickly when powered up.
If the iWAY is running on external power, and that power source is removed, the iWAY will display a dialog box informing you that it is
about to enter Standby Mode. If you want to keep operating the iWAY,
touch the screen to interrupt automatic Standby.
However, if the iWAY does enter Standby in this manner, it will automatically restart (or "wake up") as soon as external power is reconnected.
Tip:
These features of Standby Mode can be particularly handy in vehicles where the ignition controls the cigarette lighter. In such vehicles, connect the iWAY to external power. Turning the car off will
automatically place the iWAY in Standby and starting the car will
restart the iWAY.
External Connections
On the right side of your iWAY, you will find 3 sockets for external connections. These are, from top to bottom, the USB cable connection (for
software updates), the headphone connection (which also works as a
line-out, for vehicles with an auxiliary line input to the stereo system),
and the power connection (described earlier).
USB-to-PC Cable Connection
The iWAY comes with a cable designed to allow you to copy files from
your computer to the iWAY's MMC or SD Card. In this way, the iWAY
acts like a card reader. Please read the supplemental document Making
USB Connections Between iWAY 350c and Computers (which should be
included with this unit) for details on attaching and using the USB-toPC Cable Connection.
MMC or SD Card
On the left side your iWAY, you will find the MMC or SD Card slot, as
shown in the following images. You will need an MMC (or SD) card to
play music or view a photo slideshow.
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To insert an MMC card, hold it so that the label faces forward, and
slide it into the slot, pushing with your fingernail until the card locks in
place. To remove the card, again use your fingernail to push the card,
which will release the catch and eject the card.
The MMC slot can be found on the left side of the iWAY.
Getting Music (or Pictures) on Your iWAY
Of course, to use your iWAY's Music Mode, you will need some music
files. The iWAY uses the MMC card to store music and picture files.
Whenever you switch to Music Mode or launch the Pictures slideshow,
the iWAY automatically searches the memory card for media files it can
play.
With the memory card inserted in the unit, use the provided USB-to-PC
cable to connect the iWAY to your computer. Once it's connected, you
can treat the memory card just like another removable disk on your
computer. That means you can add new folders, rename folders or files,
and copy and delete files the same way you would on a computer.
Before you copy your music onto the card, consider creating subfolders to
sort your music by artist, album or genre – however you prefer to arrange
your music. The iWAY makes it easy to play a whole folder at a time, so if
you arrange your music well when you copy it to the card, playing the right
songs when you want to hear them will be a breeze.
Once you have the files you want copied to your MMC or SD Card, the
iWAY can play them at your convenience.
Mounting Brackets
Several mounting brackets are available for your iWAY through LEI
Extras. Permanent and temporary mounts suitable for virtually any
boat, aircraft or other vehicle − even motorcycle handlebars − are available. Each of these mounts work without screws or adhesives. To safely
install your GPS unit in your vehicle, you must refer to the instruction
sheet packed with the mounting bracket.
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Other Accessories
The iWAY comes with a soft fabric face cover to protect the screen from
damage when it’s not in use. It slips easily on and off the unit.
The iWAY 350 shown with protective face cover.
A special lint-free, microfiber towel is included for cleaning the unit’s
screen. The towel is highly effective in clearing away smudges and finger prints. Just wipe the screen with the dry towel — it's not necessary
to moisten the towel with water. If you lose the towel or wear it out,
you can replace it with a similar microfiber cloth. These are often available where shop towels or auto cleaning towels are sold.
CAUTION:
Do not use any chemical, such as window cleaners, on the iWAY
screen or damage may occur. Cleaning fabrics other than the
microfiber towel type may scratch the screen. Damage caused by
incorrect cleaning is not covered by the warranty. You may wash
the towel if it becomes soiled or loses its effectiveness, but do not
use fabric softener. Fabric softener will ruin the towel’s cleaning
capability.
Moving On: iWAY Operation
Now that you have installed your iWAY, it's time to find out how it
works. The following section jumps right into a description of Mapping
Mode Operation, which will tell you everything you need to know about
the iWAY's moving map and the various settings on the map display. If
you prefer, you can also skip to the beginning of Sec. 3 to start learning
about iWAY's Music Mode.
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Section 2:
Mapping Mode Operation
This section addresses the unit's Mapping Mode operation. Mapping Mode
includes all navigation features, from finding the nearest restaurant to
plotting a road trip across the country. If you would prefer to start out using the built-in music player, skip ahead to Sec. 3, Music Mode Operation.
Before you turn the unit on, it's a good idea to learn about the different
menus, and how they work together. BUT, if you just can't wait to get
navigating, turn to the one-page Map Mode Practice Run on page 10.
Power
button
iWAY 350c GPS unit, front view, showing Map Mode and toolbar.
The Power Button
The Power button turns the unit on and off and controls the backlight.
The unit has three preset backlight levels to select from. Repeatedly
pressing POWER will cycle through the backlight settings and turn off
the backlight. To turn off the unit (or enter Standby mode), press and
hold the POWER key for 3 seconds. For complete details concerning
Standby mode, see the discussion of power button functions in Sec. 4.
If you find that your iWAY has become unresponsive, you can force a
restart by holding the POWER button down for 10-15 seconds.
Using the Touch Screen
As we've already mentioned, you will use the touch screen for most of
the iWAY's controls. You will see on-screen toolbars like the one on the
left side of the previous image, as well as menus and textual lists that
allow you to select a single entry.
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Since the iWAY screen responds to pressure, with practice, you'll learn
exactly the right amount of pressure to operate the touch screen controls. Buttons are easy; scrollbars can be a little more challenging.
NOTE:
From time to time, you may notice a slight delay between pressing
an on-screen button and seeing the iWAY respond. The delay may
be necessary while the iWAY reads information from the hard
drive. If the iWAY does not immediately respond to a touch screen
command, look for the hourglass icon in the lower left corner of the
screen. Wait until the hourglass disappears from the screen before
entering another command.
"Press and Drag"
Some controls, such as the scrollbar or the zoom selection box (which
we will describe later in this section), require you to press and drag an
item on the touch screen. We'll use that term throughout this manual,
"press and drag," to refer to the motion of selecting an item or location
on screen by pressing on it, then maintaining that pressure while you
drag the item to a new location on the screen.
Closing Menus
Menus and dialogs that appear on your screen will all have an "X" icon
in the top right corner, just like you're used to seeing on your computer
at home. Remember that all menus and dialogs can be closed by pressing on this "X."
The Main Menu
When using the iWAY in either Map Mode or Music Mode, press the
MENU button located in the top left corner of the screen to open the Main
Menu. The Main Menu contains commands that let you switch modes,
perform searches, or customize the iWAY’s behavior.
The iWAY Main Menu.
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Map and Music
Use the Map and Music buttons to change the iWAY’s mode. Map Mode
shows your current position on a moving map, as well as information
concerning your current route. Music Mode allows you to choose the
audio play list, adjust volume and set various play controls. The rest of
this section concerns Map Mode operation.
Options Menu
The Options Menu has 3 pages with settings that control iWAY operation or provide additional information. The iWAY works great right out
of the box, but as you become more familiar with the unit and what it
can do, you will eventually want to begin customizing some of these
settings.
The Options Menu is accessible from the Main Menu, just select OPTIONS.
In Sec. 4, we will describe each of the Options Menu features and commands in detail. All of these options come with default values right out of
the box, so you may never need to make changes.
Find
The Find Menu contains 3 pages of search options, designed to let you
find any destination quickly and easily. See Sec. 5 for details on
searching and following a generated route.
The following page contains an 11-step "Practice Run" that will walk you
through the most basic Mapping Mode operations. If you do not want to
carry the manual with you as you practice with the unit, you might consider photocopying this practice run page and placing it where it is easily
accessible.
Using just the steps outlined here, you can operate your iWAY's Mapping Mode well enough to find your current location and find your way
to a destination.
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Map Mode Practice Run
Start with the iWAY installed in your car. As you practice, try navigating to a location at least a few blocks away. You should start out navigating to a destination you're already familiar with. Don't be too surprised if the iWAY suggests a different route than you would take. Try
the iWAY's route. Then see "Knowing the Area" in Sec. 5.
1. Connect the unit to your car's power. (See complete installation details beginning on page 3.)
2. To turn the unit on press the POWER key.
3. The opening screen displays either the music player or a map of
North America. If the Music Mode opens up, press the MENU button and
then MAP to select Map Mode.
4. With your position acquired, press anywhere on the map display to
bring up the Map Cursor and the Map Display Toolbar. Here you can:
Zoom in or Zoom out using the + and – buttons on the Toolbar.
Zoom on an area using the zoom selection box button on the Toolbar.
Scroll map north, south, east or west by pressing on the map display
and dragging the map to show the area you're interested in.
5. Choose your destination. Find an interesting location within a short
driving distance from your house, and press on the screen at that location. You'll see the Map Cursor pointing to the position you selected.
6. Press the Location Information button in the top right corner
of the page. It looks like the image at right, and can be used to
open up detailed information for any item selected on the map.
7. The Location Information Screen appears, showing details about the
location you selected, including its distance away from your current
position, and its lat/lon coordinates. Choose GO TO to begin navigating.
The Location Information Screen will disappear, and navigation instructions will begin to appear on your screen.
8. Press the CLEAR CURSOR button (the button with a big "X" on it) to close
the toolbar. (If Auto Zoom is on, any changes to the zoom level will reset
when you Clear Cursor.) Then press the Save Location button (a button
with a flag in the top right corner) to mark your starting location. Choose
ADD TO ADDRESS BOOK and then close all windows to return to the map.
9. Follow the iWAY's directions to the selected location. If you're comfortable finding your way in the area, try departing from the route the iWAY
provides to see how it recalculates to correct for wrong or missed turns.
10. To navigate back home, follow steps 5-9, using the contact that you
created in step 8 as your destination in step 5.
