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Whistler WGPX-635/650

WGPX-635

&

WGPX-650

Hardware User Manual

Turn-by-TurnGPS Receiver

Note

Contents of this manual and product specifications can change without notice. Rev 2

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Whistler WGPX-635/650

Introduction

 

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

Whistler Customer Service

1-800-531-0004

Hours: Monday – Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT

or visit

www.whistlergroup.com

Please keep the receipt in a safe place. You may register your WGPX online at: www.whistlergroup.com. If the unit is returned without a dated store receipt, an out of warranty service charge applies.

Note: Your warranty period begins at the time of purchase. The warranty is validated only by a copy of the original store receipt. Now is the time to record the serial number of the unit in the space provided in the warranty section of the manual.

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Enjoy

Whistler WGPX-635/650

 

Dear Whistler Owner,

Thank you for purchasing the Whistler Turn-By-Turn(TBT) GPS Receiver. Please take some time to read both this hardware manual and the GPS mapping software manual in order to understand and maximize the operating features. There is no better way to experience what’s near you or how to get there than by using a Whistler WGPX series GPS. Both the WGPX and wMap Mapping software were designed for ease of use to make your experience a pleasant one.

Both manuals and our Whistler Customer Service Representatives are here to assist you. For more general GPS information or frequently asked questions, please see our FAQ page at www.whistlergroup.com or call customer service800-531-004M-F8AM to 5PM CST.

Before using the WGPX for the first time make sure that you read the important Safety Information in the sections that follow.

Enjoy the WGPX. Please drive safely.

Sincerely,

The Whistler Group, Inc.

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Whistler WGPX-635/650Table of Contents

Contents

 

Introduction........................................................................................................

2-3

Safety Information.................................................................................................

5

Software...............................................................................................................

6

FCC ......................................................................................................................

7

Components..........................................................................................................

8

Features ...........................................................................................................

9-11

Front View ..............................................................................................................................

9

Rear View.............................................................................................................................

10

Left View ..............................................................................................................................

10

Top View ..............................................................................................................................

11

Bottom View .........................................................................................................................

11

Right View ............................................................................................................................

11

Main Power Switch ...............................................................................................

12

Battery Charging ..................................................................................................

12

Charging the Battery—InHome.........................................................................................

12-13

Charging the Battery—InCar..................................................................................................

13

Secure Digital (SD) Card Information.....................................................................

14

Inserting the SD card.............................................................................................................

14

Removing the SD card ...........................................................................................................

14

Installation......................................................................................................

15-16

Assembling the Windshield Bracket....................................................................................

15-16

Power Connection .................................................................................................................

16

Operation........................................................................................................

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Startup .................................................................................................................................

17

Shutdown .............................................................................................................................

17

Using the Function Buttons ....................................................................................................

18

Using the Stylus ....................................................................................................................

19

Functions of the Stylus ......................................................................................................

19

Using the Remote Control..................................................................................................

19-20

System Reset.........................................................................................................................

21

Care, Maintenance and Storage.............................................................................

22

Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................

23

Warranty Information ......................................................................................

24-25

Specifications .......................................................................................................

26

Accessories ..........................................................................................................

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Safety Information

Whistler WGPX-635/650

Important Safety Information

WARNING: It is the user’s responsibility to use this product prudently and maintain safe-drivingpractices at all times. This GPS should be used only by someone able to clearly understand the instructions and able to operate the controls. For proper safety we recommend that a passenger operate the GPS unit. However, in cases where you are alone, it is recommended that you pull over to make any adjustments to the GPS unit. It is also important to make sure that the unit is secure, does not block the driver’s field of vision, and will not become a hazard in case of an accident. Do not mount or place the GPS unit on an air bag equipped steering wheel or passenger area. In case of an accident this can be deadly.

X Do not block driver’s view

X Do not secure in front of airbag

X Do not loosely place on dashboard

X Do not secure in front of airbag

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 accuracy and performance of all GPS equipment.

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Software

 

The detailed mapping software is provided by NAVTEQ and Netropa. The detailed mapping software is as accurate and detailed as possible. Whenever maps are digitized, there is still a possibility that some inaccurate or incomplete data can be found. It is because of these inaccuracies that the WGPX is a travel aid and is not intended for precise measurement in navigation or aircraft use.

