+AJ of Dunbar Posted September 6, 2004 Share Posted September 6, 2004 (edited) I was trying out my 60C today in the outdoors while hiding a multiple. When i first fired it up i hit menu on the sat screen and turned it off and played with it. I saw the location the gps thought it was at was in tiawan. I turned it on was suprised to find i had gotten a satalite lock in wv usa while on the road for the first time in just barley over a minute. ( i wasnt driving, lol) loved all the features and every thing, i love the gps, but here is where i am starting to hate it. today i went to lay out my new multiple with my sportrak map and 60C in hand. im in a area that has a little tree cover but not a lot. my sportrak got sat lock in under a minute, I stood there for about 5 minutes waiting on the 60C AND NEVER GOT A LOCK! So i left it on and started down the trail and it finally locked on, only to hear the 'lost reception' beep less then a minute later while my sportrak still has 3 strong sat locks and a crappy 4th. so i find the spot for my first cache which its under s location where its not possible for a sat lock. So i get a couple feet from it, right now neither gps has a satalite lock. so im holding both gps' in hand under some tree cover, and my spotrak nearly immideatly gets a lock, once again i set there, this time nearly 10 minites, averaging the coords on my sportrak and once again my 60C NEVER gets a satalite lock. for a $400 GPS this is really sorry. I love all the features (even if the base map is rediulously inaccurate, where the smaller basemap on my Spotrak is FAR MORE accurate. I dont know, this just seems really dissapointing to have a $400 GPS and it wont get me any where once i get off the road. ANy one else have this problem or comments? Maybe i have a setup function wrong. aj Edited September 6, 2004 by AJ of Dunbar Quote Link to comment
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