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Acer p600 Series
Portable Navigator

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  • Page 1 Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator...
  • Page 2 Acer and its subsidiaries assume no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator User Guide.
  • Page 3: Disposal Instructions

    Disposal instructions Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please reuse and recycle. For electronic products containing an LCD/CRT monitor or display: Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws.
  • Page 4 If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. The Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator uses a lithium battery. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend in the product specification list.
  • Page 5 No more fumbling with wieldy, outdated paper maps. No more sheepish ”I think I’m lost” expression. And most definitely, no more going in circles finding that particular spot. Get to your destination the fast and easy way with your new Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator.
  • Page 6 Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator feature highlights Ergonomic features • • • • • Multimedia programs • • Contacts management program • 4-inch WQVGA LCD touch-sensitive screen Accessible control hot keys with backlight illumination Simple, easy-to-use user interface with large icons and command buttons...
  • Page 7: Unpack The Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator

    Unpack the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator Thank you for purchasing the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator. The Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator box contains all of the items listed below. • • Car mount Unpack the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator...
  • Page 8 Unpack the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator • • • Car charger Wall charger (Manufacture option) Mini USB Sync and charge cable...
  • Page 9 Navigation software SD card (Manufacture option) • User documentation – Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator CD (Manufacture option) – Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator Getting Started Guide (Manufacture option) – Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator Warranty Booklet (Manufacture option) – Navigation software Quick Starter Guide (Manufacture option) –...
  • Page 10: First Things First

    First things first System tour First things first This chapter describes the hardware interface of the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator and its peripherals. Instructions for setting up the device and some basic system operations are also discussed. System tour This section gives you a tour of the device hardware interface.
  • Page 11 Volume up button Speaker NOTE: For more information on how to use your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in navigation mode, refer to the Navigation software Quick Starter Guide or the Navigation software User’s Guide (located in the Navigation software CD).
  • Page 12: Top And Bottom Views

    First things first System tour Top and bottom views Icon Component GPS antenna jack Power button Earphone jack Power switch Docking connector (Manufacture option) USB port Soft reset button Description Connects to an external GPS antenna. Switches the device into standby mode.
  • Page 13: Left And Right Panels

    First things first System tour Left and right panels Icon Component Description SD/MMC slot Accepts SD and MMC storage cards, allowing you to use audio, image, and map files stored in it for use with internal applications.
  • Page 14: Peripherals Tour

    First things first Peripherals tour Peripherals tour This section gives you a tour of the peripherals bundled with your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator. Car mount kit The car mount kit consists of the car mount and the car holder.
  • Page 15: Chargers

    First things first Peripherals tour Chargers Car charger Wall charger USB cable The included USB cable is also used to transfer files from your computer to your device. xiii...
  • Page 16: Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator Setup

    Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator setup Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator setup Using your new Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator for the first time is a snap. Unpack, turn on, mount, and you’re ready to go. Perform the following easy...
  • Page 17: Set Up The Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator In Your Vehicle

    Set up the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in your vehicle The Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator comes with a car mount kit and a car charger with which you can set up your device in your vehicle. You can choose to position the car mount kit on the windshield using the suction cup, or on the dashboard using the self adhesive disc connector.
  • Page 18 First things first Set up the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in your vehicle • • Insert the Navigation software SD card into the device. Make sure that the suction bond is strong enough before proceeding to the next step.
  • Page 19 Set up the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in your vehicle Dock the device on the car holder. Adjust the car mount for the best viewing angle. After setting up the device on the car mount, connect the car charger.
  • Page 20: Start Up The Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator

    Home screen. To configure system settings: If you intend to start using your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator at once, we recommend that you configure the language and date/time settings first. The rest of the user preferences can be set up later.
  • Page 21 For more information on the rest of the system configuration options, go to "Settings" on page 24. Congratulations! Your new Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator is now ready for use. Proceed to "Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator fundamentals" on page 1 for more information on the device’s user interface or you can refer to the Navigation software...
  • Page 22: Table Of Contents

