Battery life experience

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Scottnet
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Battery life experience

Post by Scottnet »

Hi. Does anyone have any real experience with battery life?

I need at least a couple of hours to do route planning in my tent. I am weary of Garmin claims..

I went from my 660 to the 595 but binned the 595 cause the battery was rubbish.

Thanks
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Re: Battery life experience

Post by Skipper »

To make certain that you can always use your XT, I guess you could put a car 12 volt socket somewhere
on your bike and then a cable long enough to reach inside the tent.

Quite a few of my friends have done that to make sure they always have power to charge
not onky the GPS but other gadgets they bring along.

Alternatively a power bank but you still need to charge the powerbank anyway
which they than do while driving.
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Re: Battery life experience

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I had it running in the car last night for 4 and half hours. I forgot that you need to plug in the power cable to the zumo itself!! Anyway, the battery still had life when I got home. Had it set at 70% brightness and 100% spoken directions. Would never have got anywhere near this with my 595.
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Thanks. That's encouraging..
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Had it on my bike Sunday without any powerconnection.
Brightness set to maximum, playing music most of the time.

And it lasted 5 hours which I think is quite OK.
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Re: Battery life experience

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That's very good. At least it seems that is not a show stopper..