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  1. binary visions

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    So, I liked the looks of Battery Left, and gave it a try. I'm running the OEM extended battery.

    edit: Removed bulk of post since developer is working with me on pinpointing the issue.

    So, looking for another good 1x1 battery widget that'll do increments of 1% - or at least 5%. Suggestions? I've found several that will just report the stock %, which doesn't help since stock will only do 10% increments.
     

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    I use BatteryWatch, it only shows multiple of tens though....works for me.
     
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    I use battery droid and I love it! Give It a try
     
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    i use "battery widget" simple and doesn't really add any cpu taxing possesses
     
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    What is wrong with battery left widget? that is the one I was going to go with,.
     
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    I'm having some accuracy problems with it but the developer seems totally willing to work with me on them so I'm reserving my judgement until I do some further testing.
     
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    Come tomorrow I'm loading the Better Left Widget on my new Droid X (running stock 2.1 until the official 2.2 is released by vzw/moto.) I'll let you know what i think, but from all the research I've done I think this widget has the potential to be the best battery one out there if you give it about 2 weeks to get used to your phone habits.

    I read that you can make it a smaller 1x1 widget...is this true? Most people I've talked with use it 2x1. Does it make a difference?
     
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    Well, I don't care about its time estimates which is what it needs the time to adjust to. It should only need one full discharge through to get the battery percentages right.

    Yes, you can make it 1x1 or 2x1... I like the 1x1. No difference other than the size.
     
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    FWIW Battery Left has been terribly inaccurate for me. As in it will say 35% and the system says 70%. I am not exactly sure why and I haven't uninstalled. In addition to the widget I love that you can just put it in the notification bar - I like my screens as minimal as possible so this is a great feature.
     
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    BatteryTimeLite is what I use. Pretty simple and light on resources.
     
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    I like battstatt. It reports in 10% intervals, but thought I'd mention it in case someone strolls into this thread that is in the market for any battery widget. I liked battery left and used it for a while, but got sick of it being insanely inaccurate.
     

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