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Taking a direction in precision, all-purpose navigation, the innovative Lowrance XOG cross-navigation features ready-to-go street navigation. Rugged, weatherproof, fully portable and super-accurate with multimedia extras, the XOG is the one-for-all companion for all your travels. Inside the car, on the trail, or in the boat!
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Comments to date: 7. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
arjunsinghal 10:17am on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 
After reading about GPS receivers in Outdoor Photography magazine (March 2006 issue) and doing a lot of research.
tomlechner 11:43pm on Thursday, June 17th, 2010 
Not a good option, missing mappping components I just had to chime in here with my two cents. Simply stated, there are better handheld GPS options.
wonkavator 2:53pm on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 
The XOG meets my needs as a frequent traveler and an occasional boater. The ~2hr battery-life is the only reason it did not get a 5.
randley 1:19pm on Saturday, May 1st, 2010 
Xog made in China My Xog was great for a few weeks, easy to use, touch screen, ect.
jjgalvez 6:17pm on Monday, April 26th, 2010 
I have spent $500, plus tax, plus case, plus longer computer cables and the unit endura sierra, has had so many issues I can not begin to tell you.
aussiedude 5:28pm on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 
I have had excellent luck with Lowrance products in the marine environment and when I decided to get one for the car I went with the little portable u...
coverlim 6:56am on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 
Longing for warmer weather Alright. Very good for 3 years - then expensive paperweight Bottom line: Steer clear if you expect a piece of equipment that lasts more than three years.

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Pub. 988-0160-461

Mapping GPS and Multimedia Player

Quick Start Guide

Power Cable
The Lowrance XOG GPS operates on an internal rechargeable battery. Battery charge is probably low at time of purchase. The first time you use XOG you should connect it to power. XOG can be powered in several ways: Cigarette lighter cable, using 12-volt vehicle power. Shown at right. USB-PC cable, using power supplied by personal computer. Optional AC adaptor, using 120-volt AC household power. Battery charge status is displayed on the Main Menu. See page 6.

Power On and Off

Power button
To turn XOG on, press the power button on the top of the unit. To turn off, press and hold the button for three seconds. To acknowledge the warning messages that appear during startup, press the on-screen X button that appears in the top right corner of the display. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your country and language.
Left side SD card slot Reset button Headphone socket USB-to-PC/External power socket (mini-USB)

Right side

Lowrance XOG GPS, side views. Protective rubber covers are pulled back to show details.

Registering XOG

When you connect XOG to a computer the first time, you can register the unit at the on-line MapSelect store in order to purchase and download additional maps. XOG comes pre-loaded with turn-by-turn road maps to guide you while driving. The MapSelect store provides additional content for your out3
door travels. You can also purchase pre-programmed maps on an SD card from your Lowrance dealer. To access the MapSelect store, you must first insert an SD card in XOG's card slot. When connected to a PC, XOG adds a file to the card that automatically sends your web browser to the MapSelect store. If you prefer, you can manually log-on at You can also log on manually after you register. To connect XOG to a PC and register online: 1. Insert an SD card in XOG's card slot. 2. Connect the USB-to-PC cable to a USB port on your PC. 3. Connect the other end of this cable to the mini-USB port on XOG. 4. Power XOG on as described above. When using Microsoft Windows, your PC will recognize XOG and assign it a drive letter. 5. A Windows dialog box will ask if you want to connect to the internet and
visit the Lowrance online map store. Click on this link to access the MapSelect store and registration site. 6. Follow the on-screen prompts to register your XOG and set up a MapSelect account. More information about the MapSelect store can be found on-line using the Help function.

Menus and Main Functions

You can tap on-screen buttons or other menu items on XOG to quickly access features. Most features are accessed from XOG's Main Menu. To access the Main Menu, tap the on-screen MAIN MENU button.
Main Menu button Speak button Auto Zoom button Overlay Data Hide button Location-POI Information button Map Display Toolbar Cursor Map Orientation button
XOG's map page control tools.
To access the cursor and Map Display Toolbar, tap anywhere on the map page. With the cursor displayed, you can press and "drag" to pan the map.

Main Menu.

Map button displays your current position on a moving map, including information on your current route. Music button lets you to choose the audio play list, adjust volume and set various music play controls. Options button has three pages with settings that control operations and provide additional information. Find button has three pages of search options designed to help you find destinations quickly and easily. Main Menu also contains power and battery indicators.
A power plug symbol appears when external power is connected. It flashes while the battery charges. Charging is complete when flashing stops. Disconnect external power and a battery symbol appears. Four green cells show a full battery. A single red cell warns that the battery is low.

