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05-09-2014 11:08 PM
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  1. swade8's Avatar
    I'm already noticing a big difference between a watch styler face and the black default face with the 3 shortcuts on it, which is what I used during my first 4 - 5 day test. But I'll wait this current test out and perform another test before really choosing best battery life versus what features I prefer. .. Happy testing. ..

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    05-04-2014 12:13 AM
  2. dorrien12's Avatar
    I'm already noticing a big difference between a watch styler face and the black default face with the 3 shortcuts on it, which is what I used during my first 4 - 5 day test. But I'll wait this current test out and perform another test before really choosing best battery life versus what features I prefer. .. Happy testing. ..

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    What's the difference in battery time wise, is it a big one? And what are your settings?
    The reason I ask is because I am using a dark clock watch that I downloaded from the store (not WatchStyler) and at 38 & 1/2 hrs my battery is at 43%, seems we are at the same point.

    Will include the pic so we can decide if maybe this face uses more battery than the default ones.

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    05-04-2014 08:02 AM
  3. dorrien12's Avatar
    I paid the $1 for this one because I love it. Would this use more battery than the default clock that has the three icons on it?

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    05-04-2014 08:20 AM
  4. JacksonEdwardHarrison's Avatar
    Not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious. Is this just a fun testing process for you guys? To see just how far you can make the watch last? Or is this a real concern? Personally, I like my Gear as big and bright as possible. I don't mind charging it. Thanks!
    05-04-2014 12:09 PM
  5. dorrien12's Avatar
    Not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious. Is this just a fun testing process for you guys? To see just how far you can make the watch last? Or is this a real concern? Personally, I like my Gear as big and bright as possible. I don't mind charging it. Thanks!
    For me it's a test to see how far I can make it last. I would like to not have to charge it every night but I will if I must. I love my Neo.

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    05-04-2014 12:15 PM
  6. swade8's Avatar
    With the exception of the watch face. .. My settings are: brightness @ 2 for daytime, brightness at night or inside I change to 1. Vibrate for all sound and notifications including ringtone. Bluetooth is on all the time. Button only to check my time. I periodically check my heart rate. And periodically manually check notifications because of the weakness of the vibrate but 90% of the time I do feel it vibrate.

    I think that the watch styler allows for a custom background, Thera more detail and it may be enough to draw a little more out of the battery. But that's just my opinion.

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    05-04-2014 12:28 PM
  7. swade8's Avatar
    I paid the $1 for this one because I love it. Would this use more battery than the default clock that has the three icons on it?

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    Not sure but I thought that same thing too.

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    05-04-2014 12:29 PM
  8. swade8's Avatar
    Not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious. Is this just a fun testing process for you guys? To see just how far you can make the watch last? Or is this a real concern? Personally, I like my Gear as big and bright as possible. I don't mind charging it. Thanks!
    for me. . Just for fun to see how long I can get the battery to last. Lol.

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    05-04-2014 12:30 PM
  9. swade8's Avatar
    I paid the $1 for this one because I love it. Would this use more battery than the default clock that has the three icons on it?

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    Here's the one I'm using now with watch styler--->


    This is the one I used when I got close to 5 days use--->

    I forgot to mention that my screen time out is set on 15 seconds.

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    05-04-2014 01:11 PM
  10. dorrien12's Avatar
    No problems with mine. Solid as a rock
    Mine is about the same except timeout at 10 sec and screen at 2, my next test will be with it at 1. I want to get 5 days (the longest I got was 3.5 but I turned it off at night). Do you get a lot of notifications, I only have sms and phone.

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    05-04-2014 03:17 PM
  11. swade8's Avatar
    Mine is about the same except timeout at 10 sec and screen at 2, my next test will be with it at 1. I want to get 5 days (the longest I got was 3.5 but I turned it off at night). Do you get a lot of notifications, I only have sms and phone.

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    Yeah I do get allot of notifications. Currently I'm at 19% battery remaining and it's been 54 hours so far. I will post again around 1 am.

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    05-04-2014 03:42 PM
  12. dorrien12's Avatar
    Yeah I do get allot of notifications. Currently I'm at 19% battery remaining and it's been 54 hours so far. I will post again around 1 am.

