LG LN555 Owner's manual
Portable Navigation
550/555 Series
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your Navigation device.
Keep it for future reference.
Designs and specifications are subject to change
without prior notice for improvement.
Table of contents
Safety note
Supplied parts
Part names
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Rear / Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Connecting devices
Installation sequence for the suction-cup mount . . . . .15-16
Detaching the suction-cup mount . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Installing the external GPS antenna (Optional) . . . . . .17-18
Installing Microsoft ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Connecting the USB cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-20
Downloading files: ActiveSync . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Data exchange via card reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Downloading files: Removable disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Disconnecting the USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Before operation
Starting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Screen with Map
Map screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-28
Cursor menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-31
Search for a location
Navi Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Guide to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Go Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Cancel Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Recalculate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Route Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City . . . . . . . . . .34
Selecting the city, state and country to search in . . . . . . .34
Selecting a new settlement to search in . . . . . . . . . . .35-36
Changing the state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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Changing the country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement . . . . . .37
Selecting the centre of the settlement . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Selecting a street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-39
Selecting a house number or the midpoint of the street . .39
How to select an intersection instead of a
house number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Find in History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Find Coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41
Find a POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-43
Find My POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work) . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Route manager
TBT Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-46
Simulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Manage POI (Points of Interest) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-48
Manage My POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49
Edit Way Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-50
Route Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-53
Detour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
General Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-56
Map Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Sound Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-59
Route parameter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59-61
Language & Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-62
Advanced Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Display Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Backlight Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Smart Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
User Data Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
GPS Data screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Time sychronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Table of contents
Using software
LGE MapLoader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67-69
Symbol used in this manual
Indicates special notes and operating features.
Safety note
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user about the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the appliance.
Disposal of your old appliance
1. When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a
product, it means the product is covered by the European
Directive 2002/96/EC.
2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of
separately from the municipal waste stream via designated
collection facilities appointed by the government or the local
3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and human
4. For more detailed information about disposal of your old
appliance, please contact your city office, waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
This product is manufactured to comply with Directive 2005/83/EEC
(ANNEX I , 3.2.9), 72/245/EEC 99/5/EC and 2006/95/EEC.
Safety note
Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Do not become
distracted by the navigation while driving, and always be fully aware
of all driving conditions.
Minimize the amount of time spent viewing the navigation screen
while driving and use voice prompts when possible.
Do not enter destinations, change settings, or access any functions
requiring prolonged use of the unit’s controls while driving.
Pull over in a safe and legal manner before attempting such
Do not kink or crease the power cable or place heavy objects on the
power cable.
Fire can result from damaged power cables.
Unplug the AC adapter during electrical storms. This may result in
electrical shock.
Do not handle the power plug nor the adapter with wet hands.
This may result in electrical shock.
Immediately power off the unit and unplug the AC adapter if you
notice smoke or odors coming from the player or adapter.
Fire can result from improper use.
Make sure to insert the power plug tightly.
Fire can result from improper use.
Use only the specified power adapter.
Using a different type of adapter may damage the product.
(DC 5 - 5.4V)
The appliance is not intended for use by children or infirm persons
without supervision.
Safety note
Note that malfunctions may occur if you use the product in places
where static electricity occurs frequently.
Do not use the unit near water.
Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the product yourself.
Do not use the product for other purposes than those described in
this guide.
Do not use for many hours at extremely low or high temperatures.
Avoid leaving the product in hot or humid places.
Take special attention when touching the product box, owner's
manual and accessories to avoid cuts.
While driving, keep the sound volume at a proper level.
Do not drop it and avoid heavy impacts at anytime.
Safety note
If you notice unusual odors, excessive heat coming from the
product, anything else that seems unusual, do not use the product
and contact our Customer Service Center.
Always use soft and dry cotton cloth when cleaning the product.
Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as
these might damage the surface of the unit.
When attaching a navigation holder, remove impurities in the area to
attach before attaching, and press the suction lever to avoid falling.
Do not pull out the SD Memory Card while the navigator is
operating. It may cause mechanical problems.
Do not use the navigator for extended periods of time.
This may result in battery discharge.
Please obey all traffic regulations.
To aid safe driving, information on safe driving routes and routes
where accidents occur frequently is included.
Voice guidance and map route may differ from the actual traffic
When moving the product, separate the power plug from cigarette
lighter socket and separate the main body from holder or separate
the holder from the window before moving.
Safety note
• If you attach the vacuum disk on the glass for a long period of
time, the pressure in the disk slowly reduces and the vacuum disk
may fall off.
• The Navigator holder may fall off at a sudden stop, thus causing a
dangerous situation. We recommend it should be installed close to
the dashboard so it can be supported properly.
• Applying too much force to adjust while the connecting arm is
tightly fixed, may deform the rubber disk connecting all the
• If the holder falls off, please follow the instructions again to
reinstall and use it.
• Please note that if the product is damaged due to user negligence,
it cannot be returned or refunded.
Winter precaution
• The vacuum disk can easily come off the glass due to
differences in temperature between inside and outside the
Caution : Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Summer precautions
• When the vacuum disk can easily come off the glass due to
difference in temperature between inside and outside of the
• Remove the vacuum disk and store it separately when parking for
a long period of time.
• The built-in battery may be damaged when kept under direct
sunlight in the car for a long period of time due to internal
temperature rise.
Separate the unit and store it in a cool place.
A temperature rise can reduce the battery life span or cause an
Safety note
• Never leave your unit/accessories (including windshield mount, car
charger etc) visible in an unattended vehicle, since it’s an easy
target for thieves.
• Back up your data using our provided software in the CD.
• In order to protect the screen and the unit, always store it in the
carry case.
• Do not use the memory card (SD card) with any other devices
since the memory card could be damaged.
• The unit has to be outdoors to locate the current position from
satellite. It could take few minutes to locate your position when you
start it for the first time.
If it takes longer than 5 minutes, make sure there aren’t any tall
trees or buildings around you.
• When installing the unit, make sure that it does not block the view
on the windscreen.
Make sure that unit does not interfere with the safety operations of
the vehicle when installed. Eg. Deployment of air bags or other
safety equipments.
• The unit could require the external antenna kit if the vehicle has
the heat reflective shield embedded in the windshield which may
prevent the unit from locating the current position.
The external antenna kit is available as an optional accessory.
• The instructions are not 100% correct, so only use it to aid you
finding the destination.
Map data is updated annually, so it can be different to the actual
road if there are changes during that period.
• The unit is designed to provide you with route suggestions, so it
does not reflect road conditions, traffic congestion, weather
conditions or other factors that may affect safety or timing while
Safety note
• LG is not responsible for any injury, property damage or accidents
resulting from reliance on the navigation system.
• LG is not responsible for the accuracy of traffic-related information
and data supplied by other parties.
• LG disclaims all liability for use of the navigation that causes or
contributes to death, injury or property damage or that violates any
law including traffic laws. All the stated instructions should be
followed, because if not, it may lead to death, serious injury or
property damage.
Supplied parts
Main Set
SD Memory
Card (Optional)
Cigarette Lighter Carrying Case
USB Cable
Quick Start
Contents may vary without notice.