Mounting Instructions

The mount secures the unit to glass or other smooth surfaces. To attach the mount: 1. Press the suction cup against a clean surface. 2. Push the locking lever toward the base of the mount. 3. To remove it, disengage the locking lever and pull on the suction release tab.
To attach unit, engage bottom edge to bottom of mount. Push back on unit until it snaps into place.
4. To dismount XOG, push the release tab at top of unit up slightly. Then, lift the unit forward and out of the bracket.
CAUTION Do not leave the unit unattended on an automobile dashboard. When the GPS is not in use, protect it from theft and heat by storing it in an unobtrusive location away from direct sunlight. In warm seasons the temperature can become hot enough to prevent the GPS unit from operating. When the GPS is not in use for an extended period of time we recommend bringing it indoors and storing it at room temperature.


When mounting a GPS unit in an automobile you must avoid any installation that obscures instruments and controls or restricts the driver's view through the windows. Avoid placing the GPS where it could be propelled by an airbag. Some areas may restrict mounting any electronic device in any location on an automobile dash or windshield. Check local laws before using these mounts. Check the suction mount for adhesion each time you use the unit and reinstall it. This is a portable mounting device and the normal heating and cooling cycle of a car's interior can loosen the seal. A loose seal could allow the unit to fall or come loose during vehicle operations.
Determine Your Position Before Traveling
XOG must lock-on to multiple GPS satellites to determine your current position and navigate. This requires a clear view of the sky, unobstructed by structures or heavy foliage.
When you begin a trip, make sure XOG can "see" the sky and wait for it to determine a position before you start driving or walking. A question mark flashes over the current position arrow to indicate the unit has not calculated its position. XOG usually has good satellite reception through automobile windows. Some windshields have heat reflective properties or defrosters that block GPS signal reception. Consult your vehicle manufacturer to determine if your car has this special glass installed. If so, you may need to mount the unit near another window.

Map Page

The units map page displays where you are as well as your surroundings.
Speak button Black arrow icon Map Orientation button Auto Zoom button A black arrow icon indicates your position on the map page. The map displays the route with a magenta line, with colored dots at each turn.

Overlay data boxes

Use the Speak button to control the volume level of spoken, turn-byturn instructions. A black arrow icon represents your position on-screen. The arrow always points in the direction you are traveling. Use the Map Orientation button to toggle between three different map views:
North Up Track Up 3D View
North Up always shows the map with North at the top of the screen. Track Up rotates the map so that the direction you are traveling is always at the top of the screen. In Track Up, the button rotates to show which way is North. 3D View displays the map from a position above and slightly behind the black arrow icon. Overlay Data boxes provide information about your route. Overlay data appears in semi-transparent boxes on the map screen. The transparency level of overlay data boxes can be controlled from the Interface Options screen on Menu 2 in the Options feature. Use the Auto Zoom button to toggle automatic zoom on and off. As the map screen moves to track your position, Auto Zoom will enlarge the map based on your speed and the distance to the next turn. For manual zoom control, turn off Auto Zoom and launch the Map Display Toolbar.

The Map Display Toolbar controls the map screen. To bring up the Map Display Toolbar tap anywhere on the map screen. The toolbar buttons are, from top to bottom:
X clears the cursor and Map Display Toolbar from screen. The Map View button toggles between three different map screen views. Zoom In to show less area but more detail. Zoom Out to show less detail but a larger area.

Navigation Instructions

XOG is designed to generate a route from your current position to a selected destination. If you miss a turn or are forced to detour, it automatically generates a new route based on your new position. You can view a list of route directions by selecting DIRECTIONS LIST from Options Page 1. Select any turn from the list and another screen appears, showing a close-up of the area around the turn.
The Directions list (left) shows every turn you will make while navigating to a destination. The Turn Preview screen (right) will show you a map view of the turn. A preview like this automatically appears whenever you are close to a turn.
Location Information button The Location Information button is shown at right. Tap this button to bring up the Location Information or POI Information screen, depending on whether the cursor is onscreen. The Location Information button has four major functions: 1. Look up the latitude and longitude of your current position or some other location you select with the cursor. 2. Look up a variety of other information for selected Points of Interest and map landmarks. This varies by the item selected and ranges
from addresses and telephone numbers to available services and distance to the selected item. 3. Add the current position or a selected item to the Addressbook. (Use the ADD TO ADDRESSBOOK command.) 4. Navigate to the selected item. (Use the GO TO command.)

