Inputs and Outputs
Product Overview: The nüvi 350
is a portable GPS navigator, traveler's reference, and digital entertainment
system, all in one. Combined with detailed maps, the nüvi 350 provides automatic
routing, turn-by-turn voice directions, and touchscreen control. In addition to
these navigation features, the nüvi 350 can play MP3 files and audio books
(available from Audible.com).
Internal Memory: The nüvi 350
comes with approximately 700 MB of internal memory for storage of supplemental
maps, photos, MP3s, and audio books. When the unit is connected to your
computer, the nüvi 350 is recognized as an additional drive.
SD Memory Slot: The nüvi 350
can display photo images or play back MP3 audio files or audio books from an
optional SD memory card.
The nüvi 350 comes loaded with City Navigator NT software, which contains
mapping detail of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The maps
feature nearly 6-million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels, restaurants,
gas stations, ATMs and attractions.
Satellite Status: Once the GPS
receiver in the nüvi 350 has collected the necessary data to calculate a fix,
the status field indicates a 2D or 3D status. A 2D status means that at least
three satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and a two-dimensional
position fix (latitude and longitude) is calculated. A 3D status means that at
least four satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and your
position is calculated in latitude, longitude, and elevation.
GPS Accuracy: This unit's GPS
positioning capability is accurate to less than 10 meters (32 feet). When WAAS
(Wide Area Augmentation System) is enabled, accuracy is less than 5 meters (16
Touchscreen Display: The unit
features a bright, 3.5" (diagonal) LCD with touchscreen controls. The display
has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 64,000
colors. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment.
Custom Points of Interest: The
nüvi 350 will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from
various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert
information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can
notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you
will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.
Information Pages: The
information provided by the nüvi 350 is found on various display screens called
pages. Each page gives you the following information:
- Indicates real-time moving
map illustrating your current position and intended route
- Shows map scale and
geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns
- Allows you to zoom, pan and
point using the touchscreen controls
- When you are following a
route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner. The
distance to the next turn (Turn In) is shown in the lower right corner.
- When you are simply driving
while viewing the Map page (not following a route), your speed is shown
in the lower left corner. The direction you are driving is shown in the
lower right corner.
- Trip Information:
- Shows current compass heading
- Indicates current speed,
average driving speed, overall average speed, maximum speed
- Calculates driving time,
stopped time and total time
- Displays overall distance
traveled (odometer) and distance to your final destination
- Current Route:
- Displays a list of
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route as well as arrival
- Shows direction of each turn
- Next Turn:
- Shows the next turn on the
map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn
Where To? During navigation,
you can search for places by pressing "Menu", then "Where To?" You can select an
Address, Food, Lodging, My Locations (including recent finds), Fuel,
Intersections, Attractions, Shopping, Parking, Entertainment, Recreation,
Community, Cities, Hospitals, Transit or Auto Services. You can also access
Spell Name for direct entry of your new destination, or browse the map. You can
search for locations near your present location (default), or select a different
city, your current route, or your destination.
Avoid: You can program the unit
to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of
things that can be avoided include: U-Turns, Highways, Unpaved Roads, Toll
Roads, Carpool Lanes, and Traffic.
Waypoints: You can manually
mark and name any map position as a "waypoint" for later recall.
Map Orientation: You can select
one of three map orientation displays:
- 2D Track Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom on
- 2D North Up:
two-dimensional map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen
- 3D Track Up:
three-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom
on the screen
Screen Color Mode: You can
select one of three color modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: has a lighter,
- Nighttime: has a black
background, easier to see at night
- Auto: display
automatically switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset
When indoors, you can activate the built-in simulator and practice using the
unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites.
Travel Kit: The Travel Kit
gives you access to the following:
- Language Guide: The
optional Garmin Language Guide puts data from Oxford's multilingual
resources and five bilingual dictionaries in the palm of your hand. A sample
version is preloaded on the nüvi 350 and the full version can be purchased
off the Garmin website.
- Travel Guide: Much like a
paper travel guide, the optional Garmin Travel Guide provides information
about places, such as restaurants and hotels. The guide can be purchased off
the Garmin website.
- MP3 Player: The nüvi 350
can play MP3 files. The music files must be stored on an optional SD memory
card or transferred to the internal memory.
- Audible Book Player: The
nüvi 350 can play audio books that have been purchased from Audible.com.
- Picture Viewer: The nüvi
350 can display photo images (jpeg files). The image files must be stored on
an optional SD memory card or transferred to the internal memory.
- World Clock: The world
clock allows you to display the current time for four location throughout
the world. You can also display a map of the world.
- Currency Converter: This
feature allows you to update the currency rates manually so you are always
using the most current information.
- Measurement Converter: You
can convert the following: area, distance, speed, temperature, volume, and
- Calculator: The calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
Optional FM TMC Traffic Receiver:
Using an optional Garmin FM TMC Traffic Receiver, the nüvi 350 can receive and
use traffic information broadcast over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). When a
message is received, the unit displays the event on the map and can change your
route to avoid the traffic incident. Receiving traffic information requires a
Power Requirements: The nüvi
350 operates on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette
lighter power adapter, the built-in Lithium-Ion batteries, or household current
using the supplied AC adapter. The Lithium-Ion batteries provide up to
approximately 8 hours of use. Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings,
are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Antenna: The built-in antenna
is located in the unit's back panel and must be flipped up during navigation. An
optional external antenna (GA 27C) may be needed when operating the unit with a
coated windshield or an in-screen heating system, which can block the GPS
signal. The unit has an external GPS antenna jack with an MCX-type connector.
Mounting Options: The unit
should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a
mounting bracket that includes a suction cup. The suction cup can be used to
mount the unit to the windshield or to the dash (using the plastic mounting
disk). Once the nüvi 350 is mounted, it can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket
bracket for best visibility.
Note: If you're not
using a remote antenna, the unit must be installed where it has a
relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Interface Capability: This unit
can be connected to a PC via the supplied USB cable. This interface allows you
to download additional map information to the unit's flash memory.
Inputs and Outputs
- USB: USB Mini-B Type 2.0
that allows you to connect the nüvi 350 to a computer using the supplied USB
cable. This port also allows you to connect the supplied cigarette lighter
adapter or AC power adapter.
- Headphones: minijack
- Antenna: when the GPS
antenna is flipped up, this port is revealed; this port allows you to
connect an optional external GPS antenna (GA 27C)