Motion Calibration & Distance - Battery impact?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hArrisburger, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. hArrisburger macrumors regular

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    In order to properly calibrate the Apple Watch for workouts I read that it was critical to toggle on Motion Calibration & Distance in Location Services->System Services. I typically have all of these off (except Find my iPhone). And I do notice that the location status bar icon is on constantly due to the change.

    Is there any information out there on what the impact on battery life is? And is it used for everything for the watch? Or just when an activity is logged in workout?
     
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    I made the executive call to turn on Location Services for lots of the apps that I like. I have not noticed a material impact on battery life on my phone. My personal opinion is turn them all on and enjoy the full capabilities of the phone and watch. If these make the difference in battery life at the end of the day, then get a Mophie.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    Mine have been on from the first day and I still have more power left in my iPhone battery at the end of the day after getting the AW.
     

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