I may have figured out battery drain issue

skinnytoo201

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I have had the watch a few days now and the battery life was killing me. It's basically about managing your connectivity. This is obviously not going to work for someone who leaves everything on....

Try turning off the always on display, put brightness to 1 or 2, turn off NFC and put in airplane mode & connect phone with Bluetooth.

When needed use wifi/LTE:

Yesterday and today I made it all day and still had almost 20% left. For an example, today I turned wifi on at the gym to stream music with Bluetooth headphones. Left my phone at the office for lunch and turned on the LTE. At dinner, used LTE and left my phone in the car (the wife thought that was terrific! Lol)

I know it's so much easier to leave everything on. But these wearables are only so big and can only hold so much power. It's all about managing your connectivity.

Good luck!
 

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Try turning off the always on display, put brightness to 1 or 2, turn off NFC and put in airplane mode & connect phone with Bluetooth.

I know it's so much easier to leave everything on. But these wearables are only so big and can only hold so much power. It's all about managing your connectivity.
And that is why the watch market isn't growing...

The watch manufactures have to do a better job at making these devices useful. Early adopters may be forgiving, but for most folks, displaying the time all the time, needs to be a given, not an aspiration. Juggling radios to get through the day is a show stopper. Heck, if I turn my phone off, the battery will last for weeks!
 

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I think the biggest thing is the always on display. I had it one for a day and it chewed through battery, the next day I turned it off and battery was much better. On my Gear S2 and Moto 360 it was the same way. I just keep it off.
 

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The biggest drain is LTE connectivity. When turned off it performs about the same as other (Gear S3, etc.). It would be nice if battery technology was better, but watch size limits the size of the battery and without some new battery technology watches are going to be limited. I think LG could probably do a slightly better job of maximizing battery life on the Sport, but any real gains will require crippling the functionality of the watch, as mentioned in the op. I do not use LTE, activate always on, have the brightness at high and easily get through a 15 hour day with about 30 percent left.
 

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Umm yea I'm gonna disagree. I don't have mine even connected to LTE, always tethered to my phone via bluetooth, and always on display always on. My Urbane easily went all day with the same setup yet the Sport will be dead by four if I don't bring the charger to work.
 

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With my normal use, no LTE or music streaming, I end the day with my watch, between 8:30 to 00:00 with over 30% battery life left. But for the watch to function using all it's features that really sucks.
 

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Umm yea I'm gonna disagree. I don't have mine even connected to LTE, always tethered to my phone via bluetooth, and always on display always on. My Urbane easily went all day with the same setup yet the Sport will be dead by four if I don't bring the charger to work.
I don't know what to tell you. Perhaps yours is defective because mine easily makes it through the day with the same setup.
 

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I don't know what to tell you. Perhaps yours is defective because mine easily makes it through the day with the same setup.

Ironically the past two days it's been closer to the urbane's battery life with screen on and tilt to wake. Here's to hoping it isn't a fluke and was just settling in.
 

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Ironically the past two days it's been closer to the urbane's battery life with screen on and tilt to wake. Here's to hoping it isn't a fluke and was just settling in.

A couple of times I had experience unusual battery drain which was tied to and app and a watch face I had installed. They seemed to get a mind of their own and were polling way more than they should of.. uninstalled and restarted the watch. You could be experiencing something similar to that. Not all applications are playing nice with AW2.0 yet.
 

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A couple of times I had experience unusual battery drain which was tied to and app and a watch face I had installed. They seemed to get a mind of their own and were polling way more than they should of.. uninstalled and restarted the watch. You could be experiencing something similar to that. Not all applications are playing nice with AW2.0 yet.

Took off charger just before six in the morning. Always on display and lift to wake turned off (not connected to LTE) all day and paired to my watch 100% of the time. Rebooted twice to try to get the battery to do draining.
 

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Took off charger just before six in the morning. Always on display and lift to wake turned off (not connected to LTE) all day and paired to my watch 100% of the time. Rebooted twice to try to get the battery to do draining.

Do you have any other radios on? Are you doing a lot of workouts also? If so are you using GPS during that time? Playing music or anything like that?

Last resort is maybe factory reset the watch. See how it performs without loading any apps or faces on it in that state.

You SHOULD be getting better life than that.
 

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Do you have any other radios on? Are you doing a lot of workouts also? If so are you using GPS during that time? Playing music or anything like that?

Last resort is maybe factory reset the watch. See how it performs without loading any apps or faces on it in that state.

You SHOULD be getting better life than that.

No. Nothing.

I've debated that. What's weird is that for two days it was similar to the urbane with display on and everything. I don't get this watch.
 

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I left everything on and just turned off LTE. I'm still using the always on display, I left NFC, Wifi, and Bluetooth on and I got a full day out of my watch on my first day with it.

In my opinion, it is about managing the searching time and refresh for connectivity. If you're entire home and workplace has wifi coverage, leave it on. At my job, the cell service is dependent on the classroom I am in. So I will leave LTE off and keep the bluetooth connection to my phone on. If I go outside to coach in the spring, I will leave my phone in my bag and I'll turn the LTE on while I am on the field. If I go for a run, or to the gym without my phone, then I will turn on LTE. It isn't necessary to be on when you have your phone with you.
 

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Yeah try a factory reset..

Did a reset and it was the same. Google support and I both determined it must be a bad battery. They're sending me a replacement watch. I just want this thing to last a day with moderate use. Not too hard of a request right?
 

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