Swype on iPhone with iOS8 and battery life

So we finally have been using the new Apple iPhone 6 and we do like the ability to finally use third party keyboards. So we decided to try Swype on iPhone.

While we loved the added functionality and how everything works, we found something that should not be happening. Swype eats battery like a maniac who has been starving from many days.
Swype iPhone

Is it happening on your iPhones as well? I wonder how much power the the default keyboard uses though. It’s part of springboard, so it’s not measured, while Swype is an “app” so it is tracked by it.