Today was a resting day for running. I had a core training session in the evening. Nothing fancy … just complementing the daily activity.
Battery life. Today I got the low battery notification at 1PM – so that means that with all activity tracking (continuous HR monitoring active) and 5 sessions (3 hours and 33 minutes of GPS running) you could have close to 6 days of autonomy. Not bad, but not that close to the huge battery life of the Fenix 5X+ in similar usage conditions (more than 9 days).
Today, at 5:50PM, when I plugged in the watch into the charger, only 9% of the battery left – that brings the attention to the fact that you don’t get quantitative info from Vantage V – only battery full, ok and low – no way you could understand what is the percentage and eventually how much could you use it (with or without GPS) until is gone.
The charger is nice, magnetic and cool … but not very practical if you don’t have a steady surface to leave your watch on, or you are on the move. Maybe a strong plug connector would be more reliable, but that creates other type of issues with exposed connector pins and so on.
You should be aware that you can’t see how much the watch is charged if connected to a PC/Mac with FlowSync installed – if you disconnect it, you’ll find out how much is charged. Also, I couldn’t find a way to see the charged percentage from FlowSync (on macOS), which only says “Charging battery…”
Tomorrow will continue the running journey, now that we are fully charged.