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color map navigator owner’ s manual eT r ex ® eTrex Legend C OM Front Cover.indd 1 8/11/2004, 4:48:58 PM.
© Copyright 2004 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Garmin International, Inc. 1200 East 151 st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A. T el. 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020 Fax 913/397.8282 Garmin (Europe) Ltd. Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate, Romsey , SO51 9DL, U.
i eT rex Legend C Preface Contact Garmin If you should encounter any difﬁ culty while using your eT r ex Legend C, or if you have any questions, in the U.S.A. contact Garmin Product Support by phone at 913-397-8200 or 800-800-1020, Monday – Friday , 8 am – 5 pm Central Time; or by e-mail at www .
ii eT rex Legend C Software License Agr eement Software License Agr eement BY USING THE eT rex Legend C, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFT - W ARE LICENSE AGREEMENT .
iii eT rex Legend C Introduction The eT rex Legend C complies with Part 15 of the FCC interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed to pr ovide more reasonable pr otection against harm- ful interference in a residential installation, and ar e more stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
iv eT rex Legend C CAUTION: Use the eT rex Legend C at your own risk. T o reduce the risk of unsafe operation, carefully review and understand all aspects of this Owner’ s Manual — and thoroughly practice operation using the Demo Mode prior to actual use.
v eT rex Legend C 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 reasonable cost.
vi eT rex Legend C Safety W arnings and Cautions—Read This Fir st! W ARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the owner/operator of a vehicle with the eT rex Legend C installed .
vii eT rex Legend C Introduction T able of Contents Section 1: Introduction...............................................i-viii Preface.........................................................................................i Software License Agreement.
viii eT rex Legend C Introduction Section 4: GPS Featur es ........ .......... .......................56-64 Calendar ...................................................................................56 Alarm Clock ....................................
1 eT rex Legend C Installing the Batteries The eT rex Legend C operates on two “AA” batteries (not included), which are located in the back of the unit. Alkaline or NiMH batteries may be used (see page 46 for setting the battery type). Stored data is not lost when batteries are removed.
2 eT rex Legend C IN/OUT Zoom K eys • From the Map Page, pr ess to zoom in or out. • From any other page, pr ess to scroll up or down a list or move a high- lighted slider . MENU/FIND K ey • Press and release to view the Options Menu for a page.
3 eT rex Legend C Getting Started Auxiliary Mount Adapter (Do not discard - retain for use with Garmin Auto, Bik e and Marine Mount Accessories) USB Connector P ort (under weather cover) • Provides interface to a PC for faster data transfer .
4 eT rex Legend C Getting Started Initialization & the Satellite P age T he eT rex Legend C locates satellites above its position Options Menu Satellite P age displaying a location “Fix” Start.
5 eT rex Legend C Getting Started Initialization & The Satellite P age Map P age with Current P osition Arrow 4. When the receiver has signals from at least three satellites , the display at the top of the page changes to indicate position accuracy and location coordinates .
6 eT rex Legend C Getting Started The Main P age Sequence When you turn on the eT rex Legend C, you can see the Power On Page, followed by the Satellite Page (which displays only at start up), and then the Map Page. The Map Page is the ﬁ rst of the three Main Pages in sequence.
7 eT rex Legend C Status Bar Battery Power Auxiliary Power Acquiring Satel- 2-Dimension Navigation 3-Dimension Navigation Alarm is Set USB is Connected Getting Started The Main P age Featur es Status .
8 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Map P age Using the Map Page The Map Page is the primary navigation feature of the eT rex Legend C. The Map Page displays a detailed map of the area surr ounding your current location. It allows you to pan the map with the ROCKER key and view your progr ess when navigating.
9 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Map P age Zoom In Using Map Page F eatures Use the Zoom IN and OUT buttons to change the map scale. Y ou can show more map area with less detail or less map ar ea with more detail. Press and hold to Zoom the map scale rapidly .
10 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Map P age The Map Page Options Menu The Map Page can be changed to display a variety of information for navigation. Y ou can stop navigation to a destination and arrange up to four data fields to display the type of navigation information you desire.
