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My batteries don't seem to last more than 4 hrs on my Garmin. Why?

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If you are using an automotive unit it shouldn't last longer than that reason being is that you always have a readily available power source.

if you are using a handheld unit (hiking, etc.) with rechargeable batteries then you might need to replace the batteries.

there are a couple of ways to prolong battery life.

1: turn the brightness down in the display settings.
2: turn the volume down of the unit

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