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Garmin eTrex® Camo Owner's Manual
eTrex
®
personal navigator
TM
owner’s
manual
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Introduction
Learning to Use Your New eTrex
On Your Mark. . .
The eTrex is easy to learn to operate and use for many
practical navigation applications. Understanding button
operation and display screen conventions will take only a
few minutes and you can begin basic navigation with just
a little instruction.
To get the most practical use from your new eTrex,
take the time to read through this Owner’s Manual to
understand the operating features of the unit. This
manual has been designed to provide all that you need to
know to operate your eTrex.
eTrex Registration
Help us to better support you by completing
your on-line registration today!
Why should you register your eTrex purchase?
• Notification of Product Updates
• Notification of New Products
Connect to our web site (www.garmin.com) and look
for the Product Registration link on the home page. If
your eTrex contains an 8-digit serial number, it can be
found inside the battery compartment.
Thanks for choosing the Garmin eTrex. If you have
any questions or comments regarding the use of the eTrex
you can visit our web site (www.garmin.com) or contact
our Customer Service Department:
M-F, 8:00-5:00 CST (except holidays) at
1-800-800-1020.
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Introduction
Table of
Contents
Introduction.............................................................. 1-8
Registration .................................................................... 1
Warnings and Cautions .................................................. 3
FCC Compliance Statement ........................................... 4
Features.......................................................................... 5
Buttons........................................................................... 6
Description..................................................................... 7
Accessories ..................................................................... 8
Installing the Batteries .................................................... 8
Getting Started ....................................................... 9-17
Satellite Page Basics ...................................................... 10
Map Page Basics ........................................................... 11
Navigation Page Basics ................................................. 12
Main Menu Page Basics ................................................ 13
Creating a Waypoint..................................................... 14
Heading in the Right Direction..................................... 16
Cancelling a GOTO...................................................... 17
Reference ............................................................... 18-41
Map Page Options ........................................................ 19
Navigation Page Options .............................................. 20
Main Menu .................................................................. 21
Mark Waypoint Page .................................................... 22
Waypoints Page ............................................................ 23
Review Waypoint Page ................................................. 24
Routes .......................................................................... 27
Tracks........................................................................... 30
Setup Menu.................................................................. 33
Appendices ............................................................ 42-51
Appendix A: Specifications........................................... 42
Appendix B: What is GPS? ........................................... 43
Appendix C: Satellite Reception Tips............................ 44
Appendix D: Time Offset Chart .................................... 45
Appendix E: Wiring Diagram ....................................... 46
Appendix F: Troubleshooting ....................................... 47
Appendix G: FAQs ....................................................... 48
Appendix H: Index....................................................... 49
Warranty .................................................................... 52
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Introduction
WARNING: If you choose to use the eTrex in a
vehicle, it is the sole responsibility of the owner/operator
of the eTrex to secure the GPS unit so that it will not cause
damage or personal injury in the event of an accident.
Do not mount the eTrex over airbag panels or in a place
where the driver or passengers are likely to have an
impact with it in an accident or collision.
WARNING: If you choose to use the eTrex in a
vehicle, it is the sole responsibility of the operator of the
vehicle to operate the vehicle in a safe manner, maintain
full surveillance of all driving conditions at all times, and
never become distracted by the eTrex to the exclusion
of safe operating practices. It is unsafe to operate the
eTrex while you are driving. Failure by the operator of
a vehicle equipped with an eTrex to pay full attention
to operating the vehicle and road conditions while the
vehicle is in motion could result in an accident or
collision with property damage and personal injury.
CAUTION: IT IS THE USER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO
USE THIS PRODUCT PRUDENTLY. THIS PRODUCT IS
INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY AS A TRAVEL AID AND
MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE REQUIRING
PRECISE MEASUREMENT OF DIRECTION, DISTANCE,
LOCATION, OR TOPOGRAPHY.
CAUTION: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is
operated by the government of the United States, which
is solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance.
The system is subject to changes which could affect the
accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment.
Although the eTrex is a precision electronic NAVigation
AID (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
Warnings and
Cautions
Remove the batteries from
your eTrex if you don’t
expect to use it for several
months. Be sure to
observe the proper
polarity when inserting
batteries. Follow the
battery manufacturer’s
instructions on the proper
care and handling of the
batteries.
CAUTION: Electronics are protected if immersed,
but the battery compartment may get wet. Make sure the
batteries and compartment are dry before using.
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Introduction
FCC Compliance
Statement
The eTrex complies with Part 15 of the FCC limits
for Class B digital devices. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.
There is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular instance. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to other equipment, try to correct
the problem by relocating the equipment.
Consult an authorized Garmin dealer or other qualified service technician if the problem cannot be corrected.
Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This
device cannot cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
The eTrex does not contain any user-serviceable
parts. Repairs should be made only by an authorized
Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs can void the
warranty.
California’s
Proposition 65
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its
components contain chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive
harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with
California’s Proposition 65. If you have any questions or
would like additional information, please refer to our web
site at www.garmin.com/prop65.
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Introduction
The eTrex is a six ounce, 12 channel, hand held
GPS receiver. It has a built-in GPS antenna and only five
user-buttons. All buttons are located on either side of
the unit, allowing for simple, one-handed operation that
won’t obstruct your view of the display. It runs for 22
hours on two AA alkaline batteries in ‘Battery Save’ mode.
In addition to determining your location, the eTrex
will create, name and save a location (as an electronic
waypoint) in its memory, allowing you to navigate back to
this point any time you want. And once you start moving,
your GPS provides other data, like speed, direction of
movement, time and distance to destination, and more.
From these basic features, your Garmin GPS can
provide one more critical benefit; peace of mind, because,
with GPS you’ll know where you are, where you’ve been
and where you’re going. And since you’ll always know the
way back home, you can concentrate on what you set out
to do and enjoy the great outdoors.
eTrex Features
NOTE: You should
always be prepared and
capable of navigating
without the eTrex. It
is designed to augment
other forms of basic
navigation, not entirely
replace them.
Other features include:
Waypoints:
500 with name and graphic symbol.
Tracks:
Automatic track log; 10 saved tracks
let you retrace your path in both
directions.
Route:
Route lets you navigate up to 50
waypoints in sequence.
Trip Computer:
Current speed, average speed,
maximum speed, direction of
movement, bearing, elevation, time
of sunrise/sunset, trip timer and trip
odometer.
Hunt and Fish:
A page displaying the best times for
hunting and fishing at a chosen location
and date.
Sun and Moon:
A page displaying sun and moon
rise and set by date and location.
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Introduction
eTrex Buttons
Operating the eTrex is as simple as pressing a button!
The UP/DOWN Buttons:
• Select options on pages and menus
• Adjust display contrast on Satellite Page
• Zoom in and out on Map Page
• Cycle through trip data on Navigation Page
The ENTER Button:
• Confirms data entry or menu selections
• Displays options on main pages
• Pressing and holding the ENTER button
activates the Mark Waypoint Page
The PAGE Button:
• Switches between pages and moves you out
of pages. If you start to do something and
you don’t want to continue, you can stop by
pressing the PAGE Button.
The POWER Button:
• Turns the unit on and off
• Turns the display backlight On and Off
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Introduction
Internal
GPS Antenna
eTrex
Description
UP Button
PAGE
Button
DOWN Button
POWER
Button
ENTER
Button
LCD Display
(with backlight)
External Power
and
Data Connector
Waterproof Case
Slot for
Carry Lanyard
Insertion.
Battery
Compartment
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Introduction
Accessories
Standard Accessories
Lanyard
Attaches to a slot on the bottom of the unit for convenient carrying.
Owner’s Manual
Auto Power Adapter
- Converts 12VDC
output from the lighter to
3VDC input to the eTrex.
Not interchangeable
with power adapters for
Garmin VHF 720, 725,
and 725e, or GPS 170,
175, 190, and 195.
Quick Start Guide
Optional Accessories
Carrying Case
Protects the eTrex when not in use. (Not shown)
Belt Clip Assembly
Allows easy access to the eTrex when clipped on a belt. (Not shown)
Holster
Allows easy access to the eTrex when clipped on a belt. (Not shown)
Automotive Mounting Bracket
Can be temporarily or permanently mounted on the dash. (Not shown)
Auto Power Adapter
Provides eTrex operation from an automobile cigarette lighter.
Bicycle Mounting Kit
PC Data Cable
Allows for transfer of data from a PC to an eTrex. (Not shown)
Data Cable
Wiring harness. Connections for data input/output. (Not shown)
PC Interface Cable with
Auto Power Adapter
Bicycle Mounting Kit
Allows the eTrex to be mounted on a bicycle handle bar.
