Apple conservative with battery?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by IUBall22, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

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    ive been wearing my Watch since 7am and it's now almost 10pm, and I still have 59% battery left. Pleasently surprised by this.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    First Generation or Series 1/2?
     
  3. IUBall22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Series 1
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Thats good battery life.
     
  5. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    They did an amazing job with watchOS 3.1 regarding battery life.
    I usually charge my Watch every night putting it into a stand, but I could do it every other day since I always have more than 50% when I go to bed
     
  6. matthewadams macrumors regular

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    I can confirm. Up since 8am, its 8pm now, still at 76% despite frequent usage throughout the day.
    (Part of the reason might be that I can decrease brightness a bit since it's winter-time here).
    38mm version too.
     
  7. Kendo macrumors 68000

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    I am generally over 50% when I put the watch on at 7 AM and take it off around 9 PM. Thinking about just charging every other day. Series 1 here with brightness set to medium.
     
  8. jaredlipsitz macrumors member

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    I typically get 3 full days use out of a single charge. I do switch it off at night as that saves enough battery to get through 3 days safely. Quite impressive!
     
  9. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Only time battery dips below 60% on my AW Sport is when I've had the pulse meter running for two hours plus when taking a really long walk. Often if I don't use the training app that day, battery is at or near 75%.

    That said, I've turned off background activity for most apps, as I found something eating serious battery when wOS3 first came out, and curbing background update for all but the core stuff I actually use fixed it. I didn't bother re-activating it all again when 3.1 came out as there was no appreciable gain for me letting them background update.

    I suppose in the interest of science I should just enable everything again and see if battery life remains good. I just can't be bothered though! *shrug*
     
  10. macdragonfl macrumors 6502

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    I get that easily or more with first gen since watch OS3.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Agreed. Watch OS 3.1 changed something and in a positive way.
     

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