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GPS Manuals - Magellan - Magellan explorist 400 GPS User Manual


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File Type
GPS User Manual
119 pages
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eXplorist 400 GPS Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features of the Magellan eXplorist GPS Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Button Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing and Charging the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing an Optional SD Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connecting to a Personal Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using the eXplorist 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Going to a Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Saving Your Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tracing Your Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Additional Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Starting Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning the eXplorist On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Turning the eXplorist Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Changing the Display Backlight Intensity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the eXplorist for the First Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Conclusion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Navigation Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Accessing the Navigation Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Map Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Map Screen Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Changing Map Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Map Screen Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Showing or Hiding Map Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Customizing the Map Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Displaying Street Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing the Map Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Changing the Primary Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Changing the Map Detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing the Track Recording Interval. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Customizing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Compass Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Compass Screen Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Customizing the Information Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Position Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Position Screen Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Resetting the Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Satellite Status Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Basic File Stucture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
File Structure Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Using the Filing System with POIs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using the Filing System with Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Using the Filing System with Track Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Marking Your Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Quick-Marking Your Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Marking Your Position (Personalized). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Making POIs for Locations Other Than Your Present Position . . . . . . . . 33
Marking a Position by Entering Coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Marking a Position using the Map Cursor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Marking a Position from a Map Object. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
The POI Database. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Searching for a User-Entered POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Searching for a Preloaded POI using Nearest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Searching for a Preloaded POI using Alphabetical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Editing a User-Created POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Deleting a User-Created POI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Viewing a User-Created POI on the Map Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Copying a Preloaded POI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Viewing a Preloaded POI on the Map Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Showing or Hiding User-Entered POIs on the Map Screen . . . . . . . . . . 43
Table of Contents ii
Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
GOTO Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Creating a GOTO Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Creating a GOTO Route from the Map Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Creating a GOTO Route to a Map Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Multi-Leg Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Creating a Multi-leg Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Activating/Deactivating a Route. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Changing the Destination Leg of an Active Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Editing a Saved Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Reversing a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Deleting a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Moving a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Copying a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Viewing a Route on the Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Track Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Track Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Stopping and Resuming Active Track Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Starting a New Active Track Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Saving an Active Track Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Creating a BackTrack Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Clearing the Active Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Converting the Track Log to a Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Viewing the Track Log on the Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Working with Saved Track Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Following Saved Track Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Reversing a Saved Track Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Deleting a Saved Track Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Moving a Saved Track Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Copying a Saved Track Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Advanced Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Using Area Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Calculating an Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Deleting All POIs from the Area Calculation List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Editing the POI List in Area Calculation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Table of Contents iii
Computing Best Fish/Hunt Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Accessing Fishing and Hunting Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Changing the Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Changing the Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Displaying Sun and Moon Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Accessing the Sun/Moon Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Changing the Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Changing the Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Viewing the Vertical Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using the Simulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Simiulating a Saved Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Communicating with a Personal Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Connecting to a Personal Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Changing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Working with Files on the Personal Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Magellan Geocache Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
What is Geocaching?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
What is the Magellan Geocache Manager? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
How Do I Install the Magellan Geocache Manager? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Using the Magellan Geocache Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Magellan Geocache Manager Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Working with Geocache Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Adding Downloaded Files to the List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Uploading to the Magellan eXplorist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Using the eXplorist with MapSend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
What is MapSend? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Overview of Uploading Detailed Maps from MapSend to eXplorist . . . . . 83
Transferring POIs, Routes, and Track Between MapSend and eXplorist . 86
Transferring POIs, Routes, and Track to MapSend . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Transferring Waypoints, Routes, and Track from MapSend. . . . . . . . 87
Table of Contents iv
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Restarting the GPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Using Active Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Changing the Default Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Selecting the Background or Detail Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Setting the Map Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Selecting Navigational Units of Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Selecting the North Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Selecting the Coordinate System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Selecting the Map Datum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Using the Power Management Tool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Setting the Power-Off Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Setting the Light Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Personalizing the eXplorist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Selecting Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Clearing Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Clearing Active Track History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Clearing User-Entered POIs and Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Clearing Routes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Clearing Active Track, User-Entered POIs, and Routes . . . . . . . . . 102
Reseting the eXplorist to Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Setting Alarms & Beepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Setting the Beeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Setting Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Setting the Time & Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Setting Daylight Savings Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Contacting Magellan Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

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