PC Cable/Auto Power Adapter
Allows transfer of waypoints and routes from a PC to the eTrex and provides
unit operation from an automobile cigarette lighter.
MapSource® Map Data CD-ROMs
An excellent tool for creating waypoints and routes on your PC using a
background map and downloading them to your eTrex.
Installing the Batteries
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The eTrex operates on two AA batteries (not included),
which are installed at the back of the unit. To install the
batteries, remove the battery cover by turning the D-ring
on the back of the unit 1/4 turn counter-clockwise and pull
the cover away. Insert the batteries observing proper polarity. Attach the battery cover by turning the D-ring 1/4 turn
clockwise. Two AA alkaline batteries should last about 22
hours in ‘Battery Save’ mode.
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Getting Started
The Getting Started Section introduces you to the basic
operation of the eTrex. The Reference Section shows you how
to use all of the eTrex’s remaining features.
Here We Go. . .
The First Step
The eTrex operates on information gathered from
satellites. To gather this information, take your eTrex
outside and find a large, open area that has a clear view of
the sky (a nearby park would work fine). Press and hold
the POWER Button to turn the unit on. You’ll see the
Welcome Page for a few seconds while the eTrex performs
a self-test, followed by the Satellite Page.
The eTrex needs to receive at least three strong
satellite signals to find your location. The Satellite Page
displays graphic tracking of satellites, the strength of the
satellite signals, and the satellite tracking status.
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The Welcome Page
NOTE: When you use the eTrex for the first
time, it will take up to five minutes to find
your location. After the first use, the eTrex only
needs about 15 to 45 seconds to find your
location.
When you see the “READY TO NAVIGATE” message
on the Satellite Page, the eTrex has found your location
and you are ready to go!
Backlighting and Contrast
If the lighting conditions make it hard for you to see
the screen, you can adjust the contrast or turn on the
backlight. Press and release the POWER Button from any
screen to turn on the backlight. The backlight is timed
to stay on for 30 seconds to save battery power. To
adjust the screen contrast, press the PAGE Button until
you see the Satellite Page. Press the UP Button to make
the screen darker, press the DOWN Button to make the
screen lighter.
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The Satellite Page
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Getting Started
Page Basics
Selecting a Page
All of the information needed to operate the eTrex is
found on four main “pages” (or display screens). These
pages are the Satellite, Map, Pointer, and Menu.
Simply press the PAGE Button to switch between
pages.
PAGE
PAGE
Satellite
The “READY TO
NAVIGATE” message
must appear before you
can begin using your
eTrex to navigate.
Map
PAGE
PAGE
Navigation
Menu
Satellite Page Basics
The Satellite Page shows the eTrex gathering all the
necessary satellite information in order to work. There are
two display options on the Satellite Page, Normal Skyview
and Advanced Skyview. Normal Skyview shows you (in
animation), the satellites, satellite signal strength, and the
eTrex’s estimated location accuracy.
To activate the Advanced Skyview page, simply press
ENTER when on the Satellite Page, select ‘Advanced
Skyview’ and press ENTER again. This page displays
the numbered satellites the eTrex is using, their proximity to your current position, and their individual signal
strengths. To determine the location of the satellites
being used around you, the outer circle of the display
represents the horizon and the center represents the sky
Status Message
Pressing ENTER on the
Advanced Skyview Page
also offers the options of
Orienting the Sky Ahead
or Northward, Setup
Display (backlighting/
contrast), and returning
to Normal Skyview.
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Location Accuracy
(estimated)
Satellites
Satellite Signal
Strength Bars
Normal Skyview
Advanced Skyview
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Getting Started
Page Basics
Map Page Basics
North Pointer
Destination
Waypoint
“You”; Your
Location
Path to
Destination
“Trail” (track
log)
On the Map Page, the
UP and DOWN Buttons
are used to adjust the
map scale from 200 feet
to 800 miles.
Map
Scale
The Map Page
The Map Page shows where you are (the animated
figure) and provides a real picture of where you are going.
As you travel (the animated figure “walks”) and leaves a
“trail” (track log). Waypoint names and symbols are also
shown on the map. We will show you how to record your
location by marking a waypoint in the “Discovering GPS
Navigation” section.
To help you better visualize the “real world”, the
eTrex automatically rotates the map as you move, so that
waypoints that are ahead of you are always displayed in
front of the animated figure. The North Pointer always
shows you where north is.
The Map Page showing
different symbols and
waypoints.
To make sure you can see your entire trip, you can
change the map scale (from 200 feet to 800 miles!) by
pressing and holding the UP Button to view a larger area,
and the DOWN Button for viewing a smaller area.
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Getting Started
Page Basics
Navigation Page Basics
Waypoint (Location) Name
Time to reach
the Destination
On the Navigation Page,
the UP and DOWN
Buttons are used to cycle
through different trip
data.
Straight Line
Distance to the
Destination
Moving Direction
Line
Compass Ring
Direction Arrow
(follow this)
Destination Symbol
Speed
The Navigation Page
The eTrex is not a compass.
The Compass Ring on the
Pointer Page is controlled
by the unit’s GPS receiver.
You must be moving in
order for it to track your
movement.
The Navigation Page helps guide you to a destination.
When you’re moving with no particular destination in
mind, the Navigation Page shows you your moving direction and speed. When you’re moving towards a specific
destination, the Navigation Page shows you the name of the
location, the distance and time to go, and displays a
direction arrow in the compass ring. To navigate, simply
follow the arrow.
By pressing the UP or DOWN Buttons, you can
cycle through other trip computer information such as
average speed, maximum speed, moving direction
(heading), bearing, position coordinates, elevation, time of
sunrise/sunset, trip timer and trip odometer.
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NOTE: The direction arrow, destination symbol
and bearing information only appear on the
Navigation Page when you have started a
GOTO, a route or a TracBack.
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Getting Started
Page Basics
Menu Basics
Menu Options
Time and Date
Backlight
Indicator
Battery
Strength
From the Main Menu, the
UP and DOWN Buttons
are used to cycle through
menu options and access
advanced features.
The Main Menu Page
The Main Menu gives you access to eTrex’s more
advanced features. With the Main Menu you can create
and view waypoints, create a route, save and view track
logs or access the system setup features. Information on
all these advanced features is included in the reference
section of this manual.
Changing the Time Zone
Practice using the Menu Page and change the time
zone.
To change the time zone:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight ‘TIME’
and press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the ‘TIME
ZONE’ field and press ENTER.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button, scroll through the
selections, and press ENTER when you have found
the correct zone. Press PAGE to get back to the
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You can choose from 30
time zones, plus ‘other’.
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Getting Started
Let the Fun
Begin!
This completes a basic explanation of the page
features of the eTrex.
Discovering the Fun of GPS Navigation
Discovering how to use your eTrex is as easy as taking
a quick walk around an open outdoor area. In this brief
exercise, you’ll mark your current location (your home
for example), travel a short distance away, and then have
the eTrex guide you back to where you started (to get the
most out of this exercise, make sure to walk for at least
the time noted for each step).
Creating a Waypoint
You’ll find the MARK
option on the ‘MENU’
Page.
The first step in the exercise is to mark your location
as a waypoint so you can return to it later.
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NOTE: The eTrex must state “READY TO
NAVIGATE” before you mark a waypoint.
To Mark a Waypoint:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the
‘MARK’ field.
3. Press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’ Page appears
with ‘OK?’ highlighted.
The Elevation and Position Coordinates are
displayed at the bottom
of the ‘MARK
WAYPOINT’ Page and
the ‘REVIEW
WAYPOINT’ Page.
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Before we actually mark the waypoint, let’s change the
symbol to a house and the name ‘001’ to something a little
more meaningful such as HOME.
To change the waypoint symbol:
1. On the ‘MARK WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight the small flag symbol
and press ENTER. Using the UP or DOWN Button,
scroll through the symbols and highlight the house
symbol. Press ENTER.
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Getting Started
To change the waypoint name:
Edit Waypoints
1. On the ‘MARK WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight the Waypoint Name
‘001’.
2. Press ENTER. The ‘EDIT WAYPOINT NAME’ Page
appears.
3. Press ENTER. Using the UP or DOWN Button, scroll
through the letter selections. Select ‘H’ and press
ENTER. Repeat this process and finish the word
‘HOME’.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’
field and press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page appears.
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the
‘OK’ field and press ENTER. Your location, named
‘HOME’, is now marked and stored in memory.
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NOTE: As a shortcut tip, press and hold
ENTER to mark a waypoint.
You can create or edit a
waypoint on the ‘EDIT
LOCATION’ Page. From
the ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page, highlight the Position Coordinates field
and press ENTER. Then
follow the on-screen
instructions.
