Android Wear 2.0 Tips and Tricks: Better battery life


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How to get better battery life with Android Wear 2.0. Our first Android Wear 2.0 tips and tricks guide focuses on battery life, and how to get longer between charges with your new Android Wear smartwatch.

We take a closer look at the display settings, connectivity settings and hidden features in Android Wear 2.0 which will help you to extend your battery life.

Check out our Android Wear 2.0 hub on Recombu for our review of the best new features and other tips and tricks…

17 thoughts on “Android Wear 2.0 Tips and Tricks: Better battery life

  1. Turn off you watch and you can retain the battery charge for weeks… ohh and keep your phone handy in case u need to check the time, turn on the watch only when you need to show it off to your friends…

  2. I can only see turning off 'all the time' screen off, and possibly 'ok Google' and rather activate with pressing button 'search'. Rest is simply irrational. The whole point about having WiFi is that I can see notifications having my phone charging and off… and yet he's suggesting turning off WiFi… sure… very clever… I tell you even more: power down your smartwatch and just walk around with it (still mine drains battery, lol).

  3. This watch in the power saving mode will still operate all functions of the pedometer….also even when turned Off…..all alarms you set will still operate…..this is something you can not do with the GEAR 2 watch….

  4. Wtf is the point having a smart watch then, basically sell it and buy a watch, fucking useless that, I was hoping it would be a battery saving option without disabling every fucking setting.

  5. Number 1 best tip to save battery life: Buy an automatic watch, it costs roughly the same as a smartwatch. it has the same functionality as a smartwatch with everything turned off and you will never have to worry about charging it again.

  6. Are the new Huawei Watches so much weaker in terms of battery than the Huawei Watch 1? I mean my 18 month old HW1 does 35-40 hours on one charge. That's more than 1.5 days:
    I am using all the features: Always-On, Tilt-to-Wake, all Gestures, screen brightness max during the day, 1 during the night (the Bubble Cloud watch-face adjusts that for me automatically)
    The HW2 has a smaller screen and bigger battery. Plus it is running the final version of Android Wear 2.0 as opposed to the Developer Preview on my HW1. It should last at least 2 days if you use a battery efficient watch face (such as Bubble Clouds). I see no reason trying to limit my use of the watch to make it longer. I am perfectly okay to charge every morning (watch usually has over 50% when I put it on charger).

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