Garmin GPSMAP 64 & 64x Series

eBook – 06. Feb. 2020 (Vers. 1.3) by Joachim Bardua

EUR 13,90 / USD 13,90 incl. VAT – immediate digital download

The Garmin GPSMAP 64 & 64x Series manual helps you to understand and master the use of a GPSMAP 64 device. The first version – supplied as a printable PDF eBook – has 154 pages of detailed content!

  • Information you are unlikely to find in the Garmin manual
  • Written by an outdoor enthusiast
  • Based on many years of experience with outdoor GPS devices
Garmin GPSMAP 64 Manual

Detailed GPS manual for the Garmin GPSMAP 64 & 64x series – not only for beginners, but also for advanced users!

The practice-oriented PDF eBook covers every single application, all settings, the configuration and all navigation functions. In addition, there are many other topics to help you successfully use your Garmin GPSMAP 64 on outdoor trips!

  • Explanation of basic terms
  • Menu & operation
  • All applications
  • Setup & configuration
  • Install Garmin Maps & OpenStreetMap
  • Import & export GPS data (tracks …)
  • Navigate with waypoints, POIs, routes & tracks
  • Geocaching
  • … and more!
  • Delivery: Our “Garmin GPSMAP 64 & 64x Series” eBook as digital download (immediately after payment); you can download the eBook three times in 90 days
  • Warranty period: You have a 60 days money-back guarantee.
  • Return policy: You can return the product within 60 days without having to state your reasons. You will find a corresponding link in the e-mail with the order confirmation.
  • Format: PDF
  • Printable: Yes
  • Pages: 154
  • Release date: 18. Dec. 2019
  • Version: v1.3 from 06. Feb. 2020
  • Language: English
  • License: This eBook is intended for your personal use only. You are allowed to print the eBook and you are permitted to use the eBook on one or more computer systems or devices that you own. You are not allowed to share (e.g. communities, file sharing platforms), sell, rent, translate or reproduce the eBook or to create derivate works. Please don’t support or encourage piracy and illegal copying.


16 thoughts on “Garmin GPSMAP 64 & 64x Series”

  1. Hi: I am interested in buying your manual but I do have one question re my Gaminmap 64sx (and I know I have a lot more but your manual will probably take care of them). When I reset the Trip Computer and am stationary, the clock and distance meters keep ticking over slowly even though I am not moving. Is there something I can set so everything is on zero until I start walking?

    All the best and look forward to hearing from you.

    Peter Skinner
    Golden Beach, Queensland, Australia

    • Hi Peter,

      when starting your trip I recommend this procedure:

      1: Start your device
      2: Prepare for your trip (boots, backpack etc.)
      3: Enable the track log (setup > tracks)
      4: Reset the device (setup > reset > clear track and trip data)
      5: Go!

      In addition, an extract from the manual:

      The trip computer shows – especially after longer breaks – wrong values?
      For example, the values in the “Trip Odometer” or the “Moving Time” fields are somewhat too long.
      Then try the following: Reset the trip data and place the GPSMAP stationary for e.g. one hour. If you look at the trip computer, you will see that GPSMAP displays a distance travelled and even a time in motion (figure).
      The reason is as follows. The GPS receiver calculates regularly the current position. However, since the individual positions differ from each other (the worse the GPS reception, the more), the system “interprets” this as movement!
      As a workaround, you can temporarily disable the GPS system (“Setup > System > Satellite System > Demo Mode”), power off the GPSMAP or just don’t pause 🙂


      • Hi Joachim: Many thanks for the prompt and informative reply. Bed time Down Under so I’ll have a read of this tomorrow morning and digest it. My not so agile brain will probably be a tad more useful after some sleep. Thanks again and will be in touch,.

  2. Hi Joachim: Digested the info and applied it and I’m sure it’ll work just fine. I’ll go for a test walk in the next day or so. In the mean time I’m going to buy your manual so I’ll have it on hand.

    No doubt I’ll be in touch with more “please help me” requests.

    All the best.



      • Hi Joachim: I’ll work my way through the manual and see how it pans out. I had a quick scroll through and there certainly is a lot of information to digest. I’ve used an eTrex10 for quite a while mainly for getting around an area where I bow hunt but I wanted a GPS device I could use in conjunction with a topo map. No doubt I’ll discover a lot more uses once I start delving into it.

        All the best and no doubt I’ll be in touch.


  3. Hi Joachim: Just a quick note, and update, since my last communique. Have been using your manual and finding it a huge help, thank you. Invariably I have to go back and redo things to get the sequence of steps cemented into my not so agile brain but I’m getting there. I really appreciate your recommendations at the end of each section. While I am applying your information specifically to my 64sx I have also found some of it applies to my eTrex10 and thus I am now being enlightened on both fronts.The old eTrex10 is a very useful basic unit and I am going to keep it as a back up. Also, when afield I have made a habit of carrying a Suunto hand compass (the type favoured for orienteering I am told) just to verify direction. So far I have not got lost—been “bushed” a couple of times in overcast conditions but by following the eTrex waypoints have found my way back to my vehicle.

