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Old 08-30-2008, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was loving the Nav4 GPS, but now that it's draining my battery quickly, I had to go buy a car charger.

Anyone else experiencing this? Any optiolns? Nothing esle is running during the time.

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Old 08-31-2008, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm with Verizon, so my internal GPS is collecting dust, but my experience with other phones is that this is normal.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am an ex-cab driver so I know where everything is in Knoxville but still I'm with AT&T too but have been testing out the AT&T's Telenav and have had no problem with it. When your using your Nav4 GPS how long are you using it, Long trips ? out of state ? GPS is good for short travel times but if your going out of state Its best to have a car charger and also remember the harder your phone fights to get a signal the faster your battery gets drained.
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Hold on. Are you saying that if you use it for a long time your battery drains quickly or than just in general, since you started using Nav4All, that your battery life has decreased whether you use the app or not?

I know with Telenav I have the backlight always enabled and if I keep it running for 30 minutes or longer I go ahead an connect the BB to the car charger or else the battery is nearly dead at the end of the trip.
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The radio is on a lot more for the GPS so it's expected that it would drain faster
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do you need a data to get the GPS to work?
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You need a data plan to get the maps.
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It was a 2+ hour trip. It worked great, even did searches for restaurants and shops along the way. Love that it alerted me when I didnt have a signal.

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