Watchfaces and Battery Life

thatsmyfish

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Nov 20, 2009
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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. :)
 

pooleman

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Jan 11, 2012
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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.

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thatsmyfish

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Nov 20, 2009
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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.
 
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