Triple As & Garmin ForeRunner 101s

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Triple As & Garmin ForeRunner 101s

Postby q » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:07 am

Ok, what brand of AAAs do you use in you garmin? I have gone through one set and three quarters roughly of a second set for the month of July. (195K)

I am using regular Energizers. Not Max or Super or Ultra etc...

Next time you fire in a fresh set into your garmin make a little note of which type of battery and how long they lasted. Maybe we can determine the best bang for the buck!
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Postby Monk » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:33 am

I have a 301 so buying batteries aren't required, however for all my other electronics I use Duracell PROCELL, and in everything I use them for, they last about 3 times as long. I would be interested to see how long they last in the garmins compared to other choices.

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Postby jacob42.2 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:53 am

I've got a 201, no batteries. Thank god.
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Postby q » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:51 am

Ok, ok, you guys are just too cool. But I don't use all the features on the 101, so I am not upgrading.

I'll try the Durcell, procell soon.
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Postby jacob42.2 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:09 am

The money you'll spend on upgrading, you'll save on batteries.
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Postby q » Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:11 am

jacob42.2 wrote:The money you'll spend on upgrading, you'll save on batteries.


I admit, that is a good point in the run long. I am not dening that. But man, thats a lot of batteries.

Perhaps rechargeables
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Postby jacob42.2 » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:23 pm

Maybe yea, but still batteries are hell on the environment. A garmin 201 or even 301 is the way to go. I've had mine only a year now, and the battery is still strong. Doesn't matter...
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Postby Jwolf » Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:26 pm

You can always get the energizer lithium rechargables-- more expensive, but they last longer with each charge than regular alkaline batteries (and way longer than NiCd). And no environmental issues, there. I use them for my mp3 player, and they're great.
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