1. CYaris's Avatar
    I have the original Apple Watch, before it was Series 0, and have noticed that the battery is conking out after about 11 hours.

    Is that normal? Am I over-using it?

    Nothing has changed in my use, and I have always charged it overnight.

    In fact, last night, it went from 27% to 10% in less than 1.5 hours.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on how to improve battery life? Or is it time to upgrade?

    Thank you!

    Craig
    03-09-2018 09:06 AM
  2. Snoweagle's Avatar
    If you've been using it since it was launched, the battery might have deteriorated. I have the original AW too and battery life is also not as good as before.

    I also have a Series 2 and recently bought a Series 3 LTE and hence, I've officially retired my original AW.

    I suppose it's time for you to upgrade too.
    03-09-2018 09:44 AM
  3. kazp3r17's Avatar
    I guess it depends, I still use mine the same way I've been using it. Granted this is the second one is purchased a few months after the pre-order one I had. But I still get a good amount of use. My watch has been off the charger today since 7:30 am it's now 10:50am and I've barely lost 1%.

    Have to take in consideration of what I have installed and my settings though.
    03-09-2018 09:53 AM
  4. CYaris's Avatar
    I was afraid that was going to be the answer. I believe I got it the January after launch. More than 2 years later, I thought the battery would last longer.
    03-09-2018 09:54 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    My wife and I just upgraded to the series 3 LTE but our original aw's went to a couple youth at our church. At the time we upgraded, we were getting about 12-14 hours on a charge before having to place on the charger. We got them at launch and they were used daily so it may be time to upgrade.
    03-09-2018 02:59 PM
  6. CYaris's Avatar
    @Lee_Bo How long do the new ones last?
    03-09-2018 03:01 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    @Lee_Bo How long do the new ones last?
    Well, I took it off charger at 7am this morning and have about 3 hours of driving with Apple Maps directions chiming my watch at all upcoming turns, as well as a few hundred text messages and some emails and phone calls. I'm also set up running Heart Study so the watch is constantly monitoring my heartbeat......and the battery is at 87%.

    Battery Life - Original Apple Watch-img_3981.png
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    03-09-2018 03:12 PM
  8. CYaris's Avatar
    @Lee_Bo Wow. I may have to consider the upgrade...
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    03-09-2018 04:00 PM
  9. Mac Guy's Avatar
    The Eagle squawked and my Federal return is getting me a Nike S3C. I'll probably only have one because it just chaps my hide to pay for more than one Watch data plan.

    OTOH, I should be able to use one without a data plan for 9-1-1 calls, so maybe two.
    04-07-2018 05:15 AM

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