+CaliforniaCondor Posted January 28, 2015 Share Posted January 28, 2015 I hope I posted this in the correct section. I have a Magellan Explorist 310 - it suits me well until I am able to save for a different GPS. My question is, what is the consensus on where to purchase fresh batteries and what brand? I use AA, and I have tried buying them at the checkout area of a few different busy grocery stores thinking the turnover would keep them new, nope they don't last long at all, I tried buying them at the SUPER busy (and pain in the neck) Wal-Mart....still not that long of a life. I always buy smaller packs thinking they will be newer, always check the date - not even sure if that matters. I use the GPS like most, maybe four hours at a stretch, and I put mine in suspend mode when I know I am hiking up a distance before I even get into the area....and my batteries only last me about four trips. I like to keep spares in my pack, but even then, if they are dead, they are of no use. I have tried duracell, eveready, and energizer. I almost think energizer worked slightly longer - but I would really like to hear what many of you are using and where you are buying them. Thanks!! Quote Link to comment
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