Battery Life Is Incredible

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Vegasryn, May 6, 2015.

  1. Vegasryn macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Watch put on at 8 am and it's 1030pm now. I'd consider myself a heavy user. 30 emails received. 10-15 sent. Skype texts throughout day. 3 phone calls. Many messages sent and received.

    Very impressed.
     

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  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Good data point, thanks!

    Which size? (38 or 42mm)
     
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I used mine for 2 days without charging , tonight I was at 7%
    So is going in the charger
     
  4. Vegasryn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry forgot to add that! 42mm
     
  5. danlovaj macrumors regular

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    Same here too. Could go two days on one charge with my 42mm
     
  6. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Battery life is indeed very good. If you are not using the activity tracker. I keep the watch on at night.
     
  7. ielessar macrumors regular

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    Agree, great battery life. Took off the Watch on 6:30am, checked around 9pm still had around 40%. I am an active Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram user, and get 200+ notifications everyday.
     
  8. mathewbhavnani macrumors member

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    Do you guys use activity tracker? I used to but stopped a few days ago as I found it to be uncomfortable to wear at the gym and a bit less accurate then I'd hoped

    So far(since stopping the activity tracking), my battery has significantly improved...the activity tracker is a HUGE batter killer
     
  9. wvayens macrumors newbie

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    Please with battery life so far

    I have a 38mm, generally put it on a 8am and off around 11pm. Usually ending the day between 40-50% remaining.

    One change I did make was to turn off the activate on wrist motion...I find that tapping works just as well for me and eliminating a lot of the inadvertent activations has extended my batter life even further.
     
  10. PeterKent macrumors newbie

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    I am very impressed with the 42mm.
    After a full day of tournaments 5x60min games (all logged as outdoor run) I still had more than 25% battery left by the end of the day on the 42mm. The 38mm died half way into the 5th game (still impressive).
     
  11. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    I used mine from about 6:15am until midnight yesterday and about 30% left.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    Here is a summary of my heaviest day of usage and it didn't run out.

    I wore it over 16.5 hours, 106 minutes of exercise (weight training [Other] and running [Outdoor Running] with HR monitor on full time), 2 watch/phones calls,1 voice message playback, remote control of iPhone music, iTunes music (home) and AppleTV, installed at least 3 apps, plus all the notifications, using Siri, showing to a couple of people and overusing (since it is still new) and when I took it off it had 9% battery left.
     
  13. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Took mine off the charger at 8am yesterday morning, and took it off my wrist at 1am this morning. Had 40% free.

    Put it on at 8am this morning after NOT charging it. it had 34% when I put it on and now at 29%
     
  14. srharris22 macrumors member

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    I typically get mine on (42mm SG sport) at 6AM and use it as activity/fitness tracker for 30-50 minutes per day. When I put it on charger at night around 10:30PM its around 40+% charge still.
    I did fall asleep one night with it on and in the morning was 24% charge, only had 30+ minutes to charge it but made it through entire 2nd day including workout. I had to tell it to not go into power save mode about 30 minutes before I went to bed.
    All in all, couldn't be happier with the batter life.
     
  15. extricated macrumors 6502

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    I'm using mine around 18 hours a day with good battery life.
    When I do a long workout or use the activity tracker, the battery drains much more.

    My battery completely died after 13 hours on the second day, but I was also very active that day and logged a workout that morning.

    I have a theory that the watch is "learning" my habits and adjusting power usage. After that second day, I've had 16-18 hour days with 40-60 percent left at bedtime.
     
  16. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I did that this pas weekend, did not charge it due to at the end of Saturday was still at 55% and Sunday night I was at 29% after 2 days
     
  17. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    38 mm gets great battery life, too. I've got nothing turned off and do a lot of texts and weather checking (Dark Sky, Hi-Def Radarm weather app)and at least one phone call per day and push notifications from AP news among the many various things I've got the watch doing for me. I have activity tracker monitoring my standing and movement but currently I'm not doing any exercise for it to monitor this month (not until allergy season is over) so it's not running the battery down. I might be able to get two days out of the battery but my routine of putting it to bed on its charger is too ingrained in me at this point. But it's nice to know if I had to, I could get two days out of it.
     
  18. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    My 38mm normally has over 50% charge left after a full days use. I forgot to charge it one night and it lasted until 9pm on the second day. The battery is WAY better than Apple claims!
     
  19. philipk macrumors 6502

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    After eliminating the first two days, my battery has not gone below 40% after wearing it 7 am to 11 pm daily. Most days it is above 50%. Once it was at 70%.

    So I am not afraid to use it for receiving notifications, checking the weather and sports scores, and receiving and sending messages.

    Great job Apple!

    Forgot to say it is a 42mm.
     
  20. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a

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    I have also been very pleased with battery life. Never entered power saving mode once yet and I think I use watch a fair amount.
     
  21. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I have activity tracking turned on (although I'm not really using it or pay oh attention to the results), plus 100 emails, Facebook notifications etc and I'm getting 2 days out of the watch. Very happy indeed!!
     
  22. Vegasryn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Been using the activity tracker since day one. Can only imagine battery life with it turned off :eek:
     
  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Went to Disneyland yesterday with my 42mm watch. Took it off the charger around 8AM and was on it all day while waiting in lines and whatnot. Got home at 9:30PM and still had 48% left. Extremely pleased with how long the battery lasts. I was expecting it to die mid-day with the amount of usage I had put onto it. I had roughly 6 hours of usage and just shy of 14 hours of stand by.
     
  24. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    good

    Battery life has been quite good and to improve it I try to kill the last app that I was using (usually some form of exercise tracker or gps dependent app) before not using the watch directly for a while.
     
  25. bnekic macrumors 6502a

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