Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product eTrex Venture Garmin
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owner’ s manual and r efer ence guide eT r ex V entur e TM personal navigator ® VentureOMCover.indd 1 12/12/2002, 10:46:55 AM.
© Copyright 2001-2002 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries All Rights Reserved Garmin International, Inc. 1200 E 151st 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 9DL U.
i Thank you for choosing the Garmin eT rex V enture. T o get the most fr om your new eT rex V enture, take time to read thr ough this owner’ s manual in or der to understand all of the operating features. This manual is organized into thr ee sections.
ii Introduction FCC Compliance Statement The eT rex V enture 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 reasonable pr otection against harmful interference in a residential installation, and are mor e stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
iii Introduction W ARNING: For use in vehicles, it is the sole responsibility of the owner/operator of the eT r ex V enture to secure the GPS unit so that it will not interfere with the vehicle’ s operating contr ols, obstruct the driver’ s view of driving conditions, or cause damage or personal injury in the event of an accident.
iv Introduction Cleaning The eT rex V enture is constructed of high quality materials and does not require user maintenance other than cleaning. Clean the unit using a cloth dampened with a mild deteregent solution and then wipe dry . A void chemical cleaners and solvents that may damage plastic components.
Introduction Software License Agreement Maintenance BY USING THE ETREX VENTURE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE FOLLOWING SOFTW ARE LICENSE AGREEMENT .
vi Garmin Limited W arranty This Garmin product is warranted to be fr ee from defects in materials or work- manship for one year from the date of pur chase. Within this period, Garmin will at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use.
vii * * Serial Number: Serial Number Use this area to recor d the exter nal serial number (8-digit number located inside the battery compartment) in case it is lost, stolen, or needs service. Be sure to keep your original sales receipt in a safe place or attach a photocopy to the inside of the manual.
Find Options ........................................27-34 The Find Menu .....................................27 Finding a W aypoint ..............................28 Finding a Favorite .................................29 Finding a City ...............
Setup and Featur es Before you begin to explore the eT rex V enture’ s operat- ing features, you should be familiar with the information contained in the Quick Start which includes instructions for .
2 VENTURE Featur es and Button Function The P AGE button: • Press to cycle thr ough main pages. The POWER button: • Press and hold to turn the unit On/Off.
3 Installing the Batteries The eT rex V enture operates on two “AA” batteries (not included), which are placed into the back of the unit. Rechargeable Alkaline, NiMH, NiCad or Lithium batteries may be used.
4 Getting Started Main P age Basics All of the information you need to operate the eT rex V enture can be found on ﬁ ve main pages (or display screens). Y ou can press and release the P AGE button to cycle through the Satellite Page, Map Page, Navigation Page, T rip Computer , and Main Menu Page.
5 Satellite The Main P age Satellite P age with 10 Satellites Being T rack ed and W AAS Enabled. WAAS Satellite is No . 35 and ‘D’ in Signal Bars for GPS Satellites Center (Satellite overhead) Sta.
6 Satellite The Satellite Page options include: Use With GPS Off - Use this option when you ar e indoors, a clear view of the sky is obstructed, or you want to save battery power . Y ou can enter data, create routes, etc., but cannot navigate in this mode.
7 Ther e ar e four options for the “Poor Satellite Reception” message. 2. Highlight ‘New Elevation’ and then press in on the THUMB STICK. 3. Enter the desired elevation by using the THUMB STICK to highlight the desired numerals and press- ing it in.
8 Navigating Active Navigation is supported by three of the ﬁ ve Main Pages: the Map Page, Navigation Page and T rip Computer Page. The Map Page graphically shows you map details, your current location, marks your r oute to a destination with a route line, and leaves a trail (track log) of wher e you’ve been.
9 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 track log (“trail”) of your movements.
10 Map The Map Page The Map Page shows your present position and direc- tion of movement as a triangular ‘Position Icon’, in the center of the map. The basemap displays the map scale, and cities. Use the ZOOM IN and OUT buttons to change the map scale in order to show mor e map area with less detail or less map area with more detail.
