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Garmin Xero® A1 Bow Sight Owner's Manual
Xero A1/A1i
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Owner’s Manual
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Table of Contents
Getting Started............................................................... 1
Video Tutorials ............................................................................ 1
Device Overview ......................................................................... 1
Buttons ................................................................................... 1
Installing AAA Batteries .............................................................. 1
Mounting the Sight on a Bow ...................................................... 1
Securing the Trigger ................................................................... 2
Turning the Device On or Off ...................................................... 2
Calibrating the Bow Sight.............................................. 2
Torque Specifications ................................................................. 2
Setting the Primary Pin ............................................................... 2
Aligning the Rangefinder with the Primary Pin ........................... 3
Adjusting the Bubble Level ......................................................... 4
Using the Bow Sight.......................................................4
Rangefinder Measurements ....................................................... 4
Setting a Manual Range ............................................................. 4
Level Indicator ............................................................................ 4
Main Menu .................................................................................. 4
Hunt Mode .................................................................................. 4
Practice Mode ............................................................................. 4
Statistics Mode ........................................................................... 4
Recording Statistics ............................................................... 5
Viewing Statistics History ....................................................... 5
Clearing Stats Mode History .................................................. 5
Adjusting Brightness ................................................................... 5
Adding Arrow Profiles ................................................................. 5
Managing Arrow Profiles ........................................................ 5
Pin Calibration ............................................................................ 5
Calibrating Additional Ranges ............................................... 5
Fixed Pins .............................................................................. 5
Laser Locations .......................................................................... 6
Sending Locations to a Device .............................................. 6
Viewing Shot Dynamics .............................................................. 6
Shot Dynamics ....................................................................... 6
Device Settings ............................................................... 6
Pin Settings ................................................................................. 6
Laser Location Settings .............................................................. 6
Shot Dynamics Settings .............................................................. 6
Units Settings .............................................................................. 7
Level Settings ............................................................................. 7
Calibrating the Compass ............................................................ 7
Customizing the Position of the Top Pin ..................................... 7
Moving the Calibrated Range Stack ........................................... 7
Device Information......................................................... 7
Device Specifications .................................................................. 7
Viewing E-label Regulatory and Compliance Information .......... 7
Product Updates ......................................................................... 7
Updating the Software Using a Computer ............................. 7
Connecting the Device to Your Computer ............................. 8
Device Care ................................................................................ 8
Cleaning the Device ............................................................... 8
Getting More Information ............................................................ 8
Troubleshooting .......................................................................... 8
The point of impact moves between shots ............................ 8
My device only displays fixed pins ......................................... 8
Tips for Consistent Ranging ................................................... 8
Resetting the Device .............................................................. 8
Index................................................................................ 9
Table of Contents
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Getting Started
WARNING
Always inspect your equipment prior to shooting an arrow.
Always understand your target and what lies beyond your target
before taking a shot. Failure to account for your shooting
environment could cause property damage, injury, or death. You
are responsible for understanding and complying with any
applicable regulations for shooting a bow and arrow.
This device has a protective housing which, when in place,
prevents human access to laser radiation in excess of the
accessible emission limit (AEL) for Class 1 laser products. This
device should not be modified or operated without its housing or
optics. Operating this device without a housing and optics, or
operating this device with a modified housing or optics that
expose the laser source, may result in direct exposure to laser
radiation and the risk of permanent eye damage. Removal or
modification of the diffuser in front of the laser optic may result in
the risk of permanent eye damage.
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
product box for product warnings and other important
information.
Video Tutorials
You can view video tutorials for installing and setting up your
Xero bow sight at www.garmin.com/xerotutorials.
Device Overview
È
Laser emitter
Emits laser light for measuring the distance to a
target
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Device label
View manufacturer's identification and certification
March 21, 2018
Buttons
•
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Press OK to open the main menu and select menu options.
Press or to move through menus.
Press or to adjust the pin brightness.
Hold or to set a pin manually.
Press
to return to a previous menu.
Press
to turn the device on.
Hold
to turn the device off.
Installing AAA Batteries
The device operates on two AAA lithium batteries (not included).
Lithium batteries are required for this device. Alkaline and NiMH
batteries do not meet the power requirements for auto-ranging
functionality. When using alkaline or NiMH batteries, the sight
functionality may be reduced to standard fixed pin sighting only.
