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  • Page 1

    eTrex®

    owner’s manual

    for use with models 10, 20, 30



  • Page 2

    © 2011 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
    All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without
    the written consent of Garmin. Garmin reserves the right to change or improve its products and to make
    changes in the content of this manual without obligation to notify any person or organization of such
    changes or improvements. Go to www.garmin.com for current updates and supplemental information
    concerning the use of this product.
    Garmin®, the Garmin logo, eTrex®, BlueChart®, and City Navigator® are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
    or its subsidiaries, registered in the USA and other countries. ANT™, ANT+™, BaseCamp™, chirp™,
    HomePort™, and Thumb Stick™ are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. These trademarks may
    not be used without the express permission of Garmin.
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    Mac® is a registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. microSD™ is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. Other
    trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.



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    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents
    Getting Started.........................5

    Device Overview............................5
    Using the eTrex Keys.....................6
    Battery Information.........................7
    Turning the Device On or Off..........8
    Satellite Signals..............................8
    Registering Your Device.................8

    Geocaches.............................21
    Downloading Geocaches.............21
    Filtering the Geocache List...........21
    Navigating to a Geocache............22
    Logging the Attempt.....................22
    chirp™ ..........................................23

    Applications...........................24

    Waypoints.......................................9
    Using Sight ‘N Go.........................10
    Where To? Menu..........................11
    Routes..........................................12
    Tracks...........................................14

    Sharing Data................................24
    Setting a Proximity Alarm.............24
    Calculating the Size of an Area....25
    Using the Calculator.....................25
    Viewing the Calendar and
    Almanacs...................................25
    Setting an Alarm...........................26
    Opening the Stopwatch................26
    Satellite Page...............................26

    Navigation..............................16

    Customizing Your Device.....28

    Waypoints, Routes, and
    Tracks.......................................9

    Navigating to a Destination..........16
    Map..............................................16
    Compass......................................17
    Elevation Plot...............................19
    Trip Computer...............................20
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    Customizing the Main Menu.........28
    Customizing Specific Pages.........28
    Profiles.........................................29
    System Settings...........................30
    Display Settings............................30
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    Table of Contents

    Setting the Device Tones..............31
    Map Settings................................31
    Tracks Settings.............................32
    Changing the Units of Measure....33
    Time Settings................................33
    Position Format Settings..............33
    Heading Settings..........................34
    Altimeter Settings.........................34
    Geocaching Settings....................35
    Routing Settings...........................36
    Marine Map Settings....................37
    Fitness..........................................38
    Resetting Data..............................38
    Changing the Page Sequence.....39

    Appendix................................46

    Optional Accessories....................46
    Data Field Options........................47
    Troubleshooting............................52

    Index.......................................54

    Device Information................40

    Adjusting the Screen....................40
    Updating the Software..................40
    Viewing Device Information..........40
    Specifications...............................41
    About the Batteries.......................41
    Caring for the Device....................42
    Data Management........................43
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    Getting Started

    Getting Started

    Device Overview

    ‹ 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 these tasks to set
    up the device and get to know the basic
    features.
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.

    Install the batteries (page 7).
    Turn on the device (page 8).
    Acquire satellites (page 8).
    Register the device (page 8).
    Mark a waypoint (page 9).
    Create a route (page 12).
    Record a track (page 14).
    Navigate to a destination (page 16).
    Calibrate the compass (page 17).

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    ➊ Zoom keys
    ➋ Back key
    ➌ Thumb Stick™
    ➍ Menu key


    /Backlight key
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    Getting Started








    ➏ Mini-USB port (under weather cap)
    ➐ Battery cover
    ➑ Battery cover locking ring
    ➒ Mounting spine

    6

    Using the eTrex Keys

    • Move the Thumb Stick up, down,
    left, and right to highlight menu
    selections or to move around the
    map.
    • Press the center of the Thumb Stick
    to select the highlighted item.
    • Press back to move back one step
    in the menu structure.
    • Press menu to display a list of
    commonly-used functions for the
    current page. Press menu twice
    to access the main menu from any
    page.
    • Press ▲ and ▼ to zoom in and out
    on the map.

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    Getting Started

    Battery Information
    ‹ warning
    The temperature rating for the device
    (-4°F to 158°F, or -20 to 70°C) may
    exceed the usable range of some
    batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture
    at high temperatures.
    notice
    Alkaline batteries lose a significant
    amount of their capacity as temperature
    decreases. Therefore, use lithium
    batteries when operating the device in
    below-freezing conditions.
    Installing AA Batteries
    The device operates on two AA
    batteries. You can use alkaline, NiMH,
    or lithium batteries. Use NiMH or
    lithium batteries for best results.

    2. Insert the batteries, observing
    polarity.

    3. Replace the battery cover, and turn
    the D-ring clockwise.
    4. Hold .
    5. Select Setup > System > Battery
    Type.
    6. Select Alkaline, Lithium, or
    Rechargeable NiMH.

    1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
    and pull up to remove the cover.
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    Getting Started

    Turning the Device On or
    Off
    Hold .

    Satellite Signals

    After the device is turned on, it begins
    acquiring satellite signals. The device
    may need a clear view of the sky to
    acquire satellite signals. When the
    GPS bars on the backlight page
    (page 40) are solid green, your device
    has acquired satellite signals. The time
    and date are set automatically based on
    the GPS position.
    For more information about GPS, go to
    http://www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.

    Registering Your Device

    • Go to http://my.garmin.com.
    • Keep the original sales receipt, or a
    photocopy, in a safe place.
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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Waypoints, Routes,
    and Tracks
    Waypoints

    Waypoints are locations you record and
    store in the device.
    Creating a Waypoint
    You can save your current location as
    a waypoint.
    1. Select Mark Waypoint.
    2. Select an option:
    • To save the waypoint without
    changes, select Done.
    • To make changes to the
    waypoint, select an item to edit,
    and select Done.