11 Map Options Map Page Options Menu with ‘Pan Map’ selected. When no active navigation is being used, ‘Stop Navigation’ cannot be selected. If ‘Show Data Fields’ is selected, it is r eplaced by the ‘Hide Data Fields’ option. The ‘Setup Map’ option consists of ﬁ ve sub-pages.
12 Map Options Using the Pan Map Option The Map Page pan function allows you to display an arrow used to point at 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 . The map panning function is activated from the Options Menu on the Map Page.
13 Map Stop Navigation The ‘Stop Navigation’ option allows you to quit navigating on a Goto, Route or T rack in pr ogress, called a T racBack. T o stop navigation: 1.
14 Setup Map Options Map Page Setup Map Featur es Setup T ext Setup T racks Setup (For deﬁ nitions, see Appendix C, pages 52-53.) The ‘ Setup Map’ option displays the ﬁ ve Map Setup Pages, each accessed by an on-screen button. A list of options displays for the features listed.
15 Map Data Map Map Features - Points of Interest, W aypoints , Scale options; ‘Off ’, ‘Auto’, or 20 ft.-500 miles, sets the maximum scale at which the feature should appear on the screen. Some types of data will display only to certain zoom scales.
16 The Navigation Page provides active guidance with a r otating compass ring that shows your course over ground (track) while you’r e moving and a bearing pointer to indicate the current direction to your destination (bearing) r elative to the course over ground.
17 Navigation Navigation Page The options include: Stop Navigation - “ Grayed out” unless you are navigating on a Goto, T rack, or Route. Bearing Pointer/ Course Pointer - T oggles between Bearing (always directed at destination) and Course (distinctive with dots across center of compass, shows amount of correction needed to be back on course.
18 Navigation To Setup the Navigation P age: 1. With the Navigation P age displayed, use the THUMB STICK to highlight the Options Menu button at the top right of the page . Then press it in to display the menu. 2. Use the THUMB STICK to highlight your selection and then press in to select it.
19 T rip Computer The Main P age Selectable Data Fields The T rip Computer Page displays up to eight dif ferent types of navigation data and are user pr ogrammable. Each data ﬁ eld is selectable and can contain one of many data information options. The default settings for these ﬁ elds are shown in the illustration.
20 T rip Computer Options T rip Computer Page T rip Computer Page The T rip Computer pr ovides a variety of data ﬁ elds with read-outs of current information as you travel. The Option Menu for this page provides the fol- lowing options: Reset , Big Numbers , and Restore Defaults .
21 T rip Computer Page Data Fields The list of data ﬁ eld options with deﬁ nitions is in Appendix C, pages 52-53. T rip Computer Data Field Options Menu Options Bearing Course Current Destination .
22 The Main Menu provides you with a dir ectory of the eT rex V enture’ s advanced features. Fr om the Main Menu page you can mark and create new waypoints; ﬁ nd map items such as cities, Points of Interest, etc.; create r outes; save tracks; setup system operating features; or access and use unit accessories.
23 Using the Main Menu The Main Menu provides access to additional eT rex V enture feature pages. The pages listed below pr ovide enhancements to eT rex V enture operation. Pr ess 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.
24 Main Menu Mark The Mark Waypoint P age The Mark W aypoint Page allows you to mark and recor d your current (or any other) 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.
25 Main Menu Mark Options 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 THUMB STICK .
26 Projecting a Waypoint Projecting a waypoint fr om any map item (another waypoint, etc.) allows you to establish a new waypoint on a bearing and distance projected fr om that map item. T o project a waypoint: 1. Select a map item from the Find Menu.
27 Main Menu To delete a waypoint: 1. Use the Find feature to display the waypoint. 2. Open the Options Menu at the top of the page , highlight the ‘Delete Waypoint’ button and then press on the THUMB STICK . T o save Map or Find Menu items as waypoints: 1.
