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Smarter Battery can help you monitor your laptop´s battery status. In addition, it comes with a series of tweaks to extend its duration and lifespan. The tool is extremely easy to use, even by novices. However, it may require some technical knowledge to correctly interpret the data provided.
The program shows useful data related to the current charging or discharging session. These include time, designed capacity, full charged capacity, current voltage, wear level, etc. Luckily, this information can be exported in plain text format, which allows you to share with others or get technical support. In addition, there is a graph that shows the evolution of your battery´s capacity and a desktop gadget that displays the current status. Likewise, it can issue alerts in case of excessive warming and low charge level.
The program can be customized to meet your needs. For instance, you can set specific threshold levels for temperature and low-charge warnings. In such critical events, you can tell the program to automatically change screen brightness or disable Windows Aero. Additionally, the system can be turned off or put to hibernate.
In fewer words, Smarter Battery is a desirable addition to your system’s built-in energy options. The product is shareware and its trial version can be tested up to ten times, 15 minutes each. Although I would not call it expensive, 14 dollars may still be too much for a program of this type.
- Shows a graph of battery evolution
- Desktop gadget shows current status
- Issues alerts on critical events
- May be too pricey for such a simple tool