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User’s manual

MN7 PDA

English (United Kingdom)

November 2008

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NAVIGON AG Schottmüllerstraße 20A

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The information contained herein may be changed at any time without prior notification. Neither this manual nor any parts thereof may be reproduced for any purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of NAVIGON AG, nor may they be transmitted in any form either electronically or mechanically, including photocopying and recording. All technical specifications, drawings etc are subject to copyright law.

© 2008, NAVIGON AG All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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Table of contents

 

1

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

6

 

1.1

About this manual.....................................................................................

6

 

 

1.1.1

Conventions.................................................................................

6

 

 

1.1.2

Symbols.......................................................................................

6

 

1.2

Legal notice ..............................................................................................

6

 

 

1.2.1

Liability.........................................................................................

6

 

 

1.2.2

Trademarks .................................................................................

7

 

1.3

Questions about the product ....................................................................

7

2

Before you begin...............................................................................

7

 

2.1

Installing the software...............................................................................

7

 

 

2.1.1

Preconditions...............................................................................

7

 

 

2.1.2

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

7

 

2.2

Two modes of operation...........................................................................

9

 

 

2.2.1

Test mode....................................................................................

9

 

 

2.2.2

Full version ..................................................................................

9

 

2.3

Working with the test version ...................................................................

9

 

2.4

Registering and activating the full version................................................

9

 

2.5

Upgrading the test version to a full version ............................................

10

 

2.6

Activation................................................................................................

11

 

2.7

Connecting the GPS receiver.................................................................

11

 

2.8

Installing the hardware in a vehicle ........................................................

12

 

2.9

Power supply for the PDA and GPS receiver.........................................

12

 

2.10

Navigating with GPS ..............................................................................

12

 

2.11

Important safety information...................................................................

13

 

 

2.11.1

Navigation safety information ....................................................

13

 

 

2.11.2

Safety information for external GPS receivers ..........................

14

 

 

2.11.3

Safety guidelines when installing the device in your car ...........

14

3

Operating the navigation software ................................................

15

 

3.1

Volume

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15

 

3.2

Information .............................................................................................

15

 

3.3

Software keyboard .................................................................................

16

 

 

3.3.1

Special keys ..............................................................................

17

 

 

3.3.2

Entering data .............................................................................

18

 

3.4

Options

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18

 

3.5

Menus.....................................................................................................

 

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Navigation

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4.1

Starting MN7 PDA ..................................................................................

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4.1.1

Initialising the GPS receiver ......................................................

20

 

4.2

Specifying a destination .........................................................................

21

 

 

4.2.1

Specifying the country in which the destination is situated........

21

 

 

4.2.2

Entering an address ..................................................................

21

 

 

4.2.3

Points of interest........................................................................

22

 

 

4.2.4

Information about the destination ..............................................

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4.2.5

Last Destinations .......................................................................

26

 

 

4.2.6

Favourites..................................................................................

26

 

 

4.2.7

Navigating home........................................................................

27

 

 

4.2.8

Imported addresses...................................................................

27

 

 

4.2.9

Selecting destinations on the map.............................................

28

 

 

4.2.10

Starting navigation.....................................................................

28

 

4.3

Managing destinations ...........................................................................

29

 

 

4.3.1

Saving destinations ...................................................................

29

 

 

4.3.2

Defining a destination as home address ...................................

30

 

4.4

Multi-leg routes.......................................................................................

30

 

 

4.4.1

Entering the starting point..........................................................

30

 

 

4.4.2

Entering route points .................................................................

31

 

 

4.4.3

Editing route points....................................................................

32

 

 

4.4.4

Managing routes........................................................................

32

 

 

4.4.5

Calculating and displaying routes..............................................

33

 

 

4.4.6

Simulating routes.......................................................................

33

 

 

4.4.7

Starting navigation.....................................................................

33

 

4.5 Options in the navigation application......................................................

34

 

4.6 Working with the map.............................................................................

36

 

 

4.6.1

Maps..........................................................................................

