Pokemon Go: A Phone Battery’s Demise
For those of us in our late 20s, this Pokemon Go craze has been a major #TBT – I remember collecting the cards and playing Pokemon on my Game Boy during long road trips when I was in elementary school. Like most crazes, especially those geared towards a younger crowd, it inevitably expires as the attention span moves onto the next exciting thing. RIP Pokemon, see you again never?
Fast forward 20 years, and suddenly people from all walks of life spanning many generations are flocking to parks and shopping centers in an attempt to Catch ‘Em All. Pokemon’s genius revival centered on everyone’s lifeline and modern-day Game Boy: their smartphone. But, as we all know too well, the party ends abruptly as your battery icon goes from Happy-Go-Green to that ominous red, and Pokemon Go has proven to be a very thirsty app.
According to an article on CNET titled “How Pokemon Go Affects your Phone’s Battery Life and Data”, with an iPhone6s, the app eats up about 15% of your battery in just 30 minutes – that’s IF you don’t have other apps running in the background. Compare that to the 5%/30 minutes it costs to run Facebook, and <1%/30 minutes it costs to run Spotify. An app that normally would eat about 1% of your phone battery in 30 minutes will eat even more in those same 30 minutes if Pokemon Go is also running.
So what’s a trainer to do? Sure, you could implement a bunch of tricks to conserve battery power, but those would only buy you a bit extra time and would be kind of a pain. Just scratch that off the option list and invest in a Weego Battery Pack. Our small, high-quality BPs could ensure you 30-120 minutes of extra play time, depending on the model you choose. And they fit right in your pocket, too – you’ll barely notice it’s there. And when you have to recharge your Weego, it’s quick – just plug it into your phone’s charger when you get home and come back to it later. It’ll be ready for your next excursion in no time! With our 18-month warranty, you’re covered for a long time should any quirks come about with your product.
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