1 Using a 5/64 inch hex wrench, loosen the four screws À, and
remove the battery door Á from the side of the device.
2 Insert two AAA lithium batteries into the device, observing
polarity.
3 Replace the battery cover, and secure the screws to a
maximum torque specification of 0.5 N-m (4 lbf-in).
Mounting the Sight on a Bow
1 Insert the curved rail mount À from the back of the bow sight
into the grooves at the front of the mount assembly Á.
À
Á
Â
Ã
Ä
Å
Æ
Ç
LCD screen
Displays target range and device settings
Buttons
Select to move through menus, select options, and
configure the device (Buttons, page 1)
Laser
rangefinder
trigger
Hold to activate the laser rangefinder
Tap to reset the pin timer or display fixed pins
Mounting rail
Attaches the device to the included mount
Level
Shows when the device is level
Optic
Displays the pins
Battery door
Remove to install batteries
Laser receiver Receives laser light for measuring the distance to a
target
Getting Started
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2 Align the arrow on the mount with the center arrow on the
curved rail.
3 Using a 7/64 inch hex wrench, tighten the screw at the front
of the rail mount  to a maximum torque specification of 2.2
N-m (20 lbf-in).
4 Align the large holes on the mount à with the mounting holes
on the side of your bow.
2 Secure the trigger to the bow using the included tape Á.
TIP: You can use the extra piece of tape to secure the trigger
cable to the riser.
Turning the Device On or Off
1 To turn on the device, press
2 To turn off the device, hold
.
for 3 sec.
Calibrating the Bow Sight
TIP: The mount contains three sets of mounting holes. Mount
the sight in a location that functions best with your peep sight
aperture. Mounting the sight closer to the bow may allow a
better fit in some bow cases.
5 Using a 1/8 inch hex wrench, secure the mount using the
included mounting screws Ä.
6 Tighten the mounting screws to a maximum torque
specification of 6.7 N-m (60 lbf-in).
NOTE: Do not exceed the bow manufacturer's recommended
torque values.
Securing the Trigger
1 Position the ranging trigger À on the grip of your bow where
you can comfortably activate it at full draw.
NOTE: You should confirm the trigger and the trigger cable
are positioned so they do not interfere with the operation of
the bow.
The first time you turn on the Xero bow sight, you are prompted
to go through initial setup steps. You can view tutorial videos at
www.garmin.com/xerotutorials.
1 Select a language.
2 Select a unit of measure.
3 Select Yes to start the pin calibration procedure.
4 Select a ranged pin color (A1i model only).
5 If necessary, select Yes to adjust the pin and rangefinder
reticle brightness and follow the on-screen instructions.
6 Set the primary pin (Setting the Primary Pin, page 2).
7 Select Done.
8 Align the rangefinder with the primary pin (Aligning the
Rangefinder with the Primary Pin, page 3).
9 Select Done.
10 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pin
calibration procedure and set pins for additional distances.
Torque Specifications
When adjusting and tightening the mounting screws, you should
ensure the screws are always tightened to a maximum torque
specification of 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in.). If you do not have a torque
wrench, you can tighten the screws until the screw head makes
contact with the mount surface, then tighten the screw an
additional one quarter turn.
Setting the Primary Pin
The primary pin is a fixed point on the device optic that points
along the same axis as the laser rangefinder. You can change
the primary pin's alignment by adjusting the straight vertical and
horizontal adjustments on the mount. After you set the primary
pin, you can set additional pins for different distances using the
device software.
1 Aim at a target that is a minimum distance of 15 m (15 yd.)
away.
NOTE: If you set your primary pin for farther distances, such
as 30 m (33 yd.), you will have a farther maximum range, but
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Calibrating the Bow Sight
you will decrease visibility of closer targets. If you set your
primary pin for shorter distances, you will have greater
visibility of close targets, but a shorter maximum range.
2 Nock an arrow, and draw your bow.
3 Looking through your bow's peep sight at full draw, align the
primary pin À with the center of the target Á.
Aligning the Rangefinder with the Primary
Pin
The circular rangefinder reticle indicates the direction the laser
rangefinder is pointing. For best accuracy, you must align the
circular rangefinder reticle with the primary pin.
1 Nock an arrow.
2 Bring the bow to full draw, and align the peep sight with the
sight housing ring.
3 Observe the arrows À on the rangefinder reticle.
The arrows indicate the direction you must move the curved
adjustments on the mount. Each arrow in the optic
corresponds with one degree of adjustment on the curved
rails.