11. To turn the unit off, press and hold POWER key for three seconds.
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The Map Mode Display and On-Screen Commands
The Map Mode screen shows your current position and the path of your current route from a "bird's-eye" view. By default, the iWAY shows the map in a
3D view.
NOTE:
This can be changed if you'd prefer to see the map from a different
perspective. See the topic Using the Map Orientation Button, later
in this section.
To switch to Map Mode from Music Mode, press the MAP button in the
Main Menu. You can do a lot with the Map Mode display. Its basic purpose is to show where you are and what's around you. The iWAY uses a
black arrowhead icon to indicate your position. The arrow always points
in the direction you are traveling.
When you have the Map Mode displaying your current position, the
iWAY will keep this icon in the center of the screen, scrolling the map
as you travel so that you can see your surroundings change. If you pass
under a highway, you will see the highway on the map approach your
current position icon, then scroll away behind it even as the highway
overpass dwindles in your rear-view mirror.
The iWAY uses the Map Mode display to provide information about
your surroundings. You can also use it to explore locations other than
your current position. All of the tools you will need to operate the Map
Mode display are available right on-screen. The Map Mode display
looks something like the screen in the following image.
Map Mode display, with all the on-screen command buttons shown.
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When tracking your current position, the toolbar buttons on the left of
the page are hidden, so that you can see as much of the menu as possible. You can change what's visible on the map display at any time by
touching the screen. When you do, a map cursor will appear along with
a toolbar containing several map display buttons.
Using the Menu Button
The Menu button appears in the top left corner of the screen. Press this
button to enter the menus and submenus, which allow you to toggle
between Map and Music Mode, search for a destination, select a command or adjust a feature. We'll discuss the Menu in the following pages
and the Options Menu (accessible from the Menu) in Sec. 4.
Using the Speak Instruction Button
This button appears just below the Menu button. Push this button once
to make the iWAY repeat the current navigation instruction. (If you’re
not navigating, the iWAY will speak a short test message.) Whenever
the iWAY is giving an instruction, a volume control slider will appear
below the speak button. You can press and drag the control on this
slider to quickly adjust the volume.
For more information on sounds options, see the heading "Sound and
Voice Setup" in Sec. 4.
Using the Map Display Toolbar
The map display toolbar buttons are used with the touch screen to control what part of the map you see. You can zoom all the way out to see
your position relative to the continental U.S., or zoom in close on an
area hundreds of miles away to see whether you'll be making a left or
right turn at the end of your trip.
Clear Cursor button.
Move Map / Zoom Box button
(press to toggle between modes).
Zoom In button.
Zoom Out button.
The Map Display Toolbar.
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The Map Display Toolbar cannot be made partially transparent like some
of the other overlay boxes covering portions of the map. You can control the
level of transparency of some overlay boxes if you want to make them more
readable. For details on controlling transparency level settings see "Transparency" in Sec. 4.
Clear Cursor immediately clears the cursor and toolbar from the
screen and centers the map on your current position.
Move Map or Zoom Box lets you toggle between these two modes.
Move Map Mode lets you drag the map with a touch, focusing on areas other than your current location. When this button is in Move Map
Mode, press anywhere on the map display and a cursor will appear.
Drag your finger across the screen (still pressing down) and the map
and cursor will move with it.
Zoom Box Mode lets you draw a box on the screen and zoom in on the
map area within the box. When this button is in Zoom Box Mode, press
the screen at the corner of the area you want to select and drag your
finger across the area (still pressing down). You will see a box appear
on the screen. When the box contains all the area you want to see, lift
you finger and the map display will zoom in.
If you are starting at a very wide zoom, Zoom Box can be an extremely
helpful way of narrowing down your view to exactly the area you are interested in. Once Zoom Box is activated, you can keep drawing boxes on
smaller and smaller areas until you're focused on just what you want to
see.
Zoom In and Zoom Out change the current zoom level in discreet steps,
moving in or out from the cursor's location. Control the zoom to get the
most detail possible while still showing all of the necessary area. Tap
Zoom In once to see a smaller map area in higher detail. Tap Zoom Out
once to see more area, with less detail. You can press and hold either
zoom button to repeatedly zoom until you reach the right level of detail.
You can use these buttons in combination with the Move Map function
to quickly focus on an area other than your current location. Use Zoom
Out to show a large enough map that you can quickly drag it to center
on the area you're interested in. Then use Zoom In (or the Zoom Box) to
fill the map display with only that area.
NOTE:
When activated, the iWAY's Auto Zoom feature controls the map's
zoom level any time the cursor isn't showing. This means that any
adjustments you make to the zoom with the cursor up will be reset
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to a calculated level once you hit CLEAR CURSOR. If you prefer to
manually control the zoom level all the time, turn off the Auto
Zoom feature as described in Sect. 4.
Using the Map Orientation Button
There are three different ways to view the map. Whenever the cursor is up,
the Map Orientation button can be found in the bottom right corner of the
screen. Touch this button to switch among North Up, Track Up, and 3D.
North Up always shows the map with North at the top of the screen.
Track Up rotates the map so that the direction you're traveling is at the
top of the screen. 3D renders the path ahead from a position above and
behind your current position, so that the display on the map more
closely matches what you'll actually see through your windshield. Practice some with each mode, and find out which one is right for you.
Using the Location Information Button
There's one more button that appears whenever the cursor is up. The
Location Information button appears in the top right corner of
the screen. You can always use this button to bring up a screen
showing details on the location selected by the map cursor. This
could be a Point of Interest such as a restaurant or gas station, or a
contact that you've saved, or a map location that you'd like to visit.
As we mentioned, whenever you press the Location Information button,
the Location Information Screen appears. The Location Information
Screen will include as much information as possible about the location
that you've selected. If it's a cursor location, this may include only the
lat/lon coordinates and the distance and bearing to the location, although a cursor location close to a road will also have the street address. If it's a Point of Interest the information should include street
address and even the shop's phone number.
The Location Information Screen for a saved contact (shown left)
and for a restaurant POI (shown right).
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From the information screen you can choose to GO TO a selected location
which makes the iWAY generate a route. This is the easiest way to
generate a route to a destination. See the heading "Navigating to a
Contact" below for details. The command FIND ON MAP can be used to
center the map on the selected location.
Creating and Saving Contacts
You can use the Location Information button to access information concerning anything from a Point of Interest to a simple cursor position. If
you've selected a cursor position, a button labeled "Add to Address
Book" will appear on the Location Information Screen. Select ADD TO
ADDRESS BOOK from the Location Information Screen to save a contact at
the selected location.
NOTE:
You can also create a contact at your current position. If your map
cursor is active, choose CLEAR CURSOR from the Map Display Toolbar,
and the toolbar and cursor will disappear. The Save
Location button replaces the Location Information button.
This new button looks like the one at right. Press it to save
a contact at your current position.
An Edit Contact screen will appear, which includes a textbox containing the contact's name, address and phone number. You can choose to
leave the address and phone number fields blank, but any information
you add to them will display whenever you open the Location Information screen for that contact. There is also a Choose Symbol button and a
small icon showing the contact's current symbol. The contact's lat/lon
coordinates are also listed to the right.
To change the contact's name, address, or phone number, touch anywhere inside the relevant box, and the iWAY's virtual keyboard will
appear, allowing you to enter new information or modify the old.
To change the contact's symbol, select Choose Symbol and a dialog will
appear showing the available symbols. Choose the one that best represents the selected location then close the dialog by pressing the "X" in
the upper right corner. The new symbol will now appear below the
Choose Symbol button (and on the main map display).
Selecting a Contact
You can select any contact by touching its symbol on the map display.
When you do, the map cursor will appear pointing directly to the contact and the symbol will be outlined with a red halo. The contact's name
will also appear in the pop-up box.
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A red halo indicates a selected contact on the map display
Whenever you have a contact selected, you can press the LOCATION
INFORMATION button to access more information about that particular location. A Location Information Screen will appear, which includes detailed information about the contact as well as buttons to begin navigating to the contact (Go To), to show it on the map, to edit its name
and display information or to delete it from memory.
Editing a Contact
You can edit a contact's name, address, phone number or symbol by
selecting it on the map and pushing the LOCATION INFORMATION button.
Choose EDIT from the Location Information Screen.
The Edit Contact screen described earlier under "Creating and Saving
Contacts" appears. Make changes precisely as described before.
Deleting a Contact
You can remove a contact from the iWAY by selecting it on the map and
pushing the LOCATION INFORMATION button. Choose DELETE from the Location Information Screen and the contact will disappear.
Navigating to a Contact
The easiest way to navigate to a saved contact is to treat it like any
other cursor position on the map. Use the zoom and Move Map buttons
to get the contact on screen, then touch the contact to select it with
your cursor.
Press the LOCATION INFORMATION button to bring up the Location Information Screen. Choose GO TO and the iWAY will immediately begin generating a route to the selected contact.
If you have several contacts stored on your iWAY, or don't want to take the
time to pan over to one, you can also use the Address Book command from
the Find Menu. This method allows you to sort through all of the contacts
on the unit either by name or by nearest to your current location. For more
details on using the Find Menu, see Sec. 5 beginning on page 47.
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Section 3:
Music Mode Operation
This section addresses the unit's Music Mode operation. Music Mode is
designed as a powerful but simple interface for playing back your music
collection while navigating. If you'd rather skip ahead, you can look at
Sec. 4 which starts on page 25 and is full of details on setting up and
customizing the iWAY's various options. Or you could turn to Sec. 5
starting on page 47, where you'll learn about Searching and how the
iWAY generates Turn-by-Turn routes.
Before you start playing your music, it's a good idea to learn about the
different menus, the two Page screens and how they work together. If
you've already read Sec. 2, then you already know what you need to
about the controls, so you can skip ahead to the one-page Music Mode
Practice Run on page 19.
The Power Button
The Power button turns the unit on and off and activates the backlight.
