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babyCam
Owner’s Manual
January 2016 190-01931-00_0A
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®
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Table of Contents
Getting Started............................................................... 1
Installing AA Batteries.................................................................1
Turning on the Camera............................................................... 1
Installation...................................................................... 1
Headrest Styles.......................................................................... 1
Choosing a Mounting Location................................................... 1
Standard Headrest Mount...........................................................1
Extension Arm Accessory........................................................... 2
Adhesive Mount Accessory........................................................ 3
Receiver Cable........................................................................... 3
Connecting the Optional Vehicle Power Cable........................... 4
Viewing babyCam Video................................................ 4
Viewing babyCam Video Using Voice Commands..................... 4
Multiple Cameras............................................................4
Pairing a Garmin babyCam Camera with the Receiver
Cable.......................................................................................... 4
Switching Cameras..................................................................... 4
Customizing the Device................................................. 4
babyCam Settings...................................................................... 4
Flipping and Mirroring the Video................................................. 5
Check Seat Reminder.................................................................5
Device Maintenance....................................................... 5
Updating the Camera Software.................................................. 5
Cleaning the Device....................................................................5
Device Information......................................................... 5
Specifications..............................................................................5
Troubleshooting............................................................. 5
My navigation device does not show video from my camera..... 5
My camera does not stay in position.......................................... 5
When should I replace the batteries?......................................... 5
I cannot tell whether the camera is on or off............................... 5
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Getting Started
WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
product box for product warnings and other important
information.
When using your camera the first time, you should complete
these tasks to set up the camera and get to know the basic
features.
1 Install batteries in the camera (Installing AA Batteries,
page 1).
2 Mount the camera on the vehicle headrest (Installing the
Camera on a Headrest, page 1).
3 Update your compatible Garmin
®
navigation device to the
latest software version.
Go to garmin.com/express for more information about
updating software.
4 Connect the receiver cable to your navigation device and to
vehicle power (Installing the Receiver Cable, page 4).
5 View the camera video on your navigation device (Viewing
babyCam Video, page 4).
6 Adjust the camera position (Adjusting the Camera Position
Using the Standard Headrest Mount, page 2), and change
the camera settings (Flipping and Mirroring the Video,
page 5) to capture the best view of your passenger.
Installing AA Batteries
The device operates on two AA batteries (not included). Use
NiMH or lithium batteries for best results.
1 Press the indented area in the battery cover À, and slide the
battery cover away from the lens to remove it.
2 Insert two AA batteries, observing polarity.
The red LED illuminates briefly, and the camera turns on in
low power mode.
3 Align the battery cover, and slide it toward the lens until in
snaps into place.
Turning on the Camera
When you install batteries, the camera turns on automatically in
low power mode and remains in this mode as long as the
batteries supply power. This mode consumes very little power
and allows the camera to remain connected to your compatible
navigation device. The camera is intended to operate in this
mode, and you cannot manually turn the camera on or off.
Installation
Headrest Styles
The installation procedure varies based on the style of headrest
in your vehicle.
Standard Adjustable Headrest: A standard adjustable
headrest has posts with adjustable height, and the padded
headrest is relatively flat across the bottom.
You should use the standard mount to install the camera on a
standard adjustable headrest (Installing the Camera on a
Headrest, page 1).
Overhanging Adjustable Headrest: On an overhanging
adjustable headrest, the front of the padded headrest
overhangs the top of the seat and may obscure the camera
view even when the headrest is raised to the highest position.
You should attempt to install the camera on an overhanging
adjustable headrest using the standard mount (Installing the
Camera on a Headrest, page 1). If the overhanging
portion of the headrest obscures the camera view, you can
install the camera on an adjacent compatible headrest, or
you can install it using the optional extension arm accessory
(Extension Arm Accessory, page 2).
Non-Adjustable Removable Headrest: A non-adjustable
removable headrest has posts that do not provide adjustable
height, and the headrest is not locked into the seat when
raised.
Do not attach the camera or any other object to the post of a
non-adjustable removable headrest. You can install the
camera on an adjacent compatible headrest, or you can
mount it on a window using the optional adhesive mount
accessory (Adhesive Mount Accessory, page 3).
Fixed Headrest: A fixed headrest is an extension of the seat
back and cannot be raised or removed.
You cannot install the camera on a fixed headrest. You can
install the camera on an adjacent compatible headrest, or
you can mount it on a window using the optional adhesive
mount accessory (Adhesive Mount Accessory, page 3).
Choosing a Mounting Location
You should install the camera in a location that provides a clear
view of the passenger.
• To view a front-facing passenger, install the camera on the
front seat headrest, facing back toward the passenger.
• To view a child in a rear-facing child safety seat, install the
camera on the headrest of the child's vehicle seat, facing the
interior of the child safety seat.