4 Confirm the bubble in the level  is centered between the
lines.
5 Shoot at the target, and observe the point of impact.
6 Using a 7/64 inch hex wrench, loosen the vertical Ã
adjustment on the mount.
4 Using a 7/64 inch hex wrench, adjust the curved vertical Á
and curved horizontal  adjustments on the mount in the
directions the arrows indicate. For example, if the arrows
point up and right, move the curved mount pieces up and
right.
7 Move the vertical adjustment in the direction of the arrow's
point of impact.
8 Tighten the vertical adjustment to a maximum torque
specification of 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in).
9 Using a 7/64 inch hex wrench, loosen the horizontal Ä
adjustment on the mount.
10 Move the horizontal adjustment in the direction of the arrow's
point of impact.
11 Tighten the horizontal adjustment to a maximum torque
specification of 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in).
12 Continue adjusting the mount, as needed, until the point of
aim and the point of impact are the same.
TIP: You should adjust the mount in the direction of the point
of impact. For example, if the arrow impacts low and right,
you should adjust the mount down and right. You should
always tighten the mount screws to a maximum torque
specification of 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in) between adjustments.
Calibrating the Bow Sight
TIP: Each mark on the curved adjustments indicates one
degree. Garmin recommends moving the curved rails in
small increments as indicated by the arrows in the optic when
making adjustments.
Continue
adjusting the mounts until the primary pin is
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centered in the circle of the rangefinder reticle à at full draw.
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À
Line-of-sight distance The measured distance between the laser
rangefinder and the target.
Á
Adjusted distance
The horizontal distance to the target, which
is calculated using the angle of
measurement.
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Angle of
measurement
The upward or downward angle from the
rangefinder to the target.
Setting a Manual Range
You can set a pin for a specific range manually. This can be
useful if your bow sight has low battery power, or if you plan to
shoot at a specific range. You can set manual pins only for
distances closer than the maximum calibrated range.
1 Hold or .
The device changes to manual ranging mode.
2 Press or to select a range.
Level Indicator
6 Tighten the curved adjustments to 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in).
Adjusting the Bubble Level
The bow sight contains a built-in digital level and a clearly visible
bubble level. If the digital level and the bubble level do not
match, you can adjust the position of the bubble level.
1 Select > Level > View Gauge.
2 Hold the bow sight level so the display shows 0.
3 Loosen the two screws located on each side of the bubble
level by one quarter turn.
4 Adjust the bubble level until the bubble is centered and the
digital display also reads 0.
5 Tighten the two screws.
When enabled, the level indicator shows when you are holding
the bow level. Level indicators appear as three dots above or
below your aiming pin. The top indicator flashes when the bow is
canted to the right. The bottom indicator flashes when the bow is
canted to the left. The bow is level when no indicators flash. You
can adjust the threshold for the level indicator to allow more or
less cant (Level Settings, page 7).
NOTE: The level indicator does not appear when using fixed
pins.
Main Menu
Press OK to open the main menu.
Enables hunt mode
Enables practice mode
Opens the statistics mode menu
Using the Bow Sight
Before you can use the bow sight, you must calibrate it for your
bow and arrow combination (Calibrating the Bow Sight, page 2).
1 Draw your bow.
2 Hold the laser rangefinder trigger.
3 Align the primary pin with the ranging reticle, and aim at the
target.
4 While holding the reticle on the target, release the laser
rangefinder trigger.
The bow sight displays the measured range and projects a
new pin.
5 Using the new pin, aim at the target, and shoot the bow.
Rangefinder Measurements
When you activate the laser rangefinder, the device displays
three numbers on the LCD display. The device uses these
measurements to adjust the position of the pin.
Opens the brightness settings menu
Opens the arrow profile menu (A1i models only)
Opens the pin settings menu
Opens the Laser Locate™ menu (A1i models only)
Opens the shot dynamics menu
Opens the device settings menu
Hunt Mode
Hunt mode enables features to help you make ranged shots
more quickly. When hunt mode is enabled, shot locations are
saved automatically using the Laser Locate feature. This can
help you track game when using the bow sight with a compatible
handheld GPS device.
NOTE: The Laser Locate feature is available only on A1i
models.
Practice Mode
Practice mode enables features to help you improve your
accuracy when practicing. After each shot, the bow sight
automatically displays your shot dynamics for the current
shooting session. You can use this information to make more
consistent shots.
