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    eT rex ® owner ’s manual for use with models 10, 20, 20x, 30, 30x[...]

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    © 201 1–2015 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries All rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual may not be copied, in whole or in part, without the written consent of Garmin. Garmin reserves the right to change or improve its products and to make changes in the content of this manual without obligation to notify any person or organizatio[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 3 T able of Contents T able of Contents Getting Started ........................ 5 Device Overview............................ 5 Using the eT rex Keys .................... 6 Battery Information ........................ 7 T urning the Device On or Off ......... 8 Satellite Signals ............................. 8 Registering [...]

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    4 eT rex Owner ’ s Manual T able of Contents Setting the Device T ones ............. 31 Map Settings................................ 31 T racks Settings ............................ 32 Changing the Units of Measure ... 33 T ime Settings ............................... 33 Position Format Settings ............. 33 Heading Settings .................[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 5 Getting Started Getting Started  W ARNING See the Important Safety and Pr oduct Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information. When using your device the rst time, you should complete these tasks to set up the device and get to know the basic features. 1. Install the batte[...]

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    6 eT rex Owner ’ s Manual Getting Started ➏ ➒ ➑ ➐ ➏ Mini-USB port (under weather cap) ➐ Battery cover ➑ Battery cover locking ring ➒ Mounting spine Using the eT rex Keys • Move the Thumb Stick up, down, left, and right to highlight menu selections or to move around the map. • Press the center of the Thumb Stick to select the h[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 7 Getting Started Battery Information  W ARNING The temperature rating for the device (-4°F to 158°F , or -20 to 70°C) may exceed the usable range of some batteries. Alkaline batteries can rupture at high temperatures. notice Alkaline batteries lose a signicant amount of their capacity as temperature decreases. The[...]

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    8 eT rex Owner ’ s Manual Getting Started T urning the Device On or Off Hold . Satellite Signals After the device is turned on, it begins acquiring satellite signals. The device may need a clear view of the sky to acquire satellite signals. When the GPS bars on the backlight page ( page 40 ) are solid green, your device has acquired satellite sig[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 9 W aypoints, Routes, and T racks W aypoints, Routes, and T racks W aypoints W aypoints are locations you record and store in the device. Creating a W aypoint Y ou can save your current location as a waypoint. 1. Select Mark W aypoint . 2. Select an option: • T o save the waypoint without changes, select Done . • T o ma[...]

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    10 eT rex Owner ’s Manual W aypoints, Routes, and T racks Increasing the Accuracy of a W aypoint Location W aypoint averaging allows you to increase the accuracy of a waypoint location by collecting multiple samples of the waypoint location. 1. Select W aypoint A veraging . 2. Select a waypoint. 3. Move to the location. 4. Select Start . 5. When [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 1 1 W aypoints, Routes, and T racks Where T o? Menu Y ou can use the Where T o? menu to nd a destination to navigate to. Not all Where T o? categories are available in all areas and maps. Additional Maps Y ou can use additional maps on the eT rex 20x and eTrex 30x, such as BirdsEye ™ satellite imagery , BlueChart ® g2[...]

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    12 eT rex Owner ’s Manual W aypoints, Routes, and T racks Finding an Address Y ou can use optional City Navigator maps to search for addresses. 1. Select Where T o? > Addresses . 2. If necessary , enter the country or state. 3. Enter the city or postal code. NOTE : Not all map data provides postal code searching. 4. Select the city . 5. Enter [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 13 W aypoints, Routes, and T racks Editing a Route 1. Select Route Planner . 2. Select a route. 3. Select Edit Route . 4. Select a point. 5. Select an option: • T o view the point on the map, select Review . • T o change the order of the point on the route, select Move Down or Move Up . • T o add an additional point o[...]

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    14 eT rex Owner ’s Manual W aypoints, Routes, and T racks T racks A track is a recording of your path. The track log contains information about points along the recorded path, including time, location, and elevation for each point. Recording T rack Logs 1. Select Setup > T racks > T rack Log . 2. Select Record , Do Not Show or Record , Show[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 15 W aypoints, Routes, and T racks Saving the Current T rack The track being recorded is called the current track. 1. Select T rack Manager > Current T rack . 2. Select what you want to save: • Select Save T rack . • Select Save Portion , and select a portion. Viewing T rack Information 1. Select T rack Manager . 2. [...]

