Garmin NUVI nuvi660 User Manual

Nüvi, Personal travel assistant, Quick reference guide

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This guide provides short instructions for various nüvi

operations. Fold and keep this guide in the pocket of your nüvi

carrying case.


See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in

the product box for product warnings and other important information.

Turning the nüvi On or Off

Press and hold the


button on the top of the nüvi.

Charging the nüvi

Connect the nüvi to the suction mount and the

12/24-Volt vehicle adapter.

Connect the USB cable to the nüvi and your computer.

Connect the AC adapter to the nüvi and a wall outlet

(included with the nüvi 660 and 670).

Acquiring Satellites

1. Go outdoors to an open area, away from tall buildings

and trees.

2. Flip up the GPS antenna on

the back of the nüvi, so that it is

parallel to the ground.

3. Turn on the nüvi. Acquiring

satellite signals can take a few



bars indicate satellite

strength. When the bars are green,

the nüvi has acquired satellite signals; now you can select a

destination and navigate to it.





Getting Started

Finding Places

Saving Places

December 2006

190-00773-01 Rev. A

Printed in Taiwan



SD card slot


GPS signal


Power button

GPS antenna



personal travel assistant

quick reference guide

Mounting on the Windshield

Check your state and local traffic laws before mounting. Currently, state

laws in California and Minnesota prohibit drivers from using suction

mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other

Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. See the

Important Safety and Product Information guide for more details.

1. Plug the power cable into the bottom of the mount. Plug

the other end into a 12/24-Volt receptacle in your vehicle.

2. Clean and dry your windshield and the suction cup with a

lint-free cloth. Place the suction cup on the windshield.

3. Flip the lever back, toward the windshield.

4. Flip up the GPS antenna. Fit the bottom of your nüvi into

the cradle.

5. Tilt the nüvi back until it snaps into place.

6. If your power cable has an antenna with suction cups

attached, use the suction cups to route the antenna

vertically on the windshield.




To remove the nüvi from the cradle, press the small tab on the

bottom of the cradle up, and tilt the top of the nüvi forward.

Do not leave your GPS unit exposed in an unattended vehicle on a hot

day. To prevent damage, remove it from the vehicle; or store it out of

direct sunlight, such as in the glove box. See the specifications in the

owner’s manual. For more information, see

Finding Your Destination

When you select

your destination,




Search for your


Touch the arrows

for more.

On the Menu

page, touch

Where to


Following Your Route

Follow the route to your destination using the Map page.

The vehicle icon shows your location.

Your route is marked with a purple line.

Follow the arrows as you take turns.

A checkered flag marks your destination.

Map Page while Navigating a Route

Touch to open the Trip

Information page.

Touch to open the Next

Turn page.

Touch to preview the

turns in the route.

Touch to zoom out.

Touch to zoom in.

Touch to go to the

Menu page.

Touch to open the MP3


Follow the purple line.

On the Menu page, you can touch

View Map

to open the

Map page. Touch and drag the map to view different areas.

Saving Your Current Location

1. On the Map page, touch the vehicle icon .

2. Touch


. The place is saved in


Saving Places That You Search For

1. After you search for a place you want to save, touch



2. Touch


. The place is saved in


Finding Saved Places

1. On the Menu page, touch

Where to




2. Select a place.

3. Touch



Adding a Stop to Your Route

1. When navigating a route, touch

Where to

on the Menu


2. Search for a location at which you want to stop before

your final destination.

3. Touch



Taking a Detour

1. When navigating a route, touch

on the Map page.

2. Touch



Stopping the Route

1. When navigating a route, touch

on the Map page.

2. Touch



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