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    Finding a Waypoint
    1. Select Where To? > Waypoints.
    2. Select a waypoint.
    Editing a Waypoint
    Before you can edit a waypoint, you
    must create a waypoint.
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Select Waypoint Manager.
    Select a waypoint.
    Select an item to edit.
    Enter the new information.
    Select Done.

    Deleting a Waypoint
    1. Select Waypoint Manager.
    2. Select a waypoint.
    3. Select menu > Delete > Yes.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Increasing the Accuracy of a
    Waypoint Location
    Waypoint averaging allows you to
    increase the accuracy of a waypoint
    location by collecting multiple samples
    of the waypoint location.
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

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    Select Waypoint Averaging.
    Select a waypoint.
    Move to the location.
    Select Start.
    When the Sample Confidence status
    bar reaches 100%, select Save.
    For best results, collect four to
    eight samples for the waypoint,
    waiting at least 90 minutes between
    samples.

    Using Sight ‘N Go

    Sight ‘N Go is available on the
    eTrex 30.
    You can point the device at an object in
    the distance, lock in the direction, and
    then navigate to the object.
    1. Select Sight ‘N Go.
    2. Point the device at an object or in
    the direction of a location.
    3. Select Lock Direction > Project
    Waypoint.
    4. Select a unit of measure.
    5. Enter the distance to the object, and
    select Done > Save.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Where To? Menu

    You can use the Where To? menu to
    find a destination to navigate to. Not all
    Where To? categories are available in
    all areas and maps.
    Additional Maps
    You can use additional maps on
    the eTrex 20 and eTrex 30, such
    as BirdsEye™ satellite imagery,
    BlueChart® g2, TOPO, and City
    Navigator® detailed maps. Detailed
    maps may contain additional points of
    interest, such as restaurants or marine
    services. For more information, go to
    http://buy.garmin.com or contact your
    Garmin dealer.

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    Finding a Location by Name
    Depending on the maps loaded on
    your device, you can search for cities,
    geographic points, and various points
    of interest (POIs), such as restaurants,
    hotels, and auto services.
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.

    Select Where To?.
    Select a category.
    Select menu > Spell Search.
    Enter all or part of the name, and
    select Done.

    Finding a Location Near
    Another Location
    1. Select Where To? > menu >
    Search Near.
    2. Select an option.
    3. If necessary, select a location.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Finding an Address
    You can use optional City Navigator
    maps to search for addresses.
    1. Select Where To? > Addresses.
    2. If necessary, enter the country or
    state.
    3. Enter the city or postal code.
    NOTE: Not all map data provides
    postal code searching.
    4. Select the city.
    5. Enter the house number.
    6. Enter the street.

    Routes

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

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    Creating a Route
    1. Select Route Planner > Create
    Route > Select First Point.
    2. Select a category.
    3. Select the first point in the route.
    4. Select Use > Select Next Point.
    5. Repeat steps 2–4 until the route is
    complete.
    6. Select back to save the route.
    Editing the Name of a Route
    1. Select Route Planner.
    2. Select a route.
    3. Select Change Name.
    4. Enter the new name.
    5. Select Done.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Editing a Route
    1. Select Route Planner.
    2. Select a route.
    3. Select Edit Route.
    4. Select a point.
    5. Select an option:
    • To view the point on the map,
    select Review.
    • To change the order of the point
    on the route, select Move Down
    or Move Up.
    • To add an additional point on
    the route, select Insert.
    The additional point is inserted
    before the point you are editing.
    • To remove the point from the
    route, select Remove.
    6. Select back to save the route.

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    Viewing a Route on the Map
    1. Select Route Planner.
    2. Select a route.
    3. Select View Map.
    Deleting a Route
    1. Select Route Planner.
    2. Select a route.
    3. Select Delete Route.
    Viewing the Active Route
    1. While navigating a route, select
    Active Route.
    2. Select a point in the route to view
    additional details.
    Reversing a Route
    1. Select Route Planner.
    2. Select a route.
    3. Select Reverse Route.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Tracks

    A track is a recording of your path.
    The track log contains information
    about points along the recorded path,
    including time, location, and elevation
    for each point.
    Recording Track Logs
    1. 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.
    4. Select an option:
    • To record tracks at a variable
    rate that creates an optimum
    representation of your tracks,
    select Auto.
    • To record tracks at a specified
    distance, select Distance.
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    • To record tracks at a specified
    time, select Time.
    5. Select Record Interval.
    6. Complete an action:
    • Select an option to record tracks
    more or less often.
    NOTE: Using the Most Often
    interval provides the most track
    detail, but fills up the device
    memory quicker.
    • Enter a time or distance, and
    select Done.
    As you move with the device turned
    on, a track log is created.

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    Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks

    Saving the Current Track
    The track being recorded is called the
    current track.
    1. Select Track Manager > Current
    Track.
    2. Select what you want to save:
    • Select Save Track.
    • Select Save Portion, and select
    a portion.
    Viewing Track Information
    1. Select Track Manager.
    2. Select a track.
    3. Select View Map.
    The beginning and the end of the
    track are marked by flags.
    4. Select menu > Review Track.
    Information about the track is
    listed.

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    Viewing the Elevation Plot of a
    Track
    1. Select Track Manager.
    2. Select a track.
    3. Select Elevation Plot.
    Archiving a Saved Track
    You can archive saved tracks to save
    memory space.
    1. Select Track Manager.
    2. Select a saved track.
    3. Select Archive.
    Clearing the Current Track
    Select Setup > Reset > Clear
    Current Track > Yes.
    Deleting a Track
    1. Select Track Manager.
    2. Select a track.
    3. Select Delete > Yes.

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  • Page 16

    Navigation

    Navigation
    You can navigate a route, a track,
    to a waypoint, to a geocache, or to
    any saved location in the device.
    You can use the map (page 16) or
    compass (page 17) to navigate to your
    destination.

    Navigating to a
    Destination

    Stopping Navigation
    Select Where To? > Stop
    Navigation.