AC Adapter
GPS Antenna
SD memory card (Optional)
The supplied SD Memory Card space may not be insufficient after upgrade.
In this case, another SD Memory Card that has bigger space has to be
Part names
Front panel
MENU button
Move to the main menu screen or
the previous screen.
Power sleep
Entering power sleep mode.
ON: Press and hold.
OFF: Press and hold again.
Volume Up
Increases the volume level.
Volume Down
Decrease the volume level.
RESET hole
If the unit fails to operate
properly, press the reset button
using a ball point pen or a similar
To activate the menu function through the LCD screen, touch the LCD
screen with a finger.
Part names
Rear / Side panel
External GPS Antenna Slot
Gives a voice guidance service.
Docking connector
USB port
Memory Card Slot
Insert a SD Memory Card.
Power ON / OFF button
ON: Slide switch up.
OFF: Slide switch down.
Power supply connector
• Deleting or altering the map data in the built-in memory or the SD memory
card randomly, may cause problems in the navigation function.
• The contents of SD card is copyrighted, copying the SD card causes malfunction of navigation system.
Connecting devices
Installation sequence for the
suction-cup mount
Select the most suitable position on the
Clean the surface of the windscreen, to remove
any dust and grease.
Place the suction-cup mount on a suitable
position on the windscreen.
Push back the lever to the left until you hear a
click, fixing the suction-cup mount in position.
Align the docking connector at the suction-cup
mount to mount then push the unit down until
you here a click.
Connecting devices
Plug the small plug end of the cigarette lighter
adapter into the power supply connector at the
side of the unit.
Plug the other end into your vehicle’s 12V
(cigarette lighter) socket.
To adjust the angle of the mount, slacken the
adjustable knobs at the suction-cup and then turn
it gently. In addition to tilting the mount up and
down and from side to side, you can also rotate
the mount, from the left, -45-45°.
When you finish, tighten up the knobs again.
• This unit and its cigarette lighter adapter are
designed for use in vehicles that have 5 -5.4V,
negative ground electrical systems.
(This is a standard for most vehicles.)
If your vehicle has a different type of electrical
system, the DC power system cannot be used.
• When attaching the mount, remove impurities from
the surface before attaching, and press the lever to
avoid falling.
• Adjust the direction of the mount to prevent it from
disturbing the driving.
• Adjust it to an angle you can see well.
• Be careful of falling the unit from the windscreen
when you drive.
• The arm of the mount may vibrate. Attach the mount
close to the dashboard as much as you can.
Connecting devices
Detaching the suction-cup mount
To remove the mount, pull the lever to the right.
If the mount still doesn’t detach from the
windscreen, Pull up handle of suction cup to move
the suction rubber.
Drivers in California and Minnesota prohibit from
placing anything on the windshild of a vehicle.
The suction-cup mount is fastened with double-sided
Double-sided tape
Dash board
Installing the external GPS antenna
This unit has a built-in GPS antenna to receive the
satellite signals.
The external GPS antenna needs to be purchased
separately and may improve the receiving condition of
satellite signals when the signals are poor.
Select the place to attach the external GPS
Plug the jack end of the GPS antenna into the
socket on the backside of the unit.
Connecting devices
When Installing the antenna inside the vehicle
(on the dashboard or shelf)
Affix the external GPS antenna on as level a surface
as possible where the external GPS antenna faces
outside the window. (The GPS antenna is fastened
with a double-sided tape.)
• Make sure the surface is free of moisture, dust,
grime, oil, etc., before affixing the sheet.
• The double-sided tape contains a strong adhesive
and may leave a mark on the dashboard if
• Some vehicles use window glass that does not
allow signals from GPS satellites to pass through.
On such vehicles, install the GPS antenna on the
outside of the vehicle.
When installing the antenna outside the
vehicle (on the body)
Place the external GPS antenna in a position as level
as possible, such as on the roof or trunk lid.
(The GPS antenna is fastened with a magnet.)
When routing the lead in from the top of the door
Make a U-shaped loop in the lead on the outside to
prevent rainwater from flowing along the lead into the
interior of the vehicle.
(The GPS antenna is fastened with a magnet.)
Connecting devices
Installing Microsoft ActiveSync
In order to synchronize your data between your PC
and the unit, you need the Microsoft ActiveSync
Click ActiveSync “setup.exe”.
Click “Next” to install Microsoft ActiveSync on
your PC.
3. Read the following license agreement carefully
and select “I accept the terms in the license
4. Click “Next”.
5. Enter your information.
6. Click “Next”.
7. Click “Next” to install to this folder, or click
“Change” to install to a different folder.
8. Click “Install”.
9. Setup is ready to begin installing Microsoft
10. The installation is in progress.
11. The Setup Wizard has successfully installed,
click “Finish”.
12. When prompted, connect your unit to your PC.
Connecting the USB cable
Connect the unit's power supply connector and
wall outlet using AC adapter.
Switch the unit on.
Connect one end to the USB port on your PC
and then plug the other end into your unit's USB
The icon is displayed in the system tray if
successfully connected.
Connecting devices
The “Add New Hardware Wizard” should
automatically install the USB drivers.
Follow the on screen instructions to establish a
partnership and synchronize your unit with your
Downloading files: ActiveSync
Open Windows Explorer on your PC.
The Mobile Device is displayed in Window
Create the folder you want to use.
Select the file you want to save, then drag and
drop it to the removable disk.
• ActiveSync installation is required for USB operation.
Download the latest version of Microsoft ActiveSync
for your unit. ActiveSync is a very convenient
Microsoft program for synchronizing data between
your unit and your PC. It loads itself automatically,
syncs your unit with your PC and then sits there,
patiently waiting to synchronize any piece of data
that you change.
• The tray icon may be hidden in some Windows XP
systems according to your settings.
• 50M Byte of the available memory capacity is used
for the working software. Be careuful not to use the
50M Byte of the memory card space at any time.
Connecting devices
Data exchange via card reader.
You can transfer data via ActiveSync.
Howerer, if you wish to copy large quantities of data
(Navigation maps and Photo files) to the memory
card these can also be stored directly to the memory
Insert the SD card into your card reader.
Insert the card reader into of your computer's
USB port.
An icon is displayed in the system tray if
successfully connected.
Downloading files: Removable disk
Open Windows Explorer on your PC.
The removable disk is displayed in Window
Create the folder you want to use.
Select the file you want to save, then drag and
drop it to the removable disk.
Don’t remove the USB cable while uploading or
downloading files.
Not supplied.
Connecting devices
Disconnecting the USB device
Wait until you get a message that you can safely
unplug the device before disconnecting the USB
The safe remove icon is in the system tray.
Click on the icon to eject the unit from the
PC and select the ‘Safely remove’ message.
A message will appear indicating that it is now
safe to disconnect the unit.
You can now go ahead and unplug the memory
card reader from the PC.
Before operation
Starting up
The navigation software and the digital map material
are supplied in the built-in memory or the SD
memory card. Installation is fairly automatic.