36

 

 

4.6.2

Selecting a map.........................................................................

36

 

 

4.6.3

Activating an additional map......................................................

37

 

 

4.6.4

Map in Preview mode ................................................................

37

 

 

4.6.5

Map in Navigation mode............................................................

39

 

 

4.6.6

Reality View...............................................................................

41

 

 

4.6.7

Map in Destination search mode ...............................................

42

 

4.7

Useful functions......................................................................................

44

 

 

4.7.1

Emergency Services..................................................................

44

 

 

4.7.2

GPS Status, saving the current location....................................

45

 

 

4.7.3

Block..........................................................................................

45

 

 

4.7.4

Turn-by-Turn List .......................................................................

46

 

 

4.7.5

TMC (Traffic Information) ..........................................................

47

 

 

4.7.6

Logbook.....................................................................................

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Services ...........................................................................................

49

 

5.1

Weather Service.....................................................................................

50

 

5.2

HRS Hotel Reservation Service .............................................................

50

6

Configuring the MN7 PDA ..............................................................

50

7

Index ................................................................................................

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1 Introduction

1.1About this manual

1.1.1Conventions

For better legibility and clarification, the following styles are used in this manual:

Bold and italics:

Product names.

SMALL CAPITALS:

Window and dialogue box titles.

Bold:

Highlighting of important parts in the text.

Underlined:

Names of buttons, input boxes and other elements

 

on the user interface.

Underlined and italics:

Names of control elements on the navigation

 

device.

1.1.2Symbols

The following symbols refer to specific passages of text:

Instructions and tips for operating the software

More detailed information and explanations

Warnings

1.2Legal notice

1.2.1Liability

The software and manual are subject to change without notice. NAVIGON AG is not liable for the accuracy of the information contained in this manual or for damages resulting from the use of this manual.

Suggestions for improvements and information regarding errors are always welcome so that we can supply you with even better products in the future.

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1.2.2Trademarks

All brand and trade marks mentioned in this document and registered by third parties are subject without reservation to copyright law and the proprietary rights of their respective owners. All trade marks, trade names and company names used in this document are or may be trade marks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved except those explicitly granted.

The absence of an explicit labelling of registered trademarks does not allow the conclusion that this brand was not subject to the rights of third party.

Microsoft, Outlook, Excel, Windows and ActiveSync are registered trade marks of the Microsoft Corporation.

NAVIGON is a registered trade mark of NAVIGON AG.

1.3Questions about the product

You have a question concerning your product? Then visit our webseite www.navigon.com and click on "Support". There you will find an area with frequently asked questions (FAQ Center) along with details of how to contact us by phone ore-mail.

2 Before you begin

2.1Installing the software

2.1.1Preconditions

To be able to install MN7 PDA on your PDA you need

A PC with an Internet connection (we recommend DSL or better)

A card reader for memory cards of the type used by your PDA. The card reader may already be integrated in your PC.

An empty 2GB memory card of the type used by your PDA.

Your PDA should have a GPS receiver (internal or external) for you to make good use of MN7 PDA on it.

2.1.2Installation

Software on DVD

If you received the navigation software on a DVD, proceed as follows:

1.Insert an empty 2GB memory card of the type used by your PDA into the card reader of the computer.

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Note: If your PDA has no slot for memory cards, you must connect it directly to your PC. For more detailed information please refer to your PDA manual.

2.Insert the MN7 PDA DVD into your DVD drive. TheInstaller-Tool starts automatically.

3.Select the language you want to use.

4.Click on Installation.

5.Follow the instructions on the screen.

6.When the data transfer is complete, insert the memory card into your PDA.

The software will be installed on the PDA.

7.Start the navigation software on your PDA.

8.If the software on the DVD was a previously purchased full version, carry out the registration and activation as described in the chapter "Registering and activating the full version" on page9.