    Map

    represents your location on the map.
    As you travel, moves. When you are
    navigating to a destination, your route
    is marked with a magenta line on the
    map.

    You can navigate to a destination using
    the map or compass.

    To customize the map settings, see
    page 31. To customize the map
    dashboard and data fields, see page 28.

    Select Where To?.
    Select a category.
    Select a destination.
    Select Go.
    The map page opens with your
    route marked with a magenta line.
    5. Navigate using the map (page 16)
    or compass (page 17).

    Browsing the Map
    1. Select Map.
    2. Select one or more options:
    • Use the Thumb Stick to pan the
    map to view different areas.
    • Select ▲ and ▼ to zoom in and
    out of the map.

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.

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    Navigation

    • Select a location on the map,
    and the bar at the top of the
    screen shows information about
    the selected location.
    Navigating a Driving Route
    Driving route navigation is only
    available on the eTrex 20 and eTrex 30.
    Before you can use the map, you must
    purchase and load City Navigator
    maps. If you plan to use an auto mount
    accessory with the device, you must
    also purchase and install the mount in
    your vehicle.
    1. Select Profile Change >
    Automotive.
    2. Use the map to navigate to the
    destination.
    3. Follow the turns in the text bar
    along the top of the map.

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    Compass

    The eTrex 30 has a 3-axis, electronic
    compass.
    You can use a bearing pointer or a
    course pointer to navigate to your
    destination.
    TIP: When the device is using the
    automotive profile, the compass
    displays GPS heading, not magnetic
    heading.
    Calibrating the Compass
    Notice
    Calibrate the electronic compass
    outdoors. To improve heading
    accuracy, do not stand near objects that
    influence magnetic fields, such as cars,
    buildings, or overhead power lines.

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    Navigation

    You should calibrate the compass after
    moving long distances, experiencing
    temperature changes, or changing the
    batteries.
    1. Select Compass > menu >
    Calibrate Compass > Start.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    Navigating with the Bearing
    Pointer
    When navigating to a destination,
    points to your destination, regardless of
    the direction you are moving.
    1. Begin navigation to a destination
    (page 16).
    2. Select Compass.
    3. Turn until points toward the
    top of the compass, and continue
    moving in that direction to the
    destination.

    About the Course Pointer
    The course pointer is most useful if you
    are navigating on water or where there
    are no major obstacles in your path.







    The course pointer ➊ indicates your
    relationship to a course line ➋ leading
    to the destination. The course line
    to your destination is based on your
    original starting point.
    As you drift from the intended course
    to the destination, the course deviation
    indicator ➌ (CDI) provides the
    indication of drift (right or left) from
    the course.
    The scale ➍ refers to the distance

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    Navigation

    between dots on the course deviation
    indicator.
    Navigating with the Course Pointer

    Before you can navigate with the
    course pointer, you must change the
    pointer setting to Course (CDI)
    (page 34).

    1. Begin navigation to a destination
    (page 16).
    2. Select Compass.
    3. Use the course pointer to navigate
    to the destination (page 18).

    Elevation Plot

    Elevation plotting is available on the
    eTrex 30.
    By default, the elevation plot displays
    the elevation for an elapsed time. To
    customize the elevation plot, see
    page 34.

    Changing the Plot Type
    You can change the elevation plot to
    display pressure and elevation over
    time or distance.
    1. Select Elevation Plot > menu >
    Change Plot Type.
    2. Select an option.
    Viewing Details about a Point
    on the Plot
    Select an individual point on the
    plot.
    Details about the point appear at the
    top of the plot.
    Resetting the Elevation Plot
    Select Elevation Plot > menu >
    Reset > Clear Current Track >
    Yes.

    Select Elevation Plot.
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    Navigation

    Calibrating the Barometric
    Altimeter
    You can manually calibrate the
    barometric altimeter if you know
    the correct elevation or the correct
    barometric pressure.
    1. Go to a location where the elevation
    or barometric pressure is known.
    2. Select Elevation Plot > menu >
    Calibrate Altimeter.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

    Resetting the Trip Data
    For accurate information, reset the trip
    information before beginning a trip.
    Select Trip Computer > menu >
    Reset > Reset Trip Data > Yes.
    All of the trip computer values are
    set to zero.

    Trip Computer

    The trip computer displays your current
    speed, average speed, maximum
    speed, trip odometer, and other helpful
    statistics.
    To customize the trip computer, see
    page 28.

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    Geocaches

    Geocaches
    A geocache is like a hidden treasure.
    Geocaching is when you hunt for
    hidden treasures using GPS coordinates
    posted online by those hiding the
    geocache.

    Downloading Geocaches

    1. Connect your device to a computer
    (page 44).
    2. Go to www.OpenCaching.com.
    3. If necessary, create an account.
    4. Sign in.
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions
    to find and download geocaches to
    your device.

    Filtering the Geocache
    List

    You can filter your geocache list based
    on certain factors, such as the level of
    difficulty.
    1. Select Geocaches > menu > Apply
    Filter > Quick Filter.
    2. Select items to filter.
    3. Select an option:
    • To apply the filter to the
    geocache list, select Search.
    • To save the filter, select back.
    Creating and Saving a
    Geocache Filter
    You can create and save custom filters
    for geocaches based on specific factors
    you select. After you set up the filter,
    you can apply it in the geocaches list.
    1. Select Setup > Geocaches > Filter
    Setup > Create Filter.

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    Geocaches

    2. Select items to filter.
    3. Select an option:
    • To apply the filter to the
    geocache list, select Search.
    • To save the filter, select back.
    After it is saved, the filter is
    automatically named. You can
    access the custom filter from the
    geocaches list.
    Editing a Custom Geocache
    Filter
    1. Select Setup > Geocaches > Filter
    Setup.
    2. Select a filter.
    3. Select an item to edit.

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    Navigating to a Geocache
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.

    Select Geocaches.
    Select a geocache.
    Select Go.
    Navigate using the map (page 16)
    or compass (page 17).

