Apple conservative with battery?

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

  1. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    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 Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    First Generation or Series 1/2?
  3. IUBall22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Series 1
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Thats good battery life.
  5. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    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

    Dec 6, 2012
    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

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Aug 27, 2010
    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 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    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


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    I get that easily or more with first gen since watch OS3.
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Agreed. Watch OS 3.1 changed something and in a positive way.

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