1. Dankees's Avatar
    Will my watch battery last longer without using Wi-Fi and just using Bluetooth?
    05-04-2019 08:50 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, it will. Wi-Fi uses more power than BT. It won't be"night and day" different, but it does fake a difference. Plus, you're usually more in range of the same phone than the same network on a day to day basis.
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    05-04-2019 09:58 PM
  3. Dankees's Avatar
    Yup, it will. Wi-Fi uses more power than BT. It won't be"night and day" different, but it does fake a difference. Plus, you're usually more in range of the same phone than the same network on a day to day basis.
    Interesting. I shall test this tomorrow.
    05-05-2019 10:46 PM
  4. Dankees's Avatar
    Well, I ran my watch without Wi-Fi and after about 8 hours, I used about 40% of my battery.
    05-07-2019 09:36 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Versus how much when you had WiFi on?
    05-08-2019 09:22 AM
  6. Dankees's Avatar
    Versus how much when you had WiFi on?
    Pretty close, actually.
    05-08-2019 06:12 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Now, was that all the time within wifi range? You'd notice more if you were out and about, but yeah, difference isn't night and day unless it's a really crappy wifi connection
    05-08-2019 06:46 PM
  8. Dankees's Avatar
    I do notice, however, that when I use the watch to download apps and "do stuff" the battery drops like a rock!
    05-08-2019 07:56 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, that does sound right haha.
    05-09-2019 07:55 AM
  10. Dankees's Avatar
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...
    05-12-2019 04:52 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Will my watch battery last longer without using Wi-Fi and just using Bluetooth?
    I know it last longer without sim card and just wifi.
    Dankees likes this.
    05-12-2019 04:56 PM
  12. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's all about signal power, right? Bluetooth is VERY low power (which is why it can only connect within a few feet). WiFi needs more power so that it can go further to a router. But to reach a tower that might be miles away? You need way more power for that than the aforementioned.
    05-13-2019 08:44 AM
  13. Dankees's Avatar
    So, just a Bluetooth connection is more optimal?
    05-13-2019 08:24 PM
  14. SpookDroid's Avatar
    In terms of battery life, yes. In terms of what you want to do and how you want to use your watch (especially if you paid so much extra for an LTE version), might not be 'optimal'. BT needs the phone around, and when it's not, it CAN go into a frenzy trying to reconnect, which can lead to a battery drop (think of a puppy being left alone, yapping for momma to come back). With WiFi, if your router is nearby, you have more flexibility of moving around without having to have the phone with you. With LTE, well, the point IS not to have the phone around, after all.
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    05-14-2019 08:58 AM

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