Our advertised battery life takes consideration of normal user preference, but we feel it is important to let everyone know the battery consumption for each component of the watch. Here are some interesting stats for you.
We have broken down each part of your watch using the numbers below to give you an idea of the power consumption. (Assuming standby mode is a factor of "1" ). Keep in mind this is just an estimate because each watch model can be a little different from the other due to different hardware designs.
|Normal GPS activity with HR||40x|
|Indoor Modes w/o GPS||8x|
|POD or other sensors connection||28x|
To use this data, simply add them all together. For example, running with GPS is 40x, but running with GPS with the backlight always-on would use 54x (40x + 54x = 94x), so the combined usage results in 96x higher battery consumption than what would be expected from standby mode. With 3 times the power consumption, you would only get 20 hours of GPS workout time with your COROS VERTIX (advertised as 60 hours).
The bottom line is frequent alert with vibration and backlight, POD or another sensor connection, oximeter measuring is a big part of your unexpected battery consumption. If you are in a situation where battery performance becomes critical, try to turn them off, and you will be amazed when you find our products’ performance exceeds what we promised.