Autonomy of AIR³?

Check this FAQ to know more about battery life and maintenance.

Check this FAQ to know more about the best brightness setting for AIR³.

Check this FAQ to know more about readability.

AIR³ 7.3 and Air³ 7.35 have a battery of 10.000 mAh. This gives AIR³ a pretty large autonomy. So, how many hours does it mean?

To give a straight quick answer: 10 hours for AIR³ 7.3 and 12 hours for AIR³ 7.35. But, read more details below to better understand the ins and outs.

Well, the autonomy can be influenced by many parameters. This means the autonomy is not a fixed number of hours.

A first factor that can influence battery life depends on how the battery has been initialized. As explained in this FAQ regarding battery maintenance, the battery capacity is optimal when performing 3 full charge and discharge cycles for the first time.

Using a black theme increases by 30% the autonomy. Not everybody likes it,… but it uses much less energy. This is why AIR³ is preconfigured with an hybrid Black theme with white maps.

The main factor that influences the autonomy is the brightness level.

Most of the time, when using a smartphone outside, the brightness is set to maximum. Otherwise, information is hardly read. This is the case because the screen brightness is weak on such device. This is not the case for AIR³. The FAQ related to the best brightness setting gives you more details about the link between brightness, readability and autonomy.

AIR³ 7.35 has a new screen that provides more brightness. In order to compare the devices, they should be compared on the basis of similar readability. In the following test, the AIR³ 7.3 at 80% brightness is roughly equivalent to the AIR³ 7.35 at 30% brightness. With 100% battery to start with, with dynamic brightness disabled to standardise the test, the AIR³ 7.3 has 9 hours of autonomy. The AIR³ 7.35 has 14 hours of autonomy.

CCL, using AIR³ in the recommended way (correct battery initialisation, dynamic brightness, dark theme), you should get 10 hours of autonomy with 7.3 and 12 hours with 7.35. Without taking these recommendations into account, depending on your settings and the way you manage your flight, you should get between 7 and 12 hours of autonomy with AIR³ 7.3 and between 6 and 15 hours with AIR³ 7.35. But you will probably be happy with our default settings and adaptive brightness. This will give you more than enough power.

If you know you are going to fly for a very long flight, here are actually 4 “tips” you should have in mind:

  • AIR³ should be fully charged as this is the case with most smartphones or tablets.
  • AIR³ 7.3 and 7.35 have an advanced adaptive brightness sensor that adjusts the brightness to the current conditions. This significantly reduces the average brightness level compared to flying at full brightness all the time.
  • There are brightness widgets and buttons + and – easily accessible. You can adjust energy consumption by increasing or decreasing brightness according to your needs and the duration of your flight.
  • Doing a short clic on the power button is turning off the screen (all other features such as tracking, livetracking, accoustic audio remain active). With the screen off, the autonomy can be calculated in days… So, if you are going for a very long flight and have already used an important part of the battery, whenever you have the chance, you can turn off the screen this way and increase by hours the autonomy. A new short clic on the power button will turn on again the screen.
  • If you want to use the maximum brightness all the time, you are going to make a very long flight and you don’t want to be bothered by a potential energy shortage, you should use a Power bank, together with the Pogopin USB cable, once you reach a low remaining battery percentage (using the powerbank always connected to the device is not ideal).

Check our Readability matters page to better understand the influence between the tilt and the readability.

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