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Getting Started ����������������������������������������� Connecting the Device to Vehicle Power ... About myDashboard ... About Sleep Mode ... Adjusting the Screen Brightness ... Adjusting the Volume ... About Automatic Volume ... Status Bar Icons ... Satellite Signals ... Using the On-screen Buttons ... Using the On-screen Keyboard ...
Saving a Home Phone Number ... Using the Apps �������������������������������������� Using Help ... About Smartphone Link ... About Garmin Live Services ... About ecoRoute ... Viewing myGarmin Messages ... Viewing the Weather Forecast ... About Audiobooks ... Planning a Trip ...
Data Management ���������������������������������� File Types ... About Memory Cards ... Transferring Files from Your Computer ... Deleting Files ... Customizing the Device ������������������������ Map and Vehicle Settings ... Navigation Settings ... Display Settings ... Bluetooth Settings ... Traffic Settings ... Units and Time Settings...
Getting Started WARNING See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for product warnings and other important information. Connect the device to vehicle power (page Mount the device (page Register the device (page Check for updates. •...
Setting Up myDashboard ➋ Connect the USB cable ➋ Connect the USB cable to the USB port on your computer. Go to www.garmin.com/dashboard. Follow the on-screen instructions. to the USB port ➊ on the device. ➋ ➊...
If you register through myDashboard, your device could be eligible for one free map update within 90 days of first acquiring satellites while you drive. Go to www.garmin.com/numaps details and terms and conditions. nüvi 2405/2505 Series Owner’s Manual Open myDashboard Register the device Under Map Updates, click Update Now.
Select Off. Resetting the Device You can reset your device if it stops functioning. Hold the Power key for 10 seconds. About Sleep Mode Use sleep mode to conserve battery power when your device is not in use. Sleep mode uses very little power, and a battery charge lasts for weeks when your device is in sleep mode.
About Automatic Volume NOTE: Automatic volume is not available on all models. Your device can increase or decrease the volume automatically based on the level of background noise. Enabling Automatic Volume Select Volume > > Automatic Volume. Select Enabled. nüvi 2405/2505 Series Owner’s Manual Status Bar Icons The status bar is located at the top of the main menu.
When at least one of the bars is green, your device has acquired satellite signals. For more information about GPS, go to www.garmin.com/aboutGPS. Viewing GPS Signal Status Hold for three seconds. Transportation Modes...
Battery Information After the device is connected to power, it begins to charge. in the status bar indicates the status of the internal battery. To increase the accuracy of the battery gauge, you should fully discharge the battery and then fully charge it. Do not unplug the device until it is fully charged.
About Shortcuts You can add shortcuts to the Where To? menu. A shortcut can point to a location, a category, or a search tool. Adding a Shortcut Icon The Where To? menu can contain up to 36 shortcut icons. Select Where To? > Add Shortcut. Select an item.
About Locations The detailed maps loaded in your device contain locations, such as restaurants, hotels, and auto services. You can use the Categories function to browse for nearby businesses and attractions. Finding a Location by Category Select Where To?. Select a category, or select Categories. If necessary, select a subcategory.
If necessary, select a location. Reporting a Closed or Missing Location If your search results include an outdated or incorrect location, you can report the error to Garmin and remove the location from future searches. Find a location (page Select a location from the list.
connect to Smartphone Link or when you connect your device to myGarmin using your computer (page 35). Editing Location Information You can change the address or phone number for a location that appears in the search results. Find a location (page Select a location from the list.
If necessary, select > Fuel Type, select a fuel type, and select Save. Select a fuel station. Finding an Address NOTE: The order of the steps may change depending on the map data loaded on your device. Select Where To? > Address. Enter information as prompted by the on- screen instructions.
You can find a location using latitude and longitude coordinates. This method can be helpful when geocaching. Select Where To? > Categories > Coordinates. > Format, select the If necessary, select correct coordinate format for the type of map you are using, and select Save. Select the latitude coordinate.
destinations you selected. Select Where To?. Select a category, or select Categories. If applicable, select a destination from the Quick Search list. If necessary, select the appropriate destination. Saving a Home Location You can set your home location for the location you return to most often.
Saving Locations You can save locations so you can quickly find them and create routes to them. Saving a Location Find a location (page Select a location from the list. Select > Save. Select If necessary, enter a name, and select Done. Saving Your Current Location From the map, select the vehicle icon.
If you save the location of a business that is not in the map data, you can share the location with Garmin so that it can be added to future map updates and shared with the Garmin community. Shared locations are sent to Garmin when you connect your device to myGarmin using your computer.
Select Share. Deleting a Saved Location NOTE: Deleted locations cannot be recovered. Select Where To? > Saved. > Delete Saved Places. Select Select the box next to the saved locations to delete, and select Delete. Voice Command About Voice Commands NOTE: Voice Command is not available on all models, or for all languages and regions.
• Speak in a normal voice directed at the device. • Reduce background noise, such as voices or the radio, to increase the accuracy of the voice recognition. • Speak commands as they appear on the screen. • Respond to voice prompts from the device as needed.
Say the line number. Say Navigate. Finding an Address Say Voice Command. Say Find Address. Speak the entire address. You can disable the voice prompts for Voice Command without muting the device. Select Apps > Voice Command > Select Mute Instructions > Enabled. Disabling Voice Command You can disable Voice Command, which prevents you from accidentally activating Voice...
Starting a Route Search for a location (page Select a location. Select Go!. If necessary, select an option. • Select Drive. • Select Walk. • Select Public Transit to calculate a route that combines public transit and walking. NOTE: You must have cityXplorer loaded to navigate using public transit (page 25).
Following an Automobile Route The route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel, the device guides you to the destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and directions at the top of the map. If you depart from the original route, the device recalculates the route and provides new directions.
features, select Adding a Point to a Route Before you can add a stop to a route, you must be navigating a route in Automobile mode. While navigating a route, select to the main menu. Select Where To?. Search for the location (page Select Go!.
• To view nearby gas stations, select • To view nearby restaurants, select . • To view nearby lodging, select • To view nearby restrooms, select Select a point of interest. Avoiding Road Features Select Settings > Navigation > Avoidances. Select the road features to avoid on your routes, and select Save.
Go to http://my.garmin.com purchase cityXplorer maps. NOTE: You can change the types of public transit and limit the distance spent walking during a pedestrian route (page Using the Pedestrian Navigation Map page 22 for more map functions. ➊...
Select the transit type to include in your routes, and select Save. Map Pages Customizing the Map Customizing the Map Layers You can customize which data appear on the map, such as icons for points of interest and road conditions. From the map, select Select Map Layers.
dimensions. Changing the Tools on the Map Map tools appear as buttons on the map, which provide quick access to device functions. For example, you can add a button to take a detour, adjust the brightness, or view exit services. You can select up to three tools to display on the map.
an image of the junction appears for junctions on major roadways. Viewing the Entire Route on the Map While navigating an automobile route, select the navigation bar at the top of the map. > Map. Select Viewing the Next Turn While navigating an automobile route, a preview of the next turn, lane change, or other maneuver appears in the upper-left corner of the map.
While you navigate an automobile route, a traffic alert may appear in the navigation bar. Select the alert to view more information. Viewing Trip Information The trip information page displays your present speed and provides statistics about your trip. TIP: If you make frequent stops, leave the device turned on so it can accurately measure elapsed time during the trip.
To determine > Where Am I?. whether your mobile phone with Bluetooth technology is compatible with your device, go to www.garmin.com/bluetooth. > Where Am I?. Your phone may not support all of the hands- free phone features your device provides.
Before you can use hands-free calling, you must pair your device with a compatible mobile phone. Pairing your phone with your device allows your phone and device to recognize each other and connect quickly. Place your phone and your device within 33 ft.
connect to the last phone to which it was connected. • You might need to set your mobile phone to connect to the device automatically when it is turned on. Receiving a Call When you receive a call, select an option: •...
Using the Call History Your call history is loaded from your phone to the device each time your phone and the device connect. It may take a few minutes for the call history to be available. Some phones do not support this feature.
Smartphone Link using Bluetooth wireless technology. Connecting to Smartphone Link provides access to Garmin Live Services. Garmin Live Services provides free and subscription-based plans to view live data on your device, such as traffic data, weather, and fuel prices...
synchronized with your phone each time your device connects to Smartphone Link. Downloading Smartphone Link Smartphone Link supports phones running Android operating system version 2.1 or newer. ™ Download Smartphone Link from the application market on your supported phone. See your phone owner's manual for information on downloading and installing applications.
About Garmin Live Services NOTE: Smartphone Link supports phones running Android operating system version 2.1 or newer. Before you can use Garmin Live Services, your device must be connected to a supported phone running Smartphone Link (page Connecting to Smartphone Link provides access to Garmin Live Services.
The first time you use the ecoRoute features, you must enter vehicle information. Select Apps > ecoRoute Enter fuel and mileage information. Changing the Fuel Price Select Apps > ecoRoute Enter the current price of fuel, and select Next. Select Yes. Calibrating the Fuel Economy You can calibrate the fuel economy to receive more-accurate fuel reports for your specific...
• Select to view detailed scores. About the ecoChallenge Score • Current—displays the score for your current driving activity. • Overall—displays an average of the speed, acceleration, and braking score. • Speed—displays your score for driving your vehicle at the optimal speed for conserving fuel (45–60 mph for most vehicles).
You can view saved mileage reports on the device. TIP: You can access mileage reports in the Reports folder on the device drive or volume (page 61). Select Apps > ecoRoute Report. Select a report. Resetting ecoRoute Information Select Apps > ecoRoute Profile.
Select Apps > Weather > Current Location. Select an option: • To view weather for a favorite city, select a city in the list. • To add a favorite city, select Add City, and enter a city name. Viewing the Weather Radar You can view an animated, color-coded radar map of current weather conditions, as well as a weather icon on the map.
About Audiobooks The device can play audiobooks from Audible .com. This feature requires a subscription to Audible.com. Go to www.audible.com/garmin activate a free 30-day trial subscription. Loading Audiobooks onto Your Device Before you can load audiobooks onto your device, you must subscribe to Audible.com.
When you play an audiobook, the player automatically resumes the audiobook from the point where you last stopped. You can add a bookmark to mark a certain spot in the audiobook. While playing an audiobook, select Bookmark. Resuming Playback from a Bookmark While playing an audiobook, select Select a bookmark.
Planning a Trip You can use the trip planner to create and save a trip with multiple destinations. Select Apps > Trip Planner. Select Select Select Start Location. Search for a location (page Select Select. To add additional locations, select Select Next.
Use the on-screen buttons to adjust the wallpaper. Select Save. Deleting Pictures Select Apps > Picture Viewer. Select a picture. Select > Delete > Yes. Viewing Previous Routes and Destinations Before you can use this feature, you must enable the travel history feature You can view your previous routes and places you have stopped on the map.
Finding Parking Before you can use this feature, you must subscribe to the Dynamic Parking service, and your device must be connected to a supported phone running Smartphone Link feature is not available in all areas. You can find detailed parking information, in cluding parking availability in nearby garages, and pricing information.
NOTE: The traffic receiver must be connected to external power and you must be in a coverage area to receive ad-based traffic information. See our privacy statement at .garmin.com/privacy. Viewing Offers CAUTION Do not attempt to write down coupon codes while driving.
Write down the code and present it when you arrive at the location. Viewing an Offer List Select Apps > Offers to view a list of the offers you have received. Disabling Traffic and Offers To disable offers, you must disable traffic. Select Settings >...
Smartphone Link (page is not available in all areas. others, and allow others to follow your location. Tracker is available on select Garmin GPS devices and as an application for select mobile phones. Setting Up Tracker Select Apps > Tracker > Get Started.
You can invite a follower using an email address or a Tracker ID. If you invite a follower using an email address, that person must follow you using the Garmin website. If you invite a follower using a Tracker ID, that person can follow you using Tracker.
recipient. • Select Enter Email or Tracker ID, and enter the recipient email address or Tracker ID (page 51). NOTE: The Tracker ID is case-sensitive. Select Next. Select an option: • Select a message. • Select Enter Message, and enter a customized message.
Select Next. Select an option: • Select a message. • Select Enter Message, and enter a customized message. Select Send. Enabling Your Social Network Accounts for Tracker Before you can post your location on social networks using Tracker, you must enable your social network accounts in Smartphone Link.
Select Send. Traffic noTICE Garmin is not responsible for the accuracy or timeliness of the traffic information. Traffic information may not be available in all areas or countries. Your device can receive traffic information using a compatible Garmin traffic receiver or a...
Receiving Traffic Data Using a Traffic Receiver When the receiver is within a traffic coverage area, your device will begin displaying traffic information. The traffic receiver and the device may need to be in data range of an FM station transmitting traffic information.
Link and within a traffic coverage area, your device will begin displaying traffic information. Traffic data is not available in all areas. From your phone, purchase a traffic subscription from Garmin Live Services (page 37). Connect your device to Smartphone Link (page 35).