Software as a download

If you would like to download the navigation software from our website and then install it, proceed as follows:

1.Download the ZIP archive with MN7 PDA fromwww.navigon.com/MN7.

2.Unzip the ZIP archive.

(You may have already performed these steps before reading this manual.)

3.Open Windows Explorer and select the folder to which you unzipped the archive.

4.Double-clickon the file "Start.exe". The installation program opens.

5.Insert an empty 2GB memory card of the type used by your PDA into the card reader of the computer.

Note: If your PDA has no slot for memory cards, you must connect it directly to your PC. For more detailed information please refer to your PDA manual.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen.

7.When the data transfer is complete, insert the memory card into your PDA.

The software will be installed on the PDA.

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8. Start the navigation software on your PDA.

2.2Two modes of operation

MN7 PDA can be operated in two different modes.

2.2.1Test mode

You can operate MN7 PDA in test mode for 14 days. During this period the software can be used without restriction and with all available maps. You have plenty of opportunity therefore to make your own picture of what the navigation software can do.

2.2.2Full version

You will use the full version as soon as you have activated the software.

For more information about acquiring the full version refer to the chapter "Upgrading the test version to a full version" on page10.

2.3Working with the test version

For as long as you have not activated the full version, the window TRY & BUY with the three menu itemsBuy,Activate andTrial will appear each time the navigation software is started.

Tap on the Trial button.

If the 14 days test period has not expired yet, the software will start in test mode.

Note: Even after the test period has expired you can still work with the test version. You can no longer use it to navigate, but you can still have it show you any position on the map.

2.4Registering and activating the full version

If you have already purchased the full version on a DVD, you must still register and activate it before you can use it.

You need the Serial Number in order to register. You will find the serial number in or on the product packaging.

Proceed as follows:

1. In the TRY & BUY window tap onActivate. - OR -

In the MAIN MENU window tap onOptions >Activate >Activate.

A dialog box will inform you that a connection is now being established to the NAVIGON PDA Portal.

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2.Tap on OK.

3.Enter the serial number.

4.Follow the instructions on the screen.

Note: During the registration process you will be prompted to log on to yourMyNAVIGON account. If you still don't have aMyNAVIGON account, you can create one at this point.

The activation code will be displayed at the end of the registration process. Please make a careful note of it!

Within a few seconds you will receive an activation SMS. The full version of the navigation software will then be activated automatically. At the same time the navigation map specified on the product packaging will also be activated.

If the automatic activation fails, please proceed as described in the chapter "Activation" on page11.

2.5Upgrading the test version to a full version

Carry out the following steps to transform the test version into a full version:

1. In the TRY & BUY window tap onBuy. - OR -

in the MAIN MENU window tap onOptions >Activate >Buy.

A dialog box will inform you that a connection is now being established to the NAVIGON PDA Portal.

2.Tap on OK.

3.Please select which map you want to be activated with the full version.

4.Indicate the payment method.

5.Provide the required personal data.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen.

The activation code is displayed after the registration dialog is completed. Make sure to keep this number in a safe place!

Within a few seconds you will receive an activation SMS. The full version of the navigation software along with the ordered map will then be activated automatically.

If the automatic activation fails, proceed as described in the chapter "Activation" on page11.

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2.6Activation

If the automatic activation by SMS fails to work or if you have reinstalled the navigation software on a different memory card, then you must activate the full version of the navigation software (or any additional purchased maps) manually.

1.Start the navigation software on your PDA.

2.Tap in the TRY & BUY window onOptions >Enter Activation Code.

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In the MAIN MENU window tap onOptions >Activate >Options >Enter Activation Code.

3.Enter the activation code which you received by SMS.

4.Tap on Next.

A corresponding message appears if the activation process was successful.

5.Tap on OK.

2.7Connecting the GPS receiver

Note: To navigate withMN7 PDA you need a GPS receiver which supports the NMEA protocol.

This type of GPS receiver may already be integrated in your PDA. Please refer to your PDA manual.

