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  • Problem with getting a GPS signal

    Hi guys,

    I'm a new member here and an owner of an edge 25 around 2,5 weeks.

    Everyday I use the device during my commute. Of course the first time getting a GPS signal took a couple of minutes, but every time thereafter it took seconds to max half a minute. Since a couple of days every morning it takes 4 to 5 minutes before getting a signal. The rest of the day it takes a lot less. It seems that every day it has to fill it's GPS cache again with (new) data. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem or does anyone have suggestions on how to fix this. At this point I haven't tried anything since I don't want to do anything stupid

    Software version: 2.70
    GPS: 2.90

  • #2
    Ensure you're not moving until you have a lock, if you are moving it will take longer. Standing still you should get a lock in much less then the time you quote.
    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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    • #3
      Good advice, but I'm always standing still while trying to get a lock. So that shouldn't be the problem. Thanks for your reply all the same

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      • #4
        Hmmm, then it's something else. Have you got a clear view of the sky when you do so? Other thing that will increase the time to first lock is if you switched it off at a different location to where you switch it on?
        Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
        Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
        (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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        • #5
          Yes, clear skies all around for the last few days And I always turn it on on the same location as it has been turned off. Not that I deliberately did that, but in retrospect I aways did. Strange thing is that I haven't changed my way of using the device but, as mentioned before, do experience a negative change in gps signal locking.

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          • #6
            Very strange then. I'd try a master reset to see if that restores normal operation. If not I'd speak to Garmin and get a replacement since 4 to 5 minutes getting a lock isn't normal.

            I'm assuming here you haven't updated your software recently? If you have then a master reset should cure the issue you're seeing. After a master reset leave the GPS with a clear view of the sky for 15 minutes or so to ensure it is able to redownload the necessary data from the satellites.
            Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
            Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
            (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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            • #7
              I'll try the master reset and see if it fixes the problem. I'll leave an update here as soon as I know more. Thanks!

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              • #8
                I did the master reset and went outside tot test it. First time it took a while but after that it got a really quick fix. After turning it off and on again it aslo got a really quick fix. Tomorrow I'll know more since I did experience the problem only once a day (the first time in the morning).

                I do have one question regarding your point about turning the device on on another place then where I turn it off. I have the tendency to turn the device on in my home hallway or office hallway and wait for a signal when I'm standing still outside. It occurred to me that it maybe is wrong practice to do that. Do you have any experience with this? Should I wait with turning my device on until I'm outside? I seem to remember to do this (turning on inside, waiting for signal outside) since I've first got it but don't know fur sure any more.

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                • #9
                  I'd certainly wait until you're outside, yes.
                  Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                  Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                  (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                  • #10
                    Later in the day yesterday and this morning I had no issues whatsoever. Turning the device on when outside and/or the master reset have worked like a charm!

                    Thanks for your help SUSSAMB, you've been awesome.

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                    • #11
                      Glad all sorted. I'll close this thread.
                      Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                      Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                      (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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