Hmmm. I updated yesterday and today have horrible battery life! I normally get through most days between 50-73%, depending on which face I use. For most of the day I used one of the new breathe faces but I often use the flower one, so I would think the battery use would be similar.
Right now I am at 17%!!! It can’t just be from the watch face. I will restart it tonight before charging but I can’t think of anything else that would cause this.
I am not using the walkie talkie thing, although it is installed. The only thing that polls constantly is the stock weather app.
Day 1 was terrible. Overcast was always trying to sync everything over. Once I asked Overcast to stop it went back to normal. I could get 2 full days out of it, which includes two morning runs. As it stands I'm 24 hours (and 1 run in), and it's at 66%, so I could almost get 3 days. If anything, it's gotten a tiny bit better after initial issues.
It’s been noticeably worse for my s2. I usually end the day with about 75%, today I ended with 59%. I have tried restarting multiple times and even unpaired/paird. Third day and battery is bad. I think in part it has to do with WiFi being on all the time. Before os5 if you comeback into range of your watch WiFi turns off, now it’s on all the time. Through out the day I turn off WiFi maybe 15 times.
Battery life is really bad on my series 1.
The Watch didn't make it to the evening yesterday, it run out of power just before leaving work. Today is no better, I'm below 50% and is not even lunch time. Of course I tried to restart the Watch, even this morning, but it doesn't change anything.
I was really tempted by series 4 when it was announced on stage, then I thought I could keep my series 1 for another year but I really think I'll make the switch. Not only battery is bad, the Watch feels slower than before. It wasn't that fast already, but know I can frequently experience stuttering animations and switching between faces is really slow (wasn't fast in watchOS 4 either)
(Since i didn't have it on my iPhone when i upgraded, the Podcast app was also not on my Watch. Even after adding it to the iPhone it is not getting installed.. not going to restore, because i'm waiting for my S4 )
Does just having the podcast app installed on the watch make a difference? I would think it would have to be open to drain the battery. But I’ll delete it if it would make a difference. I don’t listen to podcasts.
Mine has been draining faster. It also seems to be charging slower as well, maybe that’s just in my head. One other thing I noticed is my exercise ring closes extremely fast on its own as a post to me selecting a workout. I work in a gym and I’m on my feet all day, but after an hour it’s 80% closed without selecting a workout. It wasn’t like this before the update.
Series 2 Nike doesn't really seem to be affected on WatchOS 5 for general notifications. However I am noticing that Workouts are draining the battery faster. Pretty certain its due to the updates to the heart rate sensors.