What does "Usage" mean?

durangojim

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Jul 31, 2013
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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.
 

exxxviii

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May 20, 2015
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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.
 

Mojopin

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Apr 7, 2011
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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%
 

CellXor10

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Apr 23, 2015
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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.
 

samiznaetekto

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Dec 26, 2009
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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.
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).
 

Crazy Matt

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Apr 20, 2015
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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).
Well that's the best explanation I've heard. I knew it had to be something like that!