Charge your camera overnight (or at least 3 hours) before going to the range. The ShotKam has an internal clock to keep track of the date and time, so it has a slow drain over a few days. Always charge it at least 3 hours before use. The ShotKam will automatically turn OFF if it is in constant Sleep Mode for 1 hour. If you do not bump the gun, close the action, or take a recoil for one hour, then it automatically turns off to conserve battery.
What is the expected battery life?
Clay Shooting: Lasts 5 to 6 hours, or about 150 recoils/shells on a full charge. If you are shooting true or report pairs, then they will be saved on the same video. All shots within 5 seconds of each other are saved on the same video. Example: If you are shooting pairs and use 150 cartridges, then you would get 75 videos saved on a full charge. Click here to learn how to use the camera when shooting clay targets.
Hunting: Lasts 4 to 5 hours, or about 100 recoils/shells on a full charge. All shots taken within 7 seconds of each other are saved on the same video. Example: If you load 3 cartridges into the chamber and shoot a triple, then it will save on 1 video. For information on how to hunt with ShotKam, read our article on bird hunting settings and tips.
Constant WiFi Mode: Lasts 1 hour if the WiFi is constantly staying on. The WiFi is a big battery consumer, so we recommend shooting in "Normal Shooting Mode" (one green LED light), then only using the WiFi sporadically to download videos at the range. Read our article here on how to use the mobile app and WiFi.
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