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    Default Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Roughly 1.75 to 2.0 hours of streaming music to a BT speaker took the battery down from 68% to 1% (critical). Dang, had no idea this was going to happen.

    What about you guys? Does music streaming for a couple of hours knock off more than 50% of battery life of your G2's battery? The speaker was within a foot of the watch and so was the phone.
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Happens to me too under those circumstances - I believe it is the BT in the phone - same on my Tablets - very inefficient.
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseglider View Post
    Happens to me too under those circumstances - I believe it is the BT in the phone - same on my Tablets - very inefficient.
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    I can stream bluetooth from my note 2 for hours without sucking the battery dry to the tune of 30 percent per hour
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Recharged the Gear 2 to 100%, resumed streaming music via BT, and sure enough, it reduces battery life by exactly 20% per hour. Silly me expected to be able to stream for at least 6 hours. I listen to music frequently and thought the watch would be an excellent way to stream, but using this much juice, I'll have to go back to using something else.
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    This is a silly question, but are you telling me that you are streaming music from your phone to your watch? Hence causing the watch to drain power hour at 20%?

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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1812dave View Post
    Recharged the Gear 2 to 100%, resumed streaming music via BT, and sure enough, it reduces battery life by exactly 20% per hour. Silly me expected to be able to stream for at least 6 hours. I listen to music frequently and thought the watch would be an excellent way to stream, but using this much juice, I'll have to go back to using something else.
    This is a silly question, but are you telling me that you are streaming music from your phone to your watch? Hence causing the watch to drain power hour at 20%?

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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    Quote Originally Posted by swade8 View Post
    This is a silly question, but are you telling me that you are streaming music from your phone to your watch? Hence causing the watch to drain power hour at 20%?

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    NO! Streaming from watch to BT speaker. One of the features is there is room for quite a few music files on the watch and it's designed to be used with BT speakers. But if it's going to lose 20% per hour, THAT IS NOT COOL.
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    And your bluetooth speaker uses bluetooth low energy (v4.0)?

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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    No idea. It's a jambox
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2
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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    So that's probably the problem. Regular bluetooth requires too much energy.

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    Default Re: Steaming music via BT sucked battery dry.

    I can't tell if my jam splash is 4. Tried googling
    Samsung Note 2 and Gear 2

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