11 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Map P age T wo Data Fields Data Field Sub-Menu F our Data Fields List of Data Field Options T hree Data Fields T o display Data Fields: 1. With the Map P age Options Menu displayed, use the ROCKER k ey to highlight the Data Fields option and press ENTER .
12 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Map P age T o display Guidance T ext: 1. With Map P age displayed, press the MENU k ey to display the Map P age Options Menu. 2. Highlight the Guidance T ext Option and press ENTER to display the Guidance T ext Options Menu.
13 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Measuring Distance This Map Page option allows you to determine the distance to a point on the map from your curr ent location. Access the Map Page Options Menu, select “Measure Distance” and press ENTER to activate.
14 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Compass P age Using the Compass Page The Compass Page is your guide to accurate and efficient navigation. It uses traditional navigation displays to provide navigation information. When navigation is in progr ess, the Compass Page provides navigation data and directions.
15 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Compass P age Compass P age Options Menu T o use the Compass P age Options: 1. Press the MENU k ey to display the Options Menu. 2. The ﬁ rst option is “Stop Navigation” which can be highlighted and activated by pressing ENTER to stop navigating.
16 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Mark W aypoint Page The Mark W aypoint Page allows you to mark and recor d your current (or any other) location as a waypoint and displays name for that waypoint and a waypoint symbol. Y ou can mark your current location at any time.
17 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation T o cr eate a waypoint using the Map P anning Arrow: 1. With the Map P age displayed, move the panning arrow (map pointer) to the map item you want use as a w aypoint. If there is information in the mapping database for that location it highlights momentarily and display a name or address .
18 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Editing a W aypoint A waypoint can be selected from the Find Featur e W aypoints list and edited to change the map symbol, name, location coordinates, elevation or to delete it. Refer to page 21 for details on using the Find Feature.
19 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation T o move a W aypoint on the Map P age: 1. Use the Find F eature to display the Information P age for the desired waypoint (refer to page 23). 2. Highlight the “Map” button at the bottom of the page and press ENTER to display the waypoint on the map .
20 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Find Menu Using Find Using the Find Menu The Find Feature pr ovides you with a method for searching for Cities and Exits which are included in the eT rex Legend C basemaps.
21 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Searching for a location using Find By Name If you know the name of the location you want to find, the Find By Name search option may be the easiest method of sear ching. To ﬁ nd a location using Find By Name: 1. Press and hold the MENU/FIND k ey to display the Find Menu.
22 eT rex Legend C Using Find GPS Navigation Using the Find Item Information Page When you select a Find item and press the ENTER key , an Informa- tion Page displays with detailed information about the item. This page contains the following information: • A title (if a waypoint, it can be renamed and a map symbol assigned).
23 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Find Information Page Options Menu offers eight options for using a Find Item as a tool for navigation. T o use the Find Item Information P age Options Menu: 1. With an Information page displayed for a Find item, press the MENU k ey to display the Options Menu.
24 eT rex Legend C • Change Reference - Point to a new location on the map Page using the Panning Arrow and pr ess ENTER . • Set Pr oximity - Pr ogram an alarm to sound when you ar e within a speci- fied radius of an item defined by the Information Page.
25 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Searching for a W aypoint The W aypoints List is your storage file for all created and saved waypoints. W aypoints are stor ed in alpha/numerical order and ar e also identified by a symbol assigned from a list of symbol types.
26 eT rex Legend C Using Find GPS Navigation Searching for a Geocache The Find Geocache feature allows you to view the list of geocache locations that you have created using the eT rex Legend C or downloaded from your computer .
27 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Searching for a City The Find Cities feature allows you to sear ch for any city listed in the mapping database (either in the basemap or from downloaded detailed mapping data).
28 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Find Searching for an Inter state Exit The Find Exits feature allows you to sear ch for the nearest Interstate Exits. 1. Press and hold the MENU/FIND k ey to display the Find Menu. Select the Exits icon, then press ENTER to display the Exit List.
29 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Searching for an Address The Find Addresses feature allows you to sear ch for an address if you have downloaded detailed mapping data. Enter the street number , street name and city and the Find Feature matches that data with addresses in the map database.
