Whistler GOLF GPS GLF-125 User Manual

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The Whistler Group, Inc. - Corporate Offices 3604 NW Frontage Road

Bentonville, AR 72712 1-800-531-0004

The Whistler Group, Inc. - Customer Return Center

551 North 13th Street

Rogers, AR 72756

www.whistlergroup.com

© 2010 The Whistler Group, Inc.

GolfDigest GPS is a registered trademark of Conde’ Nast Publications. All rights reserved. P/N 505101-2Rev 2

OWNER’S MANUAL

GLF-125Golf GPS

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3

Feature - Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5

Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

GPS Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Battery Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Selecting and Downloading Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11

Power On and Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13

Icon Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15

Setting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-23

Unit of Measure

Auto Detect Function

Time Zone

Resetting Features

Using the Flip Up Belt Clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25Get Ready toPlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27

Selecting a Golf Course Select the Front or Back 9 Select the hole

Green Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-29Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-32FCCInformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-34Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-38Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Time DST

Delete Golf

Time Format

Version

Backlight

Green Range

Introduction

Dear Whistler Customer,

Thank you for purchasing a Golf GPS from the Whistler Group. The GLF series units can store up to 32 courses from the over 15,000 courses available.

If you have questions concerning the operation of this Whistler product please call:

Customer Service

1-800-531-0004

Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT or visit our website www.whistlergroup.com

Please keep the receipt in a safe place. For warranty verification purposes, a copy of your dated store receipt must accompany any unit sent in for warranty work. If the unit is returned without a dated store receipt, an out of warranty service charge applies.

Design and specifications could be changed without prior notice.

All intellectual property rights and copyrights for the manual, hardware, and related software are protected by applicable law. This manual may not be copied, reprinted, or reproduced in any manner without the written permission of the Whistler Group.

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Introduction

Important PC information requirements:

A PC running XP, Vista or Windows 7 OS with at least one USB port. Sorry, Mac is not supported.

Note: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by the dated store receipt. Record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the warranty section of the manual.

To fully acquaint yourself with the operation of your Golf GPS, we recommend reading this entire manual or visiting our FAQ page on our website www.whistlergroup.com

Enjoy your Golf GPS.

Sincerely,

The Whistler Group, Inc.

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Features

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Feature Descriptions

Whistler’s ergonomic and user-friendlydesign provides a new level of operating convenience. Special features include:

1.USB Port - For connection to a PC for updates.

2.Backlit LCD Display - Offerseasy-to-readdisplay to indicate Green information.

3.GPS Antenna – Compact, high efficiency antenna receives GPS signals.

4.Power/Menu/ESC – Hold for 3 seconds to turn unit on or off. A short press enters the Menu mode or escapes the current operation.

5.Up Button - Allows scrolling in menu mode.

6.Enter/OK/Mark Button- A short press confirms selection or switches front/back distance to the fly distance. Hold for 3 seconds to mark a position.

7.Down Button – Allows scrolling in menu mode.

8.Battery Compartment - Compartment for 2 AAA Alkaline batteries.

9.Flip Up Belt Clip - Secures the unit to a belt. Allows the unit to flip up to be viewed without removing the unit from the belt clip.

10.USB Cable - Connects the unit to a PC to download courses.

11.Batteries - 2 AAA batteries that power the unit.

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Important Information

Warnings

Pleasereadtheguidelinesbelow,sincefailuretodosomayresultinmis-useoftheequipmentandmaybedangerousorillegal.

Itistheuser’sresponsibilitytousethisproductprudentlyandthisunitshouldnotbeused whiledrivinganyvehicleincludinggolfcarts.Alwaysplacetheunitinasecureareato avoidanyimpactwhichcouldcausedamagetoit..

Anydamagecausedbyincorrectbatteryplacementorbatteryleakageisnotcovered underthiswarranty.

Contactwithrainorwatershouldbeavoidedastheunitisnotwaterproof.

Shouldyouexperienceanyproblemswithyourunit,pleasecontact CustomerService atwww.whistlergroup.comor800-531-0004.Donotattemptanyrepairsonyourownasthismayvoidthewarranty.

GPS Information

TheGlobalPositioningSystem(GPS)isoperatedbythegovernmentoftheUnitedStates, whichissolelyresponsibleforitsaccuracyandmaintenance.Thesystemissubjectto changeswhichcouldaffecttheaccuracyandperformanceofallGPSequipment.. Coverage/receptionlevelsmaybeadverselyaffectedbyforestsand/orbuildings.Optimal usagewillbegainedinwideopenareas.

TheunitultilizesSiRFIIItechnology.Itprovidesexceptionalperformanceonandoff thefairway.

Note:Poweringon,theunitwillbeginitssearchforsatellites.Duringthistime,itmaytake severalminutesinordertoreceivesatellitesignals.Itmaytakelongertoreceivesignalsifit hasbeenofffor4ormorehours,orifyoutraveledmorethan100milesawayfromwhen theunitlastreceivedasatellitelock.Whentheunithasalock,theclockwillappear.

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Battery Installation

Removethebatterycompartmentcoverbyslidingthecovertotheedgeoftheunitandliftingup.

Observingcorrectpolarity(+) and(-),insertbatteriesasshown.

Reinstallbatterycompartment cover.

Note:

DONOTmixbatterytypesasthiscandamagethebatteries. •UseAlkalinebatteriesforbestbatterylife.