    Peripherals tour ......xii Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator setup ....xiv Set up the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in your vehicle .
  • Page 23 Miscellaneous Settings ......31 8 Resetting the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator Performing a soft reset ......32 Performing a hard reset .
  • Page 24 Contents Regulatory and safety notices FCC notice ......34 Notice: Shielded cables ......34 Notice: Peripheral devices .
  • Page 25: Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator Fundamentals

    Your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator has an SD/MMC slot compatible with a range of SD and MMC storage cards. Also, the Acer p600’s GPS navigation system has its core on the Navigation software program. Using this program requires that users load the digital maps available in the Navigation software SD card included with the device (SD card is included with certain models only).
  • Page 26 Acer p600 Series Portabl e Navigator fundamentals Hardware interface To insert an SD/MMC card: • To remove a storage card: Hold the device securely; then push against the top of the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot, letting the card spring out. An audible system sound will signal that the card has been released.
  • Page 27: Establishing Device-pc Connection

    Portable Navigator and a computer running on the Microsoft Windows platform. NOTE: If you have a previous version of the Microsoft ActiveSync installed in your computer, uninstall it first before installing the Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1 version from the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator CD.
  • Page 28: To Install Microsoft Activesync On Your Computer

    Close any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus- scanning software. Insert the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The CD’s welcome page will be displayed. Click the installation language of your choice.
  • Page 29: Recharging The Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator

    Acer p600 Series Portabl e Navigator fundamentals Recharging the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator Your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator uses a rechargeable 1200 mAh Lithium Ion battery (Certain models only). The status icon located on the top right corner of the Main Menu panel indicates the level of the device’s battery power.
  • Page 30: To Recharge The Device Using The Car Charger

    Microsoft Windows platform. When connected, the device battery is also recharged via the USB connection. Go to the "Establishing device-PC connection" on page 3 for instructions on how to connect your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator to a computer.
  • Page 31: Main Menu Screen

    Acer p600 Series Portabl e Navigator fundamentals Main Menu Screen Command interface Using the hot keys The hot keys on your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator allow users to: • • Using the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator touch screen...
  • Page 32: Using The Main Menu Panel

    The Main Menu title bar displays the current time (with 12-hour notation), the panel name, and the battery power level status icon. Go to the "Recharging the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator" on page 5 for more information on this status icon.
  • Page 33: Navigation

    Navigation Accessing the Navigation Function 2 Navigation Accessing the Navigation Function Switch the unit on and tap Navigation in the Main Menu screen. After the application loads, the main Navigation menu will appear. For more information regarding the Navigation function please see the Navigation software Quick Starter Guide or the Navigation software User’s Guide.
  • Page 34: Mp3 Player

    MP3 Player Accessing the MP3 Player 3 MP3 Player This chapter describes how to use the MP3 player included on this device. Accessing the MP3 Player Switch the unit on and tap MP3 in the Main Menu screen. The MP3 screen will now appear in the display: NOTE: Music must be loaded to the SD memory card from your computer.
  • Page 35: Mp3 Player Button Definitions

    Mp3 Player Button Definitions The MP3 Player buttons are defined as follows: Using the Player Playing music To play or pause music, tap the Play/Pause button To skip to the next track, tap the Skip forward button To go to the beginning of the current track or skip back to the previous track, tap the Skip back button Adjusting the volume To adjust the volume, slide the volume control to the right (increase) or left...
  • Page 36: Browsing For Music Files

    MP3 Player Using the Player NOTE: The appearance of the Select linear/repeat button changes depending on the current mode. Browsing for music files Tap the Browse button The following screen will now appear in the display: To copy a track, highlight it and tap Browse to the place where you would like to paste the track(s), then tap The track(s) will then be copied to this place.
  • Page 37: Photo Viewer

    4 Photo Viewer This chapter describes how to access and use the photo viewer. Accessing the Photo Viewer Switch the unit on and tap Photo in the Main Menu screen. The Photo Viewer screen will now appear in the display: Using the Photo Viewer You can view either individual photos or slideshows on your device.
  • Page 38 Photo Viewer Using the Photo Viewer Tap on a photo to highlight it, then tap You will see several options on the screen, which are defined as follows: NOTE: When not all of the photo is viewable (due to using the zoom function), you can drag the photo by tapping anywhere on the photo and moving it in any direction.
  • Page 39: Viewing A Photo Full Screen

