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Watch Battery Life 18 Hours, Do you Agree?

At what percent does your Watch have at the end of the day?

  • 90% At End Of Day

    Votes: 7 0.6%
  • 80% At End Of Day

    Votes: 7 0.6%
  • 70% At End Of Day

    Votes: 31 2.8%
  • 60% At End Of Day

    Votes: 94 8.3%
  • 50% At End Of Day

    Votes: 178 15.8%
  • 40% At End Of Day

    Votes: 260 23.1%
  • 30% At End Of Day

    Votes: 251 22.3%
  • 20% At End Of Day

    Votes: 149 13.2%
  • 10% At End Of Day

    Votes: 62 5.5%
  • 5% At End Of Day

    Votes: 27 2.4%
  • Dead At End Of Day

    Votes: 60 5.3%

  • Total voters
    1,126

macAllen

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Feb 24, 2009
309
56
Las Vegas
*Disclaimer Before you read... This is a poll to get both a generalized view and an in depth view as to the life of an Watch battery and the user. It's to compare with others on how they use their watches, and what they do with them. In no way this threads post and results mean that your watch will have the same outcome.

Macrumors Forums Members, does Apple live up to it's word? Its been a couple of days now for those of you that are lucky enough to have one sitting on your wrist.

Apple Website said:
Charge it overnight.
Wear it all day.

Apple also claims to have a battery that lasts up to 18 hours (Testing the 38mm).

Sound off here!
What time do you take it off from charging?
What percentage is it when you put it back on at night?
Also how many hours do you have it off of charging?
What level of interaction do you use your  Watch at?
Scale of 1(only look at it for time and notifications) to 10 (Reply to messages, notification up the wazoo, display on for more than 5mins at times.)
And finally what size do you have? 38mm or the 42mm?
 

Titleist

macrumors regular
Sep 19, 2012
240
110
Totally. Took it off the charger around 8:30 am. Just put it back on the charger at 2 am. Still had over 20% battery left.
 
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shk718

macrumors 65816
Jun 26, 2007
1,114
1,090
Took mine off charger at 8:30 at 1am I had 40 % left and used it heavily during the day - played volleyball for 3 hours, texted quite a bit, dictated a few messages, shazamed a few songs and showed everyone I know how it works. Add to this the battery isn't broken in yet. Needless to say I'm impressed!!!!
 
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Baristud

macrumors newbie
Oct 28, 2014
7
0
I have the 42mm model and yesterday I took it off the charger at 7, I took it off and went to bed around 1 and still had 30% left. I'm pleasantly surprised at the battery life.
 
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Trent0341

macrumors 6502
Jun 3, 2007
378
66
Mine seemed to go faster for the first half than the second.

Yesterday stats:

15 hours 45 minutes of standby
4 hours 56 minutes of usage
Battery remaining: 18%

I feel like thats fairly heavy usage and will drop with time. The more I use the apple watch the more as I see it as a sort of gatekeeper / manager for the information flow from my phone. I really do check my phone less and once the novelty of the watch wears off I expect I will use both less than I used just the iPhone prior to having the watch.
 
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Phima256

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2011
203
17
Cleveland
Where do you find the usage stats? I can't find it on my AW settings or app. Would like to check and compare. Thanks! From my estimates, though, I am surprised at the battery as well. So far at least.
 
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Lobwedgephil

macrumors 603
Apr 7, 2012
5,212
3,940
Where do you find the usage stats? I can't find it on my AW settings or app. Would like to check and compare. Thanks! From my estimates, though, I am surprised at the battery as well. So far at least.

Apple watch app/general/usage
 
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camtechman56

macrumors regular
Feb 18, 2015
152
2
Warren, pa.
I haven't had any problem with battery so far. I worked 12hrs last night and played slots, yatzee, and a couple of other games as well as other things and at the end of the night I still had 60% :D
 
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Phima256

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2011
203
17
Cleveland
Apple watch app/general/usage

Thanks, wow, blonde moment...I looked there initially but needed to scroll down a bit more. Guess the coffee hasn't kicked in.

