Lets here how long it takes your GPS to get a sat. fix

 

No long stories here just a model and how long
(on avererage) does it take your GPS to give you a satelite fix. I'm talking about in your car on or near your dash.

Garmin C330 2 Minutes
Garmin Mobile xt on blackjack Phone 4-6 Minutes

Just wondering!

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Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

765T

14 seconds from turn on to full green !

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Not sure how official this is

Not sure how official this is but went in backyard turned on the gps.Hit the agree and it took 8 seconds.Turned off and waited a minute turned back on 2 seconds.I guess that is the hot fix working.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Lets here how long it takes your GPS to get a sat. fix

My Garmin 340 takes about 1 minute while my Nuvi 270 could take up to 6 minutes. Don't understand why it takes so long.

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Alan-Garmin c340

Where was the last location...

Probably depends on the distance between last time you have locked on the satelites and re-open it on the new location! wink

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depends

you can save a lot of time just but taking out your SD card that contains music. I see a difference of from 25 seconds to 2.3 minutes with the SD pulled.

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About ~10s for Nuvi265wt

About ~10s for Nuvi265wt

Timing plugged in vs batteries

My C340 will find the satellite within 30 seconds if plugged in; if using the battery it can take 3-4 minutes and it might not find them at all. Sometimes if it gets stuck it helps to go back to the menu and reenter the system, but others it's hopeless.

Restart, nothing plugged in

My 750 v4.80 came up in 17 seconds with full green sat status. It takes about 30 seconds longer if it has been off for awhile and has to lock on to a few sats.

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About 10 seconds on my 760

About 10 seconds on my 760

after being off

After being off for 10 hours - enter the password and agree and got the signal - less than 10 seconds.

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Garmin nuvi 2455LMT (wife uses nuvi 255w) (sold C330)

Nuvi 760 software ver 4.8

About 30 seconds from pressing Agree button to full green signal bar. GPS was switched on inside the house, by the window, to be sure that it can "see" the sky.

Satellite GPS Signal Capture

It, on average, takes about 35 seconds for a good fix on my Garmin 650.
JeffSh

How long it takes?

Before you start comparing times make sure to match placement of unit, weather conditions and ground obstructions wink
Usually I see that my 650 takes much longer to get on-line when car starts moving before getting fix. And starting unit between sky scrapers often ends with questions about date and locations from unit. wink When it happens it takes forever to get fix. It is much faster to shut it down and power on again

On my TT 930 it takes

On my TT 930 it takes between 5 and 30 sec depending on how log ago I used it.

Loading the maps takes

Loading the maps takes longer.sad

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Never really timed it

I have covered parking at my apartment complex. I plug in,back out of my parking slot and my 255W is always on and ready to go by the time i shift into drive.

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Sat fix

Nuvi 255w - if I have used it within the past day or so, it fixes on the satelites within 2 or 3 seconds. If it hasn't been used in a while, it averages around 10 or 15 seconds.

With my 255

With my 255, as soon as I power it on and hit the "Agree" button after the mandatory warning, times vary from 10 to 25 seconds to full green signal strength. If I use the GPS all the time, then I get the 10 second response time, but if I don't use it for a day or two then it takes about 25 seconds to get a lock. HotFix is hot stuff!

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gps fix

This is interesting stuff thanks for the input. I know Ive heard all kinds reasons why you may not get a fix..weather,location,GPS placement, brand!

Thanks Again..

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Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

Definitely weather and

Definitely weather and location. My vote would be that location is the biggest factor. Traveling around the US, which I do a lot of, it might be anywhere from a really quick connect to .....forget about it......and all points in between....PLUG and PRAY......sometimes. I hate it when that happens.

More than that

FLIP wrote:

Ive heard all kinds reasons why you may not get a fix..weather,location,GPS placement, brand!

Off the top of my head I can think of these:
- Distance from the last position when the GPS is switched off
- When you performed a master reset
- If the unit is not used for a long time

I also notice that it takes longer to find satellites when I'm moving/driving.

About two minutes for my Nuvi 650...

...to cough up the Ready to Navigate alert when the unit has been off for longer than a few days.

If I shut it off for a few hours then come out and turn it back on, then it takes about 15 seconds.

