charging device for medical device usage

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cuestakid, May 27, 2017.

  1. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    So I have a rather silly question. I am looking at getting a watch for some of its more enhanced health monitoring capabilities. For those that do use it for this use, and the app is essentially required to be on you 24/7, how do you charge it?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If I understand your post correctly, the Apple Watch charges through inductive charging from a puck that magnetically connects to the back of the Apple Watch. Which uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy.

    It has a rating of 18 hours, so it would not be achievable to use it for 24 Hours.

    Here is some more information on the Apple Watch charging process and battery.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204608
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    If you want/need 24 hour :apple:Watch then you should have at least 2 :apple:Watches. You can then wear one while charging the other. If this is important data you would need a backup :apple:Watch anyway since it is only an accident or defect away from failure.
     
  4. cuestakid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you both for your thoughts. I highly doubt I will buy two but I think I will probably try not let the battery run dry as much as I can so that recharge cycles are short and maybe once every 1-2 months let it run very low so that the battery doesn't start getting to that stage of not knowing its charge.
     
  5. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Modern batteries don't need that. Mine lasts 4 days at least. If it's not tethered to phone constantly it lasts. HR on demand and I track multiple daily workouts and sync when I need to. Series 2 38mm.
     
  6. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    I call shenanigans
     
  7. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I'd say install less apps as possible. Turns off notifications. Reduce brightness to the least acceptable level and you'll get a whole day easily.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That's what I do. I reduce the brightness, disable Hey Siri and reduce the Haptic feedback.
     
  9. cuestakid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I likely will do the first two. The haptic feedback I am not sure of, as I would need to see if any of the medical apps need it for some reason (for sensing information for instance). If not I will definitely turn it off.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Reducing the Haptic feedback does not disable the Haptic sensation completely, it just reduces the strength of the feedback in which you would be able to feel.
     
  11. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    I turned off the "wake on raise" function. It means an additional tap on the surface to see anything, but seemed to help on battery life.

    Apparently the band can provide power to the watch, but there is some fight over third party access to this capability.

    Hopefully soon you will be able to use a band to connect external power to the watch, say, while you sleep.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I also disabled raise to wake and I just tap the screen whenever I need to. I actually found a raise to wake to be kind of annoying until theater mode arrive with the previous Watch update.

    There is certainly no doubt that Apple is working on watch bands that will have some sort a type of power and battery incorporation into them. If I recall correctly, they were filing for some patents back earlier in the year.
     
  13. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    For me, I charge my Watch whenever I sit doing nothing (e.g. supper time and shower). That way it will be on me for most of the day including during sleep (for sleep tracking).

    I have the original Watch...so battery life is not as good as the newer models. I have max Haptics. I use Hey Siri. I do turn reduce motion ON. I try to use my Watch to the max and use all its features.
     
  14. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    True story. GPS off for activities bar running. It lasts. Airplane mode and no raise to wake. Siri on, haptics on and auto brightness. I sync activities with phone once a day.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If I am understanding this correctly, If you have Siri on and Airplane mode enabled, how would Siri be useful? Also, if you have Siri on, it's listening, which be using the microphone
    And consuming battery.
     
  16. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    I just never switched it off. Like my phone, i switch off wifi and mobile data and switch on when i need them depending on where i am.

    I, in this 'connected 24/7' world connect when I want to.

    As stated the watch is an activity tracker mostly. If i want to have fun using any other features like GPS for running or siri i will use them when required not always on.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Thanks. I was just curious of your methods.
     
  18. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Not a problem. I think siri needs to be there and hassle free. Like if i needed voice to reply to SMS and did turn it all on away from the phone. A voice reply to text or call etc would be needed without drama. Otherwise i'd be all 'what the hell' and just grab my phone. :)
     
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    I think Apple was conservative with their estimate on battery life. I wear my Watch to sleep, and at the end of the work day - close to 24 hours between charges - I usually have in the upper 50's or low 60's in percent of battery life. When I work a 28-hour shift and am awake and moving during the entire time, the battery has generally been in the 30's by the time I made it home. Charging for 20-30 minutes seems to be enough to get it comfortably back to 100% (probably less; many times the Watch is already fairly cool to the touch, which means it reached the end of its charging at least a few minutes earlier, enough to cool down).

    Granted, if you're intending to use the "workout" functionality (which communicates with the iPhone for GPS, and activates the heart rate sensor more frequently) then the battery life will be less. But for glancing at notifications and dictating here and there, that's what I've observed. I'm using a Series 1 aluminum Watch.

    Edit: I should add, I wear my iPhone at my waist and also have it on a night stand at night. It's very rare for my phone and Watch to be more than 2-3 feet apart, but the farther the devices are, the faster the battery drain. As a point of reference, wearing the Watch over night, I'm usually well into the 90's on battery percentage by morning. I've experimented with leaving my iPhone in another room, and when the morning comes, the Watch battery percentage is in the 70's.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I would agree. I think Apple is conservative with their numbers when it comes to battery life and water resistance. Ultimately, I think you already mentioned it, but it does matter the overall settings/preferences one has on their Apple Watch that contributes to the battery loss or what have you.
     
  21. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Keeping in mind I had to leave it on to not mess up the results. As with iPhone and iPad it resets if the device gets switched off. Also keeping in mind I normally switch it off overnight, this saves a bit of drain. Also me using my other Watch. It's a real world 4 days for me. But straight never turning it off normal person 2 days.



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  22. AttilaTheHun macrumors 6502a

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    I was thi
    king to buy a watch but I hope apple will come out with the features I think should be there i don't want to put them out on line, but the heart bit is useless for my opinion sugar level its not bad at start but there are many more application needed let see on Monday what Apple plain for us b4 you buy
     

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