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Smarter Battery

By Microsys Com. Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Smarter Battery

  • Monitor status and health of your notebook battery
  • Last updated on 08/18/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 20, 2015

Smarter Battery 4.0 analyzes and displays your battery's wear level, discharge cycle, and other important parameters, constantly updating its predictions of how much charge remains and sounding alarms at critical points. Its attractive interface includes a Calibration feature for new batteries, as well as Fast Discharge and Green modes. Smarter Battery 4.0 supports up to four batteries and is free to try with a 10-use, 15-minute limit.

Pros

Power plans: The Battery menu accesses and configures power plans.

Gadgets: Optional 2D and 3D gadgets display battery charge continuously on the desktop.

Capacity Evolution: Smarter Battery's Capacity Evolution page displays an easy to understand graph of your battery's life; you can save graphs as JPEGs, too.

Calibration: Continuous smart monitoring of your original battery helps you calibrate replacement batteries to last as long as possible. For best results, keep Smarter Battery running.

Cons

Trial limits: The 10-use, 15-minute trial limit might dissuade some users or mask Smarter Battery's virtues. On the other hand, its $14 price is much less than the cost of a new battery.

Bottom Line

Smarter Battery 4.0 is among the top battery monitors we've tried. Yes, comparable free tools are available. But Smarter Battery is so affordable (and your laptop's battery so critical) that it really must be compared to freeware battery tools -- a comparison it is likely to win.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Smarter Battery 4.0.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.5

Version 6.5: improved calibration procedures, new design.

General

Release August 18, 2020
Date Added August 18, 2020
Version 6.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 56,982
Downloads Last Week 54
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Developer's Description

A utility that can monitor the battery of all portable computers. It is designed to read all data from the battery, to help prolong its life and save its energy. Also, it shows you the evolution of the battery's capacity during the charge / discharge cycles and computes a few important battery parameters, such as the wear level and discharge cycles counts. The Calibration and Fast Discharge functions were significantly improved. This program continuously reads the battery data, making a prediction of the time remaining. Two alarms, for low / critical battery capacity, can be triggered by the time remaining or by the capacity percentage. The evolution of the battery capacity can be graphically displayed for a longer interval, up to 16 hours, so a complete charge or discharge cycle can be easily visualized and analyzed. A battery gadget, having several format options, is also displayed by this utility and offers you a fast, clear view on the current battery's state of charge. The Power Plan selection is included in its menu, along with the Shut down, Standby, Restart, Hibernate commands. In conclusion, this is a must have, inexpensive, easy to use software tool that allows the maximization of your battery life and performance!