    Viewing a Photo Full Screen To view a photo full screen, tap the Full Screen button Tap anywhere on the screen to quit full screen display. Viewing a Slideshow To start a slideshow, tap more than one photo before tapping will start automatically.
  • Page 40: Contacts

    Contac ts Accessing Contacts 5 Contacts This chapter describes how to manage contact details, including importing, exporting and sending to other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Accessing Contacts Switch the unit on and tap Contacts in the Main Menu screen. The Contacts screen will now appear in the display: Scroll up Scroll down Create new contact...
  • Page 41: Managing Contacts

    You can store and edit contact information on your device. You can then use this later to find this contact’s address quickly on your GPS device, or send panic information to these contacts through your Bluetooth enabled phone. Managing Contacts Creating a New Contact To create a new contact, tap the Create new contact button The following screen will now appear:...
  • Page 42: Editing A Contact

    Contac ts Managing Contacts Enter the following information for the contact: • • • • • • • • • • • • • Also, if you wish this contact to be included in your panic list, tick the Used for panic checkbox.
  • Page 43: Deleting A Contact

    Contacts Importing/Exporting/Sending contacts Deleting a contact To delete a contact, tap Scroll up or Scroll down to highlight a contact, then tap Delete Importing/Exporting/Sending contacts Importing To import or export a contact, tap the Import/Export/send contact button from the main contacts list. You will now see the following screen: To import a contact from the SD/MMC card to the main memory, tap Import.
  • Page 44: Exporting

    Contac ts Importing/Exporting/Sending contacts Once you have selected the contact(s) you wish to import, tap Import Exporting To export a contact from the main memory to the SD/MMC card, tap Export. The following screen will now appear: You can either Tap the checkboxes beside each contact to select (tapping again will deselect), or Tap Select All to select all contacts, or Tap Deselect All to deselect all contacts.
  • Page 45: Sending The Contact Information To Another Device

    Sending the Contact Information to Another Device To send the contact information to another Bluetooth device, tap Send. You device will start to look for other Bluetooth devices that it can send contact information to. Once the search is finished, a list of available devices will be shown, as follows: Tap the down arrow to display a drop-down list and choose the device you want...
  • Page 46: Bluetooth

    Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator. To go through the pairing procedure, please consult your mobile phone’s user guide. You must enable Bluetooth on your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator in order for your phone to be able to discover it. If asked for a pin code, enter 1111.
  • Page 47 Bluetooth Bluetooth Options To make a call from your device, tap Dial (Bluetooth must be enabled and phone must be paired with device). A keypad will then appear on screen, as follows: Use the keypad enter a number, then tap Dial To end a call, tap Back When this call is ended, your device will still be paired with your phone, and will continue to act as a speakerphone, until you disable Bluetooth.
  • Page 48: Settings

    Settings Accessing the Settings Screen 7 Settings Accessing the Settings Screen To access the Settings feature on your device: Switch the unit on and tap Settings in the Main Menu screen. The Settings screen will now appear in the display: From this screen you can access: Volume –...
  • Page 49: Adjusting The Settings

    Settings Adjusting the Settings Adjusting the Settings Setting the Volume Tap Volume on the Settings screen. The Volume screen will now appear in the display: Tap the + or – buttons to increase or decrease the volume. (Alternatively, you can use the +/- hot keys to increase or decrease the volume.) Check the Enable sounds for taps option if you would like to hear a clicking sound each time you tap a button.
  • Page 50: Choosing The Language

    Settings Adjusting the Settings Choosing the Language Tap Language on the Settings screen. The Language screen will now appear in the display: • • Once you have finished, tap Back To change the Text language, tap the down arrow down list of languages, then tap a language from the list. To change the Voice language, tap the down arrow down list of languages, then tap a language from the list.
  • Page 51: System Information

    Here you can see your device’s Product ID, Serial Number, OS Version, GPS firmware version, PCB Version, Bluetooth MAC Address, Used/Capacity of flash disk, Manufacturer and Copyright statement, trademark & logo (© 2006 Acer Inc.) To leave this screen, tap Back...
  • Page 52: Power

