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    Garmin Edge 305 external battery option

    Anyone using an external battery to supplement the internat battery on long rides. If I understand correctly something like the Energi To Go battery can be used? I was wondering what the experience has been, how much it extends the usage of the battery, etc.

    Also, I purchased mine used and it only came with the USB cable. Does the A/C charger do any better charging to maximum capacity?

    I purchased a refurbished unit that had not been used. I have not tested it on a ride longer than two hours. Since it does not have a battery level indicator I have no way of knowing the capacity but it does not seem like it will last as long as advertised.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    I am using one from lenmar, it works great

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    I used an external battery on my Garmon 705 this weekend. It worked very well.
    The battery I used contains two NiMH AA batteries which allowed me to carry 2 AA alkalines as backup. The backup was not needed so I think, for me, the Duracell Li-Ion battery will be a better choice because it is much more compact. http://www.duracelldirect.com/dr7000li.aspx


    Are you sure you have no battery level indicator? On my 705 I believe it appears as an icon when I select "menu".
    Last edited by DonFrambach; 05-17-10 at 03:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekindy View Post
    I purchased a refurbished unit that had not been used. I have not tested it on a ride longer than two hours. Since it does not have a battery level indicator I have no way of knowing the capacity but it does not seem like it will last as long as advertised.
    It does have a battery indicator. Upper left corner on any screen. You need to wait for a second before it shows up. 4 Bars.

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