Tip & How-To about Tomtom GO 720 GPS Receiver

Satellite signal taking ages to come up

If your tomtom is taking ages to find a satellite signal, it may just need the GPSquickfix updated.

You can get this updated using the Tomtom Home software thatcame with your device or you can download if from the Tomtom website.

The reason this happens is that the satellites are constantly moving on different paths etc and the GPSquickfix files is updated weekly with that weeks satellite paths.

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