Highlighted location

Cursor A business location (left) highlighted with the cursor. The POI Information screen for the highlighted location is shown, at right. You can use the cursor and the Location Information button like this to look up information on many other map symbols as well as POIs.
Find Address or Point Of Interest (POI)
The most common navigation method is to look up a destination with the Find feature, then use the Go To command to direct you there. The XOG manual discusses these functions in more detail, but here is an outline of how they work:
To find an address: 1. From the MAIN MENU, select the FIND button and press ADDRESS. 2. XOG questions you about which state/province and which city. Follow the on-screen prompts and the virtual keyboard appears so you can fill in the answers. When entering street names, DO NOT use modifiers such as "North" or "Avenue." 3. After you enter city, state, address and street name, XOG searches it's database and gives you a list of possible addresses. Select the address you want. 4. XOG gives you the option to add the address to your Addressbook, Find it on the map or go to it. Press GO TO to begin navigation. To find a POI: 1. From the MAIN MENU, select the FIND button. 2. Select one of the 18 categories on the 3 Find pages. 3. Narrow your search by selecting a subcategory, or tap in the Name Filter box to spell out what you're looking for. 4. XOG displays a list of the items nearest to you. Select the item and from its information screen you can go to it, find it on the map or add it to the Address Book.

Switch between Navigation Modes
XOG is a dual-purpose navigator. In addition to providing verbal turnby-turn navigation instructions for the road, it also displays plot trails
and performs traditional straight-line (or point-to-point) navigation in off-road situations. To change to Point-to-Point mode, press MAIN MENU. Now select OPTIONS, PAGE 1. Press the NAVIGATION MODE button and the Navigation Mode screen will appear.
Options Page 1, left, and Navigation Mode screen, right.
Turn-by-Turn (car image) is selected as the default setting. Choose Point-to-Point (A to B image) and a warning message appears asking if you are sure you want to change modes. Choose YES and close the Navigation Mode screen.
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The external power cable (top left) is used to power the unit in a vehicle. The USB-to-PC cable (bottom left) is used to transfer data from a computer to the XOG's SD card.
Reset button: If the unit is not responding, use the Reset button located
Portable Battery Charger With a full charge, the internal battery will power the unit for approximately 2.5 hours. To extend battery time, try turning down the backlight. You can also save power by turning off the satellite receiver from the Satellites screen. See the topic Enable-Disable GPS on page 34. An external power pack can be used to recharge the unit. There are two main types of external power packs. One runs on replaceable AA batteries. The other contains a built-in rechargeable battery. The external power pack must have a USB connection and output 5 volts. In the case of replaceable AA types, the power pack must hold 4 AA batteries.

Map Mode

Section 2 addresses on-screen commands, power button, and creating and saving contacts. Power Button The Power button turns the unit on and off and controls the map screen's backlight. The unit has three preset backlight levels. Repeatedly pressing POWER will cycle through the backlight settings. To turn the unit off, press and hold the POWER key.

Power button

Touch Screen The touch screen is used to enter commands. On-screen toolbars, menus and text lists are used to select entries and change features. From time to time there may be a slight delay between pressing a command and seeing the unit respond. The delay may be necessary while the unit retrieves information from the hard drive. Close menus and dialogs by pressing X in the top right corner of the screen. Use an optional microfiber towel to clean the units screen. DO NOT use cleaning chemicals on the screen or damage may occur. Cleaning fabrics other than a microfiber towel may scratch the screen. Damage caused by incorrect cleaning is not covered by the warranty. To check the availability of optional accessories go to our web site at 7
Opening Warning Dialog and Language Menus The unit will display an Alarm dialog when powered up. Press X to close the dialog box. The Language Text menu will appear. Select the text language the unit will display and press NEXT. The Language Voice menu will appear. Select the spoken language for turn-by-turn voice instructions. The unit will speak a short test message. Press BACK to reselect the text language or press DONE to continue to the map screen. On-Screen Commands When the map screen is touched, the cursor and Map Screen Toolbar will appear. Use the cursor and Map Screen Toolbar to move around the map screen. When the unit is navigating the cursor and Map Screen Toolbar are hidden.

Main Menu button Speak button Auto Zoom button Overlay Data Hide button Location-POI Information button Map Screen Toolbar Cursor Map Orientation button
Main Menu button: Map, Music, Find and Options are all available from

the Main Menu.

Location-POI Information button: Brings up the Location Information or
POI Information screen which is explained under the topic "Creating and Saving Contacts."
Speak button: Push to repeat the current navigation instruction or to bring up the on-screen volume control slider. Auto Zoom button: As the map screen moves to track your position, Auto
Zoom will enlarge the map based on your speed and the distance to the next turn. If you prefer to manually control the zoom level, turn the Auto Zoom feature off by pressing the AUTO ZOOM button. Turn the feature back on by touching the button again.
Map Screen Toolbar: Controls the map screen. Cursor: Use to highlight map POI (Point of Interest) symbols. Overlay Data Hide button: Clears Overlay Data Boxes from the screen.
Press it again to bring them back.
Map Orientation button: Toggles between three different map views. By
default, the unit displays the map in 3D view.

