Not fully charged..

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  1. edm11, May 26, 2015
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    edm11 macrumors newbie

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    Just received my new Space grey sports 42mm

    Used for 3 days but yest saw something peculiar. I was charging it from 42% and it charged all the way and stopped at 96%. I was using the charger and puck with the spigen stand. After 30 mins it was still at 96%...I reboot the watch and its still the same.

    I then changed the charger to the ipad charger and within mins it broke through the 96% and went on to 100%. Not convinced.. i then use my watch for 10 mins to let the battery go down to 98%.. then tried the charge on my apple watch charger and on the stand.. yet it will not breach 98% after 10-15 mins.

    I then removed the puck from the stand and charge it without the stand and somehow it went to 100%. Have not done more tests though. Cannot be faulty charher cos it did charge to 100% before

    Also, is it safe to charge overnight? Also, if i am not using my watch, does it make sense to switch it off or leave it on the stand with the charger on? If the charger is off will it effect the watch with the puck on it? Will the watch constantly search for my phone if i leave it at home thus causing battery drain even if its on standby ( black screen)

    Sorry for being long winded but otherwise its a great device. Except that the black sports band quality after 3 days showed patches near the top ( not underside) and its after careful use and not even sweating on it. Will try to post a pic. Any ideas how to rub it off? lol

    Thanks all! :)
     

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Not sure why yours is not going to 100%. Only on my 4th day and it has been at 100% each morning using the supplied charger and puck.

    Is you watch warm in the morning?

    Also it will not hurt leaving it on the charger, even after it is full. Many are reporting that the watch is quite warm in the morning.

    If your watch only does not charge to 100% when using the stand . . . well you got to fault the stand and I would return it. I have the Spigen charger arriving today and if it does not charge to 100% tomorrow morning, I will return it!
     
  3. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    How can it possibly be the stand? With the same stand, sometimes my watch goes to 100% and other times it goes to 98% and at least discharges more quickly. It's not the stand. It's the watch.
     
  4. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Sadly, it's the stand definitely. I had the same issue with the Griffin Watch Stand. I have a 42mm and a 38mm. The 42 works perfectly on the stand. The 38mm does not. It would only go to 98%. I swapped stands, Chargers and USB plugs and still the 38mm only went to 98%. I took the charger out of the stand and now I get consistently 100% on the 38mm watch every night. I'm going to return the one stand since it doesn't work on my wife's 38mm
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Hard to believe that you eliminated the stand so quickly. :rolleyes:

    There have been several reports that the puck mounted in the stand does not allow the puck to fit the back of the watch correctly and therefore is not making the contact it needs to charge the watch correctly.:eek:

    It could be the watch but if you try the charging without the stand, it should tell you which is which! An open mind is a good thing!
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    This is in part why Apple went with MagSafe to attach the wireless puck. Inductive charging is very inefficient and it's efficiency diminishes exponentially as the distance ingresses.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The system Apple picked works well. But the puck must be properly aligned with the back of the watch to work. I have two different watch/puck holders arriving today. I will pick the one that "allows" the watch to still center itself with the puck with the least amount of interference.

    I like the inductive charge method better than having to plug a cable into my watch.
     
  8. zombivenator macrumors member

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    Not charging to 100%?

    Over the past few days I've noticed that when I wake up the watch is sitting at 99%, not 100. I charge it overnight for usually 8 hours +, so that should be plenty of time to fully charge it.

    If I look at the watch usage stats on the iphone it shows that it was fully charged (usage minutes have reset).

    So why is it not actually showing 100% charged?
     
  9. Aleks65 macrumors member

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    Although I don't have my watch yet, it's likely the same as on the other Apple devices.

    Basically, you can't overcharge an apple device since it has a built in protection and once it reaches 100%, it stops charging and will normally wait until the charge drops 1-2% then trickle charges it to make sure it's always at 99-100%.
     
  10. patchel macrumors member

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    I have the same predicament. Sometimes it charges to 100%, sometimes as low as 95% then just stays there.
     
  11. ChinaRye macrumors 6502

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    I've noticed this as well. Could it be that it fully charges and then stops to prevent overcharging, thus battery level decreases? Might be prudent since it's such a small battery. But that is just pure speculation on my part.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple just needs to update the firmware so it says 100% (charge will be the same). In li-ion there is no such thing as 100% full or 0% empty. Think of it more as an expandable ballon than a fixed gas can (when is a ballon 100% full????). A value is determined by the manufacture (Apple) to charge and discharge to.
     
  13. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Are you using a stand?
     
  14. zombivenator macrumors member

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    No stand.
     
  15. edm11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i charged it again last night on the spigen stand. Just before i fell asleep i sawe that it was at 100%

    This morning when i woke up i found the charge at 97% and the green lightning icon is there. Bizarre!!!

    I then took it off and rebooted the phone and contine to charhe in for 10 mins it did not move pass 97%. I then unplug the cable and put it in the ipad charger and it went to 100% within 5-10 mins

    Left home 745am with 100% and now its 88% at 10am with minimal use no notifications no nothing except that i unpaired it in office and repaired it

    Also realise it drops 1% like every 10 mins? strange indeed...

    I have no apple store here in SG and it was bought by a friend for me in HKG,, im doomed lol
     
  16. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Stop obsessing over 2% inaccuracy and enjoy the watch. That 2% error is still likely better accuracy than the speedometer in your car.
     

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