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    16 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Navigation Navigation Y ou can navigate a route, a track, to a waypoint, to a geocache, or to any saved location in the device. Y ou can use the map ( page 16 ) or compass ( page 17 ) to navigate to your destination. Navigating to a Destination Y ou can navigate to a destination using the map or compass. 1. Select Where [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 17 Navigation • Select a location on the map, and the bar at the top of the screen shows information about the selected location. Navigating a Driving Route Driving route navigation is only available on the eT rex 20x and eTrex 30x. Before you can use the map, you must purchase and load City Navigator maps. If you plan to[...]

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    18 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Navigation Y ou should calibrate the compass after moving long distances, experiencing temperature changes, or changing the batteries. 1. Select Compass > menu > Calibrate Compass > Start . 2. Follow the on-screen instructions. Navigating with the Bearing Pointer When navigating to a destination, points to your [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 19 Navigation between dots on the course deviation indicator . Navigating with the Course Pointer Before you can navigate with the course pointer , you must change the pointer setting to Course (CDI) ( page 34 ). 1. Begin navigation to a destination ( page 16 ). 2. Select Compass . 3. Use the course pointer to navigate to t[...]

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    20 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Navigation Calibrating the Barometric Altimeter Y ou can manually calibrate the barometric altimeter if you know the correct elevation or the correct barometric pressure. 1. Go to a location where the elevation or barometric pressure is known. 2. Select Elevation Plot > menu > Calibrate Altimeter . 3. Follow the on[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 21 Geocaches Geocaches A geocache is like a hidden treasure. Geocaching is when you hunt for hidden treasures using GPS coordinates posted online by those hiding the geocache. Downloading Geocaches 1. Connect your device to a computer ( page 44 ). 2. Go to www /geocaching . 3. If necessary , create an account. 4[...]

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    22 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Geocaches 2. Select items to lter . 3. Select an option: • T o apply the lter to the geocache list, select Search . • T o save the lter , select back . After it is saved, the lter is automatically named. Y ou can access the custom lter from the geocaches list. Editing a Custom Geocache Filter 1. Select[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 23 Geocaches • T o enter a comment about looking for the cache or the cache itself, select Add Comment , enter a comment, and select Done . chirp ™ chirp programming and searching is available on the eT rex 30x. A chirp is a small Garmin accessory that you can program and leave in a geocache. Only the owner of the chirp[...]

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    24 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Applications Applications Sharing Data The eT rex 30x can share information wirelessly . Y our device can send or receive data when connected to another compatible device. Y ou can share waypoints, geocaches, routes, and tracks. Sending and Receiving Data Wirelessly Before you can share data wirelessly , you must be with[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 25 Applications Calculating the Size of an Area 1. Select Area Calculation > Start . 2. W alk around the perimeter of the area you want to calculate. 3. Select Calculate when nished. Using the Calculator The device has a standard calculator and a degree calculator . 1. Select Calculator . 2. Complete an action: • Us[...]

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    26 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Applications Setting an Alarm If you are not currently using the device, you can set the device to turn on at a specic time. 1. Select Alarm Clock . 2. Select the clock numbers to set the time, and select Done . 3. Select T urn Alarm On . 4. Select an option. The alarm sounds at the selected time. If the device is off[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 27 Applications Simulating a Location Before you can simulate a location, you must turn off GPS ( page 26 ). 1. Select Satellite > menu > Use With GPS Off . 2. Select menu > Set Location On Map . 3. Select a location. 4. Select Use .[...]

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    28 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device Customizing Y our Device Customizing the Main Menu Select menu > Change Item Order to change the item order on the main menu. Customizing Specic Pages Data elds display information about your location or other specied data. Dashboards are a custom grouping of data that can be helpful [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 29 Customizing Y our Device Customizing Dashboards 1. Open the page for which you want to customize the dashboard. 2. Select an option: • From the map, select menu > Setup Map > Data Fields > Dashboard . • From the compass or trip computer , select menu > Change Dashboard . 3. Select a dashboard. Proles P[...]