    Logging the Attempt

    After you have attempted to find a
    geocache, you can log your results.
    1. Select Geocaches > menu > Log
    Attempt.
    2. Select Found, Did Not Find, or
    Needs Repair.
    3. Select an option:
    • To begin navigation to a
    geocache nearest you, select
    Find Next Closest.
    • To end the logging, select Done.

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    Geocaches

    • To enter a comment about
    looking for the cache or
    the cache itself, select Add
    Comment, enter a comment,
    and select Done.

    chirp™

    chirp programming and searching is
    available on the eTrex 30.
    A chirp is a small Garmin accessory
    that you can program and leave in a
    geocache. Only the owner of the chirp
    can program a chirp, but anyone can
    find a chirp in a geocache. For more
    information about programming a
    chirp, see the chirp Owner’s Manual at
    http://www.garmin.com.

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    Enable chirp Searching
    1. Select Setup > Geocaches.
    2. Select chirp™ Searching > On.
    Finding a Geocache with a
    chirp
    1. Select Geocaches > menu > Show
    chirp™ Details.
    2. Begin navigating to a geocache
    (page 22).
    When you are within 33 feet (10 m)
    of the geocache that contains
    a chirp, details about the chirp
    appear.
    3. If available, select Go to navigate
    to the next stage of the geocache.

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    Applications

    Applications
    Sharing Data

    The eTrex 30 can share information
    wirelessly.
    Your device can send or receive data
    when connected to another compatible
    device. You can share waypoints,
    geocaches, routes, and tracks.
    Sending and Receiving Data
    Wirelessly
    Before you can share data wirelessly,
    you must be within 10 feet (3 m) of a
    compatible Garmin device.
    1. Select Share Wirelessly.
    2. Select Send or Receive.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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    Setting a Proximity Alarm
    Proximity alarms alert you when
    you are within a specified range of a
    particular location.
    1. Select Proximity Alarms.
    2. Select Create Alarm.
    3. Select a category.
    4. Select a location.
    5. Select Use.
    6. Enter a radius.
    7. Select Done.
    When you enter a proximity alarm
    area, the device sounds a tone
    (eTrex 20/30).

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    Applications

    Calculating the Size of an
    Area
    1. Select Area Calculation > Start.
    2. Walk around the perimeter of the
    area you want to calculate.
    3. Select Calculate when finished.

    Using the Calculator

    The device has a standard calculator
    and a degree calculator.
    1. Select Calculator.
    2. Complete an action:
    • Use the standard calculator.
    • Select menu > Scientific to
    use the scientific calculator
    functions.
    • Select menu > Degrees to
    calculate degrees.

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    Viewing the Calendar and
    Almanacs
    You can view device activity, such as
    when a waypoint was saved, almanac
    information for the sun and moon, and
    the best times for hunting and fishing.

    1. Select an option:
    • To view device activity for
    specific days, select Calendar.
    • To view the sunrise, sunset,
    moonrise, and moonset
    information, select Sun and
    Moon.
    • To view the predicted best times
    for hunting and fishing, select,
    Hunt and Fish.
    2. If necessary, select ▲ or ▼ to view
    a different month.
    3. Select a day.

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    Applications

    Setting an Alarm

    Satellite Page

    1. Select Alarm Clock.
    2. Select the clock numbers to set the
    time, and select Done.
    3. Select Turn Alarm On.
    4. Select an option.
    The alarm sounds at the selected time.
    If the device is off at the alarm time,
    the device turns on and sounds the
    alarm.

    Changing the Satellite View
    1. Select Satellite > menu.
    2. If necessary, select Track Up to
    change the view of the satellites to
    be oriented with your current track
    toward the top of the screen.
    3. If necessary, select Multicolor
    to assign a specific color to the
    satellite in the view and to the
    signal strength bar of that satellite
    (eTrex 20/30).

    If you are not currently using the
    device, you can set the device to turn
    on at a specific time.

    Opening the Stopwatch
    Select Stopwatch.

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

    Turning Off GPS
    Select Satellite > menu > Use
    With GPS Off.

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    Applications

    Simulating a Location
    Before you can simulate a location,
    you must turn off GPS (page 26).
    1. Select Satellite > menu > Use
    With GPS Off.
    2. Select menu > Set Location On
    Map.
    3. Select a location.
    4. Select Use.

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    Customizing Your Device

    Customizing Your
    Device
    Customizing the Main
    Menu

    Select menu > Change Item
    Order to change the item order on
    the main menu.

    Customizing Specific
    Pages

    Data fields display information about
    your location or other specified data.
    Dashboards are a custom grouping of
    data that can be helpful to a specific or
    general task, such as geocaching.

    Enabling the Map Data Fields
    1. Select Map > menu > Setup Map
    > Data Fields.
    2. Select a number and style of data
    fields.
    Changing the Data Fields
    Before you can change the map data
    fields, you must enable them (page 28).
    1. Select Map > menu > Change
    Data Fields.
    2. Select a data field to customize.
    3. Select a data field type.
    For data field descriptions, see
    page 47.
    4. Select back to save the changes.

    You can customize the data fields and
    dashboards of the map, compass, and
    trip computer.

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    Customizing Your Device

    Customizing Dashboards
    1. Open the page for which you want
    to customize the dashboard.
    2. Select an option:
    • From the map, select menu >
    Setup Map > Data Fields >
    Dashboard.
    • From the compass or trip
    computer, select menu >
    Change Dashboard.
    3. Select a dashboard.

    Profiles

    Profiles are collections of settings that
    optimize your device based on how
    you are using it. For example, your
    settings and views can be different
    when you are using the device for
    geocaching and for navigating on
    water.

    units of measurement, the changes
    are saved automatically as part of the
    profile.
    Selecting a Profile
    1. Select Profile Change.
    2. Select a profile.
    Creating a Custom Profile
    You can customize your settings and
    data fields for a particular activity or
    trip.
    1. Customize the settings as necessary
    (page 28).
    2. Customize the data fields as
    necessary (page 28).
    3. Select Setup > Profiles.
    4. Select Create Profile > OK.

