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GPS Cycle Computer Device
GB-580
User Manual
Version 2.0

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Table of Content

1. Introduction and Features ……………………………………………………………………………….. 4
1.1 Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
1.2 Features ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
1.3 Heart Rate Sensor Installation Procedure (Only for GB-580P) ……………………………………………….. 4
1.4 Speed Sensor Installation Procedure (Only for GB-580P) ……………………………………………………… 6
1.5 Cadence Sensor Installation Procedure ………………………………………………………………………………. 9
2. Specifications……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 11
3. Main Menu ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
4. Symbol Explanation ………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
5. Antenna Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………….. 17
6. Getting Started ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 17
6.1 Starting Up Your GB-580 …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
6.2 Battery Charging Description ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
7. Change The Page ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
7.1 Switch different modes ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
7.2 Setting Modes ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 20
8. Activity …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
8.1 Activity Info …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
8.2 Setting …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
8.3 Trainer …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
9 Navigation …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
9.1 ADD MAP MODE / REMOVE MAP MODE …………………………………………………………………………. 28
9.2 Remove Compass ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
9.3 Routes …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 28
9.4 Save Waypoint ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 30
9.5 Find Waypoint ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 30
9.6 Back To Start /Stop GOTO ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
10.Connect To PC …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
11 . Configuration ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 32
11.1 User Profile ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 32
11.2 Page Setting …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 32
11.3 Set System …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
11.4 Accessories ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35 GB-580

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11.5 GPS Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
11.6 Factory Reset ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
11.7 System Upgrade …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 39
11.8 About Product ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 39
12. Troubleshooting ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
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Thank you for purchasing GB-580. We sincerely hope you to enjoy using this high technology GPS device.
For fully understand the functions and features of GB-580, please read the user manual before you get
started.

1. Introduction and Features
1.1 Introduction
GPS cycling computer for cyclist usage will provide more analysis ability in this platform. Use barometer
to support GPS on virtual statistics and atmosphere changes. Cycling enthusiast can monitor the slope
changes with map trace and altitude reading on the analysis application. For enthusiast, GB-580 will also
provide accurate training information like pressure, slope, heart rate, cadence, more advanced features,
etc. Enthusiast will have more fun while in training with this device. Indeed, for GB-580P model, it
embedded pressure sensor, 2.4GHz ANT protocol and electrical compass. Enthusiast can upon personal
preference to configure device to achieve their target of training performance.
1.2 Features
The main features of GB-580:
z Slim type compact and watch design
z Built-in SiRF Star III LPx high performance GPS chipset.
z High resolution display embedded, which performs distinct display at outdoor without backlight.
z Auto Zoom in/ out and auto orientation in guiding mode for easy operation.
z Auto calibration algorithm of altitude by GPS without any complicated process.
z Trainer mode: To provide different challenge modes to train themselves to improve performance.
z Smart Tack Back to guide enthusiast without getting lost.
z PC software to provide professional statistic analysis to improve performance.
z Support clock mode and alarm function as TOD application.
z Built in rechargeable Li-ion poly battery
z Over 18 hours in operation
z Support self training, route navigation and smart track back.
z Embedded ANT 2.4GHz protocol which supports heart rate belt, cadence and speed sensor. (GB-580P)
z Embedded electrical compass and high accuracy pressure sensor. (GB-580P)

1.3 Heart Rate Sensor Installation Procedure (Only for GB-580P)
Wear the Heart Rate Monitor GB-580

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Outer side

Heart rate sensor Transmitter Heart rate sensor

Inner side

Moisten this side to your skin. You can wet the sensor to obtain a better reception of your pulse.

1. Put one end of the strap through the slot of the heart
rate monitor first.

2. Wrap the heart rate monitor and strap around your
chest. Adjust the heart rate monitor to be at the center of
your chest.

3. Adjust the strap to fit your chest and make it tight
enough to prevent dropping while you are jogging.

4. Put another end of the strap through the slot of the
heart rate monitor to finish the wearing.

5. Remember to select “scan” to paring heart rate
monitor with your GB-580.
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES]
> [SENSORS] > [HEART RATE ] > SCAN.
It will show HR instead of SCAN once paring was finished.
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1.4 Speed Sensor Installation Procedure (Only for GB-580P)
1. Parts content list

2.
3.

