Anyone need to charge their watch yet?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Rayban, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Rayban macrumors 6502


    Sep 5, 2008
    Anyone need to charge their watch yet? Not sure what percentage mine was when I got it going but it's been about 7 hours and I'm at 33% now.
  2. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    Nope, I charged it when it arrived so started at 100% about 10:30 this morning, and it's currently 8:46 PM and 49%
  3. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

    Robert M.

    Jan 4, 2010
    Got it at 3:30 PM with 75% battery, was at 10% by 7:30 PM! I played with it a lot, and did an hour workout, but I expected more.
  4. orangerock macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2009
    That's encouraging.
    I assume heavy use, being you just got it and have "played" with it a ton?
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I did. I got it and it was at 80%. After about 4 hours or so it was at 25% so I charged it during dinner. It got up to 70%. We are now back at 50%.
  6. AKRowdy macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2011
    At about 37% left and have been using it since 3 pm, when it came to the door with an 85% charge.

    That'll do, pig. That'll do.
  7. sterl320 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
  8. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2014
    Mine was 71% out of the box. I had to plug it in to sync music. Through an hour of going through every app and setting up and going over all menus etc. it dropped from 71 to 63.
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Got mine 6pm @84%

    Been playing with it non stop

    9pm now @64%
  10. David R macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    At 4 PM I had about 55% left (due mostly to 2.5 straight hours of activity/heart rate tracking.) I was concerned that the watch wouldn't work for my daily lifestyle and it wouldn't last all day. But I've played with it a decent amount this evening, including taking a call, and I still have 33% left as of 9:10 PM. I'm impressed.
  11. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    but of course!
  12. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    38mm, got it with about 74% battery at 5:30pm est. I still have 46% and have been using it since then.
  14. Dingerz macrumors newbie


    Jan 28, 2013
    I got it at noon and now have to recharge. I had the motion butterfly face. I was using it a ton to figure everything out though.

    9 hours is all I got. But usually they don't ship with 100% battery.
  15. Khabbi macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    One thing that I believe effects battery life is how close your watch is to your phone.. the farther away, the more output the watch has to put out to stay connected.

    I may be wrong though, if anyone knows for sure I'd like to know. :)
  16. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    I got mine at 85% and charged it to 100% while setting it up. Went to work at 10:30 and used it normally as mainly a watch with a few notification and directions to lunch. It was at 90% by 3pm. I did 60mins of indoor exercise and it lost another 10%. The workout app really uses the juice from what I assume is from polling the sensors. Tried out a few apps, did another 30mins of exercise and now at 8:30pm I'm at 56%.

    I should have no problems with all day battery life. I don't use my watch like a phone.
  17. slpslee1 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    Mine arrived dead, so, yes, I've charged it. It didn't take long, though. I haven't had too much of a chance to play with it today, so it's still at 65 percent or so.
  18. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    charged to 100% at 11:00am and 56% at 9:58PM i have answered 4 calls on the watch, played with sitting learning for about 2 hours off and on straight. I need turn off all the Notifications except the ones i really want. I turned off all sounds notifications too.. I have haptic for messages, incoming calls, reminders, etc. I'm still tweaking settings a bit more to get the best out of the watch. I really don't want it chiming and making a sound every few seconds that's what my phone is for.
  19. appleish19 macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2014
    Got mine about 10:45. Charged to 100% put it on at 12:05pm. Now it's at 69% I used it for a couple short calls. 30 texts and about 10 mins of app use. Very happy so far!:D
  20. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    After I charged mine, see above, my brother just finished. 50% - 95% approx 35 min.
  21. Sparkeze macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    I just charged my watch from 21-100% in about an hour and a half. Now what? I don't want to wear it to sleep so I'm just going to leave it laying on my nightstand all night? Or plugged in all night even though it's at 100%?
  22. Laowai184 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Mine came with 85% out of the box (generous!) when I opened it at around 6:30pm. I played with it a lot of course, and by midnight I had about 50% left - not bad! Charged it while sleeping and took it off charge at 7:30 this morning. It's now 10:40 and I have 90% left.
  23. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    I'd plug it back in and get into that habit (charge while sleeping). Even if I need charge during the day which I don't think I will, I'll still plug it in at night.
  24. anez macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    Mine arrived ~80% full, and ran from about 10:30 to 7:30 before needing a charge, under very heavy usage (near-constant notifications, a half hour of exercise, and general "shiny new thing" fiddling around with it every couple of seconds).

    I'm pretty impressed with it, to be honest.

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