30 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Find Searching for an Inter section The Find Intersections feature allows you to sear ch for an intersec- tion if you have downloaded detailed mapping data. Enter the two street names and city and the Find Feature matches that data with intersections in the map database.
31 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Searching for a P oint of Interest Y ou can use the Find Point of Interest feature to locate a nearby restaurant, lodging, landmark, public building, park, etc.
32 eT rex Legend C The Main Menu is the directory for all unit features not in the Main Page sequence. Use the ROCKER key to highlight a feature name and then press ENTER to display the featur e page. • Satellite - This feature allows you to observe the status of overhead GPS satellites.
33 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The T rip Computer P age Using the T rip Computer Page The T rip Computer Page provides you with a wide variety of travel data that is useful when navigating long distances. It indicates your cur - rent speed, average speed, trip odometer and many other statistics useful for navigation.
34 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using a T rack Log The T racks feature creates an electr onic trail on the map page as you travel about and is referred to as a T rack Log. A track log contains informa- tion about points along its path, including time, position and elevation.
35 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using T racks 5. Highlight the “Record Method” ﬁ eld and press ENTER to display the Distance , T ime and Auto options . Because a tr ack is made of a series of points that deﬁ ne your path of travel, they can be placed a speciﬁ ed “Distance” apart or placed at a “T ime” interval you specify .
36 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using T racks Saved T rack Page 4. The Saved T r ack P age allows you to rename the track, view the track distance , view the calculated area encompassed by the track (an area is deﬁ ned even if the track is open ended) and specify a color for the track when displayed on the map page (Show On Map).
37 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using T racks T rack Profiles A T rack Elevation Profile can be created fr om Digital Elevation Models (DEM) maps (MapSource U.
38 eT rex Legend C T o use the T racBack feature: 1. With the Saved T racks P age for the track or the T rack Log displayed, highlight the T r acBack button and press ENTER to display the T racBack P age . 2. A map showing the entire track appears and you are prompted to select the point you want to T r acBack to .
39 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Routes Creating and Using a Route W ith routes, you can cr eate a sequence of intermediate waypoints that lead you to your ﬁ nal destination. The eT rex Legend C stores 50 routes, with up to 250 waypoints each.
40 eT rex Legend C Using Routes GPS Navigation Methods of navigating to a destination: • When you activate the “Go T o” button on the Information Page for a User W aypoint or other Find Menu items, the eT rex Legend C creates a straight path (point to point) fr om your current location to that location.
41 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Routes List of T urns for an Active Route using the “F ollow Roads” option Preview of T urn 4 of 9 T urns on a Route Navigating a Route After you have created a r oute, you can begin navigation immediately .
42 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Routes Route Leg T ransition Options Saved Routes Options Route on the map will transition to the next leg point when you are within a 1 mile radius of that point. Route Options T o delete the r oute: 1. Access the Saved Routes P age from the Main Menu and press the MENU k ey to display the Options Menu.
43 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Using Routes Route Detail P age Options Menu Route W aypoint Options Menu Route Vertical Proﬁ le using U .S . T opo 24K DEM mapping data Using the Route Detail Page Options: T o r emove all waypoints: 1. Press the MENU k ey to display the Options Menu.
44 eT rex Legend C The Highway P age GPS Navigation The Highway Page When navigating a route, the Highway Page can guide you to the destination using data fields and a graphic highway . Up to four user selectable data fields display information such as speed, distance, time to next point on the route, etc.
45 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation The Setup Menu Setup Menu The Setup Menu The Setup Menu allows you to customize the eT rex Legend C to your personal preferences. Each setup page is identified by an icon, Highlight an icon and press ENTER to view that setup page.
46 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Display Setup The Display Setup Page allows you to select a screen display color scheme for day and night viewing. Y ou can set the backlight timeout and the level of brightness, which can significantly save battery power .
47 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation T ones Setup The T ones Setup Page allows you to customize the tones for a variety of unit features. T o use the T ones Setup featur e: 1. Access the T ones Setup P age . 2. Use the ROCKER k ey to highlight the feature for which you want to set a tone and press ENTER to display the options menu.
