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  • Garmin Edge 520 losing GPS signal during ride!

    Hello,

    I just bought a Edge 520 and used it about 5 times and 2 of these were long rides about 3-4 hours. So its new and I have not used it much yet.
    It finds satellite real quick even inside my garage / house and works fine for about 2 hours, then it starts dropping the GPS signal every other minute
    and it says "Searching Satellites.." on the screen.

    I have made a reset, updated to the latest firmware via Garmin Express. Tried both GPS and GPS+GLONASS, no difference.

    Is there something I can do to fix it or is something wrong with it?
    Because it finds the satellites so quick I just start riding directly, maybe I should leave it without movement for a while before I go riding.
    Maybe it will solve it self over time when I use it more and the unit remembers more satellites?

    Thankful for any tips or insights!

  • #2
    Originally posted by maxhallden View Post
    ...Because it finds the satellites so quick I just start riding directly, maybe I should leave it without movement for a while...
    You are starting too soon. Give it more time, it will show satellites before it is really ready.
    5 minutes, just turn it on first while you get ready, with clear sky. Gives temperature and barometer time to acclimate also.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by texmurphy View Post
      You are starting too soon. Give it more time, it will show satellites before it is really ready.
      5 minutes, just turn it on first while you get ready, with clear sky. Gives temperature and barometer time to acclimate also.
      Thanks, I will try this!
      When riding, signal drops back and forth, I restart and it finds signal instantly then it works for a while. Strange!

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      • #4
        I have the same problem with my 2 month old 520, after a couple of hours it keeps losing the gps signal..

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        • #5
          I've had the same problems with my old 520. My vendor replaced it with a new one. However the new one has the same problems. When I also run my old 810 in parallel, only the 520 says "Searching Satellites". The 810 works fine.

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