To turn on the unit, press POWER. To turn on the backlight, press
POWER again. The unit has three preset backlight levels to select from.
Repeatedly pressing POWER will cycle through the backlight settings and
turn off the backlight. To turn off the unit (or enter Standby mode), press
and hold the POWER key for 3 seconds. For complete details concerning
Standby mode, see the discussion of power button functions in Sec. 4.
If you find that your iWAY has become unresponsive, you can force a restart by holding down the POWER button for 10-15 seconds.
Using the Touch Screen
At the beginning of Sec. 2 we gave detailed instructions on how to interact with the iWAY's touch screen. If you skipped Sec. 2, you might
want to turn back to the heading "Using the Touch Screen" for some
handy tips. Otherwise, remember that all menus and dialogs can be
closed by pressing on the "X" icon in the menu's top right corner.
The Main Menu
When using the iWAY in either Map Mode or Music Mode, press the
MENU button located in the top left corner of the screen to open the Main
Menu. The Main Menu contains commands that let you switch modes,
perform searches, or customize the iWAY’s behavior.
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The iWAY Main Menu.
Map and Music
Use the Map and Music buttons to change the iWAY’s mode. Map Mode
shows your current position on a moving map, as well as information
concerning your current route. Music Mode allows you to choose the
audio play list, adjust volume, and set various play controls. The rest of
this section concerns Music Mode operation.
Options Menu
The Options Menu has 3 pages full of settings that control iWAY operation or provide additional information. The iWAY works great right out
of the box, but as you become more familiar with the unit and what it
can do, you'll eventually want to begin tweaking some of these settings.
To access the Options Menu from the Main Menu, choose OPTIONS and it
will appear.
In Sec. 4, we'll describe each of the Options Menu options and commands
in detail. All of these options come with default values right out of the
box, so you may never need to make changes.
Find
The Find Menu has 3 pages of search options, designed to let you find
any destination quickly and easily. See Sec. 5 for details on searching
and following a generated route.
The following page contains an 11-step "Practice Run" that will walk
you through the most basic Music Mode operations. Following just the
steps outlined here, you can start using the iWAY to listen to your favorite songs in no time.
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Music Mode Practice Run
Start at your computer. You should already have some MP3 or Ogg Vorbis music files available. If you need help ripping your CDs to these formats, consult the documentation for the CD ripper software.
1. Insert an MMC or SD Card in your iWAY and connect the iWAY to
your computer as described in the supplemental instruction sheet.
Browse to the card.
2. Select a few of your favorite songs and copy them onto the card. For
now, copy only a few songs and place them in the card’s root directory.
(Later, you might prefer to set up subfolders in the music drive and organize your music by artist, album or genre.)
3. Once the songs are copied, disconnect the iWAY from your computer,
carefully observing the instructions in the supplemental document.
Move the iWAY to your car.
4. Turn the unit on by pressing the POWER key.
5. The opening screen displays either a map of North America or the music
player. If the Map Mode opens up, press the MENU button in the top left
corner of the screen, then choose the MUSIC button to switch to Music Mode.
6. Touch the screen inside the Now Playing box (at the top of the
screen) to see a list of the songs available on your card. These should
match the songs you just copied. Using the touch screen, choose a song
from the list.
7. The song will begin playing. If you haven’t changed the output mode, the
audio should be playing through the iWAY’s built-in speaker (or through
headphones, if attached). To play the audio through your car’s radio, press
the OUTPUT MODE button in the bottom left corner of the screen. The volume
slider is replaced by two up and down arrow buttons. Find an empty frequency on your car's radio, then press the up or down arrow buttons to the
same frequency on the radio. You should be able to hear the iWAY audio
through your radio.
8. Cancel the song currently playing by pressing STOP. To have iWAY
create a play list of all of the songs in the music folder, press the PLAY
button with no song selected. The iWAY will begin playing the first
song in its music directory.
9. The buttons to the right of the Visualization Area control the Repeat
and Shuffle options. Press SHUFFLE to toggle it on (the button should
turn yellow). Now press NEXT SONG, and the iWAY will randomly choose
a song out of those on the card.
10. Listen to your favorite music. Now you can return to your computer
and add more songs or play lists to your iWAY.
11. To turn off the unit, press and hold POWER key for three seconds.
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The Music Mode Display and On-Screen Commands
The Music Mode screen contains a large central area for visualization
effects, with a set of play control buttons along the bottom of the screen.
When a song or play list is playing, the name of the current song will
appear at the top of the screen, as well as the song's length and its
quality (in kbps).
To switch to Music Mode from Map Mode, select the MUSIC button on the
Main Menu. The Music Mode display is designed to be simple. The following image shows the Music Mode screen, and the various play control buttons visible along the bottom of the screen. Using only these
buttons and the toggle buttons on the right, you can listen to what you
want, when you want.
Find
Music
Repeat
Shuffle
Equalizer
Music Mode display, with all the on-screen command buttons shown.
All of the Music Mode commands are available right on-screen. The
most important tools are the play control buttons at the bottom of the
screen, but you can also touch anywhere in the Now Playing box at the
top of the screen to choose a new song or play list.
Music Mode always runs using a "play list," even if this consists of a
single song. You can copy pre-made play list files from your PC to your
iWAY and play the songs in these play lists by selecting them from the
song browser. It's just as easy to organize your music when you copy it
to the iWAY, by arranging it into folders from your computer. That way
you can play a folder at a time. When you select a folder to play, the
iWAY automatically creates a play list out of all of the songs contained
in that folder.
Later in this section we'll explain how to play folders, how to copy music
and play lists from your PC, and how to manage all of them on the iWAY.
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Using the Play Control Buttons
All of the play control buttons are fairly straightforward, and are
probably already familiar to you. The portion of the screen we're referring to as play control buttons looks like this:
Song Position slider
Stop
Previous
Play / Pause
Next
Volume slider
Output Mode
The Music Mode Play Control Buttons.
Song Position indicates the playback position in the currently playing
song. Whenever a song begins playing, the Song Position slider begins at
the far left and moves right. You can quickly skip to a different point in the
currently playing song by pressing and dragging the blue button on the
Song Position slider to the right (to fast forward) or to the left (to rewind).
Previous Song will jump to the beginning of the song that is playing
or it will take you to the previous song if the song that is playing just
started. You also can hold this button down to fast reverse a song.
Play starts a selected song or play list. If you have not chosen a play
list or song yet, pushing Play will automatically generate a play list
from all the songs on your iWAY's music drive. When a song is playing,
the Play button is replaced by a Pause button.
Pause will stop the song currently playing but save its position (and its
position in the current play list). When you pause a song, the Pause
button is replaced by the Play button.
Next Song skips to the next song in the current play list and starts it
playing. Hold this button down to fast forward the currently playing
song.
Stop cancels the current song playing.
Output Mode toggles the iWAY’s audio output between speaker output
and FM broadcast. When the iWAY is in speaker output mode, it will play
audio output through the built-in speaker in the back of the case, or through
headphones if they are connected. In FM broadcast mode, the iWAY will
broadcast its audio to a nearby FM radio at the selected frequency.
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To hear MP3 music and audible directions through your car's FM radio, first
tune the radio to a vacant FM frequency. In other words, one not used by a
commercial radio station in your area. Next, tune the iWAY to the same frequency as the radio. Press the OUTPUT MODE button, then use the up and
down arrows to select the frequency. You can choose any odd numbered
frequency between 88.1 and 107.9 MHz.
Music Mode Display set to FM broadcast mode. Press the up and down
arrows to the right of the FM button to select the same frequency as
your car's radio.
Volume Slider adjusts the playback volume. Press and drag the blue
button to the left or right to get the desired volume. The far left is
mute, the far right is maximum volume.
Using the Now Playing Box to Launch Music Browser
The center of the top row of the Music Mode screen is a Now Playing
box that shows you the name, position, and quality of the song that is
playing. You can touch the screen anywhere inside the Now Playing box
to open the music browser, which lets you choose the song or play list to
play next.
Visualization Effects – Waveform/Spectrum Analyzer
The Visualization Area takes up the center of the Music Mode display
and provides either a Waveform Analyzer or Spectrum Analyzer effect
in time with the music that's playing.
To switch between the available visualization effects, press the screen
inside the Visualization Area.
Music Browser
The iWAY can play both MP3 and Ogg Vorbis music files. It can also
recognize m3u-style play list files. Touch the Now Playing area of the
Music Mode screen to launch the Browse Music Files screen.
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The music browser is a screen showing the file structure of your music
drive, including all of the songs and play lists available as well as any
subfolders. If you've sorted your music by album or artist, you can select the folder you wish and play only the songs in that folder or you
can choose a particular song to play right away.
Use the Browse Music Files screen to choose which songs to play next.
From the music browser you can choose individual songs, play list files,
or subfolders to play. Choose PLAY ALL to play all of the music files in the
selected folder and its subfolders.
Find Music
The FIND MUSIC button in the top right corner of the screen launches an
Audio Search menu. To find a particular audio file by its filename,
press FIND MUSIC and then touch anywhere inside the Name Filter box to
open the iWAY's Virtual Keyboard. Enter all or part of a song's filename and press DONE.
The Audio Search menu will provide a list of all of the audio files on
your MMC card that match the text in the Name Filter field. Choose
the one you want from the list and choose PLAY to begin playing it or
BROWSE to open the music browser at the file's location.
Shuffle (On/Off)
When Shuffle is turned on, at the end of a song iWAY will randomly
choose another song from the current play list to play next. When Shuffle is turned off, it will proceed to the next song in the play list (or, if
you are playing all the songs in a folder, it will proceed to the next song
alphabetically by filename).
Press the SHUFFLE button to toggle whether the option is on or off. The
button is yellow when the option is turned on, and white when the option is turned off.
