I think CASIO, at least, should have done with the B5000/B5600 series, what they did with the GWN-Q1000 Gulfmaster, which doesn't include an onscreen battery indicator but it allows you to check the charge level by pressing a button. No connection to a phone required to do that.I honestly prefer not having the battery indication shown all the time. For one, my watches see enough light to stay on high all the time so I don't worry about the battery level at all. Secondly, it's less clutter on the screen. I wish it didn't show the PS (power save) all the time either, or even the RCVD. Less is more!