Real-world battery life

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?
 

Phillybizzle

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Sep 20, 2014
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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.
 

brentg33

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Mar 5, 2007
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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.
 

H3rman

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Apr 16, 2015
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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.
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.
 
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JohnApples

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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.
 

mavis

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12 hours. 65% charged

Incredible!

48mm SS
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.
 

TEBnewyork

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Jun 13, 2009
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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
 

backfire103

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Mar 30, 2011
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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.
 

profets

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Mar 18, 2009
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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.
 

DavidLynch

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Apr 9, 2015
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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
 

mkimid

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Sep 22, 2011
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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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