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    Default Moto 360: Battery Life Expectations

    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.

    Now with that said, this is basically a mini computer on your wrist and not a run of the mill watch so we logically can't expect months of battery life but I feel 3-4 days of battery life would make me very happy.

    What kind of battery life would you be satisfied with on the Moto 360?

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    Default Re: Motorola: Moto 360 Smartwatch powered by Android Wear

    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.

    Now with that said, this is basically a mini computer on your wrist and not a run of the mill watch so we logically can't expect months of battery life but I feel 3-4 days of battery life would make me very happy.

    What kind of battery life would you be satisfied with on the Moto 360?

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    2+ days with normal use (Probably checking weather a few times, replying to texts and looking at notifications)

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    I'd say they'll advertise an "all day" battery life with a price point of about 250. Just a guess. Seems like a great piece of hardware I just can't see paying 400+ for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.

    Now with that said, this is basically a mini computer on your wrist and not a run of the mill watch so we logically can't expect months of battery life but I feel 3-4 days of battery life would make me very happy.

    What kind of battery life would you be satisfied with on the Moto 360?

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    I expect to get 2 days with a color touchscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.

    Now with that said, this is basically a mini computer on your wrist and not a run of the mill watch so we logically can't expect months of battery life but I feel 3-4 days of battery life would make me very happy.

    What kind of battery life would you be satisfied with on the Moto 360?

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    For me, if it can comfortably get through one day, that is fine with me. By comfortably, I mean that I want to be able to just use it without thinking about how I'm using it or worrying about battery life. I do not wear watches to bed, so, since I'll be taking it off every single night anyway, charging it every night is really not a big deal to me. Even more so if it uses wireless charging.

    It would be kinda neat if they used some sort of kinetic (like many traditional watches) or solar charging to extend the battery life. I know neither solution would provide enough power to actually charge the device, but one or both could provide enough supplemental power so as to slow the battery drain by a decent amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.
    (Moderator note: I split off the battery expectation discussion into this thread. Previous discussion is still here: Motorola: Moto 360 Smartwatch powered by Android Wear)
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    ..what if the Moto 360 charged by your movement?
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    Default Re: Moto 360: Battery Life Expectations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    ..what if the Moto 360 charged by your movement?
    People would think I'm weird for shaking my arm so much

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    ..what if the Moto 360 charged by your movement?
    There would be a large influx of Illuminati and radiation concern on google trends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    ..what if the Moto 360 charged by your movement?
    I posted this on a techblog in the comments on another site, but couldn't that be a problem with Active Display? I know with my X and Maxx, when you only walk by them it triggers the A D. Unless they do something like the twist to open the camera like on their phones, I would wonder if that would be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    ..what if the Moto 360 charged by your movement?
    this is actually an idea I had regarding how secretive they are about how to charge this watch: maybe it does have wireless charging but also does some kinetic charging to allow the battery last a bit longer
    Quote Originally Posted by msavic6 View Post
    Everyone has been mentioning battery life as a deciding factor in this thread so far but no one has defined exactly what kind of battery life they would be happy with.
    about a week is ideal
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    I just hope that "all day" is really all day, regardless of usage and even after the battery has been in use for a couple of years. Given the power of the watches and the reality of their big, LCD displays, I can't imagine getting even two days on this year's hardware. Possibly in a year or two, when the technology is better developed, but I wouldn't bet on it. Just look at how much trouble manufacturers have extending the battery life on phones, and they have far more space to play with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    I just hope that "all day" is really all day, regardless of usage and even after the battery has been in use for a couple of years. Given the power of the watches and the reality of their big, LCD displays, I can't imagine getting even two days on this year's hardware. Possibly in a year or two, when the technology is better developed, but I wouldn't bet on it. Just look at how much trouble manufacturers have extending the battery life on phones, and they have far more space to play with.
    The LG G and Gear Live reviews state that "all day" really does mean all day no matter how many notifications you are getting. That is what I expect from the moto, at best 2 days (I think that is a stretch to be honest).
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    lol imagine that, an android wearable dies faster before your actual phone does. now itll just look like a dead watch. wireless charging on that thing would be legit. lasting over 24 hrs would be completely ideal and the only thing that would make sense. imagine you buy this thing and a new phone as well (moto x2, might as well) and then you have these for about a year, thats when you start noticing battery life draining gradually. doesnt seem like these will be things you keep for over 2 yrs. le sigh. thus = the circle of consumerism.

