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Old 12-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #21
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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
Hi, aperson9923 -

It's possible the highrises are blocking the GPS signal. Is there anywhere you can go that doesn't have these to further isolate the problem?

Also, do you know which software version you're currently running? I recommend checking your SyncMyRide account for an available update:

https://secure.syncmyride.com/Own/Mo...ent/Login.aspx

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Mine struggles getting an initial bearing when I leave my home in Vancouver City Centre, only sorting itself out once I'm clear of the tall buildings. I'm curious to see if 3.5.1 helps with this (had it installed the day before I left on a business trip, and I'm still gone).
Hey, HillbillyInBC -

3.5.1 improves the following:

*Simplified Bluetooth phone pairing.

*More natural voice recognition.

*Flattened audio command structure: you can say the station frequency, "AM 760," or the official Sirius station name, like "HITS 1." You no longer need to say RADIO or SIRIUS first.

*Simplified navigation controls: The entry screen is now easier to input an address.

If anyone has additional questions, shoot me a PM. :)

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #22
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Drive through Baltimore City every day almost, and it never cuts out. Maybe Baltimore/Washington area is a hot spot so there is improved signal? I would be pretty blown if it was a regular thing...its a GPS. That is the most important thing to be functional in a big city!
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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With the first version of MFT I lost a signal a few times, usually when starting up it couldn't be found. But it has cut out in the middle of driving. My main issue was loss of functions. I could see where I was going, but couldn't do anything about it. Same goes with the 2nd version. Has anyone received the newest MFT/Sync/Satnav update yet?
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I've never had any issues with mine. But so far the biggest city it's been in is pretty small and only has a few tall buildings. I'm taking it to some big cities in the next few weeks and I'm going to be using the navigation a fair bit so I guess I'll find out.

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I have not lost my Nav signal in St. Louis
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I live in downtown SF, and I park in one of the garages at 3rd/Mission. I have had issues with the signal when I initially start the car, though not every time. It isn't until I get out of the area that I get positioned properly. Though I know my way around the city, so I just change the screen to the radio or something so I don't get too annoyed
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #27
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Yes mount Everest would give you the best signal as you are receiving from all 28 or so satellites.
More than half of the constellation will always be too close to the horizon or on the other side of the earth. Receiving a usable signal from 7 or 8 satellites at a time is doing pretty well.
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