Report: Apple iWatch to have poor battery life
posted by Alan F. / Sep 05, 2014, 4:12 PM
These sensors keep track of important health metrics such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood glucose readings and more. But there is a trade off for being able to track your health and handle financial matters from your wrist. For all of the additional functionality available with the iWatch, the power to run those features has to come from somewhere. And that is why a report in The Information states that the Apple timepiece will have "disappointing" battery life. The problem is that smartwatch components are really designed for smartphones. This negatively affects battery life and makes it harder for a watch to offer a sleek design.
According to the same source, those who have spoken with Apple employees note that for the most part, those working for the tech titan have low expectations for the device. In a strange way, those lowered expectations keep the pressure on Apple to deliver a wearable that will be just as indispensable to consumers as the smartphone has turned out to be. Keep in mind that Apple has been the master at lowering expectations, especially on Wall Street. Apple does this so that analysts lower their forecasts. This way, when the earnings come out higher than the managed expectations, the stock soars.
source: TheInformation, NYTimes via BGR
So like the other smart watches?
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:14 PM 11
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The real problem is Apple wants to use roughly the same operating system (iOS) on their smart watch. There in turn lies the problem. Apple makes there own CPUs. So they have to make there iPhone CPU now work with even less power and put it in a watch. This is the real problem that Apple wants to hide from the public. Its not the sapphire stuff.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 8:39 PM 0
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its a known fact. it takes years to perfect the battery life on new tech gadgets.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:15 PM 5
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That's because Steve Jobs wasn't there to say no try again. I really hope Apple can get there stuff together because I don't see a happy ending right now.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:23 PM 2
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LMAOOOOO. Please explain the ending, after you do some research on their position in the tech world. They're about to sell a gazillion iPhones/iPads/iWatches/Macs and iPods On second thought, I don't see a happy ending right now either lol. Sad apple
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:32 PM 3
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If it's like the 360 and can't even go a full day... blahhh. I can't believe people put up with their iPhone's not going half a day. Since the Note 2 and GS5, I will never ever get a phone that doesn't last me 1.5+ days.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:54 PM 3
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Not to defend Apple or anything, but you can't really expect good battery life out of any new tech gadget. To do so is just ridiculous. The smartwatch is still in it's infancy. Just look at how long it took smartphones to have decent battery life Lol All these OEM's will get it figured out eventually. But at the end of the day, we have to remember that it's a watch, and the battery can only be so big.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 4:59 PM 0
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Apple and Battery relationship were never that good anyway. Well, even if they use wireless charging for the watch it'll be hard to help keeping them from hugging the wall, since the phone is a massive wall lover.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 5:29 PM 1
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I dont understand how they say theres reports of bad battery life when we havent even got an official word of the product even existing... I think we all can agree we just read these articles to keep us entertained till an actual official announcement other than that it is just something to read while on the toilet lol... And if there is a watch lets hope it has a golf app available for gps and stuff like garmins s6... Thats all i want it for
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 7:23 PM 0
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"The problem is that smartwatch components are really designed for smartphones. This negatively affects battery life and makes it harder for a watch to offer a sleek design." If there's anyone who would opt for custom components over general purpose ones, it's Apple. You really think Apple would put a full power SoC in a watch (like Android OEMs putting S400 in watches)? I don't believe this report.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 9:13 PM 0
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@Alan F. FTW! How do you know that the iWatch have poor battery life? It's not yet introduce to the public and I don't see any sense in your article and just a waste of time. You just talking but no evidence.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 10:26 PM 0
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If it has all of those awesome sensors and they are accurate, then I have no problem with a 10-12 hour battery life. I would gladly charge it every night if it were as awesome at it sounds like it could be.
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 12:30 AM 0
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