    I don’t know where you live but if it’s anywhere being affected by this coronavirus pandemic you’re probably confined to HQ. Not too bad in my neck of the woods on the Sunshine Coast, Australia and I can still go surfing, walking, fishing etc—just no socialising, which is not too bad as I tend to be an isolationist anyway. And my wife Cilla and I enjoy watching good TV dramas etc—besides which she is computer savvy and has been an asset in my Garmin adventures.

    All the best. Stay safe.


    • Hi Peter,

      thanks for your comment and I’m glad that the ebook helps, also for the eTrex 10 – when I started this project I was still in doubt if my english would be sufficient for this complex subject 🙂

      I live in a rural area near the alps in the south of Germany – so like you on the sunshine coast I have enough playgrounds to survive the corona crisis.

      Stay safe

      • Hi Joachim: Hope life in the alps is going well. We have very good friends who live in Nuremberg and they are very keen hikers so have probably ventured into your neck of the woods. They come over here every year—which is where we met them—and a few years ago we spent a few days with them. Lovely area.

        Have a question re organising waypoints. I might already know the answer but figured I’d ask you before I started doing anything. Is there is a way of filing/listing waypoints for different areas in some sort of a folder or sub-folder? Or is it a matter of designating them with a consistent abbreviation in conjunction with the number. As example: I hunt on a property named Milani and have a number of waypoints on the place. A folder, Milani, would be ideal or I could simply put ML004 or name the waypoint eg MLQuarry (there is a sand quarry there that is one of my main references). I could use the same system for other locations and I guess they’d all be in one alphabetical list in Waypoint Manager?

        Goes without saying that your manual is invaluable and I keep finding little nuggets of info that explain things really well. It’s possible my question above is covered in there too but I haven’t spotted it.



      • Joachim: Just to clarify my comment about spending a few days with our friends from Nuremberg—it was in Nuremberg where we spent a few days with them. Obviously we see them quite a bit when they’re visiting the Sunshine Coast as they rent an apartment here for several weeks.

        • Hi Peter,

          nice to hear from you … Nürnberg, a nice place and my former home 🙂

          Regarding the waypoints, thats one of the improvements the Garmin devices need … you can not organize waypoints in folders, you must think about a naming scheme that is most suitable for your purposes! The waypoints are listed – in the waypoint manager – depending on the distance to your current position, but you can sort them alphabetically via the MENU key. These topics are mentioned on page 38/39 and 113.

          Cheers & keep well!

          • HI Joachim: Many thanks and I feel a bit stupid asking questions about topics covered in your manual and thanks for “humouring” me. I’ll make alphabetical lists as suggested.

            Agree with you re Nuremberg and our hosts, Martin and Gisela, gave us great tours of the city and the local region.

            All the best.


  4. Hi Joachim: It’s been a long time between drinks and I hope all’s well at your end. This COVID situation has certainly interrupted society, more so in your part of the world than down here and let’s hope it’s going to end at some point.

    My apologies if I’m asking a silly question but I am having a real problem measuring distances between waypoints on a map removed from my current location, if that makes sense. As example, I’d like to see how far I’ve walked on the property where I go bow hunting by measuring the distance between way points I’ve made down there. So, I’m sitting here, some 400 km from there, go to the relevant map and waypoints, press menu, but Measure Distance, does not come up. If I press GO and then Menu, Measure Distance does appear as an option but the device shows my location here. In simple terms, if I had a printed map I could go to the area I wanted and measure distance with a ruler. Is there a way I can do that with the Garmin? I’m not sure if I’ve explained that very well but I hope you can see my dilemma/problem and point me in the right direction.
    All the best.

    • Hi Peter,

      … a somewhat desperate situation, especially for people who like to start long distance hiking tours (like me)!

      Regarding your question:

      For this purpose you can use Garmin BaseCamp, alternatively on your device:

      1: Satellite System > Demo Mode
      2: Satellite Page > MENU key > Set Location On Map
      3: Set the location e.g. to the 1st waypoint
      4: Measure the distances 🙂

      Enjoy your drinks (I also do while waiting for spring),
      all the best!



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  5. I recently purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 64sx to upgrade from my old Garmin 12. The old Garmin 12 had a feature on it where you could select two waypoints from the waypoint list and it would tell you the distance and bearing between the two points. You did NOT have to physically be located at one of the points. Does the new Garmin 64sx have this feature?


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