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  1. cydewaze

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    I've been looking for a battery widget to tell me my remaining charge state as a percentage, but so far all of them go in increments of 10% (i.e. 90% left, to 80%, to 70%, etc). Does anyone know of one that breaks it down a little more finely?
     

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  2. JunBringer

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    Battstatt is what you're looking for. It's always worked great for me and goes down by 1% instead of 10% like you said.
     
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    Yes, but I would argue that it's certainly not more accurate than the stock meter or any other one that reads the data from the system directly.
     
  4. cydewaze

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    Aha. I had "Bat Stat" not "BattStatt".

    I've installed it, but it also reads in increments of 10. I wonder if it's a "feature" of a Droid 2. Does it have to be rooted for these things to work down to the 1%?
     
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    I have been using this app from irkan over at XDA. Very accurate from what I can tell and does not take up an icon spot on the screen since it displays in the status bar.
     
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    This does depend on your device. Motorola phones can only display remaining battery in increments of 10 (until you get below 20%), as the power manager can only return a limited set of values (100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 15, 10, 5). Some apps (like Battstat, mentioned above) work around this by comparing battery voltage history to battery percentage history and estimating the values in between, but as lex said, this isn't necessarily any more accurate than the value being returned by the power manager.

    Of course, if you have an HTC phone, then the link 4fit posted will work. It won't do you any good with a Motorola phone, though.
     
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    I use Mini Info its free and has battery stat plus alot more.
     
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    No program will show anything more than what you already have because that is the way Motorola designed it.
     
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    Good to know!
     
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    Wow that's lame. Why can't we just have battery detail down to 1%, even if it's just an estimate?
     
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    I use the Beautiful Widgets battery widget. Works fine for me.
     

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