Garmin map navigator owner’s manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 94
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The Main Page Sequence
Whenr you turn on the GPSmap 60, you can see the Power On Page, followed by the Satellite Page,
which is the ﬁrst of the Main Pages in sequence.
To view each Main Page:
1. Press and release the PAGE key repeatedly to cycle through the main pages.
2. With a page displayed, press the
MENU key to display the list of options for that page.
Satellite Page Trip Computer Page
Map PageCompass PageMain Menu
There are no Options at
the Menu level
Map Page Options
Trip Computer Page
Satellite Page Options “Power On” Page
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Auxiliary PowerAcquiring Satellites
Alarm is Set
USB is Connected
Backlight is On
The Main Page FeaturesStatus Bar, Backlighting, Contrast and On-Screen Messages
At the top of each page, a Status Bar (which is always displayed)
provides current status information for several unit features. • Power to the unit is provided either by batteries or by an auxiliary source (AC or DC Adapter). The Battery Power icon
displays the remaining power as the battery becomes depleted.
• Satellite signal status is shown when searching for (acquiring) satellites, when a two-dimensional ﬁx is attained and when four or
more satellites have been received (three dimensional ﬁx).
• Backlighting is Off when you power up the unit. When On, it uses a signiﬁcant amount of battery power. This icon displays
when the backlight is functioning.
• The Alarm Clock icon displays whenever the Alarm is set.
• The USB cable connection icon, displays when the unit is in com-
munication with a PC Universal Serial Bus.
You may want to adjust the backlight level by pressing down on the
POWER key and releasing. Then tap the POWER key or ROCKER key
Up/Down arrows to cycle through the levels of backlight adjustment. To
adjust the screen contrast to improve readability for diffentent lighting
conditions, use the ROCKER key Left/Right arrows to move the contrast
Whenever a signiﬁcant event in the operation of the unit occurs, an on-
screen message appears to advise you of the occurrence. In each case, the
condition is described and often a remedy provided. Pressing the ENTER
key will acknowledge and close the message window.
according to battery
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The Map Page
The Map Page
The Map Scale
The Map Page with Data Fields and Guidance Text
North at the top
Using the Map Page
The Map Page is the primary navigation feature of the GPSmap 60.
The Map Page displays a detailed map of the area surrounding your
current location. It allows you to pan the map with the ROCKER key
and view your progress when navigating. When in the “Track Up” mode
(oriented in the direction of travel), a north reference arrow appears at the
top left corner to orient the map. When in the “North Up” mode the map
is oriented like a paper map. When you activate the
Track Log feature,
your path of movement is indicated by a dotted line. The map display can
be changed to “Night” mode for easier viewing in dim light. The factory
set default automatically changes the display at sunrise and sunset.
The map also displays geographic details such as rivers, lakes, high-
ways and towns. The maps to the left show a higher level of detail than the
basemap provided with the unit (i.e. residential streets, parks, etc.) because
Garmin MapSource® detailed mapping data has been downloaded from a
You can use the Map Page to do the following:
• Determine your current location and progress while moving.
• Select and save a map point as a waypoint.
• Locate and navigate to map items by following a Route displayed
on the map.
• Customize the map display to your requirements.
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The Map Page
Using Map Page Features
Use the Zoom IN and OUT buttons to change the map scale. You can
show more map area with less detail or less map area with more detail.
Press and hold to Zoom the map scale rapidly.
The map scale in the lower left hand side of the display is shown in
units of measurement selected in the “Units” ﬁeld of the Unit Setup Page.
If you zoom in so far that the resolution of the map data is exceeded and
the appearance of the map is no longer accurate, the word, “overzoom”
displays just below the map scale. When using MapSource detailed maps,
“mapsource” appears below the scale.
In many instances the map displays an “Accuracy Circle” surrounding
the “Position Icon.” The GPSmap 60 uses both map resolution and GPS
accuracy in deﬁning your location to a point within the circle. The smaller
the circle, the more accurate your location.
When using the “Pan Map” feature, a small outline arrow (Panning
Arrow) can be moved about the page to highlight and identify map items
or to scroll the map to view areas not shown on the display screen. If
there is more than one map item under the Panning Arrow. A list of those
items displays with the item highlighted on the map and on the list.
Optional data ﬁelds can be added at the top of the display to provide a
variety of travel and navigational information, see pages that follow .
When navigating, Guidance Text will be displayed at the top of the map.
Accuracy Circle Panning Arrow
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The Map PageThe Map Page Options Menu
The Map Page can be changed to display a variety of information for
navigation. You can stop navigation to a destination and arrange up to
four data fields to display the type of navigation information you desire.
Include a navigation guidance text message on the map page. You can
select the type of data fields to display and change the way the map
displays items by selecting your own settings for text size, what items are
displayed and more. You can display the distance from your current loca
tion to other locations on the map and reduce the amount of map clutter
(map item icons and names) to increase the visibility of roads and other
geographic features. You can restore the Map Page display to the factory
To arrange the Map Page:
1. With unit turned On, press and release the
QUIT key until the
Map Page displays.
2. Press the
MENU key to display the Map Page Options Menu.
3. Use the
ROCKER key to select the feature you want to use to
customize the Map Page and press the
Some of these options contain sub-menus that allow you to further
control how the option is used.
The pages that follow discuss each option in detail.
The Map Page Options Menu
A Quick Look at the Map Page Options
Stop Navigation - Stops navigation and is disabled when
there is no active navigation.
Recalculate - Recalculates a route and is disabled when
there is no active navigation.
Data Fields - Allows two to four ﬁelds to display at the top
of the page showing Speed, Heading, Elevation and Time.
Guidance Text - Displays messages on the screen to advise you of your next navigation move when navigating to a destination.Change Data Fields - Allows you change data ﬁeld types. Setup Map - Access to six pages of Map display settings
so you can customize the map to your preferences.
Measure Distance - Measures the distance from your
current location to the Map Pointer.
Turn Declutter On -
Eliminates the display of items on the map that can block out road details when the map is zoomed out.
Restore Defaults - Returns the map display to the factory
set map display defaults.