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Old 03-03-2009, 10:55 PM
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*****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

As stated, I just installed the latest Garmin to my touch pro and I am trying to see for those who have it also, is it a battery killer? I know its GPS and all. But I used it today and it didnt seem to take as much as the google maps gps I once had.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:59 PM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

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As stated, I just installed the latest Garmin to my touch pro and I am trying to see for those who have it also, is it a battery killer? I know its GPS and all. But I used it today and it didnt seem to take as much as the google maps gps I once had.

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:03 PM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

So does it kill your battery. Do you see that much difference in battery drain?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:04 PM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

well, it keeps your data connection open, so i normally only use it while in my car. if i'm walking around nyc or something and looking for something, i normally use tt7 because it doesn't use data. i also find garmin annoying if i'm on a phonecall, because it keeps popping up that annoying bubble telling me there's no data connection.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:23 PM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

My TP using GarminXT doesn't use data unless I want it to DL traffic....
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:14 AM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

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My TP using GarminXT doesn't use data unless I want it to DL traffic....
this. also you can turn all data off in the settings or when first installing it. no idea on battery. i only use it in the truck and have it plugged in. still pissed because my P51 doesnt show up as big as it did on my titan.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:19 AM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

I use it a lot and it does usee more battery than normal use..It hasnt killed my battery though.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:11 AM
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Re: *****Just installed Garmin XT to my pro....one quick question for people******

I have a lighter adapter/charger in my car so I always hook it up when I use my phone as GPS.

I'd imagine Garmin XT would run the batteries a bit harder than using normal programs, especially since it's rendering 3D maps and amplifying/processing GPS data at the same time the screen is on.

The TP has horrific battery life anyway, I don't trust my phone to last more than a couple hours away from a charger, which is sad, but true. I have a charger at work to make sure it doesn't die on me.
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