Differences between manufactured and shipped versions of the software may be present; this software may be updated frequently. If the descriptions in this manual are different from your software version, please follow the software version currently on hand.

Software Use Terms

Copyright laws protect the WGPX’s operating system and internal mapping software. Whistler’s wMap mapping software is copyrighted by their respective owners. Please carefully review the software agreement information enclosed in the Whistler’s wMap Mapping Software User’s Guide.

Note: By opening the DVD package you accept the terms and conditions listed in the agreement. Once opened, the DVD package cannot be returned to the place of purchase.

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FCC Compliance

Whistler WGPX-635/650

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2)this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Changes and modifications not expressly approved by the Whistler Group, Inc., may void the warranty. Repairs should be made only by an authorized Whistler Repair Center.

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Whistler WGPX-635/650

Components

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents :

 

 

1

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

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1

WGPX Unit

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SD Memory Card

Note: Actual

 

 

 

 

2

Windshield Mount

8

DVD

accessory

 

 

 

 

appearances may

3

Mounting Cradle

9

Quick Start Guide

differ from the

 

 

 

 

4

DC Power Cord

10

Stylus

drawings pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

5

AC Power Cord (2 pcs)

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Remote (WGPX-650only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

USB/Power Cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WGPX Feature Highlights

SDCard—Preloaded

Cradle - accepts the windshield

Whistler Mapping Software

with detailed maps.

bracket.

on DVD includes maps of the

 

 

United States and Canada.

WGPX with color TFT LCD touch screen display.

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Features

Whistler WGPX-635/650

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

3

 

 

 

 

Front View

 

4

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

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10

 

8

 

 

 

 

9

 

1

GPS and Battery

Green LED indicates GPS search. Yellow LED

 

Charge Indicators

indicates battery charging—turnsRed when

 

 

battery is low

 

 

 

2

IR Window

Window for optional remote control

 

 

(Remote included with model WGPX-650)

 

 

 

3

Menu Button

Returns to the Menu window

 

 

 

4

Power Button

Switches the power on/off

 

 

 

5

Zoom Out Button

Zooms out of the map view

 

 

 

6

Zoom In Button

Zooms in on the map view

 

 

 

7

Volume Down

Lowers the volume

 

 

 

8

Volume Up

Raises the volume

 

 

 

9

Directional Button

Press up/down/left/right keys to change page

 

 

views or press the center of button to select items

 

 

 

10

Touch Screen

Displays system status. Use stylus to directly input

 

(Anti Glare)

data or select items on the screen

 

 

 

Note: The unit has a protective plastic layer over the display screen. Remove this layer before use.

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Features

 

 

Rear View

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Note: Remember

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to flip up antenna

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

for best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

performance.

 

1

Retractable Flip

Receives satellite signals– flip up 90

 

 

 

 

up Antenna

degrees to use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

External

For connection of an external antenna -

 

 

 

 

Antenna

(MMCX type)

 

 

 

 

Connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Speaker

Audio output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Main Power

Disconnects power to the unit

 

 

 

 

Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Master Reset

Clears unit’s memory and resets it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Left View

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

SD/MMC Card

Location for the preloaded SD memory card.

 

 

Slot

The maps are saved on this memory card.

 

 

 

Do not remove this card while in use.

 

 

 

 

 

2

Headphone

Connection to external headphones.

 

 

Jack

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

USB Connection

Allows connection to a PC.

 

 

 

 

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Features

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Top View

2

1

Light Sensor

Controls backlight

 

 

 

2

Stylus

Remove to access touch screen menus

 

 

 

Do Not Open!

Bottom View

 

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

Power

Allows connection to the 12 volt power

 

Connection

cord.

2

Keyboard Lock

Prevents accidental button presses when

 

Switch

switched on. Switch to “Unlock” before

 

 

 

 

use!

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Right View

1

Stylus

Use Stylus to directly input data or select

 

 

items on the screen.

2

External

For connection of an external antenna -

 

Antenna

(MMCX type).

