I have a 25 channel G2. I average about 15 stations on it at a time. This gets me through the week. I only listen on the player about 20 hours a week. So I refresh once a week every weekend. I could probably refresh less often, but the weekends is a easy thing to remember. Repeats are not a problem, or anything out of the norm. I pretty much recharge battery once a day. Unless I did not use it that day. I use it "on the go" on my arm, and in my car. I don't use it at home/office. This is my favorite portable device of this kind I have owned. Very unique. How often are you refreshing ? What is your usage pattern ?