Have you ever maxed out your battery in a day?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by GaryNoine, Aug 24, 2015.


Have you ever maxed out your Apple Watch battery in a day?

  1. Yes

    28 vote(s)
  2. No

    73 vote(s)
  1. GaryNoine macrumors member


    Jul 28, 2015
    Wondering if you guys have ever maxed out your watch's battery after just one day of usage with no charging. personally I've never even gone below 30%
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Never when I started with a full charge. I had it go into power reserve mode only once when I forgot to charge it one night.
  3. Archer1440 Suspended


    Mar 10, 2012
    19 percent after a transcontinental and transatlantic flight to Europe. Lowest batt level in three months of use.
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I got down to 3% a couple of weeks ago with about 110 minutes of Workout (also use the Music remote a lot), normal daly use and then about 3 hours of :apple:TV remote.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    No, I've been consistently in the high 40s all the way up to 60 percent at night. That's after being used from 5:00am until about 10:00pm when it goes back on the charger for the night.
  6. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    I've dropped to less than 20% once and put it into power save mode. I have no idea what I did differently that day. Usually I'm at 50% or more when I put the watch on the charger each night.
  7. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    I have never even got close. The only time it has fallen below 20% was after a two day trip where I forgot my charger.
  8. Nell macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2012
    Usually I have about 40% charge at the end of the day but I drained the battery one day when I was repetitively gluing bits of card together. I realised what the problem was and switched off activate on wrist raise while making that piece of work.
  9. nathanalf macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2014
    Technically, yes (watchOS 2, one of the earlier betas absolutely destroyed my battery stats day after day). Never had a problem with the stable 1.0 - 1.01 versions though (usually have anywhere between 30% - 60% left when I go to bed)
  10. r-m macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2010
    Strangely enough, yes, last night.
    I am on Watch OS2 though, latest developer beta.

    Off the charger at 7am. Use it for notifications during the day. Did a 25 minute walking workout (so constantly monitoring heart rate). Then did a ~12 minute "other" workout in the evening. Then did a few more "Other" workouts (with only light exercise) to check it was recording properly (recorded 0 calories and heart rate stuck at 109..).
    It was in power reserve mode at around 1:30am. A longer day than I'd usually have, though.

    That's only the 3rd or 4th time I've gone into power reserve mode.
  11. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    If I push mine it will reach 30% in 1.5 days.
  12. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Only with early Watch OS2 betas which were known to munch battery. The later betas and the latest which I am on now, never. Went for a 2 hour walking workout on Sunday and still went from 7am to 11pm with 40% left when I stuck it on the charger.

    Note that because my battery has been awesome, I have changed the settings to run the screen at full brightness over the last couple of months, and still the battery is awesome :)
  13. sean000 macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    I voted "No" even though I did actually run things down to 2 or 3 % on the second day I owned the watch. I bought it on a Saturday and spent the following Sunday playing with it a lot. That was the only time I saw it go from 100% to below 5% during a single day. I have had the 38mm Sport for about six weeks now, and I rarely see the battery go below 8%. I almost always end the day with between 10% and 40%... usually about 20%. The days when it runs down more are the days when I use it to record longer than usual workouts (2 hours instead of 1 for example) or when I use it to talk on the phone.

  14. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Once a week my day is 20-24 hours and that's the lowest I see generally at 20-30% average is 45-55%.

    I've tried the two day life and managed that with 10% left but I wasn't working so usage was low/medium
  15. lionsy macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    England, UK
    If I go on a long walk/run with it, it never lasts the day, I've run out of battery loads of times. If I don't do long exercise it'll almost always be at ~50-60% at the end of the day. I've never had the watch last more than two days.
  16. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I did max mine out routinely, it's but one reason I returned my SS AW.

    Yet in fairness to Apple I'm one that uses all my Apple iDevices and Computers for both work and personal. A very heavy demanding schedule I didn't expect the watch to last, yet I was hoping for better life than I experienced.

    Still that's not a complaint, for version 1 of an entirely new product, it's ok for the casual user.
  17. arbitrage, Aug 25, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015

    arbitrage macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2009
    I ran it down and my iPhone 5s in 4.5 hrs doing GolfShot tracking and Fitness tracking for a walk at the same time. Otherwise never get close to dead in one day. My normal use is only getting it to 60%.

    Of course that is running GPS, Activity monitor etc...
  18. friedmud macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008

    I left it on an "Outdoor Walk" Workout for 5 hours while I was site seeing around the city one day... that ran it down :)

    Other than that... no. With normal usage the lowest I see I night is about 30%.
  19. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Only once, and the reason was completely unexpected to me. I just wore it all day, while driving. I have had my watch on from 6AM to 2AM the next day, including walking, notifications, workouts, etc. and still have 20%+ by 2am. Yet, I drove from 5am to 10pm (I don't recommend it) and my watch was dead by 9pm. And I mean 0% dead. It still baffles me why that was the case.
  20. Xtian1206 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2015
    I just did today which i thought was odd. I've had the watch for at least 2 weeks and on average I'd be at 50% by the time i get home and re-charge the watch.

    I did not do anything different today except that i worked at a "dead spot" at my workplace, so im thinking it was probably the watch trying to get data from my iphone all day, which co-incidentally was also unusually low in battery.

    either the above scenario or i may have not docked the watched properly last night and did not get a full charge and may have not noticed it.
  21. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    No, but I have in two days. I didn't notice that the watch was not in the charger correctly and didn't charge over night.
  22. scottct1 macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2012
    Connecticut USA
    I just got mine yesterday. Charged it all night and put it on at 6am this morning, I was down to 3% at 7PM.

    I am guessing its this low because I have the WatchOS2 beta on it.
  23. zaxven macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2014
    if you are not on OS 2 then hell No.. normally takes an average 1.5 days to drop below 30% with normal to rough usage. Max loss is only while using Health/Fitness apps (Watch OS 2)
  24. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2012
    Depends on watch size. My 38mm has been on standby 12.5hrs, use 2.5hrs and is at 40%. No exercise yet so I expect half an hour of monitoring that and it'll be in the high teens..
  25. lionsy macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2010
    England, UK
    What planet are you on? Even on OS1, spend a couple of hours at the gym and the battery WILL be dead by about 5pm. Turn off heart rate tracking and it'll easily last the day, but then, what's the point of using fitness tracking.

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