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Takes a long time getting a signal

My Forerunner 205 takes ages to get a signal. The problem seems to be getting slowly worse. I run the same area 3 times a week so its not like I'm moving around much. Any ideas?

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  • Jim Brewer May 11, 2010

    What should happen on the screen once you release both button at the same time? For me it just turned on as normal. My problem is that my watch can not connect to a satelillite at all. Everything else works with the watch except no connection.

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Try to delete the sattelite almanc: hold the down key while starting with power and release both buttons at the same time.
The first time the search will last even longer, but afterwards it should be faster.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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