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GPSMAP

®

62 series owner’s manual

For use with the GPSMAP 62,

62s and, 62st

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Table of Contents

Getting Started ....................

1

Manual Conventions ..................

1

Device Overview........................

2

Battery Information ....................

2

Installing the Batteries ...............

3

Turning the Device On or Off .....

3

Acquiring Satellite Signals .........

3

Buttons ......................................

4

Navigating with Waypoints and Routes ..........................

5

Waypoints ..................................

5

Routes .......................................

6

Additional Maps .........................

8

Tracks ..................................

9

About Tracks..............................

9

Navigating a Saved Track........

10

Using the Main Pages .......

11

Customizing the Data Fields.....

11

Restoring Default Page

Settings ..................................

11

Map...........................................

11

Compass .................................

13

Using the Compass .................

14

Using Sight ‘N Go ....................

14

Elevation Plot...........................

15

Opening the Main Menu ..........

16

Trip Computer ..........................

17

Main Menu Features and

Settings .............................

18

Geocaches ..............................

18

Share Wirelessly......................

18

Proximity Alarms ......................

19

Profile Change .........................

19

Area Calculation ......................

19

Satellite ....................................

20

Additional Main Menu Tools .....

20

Customizing Your Device 22

Customizing Data Fields..........

22

Data Field Options ...................

22

System Settings.......................

26

Display Settings .......................

27

Setting Up Tones .....................

27

Marine Settings........................

27

Setting up Marine Alarms ........

28

Resetting Data .........................

29

Changing the Page

Sequence ..............................

29

Customizing the Unit

Settings .................................

30

Time Settings ...........................

30

Position Format Settings .........

30

Altimeter Settings ....................

31

Geocache Settings ..................

32

Routing Settings ......................

32

Fitness .....................................

33

Profiles.....................................

33

Appendix ...........................

34

Registering Your Device ..........

34

Updating the Software .............

34

Viewing Important Device

Information ............................

34

Contacting Garmin Product

Support .................................

34

Using the Backlight ..................

35

Specifications ..........................

35

Maximizing Battery Life ...........

36

About the Batteries ..................

37

Buying Optional Accessories ...

38

Using Optional Fitness

Accessories ...........................

38

Data Management ...................

39

Attaching the Wrist Strap .........

42

Attaching the Carabiner Clip....

43

Caring for the Device ...............

43

Troubleshooting .......................

44

Index ..................................

46

Getting Started

WARNING

See the Important Safety and Product

Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information.

When using your device the first time, you should complete the following tasks to set up the device and get to know the basic features.

1. Install the batteries ( page 3

).

2. Turn on the device (

page 3 ).

3. Acquire satellites ( page 3 ).

4. Mark a waypoint (

page 5

).

5. Navigate a route (

page 7

).

6. Record a track (

page 9

).

7. Calibrate the compass ( page 13

).

Getting Started

Manual Conventions

When you are instructed to press something, use the buttons on the unit.

Use the Rocker to select something in a list, and then press ENTER (

page 4

).

The small arrows (>) used in the text indicate that you should select a series of items in order, for example, “Select

Delete > Yes.”

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Getting Started

Device Overview

1

2

2

3

4

5 6

7

8

1

Internal antenna

2

Display

3

Buttons (

page 4

)

4

5 mini-USB port

(under weather cap)

6

MCX connector for GPS antenna (under weather cap).

Available only on the GPSMAP

62s and the GPSMAP 62st.

7 microSD

™ card slot (under batteries). Available only on the

GPSMAP 62s and the GPSMAP

62st.

8 Battery compartment

Battery Information

The device operates on two AA batteries. Use alkaline, NiMH, or lithium batteries. Use precharged

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NiMH or lithium batteries for best results (

page 37 ).

Installing the Batteries

1. Remove the battery cover by turning the D-ring 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pulling up.

2. Insert the batteries, observing polarity.

3. Replace the battery cover.

For best results, after you install new batteries, update the battery type in the

system settings ( page 37

).

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Getting Started

Turning the Device On or

Off

Press and hold .

Setting Your Language

1. Turn on the unit.

2. Use the Rocker to select a language.

Acquiring Satellite

Signals

It may take 30 to 60 seconds to acquire signals.

1. Go outdoors to an open area.

2. If necessary, turn on the device.

3. Wait while the device searches for satellites.

A question mark flashes while the device determines your location.

4. Quickly press to open the backlight status page.

The GPS bars indicate satellite

3

Getting Started strength. When the bars are green, the device has acquired satellite signals.

Buttons

FIND

MARK

QUIT

ENTER

Press FIND to open the search menu.

Press MARK to save your current location as a waypoint.

Press QUIT to cancel or return to the previous menu or page.

Press ENTER to select options and acknowledge messages.

MENU

PAGE

Rocker

IN

OUT

Press MENU to open the options menu for the page that is currently open.

Press MENU twice to open the main menu

(from any page).

Press PAGE to scroll through the main pages

(

page 11

).

Press up, down, right, and left to select menu options and to move the map cursor.

Press IN to zoom in on the map.

Press OUT to zoom out on the map.

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Navigating with

Waypoints and Routes

Waypoints

Waypoints are locations you record and store in the device.

Creating Waypoints

1. From any page, press MARK.

2. Select Done.

Navigating to a Waypoint Using the Search Menu

You can use the search menu to quickly find waypoints, tracks, routes, and coordinates that you have saved.

