Sept 29, 2016 18:00:33 GMT 1 miroul said:
I agree with you, the LG Urbane offloads part of it's work on another phone. In my case, i have an Android tablet on Wifi at home, at all times. So, both are in sync most of the time (when the watch has cell coverage of course). I get much better results than what you are reporting though, especially since the last Google update that took place on July 29th. So, yeah, it all depends what you are looking for. For me, it's a solid enough package. I also appreciate the amazing screen this watch has, it makes the Watchmaker watch faces i use pop up and having those on the screen always on is definitely a plus. I get comments on my watch at least once a week, it's an eye catcher.
“Part”, it offloads almost everything. Weather, calendar, email, social media, navigation, and so on are all handled phone side. Even under very controlled bench tests it does poorly (full signal, no calls, no texts, no notifications, theater mode on, and untouched)
Here’s the math- Battery mah / hours til 0% = ma/hr
InWatch Z (550mAh) - 7.3mA/hr (75hr til 0%)
D5 (430mAh) - 6.2mA/hr (69hr til 0%)
TrueSmart (550mAh) - 5.7mA/hr (96hr til 0%)
LTE (570mAh) - 10.2mA/hr (55hr til 0%)
(phones same CPU as the LTE)
Sony Xperia M2 - 3.9mA/hr
LG G3 S - 3.6mA/hr
I’ve also never seen an LTE bench test under 10mA/hr. If it performed the same as the D5 you would see +90hrs of SIM standby and over a week of BT standby. If you compare apples (OG LG G) to apples (LTE in BT mode only), the LG G pulls 4.25mA/hr (read 3 days of use) with low use over BT. The LTE should be giving you almost 6 days with the same usage, it’s nowhere close. Another way to look at it is under the same conditions, the LTE should NEVER give you shorter battery life than any other Wear smartwatch, and certainly not similar or worse battery life than any of the watches in this community. So while it may look nice, it’s efficiency leaves a lot to be desired.
It’s obvious I judge devices by comparison what they do vs what the should be able to do. It’s sad none of the reviewers do that anymore.