Battery life on apple watch
Is the heartbeatz product still active and supported? Most postings seem old. What does running heartbeatz app do to the battery life of the watch? If I get 30hrs of battery life on my series 8 watch with regular activity (have always-on screen turned off), what will be the life or extra drain when the heartbeatz app is running, in the foreground, and transmitting? Interesting I could not find this info anywhere in any faq here or on the site, etc. Another way to put it is, what is the longest ride I will be able to do? (paired with a Wahoo Roam for outdoor).
I use it a lot with my Apple Watch (Ultra). I ride 2-3 hours w/o a problem. Be sure to close the app on your watch when done to save the heartbeatz's battery. The latest app for the watch puts it into low-power mode while you're using it so that keeps the watch power drain down. For sure it will drain faster than not using the heartbeatz though because you are running the HR LEDs and transferring data to the device over BT.
Hi Mark. Thanks for the response! Have you noted your watch battery level before and after a 3 hr ride? The Ultra I think has twice the battery of my series 8 and I do longer rides. If I knew your approx battery loss I might be able to predict my loss for my watch and my ride length. Thanks!
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