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KEEPS LOSING SATELLITE CONNECTION

THE GPS KICKS OUT FREQUENTLY, ESPECIALLY IT SEEMS AT MOMENTS WHEN I REALLY NEED IT. THE MESSAGE IS "LOST SATELLITE RECEPTION." THIS CAN'T BE NORMAL BECAUSE NO ONE WOULD WANT A PRODUCT THAT DOES THIS ALL THE TIME.

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It may be because of the weak signals that your device gets.may be the signal reciving part of your device is faulty and cannot catch signals .or also possible there are some loose internal connections.

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Its the signal problem also check out by removing and reinserting the battery.

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