Apple targets 19 hour battery life for Apple Watch?

A report published on Thursday reveals that the Apple Watch is loaded up with a light version of iOS codenamed SkiHill. The S1 processor on the wearable is equivalent to the Apple A5 chip employed in the current version of the Apple iPod touch, and the screen updates at a rate of 60 fps. When the Apple Watch was introduced last September, there was talk about how unhappy Apple was with the battery life of the device...
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63. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not trying to offend at all, but you need to learn to be more concise. I guarantee you that no one reads your insanely long posts.

4. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Damn, and I thought my Moto 360's almost 2 day battery life wasn't good....

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I can usually get around 2 days out of my 360 as well. When they were talking a day it wasn't ideal but it was workable, but not even a full day? That's unacceptable. It could even be less than that if you use your watch beyond the figures they've set out, say if you wear it hiking for the day with the fitness tracker on.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Moto 360 barely lasted a day. What's your point?

34. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I can't speak for everyone, but after the first update, battery life doubled. Mine usually gets right at 2 days. And if you go to the forums many others are reporting similar experiences. These are actual experiences rather than manufacturer estimates. My point was if that's all Apple is estimating, real world use will most likely be worse than that. And like I said, what happens if you go beyond the 4 hour fitness tracking when you're hiking? Even less than 19 hours total time. By the way, what happened the other day? You just all of the sudden disappeared from the conversation.

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What conversation do you speak of? I'm well aware of the improvement to the 360's battery life. Apple has been known to fine tune their products over time so there's no doubt the iWatch wouldn't be getting the same treatment.

35. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And what have your points been? "How about Apple just hurry up and take my damn monies." "Majerk dont be a salty hater." "Same here bro. I'm Sold on it now. I Feel the storm coming with the iWatch." Yeah, you've got some solid points there, a real credit to intellectual discourse.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Look at post 11, 22, 7, and you get on him for post 31...wowwww!

45. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He didn't have to respond to me, but he chose to. When he did he not only questioned my experiences with the Moto 360, but asked what my point was when so far all he has done was cheerlead this watch even when it's coming out worse than originally announced and calling people salty. He's called me that before when I was trying to have an actual discussion with him. Again, he didn't have to respond to me or question my experiences, but he did.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't call you salty. Weren't you the one who stayed on back about the Microsoft fitness band? I didn't question your experiences. I asked you what your point was since the Moto 360 had terrible battery life. Checkmate.

57. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Wow, blast me with as much different stuff huh? OK then. The salty reference was for you asking what my point was. That included with the others in that post was asking what great points you've has so far in this article. And I never said you called me salty in this comments section, I said you have called me that in the past. Reading comprehension is your friend. What? I've said that if I still think that the MS fitness band launch was crap, just like you say about the ones by Motorola and Google. Don't believe me? After the first of the year, they released some more for sale, but ONLY through their brick and mortar stores, which elitewolverine said there were hardly any of. And according to him, they weren't selling for mass appeal, it was only experiment, but now they're still only trickling them out. If it was an experiment, why are they selling more now after a 2 month period of nothing, and why only so little at a time? Yes you did question my experiences. My first post alluded to my experiences with the 360 being good. You wanted to know what my point was because according to you the 360 had terrible battery life. How is that not calling me or anyone else with those same views a liar? Have you owned/used one extensively? As I said, go look at forums for the 360 about battery life, especially after the first update, which doubled battery life, and that was the majority consensus. You make the statement like it is unrefutable, and that is not the case. And please, stop saying checkmate. You've accused others of sounding pompous, and this wouldn't qualify? You haven't won anything, and act like your view is the final word. But no, you're not pompous or anything when you do this.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really? Again this is coming from the same guy who hammered me about the Microsoft fitness band even when it didn't have anything to do with the discussion at the time.

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And what does that have to do with this? My point about the MS fitness band was calling out how you often praise one and bash another for doing the same thing, and I make that abundantly clear every time I bring that up. It's not the subject itself, but how you treat it poorly or well depending on whose doing it. It always amazes me how difficult it is for you to understand my point when I flat out say what I'm talking about, usually at length to your dismay.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow, a whole 19 hours?

38. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

And that's just the "target." PATHETIC. If they think we all want another device to be charging daily, they're clearly out of touch!

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just get it on store shelves, I need this in my life. I charge every night at bed time anyway.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

you wont have any choice. Because it will be a brick by noon anyways...lol

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mehhh

12. darkoman4

Posts: 181; Member since: May 30, 2014

Pebble here, and Moto 360. Pebble for my Q10, 360 for my Moto X. Time to get Apple watch for my 5S

13. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Full discharge daily, so guaranteed limited battery life. $400, idk.

14. Nathillien unregistered

And this will only get worse in time.

18. GhostBear

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I had to replace the battery in my Casio Databank Illuminator after 10 years, sad day.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

NiMH had its advantages, but low power density per cell, max 2.2 like any cell except and only lithium cells that can cap at 5v.

37. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

And I'm still using that Sony SW2 from almost 1.5years ago, was only $120 and lasts me 3 days. Smartwatches need to hold back on features till it can at least do 2 days.

39. Bobo88

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

I am charging my sony sm2 every 5 days and screen is turned on 24 ur. Sony can do the smartwatches!

47. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

With my LG G Watch R I am getting easily over 48 hours with ambient mode on.. 19 is really bad. At least you'd get through a day though.

51. Yeezus

Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2014

We are in a society where phones are dominating each ascpet of our livelyhood, things are becoming faster, thinner and using innovative features. But in the real world its still same form of communication that a phone was originally meant to be used. To ring and text people, our society is so dependent on mobile phones because of the technology that it's able to offer. We need to re consider the values of a mobile phone and focus time on the most important things in life. Like be there in the moment and live life the the fullest, yeah still use a phone but remember people didn't have these advancements ten years ago. So to go forward positivity we need to use our phones that it's meant to be used for.

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