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Freeware: Nokia Battery Monitor – with activity usage estimates! S^3 and S60V5 (+video demo on 5800)

| November 17, 2010 | 7 Replies

Right, as battery meters and monitors go – they’re often quite boring, just telling you how much you have left by a visual indicator. If you’re lucky it might give an estimate in time remaining based on current usage.


 

With the Nokia Battery Monitor, it really does monitor your power usage based on what exactly you’re using on the phone.

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It’s available for S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3 handsets. Screenshots above were from the Nokia N8 (Which has a tremendous battery life)

DOWNLOAD IT FREE FROM THE OVI STORE

There’s a review over at Nokia Conversations by Adam, with a very important end note:

Note that the accuracy of the app might …vary. Mobile phone batteries do not discharge at a predictable rate. For example, if your phone has been on standby all day, then it might believe that it’s got a full day’s use left. If you then receive two hour-long phone calls, it was probably mistaken. Accuracy improves over time, though: it calibrates itself to your typical usage pattern.

Here’s a video demo on the Nokia 5800

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbrvsdVaX9c]

Nokia Conversations

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  • Charles

    I’ve found this quite interesting. However I have a couple of issues with it:
    1) The statistics page only displays the current day’s data, and doesn’t save it so you can compare it with previous days. Perhaps a bug with my install.
    2) I have to question the accuracy, as around 90% of my usage comes under the “other” category. One hour of GPS navigation was less than 1% of my day’s usage.

    I guess we’ll see whether it improves with time.

  • Roger

    I will say that judging from the comments below this same story posted on AllAboutSymbian, this software is potentially very unreliable at accurately reporting remaining battery.

    So I guess best thing is to bear that in mind when trying it out and see if it actually is accurate or not…

  • Doug

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  • Marklar

    I tried this on the N8 and I found it pretty inaccurate. Had full bars of battery on my device and the software says 53%. :/

    And teh widget is lagggy all the time.

    But the reason I already unistalled it is that it asked my permission to use the phones intel EVERY FREAKING TIME I started it. There are 2 options: allow it for the session or not. Only on Symbian.

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