Question about Garmin nuvi 250 GPS Receiver
It takes over 20 minutes to find satelites on my Nuvi 250
In order for your GPS to calculate its own location, it needs to receive data reports from four or more GPS satellites. This process is normally pretty fast. However, this assumes that the GPS has a clear view of the sky.
Obstructions such as tall buildings, trees and local terrain such as mountains and hills can affect your receiver's ability to "see" the sky. This is also true of GPS units used indoors or inside of a vehicle.
A GPS receiver without a clear view of the sky can take a long time to get a fix on its own location. The process can also take additional time if the GPS has been powered off for an extended period of time or if you have travelled a long distance (greater then 500 miles) since it was last turned on.
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Posted on Jun 26, 2008
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