While not wearing - is it best to keep it on the charger?

CmdrLaForge

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So - I had mine since launch day and I did wear it everyday since. But today I decided to swap it for my trusted Speedmaster.

In total I have now 5 watches that I will wear in rotation - the Apple Watch being one of them . So could be I am not wearing it for the next 2-3 month before I like to use it again.

Now I am wondering - what is the best way to preserve the battery? Keep it on the charger during that time? Put it in power reserve mode? Just let it run down and charge it the next time I want to use it?

So to be clear - it is not about a day or two but more how to keep the device for 2-3 month before using it again?

Thoughts?

LaForge
 

Rok73

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I'd recommend charging it up to 40-60% and turn it off. Just avoid that the battery runs completely empty while you're not using it. That wouldn't be healthy for the LI-ION battery if you store the watch for a longer period of time.
 
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CmdrLaForge

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I'd recommend charging it up to 40-60% and turn it off. Just avoid that the battery runs completely empty while you're not using it. That wouldn't be healthy for the LI-ION battery if you store the watch for a longer period of time.
Thanks. Sounds like a good idea.
How can I completely turn off the watch?
 

Bobioden

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Hold in the side button (Friends Button). You get three options. Power Off, Power Reserve, or Lock Device.
 

caligurl

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i'm more curious why you want an apple watch it you aren't going to wear it? i can understand leaving it for an evening out or to replace it with another watch for a special day... but to go 2-3 months without wearing it?
 
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bbeagle

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So could be I am not wearing it for the next 2-3 month before I like to use it again.
Agreed.

The Apple Watch is a very subpar 'watch'. It's meant to do so much more and integrate with your life. Wearing it once every few months really defeats the purpose of it.

I can understand not wearing the Apple Watch for a weekend out camping, avoiding all technology, but not wearing it for months on end?
 
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Julien

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WAY overthinking this. For a day or so doing anything, any which way is fine for li-ion. Long term storage of several weeks or months is the only time you need to worry.
 

teknikal90

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I've stopped using mine daily. I missed my other watches haha
The apple watch felt geeky after the novelty wore off
Granted I have the sport one, but I can't imagine feeling any differently with the SS
Maybe I'm wrong
 

CmdrLaForge

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i'm more curious why you want an apple watch it you aren't going to wear it? i can understand leaving it for an evening out or to replace it with another watch for a special day... but to go 2-3 months without wearing it?
Well as I said I do have other watches and it is summer during which I prefer an all metal band. I have the Apple Watch with BSB.
 
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