Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product eTrex Legend Garmin
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owner’ s manual and r efer ence guide eT r ex Legend TM personal navigator ®.
© 2001 GARMIN Corporation GARMIN International, Inc. 1200 E 151 st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 U.S.A. T el. 913/397.8200 Fax. 913/397.8282 GARMIN (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey , SO51 9AQ U.K. T el. 44/1794.
Thank you for choosing the GARMIN eT rex Legend. T o get the most fr om your new eT rex Legend, take time to read thr ough this owner’ s manual in or der to understand all of the operating features. This manual is or ganized into four sections. The Introduction section pr ovides FCC and safety information and the T able of Contents.
Introduction FCC Compliance Statement W arnings and Precautions This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC limits for Class B digital devices. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency ener gy and, if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Introduction MAP DA T A INFORMA TION: One of the goals of GARMIN is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography that is available to us at a rea- sonable cost.
Introduction iv T able of Contents Section One - Introduction About This Manual.............................................i FCC Compliance Statement...............................ii W arnings and Precautions.............................ii-iii T able of Contents.
1 Setup , Featur es , and Basic Navigation SECTION 2 Before you begin to explore the eT rex Legend’ s operating features, you will want to follow these “Getting Started” instructions to prepare .
2 LEGEND Featur es and Button Function The ZOOM IN/OUT buttons: • Press and Hold to Zoom in and out on the Map Page • Press and Hold when on the Satellite Page to adjust the screen contrast The FI.
3 Starting Up Installing the Batteries The eT rex Legend operates on two AA batteries (not included), which are located in the back of the unit. Rechargeable Alkaline, NiMH, NiCad or Lithium batteries may also be used. Stored data will not be lost when the batteries are removed.
4 Backlighting and Contrast Getting Started Display Backlighting and Contrast Set Up If lighting conditions make it hard for you to see the display screen, you can adjust the contrast or turn on the backlight. T o turn on the backlighting: 1. Press and release the POWER button to turn on the backlight feature from any page on the unit.
5 Getting Started P age Basics: The Main P ages Main Page Menu Button Moving from main page to main page All of the information you need to operate the eT rex Legend can be found on ﬁ ve main pages (or display screens).
6 P age Basics: The Main P ages Getting Started Map P age Basics The Map Page displays your present position and direction of movement using a triangular ‘Position Icon’ that is centered on the map. As you travel, the map display leaves a “trail” (track log) of your movements.
7 Navigation P age Basics The Navigation Page displays directional information to guide you to a destination. The Status W indow at the top of the page shows you the name of your destina- tion, the distance, and the time to go. A Bearing Pointer and Compass Ring are displayed to pr ovide you with navigational guidance.
8 T rip Computer P age Basics The T rip Computer Page displays up to eight different types of navigation data. Each data ﬁ eld is selectable and can contain one of many data information options.
9 T o exit these pages, highlight the on-screen ‘X’ button and pr ess in on the CLICK STICK. The Main Menu Page with Featur e Icons & Battery Capacity , Time/Date, and Backlighting Status Bar . Getting Started P age Basics: The Main P ages Main Menu P ages Mark W aypoint Page - Allows you to mark and record your current location.
10 T o begin lear ning how to use your eT rex Legend, begin by using some basic navigation techniques such as marking your current location as a waypoint, traveling a short distance, and then, allowing yourself to be guided back to where you started.
11 Getting Started Basic Navigation The Map Page displaying your Marked W aypoint and a T rack deﬁ ning your path of travel. The Accuracy Circle, sur round- ing the Position Icon indicates the accuracy of your position to within the circumfer ence of the circle.
12 Navigating Back to Y our Starting P oint Now we will navigate back to the waypoint you marked at the beginning of this exercise using the Goto function. Going T o (Goto) the Marked W aypoint: 1. Press and release the FIND key to display the Find Menu.
13 Reference The Satellite P age Overview Because the eT rex Legend relies on satellite signals to provide you with navigational guidance, the unit’ s view of the sky will determine how fast you achieve navigational status. GPS signals do not travel through r ocks, build- ings, people, metal, or heavy tree cover .
