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Battery Monitor Widget for Android
Surely, you have seen battery monitors of all shapes, sizes, and kinds out there, but this one has to be one of the most complete stand alone battery widgets I have seen for an Android device. Battery Monitor Widget (BMW), was created by XDA member ccounotte and it will provide you with any and all the information that you have ever wanted to get out of your battery consumption patterns. The app will monitor voltage and current consumption, provide plots, monitor temperature, provide trends to estimate battery life, and much more. The app’s widget will give you all the basic information and there is a paid version that will provide you will graphical widgets as well.
Please leave some feedback for the dev to try and make this app grow and become even better than it currently is.
All-in-one highly-configurable battery widget showing capactity, charge/discharge (mA & mW), voltage and temperature.
Shows %, temperature and mA in status bar using external packages.
Shows and saves history, shows scrollable/zoomable graphics, long-press for full-screen.
Triggers alarm base on battery full/charged/half or voltage and temperature levels.
You can find more information in the widget thread.
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