My girlfriend bought me the rose gold 42mm Galaxy Watch with LTE yesterday for my birthday. Out of the box, I do what I do with all my portable electronics, and let the battery drain to 0% before fully charging it. Now that it's at 100% and ready to go, I start customizing my watch, setting up notifications, changing watch faces, etc. Part of what drew me to the watch was the multi-day battery life, made even longer by the Wireless Powershare offered by my S10. Not even half an hour into messing with the watch, my battery had drained 7%.
Even now, after following other recommendations on this forum, I've dropped to 85% in a little under two hours, and that's after disabling pretty much every workout tracker on Samsung Health, going down to five app notifications, and putting my brightness to 3. My watch is LTE enabled, so I attempted to take it off Bluetooth, and it lost its charge even faster. As a card carrying nerd that uses Facebook for pretty much everything, I'm okay with these changes, but my battery is still dying. Out of the box, my watch came loaded with Tizen 18.104.22.168, which from what I understand is causing crazy battery decline. I'm going to post the exact details of my Watch, but I'm curious if anyone knows a reliable fix, or there's a way I can downgrade to 22.214.171.124 without rooting the watch and crossing any of Samsung's yellow tape. The watch is lovely, but there is no reason in my mind that my phone battery should decline at less than half the rate than my watch when it's running significantly more processes, especially if it's being marketed as 3-5 days on a charge. Thanks for your help.
Model #: SM-R815U
Serial #: R5AM308B9DB
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