4.

5. The edge of magnet should be on the arrow

In order to achieve the necessary 12mm or less
install the transmitter and the magnet closer to the
wheel hub

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6. The image of sensor mount on the wheel

7.

8. Press button

Green LED turn on 2 sec and also the LED will
blinking for the first 10 times after sensor detect
magnetic

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9. Remember to select “scan” to paring speed sensor
with your GB-580. It will show SP instead of SCAN once
paring was finished.

[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES]
> [SENSORS] > [SPEED ] > SCAN.

Replace and change battery

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1.5 Cadence Sensor Installation Procedure (Only for GB-580P)
1. Parts content list

2.

3.

4.

5.

6. The edge of magnet should be on the arrow

7.
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8. Press button

Green LED turn on 2 sec and also the LED will
blinking for the first 10times after sensor detect
magnetic

9. Remember to select “scan” to paring speed sensor
with your GB-580. It will show CA instead of SCAN once
paring was finished.

[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES]
> [SENSORS] > [CADENCE ] > SCAN.

Replace and change battery

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2. Specifications
Electrical and Mechanical Parameters General
Number of Waypoint 100 100
LAP 6000 6000
Number of Track point 60000 60000
Display Size
Active Area : 29.94 * 32.75
View Area : 32.34 * 34.85
(H x W in mm.)
Active Area : 29.94 * 32.75
View Area : 32.34 * 34.85
(H x W in mm.)
Display type 4 Grayscales colors 4 Grayscales colors
Resolution 128×128 Pixels 128×128 Pixels
Waterproof Standard IPX7 IPX7
Unit Size 70 x 49 x 18 (L x W x H in mm.) 70 x 49 x 18 (L x W x H in mm.)
Backlight Display Single level Single level
Operating temperature -10 ℃ to 60 ℃ -10 ℃ to 60 ℃
Humidity 5% to 95% Non-condensing 5% to 95% Non-condensing
Voltage 3.7V for a rechargeable battery 3.7V for a rechargeable battery
Battery
Rechargeable 760mAh
Lithium ion battery
Rechargeable 760mAh
Lithium ion battery
Battery life
GPS 3D fix, Backlight off – 18 hours
GPS 3D fix, Backlight on – 14 hrs
GPS 3D fix, Backlight off – 18 hours
GPS 3D fix, Backlight on – 14 hrs
Barometer N/A +/-1.5mbar
E-Compass N/A 2 Axis +/-5 degree
2.4G RF
N/A ANT+ Sport Protocol, 3m transmission
distance
Interface Mini USB Mini USB
GPS Parameters General
GPS Chipset: 20 Channel
Frequency: L1, 1575.42 MHz
Code: C/A code
Channels: 48 Acquisition and 12 Tracking
Antenna Type: Built-in patch antenna
Position: 2.2m CEP without DGPS
Velocity: 0.1 m/s
Time: 1 us synchronized to GPS time
Default datum: WGS-84
Reacquisition: 0.1 sec., average GB-580

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Hot start: 1.5 sec., average
Warm start: 32 sec., average
Cold start: 34 sec., average
Altitude: 18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max.
Velocity: 515 meters/ second (1000 knots) max.
Acceleration: Less than 4g
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Button Description
Power/ESC Press 2 seconds to turn on/off GB-580.
When GB-580 is on, quickly press this button will turn on/off the backlight.
Press and hold this button for 14 seconds to do hardware reset if the system is halted.
In Menu mode, press ESC button shortly to escape from the current page and go back
to the previous page.
PG /ENTER Switch between the screens of Speedometer mode.
Press 2 seconds to enter between Main Menu page Speedometer Page alternatively.
In Main Menu page, press this button shortly as ENTER function.
Switch between the screens of “Menu mode”, “Location mode”, “Speedometer mode”
and “Map mode”.
Up /Start/Stop

To press UP to up scrolling as highlighting an item in Main Menu page.
In Speedometer mode, press START button to start timer to get training.
In Speedometer mode, press STOP button to stop timer in training.
In Map mode, press for zoom in.

Down/Lap/Save To press Down to down scrolling as highlighting an item in Main Menu page.
In Speedometer mode, when timer is counting for training, press Lap button to create a
lap.
If timer is stop while in training, press SAVE button to save training.