NOTE: Shot dynamics features are available only on A1i
models.
Statistics Mode
Statistics mode enables features to help you track your accuracy
during a shooting session. You can review the statistics data to
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Using the Bow Sight
view your shot consistency and accuracy trends at different
distances over time.
Recording Statistics
1 Select > Stats Mode.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the current date.
3 Select the number of arrows you will be using for each group
of shots.
Range your target.
Select Yes to confirm the range.
Shoot a group of shots at your target.
Select Yes to score the group.
Enter the distance of the center of the shot group, left or right,
from the center of the target.
9 Enter the distance of the center of the shot group, up or
down, from the center of the target.
10 Enter the diameter of the shot group.
11 If necessary, select Yes to record additional shot groups.
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Viewing Statistics History
1 Select > Stats History.
2 Select a range.
3 Press or to move through shot statistics.
Shot Statistics
Select > Stats History.
Avg. Group Direction: The average direction of each shot
group from the center of the target.
Abs. Accuracy: The average spread of your shots related to the
center of the target.
Avg. Precision: The average diameter of shot groups.
Abs. Level: The average amount of cant, left or right, when
shooting the bow.
Avg. Range: The average range of shots taken.
Avg. Shots/Sess.: The average number of shots per shooting
session.
Tot. Stats Shots: The total number of shots taken when using
statistics mode.
Total Groups: The total number of groups fired when using
statistics mode.
Total Sessions: The total number of shooting sessions
recorded when using statistics mode.
Viewing Statistics Files on a Computer
Before you can view statistics files on your computer, you must
record shots using statistics mode (Statistics Mode, page 4).
You can view and transfer statistics files by connecting the
device to your computer. Statistics files are saved in CSV file
format.
1 Connect the device to your computer (Connecting the Device
to Your Computer, page 8).
2 Open the device directory for your bow sight on your
computer.
3 Select GARMIN > STATS.
Clearing Stats Mode History
Select
> Clear Stats Mode History.
Adjusting Brightness
The bow sight contains an ambient light sensor to set your pin
and reticle brightness automatically. You can adjust your pin and
reticle brightness preferences if you prefer a different level of
brightness. You can also adjust the pin brightness quickly by
pressing or .
1 From the main menu, select .
Using the Bow Sight
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the pin brightness, select Pins.
• To adjust the rangefinder reticle brightness, select Reticle
Brightness.
• To adjust the screen backlight brightness, select
Backlight.
• To change the backlight timeout, select Backlight
Timeout.
• To enable or disable the ambient light sensor, select Light
Sensor.
• To enable or disable the rangefinder reticle, select
Reticle.
Adding Arrow Profiles
NOTE: Arrow profiles are available only on A1i models.
You can add arrow profiles for use with different arrows, draw
lengths, or draw weights. You should set a different arrow profile
for each arrow type you use, or for each time you change your
bow configuration.
1 From the main menu, select > Add Arrow Profile.
2 Enter a name for the arrow profile.
TIP: You can press or to move through the menu. You
can press OK to enter a letter.
3 Select to confirm the name.
4 Select Yes to begin calibrating the arrow profile.
Managing Arrow Profiles
1 From the main menu, select
2 Select an arrow profile.
3 Select an option:
.
• To activate the profile, select Activate.
• To edit the profile name, select Edit Name.
• To reset all calibration data for the current profile, select
Reset Profile.
• To delete the profile, select Delete.
Pin Calibration
Calibrating Additional Ranges
You can add ranged pins to extend the range of your shots.
Garmin recommends calibrating a range for every 10 meters or
yards. Calibrated ranges apply only to the active arrow profile.
The bow sight will not provide pins beyond the farthest
calibrated range.
1 From the main menu, select .
2 Select Calibrated Ranges > Add Range.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions on your bow sight to
calibrate the device for the new distance.
Fixed Pins
You can set the bow sight to use fixed pins for multiple ranges.
This enables the bow sight to work like a conventional fixed pin
sight. Fixed pins have a lower power requirement than the laser
rangefinder, and you can use fixed pins if your battery is too low
to range. You can set fixed pins for any range between the
highest and lowest calibrated ranges.
When using hunt mode or practice mode, you can press
or
quickly tap the ranging trigger to display fixed pins at any time.
