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December 25, 2014

Android Wear – Checking the Battery Usage

AndroidWear5So you opened up a nice Smartwatch for Christmas. Charged it up and, now looking for different watchfaces etc to try.

If after a couple of days you find the battery on your smartwatch is running out more quickly than you think it should, here is a run-through of the Android Wear app you should have downloaded. If not download it now
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The Android Wear app is the link to Android wearables. Control voice action preferences, adjust notification settings, and configure devices.

Open up the app, once you have connected your smartwatch you should see something similar to the following screen. Where you can change the watch face and, goto settings

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Tap the gear icon (circled) and you will see something similar to this, where you can turn various settings on or off.
Look for Watch battery and tap it, you will see something similar to this.

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It will tell you which apps are using your battery in order of usage, Some users have found the watchface they are using in draining the battery and changing it has helped.
Learn more about Android wearables at http://www.android.com/wear/ .

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini