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Portable Navigation
550/555 Series
Please read this manual carefully before operating
your Navigation device.
Keep it for future reference.
Designs and specifications are subject to change
without prior notice for improvement.



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  • Page 1 ENGLISH Portable Navigation OWNER’S MANUAL 550/555 Series Please read this manual carefully before operating your Navigation device. Keep it for future reference. Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice for improvement.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety note 5-11 Supplied parts Part names 13-14 Front panel ........13 Rear / Side panel .
  • Page 3 Table of contents Changing the country ......37 Selecting a street or the centre of the settlement ..37 Selecting the centre of the settlement .
  • Page 4 Table of contents Using software 67-69 LGE MapLoader ......67-69 Troubleshooting 70-72 Specifications Support-Hotline Symbol used in this manual Indicates special notes and operating features.
  • Page 5: Safety Note

    Safety note CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT SPLIT COVER(OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user about the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 6 Safety note Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Do not become distracted by the navigation while driving, and always be fully aware of all driving conditions. Minimize the amount of time spent viewing the navigation screen while driving and use voice prompts when possible. Do not enter destinations, change settings, or access any functions requiring prolonged use of the unit’s controls while driving.
  • Page 7 Safety note Note that malfunctions may occur if you use the product in places where static electricity occurs frequently. Do not use the unit near water. Do not touch the unit with wet hands. Do not attempt to disassemble or repair the product yourself. Do not use the product for other purposes than those described in this guide.
  • Page 8 Safety note If you notice unusual odors, excessive heat coming from the product, anything else that seems unusual, do not use the product and contact our Customer Service Center. Always use soft and dry cotton cloth when cleaning the product. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface of the unit.
  • Page 9 Safety note • If you attach the vacuum disk on the glass for a long period of time, the pressure in the disk slowly reduces and the vacuum disk may fall off. • The Navigator holder may fall off at a sudden stop, thus causing a dangerous situation.
  • Page 10 Safety note • Never leave your unit/accessories (including windshield mount, car charger etc) visible in an unattended vehicle, since it’s an easy target for thieves. • Back up your data using our provided software in the CD. • In order to protect the screen and the unit, always store it in the carry case.
  • Page 11 • LG is not responsible for the accuracy of traffic-related information and data supplied by other parties. • LG disclaims all liability for use of the navigation that causes or contributes to death, injury or property damage or that violates any law including traffic laws.
  • Page 12: Supplied Parts

    Supplied parts Main Set SD Memory Suction-Cup USB Cable Card (Optional) Mount Cigarette Lighter Carrying Case Installation Quick Start Adapter Guide Contents may vary without notice. AC Adapter GPS Antenna (Optional) (Optional) SD memory card (Optional) The supplied SD Memory Card space may not be insufficient after upgrade. In this case, another SD Memory Card that has bigger space has to be purchased.
  • Page 13: Part Names

    Part names Front panel RESET Volume Down Decrease the volume level. MENU button Move to the main menu screen or RESET hole the previous screen. If the unit fails to operate Power sleep properly, press the reset button Entering power sleep mode. using a ball point pen or a similar ON: Press and hold.
  • Page 14: Rear / Side Panel

    Part names Rear / Side panel External GPS Antenna Slot Power ON / OFF button ON: Slide switch up. Speaker OFF: Slide switch down. Gives a voice guidance service. Power supply connector Docking connector DC 5V USB port Memory Card Slot Insert a SD Memory Card.
  • Page 15: Connecting Devices

    Connecting devices Installation sequence for the suction-cup mount Select the most suitable position on the windscreen. Clean the surface of the windscreen, to remove any dust and grease. Place the suction-cup mount on a suitable position on the windscreen. Push back the lever to the left until you hear a click, fixing the suction-cup mount in position.
  • Page 16 Connecting devices Plug the small plug end of the cigarette lighter adapter into the power supply connector at the side of the unit. Plug the other end into your vehicle’s 12V (cigarette lighter) socket. To adjust the angle of the mount, slacken the adjustable knobs at the suction-cup and then turn it gently.
  • Page 17: Detaching The Suction-Cup Mount

    Connecting devices Detaching the suction-cup mount To remove the mount, pull the lever to the right. If the mount still doesn’t detach from the windscreen, Pull up handle of suction cup to move the suction rubber. Drivers in California and Minnesota prohibit from placing anything on the windshild of a vehicle.
  • Page 18 Connecting devices When Installing the antenna inside the vehicle (on the dashboard or shelf) Affix the external GPS antenna on as level a surface as possible where the external GPS antenna faces outside the window. (The GPS antenna is fastened with a double-sided tape.) •...
  • Page 19: Installing Microsoft Activesync

    Connecting devices Installing Microsoft ActiveSync In order to synchronize your data between your PC and the unit, you need the Microsoft ActiveSync program. Click ActiveSync “setup.exe”. Click “Next” to install Microsoft ActiveSync on your PC. Read the following license agreement carefully and select “I accept the terms in the license agreement”.
  • Page 20: Downloading Files: Activesync

    Connecting devices The “Add New Hardware Wizard” should automatically install the USB drivers. Follow the on screen instructions to establish a partnership and synchronize your unit with your Downloading files: ActiveSync Open Windows Explorer on your PC. The Mobile Device is displayed in Window explorer.
  • Page 21: Data Exchange Via Card Reader

    Connecting devices Data exchange via card reader. You can transfer data via ActiveSync. Howerer, if you wish to copy large quantities of data (Navigation maps and Photo files) to the memory card these can also be stored directly to the memory card.
  • Page 22: Disconnecting The Usb Device

    Connecting devices Disconnecting the USB device Wait until you get a message that you can safely unplug the device before disconnecting the USB device. The safe remove icon is in the system tray. Click on the icon to eject the unit from the PC and select the ‘Safely remove’...
  • Page 23: Before Operation

    Before operation Starting up The navigation software and the digital map material are supplied in the built-in memory or the SD memory card. Installation is fairly automatic. SD memory card: The application and maps are stored in the SD memory card. Insert the SD memory card into the navigation device.
  • Page 24: Screen With Map

    Screen with Map Map screen Zooms out Zooms in Map orientation and Overview Battery status GPS position quality Current street Turn preview Current location Distance to next turn 10. Travel and Route data Navi Menu 11. Next street...
  • Page 25 Screen with Map Zooms out (No. 1) Tap “Zoom out” button to decrease the detail of the map view. Map orientation and Overview (No. 2) Tap this icon to switch to North-up mode. The map display always has north at the top of screen. Tap this icon to swich to 2D Heading-up mode.
  • Page 26 Screen with Map Turn preview (No. 4) On the Map screen this field shows a graphic illustration of the next manoeuvre. For example when you approach a turn, an arrow will show whether it is a slight, normal or sharp turn. When showing a roundabout, the number of the exit is also given in the picture.
  • Page 27 Screen with Map Battery status (No. 7) The status of the battery is also shown by the Navigator. You can estimate the available power reserve from the length of the bar inside. Some examples: The thunderbolt in the battery shows the battery is being charged. Battery is not charging, but it is at full capacity.
  • Page 28 Screen with Map The start pont, via points and the destination These points are represented by flags. • Start pont : Blue • Via point : White • Destination : Red Cursor If you tap the map somewhere or select one specific item in “Find” menu, it will become the selected point on the map, marked with a small red dot and radiating red circles to make it conspicuous.
  • Page 29: Cursor Menu

    Screen with Map Cursor menu The Cursor is the selected point on the map (marked by a red dot and radiating red circles around it), or the current GPS position when it is available and Lock-to-Position is enabled. When you tap the screen to place the Cursor, the Cursor menu pops up automatically to give you the list of possible functions you can use the Cursor for.
  • Page 30 Screen with Map • Remove Via : Removes the ‘via point’ near or at the Cursor. The route will be recalculated immediately excluding the deleted point. This menu point replaces Add Via and is available only if the Cursor is near or at a via point. •...
  • Page 31: Screen With Map

    Screen with Map • POI : Opens the list of POIs near the selected point. These are the POIs shown in the Popup Info window. If you want to add a new POI at the cursor, you can do so by tapping “POI”...
  • Page 32: Search For A Location

    Search for a location Navi Menus The “Navi Menu” button can be found in the bottom left corner of the map screens. Tapping this button brings up a menu that allows you to access some of the most frequently used functions of the navigator.
  • Page 33: Recalculate

    Search for a location Recalculate This menu repeats the route calculation based on the same settings as used to calculate previously. This possibility is typically used when automatic off-route recalculation is disabled. However you may consider using it when you travel on a road parallel to that recommended by the route.
  • Page 34: Find An Address, Street, Intersection Or City

    Search for a location Find an Address, Street, Intersection or City Searching for a city, a street, an intersection, or an exact address can all be done in the Find Address module. If you know at least a part of the address, this is the quickest way to find the location.
  • Page 35: Selecting A New Settlement To Search In

    Search for a location Selecting a new settlement to search in If you are looking for a city or town (or state) you cannot find on the list, tap “More...” in the top right corner. This will take you to the city name or postcode input screen, where you can select the desired city, then select from the list of results automatically given by the program if the matching items can be displayed on...
  • Page 36 Search for a location Note • When more than 300 matching items (a list of more than 60 pages) exist for the entered pattern(s), Navigator stops searching, and displays ‘>300’ at the right end of the input line. Enter more letters to nar- row the list.
  • Page 37: Changing The State (Australia, Usa, Etc.)

