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Portable Navigation
LN740 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.
Support - Hotline
LGEUS : 1-800-243-0000
To purchase the Upgrade Map, contact at
: 1-888-542-2623



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  • Page 1 Portable Navigation OWNER’S MANUAL LN740 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. Support - Hotline LGEUS : 1-800-243-0000 LGECI...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety note Supplied parts Part names Front panel ........16 Rear / Side panel .
  • Page 3 Finding a location with navigation Address Screen ......36-37 Go to your Destination ......37 Add to My Places .
  • Page 4 Table of contents GPS Status ........57 GPS Not Found .......58 Map Setup .
  • Page 5: 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 CAUTION : Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. WARNING This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause unde- sired operation.
  • Page 7 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. - All these safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2. Keep these instructions. - The safety, operating and use instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed all warnings. - All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
  • Page 8 Safety note 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety.
  • Page 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 • 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 14 • 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 15: Supplied Parts

    Main Body Traffic Receive Antenna (Optional) Cigarette Lighter Carrying Case Adapter (Optional) AC Adapter GPS Antenna (Optional) (Optional) Supplied parts Suction-Cup Mount Installation Supporter of Cradle Contents may be changed without notice. USB Cable Quick Reference Guide...
  • Page 16: Part Names

    Part names Front panel Light Sensor MENU button Moves to the main menu screen or the previous screen. Power sleep Entering power sleep mode. ON: Press and hold. OFF: Press and hold again. To activate the menu function on LCD screen, touch the LCD screen with a finger.
  • Page 17: Rear / Side Panel

    Rear / Side panel External GPS Antenna Port Speaker Gives a voice guidance service. Docking connector Power ON / OFF button ON: Slide switch up. OFF: Slide switch down. Deleting or altering the map data in the built-in memory or the SD memory card randomly, may cause problems in the navigation function.
  • Page 18: 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 19 Plug the small 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 20: Detaching The Suction-Cup Mount

    Connecting devices Detaching the suction-cup mount To seprate 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 21 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 22: 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 23: Downloading Files: Activesync

    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 24: Data Exchange Via Card Reader

    Connecting devices Data exchange via card reader. You can transfer data via ActiveSync. However, if you wish to copy large quantities of data (Music and Photo files) to the memory card these can also be stored directly to the memory card. Not supplied.
  • Page 25: Disconnecting The Usb Device

    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 26: Before Operation

    The application and maps are stored in the built-in memory. Push the Power button up to turn on the device. The Map screen is displayed. It may take some time until the GPS receiver initially acquires enough satellites' data during the first use of the GPS navigation equipment.
  • Page 27: Navigation Features

    Navigation features The Navigation System provides the following features for easy navigation: • Route calculation within seconds. • High quality 2D/3D maps with display of street names. • Address input via a full-size keyboard optimized for finger input address. • Storing of any location one click away. •...
  • Page 28: Getting Started With Navigation

    Getting started with navigation Navigation Menu Tapping “Navi menu ” button brings up a menu that allows you to access some of the most frequently used functions of the navigator. Address Screen The “Address” button lets you navigate to an address.
  • Page 29: Poi Screen

    Getting started with navigation POI Screen When you tap the “POI” button, the first screen of popular place categories appears. The “POI” button lets you navigate to thousands of interesting places, such as beaches, parks, hotels, museums, and restaurants. For more information, see "POI" on the page 42. Route Manager Screen You can tap the “Route Manager”...
  • Page 30: Menu Buttons

    Getting started with navigation Menu Buttons Tap this button to go to the Main Map screen. Tap this button to configure the settings options. Tap this button to open the Media Player. Tap this button to recalculate the route. The Cancel Route button, on the Route Manager menu, stops the current navigation and clears the route.
  • Page 31: Main Map

    Getting started with navigation Main Map When you tap the “Map” button on the Navigation menu screens, the Main Map screen appears. You can use the icons displayed on this screen to view your route. Tap “Zoom Out” or “Zoom In” buttons to increase or decrease the detail of the map view.
  • Page 32: Point On The Map

    Getting started with navigation The GPS bar is a toggle button that displays the remaining travel distance and travel time, and estimated time of arrival. The TMC icon lets you know that Navigator is TMC enabled. Point on the Map You can navigate to any point by tapping its location directly on the Main Map screen in both 2D and 3D map view.
  • Page 33: Screen Buttons