14 Step-by-Step Instructions How to select the ‘Use With GPS Off’ option: 1. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight the Option Menu button at the top of the page and then press it in to display the Options Menu. 2. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight the ‘Use With GPS Off’ option and then press it in to activate .
15 Reference Navigation Methods- Overview Active Navigation is supported by three of the ﬁ ve Main Pages: The Map Page graphically shows you map details, your current location, your elevation, marks your r oute to a destination with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log) of where you’ve been.
16 Reference The Map P age The Map P age - Overview The Map Page shows your present position and direction of movement, as a triangular ‘Position Icon’, in the center of the map. As you travel, the map display leaves a “trail” (track log) of where you’ve been.
17 Reference Map P age Options Menu Map Page Options Menu with ‘Pan Map’ selected. When no active navigation is being used ‘Stop Naviga- tion’ will appear gray . If ‘Show Data Fields’ is selected, it will be r eplaced by the ‘Hide Data Fields’ option.
18 Reference Map P age Options Using the P anning Arrow - Overview The Map Page pan function allows you to display an arrow used to point and identify items on the map, and to move the map in order to view ar eas beyond the current viewing area on the display .
19 Reference Data Field Step-by-Step Instructions T o program a data ﬁ eld: 1. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight the data ﬁ eld and then press it in to display the options menu. 2. Highlight the desired option and then press in on the CLICK STICK to place it in the data ﬁ eld.
20 Reference Data Fields - Overview T wo optional data ﬁ elds support the Map Page and can be programmed to display the following options: Bearing - The direction fr om your current location to a destination. Course - The dir ection from your starting location to a destination.
21 Map P age Setup Options Reference Page Setup T racks Setup Map Featur es Setup T ext Setup Map Data Setup Map - Overview The ‘Setup Map’ option displays the Map Setup Pages. These pages determine how map features are displayed allowing you to tailor the map to your needs.
22 Zooming In and Out on the Map Reference Step-by-Step Instructions T o use Setup Map options: 1. Select ‘Setup Map’ from the Options Menu and then press in on the CLICK STICK to display the Map Setup P age. 2. Highlight the desired sub-page button to display the features list for that sub-page.
23 Reference The Navigation P age Navigation P age - Overview The Navigation Page provides active guidance with a rotating compass ring that shows your course over gr ound (track) while you’re moving and a bearing pointer to indicate the current direction to your destination (bear - ing) relative to the course over gr ound.
24 The Navigation P age Reference Step-by-Step Instructions Using options to Setup the Navigation P age: 1. With the Navigation P age displayed, use the CLICK STICK to highlight the Options Menu button at the top of the page . Then press it in to display the menu.
25 T rip Computer P age - Overview The T rip Computer provides a variety of data ﬁ elds with read-outs of current information as you travel. Eight ﬁ elds display navigation information and are user programmable. The default settings for these ﬁ elds are shown in the illustration.
26 Using the Main Menu The Main Menu provides access to additional eT rex Legend feature pages. The pages listed below pr ovide enhancements to eT rex Legend operation. Press the P AGE button repeatedly to cycle to the Main Menu...or select it from the page list at the top of each main page.
27 Reference Marking Y our Location The Mark W aypoint P age - Overview The Mark W aypoint Page allows you to mark and recor d your current location as a waypoint and appears with a graphic name block (man with a ﬂ ag) that displays the assigned number for that waypoint and a waypoint symbol.
28 Reference Creating a W aypoint T o create a waypoint using the panning arrow when a map item is not highlighted: 1. With the P an Map feature active , move the panning arrow (map pointer) on the map to the location you want to mark and then, press the CLICK STICK in and release .
29 Projecting a Waypoint Projecting a waypoint fr om any map item (another waypoint, etc.) allows you to establish a new waypoint using a bearing and distance projected from that map item. T o project a waypoint: 1. Select a map item from the Find Menu.
