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owner’ s manual and r efer ence guide eT r ex V ista TM personal navigator ® VistaOMCover.indd 1 9/20/2002, 10:21:29 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 9AQ U.
i Thank you for choosing the GARMIN eT rex V ista. T o get the most from your new eT rex Vista, take time to read through this owner’ s manual in order to understand all of the operating features.
ii Introduction FCC Compliance Statement The eT rex Vista 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 respon- sibility of the owner/operator of the eT rex Vista to secure the GPS unit so that it will not interfere with the vehicle’ s operating controls, obstruct the driver’ s view of driving conditions, or cause damage or personal injury in the event of an accident.
iv Introduction W arnings and Precautions 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 accu- racy and performance of all GPS equipment.
v Introduction Software License Agreement Maintenance secrets of GARMIN and that the Software in sour ce code form remains a valuable trade secret of GARMIN.
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.
viii Options ......................................................27 Main Menu The Main Page ...........................................28 Setting the Correct T ime Zone ..............28 Using the Main Menu ...........................29 Mark Options .
1 Setup and Featur es Before you begin to explore the eT rex Vista’ s operat- ing features, you should be familiar with the information contained in the Quick Start which includes instructions for i.
2 Featur es and Button Function The PA G E button: • Press to cycle thr ough main pages. • Press and hold to turn the electronic compass On/Of f. The POWER button: • Press and hold to turn the unit On/Off. • Press to toggle display backlighting On/Of f.
3 Installing the Batteries The eT rex Vista 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.
4 Getting Started Main P age Basics All of the information you need to operate the eT rex Vista can be found on six 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, Altimeter Page, T rip Computer , and Main Menu Page.
5 Satellite The Main P age Satellite P age with 9 Satellites Being T rack ed and WAAS Enabled. WAAS Satellite is No . 35 and ‘D’ in Signal Bars for GPS Satellites Center (Satellite overhead) Statu.
6 Satellite Because the eT rex Vista relies on satellite signals to provide you with navigational guidance, the unit’ s view of the sky determines how fast you achieve navigational status. GPS signals do not travel through r ocks, buildings, people, metal, or heavy tree cover so for best results, keep the unit in clear view of the sky .
7 T o 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 .
8 Navigating Active Navigation is supported by three of the six 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 “trail” (track log) of your movements. The map also displays geographic details such as rivers, lakes, highways, and towns.
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. As you travel, the map display leaves a “trail” (track log) of where you’ve been. The map display also shows the map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways, and towns.
11 Map Options Map Page Options Menu with ‘Pan Map’ selected. When no active navigation is being used ‘Stop Navigation’ displays. 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 navi- gating on a Goto, Route or T rack in progress. T o stop navigation: 1. Select ‘Stop Navigation’ and then press in on the CLICK STICK . When there is no active navigation, the ‘Stop Naviga- tion’ option is “grayed out” and is non-functional.
14 Setup Options Map Page Setup T racks Setup Map Featur es Setup T ext Setup Map Data The ‘ Setup Map’ option displays the ﬁ ve Map Setup Pages, each accessed by an on-screen button.
15 Map 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 .
16 The Navigation Page provides active guidance with a r otating compass ring that shows your course over ground (track) while you’re 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: Sight ‘N Go - Use the Sight ‘N Go featur e to locate a landmark visually and then lock in a magnetic head- ing to it. Stop Navigation - “ Grayed out” unless you ar e navigating on a Goto, T rack, or Route.
18 Navigation 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. 2. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight your selection and then press in to select it.
19 Navigation When you manually turn the Compass Off, it stays off until you manually turn it On again. Sometimes, however , when you turn the Compass On, the eT rex Vista overrides the Compass and uses the GPS r eceiver to track your heading. The criteria for switching between the Compass and the GPS is customized on the ‘Heading’ Setup Page.