    Getting started with navigation Screen Buttons The following buttons appear on many of the navigation screens. When you tap the “OK” button for a selected address, group, or place, Navigator automatically opens the next screen in the sequence. When you tap the “Back” button, the navigation returns you to the previous screen.
  • Page 34: Cycling Through Screens

    Getting started with navigation Cycling Through Screens Every navigation function in the system, such as Address, POI, or My Favorites consists of a sequence of screens. You can cycle through the screen sequences by either: • Selecting an item from the list and tapping it. •...
  • Page 35: Enter Address

    Getting started with navigation Enter Address When you tap the “Address” button, the “Select State” screen appears. You can use the keyboard to enter the characters of the state name. For more information, see "Address screen" on the page 36. After you have selected a state, the Navigator displays the “Mode”...
  • Page 36: Finding A Location With Navigation

    Finding a location with navigation Address Screen 1. You can use the keyboard to enter the characters of the address name. 2. The characters appear in the Address field. The Navigator automatically searches the Address list for the first occurrence of the entered characters.
  • Page 37: Go To Your Destination

    Finding a location with navigation You can change your address search method by tapping the Mode button to select from a variety of address formats, as described in Address Modes (See "Enter Address" on page 35). • If the entered characters are not found at the beginning of the name in the Address list, the Smart Search System automatically searches for the entered characters throughout the entire list, for...
  • Page 38: Add To My Places

    Finding a location with navigation Add to My Places Lets you add an address to your list of favorite locations, as shown in the figure below. For more information, see “My Places” on page 39. Recent Places The Recent Locations screen lets you select an existing destination from a list of destinations that you have previously traveled to.
  • Page 39: My Places

    Finding a location with navigation My Places A Favorite is a destination that you have stored for easy retrieval. 1. To access a favorite destination, open the Navigations menu and tap the “My Places” button. 2. The My Favorites screen displays your favorites groups.
  • Page 40: Favorite Groups

    Finding a location with navigation Favorite Groups You can tap the “Edit” button from the “My Places” screen to add, edit, or delete groups, as described below. Enter the group name and select an icon to identify the group, as shown on the right. The icon identifies all destinations located in that group, as displayed on the map.
  • Page 41: Favorite Alerts

    Finding a location with navigation You can disable the alerts for all groups by selecting the 1st Alert setting to Off. You can disable the alerts for a particular group by clearing the checkbox next to the selected group. Activate that disabled alert by selecting the checkbox next to the group.
  • Page 42: Poi (Points Of Interest)

    Finding a location with navigation POI (Points of Interest) The POI list is a collection of hundreds of interesting or useful places organized by easy-to-find categories. For example, you can use the Navigator to guide you to a shopping center, hotel, restaurant, or gas station. 1.
  • Page 43: Subcategories

    Finding a location with navigation Subcategories Many categories have subcategories to provide for an even greater list of choices. For example, "Petrol Station" may have many subcategories each that representing a particular brand name. The same is also true for "Hotels". "Restaurants" have subcategories that represent different types of food, such as American, Italian, and French.
  • Page 44: Show Or Hide Symbol On Map

    Finding a location with navigation Enter the location distance to search for a designated place. For example, if you enter 5 km, the Navigator only searches within a five kilometer radius. When you select a large search radius, you risk the chance of finding too many locations, which makes it harder to find the place that you are searching for.
  • Page 45: What Is The Traffic Message Channel

    Finding a location with navigation What is the Traffic Message Channel The Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is a specific application of the FM Radio Data System (RDS) used for broadcasting real-time traffic and weather information. Data messages are received silently, decoded, and delivered to a TMC enabled navigation system that can offer dynamic route guidance alerting the driver of a problem on the planned route...
  • Page 46: Service Information

    Finding a location with navigation Service Information When you are in an FM TMC service area, your Navigator receives traffic signals as soon as you connect TMC module to your Navigator. You need to be in range of an FM station transmitting TMC (Traffic Message Channel) data to receive traffic information.
  • Page 47: Traffic Info Options

    Finding a location with navigation 1. From the Navigations menu, select the “Traffic Info” button, which opens the TMC inbox, and displays traffic reports. 2. You can select a traffic report and tap “OK” to show a map of the affected road. If you click the “Avoid”...
  • Page 48 Finding a location with navigation Test TMC : When you tap this button, The Navigation expands the search radius for to the "Whole Map" for one minute and switches automatically to the TMC Inbox screen and Displays one test message called "Testing TMC Service".
  • Page 49: Route Manager