You may have purchased MN7 PDA as part of a package which includes the required components.

Otherwise you can purchase such a receiver from a specialist dealer.

Connect the GPS receiver if it has to be connected to the PDA with a cable and possibly to a power source.

If the GPS receiver is not integrated in the PDA, switch it on and position it as far forward as possible under the windscreen, flat against the dashboard.

Configuring GPS

When you start MN7 PDA for the first time, theGPS CONFIGURATION window opens up. You can undertake the GPS configuration manually, or use a wizard.

This configuration will be applied to each subsequent start of MN7 PDA. If you want to use a different GPS receiver, then you will have to repeat the configuration process.

Tap on Options >GPS Status >Settings to go to the GPS configuration screen.

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GPS Wizard

Tap on GPS Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen.

As soon as the connection is configured correctly, the MAIN MENU window will open.

Configure Manually

If the GPS receiver configuration failed, you will have to configure the GPS receiver manually.

1.Tap on Configure Manually.

2.Enter the required details. You will find the data in the GPS receiver manual.

3.Tap on OK.

As soon as the connection is configured correctly, the MAIN MENU window will open.

Note: GPS reception can be impaired by heated windscreens or by metal evaporated windscreens. If necessary, use an external antenna. You can obtain an external antenna at a specialist dealer.

2.8Installing the hardware in a vehicle

We recommend using a special cradle for your PDA in order to ensure the safe operation of the navigation system in a vehicle. This will ensure that the display is always easy to read and that the driving instructions from the system are well understood.

You can purchase a special cradle for your mobile phone in specialist stores.

2.9Power supply for the PDA and GPS receiver

It is recommended to connect the PDA and GPS receiver to an external power supply, especially for long trips.

Charging cables for connection to the cigar lighter socket are available for almost all devices in specialist stores. These cables are often also available online from the PDA manufacturer or GPS receiver manufacturer.

If you want to power several devices from your vehicle's cigar lighter socket, you will need a multiple adapter which you can obtain from a specialist dealer.

2.10Navigating with GPS

GPS is based on a total of at least 24 satellites orbiting the Earth and continuously transmitting signals of their position and time. The GPS

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receiver receives this data and calculates its own geographical position on the basis of the information transmitted by the various satellites.

Data from at least three satellites is required for positioning with an acceptable degree of accuracy. With data from four or more satellites it is possible in addition to determine the position's altitude above sea level. Positioning is accurate to within three metres.

Once the navigation device has determined your position, this position can be used as a starting point for calculating a route.

The map data on your navigation device includes the geographical coordinates of all digitally recorded points of interest, streets and places. This enables the device to calculate a route between a starting point and a destination.

Calculation of the current position and its representation on the map takes place once every second. In other words, your current position is always shown on the map.

2.11Important safety information

In your own interest, read the following notices and safety information carefully before starting up your navigation system.

2.11.1Navigation safety information

Use the navigation system at your own risk.

Caution! To prevent accidents, do not operate the navigation system while driving.

Caution! Do not look at the display unless it is absolutely safe to do so!

Caution! Traffic regulations have priority over any instructions from the navigation system.

Caution! Follow the instructions of the navigation system only when the circumstances and the road traffic regulations allow you to do so! The navigation system will still guide you to your destination even if you deviate from the calculated route.

Caution! Check that the cradle is secured and adjusted properly before each journey.

Note: If you have not understood the spoken instructions or are unsure about what to do next, you can refer briefly to the map or schematic view of your navigation system.

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2.11.2Safety information for external GPS receivers

Caution!Do not lay the cable directly next tosafety-relevantdevices and supply lines.

Caution! After installation, check allsafety-relevantequipment in the car.

Caution!Remove the plug from the power supply of the GPS receiver when you park the car, as the receiver consumes electricity and could discharge the car's battery.

Caution!Ensure that the GPS receiver is installed in such a way as not to impede the safe operation of the vehicle.

