Bring back old controller battery meter
The new colored battery meters are a distraction and harder to notice when battery is low. The colors on a primarily white text menu is distracting. Perhaps bring back the numbers and have them change colors when low.
David L Silverlight commented
I am sorry, but I do not get how checking the battery level every minute could really be THAT MUCH of a drain. Perhaps it is some drain but not enough to remove the percentage altogether. Besides, don't they need to still check the controller every x minutes to know how many dots to show?
Can you at least show the percentage if you tap on the dots? Can you provide a toggle for those that wish to still risk a minuscule battery loss for knowing how much battery life the controllers have? Whichever engineer made this change was just being lazy. Either that, or they gave this task to the new guy.
John Hinkle commented
This is a complete downgrade. Why this is considered an improvement is beyond me. Batters die at the 2 unit mark and you have no clue how much juice they have. You might has well have just eliminated the battery gauge altogether.
You tell us when headset is low so same with the battery controller
Yep. Give us the choice....
D1360 VR commented
OCulus app has still aceess to % please give us choices
Dean Farrell commented
The 3 dots are not only not very useful, but inaccurate. My controllers with multiple batteries show 2 dots, and within a minute the controller reports low battery and another minute lost controller. This has happened multiple times with multiple batteries. The percent meter worked better as I knew between 20-30 percent it was time to recharge. Make it an option if people like the dots. As far as the comment about syncing, the controllers are in constant contact, it's not draining the battery.
Dániel Kőmüves commented
percentage of battery should sync in every minutes which consume more energy, thats why they changed it to dots, so far they only need to sync it every hour or two hours. Its a NO here
Harald Kubota commented
Being able to have numbers might be useful for some, while many might prefer something "simpler" like those 100%/67%/33% dots.
I prefer the numbers a lot. I'd prefer them even more if they are fitting the chemistry type of the batteries.
Shazbot Tribes commented
My right controller died and it still shows 2 dots. People said the percentage wasn't accurate either so this is better? So 2 dots means almost dead battery? Do i keep charging as soon it drops from 3 dots to 2 dots?
I want the percentage back too so i can actually gauge when to charge. Or if not make it 5 dots
Mike Nestor commented
I was at 10% on my left controller. Got the update. It said 2 of 3 dots. Then died in 2 minutes. The dots are horrible.
Ryan Cadden commented
How about an option to choose between both just like a phone
Mikey Jensen commented
Please don't change it back. The fact that it works now, and doesn't just sit at 100% until it's dead is amazing.
Give an option or something. But this new mode is super useful for me.
(p.s. I'm using lithium-ions USB batteries. Perhaps they have a different discharge profile?)
Bring back % please
Or at least give us a settings option to choose!