28 These pages are structured with a set of sub-menus and location information pages that guide you through the process of ﬁ nding locations. Use them to construct a Route, establish a direct line of travel (Goto), or when gathering information.
29 Finding a Favorite Favorites are map items and waypoints designated as those you would like to give a special status, as they are frequently used or have other special signiﬁ cance. The process for ﬁ nding favorite waypoints fr om the ‘Favorites’ list is the same as ﬁ nding a regular waypoint.
30 To ﬁ nd a city: 1. Use the THUMB STICK to select the ‘Cities’ option, then press it in to display the ﬁ nd ‘By Name’ or ﬁ nd by ‘Nearest’ prompt. Selecting ‘By Name , displays the k eyboard to eliminate scrolling through the list of cities .
31 In many instances, these categories are subdivided into types, such as in the instance of Food & Drink. When you select Food and Drink from the list of catego- ries, you are then presented with.
32 Using a Goto to Navigate to a Destination The Goto function allows you to create a direct r oute to a destination, (waypoint, city , or point of interest). Once you have accessed the Information Page for an item, use the Goto button at the bottom of the page to initiate travel to a map item using the Map and Navigation Pages for guidance.
33 Creating and Using a Route Route navigation allows you to create a sequence of intermediate waypoints which lead you to your ﬁ nal destination. The eT rex V enture stor es 20 routes, each with up to 50 waypoints. A route can be cr eated and modi- ﬁ ed from the Route Page, and waypoints can be added to a route fr om the Find Menu.
34 Main Menu Routes Options Editing a Route T o remove all waypoints: 1. Select the Route P age options button and press the THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu. 2. Highlight the ‘Remove All’ option and then press in on the THUMB STICK . At the prompt “Do you really want to remove all w aypoints from the route?”, select “Y es”.
35 T o review a waypoint: 1. Select the waypoint from the Route Waypoints List and press the THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu for the waypoint. 2. Highlight ‘Review’ and then press in on the THUMB STICK to display the Information P age . 3.
36 Main Menu Routes Options 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 Waypoints List and press the THUMB STICK in to access the Options Menu for the waypoint.
37 Navigating a Route on the Map Page Navigation Page with Bearing Pointer Main Menu Routes Options 3. Drag the line to a map item or other location where you want to establish a new w aypoint and then press in on the THUMB STICK to place the new waypoint.
38 Main Menu 3. Move to the Map P age to view the route and the position icon indicating your current location. 4. Begin moving, watching directional information on the Navigation P age or progress on the Map P age .
39 Using T rack Logs The eT rex V enture draws an electr onic 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.
40 T racks Options Main Menu T o save and use a T rack Log: 1. Access the ‘T racks’ page from the Main Menu. The 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.
41 The Setup Menu The Setup Pages allow you to customize your eT rex V enture to your personal preferences. Y ou can choose time settings, units of measure, display backlighting and contrast settings, heading measurement, interface options and system operating mode.
42 Units Page The Units features are best used by individuals with a working knowledge of map grids and datums. T o learn more about these subjects, visit the National Imagery and Mapping Agency at http:// www .nima.mil or inquir e at your library . Position Format - Allows you to choose from differ ent grid formats.
43 Setup Options Main Menu Display Page Y ou can adjust the amount of time that the backlight- ing feature stays on and adjust the screen contrast. Backlighting Timeout - Choose fr om Stays On, to delays of 15 seconds, 30 seconds, one, or two minutes before timing out.
44 Main Menu Setup Options Interface Page The Interface Settings Page allows you to choose from differ ent input/output serial data formats. This feature is used when connecting to external NMEA devices, a DGPS beacon receiver , a personal computer , etc.
45 Setup Options Main Menu System Page The System Setup Page allows you to change: GPS - Choose one of the four GPS options other than ‘Normal’ to signiﬁ cantly save battery power .
