Garmin color map navigator owner’s manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 92
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eTrex Legend C
Installing the Batteries
The eTrex Legend C operates on two “AA” batteries (not included),
which are located in the back of the unit. Alkaline or NiMH batteries
may be used (see page 46 for setting the battery type). Stored data is
not lost when batteries are removed.
Battery Installation and
When replacing batteries, use only new or fully
charged batteries. Do not mix Alkaline and NiMH bat-
teries. Rechargeable batteries may typically display less
capacity than disposable batteries.
Remove the batteries from the unit if you don’t plan to
use it for several months. Storing batteries in the unit
for prolonged periods of time may result in leakage
and damage to the battery compartment.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper care
and disposal of used batteries. Do not incinerate used
batteries, as internal materials may ignite with explosive
Extensive use of backlighting and/or WAAS as well as
key beep tones will signiﬁ cantly reduce battery life.
To set backlighting intensity and timeout, see page 46.
To disable WAAS, see page 46.
To mute the beep tones, see page 47.
Battery Compartment Locking
To install batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover from the
back of the unit by turning the D-Ring
1/4 turn counter-clockwise and pull-
2. Insert the batteries, observing the
proper polarity. A polarity diagram
can be found molded into the
3. Reinstall the battery cover by insert-
ing the bottom slot over the tab at
the base of the unit and reinserting
the locking pin in the back of the unit.
Turn the D-Ring 1/4 turn clockwise
to lock in place.
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eTrex Legend C
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
• From the Map Page, press to zoom
in or out.
• From any other page, press to scroll
up or down a list or move a high-
• Press and release to view the
Options Menu for a page.
• Press and hold to display the Find
• Provides quick satellite acquisition.
“Thumb Stick” ENTER/ROCKER Key(Press down to Enter - move to the side or up/
down to scroll, cursor or increase/decrease) • Rock Up/Down or Right/Left to
move through lists, highlight fields,
on-screen buttons and icons, enter
data or move the map panning arrow.
• Press in and release to enter high-
lighted options and data or confirm
• Press in and hold at any time to
mark your current location as a
• Press to cycle through the main
• Press when using the on-screen
keyboard to cancel.
• Press and hold to turn unit On/Off.
• Press and release to adjust back-
lighting, and to view date/time and
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eTrex Legend C
Auxiliary Mount Adapter(Do not discard - retain for use
with Garmin Auto, Bike and
Marine Mount Accessories)
USB Connector Port
(under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for faster
• Provides auxiliary power via USB
cable connection to a PC or from a
cigarette lighter adapter cable with
Battery Compartment Locking Ring
• Turn 1/4 turn counter-clockwise
and lift to remove cover.
Battery Compartment Cover
Belt Clip/Auxiliary Mount Adapter
• Accepts a Belt Clip accessory for
convenient access when hiking or
• Accepts the Auxiliary Mount
Adapter accessory supplied with
(Refer to pages 65 and 66 for
accessory listings and installation
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before connecting the
unit to the USB Cable, install the USB Cable
drivers included with the MapSource Trip and
Waypoint Manager CD-ROM provided with
this unit. Otherwise, your PC may attempt to
auto-install USB drivers incompatible with the
unit. Refer to page 73 for detailed instructions.
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eTrex Legend C
Initialization & the Satellite PageThe eTrex Legend C locates satellites above its position
Satellite Page displaying a location “Fix”
Starting Up the GPS Receiver
When you turn on the eTrex Legend C, the GPS receiver begins to
search for satellites in order to determine (ﬁ x) its location. This process
is called “initialization” and can take from 5 to 15 minutes the ﬁ rst time
you use your unit. Thereafter, if you haven’t moved more than 600 miles
from your original location, it takes only seconds to minutes. In order to
receive satellite signals, you must be outdoors and have a clear view of
the sky. Satellite signals cannot pass through solid materials (except glass)
or dense overhead tree cover. To shorten the time required for initializa-
tion, select “New Location” from the options menu, then use the Map
Page to determine your general location
so the eTrex Legend C can search
for those satellites above you.
To initialize your eTrex Legend C:
1. Press and release the POWER key to turn on the unit.
2. Observe the “Power On” Page followed by the Satellite Page.
The Satellite Page displays at Start-Up only; thereafter, it can be
accessed through the Main Menu.
3. While the GPS receiver is searching for signals, a
Satellites” message appears followed by an “Acquiring Satellites”
message until enough signals are acquired to ﬁ x its location.
You can also see a sky view array of the satellites overhead with your
position centered in the array. The outer circle represents the horizon and
the inner circle a position 45
o from the horizon. The numbers displayed
indicate the number assigned to each satellite. A bar graph displays the
strength of signals from each satellite.
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eTrex Legend C
Initialization & The Satellite Page
Map Page with Current Position Arrow
4. When the receiver has signals from at least three satellites,
the display at the top of the page changes to indicate position
accuracy and location coordinates. The Status Bar at the
the display indicates the GPS status and status of other features.
If, for any reason, you have difﬁ culty initializing your eTrex Legend C,
the solution could be as simple as moving slightly to avoid objects that
are blocking or deﬂ ecting the satellite signals.5. Press and release the QUIT key until the Map Page is displayed.
You are now ready to begin GPS-aided navigation.
Active Navigation is supported by three of the Main Pages:
TheMap Page graphically shows your current location, marks your
route to a destination with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log) of
where you’ve been.
TheCompass Page indicates direction to go and direction of travel.
TheTrip Computer Page records and displays travel data.
There are three methods of navigating to a destination when using the
eTrex Legend C, each graphically displayed on the Map Page.
Go To -
A direct path to a selected destination (waypoint, city, address, etc.).
Track - A previous path of travel that has been stored (logged) in the eTrex Legend C. A Track allows you to repeat a path or retrace the path. Route - A path to a destination consisting of intermediate stops along
the way (waypoints, cities, exits, points of interest, intersections, etc.).
Refer to the sections on Tracks, Routes and Waypoints for details.
Navigating with eTrex Legend C
A Go To
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