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  1. N0oneSpecial

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    Does the watch really kill your battery bluetoothing on the Note 8? It's a substantial difference of batteryblife while using it vs. having Bluetooth off. I am really trying to figure this out, I don't want to have to leave the watch home but when I don't have it I don't have to thibk about conserving battery or when my phone will die, it just keeps on going all day, even over night not charging I don't get worried I pick It up and go about my day for a while.

    The first picture is no watch , using my phone pretty heavy all day -texts, youtube,browsing internet, taking pictures.

    The second is with the watch as well as the third is also, but the third is also 7 7/2 -8 hours of just me sleeping so it was never touched.
    The last picture is today with the watch.
     

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    I have the note 8 and the non LTE S3 frontier and I haven't noticed a bad battery dent. In fact, it seems to be a better combo here than when I had the watch paired with my old S7 edge.

    Both the note 8 and the watch seem to have better battery life.

    As annoying as it may be, try resetting your watch again. Perhaps something didn't set right the first time.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you for the reply. How long are you averaging on battery with the two? I went ahead and reset the watch, I'll see how it does throughout the next day.
     
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    I usually get close to 3 full days on the watch, and on my phone, I typically unplug at 7am, use it quite heavily during the day, with approx 5 hours of screen time, playing games, texting, surfing the net, calls here and there, and by 10pm when I go to bed I'm usually around 30+ % battery life. More on days when I don't power use as much.

    With my S7 edge, my watch would barely last 2 days if I forgot to charge over night, and my phone would be around 40% by 5pm, and near dead around 7pm.
     
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    Is medium power saving turnt on or any battery customizations? I don't bother with them as I like to use the phone how it was planned. I do use auto brightness though. What's the performance on?
     
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    No, I don't have any sort of power saving mode or any battery apps on either device. I have my phone set to optimized performance, but turned the resolution all the way up. I have auto brightness turned on on both devices however.
     
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    Thanks Truefangz. I reset the watch and removes all of the gear related apps than reinstalled. I ran my phone today without the watch, using Bluetooth earphones instead just to test blue tooth. My results I attached in case anyone has any ideas.


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    Took the phone to Verizon to see what they thought and they ended up replacing it after several people with gear watches and Bluetooth headsets chimed in. Hopefully it fixes the issue.
     

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    Wow, that's not too good. The good news is it's definitely isn't the watch, but the bad news, is with screen at 29% but only a tad under 3 hours on screen time sucks. Not sure what else to tell you there unfortunately.
     

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