SD memory card:
The application and maps are stored in the SD
memory card. Insert the SD memory card into the
navigation device.
Built-in memory:
The application and maps are stored in the built-in
Push the Power button up to turn on the device.
The Map screen is displayed
It may take some time until the GPS receiver initially
acquires enough satellites' data during the first use of
the GPS navigation equipment.
SD memory card
compatibility list
Screen with Map
Map screen
Zooms out
Zooms in
Map orientation and Overview
Battery status
GPS position quality
Current street
Turn preview
Distance to next turn
Current location
Navi Menu
11. Next street
10. Travel and Route data
Screen with Map
Zooms out (No. 1)
Tap “Zoom out” button to decrease the detail of the map view.
Map orientation and Overview (No. 2)
Tap this icon to switch to North-up mode.
The map display always has north at the top of screen.
Tap this icon to swich to 2D Heading-up mode.
The map display always shows the vehicle’s direction as proceeding
towards the top of the screen.
Tap this icon to swich to 3D map view mode.
The map displays always the details of the surrounding roads and
general area.
GPS position quality (No. 3)
Tap this button opens the “GPS Data” screen (Page 65).
The black satellite dish with the red exclamation mark shows there is
no connection with the GPS receiver. GPS navigation is not possible.
Devices with a built-in GPS receiver are permanently connected, so
this icon may not appear under normal circumstances.
A black dish and two arcs represent a 3D GPS position.
The Navigator is ready to navigate.
Screen with Map
Turn preview (No. 4)
On the Map screen this field shows a graphic illustration of the next
manoeuvre. For example when you approach a turn, an arrow will
show whether it is a slight, normal or sharp turn. When showing a
roundabout, the number of the exit is also given in the picture.
This field also serves as a button. Tap it to get to the “TBT
Summary” (Page 45). The Map screen will show a button called
Route here if there is an active route.
Distance to next turn (No. 4)
This field shows the distance to go before reaching the next route
event (turn, roundabout, exit, etc.)
This field is only displayed when navigating a route.
Navi Menu (No. 5)
This button opens the Menu screen.
The Menu will be described in “Navi Menus” (Page 32).
Zooms in (No. 6)
Tap “Zoom in” button to increase the detail of the map view.
Screen with Map
Battery status (No. 7)
The status of the battery is also shown by the Navigator.
You can estimate the available power reserve from the length of the
bar inside. Some examples:
Battery is not charging, but it is at full capacity.
Battery in not full, but there is sufficient reserve capacity.
When the inside of the battery turns black, the battery needs
Current street (No. 8)
This field of the Map screen shows the name or number
(as available) of the current street or road you are driving on.
Some roads have an alternative name (or number).
This is normally shown together with the primary name in this field.
You can hide these alternative names in “Map setup” (Page 57).
Current location (No. 9)
Current location in Vehicle Mode.
Travel and Route data (No. 10)
The contents of these three fields are different when cruising
(without an active route) or navigating (following an active route).
While cruising, the fields show the present speed, the current speed
limit and the time of day.
Next street (No. 11)
This field shows the road or street that comes next in the route
itinerary. If you are not yet in the settlement where this next street is,
the Navigator will display the name of the settlement instead of the
name of the road or street.
Screen with Map
The start pont, via points and the destination
These points are represented by flags.
• Start pont : Blue
• Via point : White
• Destination : Red
If you tap the map somewhere or select one specific item in “Find”
menu, it will become the selected point on the map, marked with a
small red dot and radiating red circles to make it conspicuous. You
can use this point as starting point, via point or destination for your
route, you can search for a POI near it, mark it with a pin, or save it
as a POI.
Marked map points (Pin)
The Cursor can be marked with a Pin.
Pins are shown as being stuck in the map. A Pin is visible at all
zoom levels and remains in its position until you unpin it, or delete all
Pins in “User Data Management” Setup. (Page 64).
Screen with Map
Cursor menu
The Cursor is the selected point on the map (marked by a red dot
and radiating red circles around it), or the current GPS position when
it is available and Lock-to-Position is enabled. When you tap the
screen to place the Cursor, the Cursor menu pops up automatically
to give you the list of possible functions you can use the Cursor for.
If you do not use the Cursor menu in a few seconds, it will
automatically vanish back to the bottom of the screen, and Popup
Info disappears, too.
• Start : Use the Cursor as the departure point for your route.
This menu point is available only in Map mode and when there is
no active route.
The departure point of the route is always the GPS position or if it
is not available, the last known GPS position.
• Route To : Use the Cursor as the destination of your route.
This button is to start a new route. The previous route (if it exists)
will be deleted and replaced. If a multi-point route is active, the
navigator will ask you whether you really want to delete it together
with all its via points.
• Add Via : By inserting the selected map point as a via, you
instruct the navigator to cross this location before the destination
of the route. This is the way to build a multi-point route in reverse
order (when you wish to insert a stopover ‘go to A but first get
some fuel at B’ or want to influence the direction of the route).
This menu point works only if a route is already active.
Screen with Map
• Remove Via : Removes the ‘via point’ near or at the Cursor.
The route will be recalculated immediately excluding the deleted
point. This menu point replaces Add Via and is available only if the
Cursor is near or at a via point.
• Continue : Add a new destination to be reached after the previous
The new destination replaces the old one, which is now demoted
to a via point. This is the way to build your multi-point route in
straight order (when you wish to visit several destinations ‘go to A
then to B’). This menu point is available only if a route is already
• Pin : The Cursor can be marked with a Pin.
Screen with Map
• POI : Opens the list of POIs near the selected point.
These are the POIs shown in the Popup Info window.
If you want to add a new POI at the cursor, you can do so by
tapping “POI” in the bottom right corner.It is only available in the
Map screen and if there is at least one POI item near the Cursor.
• Add Cam :This button will place a speed camera at the position of
the Cursor.
A new window opens where you can set the type of the
camera (fixed, mobile, built-in, or section control camera), the
direction of the monitored traffic (your direction, the opposite
direction, both directions or all directions), and the speed limit.
If the map contains speed limit information, this will be the default
value for Camera Speed.
• Edit Cam : You can edit the parameters of the camera near or at
the Cursor, or delete it.
This menu point replaces “Add Cam” and is available only if the
selected point is near or at a speed camera. A window will open up
that contains the same settings as in Add Cam. In addition, it will
have a Delete button that removes the camera from the map.
• Add POI : Opens the new POI capture window to let you add the
selected map point to the list of your user points.
This menu point is only available on the Map screen and if there
are no POIs near the cursor (i.e. only the address is shown in the
Popup Info window).
Search for a location
Navi Menus
The “Navi Menu” button can be found in the bottom
left corner of the map screens.
Tapping this button brings up a menu that allows you
to access some of the most frequently used functions
of the navigator.
Guide to
This menu gives you various possibilities for selecting
a location (Page 34).
Go Home
The fastest way to find your destination and start
navigating is to tap “Go Home” in the “Navi Menu”.
The navigator will immediately show the map screen
and start navigation. This means that if you plan your
route to one of your Favourite destinations, you only
need one tap to start navigating.
