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Ask Me My Preference—Determines whether or not you will be prompted before route calcula-
tions to allow you to change your current Route Preference (Faster, Shorter, or Off Road). This setting
can also be changed from ‘Yes’ to ‘No’ from the Route Preference page. The following options are
• Yes: This setting results in the Route Preference page being displayed before route calculations. If
you frequently have a different preference for your routes, this is the setting you want.
• No: This setting skips the Route Preference page before route calculations. The Navigator will
use your current Route Preference for all route calculations. If you usually have the same preference
for your routes, this is the setting you want.
Calculate Routes For—Lets you take full advantage of the routing information built into the City
Navigator maps. Some roads have vehicle-based restrictions associated with them. For example, a
street or gate may be accessible by emergency vehicles only. Or a residential street may not allow
commercial trucking trafﬁ c. By specifying what vehicle type you are riding or driving, you can avoid
getting routed somewhere that you cannot legally go. Likewise, it may give you access to roads or turns
that wouldn’t be available to normal trafﬁ c. The following options are available:
• Car/Motorcycle: Self-explanatory.
• Truck: Large semi-tractor/trailer.
• Bus: Self-Explanatory.
• Emergency: Ambulance, Fire, Police, etc.
• Taxi: Self-Explanatory.
• Delivery: Delivery Vehicles
• Bicycle: This will restrict you from taking interstates and major highways.
• Pedestrian: Self-Explanatory.
Routes can be calculated for emergency-type vehicles, to
take advantage of all possible routing options (including
otherwise prohibited U-turns). U-Turns can be avoided when planning your route.
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System Setup Reference
Avoid - Let’s you avoid certain things that may be undesirable in your route.
U-Turns: If checked, the Navigator will not tell you to make a U-turn unless absolutely necessary.
Toll roads: If checked, the Navigator will avoid entering toll roads, but still use these roads if the
alternatives take you too far out of your way.
Highways: If checked, the Navigator will avoid interstates and major highways, but will still use
these roads if the alternatives take you too far out of your way.
Time File Tab
Time Format - Allows you to choose from a 12 or 24 hour time format. When you select the 12
hour time format, the clock will read like a standard clock with 12 hour AM and PM cycles. The 24
hour option sets the clock to display a 24 hour cycle (Military Time).
Time Zone - Can be set to one of the U.S. Time Zones, or by selecting ‘Other’ you can enter the
UTC Time Offset for any other time zone. Refer to the instructions for setting UTC Time Offset and
the Time Offset Chart on page 55.
Daylight Savings Time - Can be turned On or Off or set to Automatic.
Current Date and current Time are determined by the satellites being received and can not be
changed. Sunrise and Sunset times are calculated for your present position.
Remember that current date and time are determined by
the satellites and cannot be changed. Toll Roads can be avoided when planning your route.
However, the Navigator will still use Toll Roads if a
suitable alternate route does not exist.
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Your Navigator is equipped with a Safe Mode feature to improve rider safety. By default, this feature
is enabled. For automotive use, Safe Mode can be turned off to allow a passenger to operate the
unit. When your vehicle is moving, Safe Mode disables Navigator functions which require signiﬁ cant
operator attention and may become a distraction to use while riding.
Disabled functions include:
• Map Panning
• All FIND key functions (except Recent List)
• All MENU key functions
• Creating new routes
When you come to a complete stop, these features are automatically re-enabled.
Track Log Tab
The Navigator automatically records a history of your locations in the ‘Track Log’, creating an
electronic ‘bread crumb’ trail of the path you have traveled. Once full, new track points will replace
the oldest track points. The beginning of the track is the earliest point while the end is the most
recent. The display of the track log on the map can be turned on and off in the Map Setup (the
default is ‘Off ’).
Recording - Select ‘On’ or ‘Off ’; ‘On’ to record tracks, ‘Off ’ stops tracks from being recorded.
Percentage Full - Shows the percentage of track memory used.
Clear Track - Clears the track log from memory.
Select the ‘Clear Track’ Button on the Track Log Page to
clear all of the stored tracks.The ‘Safe Mode’ can be turned off to allow a passenger
to operate the unit.
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The Navigator’s Language Setup feature allows you to change the languages used for on-screen text
and for voice prompting.
Text Language- This changes all on-screen text on all pages and menus to the selected language.
Changing the Text Language setting does not affect the display of map data or user-entered data. Map
data such as city, street, and point of interest names will always be displayed in the language in which
they are stored in the map.
Voice Language- This changes the language used for all voice commands and messages. To change
the Voice Language, you must have a second voice installed. Voice data for foreign languages are found
on-line at http://www.garmin.com/products/spIII.
Only English is pre-installed when you purchase the
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The ‘Interface’ ﬁ le tab provides the following input/output settings:
• GARMIN—the proprietary format used to exchange waypoint, route, track log data with a PC.
The format used for database updates and to save MapSource CD-ROM data to an installed data
• GARMIN DGPS—the proprietary format used to receive differential corrections from a GARMIN
DGPS Beacon Receiver and automatically scan/tune beacon frequencies.
• NMEA—supports the input/output of standard NMEA 0183 version 2.30 data.
• Text Out—supports a standardized, ﬁ xed-column ASCII output with data for position, track,
• RTCM In—allows Differential GPS (DGPS) input using a standard RTCM SC-104 format, without
any output capabilities.
• RTCM In/NMEA Out—allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM format and also provides
NMEA 0183 version 2.30 output.
• RTCM In/Text Out—allows DGPS input using a standard RTCM format and also provides a
standardized, ﬁ xed-column ASCII output with data for position, track, speed, etc.
• None—provides no interfacing capabilities.
The Interface Tab provides for eight possible Input and
Output settings (including ‘None’).
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