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Old 12-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone with Navi MFT please chime in!

When I bought my car I insisted that it have Navi built in and all complaints/praises aside, I need to ask those of you who navi with your MFT, do you have poor or no service sometimes when in the city? Everytime I am in San Francisco by the highrises, I completely lose my navi signal and it then becomes useless. My Garmin never had any signal issues (this is not intended as a diss towards MFT, im just stating the facts.) Im hopeing you guys can chime in because if it's just me then I will have my service guy look into this when I go in tomorrow. Thanks in Advance


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Old 12-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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My navigation in the MFT works great, even in downtown St. Louis. Now the Sirius, that's a whole 'nother story. I swear I can go under a street light and have it cut out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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Mine works great all the time. I have yet to loose signal where ever I have gone.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yea I thought it was odd to lose service in the city. Its a GPS that shouldn't happen unless im on the top if mt.everest. Thanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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Yea I thought it was odd to lose service in the city. Its a GPS that shouldn't happen unless im on the top if mt.everest. Thanks
You should get a great signal on top of Mt. Everest....

That said - what version of MFT and NAV SD card do you have? Mine often took a little time from startup in my garage until I got outside the building and on PCH - which is a six lane street here in Long Beach.

After getting the 3.5.1. update and the new A4 - as I back out of my garage it syncs up and starts to show my correct location now.
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My TI sometimes thinks it is in Illinois when I start up in downtown Dallas. I noticed when I picked take me home. It said I was 1,200 miles from home, rather than 12. After a while it wakes up. and figures out where it is.

Sometimes it has me several blocks west of my actual position.
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When I bought my car I insisted that it have Navi built in and all complaints/praises aside, I need to ask those of you who navi with your MFT, do you have poor or no service sometimes when in the city? Everytime I am in San Francisco by the highrises, I completely lose my navi signal and it then becomes useless. My Garmin never had any signal issues (this is not intended as a diss towards MFT, im just stating the facts.) Im hopeing you guys can chime in because if it's just me then I will have my service guy look into this when I go in tomorrow. Thanks in Advance
i hear complaints similar to this one from folks driving in Manhattan and not just w/ gps but w/ reg. fm radio reception and sat radio, and cell phone,too... at least in midtown the 'canyons' bounce around the radio waves and sometimes block them....certain companies are addressing this by placing additional relays on the sides of buildings to help w/ reception
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Mine works great in downtown Boston. I do lose signal in the tunnels but MFT Nav supports "dead reckoning", which estimates your location based on vehicle speed, steering direction and etc.
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All the nav cars I've owned have had spotty GPS around high rise buildings. I suspect it's normal depending on time of day and whether an orbiting sat is in view above the buildings. Signal is purely line of sight you know.
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My experience so far is that if I happen to have a set destination and drive through a downtown area (highrises, ie. Montreal, Toronto, NYC), it works fine, HOWEVER... if I stop and start the car in the middle of downtown and want to continue destination, it will have a hard time repositionning. Last month while leaving my hotel in the Wall St. area (NYC), my GPS actually had my car floating over the Hudson river... only once I crossed over to Brooklyn 10 minutes later it finally kicked back in.
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