If you try to access a favourite destination that you
have not yet set up, the Navigator will lead you to the
setup page.
Cancel Route
This menu returns directly to the map screen without
recalculating the active route.
The navigator stops and will be activated again when
you are back on your original route.
Search for a location
This menu repeats the route calculation based on the
same settings as used to calculate previously.
This possibility is typically used when automatic
off-route recalculation is disabled.
However you may consider using it when you travel
on a road parallel to that recommended by the route.
In this case the Navigator may not recalculate the
route for some time, but you can force recalculation
Route Manager
This menu contains options to manage different
settings in the program (Page 45).
This menu provides several settings in order to let you
customise the functions of the program (Page 55).
Search for a location
Find an Address, Street, Intersection or
Searching for a city, a street, an intersection, or an
exact address can all be done in the Find Address
module. If you know at least a part of the address, this
is the quickest way to find the location.
Selecting the city, state and country to
search in
The first screen of the address-search module is the
list of recently used cities (and states in Australia).
The first line of the list is always the city you are in or
near to.
1. Should the settlement you are looking for appear
on the list.
2. Just tap it and you will immediately jump to the
Street Name Input screen with the selected city
name or postcode shown at the top of the screen.
• If the desired settlement is not displayed, use the v
and V buttons to browse through the list.
• Tapping the
in the left corner returns to the
search results.
• If you find that the list of recently used cities contains
settlements you will not visit in the near future, you
can choose to empty the list by the “Clear” button in
the bottom.
Search for a location
Selecting a new settlement to search in
If you are looking for a city or town (or state) you
cannot find on the list, tap “More...” in the top right
This will take you to the city name or postcode input
screen, where you can select the desired city, then
select from the list of results automatically given by
the program if the matching items can be displayed on
one page, or displayed on more pages if you tap
“Done” after entering some letters.
• You can accomplish this by using an alphabetic input
screen (either an ABC- or a QWERTY-type).
• You only need to enter the first few letters, as the
program only searches among the settlements that
exist in the given state or country. If the name of the
settlement is of more than one word, the searched
pattern can be any or the combination of those.
• You can search for multiple partial words by inserting
space characters in the pattern.
For example Key West in Florida will be found if you
enter ‘Ke W’ or even ‘We K’ (any word order will do).
• You do not need to enter accents when searching for
a destination. Type only the base letters (the letter
most similar to the accented one) and the Navigator
will search for all their combinations in the database
(e.g. for the Canadian town ‘Déléage’ you only need
to type ‘Deleage’, and the rest is done by the
Search for a location
• When more than 300 matching items (a list of more
than 60 pages) exist for the entered pattern(s),
Navigator stops searching, and displays ‘>300’ at the
right end of the input line. Enter more letters to narrow the list.
• When the name of the settlement contains a
character that is not available on the keyboard
(e.g. apostrophe or dash), Navigator considers it a
space that splits the word. That is why you can
search for
‘Alleyn-Et-Cawood’ with all the following search
criteria: ‘A E C’, ‘Et A’, or ‘Al Ca’.
If any of the settlements listed has named suburbs or
numbered districts that also appear separately in the
map, a “Show sub-matches” button will appear in the
bottom left corner.
Tap this button to list the suburbs together with the
main settlements.
Now the button turns to “Hide sub-matches”, and
tapping it will return to the original, shorter result list.
Search for a location
Changing the state
Some of the maps contain state information.
If the settlement you are looking for is in a different
state, tap “Other City” then Change State from the list
of recently used cities, then select the appropriate
state. Should you wish to search for an address in the
whole country, just tap “All states’ at the beginning of
the list.
When the state is selected, you need to select a
settlement by entering a part of its name or postcode,
then selecting from the list of available matching items
as described before.
In Australia you can skip this part by tapping Done
before entering any letters.
This way you can search for a street name in the
whole state. In other countries this step is
compulsory. If you tap “Done” before entering any
letters, the list of settlements will appear in
alphabetical order.
Changing the country
If your destination is in another country, tap the
“Change Country” button in the top right corner of the
state selection screen, or the city selection screen,
and select the country from the list.
Selecting a street or the centre of the
Once the settlement (or state in Australia) is selected,
you can continue by specifying the street you are
looking for.
Search for a location
Selecting the centre of the settlement
If you wish to navigate to the settlement displayed in
the top centre of the screen, just tap “Done” before
entering any letters.
The search result will be the centre point of the city
(where its name is displayed on the map).
This point is not the geometrical centre but an
arbitrarily selected point chosen by the creators of the
map, usually the most important intersection in case
of a small town or village, and for larger cities an
important intersection in the city centre.
Selecting a street
If you are looking for an address or an intersection
within the selected settlement (shown at the top of the
page), you need to first enter the street name you are
looking for.
• If you are looking for an intersection, choose the
street that has a rare or unusual name first.
This way you need to enter fewer letters to get the
list of results. You may also choose the shorter of
the two streets first.
This way it will be faster to choose the second one
from the list of crossing streets after the first street
has been selected.
• You can search for both the type and the name of a
If you have the same name appear as Street,
Avenue, Boulevard, Road, Place and Court, you can
get the result faster by giving the first letter of this,
too. For example searching for ‘Pi A’ will result in
Pine Avenue skipping all Pine Streets and Pine
Search for a location
• Should the name of the street be a prefix for several
other street names, just enter the whole name, press
“Done”, and the exact match will be the first in the
list. This way you can easily find even very short
street names.
Selecting a house number or the
midpoint of the street
1. Once the country, the city and the street name are
selected, you are asked to give the house number
using the numeric keypad.
2. The range of available house numbers for the
chosen street is shown in the input field before you
begin entering the figures.
3. Enter the number, tap “Done”, and the Navigator
will show you the selected location on the map (or
will start navigating immediately.)
• House numbers may not be available on the map of
your region. Ask your local dealer for details.
• If you do not know the house number, just press
“Done”, and the midpoint of the street will be used
as the selected location.
How to select an intersection instead of
a house number
1. If you do not know the house number or it is easier
to pinpoint the location with an intersection.
2. Press the “Intersection” button in the top right
3. Select the desired street name from the list of
available intersections of the previously selected
street (displayed in the top centre of the screen).
The crossing of the two streets will be the selected
Search for a location
Find in History
If you have used “Find” before, or saved map points
as POIs, marked points with a pin, or picked and used
points of the map before, they all appear in the
History list.
• This list is ordered by the time the points were last
used. The most recently used locations are always
at the beginning of the list.
• Just pick any of the recent locations as your
destination. Here you have no possibility to reorder
the list or filter it by name.
If you will need a location later but you do not want to
save it as a POI, just mark it with a pin, and
remember its colour to find it easily in the History list.
Find Coordinates
The Navigator also lets you enter your destination by
map coordinates.
The coordinates need to be in latitude/longitude
format and, based on the WGS84 earth model (the
one used by most GPS devices).
