Apple Watch Series 5 battery life

I’d read all the stories but I recently purchased a Nike series 5 (just GPS) after selling my Series 4 and I’ve decided to return it. I’m running the latest watchOS 6.0.1 and it’s paired with a phone running the latest iOS 13 build.

Here’s a typical day for me at the moment.

  • Watch goes on at 6am
  • I do a workout, in this case a 40 minute outdoor walk
  • I have barely any notifications, just messages
  • Always on display is enabled
  • Noise monitoring is enabled

Here’s what I’m getting:

Reading up on the Apple site it should be more like 18 hours but as you can see I can’t get through a day.