What is GLONASS?

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11/03/2014

Short for Global Navigation Satellite System, GLONASS is a Russian satellite-based navigation system that works alongside GPS (Global Positioning System) to provide position information to compatible devices. With an additional 24 satellites to utilize, GLONASS compatible receivers can acquire satellites up to 20% faster than devices that rely on GPS alone.

The following Garmin devices currently support GLONASS:

  • DC 50
  • eTrex 10, 20 and 30
  • Edge 510
  • Edge 1000
  • Oregon 6xx series
  • GPS 19x HVS
  • GPS 19x NMEA 2000
  • GLO
  • echoMAP series
  • GPSMAP 64 series
  • GPSMAP 527xs
  • GPSMAP 547xs
  • GPSMAP 721xs
  • GPSMAP 741xs
  • GPSMAP 820
  • GPSMAP 820xs
  • GPSMAP 840xs
  • GPSMAP 1020
  • GPSMAP 1020xs
  • GPSMAP 1040xs
  • GPSMAP 7407
  • GPSMAP 7408
  • GPSMAP 7410
  • GPSMAP 7412
  • GPSMAP 7607
  • GPSMAP 7608
  • GPSMAP 7610
  • GPSMAP 7612
  • Monterra
  • T5
  • TT 10 and TT 15

Turning on GLONASS may require changing the Satellite System setting to GPS+GLONASS from the Setup System page. Reference the owner's manual for instructions on enabling this feature on the device.

Referenced Links:

Owner's Manuals - https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/searchManuals.faces?refresh=true

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