1 turn off the displayI do a lot of hikes in the 14 to 16 mile range or sometimes even longer. One problem I have had with using GPS on my phone to track hikes like that is that it drains the battery so quickly. Has anyone tested how long the battery will last on the band with the GPS running for six to eight hours or longer?
I don't have a band yet but I'm planning to get one as soon as I can get one at my local Microsoft store.
2 airplane mode
3 begin recording
use a sane distance between poiNts like 30 meters, and whatever software that is actually GOOD at recording wIthout killing the battery.
the display eats battery 5x faster than the gps receIver in my exPerience.
also being on the fringe of cellular (lte especially) service kills it.
the gps antenna alone is very low for consumptionn
I routinely track routes for 8-12 hours without losing more than 20% battery