    Finding a location with navigation Route Manager From the Navigations menu, tap the “Route Manager” button to display Navigator’s route navigation features, as described in the sections below. Turn-by-Turn List After you have entered a destination and calculated a route, the Directions bar appears at the top of the Map screen, displaying the following information: •...
  • Page 50: Route Summary

    Finding a location with navigation Route Summary The “Route Summary” button lets you display an overview of your complete route on the Map screen, the total driving distance to your destination, the estimated travel time, and the complete destination address. Detour You can specify that certain roads be permanently excluded from your route calculations.
  • Page 51: Route Playback

    Finding a location with navigation Route Playback This feature lets you record your route as you’re driving and then to play it back on the Main Map screen. 1. To record a route, tap the “Record” button in the Route Playback screen. The navigator shows the Main Map screen and navigates you to the selected destination.
  • Page 52: Multistop Planner

    Finding a location with navigation Multistop planner Edit Way Points lets you plan a route with up to 5 stops. When you tap the “Go” button, the route is calculated in stages, from the departure point to the first stop. When you reach the first stop, the route recalculates to the second stop, and so on.
  • Page 53: Route Options

    Finding a location with navigation Route Options You can use Route options to determine what road categories to avoid or allow and to set the default route type when Navigator calculates your selected destination. Avoid Roads Toll, Highway, and Ferry route sections are avoided or allowed as determined by whether they are selected, when Navigator calculates a route.
  • Page 54: Setup

    Setup Display Tap the “Display” button to determine how Navigator’s map view is displayed, as shown below. Dimension The 2D and 3D Mode buttons lets you display the map view in 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional views for either day or night driving. Day&Night The Day and Night Mode buttons lets you display the map view for either day or night driving.
  • Page 55: Map Views

    Setup Map Views The map views below let you see the differences between 2d/3d day/night conditions. 2D Day Mode Map View 2D Night Mode Map View 3D Day Mode Map View 3D Night Mode Map View...
  • Page 56: Units & Time

    Setup Units & Time You can tap the “Units & Time” button to specify units of measure system and adjust the time as displayed on your Navigator. Distance Unit Miles : Display and announce in miles Kilometers : Display and announce in kilometers. Adjust Hour You will see the current values of GMT, and use one time zone, Greenwich Mean TIME (GMT).
  • Page 57: Gps Status

    GPS signals are automatically acquired and your vehicle's location and position are constantly updated. The GPS receiver may take a few minutes to find its initial location. For best results, ensure that the GPS receiver has a clear view of the sky.
  • Page 58: Gps Not Found

    Setup GPS Not Found When you first start the Navigator you will hear the message “Signal too low”. This message means that your navigation device hasn’t yet located a reliable GPS signal. Check that your device is connected to the cigarette lighter and has a clear view of the sky. The “GPS not found”...
  • Page 59: Tutorial

    Setup From the Setup menu, tap the “More” button, to display the Navigator add-ons as described in the section below. Tutorial When you first start the Navigator, a message box appears prompting you to open the Navigator Guided Tour program. The Guided Tour is an excellent way of becoming familiar with the different navigation features available.
  • Page 60: Select Map

    Setup Select Map This feature lets you change the currently selected map to another map saved on your SD memory card. If you want to store additional maps on your memory card. You can tap the “Select Map” button to display the maps saved on your built-in memory.
  • Page 61: Installation

    Installing the Navigator “PC Portal” It should be install the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 for the operating system from the install screen. 1. Insert the Navigator CD into the PC's CD-ROM drive. The “PC Portal” Installation wizard prompts you to select the language used for the installation process.
  • Page 62: Recommended Pc System Requirements

    Portal” to immediately start and click “OK”. Alternatively, you can start the “PC Portal” from the Microsoft® Windows® Programs menu. 9. Select from up to two connected devices. (LN735/LN740) Recommended PC System Requirements Please review the following system requirements before installing “PC Portal”: •...
  • Page 63: Starting The "Pc Portal" Wizard

    Starting the “PC Portal” Wizard The first time you start the “PC Portal”, the “PC Portal” Wizard automatically starts, letting you install Navigator software, supported languages and voice prompts, and maps. For a complete description of the “PC Portal”, see Using the “PC Portal”...
  • Page 64: Using Software

