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    Left the apt with a fully charged watch at 9am. At 2:30pm a message popped up saying I had %4 battery left. I barely used the watch. Seriously, I've been so busy I only used it 2 or 3 times and for a few seconds. I'm worried I have a bad battery. Anybody else?
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    What are your settings for leaving the display on/brightness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcournoy View Post
    What are your settings for leaving the display on/brightness?

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    Always on
    brightness 4
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    I'd say that is a big part of it. With the display off and brightness at 3 I have gotten 14+ hours today and still at 66%

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    That just can't be right. I went from %85 to %4 in just a few hours.
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    I've ended a 14 hour day with 30 and 40 percent remaining the first two days. Something doesn't seem right with your. What phone are you connecting to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless Freep View Post
    I've ended a 14 hour day with 30 and 40 percent remaining the first two days. Something doesn't seem right with your. What phone are you connecting to?
    The M8.
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    There is no sense to keep the display always on.. 15 hours for me yesterday with 4 bright display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LocationDudeNYC View Post
    Always on
    brightness 4
    I have the same settings on my G Watch... Always on, brightness 4 and buttloads of notifications and voice dictated replies and I still get 14-16 hours out of it (even with heavy use).

    Connected to a stock Nexus 5 running 4.4.4.

    My usage hasn't been that heavy today but I'm am at about 13 hours off the charger and 47% battery left according to the G Watch.
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    I like having the time immediately available and have my G watch always on. I go thru the entire day and have 39% battery remain I'm. However I keep my display setting at 1 and am paired with a Nexus 5 that receives numerous emails and text messages. No apps are muted.
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    Default Re: Battery Dying Real Quick

    Quote Originally Posted by LocationDudeNYC View Post
    Left the apt with a fully charged watch at 9am. At 2:30pm a message popped up saying I had %4 battery left. I barely used the watch. Seriously, I've been so busy I only used it 2 or 3 times and for a few seconds. I'm worried I have a bad battery. Anybody else?
    This seems defective. My buddy got 24 hours plus with full brightness and always on.

    I just got my G watch and after 6 hours of heavy usage I still had 75% of battery left.

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    Had the watch about a day and a half. Yesterday was my first full day. I started the day at 6:30 AM with full bright and always on and got down to 10 percent about 8:00 PM. Today I will run with always on set to off.
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    I notice that mine works great most of the time, getting me through until bed time with 40% remaining. But on occasion I notice that my watch keeps waking up when listening to podcasts. The media playback controls keep popping up and waking the screen up. I only realize it when my wrist starts to get hot and then I look down and my battery has tanked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melchio85 View Post
    There is no sense to keep the display always on.. 15 hours for me yesterday with 4 bright display.
    There is quite a bit os sense to have it on. I do not want to tap on my watch to turn it one. I want it on all the tiem so I can see it quick and easy. Whats the point of a watch then?
    Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?
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    I'm on day 2 of use and have my screen brightness set to 6. Today I took the watch off charge at about 5am and am still going strong, 39%, at 9.40pm after a day of heavy use and question answering / demos from interested colleagues and friends.

    I don't however have screen set to always on as the screen is activated when I lift my arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridgey100 View Post
    I'm on day 2 of use and have my screen brightness set to 6. Today I took the watch off charge at about 5am and am still going strong, 39%, at 9.40pm after a day of heavy use and question answering / demos from interested colleagues and friends.

    I don't however have screen set to always on as the screen is activated when I lift my arm.

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    Yeah, that last part.

    Doesn't seem to work that well anymore.
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    I'm ending the day with about 20% left. I'm still in the 'experiment with shiny new gadget' phase so it should improve over time, I have heavy usage now. I have a 12 hour cycle. My watch takes less than two hours to charge currently. I'm using always on, and consistently have the brightness high, you might have a faulty model.
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    My G watch did that the first time I used it. It was down to something like 14% battery life after just a few hours off the charger. Since then, I typically wear it all day with the display at 3 and always on and when I get home I have probably 60% battery left.

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