Solved Battery Talk (All Wearables)

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Not sure if it's my current face of choice or not, but my battery life is terrible lately.
Can't remember if I charged it the night before, but I definitely charged it last night & I'm already down to 29% in under 10 hours.

Will go with a different face tomorrow to test my theory. This one has been updated a couple times lately & it's got more pixels lit up in dim mode, but my battery life has been cut more than in half.

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Which face are you currently using?
 

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Which face are you currently using?
One from Wear Face Collection.

Has weather & battery level. It was updated & I changed to this face from another one in the collection. I was down to 15% or so by bedtime last night, but like I said, I couldn't remember if I had charged it the night before.
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Nice watch face. Doesn't seem a whole lot brighter than the Skymaster I have been running lately. Maybe that face is doing something in the background?
 

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Nice watch face. Doesn't seem a whole lot brighter than the Skymaster I have been running lately. Maybe that face is doing something in the background?
I didn't really use it much. Got plenty of notifications, so the screen turned on for that, but it was mostly in dim mode all day. Usage was about usual, if not more sparse than it has been previously with better battery life.

I'm thinking you're right. The weather or battery polling might need some tweaking on their end.

Like I said, going to use a different face tonight & tomorrow & see if that changes anything.

Already switched to a plain digital face with date. I think it came stock.

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I didn't really use it much. Got plenty of notifications, so the screen turned on for that, but it was mostly in dim mode all day. Usage was about usual, if not more sparse than it has been previously with better battery life.

I'm thinking you're right. The weather or battery polling might need some tweaking on their end.

Like I said, going to use a different face tonight & tomorrow & see if that changes anything.

Already switched to a plain digital face with date. I think it came stock.

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I'd think it's the weather, especially if you noticed a drop in phone battery as well, large or small .
 

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I'd think it's the weather, especially if you noticed a drop in phone battery as well, large or small .
I used one of their faces with weather before though & it wasn't anywhere near this bad. Wonder if they changed provider or polling frequency or something.

Phone isn't bad. Sitting at 71%. The watch actually died tonight while I was at rehearsal. It got to 10-15% & I put it in theater mode, but it still died.

Something's up. Maybe the full drain & restart will work the bugs out.

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I used one of their faces with weather before though & it wasn't anywhere near this bad. Wonder if they changed provider or polling frequency or something.

Phone isn't bad. Sitting at 71%. The watch actually died tonight while I was at rehearsal. It got to 10-15% & I put it in theater mode, but it still died.

Something's up. Maybe the full drain & restart will work the bugs out.

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Whoever comes up with the first battery monitoring app for watches will rule the supplemental watch app market for a while. It'd be SO much easier than the old trial and error method of finding battery vampires . It'd be nice to find if it's the polling on your watch or if the clock itself is not allowing the cpu to sleep.
 

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Whoever comes up with the first battery monitoring app for watches will rule the supplemental watch app market for a while. It'd be SO much easier than the old trial and error method of finding battery vampires . It'd be nice to find if it's the polling on your watch or if the clock itself is not allowing the cpu to sleep.
You'd think better battery monitoring would be baked right in to the OS. Who has more the ability to gather more info than the people that made the software that all the rest of the apps ride on? Haha!

I have yet to even have a watch face show up on the battery stats.

In any case, I'm going to try to be conscious about checking my battery level throughout the day today. So far, it's been off the charger for a little over an hour and still has 96%. That's a good start. My phone's in the same boat. They generally start out the same for the first little part of the day.
 

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So far so good today. Watch is at 85 and phone is at 87%. Will try again with that face after a couple days of expected battery performance. Still wondering if it just didn't need another reboot, which it got when it died last night.
 

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I have got in the habit of changing watch faces in the morning, straight off the charger and then rebooting my watch. So every 3 or 4 days it gets a reboot. Not sure if it helps, but I figure it can't hurt.
 

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Will be interested to see if that face has the same problem now that I've rebooted. Each time the wear face collection app updates, they recommend a reboot if you have trouble sending faces.

This is definitely better, as the watch was dead by this time last night & I actually interacted with it more today.
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