To Kill a G Watch

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  1. PereDroid

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    So as I mentioned yesterday, I am going to try and make my G Watch die by the end of the day. Normally I have ZERO problem going one day. Generally have around 50%+ left by bedtime.
    • Brightness (usually at 1 or 2) set to 6
    • Always On
    • Tilt to Wake: On (usually off)
    • Using the stock "Photos" watch face (thinking the changing of the photo might help and the overall brightness)
    • Reset ALL Notifications including 2 Google Hangouts I am in that both have over 50 people in them (probably 20-30 active in one, 10-15 active in the other).
    Even my son got in on the act of helping me kill it by GETTING ME UP 90 MINUTES EARLY TODAY! &$^$%
    I will update a few times today.

    So far, 2 hours in and it's down about 8% (I only just enabled ALL Notices, all the other options were set since 7:08 this morning).
     
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    I think a hammer would work better. ;)
     
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    Curious to hear the results....I still think it will last most of the day.

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    Lunch time update. Watch has been BLOWING UP with notifications. I SO want to turn those Hangouts off, but I shall not.

    Looks like it's going to make it, according to the app...

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    Get a flashlight app and leave it turned on?

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    LOL.. I don't want to damage it! :D

    4PM @ 50%.
    I've been using it to reply to Hangouts now...

    On u somewhat unrelated note, the Stock "Photos" face is pretty cool. I though it would be the same 10 photos or so. There are a TON of them.
     
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    Install a live wallpaper that uses your gallery and set it to refresh every 5 seconds or so. The cpu will never deep sleep, wasting battery.

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    I looked for an app like that, Mark. Didn't find one. Not really the point though.
    We always talk about "moderate" use. I wanted to subject the watch to see "extreme" real time use. And with my Hangouts really blowing up after the work day ended, the watch did die. It did NOT make a full day for me.
    Took it off the charger at 7:08 AM. It died around 9:30 PM. So that's almost 14 1/2 hours of EXTREME usage.
    I doubt anyone gets text msgs like I was getting Hangout notices. So I think its safe to say that the G Watch will last an entire day...is damn near impossible to kill...in one day for 98% of users.
    I'd post a screenshot here but, as stated... She's dead, Jim.
    I'll get one when I put her back on the charger.
     
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    Good stuff @PereDroid! I thought it would make it a little longer than that....but that's still pretty good IMO. I agree, most users are not going to use it that hard every day. And even if they do 14 hours is not too shabby. We all have to sleep sometime and that's when the watch can charge.

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    Not too shabby @PereDroid. a few questions....
    Do you have it activated to vibrate when you get a notification, or just light up? Did you only use it to "receive" notifications, or did you use it to respond as well? I'd like to see what the numbers look like with bluetooth enabled and using it as your main device to respond to all (or most) of your calls and text messages. I think that would be an interesting test to do next.
    Thanks for sharing your results!

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    It always vibrates... There's no option to turn off. He did state he was responding to hangouts with it. It only uses Bluetooth so either way it's always on.

    I think this is great battery performance considering the abuse you put it through.

    I will say I don't like its battery stats though. It doesn't give much information really. It never shows a watch face using the battery and I know ones that pull weather and battery info are obviously doing more than just telling time and displaying a pic. So I'd like more details in there.
     
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    I agree with the stats comment. I think that'll be something that will not last much longer , that Wear is going to grow leaps in not only abilities but things such as what we've grown so accustomed to on our bigger devices. Who knows, Gsam might have a Wear app out by summer.



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