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    30 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device Editing a Prole Name 1. Select Setup > Proles . 2. Select a prole. 3. Select Edit Name . 4. Enter the new name. 5. Select Done . Deleting a Prole 1. Select Setup > Proles . 2. Select a prole. 3. Select Delete > Y es . System Settings Select Setup > System . • GPS ?[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 31 Customizing Y our Device ( Night ), or automatically switches between the two based on the sunrise time and the sunset time for your current location ( Auto ). ◦ Day Background Color —sets the background image used in day mode. ◦ Day Highlight Color —sets the color for selections in day mode. ◦ Night Background[...]

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    32 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device • Data Fields —selects the number and size of the data elds to display on the map. • Advanced Map Setup —sets the zoom levels, the text size, and the detail level of the map. ◦ Auto Zoom —automatically selects the appropriate zoom level for optimal use on your map. When Off is sele[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 33 Customizing Y our Device • Auto Archive —selects an automatic archive method to organize your tracks. Tracks are saved and cleared automatically based on the user setting. • Color (eT rex 20x/30x) —changes the color of the track line on the map. Changing the Units of Measure Y ou can customize units of measure fo[...]

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    34 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device • Map Datum —sets the coordinate system on which the map is structured. • Map Spheroid —shows the coordinate system the device is using. The default coordinate system is WGS 84. Heading Settings This function is available on the eT rex 30x. Select Setup > Heading . • Display —sets [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 35 Customizing Y our Device • Barometer Mode ◦ V ariable Elevation —allows the barometer to measure changes in elevation while you are moving. ◦ Fixed Elevation —assumes the device is stationary at a xed elevation. Therefore, the barometric pressure should change only due to weather . • Pressur e T rending ?[...]

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    36 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device • Found Geocaches —allows you to edit the number of geocaches found. This number automatically increases as you log a nd ( page 22 ). • Filter Setup — page 21 . • chirp ™ Searching — page 23 . • Program chirp ™ —programs the chirp accessory . See the chirp Owner ’ s Manua[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 37 Customizing Y our Device • Lock On Road —locks the position icon, which represents your position on the map, onto the nearest road. • Off Road T ransitions —available only for some activities. ◦ Auto —automatically routes you to the next point. ◦ Manual —allows you to select the next point on the route. ?[...]

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    38 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Customizing Y our Device • Marine Alarm Setup ◦ Anchor Drag Alarm —alarm sounds when you exceed a specied drift distance while anchored. ◦ Off Course Alarm —alarm sounds when you are off course by a specied distance. ◦ Deep W ater/Shallow W ater — alarm sounds when you enter water of a specic depth[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 39 Customizing Y our Device Restoring Specic Page Settings Y ou can restore the settings for the map, compass, and trip computer . 1. Open the page for which you will restore the settings. 2. Select menu > Restore Defaults . Restoring All Default Settings Y ou can reset all the setup values to the original settings. S[...]

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    40 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Device Information Device Information Adjusting the Screen NOTE : The backlight brightness may be limited when the remaining capacity in the batteries is low . Extensive use of screen backlighting can signicantly reduce battery life. 1. While the device is on, press . 2. Move the Thumb Stick left and right to adjust t[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 41 Device Information Specications W ater resistance Rugged plastic, waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 Battery type 2 AA batteries, (alkaline, NiMH, lithium, or precharged NiMH) Battery Life Up to 25 hours Operating temperature range From -4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C) About the Batteries  W ARNING The temperature ratin[...]

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    42 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Device Information Long-T erm Storage When you do not plan to use the device for several months, remove the batteries. Stored data is not lost when batteries are removed. Caring for the Device notice A void chemical cleaners and solvents which can damage plastic components. Cleaning the Device 1. Dampen a clean cloth wit[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 43 Device Information Data Management NOTE : The device is not compatible with W indows ® 95, 98, Me, or NT . It is also not compatible with Mac ® OS 10.3 and earlier . File T ypes The device supports these le types. • Files from BaseCamp ™ or HomePort ™ Go to http://www . • GPI custom POI les fr[...]

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    44 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Device Information 4. Place the microSD card ➋ in the device with the gold contacts facing down. 5. Close the card holder . 6. Slide the card holder toward the top of the device to lock it. 7. Replace the batteries ( page 7 ). 8. Replace the battery cover , and turn the D-ring clockwise. Connecting the Device to a Comp[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 45 Device Information 4. Open the “Garmin” or memory card drive/volume. 5. Select Edit > Paste . TIP: Y ou must put geocache les in the GarminGPX folder . Deleting Files notice If you do not know the purpose of a le, do not delete it. Y our device memory contains important system les that should not be dele[...]