Now that you’ve marked your location, it’s time to go
for a brisk walk. Press the PAGE Button and switch to
the Map Page.
Walk in a straight line for 3-4 minutes at a
fast pace and watch the Map Page.
Your location is shown by the figure in the middle of
the screen. As you move, watch the animated figure walk,
and a line—called a “track”—appear along the path you
have just covered.
Now take a sharp right turn and walk at a
brisk pace for another 3-4 minutes.
The ‘EDIT WAYPOINT
NAME’ Page.
You can see your change in direction displayed on the
Map .
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Getting Started
Follow the
Arrow
Guidance by Garmin
The eTrex guides you to a destination using a GOTO
(GOTO means Going TO a destination in a direct line).
Now let’s use the GOTO feature and the Pointer Page to
travel back to our starting location.
To Start a GOTO:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘WAYPOINTS’.
3. Press ENTER. The ‘WAYPOINTS’ Page appears.
The arrow tells you
what direction you
should move. When
the arrow is pointing
right as shown here,
just move right until
the arrow is pointing
straight up and points
to the moving direction
line (see picture below).
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the tab
containing ‘HOME’ and press ENTER.
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select ‘HOME’
and press ENTER. The ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page
appears.
6. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the
‘GOTO’, and press ENTER.
The Navigation Page appears and you’re now ready
for the eTrex to guide you back to your starting location!
Heading in the Right Direction
The eTrex will guide you back to where you started
using the Navigation Page. The pointer tells you the
direction to the destination. Walk in the direction the
arrow is pointing until the arrow points to the top of the
compass ring. If the arrow points to the right, you need
to go to the right. If the arrow points to the left, go left.
When the arrow is pointing straight up, you are on the
correct track!
When the pointer points
straight up as shown,
you’re on track!
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Getting Started
The destination name, distance to the destination and
time to reach your destination are displayed at the top of
the screen. The speed you are traveling is shown at the
bottom of the screen. Once you are getting close to your
destination, the eTrex will give you the message “ARRIVING DESTINATION”.
You’ve Made It!
Cancelling A GOTO
Anytime you want to stop a GOTO:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘POINTER’
Page. Press ENTER.
2. Highlight ‘STOP NAVIGATION’ on the ‘OPTIONS’
Page and press ENTER.
Clearing a Cluttered Map Display
After you’ve used the eTrex for a few trips, the map
display will become a bit messy from keeping track of
your every move. You can clean up the screen by clearing
the track log (the lines left on the Map Page):
Highlight STOP
NAVIGATION and press
ENTER on the Options
Page to stop a GOTO.
To clear the track log:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘TRACKS’.
3. Press ENTER. You are now on the ‘TRACK LOG’
Page. Use the UP Button and highlight ‘CLEAR’.
Press ENTER.
4. Use the DOWN Button and highlight ‘YES’. Press
ENTER. Press the PAGE Button to select any
page.
You’ve now gone through the basic operation of the
eTrex and you’re ready to get out there and have some
fun! To turn the eTrex off, press and hold the POWER
Button.
Clear the Track Log
when the Map Page
gets too cluttered.
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Reference
Map Page
Options
Map Page Options
In addition to the basic aspects of the Map Page that
were covered on page 11, there is a ‘MAP OPTIONS’
feature which allows you to customize the Map Page. The
following options are available:
• Orient Map Ahead/Northward: When ‘AHEAD’ is
selected, the top of the map is oriented in the direction
you are currently moving. When ‘NORTHWARD’ is
selected, the map is always oriented to the north.
Selecting ‘Orient Map
Ahead’ from the Map
Page options orients the
map to the direction you
are moving.
• Auto Zoom On/Off: When ‘AUTO ZOOM’ is turned on,
the map automatically adjusts its scale to display your entire
navigating route. When it’s turned off, you must press the
UP or DOWN Buttons to select the appropriate map scale.
• Show/Hide Waypoints: Allows you to view the map
with or without waypoints.
• Show Course Line/Bearing Line: ‘SHOW COURSE
LINE’ displays the path from your starting point to your
destination. ‘SHOW BEARING LINE’ displays the path
from your current location to your destination.
• Stop Navigation: ‘STOP NAVIGATION’ stops any
active navigation (navigation means there is a destination
waypoint, page 16). This option cannot be selected if
there is no active navigation.
To select a Map Page option:
1. Press the ENTER Button on the ‘MAP’ Page.
When you select ‘Orient
Map Northward’ the
figure icon is replaced
by a ‘direction’ triangle.
The tip of the triangle
tells you the general
direction you are
moving.
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2. The Map Options Menu appears. Press the UP or
DOWN Button and highlight the desired option and
press ENTER. Once you press ENTER, the change
is made and the Options Menu disappears.
You will notice on the Map Page the little grey “man”.
The man stands still when you are not moving, he moves
when you move, and a blinking “?” means the eTrex has lost
satellite reception (weak signals). You should relocate the
eTrex or move to a place that has a clear view of the sky.
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Navigation Page Options
In addition to the Navigation Page basics that were
covered on page 12, the following Navigation Page
options are available:
Navigation Page
Options
• Reset Max Speed: this resets the Maximum Speed
achieved during a trip.
• Reset Trip: the trip time, trip distance (odometer) and
average speed are reset to zeros.
• Stop Navigation: stops any active navigation. To
resume navigation, you must re-activate the Goto, Track,
or Route.
To select a Navigation Page option:
1. Press the ENTER Button on the ‘NAVIGATION’
Page.
2. The Options Menu appears. Press the UP or DOWN
Button, highlight the desired option, and then press
ENTER. Once you press ENTER, the change is
made and the Options Menu disappears.
The Navigation Page
allows you to display
eleven types of different
data, such as ‘Elevation’.
The Navigation Page
Options Menu
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Navigation Page
Options
Navigation Page Data Fields
You can also change the fields at the bottom of the
Navigation Page to display different data:
Speed—like the speedometer in your car, ‘SPEED’ tells
you how fast you are going regardless of whether or not
you are on the right track.
Average Speed—the average speed traveled since last trip
reset.
Max Speed—the maximum speed traveled since last
reset.
Heading—the direction you are traveling.
Bearing—the compass direction between your location
and destination.
Elevation—the measurement of height above mean sea
level.
Location—shows your current position coordinates.
Sunrise—the time of sunrise at your present location.
Sunset—the time of sunset at your present location.
Trip Time—the total time you have traveled since the
last trip reset.
Trip Odometer—like the odometer in your car, ‘TRIP
ODOMETER’ tells you how far you’ve gone since the last
trip reset.
To change a data field:
1. On the ‘NAVIGATION’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and scroll through the available options,
stopping on the data you want the eTrex to display.
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Main Menu Selections
The Main Menu turns the eTrex into a powerful
navigation tool. Features accessed from the Main Menu
are:
Main Menu
Selections
• Mark Waypoint: Mark your current location as a
waypoint and customize it by symbol, name, elevation,
and lat/lon.
• Waypoints: An alphabeticall list of all your waypoints.
• Route: A path to a destination marked along the way
by up to 50 waypoints.
• Tracks: A Track Log or record of your movements
which can be saved for future use.
• Setup Menu: A collection of options and controls for
customizing the operation of your eTrex unit.
The ‘MENU’ Page
allows you to customize
the eTrex’s features.
Mark Waypoint Page
The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’ Page allows you to change
the waypoint symbol, name, elevation and location
(position coordinates). The information on page 14-15
showed how to change the waypoint symbol and name.
You can also change the location (position coordinates).
You can change the elevation to the exact point if you
have that data available from a reliable source (i.e., altimeter or map data).
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NOTE: Elevation or vertical accuracy will
always be somewhat less accurate than location or horizontal accuracy. This is a function
of GPS measurement methods which use a
mathematical model of the earth to determine
elevation.
Remember that pressing
and holding the ENTER
Button gives you the
‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page.
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Mark Waypoint
Page
To change the location (position coordinates):
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘MARK’. Press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the
‘POSIITON COORDINATES’ field and press ENTER.
The ‘EDIT LOCATION’ Page appears.
The ‘EDIT LOCATION’
Page displays on-screen
instructions on how
to edit the waypoint
location.
3. Scroll through the latitude and longitude position
places using the UP and DOWN Button (UP Button
to move right to left, DOWN Button to move left
to right. When you reach the position place you
want to change, stop and press ENTER. Using the
UP or DOWN Button, scroll through the choices
and highlight the one you want. Press ENTER. The
position place is now changed.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’
field and press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page appears.
5. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’
field and press ENTER. Your location with the new
position coordinates now stored in memory.
