SBWatch needs battery replacement roughly every 6 months. The signs of a battery that needs to be replaced when your watch not working as well as it used to, you have to calibrate it often, the hands are stuttering or moving strangely, or you cannot connect to your watch. Read our troubleshooting guide first to make sure it is not a phone setting causing you issues.
The SBWatch has a replaceable CR2032 button battery, which will power the watch for more than 6 months (or a year if used as a regular watch). Changing the button battery is quite simple, but do it at your own risk, or visit a professional (jeweler or watchmaker). Please note that some of them may struggle to check if the battery replacement worked well and they won't be able to calibrate and set the time without having the TimeSmith app. Even if you are taking the watch to a professional, read our guide.
CR2032 batteries are widely available and can be found at many retail stores and online retailers. Some places where you can purchase a CR2032 battery include:
Our experience is that big-brand batteries are not necessarily better than cheap batteries, you can buy the cheapest.
It is recommended to purchase a set of CR2032 batteries, as it is common for some batteries to not be fully charged and able to power the watch. Try using multiple batteries until the watch starts functioning properly.
It is recommended to replace the battery under the following circumstances:
Please note that there is currently an issue with the firmware accurately reporting the battery percentage, and you may notice fluctuations when checking it. While we have made efforts to address this issue, it is best to follow the general guidelines listed above.
We have an article about opening and closing the back of the SBWatch. Check what other tools you will need there.
Inserting the new battery can be a bit tricky, check the video below. Read our tips and the steps of the battery replacement procedure:
Other wristwatches and our pocket watches have the same back design, so we have not recorded a separate video for the pocket watches.
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