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Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

Quick Access with Mobile XT

Garmin Mobile XT on Palm 700w phone - almost immediate access to satellites either on the dash or in the car. There have been some very cloudy days where it took a couple of minutes or a few tries to acquire a satellite signal.

nuvi

60 sec

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Nuvi 750

Garmin Nuvi 750:

Took 18 seconds from turn on to I Agree button, then another 40 seconds for Satellite signal strength bar to turn from red to green.

255W

I would say an average between 10 & 30 seconds. laugh out loud

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Yes

geske wrote:

Probably depends on the distance between last time you have locked on the satelites and re-open it on the new location! wink

THIS. Takes a very short time if you turn off and turn back on in the same location.

Wha?

chewbacca wrote:
FLIP wrote:

Ive heard all kinds reasons why you may not get a fix..weather,location,GPS placement, brand!

Off the top of my head I can think of these:
- Distance from the last position when the GPS is switched off
- When you performed a master reset
- If the unit is not used for a long time

I also notice that it takes longer to find satellites when I'm moving/driving.

What is this Master Reset of which you speak?

Time to log on Satelite

It is a question of second's, 10 or 15 sec. and this is for both my GPS. C330 and Nuvi 250w. The time to buckel up and its done.

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gardibolt wrote:

What is this Master Reset of which you speak?

A master reset is performed when switching on the device with your finger tip touching the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. Garmin calls it master reset. FYI I've never done it myself. I've only read it somewhere on Garmin website. May not work on some GPS models.

Depends

When turning on my 760 after a weekend of being off, it can take up to 2 minutes. After being off for an hour or so, less than 8 seconds. These times are for a minimum of 4 locked on sats.

Faster than I thought...sometimes

I have been paying attention to how long it takes my Nuvi 650 to acquire satellites and have discovered that when the unit it turned off then turned back on, in the same location, within an hour or so, it acquires satellites almost instantaneously.

However, when it's been shut off in one location, allowed to remain off overnight, then turned on in another location, it can take almost a full two minutes to acquire satellites.

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Nuvi 3790T w. Lifetime Maps/Macintosh OS Lion/iPhone 4/iPad 1

My TomTom OneXLS has been

My TomTom OneXLS has been taking a long time to "boot" -- sometimes as long as 60-90 seconds on just the "start up" screen. Then, there's probably another 30-90 seconds before satellites are acquired.

This wasn't always the case though. It used to be much faster. I wonder if I've added too many POI files sad

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Trusty Old Garmin Nuvi 350

My Trusty Old Garmin Nuvi 350 takes between 15 and 45 seconds if I wait for it to get a fix before moving. If the car is moving, it can take as long as 5 minutes.

FLIP wrote: No long stories

FLIP wrote:

No long stories here just a model and how long
(on avererage) does it take your GPS to give you a satelite fix. I'm talking about in your car on or near your dash.

Garmin C330 2 Minutes
Garmin Mobile xt on blackjack Phone 4-6 Minutes

Just wondering!

Nuvi 650 - about a minute. But when it recalculates, it is exceedingly long.

Sat-Fix

My 680 would find the satellites in a minute or less, but the new 5000 seems to take 5 minutes or more. However, I have it mounted below the dash and it does not have the flip-up antenna as the 680 does.

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

TTGO720 Usually around 10

TTGO720
Usually around 10 seconds from pressing the power button to get a full sat lock - and that is if I have updated my quickgpsfix regularly (once in a week or so).

c330

with mine it is usually usable (3-4 bars) within 30 seconds... and all 5 satellite bars within 2 minutes.

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Garmin c330 w/ 2011 maps

Too long

If I need the directions for an upcoming turn, my Garmin gets the satellites after the turn.

Time for sattelite lock

Well, I have seen my 660 lock as soon as I get past the PIN and the Agree screen.

Then on the other hand, last week as I was leaving work, it took a good 10 minutes to lock. But, I did not turn it on, on the way to work, and it was very dark and cloudy at the time. Asked if I was inside, was I in Virginia and if the time and date was right.

So, users should be aware that signal strength plays a big part on the amount of time, as well as how far you are away from the last turn-off location.

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