48 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Map Setup T he “General Settings” Map Setup Page Many of the Setup fea- tures use the same type of option lists: Off/On, Most to Least, Small to Large , a scale from 20 feet to 500 miles and a k eypad for numerical data entry .
49 eT rex Legend C Map Setup - General Settings The ﬁ rst page of the Map Setup feature is the General Settings Page. Use this page to select the map orientation. “Below” sets the map scale at which the T rack Up feature displays; all scales above that revert to the North Up map orientation.
50 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Map Setup T he “T ext Settings” Map Setup P age T he “Map Information” Map Setup P age T he “Marine Settings” Map Setup P age Map Setup - T ext Settings The fourth page of the Map Setup feature is the T ext Settings Page.
51 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Routing Setup Routing Setup P age F ollow Road Options Routing Setup Options Calculation Method Options Routing Setup The Routing Setup Page allows you to customize how routing func- tions behave. There are setup and option menus for r oute creation and methods of navigation.
52 eT rex Legend C Geocache Setup The Geocache Setup Page allows you to find and recor d items hidden at geographic locations. Refer to the Garmin website www .garmin.com, for details and directions for downloading geocache locations fr om the internet.
53 eT rex Legend C Time Setup The T ime Setup Page allows you to set the correct time for your geographic location. T o use the Time Setup feature: 1. Access the T ime Setup P age . 2. Highlight the T ime F ormat ﬁ eld and press ENTER to choose from 12 or 24 (Military T ime) hour formats .
54 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Heading Setup The Heading Setup Page allows you to specify the type of heading display and the type of North Reference used to calculate your heading. Unless you have a working knowledge of Headings and North Referenc- ing, it is recommended that you use the default values.
55 eT rex Legend C GPS Navigation Pro ximity W aypoints The Proximity W aypoints Page allows you to establish waypoints that have alarm circles ar ound them at specified distances. The alarm helps you avoid locations that are restricted or hazar dous.
56 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Calendar The Calendar allows you to view the following for any given day and location: Sunrise/Sunset times, moon phase, Hunt and Fish probabilities, archived waypoints for activities you want to navigate to and a day , week or month format display .
57 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Alarm Clock The Alarm Clock Feature allows you to use your eT rex Legend C as an alarm clock. Y ou can choose fr om differ ent alarm tones, and use the “Snooze” feature to delay the alarm for an additional seven minutes.
58 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Stopwatch This feature allows you to use the eT rex Legend C as a stopwatch, which includes a lap timer . Y ou can choose to have the unit recor d the lap time based on distance. T o start the stopwatch: Use the ROCKER k ey to highlight the “Start” ﬁ eld and then press ENTER .
59 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Sun and Moon The Sun and Moon T ables pr ovide you with a graphic depiction of the sun and moon relative to the Earth.
60 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Hunt and Fish The Hunt and Fish T ables pr ovide you with a listing of predicted best times for hunting and fishing for a chosen date and location. T o display hunting and ﬁ shing pr edictions: 1. Access the Hunt and Fish P age from the Main Menu.
61 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Games The eT rex Legend C provides games as an entertainment featur e. Several of these games employ GPS. T o select and play a game: 1.
62 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Virtua Maze This GPS game creates a virtual maze on the screen. Y ou are placed at a central position in the maze and must explore the maze collecting flags. The lower right corner of the screen tells you how many flags remain.
63 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Nibbons In this GPS game, you must walk around the boar d collecting the flags as they appear . As you walk, your “tail” grows. Y ou may travel anywhere on the screen but you cannot walk on your tail, or you lose a life.
64 eT rex Legend C GPS Featur es Beast Hunt Although not a true GPS game, Beast Hunt requires some naviga- tion skills. Y ou must find and defeat the dragon with an arr ow before it breathes fire at you or you fall into one of the pits while navigating a maze of platforms.
