-6 Hours ago off the charger with 3G on (4g off), GPS, Bluetooth on.
-Downloading/installing Google Fit and then 2.5 hours of tracking with GPS on while walking around.
-Sending and receiving around 20 Whatsapp text, photo and voice messages.
-Using Google maps with GPS for about 10 minutes.
-Listening to music from SD card over Bluetooth headphones for about 30 minutes.
-Taking 6 photos with the camera
-Google assistant voice commands “OK Google” ready but not used.
I have a basic watch face and brightness was at medium, as it is a very sunny day.
People say they get a day or two days, but it seems to me that with normal functionality usage, 6 hours will be just about the max…Although, charging for me half way through the day isn’t a big deal.
I tried Strava for tracking but if I left the Strava screen to mutli task, it would shut down and start over. Google fit tracked the whole time even when I used what’sapp, camera and music. It did take about 4 seconds to load back after multi tasking.
Any suggestions to get a longer use?
Anyone out there using like this with different results?
From the power info, it looks like the screen is using by far the most power at 21%.
Whatsapp is second with 9%
Surprisingly Google Fit was only 6% (maybe it doesn’t include GPS in this?)
Cell standby only 2%. So 3G seems to be hardly using any power.
Seems to be obvious that lowering the brightness will be the biggest help in getting longer use time.
Perhaps I’m missing something??
Regardless of 6 hours use, I’m still impressed. Seems like they’re is definitely progress to be made. Excited for that, for sure.
The charging cradle seems to work great. My last android wear watch was horrible. Always having to fiddle with it to get it to charge. I started charging when I started writing this and it’s already at 29%.
Any tips, tricks for battery life that I may have missed?
Meanwhile, I’ll be daydreaming of a nuclear fusion battery that last forever…and one extra day.