who's got a Garmin 1000? Hows battery life?

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  • meeeee
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    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?

    Thanks

    Premier Icon riddoch
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    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.

    Premier Icon bikebouy
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    Fine, 8hrs TBT on a route running time on 50% brightness on the screen..

    Thats pretty good I reckon.

    DT78
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    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 day

    Premier Icon njee20
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    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.

    nickgti
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    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

    meeeee
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    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 …

    Premier Icon njee20
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    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%.

    Premier Icon alansd1980
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    Njee,

    Do you have a link to the battery pack. Doing the Sdw this summer so would be hands.

    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.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Do you have a link to the battery pack. Doing the Sdw this summer so would be hands

    It’s just the one Mrs njee20 uses to charge her phone, nowt special if you’ve got one already. This one

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