Battery life increased dramatically

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by djcerla, May 25, 2015.

  1. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    Just for curiosity, I switched off wrist recognition, so the screen no longer switches on inadvertently (it was a bit annoying sometimes).

    As a consequence, battery life literally jumped. After 6 hours on my wrist, I'm at 97%, with normal usage, so battery is probably bound to last 3 full days.

    I have a 42mm SS, screen brightness set at maximum. Normally, I used to charge the watch at night with about 30-40% of battery life left after a typical day with notifications, some phone calls/texts, pulse recognition during a workout and some quick "demo" for friends.

    Does that action also toggle off infrared heart pulse recognition? I can't believe those huge savings come exclusively from screen not toggling on involuntarily.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I thought I would be doing the same but after a few days and having so much battery remaining, it is not worth it to me and if it comes on accidentally . . .thats life.
  3. Motocrossed macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2015
    ^This. I generally put mine on at 4:30am and take off at 10:00pm. My battery percentage has never dropped below 40%, and I use it a lot.
  4. Mumbles01 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2015
    I didn't even think about adjusting screen brightness (I don't have mine yet)
    Can anybody tell me how much more life it sucks out of the battery if it's at max.
    Typically I keep my iPhone around 80% brightness, so I figure is be doing the same with the watch.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have mine set at 50% which I think was it default and have no problems seeing it outdoors. Even my first day and playing with my new watch a lot, it still had like 43% left at the end of the day

    The battery is really not going to be an issue.
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    42mm watch here. I have mine at 2/3 brightness. More than bright enough to be seen outdoors in direct sunlight and I've never seen a number lower than 35% on the battery meter (ever; and usually more like 40+%) when warn & used 6:30am to 12:30am.

    It won't last two full days, but so what. I don't sleep with it on, so I have no problem charging it at night right next to my phone. And there's more than enough power to keep going should I end up being out all day and all night in to the wee hours.
  7. jwball macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2008
    Funny thing is mine has managed two days on a single charge.
  8. Ben_Dover macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2015
    The most hours I had gotten with it fully charged was 41 hours. I slept with it on last night. Woke up to a 14% battery.
    - mute on just the haptic feedback (prominent)
    - very select notifications
    - brightness of 75%
    - 30 minutes running at 8 pace
    - regular or usual call and text use.
    - dnd at night (2200-0500)

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