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  • 5.0 stars

    "does what it supposes to do"

    May 16, 2012  |   By ddekocker

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.9.1

    Pros

    easy to use ...

    Cons

    none ...
    if there are they are so small I don't even mention them

    Summary

    a good download

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ideal app if you want to care your laptop's battery"

    November 30, 2011  |   By juanpall

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.11

    Pros

    It has a counter which allow you to establish how often a calibration process has to be done. it could be each 20, 25, 30 or 40 discharge cycles, you just have to set ir.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons... I've just downloaded it 1 hour ago

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Results really surprised me!"

    August 29, 2011  |   By hector3918

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.11

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand.

    Cons

    Wise move to read how to improve life of battery to get most out of app

    Summary

    Great product. Fried my last battery don't plan on doing it again

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good tool. Helps to know estimated time left"

    August 29, 2011  |   By grimble65

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.11

    Pros

    Easy to use and set options.

    Cons

    Using UAC bypass causes error message to appear occasionally when multiple users are logged on.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Don't like want to remove."

    August 28, 2011  |   By spectre112

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.11

    Pros

    None that I can find.

    Cons

    no controle program runs its self cannot turn off or on. Will sht down program while loading cannot extend time or anything Else.

    Summary

    If I could turn it off I would uninstall it but since I cannot turn it off I am
    Stuck with it

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good for tracking battery, Bad for start-up time"

    August 23, 2011  |   By Delta_5-1

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.11

    Pros

    Displays percent and estimated time left in actual numbers on the taskbar, Calibration is useful (you have to manually tell it that you've calibrated it, which some on here didn't realize), and helps you track the wear on your battery.

    Cons

    doubled or tripled my start-up time. Runs a little high on processor use. Calibration results depress me by telling me that I'm going to need a new battery soon (ignorance is bliss).

    Summary

    It is much better than the stock monitoring programs, but it could be better than it is, especially in terms of how it affects startup time. I was getting a little fed up with how long it was taking to startup, so I uninstalled it, only to realize a few days later how much i missed it. So like that old girlfriend that you tried to dump, but found you couldn't live with out, I took BatteryCare back into my software fold.

    I would recommend trying it, and seeing if the startup time is worth the usefulness. It was to me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Couldn't uninstall..."

    August 20, 2011  |   By ktmartinez27

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.10

    Pros

    I didn't experience any.

    Cons

    It was supposedly open when I went to open it, even after restarting computer. Can not uninstall

    Summary

    When I downloaded the software, it installed successfully, but when I went to open it the first time it would say that it was already running. At first, I figured it was just a screw up that i caused, but even after restarting the computer it would not open or even uninstall for that matter. Frankly, it's annoying, and a product that should not be allowed for download, especially if this is happening to more than I.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs OpenCandy Spyware - BUNK"

    August 5, 2011  |   By eltrkbrd

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.10

    Pros

    After wasting my downloading this and searching for a simply utility to report battery health and wear level status, I found hwinfo (freeware and portable).

    Cons

    I don't install anything with opencandy! Bundled spyware FAIL.

    Summary

    Don't install this crap. I downloaded the portable version of HWiNFO freeware instead. It's simple, lightweight, and self-excutable (no installation necessary).

    After clicking battery, it showed me all my battery information including health status with wear level indicator.

    KISS!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I only wish Windows onboard power manager was this cool"

    July 26, 2011  |   By willgia

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.10

    Pros

    increased functionality for power management, system tray icon and it can be set to replace the normal Windows battery icon, free

    Cons

    Can't seem to get the program to recognize that I did a calibration per instructions provided.

    Summary

    I was really just looking for an option to automatically switch the power mode from Balanced to Power Saver when I disconnected the power cord on my laptop. This program gave me that and more. :D

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good idea poorly implemented"

    July 6, 2011  |   By desert4000

    Version: BatteryCare 0.9.8.10

    Pros

    Good idea.

    Cons

    Calibration is impossible to demand and may never occur.
    Software does not detect defective battery gauge.
    Support is kind but illogical.

    Summary

    'Twas a waste of time for me.

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