First gen watch users, how is watchos 3.1?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by thadoggfather, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    is it dependent on 10.1 or will it work with 10.0.x?

    how has it been compared to 3.0 on gen 1 (or series zero)

    3.0 has worked really well for me compared to watchos2
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    It appears the battery life issues have been resolved compared to Watch OS 3.0. My Gen one stainless runs beautifully and easily survives longer than 12 hours on a full charge.
     
  3. savagewatts macrumors regular

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    The only difference I see is my battery life seems to be a bit better.
     
  4. testcard macrumors 68030

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    No issues at all, and I seem to be getting around 10% better battery life.
     
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Agreed - much better battery life. Animations slightly better too.
     
  6. RansZ28 macrumors regular

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  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

    Kebabselector

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    Updated last night, took off the charger at 06:30 - by 14:30 it's down to 10% - no change in usage - so for me it's not been great.

    I'm hoping it's the first day battery issues that have caused the problem. Tomorrow I'll bring my charge cable, if it's still useless I'll contact Barclaycard and look at a section 75 refund of the device.
     
  8. ezhilk macrumors member

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    This is as anecdotal as it gets, but my watch had the same rate of battery drain the day after the update and a full charge. But day 2 or so onwards, it has been remarkable. Where I would have been at 75% battery life remaining after 10 hours of usage before, I am at 85%.
     
  9. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    It's good.... Am I the only one that is getting very very low boot times compared to watch os2?
     
  10. jent macrumors 6502a

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    My series 0 Apple Watch seems to have slightly better battery life following watchOS 3.1.
     
  11. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

    Kebabselector

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    Lets hope thats the case, but for me it's day two* and after 3 hours of the same usage I'm down to 68%

    *I did put it on the charger last night for an hour or so as I was going out - went from 70% to 5% in around 3 hours.
    I'll be tweeting @Applesupport in a bit to update them.
     
  12. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using it with an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus?
     
  13. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    No, using my iPhone 6.

    (down to 50% now)
     
  14. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Spoken to Apple Support this afternoon - they tried to get the remote diagnostics working to check the battery but that didn't work - so I'll reset the watch and try again tomorrow.
     
  15. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Slight improvement today. Although down to 53% after 5 hours of minimal use is still quite poor.
     

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