    When you are using a profile and you
    change settings such as data fields or
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    Customizing Your Device

    Editing a Profile Name
    1. Select Setup > Profiles.
    2. Select a profile.
    3. Select Edit Name.
    4. Enter the new name.
    5. Select Done.
    Deleting a Profile
    1. Select Setup > Profiles.
    2. Select a profile.
    3. Select Delete > Yes.

    System Settings
    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 http://www.garmin.com/
    aboutGPS/waas.html.
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    • 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 AA battery you
    are using.

    Display Settings
    Select Setup > Display.

    • Backlight Timeout—adjusts the
    length of time before the backlight
    turns off.
    Note: To adjust the backlight
    brightness, see page 40.
    • Colors (eTrex 20/30)—sets the
    colors that display in Night and
    Day mode.
    ◦◦ Mode—sets a light background
    (Day), a dark background
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    Customizing Your Device

    (Night), or automatically
    switches between the two based
    on the sunrise time and the
    sunset time for your current
    location (Auto).
    ◦◦ Day Background Color—sets
    the background image used in
    day mode.
    ◦◦ Day Highlight Color—sets
    the color for selections in day
    mode.
    ◦◦ Night Background Color—
    sets the background image used
    in night mode.
    ◦◦ Night Highlight Color—sets
    the color for selections in night
    mode.
    • Screen Capture—allows you to
    take screen captures on the device.

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    Setting the Device Tones

    You can customize tones for messages,
    keys, turn warnings, and alarms.
    1. Select Setup > Tones.
    2. Select a tone for each audible type.

    Map Settings

    Select Setup > Map.
    • Orientation—adjusts how the map
    is shown on the page.
    ◦◦ North Up—shows north at the
    top of the page.
    ◦◦ Track Up—shows your current
    direction of travel toward the
    top of the page.
    ◦◦ Automotive Mode—shows an
    automotive perspective with the
    direction of travel at the top.
    • Guidance Text—allows you to
    select when to show guidance text
    on the map.
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    Customizing Your Device

    • Data Fields—selects the number
    and size of the data fields to display
    on the map.
    • Advanced Map Setup—sets the
    zoom levels, the text size, and the
    detail level of the map.
    ◦◦ 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—selects the zoom
    level for map items.
    ◦◦ Text Size—selects the text size
    for map items.
    ◦◦ Detail—selects the amount
    of detail shown on the map.
    Showing more detail may cause
    the map to redraw more 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 11.

    Tracks Settings
    Select Setup > Tracks.

    • Track Log—turns track recording
    on or off.
    • Record Method—selects a track
    recording method. Auto records the
    tracks at a variable rate to create
    an optimum representation of your
    tracks.
    • Recording Interval—selects a
    track log recording rate. Recording
    points more frequently creates a
    more-detailed track, but fills the
    track log faster.

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    Customizing Your Device

    • Auto Archive—selects an
    automatic archive method to
    organize your tracks. Tracks are
    saved and cleared automatically
    based on the user setting.
    • Color (eTrex 20/30)—changes the
    color of the track line on the map.

    Changing the Units of
    Measure

    You can customize units of measure
    for distance and speed, elevation, and
    pressure.
    1. Select Setup > Units.
    2. Select a measurement type.
    3. Select a unit of measure for the
    setting.

    Time Settings

    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.
    Select Setup > Position Format.
    • Position Format—sets the position
    format in which a given location
    reading appears.

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    Customizing Your Device

    • 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.

    Heading Settings

    This function is available on the
    eTrex 30.
    Select Setup > Heading.
    • Display—sets the type of
    directional heading on the compass.
    • North Reference—sets the north
    reference of the compass.
    • Go To Line (Pointer)—allows you
    to select how the course appears.
    ◦◦ Bearing (Small or Large)—
    sets the direction to your
    destination.
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    ◦◦ Course (CDI)—the course
    deviation indicator displays
    your relationship to a course
    line leading to a destination.
    • Compass—switches from an
    electronic compass to a GPS
    compass when you are traveling
    at a higher rate of speed for a set
    period of time (Auto), or turns the
    compass off.
    • Calibrate Compass—page 17.

    Altimeter Settings

    This function is available on the
    eTrex 30.
    Select Setup > Altimeter.
    • Auto Calibration—allows the
    altimeter to self-calibrate each time
    you turn the device on.

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    Customizing Your Device

    • Barometer Mode
    ◦◦ Variable Elevation—allows the
    barometer to measure changes
    in elevation while you are
    moving.
    ◦◦ Fixed Elevation—assumes
    the device is stationary at a
    fixed elevation. Therefore, the
    barometric pressure should
    change only due to weather.
    • 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.

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    • 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.
    ◦◦ Ambient Pressure—records
    ambient pressure changes over a
    period of time.
    • Calibrate Altimeter—page 20.

    Geocaching Settings
    Select Setup > Geocaches.

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

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    Customizing Your Device

    • Found Geocaches—allows you
    to edit the number of geocaches
    found. This number automatically
    increases as you log a find
    (page 22).
    • Filter Setup— page 21.
    • chirp™ Searching—page 23.
    • Program chirp™—programs the
    chirp accessory. See the chirp
    Owner’s Manual at
    http://www.garmin.com.

    Routing Settings

    The device calculates routes optimized
    for the type of activity you are doing.
    The routing settings available vary
    based on the activity selected.

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    Select Setup > Routing.
    • Guidance Method—allows you
    to select a guidance method for
    calculating your route.
    ◦◦ Off Road—calculates point-topoint routes.
    ◦◦ 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.
    • Calculate Routes for—allows you
    to select a transportation method in
    order to optimize your route.

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    Customizing Your Device

    • Lock On Road—locks the
    position icon, which represents
    your position on the map, onto the
    nearest road.
    • Off Road Transitions—available
    only for some activities.
    ◦◦ Auto—automatically routes you
    to the next point.
    ◦◦ Manual—allows you to select
    the next point on the route.
    ◦◦ Distance—routes you to the
    next point on the route when
    you are within a specified
    distance of your current point.
    • Avoidance Setup—(available only
    for some guidance methods) allows
    you to select the road type you want
    to avoid.

