Time & Time Steel Battery Life

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Pebble Time's battery will last up to 7 days, depending on the number of notifications received per day, type of apps used, and the use of the backlight and voice replies.

Pebble Time Steel has a larger battery than any previous Pebble model and can last up to 10 days on a single charge, depending on the same factors above.
Battery Indicators
Extending Your Battery Life


Battery Indicators:

On both versions of Pebble Time, the battery life indicator can be found at the bottom left corner of the Settings icon in Pebble's main menu. It will be expressed as a percentage. However, you will also receive a notification reminding you to charge your Pebble Time when your battery is low. The notification will let you know approximately how far into the future your watch will last: until morning, the afternoon, etc.

If your battery is not lasting for more than 4 days, please make sure that you are charging your battery completely before reuse. Charging from a depleted state to a full battery should take approximately 3 hours. For more information, visit the Troubleshooting section below.

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Extending Your Battery Life:
If your battery life is not lasting as long as you'd like or need it to, we have a few suggestions to help your Pebble's battery last longer.

  • Set your backlight to Auto.
    This option will use the light sensor within your Pebble Time to prevent it from turning on in well lit areas. Please note that, with this setting, your backlight will still trigger for movement if you're wearing longsleeves over your watch. In that case, the next suggestion will be more conservative.
    To change this setting, on your Pebble Time please follow this path:
    Settings > Display > 
    Ambient Sensor - On

  • Turn off your backlight motion.
    If you are moving around a lot, you may be accidentally shaking your watch and triggering the backlight. Turning off the "Shake to Light" option will prevent this unnecessary drain.
    To change this setting, on your Pebble Time please follow this path:
    Settings > Display > Motion Enabled - Off

  • Turn off vibration
    By default, Pebble Time vibrates to let you know when you receive a notification. You can help extend your battery life by disabling the vibration in situations when you don't need it.
    To change this setting, on your Pebble Time please follow this path:
    Settings > Notifications > Vibration - Disabled

  • Use Quiet Time
    If there is a period of time when you do not require notifications (eg. at a special event), rather than shut down your Pebble Time or simply ignore the notifications, you can turn notifications off or limit them to phone calls. This prevents battery drain since Pebble Time will not be using vibration, or activating the backlight.
    You can set up a weekday or weekend schedule, for reoccurring periods of time when you shouldn't be disturbed, or make your watch calendar aware so it automatically quiets notifications during events. You can also toggle it on and off manually by pressing the back button for 3 seconds while your watchface is displayed. 
    To change this setting, on your Pebble Time please follow this path:

    Settings > Notifications > Quiet Time

  • Avoid ​Voice Replies
    To process and transcribe your voice input to text requires communication between your phone and Pebble Time. So battery life will be affected by voice use, and should be used sparingly if you need to stretch out your remaining battery life. However, we have limited SMS replies to 6 seconds of active recording to try and prevent unnecessary drain.

  • Avoid watchfaces that are animated, data-driven, or refresh frequently
    Watchfaces that require frequent updates to show the seconds passing or animation may cause your battery to drain quicker than more stable ones that only update once a minute. Similarly, some dynamic watchfaces that show things such as the weather, location information, etc. consume more power since they require the watch to be more responsive and communicate with Bluetooth

  • Delete "Companion apps"
    Using companion apps (apps on your phone that want to talk to Pebble Time over Bluetooth) will cause Bluetooth communication and drain the battery. If you would like to conserve your battery life, you may wish to delete any Pebble Time companion apps from your phone -- with the obvious exception the Pebble Time phone app.

  • Leave Bluetooth turned on
    If you turn off the Bluetooth on your phone, it will cause more power draw than leaving it on as the Pebble Time will be trying to connect. So please be sure to keep your the Bluetooth enabled on your phone.

  • Re-establish your Bluetooth connection.
    Occasionally, Bluetooth issues may cause a drain as your watch tries to re-establish a lost connection. To help avoid this, be sure to check on your connection periodically and reset it if you suspect an issue.
    For instructions to re-establish your Bluetooth connection with iOS, click here.

    For instructions to re-establish your Bluetooth connection with Android, click here.

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