Watch complications and battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Maskusee, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

    Maskusee

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    I've been a fan of DarkSky from day one and yesterday evening I added their DarkSky complication to my watch face. So far haven't seen any significant battery drain on the watch. And almost seems identical to the native weather app (hasn't rained here so far).

    Anyone of you guys seeing any significant battery drain from having complications loaded on the watch face? Any particular apps to be concerned with?

    Trying to weigh in the want and ease of information from having a complication on watch face vs battery life.

    Thanks
     
  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Only one 3rd party complication loaded, Dark Sky as well. I've noticed no change in battery life as well.
     
  3. Maskusee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Maskusee

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    Thank you for your reply.

    Same here, only DarkSky loaded as a complication and you are right, haven't noticed any significant battery drain.
    TGIF
     
  4. masands macrumors regular

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    Depends if the app is native or not. If it's native, the battery life should be good. Else, it'll be constantly pinging your smartphone.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm running the ETA complication on mine and battery appears normal.
     
  6. limatime42 macrumors member

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    I'm running Dark Sky and Sky Guide moonphase complications and battery is good as ever.
     
  7. taat2d macrumors newbie

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    I have Dark Sky and Fantastical 2 and so far the battery drain seems to be the same.
     
  8. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me.
     
  9. Elmo1938 macrumors member

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    use Runkeeper for about 2 hrs a day. battery life is fine
     
  10. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Funny you mention Dark Sky. In the early days of complications in watchOS, Dark Sky's was a little misbehaved and could run down the battery. The developer made some fixes pretty quickly and it's been good since then.
     

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