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Battery life app that does 1% increments? (Droid X)

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Zumi, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Zumi

    Zumi Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does such a thing exist? I've only come across ones that show the remaining battery life as 10% increments and was looking for something more accurate/exact. My Evo had this ability, but my Droid X doesnt. :(

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  2. treborcj

    treborcj Android Enthusiast

    I use BatteryLife from the market.
  3. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Android Expert

    There's a Battery Life widget from CurveFish that does 1% increments. It's not an app to launch; just a widget. I use it without any problems.

    BatteryLife - Android app on AppBrain
  4. treborcj

    treborcj Android Enthusiast

    That's the one.
  5. TheBiles

    TheBiles Android Enthusiast

    I think that's a Droid thing. It only reports batter in 10% increments.
  6. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    It is the phone's driver that only allows 10% increments. I have had this in many phones. In Windows Mobile I even changed the driver for a different one that allowed 1% increments, but I doubt it can be done in Android.
  7. lilsaphyre

    lilsaphyre Well-Known Member

    Batteryminder will do exactly what you want. I have been using the free version for over a month and haven't looked back.

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  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    If the phone odes not support smaller than 10% increments no application will show them.
  9. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    battstatt does it. and looks good doing it. :)
  10. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider Newbie

    +1 for battstatt! Very sexy widget for telling your battery percentage.
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  11. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    All of these battery widgets get their readings from some core source within the phone. Meaning, all they do is read the info that is already there.

    So the only accurate reading you are ever going to get is in 10% increments because that's how the droid core reports it (because that's how motorola programmed it). And that's why the HTC phones report in 1% increments.
  12. droidx_fan

    droidx_fan Well-Known Member

    What does it matter? Worrying about whether the remaining battery is 18% or 13% is like a 30 handicap golfer being concerned over not knowing if they have 190 or 187 yards to the pin.
  13. rcrott1

    rcrott1 Android Enthusiast

    those 3 yards can make the difference between club selection.....
  14. DebianDog

    DebianDog Lurker

    The "fact" that it does it in 10% increments is BULL.

    From the time it was new... till today it gave me an exact number. One battery app I downloaded changed something. I am searching for the fix.


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  15. droidx_fan

    droidx_fan Well-Known Member

    You apparently missed my point altogether. While a 30 handicap may think it changes his club selection, they could likely choose any one of 4 and end up with a similar result.
  16. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    Very cool. Then fix it.
    Sounds similar to how the Samsung Moment was modded to allow it to report in 5s instead of 10s because the detailed scale was inaccessible to widgets. That might be a good place to start your search. Good luck :)

    PS, very convenient that today it suddenly stopped working... again, good luck figuring out how a widget that simply mirrors info has apparently managed to change your phone's battery coding.
  17. DebianDog

    DebianDog Lurker

    Maybe it is internal to the widget or app. See one (Battery Left) shows the exact number the others the 10% range.


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  18. DebianDog

    DebianDog Lurker

    What really boggles the mind... if you look at the data that was extracted from the battery history app it clearly shows a non 10% number up until yesterday.

    <see attached compressed CSV file>

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  19. dmbfan041

    dmbfan041 Newbie

    Which one do you guys prefer, and any idea which eats up less battery? Battery Droid, BatteryLife, or BattStatt.
  20. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Battery Left is estimating how much battery is left. It's not a true/actual reading. How accurate it really is, I don't know. Since the OS doesn't report the programs in 1% increments, there's no other way it could be doing it.

    I guess you run the battery up and down a few times and it kind of figures out how much juice it takes and then extrapolates from there.
  21. heybk

    heybk Member

    I really like the way BattStatt looks, shows the same percentage as battery life, makes it easier to see how quickly my battery is charging.
  22. DebianDog

    DebianDog Lurker

    :D That is exactly how it works.
  23. Mc1

    Mc1 Lurker

    Do these widgets eventually add on the % numbers? I just installed Battery Left and I'm not seeing anything yet. I read here it has to annalyze the battery up and down a few times, but does it then add a % number somewhere (like on the battery itself)?


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