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    Marine Map Settings

    This function is available on the
    eTrex 20 and eTrex 30.
    Select Setup > Marine.
    • Marine Chart Mode—allows you
    to select a nautical chart or a fishing
    chart:
    ◦◦ Nautical—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.
    • Appearance—allows you to set the
    appearance of marine navigation
    aids on the map.
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    Customizing Your Device

    • Marine Alarm Setup
    ◦◦ Anchor Drag Alarm—alarm
    sounds when you exceed a
    specified drift distance while
    anchored.
    ◦◦ Off Course Alarm—alarm
    sounds when you are off course
    by a specified distance.
    ◦◦ Deep Water/Shallow Water—
    alarm sounds when you enter
    water of a specific depth.

    Fitness

    Setting up Marine Alarms
    1. Select Setup > Marine > Marine
    Alarm Setup.
    2. Select an alarm type.
    3. Select On.
    If necessary, enter a distance, then
    select Done.

    Restoring Specific Settings to
    Defaults
    1. Select Setup.
    2. Select an item to reset.
    3. Select menu > Restore Defaults.

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    For more information on optional
    fitness accessories, see page 46.

    Resetting Data

    You can reset trip data, delete all
    waypoints, clear the current track, or
    restore default values.
    1. Select Setup > Reset.
    2. Select an item to reset.

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    Customizing Your Device

    Restoring Specific Page
    Settings
    You can restore the settings for the
    map, compass, and trip computer.
    1. Open the page for which you will
    restore the settings.
    2. Select menu > Restore Defaults.
    Restoring All Default Settings
    You can reset all the setup values to the
    original settings.
    Select Setup > Reset > Reset All
    Settings > Yes.

    Changing the Page
    Sequence

    Before you can change the order of the
    page sequence, you must add pages to
    the sequence (page 39).
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.

    Select Setup > Page Sequence.
    Select a page.
    Select Move.
    Select the new page location.

    Adding a Page
    1. Select Setup > Page Sequence.
    2. Select Add Page.
    3. Select a page to add.
    Removing a Page
    1. Select Setup > Page Sequence.
    2. Select a page.
    3. Select Remove.

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    Device Information

    Device Information
    Adjusting the Screen

    Note: The backlight brightness may
    be limited when the remaining capacity
    in the batteries is low.
    Extensive use of screen backlighting
    can significantly reduce battery life.
    1. While the device is on, press .
    2. Move the Thumb Stick left and
    right to adjust the brightness level.
    3. Move the Thumb Stick up and
    down to adjust the contrast level
    (eTrex 10 only).
    Adjusting the Backlight
    Timeout
    You can decrease the backlight timeout
    to maximize battery power.

    Updating the Software

    Before you can update the software,
    you must connect the device to your
    computer (page 44).
    1. Go to http://www.garmin.com
    /products/webupdater.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    note: Updating the software does not
    erase any of your data or settings.

    Viewing Device
    Information

    You can view the unit ID, software
    version, and license agreement.
    Select Setup > About.

    Select Setup > Display >
    Backlight Timeout.
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    Device Information

    Specifications
    Water
    resistance

    Rugged plastic,
    waterproof to IEC 60529
    IPX7
    Battery type 2 AA batteries,
    (alkaline, NiMH, lithium,
    or precharged NiMH)
    Battery Life Up to 25 hours
    Operating
    From -4°F to 158°F
    temperature (-20°C to 70°C)
    range

    About the Batteries
    ‹ warning
    The temperature rating for the device
    (page 41) may exceed the usable range
    of some batteries. Alkaline batteries
    can rupture at high temperatures.
    Do not use a sharp object to remove
    batteries.

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    ‹ caution
    Contact your local waste disposal
    department to properly recycle the
    batteries.
    notice
    Alkaline batteries lose a significant
    amount of their capacity as temperature
    decreases. Therefore, use lithium
    batteries when operating the device in
    below-freezing conditions.
    Maximizing Battery Life
    You can do various things to increase
    the battery life.
    • Leave the backlight off when not
    needed.
    • Lower the backlight brightness
    (page 40).
    • Decrease the backlight timeout
    (page 40).

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    Device Information

    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.

    Caring for the Device
    NOTICE
    Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents
    which can damage plastic components.
    Cleaning the Device
    1. Dampen a clean cloth with a mild
    detergent solution.
    2. Wipe the device with the damp
    cloth.
    3. Thoroughly dry the device.
    Cleaning the Screen
    1. Dampen a soft, clean, lint-free cloth
    with water, isopropyl alcohol, or
    eyeglass lens cleaner.
    2. Wipe the screen with the cloth.
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    3. Thoroughly dry the screen.
    Water Immersion
    notice
    The device is waterproof to IEC
    Standard 60529 IPX7. It can withstand
    immersion in 1 meter of water for
    30 minutes. However, prolonged
    submersion can cause damage to the
    device. After submersion, be certain to
    wipe dry and air dry the device before
    using or charging.
    Extreme Temperatures
    notice
    Do not store the device where
    prolonged exposure to extreme
    temperatures can occur because it can
    cause permanent damage.