3D View

North Up

Track Up

3D View displays the map from a position above, and slightly behind, the black arrow icon which represents you on-screen. North Up always shows the map with North at the top of the screen. Track Up rotates the map so that the direction you are traveling is always at the top of the screen. Creating and Saving Contacts Use the POI Information screen to view information on POI symbols and save contacts in the Address Book. Touch the map screen and the cursor will appear. Use the cursor to select and highlight a POI symbol. Press the LOCATION-POI INFORMATION button. The POI Information screen will appear. To save the POI in the Address Book select ADD TO ADDRESSBOOK in the POI Information screen.
The cursor (left) has been used to highlight a POI symbol. When the Location-POI Information button is selected the POI Information screen (right) will appear.
When ADD TO ADDRESSBOOK is selected, the Edit Contact screen will appear with the option to Go To the selected location or add an on-screen symbol by pressing the SYMBOL button.
The Edit Contact screen (left) shows a saved contact. The Find By Name screen (right) is the screen for saved contacts in the unit's Address Book.

Saving Symbols On-screen To save a symbol on the map, place the cursor where you want the symbol to appear on-screen. Press the LOCATION-POI INFORMATION button. In the Location Information screen press ADD TO ADDRESSBOOK. The location will be added to the Address Book and the Edit Contact screen will appear. Press the SYMBOL button in the Edit Contact screen. The Symbol Window will appear. Highlight and select a symbol. Close the screen. The Edit Contact screen will appear. The symbol will appear in a small window in the bottom right of the Edit Contact screen. When the Edit Contact screen is closed the symbol will appear on-screen. 11
In the Edit Contact screen (left) press the Symbol button to bring up the Symbol Window screen, shown at right.
The symbol will remain on-screen until it is deleted or changed. To delete or change a symbol, go to the Address Book. In the Address Book highlight and select the contact to be edited. When the Address Book entry is selected the Contact Information screen will appear. The Contact Information screen has four buttons on the right side: Go To, Find On Map, Edit and Delete.
Go To: Makes the unit navigate to the Address Book entry. Find On Map: Displays the location on the map screen. Edit: Changes information about an Address Book entry. Delete: Deletes an icon or Address Book entry.
To change information about a saved contact touch the entry header in the Edit Contact screen and a keyboard will appear. The Name header was selected in the Edit Contact screen, at right, and a keyboard (left) appeared.
To manually change the latitude or longitude, press either the Latitude or Longitude header and a numbers keyboard will appear.

Music Mode

Use SD cards to store music and picture files. When Music Mode is selected the unit automatically searches the SD card for the specified media files. Insert an empty SD card into the unit and use the USB-toPC cable to connect the unit to a computer. Once connected, the unit acts like a removable disk. The Music screen has a central area for visualization effects with a set of play control buttons along the right side and bottom of the screen. When a song is playing the name of the song will appear at the top of the screen along with the song's length and quality in kbps.
Find Music Now Playing box Visualization effects screen Repeat Shuffle Equalizer

Music screen

Song Position slider Stop Previous Play / Pause Next Volume slider
Play control buttons Previous: Skips to previous song. Play/Pause: Starts a song or play list. If a song is playing, pressing this button will pause the song. Next: Skips to next song. Stop: Stops the song. Volume slider: Adjusts volume. Song Position slider: Indicates the playback position of a song. Quickly skip to any point in a song by pressing and dragging the blue button on the Song Position slider. Now Playing box: Displays the name, position and quality of the song. Touch the screen inside the Now Playing box to open the Browse Music Files screen. Find Music: Opens the Audio Search screen. To find a specific song or play list by its filename, press the FIND MUSIC button and touch any-

where inside the Name Filter box to open a keyboard. Enter all or part of a song's filename and press DONE. The Audio Search screen will provide a list of all audio files that match the text entered in the Name Filter field.
Visualization Effects: Takes up the center of the Music Mode display and
provides either a Waveform Analyzer or Spectrum Analyzer effect. To switch between the available visualization effects press the screen inside the Visualization Area.
Shuffle: When this feature is on, at the end of a song, the unit will randomly choose another song to play next. Repeat: When this feature is on, at the end of a song, the unit will start playing the play list again from the beginning. Equalizer: Use this feature to customize audio levels.
Browse Music Files screen Touch inside the Now Playing box to launch the Browse Music Files screen. The Browse Music Files screen shows the location of any music file being played. Press PLAY ALL to play all of the music files in a selected folder.
Pictures, Gauge and Options
The unit can display.gif and.jpg images stored on an SD card. The unit will automatically search the SD card for any stored images. Select PICTURES located at the bottom left of the Main Menu screen. The picture toolbar controls are:
Close Slideshow returns to the Main Menu. Zoom In enlarges the image. Play / Pause cycles through the images. Next Image Previous Image The toolbar can be hidden using the icon located in the bottom right corner of the pictures screen.
Gauge Page The Gauge Page shows the estimated time of arrival, time to destination, distance to destination, average speed and max speed. To view the Gauge Page select GAUGE PAGE located on the bottom right of the Main Menu screen. To return to the Main Menu press the MENU button in the top left corner of the screen. 17
Options Pages The Options feature in the Main Menu contains three pages of menus used to customize the operation of the unit.
Directions List The Directions list is created when the unit begins navigating. The Directions list shows all the turns from the start of a route to the end, including an arrow icon indicating the direction of each turn.
The Directions List (left) and Turn Preview screen, at right.
Use the blue slider bar in the Directions screen to scroll through the list. The Turn Preview screen will appear when a turn is selected from the Directions list. Trip Calculator Trip Calculator displays information about a route, including current speed, average speed, max speed, trip time and trip distance. Pressing RESET TRIP will reset all on-screen values to zero. The Trip Calculator will only track time spent and distance traveled when you are moving faster than what the Threshold level is set at. Use the arrow buttons to the left and right of the Threshold level to adjust its value. The Trip Active checkbox toggles the Trip Calculator feature on and off. Categories Drawn Use Categories Drawn to select how much mapping detail to display on the map screen. Map detail can include contacts, points of interest, cities, highways, etc. Use the Categories Drawn command to selectively turn any of these items on or off.

