Amazing battery life on watchOS 2.0.1

haruhiko

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It's 7:30pm here in Hong Kong and I have been wearing the watch since 8am this morning. The watch is reporting 74% of the battery left! It was definitely not possible in previous OS versions (it would've been around 50% or so at this time). I'm so surprised by this update. Loving it!
 
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MrTazz

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Yea my watch is the same better battery performance, just wish my iPhone 5 was the same
 

haruhiko

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I don't even have the battery complication on the watch face!

Today I wore the watch since 8:30am. After hiking, recording 24,000 steps, 1072 kcal spent on 190 minutes of exercise, at 6:30PM there was 78% battery remaining. Guess I can use it for two complete days without charging.
 
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Sheza

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I've also noticed marginally better battery life on 2.0.1
 

maflynn

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The past couple of days my watch seems to be getting worse battery performance then better. I'm inching closer to the 30 - 40% of battery life at the end of the day, before I was getting 50 - 60%
 

Smeaton1724

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Generally I can get 2 'days' out of it wearing it 6am-8pm and that includes a trip to the gym for an hour cycle and listening to music while at the gym via Bluetooth.

I use no other apps than reading text messages through it, Music, fitness and checking the time.
 
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dannyyankou

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On a typical day, I wake up at around 8, work out for an hour using the fitness app, check sports scores, reply to some texts with quick reply and dictation, check email, check the weather, check the time (of course), and I usually finish the day with 40% battery at 11pm.
 

Aniseedvan

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May 14, 2012
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Put mine on around 7am yesterday and it died around 10.30pm. I had the 10% alert somewhere around 9.15 and when I checked it an hour later it was on 2%. Hadn't used the exercise app all day. Very rarely do I get to the end of the day with more than 20% left. I have a 38mm though, I suspect a fair few of the posters above have the 42mm. I do use it a lot though; checking off OF tasks, dictating new tasks in OF, logging water, remote control of podcasts, dark sky alerting me every five minutes of it raining and then stopping at the moment....
My phone often is left somewhere else around the house when I'm at home and I do wonder whether being on the limit of Bluetooth range isn't killing my battery as well.