I have been using a go6200 for a couple of months now and find the gps connection really slow?

Geoff_smith
Geoff_smith Registered Users Posts: 5
Apprentice Seeker
edited July 10 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
Is there a way for my tomtom to pick up the gps quickly when I put it in the car. I have my drive active and Wi-Fi active for updates. Could this be causing an issue? It’s taking between 5 and 20 minutes to get the arrow to turn blue, every time I want to use it.

Answers

  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 21,132
     Superuser
    Hi
    @Geoff_smith
    Fully charge the Battery (At least 2 Hours)
    A low battery can cause GPS Satellite fix problems
    A Drum-roll Soft Start can help.... Hold the ON/OFF Power button in until you hear a Drum-roll sound... Then release the button.... This will reinitialize the devices Operating System, like restarting your PC

    First Plan a route on the device... Now place the device outside with a clear view to the sky
    (I used a 5200 mAh battery power-pack... while waiting for a Satellite lock)
    It can take anything up to 30 Minutes to get the first Satellite Lock
    After the Initial '1st Lock' the device should lock quickly onto the Satellites

    If your still struggling to get a GPS Fix
    Try... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1654018/#Comment_1654018

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Geoff_smith
    Geoff_smith Registered Users Posts: 5
    Apprentice Seeker
    Thanks for the info. I’ll give it a try. On the roof of the car sounds good. 👍