TomTom Spark taking a while to find GPS

creepingbecca
creepingbecca Registered Users Posts: 3
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Hi,

Recently the last few times ive gone for a run, my watch takes a long time to find GPS and go. I stand still and make sure the watch is fasten tight on my wrist.

Any ideas?

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,932
    Superuser
    Are you updating the QuickGPS file a minimum of every three days by syncing the watch? This caches the expected satellite locations and makes for quicker attainment. Also, do not try to get signal while moving, you are just making it harder on the watch. Best to just sit still with the button pointing skyward (or take it off and place it on a flat surface) until it finds the GPS. Make sure the watch is in an unobstructed area without large buildings, tree cover or reflective surfaces as this will cause a lot of interference. It will also take longer the first time you are in a new location but will speed up thereafter as it caches the location data for that spot. Once you get the Go it is best to give it another minute or two as Go is just the minimum satellites locked on. The longer you wait the more it will grab and the better your signal will be.

    I hope this helps answer your question. If so, please mark it as a solution so others can look for it if they have the same question.