Actual Battery usage

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Vin2015, May 25, 2015.

  1. Vin2015 macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Baring the 1st day(Wednesday) where I played with the watch nonstop, and had about 20% charge after wearing it 12 hours. I am finding that the watch has a very reasonable 48 hour cycle per charge.

    I put the watch on Saturday at 2 p.m. with a 100% charge, today on Monday at 11:30 a.m. my time I still have 27% charge left. That is after being out all day Saturday and Sunday, and using the watch in a "normal" manner. I was even playing the game Lifeline the last 2 days.

    Also I have not taken the watch off at all, I have slept and showered with it the last 48 hours, and it was performed perfect. I get all notifications through it except emails.

    I know "normal" usage is very subjective, but I check my time a few times a hour, deal with iMessages, and have used the timer and maps a few times, even had a short 5 minute phone call via the watch.
  2. iamasmith macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2015
    Cheshire, UK
    Yeah, battery life is underplayed. If you run some fitness programme you will see a difference though.

    I'm down to 40% and OMG, 3 hours to go before I charge it today - lol.

    That's because I did 3 hours tracked workout.
  3. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    Unless I use the workout app I usually see 30-40% battery at the end of the day. Apple definitely under played the battery on the watch.
  4. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

    Crazy Matt

    Apr 20, 2015
    I generally have around 40-50 percent at the end of the day. Yesterday I had 13% left at the end of the day but it tracked a 2 1/2 hour outdoor bike ride. I thought that was pretty good!
  5. Vin2015 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    Yeah, I have been pleasantly surprised about the battery life, the way everyone was reviewing it, made it seem like I was gonna be lucky to make it home at the end of the day with a working watch.

    Far from the truth.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Even with two 40 minute brisk walks with heart tracking, my watch is still at around 40% at the end of the day.
  7. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    Are most you guys using the 42? I wonder how large the difference actually is with the two models. I get a super easy 2 day charge when it comes off the charger. It often is at 20% even after wearing it for two days with a few short mile runs.
  8. Vin2015 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2015
    I am using a 42mm, as I assume most men would be too.

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