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    Device Information

    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 these file types.
    • Files from BaseCamp™ or
    HomePort™
    Go to http://www.garmin.com.
    • GPI custom POI files from the
    Garmin POI Loader
    • GPX geocache files

    Installing a microSD Card
    The eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 can use
    microSD cards for additional storage.
    Also, some maps are available
    preloaded on memory cards. Go
    to http://buy.garmin.com for more
    information.
    1. Turn the D-ring counter-clockwise,
    and pull up to remove the cover.
    2. Remove the batteries or battery.
    3. Slide the card holder ➊ toward
    the bottom of the device and lift
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    Device Information

    4. Place the microSD card ➋ in the
    device with the gold contacts facing
    down.
    5. Close the card holder.
    6. Slide the card holder toward the top
    of the device to lock it.
    7. Replace the batteries (page 7).
    8. Replace the battery cover, and turn
    the D-ring clockwise.
    Connecting the Device to a
    Computer
    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 ➊ from the
    mini-USB port ➋.
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    3. Plug the small end of the USB
    cable into the mini-USB port.
    Your device and memory card
    (optional) appear as removable
    drives in My Computer on Windows
    computers and as mounted volumes on
    Mac computers.
    Transferring Files to Your
    Computer
    Before you can transfer files, you must
    connect the device to your computer
    (page 44).
    1. Browse your computer for the file.
    2. Select the file.
    3. Select Edit > Copy.

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    Device Information

    4. Open the “Garmin” or memory card
    drive/volume.
    5. Select Edit > Paste.
    TIP: You must put geocache files in
    the Garmin\GPX folder.
    Deleting Files
    Notice
    If you do not know the purpose of
    a file, do not delete it. Your device
    memory contains important system
    files that should not be deleted. Be
    especially cautious of folders entitled
    “Garmin.”

    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.

    Before you can delete files, you must
    connect the device to your computer
    (page 44).
    1. Open the “Garmin” drive or
    volume.
    2. If necessary, open a folder or
    volume.
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    Appendix

    Appendix
    Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories, such as mounts,
    maps, fitness accessories, and
    replacement parts, are available at
    http://buy.garmin.com or from your
    Garmin dealer.
    Optional Maps
    You can purchase additional maps,
    such as BirdsEye satellite imagery,
    Garmin custom maps, Inland Lakes,
    TOPO, BlueChart g2, and City
    Navigator maps.
    Optional Fitness Accessories
    Fitness accessories are available for
    the eTrex 30. Before you can use the
    fitness accessory with your device, you
    must install the accessory according
    to the instructions included with the
    accessory.
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    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.
    Using Optional Fitness
    Accessories

    1. Bring the device within range (10
    ft. or 3 m) of the ANT+ accessory.
    2. Select Setup > Fitness.
    3. Select Heart Rate Monitor or
    Bike Cadence Sensor.
    4. Select Search for New.
    5. Customize your data fields to view
    the heart rate or cadence data
    (page 28).

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    Appendix

    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 (33 ft. or 10 m) away from
    other ANT+ accessories.
    • Bring the Garmin device within
    range (10 ft. or 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
    receives data from only your
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    accessory, and you can go near
    other accessories.

    Data Field Options

    Not all data fields are available for all
    models.
    Data Field
    Accuracy of
    GPS

    Description
    The margin of
    error for your exact
    location. For example,
    your GPS location
    is accurate to within
    +/- 12 ft.
    Ambient
    The uncalibrated
    Pressure
    environmental
    pressure.
    Ascent The average vertical
    Average
    distance of ascent.
    Ascent The maximum ascent
    Maximum
    rate in feet or meters
    per minute.
    Ascent - Total The total elevation
    distance ascended.
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    Appendix

    Data Field
    Barometer
    Battery Level
    Bearing
    Cadence
    (cadence
    accessory
    required)
    Course

    Description
    The calibrated current
    pressure.
    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.
    Descent The average vertical
    Average
    distance of descent.
    Descent The maximum
    Maximum
    descent rate in feet or
    meters per minute.
    Descent - Total The total elevation
    distance descended.
    Distance to
    The distance to your
    Destination
    final destination.
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    Data Field
    Distance to
    Next
    Elevation
    Elevation Maximum
    Elevation Minimum
    ETA at
    Destination
    ETA at Next

    Glide Ratio

    Description
    The remaining
    distance to the next
    waypoint on the route.
    The altitude of your
    current location above
    or below sea level.
    The highest elevation
    reached.
    The lowest elevation
    reached.
    The estimated time
    of day you will reach
    your final destination.
    The estimated time of
    day you will reach the
    next waypoint on the
    route.
    The ratio of horizontal
    distance traveled to
    the change in vertical
    distance.

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    Appendix

    Data Field
    Description
    Glide Ratio to The glide ratio
    Dest.
    required to descend
    from your current
    position and elevation
    to the destination
    elevation.
    GPS Signal
    The strength of the
    Strength
    GPS signal.
    Heading
    The direction you are
    moving.
    Heart Rate
    Your heart rate in
    (heart rate
    beats per minute
    monitor
    (bpm).
    required)
    Location
    Displays the current
    (lat/lon)
    position in the default
    position format
    regardless of the
    selected settings.
    Location
    Displays the current
    (selected)
    position in the
    selected position
    format.
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    Data Field
    Odometer
    Off Course

    Pointer

    Speed

    Speed Maximum
    Speed Moving Avg.

    Description
    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.
    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.
    The maximum speed
    reached since last
    reset.
    The average speed
    of the device while
    moving since last
    reset.
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    Data Field
    Speed Overall Avg.
    Sunrise
    Sunset
    Time of Day

    Time to
    Destination
    Time to Next

    To Course

    50

    Description
    Your average speed
    since last reset.
    The time of sunrise
    based on your GPS
    position.
    The time of sunset
    based on your GPS
    position.
    The current time of
    day based on your
    time settings (format,
    time zone, and
    daylight saving time).
    The estimated time
    needed to reach your
    final destination.
    The estimated time
    needed to reach the
    next waypoint on the
    route.
    The direction in which
    you must move to
    return to the route.

    Data Field
    Description
    Trip Odometer A running tally of the
    distance traveled
    since the last reset.
    Trip Time A running tally of time
    Moving
    since the last reset.
    Trip Time The time spent not
    Stopped
    moving since the last
    reset.
    Trip Time A running tally of
    Total
    distance traveled
    since the last reset.
    Turn
    The angle of
    difference (in
    degrees) between
    the bearing to your
    destination and your
    current course. L
    means turn left. R
    means turn right.
    Velocity Made The speed at which
    Good
    you are closing on a
    destination along a
    route.
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    Data Field
    Description
    Vert. Speed to The measurement
    Dest.
    of your rate of
    ascent or descent
    to a predetermined
    altitude.
    Vertical Speed Your rate of altitude
    gain or loss over time.
    Waypoint at
    The last point on
    Dest.
    a route to your
    destination.
    Waypoint at
    The next point on
    Next
    your route.

