WatchOS 3.1 GREAT battery life

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  1. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    I read reports that beta users were getting great battery life under 3.1. I wasn't prepared for how big the improvement would be.

    I have a Series 1, and I had 75% battery left after 16 hours yesterday. After charging it over night, I have 97% battery after 6 hours. This is with everything turned on like location services and background app refresh. So far I haven't had any strange reboots like I had under 3.0.

    I would say this is an amazing update for the watch.
     
  2. daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed a big leap also. Currently on 73% after 11 hours. And his is on a Series 0 42mm. Can't imagine what the difference will be on the series 2 with the bigger cell.
     
  3. mthomas184 macrumors regular

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    I put mine on at 6am and its currently at 88% and it is now 2pm. Amazing battery right now
     
  4. gppittjk macrumors regular

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    My series 0 has actually gotten a little worse. I even unpaired/repaired. In WatchOS 2 I generally finished my day with roughly 25-35% left, with a 1-hour workout. Now i'm down to 10-15% with a 25-45 minute workout. Anything I can do?
     
  5. CarlosQG macrumors 68030

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    I am AMAZED by the battery after this update. I unplugged my S2 at 7:00 am and right now, after almost 7 hours I have 94%!
     
  6. Ritte macrumors regular

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    14h 45 min and I'm on 81%. Series 2.

    I don't know what they've done, but it's great.
     
  7. gwhizkids macrumors 65816

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    I'm with you. I've been off the charger since 7 am (8 hours). Down to 66% with only minimal usage.
     
  8. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't noticed a difference between 3 and 3.1 but I am very pleased with the battery in AW2.

    And 75 minute workout without GPS brought my battery from 95% to 88%. That's incredible to me. Starting at 10pm with 100% and waking up with 95% 7-8 hours later and then doing a 70-75 minute workout and sitting at 88% is excellent.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Still too early to make a definitive judgment. However my S0 seems to have longer battery life EXCEPT when using the Workout App. Battery drain seems to be about the same (or slightly worse) when the Workout app is running.
     
  10. nav92 macrumors member

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    Agreed. I was actually surprised yesterday night when I decided to put my Series 1 to charging before I went to sleep. It still had 65%. So I decided to sleep while wearing it.
    It's the second day and I still have around 40%. Again with background app refresh on and everything.

    Sometimes, the updates which don't get too much hype are the most efficient ones apparently.
     
  11. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    This is what I experienced as well. My AW SO is at 42% right now after just 12 hours and a 60 minute Workout App run this morning. This is about what I saw with WOS3.0, so nothing really changed for me.

    TxWatch
     
  12. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm at 41 hours off charge, 2 work outs yesterday and 1 today and I'm at 25%. I was worried about battery life but I'm very happy with my S2.
     
  13. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    im having some incredible battery life as well on my 42mm SS series 2 apple watch, left home with 100 at 10am and its now 9:47 pm and im at 85 percent
     
  14. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Didn't wear my Watch today at all. 20 hours standby, 59% when I checked it this evening...
     
  15. woodynorman macrumors 6502

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    Im normally at 25% or so this time of night with my series 2. Right now its 51%.
     
  16. VSG macrumors regular

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    Confirmed on my S2 as well, greatly improved battery life with watchOS 3.1.

    Before I would have about 40% of battery life left at the end of a usual day.
    Now it's 70%! I'll definitely check whether the watch will last two days on a charge. Would be a huge improvement in my opinion.
     
  17. recoil80 macrumors 65816

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    Really great battery life, I wore my series 1 for 24 hours straight and it was at 40% so it can last two full days if I don't wear it during the night.
     
  18. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My wife uses the pillow app and so far she's been able to wear it all night and during the day by charging it for a couple of hours when she gets up in the morning before leaving for work.
     
  19. ButterflyBella macrumors member

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    Amazing update! I was a little bummed after spending the money on an edition that after 16 hours of use my battery would be around 10-15%. Wore my watch 16 hours yesterday after the update and it was at 51% when I put it on the dock for the night. I'm thrilled!
     
  20. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    I've been getting 56 hours on s2 with a tad under 20% left.
     
  21. tromboneaholic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    13 hours of use today and at 78%.

    I haven't rebooted the watch since installing the OS upgrade Monday.

    No weird crashes or glitches either.
     
  22. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Took off charger last night. Put it on this morning at about 6:30am at 95%. It's 8:30 pm now and I'm at 44% with 2 ten minute walking workouts. Seems like it's draining more than it should. Never been able to get the battery life everyone else is getting...annoying.
     
  23. scriptkitten macrumors regular

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    i've been awake since 7am. watch was at 100%

    i went for an hour+ long run using the Activity App.... at almost 11pm i'm at 65%.

    WOW!
     
  24. gppittjk macrumors regular

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    51% drop on 14 hours with 20 minutes of continuous HRM is great. That's over 28 hours off the charger. I was barely getting that on OS2
     
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