20 Options Navigation T o change data ﬁ elds: 1. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight the desired data ﬁ eld and then press it in to display the list of data options . 2. Select the desired option from the list and press in on the CLICK STICK . (For deﬁ nitions, see Appendix C, pages 60-61.
21 The Altimeter Page provides the user with the current elevation, rate of ascent/ descent, a proﬁ le of elevation changes over distance or time, or a pr oﬁ le of pressure changes over time.
22 Altimeter Altimeter Page Options Menu Altimeter Page with Elevation Plot Displayed The Altimeter Page provides you with a variety of elevation information: A Status W indow that displays cur - rent.
23 Altimeter View Pressur e Plots/Elevation When selecting the ‘View Elevation Plot’ option you can plot a proﬁ le of elevation changes that occur as you navigate over a set distance or period of time. When you select ‘View Pr essure Plot’ you can view a recor d of changes in barometric pr essure for a set period of time.
24 Options Altimeter View Points The ‘View Points’ option allows you to scr oll through the stored elevation pr oﬁ le and to view a single point along the proﬁ le. When the pointer is stopped at a loca- tion along the proﬁ le, the display shows the elevation, time of day and date the point was created.
25 Calibration Page with ‘Number’ keyboar d displayed. Enter known altitude, highlight ‘OK’ and pr ess in on the CLICK STICK to calibrate the altimeter . Options Altimeter at your current location, information you can obtain fr om a map or other reliable sour ce.
26 The T rip Computer Page displays up to eight different 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.
27 T rip Computer Page The T rip Computer provides a variety of data ﬁ elds with read-outs of current information as you travel. The list of data ﬁ eld options and deﬁ nitions is in Appendix C, pages 60-61. The Option Menu for this page provides the following options: Reset , Big Numbers , and Restore Defaults .
28 The Main Menu provides you with a dir ectory of the eT rex V ista’ s advanced features. From the Main Menu page you can mark and cr eate new waypoints; ﬁ nd map items such as cities, interstate exits, addresses, points of interest, etc.; cr eate routes; save tracks; setup system operating features; or access and use unit accessories.
29 Using the Main Menu The Main Menu provides access to additional eT rex Vista featur e pages. The pages listed below provide enhancements to eT rex Vista 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.
30 Main Menu Mark The Mark Waypoint P age 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.
31 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 CLICK STICK .
32 Using the keyboar d to edit Projecting a W aypoint 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.
33 Main Menu T o save Map or Find Menu items as waypoints: 1. Access the Information P age for the desired item (highlighted from the map or selected from the Find Menu). 2. Open the Options Menu at the top of the page , select ‘Save As W aypoint’ and press in on the CLICK STICK to save the item to the Waypoints List.
34 Finding a W aypoint W aypoints that you have created and stored in the eT rex Vista 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 as explained on the previous page.
35 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.
36 To ﬁ nd a city: 1. Use the CLICK 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 .
37 Find Options Main Menu 5. Scroll through the list to highlight the desired exit. 6. Press in on the CLICK STICK to display the Infor - mation P age for that exit. This page contains the exit description with a list of available services near that exit along with the distance and bearing ﬁ elds .
38 Finding a Point of Inter est - (Continued) Once you have selected an item, you can display the Information Page for that item. Y ou can then use the on- screen buttons to ‘Goto’ or view the location on the ‘Map’; or use the Options Menu for more choices.
39 2. Use the CLICK STICK to highlight ‘ Address’ and press it in to display the ‘Find Address’ page. 3. Highlight the’ Number’ ﬁ eld and use the keyboard for entering numbers . 4. Move to the ‘Street’ ﬁ eld using the CLICK STICK .
40 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.
41 Creating and Using a Route Route navigation allows you to create a sequence of intermediate waypoints which lead you to your ﬁ nal des- tination. The eT rex Vista stores 20 r outes, 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 from the Find Menu.
