Maybe you have a strong dislike for pie charts, and donut charts alike. As a supporting visual to a KPI, they do come in handy from time to time though. I saw a "half-donut" chart in one of my fitness apps and it struck a good balance between visual appeal and optimized screen real estate when compared to a full donut.
While the pace of smart meter deployments is rapidly increasing worldwide .These days client want similar sort of design in their vizes as well. Battery meter indicates an estimated battery life remaining and will give a clear picture if it crosses a certain threshold. This post is actually inspired by the Kelly's Gilbert Work which is available in her Tableau public page. Follow her on Twitter and get the data viz inspiration.