    motorola, you have my money for the next moto x and the 360. its already in your pocket, just ship it to me when theyre out, kthxbai.
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    Sadly, I think we're going to remain in the era of daily charging for our devices quite a while longer. It's not ideal, but I've pretty much reconciled myself to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    For me, if it can comfortably get through one day, that is fine with me. By comfortably, I mean that I want to be able to just use it without thinking about how I'm using it or worrying about battery life. I do not wear watches to bed, so, since I'll be taking it off every single night anyway, charging it every night is really not a big deal to me. Even more so if it uses wireless charging.

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    Yes , this EXACTLY. Unless people intend to sleep with this big thing on (why??), if it gets comfortably through a day it is fine by me.
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    mostly people should want more than a day battery life so at least if they forget to charge it one night they can still use it the next day, or if they travel and might not get to charge it that often
    but really the longer the better
    Quote Originally Posted by dsignori View Post
    Yes , this EXACTLY. Unless people intend to sleep with this big thing on (why??), if it gets comfortably through a day it is fine by me.
    I might wear mine to bed if I could and if there's an app for it to track sleep like the UP, for some of us that is worth keeping track of
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    Quote Originally Posted by MojoVersion8 View Post
    mostly people should want more than a day battery life so at least if they forget to charge it one night they can still use it the next day, or if they travel and might not get to charge it that often
    but really the longer the better

    I might wear mine to bed if I could and if there's an app for it to track sleep like the UP, for some of us that is worth keeping track of
    I don't think anyone would argue against longer being better. Some people just have unrealistic expectations. The want features and hardware that demand a certain level of hardware and then want Pebble like battery life. That just isn't realistic with current battery technology and a wrist watch from factor. For me, one day is the minimum. I would gladly welcome better for the reasons you said. However, less than a full day's battery life and I won't even consider it.
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    The black bar is a solar panel and it has qi on the back or overnight charging BAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidDavi View Post
    The black bar is a solar panel and it has qi on the back or overnight charging BAM

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    You mean the black bar on the bottom? It's the location of the video driver, and ambient light sensor, not a solar panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    You mean the black bar on the bottom? It's the location of the video driver, and ambient light sensor, not a solar panel.
    doesn't need a solar panel anyway with the thermoelectric charger on the back
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    Good point. And with the onboard fusion reactor, it can power your smartphone, too!
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    In the article about the new charging dock, the guy who has one (Luca Viscardi) states he is getting around 2.5 days out of the battery. And in one of the pictures of the back of the watch, it mentions stainless steel, IP67 rating (water resistant), pedometer, and optional heart rate sensor (don't know how it could be optional unless you'd have to add it in MotoMaker). If all this is true, it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwuser76 View Post
    In the article about the new charging dock, the guy who has one (Luca Viscardi) states he is getting around 2.5 days out of the battery. And in one of the pictures of the back of the watch, it mentions stainless steel, IP67 rating (water resistant), pedometer, and optional heart rate sensor (don't know how it could be optional unless you'd have to add it in MotoMaker). If all this is true, it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
    Think you meant optical heart rate sensor and yep it'll have all of those features! My wallet is ready!

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    Zooming in on the pic, that is what it appears to be, nice catch and definitely makes more sense. I too am ready. I'm debating what to do for phone though. I like the X mostly, but I like the Maxx's battery. If they end up putting the Maxx battery in the new X that would be awesome. What I'm hoping for out of the new X is Maxx battery, SD card slot, and camera on par with the competition (I know the X can take good pics, but it does seem that it's more dependent on lighting than other cameras). That along with a shiny silver 360 and I'm good.
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