No matter what I do, including battery saver mode, I cannot get the battery on this thing to last as much as even 24 hours. Predicting the usual suggestions - I do not have an "always on" display. I did not use the GPS or music at all yesterday not even for a moment. I tracked 2 exercises for a total time of about 40 minutes.
Example yesterday - charged to 100%, used it regular during the day (NOT "always on" display, low brightness, medium screen timeout), had it on battery saver mode periodically throughout the day for a total of about 5 hours and regular mode otherwise, it was about 35% when I was going to bed (so already 65% depleted in about 12 hours despite some time in battery saver mode), I put on battery saver mode for bed, it said 2-3 days, I went to sleep with it in battery saver mode, woke up with 10% and it's now dead 2 hours later.
Is mine defective or is this really how a $400 watch is supposed to perform? Since getting it a week ago, I've had my Fitbit Versa 2 on my other wrist. I've had to charge the Garmin daily and the Versa 2 once. I know the Versa 2 is older tech, but if I have to disable every advanced feature of the Venu 2 (i.e. battery savery mode) then the Versa 2 becomes the more advanced device simply because I can use it. Please help!
(Side note, I don't understand the stress tracking - during a time I was having a serious anxiety attack (heart pounding etc.) it shows me as "resting" but sometimes while I am asleep it shows my stress as elevated. So again maybe this is a feature that the Venu 2 only has in theory but not with real world use. But the battery is the bigger issue.)