Series 3 owners: how is battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PCtoMAC1, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    I have a Series 2 SS and my battery lasts two days with two 45 minute workouts. How is the Series 3 doing?
  2. EricandSuebee macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2014
    New Hampshire
    I have the series 3 GPS only model and I think battery is excellent so far, I put on my watch this morning around 8am and just took it off at 9:45pm and had 84% battery left on it. I used it for some walking, replying to texts and just general playing around with it. I am not a heavy user but if I can get this kind of battery out of it I'm happy with it.
  3. mck88, Sep 24, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017

    mck88 macrumors newbie


    Sep 21, 2017
    Fantastic so far. 110 mins exercise today and so far about 14 hours into the day since I took it off charge and I’m at 70%.

    LTE model with cellular activated. New excited user pattern here looking at the watch every 10 minutes and fiddling with it.

    I’m very impressed so far but of course no heavy phone usage yet.
  4. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

    Jul 15, 2006
    Series 3, no LTE activated. On my wrist for 12 hours with no workout. 78% remaining.
  5. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Series 3. Full day of use and a full 2 hours without phone and only LTE. End of day at 30%.

  6. jeznav macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2007
    Picked the GPS (no LTE) one up on Friday, did a full charge around 10pm. I left it on my wrist overnight and checked in the morning to see if it tracked my average heart rate, the battery was down to 98%. I did my 15min exercise and did my usual Saturday errands. I did my second exercise, at the end of that day I was down at 50%. Today (10pm), it's now at 10%.

    I say this can last me for two days without charge.
  7. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    I concur. 78% battery left for my GPS only series 3 after a whole day outside from 9am until 11pm.
  8. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Honestly. This Watch continues to impress on battery life every day.
  9. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    I think the series 3 is designed with LTE in mind so the GPS version benefits from not having LTE antenna and the battery life can be much better than advertised.

    I didn’t choose the LTE version because it is not available in my country and I always bring my phone with me.
  10. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    It seems better than my Series 2 by about 20%. That is with one 45min run with no phone.
  11. edhchoe macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    Same here. I started with 100% at 9:30 am and at 8:00 pm I had over 70%. It was mostly on wifi at work. I have the Wake screen on auto mode and 15 seconds.

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