• If the seat does not have a compatible headrest, install the
camera on the nearest post of an adjacent compatible
headrest, and angle the camera toward the passenger.
• If no headrest post mounting locations provide a clear view of
the passenger, install the camera using an optional
accessory mount.
Standard Headrest Mount
The included standard headrest mount is designed to attach the
camera to a headrest post in a vehicle seat. This mount
accommodates most vehicles, but it may not be compatible with
all headrests, including fixed or non-adjustable headrests, and
some headrests that overhang the seat.
Installing the Camera on a Headrest
1 Raise the headrest from the vehicle seat to expose the
headrest posts.
2 Place one rubber insert À around the headrest post.
NOTE: Two sizes of rubber inserts are included. You should
use the rubber insert that fits easily and tightly onto the post.
3 Place the clamp Á around the rubber insert.
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You should place the clamp and insert as close to the
headrest as possible without blocking the camera view by
any portion of the headrest.
4 Close the bolt Â, and turn the knob à clockwise until the
clamp is tight.
TIP: For larger headrest posts, you may need to loosen the
knob to close the bolt.
The clamp should not slide on the post when tightened. If the
clamp does slide, you should use a thicker rubber insert.
5 Lower the headrest until the camera is at the desired height.
NOTICE
The headrest must lock into the seat after the camera is
installed. If the headrest does not lock, the camera should not
be installed on this headrest.
Adjusting the Camera Position Using the Standard
Headrest Mount
You can adjust the camera angle and orientation to include the
optimal area in the video frame. While adjusting the camera, it
can be helpful to view the video feed on your navigation device
for reference (Viewing babyCam Video, page 4).
• To point the camera left or right, loosen the clamp by turning
the knob À counterclockwise, and rotate the clamp on the
headrest post.
• To level the camera orientation, loosen the threaded ring Á
by turning it one full turn counterclockwise, and turn the
camera until the subject is level in the video frame.
• To point the camera up or down, loosen the thumbscrew Â
by turning it counterclockwise, and tilt the camera up or
down.
After you are finished adjusting the camera position, you should
verify the knob, threaded ring, and thumbscrew are fully
tightened.
Extension Arm Accessory
The optional extension arm accessory allows you to install the
camera on an adjustable headrest that overhangs the top of the
seat. The arm extends around the overhanging portion of the
headrest and holds the camera in front of the headrest. Go to
garmin.com/babycam to purchase mounting accessories.
Assembling the Mount and Extension Arm for an
Overhanging Headrest
You should assemble the mount and extension arm before you
mount the camera on the headrest.
1 Place the mounting connector À on the clamp Á.
You should align the mounting connector as shown in the
illustration.
2 Place the threaded ring  over the mounting base, and turn it
clockwise to tighten.
3 Insert the extension arm à into the mounting base and
secure it using the thumbscrew Ä.
Mounting the Camera on an Overhanging Headrest
Before you mount the camera on an overhanging headrest, you
should assemble the mount and extension arm.
1 Raise the headrest from the vehicle seat to expose the
headrest posts.
2 Place one rubber insert À around the headrest post.
NOTE: Two sizes of rubber inserts are included. You should
use the rubber insert that fits easily and tightly onto the post.
3 Place the clamp Á around the rubber insert.
You should place the clamp and insert close to the headrest.
4 Close the bolt Â, and turn the knob à clockwise until the
clamp is tight.
The clamp should not slide on the post when tightened. If the
clamp does slide, you should use a thicker rubber insert.
TIP: You can adjust the depth of the extension arm by
rotating the clamp on the post.
5 Place the camera onto the extension arm Ä, and secure it
using a thumbscrew Å.
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6 Lower the headrest until the camera is at the desired height.
NOTICE
The headrest must lock into the seat after the camera is
installed. If the headrest does not lock, the camera should not
be installed on this headrest.
Adjusting the Camera Position Using the Extension
Arm Accessory
You can adjust the camera angle and orientation to include the
optimal area in the video frame. You can also adjust the depth of
the extension arm to fit the thickness of your headrest. While
adjusting the camera, it can be helpful to view the video feed
using the Alignment option in the babyCam settings on your
navigation device.
• To adjust the depth of the extension arm, loosen the clamp
by turning the knob À counterclockwise, and rotate the clamp
on the headrest post.
To increase the depth to fit a thicker headrest, rotate the
clamp counterclockwise. To decrease the depth to fit a
thinner headrest, rotate the clamp clockwise.
• To level the camera orientation, loosen the threaded ring Á
by turning it one full turn counterclockwise, and turn the
camera until the subject is level in the video frame.
• To point the camera left or right, loosen the thumbscrew near
the clamp  by turning it counterclockwise, and swing the
extension arm left or right.
