This manual is a complete user manual for Garmin handheld receivers. It covers theory and practical applications for gps technology and the receivers that use this technology. Representative products for all of the Garmin handheld receivers, past and present, are explained and tips are given on getting the most out of each model. It is designed to augment the user manuals that are supplied with each product but is complete enough to replace them. While this manual is Garmin specific it provides a basic understanding of gps devices that is applicable to any gps receiver. It was written over a period of 4 years and has been reviewed and tested by hundreds of users over that period. It has been used as the reference for training on gps usage. Because of its unique approach that develops the theory behind operation as well as specific details, it provides a basis that will allow a user to be able to use any gps receiver. Skills in the use of a gps will provide assurance and safety for the user.
Topics extend beyond just operating the unit to actually being able to use it for navigation on the land, in the sea, or in the air. Topics are applicable whether you are hiking or driving to your destination. These topics include product operation, waypoints, routes, tracklogs, navigation, maps and databases, product selection, features, theory, accessories, and product unique functions.