cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
tj_kritik
Astronaut

Galaxy Watch 42mm Lasts <12 Hours on Battery

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Ever since picking up a 42mm Galaxy Watch (non-LTE) a few weeks ago, I have been experiencing extremely disappointing battery life. While I expected to have to charge my watch every night, I had at least hoped (based on the advertised battery life) to have it last through an entire day. Yet, I'm finding that on most days, I am lucky if I can get 12 hours of use from taking it off the charger in the morning until the battery dies (see attached).

 

Screenshot_20190704-011101_Galaxy Watch PlugIn.jpg

 

I should note that this is the best-case scenario, with all battery optimizations enabled (Wi-Fi off, NFC off, AOD off, GPS off, touch-to-wake off, auto-stress-tracking off, 10 minute HR intervals, and 10 second display timeout) and without using the watch to track any workouts. If I go for a run with the watch, I can expect that to knock another 30-40% off the battery, leaving me with maybe 6-8 hours of normal use.

 

This short of a battery life seems like it can't be working as intended, but I'm not sure what else to try: I've restarted the watch almost every day and factory-reset it half a dozen times since purchasing it (also to resolve issues I've been having with Samsung Health), I've tried completely discharging and recharging the battery. Is there anything else I can try to make the battery at least through an average day? Is this battery life considered normal for this model of watch?

Reply
Loading...
ChaChaNOLA
Constellation

Having the same issues. Work 12 hours and by the time I l...

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Having the same issues. Work 12 hours and by the time I leave work its dead. I carry enough things to keep things charged

Reply
Loading...
userEoEv1YzHnJ
Constellation

Tizen 4 ruined my watch entirely

JUMP TO SOLUTION

I have a Samsung Galaxy Watch with numerous problems since I upgraded to the version 4.0 of the Tizen operating system. Since then, the battery life has decreased a lot. It used to be 5 days with the clock with the basic functions (pulse, activity and sleep monitor), and now the battery life is 18 hours from 100% charge. This did not happen to me with the previous version of Tizen, everything has been as a result of having updated the operating system of my watch. It has been a huge mistake to have done it.

Another problem I have is that until now I used a widget that monitored all my activity for 24 hours. Now that sphere/widget log is no longer there, before it was very comfortable to see the dial of the clock with the activities I had done and the hours I had slept. Now none of that is there. The record has been lost.

Is there any way to download and downgrade the Tizen version to the previous version? Otherwise, I'm going to return my watch to Amazon.

Reply
Loading...
MarkusRealy11
Asteroid

Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Is the One UI update already available for every Galaxy Watch?

I have one and the Wearable App says that I'm already using the latest software. A friend of mine already got the update.

Thanks

Reply
Loading...
user5jX3DNUgir
Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION
Yes. Don't do it. Nothing is any better with the update.
Reply
Loading...
userdRFqpBVLjA
Constellation

Re: Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Do not update your watch it breaks the watch and then Samsung asks you to pay for the repairs. Read about it on this forum. it is a horrible idea avoid the update at all cost unless you want a paperweight for a watch.

Reply
Loading...
WiseyD
Asteroid

Re: Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Just received the One UI update on my Gear S3 Frontier watch. Now the dynamic workout doesn't work anymore, doesn't detect my steps when running, walking, etc. Not impressed. I would advise every to wait until the bugs are worked out.

Reply
Loading...
user3LkDTV7gdf
Constellation

Re: Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION

Indeed DON'T.

I did update on my Galaxy Watch and I regret very much. I had a cool looking full color watch which is now degraded to a chilidsh 16 color toy.

Reply
Loading...
userq01YbqVcjZ
Constellation

Re: Galaxy Watch One UI update

JUMP TO SOLUTION

I would agree.Not a fan of the 'alarm' look anymore, previously you had a 'yellow' or 'red' option to either dismiss for 5 minutes or switch alarm off. Now its all purple for both options which looks awful ! can't seem to change it back or amend what you see. Plus walking home the ohter day, this full screen colour heart appeared which , yeah, woudl prefer not to look like a toy of Tomy !

Reply
Loading...
MarkusRealy11
Asteroid

But I have a Galaxy Watch and nothing so far. The Wearabl...

JUMP TO SOLUTION

But I have a Galaxy Watch and nothing so far. The Wearable App keeps telling me there's no update available. How can I update my watch?

Reply
Loading...