I’m on iOs (11 pro) and have no problems with battery life.
Here are 2 examples of my usage :
My screen brightness is on automatic
wrist motion enabled (energy mode)
@Tom-Broekaert I don’t know what is going on with my watch m8.
@Egika Thank you also for you help.
- Yes, I tried.
- Ok, I will do it.
Do you think that the problem maybe that I have the background heart rate on???
Background heart rate is on via “heart trace app”
Standard “marine” watch face.
Have a few days patience. It will get better
@Tom-Broekaert said in Question:
Heart Trace 2? This can be part of the issue. Depending on how you configured it. By default, the watch will sample your heart rate every 15mins and push this information into Google Fit.
If you set the app to sample at a higher rate (and even at the same rate just in parallel to the system measurement) it will definitely eat more battery.
I’m on default settings in heart trace. I don’t see a big impact on battery life
@Tom-Broekaert sorry, mistook you with the OP
Ambient mode is the power saving mode for watch faces. Depending on the watch face maker/and watch face this can mean a couple of different things. Some watch faces will come with this as standard, some will give you an option in the watch face settings to choose how much power saving is acheived by what and how the watch face is shown on the screen and some don’t give you an option so it may or may not be included.
Marine does have an ambient mode, an no option to change or set it, it is automatic. When your watch face is activey it will be brighter and have all the hour numbers displayed. In ambient mode (sleeping), these numbers and some of the detail disappears. I would suspect that this isn’t a particularly good battery saving ambient mode as there is still a lot of movement and detail on the screen.
Compare this to Heat Map watch face where the background map completely disappears.
One of my favourite watch faces marine commander is very customizable and andthe colourful watch face completely disappears in ambient mode and becomes simple white dots indicating the hours with two white hands for minutes and hours. This will draw far less power than Marine watch face as simple colours, mainly black oled screen.
@Jamie-BG Thank you very much for your reply. I’m using now the heat map watch face. Also one more question, when my watch disconnected from phone because you are away for example, is there an option shows up the little cloud in sleeping mode in the top of the screen???
@andreas7 Swipe down and tap on the cloud with the line through it to reconnect or swipe up and open the reconnect message. On my iPhone, the watch will reconnect with these two options.
@andreas7 if you are looking for an app that advises you that you are disconnected there is one in the play store (old and not recently update but I believe it still works)
If you are asking how to reconnect Brad provided some good suggestions, however have tended to find its my phone that is the issue. On phone long pressing Bluetooth icon in notification/settings bar (or go via settings) I find it shows my watch isn’t connected. I go into the paired but not connected section and click on my Suunto. This takes you into Bluetooth settings for the watch. Clicking on connect button works. If that fails open wear os app on phone, disconnect and then connect again, if necessary also switch watch Bluetooth on and off, if still struggling also try connecting suunto app on phone.