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Originally Posted by victoradjei
This software virtually drinks battery juice
I tried it yesterday and I was down to 40% by 4pm not doing anymore calls etc. different from what I usually do. I use MS Voice Command, but never went below 60% after my normal day at work, and that was the only new-comer on my device so I quickly ejected him
That is because I've integrated a seti@home client in the background of btIO ;)
This code cannot eat battery because it does nothing. Use a good task manager and watch the cpu load caused by btIO and you will see that it simply does nothing. It only checks every 5 seconds in which state the bluetooth radio is, and if the state is not changed (e.g. from visible to unvisible or from on to off) it simply does nothing. If the state is changed it only switches the icon.
BUT, I've also watched battery drain while using bluetooth. In WM5 I had bluetooth on the whole day without any significant battery drain, but in wm6 this changes. What you can do is to enable power saving for the bt-audio gateway in the registry. This helps alot.
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