Why won't my Forerunner or Edge lock on to satellites?

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10/27/2014

Ocassionally the Forerunner and Edge may have trouble acquiring satellites. This may be due to corrupted satellite information. Performing an AutoLocate will clear previous GPS data and the device reacquire the satellite information.

You may need to perform an AutoLocate in the following circumstances:

  • The device has not been used in over two weeks
  • The device is powered on in a location that is 150 or more miles from where it is normally used
  • The distance or speed data appear to be inaccurate

The AutoLocate instructions listed below pertain to the following fitness devices:

  • Forerunner 101, 201, 205, 301 and 305
  • Forerunner 310XT and 910XT
  • Edge 205 and 305

To perform an AutoLocate:

  1. Ensure device is powered off
  2. Press and hold Down Arrow
  3. Press and release POWER
  4. Wait 30 seconds
  5. Release Down

After the AutoLocate is performed on the device, allow 15 to 20 minutes to acquire satellites with a clear view of the sky. The fitness device should now function properly.

If acquisition issue persists, it may be necessary to update the device software or perform a reset (Forerunner 101, 201, 205, 301 and 305 - Forerunner 310X/910XT - Edge).

Referenced Links:

Update: http://connect.garmin.com/en-US/start/

Forerunner 101, 201, 205, 301 and 305 reset: https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={4315c510-5161-11dc-4ec8-000000000000}

Forerunner 310XT and 910XT reset: http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/simpleCase.htm?caseId={4b3aa220-7ad6-11e2-65d0-000000000000}&kbName=garmin

Edge reset: https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={b2a1f8d0-cb17-11df-f315-000000000000}

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