looks like I am going to get 2 days of battery life on a single charge

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Sir Ruben, May 22, 2015.

  1. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

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    I have a 42mm Sport and the battery life is so good I decided to see if I can go 2 days on a single charge.

    Yesterday I took it off the charger at 9:00am, received notifications all day long and took a 5-10 min call (no running activity though). By bedtime last night it was at 61% which is actually lower than a lot of days (presumably due to the call). It was around 11:30pm when I took it off.

    Anyway I left it off the charger overnight and put it back on this morning at 9:00am. The battery is at 51%. Provided I don't use it for a run today it looks like I'll get a second day on the one charge.

    Anyone else getting this kind of performance? Obviously it will vary from person to person, and exercise activity will make a significant difference, but Im really happy with that :)
     
  2. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    Funny u say that because I was just thinking....it's 5 in the morning and I put my watch on 19 hrs ago and I still have 42 percent left.

    Didn't work out today though. That usually burns 12-13 percent
     
  3. Gimmi macrumors member

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    Wore 38mm 18.5 hours yesterday, 53% charge left. Was tempted not to charge it this morning.

    No workout yesterday but even with a couple of hours cycling tracking I end up with an average 40%.
     
  4. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    I think the key is whether you're tracking your work outs. I have about 40% left on days that I don't work out and only about 10% on the days I use it to log my hour long workouts.

    I just got the watch this week so I expect the figure will change to about 60% and 25% respectively in the future when I'm not playing with it every chance I get.
     
  5. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Same here. 2 days with the watch. 7am to midnight (17 hours) each day.

    First day I was using it like crazy, took 6 phone calls, about 50 text messages, alerts, changing watch faces, checking time every few minutes, I had 40% left at the end of the day.

    Second day I used my watch similarly but I had a 60 minute workout, and my watch was down to 12%
     
  6. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    I tend to get that on weekends (Only time I try to do that so I dont get stuck with a dead watch at work lol)
     
  7. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Off topic but your Flickr is absolutely beautiful!
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Same here, but I see no reason not to charge it nightly anyway.
     
  9. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks very much! I love photography but I've never had the time to fully pursue it as a hobby unfortunately.

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    Update on my second day of battery life on a single charge, its 4:02pm here in the UK at the moment and I still have 32% left. So far today I have received a mixture of text messages and emails. May go for a run later though so that may zap it!
     
  10. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Still waiting on mine but out of interest how long does it take to charge?
     
  11. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Mine charges overnight so I don't know for sure, but I read somewhere that a full charge takes 1hr 30mins.
     
  12. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you get a chance to pick it back up someday!
     
  13. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    You may be able to squeeze two days out of it, but why? It's nice to know that you can go longer if you find yourself unable to charge at some point. But intentionally only charging every other day has literally no advantages and could leave you in the lurch on the second day if you end up using more than you think. Also I have found that the last 10% or so seems to drain extremely quickly so you might not have as much as you think.
     
  14. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah it's not something I would do all the time, just wanted to see how far it will stretch with all the features turned on rather than power reserve mode.

    So far it's 7:16pm here in the UK and I still have 20% left! Didn't end up going for a run though or otherwise it would be lower. Still well exceeds what I was expecting from the Apple watch though as I had initially set my battery expectations very low.

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    Haha maybe when they invent more hours in the day!
     
  15. cmagno macrumors newbie

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    I wear my 42mm from 8am-6:30pm every day. Even with the heavy use you'd expect from a product you just purchased, I'm left with around 30% after each day. Recharging every night really isn't a big deal since I'm already charging my phone, and the watch's charging cable makes it really easy.
     
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    my Apple Watch is at 68% after wearing it since this morning. meanwhile I had to charge my iPhone 2 hours ago lol so yeah I am fine with its battery life. it's a watch at the end of the day, u r not gonna use it as much
     
  17. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay so my experiment is done.

    Took the apple watch off charge at 9:00 am on the 21st May at 100% charge.

    Put the apple watch back on the charger at 1:00 am on 23rd May with 5% left.

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  18. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a

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    lol

    I was just thinking the same thing...

    Used it during a 2 week business trip of all meetings - so a lot of discrete CNN, CNET, twitter, etc checking while not needing to pull out the phone.

    I was at ~60% every night at 10-11 PM after starting the day at 7:30 AM each day.

    I think I'm going to try to see if I can get 2 days as well. :apple:
     
  19. macduke Suspended

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    Good to see the 42mm battery is great! I can usually go two days on my 6 Plus so this will be welcome. I bought a short spare cable to keep in my bag when I go to work in case it doesn't quite make it. I'll have to do some testing with it after it arrives next month.
     
  20. dogg macrumors regular

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    I have squeezed out 2.5 days with brightness lowest setting (still more than enough for me) haptic at lowest with prominent option. More than happy. #
     
  21. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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    Did you sleep with it on?
     
  22. Sir Ruben thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's a good point actually, no I didn't. I instinctively took it off without thinking.
     
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  24. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Very impressive!
     
  25. MojoRisinSD macrumors regular

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    Either power off or set to Power Reserve while sleeping, it will save you about 10% of loss over night. That is what I have observed anyways.
     

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