Nuvi2557lwt takes a long time to get the satellites

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    I've noticed that it consistently takes a long to to get the satellites. Doesn't matter the weather. I live on Vancouver Island, west coast of Canada.
     
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    Does the Drive 50 get a fix quicker than the 2557 when in the the same position inside the car ?, any satnav will take longer to get a fix the first time if it hasn't been turned on recently
     
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    Thanks, Sorry for the delay, I didn't see a reply sent to me.

    I seem to notice that the two have the same issue, but I can be careful as I use the two randomly. Some times I never get the satellites.
     
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    If both units are slow to get a fix when in the car I would suggest trying them outside the car and in a different car or position, if they then get a fix quicker this would point to lack of satellite signal inside the car, this can be due to having a heated front windshield or something else blocking the signal
     
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    My wife and I move different vehicles around the Southeast for our local dealer. The previous generation of Suburbans that adjust wiper speed automatically interfered if GPS was mounted too close to mirror.
     
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    Thanks, Interesting observations. i will pay closer attention. Maybe turn them both on at the same time.
     
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