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The Trip Computer Page displays up to eight different types of navigation data and
are user programmable. Each data ﬁeld is selectable and can contain one of many data
information options. The default settings for these ﬁelds are shown in the illustration.
By selecting the information options that you prefer and arranging them in a desired
order on the page, you can customize the Trip Computer Page to meet your navigation
The Options Menu allows you to reset the Trip Computer data when you are ready
to start a new trip.
Selectable Data Fields
The Main Page
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Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer provides a variety of data ﬁelds
with read-outs of current information as you travel.
The list of data ﬁeld options and deﬁnitions is in
Appendix C, pages 60-61. The Option Menu for this page
provides the following options:
Reset, Big Numbers,
and Restore Defaults.
To program a data ﬁeld:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired
data ﬁeld and then press it in to open the data ﬁeld
2. Use the
THUMB STICK to move Up or Down the
menu to highlight a desired data option.
3. Press in on the
THUMB STICK to select the option
and place it in the data ﬁeld.
To access the page Options Menu:
1. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Options
Menu on-screen button and press it in to display the
2. Highlight the desired option and then press in on
the THUMB STICK to activate.
3. To activate individual ‘Reset’ options, highlight
the item on the list and then press in on the
THUMB STICK to place or remove the check mark.
NOTE: Use care when choosing the ‘Delete’ options, as all stored Tracks, Waypoints, and
Routes can be permanently deleted when resetting the Trip Computer.Reset Options Menu
Useful when starting a new trip
to clear old data.
Data Field Options Menu Trip Computer Page
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The Main Menu provides you with a directory of the eTrex Vista’s advanced features.
From the Main Menu page you can mark and create new waypoints; ﬁnd map items
such as cities, interstate exits, addresses, points of interest, etc.; create routes; save
tracks; setup system operating features; or access and use unit accessories.
The Main Menu Page with Feature Icons
Battery Capacity, Time/Date, and Backlighting Status Bar.
Setting the Correct Time Zone
If the time displayed in the ﬁeld at the bottom of the Main Menu does not match
the time for your current location (time zone), use the Main Menu to access the
Pages, select the Time Icon and then follow instructions for setting the time on page 49.
To exit these pages, highlight the on-
screen ‘X’ button and press in on the
Main Menu Pages
The Main Page
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Using the Main Menu
The Main Menu provides access to additional eTrex
Vista feature pages. The pages listed below provide
enhancements to eTrex Vista operation. Press the PAGE
button repeatedly to cycle to the Main Menu or select it
from the page list at the top of each main page.
Mark Waypoint Page - Allows you to mark and
store a waypoint for your current location or a map
Find Menu - Allows you to locate, and Goto, or use
as part of a Route; Waypoints, Favorite Locations,
Cities, Interstate Exits, Points of Interest, Addresses,
and Intersections. (Some require MapSource data.)
Route Page - Allows you to create and store routes
for repeated use.
Tracks Page -
Provides access to the track log and
Setup Page -
Allows tailoring of items such as
time format, units of measure, display backlighting
timeout and contrast adjustment, interface setups,
heading selection and system software information.
Accessories Page - Allows you to access Sun and
Moon data, a Calendar, Hunting and Fishing data, a
Calculator, and an Area Calculator.
Information about the status of backlighting, time
and date, and unit power are displayed in the window at
the bottom of the Main Menu Page.
The battery icon displays the approximate amount
of reserve power available. When the unit is powered
by a cigarette lighter adapter, a power plug icon replaces
the battery icon. The date and time are displayed in the
center of the window and when backlighting is active the
light bulb to the right appears illuminated.
The Main Page
Main Menu with Feature Icons
and Power, Date/Time, and
Backlight Status Window
Power, Date/Time, and
Backlight Status Window
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MarkThe Mark Waypoint Page
The Mark Waypoint Page allows you to mark and
record your current location as a waypoint and appears
with a graphic name block (man with a ﬂag) that displays
the assigned number for that waypoint and a waypoint
To mark your current location as a waypoint:
1. Press in and hold the THUMB STICK until the
Mark Waypoint Page appears. You can also access
this page by highlighting the Mark Icon on the
Main Menu Page and then pressing in on the
THUMB STICK. It automatically is assigned a 3-
2. To change the name of the waypoint, use the
THUMB STICK to highlight the waypoint name
3. To assign an identifying symbol to a waypoint, use
the THUMB STICK to highlight the symbol block
just above the waypoint name.
4. To save the waypoint, highlight ‘OK’ and press in on
the THUMB STICK.
5. If you do not want to save it as a new waypoint,
press the PAGE button before pressing any other to
To create a waypoint using the map panning
1. With the Pan Map feature active, move the panning arrow (map pointer) to the map item you want and
2. Press in and release the THUMB STICK
the item information page.
3. With the Information Page displayed, highlight the
Options Menu button at the top of the page and
then press the THUMB STICK to open the menu.
4. Highlight the ‘Save As Waypoint’ option and press
the THUMB STICK to save the map item as a
Mark Waypoint Page
Marking a Waypoint with the Panning Arrow
Map Symbol List