So, I’ve been getting strange PM readings for some weeks now. Figured it was probably the battery, but held off changing it. Well, I was caught out well & truly today at Mile 12 of a 56 mile ride. The battery finally died!!! A tough lesson in life. Don’t procrastinate!
FYI, you can see the battery level for your stuff in the “Devices” section of the TR app.
Worth a check before riding inside or outside.
Thanks Chad, but I’ve been experiencing mixed battery level status on the TR app. Not really sure I can trust the app to give me a true reading.
Same with me but I don’t think it’s just on the app. I’ll start a ride and the battery will be %20 but by the end it’s %40. I think the battery sends a false reading when it’s cold.
Always nice to welcome another member to the school of hard knocks! While I’ve had my share of problems on the bike, luckily my head unit gives a warning when power meter battery is at 5%. The only time I pay attention to head unit warnings!
Thanks again Chad. I agree that checking the battery level is something I shall now do on a regular basis. Using the Stages Power App gives a pretty good estimate of remaining battery life, plus allows a regular check of the status of the Firmware version.
Stages say this about the battery life indicator: “This battery indicator will display green from the time the battery is new until it starts to run low, then changes to yellow when the battery has only 15-20%, and red at 5% or less power remaining. Keep in mind that battery life is being estimated and that expected remaining time can vary slightly.”
My Garmin Edge 810 / Garmin Edge 130 head units only give a warning at 5% battery life remaining. If I’d checked before I set out, I could have swapped out the old battery. Lesson learnt for the future!