Power / Light/ Esc
Page/ Enter
Down/Lap/Save
Up/ Start/ Stop GB-580

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3. Main Menu
This diagram presents all the available menu options for your quick look up.

ACTIVITY
ACTIVITY INFO
TRAINING INFO
DELETE ALL
SETTING
AUTO HOLD
ALERTS
TIME/DIST ALERT
SPEED/PACE ALERT
HEART RATE ALERT
CADENCE
SETTING
CALORIES
SPORT TYPE
TRANING LEVEL
EXTRA WEIGHT
LAP SETTING

DATA RECORDING

TRAINER
DIST / TIME
DIST / SPEED
SPEED / TIME
RACE/ DIST
YOURSELF
MEMORY STATUS
NAVIGATION
ADD MAP MODE / REMOVE MAP MODE
REMOVE COMPAS / ADD E-COMPASS
ROUTES
CREATE NEW
LIST ALL
DELETE ALL
SAVE WAYPOINT
FIND WAYPOINT
LIST ALL
DELETE ALL
BACK TO START / STOP GOTO
CONNECT TO PC GB-580

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CONFIGURATION
CONFIGURATION
USER PROFILE
PAGE SETTING
SET PAGE 1
SET PAGE 2
SET PAGE 3
SET PAGE 4
SET LAP PAGE
SET SYSTEM
BEEPER
TOD MODE
DISPLAY
BACKLIGHT
LANGUAGE
ORIENTATION
UNITS
TIME SETTINGS TIME FORMAT
TIME ZONE
DAYLIGHT SAVING
ALARM
FREQUENCY
TIME
ACCESSORIES
SENSORS*
HEART RATE*
SPEED*
CADENCE*
SPEED/CADENCE*
CARDIO SETTING*
BIKE SETTING*
BIKE*
WEIGHT*
WHEEL SIZE*
BARO SETTING*
CALBRATION*
SEA LEVEL PRESSURE*
CURRENT ALTITUDE*
SET COMPASS*
CALIBRATION*
DECLINATION*
FOLLOW BEARING*
GPS SETTINGS
WAAS / EGNOS
GPS
GPS INFO
MAP MODE SET
BIRD EYE VIEW/ DIRECT TO NORTH
ZOOM IN / OUT
FACTORY RESET GB-580

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SYSTEM UPGRADE
ABOUT PRODUCT
Note: * is only available for P model

4. Symbol Explanation

Icon picture Description Indication

GPS status
GPS status indicator
„ Flash: No signal
„ Solid: 3D fix
„ Solid with 1 bar: 3D fix with poor signal
„ Solid with 2 bar: 3D fix with good signal
„ Solid with 3 bar: 3D fix with strong signal

timer icon
When training is active, the icon will appear. When
you stop the timer, the icon will be flashing.

Cadence sensor
This icon will show up when device scanning the
cadence / speed sensor

Clock alert
This icon will show up when you set the alarm clock
for WEEKEND, WEEKDAY, DAILY…or OFF

Heart rate monitor
indication
This icon will show up when device scanning the
heart rate monitor

Battery capacity
indication
The remaining battery power
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5. Antenna Introduction

The GPS antenna is located in the lower
part of the device. Let it face to the sky for a
better reception.

6. Getting Started
6.1 Starting Up Your GB-580

Press the Power button for 2 seconds to turn on the
device. You will see the welcome screen displayed.
Allow the GB-580 a short time to track satellites for the
first time you use it. Take your GB-580 to the outdoor
open space with a clear view to the sky and it will be easy
to acquire satellite signal with a few seconds. If the
device can`t get 3D fixed, you can still press PG button to
exit the Locating screen.
System will pop up “RESET GPS” to ask you perform
cold start if can’t get 3D fix for 3 minutes.
To turn off your GB-580, press the Power button for 2
seconds.
If the system frozen, press power button for 10 seconds
to do hardware reset.

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6.2 Battery Charging Description

GB-580 operates by a built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery.
A battery icon shown on the left bottom corner of screen
indicates the remaining battery power.
To charge the battery:
Connect one end of USB clip with your GB-580 and the
other end with the AC adapter or USB port on PC.

