Battery life – single most important success factor for the Apple Watch

Battery life - single most important success factor for the Apple Watch

If the battery falls short of meeting the claims, Apple would be left with a large pool of disappointed customers

On one of Apple’s web pages dedicated to the upcoming Apple Watch, the company has thrown some light on the battery life claiming that the “all-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours.”

Despite of these impressive details, Apple isn’t certainly of the view that it would be using its battery life as the selling point for the watch and it wasn’t easy to get to this battery description right away; it was found buried deep in the Apple Watch product page. Clearly the life of the battery depends on the type of activity you are using the watch for.

According to the company claims, the watch would keep running after seven hours of workout with the heart sensor turned on and the battery life reduces to 6.5 hours with back music. If you are using your Apple Watch for phone calls then it is good for about 3 hours but if you are using it merely as a timepiece then it wouldn’t need any recharging for a good 48 hours.

Your watch is automatically going to enter into a Power Reserve mode after the battery drops to a certain level and from there on, the watch can keep telling the time for another 72 hours. As far as recharging is concerned, the watch takes about 2.5 hours to be fully charged and an hour less than that to reach 80%. We believe these stats to be fairly accurate since they were deduced after a couple of tests were run on a preproduction Apple Watch paired with an iPhone.

As we can clearly determine from this information, the battery life is the single most important factor on which the success of the watch is going to depend. At these levels, the battery life and all related stats seem pretty good and are well suited to the needs of an average user but in case the watch falls short of meeting these claims, it will lead to a large pool of disappointed Apple fans.



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