 

Connector

 

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Whistler WGPX-635/650

Main Power - Battery Charging

Using the Main Power Switch

When the GPS unit is shipped from the factory or when the unit is stored for long period of time, the main power switch should be in the “off” position.

Turn the main power switch to the ON position.

Note: Make sure that the HOLD switch is in the “unlock” position before use! See page 11, bottom view, for hold switch location.

Figure 12A

When the position is changed to “on” the touch screen calibration screen is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen until completed.

When the calibration is done successfully tap the screen to complete the calibration then the unit will start to load the map program. Follow the on screen instructions and warnings to begin using the unit for travel.

Note: The calibration screen will only appear when the main power switch is changed from “off” to “on”. If the touch screen appears not to function,

Figure 12B make sure that the HOLD button is in the “unlock” position.

Charging the Battery - In Home

Before using the GPS for the first time, we strongly suggest you fully charge the battery. Before the unit can be charged it must first be manually turned on. See Figure 12A. This switch connects the battery.

Assemble the AC adapter:

The AC adapter needs to be assembled prior to use. Follow the diagram in figure 12C to insert the plug section to the main adapter body.

Figure 12C

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Battery Charging

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Charging the Battery - In Home -Continued

To Charge the Battery:

1.

Insert the small plug from the AC power cable into the

2

 

 

power port under the GPS unit.

 

2.

Plug the AC adapter into a wall outlet.

 

3.

Press the power button to turn off the unit while it’s

 

 

charging.

1

 

 

Figure 13A

When charging starts, the yellow charging indicator light will flash. Please wait for the charging to complete (this might take several hours). The indicator light will stop flashing when charging is complete.

Charging Indicator

Figure 13B

While the GPS unit is in use the charging LED will turn Red when the battery voltage is low. It is recommended to turn the unit off or plug in the DC or AC power cable to charge the battery! The unit will charge slowly while in use with external power. See page 16 for DC power connection.

This device uses a Lithium-Polybattery, please note the following:

Please do not charge in a hot environment or expose to direct sunlight.

Lithium-Polybatteries do not need to be discharged. Do not wait until the battery is depleted to recharge.

When not in use for a long period, charge the battery every two weeks to prevent excessive discharge affecting battery performance or simply turn the master switch to the “OFF” position.

The battery is not user replaceable. Do not open the unit!

Charging the Battery - In Car

Power is supplied to the internal battery when the GPS unit is connected to the vehicle’s lighter socket. The charging indicator performs the same function while connected to the vehicle’s power.

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Secure Digital Card (SD) Info.

Secure Digital (SD) Card

Inserting the SD card:

Note: The SD card may already be inserted into the unit and the following step may not be required.

Insert the memory card as shown below: With the metal contacts of the memory card facing back, insert the card into the slot on the left side of the unit (as shown below). Gently press until it locks in place.

Note: Remove SD card with unit off and the power cord unplugged.

Removing the SD card:

1. Gently press the top of the memory card, and the card will eject automatically.

Figures shown for explanation only - not representative of the actual unit!

Standard SD/MMC

 

type memory card.

2. Then gently pull the memory card to remove.

Note:

The included memory card contains the digital map files that are required for the GPS navigation data. Please do not delete.

When removing the memory card, please make sure the card is not reading data, or it will cause a system crash.

Do not set the SD memory card as write protected (locked) or the system will not operate properly.

SD shown unlocked

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Installation

Whistler WGPX-635/650

 

 

 

Assembling the Windshield Bracket

The included windshield bracket set can be securely placed on the front windshield. This device will effectively secure the GPS unit to the vehicle’s windshield. Note: Not recommended for motorcycle use with supplied bracket. Follow the procedures below to secure the bracket:

1.Follow the indicated directions and insert component B into slot on cradle A, slide in the direction indicated by the arrows to secure.

2.Once the cradle is secure, bend the bracket arm as shown below. Remove the protective plastic that may be covering the suction cup. The bracket may not adhere to the windshield with this plastic on the suction cup.

Windshield mount pictured may be different than what was packaged with the unit. The bracket is bendable.

