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Refer to page 28 through 35 in the “Aviation Mode Pages” section
for more details about the Map Page.
The location marker (icon) that shows your travel on the Map Page
is a triangle symbol in Water and Land Modes. The GPSMAP
196 always turns on in location mode, with the last known location
centered on the map. When you press the
ROCKER, the GPSMAP
196 enters pan mode, which moves the map to keep the white arrow
(map pointer) within the screen area.
In Water Mode, by default, ﬁve user-selectable data ﬁelds appear on
the right side of the screen that can be conﬁgured to show any one of
the possible data options. You can also add additional data ﬁelds to
the page or select a full screen map without data ﬁelds.
Press the zoom keys (IN and OUT) to change the map range. Some
items on the map only appear if the map is zoomed in to a speciﬁ ed
MENU to open the options menu for the Map Page.
• Show and hide the heading line from the options menu.
• Use the
ROCKER to measure the distance between two
objects on the map.
• Change the page layout and data ﬁelds to customize the Map
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During active navigation, the Compass Page guides you to your
destination with data ﬁelds and a graphic compass screen with a
Compass Page in Water Mode
Rotating Compass Ring
The middle of the page features a rotating compass ring that shows
your course over ground (track) while you are moving. Your present
course over ground is indicated at the top of the compass ring. The
direction of the destination (bearing) relative to the course over
ground is indicated by an arrow in the middle of the compass ring.
The compass ring and bearing indicators work independently to
show the direction of your movement and the direction to your
destination. If the arrow points up, you are going directly to the
waypoint. If the arrow points any direction other than up, turn
toward the arrow until it points up, then continue in that direction.
NOTE: You must be moving for the compass to accurately
update and show your heading.
The right side of the Compass Pages features user-selectable data
ﬁelds that show additional information during active navigation.
For deﬁnitions of data ﬁeld settings, refer to
page 112 of the
Compass Page Options
The options menu on the Compass Page allows you to customize the
Compass Page to your preferences. Like the Map Page, the Compass
Page features user-selectable data ﬁelds on the right side of the
screen. When the Compass Page is open, press
MENU to open the
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The Main Menu features some additional pages that are useful to
you as you plan trips and use your GPSMAP 196. Some of these
pages have already been discussed in-depth in previous sections.
This section only contains the additional pages and features found in
the Main Menu that have not been discussed yet.
The following tabs in the Main Menu allow you to restore their
defaults: Track, E6B, Alarms, Display, and Setup.To restore defaults:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the
ROCKER to highlight a tab.
MENU to open the options menu.
ENTER to restore the tab to the defaults.
To restore all of unit’s settings to the factory defaults at once, select
All Unit Defaults from the options menu of the Setup tab.
The GPS tab provides a visual reference of satellite acquisition,
receiver status, and accuracy. The sky view and signal strength bars
give an indication of what satellites are visible to the receiver and
whether they are being tracked. More information on the GPS tab is
located on page 4.
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The Flights tab shows a list of any recorded ﬂights, including
date, route of ﬂight, and ﬂight time. The GPSMAP 196 saves up
to 50 recorded ﬂights while in Aviation Mode. Entries on this list
are automatically created for each ﬂight. More information on the
Flights tab is located on page 42.
Showing the ﬂight details page
Use the Route tab create and store up to 50 reversible routes, with up
to 50 points each. See the “Creating Routes” section beginning on
page 52 for more information about routes.
The Points tab contains two sub tabs, User and Proximity, which
allow you to manage a large number of waypoints quickly and
efﬁciently. For more information about waypoints, see the
s” section beginning on page 55.
User Sub Tab
The User sub tab shows a master list of all waypoints currently
stored in memory. The total number of stored and available
waypoints appears at the bottom of the User sub tab.
Proximity Sub Tab
Use the Proximity sub tab to shows an alarm circle around a stored
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Use the Track tab to specify whether or not to record a track log,
deﬁne how it is recorded, or save the track log data for future use.
The Track tab is divided into two sub tabs: Active and Saved. For
more information about tracks, see the “Managing Your Tracks”
section beginning on page 73.
Active Sub Tab
The Active sub tab is for the active log (the log currently being
recorded.) It shows the amount of track memory used and current
Saved Sub Tab
The Saved sub tab shows a list of all saved tracks in your unit.
The Trip tab shows the Trip Odometer, Moving Average Speed,
Total Average Speed, Maximum Speed, Stopped Time, Moving
Time, Total Time, and
The trip computer readouts can be reset individually or collectively.
To reset the trip data:
1. Press MENU.
2. Select Reset Trip, Reset Max Speed, Reset Odometer or Reset All, and press
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