To change the elevation:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘MARK’. Press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
the ‘ELEV’ field and press ENTER. The ‘ENTER
CORRECT ELEVATION’ Page appears.
The ‘ENTER CORRECT
ELEVATION’ Page
allows you to change
the elevation for the
waypoint.
3. Use the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the
desired digit and press ENTER. A selection window
appears. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select
a new number and press ENTER. Repeat until all
numbers are changed.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to highlight the ‘OK’
field and press ENTER. The ‘MARK WAYPOINT’
Page appears with the correct elevation displayed.
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Waypoints Page
The Waypoints Page organizes all of your waypoints
in alphabetical order for easy selection. It also allows you
to select nine of the ‘NEAREST WAYPOINTS’, and if you
want, delete all waypoints.
Waypoints
Page
To select a waypoint:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘WAYPOINTS’. Press ENTER. The ‘WAYPOINTS’
Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight the
alphabetical tab containing the desired waypoint.
Press ENTER. Press the UP or DOWN Button to
select the desired waypoint. Press ENTER. The
‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page appears.
To view the ’NEAREST’ waypoints page:
1. On the ‘WAYPOINTS’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘NEAREST’. Press the ENTER
Button. The ‘NEAREST WAYPOINTS’ Page appears.
The nine closest
waypoints appear in a
list showing their name
and the distance from
your location (four
shown here).
The nine closest waypoints within 250 miles appear
in a list showing their name and the distance from
your location. You can select a waypoint from this
list by pressing the UP or DOWN Button and selecting the desired waypoint. Once selected, press
ENTER. The ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ appears allowing
you to edit the waypoint if you desire.
To delete all waypoints:
1. On the ‘WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘DELETE ALL’. Press the
ENTER Button. A confirmation message box
appears asking if you really want to delete all
waypoints. If you do, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘YES’. Press ENTER.
If you change your mind and do not want to delete
the waypoint, press the UP or DOWN Button and
highlight ‘NO’. Press ENTER (or press the PAGE
Button). The confirmation message box disappears
and all of the waypoints remain in memory.
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MAKE SURE you want
to delete all of the
waypoints before you
press ENTER!
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Review
Waypoint Page
Review Waypoint Page
The Review Waypoint Page allows you to change the
waypoint symbol, name, elevation and location (just like
on the Mark Waypoint Page). You can also delete the
waypoint, display the waypoint on the Map Page, and
start a GOTO.
To delete a waypoint:
1. On the ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP
or DOWN Button and highlight ‘DELETE’. Press
the ENTER Button. A confirmation message box
appears asking if you really want to delete the
waypoint. If you do, press the UP or DOWN
Button, highlight ‘YES’ and press ENTER.
The ‘REVIEW
WAYPOINT’ Page
allows you to delete
a waypoint.
If you change your mind and do not want to delete
the waypoint, press the UP or DOWN Button,
highlight ‘NO’ and press ENTER. The confirmation
message box disappears and the waypoint remains
in memory (you can also press the PAGE Button
to exit).
To start a GOTO:
1. On the ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP
or DOWN Button and highlight ‘GOTO’. Press the
ENTER Button. The ‘GOTO’ is activated with the
selected waypoint as the destination.
To view the selected waypoint on the Map
Page:
You can start a GOTO
from the ‘REVIEW
WAYPOINT’ Page.
1. On the ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP
or DOWN Button and highlight ‘MAP’. Press the
ENTER Button. The selected waypoint is displayed
on a map with bearing and distance. You can use
the UP or DOWN Buttons to zoom in and out on
the map. Press the PAGE Button and switch back to
the ‘WAYPOINTS’ Page.
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Hunt & Fish Page
The Hunt and Fish Page provides you with a listing of
best times for hunting and fishing for the chosen location
(waypoint) and date. This page also provides the Sun and
Moon Page option.
Review
Waypoint Page
To view the Hunt /Fish Page:
1. On the ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page, press the UP or
DOWN Button and highlight ‘HUNT/FISH’. Press the
ENTER Button to display the Hunt/Fish Page.
2. Observe that the data provided on the page reflects
best times for the current date and at the location of
the waypoint unless you enter a new date in the field.
,
NOTE: The times displayed are the recognized
best and good times for hunting and fishing.
But, be certain that they are not in conflict
with state and local game laws which may vary
from location to location. It is your responsibility to know and abide by these laws.
The ‘SUN/MOON’
Page provides you with
best hunting and fishing
times for a waypoint
Sun/Moon Page
The Sun/Moon Page displays both sun and moon set
and rise times for a chosen location (waypoint) and date.
This page option is located at the bottom of the Hunt/Fish
Page.
To view the Sun/Moon Page:
1. On the ‘Hunt/Fish’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘SUN/MOON’. Press the
ENTER Button to display the Sun/Moon Page.
2. View the Sunrise and Sunset Times, Moonrise and
Moonset Times as well as the Moon Phase for the
waypoint location and date.
3. You can set the date at which you want to view
the sun and moon position (if other than current) by
entering the desired date in the Date Field.
4. Return to the Hunt/Fish Page by highlighting the Hunt
/Fish option at the bottom of the page, the press the
ENTER Button.
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The ‘SUN/MOON’
Page allows you to
view Sun/Moon rise
and set for any date
for a waypoint. It also
displays the Moon
Phase.
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Review
Waypoint Page
Using the Project feature can create a waypoint at a
specified distance and bearing using a new or existing
waypoint as a reference. This works best when using a map
and compass to determine distance and bearing. You can
also change the name, symbol and elevation on this page.
Projecting a waypoint:
1. To project a waypoint from a waypoint on the
waypoint list (in order to insert a new waypoint
in a route, for example), select the route waypoint
from the list on the ‘WAYPOINTS’ Page and press
ENTER. The ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page displays.
The ‘PROJECT
WAYPOINT’ Page
To project a waypoint from your current location
(i.e., in order to travel to a location sighted in the
distance), press and hold the OK Button to mark
your location and save it as a waypoint. Then, select
it from the waypoints list, and press ENTER to
display the ‘REVIEW WAYPOINT’ Page.
2. Using the UP or DOWN Button, highlight the
‘PROJECT’ field and press ENTER. The ‘PROJECT
WAYPOINT’ Page appears and a numeric name is
assigned to the new waypoint.
3. The distance field is highlighted by default. Press
ENTER to display the ‘EDIT NUMBER’ Page.
4. On the ‘EDIT NUMBER’ Page, pressing the DOWN
Button moves the highlight to the next number
in the field. With the desired digit selected, press
ENTER to activate the drop-down number list.
5. Using the UP or DOWN Button, select the correct
number and press ENTER. When all numbers are
entered correctly, highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
6. Using the DOWN Button, highlight the bearing field
and press ENTER to display the ‘EDIT ANGLE’ Page.
The ‘EDIT NUMBER’
Page
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7. On the ‘EDIT ANGLE’ Page, pressing the DOWN
Button moves the highlight to the next number
in the field. With the desired digit selected, press
ENTER to activate the drop-down number list.
8. Using the UP or DOWN Button, select the correct
number and press ENTER. When all numbers are
entered correctly, highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
9. Highlight ‘GOTO’ and press ENTER to save the
waypoint and begin direct navigation to the point.
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‘Route’ and Route Page
Routes
The eTrex allows you to navigate using one of three
methods:
• GOTO
• Route
• TracBack
The GOTO method of navigation was briefly
discussed on page 16.
The Route feature and the GOTO feature are
comparable in that they both guide you to destination
waypoints. However, the route feature is more powerful because it is more automatic. When you reach one
waypoint, the eTrex automatically guides you to the next
waypoint on the route without needing to touch any buttons. When you use the ‘GOTO’ feature you have to stop
and select the next waypoint before you start moving.
When you plan a trip, you can select waypoints from a
waypoint list and put them into the eTrex’s memory. At
least 2 waypoints (up to a maximum of 50) are linked
together to form a route.
The ‘ROUTE’ feature is
found on the ‘MENU’
Page.
In the eTrex, a route is at least two waypoints that
describe the path you are going to travel. The Route
feature is very convenient because it allows the eTrex to
guide you from the first waypoint in the route, to each
successive waypoint until you reach your final destination.
When you start your trip, you activate the route
feature and the eTrex points the way you should travel to
get from the first waypoint to the second. You can then
use the Navigation page to give you steering guidance.
TracBack, is discussed on page 28.
You can use existing
waypoints to ‘build’ the
route.
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Routes
There are two ways to create a route:
1. Use existing waypoints that reside in the eTrex.
Choose ‘ROUTE’ on the ‘MENU’ Page, then add
a waypoint into the route from a list of available
waypoints.