1. From any page, press FIND.

2. Select Waypoints.

3. Select a waypoint.

4. Select Go.

Navigating with Waypoints and Routes

Editing a Waypoint

Before you can edit a waypoint, you must create a waypoint.

1. From the main menu, select

Waypoint Manager.

2. Select a waypoint.

3. Select an attribute (such as the name or location).

4. Enter the new information.

5. Select Done.

Deleting a Waypoint

1. From the main menu, select

Waypoint Manager.

2. Select a waypoint.

3. Press MENu.

4. Select Delete.

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Navigating with Waypoints and Routes

Routes

A route is a sequence of waypoints that leads you to your final destination.

Creating a Route

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner > Create Route > Select

First Point.

2. Select a category.

3. Select the first point in the route.

4. Select use.

5. Select Select Next Point.

6. Repeat steps 2–5 until the route is complete.

A route must contain at least two points.

7. Press quIT to save the route.

Editing the Name of a Route

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner.

2. Select a route.

3. Select Change Name.

4. Enter the new name.

5. Select Done.

Editing a Route

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner.

2. Select a route.

3. Select Edit Route.

4. Select a point.

5. Select an option:

Review—shows the point on the map.

Move Down (or up)—changes the order of the point on the route.

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Insert—adds an additional point on the route.

The additional point is inserted before the point you are editing.

Remove—removes the point from the route.

Viewing a Route on the Map

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner.

2. Select a route.

3. Select View Map.

Deleting a Route

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner.

2. Select a route.

3. Select Delete Route.

Navigating a Route

1. Press FIND.

2. Select Routes.

Navigating with Waypoints and Routes

3. Select a route.

4. Select Go.

Viewing the Active Route

1. From the main menu, select Active

Route.

2. Select a point in the route to view additional details.

Stopping Navigation of a Route

1. From any page, press FIND.

2. Select Stop Navigation.

Navigating a Reverse Route

1. From the main menu, select Route

Planner.

2. Select a route.

3. Select Reverse Route.

4. Select the route again.

5. Select View Map > Go.

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Navigating with Waypoints and Routes

Additional Maps

To purchase preloaded detailed map data cards, go to http://buy.garmin.com

or contact your Garmin dealer.

Finding an Address with City

Navigator

®

You can use optional City Navigator maps to search for addresses, cities, and other locations. The detailed maps contain millions of points of interest, such as restaurants, hotels, and auto services.

1. Press FIND.

2. Select Addresses.

3. Enter the country.

4. Enter the city or postal code.

NOTE: Not all map data provides postal code searching.

5. Select the city.

6. Enter the house number.

7. Enter the street.

8. Select Go.

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Tracks

About Tracks

Your Garmin device records a track log while you are moving. You can save these tracks and navigate to them later.

You can view archived or loaded tracks by selecting Track Manager from the main menu.

Managing Track Log Recording

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Tracks > Track Log.

2. Select Record, Do Not Show or

Record, Show On Map.

If you select Record, Show On

Map, a line on the map indicates your track.

3. Select Record Method.

Tracks

4. Select an option:

Distance—records tracks at a specified distance.

Time–records tracks at a specified time.

Auto—records tracks at a variable rate to create an optimum representation of your tracks.

5. Select Recording Interval.

6. Select an option to record tracks more or less often.

NOTE: Using the Most Often interval provides the most track detail and fills up the device memory quicker.

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Tracks

Viewing the Current Track

The track being recorded is called the current track.

1. From the main menu, select Track

Manager > Current Track.

2. Select an option:

View Map—shows the current track on the map.

Elevation Plot—shows the

elevation plot ( page 15

) for the current track.

Saving the Current Track

1. From the main menu, select Track

Manager > Current Track.

2. Select what you want to save:

Save Track—saves the entire active track.

Save Portion—allows you to select a portion of the current track to save.

Clearing the Current Track

From the main menu, select Setup

> Reset > Clear Current Track >

Yes.

Deleting a Track

1. From the main menu, select Track

Manager.

2. Select a track.

3. Select Delete > Yes.

Navigating a Saved Track

You must record and save a track before you can navigate using it.

1. Press FIND.

2. Select Tracks.

3. Select a saved track.

4. Select Go.

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Using the Main Pages

The information needed to operate this device is found on the following pages: map, compass, main menu, and trip computer.

Customizing the Data

Fields

You can customize the data fields that appear on the main pages.

For data

field descriptions, see page 22

.

1. From a main page, press MENu.

2. Select Change Data Fields.

3. Select a data field.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Restoring Default Page

Settings

1. From a main page, press MENu.

2. Select Restore Defaults.

3. Press ENTER.

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Using the Main Pages

Map

The position icon represents your location on the map. As you travel, the position icon moves and leaves a track log (trail). Waypoint names and symbols also appear on the map.

Changing the Map Orientation

1. From the map, press MENu.

2. Select Setup Map > Orientation.

3. Select an orientation:

• Select North up to show north at the top of the page.

• Select Track up to show your current direction of travel at the top of the page.

• Select Automotive Mode to show a perspective view.

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Using the Main Pages

Measuring Distance

You can move the cursor around the map to measure distance from the current location.

1. From the map, press MENu.

2. Select Measure Distance.

The device automatically begins measuring from your current location.