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7. Change the Page
7.1 Switch different modes
Short press ‘’Page/OK’’ to switch different modes

Custom Page1 Custtom Page 4

Custom Page2 Custom Page3
In Speedometer mode, press
to Start or Pause timer GB-580

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7.2 Setting Modes
Long press ‘’PG/OK’’ around 2 seconds to enter setting modes and “ESC” to back to Speedometer mode or
TOD mode.

8. Activity
8.1 Activity Info
8.1.1 Training Info
[[ACTIVITY] > [ACTIVITY INFO] > [TRAINING INFO]

1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the item you
wish to display and press ‘’OK’’ button then all
training data information will display:

2. Use Up and Down to select the file you wish to check
and press ‘OK’’ button, the training data information
is shown on the screen.

Information items are displayed:
z Date and Time.
z Total distance of this training.
z Total calories you have burned.
z Total time of this training.
z Average speed of this training.
z Fastest speed of this training.
z VIEW? Display this training data on the screen.
z TRACK BACK? You can track back to the BEGIN
point or END point of this training route.
z LAPS? View the LAP details on map mode.
z DELETE? You can delete this training data.

PG/OK 2seconds
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8.1.2 Delete All
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [DELETE ALL]

You can delete all the training data stored in the device.

8.2 Setting
8.2.1 Auto Hold
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [SETTING] > [AUTO HOLD]

1. The Auto Hold function allows you to pause the timer
automatically when you stop moving or your speed
falls below a certain value.
2. When in the stationary or within the specific speed,
the data is not recorded. Thus the average speed
and calories calculation could be more accurate.

8.2.2-1 Alerts – Time / Distance
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [ACTIVITY SETTING] > [ALERTS] > [TIME/DIST]
1. Use Up and Down button to select the item and press
OK to modify it.
2. You can set the alarm to sound once when the
specified time is reached, or repeat to sound on every
specified time, or turn it off.
3. You can set the alarm to sound once when you
reached the specified distance, or repeat to sound on
every specified distance, or turn it off.

8.2.2-2 Alerts – Speed / Pace
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [ACTIVITY SETTING] > [ALERTS]> [SPEED / PACE] GB-580

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1. Use Up and Down button to select the item and press
OK to modify it.
2. You can set the alarm to sound when your speed or
pace is above or below a specified value.

8.2.2-3 Alerts – Heart Rate (GB-580P only)
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [ACTIVITY SETTING] > [ALERTS] > [HEART RATE]

1. Use Up and Down button to select the item and press
OK to modify it.
2. You can set the alarm to sound when your HR ZONE /
CUSTOM setting is above or below a specified value
or OFF alarm.

8.2.2-4 Alerts – Cadence (GB-580P only)
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [ACTIVITY SETTING] > [ALERTS] > [CADENCE]

1. Use Up and Down button to select the item and press
OK to modify it.
2. You can set the alarm to sound on or off when your
cadence is above or below a specified value.

8.2.2-5 Setting

You can choose the alerts methods as message/beeper or
symbol/beeper

8.2.3 Calories
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [SETTING] > [CALORIES] GB-580

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z Sport Type
Select sport type from “Walking”, “Hiking”, “Running”,
“Biking” or “By Time” by press UP and Down button.
To set the type in order to come out more accurate result.

z Training Level
Select training level depend on your personal condition and
exercise strength, the default setting is Middle. To set the
level in order to come out more accurate result.

z Extra Weight
Confirm the extra weight you carry and then input to EXTRA
WEIGHT item. To set the value in order to come out more
accurate result.

System will calculate the calories consumption depending
on the specified sport type.

8.2.4 Lap Setting
AIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [SETTING] > [LAP SETTING]

You can select LAP trigger “by Distance” or “by Time”

8.2.5 Data Recording
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [ACTIVITY SETTING] > [DATA RECORDING ]

z Record Data Points
System is default to record one point for every second. This
will create the most accurate record for your training activity.
However, you can set a different interval to record the points.

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z Recording Interval Setting
You may base on different sport and strength to set the
interval. In this way, you may get more accurate information
for analysis and more stable to control Auto Zoom In and Out
while in Track Back. The recommended values is:
– Walking and Running: 1s
– Cycling: 2s

z Altitude Set (GB-580P only)
Choose the information of altitude form GPS or Barometer
sensor. It is recommended using barometer to get much
reliable altitude information. Be aware of calibrating the
pressure sensor before training.

