Hi everyone, after about two months from the launch of suunto 7, I think it is right for us users to do a truth operation.
I have used watchmakers in various daily ways. ski day (about 5 hours) + smartwatch, only smartwach, workout (about 1 hour and a half) + smartwatch and the result that the battery, despite having set the clock to obtain the best battery efficiency, (https: // www.suunto.com/it-it/Content-pages/informazioni-sulla-batteria-suunto-7/) does not achieve the performance of what has been declared by the manufacturer.
But it is serious that it does not reach the perfomrnace in use in the smartwach mode alone (the manufacturer declares up to two days and I would be satisfied with only 1 day, but it does not exceed 18 hours) and not even in the alpine ski mode for about 5 hours of use and the rest of the day only smartwach (the manufacturer declares about 12 hours gps … ha ha ha), with these consumption the watch is in fact not usable and does not behave in accordance with the manufacturer’s technical specifications.
Does anyone have anything else to add?
I would also say that the battery life varies between watches/ users and in my experience also between charging cycle within 1 user/ watch.
For example I experience very different battery life in different charging cycles even though I keep the settings the same. Some days the watch lasts 1,5 days with 1 sleep tracking and 1 hour activity and sometimes the battery goes down in less than 18 hours.
Sleep tracking consumes around 22-30% (~8 hours of sleeping) for me but some users have stated that it consumes only 14-16% with 8 hours of sleep.
So for some reason the battery life is very inconsistent and this is something I would like to be fixed in some level.
It is worse because I don’t use the smartwatch with sleep tracking; the Suunto 7 is in standby mode over my desk
The GPS hours depend on the activity . Cycling can go more than 12h running much less eg 8h I think from my tests.
Alpine skiing we had reports that it lasted ~6h and we are looking into this. Possible issue is the arm movement that triggers the screen to go full power on.
We have collected all this feedback so far, so feel free to add more and we are working to adress those issues.
I confirm my impression and test and add that in this quarantine due from COVID-19 at home for 15 days and I use suunto 7 only in smartwatch mode, at night it is not on the wrist but on my bedside table in standby and I take about 4000 steps per day . notifications are mail only and no social media (i.e FB, twitter, whatsapp). The battery lasts less than 18 hours. I think it is unacceptable given what has been declared by the producer and especially when the quarantine ends and I will go to use tracking in the mountains I think I will have to have a power bank with me, which I never thought I should do when I bought the watch,
you can try to put out all wrist based gestures and touch to improve battery life. It also depends on the watchface you use. If you don’t use the Suunto ones I am sure you will have less battery life
Sorry but I have never loaded eatchface other than the native (now I use suunto marine) and I only activated the “tilt to save energy” gesture mode. If I wrote this post it is because I have already tried all the maximum combinations of energy saving
@Federico-Ormesani in my last experience at home:
Disconnect at 8:00am (100% battery)
40’ of indoor training with always on display
Quit at 23:00 to go to sleep
Get at 8:00am (next day)
At 8:00pm I put it to charge when 8% remain
So 36 hours using it with android and a lot of notifications
I am using with a suunto watchface. Always ON display set OFF and tilt to save battery ON (this is the only gesture I have ON)
I used some time ago the watch with iOS and yes, battery last less that using it with android
@jorgefd78 tks, this is non my perfomrance and I have similar setting
@Federico-Ormesani mmmm I have Auto update of apps set to OFF. Try it
@Bulkan I have wifi set to AUTO
I have set, but I don’t have a lot of app respect those the native tha have necessary update, so i dont think that this is a good fix
@Federico-Ormesani I don’t have a S7 and will not comment on battery. But please avoid going all over the forum to post in other threads the same message to go to see your post. It looks like SPAM, and it’s not polite.
Absolutely not. I have ON only bluetooth, NFC and position ON watch and smartphone
@isazi ok dont’ warry.
In this post I have activate the discussion that form me it is important since battery life is critical to the performance of the watch
Your autonomy data surprise me.
I have your same watch face, the BT is active and always connected to the watch, the wifi is on auto and the NFC is on.
As for gestures, I have active only touch to reactivate, the rest is disabled.
With these settings, in smartwatch mode with all notification on (calls, whatsapp, facebook, strava, and more) I always reach two days: I disconnect from the charge in the morning, I reload it in the evening of the next day with a few more hours available. Look at the attachment.
If I were you, I would try to reset it to factory data and make a new configuration attempt from zero.
autonomy on the move is very, very variable. In the mountains, by consulting the heat map, I actually had 6 hours, by bicycle it consumes 9-10% per hour.
This is my experience
@Saketo-Nemo tks for your reply.
I believe that your suggestion to do a factory reset and reset everything is not correct. This should only be done if the watch has severe bugs and this does not happen since its functionality is intact. Forgive me but if I have to do this action I will only do it if Suunto customer care indicates it to me as recommended. I insist on the topic and for example now at 12.10 AM I only have 18% of the batteries and the last charge I did yesterday at 18.00. I will arrive less than 24 hours with only smartwatch functionality (only email notifications and no social media) and no indor activities. I repeat is inconsistent with what the manufacturer claims.
@Federico-Ormesani upload your stats
@jorgefd78 said in Battery LIfe:
Altimeter has a high percentage of consumption but is it an app similar to that of “instruments” by saketo or am I wrong?