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My 260 is way off on time of arrival by many hours.

When i select a destination to go to, the estimated arrival time is many hours longer than it should take. it slowly takes a minute off every few seconds but for a 25 minute trip , it doesnt get the right arrival time before you get there. i have checked the time zone and clock setting and they seem ok

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When was the last time you updated the GPS firmware?
Sounds like that is the problem.

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