I am often at the 3nd hole before the S40 finds me !! I thought it was only me with a flawed memory !!
It doesn't usually take me 3 holes to get satellite, but it quite a bit slower than my 935. I usually turn it on as I approach the practice range. I've also found it can help if it doesn't find it within a couple minutes, to start over. Obviously that isn't a good option if you've already started your round.
Did you sync with Garmin Connect or the Golf app after updating? You should make sure you have a file called CPE.BIN in your Garmin\RemoteSW folder on the device that is recent. It should update regularly when you sync and contains data for 1 to 2 weeks of satellite position information. Without this, GPS acquisition is likely to be slow.
What do you mean by "watch was a brick now"? Have you tried power cycling it?
Hi Ekutter, Thank you. Yes I did sync golf app and Garmin Connect. I saw the file CPE.BIN in remote SW folder.
This week, I played 3-4 golf course. My watch showed locating satellites for hours until I finished my game.
My watch had happened in this case for 4 months ago. I sent back to Garmin shop to repair. Sometime, it found the course. I played for 4-5 holes. Seem to be signal lost, the watch was able to detect shot distance.
If you have important file or the solution, please send it to me.