I am often at the 3nd hole before the S40 finds me !! I thought it was only me with a flawed memory !!
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.
Showing "locating satellites" for hours while outside with clear view of the sky is really odd, and is more than just a caching issue. Unfortunately, this is something you'll need to contact Garmin support about again. Really odd that you had this problem before and are now having it with the new device. Hopefully they can figure out what's going on.
2 things you could try. If those don't work, you're only choice will be Garmin support.
1. Delete the CPE.BIN file and then leave it just sitting outside with clear view of the sky while trying to find satellites. It should find them within 5 minutes but I'd give up to 15. Not moving around should help it find satellites.
2. If that doesn't work, you can always try a full reset via the menu's settings\reset\reset default settings. This is a bit of a pain as you'll need to re-setup the device including pairing to your phone. Then try #1 again.