• When you enter this page, the coordinates of the
current GPS position are shown at the top of the
• The coordinates are always shown in the format
configured in “Advanced > Display Setup”
(Page 62), but you can enter the coordinates in any
of the three formats. You can even enter the latitude
and longitude in different formats.
Search for a location
Entering a latitude/longitude pair is easy.
1. Use the
button to change the hemisphere.
The left field contains the latitude. It starts with an
‘N’ (North) or ‘S’ (South) letter.
2. Enter numbers for the latitude.
3. Use the decimal point if the degrees, minutes or
seconds are not integers.
4. Use the
button (the label depends on the
current cursor position inside the latitude) to start
entering minutes after degrees or seconds after
5. When finished, tap the
buttonon the right, and
enter it as you did latitude.
The right field contains the longitude. It starts with
an ‘E’ (East) or ‘W’ (West) letter.
6. Once you have entered both numbers, press Done”
to make the selection.
Search for a location
Find a POI
You can select your destination from the thousands of
POIs included with the Navigator or from the ones you
have previously created. POI items are categorised to
let you locate them more easily.
1. On this screen you can see the first page of the top
level POI categories.
There are three levels altogether.
Find in POI subgroups :
Highlight one of the POI groups by tapping or using
the direction buttons, then tap it again to see the
list of subgroups. Using the same action you can
move deeper into subgroups.
Search by name among the POIs of that level :
Tapping the “Search” button will bring up a text
input screen to let you narrow the list of POIs. If
you tap “Search” in the list of subgroups, you will
only search in the group you are already in.
See all POIs of the current group in a list :
Tapping the “All” button opens the list of all points
in the group or subgroup you are already in.
2. Search results are ordered by their distance from
the given reference point (nearest first).
3. Tapping “OK” will return to the map with the
selected POI in the centre.
Search for a location
The search will be carried out around a certain
reference point. Always look at the current reference
point shown in the blue field above the POI category
buttons and confirm that it matches what you want.
To change the reference, tap the “Change ref.” button
in the top right corner.
Once you tap the “Change ref.” button, you are
presented with these choices.
Address :
You can specify an address to be searched, or a
settlement to search in. The centre of this settlement
will be used as the reference point.
History :
The reference for the search can be selected from the
History list.
Coordinates :
You can specify a latitude/longitude pair to be the
centre of the search.
Current GPS :
The search will be carried out around the current
location given by the GPS if it is available. If no GPS
position is available, the last known GPS position will
be used.
Cursor :
The search will be carried out arround the previously
selected map point.
Destination :
The search will be carried out arround the destination
of your current route.
Once you have set the reference point, you have the
following potions on the “Find POI” screen.
Search for a location
Find My POI
• Search :
You can shorten the list of matching POI items by
filtering. Just like in Find, enter a few letters of the
desired POI name. When the number of matching
items can fit in one page, Navigator will
display the list. If you tap Done any time before this
happens, you receive the list of matches on multiple
• ABC/Distance :
By tapping this button you can have the POIs sorted
in an alphabetical order. Tapping again will return to
the distance-based order.
Find one of the Favourites (Home/Work)
If you have already set up your favourite destinations
in “General” settings (Page 55), you can select either
of them by simply tapping the button with the name on
Using the “Go Home” menu at the “Navi menu”, it is
only two taps to start navigating to one of your
If you try to access a favourite destination that you
have not yet set up, the Navigator will lead you to the
setup page.
Route manager
TBT Summary
Display modes are different only in the number of
events displayed in the list. List items are always
shown with all information available including
pictograms of the needed action and distance of the
event from the previous list item.
The Itinerary is live and constantly updated when
navigating a route. The list item coming next in
navigation is the highlighted one until you highlight
another one by tapping. After that, the highlight
remains on the item you have selected.
• Detailed Instructions :
This is the list displayed when Itinerary is opened.
It is the list of events in full detail. All significant
junctions are shown in the list, even ones to be
• Instructions :
By tapping the “Mode” button once you will see the
list of events that need your attention, i.e. the list of
manoeuvres during the route.
These are the events shown in the Turn preview
field and announced by the voice instructions.
• Route summary :
Tapping the “Mode” button again will show an
overview of the route that contains only the
significant roads and intersections.
Tap “Show” button to see the highlighted list item on
the map. This will help you identify route events in the
Route manager
Tap “Avoid” button to show a list of possibilities for
modifying the route. They let you recalculate the route
avoiding the highlighted event and sometimes also
some of the subsequent ones.
• Manoeuvre :
This option avoids the highlighted action.
For example if you find a turn too difficult during rush
hour traffic, the Navigator will recalculate the route
excluding that turn. If the next street is important in
the route, it is likely that the Navigator will replace
the turn with several easier ones to get to the same
• Road :
When you exclude a road, the Navigator will
calculate a route that does not use that road.
It is useful when you anticipate a traffic jam in a
street used in your route, or a roadblock is
announced on the radio, and you find that road in
your Itinerary.
• Distances :
You can also find some distance buttons in this list.
They are similar to the ones in the Detour list of the
“Detoure” menu (Page 54), but these can also be
used for distant parts of the route.
You need not open Itinerary if you run into a
roadblock or traffic jam. To get an immediate
alternative route use the “Detour” function of “Route
Manager” (Page 54).
Route manager
This feature has no navigation function, it merely
provides a quick view of the route.
It will present a simulation of the route showing what
you will see later when navigating.
• In this mode the simulation is run at normal speed
(using the speed limit of the streets and roads in the
route), and voice instructions are also played.
• This mode is mainly useful for demonstrating the
Navigator, or to learn the way it works before your
start your first journey.
Tap anywhere on the screen to stop the simulation.
Manage POI (Points of Interest)
Here you can set all the parameters of POIs that you
have created and the visibility of the built-in POIs that
come with the map.
You can decide which POI groups to show and which
ones to hide on the map.
You can set the visibility of the top two levels.
All levels below that will be shown or hidden
according to their respective category (i.e. you can set
the visibility of Petrol Stations in the Services
category, but all brands listed under that will either be
shown or suppressed together).
Groups shown with a grey icon
are hidden; blue
are visible on the map, while the ones shown
in two colours
have some of their subcategories
shown and some others hidden.
If you highlight any of the POI groups by tapping
them, the button in the bottom will become “Show” if
the POI group is hidden, or “Hide” if the group is
shown or partly shown.
Route manager
Tapping again the highlighted POI group (except for
My POI – described later) opens the list of
subcategories of that group. Here you cannot see
bicolour subgroups, as visibility can only be set for the
top two levels of categories. Showing and hiding a
subgroup is done the same way as for the main
Manage My POI
By highlighting then tapping again the “My POI” button
on the Manage POI main screen you can manage the
POI groups and items that you have created.
Tapping any of the group names will open a list of
POIs saved in that group. This list is similar to the list
of POI results in list menu. The POIs are ordered
based on their distance from your current position.
If GPS position is not available, the POIs will be
ordered by their distance from the Cursor.
• Show/Hide :
Similarly to built-in POIs, you have the possibility to
show or hide all POIs of the selected category on
the map. Groups with a blue icon are displayed;
groups with a grey icon are hidden.
