Amazing battery life on watchOS 2.0.1

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by haruhiko, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    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![​IMG][​IMG]
  2. MrTazz macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2015
    Yea my watch is the same better battery performance, just wish my iPhone 5 was the same
  3. DadBod630 macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2015
    I swear to god you nerds probably lose at least 10% of your daily battery life just waking the watch up to check your battery level.
  4. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    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.
  5. AppleDavid macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2013
    Thats my:
    41 left with this!

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  6. Sheza macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2010
    Croydon & London At The Same Time
    I've also noticed marginally better battery life on 2.0.1
  7. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    15 hours and mine's still at 56%. I could probably get away with sleeping with it and wearing it tomorrow.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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%
  9. rasputinj macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I seem to get a couple more hours out of my watch.
  10. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    Started around 7:40am and it's about 1 am now. 25% left
  11. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Forgot to charge it last night. Still at 18% and I've been using it for 8 hours today.

  12. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    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.
  13. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    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.
  14. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2012
    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.

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