Traffic on Your Route When calculating your route, the device examines the current traffic and automatically optimizes the route for the shortest time. If a severe traffic delay occurs on your route while you are navigating, your device automatically recalculates the route. The traffic icon changes color to indicate the severity of traffic conditions on your route or on...
Traffic in Your Area Searching for Traffic Delays From the map, select Select Traffic Conditions > Select an item in the list. If there is more than one delay, use the arrows to view additional delays. Viewing a Traffic Incident on the Map From the map, select Select Traffic Conditions.
NOTE: You can also purchase a traffic subscription using Garmin Live Services (page 37). Traffic subscriptions purchased through Garmin Live Services require a connection to Smartphone Link, but do not require a traffic receiver (page From the main menu, select Settings >...
OS 10.3 and earlier. File Types The device supports the following file types: • JPEG and JPG image files • Maps and GPX waypoint files from Garmin mapping software, including MapSource BaseCamp • GPI custom POI files from Garmin POI...
If you do not know the purpose of a file, do not delete it. Your device memory contains important system files that should not be deleted. Open the Garmin drive or volume. If necessary, open a folder or volume. Select a file.
• GPS Simulator—stops the device from receiving a GPS signal, and saves battery power. Route Preferences Select Settings > Navigation > Calculation Mode. The route calculation is based on road speeds and vehicle acceleration data for a given route. • Faster Time—calculates routes that are faster to drive but can be longer in distance.
Select Settings > Display > Screenshot > Enabled. Select to take a screenshot. The picture bitmap file is saved in the screenshots folder on the device drive 61). Bluetooth Settings Select Settings > Bluetooth. • Bluetooth—enables the Bluetooth component. • Add Phone or Phone—manages connections between your device and mobile phones with Bluetooth wireless technology.
When the trafficTrends feature is enabled, your device records historic traffic data and uses that data to calculate more-efficient routes. This information is sent to Garmin when you connect your device to myGarmin NOTE: Different routes may be calculated based on traffic trends for the day of the week or the time of day.
Units and Time Settings Select Settings > Units and Time. • Current Time—sets the device time. • Units—sets the unit of measure used for distances. • Time Format—allows you to select a 12-hour, 24-hour, or UTC display time. Language and Keyboard Settings Select Settings >...
collect your speed, direction, and location information and share it with strategic partners and service providers. • Keep Travel History—allows the device to record information for the, Where I’ve Been (page 46), and Trip Log (page • Clear Travel History Restoring Settings You can restore a category of settings or all settings to the factory default values.
• Remove the residue left on the windshield by the suction cup. • Do not keep your unit in the glove compartment. • Register your device at http://my.garmin .com. Erasing User Data NOTE: This process erases all items you have saved to the device.
All original settings are restored. Extending the Battery Life • Keep your device away from extreme temperatures. • Put the device in sleep mode • Decrease the screen brightness • Do not leave your device in direct sunlight. • Decrease the volume (page •...
is listed after "output" on the back of the vehicle power adapter. Place the silver tip in the end piece. Screw the end piece back into the vehicle power cable. Mounting on Your Dashboard noTICE The permanent mounting adhesive is extremely difficult to remove after it is installed.
This model includes a lifetime traffic subscription, nüMaps Lifetime subscription, and a traffic receiver. Purchasing Additional Maps Go to your device product page on the Garmin web site (www.garmin.com). Click the Maps tab. Follow the on-screen instructions. nüvi 2405/2505 Series Owner’s Manual...
Safety Cameras CAUTION Garmin is not responsible for the accuracy of, or the consequences of using, a custom POI or safety camera database. Safety camera information is available in some locations. Check http://my.garmin.com availability. For these locations, the nüvi includes the locations of hundreds of safety cameras.
Troubleshooting Problem Solution My device is not acquiring • Verify the GPS simulator is turned off satellite signals • Take your device out of parking garages and away from tall buildings and trees. • Remain stationary for several minutes. The suction cup will not Clean the suction cup and windshield with rubbing alcohol.
Plug the USB cable into a USB port on your computer and into your device. The device automatically turns on and goes into USB mass storage mode. Verify your device is connected to a USB port and not a USB hub. set to Enabled. www.garmin.com/bluetooth for more help. nüvi 2405/2505 Series Owner’s Manual...
settings 62–82 Smartphone Link 34 connecting 35 software version 67 speech recognition 18 storing the device 68 system settings 63 text language 67 time settings 67 tools 34–39 Tracker 50 following others 50 hiding your location 52 ID 51 inviting followers 51 nickname 50 sending location message 52 sharing your location 53...
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