3. Move the cursor to a point you want to measure to.

The distance appears at the bottom of the page.

4. Press quIT to stop measuring.

Map Setup Options

From the map, press MENu, and select Setup Map.

Map Orientation—allows you to select how the map is displayed

( page 11 ).

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Guidance Text—allows you to select when to show guidance text on the map.

Advanced Map Setup

Auto Zoom—automatically selects the appropriate zoom level for optimal use on your map. When Off is selected, you must zoom in or out manually.

Zoom Levels—map items draw or appear at or below the selected zoom level.

Text Size—allows you to select the text size for map items.

Detail—allows you to select the amount of map data displayed on the device.

NOTE: Higher detail settings may cause the map to redraw slowly.

Shaded Relief—shows detail relief on the map (if available) or turns off shading.

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Map Information—allows you to enable or disable the maps currently loaded on the device. To purchase additional maps, see

page 38 .

Compass

When navigating to a destination, the bearing pointer points to your destination, regardless of the direction you are moving. When the bearing pointer points toward the top of the electronic compass, you are traveling directly toward your destination. If it points any other direction, turn toward that direction until the arrow is pointing toward the top of the compass.

Using the Main Pages

Calibrating the Compass

notice

Calibrate the electronic compass outdoors. Do not stand near objects that influence magnetic fields, such as cars, buildings, or overhead power lines.

NOTE: The three-axis compass is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st.

You should calibrate the compass after moving long distances, experiencing temperature changes, or changing the batteries.

1. From the compass, press MENu.

2. Select Calibrate Compass > Start.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Using the Main Pages

Using the Compass

You can use the compass to navigate an active route.

1. Press PAGE.

2. Hold the device level.

3. Follow the bearing pointer to your destination.

Using Sight ‘N Go

NOTE: Sight ‘N Go is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP

62st.

You can point the device at an object in the distance, such as a lighthouse, lock in the direction, and then navigate to the object.

1. From the main menu, select Sight

‘N Go.

2. Point the device at an object.

3. Select Lock Direction > Set

Course.

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4. Use the compass to navigate to the object.

Compass Setup Options

From the compass, press MENu, and select Setup Heading.

Display—shows the type of directional heading on the compass:

Directional Letters—sets the compass reading to directional letters (N, S, E, W).

Numeric Degrees—sets the compass reading to degrees

(0°–359°).

Mils—sets the compass reading to mils (0 mils–6399 mils).

North Reference—sets the north reference of the compass:

True—sets true north as the heading reference.

Magnetic—automatically sets the magnetic declination for your location.

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Grid—sets grid north as the heading reference (0°).

user—sets the magnetic variation value.

Go To Line/Pointer—allows you to select how the course is displayed.

Bearing (Small/Large) indicates the direction to your destination.

Course indicates your relationship to a course line leading to a destination.

Compass—allows you to switch from an electronic compass to a GPS compass when you are traveling at a higher rate of speed for a set period of time, or turns the compass off.

Calibrate Compass—starts the

compass calibration ( page 13

).

Using the Main Pages

Elevation Plot

NOTE: The elevation plot page is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st.

Calibrating the Barometric

Altimeter

You can manually calibrate the barometric altimeter if you know the correct elevation or the correct pressure.

1. From the elevation plot, press

MENu.

2. Select Calibrate Altimeter.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Using the Main Pages

Elevation Plot Setup Options

From the elevation plot, press MENu.

Change Plot Type—sets the type of data shown on the elevation plot:

Elevation/Time—records elevation changes over a period of time.

Elevation/Distance—records elevation changes over a distance.

Barometric Pressure—records barometric pressure over a period of time.

Ambient Pressure—records ambient pressure changes over a period of time.

Adjust Zoom Ranges—adjusts the zoom ranges shown on the elevation plot page.

Reset—resets the elevation plot data:

Reset Trip Data—resets all trip data.

Delete All Waypoints—deletes all saved waypoints.

Clear Current Track—deletes the track log.

Restore Defaults—restores the device to factory settings.

Calibrate Altimeter—see page 15

.

Opening the Main Menu

The main menu gives you access to setup screens including waypoints,

tracks, and routes. See page 18

for main menu settings pages.

From any page, press MENu twice.

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Trip Computer

The trip computer displays your current speed, average speed, maximum speed, trip odometer, and other helpful statistics.

Trip Computer Setup Options

From the trip computer, press MENu.

Reset—resets all the trip computer values to zero. For accurate information, reset the trip information before beginning a trip.

Big Numbers—changes the size of the numbers shown on the trip computer page.

Using the Main Pages

Change Dashboard—changes the theme and information displayed on the dashboard.

NOTE: Your customized settings are remembered by the dashboard, and will not be lost when you

change profiles ( page 19

).

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Main Menu Features and Settings

Main Menu Features and Settings

Geocaches

Geocaching is a type of treasure hunting, in which geocachers seek hidden treasures using GPS coordinates posted on the Internet by those hiding the geocache.

Downloading Geocaches

1. Register your device (

page 34 ).

2. Connect your device to your computer (

page 39 ).

3. Go to www.garmin.com/products

/communicator .

4. Download the Garmin

Communicator plug-in.

5. Go to www.garmin.com/geocache .

6. Follow the on-screen instructions to download geocaches to your device.

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Navigating to a Geocache

1. From the main menu, select

Geocaches.

