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chillip

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As title says, the battery life on my original launch day watch is really good on the latest software update.
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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As title says, the battery life on my original launch day watch is really good on the latest software update.
I completely agree. Been 5 hours since I've unplugged it. Still at 100%. Usually down to about 85% by now. Being that this is probably the last watchOS 3 update, hopefully 4.0 doesn't kill the battery :(.
 

valenrandy

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Jun 10, 2009
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I'm going to give it a week or 2 to see how it pans out for more folks before I take the plunge lol.
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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I'm going to give it a week or 2 to see how it pans out for more folks before I take the plunge lol.
Being such a small update, there is very little risk in anything going "wrong". These final updates are just for stability and bug fixes. This will probably be the final watchOS 3 update till the fall.
 

woodynorman

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Nov 26, 2011
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Updated last night. Watch has been off the charger for 13 hours. Battery is at 80%! Best battery life Ive had with my series 2
 

Mansu944

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Mar 11, 2012
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Do you people ever raise your wrist, walk or do any kind of workout??? How can your batteries last so long??
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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Do you people ever raise your wrist, walk or do any kind of workout??? How can your batteries last so long??
I do an hour workout a day. I usually have 50-60% at the end of the day. I'm at 68% today. So definitely an improvement.
 
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Peepo

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Jun 18, 2009
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Mine is still as bad... about 14 hours today before it died.
When I first got it would last 18+ hours easily... seems just recently it starting to be real bad.
 

Javabird

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Apr 27, 2015
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Mine is still as bad... about 14 hours today before it died.
When I first got it would last 18+ hours easily... seems just recently it starting to be real bad.
My battery is draining much faster after upgrading too. I haven't changed any other settings.
 

Lloydbm41

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Oct 17, 2013
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My first full day using my watch and I thought something was wrong, because after 5 hours it only dropped 2 percent. By the end of my day and 12 hours off the charger with around 100 notification, I am at 90%. That's 10x better than anything I ever got with my Android Wear or Samsung Gear smartwatches.

This is some sort of magic?!?
 

Koudspeel

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Apr 8, 2013
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I charged it fully last night and it's 18:31 now and it still has 90% charge left! Battery life certainly got much much better with the last update.
 

TIO

macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2010
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I'm having different results than the rest of you on my Series 0. I installed the update on Sunday, and Monday had terrible battery performance... died before my day was over. So I un-paired and re-paired last night, and I'm waiting to see how it does today.
 

roboclint

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Aug 24, 2011
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Has anyone else had the OPPOSITE effect? Yesterday my watch got to 10% around 10 pm. Today it's almost dead at 7 pm, and I'm not even working out like I usually do (taking the week off for my birthday WOOT).
 

TIO

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Jul 14, 2010
26
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Has anyone else had the OPPOSITE effect? Yesterday my watch got to 10% around 10 pm. Today it's almost dead at 7 pm, and I'm not even working out like I usually do (taking the week off for my birthday WOOT).

I did the first day after the update. I did a re-pair, and it's been good since. I'm a couple hours into my day, and still at 100%. The first day, before the re-pair, I was probably at 85% by this time.
 

sean000

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Jul 16, 2015
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My 38mm AWS hit the 2 year mark a week or so ago. The battery life is still as good as, if not better than, it was when I first got it. Mileage varies a little depending on how long of a workout I do (If I do a workout at all), but I usually have no trouble with battery. I wear the watch to bed for sleep tracing, so I usually charge it before I go to bed. I usually top it off in the morning while I get ready for work, but it's not totally necessary. If I don't top it off in the morning I will hit 10% by 6 or 7pm, but as long as I top it off I will have between 10 and 30 % when I charge it in the evening.

Most devices with internal batteries start to hold less of a charge after two years of use, but perhaps Watch OS has gotten more efficient so I haven't noticed? Overall I'm impressed that two year old gadget works better in terms of performance than it did when it was new.



Sean
 

prk60091

macrumors member
Nov 13, 2011
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42mm AWS over 2 years old (i got it on launch day so May 2015) -- Really weird battery life- yesterday at 16 hours still 10% (i just rec'd the 10% warning when i was putting it on the charger for the nite... and today dead at 12 hours
 

danapellerin

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Apr 11, 2017
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Has anyone else had the OPPOSITE effect? Yesterday my watch got to 10% around 10 pm. Today it's almost dead at 7 pm, and I'm not even working out like I usually do (taking the week off for my birthday WOOT).

Yeah, I'm burning through about 7% an hour since the update. I've rebooted, repaired, disabled just about everything and still just terrible battery life. Before the update I'd end up with about 40% left by the time I went to bed. Now I'm lucky if the watch stays on until dinner time.
 

prk60091

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Nov 13, 2011
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22 hours into my day i am down to 20% left---everything was purring along with adequate (18 hours +/- ) battery from the update until yesterday... something is wrong and i dn know what.or how to fix... pairing and unpairing does not change anything.... another ideas???
 
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prk60091

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Nov 13, 2011
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22 hours into my day i am down to 20% left---everything was purring along with adequate (18 hours +/- ) battery from the update until yesterday... something is wrong and i dn know what.or how to fix... pairing and unpairing does not change anything.... another ideas???

Oops I meant 10 hours not 22 hours

Now @11 hours into my day I have to 14% left
 
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