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    I am at 46 hrs and batteries at 29% (had some phone calls and sms, used pedometer, exercise walked an hour and heart monitor).

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    05-04-2014 04:08 PM
  13. dorrien12's Avatar
    Yeah I do get allot of notifications. Currently I'm at 19% battery remaining and it's been 54 hours so far. I will post again around 1 am.

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    Lol I am at 54 hrs and battery's at...wait for it....19%... that's funny with moderate usage today.

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    05-04-2014 11:58 PM
  14. swade8's Avatar
    It's 5 minutes to 1 am my time, 63 hours later and my watch battery is at 9% remaining. I'm going to check it one last time and update this post in about 9 hours. Hopefully this'll last the rest of the night.

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    05-04-2014 11:59 PM
  15. swade8's Avatar
    Lol I am at 54 hrs and battery's at...wait for it....19%... that's funny with moderate usage today.

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    That is so weird. . We've come up with the same response. . That's interesting. Ha.

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    05-05-2014 12:02 AM
  16. dorrien12's Avatar
    I know that's what I said...I read ready on the xda development site and someone mentioned a sleep function, 1) is that different or is that the screen timeout. 2) Do you ever use the pedometer, I do and it resets itself daily, gonna do next test with that off to see if there's a difference and 3) what's your hrs and battery %?

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    05-05-2014 12:18 AM
  17. swade8's Avatar
    I know that's what I said...I read ready on the xda development site and someone mentioned a sleep function, 1) is that different or is that the screen timeout. 2) Do you ever use the pedometer, I do and it resets itself daily, gonna do next test with that off to see if there's a difference and 3) what's your hrs and battery %?

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    I've not gone to sleep yet but I beget if I'm gonna be worth anything. . To answer your questions:

    1) I know the watch had a sleep monitoring function in it, which if you use it , it's supposed to help monitor your sleep schedule of when your asleep and awake but it requires you to start and stop that function as you awake the just b4 you fall asleep. So I don't think they're talking about the screen time out setting. (I may be wrong on that unless you can ask them from xda site).

    2) No, I've not used the pedometer as of yet.

    3) as of this posting... I'm at 65 hours and minutes with a battery life of 8% remaining.



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    05-05-2014 01:47 AM
  18. swade8's Avatar
    Last conclusion on my personal test. .. There is no doubt in my mind that anyone based on average use, shouldn't get 3 full days out of their watch on a single charge. But if you are doing something that taxes the device then obviously you won't get 3 days out of it.

    I've just finished conducting a personal test to see whether or not the style of watch face could play a factor in Battery performance.

    I have gotten to the tee, 72 hours and 15 mins from a single charge, using a watch style face that I created from a black and white Lion head.

    Using button on only, screen brightness set to 1 for indoors use and then set to 2 for outdoors use. Screen time out to 15 seconds. I use the device moderately in my opinion. Texting, checking emails via reqallable, answering calls, checking weather periodically, and using the heart rate monitor twice a day maybe 3 times.

    With these settings as mentioned I no doubtedly got exactly 72 hours from a single charge.

    A week ago I got close to 5 days use from a single charge i don't believe I changed my habits of use except that I was using one of the black icon screens with the 3 shortcuts of choice on the watch. I will try that one again to make certain that is a difference in watch face or my habits.

    I will not post daily updates but I will let you know my results. Thanks to anyone reading or following. Have a great day.

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    05-05-2014 09:35 AM
  19. dorrien12's Avatar
    I ended as well.... settings about the same, except using default clock watch (one of the $1 ones, black) brightness at 2, Screen 10 sec & pedometer auto on daily, with some heart rate monitoring. Texting & voice calls. I got 3 days and an hr, it's still at 1% but it disconnects from phone at 2 or 1%, I'm just waiting for it to turn off. Lol

    My next test will be at 1% and 2 (only when needed) withOUT the pedometer. Just want to see if I can get 5 days. Will be looking for your report.

