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Steveborough

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I recently noticed that watch faces has been killing my battery the last 2 days with no increased usage on my part. The battery info within the Gear app says Watch Faces has consumed 30% of my battery while everything else is in the single digits. I left the house for work this morning at 55% and am now at 7% just 8 hours later with light usage! BTW, I'm using one of the seemingly lowest impact faces "Gear Dashboard"
 

narcis1974

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That had happened to me today.Changed from "Gear Dashboard" to "Tronica" by Pluto.. I lost 20% in 2 hours without doing anything.Sometimes it gets caught in an applications or faces. I happened with "Style for notification Wear S2". Already,after installing a faces or applications, giving restart the clock.For any safety.

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puiradu2009

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I use a digital pro z5 face. All was fine until I restarted the watch. I don't remember why I did it. After that the watch started to discharge 7-8% per hour. It was insane cause in almost 24 hours the watch lost like 18% but after the restart it went crazy. I don't know if the face was causing the trouble or the gear application.
I will test the watch for few more days. Today it got an update. I will see after this how it works else I will return it to the shop. I have time till the mid of January to do it no metter what and get fully refunded.

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docfreed

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Jun 6, 2009
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Having Same Issue

I was playing around with a few different watchfaces and then picked one. Overnight I see that even though the watch was in airplane mode it lost about 6 -7% per hour! What is going on. The battery usage says that watchface used 57% even though the watch is off. If it happens again it's going back
 

docfreed

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There have also several updates recently, like shealth and other apps. Don't rule them out.
Sure, the updates may affect usage but the battery use still shows that watchfaces THE major contributor with 57% use overnight. That was with airplane mode on??? Don't understand that at all particularly phone was also in airplane mode and both on my desk.
 

Mudaguy

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Feb 27, 2010
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I have the same problem. No matter which watchface i choose, its always at the top of the list of battery drainer with over 30%.
 

afblangley

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With AOD, the watchface will be a major battery drainer, but the total hourly discharge rate should not be more than 4% per hour unless there's a constant activity, like streaming audio, running GPS, or logging an exercise.

Reports under normal usage seem to average ~2-3% per hour with BT, and a little higher for LTE.
 

luckykat

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Hi, i have always Watch faces at First, but my Watch runs about 3-4 days
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Steveborough

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Jul 31, 2006
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Might have to get my money back as well, switched face to Chronograph, been connected via Bluetooth all morning and it lost 20% in 2 hours!! Plus, every reboot I have to re-enable numbersync!? Work it the F out Samsung/AT&T; its a watch not a space shuttle!
 

blackspp

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No problem here, bt and location on, aod off, drain 1-2% per hour 3 tops when I'm stressing it
 

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luckykat

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Why is your s-health @23%? Normally I got 10.000 steps a day :)
Did you do any additional sports?

With a soft reset, you mean a restart? Yes have I done, think about a factory reset......
 
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Manfred9

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I use the watchface "All in one" for about 3 weeks and yesterday after 8 hours suddenly the battery was empty. No idea why!
 

puiradu2009

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I wonder why Samsung can't test the software before releasing it to the market. It's annoying thinking of their Note 7 failure. They never learn their lesson! I'm still in doubt to return it or not.

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    There have also several updates recently, like shealth and other apps. Don't rule them out.
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    Hi, i have always Watch faces at First, but my Watch runs about 3-4 days
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