46 Accessories Main Menu Accessories Menu The accessory pages (features which enhance the unit operation, but are not essential) include: sun and moon position relative to a location, a calendar , a hunting and ﬁ shing best times record, and an ar ea calculator .
47 Calendar 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 reference notes for multiple months and for months in years yet to come.
48 NOTE: The times displayed are the rec- ognized best and good times for hunting and ﬁ shing. But, be certain that they are not in conﬂ ict with state and local game laws which may vary from location to location. It is your responsibility to know and abide by these laws .
49 Area Calculator This feature pr ovides you an area calculation as you move about a location or view a saved track. The area calculation displays in acres, hectares, and squar e feet, square yar ds, square meters, square kilometers, and square miles.
50 Appendix A Physical Case: Fully-gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy , waterproof to IPX7 stan- dards (waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes) Size: 4.
51 Appendix B T o obtain accessories, see your local dealer or visit the Garmin web site at www .garmin.com and click on How T o Buy . Automotive Mounting Bracket: Can be temporarily or permanently mounted on the dash. (Shown at right) Carry Lanyard: Pr ovides convenient method for car - rying the eT rex V enture.
52 Appendix C The following data ﬁ eld options are available on the Map, Navigation, and T rip Computer Main Pages. Bearing - The direction from your current location to a destination. Course - T he direction from your starting location to a destination.
53 Appendix C T o Course - The compass direction you must go in order to get back to the original course . T rip Odometer - A running tally of distance travelled since last reset. T rip Time - Moving - T otal time the unit has been moving since the last reset of the trip timers .
54 MapSource Setup T ransferring MapSource Map Data If you have purchased a Garmin MapSour ce™ CD-ROM mapping program you may want to transfer detailed Points of Interest (POI) data before beginning use, to provide your unit with maximum Find featur es.
55 Appendix E Symptom Probable Cause Remedy T o resolve pr oblems that cannot be remedied using this guide, contact Garmin Customer Service at: 913-397-8200 or 800-800-1020 Unit does not turn on. Unit does not turn ON, even with new batteries. The unit turns On, then turns Off.
56 Appendix F Power (+) Data Out Data In Ground (-) Ground (-) Data Out Data In Green White Black Data Cable eT rex V enture Connector Interface formats are selected fr om the Setup ‘Interface Page’ on page 44 of this manual.
57 Index A Accessories 51 Accessories Menu 46 Accessories Page 23 Accuracy Circle 10 Activate a Goto 32 Alignment Bar 2 Amount of Memory Used 45 Area Calculator 49 Arrow , Panning 2, 10–12, 29 Autom.
58 Index Date and T ime Setup 45 Status 45 Status W indow 23 Daylight Savings T ime 41 Delete Note 47 Route 34 W aypoint 27 Demo Mode 45 Destination 13, 18, 21 Detail, Map 14 Differ ential GPS (DGPS) .
59 Index How T o (continued) create a r oute 33 create a waypoint 24–25 delete a route 34 delete a waypoint 27 display position in two formats on same page 21 edit a waypoint 26 ﬁ nd a city 29–3.
60 Map Page 4, 8, 9, 10 Map Page Options 11–15 Map Scale 9, 10 Marking Location 12 Options 26 W aypoint 23, 24 Maximum Speed 14, 18, 21, 52 Measure Distance 11, 15 Memory Used 45 MGRS 21 Modes Demo 45 Normal 45 Moving A vg.
61 Route (continued) Route Page 23 Using 33 R TCM In 44 R TCM In/NMEA Out 44 R TCM In/T ext Out 44 S Satellite Page 4–7 Saved T racks 14 Saving the T rack Log 39–40 Selecting a W aypoint 28 Serial.
62 Using (continued) Map Page 9–10 Route 33 T rack Log 39–40 UTM 21 V V elocity Made Good 14, 18, 21, 53 V ertical Speed 14, 18, 21, 53 View Hunt and Fish 48 Sun and Moon 46 View W aypoints on Rou.
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