Having upgraded from a 1030 to 1040 Solar, trying to understanding the changes to Battery Saver mode:
- The display no longer turns off after a timeout. Is this by design or a bug? Different to what the manual says https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/GUID-0083D0A0-EA6E-41F0-8207-3F1498875E61/EN-US/GUID-3DE9F05B-B141-4A8F-A485-A3CF355DFB86.html
- The 1040 gives a battery estimate which is nice. Using the Reduce Backlight toggle seems to reduce the brightness - along with impressive reported battery gains - but not the backlight timeout. If I manually reduce this the battery estimate does not change. Surely this can't be right?
- Similarly, enabling Battery Saver mode seems not to disable the bluetooth phone connection. Previously with the 1030 I found disabling this gave major battery savings. Again, manually disabling bluetooth does to alter the battery estimate.
- Does the Hide Map toggle simply remove the map data page (seems to do so in a buggy way if you toggle this while already in a profile including a map)? I know leaving the map on the screen increases battery consumption (complex processing and redraws) so was hoping this was something more intelligent that moved away from the map page after a warning/timeout.. not remove it completely!