Garmin map navigator owner’s manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 94
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Battery Installation and
When replacing batteries, use only new or fully charged batteries. Do not mix Alkaline and NiMH batteries. 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 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 violence.
Extensive use of backlighting and/or WAAS as well as key beep tones will signiﬁcantly reduce battery life.
To set backlighting intensity and timeout, see page 46. To disable WAAS, see page 45.
To mute the beep tones, see page 48.
Installing the Batteries
The GPSmap 60 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 45 for setting the battery type.) Stored data will not be
lost when batteries are removed.
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 pulling out.
2. Insert the batteries, observing the proper polarity. A polarity diagram
can be found molded into
the battery compartment.
3. Reinstall the battery cover by inserting 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.
USE BY: 2009
USE BY: 2009
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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.
• Press and release at any time to view the Find Menu Page.
• Press and hold for MOB.
• Press and release at any time to mark your current location
as a waypoint.
• Press and release to cancel data entry or exit a page.
• Press and hold to turn unit On/Off.
• Press and release to display back-
lighting and contrast controls.
• Move Up/Down or Right/Left to
move through lists, highlight fields,
on-screen buttons, icons, enter data
or move the map panning arrow.
• Press to cycle through the main pages.
• Press when using the on-screen
keyboard to close.
• Press and release to view options for a page.
• Press twice to view the Main Menu.
• Press and release to enter high- lighted options, data or confirm
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Getting StartedBelt Clip/Auxiliary Connector Mount• Clips to a belt for convenient access
when hiking or walking.
Auxiliary GPS Antenna Connector
• Provides connection to a remote GPS antenna with MCX connector.
External Power and Data Connector
(under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for data transfer.
• Provides auxiliary AC or DC power
USB Connector Port
(under weather cover)
• Provides interface to a PC for fast data transfer.
Battery Compartment Locking D-Ring
• Turn 1/4 turn counter-clockwise
and lift to remove cover.
Battery Compartment Cover
GPS Helix Antenna
• Provides quick satellite acquisition.
Auxiliary Mount Alignment Slots
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Satellite Page Displaying Satellite Signals
Initialization & the Satellite PageStarting Up the GPS Receiver
When you turn on the GPSmap 60, the GPS receiver begins to search
for satellites in order to determine (ﬁx) its location. This process is called
“initialization” and can take up to 15 minutes the ﬁrst 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 this ﬁrst
initialization, select “New Location” from the options menu, then you
can use the Map Page to determine your general location so the GPSmap
60 can search for just those satellites above your position.
To initialize your GPSmap 60:
1. Press and release the POWER key to turn on the unit.
2. Observe the “Power On” Page followed by the Satellite Page.
3. While the GPS receiver is searching for the satellite signals, a “Locating Satellites” message followed by an “Acquiring
Satellites”appears until enough satellites signals are acquired
to ﬁx its location.
You will 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 45o from the horizon. The numbers displayed
indicate the number assigned to each satellite. A bar graph displays the
strength of signals from each satellite.
The GPSmap 60 locates satellites above its position
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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 will change 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 difﬁculty initializing your GPSmap 60, the
solution could be as simple as moving slightly to avoid objects that are
blocking or deﬂecting the satellite signals.
5. Press and release the PAGE key until the Map Page is dis-
played. You are now ready to begin GPS-aided navigation.
Active Navigation is supported by three of the Main Pages:
The Map Page graphically shows you, your current location, marks
your route to a destination with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log)
of where you’ve been.
The Compass Page indicates direction to go and direction of travel.
The Trip Computer Page records and displays travel data.
There are three methods of navigating to a destination when using the
GPSmap 60, 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
GPSmap 60. 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 the GPSmap 60
A Go To
A Route Map Pointer