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The Garmin nüvi Pocket Guide, Second Edition by Jason D. O’Grady

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2. Getting Started

In Chapter 1, you met the nüvi and reviewed some of its features. This chapter focuses on setting up the device for the first time, as well as its basic operation. I also explain the various icons that you see on your nüvi’s screen and how to use the features behind them to stay out of jams.

Charging the Battery

Most nüvis come out of the box with some charge in the battery. Your best bet is to turn the device on and use it until the battery is fully discharged, ignoring low-battery messages along the way. When the nüvi finally shuts off, the battery is fully discharged and is safe to recharge. You should give it an uninterrupted initial charge—preferably from a wall outlet—until the battery indicator reads ...

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