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    Battery Power indicator

    So I've almost made my decision on which G I'd like to get myself, just wondering if having the battery power indicator is useful or more gimmickish on a solar powered watch and how accurate it is.

    Specifically I am thinking about getting the GW2500-1A or GW6900-1 new from a store close to my house or from the website.

    Thanks for the input.
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    Re: Battery Power indicator

    My GW6900 arrived with the battery completely discharged and I was able to monitor the charge as I nursed it back to full. Charge indicator worked exactly as expected.

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    Re: Battery Power indicator

    The battery indicator on my 5600-J-1 works great ! Been down on low charge levels, placed the watch near a bright light source and watched it charge up !

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    Re: Battery Power indicator

    I would say it is a pretty necessary feature on the solar model G's.

    With a a traditional battery powered watch you use it until the battery goes flat, then replace the battery. Job done.

    With a solar model with rechargeable battery, you never want to let it discharge fully as this can harm the battery, so they have a battery indicator to tell you if you need to charge it up.

    At the same time I wouldn't be anal about continually checking it, if it drops to 'm' then you know it is discharging slowly and needs more light than you are normally giving it, and if it drops to 'l' then it needs charged soon.

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