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Congratulations on purchasing your Nextar GPS Navigator. Your mobile navigation
system assures that your days of getting lost are over! Finding an address or any of
millions of different points of interest such as the nearest gas station or restaurant is a
snap anywhere across the U.S. Just enter information using the touch screen and let the
voice prompt and detailed map guide you to your destination. Your navigator also
includes lifetime Live Traffic to alert you of traffic problems in major metropolitan areas
across the US.

Important Safety Information
Read and keep these instructions
Failure to heed the following warnings could result in an accident or
collision resulting in serious injury or death

When installing the unit in a vehicle, place the unit so that it does not obstruct
the driver’s view of the road or interfere with vehicle operating controls.


This GPS unit is designed to provide you with route suggestions. It does not
reflect road closures or road conditions, traffic congestion, weather
conditions, or other factors that may affect safety or timing while driving.


Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Do not become distracted by
the unit while driving. The directions provided by the navigation unit are not
guaranteed to be accurate in every situation. Before following suggestions
from the unit, use your best judgment regarding the safety and legality of any
action you take with your vehicle.


Use this GPS unit only as a navigational aid. Do not attempt to use the unit
for any purpose requiring precise measurement of direction, distance,
location, or topography. This product should not be used to determine
ground proximity for aircraft navigation.


Do not access the GPS functions while driving. Pull over in a safe and legal
manner before changing settings, entering destinations, or to access any
other operational functions.


Never store your GPS in temperatures less than -5°F or greater than 120°F.


This unit contains a non-user-replaceable lithium-ion battery. Do not dispose
of your GPS by fire or with hazardous or flammable materials. Contact your
local waste disposal department for information regarding proper disposal of
lithium-ion batteries.


Important Safety Information

When in a car, do not mount your GPS on or near an air bag. If the air bag is
deployed, you may be seriously injured.


Only use a power cord and live traffic receiver provided by NEXTAR.
Use of products provided by other suppliers may void the warranty.


Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover or back.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service


Do not use harsh chemicals (such as alcohol, benzene, thinners, etc.) or
detergents to clean your GPS. This could damage the unit or cause a fire.


Do not drop, strike, or shake your GPS severely. It may harm the internal
electronics of the unit.


Warning: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or damage, do not expose
this product to rain or moisture. Do not use your GPS in high explosive areas
as the unit may generate sparks.


Do not damage the power cord by bending, twisting, pulling, or heating. Do
not use the plug if it is loose as it may cause a fire or electric shock. Do not
place any heavy items on the power cord. Do not allow the power cord to be
crimped as it may cause electric shock or fire.


Do not handle the GPS with wet hands while it is being charged. It may
cause an electric shock or seriously damage your GPS.


Spilled beverages are a common problem in moving vehicles. Do not locate
liquid containers, or items that can accumulate condensation such as cold
beverages, in a position where liquid can spill or drip on the GPS device.


Only use attachments / accessories specified by the manufacturer.


Unplug this device during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.


Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.


Caution: Dashboard temperatures can reach 180°F in a closed vehicle! To
prevent the GPS from being damaged by excess heat, always remove your
GPS unit from the dash area when the car is parked.


Important Safety Information

Important: Some states have restrictions on locating your GPS unit on the
windshield. Included with your Nextar unit is an adhesive backed Dashboard
Mount Disk that can be used if attaching the mounting bracket to the windshield is
inconvenient or not allowed.
See Page 12 for details.

Live Traffic Service
Your Nextar GPS unit comes with lifetime Live Traffic service that provides you with
information about traffic events and traffic flow that may affect your route or driving time.

Important: In order for your GPS unit to receive and display traffic information, you
must first connect the supplied FM receiver and antenna to your unit. See Page 9 for
detailed instructions on installing the receiver and antenna in your vehicle. Refer to your
Quick Start Guide or software guide for more information about Live Traffic Service.


FCC & UL Compliance
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.


This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.


Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.


Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (“UL”) has not tested the performance or reliability
of the Global Positioning System (“GPS”) hardware, operating software or other
aspects of this product. UL has only tested for fire, shock or casualty hazards as
outlined in UL’s Standard(s) for Safety.
UL Certification does not cover the performance or reliability of the GPS hardware
and GPS operating software.


