Request: Battery Level in Percent and/or Remaining time

cgeising
cgeising Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited August 2021 in RIDER
Hi,
it would be convenient to have more options to show the current battery level:
  • display the battery level in %
  • display the remaining battery life in hours:minutes
I know there is a way to display the battery level in percent, but it requires a restart of the device which is not easy to perform (and not a good idea) while driving . The remaining percentage or the remaining battery lifetime would make it more easy to predict how long the battery will last and where a stop might be needed to charge the battery before the device dies.
Also it would help to show how far the battery is exactly loaded when charging it.
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  • fergussion
    fergussion Registered Users Posts: 304
    Supreme Pioneer
    Add my vote to that
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,828
     Superuser
    Hi
    @cgeising
    Welcome to the site....
    Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) button... On the Menu Screen top right is a battery status Icon
    Charging... Displays when Connected to a Power supply
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    Full Charge... Displays when Connected or Not Connected Power supply
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    Half Charge... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
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    Low Battery... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
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    One of the worst things you can do to a Lithium battery is to run it flat so at a certain percentage of discharge (Unspecified)... The device will go into 'Power Saving Mode' the screen will dull, and the device will eventually turn itself off (Not Sleep)

    There is a Battery Status display available on the devices Status Screen
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound Continue to hold the on/off button until the Black & White Status screen is shown.....
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    If you are worrying about the device charging, you might consider one of these gadgets
    63a11bd6-9bcb-49ec-b71b-9223d7c334dd.jpgOr

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    Simply plug the device into the USB socket and plug your lead into the USB Doctor, the device will display the Voltage and Power being used by your various USB devices
    I have one of each type they're only peanuts to buy, search Amazon/eBay for USB Doctor

    ATB YFM
  • kieron
    kieron Posts: 539
     Superuser
    Hi @cgeising @fergussion -

    I also agree - it would be very convenient and more importantly, much more practical to have the battery symbol and remaining percentage showing, especially on Rider devices, permanently on the main map screen (just like a mobile phone does).
    This would then be a constant monitor to determine if the device is being charged or running on battery alone. Maybe @VikramK could log this request with the development team for future improvement.
  • cgeising
    cgeising Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    Many thanks @kieron and @fergussion.
    Also thanks to @YamFazMan for your input. I was already aware of this (except for the USB Doctor - thanks!). But still I would like the usability to be improved around the Battery icon.

    I have updated the request text to:
    It would be convenient to have more options to show the current battery level:
    • display the battery level in %
    • display the remaining battery life in hours:minutes
    • display the battery symbol permanently on the main map screen (just like a mobile phone does)

    We know there is a way to display the battery level in percent, but it requires a restart of the device which is not easy to perform (and not a good idea) while driving. The remaining percentage or the remaining battery lifetime would make it more easy to predict how long the battery will last and where a stop might be needed to charge the battery before the device dies. Also it would help to show how far the battery is exactly loaded when charging it. Having the battery symbol always on the screen while navigating will also help as there will be no need to go to the menu while driving.