2. Plan a ‘ROUTE’ in MapSource® on a PC, and use
“Save To Device” to download the ‘ROUTE’ to the
eTrex. See your Garmin dealer for more information
on using MapSource (MapSource is an optional
accessory, and is not included with the eTrex).
You can insert a
waypoint before an
existing waypoint in the
list or at the end of the
waypoint list.
In either case, you can navigate to a destination using
‘ROUTE’ if a route has more than two waypoints. A single
waypoint route is only a normal waypoint, not a route.
The eTrex will not allow the ‘FOLLOW’ button to be
highlighted if there is only one waypoint in the route.
When you select the ‘FOLLOW’ button, a list with two
items is displayed letting you choose where to go. The list
will always show the FIRST (BEGINNING) and the LAST
(END) waypoint in the route. The eTrex will guide you to
the selected final destination following each waypoint in
the route (the eTrex has one route).
To create a route from the waypoints list:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘ROUTE’. Press ENTER. The ‘ROUTE’ Page appears.
Press ENTER. The ‘ADD WAYPOINT TO ROUTE’
Page appears.
Press ‘FOLLOW’ to
activate a route.
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2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select the
waypoint of your choice and press ENTER. The
waypoint you selected is placed in the first field on
the ‘ROUTE’ Page. Repeat this process until all of
the waypoints you want are entered into the route
list. Press PAGE to get back to the page of your
choice.
There are two ways to insert a waypoint into an existing route. One way is to insert the waypoint before an
existing waypoint in a route. The other way is to insert
the waypoint at the end of the waypoint list in a route.
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To insert a waypoint into an existing route:
Routes
1. From the Route page, press the UP or DOWN
Button to select the entry point for the new
waypoint. Stop at the waypoint on the route list
that you want to follow the new waypoint or use
the last open slot if you want the new point at the
end of the route. Press ENTER. The ‘ADD WAYPOINT
TO ROUTE’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select the
waypoint of your choice and press ENTER. The
waypoint you selected is placed in the desired field
on the ‘ROUTE’ Page.
To activate a route:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘ROUTE’. Press ENTER. The ‘ROUTE’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘FOLLOW’ and press ENTER. The choices are the
first (beginning) waypoint and the last (end)
waypoint.
The eTrex draws an
electronic bread crumb
trail as you travel.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
desired waypoint and press ENTER. The ‘Navigation’ Page appears giving you steering guidance to
the destination waypoint.
To remove a waypoint from the ‘ROUTE’ list:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘ROUTE’. Press ENTER. The ‘ROUTE’ Page appears.
Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
the waypoint you want to remove. The ‘INSERT/
REMOVE’ window appears. Press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘REMOVE’. Press ENTER.
To clear all route waypoints:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘ROUTE’. Press ENTER. The ‘ROUTE’ Page appears.
2. Highlight ‘CLEAR ALL’ and press ENTER. The confirmation window appears asking you if you really
want to clear all of the route waypoints. If you do,
select ‘YES’ and press ENTER.
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The message ‘ARRIVING
DESTINATION’ is
displayed on every page
when you are 15 seconds
from reaching the
destination.
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Track Logs
What is a Track Log?
The eTrex draws an electronic bread crumb trail or
‘track log’ on the Map Page as you travel. The track log
starts recording as soon as the eTrex gets a location fix. If
you want to keep a record of a certain track log before the
track memory is filled and it begins to overwrite the earliest tracks, you can save it to the ‘Saved Tracks’ list. You
can save a total of ten tracks in the eTrex. Saved tracks
can be used for navigation later. After a track log is saved,
the saved track will have a beginning (BEGIN) and ending
(END) point. This simply shows the “when/where” of the
starting and ending points of the saved track.
You need to save the
track log first before you
can use the TracBack
feature.
When you are ready to return to where you started,
the eTrex will take you back by following the track log
that you left behind. ‘TracBack’ allows you to return along
a traveled path without marking any waypoints. If you
want to keep a record of a certain track log or use the
‘TracBack’ feature, it is recommended that you clear the
track log before you start traveling. The percentage of
memory used by the current track log is displayed at
the top of the page. After the track log is ‘CLEARED’, it
will show zero percent. When the display shows 99%,
the most recent track points will start overwriting the
least recent track points. Thus, in order to avoid losing
any track points, you should save the track log before it
reaches 99% of memory usage.
Clearing the current track log:
1. With the ‘MENU’ Page displayed, press the UP and
DOWN Buttons to highlight ‘TRACKS’ and press
ENTER. The ‘TRACK LOG’ Page will appear.
2. Highlight the ‘CLEAR’ Button and press ENTER.
‘CLEAR’ the track log
before starting a new
trip.
3. You will be asked ‘DO YOU REALLY WANT TO
CLEAR THE TRACK LOG?’. Use the DOWN Button to
highlight ‘YES’ and press ENTER to clear the current
track log.
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To save a track for navigation later:
Track Logs
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘TRACKS’. Press ENTER. The ‘TRACK LOG’ Page
appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight ‘SAVE’
and press ENTER. The ‘SAVE BACK THROUGH’
window appears giving you a time frame for saving
a track or ‘ENTIRE LOG’. Press the UP or DOWN
Button and select the desired option. Press ENTER.
The saved track appears graphically on a sub page.
Press the UP or DOWN Button and select ‘OK’.
Press ENTER.
3. The track is now saved and appears in the ‘SAVED
TRACKS’ list on the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page.
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NOTE: Saving a Track Log does not remove
those points from the active memory.
You can save a track
from a specific time or
save the entire track
log.
Renaming a saved track log:
1. With the ‘MENU’ Page displayed, highlight ‘TRACKS’
and press ENTER. The ‘TRACK LOG’ Page will
apppear.
2. Place the highlight on a saved track and press
ENTER. The saved track will be displayed on a
map.
3. A default name will be displayed at the top of the
map. Using the UP or DOWN Button, highlight the
name and press ENTER. The ‘EDIT TRACK NAME’
Page will be displayed.
4. With the ‘EDIT TRACK NAME’ Page displayed,
pressing the DOWN Button will move the highlight
to the next place in the name field. When the
desired place is selected, press ENTER to activate
the drop-down alphanumeric list.
The ‘EDIT TRACK
NAME’ Page.
5. Using the UP or DOWN Button, select the correct
character and press ENTER. When the name has been
entered correctly, highlight ‘OK’ and press ENTER.
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Track Logs
To delete all tracks:
1. On the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘DELETE ALL’. Press ENTER.
The verification window appears.
2. If you really want to delete all saved tracks, press
the UP or DOWN Button and highlight ‘YES’. Press
ENTER. If you change your mind, press the UP or
DOWN Button and select ‘NO’. Press ENTER. The
tracks remain in memory (or press PAGE to exit).
To delete a saved track:
1. On the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight the saved track that you
want to delete from the ‘SAVED TRACKS’ list. Press
ENTER. The saved track appears graphically.
The ‘BEGIN’ point is
the point defining the
starting point when
saving a track log.
‘END’ is the last point
that was saved. Each
saved track will always
have a ‘BEGIN’ and
‘END’ point for
navigation. The
‘BEGIN-END’ pair
imply the direction of
the saved track. If you
want to retrace the
track, navigate to
‘END’. If you want
to track back to the
starting point, navigate
to ‘BEGIN’.
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2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘DELETE’. Press ENTER. A confirmation window
appears asking you if you really want to delete
the saved track. If you do, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight ‘YES’. Press ENTER. If you
change your mind, press the UP or DOWN Button
and select ‘NO’. Press ENTER (or you can press
PAGE to exit). The tracks remain in memory.
To start TracBack Navigation:
1. On the ‘TRACK LOG’ Page, press the UP or DOWN
Button and highlight the saved track from the
‘SAVED TRACKS’ that you want to travel. Press
ENTER. The track graphically appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘TRACBACK’. Press ENTER. The direction window
appears asking you if you want the destination to
be at the beginning of the track or the end of the
track (see sidebar). Press the UP or DOWN Button
and select the desired destination point. The ‘NAVIGATION’ Page guides you to your destination.
You may not remember the original direction of the
saved track, but by using ‘BEGIN’ or ‘END’, you can
always select where you want to “TracBack to” without
remembering the directions of the saved track.
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Setup Menu
Setup Menu
The Setup Menu allows you to customize the eTrex.
From the Setup Menu you can change coordinate
systems, map datums, and distance units. You can also
change the time format, north reference, operating mode,
display contrast, and display back light timeout.
Time Page
The ‘Time’ Page allows you to select a 12 hour or 24
hour time format, enter the proper time zone, and choose
Daylight Savings Time. When you select 12 hour time
formatting, the clock will read like a standard clock with
12 hour AM and 12 hour PM cycles. The 24 hour option
sets the eTrex to display a 24 hour cycle (Military Time).