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Repeat (On/Off)
When Repeat is turned on, at the end of a play list (or song, if you are
only playing one song) iWAY will immediately start playing the play
list again, from the beginning. When Repeat is turned off it will stop
playing music and wait for you to select a new song or play list.
Press the REPEAT button to turn the option on or off. The button is yellow when the option is turned on and white when the option is turned
off.
Setup Equalizer
Use the SETUP EQ button to customize the audio levels of your iWAY playback. To adjust levels, press and drag the slider for the control you want
to adjust, moving it up to increase the level and down to decrease it.
Use the Equalizer to precisely control iWAY's audio playback.
Significantly increasing any of the Equalizer levels may cause audio
distortion. If you are having problems with audio distortion, decreasing
the PREAMP level will probably resolve them.
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Section 4:
Pictures, Gauge, and Options Menu
Pictures Slideshow
The iWAY can display photo images stored on the media card. To open
the Photos Slideshow, select the PICTURES option located at the bottom
left of the Main Menu.
You can choose to play the images as a slideshow or pause on a single
image. The Pictures Toolbar allows you to control the display with buttons similar to the Music Mode play controls.
The toolbar, on the left side of the screen in both images, can be hidden
using the arrow icon located in the bottom right corner of the screen.
In order to view a Picture Slideshow, you must have photo images
stored on the MMC or SD Card installed in the iWAY. The iWAY will
automatically search the card for any usable images. To operate the
Slideshow:
Close Slideshow
Zoom In
Play / Pause Slideshow
Next Image
Previous Image
The Pictures Slideshow Toolbar.
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Close Slideshow returns the iWAY to the Main Menu.
Zoom In enlarges the image currently displayed, zooming in on the
center of the display. You can press and drag anywhere within the image display to focus on a particular area of the image.
Play / Pause Slideshow allows you to control whether the iWAY
automatically cycles through the available images or displays a single
image constantly.
Next Image and Previous Image force the iWAY to skip forward or backward among the available images, so you can choose which one to display.
Gauge Page
The iWAY's Gauge Page contains helpful information, including your
estimated time of arrival, average speed and max speed. To view the
Gauge Page select GAUGE PAGE located at the bottom right of the Main
Menu.
The bar at the bottom of the Gauge Page is a time to turn indicator.
This page shows several of the most useful Overlay Data items in an
easy-to-read format. To leave the Gauge Page and return to the Main
Menu, press the MENU button in the top left corner of the screen.
Options Menu – Page One
The iWAY has an Options Menu containing three pages of options and
menus designed to let you customize the operation of your iWAY. To
access the Options Menu from either operation mode, press MENU and
then choose OPTIONS. Page 1 of the Options Menu will appear, as shown
in the following image.
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The iWAY Options Menu (Page 1).
In the following pages, we'll describe each of the Options Menu pages. All
of these options come with default values so you can use the iWAY right
out of the box, that way you may never need to make changes. You might
want to skip on to Sec. 5, beginning on page 47, to learn more about
searching for destinations and generating routes.
Remember as you read through this section that all menus and dialogs
can be closed by selecting the "X" in the upper right corner of the screen.
Directions List
The Directions List is generated whenever iWAY begins navigating to a
destination. It contains a list of all the turns from the start of your
route to the end, including an arrowhead icon indicating the direction
of each turn. It looks something like the screen in the following image.
The Directions List for a generated route.
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You can look up and down the list by pressing and dragging the blue slider
bar to the right. You can select any individual instruction on-screen for
more detailed information. This screen is called a Turn Preview.
If Turn Preview is on, the Directions list will be displayed automatically
when the GPS is lost. This could occur when driving through a tunnel or in
a parking garage.
Auto Zoom (On/Off)
The iWAY has an Auto Zoom feature, located on Page 1 of the Options
Menu, which will display greater map detail as you navigate a route. While
the map shifts to track your current position, the Auto Zoom will zoom the
map in and out based on your speed and the distance to your next turn.
When active, the Auto Zoom takes control any time the map cursor is not
showing. When the map cursor is up, you can use the Zoom In and Zoom
Out buttons to control the zoom level. As soon as you Clear Cursor, Auto
Zoom will automatically recalculate the zoom level.
If you prefer to manually control the zoom level, you can toggle the Auto
Zoom feature on and off (when the cursor is not showing) by touching the
range display feature located at the bottom left corner of the map screen.
Overlay Data Setup
Overlay Data are the text boxes that appear over your map display containing information such as the distance to your destination and the
instructions for your next turn.
You can choose which information you want to appear as Overlay Data,
as well as its location on the screen. To do this, from the Options Menu
choose OVERLAY DATA SETUP. The first screen that appears is the Overlay
Data Shown screen, showing your current setup. You can choose any
item in the list to change its font size or location.
Use the Overlay Data Shown screen to modify Overlay Data.
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You can also choose the last line in the list, "(Press here to add...)" to
add another data box to your screen. The list of available overlay data
appears, in an expandable tree structure.
Choose the + next to any of the categories to expand it, and show the
available data within the category. You can press the - next to any expanded category to hide its contents, to clear up the screen.
From this list, choose any of the data options to add it to your Overlay
Data shown. You can then modify it on the Overlay Data Shown screen
just like any of the others.
A checkbox at the bottom of the screen allows you to determine whether
the iWAY should draw boxes around the information presented, or
overlay the text on the map.
Route Via Waypoints
While the iWAY is designed to generate a route from your current position all the way to a chosen destination, sometimes you will want more
control over where you are going. The Route Via Waypoints command
allows you to access the Routes list menu where you can store and
manage routes you have created. From the Routes list menu you can
navigate to several different locations (or waypoints) during a single
trip. When you use this option, the iWAY will guide you to each location
on the list in a specific order.
Use the Routes list menu, at left, to store and manage different routes.
The image at left shows several generated routes. The Edit Route
menu at right shows all of the routing controls and a generated route.
Imagine you just arrived in Tulsa, Okla., on a business trip. You can
search through a list of nearest hotels (or a specific hotel) and have the
iWAY create a route to the hotel. If you decide to visit a local attraction
or restaurant you can add that to your route, as well. In the top right
image, just such a scenario has been created in the Edit Route menu.
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NOTE:
Another way to set up a route with multiple waypoints is to perform a search for one location and choose GO TO to begin navigating,
then search for another location and choose GO TO for that one. The
iWAY will provide you with an option of detouring to that waypoint
(adding it to the beginning of the route) or setting it as a new final
destination (adding it to the end of the route). Detouring to a different location while navigating is explained in "Choosing New Destination while Navigating" in Sec. 5.
To create a route (similar to the one in the Edit Route menu image) the
iWAY must first find your current position. Once the iWAY has located
you on its map, select OPTIONS from the Main Menu. Then select ROUTE VIA
WAYPOINTS. This will bring up the Routes menu. Select NEW ROUTE and the
Edit Route menu will appear. From the Edit Route menu you have two
options to choose from in order to find a specific location and begin to
generate a route. Select either the FROM MAP button or the FROM FIND button. If you select From Map, the map will appear. Use the cursor arrow
on the map and drag it to a specific location (or address) then select the
ADD button. The iWAY will let you know the location has been added to
your route. You can continue to select and add other locations in this
same manner. If you select the FROM FIND button, the Find menu will appear. This menu will allow you to search for a desired destination by
Category and Subcategory.
Selecting a Category or Subcategory will bring up the Find By menu
with three options: Name Entry, Near Current Location and Near Cursor. Depending on how you want to search for a specific location will determine which option you should select. To learn more about the specifics
of "Searching, Finding, and Navigating", see Sect. 5. Once you have
found your desired destination, select it and add it to your route. You can
add as many as 99 waypoints to a route.
If you want to rearrange the order of the waypoints in a route list, you
can use the UP and DOWN buttons in the Edit Route screen to move a
highlighted waypoint higher or lower in the list.
AutoSort
If you prefer, the iWAY can generate a route for you among several locations, even if you don't know which order you want to go in. Enter all
of the destinations in any order, then choose AUTOSORT.
The iWAY will organize the list of locations to make the shortest possible route among all of them. This can be useful if you're on a business
trip and need to visit several clients at different locations. Put in all
their addresses, choose AUTOSORT, and then let the iWAY pick the shortest path that will get you where you need to go.
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Cancel Navigation
When you have reached your destination, the iWAY will display a popup window asking if you want to cancel navigation to your destination.
Select YES to stop receiving navigation instructions to that location.
You can also cancel navigation to a destination at any time using the
Cancel Navigation command. From the Options Menu, select CANCEL
NAVIGATION. Again the iWAY will display a pop-up window to confirm
your choice. Choose YES and the iWAY will stop generating navigation
instructions to the current destination.
NOTE:
If you’re navigating a route with multiple via waypoints, when you
choose Cancel Navigation, the iWAY will ask you whether you want to
cancel navigation of the entire route or just cancel navigation to the
current waypoint and continue on to the next waypoint in the route.
Routing Options
Routing Options are used to control exactly how the iWAY generates a
route from your current position to a selected destination. To access
these options, from the Options Menu choose ROUTING OPTIONS. A screen
like the one in the following image will appear.
Use the Avoid on Routes menu to control how iWAY generates routes.
When generating a route, the iWAY is able to analyze certain types of
roads or turns and adjust their value to either prefer or avoid them.
Preferred road types will occur more often in your routes – the iWAY
will deliberately try to take those types of roads. Road or turn types
that you Avoid will show up less, although the iWAY may have to generate a longer route to avoid them.
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The three slider controls on this page let you control how much you
want to avoid or prefer the associated options when generating a route.
The farther you move the slider to the left or right, the more it will affect the routes generated by iWAY. If you change these values significantly and notice that your iWAY has begun generating poor routes, try
using the RESET TO DEFAULTS button to see if that fixes the problem.
You can use the RECALCULATE ROUTE button to automatically generate a
new route to the same destination using the new preferences. Take advantage of this option when you're trying to learn the right amount of
avoidance, to make sure the iWAY gives you just what you want.