Setting Fixed Pins
Before you can set fixed pins, you must calibrate the bow sight
for your current bow and arrow combination (Calibrating the Bow
Sight, page 2).
1 From the main menu, select .
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2 Select Fixed Pins > Add Pin.
3 Select a range.
4 If necessary, repeat steps 2 and 3 to add additional fixed
pins.
Changing the Fixed Pin Color
NOTE: Pin color options are available only on A1i models.
There is a small offset between red and green pins. Most
archers will not see changes in accuracy for shots within 45 m
(50 yd.). Garmin recommends choosing only one color of pin
when setting fixed pins for distances longer than 45 m (50 yd.).
1 From the main menu, select > Fixed Pins.
2 Select a pin.
3 Select Color.
4 Select a color.
Deleting Fixed Pins
1 From the main menu, select
2 Select a pin.
3 Select Delete Pin.
> Fixed Pins.
Laser Locations
NOTE: The Laser Locate feature is available only on A1i
models.
When your bow sight is in hunt mode, it creates a record of the
heading and ranged distance each time you range a target. You
can send this data to a compatible Garmin watch or handheld
device. This can be useful to help you create waypoints or track
game. Laser locations appear in the XERO Locations widget or
app on your compatible device. You can adjust the broadcast
settings from the settings menu on your bow sight (Laser
Location Settings, page 6).
NOTE: You may need to update the software for your
compatible watch or handheld device before you can use the
XERO Locations app (Product Updates, page 7).
Sending Locations to a Device
You can manually send ranged locations to a compatible
Garmin watch or handheld device.
1 From the main menu, select .
2 Select a ranged location.
3 Select Yes.
The bow sight sends the selected location to your compatible
Garmin device.
Viewing Shot Dynamics
NOTE: Some shot dynamics measurements are available only
on A1i models.
When you use the device in practice mode, the device records
statistics about your shot dynamics. You can use this feature as
a reference to help you improve your accuracy.
1 From the main menu, select .
2 Press or to scroll through recorded shot statistics.
Shot Dynamics
Impulse Duration: A measurement of the amount of time the
bow vibrated after the shot.
Roll: A measurement in degrees of the bow's tilt when taking a
shot.
Shots: The number of shots taken during the current shooting
session.
Total Shots: The total number of shots taken.
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Device Settings
The device settings allow you to customize the device for your
needs.
From the main menu, select .
Pins: Sets the appearance and timeout of the pins on your bow
sight (Pin Settings, page 6).
Align Reticle: Turns on the rangefinder reticle and primary pin.
You can use this option to align the rangefinder reticle and
primary pin, as needed.
Laser Locations: Sets the broadcast mode for laser locations
(Laser Location Settings, page 6).
NOTE: This setting is available only on A1i models.
Shot Dynamics: Enables or disables shot notifications and
clears shot history (Shot Dynamics Settings, page 6).
NOTE: Some shot measurements are available only on A1i
models.
Units: Sets the units of measurement used by the device (Units
Settings, page 7).
Language: Sets the device language.
Level: Displays the angle of the bow and allows you to display a
level indicator when shooting (Level Settings, page 7).
Calibrate Compass: Allows you to calibrate the compass if you
experience irregular compass behavior, for example, after
moving long distances or after extreme temperature changes
(Calibrating the Compass, page 7).
NOTE: This setting is available only on A1i models.
Manual Adjustment: Sets the position of pins within the device
optic. You can move the position of the calibrated range
stack (Moving the Calibrated Range Stack, page 7) or
customize the position of the top pin (Customizing the
Position of the Top Pin, page 7).
Reset All Settings: Resets all settings to factory default values.
About: Displays regulatory and compliance information.
Pin Settings
Pin settings allow you to customize the appearance of pins and
the length of time pins are displayed on your bow sight.
From the main menu, select > Pins.
Hunt Timeout: Sets the length of time before a ranged pin
disappears when using hunt mode.
Practice Timeout: Sets the length of time before a ranged pin
disappears when using practice mode.
Ranged Pin Color: Sets the color of the ranged pin.
NOTE: This setting is available only on A1i models.
Laser Location Settings
From the main menu, select > Laser Locations.
NOTE: The Laser Locate feature is available only on A1i
models.
Broadcast Mode: Sets the security of laser location
broadcasting.
Shot Dynamics Settings
From the main menu, select > Shot Dynamics.
NOTE: The shot dynamics options are available only on the A1i
model.