42 Main Menu Routes Options 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.
43 2. Select ’Restore Defaults’ and then press in on the CLICK STICK to restore factory settings . T o review a waypoint: 1. Select the waypoint from the Route Waypoints List and press the CLICK STICK in to access the Options Menu for the waypoint.
44 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 CLICK STICK in to access the Options Menu for the waypoint.
45 Navigating a Route on the Map Page Navigation Page with Bearing Pointer Main Menu Routes Options press in on the CLICK STICK to place the new waypoint. A waypoint information page displays . Press the on-screen ‘OK’ button to save the new waypoint, then press it again after returning to the Route Map .
46 Main Menu Navigating a Route (Continued) bottom of the page and then press in on the CLICK STICK to begin navigating the route . The screen changes to the Navigation P age. 3. Move to the Map P age to view the route and the position icon indicating your current location.
47 Using T rack Logs The eT rex Vista 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 informa- tion about points along its path, including time, and position.
48 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.
49 The Setup Menu The Setup Pages allow you to customize your eT rex Vista to your personal pr eferences. Y ou can choose time settings, units of measure, display backlighting and contrast settings, heading measurement, interface options and system operating mode.
50 Units Page 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 . Position Format - Allows you to choose from differ ent grid formats.
51 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.
52 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.
53 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 .
54 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, an ar ea calculator , and a basic calculator .
55 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.
56 NO TE: The times displayed are the recog- nized 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 .
57 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.
58 Appendix A Physical Case: Fully-gask eted, high-impact plastic alloy , waterproof to IPX7 stan- dards (waterproof to one meter for 30 minutes) Size: 4.
59 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 Lanyar d: Provides convenient method for carrying the eT rex V ista.
60 Appendix C The following data ﬁ eld options are available on the Map, Navigation, Altimeter , and T rip Computer Main Pages. Options available only on the Altimeter Page are listed on Page 61. Bearing - The direction from your current location to a destination.
61 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 urn - The angle difference (in degrees) between the bearing to your destination and your current line of travel.
62 MapSource Setup T ransferring MapSour ce Map Data If you have purchased a GARMIN MapSour ce™ CD-ROM mapping program you may want to transfer detailed map data before beginning use, to pr ovide your unit with maximum Find features and mapping capability .
63 Appendix E Symptom Probable Cause Remedy T o resolve problems 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.
64 Appendix F Power (+) Data Out Data In Ground (-) Ground (-) Data Out Data In Green Whit e Black Data Cable eT rex Vista Connector Interface formats are selected fr om the Setup ‘Interface Page’ on page 52 of this manual.
65 Index A Accessories ................................................ 59 Accessories Menu ...................................... 54 Accessories Page ........................................ 29 Accuracy Circle ........................................
66 Index Course........................................... 14, 20, 60 Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) .............. 17 Course Pointer .......................................... 17 Creating a Route ........................................ 41 Current Destination .
67 Index Limited W arranty vi, vii Proprietary Sentences 64 Getting Started ............................................ 1 Glide Ratio .................................... 20, 25, 60 Destination (Dest) 20, 25, 60 Global Positioning System (GPS) ......
68 set GPS Switch 51 set the backlighting timeout 51 set the date 56 set the date and time 54 set the location 54, 56 set the month and year 55 set the time 49 show Data Fields 13 show Nav Status 13 s.
69 Nearest (W aypoints, Cities, Exits, etc.) 33–38 New Location .......................................... 6, 7 NMEA ........................................... 52, 58, 64 NMEA Out ................................................ 52 Normal Mode ....
70 Sight ‘N’ Go ............................................... 17 Software License Agreement ....................... iv Software V ersion (operating) ............... 29, 53 Speciﬁ cations ............................................ 58 Speed ..
71 Marking 30 Naming 30 Symbols 30 WGS 84 (W orld Geodetic Survey 1984) .... 50 W iring Diagram ......................................... 64 www .GARMIN.com ................................... vii www .nima.mil ........................................
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