I've now succumbed to the nag and updated to R760XXU2CRE3 a few weeks ago, and recently another small update R760XXU2CRG3. I have not yet updated Samsung Health (thanks for the heads up @Ryan13) or other system apps - and so far so good for the past few weeks. Model number SM-R760 Tizen version 220.127.116.11 Software version R760XXU2CRG3 How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? Approx 1.5 days (2-3 with AOD off). How long have you had the watch? 2 months Do you use Always On screen? Yes Do you leave Location/GPS on? Yes Do you leave WiFi on? Yes (Auto) Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage Battery levels after 2 months seem OK despite upgrading the firmware as previously suspected causing the drain. A much better experience than with the first watch which was either faulty or some other software aspect was causing excessive drain. Using the watch moderately as shown above and still getting 1.5-2 days before needing to charge and 2.5-3 days with AOD off. Experimenting with various watch faces and AOD on/off and not noticed any in particular to cause more drain than others. Still using for sleep and exercise tracking.
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Thanks @BandOfBrothers - reassuring to hear you are still enjoying decent battery life after 7 months and on the latest firmware version... My current watch after approximately 1 month from new still seems to be working OK. I've since had the push alert for the "CRE3" update which I'm ignoring for now as the watch and battery is working so well at the moment! (Previous watch battery tanked almost immediately after the update.) Anyway - current watch: Model number SM-R760 Tizen version 18.104.22.168 Software version R760XXU2CRC3 How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? 2-3 days. How long have you had the watch? 1 month (new from Argos - direct replacement) Do you use Always On screen? No Do you leave Location/GPS on? Yes Do you leave WiFi on? Yes (Auto) Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage Happy with battery at the moment. Using the watch fairly actively for daily use (time, notifications, messaging), exercise (steps and workouts including GPS) and sleep tracking (Samsung Health). Not using any third-party apps and using standard watch faces, at least until I'm confident the battery lasts for normal use. The previous watch: Model number SM-R760 Tizen version 22.214.171.124 Software version R760XXU2CRE3 (updated) How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? < 1 day (2-3 days prior to updating firmware) How long have you had the watch? 2 weeks (returned for replacement after noticing drain issue) Do you use Always On screen? No Do you leave Location/GPS on? Yes Do you leave WiFi on? Yes (Auto) Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage Normal usage as per current watch (not excessive, not overly restricted in terms of settings). Battery drain started almost immediately after the 'CRE3' software update which makes me suspect that as the cause rather than hardware. I did use some custom watch faces and have some custom apps installed, however, these were fine prior to the update; a factory reset and going back to plain watch faces and no apps installed didn't resolve the battery drain issue either. Hence replaced.
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I'd like to try a quick poll/questionnaire on experiences of battery life on the S3...
As people only tend to report when there are issues, it would be interesting to hear from both sides of the fence, particularly if you have had no battery issues and owned the watch for more than a few months.
There are clearly a lot of reported cases of drain, but it's not obvious if this relates to the firmware version, hardware issues, installed apps, always-on, GPS/WiFi, usage, etc... There are quite a few who report no issues, but it's not always specified how long these have been used in earnest. My experience so far is I've needed to get a replacement of my watch only 2 weeks after buying from new, noticing that battery plummeted immediately after upgrading firmware so I'm currently holding off any updates until this is confirmed/fixed...
If you've had it repaired/replaced, a response per repair/replacement would be helpful.
Could you reply with the following:
Model number (e.g. SM-R760)
Tizen version (e.g. 126.96.36.199)
Software version (e.g. R760XXU2CRC3)
How many days/hours do you get from a full charge? (e.g. 2.5 days+)
How long have you had the watch? (e.g. 6 months from new / 3 months since last repair)
Do you use Always On screen? (yes/no)
Do you leave Location/GPS on? (yes/no)
Do you leave WiFi on? (yes/no)
Any comments/observations related to battery levels and usage (e.g. use a lot of apps/custom watch faces, infrequent interaction, do a lot of exercise using GPS, serial number ??, when you bought the watch...)
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