GPS Battery Power?

Discussion in 'Maps, GPS and Google Earth' started by JohnKuz, May 23, 2011.

  1. JohnKuz

    JohnKuz Member

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    Hey, I'm wayyyyyyyyyyy outdated in my GPS (Garmin GPS III Plus) and I know that, so as I start to look at this century's (LOL) models is battery "life" an issue. Mine is reliable however a real battery eater!
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Be sure to use Lithium batteries, much longer life.
     

  3. GPSmaps

    GPSmaps Well-Known Member

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    yes, the touch screen units such as the Oregon tend to eat up battery much faster. If you are looking for long battery life I would recommend a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx or eTrex Legend HCx

    -Eric
     
  4. brentdrake

    brentdrake Active Member

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    Have you tried to download an update from Garmin?
     
  5. JohnKuz

    JohnKuz Member

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    No, I haven't tried an update in years. I don't believe that Garmin even offers support for that unit any longer. I will recheck that though; good point. Thanks.
     
  6. fieldsj66

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    my garmin oregon 450 is very temperature sensitive. if its warm to hot outside the batteries will last close to their advertised time. and i have found no big difference between lithium and regular good brand alkaline. the colder it gets the less battery life i get. during late fall and winter i keep the thing "inside" my layers of clothing to keep it usable longer.