Apple Finally Details the Battery Life of the Apple Watch

Apple Finally Details the Battery Life of the Apple Watch

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Apple has finally provided us some detailed information on the battery life of the Apple Watch.

The company says that the Apple Watch will offer all day battery life lasting up to 18 hours, factoring in things like checking the time, receiving notifications, using apps, and doing a 30-minute workout. It reportedly gets around 3 hours of talk time, 6.5 hours of audio playback, 7 hours of workout tracking, 48 hours of time checking, and 72 hours in Power Reserve mode.

It will take approximately 2.5 hours to charge the Apple Watch to 100% and 1.5 hours to charge it to 80%.

Notably, Apple Watch battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38mm Apple Watch. A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life.

Apple Finally Details the Battery Life of the Apple Watch

All-Day Battery Life
● Up to 18 hours
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. 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. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Talk Time Test
● Up to 3 hours
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with a call placed from Apple Watch. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Audio Playback Test
● Up to 6.5 hours
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Workout Test
● Up to 7 hours
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with a workout session active and the heart rate sensor on. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Watch Test
● Up to 48 hours
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software with 5 time checks (4 seconds each) per hour. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Power Reserve
● Up to 72 hours
If your battery gets too low, Apple Watch automatically switches into Power Reserve mode so you can continue to see the time for up to 72 hours. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software with 4 time checks (4 seconds each) per hour. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Charge Time
● About 1.5 hours to 80%
● About 2.5 hours to 100%
Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. Charge times are from 0% to 80% and from 0% to 100% using the included MagSafe inductive charger. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.

The Apple Watch will be available in select countries on April 24th. You can pre-order and demo the device starting April 10th. Click here for more information on availability and pricing.

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Apple Finally Details the Battery Life of the Apple Watch
No more hipster junk for me - March 11, 2015 at 2:22am
Same here. All that matters is what you can do with it! I can deal with battery charging.
Sohelito - March 10, 2015 at 2:29pm
-What time is it? -Let me check... Daaaamn, battery's gone... ask me tomorrow... MORNING
Ren - March 10, 2015 at 2:44pm
I'll answer it for you. Let me just charge my watch with ampy while I look at the time. Look at that, battery draining be gone!
lololl - March 10, 2015 at 3:27pm
Quit with your advertising that crap ampy.... It looks like crap anyway.... It wont even last longer than your lifetime compared to a mechanically powered swiss made watch not made in china.....
lawllawlawl - March 10, 2015 at 3:31pm
after you learn to let solutions be. You're too deluded to figure it out anyway. It's not even about the looks, I'm not even trying to convince you to buy something, I'm stating what I do for when my battery is low thank you for asking! It won't last longer if not taken care of. Your educations won't last as long as it will though, not to mention is survives any weather condition. It makes my Apple watch quality made unlike outdated Rolex that only tell time. Keep thinking and accepting it to yourself.
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