Asus | R300 | System information | Asus R300 System information

Start Guide
Start Guide
Layout Features
External Antenna port
Connects to an external antenna for better signal performance (the external
antenna is optional)
Micro SD Slot
Insert the external Micro SD memory card to this slot
Sleep Mode Button
Press to turn on the device, or to enter into sleep mode
Charging LED
Red- charging, Yellow- full charged
Bluetooth LED
When function turning on, it's lighting Blue
Light Sensor
Automatically adjusts the backlight according to the light in the environment
Audio Jack
Uses to connect headsets or two-channel speakers
Mini USB
Connects to other devices through a Mini USB cable
Allows you to listen to music, the navigation voice, and system warning
Battery cover
Push to perform reset function
Main Power switch
Turns the main power on/off
Charging the Battery
You can charge the device from a car charger kit. Plug any of these cables to the mini-USB
port on the right side of the device.
Car charger kit
- When the Main Power Switch is set to Off, the device
can not be charged.
- Charge the battery before using the device.
- While charging, the power LED lights up in red. When
the battery is fully charged, the power LED turns to yellow.
- Charging may take several hours.
- You can use the device while charging. However, the
device takes much less time to be fully charged in sleep
To check how much battery power remains:
1. From the main menu, tap Settings.
2. The Sub-menu Settings appears. Tap
to display more options.
3. Tap the battery icon, the battery screen appears and displays a battery showing the
battery power that remains.
Install the Car Kit and Turn on the Device
To turn on the device, set the main power switch (at the bottom of the device) to ON. To enter
into/wake up from sleep mode, press the Sleep Mode Button (
) on the top of the device.
Sleep Mode
- When the main power switch is set to Off, the device is not able to be charged.
- If you press the Sleep Mode button when the device is on, it enters into sleep
- When the device is on, it takes longer time for the battery to be fully charged.
When the device is in sleep mode, the battery can be fully charged quickly.
Main power switch
To install the car kit:
screwcap A
1. Attached the cupula to the
windshield inside your car.
2. Press the lever to secure the 2
cupula on the windshield surface.
Note: Rise the lever (3) to release the
cupula from the windshield.
3. Adjust the angle of the
gooseneck and secure it by
fastening screwcap A.
screwcap B
4. Adjust the angle of the cradle and secure it by fastening screwcap B.
5. Carefully place and slide the device into the cradle.
Main Menu and Basic Settings
The main menu appears after you turn on the device. From the main menu, you can:
Tap Navigation to enter the navigation system.
Tap Video Player to play videos.
Tap Music Player to play music.
Tap Photo Viewer to view photos.
Tap Phone to set and use bluetooth and phone features.
Tap Settings to adjust the device settings (see figures below).
The Settings Menu
- The System Info button allows you to view the system information.
- The Language button allows you to choose the language for the text.
- The Backlight button allows you to adjust the LCD brightness. It provides two adjustment
modes, Fix backlight brightness and Adjust by environment brightness. R300 has
Light Sensor function that allows you to adjust LCD brightness for either a lighter or a darker
- The Date & Time button allows you to set the date and time for your device.
- The Bluetooth button allows you to connect R300 to a cellphone.
- The Volume button allows you to adjust/mute the sound for the device and phone calls.
- The Screen button allows you to calibrate the LCD screen.
- The Battery button allows you to view battery status, see page 3 for detailed information.
- The FM transmitter allows you to transmit navigation voice instruction and music/video
sounds to your car audio system through the FM radio..
Multi-Media Features
R300 allows you to play music (mp3 and
wma files), view photos (jpg. and bmp. files)
and videos (wmv. files). Tap the respective
icons from the main menu to launch the
Playing music
tap to
tap to play
back to the play list
main menu
Playing movies
Viewing photos
the movie’s name
page up
the length
of the
the time
back to the main menu
page down
tap to view the photos as a slide show
back to the
main menu
play list
Using Navigation
The Navigation Menu
When ASUS GO is started, the Navigation Menu appears. From here you can reach all parts
• Tap Find Address to specify an address as your destination.
• Tap Recent Places for a list of recent destinations.
• Tap Find POI to select one of the stored Points of Interest.
• Tap My Favourites for one of your favourite destinations.
The following actions are also possible in the Navigation Menu:
• Tap Map to browse the map
• Tap Settings to customise the way ASUS GO works.
• Tap Exit to stop navigation, and exit ASUS GO.
Operating modes
ASUS GO can operate in two different modes:
• Normal Mode - designed for easy operation when performing frequent tasks
• Expert Mode - designed for performing complex tasks and for advanced settings
This Quick Start Guide covers actions in Normal Mode. See the online User Manual for
detailed instructions in both modes.