2. Select Find a Geocache.

3. Select a geocache.

4. Select Go.

Share Wirelessly

NOTE: The share wirelessly feature is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st.

Your device can send or receive data when connected to another compatible device. You must be within 10 feet

(3 m) of the compatible Garmin device.

Sending and Receiving Data

1. From the main menu, select Share

Wirelessly.

2. Select Send or Receive.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Proximity Alarms

Proximity alarms alert you when you are approaching a predetermined area.

Setting a Proximity Alarm

1. From the main menu, select

Proximity Alarms.

2. Select Create New.

3. Select a category.

4. Select a point.

5. Select use.

6. Enter a radius.

7. Select Done.

Profile Change

When you are using a profile and you change settings such as data fields, units of measurement, or position settings, they are saved automatically as part of the profile you are using.

For more information about

customizing your profile, see page 33

.

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Main Menu Features and Settings

Setting a Profile

1. From the main menu, select Profile

Change.

Your current profile is indicated on the page.

2. Select a profile.

Area Calculation

Calculating the Size of an Area

1. From the main menu, select Area

Calculation > Start.

2. Walk around the perimeter of the area you want to calculate.

3. Select Calculate when finished.

After you calculate the area, you can save the track to your device and change the unit of measure.

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Main Menu Features and Settings

Satellite

The satellite page shows your current location, GPS accuracy, satellite locations, and signal strength.

Satellite Settings

From the satellite page, press MENu.

use With GPS On—allows you to turn the GPS on and off.

Track up—indicates whether satellites are shown with rings oriented with North toward the top of the screen or oriented with your current track toward the top of the screen.

Single Color—allows you to select whether the satellite page is displayed in multicolor or single color.

Set Location On Map—allows you to mark your current location on the map. This option is available only when you turn off GPS. You can use this location to create routes or search for saved locations.

AutoLocate

®

Position—calculates your GPS position using the

Garmin AutoLocate feature.

Additional Main Menu

Tools

Calendar—displays a calendar.

Calculator—displays a calculator.

Sun and Moon—displays sunrise and sunset times along with the moon phase.

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Alarm Clock—sets an audible alarm. If you are not currently using the device, you can set the device to turn on at a specific time.

Hunt and Fish—displays the predicted best dates and times for hunting and fishing at your current location.

Stopwatch—allows you to use a timer, mark a lap, and time laps.

Waypoint Averaging—allows you to refine a waypoint location with multiple samples to achieve the most-accurate location possible.

Main Menu Features and Settings

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Customizing Your Device

Customizing Your

Device

Customizing Data Fields

You can customize the data fields displayed on each main page.

1. From a main page, press MENu.

2. Select Change Data Fields.

3. Select a data field.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Data Field Options

** Available only with the

GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st.

Data Field Description

Accuracy of GPS The margin of error for your exact location.

For example, your

GPS location is accurate to within

+/- 12 feet.

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Data Field

**Ambient

Pressure

**Ascent -

Average

Description

The uncalibrated environmental pressure.

The average vertical distance of ascent.

**Ascent -

Maximum

The maximum ascent rate in feet/meters per minute.

**Ascent - Total The total elevation distance ascended.

**Barometer The calibrated current pressure.

Battery Level

Bearing

**Cadence

(cadence accessory required)

Course

The remaining battery power.

The direction from your current location to a destination.

Revolutions of the crank arm or strides per minute.

The direction from your starting location to a destination.

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Data Field

Depth

Description

The depth of the water.

Requires a connection to a NMEA 0183 depth-capable device to acquire data

( page 26 ).

**Descent

- Average

**Descent

- Maximum

The average vertical distance of descent.

The maximum descent rate in feet/meter per minute.

**Descent - Total The total elevation distance descended.

Distance to Dest. The distance to your final destination.

Distance to Next The remaining distance to the next waypoint on the route.

Elevation The altitude of your current location above or below sea level.

**Elevation

- Maximum

**Elevation

- Minimum

The highest elevation reached.

The lowest elevation reached.

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Data Field Description

ETA at Destination The estimated time of day you will reach your final destination.

ETA at Next The estimated time of day you will reach the next waypoint on the route.

Glide Ratio

Glide Ratio To

Dest.

The ratio of horizontal distance traveled to the change in vertical distance.

The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination elevation.

GPS Signal

Strength

Heading

**Heart Rate

(heart rate monitor required)

The strength of the

GPS signal.

The direction you are moving.

Your heart rate in beats per minute (bpm).

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Customizing Your Device

Data Field

Location

(selected)

Description

Location (lat/lon) Displays the current position in the default position format regardless of the selected settings.

Displays the current position in the selected position format.

Odometer

Off Course

A running tally of distance traveled for all trips.

The distance to the left or the right by which you have strayed from the original path of travel.

Pointer

Speed

The data field arrow points in the direction of the next waypoint or turn.

The current rate of speed at which you are moving since last reset.

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Data Field

Speed - Moving

Avg.

Description

Speed - Maximum The maximum speed reached since last reset.

The average speed of the device while moving since last reset.

Speed - Overall

Avg.

Sunrise

Your average speed since last reset.

The time of sunrise based on your GPS position.

Sunset

Temperature

- Water

Time of Day

The time of sunset based on your GPS position.

The temperature of the water. Requires a connection to a NMEA

0183 temperaturecapable device to acquire data ( page 26 ).

