Longer battery life?
Although it's neat that you can change wallpaper and different color i find the battery sucks on the device. Best to choose a solid black since then I've had my fit without charging for 3 days solid even my notification is one. Also at night time turn off the blue tooth on the gear fit obviously you won't need while you're sleeping.
- Best AnswerApr 30 2014 | 6:33 pm EDT
I can get 4 - 5 days with a color background. I used to get 2 days until I turned off the feature that wakes my fit every time I move my wrist.
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- 09-09-2014, 01:38 PM #10
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Re: want longer battery life
I'm not getting good battery life at all. I changed my background from a colorful one a couple of days ago and now have a black background with a couple of pink hearts which I don't think should make a big difference. I just reduced screen on from 30 secs to 15. Dropped Twitter notifications and a couple of other apps I don't really use from my notifications. I may take off the hand gestures, but that's one of the nice functions and really cool features.
I charged it up over night to 100%, this morning I took it off the cradle at 8:00 a.m. and now at 2:30 p.m. its at 41% in one day. This is my only area of dissatisfaction with the watch, mind you I brought it for the notifications and alerts so I have only used the heart monitor which seems to work fine.
When I called Samsung today about it they told me to take it into BestBuy for a reset or return it to them for evaluation. I really don't want to do either, I was hoping for a quick fix with a tweak here or there.
Btw: Since I was told that Bluetooth is a drain I downloaded "AutoBluetooth" app from the Play store. I set Bluetooth to turn off at 11:00 pm and back on at 6:00 a.m. on the cell phone app to save battery life overnight when I'm not using it.
Changed the setting from 30 seconds screen out to 10 seconds and that solved the problem. Now I'm two days on battery, think I till turn off the gesture to see if I can stretch it to 4 days. I agree it would be better to have a tap on screen.
- 12-24-2014, 12:58 AM #11
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Re: Longer battery life?
Just got my gear fit. Yeah, I'm late in the cycle for the gear fit, but I've been happy with my smart watches - the Toq, the Moto 360, and the LG G Watch R, just last week.
All my mechanical watches have been languishing on their winders this past year and I really wanted to be able to wear them again, but just couldn't get myself to pull out my Note 3 from my pocket again every time it vibrates, after experiencing the convenience of notifications on my wrist with my smart watches. I "discovered" that the gear fit would bridge that gap. I realized it would allow me to enjoy my mechanicals again while wearing the gear fit on my right wrist, worn underhand.
I'm not interested in the fitness functions of the gear fit since I'm physically active already. The notifications on the gear fit satisfies my needs for remote notifications on my wrist while allowing me to wear my traditional mechanical watches. I'm just amazed the gear fit didn't catch my attention earlier this year. Truly is a gem for my needs.
Having said all these, I'm really hoping Samsung will enable a touch to wake functionality on the gear fit, just like on my smart watches. The gyroscope on the gear fit that's supposed to wake it up with a wrist motion is highly unreliable. I've tried all wrist positions both on my left and right wrists, in vain. Then again, it would turn itself on with random movements, which kills the battery. In my frustration, I decided to turn of the wrist gesture wake up feature.
Is there a hardware limitation on the gear fit that will make it unlikely that Samsung will or can enable a touch to wake up functionality?
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