• New :
You can create a new My POI group by tapping this
button. You need to select an icon, a name, and the
maximum zoom level at which the POI is still visible
on the map (provided you let the POI group be
displayed at all). You do not necessarily need to
create POI groups in advance. You can do it while
saving a new POI.
Route manager
• Delete :
You can delete any of your previously saved My POI
groups. This will delete all POIs in that group.
The Navigator will ask you to confirm this action.
• Edit :
You can edit the attributes (name, icon, visibility
level) of a previously created My POI group.
Edit Way Point
You can edit the list of all points used in the route.
The first item in the list is the departure point of the
route without a valid GPS position, the last reached
via point if you open the list during
navigation, or the point where the Navigator most
recently recalculated the route. This means the list is
permanently updated, and via points drop out during
the journey.
The last item in the list is your final destination.
• Add :
You can add a new route point (or a new final
destination if the highlighted item is the last one in
the list) after the selected point.
The Navi menu opens automatically to let you
search for an address, POI, coordinates, one of your
favourite destinations, or select a point from the
History list. As soon as you select any of these, the
Navigator returns to the “Edit Way Points” screen
and your selection appears right under the highlighted line.
Route manager
• Delete :
you can delete the selected point from the list.
If the highlighted item is the last one in the list, the
previous via point will be promoted to be the final
• Up and Down :
You can reorder the list by moving the highlighted
item up or down in the list.
• Optimise :
You can optimise the order in which you will drive
through the via points, if there is no specific order
you would like to keep. When tapping this button,
the Navigator reorders the list instantly to save you
time and fuel. Optimisation is for via points only.
Your starting point and destination remain in their
positions, of course.
Route Information
This screen shows information about the current route
and has a few additional options to check and modify
your active route.
Without an active route one of the buttons is inactive
and route data cannot be displayed.
• Distance Left :
This value can also be displayed in one of the Route
data fields on the Map screen.
This is the distance you need to travel on the route
before reaching your final destination.
Route manager
• Time Left :
This is an estimated value that can also be
displayed in one of the Route data fields on the Map
screen. It shows the time needed to reach the final
destination of the route based on information
available for the remaining segments of the route.
The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams
and other possible delays.
• Estimated Arrival :
This is an estimated value that can also be
displayed in one of the Route data fields on the Map
screen. It shows the estimated arrival time at the
final destination of the route based on information
available for the remaining segments of the route.
The calculation cannot take into account traffic jams
and other possible delays.
• Method :
This field shows how the route was calculated. It
either displays the ‘Route’ or the ‘Vehicle’ field from
the Route parameter settings.
If you have chosen Car, Taxi, Bus or Truck, the type
of the route (Fast, Short or Economical) will be displayed here; if you have selected Emergency,
Bicycle or Pedestrian, this information will be displayed here.
• Destination :
This field shows the exact address (or its
coordinates if the address is not available) of the
final destination.
If via points exist, tap and tap again any of the fields
to see the address or coordinates of the first,
second, etc. via point.
Route manager
• Warning icons :
The following 5 squares are normally grey.
Some of them turn red and show a graphical symbol
in case warning(s) are attached to the planned route.
These are warnings, so icons always show
information for the whole route, even if the data
fields display values from your current position to a
via point only.
Click on any of the icons to show its description.
This icon shows that you need to pay toll on the
recommended route.
This icon shows that the route contains motorways.
Tap the icon to see the total length of the motorways
in the recommended route.
This icon shows that toll roads are included in the
recommended route.
This icon shows that you need to board a ferry along
the recommended route.
This icon shows that you need to pay for the ferry.
This icon is displayed when the Navigator could not
plan a route with all your road type preferences
respected. Sometimes it is impossible to find a
suitable route near the start or the destination.
Route manager
This icon warns you that the Navigator had to
recommend a route that does not match all your
preferences given at the Route Parameters settings.
The recommended route contains areas only
accessible to pedestrians.
The recommended route contains unpaved roads.
The recommended route contains roads that require a
permit or permission to enter.
Information : any other piece of relevant but not categorised information.
Next page : displayed when more than 5 warnings
apply for the recommended route.
• Route Overview :
Tap this button to display an overview of the whole
recommended route. You will jump to the Map
screen with a 2D North-up view so that you can
check where the route takes you.
• Parameters :
This button opens the “Route parameter” screen
otherwise opened from the Setup > Route
Parameters (Page 59).
Route manager
When you run into a traffic jam or roadblock, you may
want to have the Navigator calculate a route that
departs the original route as soon as it can.
You will need to select the minimum distance along
the original route where your new route is allowed to
rejoin the original route. Select the one you feel
appropriate for the traffic difficulty you face.
General Setup
These are the basic settings of the Navigator.
• Safety Mode :
Safety mode will disable the touch-screen above 10
km/h (6 mph) to keep your attention on the road.
You are still able to use the hardware buttons, but
you cannot set a new destination or change the
When you disable Safety Mode, the Navigator will
warn you.
• Set Favourite Destinations :
You can select two of your most frequent
destinations to be your favourites (Page 44).
You can start navigating to either of them by only
two taps on the screen. The original names of these
points are Home and Work.
You can rename them and specify their locations.
To determine the location you can use the same
“Guide to” menu options (Page 32) as for a route
destination, and depending on that choice and the
information available, the location will be shown here
as a street address, a latitude/longitude position, or
• Speeding Warning Options:
The Navigator will open a new screen to let you
customise the parameters used by the speed
Maps may contain information about the speed limits
of the road segments. the Navigator is able to warn
you if you exceed the current limit.
This information may not be available for your region
(ask your local dealer) or may not be fully correct for
all roads in the map.
This setting lets you decide whether you want to
receive the warnings or not.
• Map color profile :
The Navigator comes with different colour schemes
for both daylight and night use.
There is always one selected daytime scheme and
one selected night-time scheme.
The Navigator uses these when switching from day
to night and back.
Tap the appropriate button and select a new scheme
from the list.
• Off-route Recalculation :
Once a route is planned, this setting will tell the
Navigator what to do when you deviate from that
Automatic : The route will be recalculated
automatically a few seconds after you go astray.
Disabled : If you stick to the original route, and you
wish to get back to it on your own, you can disable
recalculation. This way guidance will stop until you
return to the recommended route on your own.
Map Setup
You can set a few parameters determining the
appearance of the maps in the Navigator.
• Daylight / Night colour profile :
The Navigator comes with different colour schemes
for both daylight and night use. There is always one
selected daytime scheme and one selected
night-time scheme. The Navigator uses these when
switching from day to night and back.
Tap the appropriate button and select a new scheme
from the list.
• Alternative Road Names :
Some highways have an international name or
number for foreign travellers. You can decide
whether to show only the local name or both.
• Show Street Labels :
You can set whether or not to see the names of the
streets and the POI icons on the map when driving.
Based on the current zoom and tilt levels, street
names are displayed either aligned with the street or
on signposts stuck into the streets.
If you switch these signs on, it will be easier to
recognise your location on the map, if you turn them
off, it will be easier to see the road geometry.
