I have Eurpean map on a SD card. Do I need set up the GPS in anyway before I go or after I arrive? Download satellite locations, reset default locations, etc?
No. You don't need to do anything special. But the unit will likely take a bit longer to initialize and get the first lock once you get there. But after that, you will be fine.
Thanks for your reply. The last time I was in Europe, my GPS unit could not locate any satellites. I figured something must wrong after 15 minutes trying. Should I have waited longer? How long should it have taken?
It can typically take 30 - 45 minutes for a change that big. One thing that you might be able to do to speed it up, is to change the time zone on the unit manually once you get there.
And take it on the plane and follow the flight path... Then it will know were it is when you land - provided the battery lasts for the full flight
Should have told them about being next to window or it will never lock while you are airborn.
So, "ianlin" Have you thought about how you are going to keep your Nuvu charged while there? Will you have accesss to 115V or are you taking a converter? I think converters are cheaper here.
I toke my Garmin 670 to Portugal and I did not have a problem locating the satellites.
I toke the gps inside the plane and I could not have a fix on the satellites,but when I arrived toke the gps out of the bag and in a few minutes I was negativing my way out of the airport.
Note I advise that you program your trip to the place you are going after you leave the airport. This way you will be more confident in a place you are not used getting around.
Holy Cow! 30-45 minutes? I had no idea. I wonder if it would faster if I reset the unit?
I plan on charging it from the USB port of my laptop.
That will work. Of course, it will also recharge when connected to a car, as it does here. Make sure you take your car mounting gear/cable with you.
Don't forget to change the voice to Daniel or Emily.
If your Gps is slow to acquire satellites you should turn off the gps and turn on again. Sometimes I turn my gps on and does not receive any thing, what I do I turn off and on and takes no time to start navigate.
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