battery life when running?

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

  1. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

    twisted-pixel

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    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.

    thoughts?
     
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040

    cmChimera

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    I imagine Apple will have better software/accelerometer combo so this won't happen.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    We all hope so but I am sure there will be a few glitches!
     
  4. blah35 macrumors regular

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    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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