Shot Notifications: Enables or disables notifications after each
shot.
Competition File: Enables the device to record shot dynamics
to a file stored on the device. This can be useful to review
shots taken during a tournament.
Device Settings
Clear Session Shot Odometer: Clears the shot history for the
current session.
Clear Total Shot Odometer: Clears the entire shot history
stored on the bow sight.
Units Settings
From the main menu, select > Units.
Distance: Sets the unit of measure for distance.
Decimal Precision: Shows more precise measurements for the
laser rangefinder. Measurements are rounded to the nearest
tenth of a meter or yard.
Level Settings
From the main menu, select > Level.
View Gauge: Displays the angle of the bow. You can use this
option to adjust the position of the bubble level.
Set Level to Zero: Sets the electronic level to zero. You can
use this option if you have mechanically leveled your bow but
the digital level does not read zero.
Indicators: Sets level indicators to appear when shooting. This
can help you hold the bow level while aiming (Level Indicator,
page 4).
Threshold: Sets the amount of degrees of cant allowed before
the indicators flash. A lower threshold reduces the amount of
cant allowed.
Indicator Color: Sets the color of the level indicator.
NOTE: This setting is available only on A1i models.
optic. You must adjust your mechanical alignment after moving
the calibrated range stack. Moving the calibrated range stack
updates all arrow profile settings.
NOTE: The device stores pins that are positioned above or
below the optic. These pins are still listed as calibrated ranges,
and can be moved back onto the optic at any time.
1 From the main menu, select > Manual Adjustment >
Move Calibrated Range Stack.
2 Select Yes.
3 Press or to adjust the position of the range stack.
4 Press OK.
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the device for
the new stack position (Setting the Primary Pin, page 2).
Device Information
Device Specifications
Battery type
Replaceable 1.5 V AAA lithium
Battery life
Up to 25,000 laser ranges
Up to 1 year in standby mode
Operating
temperature range
From -20° to 60°C (from -4° to 140°F)
Storage temperature
range
From -20° to 60°C (from -4° to 140°F)
Calibrating the Compass
Water rating
IEC 60529 IPX7*
NOTE: You must calibrate the electronic compass outdoors. Do
not stand near objects that influence magnetic fields, such as
cars, buildings, or overhead power lines.
Your device was already calibrated at the factory, and the
device uses automatic calibration by default. If the Laser Locate
feature is not working properly, for example, after moving long
distances or after extreme temperature changes, you can
manually calibrate the compass.
NOTE: The Laser Locate and compass features are available
only on A1i models.
1 From the main menu, select > Calibrate Compass.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Wireless frequency/
protocol
ANT 2.4 GHz @ 4 dBm nominal
Customizing the Position of the Top Pin
For bow configurations that require additional vertical
adjustment, you can customize the position of the top pin. This
can also be useful for people who prefer the short range pins to
be more centered within the device optic.
NOTE: Changing the position of the top pin clears all arrow
profile settings.
1 From the main menu, select > Manual Adjustment >
Custom Top Pin Placement.
2 Select Yes.
3 Press or to adjust the position of the top pin.
4 Press OK.
5 Follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the device for
the new top pin position (Setting the Primary Pin, page 2).
Moving the Calibrated Range Stack
You can move the calibrated pins up or down to allow more
adjustment in the direction of your choice. For example, if your
primary pin is set at 20 yards, and your maximum pin is set at 70
yards, you can move the range stack up so you can add pins for
farther ranges. Alternatively, you can move the calibrated range
stack down so your pins are more centered within the device
Device Information
NOTICE
Do not expose the device to temperatures
above 60°C (140°F).
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*The device withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 m
for up to 30 min. For more information, go to www.garmin.com
/waterrating.
Viewing E-label Regulatory and Compliance
Information
The label for this device is provided electronically. The e-label
may provide regulatory information, such as identification
numbers provided by the FCC or regional compliance markings,
as well as applicable product and licensing information.
1 Press OK to open the menu.
2 Select .
3 Select About.
Product Updates
On your computer, install Garmin Express™ (www.garmin.com
/express).
This provides easy access to these services for Garmin devices:
• Software updates
• Product registration
Updating the Software Using a Computer
You can use Garmin Express software to download and install
the latest software updates for your device. Garmin Express is
available for Windows and Mac computers.
1 On your computer, go to garmin.com/express.
2 Select an option:
• To install on a Windows computer, select Download for
Windows.