• Textured Polygons :
Enable textured polygons, and have rivers, lakes,
forests and other large objects displayed in a more
realistic and attractive way on the map.
Sound Setup
Settings on this page determine the way Navigator
• Voice :
The switch on the left can turn on or mute the
Navigator's audible guidance. When turned on, the
slider on the right will adjust the loudness of voice
prompts. In its leftmost position the voice guidance is
suppressed, in its rightmost position the master
volume applies.
• Keys :
The switch on the left can turn the key sounds on or
off. Key sounds are audible confirmations of either
pressing hardware buttons or tapping the touch
screen. When key sounds are turned on, the slider
on the right will adjust their loudness. In its leftmost
position the key sounds are suppressed, in its
rightmost position they are played at the master
volume level.
• Dynamic Volume :
Tap the Dynamic Volume button to turn on the
When driving at high speed, the noise in the car may
be too loud to clearly understand the voice guidance
messages and to perceive the key sounds.
Using Dynamic Volume you can instruct the
Navigator to increase the volume when your speed
exceeds a certain minimum, and reach its highest
volume (determined by the Master volume slider in
Sound settings) at the given maximum speed.
• Attention Tone :
If this is set to Disabled, the voice guidance will
sound without a preceding attention tone. Setting it
to Single Tone will initiate a single attention tone
before the instructions, while Double Tone will use a
double tone.
Route parameter
This is a very important page. Settings here determine
how routes will be calculated. This screen is directly
accessible from the “Route Information” screen
(Page 50).
• Route :
Short : Choosing Short will result in a route that has
the smallest total distance of all possible routes
between the given points.
Fast : Choosing Fast will result in the quickest possible route, given that you can travel at or near the
speed limits on all included roads.
Economical : This setting is a wise combination of
the previous two. Although basically going for the
fastest solution, if there is another route taking a bit
more time but a lot less distance compared to the
fastest one, the Navigator will choose this one
instead to save fuel.
• Vehicle :
You can set the type of the vehicle that you will use
to navigate the route. Based upon this setting, some
of the road types will be excluded from the route
(e.g. motorways for pedestrians), or some of the
restrictions may not be taken into account
(e.g. emergency vehicles have no restrictions).
Furthermore, when Bus or Truck is chosen, the
program assumes that high speeds cannot be
achieved, and this information is taken into account
when calculating the route, the estimated time
enroute (ETE), and the estimated time of arrival
• Unpaved Roads :
Unpaved roads are excluded by default, as they can
be in a bad condition and you usually cannot reach
the speed limit on them.
• Highways :
When driving a slow car or towing another vehicle,
you may prefer not to take highways.
• Ferries :
The accessibility of temporary ferries is not
necessarily included in the map data.
Furthermore you may need to pay fare, so you may
consider disabling them from the preset enabled
• U-turns :
Although displayed amongst road types, this is a
type of action. Most drivers prefer to replace them
with a few normal left and/or right turns in the next
few junctions, so it is disabled by default.
Turning back on dual carriageways is not considered
as a u-turn.
• Permit needed :
To use some roads or enter some areas you may
need special permit or permission from the owners.
These roads are excluded from your routes by
default. Use this switch if your vehicle is authorised
to enter.
• Toll Roads :
Toll roads are included in your routes by default. If
you wish to travel more to avoid paying a toll,
disabling them will make the Navigator plan the best
toll-free route for you.
• Carpool Lanes :
They're also called "HOV" lanes- usually found on
the extreme left side of urban freeways or parkways.
The cars that travel in those lanes MUST have 2 or
more people in them- or they'll be ticketed.
• Cross-border planning :
By default Navigator plans routes using the border
crossing points. However, if you live near the border,
you can disable border crossing with this switch to
remain within one country.
Language & Units
Here you can set the languages, measurement units,
and date and time formats used by the Navigator.
• Program language :
This button displays the current written language of
the program. The Navigator will have to be restarted
if you change this setting. The Navigator will ask for
confirmation before it restarts.
• Voice language :
This button shows the current language of the voice
• Units :
You can set the distance units to be used by the
program. The Navigator may not support all of the
listed units in some voice guidance languages.
• Set Date & Time Format :
You can set the date and time format displayed by
Navigator. Various international formats are
Advanced Setup
These screens let you set a large number of different
advanced settings and initiate some special functions.
These settings and functions are divided into groups.
Display Setup
• Zoom in after find :
When this switch is turned off, the Navigator will
centre the map to the location selected in Find but
will not change the zoom level. If you turn this switch
on, the Navigator will also zoom in to the selected
• Coordinate display format :
Positions are sometimes displayed with their
addresses, and sometimes with their coordinates.
This setting lets you choose between displaying
coordinates in degrees (DD.DDDDD); degrees and
minutes (DD MM.MMM); or degrees, minutes and
seconds (DD MM SS.S).
Backlight Setup
• Brightness:
You can set the backlight level separately for both
daylight and night modes, thus enhancing the effect
of the night colour scheme. The values are between
0 and 10, where zero means there is no backlight at
all, and 10 represents the maximum backlight value.
Smart Zoom
Smart zoom is a lot more than just a usual automatic
• Smart Zoom :
You can set how close Smart Zoom can zoom in
when approaching the next turn (Zoom-in limit), and
the maximum zoom level to zoom out when the next
turn is further away (Zoom-out limit). The default
values are set to be optimal in most cases.
• Restore Smart Zoom :
Use this switch if you want the Navigator to
re-enable Smart Zoom after zooming or tilting the
map during navigation. This is useful if you have
changed the view accidentally, or you modified it to
quickly check something near your route.
• Restore Lock-to-Position :
Turn this switch on if you want the Navigator to
return to your current GPS position after you have
moved the map during navigation. This is useful if
you have moved the map accidentally, or if you have
moved it to quickly check something near your route.
User Data Management
• Backup Data :
You can make a safe copy of the whole user
database on a memory card.
Tap this button to copy all user data and settings on
the memory card.
The backup is always created with the same file
name; so backing up data will always overwrite
previous backups.
• Restore Data :
If you have accidentally deleted things, or you have
created a number of temporary items and you do not
wish to delete them one by one, you can tap this
button to restore the state of the Navigator to the
latest backup.
By tapping this button you will lose all of the
changes made since the time of the latest backup.
Navigator will warn you about this before overwriting
the current database with the backup.
• Remove Pins :
Normally Pins can be deleted one by one. Since
they are shown at all zoom levels, and you may end
up having too many of them, this button lets you
delete all of them together. the Navigator will warn
you that you are about to lose all your Pins.
• Clear Data :
This button will delete all user data. It is a reset to
factory settings. Tapping this button means you lose
all your saved data and customised settings. the
Navigator will warn you about this.
• Reset Advanced Settings :
Some changes may cause the Navigator to behave
in an unsatisfying manner. Tap this button to restore
the default settings.
Tap this button to display navigation version and
copyright information.
GPS Data screen
Tap the “GPS” icon on the Map menu.
The satellites are shown at their current positions.
