How to Use a Handheld GPS System


Using a handheld global positioning system (GPS) navigation device can be as easy as working the remote control for your VCR.

Things You'll Need

  • Handheld GPS Navigation System

Initializing the Receiver

  • Press the Power key to turn the GPS on.

  • Select a region. Use the arrow pad to change the flashing text to select the appropriate region for your present location. Press Enter.

  • Select the country or state by using the arrow pad and press Enter.

  • Enter the elevation by using the arrow pad. If unknown, leave the elevation at 0. Press Enter.

  • Enter the time and date by using the arrow pad.

Saving a Position Fix and Creating a Landmark

  • Save your current position or create a landmark by pressing the Mark key. The GPS receiver will prompt you to enter a name or accept the receiver-generated name for this landmark.

  • To change the position for a landmark, use the arrow pad to change the latitude and press the Enter key to accept.

  • Use the arrow pad to change the longitude and press the Enter key to accept. The newly created landmark is stored in memory.

Creating a "Go To" Route and Viewing the Navigation Screen

  • Press the Go To key from any screen.

  • Use the left/right arrows of the arrow pad until the desired destination landmark is displayed.

  • Select the destination. A navigation screen the name of the Go To destination appears at the top of the screen.

  • Press the Nav key. The position screen will appear.

  • Press the Nav key or the arrow pad while viewing the position or navigation screen. This will move you to the next screen in the loop.

Tips & Warnings

  • To quickly save a position fix, press the Mark key twice.
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