I have had my Sansa Fuze for approximately 2 month and I love this thing. The battery life was never near the 24 hours advertised and I’m fine with that. I’m currently recieving about 16 hours per charge, but I’m hoping to raise it to 20. Heres a few details about my usage patterns:
- Music is at 192-320 kbps
- Headphones are small, inner-ear buds
- Brightness is all the way down
- I hit next a lot =(
- Screen is set to shut off 5 seconds and te Fuze is set to sleep in 10
- No MicroSD inserted
I know the two most prominent reasons are higher encoding rates and hitting next but I would think it would still be about 20 hours.
I have tried a complete cycle and I am on the most recent firmware.