What does "Usage" mean?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by durangojim, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. durangojim macrumors regular

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    I've got 7.5 hours of standby and 2 hours of usage. I haven't been looking at the watch or interacting with it for 2 hours so I'm trying to figure out what that indicates.

    Can anyone else post their standby/usage numbers. I've been getting less than 13 hours of battery life for the past couple of weeks and have no non-stock apps installed.
     
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    My watch has been off charger today since 7:30 EDT. As of 3:33 EDT, I have the following metrics:

    Usage 1:41
    Standby 8:09
    Battery 72%

    Today has been relatively light use. I did not use it for a workout, and I have been getting and reading notifications but not that much interaction each time.
     
  3. Mojopin macrumors regular

    Mojopin

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    As far I as know "usage" is the amount the watch's screen has come on, or you "used" it directly. Standby is when the screen blacks out and is dormant.

    I'm at

    Usage: 2hr 7mins
    Standby: 7hr 49mins
    Battery: 78%
     
  4. CellXor10 macrumors regular

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    Yep, pretty sure it's just any time the screen turns on. Factor in countless glances (not Glances ;)) at your wrist to check something, be it the time, weather, whatever and a decent number of false positives turning the screen on when you didn't mean for it, and the time could rack up like that.
     
  5. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Wrong.

    Wrong wrong wrong.

    Apple's "usage" means "CPU was not sleeping". So, any process that's doing something in background (even with the screen off) = Apple Usage.

    Remember, Apple likes to delight their users (in this case, with inflated numbers).
     
  6. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    Well that's the best explanation I've heard. I knew it had to be something like that!
     

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