Avoid Cross-Traffic Turns
Use this option to avoid turns across busy lanes of traffic. The iWAY
will not avoid cross-traffic turns at major intersections, where you will
likely have a protected turn at a traffic light. As with all of these settings, try changing it a little at a time. Sometimes you'd have to drive
miles out of your way to avoid taking a cross-traffic turn somewhere in
your route. Then again, sometimes it's worth it. Practice with this setting to find the value that's right for your driving experience.
Prefer/Avoid Toll Roads
By default, toll roads have a fairly high value in iWAY's route generation, because they are generally high quality roads with high speed
limits, allowing you to get where you're going faster.
Of course, the convenience of toll roads comes at a price. If you'd rather
save some of the cost of traveling toll roads, consider setting the iWAY
to generally Avoid toll roads (press and drag the TOLL ROADS slider to the
right). If you want to drive free, drag the slider all the way to the right,
and the iWAY won't use toll roads at all.
Of course, if you prefer the convenience of toll roads (and don't mind the
cost), you can give them an even greater value by pressing and dragging the slider to the left.
Prefer/Avoid Interstates
Of course, Interstate Highways aren't as expensive to travel as toll
roads, but sometimes the stress of merging and exiting combined with
the high speed make interstates less attractive – especially for short
trips across town.
The default is already designed to avoid Interstates for very short trips, but
if you feel like it's sending you to the highway too often, try telling the iWAY
to Avoid Interstates (press and drag the INTERSTATES slider to the right).
Like toll roads, you might prefer the speed of Interstate travel. You can tell
iWAY to prefer Interstates by pressing and dragging the slider to the left.
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Turn Preview
The Turn Preview checkbox on this screen allows you to toggle whether
or not the iWAY displays a Turn Preview screen whenever you approach a turn in your route, as described earlier.
A Turn Preview is a special screen designed to prepare you for upcoming turns. You can access the Turn Preview for any turn in your route
by visiting the Directions List as described earlier.
A sample Turn Preview screen in 3D mode.
As you can see in the previous image, the Turn Preview screen includes
a close-up map of the turn itself, and you can see the magenta route
line showing your path. Additional data boxes show the text instruction, the distance from your current location to the selected turn, the
direction of the turn (in this case, a right turn), and the total distance
from the turn to the end of the route.
If you want the iWAY to automatically show you Turn Previews whenever you're navigating, make sure TURN PREVIEW is checked. You can turn
this feature off by unchecking the box.
Options Menu – Page Two
Page 2 of the Options Menu contains the following options:
The iWAY Options Menu (Page 2).
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Categories Drawn
The Categories Drawn command lets you choose how much of the mapping detail available in our database you want shown on the screen. This
information includes contacts, Points of Interest, cities, highways, etc.
If you draw too much detail, your screen can feel cluttered. If you don't
draw enough, you're not getting the most value out of your mapping
GPS. You can use the Categories Drawn command to selectively turn
on or off any of these items, customizing the map to your needs.
From the Options Menu, choose CATEGORIES DRAWN and a screen like the
one in the following image will appear.
Use the Map Categories Drawn screen to customize your map. In this
example, the category My Trails and subcategory Distances are off.
The Map Categories Drawn Menu is divided into two columns, "Category" and "Subcategory." You can turn any Category or Subcategory on
or off. If you turn off a Category, none of its Subcategories will appear.
To turn an item on or off, press its entry in the list to highlight it. When
it's highlighted, press it again to check it (turn it on) or uncheck it (turn
it off). The Category list is longer than will fit on one page, so a
scrollbar appears to the right of it. Press and drag the scrollbar's slider
to move up or down the list.
My Trails
Most GPS units are designed to record plot trails, which are a record of
where you’ve been. By default, Trails are hidden in your iWAY to save
on screen clutter. You can choose to display Trails, which will show
your travel history on the Map Mode display. For instructions on displaying Trails, see the earlier discussion of Categories Drawn.
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The My Trails command lets you control how the iWAY records and
displays Trails. To view the Trails Menu, choose MY TRAILS from Page 2
of the Options Menu. The Trails Menu lists all of the Trails currently
stored on the iWAY, with icons to indicate which one is active (that is,
which one is currently recording your travel), and which ones should be
displayed.
Trails Menu, showing 5 trails. Trail 3 is the active trail (indicated by
the arrow on the right). Trails 1, 4 and 5 are hidden (there is no check
mark next to them), but Trails 2 and 3 are shown.
From the Trails Menu you can start a new Trail, or edit or delete an
existing to Trail. To modify an existing Trail, press its entry in the list.
The Edit Trail screen will appear.
The Edit Trail screen allows you to modify an existing Trail.
On the Edit Trail screen, you can choose to Navigate the selected Trail
(converting it into a Route), delete it, rename it, or modify its display
characteristics such as color, pattern, and visibility.
Trip Calculator
The Trip Calculator is a handy tool for keeping track of detailed information concerning your route. You can use it to find the distance of
your daily commute, or to calculate your average speed on a crosscountry road trip.
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To access the Trip Calculator, from the Options Menu choose TRIP
CALCULATOR. A screen like the one in the following image appears.
The iWAY Trip Calculator screen.
Trip Active
Use the Trip Active checkbox to turn on and off trip calculation. If you
want to take a detour without recording that in your trip calculation,
you can use the Trip Active command to disable calculation.
Tap the checkbox to the left of the label TRIP ACTIVE to check it (turn on)
and uncheck it (turn off).
Reset Trip
The Reset Trip command is used to reset all of the calculated values to
zero and begin recording new information.
Whenever you're starting a new trip, remember to open up the Trip
Calculator Menu and choose RESET TRIP.
Threshold
You can use Threshold to make sure the information recorded by iWAY
in the Trip Calculator only applies to your trip's route – not the lost
time in snack stops along the way or the idle time spent in a traffic jam.
If you're interested in complete details for this trip, set your threshold
low (0 mph will monitor conditions all the time).
If you'd prefer a more accurate average measure, raise the Threshold
above idle speed. The Trip Calculator will only track time spent and
distance traveled while you're moving faster than the Threshold.
You can adjust this value by pushing on the up and down arrows to either side of the THRESHOLD box.
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Calculated Data
The rest of the Trip Calculator screen shows you the calculated information for your current trip. These text boxes contain values that update in real time, while you watch, so you can see your exact speed or
how far you've already gone.
Current Speed, Average Speed and Max Speed all track your
ground speed as measured by changes in your GPS position.
Trip Time tells you how long you've been on the road, and Trip Distance tells you how long your trip has been so far. Remember that
these values are only recorded while you're moving faster than the
Threshold (as described earlier).
Safety Mode (On/Off)
The iWAY has a Safety Mode to prevent vehicle drivers from operating
the GPS while the vehicle is in motion. The unit will navigate and play
music while moving. The Power button will also work, but the touchscreen buttons are temporarily disabled whenever Safety Mode is on.
The screen buttons become responsive when the vehicle stops.
However, if a passenger is available to act as navigator, Safety Mode
can be turned off. This switches the unit to Passenger Mode and allows
the passenger to operate the unit while the vehicle is moving.
To disable Safety Mode and switch to Passenger Mode, make sure the
vehicle is not moving and, from the Options Menu, choose SAFETY MODE
to toggle whether the option is on or off. The button itself will show its
current state.
A dialog like the one in the following image appears. Choose YES to disable Safety Mode and return to the Options Menu.
Safety Mode disable menu.
WARNING:
When a GPS unit is used in a vehicle, the vehicle operator
is solely responsible for operating the vehicle in a safe
manner. Vehicle operators must maintain full surveillance
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of all pertinent driving conditions at all times. An accident
or collision resulting in damage to property, personal injury or death could occur if the operator of a GPSequipped vehicle fails to pay full attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion.
Do not attempt to configure, adjust or enter information
into your GPS unit while driving.
Sound and Voice Setup
Much of the information you'll receive from the iWAY will come in the
form of sounds. Use the Sound and Voice Setup command to adjust the
type and frequency of audio output iWAY provides.
From the Options Menu, choose SOUND AND VOICE SETUP. The Sounds
Menu appears, as shown in the following image.
The iWAY Sounds Menu, used to adjust iWAY's audio output.
To turn Key Press Sounds on and off: Tap the checkbox to the left
of the label KEY SOUNDS to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off).
To turn Voice Instructions on and off: Tap the checkbox to the left
of the label VOICE INSTRUCTIONS to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn
off). If you turn off Voice Instructions, they can still be accessed by
pressing SPEAK, which will make iWAY state the current instruction.
To adjust Periodic Voice instruction frequency: Press and drag
the blue button on the PERIODIC VOICE slider. Drag it to the right to increase the frequency of spoken instructions, or to the left to decrease it.
Periodic Voice instructions are repeated at set intervals and are intended as reminders. Use this slider to adjust the frequency of Periodic
Voice instructions until your iWAY is giving you exactly as much information as you need.
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To set Voice Volume: Press and drag the blue button on the VOICE
VOLUME slider. Drag it to the right to increase the output volume, or to
the left to decrease it. Note that this setting only affects spoken instructions; your music volume will remain unchanged.
To set Music Volume: Press and drag the blue button on the MUSIC
VOLUME slider. Drag it to the right to increase the output volume, or to
the left to decrease it. Note that this setting only affects music playback; spoken instructions will remain unchanged.
To set Master Volume: Press and drag the blue button on the MASTER
VOLUME slider. Drag it to the right to increase the output volume, or to the
left to decrease it. This setting affects all audio output from the iWAY.
Interface Options
The Interface Options Menu allows you to control the visual display of your
iWAY, such as its brightness and contrast and the graphical skin. You can
also use Interface Options to access the Calibrate Screen command, in case
your iWAY's touch screen isn't responding precisely.