    Search for a location Changing the state (Australia, USA, etc.) Some of the maps contain state information. If the settlement you are looking for is in a different state, tap “Other City” then Change State from the list of recently used cities, then select the appropriate state.
  • Page 38: Selecting The Centre Of The Settlement

    Search for a location Selecting the centre of the settlement If you wish to navigate to the settlement displayed in the top centre of the screen, just tap “Done” before entering any letters. The search result will be the centre point of the city (where its name is displayed on the map).
  • Page 39: Select A House Number Or The Midpoint Of The Street

    Search for a location • Should the name of the street be a prefix for several other street names, just enter the whole name, press “Done”, and the exact match will be the first in the list. This way you can easily find even very short street names.
  • Page 40: Find In History

    Search for a location Find in History If you have used “Find” before, or saved map points as POIs, marked points with a pin, or picked and used points of the map before, they all appear in the History list. •...
  • Page 41 Search for a location Entering a latitude/longitude pair is easy. 1. Use the button to change the hemisphere. The left field contains the latitude. It starts with an ‘N’ (North) or ‘S’ (South) letter. 2. Enter numbers for the latitude. 3.
  • Page 42: Find A Poi

    Search for a location Find a POI You can select your destination from the thousands of POIs included with the Navigator or from the ones you have previously created. POI items are categorised to let you locate them more easily. 1.
  • Page 43 Search for a location The search will be carried out around a certain reference point. Always look at the current reference point shown in the blue field above the POI category buttons and confirm that it matches what you want. To change the reference, tap the “Change ref.”...
  • Page 44: Find My Poi

    Search for a location Find My POI • Search : You can shorten the list of matching POI items by filtering. Just like in Find, enter a few letters of the desired POI name. When the number of matching items can fit in one page, Navigator will automatical- display the list.
  • Page 45: Route Manager

    Route manager TBT Summary Display modes are different only in the number of events displayed in the list. List items are always shown with all information available including pictograms of the needed action and distance of the event from the previous list item. The Itinerary is live and constantly updated when navigating a route.
  • Page 46 Route manager Tap “Avoid” button to show a list of possibilities for modifying the route. They let you recalculate the route avoiding the highlighted event and sometimes also some of the subsequent ones. • Manoeuvre : This option avoids the highlighted action. For example if you find a turn too difficult during rush hour traffic, the Navigator will recalculate the route excluding that turn.
  • Page 47: Simulation

    Route manager Simulation This feature has no navigation function, it merely provides a quick view of the route. It will present a simulation of the route showing what you will see later when navigating. • In this mode the simulation is run at normal speed (using the speed limit of the streets and roads in the route), and voice instructions are also played.
  • Page 48: Manage My Poi

    Route manager Tapping again the highlighted POI group (except for My POI – described later) opens the list of subcategories of that group. Here you cannot see bicolour subgroups, as visibility can only be set for the top two levels of categories. Showing and hiding a subgroup is done the same way as for the main groups.
  • Page 49: Edit Way Point

    Route manager • Delete : You can delete any of your previously saved My POI groups. This will delete all POIs in that group. The Navigator will ask you to confirm this action. • Edit : You can edit the attributes (name, icon, visibility level) of a previously created My POI group.
  • Page 50: Route Information

    Route manager • Delete : you can delete the selected point from the list. If the highlighted item is the last one in the list, the previous via point will be promoted to be the final destination. • Up and Down : You can reorder the list by moving the highlighted item up or down in the list.
  • Page 51 Route manager • Time Left : This is an estimated value that can also be displayed in one of the Route data fields on the Map screen. It shows the time needed to reach the final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining segments of the route.
  • Page 52 Route manager • Warning icons : The following 5 squares are normally grey. Some of them turn red and show a graphical symbol in case warning(s) are attached to the planned route. These are warnings, so icons always show information for the whole route, even if the data fields display values from your current position to a via point only.
  • Page 53 Route manager This icon warns you that the Navigator had to recommend a route that does not match all your preferences given at the Route Parameters settings. The recommended route contains areas only accessible to pedestrians. The recommended route contains unpaved roads. The recommended route contains roads that require a permit or permission to enter.
  • Page 54: Detour

    Route manager Detour When you run into a traffic jam or roadblock, you may want to have the Navigator calculate a route that departs the original route as soon as it can. You will need to select the minimum distance along the original route where your new route is allowed to rejoin the original route.
  • Page 55: Setup

    Setup General Setup These are the basic settings of the Navigator. • Safety Mode : Safety mode will disable the touch-screen above 10 km/h (6 mph) to keep your attention on the road. You are still able to use the hardware buttons, but you cannot set a new destination or change the settings.
  • Page 56 Setup • Speeding Warning Options: The Navigator will open a new screen to let you customise the parameters used by the speed warning. Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road segments. the Navigator is able to warn you if you exceed the current limit.
  • Page 57: Map Setup