2.11.3Safety guidelines when installing the device in your car

Caution! Fasten the cradle so that the navigation device is easy to see and operate by the driver. Make sure that the driver's view of the traffic is not impeded.

Caution! Do not attach the cradle within the working zone of any airbags.

Caution! Do not fasten the cradle too close to the steering wheel or other controls. The driver must not be obstructed in operating any car functions.

Caution! When installing the cradle, make sure that it will not pose a risk in the event of an accident.

Caution! Do not run cables directly next tosafety-relevantdevices and power supplies.

Caution! Check that the cradle is secured and adjusted properly before each journey. The suction cup may become loose after a while.

Caution! After installation, check allsafety-relevantequipment in the car.

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3 Operating the navigation software

3.1Volume

The volume of the spoken driving instructions can be adjusted during navigation.

You have started navigation. The map is open in Navigation or

Destination search mode.

1.Tap on (Volume).

The volume bar opens. It contains three buttons for adjusting the volume.

(Louder),(Quieter),(Volume on/off).

2.Tap on (Volume) again or wait a few seconds. The volume bar closes.

3.2Information

Symbols located at the top of the screen are used to display information.

GPS

The GPS symbol can indicate the following GPS reception states:

No GPS (No symbol): Thebuilt-inGPS receiver is not operational. Contact customer service if the problem persists.

No Signal: Data is being received from less than three satellites. Position cannot be calculated.

GPS Ready: Data is being received from at least three satellites. Position can be calculated.

For details of the GPS status refer to chapter "GPS Status, saving the current location" on page45.

Energy

The Energy symbol can indicate the following states of the integrated battery:

The device is being supplied by an external power source. The battery is fully charged.

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The device is being supplied by an external power source. The battery is being charged.

The device is being supplied by its internal battery. The battery charge is sufficient.

The device is being supplied by its internal battery. The battery charge is low.

Compass

The Compass symbol indicates in which direction you are currently heading. It can indicate the following points of the compass: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW.

TMC (Traffic Information)

If your device has an integrated TMC receiver, or if you have connected an external TMC receiver, the navigation system will have the latest traffic information available. If necessary it can change your route dynamically, for example in order to avoid a traffic jam.

Note: This function is only available if TMC traffic messages are being transmitted in the country in which you are travelling. This is not the case in all countries.

The TMC symbol can display the following TMC reception status:

No symbol: There is no TMC Traffic Receiver connected, or the connected orbuilt-inTMC Traffic Receiver is not operational.

Tuning: The TMC receiver is operational but cannot find a station that is transmitting TMC signals. There are no active traffic messages.

Tuning: The TMC receiver is operational but cannot find a station that is transmitting TMC signals. Traffic messages are active however. This can be the case, for example, when travelling through a tunnel.

TMC on Standby: Traffic messages can be received.

For details of the TMC function refer to chapter "TMC (Traffic

Information)" on page47.

3.3Software keyboard

A software keyboard appears on the screen when text entries are necessary.

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All entries can be made on the software keyboard using your fingertips. Only capital letters can be entered.

When entering town or street names you need not enter any special characters or umlauts. The navigation system fills in these characters for you automatically. For example, if you are looking for the town of "Bärnau", then simply type in the word "BARNAU". Special characters may be helpful however when naming saved destinations and routes.

3.3.1Special keys

inserts a space.

deletes the character in front of the cursor.

opens the keyboard with numerals.

Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabet

opens the keyboard with the Latin alphabet.

opens the keyboard with the Cyrillic alphabet.

opens the keyboard with the Greek alphabet.

When you want to enter addresses, names or POIs, the keyboard with the alphabet for the country in question will open automatically.

When you want to save a destination to Favourites or when you enter a POI category or a country, the keyboard with the alphabet of the user interface will open automatically.

You can also switch from the Cyrillic or Greek keyboard to the Latin keyboard. Many addresses can then also be entered as transliterations or in the language of the user interface.