Table of Contents

Important Safety Information ................................1
FCC & UL Compliance .........................................4

Getting Familiar With Your Hardware
Main Unit ..............................................................6
Power Adaptor......................................................8
Live Traffic Receiver.............................................9
System Connections ...........................................10
Using the Mounting Bracket ................................12

Using Your Navigator
General Setup .....................................................13
Playing Music ......................................................18
Photo Viewer.......................................................20

Service & Support
Troubleshooting ..................................................23
Specifications ......................................................25


Main Unit


POWER Button
Press and hold for 2 seconds to enter or exit standby mode.


Card Slot
Insert the SD card into the slot.
Used for Mapping Data card or user’s music or photo SD card


Earphone Jack
Connect user supplied earphone for private listening.
When an earphone jack is plugged in, the speaker will be turned off automatically.


USB Port
Connect to the FM Traffic Receiver or directly to the Power Adaptor to charge the


LCD Screen
Tap the screen with a finger to select commands or use the included stylus




Used to switch power on or off.




The Following Items Are Included With Your GPS Unit

Instruction Manual
Quick-Start Guide
Warranty Card

Live Traffic Receiver / Antenna

Vehicle Power Adaptor

Suction-Cup Mounting Bracket

Mounting Cradle

Dashboard Mount Disk
Mapping Data SD Card

The SD card may be shipped installed in the GPS Unit.

See Page 9 for installation of the Live Traffic receiver and antenna


Power Adaptor
Using the Power Adaptor
The GPS unit is supplied with a DC Power Adaptor for charging the internal battery and
for powering the unit while in a vehicle.
Connect the Power Adaptor USB plug to the unit’s USB port and plug the other end to
the vehicle’s 12V accessory/ cigarette socket. Refer to instructions on the next page on
how to connect the Live Traffic FM receiver if you desire to receive Live Traffic Data.


Set up your destination and other settings before moving out into traffic.
Do not access the controls of the GPS unit while driving.


Mount the unit so that it does not obstruct your view of the road.

About Rechargeable Battery
Your portable GPS device comes with a built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. Charge
the battery fully before initial use. Charging time is normally about 3.5 hours. A fully
charged battery delivers about 2 hours of use. It is recommended to use the Power
Adaptor while in the vehicle.

Working conditions and precautions for the rechargeable battery

Battery should only be used and charged when temperatures are between


Maintain well-ventilated conditions around the product to avoid overheating. Do not
put the product on a blanket, clothing or anything that may block ventilation to the


When the battery is weak, an indication symbol will appear on the LCD screen and
the unit will power off automatically after a few minutes.


Live Traffic Receiver
Connecting to Live Traffic
The Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is an application of the FM Radio Data System
(RDS) used for broadcasting real-time traffic information. Traffic data is received,
decoded, and delivered to your navigation system. Nextar provides you with a separate
FM receiver and antenna to pick up these signals; it is not connected in any way to your
vehicle radio. This provides you with live traffic information – alerting you to a problem on
your planned route.

Coverage of the Service
TMC Services cover major metropolitan areas across the US. TMC Service provides
traffic information for monitored roads only, motorways and main roads. TMC radio
transmission reception can change from area to area, depending on weather conditions,
static electricity, power lines, and other natural or man-made conditions.

Connecting the TMC Receiver and Antenna.


Connect the TMC receiver to the right side of the GPS unit in the USB port.


Connect the TMC antenna to the TMC receiver.


Place the wired antennas horizontally in the car using the rubber suction cups
provided. It is recommended that the antenna be attached to the windshield.


Connect the Car Power Adaptor to the TMC receiver’s USB port and plug the
other end to the vehicle’s 12V accessory / cigarette socket.

For more information on using Live Traffic, please refer to the Quick Start Guide or the
software manual.


System Connections
Inserting SD Card
The unit is designed with an SD Card slot which allows you to insert an SD card into the
unit as shown below:

To remove the card, gently press the card in with your fingernail. The card unlocks and
protrudes slightly. You can now remove the card. To re-insert the card, press the card in
the slot until it clicks. The card should not protrude from the slot when it is installed

Important: If you remove the SD Mapping Data Card to use the Music or Photo
functions, treat the Mapping Card very carefully to avoid damage or loss of

Connecting to Earphones
You may connect earphones to the right side of the unit for private listening.

When earphones are connected, the speaker will automatically turn off.

Note: Overly loud volume could damage your hearing. Turn down the volume
before you connect the earphones, and then raise the volume to a comfortable


Important: Most state and local laws prohibit the driver from wearing earphones
while operating a vehicle on public roads.


System Connections
USB Mode
When you connect the GPS device to a computer with USB cable, a menu appears on
screen for setting the USB Mode, as shown below.

