I usually have to turn off the heated gear in town- traffic = far beyond toasty!
Wearing just a base layer- heated liner and jacket- no bulky multi-layering needed when you have heat at your skin
Get some wind chill factor involved and turn it back on to low
I have no idea how severe conditions would be to require use of High setting! Colder that I want to ride in!
NOTE: Ck how your gear controller works- iirc the synergy 2 runs all the time = constant amps draw
Earlier model 1, and some other makers- use a system that comes on full amps power for a short time - then turns off.
Any low battery volts needs get recharged during the Off cycle
Riding 50+ miles to winters Holiday parades where lighted up bikes are invited = Gear ON!!
In Parade line with a compufire alternator putting out 60 amps at idle- run everything you want without concern
sometimes it does get chilly waiting in line...turn on the heat!
Digital voltmeter is the way to go! cheap, and plugs right in to a 12 volt power outlet on the right handlebar
that I wired direct to the battery- per forum instructions~ It runs the GPS when desired too!