Apple Watch battery reportedly lasts "about a day", things may improve before launch
posted by Florin T. / Sep 10, 2014, 3:51 PM
Yesterday, when Apple officially announced its Watch (not iWatch, as widely expected), the company talked about it a lot, and yet it failed to provide details on one important thing: battery life. We assumed that this was omitted because Apple still has a lot of software optimization to do, and it’s probably not pleased with what the Watch’s battery can currently offer. Well, it looks like we weren’t far from the truth.
According to Re/code, Apple is, indeed, "not happy" with the battery life on its Watch. Reportedly, an unnamed source said that battery life is "about a day right now," and Apple is hard at work to improve that.
Re/code talked to an Apple spokeswoman, who declared:
"About a day" is also the battery life of all the current smartwatches on the market, and it will be interesting to see if Apple manages to significantly improve the battery of its wearable device.
While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (announced at the same time with the Apple Watch) will be available from September 19, the wearable device won’t be released this year. Customers looking forward to buying it will have to wait until early 2015. Apple will offer the Watch - which, according to some, is very masculine - for prices starting at $349.
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Without GPS? Battery lasts about a day? Pathetic.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:53 PM 17
everyone i have shown the video of it does not like the ui and its big thick. hahahaha kid for a sec anyways all i can see is people driving and trying to roll the crown to zoom in on apps then move to find app then touch to activate it. to much work, when i drive i get a buzz and i look and say ok google send text to the person and say the message and its done no touching or taking eyes off the road, i dont think apple thought this out. i mean look the thing is a smaller iphone 3g thats all no design here they got lazy and pushed something out to say we have one to save face and investor money. ha that did not work the iwatch dropped the nas hahaha.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 4:15 PM 5
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I saw so many Apple fans say Android Wear is terrible because you have to charge it everyday. When Apple makes a smart watch its going to do it right. Well here we are with Apple smart watch and reports that it only will last a day as well. Look, if you plan on putting a computer CPU, GPU, Bluetooth or other communications, ram, storage, a touch IPS or AMOLED display. Then there is no way on this planet you will ever get a week out of smart watch. Pebble is doing it because its using a STM32F2 cortex-M3 (120mhz) processor with 128kb of ram which is designed to sip power, along with a tiny amount of storage. Not to mention an e-ink display. All Android Wear smart watches have a minimum of 512mb of ram and run with KitKat 4.4W. We still don't know how much ram, and storage the Apple Watch will have. For that matter what CPU and GPU will be in the Apple Watch.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:22 PM 0
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Me buying a wach lasting one day ? 350$ ?
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:56 PM 5
350 for the girl size 400 for first man size.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 4:16 PM 6
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The worst thing is that with 6 billion in the bank, only the highest model gets a wireless charging cradle while moto has a cradle for all versions. How greedy can Apple get. They nickel and dime every aspect down to R&D costs, advertising, everything and their stupid fans let them get away with it.
posted on Sep 11, 2014, 1:44 AM 1
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If apple says "about a day" then it means less than 12 hrs LOL IT'S A MAJOR FAIL LOL
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:57 PM 15
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Just like Gear S, Moto 360, LG smartwatch that last in a day. Apple can still improved the battery life because they gonna release next year. And look what other smartwatch doing now and they affraid about the iWatch and goes down the price for there smartwatch.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 10:24 PM 0
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Non final software + Non final hardware = Unknown battery life. It's not coming out until next year for heavens sake. Every other post will just be sh*t talkers.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 3:59 PM 3
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It must still hurt a lot from yesterday LOL
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 4:02 PM 8
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Apple said themselves that it WONT be launching with one day of battery, hence them not releasing it with the new iPhones, which is the reason it won't be released until 2015. Idk why people don't understand this lol.
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 6:02 PM 0
No Florin T, "about a day" is not the battery life for all current smartwatches. The highest selling smartwatches to date, Pebble and the Gear 2 line up get 3 to 7 times that. The real question is when will Michael H tell us that Apple threw a bunch of stuff at the wall to see what sticks....or "the kitchen sink approach" as he calls it when other brands have "too many features."
posted on Sep 10, 2014, 9:22 PM 2
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