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waw74

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May 27, 2008
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it's been out for maybe 8 hours
how is anyone going to tell?

the number of people that have had a fully charged batter after installing 6.1 probably badly even registers on all watches on any version of 6
not to mention those people have had maybe 7hours to burn in.
and the watch traditionally gets much better battery life a couple days after installing a new OS.

Somedays my watch is 20% when i go to bed and put it on the charger, somedays 40%, with no real difference in my usage. so who's to say better battery life after the update isn't just a "good battery" day.

by thursday or friday people might have a better ideal
but a full answer will take a week or so.
 

Renho

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Sep 15, 2014
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There is already a long thread here:


that’s beta tho.. I mean the final product.
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it's been out for maybe 8 hours
how is anyone going to tell?

the number of people that have had a fully charged batter after installing 6.1 probably badly even registers on all watches on any version of 6
not to mention those people have had maybe 7hours to burn in.
and the watch traditionally gets much better battery life a couple days after installing a new OS.

Somedays my watch is 20% when i go to bed and put it on the charger, somedays 40%, with no real difference in my usage. so who's to say better battery life after the update isn't just a "good battery" day.

by thursday or friday people might have a better ideal
but a full answer will take a week or so.

well mine has switched from lasting 18 hours to one day lasting 10.

you can get an idea by Mid day. I had mine at 100% today after update and I haven’t notice any difference yet.
After an update does it need a couple days to index or settle down? I’m a first time watch owner.
 
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deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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that’s beta tho.. I mean the final product.

After an update does it need a couple days to index or settle down? I’m a first time watch owner.
Yes. I'm unsure what it's doing but it does seem to need a day or so to settle in after an update or an unpair/re-pair.
 

akidokraja

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Jan 19, 2013
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Nike cellular 44mm, 6.1 here. took it off charger at 99% after the update. Now it’s been around 14 hours and at 80% battery!! AOD is off. This is substantial improvement. Hopefully it stays like this. Tomorrow I’ll try with AOD on.
 

Phuz01

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Oct 25, 2006
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It's been 2 hours since I took my Series 3 off the charger, and it's still at 100%. It would normally be down to 93-95% by now. Don't know if this means more efficient software or a less precise battery monitor. Guess we'll find out over the next few days.
 

eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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It's been 2 hours since I took my Series 3 off the charger, and it's still at 100%. It would normally be down to 93-95% by now. Don't know if this means more efficient software or a less precise battery monitor. Guess we'll find out over the next few days.

HAHA! Apple would get so much crap if they took the easy way out on that.
 

cosmic68

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Dec 26, 2007
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Unfortunately disappointing for me. I get it’s early, but no improvement. Light usage today too, no workouts or streaming.

AOD on
Raise on
Noise off
Series 5 SS LTE

I’m at 50% at 7 hours. Wouldn’t even last the advertised 18 hours if I don’t charge it.
 

eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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Eau Claire, WI
Unfortunately disappointing for me. I get it’s early, but no improvement. Light usage today too, no workouts or streaming.

AOD on
Raise on
Noise off
Series 5 SS LTE

I’m at 50% at 7 hours. Wouldn’t even last the advertised 18 hours if I don’t charge it.

same exact as you I am now 5 hours into the day and at 85%. Light use, no workouts, in/out of LTE mode mutliple times throughout the day.
 

Ament

macrumors newbie
Oct 10, 2019
13
50
Poland
AW5 Nike with LTE here - since 6.1 beta3 battery life is just stellar on my watch :) Everything is on except the Noise app.
 

Ack_

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2019
11
8
Buffalo
Series 4
My usage after 4 Hours, 1 Min: 33%

8.25% per hour which is still awful. I was really hopeful that 6.1 would have solved my issues. I barely use the watch while I'm at work and I'm in an office environment, so noise is only around 40 db.

Background Refresh: on
Noise: on
Wake Screen: only on tap
Siri: using digital crown
Display: brightness set to minimum
 
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TrueBlou

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Sep 16, 2014
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After more than 9 hours, mine is still at 80%. That’s fairly light use of about 1 and a half hours. Mainly notifications, iMessage, emails, Music on LTE, Activity, Heart Rate, a couple of ECG checks and changing the temperature of my coffee mug. Which is better than average for me, I may leave it off the charger tonight and see if I can stretch to two full days.

Oh and I should mention. That’s what the AOD and raise to wake on as well.
 
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eclipse01

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May 16, 2011
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Series 4
My usage after 4 Hours, 1 Min: 33%

8.25% per hour which is still awful. I was really hopeful that 6.1 would have solved my issues. I barely use the watch while I'm at work and I'm in an office environment, so noise is only around 40 db.

AOD: on
Noise: on
Wake Screen: only on tap
Siri: using digital crown
Display: brightness set to minimum
So you have a series 4 with AOD?
 
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