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Edge 305 quit acquiring satellites

All is well except the gps won't uplink to satellites.

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Are you in open space ? Remember GPS won't work well indoors.
Even near a high wall in town it may be hard to catch satellites.

If you are in open space, then check the option that disables GPS receiver in the system menu (see your manual for details)

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

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The GPS seems stuck on acquiring satellite. Any fix?

Usually if you did not use the GPS for a long time, it would take quite a while to acquire the satellite. Be patient!. The other reason is to make sure that you are not in covered area, go to outside and try again, it may take as long as 5-10 mins. Good luck!

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Yes, resetting the Forerunner 305 would be just like resetting the Edge 305. If you are still unable to locate satellites with the Forerunner 305, please go to the following page on the Forerunner 305 Main Menu > Settings > General > About Forerunner and reply with your software version and GPS version.


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It soes not a acquire a satlelite.

I have this unit and have not had a problem acquiring satellites except under dense canapy cover. In open view you should always be able to acquire enough satellites. You should be able to see the available satellites on the start up screen and watch them being acquired. According to the manual if a satellite fix is not established a list of solutions is suppose to appear. Hope this helps.

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Edge 305 giving inconsistent and inaccurate elevation readings. everything else is cool. any thoughts?

Same for me very often.
I think this is due to starting a road without waiting long enough that sattelites are acquired.

In fact 3 sattellites allow to compute position, 4 are necessary to compute position plus altitude.

Accuracy of position and altitude is much better from 5 sattellites acquired.

So I advise to start your device OUTDOORS, in an open place (not near walls as it masks sattellites) and wait until screen automatically moves to run mode, meaning enough sattellites are acquired.
You will get better chances to have a good accuracy.

Also on Garmin connect site, when you load your ride, you can correct altitudes automatically using real maps.

Dec 31, 2010 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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My Edge 305s GPS is not working. Everything else runs perfectly fine, it just will not acquire any satellites. I tried a soft reset. It won't let me hard reset though.

Edge 205 or 305 often crash, then impossible to power on again.

Here is the way to reset the Garmin edge :

Soft reset : hold mode and lap/reset buttons for 10 seconds
Hard reset : device should be powered down, hold start and mode buttons for 3 seconds then pulse press the lap/reset button.

After soft reset, you need to hold start button for up to 10 secs before it starts.

After hard reset, you will loose all your data, including profiles

Hard reset is not very easy, so follow carefully instructions above.

Now simple advice, did you check in your parameters that the GPS transceiver is turned on ?
There is a mode with GPS off, don't ask why ...
Refer to your manual to find the menu.

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Unable to acquire satellites with my garmin forerunner 305. a couple of guys using their 305s were able to quickly acquire.

I find my Garmin 305 is a slug to locate and lock on. But if I pull it off the charger just before I go for a run it locks on all most immediately. Give it a try and let me know if it works.

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Garmin edge 205 will not acquire satelites

Check that the option disabling GPS receiver is turned off ...

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Garmin Edge 305 won't acquire satellite signals

If the option of working without GPS receiver enabled is turned off, then it may be a real damage.

Only thing is to check this option.

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Acquiring satellittes function is not working

This will sound absurd, but I have had 100% success with the following "fix" for 3 months now: drop the unit on a table from a height of 10 to 12 inches and then power up. It acquires every time! I have reloaded firmware, reset, everything and this problem persists. I do not get satellites about 9 out of 10 times I power up. Then I drop it and try again and I always get them. I think it's a cracked circuit board? I waited 3 months before posting this to rule out coincidence. If this method is a coincidence, then it is an amazing one that repeats over and over again!

Apr 25, 2008 | Garmin Edge 305 GPS Receiver

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Distance and average speed don't compute.

My solution included changing the battery in the cadence sensor (GSC10). You might not need to.
1. After changing battery, take bike outside. Turn on Edge 305 to acquire satellites (might not be necessary..)
2. Press reset button on GSC10. Should see red/green flash.
3. On Edge 305, go to SYSTEM.
4. Scroll down to ACCESSORIES.
5. On Accessory page, scroll to bottom, under Cadence Sensor, and press RESTART SCAN.
That fixed my Edge 305 - cadence and speed do appear now.

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