Question about Garmin GPS
Please try these simple steps once…
Go out doors to open area, away from tall buildings and trees.
Flip up the GPS antenna on the back of the nuvi, so that its parallel to the ground.
Turn on the nuvi, “ acquiring satellite sinals may take few mints”.
If the antenna is closed the GPS receiver is Off.
Cross check if its on “waas”
Currently, WAAS satellite coverage is only available in North America. There are no ground reference stations in South America, so even though GPS users there can receive WAAS, the signal has not been corrected and thus would not improve the accuracy of their unit. For some users in the U.S., the position of the satellites over the equator makes it difficult to receive the signals when trees or mountains obstruct the view of the horizon. WAAS signal reception is ideal for open land and marine applications. WAAS provides extended coverage both inland and offshore compared to the land-based DGPS (differential GPS) system. Another benefit of WAAS is that it does not require additional receiving equipment, while DGPS does.
Posted on Jun 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I experienced the same problem about acquiring satellite signal even when it's a clear sunny day. After 30 mintues, it was still searching! The unit appeared to have "stuck" in this acquiring mode. The following worked for me: 1) open the GPS antenna 2) press the bottom left screen while holding the power button to turn the unit on 3) enter maintenace mode 4) select diagnostics 5) clear error report, do NOT clear any user data 6) restart unit the usual way My GPS 350 was able to acquire satellite signal in less than 1 minute after the above steps were taken.
Posted on Oct 03, 2007
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