Samsung Gear S power consumption

AlexFungVFX

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Hi, I'm new to xda. This place has been fantastic and I'm really enjoying Android on my Gear S.
I've had the watch now for a few months and it gets through the day fine. Some interesting thing I noticed the other day was I left the watch on my desk from 8am till 8pm and only 50% of the battery was used. Usually the battery runs out after 12-13 hours. I'm wondering what it could be that's using up more power just by being on my wrist throughout the day? I have locations switched off but perhaps the pedometer or something making the watch work harder? Maybe something could be disabled so that only 50% of the battery is used in 12 hours?

Also, I've been toying with the idea of putting a higher mah battery in the watch. Has anyone attempted this?

Again, really enjoying this forum. It's been really fun tinkering away with my Gear S.
Thanks!
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Radem

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I wonder what the start screen is because it looks nice, black background and cool icons. As for the battery, you can't help it, these watches were adapted to a system other than android
 

ycats

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I've had my Gear S for six years.........every now and then the watch would have severe battery drain..............not sure what causes it, usually I power off-and-on a couple of times and it goes away. I did get a message in December that the watch would not work with 2021 Samsung phones. I'm planning to get the S21 Ultra soon so I went ahead and got the Active 2 from Swappa.com. I wanted a watch with a speaker and newer...........really pleased. I do miss the shape/size of the Gear S.
 

AlexFungVFX

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I wonder what the start screen is because it looks nice, black background and cool icons. As for the battery, you can't help it, these watches were adapted to a system other than android
I'm using BIG Launcher with the BL holo theme along with Android. I find it makes texting much easier than the stock android text messanger.
 

AlexFungVFX

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Oct 8, 2020
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I've had my Gear S for six years.........every now and then the watch would have severe battery drain..............not sure what causes it, usually I power off-and-on a couple of times and it goes away. I did get a message in December that the watch would not work with 2021 Samsung phones. I'm planning to get the S21 Ultra soon so I went ahead and got the Active 2 from Swappa.com. I wanted a watch with a speaker and newer...........really pleased. I do miss the shape/size of the Gear S.
It's the shape and size that drew me to the Sm-r750. I really enjoy wearing it and the user experience with Android. My only beef is the battery life!