Maximizing the Battery Life

You can do several things to extend the life of the battery.

  • Reduce the backlight timeout (Backlight Settings).
  • Reduce the backlight brightness.
  • Use UltraTrac GPS mode for your activity (UltraTrac).
  • Turn off Bluetooth® wireless technology when you are not using connected features (Connected Features).
  • When pausing your activity for a longer period of time, use the resume later option (Stopping an Activity).
  • Turn off activity tracking (Activity Tracking).
  • Use a Connect IQ™ watch face that is not updated every second.

    For example, use a watch face without a second hand (Customizing the Watch Face).

  • Limit the smartphone notifications the device displays (Managing Notifications).
  • Stop broadcasting heart rate data to paired Garmin® devices (Broadcasting Heart Rate Data to Garmin Devices).
  • Turn off wrist-based heart rate monitoring.
    NOTE: Wrist-based heart rate monitoring is used to calculate vigorous intensity minutes and calories burned.
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