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  • Model number SM-R760
  • Tizen version 3.0.0.2
  • Software version R760XXU2CRH1
  • How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? Was 2.5 days, now 20 hours
  • How long have you had the watch? 4 mo
  • Do you use Always On screen? no
  • Do you leave Location/GPS on? no
  • Do you leave WiFi on? auto
  • Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage
    Up until recently, I've gotten about 2.5 days and really only use it for notifications (about 25 a day, fairly light use). For the past two days, I've woken up to a dead device (both days were days where it had been fully charged in the morning). Battery says 66% of my usage is notifications everything else is 1%. I have "Do not disturb" set from 10pm to 7am.

     I came from a Pebble Time, so I knew the S3 wasn't going to be what I was used to but compared to that, the only thing this watch does better is look good.
First Poster

Model number SM-R760
Tizen version 3.0.0.2
Software version R760XXU2CRH1
How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? Was 2.5 days, now less than a day - waking up to a dead watch every morning.
How long have you had the watch? 6 mo
Do you use Always On screen? No
Do you leave Location/GPS on? Yes
Do you leave WiFi on? Auto
Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage:
The battery drain issue began for me about 2 days ago. Probably not coincidentally, my Galaxy S7 Edge batter drain has increased significantly as well, to the point where I am having to charge it every few hours. I am not sure what apps have updated, but something software related has to be causing this. I am playing around with the Galaxy Wearable app to see whether any changes there might resolve this.

New Member

Model number SM-R760
Tizen version 3.0.0.2
Software version R760XXU2CRH1
How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? 15 hours
How long have you had the watch? 1 year 4 months
Do you use Always On screen? No
Do you leave Location/GPS on? No
Do you leave WiFi on? Auto
Any comments/observations related to battery levels: The battery life seems worst after a workout, or having washed my hands at work. I normally take the watch off to wash my hands at home, and never wear the watch in the shower.

 

I was getting 4-5 days with the same watch settings till about 4 months ago, at which point I was lucky if I could get 1.5 days out of a full charge. Next I cleared all the deletable Apps that came with the watch, which didn't improve battery life any. I then began religiously closing any running apps, at which time I noticed that the messaging app would remain active after aany text messages were received, and when I closed that app the battery life would improve. By clearing everything from the watch, and closing all open app each time I looked at the watch I was able to get up to 3 days out of the watch, but battery life still greatly suffered when I had a more active day than normal.

Several firmware to the Galaxy S7, the watch, then changing to the Galaxy S9 Plus and several firmware updates to the new phone later, I was still getting up to 3 hours batter life.

Then two days ago my watch went back to barely holding chage for 15 hours. This time I have no apps to delete, no memory in use beyond what the watch requires, and all apps are closed.

First Poster
  • Model number SM-R770
  • Tizen version 3.0.0.2
  • Software version R770XXU2CRH1
  • How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? Was 3+ days, now <1 day
  • How long have you had the watch? 10 mo
  • Do you use Always On screen? no
  • Do you leave Location/GPS on? no
  • Do you leave WiFi on? auto
  • Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage - I noticed my battery was draining suddenly a few days ago. Last night I went to bed after charging it earlier in the day and it was at >90%, and when I woke up it suggested I should switch to battery saver mode since it was at <15%. I tried switching and while it was doing that it died. I do not know why but this is the 3rd day in a row this has happened and I am very frusterated. This had been a great watch up until now, very low maintenance yet handy and useful, but this problem is making me wonder if I will ever get a Samsung smart watch again. 

 

Explorer

I've got the annoying Software version R760XXU2CRH1... but this is a huge mistake from Samsung... they're ruining our batteries.

Do you know that batteries usually have 1000 charge cycles? How many of them are we losing for this mistake?

 

Do anyone know how to fix it?

Apprentice

SM-R760

3.0.0.2

R760XXU2CRH1

~15h

5mo

AOD - from 09:00 to 23:00 after switch off and auto DND mode (using built in watch face)

GPS - On

WiFI - Auto Mode

 

First Poster

Could you reply with the following:

  • Model number  SM- R600
  • Tizen version 3.0.02
  • Software version R600XXU1ARG1
  • How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? not even a day maybe a little over 10 hours
  • How long have you had the watch? 2 months
  • Do you use Always On screen? no
  • Do you leave Location/GPS on? yes
  • Do you leave WiFi on? yes
  • Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage I use a custom watch face that I downloaded from the app and use it for working out. Battery would last me almost 2 days without charging and now has decreased significantly.  I only have notifications set for 4 apps due to the draining of battery. 
First Poster

I tried the following and have had good success for the last day.

I uninstalled all watch faces and apps that weren't packaged with the watch. 

I uninstalled all updates to the Samsung Wear app on my phone. 

I reset the watch back to factory settings.

I reinstalled the Samsung Wear updates and then restored my backed up apps/watch faces on the watch. I had 88% when I went to bed. When I woke up, it was still at 80%. I charged the watch again. I've been running the watch for about 4 1/2 hours and it is only down to 96%, which is much better than it had been for the last few days. 

Apprentice

Model number SM-R760
Tizen version 3.0.0.2
Software version R760XXU2CRH1
How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? 10 hours now, a hole day a week ago same Tizen version
How long have you had the watch? 12 mo
Do you use Always On screen? yes
Do you leave Location/GPS on? yes
Do you leave WiFi on? auto

First Poster

SM-R760

3.0.0.2

R760XXU2CRH1

~12h (it starts suddenly in November, early it was ok 3-4 days)

1 year 4 month

AOD - off

GPS - On

WiFI - Auto Mode

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