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    Appendix

    Troubleshooting
    Problem
    The device does 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.
    Select Setup > Reset > Reset All Settings.

    1. Take your device out of buildings and parking
    garages, and away from tall buildings and trees.
    2. Turn on the device.
    3. Remain stationary for several minutes.
    To learn how to maximize the battery life, see page 41.

    The batteries do not
    last long.
    How do I know my
    On the device, an image of the device connected to a
    device is in USB mass computer appears.
    storage mode?
    On your computer, you should see a new removable
    disk drive in My Computer on Windows computers and a
    mounted volume on Mac computers.

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    Appendix

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

    Solution
    You may have loaded a corrupted file.
    1. Disconnect the device from your computer.
    2. Turn off the device.
    3. Hold while you connect the device to your
    computer.
    4. Continue holding for 30 seconds or until the device
    goes into mass storage mode.
    I cannot see any new If you have several network drives mapped on your
    removable drives in
    computer, Windows may have trouble assigning drive
    my list of drives.
    letters to your Garmin drives. See the Help file for your
    operating system to learn how to assign drive letters.
    I need replacement
    Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin
    parts or accessories. dealer.
    I want to buy an
    Go to http://buy.garmin.com, or contact your Garmin
    external GPS antenna. dealer.

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    Index

    Index
    A
    AA batteries
    selecting the type 30
    accessories 46, 53
    fitness 46
    acquiring satellite
    signals 52
    active route 13
    addresses 12
    advanced map setup 32
    alarms
    clock 26
    marine 38
    proximity 24
    tones for 31
    almanac
    hunting and fishing 25
    sunrise and sunset 25
    altimeter
    calibrating 20
    plot type 35
    settings 34
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    ANT+ accessories 46
    area calculation 25
    automotive mode 31
    auto mounts 17
    auto zoom 32
    B
    backlight
    timeout 40
    barometer 19
    BaseCamp 43
    batteries 30, 48
    about 41
    information 7, 41
    installing 7
    life 41
    long term storage 42
    maximizing life 41
    selecting the type 7
    storage 7
    warnings 7
    BirdsEye satellite
    imagery 11
    BlueChart g2 maps 11

    C
    calculator 25
    calendar 25
    calibrating
    altimeter 20
    compass 18
    caring for the device 42
    long-term storage 42
    chirp 23
    City Navigator maps 17
    compass 17
    calibrating 18
    navigating 18
    restore 39
    setup options 34
    connecting
    to another device 24
    USB cable 44
    wireless accessories 46
    course pointer 19
    creating
    routes 12
    waypoints 9
    customizing
    data fields 28
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    Index

    device settings 30–39
    profiles 29
    D
    data fields 28
    options 47
    deleting
    files 45
    profiles 30
    routes 13
    tracks 15
    waypoints 9
    display
    backlight timeout 30
    screen capture 30
    settings 30
    downloading
    geocaches 21
    software 40
    driving routes 37
    E
    editing
    profiles 30
    routes 12
    waypoints 9
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    elevation plot 19, 20
    barometric altimeter 20
    of a track 15
    F
    file types 43
    finding
    addresses 12
    near your location 11
    fishing times 25
    fitness options 46
    G
    geocaches 21, 35
    downloading 21
    filter list 21
    logging attempt 22
    navigating to 22
    settings 35
    GPS signals 8, 26, 30, 47,
    49, 52
    turning off 26
    H
    heading settings 34
    HomePort 43

    hunting times 25
    K
    keys 5, 6
    L
    language 30
    locking ring 6
    M
    main menu
    customizing 28
    map 16, 17
    additional 11
    datum 34
    detail 32
    information 32
    optional 46
    restore 39
    setup 32
    viewing routes 13
    marine settings 37–38
    measuring area 25
    memory card 43
    microSD card 43
    moon phase 25
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    myGarmin 8
    N
    navigating 16
    driving routes 17
    to a geocache 22
    to waypoints 9
    with bearing pointer 18
    with course pointer 19
    north up 31
    O
    orientation, map 31
    P
    pages 39
    adding 39
    removing 39
    position format 33
    power key 8
    profiles 29
    changing 29
    creating 29
    selecting 29
    proximity alarms 24
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    R
    recording tracks 14, 32
    registering your device 8
    resetting
    all settings 52
    data 38
    device 52
    elevation plot 20
    restoring default settings
    39
    routes 12–13
    active route 13
    avoidance 37
    creating 12
    deleting 13
    editing 13
    navigating 13
    settings 36
    S
    satellite signals 8, 26, 47,
    49, 52
    system settings 30
    turning off GPS 26, 27

    saving
    tracks 15
    sharing data 24
    Sight N’ Go 10
    software
    updating 40
    version 40
    stopwatch 26
    storing the device 42
    sunrise and sunset times
    25, 50
    system settings 30
    T
    text size, maps 32
    time
    alarms 26
    data fields 50
    settings 33
    sunrise and sunset
    25, 50
    zone 33
    tones 31

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    Index

    tracks 14–16
    archiving 15
    clearing current 15
    deleting 15
    profiles 15
    recording 14, 32
    saving 15
    setup 32
    viewing 15
    track up 31
    transferring files 44
    using USB 44
    wirelessly 24
    trip computer 20
    restore 39
    troubleshooting 52

    W
    waypoints 9–10
    averaging 10
    creating 9
    deleting 9
    editing 9
    navigating to 16
    WebUpdater 40
    Where To? 11
    Z
    zooming 32

    U
    unit ID 40
    units of measure 33
    updating software 40
    USB cable 52
    connecting 44
    disconnecting 45
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