8.3 Trainer
8.3.1 Dist / Time
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY > [TRAINER] > [DIST/TIME]
Set distance for 3 km and time for 15 minutes which means the virtual trainer will finish 3km within 15 minutes
to compete with you.

1. You could change DIST / TIME to set up your goal.

2. Finished setting, press ‘’Up or Down button’’ to select
‘’Start’’ and then press ‘’Enter button’’ to start.

3. ENABLE ALERT ? you can select YES or NO to give
you a alert.

4. DO YOU RECORD RUNNING DATE ? If select YES
the chronograph will start to record your training.

5. When you reach your goal or have superior or poor
performance to trainer, it will show good job / do
harder next time

6. If you have superior or poor performance to trainer, it
will show ahead or behind distance to you.

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8.3.2 Dist / Speed
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [TRAINER] > [DIST/SPEED]
Set distance for 10 km and speed for 10 km/hr which means trainer will keep 10km/hr running for 10km to
race with you.

1. You could change DIST / SPEED to set up your goal.

2. Finished setting, press ‘’Up or Down button’’ to select
‘’Start’’ and then press ‘’Enter button’’ to start.

3. ENABLE ALERT ? you can select YES or NO to give
you a alert.

4. DO YOU RECORD RUNNING DATE ? If select YES
the chronograph will start to record your training.

5. When you reach your goal or have superior or poor
performance to trainer, it will show ahead or behind
distance to you.

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8.3.3 Speed / Time
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [TRAINER] > [SPEED /TIME ]
Set speed 10km/hr and time 00:05:00 means trainer will keep 10km/hr running for 5mins to race with you.

1. You could change SPEED / TIME to set up your goal.

2. Finished setting, press ‘’Up or Down button’’ to select
‘’Start’’ and then press ‘’Enter button’’ to start.

3. ENABLE ALERT ? you can select YES or NO to give
you a alert.

4. DO YOU RECORD RUNNING DATE ? If select YES
the chronograph will start to record your training.

5. When you reach your goal or have superior or poor
performance to trainer, it will show ahead or behind
distance to you.

8.3.4 Pace / Dist.
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [TRAINER] > [PACE/DIST]
Set dist 10m/hr and pace 00:01:00/km means trainer will keep the specific pace to run 10km to race with you.

1. Yu could change PACE/ DIST to set up your goal.

2. Finished setting, press ‘’Up or Down button’’ to select
‘’Start’’ and then press ‘’Enter button’’ to start.
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6. ENABLE ALERT ? you can select YES or NO to give
you a alert.

7. DO YOU RECORD RUNNING DATE ? If select YES
the chronograph will start to record your training.

When you reach your goal or have superior or poor
performance to trainer, it will show ahead or behind
distance to you.

8.3.5 Yourself
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [TRAINER] > [YOURSELF]
Select the previous performance training as workout. Trainer will base on your previous performance to race
with you.

List all training information. And select the training as
workout to go for training.

8.3.6 Memory Status
[MAIN MENU] > [ACTIVITY] > [TRAINER] > [MEMORY STATUS] GB-580

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You will see how many points left and the remaining time
you can use. The remaining time depends on the period of
your record setting.

9 Navigation
9.1 ADD MAP MODE / REMOVE MAP MODE
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [ADD/REMOVE MAP MODE]

You can use this feature to display or not display the map
mode. However, while the Map Mode is off, and you
execute “Add map code ” or ‘’Remove map’’ a waypoint,
the Map Mode will be turn on again.

9.2 Remove Compass
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [ADD/REMOVE COMPASS]

You can use this feature to enable or disable compass
page. It will show the direction and remain distance to
target point and you can follow up to back.

9.3 Routes
9.3.1 Create New
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [ROUTES] > [CREATE NEW]

1. You can add the waypoints to create your own route.
Press OK button to insert a waypoint.

2. Highlight a waypoint and press OK button for deleting
this waypoint or insert another waypoint in above.

3. In the first line of the screen, you can edit the name of
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this route. When you are done with editing the route,
press ESC button to save and exit.

