Tips and Tricks to Extend Your Garmin Cycling Device Battery

By Team Garmin

As Garmin associates and avid cyclists, we have the pleasure of not only working on Garmin devices but also using them. We know the frustration of taking a long ride and having your battery die. With cycling race season approaching, we want to share our tips and tricks to extend your Garmin cycling device battery life to help you achieve your race goals.

  1. The backlight can be a top cause of battery drain. Garmin cycling device displays are all designed to be visible in daylight, and the backlight rarely makes a significant difference in screen visibility. To maximize your Garmin battery life, turn the backlight off and/or ensure it has a 15-second time-out, even if you have a device with an ambient light sensor.