The current time of day based on your time settings (format, time zone, and daylight saving time).

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Data Field

Time to

Destination

Time to Next

To Course

Trip Odometer

Description

The estimated time needed to reach your final destination.

The estimated time needed until you reach the next waypoint on the route.

The direction in which you must move to return to the route.

A running tally of the distance traveled since the last reset.

Trip Time - Moving A running tally of time since the last reset.

Trip Time

- Stopped

The time spent not moving since the last reset.

Trip Time - Total A running tally of distance traveled since the last reset.

Customizing Your Device

Data Field

Turn

Velocity Made

Good

Vert. Speed to

Dest.

Vertical Speed

Description

The angle of difference

(in degrees) between the bearing to your destination and your current course. L means turn left. R means turn right.

The speed at which you are closing on a destination along a route.

The measurement of your rate of ascent or descent to a predetermined altitude.

Your rate of altitude gain or loss over time.

Waypoint at Dest. The last point on a route to your destination.

Waypoint at Next The next point on your route.

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Customizing Your Device

System Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

System.

GPS—sets the GPS to Normal,

WAAS/EGNOS (Wide Area

Augmentation System/European

Geostationary Navigation Overlay

Service), or Demo Mode (GPS off).

For information about WAAS, go to www.garmin.com/aboutGPS/waas

.html

.

Language—sets the text language on the device.

NOTE: Changing the text language does not change the language of user-entered data or map data, such as street names.

Battery Type—allows you to select the type of battery you are using.

Interface—sets the format of the serial interface:

Garmin Serial—Garmin proprietary format used to provide PVT protocol data.

NMEA In/Out—provides standard NMEA 0183 output and input.

Text Out—provides simple

ASCII text output of location and velocity information.

RTCM Radio Technical

Commission for Maritime

Services—allows the device to accept DGPS Differential

Global Positioning System information from a device supplying RTCM data in an

SC-104 format.

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Display Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Display.

Backlight Timeout—see page 37

.

Battery Save—see

page 36 .

Colors—sets the colors used on the device screens.

Main, Setup, Find Style—allows you to select how the main menu, setup menu, and search menu appear.

Screen Capture—allows you to take screen captures on the device.

Setting Up Tones

Your Garmin device allows you to customize the key tones and message beeps, or to turn off tones.

From the main menu, select Setup

> Tones.

Customizing Your Device

Marine Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Marine.

Marine Chart Mode—allows you to select a nautical chart or a fishing chart:

Nautical (requires marine maps)—displays various map features in different colors so that the marine POIs are more readable. The nautical chart reflects the drawing scheme of paper charts.

Fishing (requires marine maps)—displays a detailed view of bottom contours and depth soundings. Simplifies map presentation for optimal use while fishing.

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Customizing Your Device

Spot Soundings—allows you to turn spot soundings on and set dangerous depths.

Light Sectors—displays the sector in which a navigational light is visible. You can select On to show light sectors at all times, or you can select Auto to allow the device to automatically filter out light sectors depending on the zoom level.

Symbol Set—allows you to show

NOAA or IALA symbols on the map.

Marine Alarm Setup—sets the anchor drag alarm, off course alarm, deep water alarm, and shallow water alarm.

Setting up Marine Alarms

Setting the Anchor Drag Alarm

You can set an alarm to sound when you exceed a specified drift distance while anchored.

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Marine Settings.

2. Select Anchor Drag Alarm > On.

3. Enter a distance.

4. Select Done.

Setting the Off Course Alarm

You can set an alarm to sound when you are off course by a specified distance.

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Marine Settings.

2. Select Off Course Alarm > On.

3. Enter a distance.

4. Select Done.

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Setting the Deep Water or

Shallow Water Alarm

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Marine > Marine Alarm Setup.

2. Select Shallow Water > On to set an alarm to sound when the depth is less than the specified value.

3. Enter the depth that triggers the shallow water alarm.

4. Select Done.

5. Select Deep Water > On to set an alarm to sound when the depth is greater than the specified value.

6. Enter the depth that triggers the deep water alarm.

7. Select Done.

Resetting Data

You can reset trip data, delete all waypoints, clear the current track, or restore default values.

Customizing Your Device

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Reset.

2. Select an item to reset.

Changing the Page

Sequence

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Page Sequence.

2. Select a page.

3. Select Move.

4. Move the page up or down the list.

5. Press ENTER.

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Customizing Your Device

Adding a Page

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Page Sequence.

2. Select Add Page.

3. Select a page to add.

Removing a Page

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Page Sequence.

2. Select a page.

3. Select Remove.

4. Press ENTER.

Customizing the Unit

Settings

You can customize units of measure for distance and speed, elevation, depth, temperature, and pressure.

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> units.

2. Select a setting.

3. Select a unit for the setting.

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4. Repeat steps 2–3 for each setting you want to customize.

Time Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Time.

Time Format—allows you to select a 12-hour or a 24-hour display time.

Time Zone—allows you to select the time zone for the device. You can select Automatic to set the time zone automatically based on your GPS position.

Position Format Settings

NOTE: Do not change the position format or the map datum coordinate system unless you are using a map or chart that specifies a different position format.

From the main menu, select Setup >

Position Format.

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Position Format—sets the position format in which a given location reading appears.

Map Datum—sets the coordinate system on which the map is structured.