4. Select ‘’FOLLOW’’ to get training. It will guide you
automatically. You may press ’’ENTER’’ or ‘’ESC’’ to
go next or last waypoint

9.3.2 List All
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [ROUTES] > [LIST ALL]
1. Select the route you want to navigate, and select
“FOLLOW?”. You will be asked which point (start point
or end point) to navigate. You will see your current
position and destination point on the screen, and those
nearby waypoints are also displayed. Press Up and
Down button to zoom out and zoom in the map view.
To press’’ ENTER’’ or ‘’ESC’’ will go next or last
waypoint.
2. Press PG button display the distance and time for you
to reach destination on the right part of screen. The
direction of destination waypoint is shown by the arrow
sign of the compass.
3. If you want to stop the navigation, press [MAIN MENU]
> [NAVIGATION] > [STOP ROUTE].Select the route
you want to delete, and select “DELETE?”. This route
will be deleted immediately.

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9.3.3 Delete All
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [ROUTES] > [DELETE ALL]

1. A confirmation dialog box will appear.
2. Use Up and Down button to highlight “YES” and press
OK.
3. All routes data in memory will be deleted.

9.4 Save Waypoint
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [SAVE WAYPOINT]

1. You can save the current position. If the GPS position
is fixed, it shows the longitude, latitude and elevation
on the screen.

2. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the item you wish
to modify and then use the ‘’Enter button’’ to select and
confirm.

3. When you finish the modification, input a “enter sign”
character or press the ‘’Esc /Lap button’’ to exit.

4. Move highlight to “CONFIRM?” and press ‘’Enter
button’’ . The location data will be stored in the
memory

9.5 Find Waypoint
9.5.1 List All
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [FIND WAYPOINT] > [LIST ALL]

1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the Waypoint
you wish to go to and press ‘’Enter button’’.

2. Highlight “GOTO?” item and press ‘’Enter button’’.

3. You will see your current position and destination

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point on the screen, and those nearby waypoints are
also displayed.

4. Press ‘’Page button’’ display the distance and time for
you to reach destination on the right part of screen.
The direction of destination waypoint is shown by the
arrow sign of the compass.

9.5.2 Delete All
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [FIND WAYPOINT] > [DELETE ALL]
1. A confirmation dialog box will appear.
2. Use Up and Down button to highlight “YES” and
press OK.
3. All waypoints in memory will be deleted.

9.6 Back To Start /Stop GOTO
[MAIN MENU] > [NAVIGATION] > [RETURN TO START / STOP GOTO]

1. You can use this feature to navigate you back to the
start point of the latest saved training data.
2. The navigation screen is shown and you can follow
the direction of arrow to go back to the start point.If
you want to stop the navigation, press[MAIN MENU]
> [NAVIGATION] > [RETURN TO START / STOP
GOTO]

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10.Connect To PC
[MAIN MENU] > [CONNECT TO PC]
If wonder to communicate to PC, you may follow the ways:
1. System will pop up message to ask you “Want to connect to PC?” while cable is plugging.
2. Select Connect To PC in Menu Mode for communicating.

You can transfer the training data from GB-580 to your PC.

11 Configuration
11.1 User Profile
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [USER PROFILE]

1. You can input your personal information in the user
profile for getting more accurate information before
trainning.
2. The data fields include “username”, “gender”, “birth
date”, “weight” and “height”.
3. The system will do the calories calculation base on
the information you provide. Please input the correct
value.

11.2 Page Setting
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [PAGE SETTING]

1. There are four custom pages and one Lap screen to
show training information. You may set your
preference for person training.

2. There have five types of screen field could be choose
for every page.

3. Select the function coefficient you want then
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press ’Enter button’’ to save setting.

4. To select what information you want to show on the
display for your training record.

11.3 Set System
11.3.1 Beeper
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SET SYSTEM ] > [BEEPER]

You can set beeper on or off and accompany message
only or both of KEY sound and Message.

11.3.2 TOD Mode
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SET SYSTEM ] > [TOD MODE]

You can choose OFF, 5 minutes, 10minutes. System will
enter to TOD mode as clock while standby over the
specific time.
In TOD mode, you may press UP for 2 seconds to escape
to normal operation mode.

