1. scotts9219's Avatar
    I have noticed that when I use some of the watch faces my battery life tanks. Normally my watch makes it all day, no issues. However, if I change to certain watch faces it will kill the battery and it's dead in 6 hours. Anyone else run into this? Right now I can only trust one or two watch faces.
    04-21-2015 04:32 PM
  2. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Not all watch faces are created equal. I remember one from the play store (speeds?) was notorious for draining battery.

    Nowadays I only use watchmaker faces and though they vary a bit, I haven't noticed any that really kill my battery.
    04-22-2015 09:12 AM
  3. MeronApps's Avatar
    All watch faces are applications. So some of them may not be done properly. Don´t give up and explore!
    05-12-2015 05:40 AM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Also depends on what information the watch face has on it. Weather and such will pull more battery life.

    I have recently installed FORM watch face, and really love it. Great look, and doesn't pull much battery at all.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...atchface&hl=en
    05-27-2015 08:57 AM
  5. Umass021's Avatar
    Here is a watch face I use. Easy on the battery and optimized for square or round faces. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r.android.wear
    05-27-2015 09:25 AM
  6. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Watch out for any watch face that constantly displays the seconds in any form - whether numbers (01, 02, 14, 15, 16...), a blinking colon, or some other animation. All of these keep the CPU awake and consume far more power than you might think.

    See https://developer.android.com/traini...rformance.html
    05-27-2015 12:43 PM
  7. mr_nobody's Avatar
    I think that would be true if the watchface were constantly updating...however once the watch goes into dim mode, it only updates once per minute so I don't think whether a face has seconds or not is really an issue.
    05-27-2015 01:45 PM
  8. N4Newbie's Avatar
    The watch face does what the developer wants it to do, both in full mode and in dim mode. So, if the OP installed a watchface which does not follow good design policies, then it is going to chew up battery.
    05-27-2015 03:06 PM
  9. mr_nobody's Avatar
    Yeah, I guess I've been using watchmaker for so long (what I describe is how _watchmaker_ faces operate) that I've forgotten how all those horrible play store faces operate... :P
    05-27-2015 03:19 PM

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