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Offline BikingBrian

Garmin Edge 500 Battery Life
« on: May 28, 2013, 07:43:20 pm »
I have a Garmin Edge 500, and I'd like to use it for my Oregon coast tour this summer, so long as charging it doesn't become more trouble than it's worth. How often does it need to be charged while touring. Daily, weekly, monthly?

Offline mdxix

Re: Garmin Edge 500 Battery Life
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 10:52:50 pm »
I plan on daily.

I turn my GPS on as soon as I start riding and keep it on all day, regardless of stops, rests, and side tours. I record them all.

Garmin states the battery life at 18 hours for the Edge 500. It may potentially last more than one day depending on your style of touring.

For me, since I use the unit for navigation, and I want to make sure to record all the trip data, I take it safe, charge it daily, and carry an extra USB backup battery.

Offline BikingBrian

Re: Garmin Edge 500 Battery Life
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 10:56:55 pm »
Thanks for the info. I plan to use it just to record my ride, I'll use the Adventure Cycling paper maps for navigation. I bought a USB backup battery so I can charge it at night. At least the battery life is good enough that I don't have to be concerned about charging it during the day while I'm riding.