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11.3.3 Display
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SET SYSTEM ] > [DISPLAY]

z Backlight
Set the backlight to stay on or automatically turn off after a
period of time once you press Power button to activate the
backlight.

z Language
There are 5 different languages of User Interface, including
“English”, “Spanish”, “Italian”,’’ French’’ and “Germany”.

z Orientation
Choose orientation with vertical or horizontal. This feature is
upon personal preference for easy reading while in activity.
You also may follow the combination key “PG+DOWN” to
rotate screen.

z Units
1. The measurement unit can be set as “statute” or
“metric”.
2. The speed unit can be set as Pace (min/m,
min/K) or Speed (mph, kph).

11.3.4 Time Settings
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SET SYSTEM ] > [TIME SETTINGS]
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z Time Format
1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the item
and press OK to modify it.
2. You can set the time to display in the 12 Hour or
24 hour format.

z Time Zone
1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the item
and press OK to modify it.
2. You can select your local time zone.

z Daylight Saving
1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the item
and press OK to modify it.
2. You can select the daylight saving if necessary,
and then system will display the correct time for
you.

11.3.5 Alarm
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SET SYSTEM ] > [ALARM ]

You can set the alarm clock for WEEKEND, WEEKDAY,
DAILY…or OFF. And then set up the time you want clock
to ring you.

11.4 Accessories (GB-580P only)
11.4.1 Sensors
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES] > [SENSORS]

1. Use Up and Down button to scroll to the accessory
intend to pair and use.

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2. To perform scanning these four 2.4GHz sensors of
training equipments.

3. Once device is well paring, the display will show ‘’OK’’
information.

4. Followed up, system will show HR/SP/CA/SC word
regarding the well pairing equipment.

11.4.2 Cardio Setting
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES] > [CARDIO SETTING]

You can select By AGE or CUSTOM to set up your heart
rate zone or guiding Max heart is calculated by 220-age.
The setting will be used for HR alarm.
You may input them according MAX HR or Percentage
format.

11.4.3 Bike Setting
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES] > [BIKE SETTING]

You can set the bike weight and wheel size on this page.
The setting will be used for cadence and speed sensor
while be active. There are five wheels for setting.

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11.4.4 Baro Setting
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES] > [BARO SETTING]
Before getting training, it is recommended to
calibrate the barometer in order to come out reliable
value of altitude. There are two way to calibrate:
1. Auto Calibration: It is recommended to use.
System will calibrate sensor upon GPS signal
when the signal is reliable. It always calibrate
one times after power on.
2. Manually calibration; you may go on government
weather bureau to get your local Sea Level
Pressure and then put in. System will accord to
the value to come out the current altitude.

11.4.5 Set Compass
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ACCESSORIES] > [SET COMPASS]

z Calibration
Electronics compass can assist GPS and improve the
unreliable problem from stationary. You have to calibrate
before use that. You may follow instruction to calibrate.

z Declination
The practical magnet pole of Earth is ellipsoid, not ideal
circus. You may manual input the declination value or set
as auto calibration. It is recommended as AUTO.

z Follow Bearing
The bearing angle means the included angle between
North and target point. You may perform as a real
compass without GPS to reduce power consumption.

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11.5 GPS Settings
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [USER SETTINGS] > [GPS SETTINGS]

z WAAS/EGNOS
You can turn on/off the “WAAS/EGNOS” feature.

z GPS
The GPS function can be turned off for saving battery
power. If the battery power is pretty low, the system will
also ask you if you want to turn off the GPS function.

z GPS Info
Here you can see the positioning status of how many
satellite signals are obtained and the signal strength.

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11.6 Factory Reset
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [FACTORY RESET]

This feature allows you to restore the GB-580 back to
factory default status. In another words, the training data,
waypoint, and user profile will be erased.

11.7 System Upgrade
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [SYSTEM UPGRADE]

1. Allow you to upgrade the firmware of GB-580.
2. If you want to cancel the upgrade process, press
Power + ESC button at the same time.

11.8 About Product
[MAIN MENU] > [CONFIGURATION] > [ABOUT PRODUCT]

Display the firmware version information.

12. Troubleshooting
1.) Q: What should I do if the watch would not power on?
A: Press the UP, OK, and Power buttons at the same time. You will be able to turn it on in
the firmware upgrade mode. Please follow the regular firmware update procedure.

