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userqoiTaNz3Jc
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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I'm still inside my first week with the watch. I love it for the most part. I bought it to replace my Fitbit Charge 2 HR tracker. Vitals and sleep tracking is primary use for me. I'll return it before I shut off any of that tracking, it's what I use it for. I went for the added benefits of a phone connected device. I have the 46mm US Bluetooth version.

 

I have HR set to always monitor. It syncs with my Samsung Health app and I haven't changed any sync settings for the most part. I did shut off phone notificatioin for watch disconnect re-connect. Got tired of hearing the phone go off every time I walked out of the room if the phone wasn't with me. Watch still notifies me of that which is good in case I meant to take phone with me.

 

So today is Monday. I took the watch off of the charger at 100% Saturday afternoon. Screen is not set to always on. I am using the Analog Utility watch face with a 3rd sub monitor. I display weather. heart rate and battery charge on the watch face.

 

Anyhow ... yesterday afternoon, (Sunday) the watch was at 72%. I thought that was pretty good for about 24 hours of use. Especially since I am still playing with it alot since it is new. Then this morning (Monday) I got a power notification, I looked and it was at 15%.  What ?!! So I went in to S Wearable and started looking at each app and battery usage since last full charge. It was Samsung Flow. It was at like 56% of battery. I was playing around yesterday and installed Flow on my desktop. That makes sense since it was what was different from the previous 24 hours. Samsung Health has used 14% but that seems reasonable for about 44 hours since last charge.

 

I love the watch. I hope I don't have to return it because of drain. I hope Flow was the culprit. Let it back to a full charge and I will update my findings /  experience in a couple of days.

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userrpNyum8wbv
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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Ive had mine just over a week  and battery life is rubbish, im lucky to get 2 days now and im not a heavy user at all.

Im tempted to take it back which is a shame as I like the watch in general.

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userqoiTaNz3Jc
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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28 hours I'm at 74%

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userNA4ZHHlmke
Astronaut

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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I got my watch for Xmas and it was fantastic for the first 3-4 weeks and I'd been getting at least 3.5 days between charges. After I did an update, it started playing up. The first few times it would go flat overnight. I would take it off while slepping (it annoys me having it on), with still 77% after a solid days use, but be flat in the morning. Then it started happenning anytime of the day, as it could have 55% and then be flat in 2-3 hours.

So frustrating and Samsung needs to get their act together, or I will be returning it.

I'm concerned that several APPs have been linked as the culprit, such as Samsung Health, Flow and Email. I don't have Email installed, and have just uninstalled Flow, so I'll see how it goes without that. Can do without it, but would think that Health is a  main part of why you have the watch.

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user31uQumnlW3
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Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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I have just purchased the Samsung watch to use with my I phone.  I was aware that some of the featured would not work and was surprised when some of them did.

 

my dissatisfaction has come from going to bed on day 1 with battery label at 72% (really impressed) to waking up with the battery completely drained.  While I like my sleep pretty sure I was not out for 2 days so a little disappointed.

 

What should I do?

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userKoExDTfxKL
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Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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I have had the watch a week, and each day it has lasted less than less. Today I am now down to about 14 hours and it is flat from a full charge this morning. I think I have maybe used the watch 10 times today to check the odd message or alert. I have only about three apps and two watch faces.

 

Battery life is the most pathetic of any mobile device I have ever purchased

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userQUHyvRW6Ip
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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I have had this watch since it was released, battery life has always been good. Always lasted me throughout the day, and at the end of the night when I put it to charge there was still plenty of battery life left.  All of a sudden in the last few days or so (I think after the last update). All of a sudden my watch is dying in less than a day. I actually had to charge it at work, so I had about 80% at 12pm, and now at 5pm I am down to 20%. What is going on???

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Doretau
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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Chiming in on my experience. I've had the watch about 2 weeks and manually grabbed the latest update on 1/25 after seeing someone post it here. My battery life so far has been fine as I get about a solid 3-4 days of use. I don't sleep track and put the watch I to airplane mode at night. My biggest and only gripe is the frustrating raise to wake that doesn't work most of the time. Wish Samsung would fix the functionality!

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usertG6PUBKd13
Astronaut

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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Same here; was working fine until the update a few days ago. Now it drains out in less than an hour. I'm stuck here in office today without the charger. Basically it is a 300 dollar paperweight now.


How do you roll back to the older software, pre update?
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userQUHyvRW6Ip
Constellation

Re: 46mm Galaxy Watch battery drain.

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OK, one thing I noticed. I checked and according to my Galaxy Wearable app, The Samsung Health app has used up over 55% of my watch's battery life yesterday. Now keep in mind, I haven't used the Health app all week, but what I did notice starting on Monday, the App would kick in and give me an inactivity warning if I hadn't moved for a while. Maybe unrelated, but the severe battery drain did seem to coincide with this starting. I went into the app settings on my watch and shut this feature off, so we will see if that fixed the problem  (so far I have been up over 4 hours and my battery is sitting at 95%, so hopefully that was the problem).

 

OK, so my watch dropped from 90% to 55% in a matter of hours. I checked on my phone, and apparently now my email app is taking up 100% of the battery... 

 

I don't think it is a coincidence that after the latest update, it is causing Apps to function incorrectly (maybe caught in loops, IDK, but the battery is getting drained quick).

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