Usage: 3h 37m
Standby: 19h 38m
Battery left: 22%

I have the 38mm SS and I have the display brightness on low as well.

That's quite impressive!
 
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mariotr87

macrumors regular
Aug 12, 2011
193
20
I think my battery might be faulty - or maybe not properly calibrated.
It's almost dead right now, after 11 hours of standby/4 hours of usage.

For the record, mine is the 38mm. Could you also provide your watch size, since this might have a bearing on battery life?
 
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Flow39

macrumors 68000
Sep 7, 2014
1,740
1,699
The Apple Store
I got it at 80% on Friday, played with it and was setting things up for about 2 hours, and ended the day (5 hours using it: 8 PM - 2 AM) and had ~60% left. I'd say I can get well over 18 hours. My full day test will be on Monday, so I'll vote tomorrow when I have a chance to push it.
 
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zedsdead

macrumors 68040
Jun 20, 2007
3,279
683
So far the watch has lasted all day and appears to today as well. I don't even check the battery life and don't want to have to. Charging it at night is no problem for me, so long as it always lasts the day.
 
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ddrulez

macrumors regular
Dec 12, 2012
145
96
Germany
Dead At End Of Day

This is not even possible because the Watch enter Power safe mode after 10% or i am wrong here?

Battery 71%
Use 1h 33min
Standby 13h 6min

SS 42MM
 
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bunnicula

macrumors 68040
Jul 23, 2008
3,799
777
Mine was at 19% last night at midnight after wearing it since 7:30 that morning, so it seems that 18 hours will be easily achieved as I'm sure I'm tinkering with it more now because it's new.

Right now, I'm at 89% after about 4.5 hours wearing it. Almost an hour is usage. The rest is standby.
 
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slvrscoobie

macrumors 6502a
Mar 24, 2013
606
152
NJ
Started at 6AM - By 11PM it was at 26%.
Turn off the fitness monitor and activity tracking, and power saving under the heart rate, and you'll get a lot better battery.
 
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Phima256

macrumors regular
Mar 16, 2011
203
17
Cleveland
After a complete drain from 100%-0% (it went from 2% to dead)

38mm SS
4h 30m Usage
23h 38m Standby

Only setting adjustment was that I have the display brightness on low. All else is set to default.

Really wanted to get it to a full 24h standby, but I'm still pleased with the battery overall.
 
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Voragon

macrumors member
Mar 16, 2012
68
5
I'm on day 2 of monitoring battery.

Sat I was still looking around a bit, used Siri a fair amount, took a phone call on watch of 15 min. Seemed to use 15% of battery just for the call, so today I have used activity tracker, utility face, time, not much else, but probably what I will use it for during workday since am at work PC and phone most of time. Anyway so far here is usage data, battery % remaining:

38mm SS at medium brightness
Started:

6:15 am 100%

7:15 pm 58%
Usage: 1 hr 26 min
Standby: 12 hrs 58min
 
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whatos

macrumors 6502a
I've been carefully monitoring my battery performance since 10am Friday. I'm not even considering making a claim about battery life for a week or more.

Why?

Simple, until I establish a consistent daily use pattern, I'm taxing the battery far more than whatever "normal" use will be.

Plus if honest, most owners that are happy with their Apple watch are too inclined to brag, to be overly optimistic about the battery life.
 
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ErikGrim

macrumors 603
Jun 20, 2003
5,059
3,598
Brisbane, Australia
Forgot to charge it the first two nights. Both times woke up with battery to spare (10% first night, 30% second). Takes less than two hours to fully charge. I wouldn’t worry about battery life at all.
 
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eiprol

macrumors 6502
Jan 20, 2009
266
151
Spain
Seriously guys, the size model please? It's suppossed to exist differences between 38mm and 42mm!:cool:
 
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gigapocket1

macrumors 68000
Mar 15, 2009
1,805
1,111
42mm
So far 12 hours of standby. 3.5 hours of usage. 43% battery life left! I didn't think the battery would be this good
 
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