Power Glance at battery life

Surenix, mostly known for his design work on jailbreak themes and tweaks such as ayeris and auki, has released his first application in the App Store. Called Power, the  app aims at making it easy to quickly check at the status of your iPhone battery directly from your Apple Watch.

Power comes as a standalone Apple Watch app, including a Glance. You can either check the status of your iPhone battery by opening the app, or swiping up to reveal the Glance, which I must say seems to be a much quicker way.

Both the app or Glance will show when your iPhone is currently charging, what the battery level is, and when your iPhone is fully charged.

“We wanted to design a simple yet useful app for both Apple Watch and iPhone that looks native and beautiful on iOS. And we did it, with Power,” reads the App Store description of the app.

Arguably, Power doesn’t offer anything new in terms of functionality, and comes at a price too.

When asked about the price tag, Surenix says “there are other apps out there that are $0.99 or free, I get it. But I think this app is well designed and developed.” Having played with the app for a while, I can agree the app looks simple and elegant, in typical Apple fashion, something Surenix often captures well in his designs.

Ultimately, users looking for this sort of feature on Apple Watch will have plenty of options, paid and free, but as Surenix himself says, it is an elegant app. At the end of the day, the decision comes to whether you want support the guy and pay $0.99 for Power, or simply want the functionality similar to what it offers and opt for alternatives. You be the judge.

Surenix gave away a few promo codes for iDB readers. First come, first served!

  • 4MT3N6MTLMPT
  • HW36M3T679AW
  • RP63FF3KRE69
  • 3XWMKK93NTK4
  • 64F439N6XH93
  • Jose Gonzalez

    Wow, those codes were used very quick…all of them show they are already used. Oh, well.

    • Hi

      Me too 🙁

    • socrates

      And I thought I was quick for having Safari notifications on! Truly elegant app though.

      • Jose Gonzalez

        LOL, yeah, I was reading through Lory’s post about the languages but decided it wasn’t for me, backed out to the home page and saw this and even then I wasn’t quick enough trying the codes one after the other.

      • socrates

        Better luck next time! ✌️

      • Jose Gonzalez

        Well honestly I don’t even have an Apple Watch yet :p Just wanted to have it incase I need it later on…lol

        But yes, better luck next time.

      • 空白

        Greedy.

  • n0ahcruz3

    in other news PhoneArena conducted a battery test on Smartphones, surprisingly Xperia Z3 came first.. guess what smartphone came last? ;-P

  • Kieran.Lillis

    The link is currently taking me to an app called Slots Farm

  • “there are other apps out there that are $0.99 or free, I get it. But I think this app is well designed and developed.”

    Nice that he gets that not everyone wants to pay for such an app. It’s nicely designed I’ll give him that but I’m not paying for an app I could probably design myself.

  • Blake

    Ok maybe I’m confused, but how is this any different from the battery glance that is on the apple watch by default? Also you use a gesture to bring it up on the phone? How is that possibly without being jailbroken. I don’t understand, your battery level is always in your status bar so why do you need this. It looks cool and I’m tempted to buy it, but I’m confused as to how this could be more convenient? Not dogging it cause Surenix is an awesome developer, maybe I’m missing something. Any one care to explain??

    • asch3n

      This is so you can view your iPhone battery level from your Apple Watch. The battery glance shows your Apple Watch battery level.

    • Joey_Z

      Check your phones battery level on your watch

    • JaeM1llz

      Apple Watch introduced “Glances,” which allow developers to use gestures to invoke their apps without the need for a jailbreak.

      • Blake

        I see now. Thanks for the clarification.

  • iBanks

    Swipe down on Notification Center – Today screen – Edit Widgets – Add Batteries widget – View both your iPhone and Watch batteries – iOS9

    • iBanks

      Looks good too

      • Victor Molina

        Yes but you don’t have that on the apple watch by default. I sometimes want to check my iPhone battery from my watch without the need to be pulling out my iPhone

      • socrates

        Agreed. That being said, Apple may include such a feature in a future update to watchOS.

      • iBanks

        In it’s current state, if it’s in your pocket it’s a lot quicker to check your iPhones battery on the iPhone and not the watch because it has to refresh the battery life. I’ve used a couple different ones and it’s the same result. I can see if the iPhone is on another side of the room, but right now, in the pocket…. Nah

      • kron1k 

        If it’s in glances it’s a lot quicker than pulling out your phone

      • iBanks

        Guess you obviously didn’t read my post clearly. Yes it’s in your glances, but it’s current state it takes a good few seconds for the glance to update your battery life of your iPhone. It’s quicker to pull the phone out in a matter of 2-3 seconds to see the batt life than to wait 6-7 seconds for the glance to refresh. Again, in its current state.