Watchfaces and Battery Life

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by thatsmyfish, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. thatsmyfish macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2009
    Which watchfaces take the most out of the battery and which do you prefer? I've been using Modular with five complications this week and my battery life has been great. I switched to Motion yesterday and noticed it was draining at a decent clip. Does the Motion use more battery despite the lack of complications?

    I've been the most disappointed with the Astronomy Face so far. I've read Apple put so much work into making the trip from Earth to Moon be as accurate as possible, but it is hours from accurate in terms of sunrise and the clouds are (intentionally) not accurate at all. It seems odd for Apple to put so much work into the accuracy of some elements and intentionally leave the most visible components incorrect.

    Plus I wish I could turn off the flashing green light. I know where I live. :)
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I doubt one face uses that much over the other in a 24hr period. Not worth the worry. Just use your favorite and enjoy your watch.
  3. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    I keep a pretty simple watch face and I think it helps. Here is what. Y battery is looking like. This was with about 10% battery remaining.

  4. thatsmyfish thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2009
    Over the past few days I noticed I was getting 3-4% per hour use, which was great. Since switching to Motion (and restarting the watch and app) I was averaging 5-6%. It seemed an extensive increase for just changing the watch face.
  5. Yptcn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    What is the red badge with the number 1 ? I've never seen that !
  6. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2008
    London, UK
    I haven't seen it either, but I would guess it's the software update.

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