Wednesday, February 18, 2009

GPS

So, for Alison's birthday (not to be confused with Birthentine's Day or Valentine's Day), I got her a GPS for her car. I'd done some limited research and I found one that looked good.

So, she opens it and we turn it on. And it keeps saying we're in Kansas. I keep trying to switch the location to no avail. I look through the instructions, to see what I'm missing...and I can't find anything. I go on-line and there are a ton of people that have the same issue and there are a lot of solutions, but they all seemed complicated. Finally, I stumbled across this gem:
Phew, I figured it out! I didn't have satellite reception at my house, even outdoors. So until the device found a satellite it thought I was in Kansas. I drove about a mile from my house and then it worked. Thanks!

Duh! Of course it needs the satellite to figure out where it is and it doesn't go through a house well. But, I really think Garmin needs to have this on the front page of the instructions:

IDIOT! TAKE IT OUTSIDE AND LET THE SATELLITE WORK! STUPID.

1 comment:

Bill Spikes said...

"we're not in Kansas anymore..."

OK - I fully admit that sucked.