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New Garmin i3 - Shows wrong location

 
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MattNav
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:51 pm    Post subject: New Garmin i3 - Shows wrong location Reply with quote

Hi
Just got my first Sat Nav, a Garmin StreetPilot i3.
When I turned it on and completed the set up I went to view map and it shows a completley different position to where I am. I am in Reading, and the device says I'm in North London!! Also, after over ten mins it still said "locating satelitte".
Any advice for a beginner would be most welcome.
Thanks
Matt
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, your device will need some time to acquire its position for the first time it is used, make sure you are outside with a clear view of the sky (this makes it easier and less time consuming) - if your vehicle has a heat reflective windscreen this to will affect the duration taken to acquire the sat position fix. Once you attained the first fix subsequent lock ons should be faster (my i3 typically takes 30 seconds - when stationary, DO NOT DRIVE AROUND WITHOUT A POSITION FIX, this simply makes it even more difficult for the device to compute where you are) - Mike
Edit once Mike Alder - Must stop typing using the shift key - double letters removed Embarassed


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

seconded , i made the above mistake when i got my i3 and it took forever to lockon Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the i3 has been known to take up to 15 days* to get it's first satellite fix on a new unit. however, on average, this usually takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes.

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* i may have made this statistic up...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
* i may have made this statistic up...


That's OK, mate. Research shows that 95.6% of all statistics are made up!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: New Garmin i3 - Shows wrong location Reply with quote

MattNav wrote:
When I turned it on and completed the set up I went to view map and it shows a completley different position to where I am. I am in Reading, and the device says I'm in North London!!

You're lucky. Mine thinks it is in Sweden!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: New Garmin i3 - Shows wrong location Reply with quote

slartibartfast wrote:
MattNav wrote:
When I turned it on and completed the set up I went to view map and it shows a completley different position to where I am. I am in Reading, and the device says I'm in North London!!

You're lucky. Mine thinks it is in Sweden!!


Given your moniker, I'm surprised it's not in a fiord somewhere :D
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