Ultra rugged Kyocera phones,GPS smartphones ..my guide

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by PDX Alamo, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. MiniNL

    MiniNL Dutchie in the US

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    I would try to figure something out with wireless charging as it'll be easier and less finicky.
  2. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Strange. I haven't done a complete test 100 to 0 on the Pro but I've used it all day and never dropped below 30%.

    I actually left my Brigadier on all week from last weekend's ride and when I went to charge it last night it was at 13%! Of course that is at idle but still, my batteries on both phones last a good while. I rode from 7am this morning to about 11 and the Pro is at 86%.
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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    hmm, that battery life above does sound pretty weak. in tacking mode I can ride all day and be around 80% , with minimal screen use. if in using the screen a lot, maybe 30-40%
  4. climberevan

    climberevan planning the next journey

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    Wow... It sounds like I may be experiencing anomalous battery life. What can I do to check if there's something else sucking it down? If I could get 10h of life out of it, i could charge it at night & get by just fine.

    Edit: I just plugged the Pro into a known-good powerful wall charger. It's only gained like 4% of battery power in an hour. I think mine must have a charging problem... Is there any way to diagnose this?
  5. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Yeah that doesn't sound right at all. I still haven't charged my phone today ( it's 10:28pm) and it's at 60%.
    There's got to be something running in the background that is sucking juice out of your phone.

    I'm going to plug mine in right now and see how much charge it gains in an hour.

    Edit: an hour later I'm at 94%.
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  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    there is an application called "ampere" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.ampere&hl=en that can help you figure out if things are charging at full speed, which charger works best, etc and sometimes what is draining the battery. i only use it to diagnose, not all the time ;-)

    try a few wall chargers and cords. some of them break internally but not bad enough to prevent SOME charging from happening. normally i see 1.5Ah to 2Ah rates on good chargers and 300maH to 400maH on crappy chargers.

    you should definitely be seeing something in the neighborhood of 1.5 to 2a charging rates, or around 40% per hour increases, from good chargers.
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  7. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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  8. MiniNL

    MiniNL Dutchie in the US

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    Try different charger as well, when plugged into my mac, it won't charge for shit, but plugged into an iPad charger it charges at full speed. And definitely get an app to check charging and battery draws.
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  9. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm glad someone enjoys motorcycling in that stuff!
  10. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    "Merry Christmas, honey! I got you a new Kyocera phone!....can I borrow it for my ride?"
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  11. dirtystevedirt

    dirtystevedirt Been here awhile

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    Just joined the Kyocera Pro club. 99% new in box from Swappa.com for $120. Too cheap to pass up and try as dedicated GPS on the Swedish Cow.

    Going back to try and see which Perfect Squeeze fits the best.
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  12. theregulator

    theregulator Shut Up and Ride

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    I’ve used the regular size Squeeze for both the Pro and XD and am happy with the results. Some like the larger mount for the XD; regular size is fine for me.
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    I noticed several of my photos from my initial post have disappeared, is that just my browser? If so I’ll try and correct it and find those pics that vanished
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    IIRC didn't the site do an update to a new host? I see lots of broken pic links
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    PDX Alamo Been here awhile

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    I was using tapatalk so not sure why some vanished and others are still there . :doh
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    marbee40 Some Fear is Good

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    Just picked up a Pro on fleabay for $135. Not as good as the $120 above but Im happy


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  20. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    are any of you using the XD with Android Pay ? in considering going after an XD , but I really like ap :-)

    thanks