30 Reference The Find Menu - Overview The Find Menu allows you to ﬁ nd stored locations (waypoints) and map items (cities, exits, etc.). They can be found by name or by those nearest to your current location (Position Icon).
31 Finding a W aypoint - Overview W aypoints that you have created and stored in the eT rex Legend can be found by selecting the ‘W aypoint’ option from the Find Menu. Y ou can ﬁ nd a waypoint from the list of waypoints using the ‘By Name’ or ‘Near est’ options explained on the previous page.
32 Step-by-Step Instructions T o ﬁ nd a ‘F avorite’: 1. Use the CLICK STICK to select the ‘F avorites’ option from the Find List and then press it in to display the list.
33 Finding an Exit - Overview Y ou can use the Find Exit option to locate a nearby exit on an interstate highway . Exits are listed only by ‘Nearest’. Exit information pages pr ovide a variety of information about services near each exit, including rest stops, lodging, restaurants, service stations, etc.
34 The Find Menu Reference Finding a P oint of Interest - Overview Y ou can use the ‘Find Points of Interest’ option to locate a nearby restaurant, lodging, landmark, public building, park, etc. However , you must have ﬁ rst trans- ferred a MapSour ce MetroGuide map to the unit map data- base.
35 T o ﬁ nd a point of interest: (continued) 5. If you selected ‘By Name’ a k eyboard will display , allow- ing you to enter the characters of the name you w ant. When enough characters are entered a list of matches is displayed. If you selected ‘Nearest’, just scroll through the list.
36 T o locate an intersection: 1. Display the Find Menu and use the CLICK STICK to highlight the ‘Intersection’ category and press it in to display the ‘Find Intersection’ page . 2. Highlight the ﬁ rst ’Street’ ﬁ eld and then press in on the CLICK STICK to display the ‘Street‘ list.
37 Creating and Using a Route - Overview Route navigation allows you to create a sequence of intermediate waypoints which lead you to your ﬁ nal destination. The eT rex Legend will store 20 routes, each with up to 50 waypoints. A route can be cr eated and modiﬁ ed from the Route Page, and waypoints can be added to a route fr om the Find Menu.
38 Reference Routes Editing a Route T o remove all waypoints: 1. Select the on-screen page options button from the Route P age and press the CLICK STICK in to access the options menu. 2. Highlight the ‘Remove All’ option and then press in on the CLICK STICK to remove all waypoints from the list.
39 Editing a Route (Continued) T o review a waypoint: 1. Select the waypoint from the Route W aypoints List and press the CLICK STICK in to access the options menu for the waypoint. 2. Highlight ‘Review’ and then press in on the CLICK STICK to display the Informatio n P age for the waypoint.
40 Reference Routes Adding a Route W aypoint to an end point on the Route Map Page Map Page Route Options Moving a Route W aypoint by clicking and dragging. T o move a route waypoint: 1. Select the waypoint from the Route W aypoints List and press the CLICK STICK in to access the options menu for the waypoint.
41 Navigating a Route A Route can be navigated using the Map Page or the Navigation Page. The Map Page displays your move ment, the route line, and waypoints on the r oute. Th e Navigation Page provides compass dir ection and a bearing pointer . T o navigate a route: 1.
42 Reference Data Fields for the Route P age When navigating a Route, the data displayed in the data ﬁ elds on Route Page may be customized to provide useful navigation information that is speciﬁ cally related to route navigation. These data options appear only on the Route Page.
43 Using T rack Logs - Overview The eT rex Legend draws an electronic bread crumb trail on the Map Page as you travel along. This bread crumb trail is the ‘T rack Log’. The T rack Log contains information about points along its path, including time and position.
44 T racks P age Reference Step-by-Step Instructions T o save and use a T rack Log: 1. Access the ‘T racks’ page from the Main Menu. T he page has On/Off buttons , a list of tracks , and the number of unused tracks . 2. Y ou can press in on the on-screen ‘Off’ button to pause track logging.