2.) Q: What should I do if the firmware upgrade fails?
Note: Do not power down your GB-580.
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(2) Choose the proper firmware file.

3.) Q: After installing the software and opening it, a pop-up window shows up stating “The service
is not ready.” What should I do to resolve that?
A: Please close the program. Open it back again. The database will reset automatically.

4.) Q: How can I uninstall the GS-Sport Training Gym Pro software?
A: (1) Utilize the uninstall function from the Windows Menu:
Start > Programs > Globalsat GS-Sport Training Gym Pro > Uninstall
(2) Use Add or Remove Programs from Windows Control Panel:
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. Search for GS-Sport Training
Gym Pro, click on it to highlight, and press the Change/Remove button.

5.) Q: Where can I download the files if I lost the CD-ROM?
A: Please go to this website:
http://www.gs-sport.com/pro_dl.php?en_product_id=10&en_product_cnt_id=33

6.) Q: How do I keep my current training records before upgrading the software version?
A: (1) Backup the database from this location: C:Program FilesGlobalSat
TechnologyGS-Sport Training Gym ProDataUser. You can go ahead and uninstall the software.
(2) Copy and overwrite the database back to the corresponding folder.

7.) Q: Why am I unable to upgrade the watch with the new firmware?
A: (1) Please check if the firmware file is correct.
(2) Verify it the watch is set to System Upgrade mode.

8.) Q: Why does it show “PC COM PORT Error” when I tried to download the data from the device?
A: (1) Please check if the USB driver is installed or not.
(2) Connect the watch to your PC with the USB cable.
(3) Double click the GS-Sport Training GYM Pro` icon from the Desktop to start the
application.
(4) In the Menu Bar , go to Settings > Configuration. Click the   can COM Port” button. The
COM Port would be automatically scanned.

9.) Q: Why is the device unable to receive a heart rate signal?
A: (1) Check if you are properly wearing the heart rate monitor. Also, spray some water on it
before use.
(2) Turn on the Heart Rate Alert function.
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10.) Q: How to edit and upload waypoints through the software?
A: To Edit Waypoints, see steps below:
(1) From Track Records, select the training file that you want to browse.
(2) Click Waypoints in the function bar and you will see all the waypoints. Right-click on
one of the waypoints to edit its contents.
(3) Press the Save button when you`re done.
To Upload Waypoints, refer to the procedures below:
(1) Select the waypoints that you want to transfer to the device.
(2) To upload, you can do this by going to Data Transmission > Way Points > Upload to
Device.
(3) In the watch, please enter CONFIGURATION > CONNECT TO PC.
(4) Afterwards, it should show that you successfully uploaded the waypoint into the
device.

11.) Q: What formats of the training file do the software supports?
A: It can save or open a training record as or from the following formats: .kml, .nmea, .gpx,
csv, and .txt.
To open a file, go to File > Open. Choose a certain file you want to open.
To save a file, select one training file you want to save. Go to File > Save. Choose a certain
file type you want to save it as.

12.) Q: How to import or export the training records from or to an activity file?
A: To import the training records from a specific file (.ACT):
Go to Main > Import Activity. Choose the file you want to import.
To export the training records to a specific file (.ACT):
Choose one training file you want to export. Go to Main > Export Activity > Activity Details.
Input additional note. Click OK.

13.) Q: Why does it always show “Application database not ready” whenever I execute the
software?
A: Please try the following:
(1) Navigate to the Services Setting by going to START > Control Panel > System &
Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Services.
(2) Find out service name MySQL1.
(3) Select MySQL1 and click Start to connect it.
(4) Please try to open up the program again.

14.) Q: How do I check the firmware version of my watch? GB-580

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A: You can do this by going to Main Menu > Configuration > About Product. The last line
should indicate the firmware version of your watch, in this format: F-XXX-XX-XXXXXXX.

15.) Q: What languages are currently supported by my watch?
A: The languages currently supported by the watch are as follows: English, Spanish, Italian,
France, German, Chinese, and Russian.

FCC Notices
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.

FCC RF Exposure requirements:
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operation in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
NOTE: THE MANUFACTURER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RADIO OR TV
INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THIS
EQUIPMENT. SUCH MODIFICATIONS COULD VOID THE USER’S AUTHORITY TO
OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.

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