Map Spheroid—shows the coordinate system the device is using. The default coordinate system is WGS 84.

Altimeter Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Altimeter.

Auto Calibration—the altimeter self-calibrates each time you turn the device on.

Barometer Mode

Variable Elevation—the barometer functions while you are moving.

Customizing Your Device

Fixed Elevation—the barometer functions while you are stationary.

Pressure Trending

Save When Power On— records pressure data only when the device is turned on. This can be useful when you are watching for pressure fronts.

Save Always—records pressure data every 15 minutes, even when the device is turned off.

Plot Type

Elevation/Time—records elevation changes over a period of time.

Elevation/Distance—records elevation changes over a distance.

Barometric Pressure—records barometric pressure over a period of time.

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Customizing Your Device

Ambient Pressure—records ambient pressure changes over a period of time.

Geocache Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Geocaches.

Geocache List—allows you to show the geocache list by names or codes.

Found Geocaches—allows you to enter the number of geocaches found.

Routing Settings

From the main menu, select Setup >

Routing.

Guidance Method—allows you to select a guidance method for calculating your route.

Off Road—calculates point-topoint routes.

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On Road For Time (requires routable maps)—calculates onroad routes that require minimal time to drive.

On Road For Distance

(requires routable maps)— calculates on-road routes that are shorter in distance.

Calculates Routes for—allows you to select a transportation method in order to optimize your route.

Lock On Road—locks the current location marker on the nearest road, compensating for variances in map position accuracy (requires routable maps).

Off Road Transitions

Auto—automatically routes you to the next point.

Manual—allows you to select the next point on the route by using the point on the active route page.

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Distance—routes you to the next point on the route when you are within a specified distance of your current point.

Avoidance Setup (requires routable maps)—allows you to select the road type you want to avoid.

Fitness

For more information on optional fitness accessories, see

page 38 .

Profiles

Profiles are a collection of settings that allow you to optimize your device from one type of use to another, such as moving from marine use to recreational use.

You can select Recreational, or save a custom profile for your device.

To change profiles, see

page 19 .

Customizing Your Device

Saving a Custom Profile

You can customize your settings for a particular activity or trip. After you have made all the changes, you must save them as a custom profile.

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Profiles.

2. Select Create New Profile > OK.

Editing a Profile Name

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Profiles.

2. Select a profile.

3. Select Edit Name.

4. Enter the new name.

5. Select Done.

Deleting a Profile

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> Profiles.

2. Select a profile.

3. Select Delete.

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Appendix

Appendix

Registering Your Device

Help us better support you by completing our online registration today.

• Go to http://my.garmin.com

.

• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.

Updating the Software

You must connect the device to your computer to update the software

( page 39

).

1. Go to www.garmin.com

/webupdater .

2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

NOTE: This does not erase any of your data or settings.

Viewing Important Device

Information

You can view the unit ID, software version, and license agreement.

From the main menu, select Setup

> About.

Contacting Garmin

Product Support

You can contact Garmin Product

Support if you have any questions about this product.

• In the USA, go to www.garmin

.com/support , or contact Garmin

USA by phone at (913) 397.8200 or

(800) 800.1020.

• In the UK, contact Garmin (Europe)

Ltd. by phone at 0808 2380000.

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• In Europe, go to www.garmin.com

/support and click Contact

Support for in-country support information, or contact Garmin

(Europe) Ltd. by phone at +44 (0)

870.8501241.

Using the Backlight

The backlight is activated any time you press a button. Alerts and messages also activate the backlight.

NOTE: To change the backlight settings, see

page 37 .

Quickly press to turn on the backlight.

Specifications

Physical size

(W × H × D)

Weight

2.6 × 6.0 × 1.2 in.

(6.6 × 15.2 × 3.0 cm)

7.8 oz. (222.3 g) with batteries

Display

(diagonal)

Resolution

(W × H)

Water resistance

Data storage

Computer interface

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2.6 in. (66 mm)

Appendix

160 × 240 pixels, backlit 65K color TFT display

Fully gasketed, high impact plastic alloy, waterproof to IEC

529-IPX-7

• 1.7GB

(approximatley) for the GPSMAP 62 and GPSMAP 62s

• The GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st have a microSD card slot for additional data storage.

• 500MB

(approximately) for the GPSMAP 62st:

• No memory battery is required.

USB

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Appendix

Battery type

Battery life

Two AA batteries

(alkaline, NiMH, or lithium)

See

page 37 .

Up to 20 hours, typical usage

Operating temperature range

Radio frequency/ protocol

From 5°F to 158°F

(from -15 to 70°C)

See page 37 .

2.4 GHz/ANT+ wireless communications protocol

GPS accuracy • < 33 ft. (10 m) 95% typical use

• GPS is subject to accuracy degradation to 100 m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD imposed Selective

Availability (SA)

Program when activated.

36

DGPS

Altimeter

Compass

From 10 to 16 ft. (from

3 to 5 m) 95% typical

(WAAS accuracy in

North America)

Accuracy: ± 10 ft.

(± 3 m)*

Resolution: 1 ft. (.3 m)

Range: from -2,000 ft. to 30,000 ft.

(from -610 to 9144 m)

*Subject to proper user calibration.

Accuracy: ± 2 degrees

(± 5 degrees in extreme

Northern and Southern latitudes)*

Resolution: 1 degree.

