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It always takes a while (feels like forever or never) for my GPS to locate or find a place. Why?

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Unfortunately, this is normal :(
-all the companies & units I have ever used l share this 'issue'....which as you suggested is irritating

The GPS must 'triangulate' the information it receives from the satelites (minimum of 3) inorder to calculate your location (lat/long& elevation)
-as they need a clear vision of the sky be sure to stand in a location, away from buildings, trees, and even cloud cover....as these impede the signal and therefore the speed & accuracy of the calculation....which as you know can take awhile (up to 10+ minutes if it has been off for awhile)

-if you use it quite frequently, the units do not 'forget' the data as quickly
-this is same as a computer 'caching' information

-before I teach a lesson using GPS ...I go outside, turn units on to speed up the process...so we do not have to wait (most units do not function inside buildings, even if they have lots of windows)

-hope that helps

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