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Review GO Power Master
Minute detail about everything your battery is doing
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 05 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Interesting functionality, various features, elaborated design, modern design
Functionality reduced to charge fees, functions slowly, lags a bit
GO Battery Saver &Power Widget for Android is a comprehensive battery monitoring tool with nice widgets and additional themes available. Personally, I think it's all much ado about nothing.
GO Battery Saver &Power Widget is quite expansive in the data and feedback it offers. You can literally monitor and analyze your battery power and usage to the minutest detail. Why on earth does anyone need to know this much about their battery? Well, truthfully, you don’t. With all the time people waste monitoring their battery and scrimping on their activities to eke out a few extra minutes of juice is rather silly. For me, I’d rather just buy an extended battery and never have to think about any of this redundant information. But if watching the innards of your gizmo to the nth degree turns your crank, then this is the app for you.
The interface is nice and adds a lot of easy access. There are controls in your notification bar, 2 widget styles, alternate themes and several easy to access presets. Easily switch between power saving mode, smart saving, toggle control, power testing, and all that good stuff no one really needs, if only they’d invest in an extended battery. Sure, it can all be somewhat useful; but it’s also utterly redundant.
The app functions quickly but did hang on me, here and there. The menus are nestled deep, so remembering where everything is located might be a trick. But the look is inviting and appealing. I like the modern interface.
GO Battery Saver & Power Widget is decent at what it does, I’m just not convinced what it does is anything anyone truly needs. Here’s a battery saving tip for you – skip the widgets and the OCD compulsion to watch your battery’s every move to the most minute detail – setting all that aside will make your battery last longer. Spend time actually doing stuff on your gizmo, rather than watching your battery slowly drain.
This app is the equivalent of watching paint dry. Sure, you’ll have all the data right there before your eyes, but it serves no real purpose than to alert you to what you already know - gizmos need juice, and the more you play with them, the faster their battery drains.