To change the time format:
The ‘SETUP’ Menu
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight ‘TIME’
and press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the ‘TIME
FORMAT’ field and press ENTER.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button, select 12 or 24
hours and press ENTER. Press PAGE to get back to
the page of your choice.
Choose a 12 hour or 24
hour time setting.
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Setup Menu
Time Zone
The time zone can be set to any one of thirty
pre-programmed zones or by entering the UTC Time
Offset value in the UTC offset field below the time zone
field. When you select the 24 hour time format, the letters
‘lcl’ (local) appear next to the time. You can find time
offset values for your longitude by following instructions
and the Time Offset Chart (Appendix D). To change the
time zone, follow the steps given on page 13.
UTC Offset
UTC stands for
‘Coordinated Universal
Time’ and replaced
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) as the World
standard for time in
1986. It is based on
atomic measurements
rather than the earth's
rotation.
When you select ‘OTHER’ for the time zone, you can
access the UTC Offset field and make a change to match
the time zone you selected. Other than that, you can’t
change it. (Refer to the UTC Offset Chart on page 45.)
Daylight Savings Time
Daylight savings time can be set to ‘Automatic’ (using
the built-in almanac to automatically change the clock
settings when daylight savings goes into or out of effect).
You can choose ‘Yes’ to manually add daylight savings or
‘No’ to remain on standard time.
To change the Daylight Savings Field:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight ‘TIME’
and press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘DAYLIGHT SAVINGS’ field and press ENTER.
The Daylight Savings
time options.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button, select ‘AUTO’, ‘YES’,
or ‘NO’ and press ENTER. Press PAGE to get back
to the page of your choice.
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NOTE: Daylight Savings time settings will not
affect the UTC offset number.
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Display Page
The Display Page allows you to set the display
backlight timeout (on all the time, 15 or 30 seconds, and
1 or 2 minutes) and the display contrast.
Display and
Units Pages
To change the Light Timeout:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘DISPLAY’ and press ENTER. Press ENTER on the
‘LIGHT TIMEOUT’ field.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight your
selection and press ENTER. Press PAGE to get back
to the ‘SETUP’ page.
To adjust the display contrast:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page appears.
You can set the backlight
to stay on all the time,
but watch your battery
power!
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘DISPLAY’ and press ENTER. Press the UP or
DOWN Button and highlight the ‘CONTRAST’ slider
and press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to move the slideradjust the contrast and then press\ ENTER. Press
PAGE to get back to the ‘SETUP’ page.
Units Page
Using your eTrex with a paper map increases the navigation power of both. If you are going to use a map in conjunction with the eTrex, you must select the position format
(grid), map datum, map units, and north reference and variance to match the map’s units. ‘Angle’ displays directional
information in degrees or mils. This is the purpose of the
Units Page. Regarding position format, the eTrex allows
you to choose from eighteen different grids. The eTrex
supports the UTM/UPS and latitude/longitude grids because
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The ‘UNITS’ Page
allows you match the
units of the eTrex to the
units of a unique paper
map you may be using.
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Map Datums
Position Format
The default position format (and the one most
commonly used) for the eTrex is latitude and longitude in
degrees and minutes (hdddº mm.mmm’). You may also
choose from 17 other position formats. There is also a
“User” position format which allows you to approximate
custom-designed grids. For more information on grids
and datums we recommend you visit the National Imagery and Mapping Agency at http://www.nima.mil.
To change the Position Format (grid):
Eighteen position
formats are available
in the eTrex.
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. Use the UP or DOWN
Button to select ‘UNITS’. Press ENTER. The ‘UNITS’
Page appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘POSITION FRMT’ field. Press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
desired format. Press ENTER. Press PAGE to get
back to the page of your choice.
Map Datums
Data Entry Pages exist for
the User Grid Format and
the User Datum Setup.
These pages allow you to
configure the eTrex for
compatibility with custom
designed grids. We
recommend surfing the net
for links to Garmin
user-grid and user datum
information. There are also
excellent navigation and
GPS articles available
on-line which will enhance
your overall knowledge of
GPS.
A map datum is a reference model of the earth’s shape.
Every map uses a map datum. The map datum is usually
listed in the title block of the map. If you are comparing
GPS coordinates to a paper map or other reference, the
map datum in the eTrex should match the horizontal map
datum used to generate the chart or other reference.
The default datum in the eTrex is WGS 84 (World
Geodetic Survey, 1984). You should only change the
datum if you are using maps or charts that specify a
different datum than WGS 84. If no datum is specified,
you can select each datum applicable to your region until
you find the datum that provides the best positioning at a
known point. You may also choose the “User” datum for
use with custom-designed grids.
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To change the Map Datum:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Press the UP or DOWN Button and highlight
‘SETUP’. Press ENTER. Use the UP or DOWN
Buttons to select ‘UNITS’. Press ENTER. The ‘UNITS’
Page appears.
Units of
Measure
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the ‘MAP
DATUMS’ field. Press ENTER.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select the desired
datum. Press ENTER. Press PAGE to select the page
of your choice.
Units of Measure
The eTrex lets you select statute (the default setting),
nautical, or metric units of measure for all speed and
distance readouts.
To change the Units of Measure:
You can select statute,
nautical, or metric units
of measurement from
the ‘UNITS’ page.
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Use the UP and DOWN Button and highlight
the ‘SETUP’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page
appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select ‘UNITS’.
Press ENTER. The ‘UNITS’ Page appears.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘UNITS’ field. Press ENTER.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select the desired
unit. Press ENTER. Press PAGE to select the page
of your choice.
The ‘DEFAULTS’
setting will reset the
eTrex units to all of its
factory settings.
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Reference
Units of
Measure
‘MAGNETIC’ north is
the default north
reference setting.
North Reference
‘Reference’ refers to the orientation of a map’s grid.
Map makers try to align the vertical lines on a map with
‘True North’. True North is the direction from any location
on the earth’s surface to the “north pole”. Maps are typically referenced to true north. Because a compass points
to magnetic north, not true north, maps indicate the difference between true and magnetic north with something
called ‘declination’. Declination changes as you move
around the earth. Magnetic North is the direction in which
a compass needle points. The eTrex bearings will correspond to a compass if the eTrex is set to magnetic north.
Due to errors introduced when map makers flatten the
earth’s sphere, not all of the grid lines drawn on the map
point exactly to the north pole, so the north indicated by
the grid lines is called ‘Grid North’. But, the difference is
usually small enough that ‘Grid’ north can be considered
the same as True North for travelling on land. You can correct for the difference for True North manually.
To change the North Reference:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Use the UP and DOWN Button and highlight
the ‘SETUP’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page
appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select ‘UNITS’.
Press ENTER. The ‘UNITS’ Page appears.
3. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘NORTH REF’ field. Press ENTER.
4. Press the UP or DOWN Button to select the desired
reference. Press ENTER. Press PAGE to return to the
page of your choice.
Angle
You can set the unit to display directional information
in ‘DEGREES’ or ‘MILS’.
To select an Angle setting:
‘Angle’ Allows you seset
directional information
in degrees or mils.
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1. With ‘Units’ Page displayed, select the Angle Field
and press ENTER. Then select from ‘DEGREES’ or
‘MILS’ and press ENTER again.
When you select the ‘DEFAULTS’ field and press
ENTER, the ‘UNITS’ page returns to the factory settings.
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Interface Page
Interface Page
The Interface Page allows you to connect and use
devices such as computers and differential GPS (DGPS)
beacon receivers with the eTrex.
Input/Output Settings
The ‘Interface’ Settings Page allows you to use your
eTrex with external NMEA devices, DGPS beacon receivers, a personal computer, etc. You can choose from seven
different input/output serial data formats, or none at all.
Below is a description of each format:
• Garmin - the proprietary format used to exchange
waypoint, route, and track data with a PC.
• Garmin DGPS - allows DGPS input using a Garmin
beacon receiver and a standard RTCM SC-104 format
and DGPS tuning.
• NMEA OUT - supports the output of standard NMEA
0183 version 3.0 data.
The interface options
will allow you to use
a PC to download
waypoints, routes,
and track logs.
• TEXT OUT - allows simple ASCII text output of
location and velocity information, without any input
capabilities.
• RTCM IN - allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM
SC-104 format without any output capabilities.
• RTCM/NMEA- allows DGPS input using a standard
RTCM SC-104 format and supports the output of
standard NMEA 0183 version 3.0 data.
• RTCM/TEXT- allows DGPS input using a standard
RTCM SC-104 format and simple ASCII text output of
location and velocity information.
