Garmin GPSMAP 4000 Series User Guide
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 84
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Turning on the Chartplotter
NOTE: The first time you power on your chartplotter, you must go through a setup sequence. See
“Initializing Chartplotter Settings” (page 2).
1. Press and release the
Power key. After a few moments, the Warning screen appears.
Warning ScreenHome Screen
2. Press SELECT to open the Home screen.
Turning Off the Chartplotter
Press and hold the Power key.
Initializing Chartplotter Settings
The first time you turn on your chartplotter, you must configure a series of initial settings. These
settings must also be configured when restoring original factory setti ngs (page 4). All of these
settings can be configured later from the Configure screen (page 35).
The initial settings are as follows:
Language—select the language that will be shown on your screen.
Position Format—specify the coordinate system to use for location readings.
Time Format—select 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC (Universal Time Code) to specify the format
in which time is displayed.
Time Zone—select your time zone.
Units—select Statute, Metric, or Nautical to specify units for onscreen measurements.
Minimum Safe Depth—specify the minimum safe depth for your boat. Refer to your boat
specifications for more information.
Minimum Overhead Clearance—specify the minimum overhead clearance for your boat. Refer
to your boat specifications for more information.
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Acquiring GPS Satellite Signals
When you turn on the chartplotter, the GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish its
current location. When the chartplotter acquires satellite signals, the signal strength bars at the top
of the Home screen are green . When the chartplotter loses satellite signals, the green bars
disappear and a flashing question mark appears on the boat icon on the Chart screen .
For more information about GPS, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com/aboutGPS.
Adjusting the Backlight
1. While the chartplotter is on, press and quickly release the Power key.
3. Select an option to adjust the backlight:
To allow the chartplotter to automatically adjust the backlight based on \
ambient light, select
To manually adjust the backlight, select Up or Down, or use the Rocker.
Adjusting the Color Mode
1. Press and quickly release the Power key.
Day Colors, Night Colors, or Auto.
Inserting and Removing SD Cards
Your chartplotter supports Secure Digital (SD) cards. Insert optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® SD
cards to view high-resolution satellite imagery and aerial reference photos of ports, harbors, marinas,
and other points of interest. Insert blank SD cards to transfer data suc\
h as waypoints, routes, and
tracks to another compatible Garmin device or a computer. The SD card slot is located on the
bottom-right corner of the chartplotter.
To insert the SD card, open the access door and press the SD card in until it clicks.
To eject the SD card, press the card in again and release it.
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GPSMAP 4210 or 4212Card label
Restoring Original Factory Settings
CaUTiON: This procedure deletes any information you have entered.
1. From the Home screen, select
Configure > System > System Information > Factory Settings
2. Select an option:
Select Yes to restore all factory settings.
Select No to exit without restoring factory settings.
Viewing System Information
You can view your chartplotter’s software version, basemap version, unit ID number, and your XM
WX Satellite Weather® Radio ID (if available). You may need this information to update the system
software or purchase additional map data information.
From the Home screen, select Configure > System > System Information.
Using the Simulator Mode
The Simulator mode turns off the GPS receiver for use indoors or for practice. The chartplotter does
not track satellites in Simulator mode.
CaUTiON: Do not try to navigate using Simulator mode because the GPS receiver is \
turned off. Any
satellite signal strength bars shown are only simulations and do not rep\
resent the strength of actual
1. From the Home screen select
Configure > System > Simulator > On.
Setup to set speed, track control (simulated heading), position, simulator \
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Understanding the Home Screen
Use the Home screen to access all other screens.
NOTE: Options on this screen vary based on the device type and optional connec\
ted network devices.
Charts—selects Navigation, Perspective 3D, Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye 3D, Fishing Chart, and
Radar Overlay (page 6).
NOTE: Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fish Eye 3D, and Fishing Charts are available only if you use \
g2 Vision SD card.
Radar—sets up and displays radar (only available if the chartplotter is c\
onnected to a radar
module) (page 44).
Sonar—sets up and provides sonar information (only available if the chart\
plotter is connected to
a Garmin sonar module) (page 50).
Weather—sets up and displays various weather parameters, including precipitation, forecast,
fishing, sea conditions, and visibility (only available if the chartplotte r is connected to a weather
module and you have an XM® subscription) (page 58).
Combinations—sets up the screen to view a chart, sonar, radar, and video in a 2 or 3-field split
screen (page 21).
Where To?—provides navigation features (page 23).
Information—shows information including tides, currents, celestial data, user da\
about other boats, gauges, and video (page 29).
Configure—allows you to view and edit your device and system settings (page 35).
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The GPSMAP 4000 series chartplotters have a basic worldwide imagery map and built-in detailed
BlueChart g2 offshore cartography for US waters.
From the Home screen, select Charts.
Navigation Chart—displays all relevant navigation data available on your preloaded maps,
including buoys, lights, cables, depth soundings, marinas, and tide stat\
ions in an overhead view.
Perspective 3D—displays a view from above and behind your boat for a visual navigation aid.
NOTE: Mariner’s Eye 3D, Fishing Charts, and Fish Eye 3D views are available when using\
Blue Chart g2 Vision preprogrammed SD cards. See page 16.
Mariner’s Eye 3D —displays a detailed, three-dimensional view from above and behind the boat
for a visual navigation aid.
Fishing Chart—removes navigational data from the chart and enhances bottom contours for
Fish Eye 3D—provides an underwater view that visually represents the sea floor according to the
Using the Navigation Chart
Use the navigation chart to plan your course, view map information, and as a navigational aid.
From the Home screen, select Charts > Navigation Chart.
Navigation Chart with BlueChart g2 Vision Data
Zooming In and Out on the Map
The Range (-/+) keys control the zoom level, indicated by the scale at the bottom of \
chart (). The bar under the number represents that distance on the map.