Real-world battery life

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mavis, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. mavis macrumors 68040

    mavis

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    Well, today was my first full day with the Apple Watch, and I have to say I am pleased with the battery life! I've been playing with it a lot (obviously) and yet, I'm pretty much done for the day and there's still 36% remaining. Not bad at all!!

    How is everyone else doing with the battery?
     
  2. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

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  3. Phillybizzle macrumors regular

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    I'm at 64% after leaving on 100% last night at 8pm, power reserve at 3am, off power reserve at 10am and it's now 1.30pm.

    Not bad.
     
  4. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

    mavis

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    Max brightness, max haptics.
     
  5. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    just checking...so today is the first full day with my watch (42mm ss)
    started at about 8am with 100%
    haven't really messed around with it at all. a few notifications/imessages and now at 2pm, I'm at 86%
    does this seen normal with little to light use?

    perhaps i should look at my settings.
     
  6. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    In 6 hours you have used just 14%, at that rate your battery will take nearly 43 hours to reach 0%!! Considering they advertise it as 18 hour battery life I would say that's pretty good.
     
  7. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    took mine off the charger at 7am this morning and it's now 2:30 and I'm still at 74%
     
  8. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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  9. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Can't speak for today just yet, but yesterday I used it all day. Got my Watch and started using it around noon. Had 80% battery out of the box I think, and I played around with it a bit and then went off to work. Checked time a lot. Showed it off a little bit to some co-workers. Came home, went out to eat, hung out with some friends, and came home once more to retire for the night at around 1:30 AM.

    So, about 13 and a half hours, and I was down to 40%, which means I used 40% in that time. Considering I did a lot of messing around that I wouldn't normally do on an average day, that's amazing. Around 70% brightness and full strength haptic feedback.
     
  10. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, that's impressive!

    Last night I enabled the "Reduce Transparency" option in the Accessibility settings as I think it looks nicer - I'm hoping that making that change will improve battery life even more.
     
  11. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    12.5 hours 38% and used it pretty often during the day.

    Not worried about getting through a day. Between that and 6+ it's nice to not worry about battery usage. Plugging everything in at night is just normal to me.

    42mm SS
     
  12. backfire103 macrumors member

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    Going on 14 hours with my 42mm and I'm at 53%. I'm rather impressed. So far so good. I've been playing with it a ton too.
     
  13. p0p9y9 macrumors member

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    Wow that's a huge watch!#
     
  14. Eddie1984 macrumors newbie

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    24 hours with 4 hours of usage and 23% battery left.
     
  15. profets macrumors 68040

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    Took mine off charge at 7am this morning. Around 9 it was at 90% and I went for a 1 hour run. That run basically burned through 30% of battery (leaving it at 60%). I left it on the charger while showering after the run. That brought it up to 85%. Been using it moderately (or heavily even) all day, now, 9pm it's at 6%.

    It was plugged in a bit while showering, but it's showing 14 hours standby with 8 hours usage.
     
  16. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I put mine on this morning (about 13 hours ago). I've used it pretty regularly today. I did 2 hours of navigation. Checked notifications and replied as normal. Checked up on the baseball game throughout the game. Had a 15 minute phone conversation. I'm currently at 72%. Very impressed.

    38mm sport
     
  17. mkimid macrumors member

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    I feel it is so hard to compare, Everybody have their own difference 'Real World' ~ Even game their simple 2D or complex 3D game; even internet what kind of conents and where used(under bright or dark condition); .....
     

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