Why is my Forerunner 610 not acquiring a satellite signal?

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07/05/2011

Occasionally, satellite data can become obsolete or corrupt preventing your Forerunner 610 from acquiring a satellite lock. Performing an AutoLocate on your device removes all of the current satellite data on the device and allows it to re-establish a proper connection with the satellites.

You may also 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 50 or more miles from where it is normally used
  • The distance or speed data appears to be inaccurate as a result of a corrupt satellite signal

To perform the AutoLocate:

  1. Turn the device on and take it out of power save mode
  2. Touch Setup
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch GPS
  5. Touch Satellites
  6. Press and hold Lap/Reset button
  7. Release on button once satellite bars disappear

The Forerunner 610 will now have current satellite data, providing you with a good satellite lock, which will decrease the chance of inaccuracies in distance or speed. Keep in mind that GPS data continues to improve throughout the duration of an activity.



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