You can set the USB mode to determine how the device behave when it was connected
to a computer.
CONNECT TO COMPUTER: Connect to computer for data accessing.
CHARGE BATTERY: Connect to computer for charging the battery.
Then tap

to confirm or tap

to cancel.

If you did not set any USB mode in 10 seconds after the menu appeared, the default
mode will be CHARGE BATTERY.
Note: The USB cable is not included. In order to connect the computer, please prepare a
USB Cable.


Using The Mounting Bracket
A suction cup mount is provided for attaching the GPS unit to the windshield or the
Assemble the bracket and cradle as shown below and then attach the GPS to the cradle.


Fig. 1 Slide the mount cradle onto the end of the mount bracket. It will snap into


Fig. 2 Set the bottom edge of the GPS unit onto the mount cradle. Then push the
upper tab of the mount cradle towards the GPS body to snap the tab into the back of
the body. To remove the unit, gently pull the upper tab on the mount cradle away
from the GPS body.


Raise the suction cup lever (see Arrow #2), press the suction cup to the windshield,
then press down on the suction cup lever to secure the bracket to the windshield.


Lastly, rotate the cradle to adjust the GPS unit to proper position.

Note: Keep the suction cup and the interior of the windshield clean to ensure good

If you prefer to mount the unit to the dashboard, you may use the adhesive disk

Choose a clean, flat spot on your dashboard.
Peel off protection liner from the back of the disk.
Attach the disk to your dashboard.
Using the suction cup, attach the bracket to the adhesive disk.


General Setup
System Main Menu
When in navigator, tap Exit button of the Navigation Menu to exit the application.

A confirmation message appears: Are you sure you want exit the program? Tap Exit and
the system main menu appears.

In the main menu, there are four items for selecting. Touch the corresponding item to


to enter the Navigator.


to enter the MP3 Player.


to enter the Photo Viewer.


to enter the Setup menu.


General Setup
Setup Menu
In the main menu, tap

In the Setup menu, tap

to enter the Setup menu, the screen will display as below:

to return to the main menu.

in the Setup menu to enter Language setting menu for language selection,
as shown below:

Tap the
Then tap


buttons to select language.
to confirm or tap

to cancel.


General Setup
Date & Time
in the Setup menu to enter Date & Time setting menu for changing to the
current time zone, date and time, as shown below:

Tap the

buttons to select the proper Time Zone.

Tap the

buttons of Date group to change the corresponding date.

Tap the

buttons of Time group to change the corresponding time.
to confirm or tap

Then tap

to cancel.


in the Setup menu to enter Brightness setting menu for backlight adjustment,
as shown below:



to darken or increase the brightness of the display.

After setting, tap

to confirm or tap


to cancel.

General Setup
in the Setup menu to enter Volume settings menu for volume adjustment, as
shown below:

Tap the

to decrease the volume.

Tap the

to increase the volume.

Then tap

to confirm or tap

to cancel.

Align Screen

in the Setup menu to align the screen, as shown below.

Tap the center of the cross with your finger. When the cross moves to another position,
tap and hold the center of the new target. Repeat each time to complete the calibration
process. When tapping the screen on the final step, the new settings will be stored and
you are returned to the Display menu.


General Setup

in the Setup menu to enter Power menu, as shown below:

The Power menu displays the unit’s battery status. The values are between 0% and
100%, where 0% means the battery power has run out completely, and 100% represents
a full battery power. When the battery is being charged, the Battery Status will indicate


Playing Music
The unit is designed with an SD card slot and supports MP3 and WMA format music files.
To use the music player, you will need to have an SD card with your MP3 music files
Please note that you cannot use the navigation function of the device at the same time
you are using the music player. Remove the SD Mapping Data Card that comes with the
device from the SD card slot on the side of the unit. Then insert your SD card with your
MP3 or WMA music files.
Note: Please take special care of the Mapping Data Card if you remove it to use the
Music Player as the navigation function will not work without it.
Warning: For your own safety, do not use the earphones when driving.

To Load Your Music

First load your MP3 or WMA formatted music onto your personal SD
card. Music files can be imported to your SD card on a PC, using a
variety of programs such as Windows Media Player. This process
must be performed independent of the navigation unit.


Insert your SD card into the side of the GPS unit.