65 eT rex Legend C Appendix Accessories (Included with the Unit) W rist Strap - Provides convenient method for carrying the unit. USB Interface Cable - Provides connection to a PC for data transfer and auxiliary power . Includes MapSource T rip and W aypoint Manager CD-ROM with USB Drivers .
66 eT rex Legend C Appendix Installing the Belt Clip , Mounting Adapter and Carry Lanyard Back of eT rex Legend C Belt Clip (attaches to belt or waistband) Wrist Strap Installation (Press tab to relea.
67 eT rex Legend C Appendix PHYSICAL Case: Rugged, fully gask eted, water resistant, IEC- 60529 IPX7 (Submersible 1 meter @ 30 minutes) Size: 4.2”H x 2.
68 eT rex Legend C Appendix DGPS Accuracy P osition: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet), 95% typical V elocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state Dynamics: P erforms to speciﬁ cations to 6 g’ s Interfaces: Garmin Proprietary (USB) Data Storage Life: Indeﬁ nite: no memory battery required Map Storage: Internal; approximately 24 MB POWER Source: T wo 1.
69 eT rex Legend C Appendix The following list provides a brief description of each data field option. Some of these options are supported only by devices interfaced to your eT rex Legend C. Accuracy GPS - The current accuracy of your GPS determined location.
70 eT rex Legend C Appendix Data Field Options Glide Ratio Dest - The glide ratio required to descend fr om your pres- ent position and elevation to the destination’ s elevation. Heading - Y our direction of travel as indicated by a compass, in degr ees or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
71 eT rex Legend C Appendix Data Field Options Sunrise - The time of sunrise for the current date and location. Sunset - The time of sunset for the current date and location. Time T o Destination - The estimated time enroute to your final destina- tion, if you maintain your current speed and course.
72 eT rex Legend C Appendix Data Field Options V elocity Made Good - The rate of closure on a destination based upon your current speed and course of travel. V ertical Speed - The rate of altitude gain/loss over time. V ertical Speed Dest - The measurement of your rate of accent to a predetermined height.
73 eT rex Legend C Appendix Connecting the eT rex Legend C to a Computer Universal Serial Bus (USB) P ort Lift Cover Interfacing the eT rex Legend C The eT rex Legend C is provided with interface connection to a PC using the USB connector cable provided with the unit.
74 eT rex Legend C Appendix Downloading MapSource Map Data Garmin MapSource CD-ROM’ s offer a variety of detailed mapping data and navigation information. MapSource is also an excellent medium for storage and safety backup of P ersonal W aypoints , Routes and Saved T racks .
75 eT rex Legend C Appendix This chart is provided to help you determine the time of fset settings for your current location if it is not in one of the time zones listed on the T ime Setup Page. T o change the UTC Offset, access the Main Menu, then Setup and then open the T ime Setup Page.
76 eT rex Legend C What ar e Map Datums , and which should I use? A datum is a mathematical model of the Earth which approximates the shape of the Earth and enables calculations to be carried out in a consistent and accurate manner . The datum is physically represented by a framework of ground monuments (i.
77 eT rex Legend C Appendix Loran TD Setup T o set up Lor an TD from the Setup Menu: 1. Press the MENU k ey twice to display the Main Menu, then press again to display the Setup Menu. 2. Use the ROCKER k ey to highlight the Units icon and press ENTER to display the Units Setup P age .
78 eT rex Legend C Appendix What is W AAS? The W ide Area Augmentation System (W AAS) is an F .A.A. funded project to impr ove the overall integrity of the GPS signal. It is a space- based system that broadcasts integrity information and corr ection data as determined by ground r eference stations (see DGPS below).
79 eT rex Legend C Appendix Index A Accessories 65 Accuracy Circle 9 Activate a Route 40 Alarm Clock 58 Arrow , Panning 9 AutoZoom 49 B Backlight T imeout 7, 46 Backlighting On/Off 7, 46 Battery Level.
80 eT rex Legend C Appendix Index P Page Sequence Setup 47 Panning (Map) 9, 17 Position Format 54, 76 Projecting a W aypoint 20 Proximity W aypoints 55 R Reset T rip Page 33 Routes 39-43 Cr eating 39 .
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