Watts
Watts 1.3.3
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Recalibration tool for laptop batteries.   Shareware ($6.95)
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Watts ... Your MacBook battery needs to be recalibrated from time to time to keep the onscreen battery time and percent display accurate, and to keep the battery operating at maximum efficiency. Use Watts to keep your battey in perfect shape!
What's New
Version 1.3.3:
  • Added support for Growl 1.3.3
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Watts User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Chaloots reviewed on 23 Dec 2013
Over a month ago (as of 23 December 2013) I'd contacted Binary Tricks on an ongoing issue I'd been experiencing. I'm *still* waiting for a reply.

Having recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mavericks I noticed another quirk in its behavior, the timely reminder to calibrate. It requires 5 hours of uninterrupted rest before plugging the power cord in. It got almost 10 and still sent up the alert that the power plugin had been premature.

Looks like I'll be searching for a replacement, especially considering the unresponsiveness of Binary Tricks. A shame.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Harristype commented on 21 Sep 2012
Watts 1.3.3 quit working altogether after updating to Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Needs an update.
[Version 1.3.3]


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watchwezl reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
Used prior versions happily for two years. With 1.3.3 have same problem as other users seem to e having – it no longer appears in the menu bar, and is thus inaccessible. Support replied once to my email about the issue with apologies for being slow to respond ("making a holiday"), and requesting a bit more info about my system. I have replied twice with the information but have had no further response. Can't give it a rating if I can't use it. Too bad. I rather liked the app.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Sanchai reviewed on 18 Apr 2012
Just upgraded from Watts 1.3.2 to 1.3.3 today. The upgrade went fine, but after the upgrade, Watts of not appear on the Menu Bar as it was in 1.3.2

There is nowhere I can find Watts 1.3.3 on my Desktop at all. However, Watts run in Activity monitor

Help please. What to do to run 1.3.3 properly. My system is Macbook Pro 15 inches Intel early 2008, running Lion 10.7.3
[Version 1.3.3]

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Bazineta replied on 18 Apr 2012
I have the same issue and have returned to the 1.3.2 version.
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Mo replied on 18 Apr 2012
Same issue. Killed v1.3.3 and returned to 1.3.2. Hope there will be a new update very soon.
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Macnolox replied on 18 Apr 2012
I have had just the same issue, and I have gone back to the 1.3.2 version thanks to Timemachine.
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Mo replied on 19 Apr 2012
You may download from binarytricks. com a new version 1.3.3 (48) which seems to work fine.
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Taglia reviewed on 11 May 2011
I'm overall very happy with this application, I just miss two features:

1. I don't want anything in the menu bar, there should really be an option to disable the icon;
2. If I wanted something in the menu bar, the icon would be more than enough, I do not want to see any percentage (if we had the option to disable the icon completely, this could be achieved with the OS standard functionality).

Hope to see an update addressing these points soon!
[Version 1.3.1]


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novalue reviewed on 16 Apr 2011
better look than basic apple battery status and useful notifications, calibration - after visible changes
[Version 1.3.1]


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Chiefted reviewed on 18 Nov 2010
Like earlier reviewer, outgoing connection detected. Blocked it but
would still launch.

Then the spinning beachballs of death....every....single....time....you....click.....some...thing.

Moved to AppZapper and delete. Emptied trash.

Good premise but until the developer gets the code right, stay clear of this.
[Version 1.2.0]


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Stoneman commented on 30 Oct 2010
Worked nicely for me today on my two-year-old MacBook.
[Version 1.2.0]


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Macnerd1984 commented on 03 Oct 2010
Downloaded for the first time today. Fired it up, blocked an outgoing connection by the app in Little Snitch, and it quit. App no longer launches now (nothing happens) so straight in the trash.
[Version 1.2.0]

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Kobalt replied on 03 Oct 2010
And I assume you used CleanApp to make sure there's no bits left behind ...
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Holypoly commented on 11 Aug 2010
Still not fixed in version 1.0.9:

"Calibration process not detected correctly when the MacBook starts with a power up after Step 5".

Had to find and delete the Calibrations History log file (thanks, Cocoatech) before Watts would stop perstering me for a new calibration, 1 day after the last one.
Please fix.
[Version 1.0.9]

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Holypoly replied on 11 Aug 2010
Well, just 2 hours later, same problem. Tried deleting all associated files that iTrash was able to detect. No avail. Trashed the whole thing, although I'd prefer a permanent fix over the Golden Shot!
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+6

jackout rated on 16 Feb 2013

[Version 1.3.3]



BJAYatMars rated on 26 Jan 2013

[Version 1.3.3]



Oxo.design rated on 06 Dec 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



Fletcher-Climbs rated on 22 Aug 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



JulioC rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



Mardila rated on 26 Apr 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



Dlelandt rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 1.2.0]


Downloads:22,920
Version Downloads:9,265
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:17 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $6.95
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Watts ... Your MacBook battery needs to be recalibrated from time to time to keep the onscreen battery time and percent display accurate, and to keep the battery operating at maximum efficiency. Use Watts to keep your battey in perfect shape!


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