Phone Battery Level on Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by SteveLV702, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. SteveLV702 macrumors 6502

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    Since watch is connected to phone, anyway to display your iPhone battery % on the watch instead of having to pull phone out of pocket?
     
  2. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    Well, since you have an apple watch you'll be using your phone less and the battery will last longer, so you won't need to worry about your phone battery level;)

    Seriously though, I don't know.:(
     
  3. atlatnesiti macrumors 6502a

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    well, obviously. Since Apple watch relies heavily on iPhone connectivity you'll probably see decrease in iPhones battery life as well...
     
  4. blackbear219 macrumors regular

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    Doubtful. Bluetooth is very low power.

    The screen on your phone is what sucks the most battery. You'll probably be turning on the phone's screen much less often, so most people will see greatly improved battery life on their phones I would imagine.
     
  5. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't expect to... I've been using a pebble watch for almost two years now and it makes very little, if any impact on the battery life. Additionally, the phone's screen is one of the biggest power users, so if using the watch allows you to keep the phone screen off a little more then it will only help increase battery life.

    I don't really think that you'll see an increase in phone battery life when you start using the apple watch, but I really don't think you'll see a decrease either.
     
  6. SteveLV702 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya my battery life stinks cause on phone all the time and keep it on full brightness which then of course drains it even more... :) So hopefully does decrease my phone usage and keep battery as sick of having to charge phone by 10am and then again at 4pm....
     
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    The last thing Apple wants to do is remind you of the limitations of batteries in their products. It is a factor that we all keep in mind, but they'd much rather that you just use and do without worrying about it. As unrealistic as that may be, they're not going to create additional ways for you to obsess over it.
     
  9. nathanalf macrumors regular

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    This is true, but the  Watch and the Pebble are two very different devices. Pebble basically uses the BT connection for notifications, and doesn't do too much more.  Watch offloads all third party app processing to the iPhone, and uses the phone's cellular connection for everything. I'm not sure how/if the battery life on the iPhone will be different. Some reviews mentioned the phone's battery life went down a bit more with using the watch.
     
  10. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    The pebble also uses the phone for a data connection, but likely still much less use of the phone's power than the apple watch. I wouldn't be surprised to see a slight decrease of battery life in the phone with the apple watch, but my point was that decrease or increase I wouldn't expect the change to be significant.
     

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