All - here is the response that i just received via US Customer Service via twitter:
To increase the battery life on the Gear after the update please follow the steps below ↓ •On the Gear tap on setting; •Tap on Gear info. •Tap Report diagnostic and usage info (Disable this feature) Test the watch for a few days to see how the battery works.
Cool, will try that! Thanks a lot!
I reset and DIDNT update any apps or software.... so far so good..... only installed a Watchface..... seems to be back to good for last 4 hours.... so one of the apps is faulty.... I may try and install one by one to see which one.... latest one is the weather app? could it be problem
Just reporting in to say that I have also been having this problem, starting earlier this week. very frustrating as the battery life is one thing that I praised to my friends and co-workers as one of the more impressive things about the product
I just sent this to PC Magazine ~ turning over all the leaves I can ~
Hi Im turning to you again , the Samsung Gear Sport watch has had over 175 comments in the Samsung site https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/Smartphones-Tablets-Wearables/bd-p/uk-mobile regarding battery drainage over the last week~ it appears to be a software issue as it strarted after the last update ~~ numerous calls , =Smart Tutor intervention and tech support have done nothing ~~ no problems found ~~ it is ongoing and draining from 100% at 4:30 am to 43 % by 7:30 am. CAn you read some of these comments ??? we need help ~ Samsung says send it to them, but that will leave us with no watch and for myself, I a am deaf and need this on my wrist for communication and alerts , not on the charger ~~ . I have had this 9 months. it is under warranty but again I'll have no watch. I wonder if they were hacked ~since the battery drain seems to be "synchronized " the ~ the Wearable Gear software, or S Health ~( I will uninstall and reinstalled that this afternoon~~ and not allow it to "update' if that's possible ~~ Have a great day ~