*Subject to proper user calibration.

Maximizing Battery Life

Using the Battery Save Option

Use the battery save option to save battery power and prolong battery life.

From the main menu, select Setup

> Display > Battery Save > On.

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Decreasing the Backlight

Extensive use of screen backlighting can significantly reduce battery life.

You can adjust the backlight brightness and decrease the backlight timeout to maximize battery power.

1. Quickly press to open the backlight status page.

2. Use the Rocker to adjust the brightness.

Adjusting the Backlight

Timeout

From the main menu, select Setup

> Display > Backlight Timeout.

About the Batteries

WARNING

See the Important Safety and Product

Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information.

Appendix

The temperature rating for the device may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture at high temperatures. Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. Use lithium batteries when operating the device in below-freezing conditions.

Selecting the Battery Type

1. From the main menu, select Setup

> System > Battery Type.

2. Select Alkaline, Lithium, or

Rechargeable NiMH.

Long-Term Storage

When you do not plan to use the device for several months, remove the batteries. Stored data is not lost when batteries are removed.

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Appendix

Buying Optional

Accessories

Go to http://buy.garmin.com

, or contact your Garmin dealer for information about optional accessories, preloaded map data cards, fitness accessories, and replacement parts.

Using Optional Fitness

Accessories

NOTE: The fitness option is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and

GPSMAP 62st.

Before you can use the fitness accessory with your device, you must install the accessory according to the instructions that are included with the accessory.

You can use optional fitness accessories including a heart rate monitor or a cadence sensor with your device.

These accessories use ANT+

™ wireless technology to send data to the device.

1. Bring the device within range (3 m) of the ANT+ accessory.

2. From the main menu, select Setup

> Fitness.

3. Select an option:

• Select Heart Rate Monitor >

On.

• Select Bike Cadence Sensor

> On.

You can view heart rate and cadence data by customizing your data fields

(

page 22

).

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Tips for Pairing ANT+

Accessories with Your Garmin

Device

• Verify that the ANT+ accessory is compatible with your Garmin device.

• Before you pair the ANT+ accessory with your Garmin device, move 10 m away from other ANT+ accessories.

• Bring the Garmin device within range (3 m) of the ANT+ accessory.

• After you pair the first time, your

Garmin device automatically recognizes the ANT+ accessory each time it is activated. This process occurs automatically when you turn on the Garmin device and only takes a few seconds when the accessories are activated and functioning correctly.

• When paired, your Garmin device only receives data from your

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Appendix accessory, and you can go near other accessories.

Data Management

NOTE: The device is not compatible with Windows

®

95, 98, Me, or NT. It is also not compatible with Mac

®

OS 10.3 and earlier.

File Types

The device supports the following file types:

• Files from BaseCamp

or

HomePort

.com

.

. Go to www.garmin

• GPI custom POI files from the

Garmin POI Loader.

Installing a microSD Card

NOTE: The microSD card option is available only with the GPSMAP 62s and GPSMAP 62st.

You can purchase microSD memory cards from an electronics supplier, or

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Appendix purchase preloaded detailed map data cards from your Garmin dealer. In addition to map and data storage, the memory cards can be used to store files such as images, cartridges, geocaches, routes, waypoints, and custom POIs.

1. Remove the battery cover by turning the D-ring 1/4 turn counterclockwise and pulling up.

2. Slide up and pull out the metal cover.

3. Align the metal contacts, and place the card in the slot.

microSD card slot

4. Push in and slide down the metal cover.

5. Replace the batteries and the battery cover.

Removing a microSD Card

1. Slide up and pull out the metal cover.

2. Remove the card from the slot.

3. Push in and slide down the metal cover.

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4. Replace the batteries and the battery cover.

Connecting the USB Cable

notice

To prevent corrosion, thoroughly dry the mini-USB port, the weather cap, and the surrounding area before charging or connecting to a computer.

1. Connect the USB cable to a USB port on your computer.

2. Pull up the weather cap from the mini-USB port.

3. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the mini-USB port.

Your device and microSD card

(optional) appear as removable drives in My Computer on

Windows computers and as mounted volumes on Mac computers.

Appendix

Transferring Files to Your

Computer

After you have connected the device to your computer, you can copy and paste files from your computer into the device drives/volumes.

1. Browse your computer for the file.

2. Select the file.

3. Select Edit > Copy.

4. Open the “Garmin” or memory card drive/volume.

5. Select Edit > Paste.

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Appendix

Deleting Files

notice

Your device memory contains important system files and folders that should not be deleted.

Before you can delete files, you must connect the device to your computer

( page 39

).

1. Open the “Garmin” drive or volume.

2. If necessary, open a folder or volume.

3. Select the files.

4. Press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Disconnecting the USB Cable

1. Complete an action:

• For Windows computers, click the eject icon in your system tray.

• For Mac computers, drag the volume icon to the Trash .

2. Disconnect the device from your computer.

Attaching the Wrist Strap

1. Place the loop of the wrist strap through the slot opening at the bottom of the device.

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2. Route the strap through the loop, and pull it tight.

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Attaching the Carabiner

Clip

1. Position the carabiner clip in the slots on the mounting spine.

2. Slide the clip up until it locks in place.

Removing the Carabiner Clip

Lift the bottom of the clip and gently push down on the carabiner clip until it releases.

Caring for the Device

Appendix

notice

Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic components.

