How's your battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mumbles01, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Mumbles01 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2015
    Just trying to get a general idea of how long everybody's battery is lasting compared to mine.
    I've only had my watch for a week now but my use of it is slim.
    I work construction so I do not wear it throughout the day. Typically I put mine on after work around 5, I hit the gym come home & wear it until about 10pm.
    So roughly 5-6 hours a day.
    Now in that time frame I still barely use it. At the gym I do not use Bluetooth for music. My phone stays in the truck so I don't receive messages on it for my typical 2 hour gym time. I do use the workout app to track calories burned & check my heart rate a few times. After the gym I still hardly use it I might get a few messages or notifications but no real heavy use.
    Even after having it on & barely using it in my 6 hour time frame my battery drains 35-40% every day..
    I definitely don't think mine would last any where near the 18hours Apple claims it will, even with slim use.
    How's your's holding up?
  2. H3rman macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2015
    Your 2 hour gym session with the workout app is draining your battery! You say you only check your heart rate a "few times" which is fine, but for those 2 hours the watch is reading your heart rate constantly, regardless of whether or not you check it. That will drain your battery fast.

    For 1 or 2 days try it without the activity app, just use it for music at the gym and you're battery won't drain even half as much.
  3. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    battery life is fine. I've had the Watch for over a week and never had an issue getting 18 hours out of it.
    The workout drains the battery. Also battery life was better after the second or third day of ownership.
  4. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Plenty of battery threads already but in a nutshell: 5-6 hrs usage; 30hrs standby.

    It took a few cycles and much depends on what your usage is but, from, 38 mm owner, I'm happy.
  5. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    I get about 40 hrs. +/- when it hits 10% and wants me to put it in Reserve mode which is about bedtime so on the charger. I get this everyday so not a fluke.
  6. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    Now that I am done with the initial fascination, and using it during typical business days, I only use 30-40 % per day. Some days I run two days and end up about 10% when it goes to the charger at night.
  7. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I went on a cruise last week and forgot to charge it twice. Mine was lasting about 30-36 hours before needing to be put into power conservation mode (where the watch only shows the time).
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I kept track of my battery life for close to 3 weeks.
    Here's the results :)
  9. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2015
    I have a 38 mm and was tracking my outdoor walk to work which was a half hour each way. Took off charger around 6 am put back around 10/11 pm and I usually have about 50/60% left at the end of the day. Now I don't even use the walk activity because it seems to track the excercise fine without it. The battery did seem to get better after the first couple days or maybe I've just settled in to my normal usage. Battery works great for me.
  10. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    Here is my usage from 2 days ago. I had the Watch on the entire time.

  11. illippinno macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I've had my 42mm SS watch for roughly 2 weeks now, and I typically get about 2 full days use before finally putting my watch into my charger on the 2nd night.

    I consider myself to have active notifications throughout the day (email, text, group me, Facebook, IG, etc.), rarely talk on my watch and my fitness/activity features are active.

    My typical 2-day charging cycle starts at 8 am, and ends around 9 pm when battery would be around 55-60%, which then I put into power reserve on the first night. Once I start my day on the 2nd day, I turn power reserve off, and my 2nd day typically ends with my watch being at about 20-25% which is then I would charge it.
  12. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
  13. Newjelan macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2015
    After 10 days, I'm surprised how much better it is than I expected. .
  14. Mr. Y macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    If this is in another thread, please forgive me. But when I charge my watch overnight, for approximately 7 hours, it only charges to "99" -- has anyone else experienced this?
  15. Colonel Badger macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2008
    Currently thats happened to my 1 day old 42mm Sport. I'm hoping that after i've run it down a few times it will get to 100%
  16. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    Finish most days with 30-40%, 70% if I don't workout.

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