Use the Map Categories Drawn screen to customize the map. In this example the category My Trails and subcategory Distances are off. The right image shows what Map Categories Drawn features have been activated.
The Map Categories Drawn menu is divided into two columns, Category and Subcategory. Press and highlight any item to turn it on or off. If a category is turned off none of its subcategories will appear. Route Via Destinations Use Route Via Destinations to access the Routes menu where routes are stored and managed. To create a route the unit must know its position. Once the unit has locked on, select OPTIONS from the Main Menu. Select ROUTE VIA DESTINATIONS and the Routes menu will appear. Select NEW ROUTE and the Edit Route menu will appear.
Use the Routes list menu (left) to store and manage different routes. The left image shows several stored routes. Each route contains different "legs." Each leg is a destination in the route. The Edit Route menu (right) shows all of the routing controls and a generated route from the Routes list. In this case it is the last route from the Routes menu.
The Edit Route menu has two options to choose from to find a location and generate a route. Select either FROM MAP or FROM FIND. If FROM MAP is selected the map will appear. Use the cursor arrow on the map screen and drag it to a specific location or address and select the ADD button. A dialog box will appear indicating the location has been added to the route. Continue to select and add other locations in this same manner.

Route Add button

The Add to route button is shown at left. When you select a location to add to a route, a Notice Via Added dialog (right) will appear.
Once all the locations are added, press the MAIN MENU button. Return to the Route Via Destinations menu to access the route you created in the Routes list. To begin navigating the route, highlight it and select START from the bottom of the screen. To view the destinations in a particular route select OPEN and the Edit Route screen will appear. To delete a route from the Routes menu press DELETE. If you select FROM FIND in the Edit Route screen the Find menu will appear. Use this menu to search for a desired destination by Category and Subcategory.
The Category and Subcategory list in the Find menu. In this example a search is being conducted for a museum to add to a route.
Selecting a Category or Subcategory will bring up the Find By menu (left) with three options: Name Entry, Near Current Location and Near Cursor. Depending on how you want to search for a specific location will determine which option you should select.

The three Find By option screens.
Choose a desired destination, select it, and add it to your route. You can add 99 waypoints to a route. To rearrange the order of the waypoints in a route use the UP and DOWN buttons in the Edit Route screen to move a waypoint higher or lower in the list. The unit can generate a route from several locations even if you don't know which order to go in. Enter all of the destinations in any order and select AUTOSORT. The unit will organize the list of locations to create the shortest route. Cancel Navigation When a destination is reached, a dialog box will appear asking if the unit should cancel navigation. Select YES to stop navigating. Navigation can be canceled at any time with the Cancel Navigation command. From the Options menu select CANCEL NAVIGATION and the unit will display a dialog box to confirm your choice. Choose YES and the unit will stop navigating. When navigating a route with multiple destinations, and Cancel Navigation is selected, the unit will give you the option to cancel navigation of the entire route or cancel navigation to the current destination and continue to the next destination in the route. Navigation Mode Instructions for switching between turn-by-turn and point-topoint navigation modes are available in Section 6. Section 6 also explains how to use point-to-point navigation. The different map options for point-to-point navigation also are discussed. 24
Overlay Data Setup Overlay Data Boxes appear in semi-transparent boxes on the map screen and are used to display information about a route, including distance to the next turn, the direction and angle of a turn, speed, estimated time to destination and text directions. Control the transparency level of Overlay Data Boxes from the Interface Options screen.

Overlay Data Boxes

The Overlay Data Setup (far left) can be found on Page 2 in the Options menu. If you select "(Add here )" in the Overlay Data Shown screen (center) the Data Viewer screen will appear. The Data Viewer screen is shown far right.

