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Here's my routine, turn on my 705 and set it on the south-facing window sill while I get dressed, fill the camelbak and do the whole pre-ride ritual (5-15 minutes depending on the temp outside). Even after all of that, there are times when the 705 is still "acquiring satellites..." WFT? :confused:

Did I miss something in this forum somewhere? If so, please feel free to hit me with a link.

Anyway, I do not stand around waiting for this thing. Is there a chance that this thing is crippled and needs to go back to the factory for a new brain (or antennae)?

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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HardTail610 said:
Here's my routine, turn on my 705 and set it on the south-facing window sill while I get dressed, fill the camelbak and do the whole pre-ride ritual (5-15 minutes depending on the temp outside). Even after all of that, there are times when the 705 is still "acquiring satellites..." WFT? :confused:

Did I miss something in this forum somewhere? If so, please feel free to hit me with a link.

Anyway, I do not stand around waiting for this thing. Is there a chance that this thing is crippled and needs to go back to the factory for a new brain (or antennae)?

Thanks for any thoughts.
try putting it outside. some window treatments interfere with GPS signals.
 

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I do the turn on and then get ready as well, except I lay it outside the door on the table on the deck that has a clear view of the sky at a very wide angle. It beeps ready in about a minute, but it beeps that my HR strap is detected at about 15 seconds. In a window it will take up to five minutes, which is why mine goes outside during acquisition.
 

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Yea, the otehr day I turned it on and set it on the back porch, that worked well.

But when I leave from work, here's what happens:
I go outside, I ride about three blocks and then check it, still "acquiring..."
I ride another three blocks and check it...still "acquiring..."
then I ride three more blocks, and stop and stand there untilit finally finishes...

I have been accused of being impatient, but it just strikes me as a very slow process for a device this expensive...hence I was looking to see if others' work faster or if I just need to be more patient...

Thanks.

The Trans-Sylvania Epic
Pennsylvania's Mountain Bike Stage Race
May 30 - June 5
http://www.transsylvaniaepic.com
 

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HardTail610 said:
Yea, the otehr day I turned it on and set it on the back porch, that worked well.

But when I leave from work, here's what happens:
I go outside, I ride about three blocks and then check it, still "acquiring..."
I ride another three blocks and check it...still "acquiring..."
then I ride three more blocks, and stop and stand there untilit finally finishes...

I have been accused of being impatient, but it just strikes me as a very slow process for a device this expensive...hence I was looking to see if others' work faster or if I just need to be more patient...

Thanks.

The Trans-Sylvania Epic
Pennsylvania's Mountain Bike Stage Race
May 30 - June 5
http://www.transsylvaniaepic.com
You're too impatient. ANY GPS has trouble acquiring satellites if you turn it on when you're moving already. Every GPS I've used (I own four and have used many more) takes longer to acquire satellites when you're moving.
 
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