NAVIGON questions and answers
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- Restriction of GPS reception
The restriction of the GPS signal can have various reasons. Some of them are explained here:
▪ The first initialization of a GPS receiver can take up to 20 minutes.
Each time you switch on the navigation device, after that, the
GPS signal will be available after a short time. If the navigation device
or GPS receiver was not switched on for more than a week, the next
initialization may take up to 10 minutes.
▪ In principle, a clear view to the satellites is necessary for properThis entry was last updated on: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:52 PM
GPS reception. Tunnels, urban canyons and reflecting house fronts
can restrict GPS reception or make it impossible.
▪ If the navigation device is used inside a vehicle, a metal coated
windscreen or a windscreen heater can be the reason for poor
▪ If necessary, place the GPS receiver near the rear view mirror. The
area is often contains no heating wires or coatings. Alternatively,
most GPS receivers and navigation devices can be connected to
an external GPS antenna. Please note that there are different types
of connectors. Which type of connection your device uses can be
found in the manual.
▪ The GPS reception can also be influenced by external factors. For
example in car parks or tunnels the reception is often very limited
or impossible. The GPS reception may be delayed if you start driving
before a GPS connection is found. You can use an external
GPS receiver. It must be connected to the navigation system,
either with a connector or wireless (via Bluetooth).