Hi all, I picked up my series 4, 44mm Apple Watch at the o2 shop on Friday.
I have owned a series 1, series 3 gps and now the series 4 cellular and the series 4 has terrible battery life for some reason compared to my series 3.
My series 3 would finish the day with 65% charge or 50% if I had done a long run etc... after wearing it for 12/13 hours.
I looked at my series 4 at 4pm (I had worn it since 8am, 8 hours) and it was at 30%.
This is terrible. I phoned Apple and they advised resetting the watch and repairing it from fresh (without restoring it from my series 3 backup) like I had originally.
After doing this I fully unpaired, repaired and set up the watch. Charged it to 50% and wore it. After just 30 minutes the cal artery had fallen back to 43. Losing 7% in 30 minutes is bad compared to my series 3.
I have the screen set to the lowest brightness and auto detect exercise turned off.
Could this be a software/o2 problem that needs ironing out? O2 have offered to replace the watch which I will take them up on however i believe it’s highly unlikely that the new watch would be the issue.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.
Are you using it on cellular rather than bluetooth connection to your iPhone? as if so the cellular use will drain the battery a LOT faster than it does over bluetooth.
For comparison I have the series 4, if its bluetooth only then I get on average 2 days use from it (i'm not very sporting so it isn't tracking excersise). If I leave my phone at home so its only cellular only it will need charging by the time I get home on day 1 (if not before)