•Unitdoesnothaverechargingcapabilities.

Important:Ni-Cdbatteriesarenotrecommended.Thesebatterieswillnotprovideenoughcapacitytobeuseful.

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Storing

Storing

When the unit is not in use, please consider the following steps:

1). When not using the GPS, please store it in a dry place and remove the batteries.

2). Do not place it in direct sunlight or extremely hot temperatures.

Note:As with all battery operated devices, remove the batteries when this unit will not be used for an extended period of time. Although the unit is off there is still a slight drain on the batteries. This is why we recommend removing the batteries when not in use. Damage caused by leaky (corrosive) is not covered under warranty.

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Selecting and Downloading Courses

Please note: Golf course map data is provided by GolfDigest GPS. In order to register the GPS unit and receive the free courses, you will exit Whistler’s website and enter a third party website. From there you may purchase additional golf courses at any time. The GLF series models can store up to 32 courses directly on the device.

Instructions for Registering the GolfDigest GPS by Whistler

1) Visit www.whistlerupdates.com and click on the “GolfDigestGPS” link then the

“Register” button. Please note that you will be leaving Whistler’s site and going to GolfDigestGPS’ website when you click this link. You are now at www.golfdigestgps.com and this website will handle the golf course downloads and PC Software requirements for your Golf GPS unit.

2)Click on the “Activate your GolfDigestGPS Device Now” link.

3)Click on the "MapManager Drivers for Windows XP, Vista and Windows7" to download and install the device drivers.

4)After the drivers are installed, go back to this page and click on the “Download MapManager” link. This will download and install the application program.

5)Before proceeding, DO NOT turn your GPS device on. Open

GolfDigest GPS MapManager by clicking on the desktop icon. Once open, connect your device via its USB cable to your PC.

Note: Batteries do not need to be installed to load maps.

 

6) When prompted, enter your email address and a password to create a

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GolfDigest GPS account. Note: One account per email address.

 

Selecting and Downloading Courses

7)Complete the Registration form and submit.

8)Map Search will open for you to search and select your free maps by adding them to your shopping cart and checking out. Your first maps will appear as free maps in the shopping cart. Additional maps can be purchased for a separate fee.

(GLF-125= 5 free)

9)After completing your free map selections/additional purchase(s), your map(s) will appear in your

GolfDigest GPS MapManager's upper left Maps window.

10) Select maps to download to your device by checking the appropriate boxes and clicking the Download Maps button on the toolbar or by selecting the “File->DownloadMaps” menu item. Downloaded maps will appear in your GolfDigest GPS MapManager lower left device window.

11) You are now ready to begin enjoying your GolfDigest GPS by Whistler!

NOTE:

1)Maps are not transferable to another device or user.

2)Internet connection is required to have access to downloaded maps.

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Power On and Main Screen

Power Up and Main Screen

 

 

Powering the unit

Press and hold the Power/Menu/ESC button for approximately 3 seconds to turn on the unit. A welcome image will first appear then change to the golf course selection screen. See “Selecting Golf Course” section for more information.

NOTE: Dashes will be shown in the clock area until the unit receives a satellite lock.

Press and hold the

Power/Menu/Esc button

Turning the unit off

Press the Power/Menu/ESC button for 3 seconds. The unit will display a power off confirmation screen. Press either the Up or Down button to select “YES” then the Enter button to turn off the unit.

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Main Screen

This screen provides battery status, time and the available courses that are saved in the unit’s memory. Use the UP and Down buttons to choose a course and press the enter button to select that course.

NOTE: The time is only displayed when the unit has received a satellite lock.

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Icon Description

Icon

Name

Description

 

Battery

Barsindicatebatterylevel

 

CenterofGreen

Centerpositionofthegreen

 

FrontofGreen

Frontpositionofthegreen

 

BackofGreen

Backpositionofthegreen

 

Settings

Settingsmenu

 

Delete

Deleteselecteditem

 

UnitofMeasure

MetersorYards

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Icon Description

Icon

Name

Description

 

TimeFormat

Selectscorrecttimezone

 

Backlight

Selectsbacklight“ontime”

 

AutoHoleDetect

Automaticallyswitchestothecurrenthole

 

 

whenyouenterteearea

 

Default

Resetsunittofactorysettings

 

Version

Providesfirmwarereleaseversion

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Setting Up

SettingScreen

TheSettingmenuletsyoucustomizetheunittodisplayinformationintheformatthatyou prefer.

Tochangeasetting;

1)PresstheMenubuttontoentertheSettingmenu.

2)PresseithertheUporDownbuttonstoadvancetothenextoption. 3)PresstheEnterbuttontoselectorsavetheoption.

4)PresstheMenubuttontoexitthesettingmenu.

Unit

Settheunitofmeasurementfordistancevaluesonthe unit.Youcansettheunittoeitherofthefollowing:

• Yard(y)

• Meter(m)

Thisfeatureisdefaultedto“Yard”.

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Setting Up

TimeZone

Setthetimezoneinyourarea.Oncetimezoneissetandthesatellitereceptionisacquired, timeisautomaticallysetanddisplayedontheunit.

Select the proper time zone (GMT). Other parts of the world are represented by Negative (-)or Positive (+) numbers.

TimeDST(DaylightSavingsTime)

TurnsonoroffDSTsotimeiscorrectlydisplayed.

Thisfeatureisdefaultedto“Off”.

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