Charging two Watches

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TxWatch, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I am considering buying a second Watch. For those who already own two, do you leave the Watch you are not wearing on the charger all the time? If so, are you concerned about overcharging?

    If not, how do you rotate them between charging and not charging? I.e. Every other day, etc.?

    Thanks,

    TxWatch
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It can't overcharge and yes it's fine
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    All iDevices stop charging when full, and the AW is no exception.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    But as far as I know you shouldn't leave the watch battery full if you don't intend to use it daily though. For the watch that you only use once in a while isn't the best recommendation is half-charging it?
     
  5. LatestOne macrumors member

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    All are stopped charging after getting full charge, But It suggested to remove charging after it charged.
     
  6. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    What's the value of having two watches?

     
  7. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Apple has no such suggestion, but they do suggest that the device is half charged when storing it long term. http://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/
    --- Post Merged, Jul 4, 2016 ---
    Some here like to wear it 24/7 so they swap out at bedtime (for sleep tracking, etc.). Or a different model for different use/occasion.
     
  8. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Oh yes.

    I've repurposed my older iPhones for security and video recording.

    It's possible in the future that wearing an AW on each wrist is plausible when riding my bike.

    Having access to information is much more critical in a high stressed setting.

    Even as a runner, potentially I may require immediate quick glances of conditions. One AW could monitor internal conditions while another AW monitors external conditions.

    Already, we have the ability to attach two AW to one iPhone.

    Wondering if anyone is doing this now?

     
  9. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can only pair to one AW at a time. Nobody wants to double wrist it lest they look like a tool.
     
  10. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Really?

    Small oversight.

    Hopefully, this limitation is lifted.

     
  11. TxWatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was my original point about overcharging. I realize the iDevices will not overcharge themselves, but I know I have pulled mine off the charger in the morning and it feels warm. This tells me it is charging on and off to keep itself at 100% for when I need it. If this goes on for a couple of days because I am wearing my other Watch, what is the long term effect on the battery from constantly topping itself off?

    I do not leave any of my other iDevices charging for days at a time because I use them on a regular basis or, like my iPad, it can sit idle for days and still have a charge when I pick it up. Since my Watch barely lasts two full days, it will have to stay on a charger every night to make it useful for the next full day.

    TxWatch
     
  12. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Maybe turn it off when you're not going to use it for a while. I've done it with mine on days when I wear my other watches.

    (it's not often, but I still like to switch it up, and it feels a little wasteful to have some nice watches go unused... but I always find myself missing my Watch, too!)
     
  13. TxWatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This is the easiest solution I have heard so far. ;)

    1. Charge the Watch you are wearing each night.
    2. If you plan to wear it for the next day, take it off the charger and put it on.
    3. If you do not plan to wear it again, take it off the charger and turn it off.
    3b. Turn on the Watch you want to wear and put it on.

    NOTE: This method can be used for any number of Watch's.

    I am not used to turning off my iDevices, but I can make an exception for a second Watch. :cool:

    Thanks for the simple and easy idea!

    TxWatch
     
  14. TallGuyGT macrumors regular

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    I have a SS Apple Watch with link bracelet that I wear to work and more formal social. I have the space grey Apple Watch Sport for gym and weekends. The phone easily pairs to both, automatically switches to the one I'm wearing, and maintains health data when swapping.

    Each watch came with a charger, so that shouldn't be an issue. I get by only using one.
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I use one charger and pull them off when they're fully charged because sometimes the SS in particular gets hot. I pass by during the day and put the one I'm not wearing back on he harder to top it off. I often wear the stainless at home when I'm working and the gold sport when I go out. They both get worn regularly.
     
  16. TxWatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought the Sport to try the Apple Watch, but now I want to buy a black SS for work and more formal occasions. I will use the Sport for running, working out and on casual weekends. Like others on this forum, I own several non-Apple watches for formal and casual activities already, so this is no different.

    I may wait for AW2, but I have been thinking about a second Apple Watch for a couple of months.

    TxWatch
     
  17. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I have 2 watches. One is on the charger while I wear the other one. I wear an AW pretty much 24/7 except when I'm in the shower. (I decided to wear it one time in the show since Tim does... but then the speaker wouldn't work... so now I'm back to taking it off when in the shower.)
     

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