45 The Setup P ages - Overview The Setup Pages allow you to customize your eT rex Legend to meet your personal preferences. Y ou can choose from time settings, units of measur e, display backlighting and contrast settings, heading measurement, interface options, and system operating mode.
46 Units P age - Overview The Units features are best used by individuals with a working knowledge of map grids and datums. T o lear n more about these subjects, visit the National Imagery and Mapping Agency at http://www .nima.mil or inquire at your library .
47 Setup P ages Reference Display P age - Overview Y ou can adjust the amount of time that the backlight- ing feature stays on before timing out and adjust the screen contrast for best viewing. Backlighting Timeout - Allows you to choose from always On, to delays of 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one, or two minutes before timing out.
48 Reference Setup P ages Interface P age - Overview The Interface Settings Page allows you to choose from seven differ ent input/output serial data formats, or , none at all. This feature is used when connecting your eT rex Legend to external NMEA devices, a DGPS beacon receiver , a personal computer , etc.
49 Setup P ages Reference System Page Options System P age - Overview The System Setup Page allows you to select from four modes of operation ‘Normal’, ‘Battery Saver’, ‘Use With GPS Off ’, and ‘Demo Mode’.
50 Accessory P ages Reference Accessories Menu The are three accessory pages (features which enhance the unit operation, but are not essential), sun and moon position relative to a location, a calendar displayed by month, and a hunting and ﬁ shing best times record.
51 Calendar - Overview This feature pr ovides you with a monthly calendar with programmable r eference notes dates. Y ou can display one monthly calendar of days at a time and mark days on each with reference notes using the data entry keypad. Y ou can create refer ence notes for multiple months and for months years in yet to come.
52 Accessory P ages Reference Hunt & Fish Page ‘New Location’ Options Hunt and Fish - Overview This feature pr ovides you with a listing of best times for hunting and ﬁ shing for a chosen location and date. Step-by-Step Instructions T o set the date: 1.
53 Appendix A Speciﬁ cations Appendices SECTION 4 Physical Case: Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy , waterproof to IPX7 standards (waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes) Size: 4.
54 Appendix B Time Offset Chart The table below gives approximate UTC time of fset for various longitudinal zones. If you are in a time zone with daylight savings, add one hour to the of fset.
55 Appendix C Accessories Appendices Standard Accessories Carry Lanyard Provides convenient method for carrying the eT rex Legend. Attaches to a slot on the bottom of the unit. (Not shown) PC Interface Cable Allows for transfer of data from a PC to an eT rex Legend.
56 Appendix D Wiring Diagr am Appendices Interface formats are selected fr om the Setup ‘Interface Page’ on page 48 of this manual. The input/output lines on your eT rex Legend unit are RS-232 com.
57 Unit does not turn on. Unit will not turn ON, even with new batteries. The unit turns On, then turns Of f. It takes more than ten minutes to get a location ﬁ x. Cannot access a W AAS system satellite after 2 to 5 minutes. Cannot obtain a differential position from W AAS.
58 F Features...................................................... 1-2 Fields, Data ..................................... 17, 19, 20 Find Address .................................... 30, 35-36 Find Cities............................................. 30, 32 Find Exits .
59 Appendix F Index Appendices N Navigation Page .............................. 5, 7, 23-24 Nearest (W aypoints, Cities, Exits, etc.) ... 31-35 NMEA ................................................... 48, 56 Normal Mode ...............................
60 Appendix G GARMIN Limited W arranty Appendices GARMIN Corporation warrants this product to be fr ee from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of pur chase. GARMIN will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components which fail in normal use.
NOTE : Do not confuse this external serial number with the internal unit i.d. that is displayed in the System Setup Page. The internal unit i.d. is relevant to the operating software and is required only when transferring certain types of GARMIN MapSource Data to your unit.
© 2001 GARMIN Corporation GARMIN International, Inc. 1200 E 151 st Street, Olathe, KS 66062 U.S.A. GARMIN (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey , SO51, 9AQ U.K. GARMIN Corp. No. 68, Jangshu 2 nd Road, Shijr , T aipei County , T aiwan www .
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