Battery Life - Original Apple Watch

CYaris

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

Lee_Bo

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@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%.

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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.
 

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