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Maximizing Battery Life - Garmin Astro 320 Owner's Manual

Gps-enabled dog tracking system.
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capacity and store it in a cool, dry
location where temperatures are
not expected to exceed typical
household levels.
• Do not store a fully depleted battery
because it may not recharge after an
extended period of storage.
• After storage, fully charge the
battery again before using the
DC 40.

Maximizing Battery Life

Using the Astro Battery Save
Option
From the main menu, select Setup
> System > Display > Battery
Save.
Decreasing the Backlight
Extensive use of screen backlighting
can significantly reduce battery life.
You can adjust the backlight brightness
and decrease the backlight timeout to
maximize battery power.
Astro 320 and DC40 Owner's Manual
1. Quickly press
2. Adjust the brightness.
Adjusting the Backlight Timeout
From the main menu, select Setup
> System > Display > Backlight
Timeout.
Decreasing the Update Rate of the
DC 40
This requires wireless communication
with the DC 40. You must turn on the
DC 40 and bring it within range of the
Astro.
1. From the main menu, press DOG >
ENTER > MENU.
2. Select Comm. Settings.
3. If necessary, select a unit ID.
4. Change the update rate.
Both 30-second and two-minute
rates reduce battery drain, but they
create a less-detailed dog track and
collected statistics.
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