Followed by my previous post on 3 days experience with the Apple Watch, I want to do it again with detailed log on the interaction I had with the watch throughout a normal working day. I have the following settings that may differ from yours:
- Normal brightness level
- Activate on Wrist Rise turned on
In the 15-hour test, the battery life of my overnight-charged Apple Watch depleted for 81%, which is approximately 1% per 11 minutes. The battery life chart record and activity summary are as below for your reference. If you are interested in the full detailed usage log, here it is.
- 25 Time checks
- 11 Incoming messages
- 1 Incoming phone call
- 8 “Time to stand!”
- 8 Complete stand / Activity progress notifications
- 4 Glances and app usage
- 27 minutes disconnected with iPhone
There are plenty of usage patterns that you may have, and there are a number of ways to preserve the battery life in case you overused at a certain period of time. One thing that you may consider is turning down the brightness level of the screen. It did help me to have run much better battery life a few days ago with approximately 1% drain per 16 minutes.
Notably speaking, the 27 minutes disconnection with iPhone drained 8% of the battery life. You may have seen this claim somewhere but this is true. One of the major reasons I can think of is that the Apple Watch has been continuously scanning for your iPhone in the background that lead to a severe battery drain. So bear in mind.
What is your experience on the battery life of your Apple Watch? Let me know in the comments.