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What apps do you use to monitor your battery life and device usage?

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  1. tracerit

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    This is NOT a "my battery life sucks" thread, i'm just wondering what apps everyone uses to monitor their battery life and device usage.

    I'm currently using:

    Default Settings > Battery > Battery Use
    Spare Parts
    System Panel
    Battery Graph
     

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    just spare parts for me
     
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    I use Battery Left. I have the widget set up to show me % and time remaining as well as the battery temperature. Touching the widget then gives me the option of showing Usage (hence no need for Default Settings > Battery > Battery Use) and History (hence no need for Spare Parts).

    I also have Battery Graph but I look at it so rarely that I probably don't need it.

    I uninstalled System Panel in favour of Android System Info (as I wanted something which wasn't also a task killer).
     
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    and it uses what thermometer to gauge this?
     
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    There is some sort of built in sensor in the phone, because the same reading can be obtained by typing *#*#4636#*#* in the dialer and looking at the battery information. The Battery Left app I'm using simply acts as a shortcut to that info.
     
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    no shit. i wan wondering if it just gagues process load and guessed as to the battery work as to a temp....

    that is neat if there is some sort of heat censor in it tho
     
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    I use Mini Info, it does battery monitoring plus has some other gizmos (internal/sd card memory use, toggles for wifi/bluetooth/gps, volume and screen brightness). It's free, or you can ditch the ads for a $2 donation.
     
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    i don't really monitor usage (though i should) as much as percent, and for that i just use the simple app "battery widget" for free from the market, i believe by curvefish.
     
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    GSam Batter Monitor (includes %age indicator)
     
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    I like Battery Doctor. Shows me what's running, and also shows which apps are killing my battery the quickest, showing percentage of the battery it uses. It helps a lot when I get new apps and don't know which is draining the most.
     

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