    Setup Map Setup You can set a few parameters determining the appearance of the maps in the Navigator. • Daylight / Night colour profile : The Navigator comes with different colour schemes for both daylight and night use. There is always one selected daytime scheme and one selected night-time scheme.
  • Page 58: Sound Setup

    Setup Sound Setup Settings on this page determine the way Navigator sounds. • Voice : The switch on the left can turn on or mute the Navigator's audible guidance. When turned on, the slider on the right will adjust the loudness of voice prompts.
  • Page 59: Route Parameter

    Setup • Attention Tone : If this is set to Disabled, the voice guidance will sound without a preceding attention tone. Setting it to Single Tone will initiate a single attention tone before the instructions, while Double Tone will use a double tone.
  • Page 60 Setup Furthermore, when Bus or Lorry is chosen, the program assumes that high speeds cannot be achieved, and this information is taken into account when calculating the route, the estimated time enroute (ETE), and the estimated time of arrival (ETA). •...
  • Page 61: Language & Units

    Setup • Toll Roads : Toll roads are included in your routes by default. If you wish to travel more to avoid paying a toll, disabling them will make the Navigator plan the best toll-free route for you. • Carpool Lanes : They're also called "HOV"...
  • Page 62: Advanced Setup

    Setup • Set Date & Time Format : You can set the date and time format displayed by Navigator. Various international formats are available. Advanced Setup These screens let you set a large number of different advanced settings and initiate some special functions. These settings and functions are divided into groups.
  • Page 63: Backlight Setup

    Setup Backlight Setup • Brightness: You can set the backlight level separately for both daylight and night modes, thus enhancing the effect of the night colour scheme. The values are between 0 and 10, where zero means there is no backlight at all, and 10 represents the maximum backlight value.
  • Page 64: User Data Management

    Setup User Data Management • Backup Data : You can make a safe copy of the whole user database on a memory card. Tap this button to copy all user data and settings on the memory card. The backup is always created with the same file name;...
  • Page 65: About

    Setup About Tap this button to display navigation version and copyright information. GPS Data screen Tap the “GPS” icon on the Map menu. The satellites are shown at their current positions. The GPS receives data from both the green and grey satellites.
  • Page 66: Time Sychronization

    Setup Time synchronization In the buttom right corner of the screen you have another button that leads to a new screen where you can synchronize the clock of your Navigator to the very accurate time provided by the connected GPS. Turn on the “Auto Correction”...
  • Page 67: Using Software

    Using software LGE MapLoader The goal of this program is to give the option to the user to change maps on his storage device. With this method you can solve the space problem if the device have no enough storage capabilities to store every maps that the user license include.
  • Page 68 Using software Make sure that your device is connected by USB cable to a port on your PC. For more information, see “Installing Microsoft ActiveSync” on the page 22. On the right panel you can see the maps that are on the device. The icons before the map name inform you that the map is newer, older or the same that you have saved in your computer.
  • Page 69 Using software To backup Navigator data to your PC 1. Select “Backup” button. 2. The whole LGE/LGENavi directory will be saved in your PC. Note If you press the “Backup” button, maploader saves the whole LGE/LGENavi directory under the user's application data directory. (c:\Documents and Settings\__user_name__\Application Data\LGE\LGENAVI\backup\).
  • Page 70: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Navigation program and map data protection • If you want to operate this product properly, there should be the same programs (Contained in LGE folder) and maps (Contained in LGE folder) in the SD memory card (Built-in memory) which are provided by LGE. •...
  • Page 71 Troubleshooting Cannot hear the voice guide. You can hear the voice guide when you select “Setup. But during actual driving, the voice guide is provided. If the volume is too low, adjust the volume on the right unit. Cannot see the map. This is when you cannot see the map even when you have executed the navigation menu.
  • Page 72 Troubleshooting What is GPS? The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
  • Page 73: Specifications

    MEMORY LN550 : 256 MB External SD Card LN555 : 1 GB External SD Card DISPLAY 3.5 inch TFT LCD LG Philps LCD Resolution 320 X 240 LED type Backlight Touch Screen Analog resisitive type AUDIO Mono, Internal Speaker Typical 1.0W (1EA)
  • Page 74: Support-Hotline

    0870 873 5454 LG Electronics U.K. Ltd U.K. / IRELAND 0825-826-822 LG Electronics France FRANCE 0825-825-592 01805 4737 84 LG Electronics Deutschland GmbH GERMANY 39 199600099 LG Electronics Italia S.p.A ITALY +30-210-4800-564/8 LG Electronics Hellas S.A GREECE 801 11 200 900 070-233-557 LG Electronics Benelux B.V...

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