Question about Alpine GPS
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my garmin nuvi 200w sat
There are a few options for you...
1. Check to see under what kind of conditions the GPS loses it's signal. If there are tall buildings, is a cloudy day etc or even the position of the GPS in the car (does it have a clear sight of view of the sky)... In the latter case, you could change the position of the GPS where it gets a clear view of the sky. For Cloudy days, better have a map ready or preplan the route using mapquest/googlemaps, as nuvi 200 series is especially notorious for these type of situations. For tall building problems, what I do is (c330, not nuvi), just tap the route displayed on the top before the signal gets lost and memorize the next few upcoming turns. Or avoid downtown (where those huge skyscrapers are)
2. If you have enabled WAAS setting in the settings menu (it should be somewhere under "GPS mode", disbale/uncheck it and use the normal GPS mode. WAAS may provide you a more accurate position, but at the expense of some avaialble satellites.
3. Or your GPS may have a genuine problem, then your only recourse is to call Garmin and talk to them. Here's the contact info:
Support North America
(for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Central time (closed holidays)
Email Product Support: TechSupp@garmin.com
Product Support Phone
1-866-429-9296 (Canada) or (913) 397-8200
Good Luck. Personally I would avoid the 200 series and go with the 3xx, 6xx or even better the 7xx series (if you need all the bells & whistles)
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
SOURCE: no gps signal
Is the Flip-Up antenna UP? Can the unit 'see' the Sky? - Most only work near the front windshield.poorly everywhere else in the car. The layers of car metal blocks or attenuates (cuts down/reduces) the satellite signals. Also, there might be a MENU option to enable/disable GPS. If you get no joy, could be the connection to the antenna is bad/broken. If all else fails, look for a tiny hole somewhere on the outside of the case and press into it gently with apaperclip. Good Luck
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Overcome the problem, bought an external arial (magnetic). Bought it on E Bay for a couple of pounds. You have to put it on roof when travelling it works great, socket is mmcx.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
try downloading tom tom home to your computer and use your dock or cable to connect it to your computer, switch on your tomtom and allow it to connect to your computer and updates should automatically happen, this should fix it, good luck
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
SOURCE: updates for garmin sat nav
To increase the accuracy of your Garmin Nuvi 205W, I recommend you use Garmin's WebUpdater service to make sure you have the latest software on your device. Software improvements for acquiring satellite lock and location accuracy have been made.
I hope that helps.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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