Charging Apple Watch in small amounts

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Frederiksberg, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Frederiksberg macrumors member

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    Hi guys

    I'm from Denmark, and I'm thinking about getting the watch when it comes out next week.
    I'm still not convinced, but one the things I like is the way the watch can wake you up with small taps on the wrist. It's just that as far as I can see, sleeping with the watch is sort of problematic because of the battery time. I have been thinking, that I could sleep with it, charge it for 20-30 minutes in the morning and then fully in the evening again.

    Do you see any problems with that? And what do other that sleep with the watch do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I don't sleep with it, but there's no problem charging in small increments. It will not harm anything.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Several members are doing exactly what you're thinking about doing.
     
  4. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I've been reading up on the forum and it seems as if a lot of people actually do it.
     
  5. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, it took some time for me to find the threads but it seems to be working great. Maybe I should get one:)

    Thanks guys!
     
  6. BlueMoon63, Sep 19, 2015
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    I sleep with the watch on every night for the exact reason you want to... Silent alarm and it works great. I also have a sleep tracker that I activate at bedtime and disable wrist raise and DND. The battery is at 100% when I go to bed and 95% 7 hours later so you could charge when you shower. I charge at 8pm after all the rings all full from activities and it is ready and fully charged by 10pm. Usually the battery is at 40% by 8pm and with OS2 it is around 50%
     
  7. Frederiksberg thread starter macrumors member

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    That's exactly what I was hoping to hear!
    Is the sleep tracker one that wakes you at the best time in your cycle?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    While my haptic taper is good and strong, I would never depend on it to wake me up. Everyone is different and some will wake easy, I need a little more than a tap on the wrist.
     
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    How on earth is the watch waking you up? I practically need a mariachi band to get me going.
     
  10. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    That's basically how I use my watch and have been for the past 4 months.

    In the evenings I usually sit at my desk after dinner and work a little bit answering emails, etc. For that hour or two I leave my watch on its dock to charge. It usually hits 100% by bed and then I sleep with it on. It usually only spends 2-3 hours tops on its charger everyday and the battery always gets me to the next charge with about 50% left on a regular day and this usually includes a 30-45 min run.

    Ps. The watch by itself won't wake me up as I'm a heavy sleeper and the vibration isn't strong enough nor is the sound loud enough. However, the alarm on my iPhone usually gets me up to the point where I'm hitting the snooze button. Since the watch also buzzes when your iPhone alarm goes off it adds that little bit of extra annoyance to get me up a little earlier. Basically in my case when my iPhone ringing wakes me from my stupor to hit snooze, the vibrate is sorta like the second kick in the ass to wake up.
     
  11. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I wish. No, it doesn't do that but I am almost certain we will see several apps with this feature now that developers have access to haptic and sensors. I use sleep pulse which basically reads the health data for heart rate every 10 minutes as you sleep and graphs it. It's pretty simple but nice to see your heart rate graphed and how low it goes. It helps you see where you might be dreaming with accelerated heart rate.
     
  12. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I am a heavy sleeper and drive my wife nuts because my phone would play music so loud to wake me. The prominent haptic feedback wakes me but it may take a minute for me to realize what is going on. So much better than the freightening reality when the music starts playing and my wife is kicking me.

    She is so happy I use a silent alarm and so am I.
     
  13. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    I wear it all day, including sleeping, the tapic engine can wake me up easily without alert my baby.

    I usually leave it on charge before I go to bath, and then wear it back before I sleep. The battery is more than enough for one day use. In fact, it can last for more than 30 hours. So, no need to worry about it. One full charge every evening is enough, the 30 min top up charge in the morning is optional.

    Also, small charge won't harm the battery, don't worry about that.
     

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