1. kramer5150's Avatar
    The past couple days I noticed the android wear app on my phone consuming a little more battery in the background than usual. It wasn't anything alarming though, and knowing how Android manages its apps I simply let it do its thing. That was 2-3 days ago.

    Yesterday evening when I looked at my watch (moto 360 gen-2) I had managed to go from 6AM to about 8:30 PM, only consuming 8% of my battery.

    Can anyone explain this? I am assuming its just the 2.9 release CPU re-calibrating things... correct? The watch behaves just as it did before, outside of the battery improvements.

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    02-23-2018 12:55 PM
  2. kramer5150's Avatar
    ... and here's a snapshot from this afternoon. It ran from 6:00 AM to 4:20 PM, only depleting 6% from a full 100%. Can someone explain this? I have owned this watch for over almost 2 years and it has always managed a very consistent 1.75~2 days per charge. Now all of a sudden its getting 8-9 days??? doesn't make sense.

    [EDIT] My usage settings:
    > Always-on screen = OFF
    > Wrist notification set to double vibrate and wake up the screen
    > Tilt to wake and all gestures = OFF
    > Auto bright adjust = ON
    > Screen on duration = 3 seconds
    > Wifi = OFF
    > OK Google detection = OFF
    > Bluetooth connection to phone = ON (24/7)
    > All AW permissions turned ON
    > I ONLY receive notifications from android messages, voice calls, gmail, yahoo mail and google maps. I average about 10 notifications / day.
    > Moto body fitness tracker is ON and running 24/7, tracking my steps, heartbeat rate, calories.
    > I may check the weather 1-2 times / day.
    > Watch maker premium is my preferred face-changing app. I may switch back to the OEM Motorola watch faces, every once in a blue moon.

    Note also that the moto 360 watches do not support NFC, stand alone GPS, or sim-card activation. They are basically a buletooth notification screen... a remote extension of the cell phone.


    02-23-2018 06:26 PM
  3. jhilker's Avatar
    Take it while you have it! Pretty amazing numbers!
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    02-23-2018 08:41 PM
  4. kramer5150's Avatar
    Yeah... I have been pretty vocal about my ups and downs with android wear. This is most definitely a major up-swing. If other AW devices are getting similar numbers IMHO this is a BIG game changer in the industry.

    By far the biggest complaint I have heard (on watch enthusiast forums) about full-featured smart watches is the battery life, and having to re-charge too often.
    02-24-2018 12:25 PM
  5. ionut.tudor.phon's Avatar
    Yeah... I have been pretty vocal about my ups and downs with android wear. This is most definitely a major up-swing. If other AW devices are getting similar numbers IMHO this is a BIG game changer in the industry.

    By far the biggest complaint I have heard (on watch enthusiast forums) about full-featured smart watches is the battery life, and having to re-charge too often.
    Hi, Kramer

    I don't want to be impolite, but I have a Garmin 3 HR. I use the watch pretty much the same way you described it before on yours, however, since I bought my Garmin about 2 years ago the watch needs to be charged every 2 weeks (in this period of 2 weeks, I am running 3-4 days/week and the watch measures all the parameters of running on treadmill or outside).

    I bought the watch 2 years ago and I am absolutely happy with it, from basically all point of view. The price now is about 400 EUR, I suppose.

    Take care.

    Valentin
    02-25-2018 01:55 AM
  6. dov1978's Avatar
    Definitely noticed a battery drop since the 2.9 update on my ZenWatch 2. I still get it through the day having everything turned on (except WiFi) - always on screen, max brightness, gestures, triple long vibrations and sounds for notifications but now I only have around 15% battery left at bedtime instead of my usual 30-40%
    02-25-2018 02:08 AM
  7. kramer5150's Avatar
    Hmm... OK. I'll keep an eye on things and just go with it. thanks
    02-25-2018 10:48 AM
  8. kramer5150's Avatar
    Hi, Kramer

    I don't want to be impolite, but I have a Garmin 3 HR. I use the watch pretty much the same way you described it before on yours, however, since I bought my Garmin about 2 years ago the watch needs to be charged every 2 weeks (in this period of 2 weeks, I am running 3-4 days/week and the watch measures all the parameters of running on treadmill or outside).

    I bought the watch 2 years ago and I am absolutely happy with it, from basically all point of view. The price now is about 400 EUR, I suppose.

    Take care.

    Valentin
    No problem Valentine... I have been thinking about getting a Garmin Epix. Garmin is a US military supplier, and my countries servicemen / women depend on them with their lives. So your results do not surprise me at all. thanks for the recommendation.

    Link here

    Freezing Navy EA-18G Crew In Ice Filled Cockpit Navigated Home Using Their Smart Watches - The Drive
    02-25-2018 03:13 PM
  9. ionut.tudor.phon's Avatar
    No problem Valentine... I have been thinking about getting a Garmin Epix. Garmin is a US military supplier, and my countries servicemen / women depend on them with their lives. So your results do not surprise me at all. thanks for the recommendation.

    Link here

    Freezing Navy EA-18G Crew In Ice Filled Cockpit Navigated Home Using Their Smart Watches - The Drive
    Nice. I'm also a military, by the way and do missions with your buddies pretty often... anyways, this is a different story.
    Good luck with your watch and it was nice to chat with you.

    Valentin
    02-25-2018 03:24 PM

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