- who's got a Garmin 1000? Hows battery life?
Anyone got a garmin 1000, if so how long do you get out of the battery?
Read a few things saying its not great, but if I can get 10hrs that would be ok.
So what do you get on long rides, and is that with backlight off, Bluetooth on / off?
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
It’s much better if you turn glonass off. I suspect youd only get near 10 hours work everything switch off and not recording position too often.Posted 4 years ago
Fine, 8hrs TBT on a route running time on 50% brightness on the screen..
Thats pretty good I reckon.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t know exact amount as I don’t tend to ride much more than 6-7hrs, but I’ve seen 8. I would expect 10 is possible, I have low screen brightness and turn off wifi to preserve battery if I’m out all dayPosted 4 years ago
Echo the above. It’s fine. I don’t try to conserve it and have never had an issue. For long rides I’ve just used a piggy back battery thingy – did that for the SDW so I could keep the navigation going and it was perfect.
Reckon you’ll get 10 if you turn off Bluetooth/brightness down and you’re not using a power meter and loads of other sensors.Posted 4 years ago
I have everything turned on and don’t try the save the battery and in any way and I still get 7 hours or so out of the batteryPosted 4 years ago
cool that’s good, actually I think its pretty rare I’d need 10 hours, and a piggyback battery thing would sort that as mentioned above.
Just need to wait for Handtec to get some back in stock now …Posted 4 years ago
You don’t need any sort of USB OTG cable like you do with the Edge 500 if you’re using an external battery pack FWIW. I used a 2500mAh battery to do the SDW, and after 10 hours with navigation and bluetooth on, plus the backlight quite frequently it the Edge was still showing 100%.Posted 4 years ago
Do you have a link to the battery pack. Doing the Sdw this summer so would be hands.Posted 4 years ago
I have everything turned on and don’t try the save the battery and in any way and I still get 7 hours or so out of the battery
As above. Bluetooth on for phone connection. Wifi just stays on because I like the auto-download when I get back in. HRM in use as well. Screen is on all the time, usually on the map page.
More than enough for a day ride for me.Posted 4 years ago
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