    Using software Using the “PC Portal” Click “Install Software” and select from the following components to install to your device: • LGE: GPS navigation software • Tutorial: Tutorial guide To install Navigator components: 1. From the Install Software screen, select from the list of components, as described above.
  • Page 65 Click the “Backup/Restore” button to backup the following Navigator items: • Favorites: All locations that are displayed in Navigator’s Favorites screens. • Trips: All locations that appear in Navigator’s Multistops screens. • LGE Settings: Setting configurations, such as map views (2D/3D and Day/Night), prompts, units of measurement, and map and route setting preferences.
  • Page 66 Using software Click to import favorite locations from your PC to the selected My Favorites group on your device. For more information, see “Importing Favorite Locations” on page 68. Click the “Select Language” button to show a list of languages that you can choose from to display the “PC Portal”.
  • Page 67: Installing Maps

    Installing Maps 1. From the Desktop Maps pane, select a map. 2. From the “Target” context box, select a target option, such as Storage Card or Main Memory. 3. When you select a Target option (Storage Card, Main Memory) the “PC Portal” displays the following information: •...
  • Page 68: Removing Maps

    Using software Removing Maps You can remove a map by selecting a map in the Device Maps pane and clicking the “Add/Remove” button. Before removing maps, you must set in Media Player (Music, Photo) mode. And then, you can remove a map. Importing Favorite Locations Import Favorites lets you import content created externally as a new Favorites category.
  • Page 69 The .csv file contains the following fields: Fav. Name Notes Longitude Latitude 1 Comm. 1 39.21370 • The longitude, latitude, and altitude are numerical values. All other fields contain string values. • Even if the .csv file does not contain longitude, latitude, and altitude values, the separating commas must still be included.
  • Page 70: General Warning Messages

    Using software General Warning Messages The following warning messages can appear when you’re working with Navigator “PC Portal”. If at any point during the installation or data transfer, Lost connection the connection to the device is lost, the following transfer message is displayed: "Connection to the device has been lost.
  • Page 71: Using Software

    If maps from a previous version is located on your computer, the following message is displayed: "Existing maps data found. Do you want to keep it?" Clicking “Yes” lets you install maps from previous versions. The following message appears when you have selected an installed map and clicked the Actions button: "Selected maps shall be removed from your device.
  • Page 72: Photo Viewer

    Photo Viewer Getting Started You can open the Photo Viewer by clicking the “Photo” button. The Photo Viewer lets you view pictures from your unit. This application recognizes JPG and BMP files. Browse to an Image When you open the Photo Viewer, the Photo list screen is displayed, showing the top level folders on your device.
  • Page 73: Viewing Image

    Photo Viewer Viewing Image Tap an image file icon in the Photo list screen to view. The image appears in the View Image screen, as shown below. The following buttons are provided to let you display images from the View Image screen: button lets you display the previous or next image in the sequence of image files located in the selected folder.
  • Page 74: Music Player

    Music Player Getting Started You can open the Music Player by clicking the “Music” button. • Sampling Frequency: 8 - 48kHz (MP3) • Bit rate: within 8 - 320 kbps (MP3) (include VBR) Playing Music Tap a music file in the Music list screen to listen. search in the music files located in the selected folder.
  • Page 75: Browse To A File

    The “Repeat” button lets you set the repeat playback mode. : Plays repeatedly the current selected file. : Plays repeatedly in within folder. The “Shuffle” button lets you set the random playback mode. : Plays randomly in within folder. : Plays randomly all files. You can tap the “Return”...
  • Page 76: 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 Built-in memory which are provided by LGE. •...
  • Page 77 Even though GPS is usually very accurate, it has an error range. When GPS receiver is installed, there can be an error of about 5 to 15m. But for newly constructed roads, the problem could be from the data update to the...
  • Page 78: What Is Gps

    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 79 Flow data will very likely be available in these markets, pending contractual agreements between NAVTEQ and third-party flow data providers. We list these markets as "probable" so that LG is fully aware that these markets will likely be available with flow data pending the successful inclusion of this data into the NAVTEQ Traffic RDS feed.
  • Page 80 Troubleshooting City Traffic Incident Data Boston Available Washington DC Available Denver Available Philadelphia Available Pittsburgh Available Portland Available Providence Available Salt Lake City Available St. Louis Available Tampa Available Annapolis Available Austin Available Baltimore Available Buffalo-Niagara Falls Available Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Available Cincinnati Available...
  • Page 81: Specifications

    ITEM Win CE 5.0 Centrality Atlas-II ARM9 MEMORY LN740 : 2GB DISPLAY 4.0 inch TFT LCD Resolution 320 X 240 LED type Backlight Touch Screen AUDIO Mono, Internal Speaker SiRF star III, Internal Antenna NAVI Full Map (TMC : FM Traffic Receiver)

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