To access the Interface Options Menu, from the Options Menu select
INTERFACE SETUP. The following menu will appear.
The Interface Options Menu.
Interface Selection
Interface Selection allows you to change the visual appearance of the
iWAY. Several skin options are available in the iWAY. To change your
current skin display, touch inside the INTERFACE SELECTION box and a
drop-down list will appear showing all of the available skins. Choose
one from the list and the iWAY will display the new skin automatically.
Screenshots throughout this manual were taken using the "Default" skin
mode. Other skin options will be available on the Lowrance web site in the
future.
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Keyboard
Keyboard allows you to choose the layout of the buttons on the iWAY's
virtual keyboard. Use this option to choose the layout you’re most familiar with, so you can enter text information quickly and easily.
Brightness
The Brightness Slider controls the brightness of the screen. High levels
of brightness could make the iWAY difficult to read, especially during
night use; low levels may make the screen seem too dark for easy
viewing. Use the slider bar to adjust your screen's brightness to your
preference.
To increase your screen's brightness, press and drag the button on the
slider bar to the right. To decrease it, press and drag the button to the left.
Transparency
The Transparency Slider controls the transparency of information and
navigation boxes that appear on the map page. Increasing transparency
will make it easier to see the background map, but may interfere with
the legibility of the Overlays. Decreasing transparency clarifies Overlays but it also obscures underlying map information.
To increase transparency, press and drag the button on the slider bar to
the right. To decrease it, press and drag the button to the left.
Contrast
The Contrast Slider controls the graphical contrast between screen colors. Like brightness, contrast must be balanced to individual tastes and
lighting conditions. Use the slider bar to adjust it to your preference.
To increase your screen's contrast, press and drag the button on the slider
bar to the right. To decrease it, press and drag the button to the left.
Calibrate Screen
The Calibrate Screen command is used to correct any differences between the location you press on the touch screen and the location the
iWAY thinks you pressed. If you find that the iWAY isn't responding
perfectly to your touch screen input, run the calibrate screen command.
Select the INTERFACE SETUP command (Options, Page 2) which will bring
up the Interface Options menu. In the Interface Options menu select
the CALIBRATE SCREEN button. The Touch Screen Calibration menu will
appear, as shown in the following image, with a small target icon
somewhere on the screen. A test message asks you to press the center
of the target. When you do, a new target will appear elsewhere on the
screen.
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The Touch Screen Calibration menu.
Press each of the targets in turn. After the third, the screen should be
calibrated. The calibration screen will disappear, returning you to the
Interface Options menu. You may want to use a stylus for more accurate calibration (or even the plunger of a ballpoint pen) – if you do, take
extra care not to scratch the touch screen.
Standby Mode vs. Power Off Mode
The power button turns the unit off and on in two different ways. When
the unit is on, holding the power button down for about two seconds
will put the unit in "standby mode." Standby Mode is your unit's default setting; it does not turn the unit completely off.
Standby Mode allows it to "sleep" and draw very little battery power.
Because the unit is not completely shut off, the next time you turn it on
it will start up faster than if the unit was fully shut down.
If the unit is left idle for 24 hours, it will automatically leave the
Standby "sleep" state and switch to a full shut down to save battery
power. However, the power button's Standby setting is unchanged; the
next time you power down, it will again return to Standby Mode.
If you wish, you can disable Standby Mode, so that the unit will completely shut down when you turn it off. To disable it, select POWER OFF in
the Power Key box of the Interface Options Menu.
Options Menu – Page Three
Page 3 of the Options Menu contains the following options:
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The iWAY Options Menu (Page 3).
Units of Measure
This menu adjusts the units of measure iWAY uses to display speed
and distance (statute miles or meters), your heading (true or magnetic),
the current time (12 hour or 24 hour format), and the date
(Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year or Year/Month/Day).
To change any of these, from the Options Menu choose UNITS OF MEASURE
and the menu shown in the following image will appear.
The iWAY Units of Measure Menu.
To change any setting: tap the button next to the format you prefer.
The button you push should become selected and the previous format
should become unselected.
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Reset Options
To reset all customizable settings to their factory defaults, from the Options Menu choose RESET OPTIONS. A dialog box will pop up asking you if
you are sure. Choose YES to proceed.
Reset Options confirmation dialog.
NOTE:
Reset Options does not erase any of your contacts, saved routes or
trails.
Device Information
From time to time, Lowrance updates the operating system software in
some of its products. These software upgrades are usually offered to
customers as free downloads from our web site, www.lowrance.com.
These upgrades make the unit perform better or introduce a new feature or function. You can find out what software version is running in
your unit by using the Device Information command.
From the Options Menu, choose DEVICE INFORMATION. A dialog like the one
in the following image will appear, showing you all the current information about your iWAY.
The Device Information screen shows the details of your iWAY's software.
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Complete information and instructions for installing an update will be
available on the update's page at the Lowrance web site.
GPS Status
The GPS Status command opens a GPS Status Screen, which provides
information on the satellite signals that your iWAY is monitoring to
determine your position. You can access the GPS Status Screen by
choosing GPS STATUS from the Options Menu. A screen like the one in
the following image will appear.
The iWAY GPS Status Screen.
The GPS Status Screen contains several graphical elements that represent a lot of information.
Current Position Lock
Three buttons along the left side of the GPS screen indicate the quality
of the units position lock. The button that's selected indicates your current position lock. If none of them is selected, your current position has
not been established.
2D means the iWAY has achieved a lock on your current position on a
map. A 2D lock does not include your altitude. The iWAY must receive
reliable signals from 3 satellites to establish a 2D lock.
3D means the iWAY has achieved a more reliable lock, including not only
your coordinate location but also your altitude (or elevation). The iWAY
must receive reliable signals from 4 satellites to establish a 3D lock.
WAAS means your GPS is receiving reliable correction signals from the
FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS is designed for use in
aircraft, but occasionally terrestrial vehicles can attain a WAAS lock.
This is the most accurate position signal available in the iWAY.
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EPE (Estimated Position Error)
The Estimated Position Error (abbreviated "EPE") is shown right next
to the Current Position Lock buttons. This value represents the expected error from a benchmark location. In other words, if the EPE
shows 50 feet, then the position shown by the unit is estimated to be
within 50 feet of the actual location.
This also gives you an indicator of the fix quality the unit currently has.
The smaller the position error number, the better (and more accurate)
the fix is. If the position error flashes dashes, then the unit hasn't
locked onto the satellites, and the number shown isn't valid.
Satellite Display
A white circle that serves as a graphical view of the satellites overhead
fills much of the right half of the screen. Each satellite is shown on the
circular chart relative to your position. The GPS receiver is tracking satellites that are in blue type. The receiver hasn't locked onto a satellite if
the number is in dark blue, so it isn't being used to track the position.
Lat/Lon Coordinates
Beneath the Satellite Display, you can see your Coordinates in Latitude
and Longitude. These numbers can be used to pinpoint your location on
any map, or to create contacts at your position on another GPS.
Transfer Data
In addition to storing media files such as music and pictures, you can
use your MMC or SD Card to store and transfer GPS data recorded on
the unit. This is a handy way to save contacts that you’ve created,
Trails of places you’ve been, and routes you’ve set up.
To save data to your memory card, or to load data from your memory
card, choose the TRANSFER DATA command from the Options Menu. Tell
the iWAY whether you want to LOAD data for the iWAY to display and
use or SAVE data to the card to store or transfer it to another GPS unit.
If you want to Load data, choose the dropdown box and make sure to
select the filename of the GPS Data File you want to load. If you are
Saving data, you can select the Filename text box to enter a new name
describing the data you’re saving.
GPS Simulator
The iWAY offers a GPS Simulator option allowing it to simulate the
navigation of a route. When you turn on the Simulator, the iWAY pretends it has a GPS lock at the current location, then begins moving
along the current route as though you are following it.
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This feature can be handy when the iWAY recommends a route you’ve
never traveled before, letting you preview the whole way from your
start to your destination. Four play control buttons in the bottom left of
the screen allow you to control the simulator.
Use the REVERSE button to move backwards along the route. Stop or resume motion along the route using the PLAY / PAUSE button, or speed up
simulation by pressing FORWARD. To stop following the current route and
return to your starting location press Stop.
The iWAY will remain in Simulator Mode until you turn it off in the
Options Menu. To turn off Simulator Mode choose GPS Simulator from
the Options Menu.
NOTE:
If you are in Simulator mode while driving and reach a speed of
about 15 miles per hour or greater, and the unit acquires a satellite
lock, the unit will leave Simulator mode. If the unit does not have
satellite lock it will prompt you to simulate when you begin to navigate a route. If the prompt is ignored for 20 seconds the unit will
assume you do not wish to simulate a route.
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Section 5:
Searching, Finding, and Navigating
One of the most important uses of the iWAY is generating routes to
help you get from where you are to where you want to be. In the following section we will teach you how to make iWAY generate a route
for you, as well as how to use information provided by the iWAY.
With the exception of the GO TO command on the Location Information
screen, all of the iWAY's search functions can be accessed by pressing
the FIND button in the Main Menu. When you do, the first page of the
Find menu appears as shown in the following image.
The iWAY Find Menu (Find 1 page).
NOTE:
You can search for items even before the unit has acquired a position. If you do a search before your position has been determined,
iWAY will show you distance and bearing to the selected item from
the unit's last known position. It will also offer to simulate the
route. For details on simulating a route, see Sec. 4.
The Find Menu, like the Options Menu, is divided into three pages.
When you first open the Find Menu, you will always see page 1, which
has buttons for each of the most common searches. To access the other
pages, choose the appropriate button at the top of the screen.
The options on the top row of page 1 all point to a database of POIs
(Points of Interest) stored on your unit. We've divided Gas and ATMs,
Lodging and Restaurants into their own categories to save you time on
the most common searches. These category buttons can be convenient,
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but when in doubt you can choose to SEARCH ALL POIS BY NAME from page
2 of the Find Menu. The iWAY has very powerful search tools to help
you refine your search and pick precisely the location you want out of
all the iWAY’s stored locations.
