Watch series 3 Battery

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by theiphoner, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. theiphoner macrumors member

    theiphoner

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    I upgraded my series 0 sports watch to a series 3 Nike at the weekend, charged it to 100% at 5pm on Saturday evening and at 9pm today, Monday it still has 29%, admittedly I’ve not been overly active over this period due to a few reasons but I’m finding the battery life amazing compared to the series 0 which needed to be charged after about 12-13 hours.

    Big improvement, for anyone on the fence about changing a series 0 for 3 the battery life alone is enough to upgrade

    Cheers
     
  2. Nell macrumors 6502a

    Nell

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    I’ve been wearing mine since 7am; it’s nearly 10pm now and the battery is on 67%. During the day I set my cellular connection up and tried it (I also left my phone on charge by mistake so the watch connected to cellular for a while then). A good start.
     
  3. predation macrumors 65816

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    You can get a solid 5 hrs on lte only. I am getting about that without calls. Just notifications. Little replies here and there.

    Assuming you have excellent cell coverage wherever you are.
     
  4. theiphoner thread starter macrumors member

    theiphoner

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    Not activated LTE coverage yet, still deciding if the change from o2 to EE is worth it.

    The battery finally gave up the ghost at 5.10pm Tuesday, 72 hours on a single charge seems pretty damn good, hopefully not just a once off
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

    Mlrollin91

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    I can easily get that on my S3. My S0 would have about 40% at the end of a 16 hour day. My S3 has 82% left after the end of a 16 hour day. Its been this way 5 days in a row now. I have yet to see it drop below 80%.
     
  6. flur macrumors 68020

    flur

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    I’ve been seeing this as well, ending the day with over 85%. I was nervous about it running in LTE for too long, that it would run the battery down. I’ve no concerns there anymore.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    That battery is indeed much better. I’m surprised, myself. In actually able to use this thing as a sleep tracker now AND go on runs every morning.

    I make sure to slap it on the charger while I shower after a run and then before bed for maybe half an hour or so. This way I get benbed full.

    I could probably go longer but I figure a routine is better than just charging as needed. I’ve also been using my phone a lot less.
     
  8. Trebuin macrumors 65816

    Trebuin

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    I suppose my battery isn't showing a good reading yet given that yesterday it went from 100% to 91% in a 24 hour period. Today, it's down to 73% (from 91% start) & I have about 13 hours left until the next 24 hr period is left. This is actually pretty good battery life.

    My configuration: Nike Series 3 LTE but not registered with a carrier. I suspect that's why I have better battery life. I probably won't register it. I'll carry the music & as long as the GPS is accurate enough, I'll be fine with working out. I usually carry my phone with me anyhow.
     

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