Use the Data Viewer to select data to display on-screen. Press the + sign to view the sub-categories listed under each main category. 25
The Data Viewer screen left and center image. The Data Information screen for the Odometer setting is shown at right.
When Audio Data (left image above) is selected its subcategories appear. Press in the box to the left of each category to activate it. When a feature is activated (center image above) a check mark will appear in the box next to it. The size of Overlay Data Boxes can be controlled with the slider in the Data Information screen (far right). Each Data Viewer category will have its own Data Information screen. Bring up the Data Information screen by highlighting and pressing on the category in the Overlay Data Shown screen.
Move: Used to manually position data boxes on the map screen. Auto Position: Automatically positions overlay data boxes on-screen. Remove: Removes the overlay data box from the map screen. Hide When Invalid (check box): Hides the overlay data box when it is not


My Trails The unit is designed to record Trails. By default, Trails are hidden on-screen. Trails can be displayed, showing your travel history. For instructions on displaying Trails see the earlier discussion of Categories Drawn. For the My Trails feature to work it must be activated in the Categories Drawn menu.
Visible Trail (check symbol)
Active Trail (arrow symbol)
Trails Menu (left) showing two trails. Trail 2 is the active trail, indicated by the arrow to the right. Trail 1 is displayed on-screen, indicated by the check mark to the left but it is not active. The Edit Trail screen (right) allows you to modify an existing Trail.
My Trails controls how the unit records and displays Trails. The Trails menu lists all the Trails, with symbols to indicate which trail is active. To modify a Trail press its entry in the list. The Edit Trail screen will appear. From the Edit Trail screen you can navigate a Trail, delete it, rename it or modify its color, pattern and visibility.
Language Use the Language menu to select the text and spoken voice language. When the Language button is selected, the Language Text menu will appear. The unit will display text in English, UK English, Dansk, Nederlands, Suomi, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Norsk, Portugues, Espanol and Svenska. Once the text language is selected, press NEXT and the Language Voice menu will appear. Use this menu to select what language the unit speaks when giving turn-by-turn instructions. When finished making your selection press DONE. Safety Mode The unit has a Safety Mode to prevent vehicle drivers from operating the unit while a vehicle is in motion. The touchscreen buttons are temporarily disabled whenever Safety Mode is on. For more information about Safety Mode refer to the Auto Safety Warning insert included with the unit's documentation. Sound and Voice Setup Use the Sound and Voice Setup menu to adjust audio output. In the Sounds menu, press inside the box to the left of each feature to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off).

Key Sounds: When this feature is on the
unit will emit a sound every time a command is entered.
Voice Instructions: If Voice Instructions are turned off, voice instructions can still be accessed by pressing the SPEAK button on the map screen. Verbose Mode: This feature will cause the unit to give slightly more de-
tailed spoken navigation instructions.
Read Street Names: When this feature is active the unit will speak the name of streets being navigated. Read Distances: When this feature is active the unit will speak the distance to the next turn. Music Volume: This setting only affects music playback; spoken instruc-
tions will remain unchanged.
Periodic Voice: Use this feature to increase or decrease the frequency of spoken instructions. Voice instructions are repeated at set intervals and are intended as reminders. Voice Volume: This setting only affects spoken instructions; music vol-
ume will remain unchanged.
Master Volume: This setting affects all audio output.
Interface Setup Interface Options controls the visual display of the unit, including brightness, contrast and the "graphical" skin. 29
Interface Selection: Several skin options are available. To change the
skin display touch inside the Interface Selection box and a drop-down Interface Options list will appear showing all of the available skins.


Keyboard: Changes the keyboard button Brightness: Controls the brightness of the


Transparency: Controls the transparency of Overlay Data Boxes. Light Timeout: Controls the screen's backlight. When this feature is off the screen will stay at a constant brightness. Moving the slider to the left will cause the screen to dim after a set amount of time. This feature is designed to save battery life. Calibration Screen: If the touch screen isn't
responding correctly try calibrating the screen. In the Interface Options menu press the Calibrate Screen button. Touch Screen Calibration will appear with a small target icon. Press the target icon and a new target icon will appear somewhere on-screen. Press each of the target icons in turn. After the third time the screen should be calibrated. 30
Power Key: Power Off and Standby
Power Off is the unit's default mode. Standby mode allows the unit to "sleep" and draw very little battery power. If the unit is left idle for 12 hours, it will automatically leave Standby mode and switch to a full shut down to save battery power. To place the unit in Standby mode, select STANDBY in the bottom right corner of the Interface Options screen. To place the unit back in Power Off mode select POWER OFF. Units of Measure This feature adjusts the units of measure, including speed and distance, heading, time and date. The unit will not automatically update when traveling to a different time zone. Access the Set Local Time feature and use the up and down arrows to reset the local time. To change any setting, press the button next to the format. Depth is available when using optional lake or coastal maps for point-to-point navigation. Reset Options To reset all customizable settings to factory defaults, select RESET OPTIONS. A dialog box will appear asking if you want to "Reset all the options?" To reset all options select YES. An31