NOTE:
Any time you perform a search while the map cursor is up, by default
the distances listed for search results will be calculated from the cursor position, not your current position. That means you can scroll
ahead to a destination a hundred miles away, and find the nearest
hotel there, or you could clear the cursor and do a search for the hotel
nearest your current location, then finish the trip tomorrow.
FIND ADDRESS lets you enter a street address and navigate directly to it.
ADDRESS BOOK lets you search through a list of contacts that you've cre-
ated, and navigate back to them.
RECENT DESTINATIONS is a helpful function that keeps track of the most
recent places you have navigated to, so you can go right back.
Finally, as we mentioned in Sec. 2, the Location Information screen's
GO TO command allows you to generate a route to any point on the map
by placing the map cursor at your desired destination.
We will discuss all of these search options in the following pages, but
first we need to describe one of the iWAY's basic tools, which will be
used a lot in searching: the virtual keyboard.
Using the iWAY's Virtual Keyboard
Many of the search options available through the Find menu will require you to enter data such as shop names or address numbers. To do
this, you will use the touch screen to select letters, numbers and symbols on iWAY's virtual keyboard.
Whenever you are asked to enter keyboard information, the keyboard
will appear. It generally looks like one of the following images. Note the
button in the bottom right corner that says NUM/SYM. You can use this
button to toggle between the Letters key set and the Numbers and
Symbols key set.
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The iWAY virtual keyboard is shown left using the Letters key set and
shown right using the Numbers and Symbols key set.
The other important button to notice is the one on the top right, DONE.
Push DONE when the text field contains the information you want to enter. When you do this, the iWAY will sometimes provide you with a list
of several options that closely resemble whatever information you entered. Choose the one you want by pressing its line in the list.
Now that you know how to enter the information the iWAY will need,
let's look at some of the ways you can use this information. We will
work our way across the Find Menu screen, starting on the left.
Find Gas and ATMs, Lodging, and Restaurants
All of the options on the top row of page 1 work essentially the same.
We will use the GAS, ATMS command as an example, but you can follow
essentially the same steps to locate and plot a course to any Point of
Interest stored in the database.
To find a nearby gas station:
1. From the Main Menu, press FIND to open the Find 1 menu.
2. Choose GAS, ATMS. A "Calculating" screen will appear briefly, and
then the iWAY will show you a list of the nearest gas stations in its database. Wait a moment for it to finish filling up the list and then you
can choose the one you want.
NOTE:
The iWAY has several methods of performing searches. If you have
the map cursor showing, it searches for all relevant locations near
to the map cursor. If you are not navigating and don’t have the cursor showing, it searches for locations near your current position.
You can change these search settings by choosing the Find By button in the bottom left corner of the search screen.
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The Find By menu allows you to customize searches.
The Find By menu allows you to force the iWAY to search by any of
the methods described earlier or by Name. Searching by Name allows you to find the closest Mobil, or the closest Texaco, if you have
a preference. It's often used in Restaurant searches.
For our example, though, we'll assume we're running low on gas
and need the first gas station available, so we’ll just use the iWAY’s
default Find By setting, NEAREST.
The list of search results contains two entry fields at the top and three columns across the bottom of the screen. The first column contains the location's name, and fills most of the screen. The contents of the second and
third column depend whether or not you're currently navigating to a destination. If you're not navigating, you will see the distance and bearing from
your current location (or cursor position) to the listed location. If you're
already on a route, though, the iWAY will use these two columns to show
the To Exit and From Exit distances to help you manage your trip.
Using the Name Filter
Sometimes a search returns far too many results to include the one you
want, or maybe just more results than you feel like scrolling through.
The Name Filter on the search results list helps you narrow down the
list to just those items containing a particular set of letters.
To use the Name Filter, press anywhere inside the NAME FILTER field and
the virtual keyboard will appear. Type all or part of the name you are
looking for and press DONE. The iWAY will return to the previous list,
but it will only show those locations whose names contain the text you
entered in the Name Filter field.
For instance, a search for the nearest Restaurants may provide too long
a list to be useful. You could significantly narrow the search by entering the word "Taco" in the Name Filter field. This shows all the nearest
Taco Bells, Taco Buenos, and any other restaurant nearby with "Taco"
anywhere in the name, as shown in the following images.
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At left, a list of nearest restaurants to your current position can be
displayed. To search for a specific restaurant by name, select the Name
Filter option; "Taco" search results are shown at right.
Navigating to the Selected POI
Now that you have a list of nearest POIs (and know how to read it),
choose the one that suits you best and touch its line on the screen. The
iWAY will then show you a Location Information Screen with details
about the POI you've chosen.
Since this is the result of a POI search, the Location Information
Screen will likely have the name of the POI, its street address, and
probably even its phone number. (That can be very helpful for calling
ahead to get a table at a restaurant.) Much more important to you are
the Go To and Find On Map commands.
You can choose Find On Map to make the iWAY close the Location Information Screen and move the map so that it's centered on the selected
POI. This can be helpful if you're trying to figure out where it is in relation to your own position, or to some other part of town.
Right now, we are just trying to get to the gas station, so choose GO TO. The
iWAY will generate a route from your current position (or last known position, if it doesn't have a satellite lock) to the selected destination.
NOTE:
There are several optional settings that control exactly how the
iWAY generates a route. These options are discussed in detail in
Sec. 4. See the heading "Route Options" there for more details.
As soon as the route is generated the iWAY will draw the course of
your route in magenta on the map, and begin providing visual and spoken directions along the route. You can skip ahead to the heading
"Following iWAY's Instructions" if you're interested in exactly how the
iWAY directs you along your course, or you can keep reading to see the
other sorts of searches available on the Find Menu.
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Recent Destinations
This handy command provides you with a list of the 20 most recent destinations you searched for. If the destination was a cursor location, the
list will shows its street address whenever possible.
The Find Recent screen.
You can use the Find Recent menu to quickly get back on your route if
you diverted to a POI along the way, or to navigate back and forth between two locations on a common commute.
Find Address
Find Address will let you navigate to nearly any address, using only the
street number and the street name. This is a very handy feature when
trying to visit a friend or some other residential destination. It can also
be quite helpful when trying to locate a shop or business that's not included in our POI database. Just look it up in the phone book and enter
its street address to navigate right to it.
1. From the Main Menu, press FIND to open the Find Menu, then choose
ADDRESS. The following image appears with three fields. "Address" requires only the number and "Street" requires only the street's name
(not identifiers such as "Ave."). To enter information in either of the
text fields press anywhere inside the boxes.
2. To enter an address number, press inside the ADDRESS field and
the virtual keyboard will appear. Enter the desired address number,
and then choose DONE. The Find Address menu will appear again, with
the information you entered in the Address field.
3. To enter a street name, press inside the STREET box and the virtual
keyboard will appear. Enter the desired street name and then choose
DONE. The Find Address menu will appear again with the information
you entered in the Street field.
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Find Address menu, shown left with all fields empty, and shown right
the Find By Name menu.
4. To choose your state, press the down arrow (↓) or anywhere inside
the State field and a list will appear with a scrollbar to the right. Press
and drag on the blue box to scroll the list up or down, then choose your
state by touching its line in the list. You can also press the up or down
arrows to move the selection one line at a time.
5. To choose your city or county, press inside the CITY/COUNTY field and
the virtual keyboard will appear. Enter the desired street name and then
choose DONE. The Find Address menu will appear again, with the information you entered in the City/County field. When you choose FIND ADDRESS,
the iWAY will only search within the city or county you have entered.
NOTE:
You can leave the City/County field blank for most address
searches. We recommend you only enter information in this field if
your address search provides too long of a list when you don't specify a city or county.
6. Choose FIND ADDRESS. A dialog box will pop up letting you know it's
working while the iWAY searches for the address and then a list of possible choices will appear. Touch the line of the address you want to
bring up its Location Information Screen.
Find Address generates a list of possible matches. Choose the one you want.
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We have already explained how to use the Location Information Screen.
You can see how far away the address is, or select FIND ON MAP or GO TO
if you want to begin navigating to it.
Address Book
Address Book allows you to navigate to contacts you have created. To
create a contact, use the Location Information screen and select ADD TO
ADDRESS BOOK. We describe contact creation under the heading "Creating and Saving Contacts" in Sec. 2.
Once you have created an address, choose ADDRESS BOOK in the Find 1
menu. The Find By Name menu will appear allowing you to enter the
contact's name or you can scroll through your address book using the
slide tool. You can also use the Find By Name option to search your entire Address Book.
The Find by Name screen is shown at left. Once you have selected a
specific name from your address book, the Contact Information screen,
at right, will display the address and other information.
Choose the contact you are interested in by selecting it from the list.
The Location Information Screen will appear, allowing you to GO TO the
contact, FIND ON MAP, EDIT its name and display information, or DELETE it.
Choose any of these buttons to continue.
Other Pages
If you're looking for POIs, pages 2 and 3 of the Find Menu offer not only
the Search All POIs by Name button, but also buttons for several other
subcategories. If you are searching for POIs in a particular category
other than Gas and ATMs, Lodging or Restaurants, these can be handy
menus for narrowing and simplifying your search.
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Pages 2 and 3 of the Find Menu.
In addition to these subcategories, pages 2 and 3 provide a Find Intersections option and an RV Parks/Services menu.
Intersections
The Intersections command in the Find menu will let you navigate to
any street intersection. This can be a very helpful tool when you are
trying to follow directions but don't have a specific street address. You
can also use the Intersections command to find a single street. To
search for either an intersection or a street, from the Find Menu choose
FIND 3, then INTERSECTIONS. The Find Streets menu appears.
In the Find Streets menu, enter a name for the First Street by touching
anywhere inside the FIRST STREET field. The virtual keyboard will appear.