3.Press the locking tab toward the windshield to secure the suction cup to the windshield as shown below.

1 Release Button Shown

4.To remove bracket from windshield, simply press in on the two release “buttons” on the locking tab and move the tab away from the suction cup.

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Installation and 12 Volt Power

Assembling the Windshield Bracket—Continued

5.Finally, insert the GPS unit onto the cradle as shown below.

Flip antenna up

Important notes:

When using the windshield bracket, do not install in a location that will block the view of the driver.

Make sure to clean the windshield and suction cup to provide the best surface for adhesion.

Remove the protective plastic that may be on the suction cup

Power Connection

While the GPS is sitting in the cradle and the included power cord is plugged into both the unit and the cigarette lighter, the battery is charging.

1.Insert the small plug into the power jack on the bottom of the unit.

Note: Power cord may not look as pictured in manual.

2.Insert the other end of the power cord into the cigarette lighter.

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Operation

Whistler WGPX-635/650

 

 

 

First Time Use

The unit has a protective plastic layer over the display screen. Remove this layer before use.

Startup

Press and hold the power button to turn on the power. A warning page is displayed followed by the map page. Note: If unit does not power on, make sure that the main power switch is in the “on” position and that the hold button is in the “unlock” position. See page 12 for information on the main power switch.

Power Button

Shutdown

Press the power button to turn the unit off.

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Whistler WGPX-635/650

Operation

 

Using the Function Buttons

Control the main functions with the buttons on the right hand side.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

Menu Button

Returns to the Menu window

 

 

 

2

Power Button

Switches the power on/off

 

 

 

3

Zoom Out Button

Zooms out of the map view

 

 

 

4

Zoom In Button

Zooms in on the map view

 

 

 

5

Volume Down

Lowers the volume

 

 

 

6

Volume Up

Raises the volume

 

 

 

7

Directional Button

Press up/down/left/right keys to change page

 

 

views or press the center of button to select items

 

 

 

When the GPS is operating, a Green LED will flash indicating that the unit is looking for satellites.

Green LED will flash when

looking for satellite signals.

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Operation

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Using the Stylus

The stylus is an optional tool for operating this unit instead of using a finger to tap the screen. Use the stylus to select icons/items on the screen or scroll around the map. The stylus is concealed in the pen slot on the front; pull out and extend for easy usage. Return the stylus to its holder after use to prevent it from being misplaced.

Functions of the stylus:

Selection:

Use the stylus point to select items and functions onscreen. On the map display, select the street or indicators on the map for details of building or road names.

Drag:

Touch the stylus point on the screen and drag to scroll around the map for a specific location or landmarks.

Select and hold:

Select the item/icon and hold for a second to show the floating context menu, and then select the item to be executed.

Using the Remote Control

The remote packaged with the WGPX-650transmits via Infrared (IR), the same as most TV remote controls. The remote’s 11 buttons duplicate the unit’s buttons. The remote can turn the unit off but not on. The transmit range is approximately 4 feet.

The remote is already programmed into the GPS so no additional programming is necessary. Note: Before use, remove the plastic battery saver card located on the bottom of the remote. Simply pull this plastic card out of the unit.

If lost or damaged, a replacement remote can be ordered from

Whistler. The buttons on the remote duplicate those found on the unit.

Model WGPX-635is remote ready. See page 27 to order a remote.

The remote utilizes a common coin cell battery CR 2025 which is available at most retail outlets. This battery’s life is similar to other remote controls.

Figure 19A

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Operation

 

Using the Remote Control - Continued

Replacing the Remote Battery

The remote control is powered by a 3 volt coin cell battery, model CR 2025.

To replace the battery, follow these steps: 1. Slide the locking tab to the right.

Figure 20A

1

2. While holding the tab to the right, carefully slide out the battery tray.

2

Figure 20B

Pull battery tray out

 

to remove battery.

3

 

3.The battery should slide out from its holder. Make note of the correct polarity. Positive (+) side of the battery is on the same side of the battery tray that has the “+” marking.

4.Insert the new battery, being mindful of the correct polarity.

5.Slide the battery tray back into the remote.

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