other dialog box will appear asking, "Do you want to clear your address book?" Select YES or NO depending on whether you want to clear all Address Book contacts. Device Information To view the unit's software version, access the Device Information page. Routing Options Routing Options are used to control how the unit generates a route. Use the three slide controls to determine how much the unit avoids or prefers the associated options when generating a route. A Warning dialog will appear when the Routing Options feature is accessed, stating, "Changing routing preferences can drastically alter routing results and may significantly increase time to calculate routes." If the values are changed significantly and the unit begins generating poor routes try using Reset to Defaults. The Recalculate Route button can be used to automatically generate a new route to the same destination using new preferences. 32


Cross-Traffic Turns: Use this option to avoid turns across busy lanes of Toll Roads: By default, toll roads have a fairly high value in routes gen-
erated by the unit. Drag the slider all the way to the right and the unit will not use toll roads.
Interstates: The default setting is designed to avoid Interstates for short trips but if the unit is sending you to the highway too often try setting the unit to Avoid Interstates. Turn Preview
The Turn Preview checkbox in the Avoid on Routs screen controls whether or not the unit displays a Turn Preview. The Turn Preview screen includes a close-up of the turn while data boxes provide text instructions about the turn. Access the Turn Preview for any turn in a route from the Directions List. Transfer Data SD cards can be used to store and transfer GPS data files recorded on the unit. To transfer data to and from the SD card select TRANSFER DATA. A dialog box will appear asking, "Transfer data which way?" The two choices are: Save or Load. When you press LOAD or SAVE the Transfer My Data screen will appear. Use the dropdown box to select the filename of the GPS data file you want to load. Use the Filename text box to enter a name for the data being saved. 33
GPS Simulator The GPS Simulator simulates the navigation of a route. If the unit is in Simulator mode and you reach a speed of 15 m.p.h. or greater, and the unit acquires a satellite lock, the unit will leave Simulator mode. If the unit does not have satellite lock it will prompt you to simulate when navigation begins. Satellites screen Press the SATELLITES button located in the top left corner of the Main Menu screen to access the Satellites screen. Satellites button

The Satellites screen (left) provides information on the satellites the unit is monitoring to determine its position. Enable-Disable GPS: Turns the GPS feature on and off. If the GPS fea-
ture is Disabled it WILL NOT achieve satellite lock. The GPS feature must be Enabled for the unit to get a position fix. 34

Current Position Lock

Two buttons on the left side of the Satellites screen indicate the quality of the units position lock. If 2D or 3D is not highlighted the unit may not have a satellite lock.
2D lock does not include altitude. The unit must receive reliable signals from 3 satellites to establish a 2D lock. 3D means the unit has achieved a more reliable lock, including altitude. The unit must receive signals from 4 satellites to establish a 3D lock. EPE (Estimated Position Error)
The Estimated Position Error, or EPE, represents the expected error from a benchmark location. If the EPE shows 50 feet, then the position shown by the unit is estimated to be within 50 feet of your actual location.

Satellite Display

A white circle serves as a graphical view of the satellites overhead. Each satellite is shown on the circular chart relative to your position. The GPS receiver is tracking satellites that are in light blue type. The receiver has not locked onto a satellite if the number is in dark blue.

Lat/Lon Coordinates

Beneath the Satellite Display are the coordinates in latitude and longitude.
Searching, Finding and Navigating
When Find is selected from the Main Menu, the first of three Find menus will appear.
The unit can search for locations before it has acquired a position lock. If a search is conducted before its position is determined, the unit will display distance and bearing from the unit's last known location. In the Find menus, search options are divided into specific POI categories: Gas, ATMs, Lodging, Restaurants, Shopping, Attractions and Airports have their own separate search screens. Use the Address menu to search for POIs by street name, city, State, Province or zip code. Keyboard Search options in the Find menus require data, such as a shop name, address, State or Province, to be entered. A keyboard will be used to enter the information. The header of each Find Address screen will indicate what type of information should be entered. 36

