1 etrex . personal navigator . owner 's manual Basic 1 2/19/2003, 1:09:46 PM. 2000 -2003 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Garmin International , Inc. 1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 Tel. 913 Fax 913 Garmin (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey, SO51 9DL, Tel. 44 Fax 44 Garmin (Asia) Corporation No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road., Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan Tel. 886 Fax 886 All rights reserved. Except as expressly provided herein, no part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, transmitted, disseminated, downloaded or stored in any storage medium, for any purpose without prior written consent of Garmin Ltd. Garmin Ltd. hereby grants permission to download a single copy of this manual onto a hard drive or other electronic storage medium to be viewed for personal use, provided that such electronic or printed copy of this manual contains the complete text of this copyright notice and provided further that any unauthorized commercial distribution of this manual is strictly prohibited.
2 Information in this manual is subject to change without notice. Garmin Ltd. reserves the right to change or improve its products and to make changes in the content without obligation to notify any person or organization of such changes. Visit the Garmin web site for current updates and supplemental information con- cerning the use and operation of this and other Garmin products. Web site address: Garmin and etrex are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. and may not be used without the express permission of Garmin Ltd. February 2003 Part Number 190-00205-00 Rev. C Printed in Taiwan Basic 2 2/19/2003, 1:09:52 PM. Introduction On Your Mark.. Welcome To get the most out of your new etrex , take the time to read through this owner 's manual to understand the operating features of the unit.
3 This manual has been designed to provide all that you need to know to operate your etrex . etrex Registration Help us to better support you by completing your on-line registration today! Why should you register your etrex purchase? Noti cation of Product Updates Noti cation of New Products Connect to our web site ( ) and look for the Product Registration link on the home page. If your etrex contains an 8-digit serial number, it can be found inside the battery compartment. Thanks for choosing the Garmin etrex . If you have any questions or comments regarding the use of the etrex you can visit our web site ( ) or contact our Customer Service Department: M-F, 8:00-5:00 CST (except holidays).
4 At 1-800-800-1020. 1. Introduction Table of 1-8. Contents Welcome .. 1. Warnings and Cautions .. 3. FCC Compliance Statement .. 4. 5. 6. 7. Accessories .. 8. Installing the Batteries .. 8. Getting Started .. 9-17. Satellite Page Basics .. 10. Map Page Basics .. 11. Navigation Page Basics .. 12. Main Menu Page Basics .. 13. Creating a 14. Heading in the Right 16. Cancelling a 17. Reference .. 18-39. Map Page Options .. 18. Navigation Page Options .. 19. Main Menu .. 20. Mark Waypoint Page .. 20. Waypoints Page .. 22. Review Waypoint Page .. 23. Routes .. 25. 28. Setup 31. Appendices .. 40-51. Appendix A: Speci 40. Appendix B: What is GPS? .. 41. Appendix C: Satellite Reception 42.
5 Appendix D: Time Offset Chart .. 44. Appendix E: Wiring Diagram .. 45. Appendix F: Troubleshooting .. 46. Appendix G: FAQs .. 47. Appendix H: 49. Warranty .. 52. 2. Introduction WARNING: If you choose to use the etrex in a Warnings and vehicle, it is the sole responsibility of the owner /operator Cautions of the etrex to secure the GPS unit so that it will not cause damage or personal injury in the event of an accident. Do not mount the etrex over airbag panels or in a place where the driver or passengers are likely to have an impact with it in an accident or collision. WARNING: If you choose to use the etrex in a vehicle, it is the sole responsibility of the operator of the vehicle to operate the vehicle in a safe manner, maintain full surveillance of all driving conditions at all times, and never become distracted by the etrex to the exclusion of safe operating practices.
6 It is unsafe to operate the etrex while you are driving. Failure by the operator of a vehicle equipped with an etrex to pay full attention to operating the vehicle and road conditions while the vehicle is in motion could result in an accident or Remove the batteries from collision with property damage and personal injury. your etrex if you don't expect to use it for several CAUTION: IT IS THE USER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO months. Be sure to observe the proper USE THIS PRODUCT PRUDENTLY. THIS PRODUCT IS. polarity when re-install- INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY AS A TRAVEL AID AND ing batteries. Follow the MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE REQUIRING battery manufacturer's PRECISE MEASUREMENT OF DIRECTION, DISTANCE, instructions on the proper LOCATION, OR TOPOGRAPHY.
7 Care and handling of the batteries. CAUTION: The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the government of the United States, which is solely responsible for its accuracy and maintenance. The system is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment. Although the etrex is a precision electronic NAVigation AID (NAVAID), any NAVAID can be misused or misinter- preted and, therefore, become unsafe. CAUTION: Electronics are protected if immersed, but the battery compartment may get wet. Make sure the batteries and compartment are dry before using. 3. Introduction FCC Compliance The etrex complies with Part 15 of the FCC limits Statement for Class B digital devices.
8 This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular instance. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to other equipment, try to correct the problem by relocating the equipment. Consult an authorized Garmin dealer or other quali- ed service technician if the problem cannot be corrected. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device cannot cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
9 The etrex does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should be made only by an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs can void the warranty. WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its California's components contain chemicals known to the State of Proposition 65. California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with California's Proposition 65. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please refer to our web site at 4. Introduction The etrex is a six ounce, 12 channel, hand held GPS etrex Features receiver. It has a built-in GPS antenna and ve user-but- tons. All buttons are located on the sides of the unit, allowing for simple, one-handed operation that won't obstruct your view of the display.
10 It runs for 22 hours on two AA alkaline batteries in battery save mode. In addition to determining your location, the etrex creates, names and saves a location (as an electronic waypoint) in its memory, allowing you to navigate back to this point any time you want. And once you start moving, your GPS provides other data, like speed, direction of NOTE: You should movement, time and distance to destination, and more. always be prepared for and capable of navigat- From these basic features, your Garmin GPS can ing without the etrex . It provide one more critical bene t; peace of mind, because, is designed to augment with GPS you know where you are, where you've been other forms of basic and where you're going.