Time flies, and smartwatches grow more featured packed and attractive year after year , it has also become an essential gagdget for many people, providing quick access to notifications, fitness tracking, and even phone calls and messages but battery life remains a major problem.Traditional watches can’t compete on functionality, but you rarely have to worry they’ll stop ticking. Smartwatches frequently cause battery anxiety at the end of a busy day or when you forget to charge them before leaving home. But don’t freak out! These tips will help you save smartwatch battery life and beat the clock.
Most smartwatch battery-saving tips amount to turning a feature off, but if you switch all the smart functionality off, there isn’t much point in having a smartwatch. If you’re struggling to make your smartwatch’s battery last all day,we recommend singling out the tips that suit you and how you use your smartwatch and skipping the rest.
At Avania Kenya, we offer cutting-edge smartwatches that are designed to provide top-of-the-line features while still maintaining excellent battery life. Our products are crafted with the latest technology to ensure that you get the most out of your smartwatch without sacrificing battery life.
- Use Airplane, Theater, Do Not Disturb, Or Bedtime Mode.
Most smartwatches have additional modes designed for specific scenarios, but they can also save battery life and may be a good alternative if power-saving modes are too draconian for you. Here’s what they do.
Airplane mode: Turns off connectivity, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, and GPS/GNSS. You can turn these back on individually, or toggle Airplane mode off again to turn everything back on.
Theater mode: Turns off your screen temporarily and holds notifications and incoming calls.
Do Not Disturb: Turns off all notifications and incoming calls.
Bedtime mode: Usually mirrors Do Not Disturb in turning off all notifications and incoming calls, with Sleep mode the screen will also dim and show a simplified watch face
2. Get a Charger and Portable Batter Pack.
If you’re not keen on turning off features, you can always up your charging game. An extra charger on your bedside, desk at work, or even in your pocket or bag could make the difference.
3. Adjust the Display Settings
The display is one of the biggest battery drains on a smartwatch, so it’s important to adjust its settings to your needs. Most smartwatches allow you to customize the brightness level, screen timeout, and always-on display settings. If you don’t need your watch to be always on, consider turning this feature off to save battery life.
4. Reduce Notifications
A steady stream of notifications will drain your smartwatch battery, so it’s worth culling any that you don’t feel you need.
5. Disable Unused Features
Smartwatches come with a variety of features, such as GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and voice assistants. However, using these features can quickly drain your battery. If you’re not using a particular feature, consider disabling it to save power. For example, if you’re not tracking your fitness activities, turn off the GPS sensors.
6. Use a Dark Watch Face
Using a dark watch face can help conserve battery life on OLED displays, which are used by many smartwatches. Dark pixels on an OLED display consume less power than bright pixels, so choosing a dark watch face can help reduce battery drain.
7. Keep your smartwatch updated.
You should always install the latest update for your smartwatch as soon as it is available. Companies roll out updates for these wearable devices time-to-time so that they can be optimized to function smoothly with the apps while providing the most of the battery.
8. Turn Off Always-On Connectivity
If your smartwatch has cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity, consider turning off these features when you’re not using them. Constantly searching for a network connection can drain your battery quickly, so only enable connectivity when you need it.
9. Turn Off Tilt to Wake
If you’re not using an always-on display, most smartwatches will use tilt to wake or touch to wake instead. This allows you to turn on your watch by tilting your wrist or touching the screen. These features are obviously convenient, but they also mean that your watch is constantly monitoring your wrist and screen. You can save battery by turning these features off and waking your watch by pressing a button instead.
10. Turn Off Voice Assistants
Voice Assistants are popular in smartwatches because they provide an alternative to using a very small screen to give instructions. In order for a voice assistant to work, however, it has to listen to everything you say. Privacy concerns aside, this uses battery. If you’d like to turn it off and still use a voice assistant, many watches allow you to turn voice detection back on by pressing a button. This allows you to give voice commands, but it won’t use the battery at any other time.
11. Use Power-Saving Mode
Many smartwatches come with a power-saving mode that can help extend battery life. This mode typically disables non-essential features and reduces the display brightness to conserve power. If you’re running low on battery and need your watch to last a little longer, consider enabling this mode.
By following these tips, you can help make the most of your smartwatch’s battery life and ensure that it lasts throughout the day. Of course, the actual battery life will depend on your usage patterns and the specific model of your smartwatch, but these strategies should help you get the most out of it.
At Avania Kenya we ensure that our products are designed with the latest technology and high-quality materials to provide a seamless user experience. Despite the high-end features, our smartwatches are priced competitively to make them accessible to everyone. You can visit our website to explore our range of smartwatches and find the one that suits your needs and budget.