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  1. cddigi's Avatar
    Mine has been on the charger for about an hour now and the display still says 80%. It was at 70% before I took a shower and up to 80% by the time I got out, but hasn't increased since.

    Update: Restarted the Band and it showed 100%.
    10-31-2014 08:37 AM
  2. wpguy's Avatar
    Trying running the battery down as much as the device will allow and then recharge completely before unhooking the charger.
    10-31-2014 08:41 AM
  3. bitman417's Avatar
    It takes a while to go from 80% to 100%.

    Remember Microsoft stated that it rapidly charges to 80% (in 30 mins) but to fully charge the device takes 90mins, 1.5 hours. Mine was stuck at 80% too last night, but it eventually charges the final 20%

    :)
    10-31-2014 10:59 AM
  4. JohnsonsPlace's Avatar
    I had same issue on 2 devices that had been charging in excess of 2 hours. After restarting, both showed 100%. Maybe they will get an update out to fix this.
    10-31-2014 08:22 PM
  5. mhc48's Avatar
    80% seems to be a plateau which it stays at for a long while, at least on the display, but it does go to 100%.
    10-31-2014 08:54 PM
  6. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    Am I the only ***** who can't figure out how to see percentage?
    10-31-2014 09:22 PM
  7. cddigi's Avatar
    Am I the only ***** who can't figure out how to see percentage?
    You have to enable watch mode in the settings, then when the display is "off" it will show the charge percentage.
    Jeffrey McLean likes this.
    10-31-2014 09:42 PM
  8. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    How's the battery life with that mode enabled?
    10-31-2014 09:45 PM
  9. cddigi's Avatar
    How's the battery life with that mode enabled?
    No idea! I put it on the charger in the morning while I showered. But the battery icon is at the 75% mark and I took it off the charger at 8:30 this morning. Not putting it back on the charger though until it dies. I will post again when that happens.
    10-31-2014 10:11 PM
  10. jojoe42's Avatar
    Pretty sure MS stated it takes 30 mins to charge the band to 80%.....and then 1hr 30 to charge it to 100%
    11-01-2014 04:37 AM
  11. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    took what seems like forever after I ran it all the way down but got to 80% and then maybe 20 minutes more and it hit 100% but once it says plug me in on the screen it goes dead pretty quick, will probably buy a second charger for the office
    11-01-2014 05:38 PM
  12. cddigi's Avatar
    Well, after taking it off the charger on Friday at 8:30am, I got a low battery warning at 5:50pm on Saturday. Its been on Bluetooth the whole time, watch mode enabled, daily heart rate on, and haptic set to medium. If my math is right I got 33 hours 20 minutes before it told me to plug in.
    11-01-2014 05:56 PM
  13. cddigi's Avatar
    Well it turn off between 7:40p and 8p. So my total battery life I am putting at 35 hours 15 minutes.
    11-01-2014 08:11 PM
  14. jojoe42's Avatar
    Well it turn off between 7:40p and 8p. So my total battery life I am putting at 35 hours 15 minutes.
    That's pretty reasonable actually, for a smart band with so many sensors in it...and from the looks of it you could probably charge it up mostly in the time it takes you to have a shower and all in the morning :P
    11-01-2014 11:05 PM
  15. cddigi's Avatar
    That's pretty reasonable actually, for a smart band with so many sensors in it...and from the looks of it you could probably charge it up mostly in the time it takes you to have a shower and all in the morning :P
    Yep, that's exactly what I plan to do.
    11-02-2014 05:53 AM
  16. ahmad12's Avatar
    Mine is been plugged in for an hour and says 80% so will see if it will fully charge in the next 2 hours I did restart just in case
    11-06-2014 11:15 AM
  17. ahmad12's Avatar
    It seems like most people are saying it charges rapidly to 80% and then about an hour later fully charges to 100% love the band
    11-06-2014 12:07 PM
  18. Jakoh's Avatar
    My Band never charges in 1:30 to 100% . Right now i am at 2 hours and its still 80%.

    It takes a while from 80% to 100% for sure.

    Watch mode battery life i got about 45 hours this time with:
    One night i turned the bluetooth off on my phone.
    One night i turned the watch off.

    What i want to do is, turn the bluetooth off every night and see the battery life with watch mode. Lovin the functionality.

    Daman
    11-06-2014 01:16 PM
  19. expectafight's Avatar
    Ahmad, I don't have enough posts to in at this site to post the link but maybe the Microsoft band FAQ may be able to help you. The battery section specifically.

    If you feel like putting it altogether:
    - goto MS's website
    - add: /microsoft-band/
    - then add: en-us/
    - then: support/
    - then: hardware/
    - and finally: battery-and-charging
    11-06-2014 01:26 PM
  20. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Part of it is just the nature of the beast. Li-ion batteries explode if overcharged. So the charge controller is going to be very cautious about the final stage of charge and will approach it slowly if it's not completely sure where "100%" is.
    11-07-2014 04:13 AM
  21. foofighter#AC's Avatar
    Glad I found this post, because I've been "charging" now for an hour or so and it's been parked at 80%, going to restart it to see

    *EDIT* power cycled it and now showing 100%

    Hoping a new FW update will address this and other little niggling things on this Band would be great
    11-09-2014 12:26 AM
  22. Arsenic17's Avatar
    Well my band also maxes at 80%. It takes about 45 minutes to get there from empty. Then it takes an ADDITIONAL 1.5 hours to get to 100%. Happened many times. I am okay with it, but I just wish it would charge better.
    11-09-2014 06:22 PM
  23. Richard Servello's Avatar
    It takes a while to go from 80% to 100%.

    Remember Microsoft stated that it rapidly charges to 80% (in 30 mins) but to fully charge the device takes 90mins, 1.5 hours. Mine was stuck at 80% too last night, but it eventually charges the final 20%

    :)
    Same, fast charges to 80% then takes an hour to go from 80% to 100%
    11-09-2014 11:20 PM
  24. phirefly's Avatar
    Make sure you check the Amps on your USB wall charger. I believe the numbers quoted by MS were with a 2A (2000 mA) charger. Anything lower will take longer. Most people including myself will be using a 1 - 1.5A charger. I plan to go buy a 2.1A later this week.
    11-10-2014 07:39 AM
  25. dcoaster's Avatar
    Since the battery capacity is only 200mAh (2x100mAh batteries), there is no possible way to safely charge at 2A. Typically, the reasonably safe charging rate is (battery capacity / 2) so in this case 100mA. Buying a faster charger will not help as mentioned above.
    11-10-2014 09:54 AM
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