Cleaning the Device

1. Use a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution.

2. Wipe it dry.

Cleaning the Screen

1. Use a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.

2. If necessary, use water, isopropyl alcohol, or eyeglass lens cleaner.

3. Apply the liquid to the cloth, and gently wipe the screen with the cloth.

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Appendix

Troubleshooting

Problem

The screen or buttons do not respond. How do I reset the device?

I want to reset all the customized settings back to the factory defaults.

My device does not acquire satellite signals.

Solution

1. Remove the batteries.

2. Reinstall the batteries.

NOTE: This does not erase any of your data or settings.

From the main menu, select Setup > Reset > Reset All

Settings.

1. Take your device out of parking garages and away from tall buildings and trees.

2. Turn on the device.

3. Remain stationary for several minutes.

Decrease the backlight settings ( page 37

).

The batteries do not last long.

How do I know my device is in USB mass storage mode?

My device is connected to the computer, but it will not go into mass storage mode.

On the device, a screen appears showing the Garmin logo and the USB symbol. On your computer, you should see a new removable disk drive in My Computer on Windows computers and a mounted volume on Mac computers.

You may have loaded a corrupted file.

1. Disconnect the device from your computer.

2. Turn off the device.

3. Press and hold the Rocker while you connect the device to your computer.

Continue pressing the Rocker for 10 seconds or until the device goes into mass storage mode.

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Appendix

Problem

I cannot see any new removable drives in my list of drives.

I need replacement parts or accessories.

I want to buy an external

GPS antenna.

Solution

If you have several network drives mapped on your computer,

Windows may have trouble assigning drive letters to your

Garmin drives. See the Help file for your operating system to learn how to assign drive letters.

Go to http://buy.garmin.com

, or contact your Garmin dealer.

Go to http://buy.garmin.com

, or contact your Garmin dealer.

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Index

Index

A

accessories

38, 45

fitness

38

microSD card

38

acquiring satellite signals

44

active route

7

alarms marine

28

proximity

19

time

21

altimeter calibrating

15

plot type

31

settings

31

ANT+ accessories

38

area calculation

19

AutoLocate

20

B

backlight

35, 37

BaseCamp

39

batteries

22, 26, 36

46

about

37

information

2

installing

3

maximizing life

36

selecting the type

37

storage

37

warnings

37

beeps

27

buttons

4

C

calculator

20

calendar

20

calibrating altimeter

15

compass

15

carabiner clip

43

caring for the device

43

long-term storage

37

compass calibrating

13

navigating

13

setup options

14

connecting

USB cable

41

wireless accessories wirelessly creating routes waypoints customizing data fields device settings profiles

D

dashboard

6

33

change

17

data fields

11

options

22

data storage

35

deleting files

42

profiles

33

routes

7

18

5

11

tracks

10

waypoints

5

display backlight

35

26–33

backlight timeout

27

38

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E

F

screen capture settings downloading software editing routes

6

FIND button

27

34

profiles

33

waypoints

5

fitness options

G

Garmin Product

38

Support

34

geocaches

18, 32

downloading

18

navigating

18

27

elevation plot

10, 15

barometric altimeter

15

reset

16

setup

15

ENTER button

4

4, 5, 7, 8, 10

settings

31

GPS signals

3, 20, 22, 23,

36, 44

system settings

26

turning off GPS

20

H

HomePort

39

hunting and fishing times

21

L

language

3, 26

M

main menu settings

18

map

11

changing orientation

11

datum

31

detail

12

information

13

measuring distance

12

setup options

12

showing tracks

10

viewing routes

7

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Index map datum coordinate system

30

marine settings

27–28

MARK button

4

measuring area

19

distance

12

MENU button

4, 11, 16, 22

microSD card

38–40

moonphase

20

N

navigating compass

13

routes

7

to geocaches

18

to waypoints

5

tracks

10

P

PAGE button

4

pages adding a page

30

removing

30

sequence

29

position format

30

47

Index power button

3, 4, 35, 37

profiles

19

change

19

creating

33

setting

19

proximity alarms

19

Q

QUIT button

4

R

recording tracks

9

registering your device

34

reset current track

29

data

29

defaults

29

trip data

29

waypoints

29

restoring default settings

11

Rocker

4

routes active route

7

avoidance

33

48

creating

6

deleting

7

editing

6

guidance method

32

navigating

7

settings

32

S

satellite signals

3, 20, 22,

23, 36, 44

AutoLocate

20

system settings

26

turning off GPS

20

saving tracks

10

search menu

4, 5

Sight ‘N Go

14

software updating

34

version

34

specifications

35

stopwatch

21

sun and moon times

20

system settings

26

T

time alarms

21

data fields

24

settings

30

stopwatch

21

sunrise and sunset

20,

24

zone

30

times hunting and fishing

21

tones

27

tracks about

9

clearing current

10

deleting

10

navigating

10

recording

9

saving

10

viewing

9

transferring files

41

using USB

41

wirelessly

18

trip computer

17

troubleshooting

44

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U

unit ID

34

updating software

34

USB cable

44

connecting

41

disconnecting

42

W

waypoints averaging

21

creating

5

deleting

5

editing

5

navigating to

5

wrist strap

42

Z

zooming

4, 12

zoom ranges

16

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For the latest free software updates (excluding map data) throughout the life of your Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com

.

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Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA

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