battery life when running?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by twisted-pixel, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    so, the screen turns off when you lower your arm and turns on again when you raise your arm...makes sense. My pebble has a backlight that that comes on when you flick your wrist etc.

    both designed to save battery life

    now...when I'm running, I've noticed that the movement of my arm often triggers the backlight..and after 2 hours I've lost a fair bit of juice..not too important on the pebble with 6 days of bat life...but, on an apple watch?

    I could charge my watch, go out on a run and after 1 hour find that I have a dead battery because the screen has been on the whole time.

  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    I imagine Apple will have better software/accelerometer combo so this won't happen.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    We all hope so but I am sure there will be a few glitches!
  4. blah35 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    Presumably it knows when you're on a run because you've told it you're about to begin a run.

    One would think that would put it in run mode. But one doesn't know.

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