Enter the name of the street (without direction or street type modifiers
such as "N." for "North" or "Ave." for Avenue). When you are finished
entering the street name press DONE.
The iWAY will return to the Find Streets menu with the entered name
showing in the First Street field.
You can use the Find Streets screen to find a single street by entering
a name and choosing Find First Street.
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Find a Street
If you just want to find your way to a single street, choose FIND FIRST
STREET and the iWAY will provide a list of streets of similar names. If
the list is too long, try specifying a city by pressing inside the CITY field
and entering a name on the virtual keyboard.
From the list, choose the name of the street you are looking for and the
iWAY will display it on the map.
Find an Intersection
To find an intersection, make sure you've entered a street name in the
First Street field as described in the previous instructions. Repeat those
steps to enter the name of a crossing street in the SECOND STREET field,
then choose FIND INTERSECTION and the iWAY will provide a list of all
known intersections of those two street names. Choose one from the list
and the iWAY will show a dialog box asking whether you want to GO TO
the intersection, FIND ON MAP or ADD TO ADDRESS BOOK.
Find Streets menu shown left, with the list of found intersections right.
Choosing New Destinations while Navigating
So far, we have explained all the ways to make the iWAY generate a
route for you from scratch. No matter which method you use, the iWAY
responds in the same way. It begins examining the roads between your
current position and your selected destination.
If you are already navigating to a destination, though, the iWAY will
behave a little differently. The iWAY needs to know whether you want
to cancel your previous navigation or put it on hold while you visit this
new location. You can even schedule to visit the new location after you
finish your current route.
If you choose to Go To a new destination while you are navigating, the
following dialog box will appear.
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Choose how to add a new destination to a current route.
Detour Here will make the iWAY immediately navigate you to the selected location. Once you arrive, the iWAY will resume navigating to
your previous destination. This can be useful when you are traveling to
a destination and want to stop for lunch along the way. Search for the
nearest restaurant, detour to the restaurant, and then the iWAY will
automatically switch back to your chosen destination.
New Final Destination will add the new location to the end of your current route. So if you are currently navigating to a nearby restaurant
and choose to set a gas station as your New Final Destination, the
iWAY will direct you to the restaurant first and send you on to the gas
station after you have finished eating.
Cancel Current Navigation will stop navigating to your old destination
and start you navigating to the new location.
Following a Generated Route
By default, the iWAY tries to find the fastest, shortest route to your
destination. It will generate a list of instructions detailing the turns
you need to make and the roads you need to follow along the way. It
will also draw a magenta line on the map display showing the route you
should follow.
Every turn in your route – every instruction you'll receive – is shown on
the map as a green dot on the magenta route line. You can point the
map cursor at any of these dots and a pop-up text box will show you the
text instruction for that turn.
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The iWAY clearly indicates every turn in a generated route.
Push the Location Information button while a turn dot is selected and
the Turn Preview Screen for that turn will immediately appear.
It's easy to make the iWAY generate a route. It's a little harder to describe exactly how you should use that information. Following the
routes generated by the iWAY will take some practice. You have to
learn when it's perfect and when it's just good. And, of course, you have
to learn what exactly it means by some of the terms it uses. In the following pages we will try to give you some pointers to lead you in that
direction.
Knowing the Area
The iWAY is designed to help you find your way around unfamiliar
streets. It can be extremely handy at home, too, but there is no substitute for local knowledge. If you use the iWAY in your own neighborhood, it may occasionally recommend a route that you know isn't the
best option. Of course, we do our best to provide the optimum route in
all situations, but if you know a better path than the one the iWAY
provides, take it.
As soon as you leave the iWAY's recommended course, it will immediately begin generating a new route based on your new position.
Using Turn Preview and the Directions List
Turn Preview and the Directions list are both addressed in Sec. 4. The
main navigation mode of the iWAY is the Map Mode with its Overlay
Data and voice instructions. The goal of the Map Mode is to provide you
a constant awareness of your current position on your route and a general sense of the larger route. Turn Preview and the Directions list are
designed to give you slightly different information from the basic Map
Mode navigation.
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The Directions List is shown left; a Turn Preview is shown right.
Turn Preview allows you to leave your current position and focus more
closely on a turn in the route ahead. A closer zoom range and large-font
data boxes will appear to help you see exactly what the road conditions
are ahead.
The Directions list gives you a detailed description of the entire route
with more information than you can see in the basic Map Mode. The
Directions list displays every step of the way, so you get a good idea of
what to expect further down the road.
The path described in the Directions list parallels the magenta route
line on your Map Mode. Every entry in the list is shown on the map's
route as a dot, as mentioned before. You can select any turn in the Directions list to open a Turn Preview screen for that instruction.
These tools can be very useful when checking a route through a known
area. After the iWAY generates a route, open the Directions list and
read through the steps to see if it generally matches the path you would
take. If the route is over unknown ground, this can be a very useful way
to prepare yourself for the path ahead.
Considering Temporary or Local Conditions
Unfortunately, the iWAY cannot possibly be aware of all temporary or
local conditions that could affect your course. Short-term construction,
traffic jams, or local bans on U-turns could all impact the usefulness of
an iWAY-generated route.
If you're following a route generated by the iWAY and temporary or
local conditions make it impossible (or inconvenient) to follow the
iWAY's instructions, use your best judgment. Keep driving and do your
best to keep moving toward your destination.
Whenever the iWAY notices that you have left the path it generated for
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you, it will begin generating a new one, based on your new position.
This feature is particularly handy for dealing with temporary or local
conditions that interfere with a route. When construction diverts you
from the route the iWAY recommended, you'll often find that the iWAY
recalculates your route and builds one that matches the official detour.
The most important step in learning how to follow iWAY's routes is
practice. Use the iWAY as often as possible and pay attention to the
way it "thinks." With time you will learn exactly how to get the most
out of the navigation provided by this GPS unit.
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Index
A
K
Accessories, 1, 2, 3, 6
Address Book, 2, 10, 15, 16, 48, 54, 56
Antenna, 2
Keyboard, 15, 23, 40, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53,
55, 56
L
B
Location Information Button, 10, 14, 15,
16, 58
Location Information Screen, 10, 14, 15,
16, 47, 48, 51, 53, 54
Batteries, 3, 41
Brightness, 1, 39, 40
C
M
Calibrate Screen, 39, 40, 41
Cancel Navigation, 31
Contact, 1, 2, 10, 14, 15, 16, 34, 43, 45,
48, 54, 7
Contrast, 39, 40
Cursor, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 28, 48, 49,
50, 52, 57
Customize Display, 33, 59
Main Menu, 8, 9, 11, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26
Map Mode, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17,
18, 19, 20, 34, 47, 58, 59
Map Orientation, 11, 14
Memory Cards (MMC), 3, 4, 5, 19, 23,
25, 45
Music Mode, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,
12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25
D
N
Data Boxes (Customize Display), 33, 59
Detour, 36, 57, 60
Directions List, 27, 33, 58, 59
Navigating, 35
Cancel, 31
Nearest, 7, 16, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57
Now Playing Box, 19, 20, 22
E
Equalizer, 24
O
F
Overlay Data, 26, 28, 29, 58
File Transfer, 1, 3, 4, 5, 45, 3
Find By Name, 54
P
Page Displays, 54, 55
Play Control Buttons, 21
Play Lists, 1, 9, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
POI (Point of Interest), 14, 15, 34, 47,
49, 51, 52, 54
Power, 3, 4, 7, 10, 17, 19, 37, 41
G
GPS Data File, 45
I
Icons, 8, 11, 15, 17, 27, 35, 40
Information Displays (Customize
Display), 33, 59
Installation, 2, 3
R
Repeat Play List, 19, 24, 56
Reset Options, 43
Route, 1, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 27,
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Control, 8
Trail, 34, 35, 43, 45
Trip Calculator, 1, 35, 36, 37
Turn Preview, 28, 33, 58, 59
28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 43, 45,
46, 47, 48, 50, 51, 52, 56, 57, 58, 59,
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Routing Options, 31
Cross-Traffic Turns, 32
Interstates, 32
Toll Roads, 32
U
Units of Measure, 42
USB-to-PC Cable, 1, 3, 4, 5
Utilities, 1, 35, 36, 37
S
Screen Calibration, 39, 40, 41
Searching, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23,
47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56
Intersections, 55
Streets, 55, 56
Shuffle Play List, 19, 23
Simulator, 45, 46
Speaker, 2, 19, 21
V
Virtual Keyboard, 48
Visualization Area, 19, 22
W
WAAS, 2, 44
Waypoints, 29, 30, 31
T
Z
Text Boxes (Customize Display), 33, 59
Touch Screen, 2, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 39, 40,
41, 48
Zooming, 10, 13, 26, 28
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FCC Compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the factory customer service department for help.
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Customer Service Department. Before any product can be returned, you
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for all countries
To order Lowrance GPS accessories, please contact:
1) Your local sporting goods, marine, aviation, automobile or consumer
electronics store. Most quality dealers that handle outdoor electronic
equipment or other consumer electronics should be able to assist you
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To locate a Lowrance dealer near you, visit our web site, and look for
the Dealer Locator (www.lowrance.com/support/dealerlocator). Or, you
can consult your telephone directory for listings.
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Call 1-800-324-0045 or visit our web site www.lei-extras.com.
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If it becomes necessary to send a product for repair or replacement, you
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Service. Products shipped without a return authorization will not be
accepted. When shipping, we recommend you do the following:
1. Please do not ship the knobs or mounting bracket with your unit.
2. If you are sending a check for repair, please place your check in an
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3. For proper testing, include a brief note with the product describing
the problem. Be sure to include your name, return shipping address
and a daytime telephone number. An e-mail address is optional but
useful.
4. Pack the unit in a suitable size box with packing material to prevent
any damage during shipping.
5. Write the Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the
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