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View Poll Results: How has your Gear Live affected your phone's battery life?
No affect/not very noticeable 17 37.78%
Some affect, but no biggie 10 22.22%
A little bit of an effect, noticeable 13 28.89%
Draining my battery like hell! 5 11.11%
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[POLL] How has your Gear Live affected your phone's battery life?

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8th July 2014, 07:18 AM   |  #1  
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What are your results after having the Gear Live for a full day? Also include the phone you are pairing it with.
8th July 2014, 09:06 AM   |  #2  
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Draining like hell. Sony Xperia Z1 compact. Phone shut down at 11pm last night for the first time ever. I usually have about 40% left at bedtime and I even had it on charge for an extra hour in the day.

EDIT: I may have been a little premature here. After a phone reset and a day of use the phone battery drain is not as bad as it first was. It's worse than normal but not drastically so.
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No option for "improved" battery life. In my case since I don't have to pull the phone every 2 minutes it seen to me that it is doing a lot better. unplug at 7:15 this morning and it is currently at 96% (At this time it is usually at 85ish)
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Pretty solid drain over here...

Gym session killed batter on phone. But I was also getting a lot of texts & changing songs, so.... Maybe that's on me. Haha. Oh well. Watch battery life is fine, so NBD
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I'm paired with an M8 and while I do see a little more drain I would not call it drastic. I actually hadn't even noticed until I saw this thread and actually looked so it's small enough for me it's unnoticeable

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9th July 2014, 05:45 AM   |  #6  
I also have my gear connected, but impact not huge

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RAM is a bigger problem. The Wear app uses anywhere between 115 - 150MB, which is quite a lot.
10th July 2014, 03:44 AM   |  #8  
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No impact on my Note3.

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10th July 2014, 07:20 AM   |  #9  
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I haven't noticed any change on my M7 running GPe.

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I noticed a big reduction, but I suspect it's because I now have Google Now set to on. I'm using it today with Google Now turned off, but the watch still connected etc, and it seems to have gone back to normal battery life.

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