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See battery level when charging, but powered off

If I plug my M50 to power to charge it, nothing shows me what % the battery is at unless I power it on. I'd like to see a % while powered off, if it's being charged.

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  • Jul 25 2019
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  • Guest commented
    23 Dec, 2020 02:00am

    Just tried to check battery while charging again and cannot get it to work at all. No battery icon, no percentage.

    Is it possible to map this feature to one of the other buttons like the select button? That power button is problematic and everytime I try to check the battery level while the unit is off, I end up powering the whole thing up.

    Firmware v.2.4.2

  • Guest commented
    22 Dec, 2020 04:06pm

    I'm on the latest firmware and last time I checked the charge status, I only had the battery %. Has this been fixed or is my unit defective?

    Firmware v. 2.4.2

  • Guest commented
    7 Sep, 2020 12:21pm

    Ok, have found it. Power button is tragic, even knowing the charge meter is there I can only get it to show at best one in five times pushing the button.

  • Guest commented
    7 Sep, 2020 11:19am

    Just setting a new M50 and the solution indicated below for 2.2.0 is not present in 2.4.1.

    This is a pretty basic and useful feature for a rechargeable device.

  • Guest commented
    10 Apr, 2020 05:24pm

    This is definitely not what I had in mind. Any Garmin Edge device will show a battery icon on screen along with the % of charge level. This way makes it easy to determine if the device is charged or not.

    Having to push the power button, only to see the battery, yet no %, is not what I would like to see. There must be a better way of configuring this.

  • Guest commented
    17 Mar, 2020 09:56pm

    Implemented in FW 2.2.0:

    while connected to power source (charging), push POWER ON (side) button, BATTERY indicator is shown on screen temporarily. Device does not boot.

  • Guest commented
    27 Jul, 2019 01:50am

    Hi James. Can I be a beta tester? Please! 

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    James Stemper commented
    27 Jul, 2019 12:29am

    You bet Richard, we are working on this now. We will not release this in the upcoming release, as those features are essentially locked in now, but we will get it in the following release.

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