A couple of years ago, for my cross-country bike ride, I bought one of these GPS systems to help us find our way.
About a week ago I dug it out (we’re still unpacking here), and decided to hook it up to the Desk Top and update the maps, and, as far as I knew, everything loaded just fine.
Today we needed it for me to go to a doctor’s exam, so I loaded the address, and I got the “Searching for Satellites” message and it stayed on for about 10 minutes.
Okay. No big deal. It’ll find a sat in a bit, but we went 10 miles with the unit still “looking”.
(I know about the troubleshootng tip to hold it where there aren’t any tall buildings and trees, btw)
Luckily, I was able to do a google map on my wife’s cell phone, but then whatcha think happened?
We got within 500 yards of our destination and finally “Dr. Nightmare” announces: “Go .5 miles and end at this dreadful destination” (or something like that).
Well, thanks a lot, “Doc”!:rolleyes:
I called my bro’ who brokers truck loads and knows about such things as GPS, and said “it must be a software glitch, Bill”.
I told him it was very cloudy in Georgia today, and maybe that’s the reason, it wouldn’t pick up a sat, but he said no, that shouldn’t make a diff.
So I come to the all-knowing Dope.
What say you, O Wise Ones?