apple watch useless on 3 hour bike ride

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  1. caligurl, Apr 18, 2016
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    caligurl macrumors 68030

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    normally I absolutely LOVE, my apple watch. so much so that I bought a second one in rose gold.

    well yesterday we went on a three hour bike ride and I chose "outdoor cycle" as my workout. the darned watch died before we got home! UGH!
     
  2. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd. I've worn mine over 24 hours before without it dying.
     
  3. caligurl, Apr 18, 2016
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    you've done a workout for 24 hours with the workout app tracking your workout?
     
  4. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't rip you or anything. I've never done anything with my watch that ran it down in 3 hours, so I was just adding to the conversation that it seemed strange to me.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    I run the Workout app several times a week for 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours. I always get 16 hours with at least 5% to 25% left.

    For instance today I have used the Workout app for 1:58 (Outdoor Run and Other) and have use Siri a 'ton' testing an App and other use. It is into hour 15 and I'm at 18%.
     
  6. caligurl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know on a normal day, I HAVE to charge my watch after my workout in the morning (usually about an hour) or it's dead early in the evening. I've never been able to use the workout app and get a full day!
    --- Post Merged, Apr 18, 2016 ---
    I realized I was being witchy and edited my post. I hoped I had edited before anyone saw it but I guess not....
     
  7. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Was it near 100% before you started?
     
  8. caligurl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Is it a 38mm? They do seem to have over +/- 10% less battery life. However you may have some other problem?
     
  10. caligurl thread starter macrumors 68030

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    it is.... and ya.... I'm beginning to wonder... I guess I need to call and have them take a look at it!
     
  11. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I did a two hour weightlifting and treadmill workout today with the workout other as my choice. Battery went from 88% to 68%.

    Last year I golfed with my watch about 30-40 times for either 9 holes or 18 holes and had workout other every time. Usually would burn 40-50% for the 18 holes or 3 1/2 to 4 hours. I even used a golf app on my watch and would get closer to 65% used over 4 hours.

    I am starting to think your battery is failing. I've had my watch a year and still get about 10% burn of the battery per hour. If I use a third party app it can be a little worse.
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    definitely look into it. Doesn't sound right for the watch to die so soon.
     
  13. NevilleB macrumors member

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    Definitely something wrong with your battery. On Sunday I started a 2.5 hour bike ride with 90% battery life on my AW and at the end of the ride I had 46% battery life left.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Get it checked out by Apple. They are pretty generous as they replace batteries operating below 80% of original capacity under warranty or AC+.
     
  15. gsmornot, Apr 19, 2016
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    I do two to three 2 hour rides per week, track the ride with workout and use the watch as my music source. (yea, yea ride with music) I have the 42 and my battery after the ride and everything else in a 17 hour day I still end with @ 35% left on my battery.
     
  16. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. My 38mm lasts over 4h which is good for most training rides but not the 6hrs I'd like for a century.
     
  17. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    I've worn my 42mm on 2 hour Mountain Bike rides tracking the ride.

    Specifically Watch goes on my wrist about 7 AM from charger at 100%. Wear it all day. At 5:30 go Mountain Biking for up to 2 hours in the evening and track the whole ride. Wear the watch the rest of the evening and back on the charger before bed. This is a weekly outing and maybe once it needed charging before bed time.
     
  18. HopefulHumanist, Apr 19, 2016
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    Before trying to get it repaired at by Apple, I would unpair and pair it again, with a hard restart in between. It seems to fix battery issues for most people, including me. The days I spend 90 min to two hours in the gym, I always end with at least 30%
     
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I do a 1 hour workout every single day, and then wear my watch for 16+ hours. Always have 35% or more left over at the end of the day.
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    It's also possible the the position of the watch on your wrist while biking caused the screen to light constantly could have contributed to the shortened battery life on your ride.
     

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