• NONE - provides no interfacing capabilities.
)
NOTE: Use the ‘RTCM IN’ setting if your
beacon receiver is self-tuning.
NMEA stands for
“National Marine
Electronics Association”
and RTCM stands for
“Radio Technical
Commission for Maritime
Services”. Both are
involved in developing
technical standards for
the marine electronics
industry.
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System Page
If ‘Garmin DGPS’ or ‘RTCM/NMEA’ format is selected,
additional fields are provided to control a Garmin
differential beacon receiver (e.g. GBR 21) directly from
your eTrex. You can enter the beacon frequency and bit
rate when you select ‘User’ from the Beacon pop-up list
to manually tune the receiver (you can also ‘scan’ if you
don’t know what the nearby station is, but the unit could
continue scanning if reception is temporarily lost).
To select an I/O Format:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Use the UP and DOWN Button and highlight
the ‘SETUP’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page
appears.
The ‘SYSTEM’ Page
shows you the software
version, allowing you to
update from Garmin’S
web site.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘INTERFACE’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘INTERFACE’
Page appears.
3. Press ENTER on the ‘I/O FORMAT’ field. Press the
UP or DOWN Button to select the desired format.
Press ENTER. Press PAGE to return to the page of
your choice.
System Page
The System Page shows you the eTrex’s current
software version and allows you to choose from three
modes of operation:
• Normal
• Battery Save
• Demo (Demonstration)
A ‘BATTERY LOW’
message appears at the
bottom of every page
when there are
approximately ten
minutes of battery life
left (when using alkaline
batteries).
Normal Mode
The GPS receiver is turned on all the time when it’s in
‘NORMAL’ mode. The normal mode is more sensitive to
sudden turns or change of speed/acceleration.
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Battery Save
Battery Save
When the eTrex is in ‘BATTERY SAVE’ mode, the GPS
receiver is turned on and off alternatively to conserve
power.
To select battery save mode:
1. Press the PAGE Button and switch to the ‘MENU’
Page. Use the UP and DOWN Button and highlight
the ‘SETUP’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘SETUP’ Page
appears.
2. Press the UP or DOWN Button and select the
‘SYSTEM’ field. Press ENTER. The ‘SYSTEM’ Page
appears.
3. Press ENTER on the ‘MODE’ field. Press the UP
or DOWN Button to select ‘BATTERY SAVE’. Press
ENTER. Press PAGE to return to the page of your
choice.
Demo Mode
The ‘DEMO’ mode is designed for dealers to show
the features and functions of the eTrex to potential
customers inside a closed building where satellite
reception is not possible. There is no navigation possible
in ‘DEMO’ mode.
The eTrex’s batteries will
last up to 22 hours in
‘BATTERY SAVE’ mode
(when using alkaline
batteries).
Demo Mode
If you select the ‘DEMO’ mode, a window appears at
the bottom of the screen asking you to verify that you
want to turn the GPS off (the unit will stop tracking
satellites, not power off). To do so, press ENTER.
Congratulations! You now know all there is to know about
the Garmin eTrex.
The ‘DEMO’ mode is
designed for Garmin
dealers.
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Appendices
Appendix A
Specifications
Physical
Case:
Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to IPX7
standards (waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes)
Size:
4.4”H x 2”W x 1.2”D
Weight:
Approx. 5.3 ounces (150g) w/batteries
Temperature Range:
5° to 158°F (-15° to 70°C)3 (operating)
Performance
Receiver:
Differential-ready, 12 parallel channel
Acquisition time:
Approx. 15 seconds (warm start)
Approx. 45 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 5 minutes (First Time/AutoLocate™)
Update Rate:
1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy:
<15 meters (49 ft) RMS2
DGPS (USCG) Accuracy: 1-5 meters (10-16 ft) with DGPS corrections1
Velocity Accuracy:
0.1 knot RMS steady state
Dynamics:
Performs to specifications to 6 g’s
Interfaces:
NMEA 0183 (versions 2.00-2.30), RTCM 104 (for DGPS corrections) and RS-232 for PC interface
Antenna:
Built-In
Power
Input:
Two 1.5-volt AA batteries3
Battery Life:
Up to 22 hours in Battery Save mode (with alkaline batteries)4
Specifications subject to change without notice.
1
With optional Garmin Differential Beacon Receiver Input (such as Garmin GBR 21).
2
Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DOD-imposed Selective Availability
program.
3
The temperature rating for the eTrex may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline bat
teries can rupture at high temperatures. External power can only be applied using the Garmin
Auto Power Adapter (P/N 010-10203-00) or PC Interface Cable with Auto Power Adapter (P/N 01010268-00-this cable contains a voltage regulator). Modifications or other applications will void the
product warranty.
4
Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. Use lithium
batteries when operating the eTrex in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting
will significantly reduce battery life.
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Appendices
GPS - the Global Positioning System - is a
navigation revolution. It’s a technology that pinpoints a
user’s location anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day,
regardless of the weather.
Appendix B
What is GPS?
Designed by the United States’ Department of Defense
for use by the military, the GPS System was made
available to civilians for use in aviation, marine surveying
and general outdoor/recreation markets. Today, millions
of people utilize the accuracy and convenience of this
amazing technology to hunt, fish, hike, fly, cruise and sail.
GPS consists of a constellation of 24 satellites orbiting
some 12,000 miles above the earth.
These satellites transmit signals containing time and
orbital data to calculate satellite position and almanac
data. Meanwhile, receivers used on the ground, sea and
air search the sky for the satellites. The GPS unit needs
to acquire good signals from at least three satellites to
determine a position on the surface of the earth. A fourth
signal is required to get three-dimensional positioning
which determines elevation or altitude.
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Appendices
Appendix C
Reception Tips
Clouds and weather do
not affect the operation
of the eTrex!
Satellite Reception Tips
The basic steps in getting the eTrex ‘ready to navigate’
was covered on page 9. If the eTrex has problems with
receiving satellite signals, you will be prompted to answer
some questions. Please follow the steps that best describes
your situation:
A. You are not indoors and you have not
moved hundreds of miles/km since you
last used your eTrex:
1. The message ‘TROUBLE TRACKING SATELLITES. ARE
YOU INDOORS NOW?’ will appear. Press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight ‘NO’. Press ENTER.
2. eTrex then asks: ‘HAVE YOU MOVED HUNDREDS
OF MILES/KM SINCE LAST USE?’ Press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight ‘NO’. Press ENTER.
3. eTrex asks: ‘IS TODAY dd-mmm-yy?’ If you answer
‘YES’ (the date matches the current date) the eTrex
will continue tracking satellites and switch to the
Satellite Page.
4. If you answer NO (the date is incorrect), the eTrex
will do an ‘AUTOLOCATE’ and switch to the satellite
page. An ‘AUTOLOCATE’ forces the eTrex to
search for any available satellite(s) to
determine its (your) location.
B. You are not indoors but you have moved
hundreds of miles/km since you last used
your eTrex:
The eTrex has a 12 parallel
channel receiver for fast,
accurate position fixes, even
under heavy foliage and tree
canopy.
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1. The message ‘TROUBLE TRACKING SATELLITES. ARE
YOU INDOORS NOW?’ will appear. Press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight ‘NO’. Press ENTER.
2. eTrex then asks: ‘HAVE YOU MOVED HUNDREDS
OF MILES/KM SINCE LAST USE?’ Press the UP or
DOWN Button to highlight ‘YES’. Press ENTER.
3. eTrex will do an ‘AUTOLOCATE’ and switch to the
Satellite Page. This option is useful if you’ve
relocated a distance greater than 500 miles from
the last location the eTrex was used.
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Appendices
The table below gives approximate UTC time offset
for various longitudinal zones. If you are in daylight
savings time, add one hour to the offset.
Appendix D
Time Offset
Offs e t
Longitudinal Zone
Offs e t
W180.0º to W172.5º
- 12
E007.5° to E022.5°
+1
W172.5º to W157.5º
- 11
E022.5° to E037.5°
+2
E037.5° to E052.5°
+3
E052.5° to E067.5°
+4
E067.5° to E082.5°
+5
E082.5° to E097.5°
+6
E097.5° to E112.5°
+7
E112.5° to E127.5°
+8
E127.5° to E142.5°
+9
E142.5° to E157.5°
+10
Longitudinal Zone
W157.5º to W142.5º
- 10
W142.5º to W127.5º
-9
W127.5º to W112.5º
-8
W112.5º to W097.5º
-7
W097.5º to W082.5º
-6
W082.5º to W067.5º
-5
W067.5º to W052.5º
-4
W052.5º to W037.5º
-3
W037.5º to W022.5º
-2
W022.5º to W007.5º
-1
E157.5° to E172.5°
+11
W007.5° to E007.5°
-0
E172.5° to E180.0°
+12
A simple way to determine your local time offset is how many hours you are behind
or ahead of UTC (also called ‘Greenwich’ or ‘zulu’ time) Example: EST (Eastern Standard
Time) is 5 hours behind UTC, so your offset would be -5. Adding one hour for daylight
savings would make EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) -4. Subtract an hour for each time
zone as you travel west.
