Does this sound like average battery drain?

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  1. hitman0304, Jun 13, 2015
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    hitman0304 macrumors member

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    Received my 38mm sport band yesterday. Been loving it! Everything except the battery so far. Does all of this sound like normal drain?

    Woke up at 10AM today, went for a 20 minute run. Battery drained from 100% to 89%. I figured that's ok, had the heart rate monitor on so I expected some drain. Took the watch off when I got back home while I showered. During my quick 5 minute shower it went from 89% to 87%. Thought that was a little strange.

    It's now just after 12 noon and the watch is down to 70%. Granted I'm still using it heavily because it's brand new, but not constantly. I made a minute phone call from the watch and it dropped from 73% to 70%. Is that normal? Does the battery improve after a few charges? I let it drain down to 0 last night before charging as well.

    I'm loving the watch so far, but if the quick battery doesn't even get through the day I may have to second guess it...but I really like it and don't want to return! haha Any insight fellow watch users?
     
  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't sound normal to me but I also have the 42mm. I wear mine at night and after sleeping 7-8 hours, the battery goes from 100% to 94%. A one hour activity (other) drains about 10% and two hours of golfing with activity (other) was draining about 15-20%. The more my screen is on, the more it drains faster... more than anything for me, it is the screen on / playing with it...

    I did three plus hours of working out on day - all with the activity app running and I was at 40% by 5pm.
     
  3. meikdunj macrumors member

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    70% at noon sounds ok. Think the 38mm has a smaller capacity battery. I'm down to about 40% at end of day on 42mm.
     
  4. hitman0304 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm now I'm starting to wonder. I'm going to give it a few days and see if it improves at all. May do a hard reset as I've heard that helps some people. If not may have apple take a look and may swap for the 42mm. I like the smaller size but if this is the 38 battery life I'll have to reconsider.

    Currently been off of the charger since 10 AM, now just past 2 PM. A little more than 4 hours gone by and at 60%. And this is with me not having it on for the last hour...

    Anyone know if battery is supposed to improve after a few charges?
     
  5. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Too soon to panic I'd say. Mine is a 42mm. Wore it Thursday.would have put it on between 7-8 AM. Wore it for a 1:45 workout at the gym on Thurs. went to be around Midnight. "Thought" I put it on the charger but I have 2 and the one I attached it to wasn't plugged in. Did not notice and just put it on the next morning. Sometime afternoon I got a 10% warning. Panicked and took it back to the charger. This time I noticed the charging symbol did not come up and checked the cable. That was when I found out the cable was not fully plugged in. Fixed that and in just over an hour was good to go.
     
  6. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Mine did "appear" to improve a little after a few charges - though I can't put any solid science behind that observation. There was a time that my watch was draining fast and I restarted it and the problem went away.
     
  7. Mac2me macrumors 6502a

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    During the first few days I had my 42mm, we actually notice when charging one night that the battery was discharging quite rapidly while on the charger. Like it was at 80-90 something % and then it kept dropping. Forget where we finally pulled it off the charger and did a hard reset. Put it back on the charger and observed that it then started to charge correctly and reached 100%. Still 100% in the a.m. Been fine and within reasonable %s since. Lowest I've been at before recharging for the night was 28%.
     
  8. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

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    My wife and I had the same issue on day one with our Apple watches. We both did a hard reboot on the watch and the iPhone's, then charged the watch to 100%, from there on, battery life wasn't a real issue anymore.
     
  9. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't sound too bad but I would definitely check through your apps too see if one is causing a drain.
     
  10. sxc macrumors member

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    Also try backing up/ wiping / restoring your iPhone.
     
  11. mr.anthonyramos macrumors regular

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    Seems pretty quick of a discharge. Try all the suggestions such as rebooting, resetting etc and give it a few charges over the next few days and see how it fairs...
     
  12. jardinager macrumors member

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    OP, if reboots and resets don't fix, your battery may have issues. I use my 42mm SS all day and still have 70-60% when it goes on the charger at 10 PM. I had to return a 42mm (SBSS) because its battery drained too fast and wouldn't last a day. Apple needs to do better by the watch; qc is seriously lacking.
     

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