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Sunrise, Switching to Day Mode—the unit is switching to Day Mode.
Sunset, Switching to Night Mode—the unit is switching to Night Mode
—a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the
area by the National Weather Service.
—a tornado warning was issued for the area by the National
Track Already Exists
—a saved track with the same name already exists.
Track Log Full —the track log is full and track recording was turned off.
To record more track points, you need to clear the track log and turn track
Track Memory Full
—no more track data can be stored. Delete the old track
data to store the new data.
Track Truncated—a complete uploaded track will not ﬁt in memory. The
oldest track log points have been deleted.
Transducer Disconnected, Sonar Turned Off—
the unit has no transducer
attached, has a bad cable/transducer, or has a disconnected transducer cable. Transfer Complete
—data transfer was completed.
USB Connected—the USB cable was recently plugged in.
User Timer Expired—the Timer Alarm value has counted down to zero.
VNAV Cancelled—VNAV function has been cancelled due to a change in the
Water Speed Sensor is Not Working
—the speed sensor is not detected. Check
Water Temperature Alarm—sonar has reported a temperature above, below,
inside, or outside the speciﬁed values(s).
Waypoint Already Exists
—a waypoint with the same name already exists.
Waypoint Memory Full
—the unit has stored the maximum number of
XM Antenna Not Responding
—the unit is unable to communicate with the
XM Connected—the GXM 30A antenna was recently plugged in.
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Data Field Options
The following list provides a brief description of each data ﬁeld
option. Some of these options are supported only by devices
interfaced to your GPSMAP 496.
Accuracy—the current accuracy of your GPS determined location.
Battery Timer—the time remaining on the battery before it is fully discharged.
Bearing—the compass direction from your current location to a destination.
Course—the your path of travel from your starting location to a destination.
Course to Steer—the recommended direction to steer in order to reduce cross-
track error and return to the course line. Showed as Steer.
Cross Track—the distance you are off your course in either direction, left or
Depth (Marine Only)—the depth of water from sonar NMEA input.
—see Waypoint (Destination).
Distance (Destination)—the entire distance, from beginning to end, of a route.
Distance (Next)—the distance to the next point on a route.
ETA (Destination)—Estimated Time of Arrival. The estimated time you will
reach your destination.
ETA (Next)—Estimated Time of Arrival. The estimated time you will reach the
next point on your route.
ETE (Destination)—Estimated Time Enroute. The estimated time required to
reach your destination.
ETE (Next)—Estimated Time Enroute. The estimated time required to reach
the next point on your route.
Elevation—the altitude (height) above or below mean sea level (MSL).
GPS Status—the current status of the GPS receiver, such as “3D GPS.”
Location (Lat/Lon)—your current location as latitude/longitude coordinates.
Location (Selected)—your current location described in the selected units of
measure (other than lat/lon).
Max Speed—the maximum speed the unit has moved since last reset.
Mov Avg Spd
—see Trip Avg. Speed (Moving).
—see Trip Timer (Moving).
Next Course—the course your route will take you on after you reach the next
—the direction of the next turn on an active route.
—see Waypoint (Next).
Odometer—the total distance traveled since the Odometer was reset.
Pointer—the arrow indicating the direction to travel to the next point on a
Power—the power indicator icon: Battery, External Power, or Charging.
Speed—your current vehicle speed can be measured in miles per hour,
kilometers per hour, or knots.
Steer—see Course to Steer.
Sunrise—the time at which the sun rises on this day.
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Sunset—the time at which the sun sets on this day.
—the current time and date. It can be shown in 12-hour or 24-hour format
in local time or universal (UTC) time.
Track—the direction of movement relative to a ground position. Also referred
to as ground track.
Trip Avg. Speed (Moving)
—the average speed while moving since the last
reset of the Trip Computer. Appears as Mov Avg Spd
Trip Avg. Speed (Total)
—the total average speed traveled since the last reset
of the Trip Computer. Shown as Ttl Avg Spd
Trip Odometer —the total distance traveled since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Timer (Moving)
—the length of time your vehicle has been in motion,
since the Trip Computer was reset. Appears as Move Timer
Trip Timer (Total)—the total time the unit has been tracking since the Trip
Computer was reset.
Ttl Avg Spd
—see Trip Avg. Speed (Total).
Turn—the distance between Bearing (BRG) and Track (TRG). L indicates you
should turn left. R indicates you should turn right. The degrees indicates the
difference angle and the number of degrees you should turn.
—the timer you set in the Main Menu.
Velocity Made Good
—the rate of closure on a destination based on your
current speed and course of travel. Shown as VMG.
—the rate of climb or descent. Voltage
—the direct current voltage level of an external power source.
(Marine Only)—the data acquired from measurement devices
interfaced to the unit is used to calculate your current speed over water .
(Marine Only)—the temperature of water at a measured
depth using measurement devices interfaced to the unit.
Waypoint (Destination)—the last point on a route, your destination. Appears
as Dest Wpt.
—the next waypoint in your route. Shown as Next Wpt.
Weather–Altimeter —the altimeter setting at the nearest METAR reporting
—the dew point at the nearest weather reporting station.
—the surface pressure at the nearest weather reporting
—the relative humidity at the nearest weather
—the temperature at the nearest weather reporting
—the wind speed and direction at the nearest weather reporting
—the artist and song title of the XM audio channel currently
XM Signal—the strength of the XM signal.
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License Agreement and Warranty
This section of the Appendix contains information about your
license agreement and warranty for the GPSMAP 496.
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 496, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded in this
device (the “Software”) in binary executable form in the normal operation of
the product. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to
the Software remain with Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and is protected
under the United States of America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure, organization, and code
of the Software are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and that the Software in
source code form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not
to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or
reduce to human readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any
derivative works based on the Software. You agree not to export or re-export
the Software to any country in violation of the export control laws of the
United States of America.
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today! Connect to our Web site at
Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit number located
on the back of the GPSMAP 496) in case your GPSMAP 496 needs
service. Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe
Serial Number: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ __
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using your
GPSMAP 496. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support by
phone: 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020, Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5
PM Central Time; or go to
www.garmin.com/support/, and click
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at 44/0870.8501241.
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This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period,
Garmin will at its sole option repair or replace any components that fail in
normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the
customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for
any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse,
misuse, accident, or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING
UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS
WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS
PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace the unit or software or
offer a full refund of the purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH
Products sold through online auctions are not eligible for rebates or other
special offers from Garmin. Online auction conﬁrmations are not accepted
for warranty veriﬁcation. To obtain warranty service, an original or copy of
the sales receipt from the original retailer is required. Garmin will not replace
missing components from any package purchased through an online auction.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer or
call Garmin Product Support for shipping instructions and an RMA tracking
number. The unit should be securely packed with the tracking number clearly
written on the outside of the package. The unit should then be sent, freight
charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of the original
sales receipt is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs.
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate,
Romsey, SO51 9DL UK
Tel. +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK)
0808 2380000 (UK only)
The Garmin GPSMAP 496 has no user-serviceable parts. Should you ever
encounter a problem with your unit, please take it to an authorized Garmin
dealer for repairs.
The GPSMAP 496 is fastened shut with screws. Any attempt to open the case
to change or modify the unit in any way will void your warranty and may result
in permanent damage to the equipment.
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