Exploring Current Practices for Battery Use and Management of Smartwatches

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
Yuhwan Kim (contributor)
National Research Foundation Of Korea (NRF) (contributor)
Korea Government (MSIP) (contributor)
Seungwoo Kang (creator)
Chulhong Min (creator)
Chungkuk Yoo (creator)
Jeehoon Cha (creator)
Sangwon Choi (creator)
Younghan Oh (creator)
Junehwa Song (creator)
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology (KAIST) (contributor)
KOREATECH (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
As an emerging wearable device, a number of commercial smartwatches have been released and widely used. While many people have concerns about the battery life of a smartwatch, there is no systematic study for the main usage of a smartwatch, its battery life, or battery discharging and recharging patterns of real smartwatch users. Accordingly, we know little about the current practices for battery use and management of smartwatches. To address this, we conduct an online survey to examine usage behaviors of 59 smartwatch users and an in-depth analysis on the battery usage data from 17 Android Wear smartwatch users. We investigate the unique characteristics of smartwatches’ battery usage, users’ satisfaction and concerns, and recharging patterns through an online survey and data analysis on battery usage.
HCI Platform
Location on Body

Date archived
October 24 2015
Last edited
September 21 2018
How to cite this entry
Seungwoo Kang, Chulhong Min, Chungkuk Yoo, Jeehoon Cha, Sangwon Choi, Younghan Oh, Junehwa Song. (September 9 2015). "Exploring Current Practices for Battery Use and Management of Smartwatches". 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2015). International Symposium On Wearable Computers. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/1308