• To install on a Mac computer, select Download for Mac.
3 Open the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen
instructions to complete the installation.
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4 Open the Garmin Express application.
5 Connect your Xero device to your computer using a micro-
USB cable (Connecting the Device to Your Computer,
page 8).
From
the Garmin Express application, click Add a Device.
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The Garmin Express software detects your device.
7 Click Add Device.
8 Follow the on-screen instructions to register your device and
add it to the Garmin Express software.
When setup is complete, the Garmin Express software
searches for software updates for your device.
9 Select an option:
• To install all available updates, click Install All.
• To install a single update, click View Details, and select
an update.
10 When the software update is complete, disconnect the device
from your computer.
11 Reinstall the battery door.
The device installs the software update.
Connecting the Device to Your Computer
Before you can connect the device to your computer, you may
need to remove optional mount accessories.
1 Using a 5/64 inch hex wrench, loosen the four screws
securing the battery door.
2 Remove the battery door, and set it aside.
NOTE: Do not remove the batteries.
3 Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB port À on
the device.
Getting More Information
You can find more information about this product on the Garmin
website.
• Go to support.garmin.com.
• Go to www.garmin.com/outdoor.
• Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin dealer
for information about optional accessories and replacement
parts.
Troubleshooting
The point of impact moves between shots
There are several factors that can cause variations in the point
of impact.
• Verify the screws that connect the mount to the riser are
tightened to the maximum torque specification of 6.7 N-m (60
lbf-in) and the mount cannot be moved on the bow.
NOTE: Do not exceed the bow manufacturer's recommended
torque values.
• Verify each adjustment point on the mount is tightened to the
maximum torque specification of 2.2 N-m (20 lbf-in).
• Verify you are using the correct arrow profile for the arrow
you are using (A1i models only).
• Range your shots consistently at full draw or at rest.
• Inspect your bow and confirm all components are in good
working condition.
• Always use consistent form when shooting a bow. Variations
in stance and peep sight placement can affect accuracy.
My device only displays fixed pins
When the batteries are low or do not meet the minimum power
requirements for the laser rangefinder, the device allows only
fixed pin sighting.
• Verify the battery level of the batteries you have installed.
• Verify you are using AAA lithium batteries.
Tips for Consistent Ranging
4 Plug the large end of the USB cable into a computer USB
port.
to turn on the device.
5 If the bow sight is turned off, press
The bow sight enters USB mass storage mode.
Device Care
NOTICE
Avoid extreme shock and harsh treatment, because it can
degrade the life of the product.
Do not use a sharp object to clean the device.
Avoid chemical cleaners, solvents, and insect repellents that can
damage plastic components and finishes.
Do not store the device where prolonged exposure to extreme
temperatures can occur, because it can cause permanent
damage.
If you are a target shooter, consistent ranging can help to
increase your accuracy.
• Use the rangefinder consistently while you are using the
same form (at full draw or at rest).
• Enable decimal precision (Units Settings, page 7).
• Verify you are aiming the reticle at the target when you
release the ranging trigger.
Resetting the Device
If the device stops responding, you may need to reset it. This
does not erase any of your saved data or settings.
for 12 seconds.
1 Hold
The device turns off.
for one second to turn on the device.
2 Hold
Cleaning the Device
1 Dampen a soft, clean, lint-free cloth with fresh water.
2 Gently wipe the device.
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Device Information
Index
A
accessories 8
arrow profiles 5
B
backlight 5
battery 7
installing 1
bow sight, using 4
brightness 5
buttons 1
C
calibrating the sight 2
cleaning the device 8
compass, calibrating 7
computer, connecting 8
D
data, transferring 8
deleting, history 5
device, cleaning 8
F
fixed pins 4–6
G
Garmin Express, updating software 7
H
hunt mode 4
L
laser locations 6
laser rangefinder 4
level 4
settings 7
locations, sending 6
M
main menu 4
mounting the device 1, 2
P
power key 2
practice mode 4
R
resetting the device 8
S
settings 6, 7
shot dynamics 6
sighting in the device 2–5
software, updating 7
specifications 7
torque 2
statistics 4, 5
storing data 8
T
troubleshooting 7, 8
U
updating, software 7
V
video tutorials 1
W
water rating 7
Index
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support.garmin.com
TA-2017/3205
October 2018
190-02341-00_0E
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