• To point the camera up or down, loosen the thumbscrew
behind the camera à by turning it counterclockwise, and tilt
the camera up or down.
After you are finished adjusting the camera position, you should
verify the knob, threaded ring, and thumbscrews are fully
tightened.
Adhesive Mount Accessory
The optional adhesive mount accessory allows you to mount the
camera on a window. This can be useful when no headrest post
mounting locations provide a clear view of your passenger. Go
to garmin.com/babycam to purchase mounting accessories.
Installing the Camera Using the Adhesive Mount
CAUTION
Do not install the camera in a location that interferes with the
driver's view of the road or environment.
NOTICE
Do not install the adhesive mount on a window that can roll
down. Rolling down a window with the adhesive mount installed
can result in damage to the mount, camera, window assembly,
or window motor.
1 Clean the window using water or alcohol, and a lint-free cloth.
The window must be free of dust, wax, oils, or coatings.
2 Remove the protective film from the mount adhesive.
3 Position the mount over the mounting location.
TIP: The adhesive is extremely sticky. Do not touch the
adhesive to the window until the mount is properly positioned
and aligned.
4 Press the mount firmly onto the window, and maintain
pressure for 30 seconds.
5 Wait 24 hours before installing the camera.
The adhesive takes 24 hours to bond properly to the window.
6 After 24 hours, place the camera onto the mount and secure
it with a thumbscrew.
Removing the Adhesive Mount
The adhesive mount is intended for a long-term installation and
can be difficult to remove.
1 Firmly grip the mount.
2 Pull the mount up and away from the window or surface,
applying steady pressure until the adhesive releases.
3 Remove all remaining adhesive from the surface.
Receiver Cable
Your compatible Garmin navigation device receives a video
signal from the babyCam camera using the receiver cable
included with the camera. To view video from the camera, you
must power your navigation device using this cable. If your
navigation device and camera were purchased separately, the
receiver cable replaces the power cable originally included with
your navigation device.
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The receiver cable and camera are paired at the factory and
connect automatically. You can pair a camera manually with the
receiver cable to add cameras or troubleshoot connection
problems.
NOTE: The receiver cable includes a traffic receiver. If your
navigation device has a traffic data subscription, the traffic
features continue to function while using this cable.
Installing the Receiver Cable
Before you can install the receiver cable, you must update your
compatible navigation device to the most recent software
version. Your navigation device may not be compatible with the
receiver cable without the most recent software. See your
navigation device owner's manual or go to garmin.com/express
for more information about updating the software.
The BC30 receiver cable is included in the box with your
babyCam camera.
1 Plug the small end of the receiver cable into the mini-USB
port on your navigation device or your navigation device
mount.
See the owner's manual for your navigation device for more
information about connecting the navigation device to vehicle
power.
2 Plug the large end of the receiver cable into a vehicle power
outlet.
Connecting the Optional Vehicle Power
Cable
CAUTION
Always remove the non-rechargeable batteries from the device
before connecting it to an external power source. Although the
device is designed to keep the batteries completely isolated, an
internal part failure may result in thermal or chemical discharge
that could cause property damage or personal injury.
The optional vehicle power cable accessory allows you to power
your camera using a vehicle power outlet instead of batteries.
Go to garmin.com/babycam to purchase accessories.
1 Remove the batteries from your camera.
2 Plug the small end of the vehicle power cable À into the mini-
USB port Á on the camera .
3 Plug the other end of the vehicle power cable into a vehicle
power outlet.
Viewing babyCam Video
Before you can view video from the camera, you must provide
power to the camera and connect the receiver cable to your
navigation device and to vehicle power.
You can view live video from the babyCam camera on your
compatible Garmin navigation device.
1 On the navigation device, select .
appears when you view the main menu or the map.
The video appears on the navigation device screen for
several seconds. The device returns to the previous page
automatically after the camera timeout elapses.
2 Select to return to the previous page manually (optional).
Viewing babyCam Video Using Voice
Commands
NOTE: This feature is available only for navigation device
models that support voice command features for the selected
device language.
You can show or hide the babyCam video using voice
commands. This allows you to view your passenger without
reaching for the navigation device.
• To view the babyCam video, from any page, say Show
Video.
• To hide the babyCam video, say Hide Video.
Multiple Cameras
You can pair a maximum of four compatible Garmin wireless
cameras with the receiver cable, including Garmin babyCam™
cameras and Garmin universal wireless backup cameras. For
example, you can pair two Garmin babyCam cameras for two
passengers, a backup camera installed on your vehicle, and a
second backup camera installed on a trailer. From the camera
view, you can switch between the video feeds from all paired
cameras.
If your camera and receiver cable were packaged together, they
come paired from the factory. If the camera and receiver cable
are properly installed and you are not receiving video on your
navigation device, you can pair the camera and the receiver
cable again manually.
