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Profiles

  1. What is a profile?
  2. Creating a profile
  3. Deleting a profile
  4. Choosing a profile
  5. Common profile settings

 

 


1. What is a profile?

  1. A Profile is a collection of saved settings that optimize your device based on how you are using it.
  2. Example: Your device settings will be different when using the GPSr for Hiking vs Cycling vs Geocaching, etc.
  3. Each time a setting is changed, such as a data field or routing method, the configuration changes are automatically saved for the active profile.

 

 


2. Creating a profile

  1. When adding a new activity profile, an exact duplicate of the currently active profile is created.
  2. Existing activity profiles can be edited as desired directly on the device.
  3. Tip: Create a 'Master Template' profile with all of your favorite settings, then use this profile to create additional activity specific profiles as desired without having to repeat all of your common profile settings.
  4. Tip: Create a dedicated 'SYNC' or 'USB' profile for use only when connecting your GPSr to your computer via USB to transfer data or perform updates.

 

 


3. Deleting a profile

  1. Open the 'Setup > Profiles' or 'Setup > Activities' page on the GPSr.
  2. Select the desired Profile or Activity.
  3. Select 'Delete'.

 

 


4. Choosing a profile

  1. Each Garmin GPSr is preloaded at the factory with a selection of pre-configured activity profiles.
  2. To enable a desired activity profile, open the 'Profile Change' or 'Activity Change' page on the GPSr and choose from available profiles.

 

 


5. Common profile settings

  1. Automotive
     
    • Map: OSM Routable or City Navigator
    • Map Orientation: Automotive Mode
    • Dashboard: Automotive (nüvi)
    • Routing Activity: Automobile Driving
    • Bluetooth: Enabled
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Off
    • ANT+ Sensors: Off
    • Position Format: hddd°mm.mmm'
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: More Often
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.5mph)
    • User Key Tap: Where To?
    • User Key Tap Tap: Mark Waypoint
    • User Key Hold: Screen On/Off
    • Page Sequence: Map, Trip Computer, Compass
       
  2. Cycling
     
    • Map: OSM Routable or City Navigator
    • Map Orientation: Track Up
    • Dashboard: Bike
    • Routing Activity: Cycling
    • Bluetooth: Off
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: Tempe + HRM + SPD + CAD
    • Position Format: hddd.ddddd°
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: More Often
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.5mph)
    • User Key Tap: Data Screens
    • User Key Tap Tap: Disabled
    • User Key Hold: Lap
    • Page Sequence: Map, Trip Computer, Compass
       
  3. Fishing
     
    • Map: Garmin BlueChart or LakeVü
    • Map Orientation: North Up
    • Marine Chart Mode: Fishing
    • Dashboard: Compass (CDI)
    • Routing Activity: Direct Routing
    • Bluetooth: Off
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: Tempe
    • Position Format: hddd.ddddd°
    • Battery Save: Enabled
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: Less Often
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.0mph)
    • User Key Tap: Where To?
    • User Key Tap Tap: Mark Waypoint
    • User Key Hold: Screen On/Off
    • Page Sequence: Map, Trip Computer
       
  4. Geocache Driving
     
    • Map: OSM Routable or City Navigator
    • Map Orientation: Automotive Mode
    • Dashboard: Automotive
    • Routing Activity: Automobile Driving
    • Bluetooth: Enabled (GCLive capable)
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Off
    • ANT+ Sensors: Off
    • Position Format: hddd°mm.mmm'
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: More Often
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.5mph)
    • User Key Tap: Where To?
    • User Key Tap Tap: Mark Waypoint
    • User Key Hold: Log Geocache
    • Page Sequence: Map, Geocache, Compass
       
  5. Geocache Walking
     
    • Map: OSM Topo or Garmin Topo
    • Map Orientation: Track Up
    • Dashboard: Geocache
    • Routing Activity: Direct Routing
    • Bluetooth: Enabled (GCLive capable)
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: chirp searching enabled
    • Position Format: hddd°mm.mmm'
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: Normal
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.0mph)
    • User Key Tap: Where To?
    • User Key Tap Tap: Log Geocache
    • User Key Hold: Take Picture or Flashlight On/Off
    • Page Sequence: Geocache, Compass, Map
       
  6. Hiking
     
    • Map: OSM Topo or Garmin Topo
    • Map Orientation: North Up
    • Dashboard: Altimeter
    • Routing Activity: Hiking
    • Bluetooth: Off
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: Tempe + HRM
    • Position Format: hddd.ddddd°
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: Normal
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.0mph)
    • User Key Tap: Start/Stop Track
    • User Key Tap Tap: Mark Waypoint
    • User Key Hold: Screen On/Off
    • Page Sequence: Map, Recording Controls, Compass
       
  7. Off Road Vehicle
     
    • Map: OSM Topo Routable or Garmin Topo 24k
    • Map Orientation: Track Up
    • Dashboard: Recreational
    • Routing Activity: ATV/Off Road Driving
    • Bluetooth: Off
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: Tempe
    • Position Format: hddd.ddddd°
    • Tracklog Record Method: Auto
    • Tracklog Record Interval: More Often
    • Tracklog Auto Start: Enabled
    • Tracklog Auto Pause: Enabled (2.5mph)
    • User Key Tap: Where To?
    • User Key Tap Tap: Mark Waypoint
    • User Key Hold: Screen On/Off
    • Page Sequence: Map, Altimeter, Compass
       
  8. USB (use this profile each time you connect to a PC to sync data and install updates)
     
    • Map: Garmin Basemap
    • Map Orientation: North Up
    • Dashboard: Status
    • Routing Activity: Prompted
    • Bluetooth: Enabled
    • Wi-Fi: Enabled
    • Compass: Auto
    • ANT+ Sensors: Off
    • Position Format: UTM
       
  9. Weather Station (use this profile to predict changes in the weather)
     
    • Map: Garmin Basemap
    • Map Orientation: North Up
    • Dashboard: Status
    • Routing Activity: Prompted
    • Bluetooth: Off
    • Wi-Fi: Off
    • Compass: Off
    • ANT+ Sensors: Off
    • Position Format: UTM
    • Battery Save: Off
    • Altimeter Pressure Trending: Save Always
    • Altimeter Barometer Mode: Fixed Elevation
    • Altimeter Plot Type: Barometric Pressure
    • Page Sequence: Altimeter, Trip Computer