Tips on creating a GPS connection

Check satellite signal status

Select Menu > Applications > Location and GPS data > Options > Satellite status.

If your device has found satellites, a bar for each satellite is shown in the satellite info view. The longer the bar, the stronger the satellite signal. When your device has received enough data from the satellite signal to calculate your location, the bar color changes.

Initially your device must receive signals from at least four satellites to be able to calculate the coordinates of your location. When the initial calculation has been made, it may be possible to continue calculating the coordinates of your location with three satellites. However, the accuracy is generally better when more satellites are found.

To view the positions of found satellites, select Chg. view.

If no satellite signal can be found, consider the following:

  • If you are indoors, go outdoors to receive a better signal.

  • If you are outdoors, move to a more open space.

  • If the weather conditions are bad, the signal strength may be affected.

  • Some vehicles have tinted (athermic) windows, which may block the satellite signals.

Ensure you do not cover the antenna with your hand.

Establishing a GPS connection may take from a couple of seconds to several minutes. Establishing a GPS connection in a vehicle may take longer.

The GPS receiver draws its power from the device battery. Using GPS may drain the battery faster.