The GPS receives data from both the green and grey
• The color of the icons indicates the signal reception
status. The green represents a satellite whose signals are actually being used for positioning.
The red means that signals are being picked up but
are not currently in use for positioning.
• Signals from the grey are only received, while green
ones are used by the GPS to calculate your current
• Additional pieces of information on this screen are:
current position in latitude/longitude format,
elevation, speed, date, time and calculated accuracy.
Time synchronization
In the buttom right corner of the screen you have
another button that leads to a new screen where you
can synchronize the clock of your Navigator to the
very accurate time provided by the connected GPS.
Turn on the “Auto Correction” switch to let the
Navigator frequently check and correct the Navigator
time with the GPS time.
Below that button you will see the current values of
the GPS and the Navigator clocks.
You can check here whether any correction is needed.
Tap the
button to manually synchronize the time.
Below the Navigator time you have hour and minute
controls to manually correct the time with or without a
valid GPS time. It also gives you the chance to correct
the time after synchronization if your Navigator does
not support time zones or daylight saving time.
Set Time Zone : You will see the current values of
GMT, and use one time zone, Greenwich Mean TIME
Using software
LGE MapLoader
The goal of this program is to give the option to the user to change maps on
his storage device. With this method you can solve the space problem if the
device have no enough storage capabilities to store every maps that the user
license include.
The user can upload or download maps to/from the device via ActiveSync.
Maploader check the existence of the software and check the licenses before
to take any action.
Maploader read the directories nearby the executable directory.
(Where the maploader start from.)
1. Insert the Navigator CD into the PC's CD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “maploader.exe” icon.
The “LGE MapLoader” appears.
Map on DVD : The file list window of Map CD.
Installed maps on device : The file list window of your device.
(Red arrow down showes that the map is older.)
Language : Show a list of languages that you can choose from the list.
Backup : Copy and stores the information to your computer.
Restore LGEN avi : Recovers the information stored on your computer.
Using software
Make sure that your device is connected by USB cable to a port on your PC.
For more information, see “Installing Microsoft ActiveSync” on the page 19.
On the right panel you can see the maps that are on the device.
The icons before the map name inform you that the map is newer, older or the
same that you have saved in your computer. (Red arrow down shows that the
map is older.)
Installing Maps
1. The map files of "maps" folder of map loader program will be appeared in
"Maps on DVD" screen. Select maps which you want to install from the list
of "Maps on DVD" screen.
2. Click the “Install” button.
3. The selected maps will be installed in your device and displayed in the
"Installed maps on device".
4. After finish installing maps, reboot your device.
If you delete a map from the PNA device it will generate a copy of this file
under the user's application data directory.
(C:\Documents and Settings\__user_name__\Application Data\LGE\LGENAVI\maps\)
Removing Maps
1. The map files of "maps" folder of device will be appeared in "Installed maps
on device" screen, Select maps which you want to remove from the list of
"Installed maps on device" screen.
2. Click the “Remove” button.
3. The selected maps will be deleted from your device and displayde in
the"Maps on DVD" screen.
4. After finish installing maps, reboot your device.
Using software
To backup Navigator data to your PC
1. Select “Backup” button.
2. The whole LGE/LGENavi directory will be saved in your PC.
If you press the “Backup” button, maploader saves the whole LGE/LGENavi
directory under the user's application data directory. (c:\Documents and
Settings\__user_name__\Application Data\LGE\LGENAVI\backup\). There will
be a new directory - with a timestamp name - generated for each backup.
To restore stored Navigator data to a navigation device
1. Select “Restore LGENavi” button.
2. The “Restore LGENavi” button will retrieve the latest backup.
3. After finish installing maps, reboot your device.
Navigation program and map data protection
• If you want to operate this product properly, there should be the same
programs (Contained in LGE folder) and maps (Contained in LGE folder) in
the SD memory card (Built-in memory) which are provided by LGE.
• Don't erase or modify the contents in LGE folder!
(It contains important data for Navigation. It is going to be out of order in case
of misuse.)
• Don't delete inner data of the product by using ActiveSync.
(It contains important data for navigation. It means it will be out of order in
case of misuse.)
Cannot identify the current location. (GPS not receiving)
GPS cannot be used indoors and must be connected to the power with ACC to
a vehicle in a location where the sky can be seen well.
When initially connecting the GPS, it usually takes about 10 minutes to operate
normally, but the connection speed can differ depending on the weather condition, and surrounding obstacles.
If the GPS connection is unstable for a long period of time, try the following.
• Check if the power is connected to the product.
• Check if the back of the GPS product is in a location where the sky can be
seen well.
• If there are high buildings or if you are under a tree, move to a location where
there aren’t any obstacles.
• Check the GPS receiving condition from the GPS menu.
Cannot hear the voice guide.
You can hear the voice guide when you select “Setup.
But during actual driving, the voice guide is provided.
If the volume is too low, adjust the volume on the right unit.
Cannot see the map.
This is when you cannot see the map even when you have executed the
navigation menu.
This happens when the data within the memory is damaged. Delete all the
data within the memory and reinstall the data.
If the problem persists after the installation, contact the Customer Service
Map data and dangerous area information are not updated.
You must periodically update the map data.
Refer to the homepage for details on how to update the data.
The path guide can be different from the actual path.
(Path guide error)
When the road is closely parallel.
When the splitting road angle is very small.
When there is an adjacent road when turning.
When driving on a road that is narrowing fast.
When driving through the mountain or where the road is too curvy.
When the starting, passing and arriving locations are too close within 10 km.
When you have set the starting, passing or arriving location more than 1 km
away from the road.
• When driving through the tunnel.
• When driving through high buildings.
There is a difference between the driving road and the road
on the map in the product.
Even though GPS is usually very accurate, it has an error range.
When GPS receiver is installed, there can be an error of about 5 to 15m. But
for newly constructed roads, the problem could be from the data update to the
What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system
made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S.
Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications,
but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use.
GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.
Map matching
The GPS used by this Mobile Navigation System is susceptible to certain
errors. Their calculations may on occasion place you in a location on the map
where no road exists. In this situation, the processing system
understands that vehicles travel only on roads, and is able to correct your
position by adjusting it to a near road. This is called map matching.
With map matching.
With no map matching.
Win CE 5.0
Centrality Atlas-II ARM9
276 Mhz
LN550 : 256 MB
LN555 : 1 GB
External SD Card
External SD Card
3.5 inch TFT LCD
Resolution 320 X 240
LED type Backlight
Touch Screen
LG Philps LCD
Mono, Internal Speaker
Typical 1.0W (1EA)
SiRF star III,
Internal Antenna
Full Map
Tele Atlas
Analog resisitive type
Voice Guidance
DC 5.0 +/- 0.2V
Vehicle Power
Cigar-jack Input (12-24V)
Operating : -10~60 °C
Storing : -30~80 °C
Built-in BATTERY
3.7 V (Li-Ion), 1100 mA
Typical 3-hours operation
- Condition
Volume: Medium
Brightness: Medium
Driving condition: Normall
Mini-USB Port
External GPS Jack
USB 1.1
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