Pairing a Garmin babyCam Camera with the
Receiver Cable
1 Select an option to verify the camera is not receiving power:
• Remove the batteries from the camera.
• Disconnect the vehicle power cable accessory from the
camera.
2 Turn on the navigation device connected to the receiver
cable.
3 From the navigation device, select Settings > babyCam >
Add New Camera.
4 Follow the on-screen instructions.
Switching Cameras
You can cycle through the video feeds from all paired cameras.
From the camera view, select .
The video feed from the next camera appears, and the
camera name appears at the top of the screen.
Customizing the Device
babyCam Settings
The babyCam settings allow you to manage paired Garmin
babyCam cameras and camera settings. This menu appears on
your navigation device only when the device is connected to a
wireless camera receiver cable. Go to garmin.com/babycam to
purchase a Garmin babyCam camera.
Select Settings > babyCam, and select a paired camera.
Power Settings: Allows you to set the amount of time the video
appears on the screen.
Flip Video: Allows you to flip or mirror the video.
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Alignment: Displays the babyCam video to help you align the
camera.
Check Seat Reminder: Enables a reminder to check for rear
seat passengers before exiting the vehicle.
Unpair: Removes the paired camera.
Rename: Allows you to rename the paired camera.
Flipping and Mirroring the Video
Depending on the camera orientation, the video on your
navigation device may appear upside down or mirrored by
default. You can flip the video vertically or mirror the video
horizontally to correct the video.
1 Select Settings > babyCam.
2 Select a camera from the list.
3 Select Flip Video, and select an option.
Check Seat Reminder
The check seat reminder plays a tone and displays a message
to remind you to check your vehicle for passengers before
exiting. If you viewed the babyCam video during your drive, the
most recent image from the camera also appears.
Device Maintenance
Updating the Camera Software
When you update your navigation device, the latest camera
software is included in the update. The next time you connect
your navigation device to the receiver cable, it updates your
camera software wirelessly when a camera software update is
available.
1 Update your navigation device to the latest software.
Go to garmin.com/express or see your navigation device
owner's manual for information about updating your
navigation device.
2 Verify the camera batteries are installed or the camera is
connected to external power.
3 Connect the updated navigation device to the receiver cable,
and plug the receiver cable into an active vehicle power
outlet.
If a camera update is available, the navigation device sends the
update to your camera, and a progress indicator appears on the
navigation device.
Cleaning the Device
NOTICE
Do not use a dry cloth to clean the lens. Use of a dry cloth may
damage the lens.
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic
components.
1 Wipe the outer casing and lens with a soft, non-scratch cloth
dampened with water or alcohol.
2 Wipe the outer casing dry, and allow the lens to air dry.
Device Information
Specifications
Camera input voltage From 4.75 to 5.25 Vdc
Battery type Two AA batteries (NiMH, alkaline, or
lithium)
Camera temperature range From -20° to 70°C (from -4° to 158°F)
Receiver cable temperature
range
From -20° to 70°C (from -4° to 158°F)
Receiver cable input voltage From 10 to 24 V
Receiver cable fuse 2 A, 250 V fast-blow
Troubleshooting
My navigation device does not show video
from my camera
• Replace the batteries in the camera (Installing AA Batteries,
page 1).
• Manually pair the camera and receiver cable (Pairing a
Garmin babyCam Camera with the Receiver Cable, page 4).
• If you are using the optional vehicle power cable, verify the
vehicle power outlet is providing power.
The LED on the vehicle power cable plug illuminates when it
is receiving power.
My camera does not stay in position
• Verify the knob, thumbscrews, and threaded ring are fully
tightened.
• Verify the thumbscrew that secures the joint between the
mount and the camera is installed in the correct direction, as
shown in the installation illustrations.
When it is installed correctly, the thumbscrew grip is on the
opposite side of the mount from the threaded hole.
When should I replace the batteries?
The batteries can last 3 to 12 months with daily use. The battery
life depends on several factors, including the power setting
(babyCam Settings, page 4), the type of batteries used, and the
ambient temperature.
A low battery power alert appears on your navigation device
when the camera batteries are low. You can also use these
options to verify manually whether the batteries are providing
power.
• Check the batteries using an external battery tester.
• Remove the batteries from the camera, wait several seconds,
and reinstall them in the camera.
The red power LED illuminates for about two seconds if the
camera receives adequate power from the batteries. If the
LED does not illuminate, or if it turns off in less than one
second, you should change the batteries.
I cannot tell whether the camera is on or off
The device is on while it is receiving power from either the
batteries or the optional vehicle power cable accessory. You
cannot turn off the device.
• To conserve power, the power LED on the device is not
illuminated during normal use.
• When you install batteries or connect the vehicle power
cable, the red power LED illuminates briefly to indicate the
camera is receiving power.
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