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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - Garmin FR 610 battery life

Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Sun 5th Jan 2014, 23:56
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
I picked up an Anker charger from Father Christmas.

Seems to do the trick :)
Author: Rhys Pippard
Posted: Mon 21st Oct 2013, 23:17
Joined: 2013
Local Group: South Wales
I used my Garmin FR 610 on the Round Rotherham 50 miler on Saturday, and it last just over 8 hours. I imagine the 410 is about the same. If you want something longer, go for a Fenix or a 310XT.
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Fri 12th Jul 2013, 19:13
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire

Its a 410...
Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Thu 11th Jul 2013, 1:25
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
I have one of these devices and its great for recording details of where you have been.

It has a battery life of about 8 - 9 hours, so I lost the last couple of miles of the end of the Marsden - Edale last year... frustrating :(

I have seen the PowerMonkey, and wondered if anyone has used this with a Garmin FR 610.

I am rather keen not to fry the watch whilst charging it, and not being an electrician, I am not too sure about power outputs etc. The mains charger for the Garmin states that its output is 5v at 1.0A maximum

I also wonder if a similar emergency charger powered by AA batteries may be better for longer events, as the PowerMonkey seems to need to be recharged itself 'back at base'.

Any advice much appreciated.

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