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1% battery stats available without mod

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by brenneisec, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. brenneisec
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    Finally we can have 1% battery increments. I just updated my circle battery widget and one of the items on the change log was "Fixed Motorola phones problem". I was wondering what this could be until I finished updating and was surprised to see my battery widget sitting at 44%! I havent been able to test how accurate this is so hopefully others can post their results but I'm just glad to see there's an option for those who don't want to mod.

    you can download the widget here:
    goo.gl/BDwix

    Let me know what kind of results you guys are getting!
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    Been charging my phone since 30%. Early it read 49 and battery stats said 50%. Now it reads 67 and battery stats says 70%.

    Not sure if it's reliable.
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    Did the update the driver? Otherwise it's just an estimate like the other widgets.
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    I may have spoken too soon then
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure it is just guessing.
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    Ah, a reliable way of getting 1% increments would be great. Looks like this widget is just giving a guess.

    EDIT: I stand corrected, it looks like this dev found a system file that gives 1% increments that everybody else overlooked...
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    its working accurately for me. When it hit 15% my phone gave me the alert so it should be accurate, unless it controls the systems notification alert
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    I noticed that... kinda cool.
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    I think it's a hardware problem with motorola phones. Skull_One tested it a while ago and the ratings bounced around. I don't think we could add this ability even if we wanted to.

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    If the old driver only disperses 10% increments how does the stock meter show the 15% near the end of the battery's charge?
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    That sounds pretty close to me. Rounding up the 1% values to nearest 10% value and 49=50 and 67=70. I don't see how that's unreliable. Sounds on target to me.

    Someone needs to read the voltage incrementally as the battery drains and graph the voltage against the 1% and 10% values to see both where the 10% stair-step drops take place and how the 1% information tracks. Both curves should be parallel with the 10% curve stepping down and the 1% curve being smooth.

    But if both curves are the same slope and roughly parallel, then they are at least consistent with each other and the new widget should be as reliable as the 10% stats only with more precision.

    Though, I'm not sure 1% information makes any difference unless you are within the last 10%-15% at which point I'd be looking for my charger. 43% is no different than say 70% is since both values tell me I've got several hours left....
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    I use an app that shows the battery level in 1% increments that sits in the notification bar and is accurate.
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    What's the app name ricks? And did you get rid of the stock battery meter?

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    Yes please say.



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    How do you know? Have you charted the voltage?
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    Battery Monitor by SIMMO Publications
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    Battery Monitor by SIMMO just estimates it. It says so in the apps description.

    Maybe it just does a real good job of estimating.:)
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    All I have to say is that it is dead on accurate for me.
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    I was curious about how accurate Circle Battery Widget really was, so I sent the developer an email yesterday concerning the accuracy of this app and this is what he replied (the conversation is pretty short and direct):


    Hi,

    The value is not an approximating value, it's a value read in a system file.

    2011/2/24 XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX <XXXXXXX@hotmail.com>:
    > I've been wondering how accurate the measurements are by your widget? Does
    > it take actual 1% increment/decrement measurements or is it approximating
    > somehow?
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    > A reply from you would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks
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    I like it. You can change it's look a bit also.

    Probably worth the donation price version. I like to support the really useful ones.