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    05-05-2014 07:06 PM
  20. dorrien12's Avatar
    B4 you tire of me, I test my items up until my return period or until I'm completely satisfied whichever comes sooner. That being said, I charged the watch to 100% last night and immediately turned it off. I just turned it on ten mins ago and it was at 99% and it immediately went to 98%. I would accept if I had left it on...but it was turned off. I know batteries can loose juice over time, but when it's off that should happen in maybe a full day or 2 days, not in 8 hrs, correct?

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    05-06-2014 10:33 AM
  21. swade8's Avatar
    B4 you tire of me, I test my items up until my return period or until I'm completely satisfied whichever comes sooner. That being said, I charged the watch to 100% last night and immediately turned it off. I just turned it on ten mins ago and it was at 99% and it immediately went to 98%. I would accept if I had left it on...but it was turned off. I know batteries can loose juice over time, but when it's off that should happen in maybe a full day or 2 days, not in 8 hrs, correct?

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    I also might say that there may be more to this watch, upon turning it on its like a mini computer. It too has to boot up and initialize all of its necessary settings before it sells in. I experienced similar process with my Galaxy Note 2. I've rebooted or restarted it upon getting a full charge and have seen it drop down 2% right off the bat. So it doesn't surprise me to see the watch drop 1% after turning it back on.

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    05-07-2014 12:15 AM
  22. swade8's Avatar
    Here's a little something I did yesterday. .. sometime back I had purchased one of these, http://www.cellphoneshop.net/microb....FdRQOgodGmwAZQ , and wondered if it were possible to charge the watch from my Galaxy Note 2, as long as I also plugged in a micro sd cable from the adapter to my watch. And sure enough, from a 1% remaining battery on the watch and 4 hours later I was able to get a 100% charge to the watch from my smartphone. Of course it took my phone down at a rate of 10% /per hour of charge to the watch.

    So my conclusion here. .. If your desperate for a charge and your phone is fully charged, buy an OTG cable and carry a micro USB cable in your pocket and you'll be good to go.

    Currently I'm at 72% Battery on the watch and is been on now for 36 hours.

    And. .. Just to get this out there, I tried to charge my watch from 3 different battery sources and none work. I have a zagg, a my charge, and a Chinese power pack and the watch would not accept any of those. Do is a very temperamental charging dock to the watch.

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    05-07-2014 12:30 AM
  23. JimSmith94's Avatar
    That's a great idea! I never thought about charging another device from my OTG cable.
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    05-07-2014 01:08 AM
  24. swade8's Avatar
    That's a great idea! I never thought about charging another device from my OTG cable.
    I've played with allot of electronics over the past 18 yrs. And curiosity had always gotten me either intrigued or in trouble, lol. . Just had to try it on a whim. ..

    And if you know someone who's really talented to do some sewing, with a 10 foot micro USB cable with a right right angle plug, you can have them sew in the cable into a summer or winter jacket and be wired all the time through the arm sleeve and then down the inside of the jacket so it looks a little more inconspicuous going from the watch to the phone.

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    05-07-2014 01:19 AM
  25. dorrien12's Avatar
    Here's a little something I did yesterday. .. sometime back I had purchased one of these, http://www.cellphoneshop.net/microb....FdRQOgodGmwAZQ , and wondered if it were possible to charge the watch from my Galaxy Note 2, as long as I also plugged in a micro sd cable from the adapter to my watch. And sure enough, from a 1% remaining battery on the watch and 4 hours later I was able to get a 100% charge to the watch from my smartphone. Of course it took my phone down at a rate of 10% /per hour of charge to the watch.

    So my conclusion here. .. If your desperate for a charge and your phone is fully charged, buy an OTG cable and carry a micro USB cable in your pocket and you'll be good to go.

    Currently I'm at 72% Battery on the watch and is been on now for 36 hours.

    And. .. Just to get this out there, I tried to charge my watch from 3 different battery sources and none work. I have a zagg, a my charge, and a Chinese power pack and the watch would not accept any of those. Do is a very temperamental charging dock to the watch.

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    Lol...I have three different external battery packs from New Trent (from my iPhone days) and I tried to charge the watch and it was a No go as well...

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    05-07-2014 01:23 AM
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