Do not attempt to use the unit to read and burn music files from an external source.
Playing Music


in the system main menu to enter the Music Player, as shown below:


Playing Music
button to enter the music play list menu, as shown below:


When you open the play list, the system will look for audio files on its SD memory card
and create a play list automatically.
If the play list consists of more than one screen, tap the up arrow for the previous page
and the down arrow for the next page.
toggle buttons to determine whether the player will repeat the songs in
the play list or not.

to start the playback and return to Music Player, as shown below.





toggle buttons to determine whether or not to play the songs in the list

toggle button to pause or resume the playback.
to go back to the previous song; tap


to decrease or increase the volume of the speaker.

Tap the progress bar

to skip to the next song.

to select the desired playback starting point.

in the top right corner to exit.


Photo Viewer
The unit is designed with an SD card slot and supports JPEG format files playback. To
use the Photo Viewer, you will need to have an SD card with your JPEG picture files
preloaded. Please note that you cannot use the navigation function of the device at the
same time you are using the Photo Viewer. Remove the SD Mapping Data Card that
comes with the device from the SD card slot on the side of the unit. Then insert your SD
card with your JPEG picture files.
Note: Please take special care of the Mapping Data Card if you remove it to use the
Photo Viewer as the navigation function will not work without it.
If the unit lags when reading JPEG files, try using lower resolution files. We
suggest 640 x 480 pixel resolution files.


in the system main menu to enter the Photo Viewer, as shown below:

In the menu, tap

to enter the folder menu, as shown below:


Photo Viewer
Viewing Photos
In the folder menu, double tap the memory card icon, and the photos stored in the
memory card will be listed on the screen.

In the photo list, double tap a photo to display it on the LCD screen. You can also tap a
photo to select it and then tap

to display it.


to return to the previous menu.


to enter the Setting menu for setting the Slide Show.

When playing photos, the Photo Viewer has following playback features:


to go back to the previous photo; tap


to switch to the next photo.

to rotate the photo.


to zoom in or out of the photo.

to play the photo in full-screen mode; double tap the screen again to return to
Photo Viewer.

to return to the photo list.


Photo Viewer
Using the slide show

in the photo list screen to enter the Setting menu for setting the Slide Show.

You can set the slide show on or off to determine whether or not to play photos in slide
show mode. When the slide show is on, you can set the interval between two photos
during slide show.
After setting, tap

to confirm or tap

to cancel.

Next, tap a photo in the photo list to open it.

When you tap

, the slide show will start.

To stop the slide show, double tap the screen.


Before contacting customer service, review the steps below to solve simple problems.
If you still suspect something wrong with this unit, immediately turn the power off,
disconnect the power connector from the unit, and contact Nextar Customer Service.
Never try to repair the unit yourself.

Unit will not
Power Up

Possible Cause

Possible Solution

Power adaptor is not
connected properly

Check power adaptor
Note: Some automobile
accessory power jacks
provide no power when
the ignition is off.

Weak battery

Charge battery

No Sound

Volume may be turned
down or muted

Check volume and mute

Screen is difficult
to see

Brightness may be turned

Adjust brightness of the
LCD screen

Navigator cannot
receive satellite
signals or does
not orient

Unit may be inside a tunnel,
inside a building, or tall
buildings may obstruct the
satellite signal

Check for obstructions

Mapping SD card may be
removed for music or photo

Re-install Mapping SD



Satellite signal
strength is
unstable. Comes
and goes.

Live Traffic data
does not show
on the screen

Possible Cause

Possible Solution

Rechargeable battery is

Plug in power adaptor and
charge Battery

Unit is moving side to side
too much

Secure unit

Signal is obstructed by
buildings or other materials

Check and correct

System software fails to
function after entering a

Turn the unit off and on
again to reset using slide
switch on rear.

FM receiver is not
connected to the main unit
or power adaptor is not
connected to the receiver.

Connect FM receiver to
the main GPS unit and
position antenna on the
windshield. Plug in the
power adaptor into the
receiver unit.

Vehicle is not in a
metropolitan area that
provides traffic coverage.

Check coverage map on
Quick Start Guide or
check online at

Other possibilities
Static or other external interference may cause the unit to function abnormally. In order to
recover normal status, please unplug the power supply cord and then plug it into the
outlet again to reset the unit. If the problems still exist, please cut off the power supply
and consult your service cefnter or a qualified technician.



TFT screen size

4.3 inches

Frequency Response

20Hz - 20kHz

Audio Signal-to-noise Rate


Audio distortion + noise

≤-20dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation

≥70dB (1kHz)

Dynamic Range

≥80dB (1kHz)



Power Consumption

< 8W


117mmX80mmX20mm (L*W*D)


About 0.17Kg

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


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