When I first saw this app, I was not extremely impressed. I thought it was just another battery monitor. As I looked closer at the screenshots I realized that not only could this be a handy tool, but we could be seeing a good estimate of what we can expect for the battery life of the PlayBook!
According to these estimates, a fully charged PlayBook should be able to do the following:
- Standby – 300hrs 30 mins
- Web Browsing – 17 hours
- Music Playback – 34 hours
- Video Playback – 8 hours
- Gaming – 6 hours
If these numbers are accurate, I am more than satisfied. Need for Speed for 6 hours straight without charging? 4 movies? Not too shabby.
It does say in the app description that the times are estimates and results may vary, but that can be said about any battery monitor. I do realize that these numbers could be off due to the fact that a simulator was likely used to create this app but I’d like to think that as many details as possible are included in the simulator. Let’s just all agree to shake a little salt on this one.
Do you think the estimates are accurate? If they are, what do you think?