Choosing New Destinations while Navigating When navigating and an alternate destination is selected a dialog box will appear asking, "Which would you like to do?" You will have three choices: Detour here, New final destination or Cancel old navigation.
Detour here: Navigates to the new location.
Once you arrive, the unit will resume navigating to the original destination.
New final destination: Will add a new location to the end of a route. Cancel old navigation: Will stop navigating to the original destination
and start navigating to a new location.
Point-to-Point Navigation
The unit can use optional "plug and play" map cards available through LEI, the source for Lowrance accessories. Optional maps include: NauticPath USA marine charts, Fishing Hot Spots Elite lake maps, Navionics marine charts, FreedomMaps for North America and Europe, and LakeMaster ProMaps.
Caution: The unit is designed to be used inside an automobile. The mounting bracket included with the XOG package is not designed for boats, motorcycles or off-road vehicles. These installation types require an optional bracket and cradle designed for rugged outdoor use. The unit's case is not waterproof. If used in wet conditions the unit must be protected from moisture.
The unit also can display custom maps prepared by LEI's MapCreate topographical mapping software and Lowrance Enhanced Lake Maps that can be downloaded free from the Lowrance web site, Turn-by-turn navigation does not work with any of these optional maps. When using optional maps, you must search for POIs using the SEARCH ALL POIS BY NAME button in the Find 2 menu. Other search categories will not work. If a POI symbol is selected on the map screen with the cursor, pressing the Location-POI Information button displays a POI information screen for that item. 44
Navigation Modes Point-to-point navigation creates a straight-line navigation course between you and another point on the map screen. To switch to point-to-point mode, press the MAIN MENU button and select OPTIONS. From the Options menu select the NAVIGATION MODE button to display the Navigation Mode screen. Turn-by-turn is selected as the default setting. When Point-to-Point is selected, a dialog appears asking if you want to change modes. Choose YES and close the Navigation Mode screen. Settings in the Map Data pull-down menu do not need to be changed unless a Navionics card is used. When a Navionics card is inserted, the Map Data pull-down menu becomes active. Scroll down and select Navionics, now close the Navigation Mode screen. To switch back to turn-by-turn, go to the Navigation Mode screen and select TURN BY TURN.

Enhanced Lake Maps U.S. inland lake contour maps can be downloaded for free from In addition to underwater contour features, these maps show shoreline features, small islands and various bottom struc54
tures. More detail appears as the screen is zoomed in. Underwater features on man-made lakes reflect conditions prior to inundation. The amount of detail varies from lake to lake.
Underwater features, such as bridges, old creek channels, roads and other items can be identified with the cursor.
FreedomMaps and MapCreate Mapping Data MapCreate Topo software can be used to create custom maps for loading onto SD cards. MapCreate version 6.3 includes topographic elevations for 49 states, excluding Alaska. MapCreate version 7 has elevations for all 50 states. Topographic information is displayed as major and minor contour lines with numbers showing the elevation above sea level. The same data is available in plug and play FreedomMaps.
Auto Complete, 36 Auto Zoom, 8 Brightness, 28, 29 Calibrate Screen, 29 Cancel Navigation, 23 Contact, 9, 10, 18 Contrast, 28 Cursor, 7, 38, 39 Customize Display, 32 Destinations, 19 Directions List, 17, 32 External Connections, 4 Find Address, 36 GPS Data File, 32 Icons, 17, 26, 29 Keyboard, 15, 29, 39 Language, 27 Location-POI Information Button, 8 Location Information Screen, 9 Main Menu, 8 Map Mode, 7 Memory Cards (MMC), 4, 5, 13, 32 Music Mode, 13 Name Filter, 39 NauticPath, 50 Navigating, 26 Now Playing Box, 14 Options, 17 Overlay Data, 24
Pictures, 16 Play Control Buttons, 14 POI (Point of Interest), 18, 38, 40 Point-to-Point Navigation, 43 Power, 6 Reset Options, 30 Route, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 31, 32, 33, 39 Routing Options, 31 Safety Mode, 27 Satellites Screen, 33 Screen Calibration, 29 SD card, 4 Searching, 14, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40 Simulator, 33 Sound and Voice Setup, 27 Straight-Line Navigation, 44 Symbols, 10 Touch Screen, 6, Trail, 26 Transfer Data, 32 Trip Calculator, 18 Turn Preview, 18, 32 Units of Measure, 30 USB-to-PC Cable, 13 Utilities, 18 Keyboard, 35 Visualization Area, 15 Waypoints, 23, 45
Lowrance Pub. 988-0160-451 Printed in USA 101207
Copyright 2007 All Rights Reserved Navico


Technical specifications

Product TypeGPS receiver
Width3.7 in
Depth0.7 in
Height3.3 in
GPS System
Recommended UseMarine, hiking, automotive
Receiver12 channel
VoiceNavigation instructions
Supported Memory CardsSD Memory Card
Software IncludedNAVTEQ
Compatible GPS SoftwareLowrance Fishing Hot Spots PRO, Lowrance NauticPath USA Marine Electronic Charts, Lowrance FreedomMaps USA Topo, Lowrance LakeMaster Pro Maps, Navionics Gold
Built-in Display
Resolution320 x 240
Diagonal Size3.5"
Display IlluminationYes
Color SupportColor
FeaturesTouch screen
Digital Player
Digital PlayerYes
Supported FormatsMP3, JPEG
TechnologyLithium ion
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandLowrance Electronics
Part Number000-0125-19



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