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iv nüvi 1100/1200/1300/1400 Series Owner’s Manual
nüvi 1200/1300/1400 Series Models
nüvi 1100/1200/1300/1400 Series Models
Street Names Speed Limits
1370 ✓✓ ✓✓
1440/1450 ✓✓ ✓ ✓
1390/1490 ✓✓✓ ✓ ✓
Note: Go to www.garmin.com or see the packaging contents on your product
box for more information.
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nüvi 1100/1200/1300/1400 Series Owner’s Manual 1
Looking at Your nüvi
Press to turn the nüvi on and off.
Note: Depending on your nüvi
model, some images and screen
shots could look different.
Using the Main Menu
➊ GPS satellite strength.
➋ Bluetooth technology status.
➌ Touch to select a usage mode.
➍ Current time. Touch to change
➎ Battery status.
➏ Touch to find a destination.
➐ Touch to view the map.
➑ Touch to make a call when
connected to a compatible
mobile phone on some models.
➒ Touch to adjust the volume.
➓ Touch to use the tools such as
settings and Help.
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2 nüvi 1100/1200/1300/1400 Series Owner’s Manual
Setting Up Your nüvi
Before mounting the nüvi, see the Important Safety and Product Information guide for information
about laws pertaining to windshield mounting.
Mounting Your nüvi
1. Remove the clear plastic from the suction cup. Place the suction cup on the
2. Flip the lever back toward the windshield.
3. Snap the cradle onto the suction cup arm.
4. Plug the vehicle power cable into the back of
5. Plug the other end of the vehicle power
cable into a power outlet in your vehicle.
Your unit should turn on automatically if it is
plugged in and the vehicle is running. Follow the on-screen instructions.
6. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into the cradle.
7. Tilt your nüvi back until it snaps into place.
8. If you are using a traffic receiver in Europe,
connect the external antenna to the traffic
receiver and secure it to the windshield using
the suction cups. (Traffic receivers are included
in some nüvi packages. See page iv .)
WarNiNg: This product contains a lithium-ion battery. To prevent damage, remove the unit from the
vehicle when exiting or store it out of direct sunlight.
Suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
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nüvi 1100/1200/1300/1400 Series Owner’s Manual 3
Acquiring Satellites 1. Go outdoors to an open area,
away from tall buildings and trees.
2. Turn on your nüvi.
Acquiring satellite signals can take a
few minutes. The
satellite strength. When at least one
of the bars is green, your nüvi has
acquired satellite signals.
Selecting a Usage Mode
Your nüvi offers several usage
modes for navigation methods.
Routing is calculated differently
based on your usage mode. For
example, in Pedestrian usage mode
™ maps loaded, your
nüvi calculates a route that uses a combination of public transit options,
such as riding a bus or subway, and
walking. cityXplorer maps are not
included with your nüvi. See
To change your usage mode:1. From the Main menu, touch the
usage mode icon on the upper-
2. Select a mode, and touch OK.
3. Touch Yes, and follow the
on-screen instructions to
configure your settings.
Navigating Off Road
If you are not following roadways
as you navigate, use Off Road
mode. Touch t ools > Settings >
Navigation > route Preference >
off road > oK.
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Using the Power Button
Press and quickly release the Power
button to view additional options:
and to adjust the
• Touch Lock Screen to prevent
accidental screen touches.
• Touch Power off to turn off your
nüvi. You can also turn off the
nüvi by holding the power button
for approximately three seconds.
Resetting Your nüvi
If your nüvi stops functioning, reset
your nüvi by pressing and holding
the Power button.
Adjusting the Volume
From the Main menu, touch Volume.
and to adjust the
volume. Touch the box next to Mute
to mute all audio.
Navigating the Screens
• To quickly return to the Main
menu, touch and hold
and to see more
choices. Touch and hold to scroll
Finding Your Destination
The Where To? menu provides
several different categories for you
to use when searching for addresses,
cities, and other locations. The
detailed maps loaded in your nüvi
contain millions of points of interest,
such as restaurants, hotels, and auto