Apple Watch Takes Two Hours to Charge, Doesn't Display Notifications Unless It's On Your Wrist

Apple Watch Takes Two Hours to Charge, Doesn't Display Notifications Unless It's On Your Wrist

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A new report from TechCrunch leaks even more details about Apple's upcoming Apple Watch.

Speaking to sources familiar with the smartwatch, the site notes that a common theme is how little you use your iPhone after getting an Apple Watch.

People that have worn the Watch say that they take their phones out of their pockets far, far less than they used to. A simple tap to reply or glance on the wrist or dictation is a massively different interaction model than pulling out an iPhone, unlocking it and being pulled into its merciless vortex of attention suck. One user told me that they nearly “stopped” using their phone during the day; they used to have it out and now they don’t, period. That’s insane when you think about how much the blue glow of smartphone screens has dominated our social interactions over the past decade.

Interestingly, the Apple Watch apparently requires contact with your skin to receive notifications. This will save battery life but might not be desirable for all users. I routinely take my watch off when typing on a keyboard or laptop. Notifications will also stop when the watches' battery life reaches 10%.

Sources that have used the Watch say that touch targets are very precise and sensitive, meaning that tapping small buttons will be fairly easy. The display is also very sharp and easily readable. It may actually be possible to read short articles and other content on your wrist.

As reported earlier today, battery life has been improved. TechCrunch says that after a full day of normal use, battery life ends up at around 25%. The site also notes that it takes just two hours to fully charge the watch.

Scrolling with the digital crown is matched precisely so that you're not chasing the scroll with your finger. Apparently, the digital crown as also been changed significantly since the Apple Watch was first demoed. It now has more friction for a weightier, higher-end feel. Pressing the crown activates Siri which can be used for labeling, directions, and commands.

The site suggests that the primary use case for the watch is not a 'notification center'; rather it's that it allows you to act without any additional distraction.

Apple will reveal more details about the Apple Watch at its March 9th 'Spring Forward' media event.

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Apple Watch Takes Two Hours to Charge, Doesn't Display Notifications Unless It's On Your Wrist

No Thanks! - March 7, 2015 at 9:02pm
Things Apple cult worshipers will NOT want you know about: the 6 things that will drive you round the bend when you buy Apple Watch: 1. You have to wake it up to check the time --wearing something on your wrist that does not display the time permanently could feel counter-intuitive – or even downright pointless. 2. The battery will need to be charged daily--- Having your watch run out mid-way through a night on the tiles could prove very annoying if you end up missing the last bus home. 3. You need to keep your iPhone in close proximity-- in order to receive notifications and download music on to the watch, and listen to it while doing exercises. 4. It taps you on the wrist to remind you to move --everyone will suddenly get up and start walking around. If you're working hard and on a deadline, this feature is liable to drive you up the wall, and even if you disable it, 5. It has a square face --which goes against the grain, and seeing other people walk around with beautiful round watches could induce envy from Apple watch owners. 6. It will be obsolete in a couple of years (educated guess) --unlike traditional luxury watches, which retain their value and functionality over decades and are passed down through generations, the Apple Watch's battery will wear out over time, and cannot be replaced ie DEAD!! Therefore think twice!
Great! - March 7, 2015 at 10:25pm
You think like a non-Apple user. You see, the difference is in the implementation. Unlike how, say Samsung, would implement it, Apple has put in a lot of thought. Wait for it to be released first before judging.
Ban the Trolls - March 9, 2015 at 6:27am
When you're wearing a watch what does it matter if it's displaying the time when its at your side? To let you know when you raise your wrist up while wearing the apple watch it wakes automatically, displaying the time. What does it matter if you have to plug it in to charge everynight? You usually take your watch off when your at home laying around or sleeping anyway so charging it isn't that big of a deal as everyone's making it out to be.
Oblivion - March 7, 2015 at 9:30am
What is normal use?
Pink cook - March 6, 2015 at 11:06pm
Can I buy case for this watch ? I mean a fully covered leather case ?
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