Normal satellite connection time is about 1-2 minutes.

This can be improved by doing the following.

1. Connect your watch to your computer via the USB cable provided. Download and open the Rip Curl Search Connect software from  Sync.  This will load one week of satellite orbit positions onto your watch.  Your SearchGPS watch will now obtain a very fast link to the satellites. 

2. Make sure your watch has a clear, unobstructed view of the sky.

3. Make the satellite connection on the beach, and remain still to allow your watch faster link to the satellites.

4. Wear the watch on the outside of your wrist so that your watch has best line of sight to the satellites.