What is the best battery widget app to use?

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    I am looking for a good reliable, not battery eating, battery widget to use. any suggestions? For some reason, Gauge Battery Widget doesn't seem to stay running on the Razr, at least not mine... might be the smart actions I have set up, but I still want to know what others use. Thanks in advance!
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    Battery Widget by geekyouup is what I use and I like it.

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    One other question I have, how do you turn off 4g if you don't need it for a little while? Thanks

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    On my OG Droid I had Battery Left as it was the only way to accurately gauge the extended battery. It was useless in terms of percentage, but I had it reading mv; I know that 4200mv was full and 3500mv was time to charge.

    I'm currently using Circle Widget; it's nice in that it'll give you percentage in single digits, not at 90%, 80% and so on. Plus it's free.

    If it's like the Bionic, go into Settings>Wireless & networks>Mobile Network>Network Mode. Just change CMDA/LTE to CMDA only.
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    Is it not counter productive to have an app to monitor battery life that just uses more battery to tell you something the phone already does? Do those apps do something else besides just tell you battery percentage?
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    I use one so I can see battery in 1% increments. Stop worrying about the battery so much and enjoy the phone. Everyone wants to get great battery so they shut everything off and try not to hardly use the phone so they can say hey I've gone two days with twenty percent left. Who cares, if you want more battery get a bigger battery and then no worries.

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    yea brah how I am gonna be able to put a new battery on the droid razr? lol c'mon brah
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    In my experience, quite limited, I'd say Smart Actions is the best.
    It has made a huge difference based on input from the Smart Actions thread.
    Thanks to all that posted. I'm just learning and will hopefully be able to pay it back once I have a clue.
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    Download the app called "LTE Switch" by Geoffrey Buttercrumbs. Then add that app as a shortcut to your homescreen. Tap on it to take you directly to the settings screen that allows you to toggle the network mode to CDMA only.

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    Definitely the best battery widget on the market.

    ;)
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    As long as my battery lasts from the time I leave the house, around 7am in the morning, until I hit the car around 5pm in the evening, I don't care if it's on 5%. I want to use my phone. There is another thread with battery saving suggestions, but some of those ideas turn off features I like or want. Just use your phone... and charge it when the battery goes dead. No biggie. :biggrin:

    There are some decent widgets out there, if you must know what the percentage or mV are. My advice, look for the top-rated free ones first. Then, support the developers by buying their paid app if you can use the extra features.
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    Several battery apps tell you more than just the percentage. Battery Left, for example, has 3 lines of information which you decide what you want to see. It can show:
    - estimated battery %
    - estimated voltage %
    - system battery %
    - calibration accuracy
    - time left until battery empty
    - time left until battery is full (when charging)
    - clock time that battery will die (12 and 24 hr)
    - voltage
    - temperature (Fahrenheit and Celsius)
    - Shortcut buttons to battery info, usage and history (if supported on your device)
    - Show battery time left in hours and minutes via battery calibration system with visual accuracy rating
    - Shows battery % in 1% levels on Motorola Droids that by default only show 10% levels

    But for simplicity, I prefer Circle Widget.
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    I'm using Circle Battery app and it seems to be stuck on since I installed it and started using it. It's saying XX% charge for 88 hours. Anyone know how to reset this? I thought it would reset once you powered off the phone or recharge. I do charge my phone when it dies or I power it off then charge it over night. Could that be why?
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    Bump any ideas?

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