Location tracking via iphone=horrible battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by grimy, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. grimy macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Anytime I use my iPhone's active gps tracking or location based tracking my phones battery drains way to quick. If the apple watch needs to use the gps from phone does that mean a worse battery life for iphone users utilizing the apple watch?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    But you arent using GPS all the time...only when a tracking app or navigation app requires it which would be the case without an Apple Watch anyway.
  4. grimy thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2010
    but the one of the key focuses of the watch is to track your lifestyle--it will utilize an app for that most likely utilizing gps as well.
  5. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Lifestyle does not mean tracking your location. You will only use GPS when doing things like tracking a run or navigation. This is the same as with the iPhone.

    Lifestyle is more about using accelerometer and HR tracking.

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