To switch to Expert Mode, tap Settings, then tap Expert mode. You can switch back from
Expert Mode to Normal Mode in a similar way.
Find an address (1)
1. In the Navigation Menu tap Find Address.
2. Select the destination country. Tap the first line on the list that shows the country you are
currently in (or searched for recently). On the next screen, select the country from the list. In
some countries, you are also asked to select the state.
3. Select the destination city. Tap the second line on the list that shows the city you are
currently in (or searched for recently). Use the virtual keyboard to type the name of the
city. Once the matching city names fit on one page, the list of results will be displayed
automatically. When typing, tap Done any time to display a full list of matching cities
• Alternatively, tap the icon next to the city name to select a city from your search history.
4. Enter the street name. Tap the line that says <Enter Street Name> and type the name of
the destination street. Follow the same method as for selecting the city.
Find an address (2)
5. Enter the house number.
Tap the line that says <House Number> and type the house number.
You can also:
• Tap City Center after selecting the city if you do not have a specific address on your
• Tap Street Center after selecting the street if you are just looking for a street and not a
specific address, or
• Tap Intersection to find the corner of two streets.
Your destination will be shown on the map, and the Cursor menu will appear with the
following choices:
• Tap Navigate To to select the address as your destination and start navigating there.
• Tap Add to Favorites to save the address as one of your favourite destinations.
• Tap Map to browse the map without planning a route.
• Tap Info to display the address with its geographical coordinates and nearby POIs.
Find a POI (1)
1. To select a Point of Interest, tap Find POI in the Navigation Menu. This will take you to
the POI Search Center.
2. Tap Around GPS, Around Cursor, Around Destination or Along Route to define the
reference point around which you want to search for POIs.
3. Enter the list of POIs in one of the following ways:
• Tap one of the POI groups to open a list of its subgroups, then tap the needed subgroup to
enter the list of POIs. Use the left and right arrow buttons to see additional POI groups.
• For a complete list of POIs near the selected reference point, tap All.
Find a POI (2)
4. A list of POIs is displayed, sorted by their distance from the reference point.
• Tap Search to narrow the list by entering a part of the POI name.
• To see the name and address of additional POIs, tap the left and right arrow buttons.
• Tap By Name to list POIs in alphabetical order instead of their distance.
5. Tap the name of the POI you were looking for. The location of the selected POI will be
displayed on the map.
• Tap Navigate To to select the POI as your destination and start navigating there.
• Tap Add to Favorites to save the POI as one of your favourite destinations.
• Tap Info to display detailed information on the POI.
Map and Navigation (1)
ASUS GO can display two types of maps:
• 2D map that looks like a conventional road map and works best for browsing
• 3D view that shows streets as well as buildings or landmarks (where available), and
works best for navigation
Tap the 2D or 3D icon to change between the views. To return to the Navigation Menu,
tap the Menu icon. Tap the Cursor icon to open the Cursor menu and navigate to the
current position of the cursor.
Zoom in and out by tapping the corresponding buttons. In 3D view, you can also tilt and
rotate the view with the arrow buttons.
In 2D map mode, you can also modify the planned route by tapping Detour. If you want to
avoid a certain route, you can set it here.
Map and Navigation (2)
While navigating, a thick line shows the recommended route, and an arrow represents your
current position.
A pictogram indicating the next manoeuvre is displayed on the left side along with its
The left panel also shows information about your route, including the planned arrival date,
the distance to your destination, and the speed at which you are driving.
Full voice guidance is provided to enable safe navigation without having to look at the
screen while driving.
Setting Bluetooth and Using the Phone
The Phone function allows the hands-free communication through a bluetooth connection to
your phone. Click the Phone button from the main menu to launch the Phone program.
Phone menu
Before using the bluetooth and
phone features of R300, make
sure your cellphone has Bluetooth
Some cellphones do not support the
SMS and Contact functions of R300.
To connect R300 to your cellphone:
1. Tap Dialer from the Phone Menu.
2. Tap Yes from the Connect to a Bluetooth handset first screen.
3. The Bluetooth Device Found screen displays the devices.
4. Tap a device name. Input the PIN number to your cellphone.
5. Tap the paired device name and tap Connect to connect R300 to the cellphone.
Step 2
Step 4
Step 5
To make a call:
1. Tap Dialer from the Sub-menu Phone.
Step 1
2. Dial the number and tap the green phone icon to call.
3. After talk, tap the red phone icon to end a call.
To receive a call, tap the green phone icon.
Step 2
Step 3
Receive a call
For more information, please see the full User Manual which is included in the support
CD of your R300.
The screens and procedures in this guide may not be exactly the same with the product
in your hand, please take them as reference only.
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