Example: The language of the user interface is English. You want to navigate to Moscow. You have the following options:

"Москва" (Cyrillic)

"Moskva" (transliterated)

"Moscow" (English).

Note: Street names and place names can be entered only in the language of the user interface if that is how they exist in the map's database.

Note: The maximum number of keyboards is always 2.

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Umlauts, accents and other letters

Another keyboard with special characters is available for each alphabet.

opens the keyboard with Latin special characters.

opens the keyboard with Cyrillic special characters.

opens the keyboard with Greek special characters.

As soon as you have entered a special character the letter keyboard reappears.

Note: The Cyrillic alphabet has more letters than places available on the Cyrillic keyboard. The missing letters are included on the keyboard with Cyrillic special characters.

3.3.2Entering data

Often, lists appear from which you can select an entry. This is the case, for example, when you enter a location.

As soon as you enter the first letter, the largest city in the given country that begins with this letter appears.

As soon as you enter the second letter, a list appears with all locations that begin with the letters entered.

If you enter additional letters, the list adapts to your entries. It only contains entries that begin with the text that has been entered or contain the text in the name. The more letters you enter, the shorter the list will become.

You can use the (Up) button and the(Down) button to move through the list.

To accept an entry from the list, simply tap on it. The list closes once an entry has been selected.

3.4Options

Some windows offer options that lead to more functions.

A description of all available options can be found in the chapter "Options in the navigation application" on page34.

3.5Menus

Some buttons have menus which open when activated.

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Tap on a menu point to execute its function.

If you would like to quit the options list without selecting a function, tap on the button you used to open the menu.

4 Navigation

Use the navigation system at your own risk.

Caution! Be sure to refer to the safety information in the chapter"Important safety information" on page13.

Impaired GPS reception

If GPS reception is impaired, navigation will be interrupted. The navigation software remains active.

As soon as GPS reception is restored, the navigation system calculates any change of position which has occurred in the meantime. You can then simply continue navigating.

Arriving at your destination

When you have reached the specified destination, a message to this effect will be displayed.

Only your current position (orange arrow) will now be shown on the map.

Quitting MN7 PDA

If you would like to quit the navigation software, tap in the MAIN MENU window on(Exit).

4.1Starting MN7 PDA

1.Turn your PDA on.

2.Tap on the navigation software symbol.

Each time you start the navigation software , the following message will appear:

"The navigation software on this device is designed to provide route suggestions and does not replace the need for driver attentiveness or the requirement to adhere to road traffic regulations, good driving practice and legally posted directions. For safety, posted road signs and directions should always take precedence over the directions of this unit. Do not operate this unit while driving."

3.After you have read and fully understood the message, tap on OK.

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4.If you do not want to accept this notice, tap on Cancel in order to quit the navigation software.

The MAIN MENU window is opened. You can reach any of the navigation software functions via this window.

4.1.1Initialising the GPS receiver

As soon as the navigation device has been switched on, initialisation of the GPS receiver will begin.

The integrated GPS receiver is not initialised for the first time until the navigation application is started for the first time. It can take up to

20minutes to initialise the GPS receiver for the first time.

Note: If theGPS symbol indicatesGPS Ready after far less than

20 minutes, it is advisable to leave the navigation device switched on for at least another 15 minutes in order to ensure reliable operation of the receiver.

Each time you switch on the navigation device after this, GPS reception will start within a short time.

If the navigation device has not been switched on for more than a week, it can take up to 10 minutes to re-initialisethe receiver.

In the top right hand corner of the display, you will see the GPS symbol. As soon as data from at least three satellites is received, the icon will

change to (GPS Ready).

Note: Initialisation takes the least time if you do not start driving until the initialisation has finished.

For more details about the GPS symbol refer to chapter"GPS" on page15.

Returning to the Main Menu window

The MAIN MENU window opens when the navigation application is started.

If another window of the navigation application is open, tap on (Back). This will return you to the window you came from.

Tap on (Back) repeatedly until theMAIN MENU window is opened.

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