    Settings Adjusting the Settings Power Tap Power on the Settings screen. The Power screen will now appear in the display: • • • Standby Settings At the bottom left-hand corner of the Power screen, you can see the current battery status.
  • Page 53: Setting The Date/time

    Settings Adjusting the Settings Tap on the battery picture to access the standby settings. standby settings screen Here you can set how long the device waits before turning off when on battery power only. Once you have finished, tap Back Setting the Date/Time Tap Date/Time on the Settings screen.
  • Page 54: Choosing Daylight Saving

    Settings Adjusting the Settings Choosing Daylight Saving If you live in an area that uses daylight saving (moving the clock forward/back once a year), then make sure that the Daylight saving checkbox is checked. Changing the Date To change the date, tap Date. The Date screen will now appear: •...
  • Page 55: Miscellaneous Settings

    Once you have finished, tap Back Miscellaneous Settings Tap Misc. on the Settings screen. The Misc screen will now appear in the display: • To reset your device back to factory default settings, tap Back to Factory Default. • To recalibrate the screen, tap Calibration, and follow the on-screen instructions to calibrate the device.
  • Page 56: Resetting The Acer P600 Series Portable Navigator

    Resetting the Acer p600 Series P or t ab l e Na vi gat or 8 Resetting the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator You may have to perform a reset if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on the screen). A soft reset allows your device to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer.
  • Page 57: Performing A Hard Reset

    Resetting the Acer p600 Se r i e s P o r t a b l e N a v i g a t o r Performing a hard reset If a soft reset does not correct the problem, you can then try a hard reset. Slide the power switch to the left and then slide it back to the right.
  • Page 58: Regulatory And Safety Notices

    Regulatory and safety notices Regulatory and safety notices This device fully satisfies the requirements for CE marking when used in a residential, commercial or light industrial environment. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. ("UL") has not tested the performance or reliability of the Global Positioning System ("GPS") hardware, operating software or other aspects of this product.
  • Page 59: Notice: Peripheral Devices

    Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
  • Page 60: Radio Device Regulatory Notice

    The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human...
  • Page 61: Canada - Low-power License-exempt Radio Communication Devices (rss-210)

    Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult...
  • Page 62: Faqs

    F A Q s FAQs This section lists down frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Audio Touch screen Multimedia mode...
  • Page 63 Perform a soft reset on the device. Go to "Performing a soft reset" on page 32 for instructions. The battery power may be depleted. Recharge the device. Go to "Recharging the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator" on page 5 for instructions. FAQs...
  • Page 64: Customer Support

    Customer support Customer support Technical assistance If you encounter a problem with your Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator, review the following first: • • • If the problem still persists, you will need technical assistance. Refer to the http:// global.acer.com/about/webmaster.htm/ web site for information on how and where to contact the Acer Service Centers available in your area.
  • Page 65: System Specifications

    System specifications This chapter lists the features and operating specifications of the Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator. Hardware features Aspect Description Processor • Samsung S3C2440A 400 MHz application processor GPS chipset • SiRF Star III AL chipset and firmware solution Memory •...
  • Page 66: Software Specifications

    System specifications Software specifications Aspect Operating system Navigation software Address book Multimedia applications Bluetooth (Manufacture option) TMC (Traffic Message Channel) (Manufacture option) Description Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 • Vehicle and pedestrian navigation • Simple operation, intuitive menus and touch screen buttons Contacts •...
  • Page 67: Design And Ergonomics

    Dimensions (L x W x H): 116 x 81 x 23 mm lightweight • Weight: 195g User-friendly • Acer p600 Series Portable Navigator interface – Quick launch hot keys for Main Menu and Navigation screens – Control hot keys for volume level – Touch sensitive screen •...
  • Page 68: Environmental Specifications

    System specifications Aspect Bundled peripherals Accessory options Environmental specifications Aspect Temperature Relative humidity (non- condensing) Description • Car mount • Car holder • Car charger • Wall charger (Manufacture option) • USB cable • External GPS antenna • External TMC module with antenna Description Operating: 0°C to 40°C Storage: -20°C to 60°C...

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