Band 2 battery life

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  1. wynand32

    wynand32 Active Member

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    So, what is everyone's battery life like? I picked up mine a little over a week ago, and so far I'm getting around 36 hours out of a charge. Here are my settings:

    - Clock mode set to turn on with wrist turn
    - Automatic brightness
    - Automatic syncing
    - Notifications on for phone and messaging
    - Activity reminder on
    - Heart rate monitor on all the time

    Mine's paired with an iPhone 6, and I usually go for about a half hour walk each day with the dog, GPS on.

    Given that setup and usage, does 36 hours sound right?
     
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    36-40 is my typical with the same settings, using Lumia 950XL though.
     
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    I wonder if it'll deteriorate at the same rate of the original!

    Mine used to end the day on about 50% then 20% then 10% and now I just have to charge it every day :confused:
     
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    36-ish for me, too.
    But I like how quickly it recharges.
    Deterioration not noticed, yet.
     
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I just did a more careful test, and with an hour or so of GPS mixed in I got 43 hours (4pm Tuesday - 11am Thursday). So, seems like mine is getting just about what it should be getting.
     
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    I get around 36 hours also, and I like that I don't need to charge it everyday, like my Apple Watch.
     
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    I'm traveling with the Band 2 right now.
    Heavy use.

    Actually, it seems that the worst performance I've experienced (not counting workouts) is about 36 hours, but that is because I keep swiping to check battery remaining.
     
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    I can get 48 hours non GPS use. It is much better than the Band one.
     
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    That's good to know :) although I prefer just charging every time I get in from work now... if it's every other day, you actually have to think about whether it needs a charge or not.
     

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