I have had the moto since this past Friday, and I was honestly thinking about taking it back after the first two days, because my battery life was horrible for day to day usage. Today however, I took it off of my charger at 8:00 am, used it for a quick 10 minute navigation, received about 10 text messages and a maybe 5 email notifications, and a weather alert. I'm about 9 hours of usage, and I'm at 72%, which is not bad at all.
I still wonder how long this thing would last for those who receive lots of text messages/emails throughout the day. I still have two weeks before my return window passes, so i will see how it goes after a few charges.
Even my G Watch gets better battery life today than when I first bought it. Practically double it seems. While I never had any charge anxiety, when I first got it it was usually around 25% or so at @ 18 hours running ambient mode + full brightness. Now it's 50%.
Looking at the last swath of posts is it safe to say all of you are turning ambient mode off? Ambient mode is a must for me.
liquid6908;55483984Except under one condition- in the car. I use my phone to stream music to my car audio on my way to work and on trips. The first day I had my moto360 said:This actually has me worried. I do spend a good amount of time in my car, generally on weekends. Only one of my cars has bluetooth but that car is also the one i'm most likely to be listening to music in.
The first thing that popped into mind was that perhaps the radio is not BT LE compatible and it's causing the whole chain (watch, phone, radio) to default to a full power mode. I do not know enough about the BT standard to be in any way certain of this. Just guessing really.
Can you thanks her for being part of your heavy usage moto360 battery test?
The verge said that it last only 12Hrs, less if heavy used.
WSJ said it has to be charged twice a day.
Root cause of the bad battery life might be the fact that it uses a discontinued TI processor, the fact that Android Wear is having on resources and that it has only 320mah, for reference thr LG G watch has 400mah.
Suddenly I don't want it anymore. My Gear fit last from 3 to 5 days depending on usage.