I’m thinking of buying a Motion Boom, and wondering how much it helps you to manage its battery in a way that maximizes longevity.
As some of you probably know, most Lithium batteries are happiest spending their time between about 1/4 and 3/4 full. The “Lithium battery comfort zone”.
That’s why iOS has ‘Optimized Battery Charging’ and Android has ‘Adaptive Charging’, for people who charge their devices overnight. The device battery is charged up to about 80% initially, and held there for most of the night, before charging resumes at a time that’s supposed to get it up to 100% just prior to when it predicts you’re going to unplug & start using it.
I’ve looked at the Motion Boom user manual and it doesn’t seem promising, in terms of the available physical controls and lights. (I hope in future products they add a switch near the charge port for battery “comfort zone” versus “heavy usage”.)
So I tried installing the Soundcore app. But I don’t (yet) have any Soundcore speaker for it to connect to, so I wasn’t able to get any idea of the interface / features it offers.
So, can anyone here tell me? Are there any clever features to help the user with this kind of thing? (Any upcoming app changes that introduce such a feature?)
If not, is there any way for the me to at least get an idea what the current state of charge is? The user manual only mentions states of “low battery” and “full charged”, which wouldn’t be good enough for me. I would often want to keep an eye on the charging progress, and stop it at around 75 - 85%.