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    46 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Appendix Appendix Optional Accessories Optional accessories, such as mounts, maps, tness accessories, and replacement parts, are available at http://buy or from your Garmin dealer . Optional Maps Y ou can purchase additional maps, such as BirdsEye satellite imagery , Garmin custom maps, Inland Lakes, TOPO,[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 47 Appendix Tips for Pairing ANT+ Accessories with Y our Garmin Device • V erify that the ANT+ accessory is compatible with your Garmin device. • Before you pair the ANT+ accessory with your Garmin device, move (33 ft. or 10 m) away from other ANT+ accessories. • Bring the Garmin device within range (10 ft. or 3 m) of[...]

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    48 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Appendix Data Field Description Barometer The calibrated current pressure. Battery Level The remaining battery power . Bearing The direction from your current location to a destination. Cadence (cadence accessory required) Revolutions of the crank arm or strides per minute. Course The direction from your starting locatio[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 49 Appendix Data Field Description Glide Ratio to Dest. The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination elevation. GPS Signal Strength The strength of the GPS signal. Heading The direction you are moving. Heart Rate (heart rate monitor required) Y our heart rate in beats per m[...]

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    50 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Appendix Data Field Description Speed - Overall Avg. Y our average speed since last reset. Sunrise The time of sunrise based on your GPS position. Sunset The time of sunset based on your GPS position. T ime of Day The current time of day based on your time settings (format, time zone, and daylight saving time). T ime to [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 51 Appendix Data Field Description V ert. Speed to Dest. The measurement of your rate of ascent or descent to a predetermined altitude. V ertical Speed Y our rate of altitude gain or loss over time. W aypoint at Dest. The last point on a route to your destination. W aypoint at Next The next point on your route.[...]

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    52 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Appendix T roubleshooting Problem Solution The device does not respond. How do I reset the device? 1. Remove the batteries. 2. Reinstall the batteries. NOTE : This does not erase any of your data or settings. I want to reset all the customized settings back to the factory defaults. Select Setup > Reset > Reset All [...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 53 Appendix Problem Solution My device is connected to the computer , but it will not go into mass storage mode. Y ou may have loaded a corrupted le. 1. Disconnect the device from your computer . 2. T urn off the device. 3. Hold while you connect the device to your computer . 4. Continue holding for 30 seconds or until t[...]

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    54 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Index Index A AA batteries selecting the type 30 accessories 46 , 53 tness 46 acquiring satellite signals 52 active route 13 addresses 12 advanced map setup 32 alarms clock 26 marine 38 proximity 24 tones for 31 almanac hunting and shing 25 sunrise and sunset 25 altimeter calibrating 20 plot type 35 settings 34 ANT[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 55 Index data elds 28 device settings 30–39 proles 29 D data elds 28 options 47 deleting les 45 proles 30 routes 13 tracks 15 waypoints 9 display backlight timeout 30 screen capture 30 settings 30 downloading geocaches 21 software 40 driving routes 37 E editing proles 30 routes 12 waypoints 9 elevation p[...]

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    56 eT rex Owner ’s Manual Index memory card 43 microSD card 43 moon phase 25 myGarmin 8 N navigating 16 driving routes 17 to a geocache 22 to waypoints 9 with bearing pointer 18 with course pointer 19 north up 31 O orientation, map 31 P pages 39 adding 39 removing 39 position format 33 power key 8 proles 29 changing 29 creating 29 selecting 29[...]

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    eT rex Owner ’s Manual 57 Index tones 31 tracks 14–16 archiving 15 clearing current 15 deleting 15 proles 15 recording 14 , 32 saving 15 setup 32 viewing 15 track up 31 transferring les 44 using USB 44 wirelessly 24 trip computer 20 restore 39 troubleshooting 52 U unit ID 40 units of measure 33 updating software 40 USB cable 52 connecting[...]

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    © 201 1–2015 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries Garmin International, Inc. 1200 East 151 st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA Garmin (Europe) Ltd. Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9LR UK Garmin Corporation No. 68, Zhangshu 2 nd Road, Xizhi Dist., New T aipei City , 221, T aiwan (R.O.C.) www June 2015 [...]