Garmin acquiring position gps signal

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Garmin acquiring position gps signal

Postby p1tse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 19:46 pm

Decided to take my edge 200 on a jog as it seemed to work last time but this time I have up after 1/2 mile

A friend with a watch garmin locked on quicker outside and after the run he said it could have been because I was in motion so locking onto GPS made it more difficult

Is this the case should be stationary first?

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Re: Garmin acquiring position gps signal

Postby Mikey41 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:00 pm

Yes, a GPS will locate itself quicker if it isn't moving.
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Re: Garmin acquiring position gps signal

Postby verylonglegs » Thu Jan 24, 2013 20:32 pm

Tried to start my 200 after I'd already set off once and I had to stop to let it get a lock in the end.

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Re: Garmin acquiring position gps signal

Postby sev112 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 21:19 pm

Must say my 200 pickup very well when moving

Last week i was in a bus between lech and st anton in Austria, and it was inside a zipped pocket
Every time when we went inside a tunnel it lost signal, but as soon as we came out it would beep and pick up signal almost immediately

Of interest however was the 2kph difference between the garmin 200 and the garmin forerunner watch my colleague was wearing as we put them next to each other going up the cable car !

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Re: Garmin acquiring position gps signal

Postby John.T » Thu Jan 24, 2013 23:29 pm

Initial lock always takes a lot longer if you are moving. Also if you are a considerable distance from where you last switched on. Losing lock in tunnels does not cause a problem as it knows pretty well where you are.

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