Offsets for Continental U.S. would be:
EST: -5
EDT: -4
CST: -6
CDT: -5
MST: -7
MDT: -6
PST: -8
PDT: -7
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Appendices
Appendix E
Wiring Diagram
Interface formats are selected from the SETUP Page.
The input/output lines on your eTrex are RS-232 compatible, allowing easy interface to a wide range of external
devices, including PC’s, differential beacon receivers,
marine autopilots and/or a second GPS receiver.
The NMEA 0183 version 2.3 interface format is
supported by the eTrex and enables the unit to drive up
to three NMEA devices.
NMEA 0183 Version 3.0 Approved Sentences:
GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC,
GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL, GPBOD
Garmin Proprietary Sentences:
PGRME (estimated error), PGRMM (datum string),
PGRMZ (altitude), PSLIB (beacon receiver control)
DGPS (Differential GPS) corrections are accepted in
RTCM SC-104 version 3.0 format through the ‘Data In’
line. The Garmin GBR 21 and GBR 23 are the recommended beacon receivers for use with the eTrex. Other
beacon receivers with the correct RTCM format may be
used, but may not correctly display status or allow tuning
control from the GPS unit.
The eTrex may be hard-wired to a serial connector using the Data Cable (see the Garmin web site,
www.garmin.com for ordering information). Refer to
the wiring diagram and the eTrex unit data connection
illustrated below.
Power (+)
Data In
Data Out
Ground (-)
eTrex
Connector
Data In
Green
Data Out
White
Black
Ground (-)
The optional PC Interface Cable allows you to connect
your eTrex to a PC-compatible computer’s serial port.
Data Cable
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eTrex does not turn on:
1. Check to see if the batteries are installed correctly
and that the battery terminals are clean.
Appendix F
Troubleshooting
It takes more than 10 minutes to get a
location fix:
1. There may be large obstacles overhead; move to a
new location with a clear view of the sky.
2. See “Satellite Reception Tips” on page 44.
The arrow on the Navigation Page does not
point to the destination:
1. Navigation information is based on your movement.
If you are standing still, the information is not
updating.
Since the eTrex is not a compass it cannot show you
which way you are facing while you are standing
still.
eTrex coordinates do not match the location
on your map:
1. Check to make sure the eTrex is configured to use
the same position format and datum as your map.
See page 36.
)
NOTE: The Auto Power Adapter converts
12 VDC to 3 VDC output for the eTrex. This
adapter is not interchangeable with car power
adapters designed for the Garmin VHF 720 and
725, GPS 170, 175, 190 and 195.
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Appendices
Appendix G
FAQs
Can I use the eTrex indoors?
No. The DEMO mode is available, but we suggest
that only dealers use it.
Do I need to subscribe to a service to use
the eTrex?
No. The GPS satellites are owned by the
United States Department of Defense (DoD) and
have been funded by U.S. taxpayers’ dollars.
Reception of GPS satellite signals is free to everyone.
What Grid Formats does the eTrex Support?
hddd.dddddo (degrees, decimal degrees)
hdddomm.mm (degrees, minutes, decimal minutes)
hdddomm’ss.s (degrees, minutes, seconds, decimal seconds)
British Grid
Dutch Grid
Finnish KKJ27 Grid
German Grid
Irish Grid
Does the eTrex work anywhere in the world
Maidenhead
and in any weather?
MGRS (Military Grid Reference System)
Yes.
New Zealand
How accurate is a Garmin GPS?
The eTrex is accurate to within 15 meters without Qatar Grid
the DoD-imposed Selective Availability (S/A). Using Swedish Grid
differential techniques, the eTrex can be as accurate as 1-5 meters. The eTrex is accurate to within Swiss Grid
Taiwan Grid
100 meters under S/A.
Another factor that will effect the accuracy of
the GPS receiver is the geometry of the satellites
in view of the GPS receiver. A poor geometry
situation can provide less accurate position readings, and this especially applies to GPS altitude
measurements. The altitude reading on the GPS
unit can vary by +/- 450 ft. depending on the level
of degradation being imposed under S/A. It is not
uncommon to see the altitude continuously drift
up and down when S/A is being imposed.
User Defined Grid
UTM/UPS (Universal Transfer Mercator/Universal
Polar
Stereographic)
W Malaysian R
Can I turn off the Track Log?
No. You can clear the track log, but it is always
activated.
Why can’t I see the display in the daylight? What does the message
Adjust the contrast (see page 9).
"NO DGPS POSITION" mean?
Why can’t I interface my computer with the eTrex had a differential fix and lost it.
eTrex?
Make sure that you have the correct INPUT/
OUTPUT format selected on your eTrex.
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Appendices
A
Accessories 8
Auto Zoom 18
Average Speed 20
Appendix H
Index
B
Backlighting and Contrast 9
Batteries 8, 40
Battery Save Mode 40
Beacon Receiver 39, 40
Bearing 20
Bearing Line 18
Buttons 6
C
Cancelling a GOTO 17
Clear a Route Waypoint 29
Compass 12
Course Line 18
D
Data Entry 15, 31
Daylight Savings Time 34
Delete a Waypoint 24
Delete All Waypoints 23
Demo Mode 40
Description 7
DGPS 39,46
Display Page 35
E
Edit Waypoints 15, 21-22
Elevation 20, 21
F
FCC Compliance Statement 4
Features 5
Frequently Asked Questions 48
G
Getting Started 9-17
GOTO 16, 17, 24
GPS 43
GPS Accuracy 48
Grid Formats 48
H
Heading 20
Hunt and Fish 25
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Appendix H
Index
I
I/O Formats 39-40
Interface Page 39
Installing the Batteries 8
L
Latitude/Longitude 20
Location 21-22
Low Battery 40
M
Map Datum 35, 36, 37
Map Display 17-18
Map Orientation 18
Map Page 11, 18
Map Scale 11
MapSource CD 8, 38
Maps 35
Mark a Waypoint 14
Mark Waypoint Page 21-22
Max Speed 20
Menu Page Basics 13
Military Time 33
N
Navigation 10, 12, 14
Navigation Page 12, 16, 19-20
Nearest Waypoints Page 23
NMEA 39, 46
North Reference 38
P
Page Basics 10-13
Position Format 36
Projecting a Waypoint 26
R
Ready to Navigate 10
Registration 1
Review Waypoint Page 24-26
Routes 27-29
RTCM 39
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Appendices
S
Satellite Page 9, 10
Satellite Reception 10, 42-44
Setup Page 33-41
Signal Strength Bar 10
Software Version 40
Specifications 42
Speed 20
Stop Navigation 18, 19
Sun and Moon 25
System Page 40-41
Appendix H
Index
T
Time Format 33
Time Offset Chart 45
Time Zones 13, 45
Tracback Navigation 30-32
Track Logs 17, 30-32, 48
Trip Odometer 20
Troubleshooting 47
U
Units of Measure 37
Units Page 35-38
User Grid Format 36
UTC 34
W
Warnings and Cautions 3
Warranty 52
Waypoints Page 23
Waypoint Symbol 14
Website 1
Welcome Page 9
Wiring Diagram 46
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Warranty
Limited
Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for
one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will at its sole option, repair
or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made
at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse,
accident or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING
ANY LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES
YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER RESULTING FROM THE USE,
MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or offer a full
refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE
AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer. Or call Garmin
Customer Service at one of the numbers shown below, for shipping instructions and an RMA
tracking number. The unit should be securely packed with the tracking number clearly
written on the outside of the package. The unit should then be sent, freight charges prepaid,
to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of the original sales receipt is required as the
proof of purchase for warranty repairs.
Products sold through online auctions are not eligible for rebates or other special offers
from Garmin. Online auction confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To
obtain warranty service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package purchased through
an online auction.
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Phone: 913/397.8200
FAX:
913/397.0836
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 4, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate
Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Phone: 44/0870.8501241
FAX:
44/0870.8501251
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For the latest free software updates throughout the life of your
Garmin product, visit the Garmin web site at: www.garmin.com.
© 2000-2003 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, U.K.
Garmin (Asia) Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road., Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
Part Number 190-00205-02 Rev. C
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