Battery deterioration on V3

judyg951

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My battery on my V3 watch seems to be going. It runs out of power rather quickly during the day and I need to recharge it constantly. Is this normal at this point in time? I have had it for less than 18 months. Plus it seems to take a long time to charge and does not easily get to 100%. Is anyone else having the same issues?
 

itsmemuffins

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I have a 42mm series 2 that’s a couple of years old and it’s battery is as good as my new 44mm series 4.
 

judyg951

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I'm going to keep an eye on it over the next few days. It will not charge to 100% no matter how long I keep it on the charger and it didn't record all of my data on the sleep app. If this continues I will probably trade it in and get a series 4.
If I have Apple diagnose it and the battery is going will they still let me trade it in?
 

itsmemuffins

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I'm going to keep an eye on it over the next few days. It will not charge to 100% no matter how long I keep it on the charger and it didn't record all of my data on the sleep app. If this continues I will probably trade it in and get a series 4.
If I have Apple diagnose it and the battery is going will they still let me trade it in?
Sorry I’m not sure what Apple do in that case.
 

Sasparilla

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You might want to take it in and have them run their diagnostics on it - shouldn't cost anything for that.

Have had a 3 for about the same amount of time, but I normally charge the battery every 2nd - 3rd day. 100% is still no problem on it. Going to WatchOS 5 seemed to impact its battery life (went from nearly always charging on the 3rd day to alot on the 2nd day) but it didn't seem to get worse after the initial 5 release...

Yeah, I know, its can you hold out till Version 5 comes in 6 months, right?
 
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judyg951

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I was planning on holding out, but now I'm so sure. I charge mine several times during the day.
It has gone from 98% at around 8:00 to 77% at noon. I have not been running any apps on it.
 

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Did you just enable irregular heart rate monitoring?

Mins has taken a dive since since installing 5.2 and enabling that and I might end up turning that feature off.
 

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I'm going to keep an eye on it over the next few days. It will not charge to 100% no matter how long I keep it on the charger and it didn't record all of my data on the sleep app. If this continues I will probably trade it in and get a series 4.
If I have Apple diagnose it and the battery is going will they still let me trade it in?
It should not make a difference as Apple will replace the battery on your AW when they refurbish it.
 
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judyg951

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Yeah, I know, its can you hold out till Version 5 comes in 6 months, right?
That's what I'm worried about now. If I go for the V4 I can't upgrade to the 5 in 6 months if I really want too, so I'm torn. I told my husband last night that I wanted to get the 4. His comment was "big surprise". He thought that I would get it when it came out and I have held out so far. My battery seems to be working fine now so that excuse won't work now.
What should I do? I'm on the fence. I know if I go to Apple to look I'll end up coming home with one. I'm just not sure if it's the right move.