When it comes to smartwatches, one of the biggest features of any device is its battery life. After all, what could is a smartwatch if it can’t even keep up with you for a full day? The Apple Watch is no different, and so far the only thing Apple has said relating to the Watch’s battery life is that it’ll need to be charged every night. Well today a new report claims to have some more detailed info on the Apple Watch’s battery life.
Sources speaking to 9to5Mac say that Apple is aiming for the Apple Watch to provide 19 hours of mixed active and passive use, 2.5 to 4 hours of active use, 3 days of standby, or 4 days in sleep mode. However, the tipsters say that Apple has been concerned with the Watch’s battery life over the past year, and that the Apple Watch will likely only get 2 to 3 days of battery life in standby or sleep modes.
When it comes to active use, Apple has been working on stress-testing the Apple Watch to try and see exactly how much real use a wearer will get on a single charge. Apple expects the Watch to get 2.5 hours of heavy app use, 3.5 hours of regular app use, or nearly 4 hours of exercise use.
Finally, it’s said that the MagSafe charger for the Apple Watch is charging the wearable more slowly than Apple would like. The company is still working on it and hopes to have the issue address before the Apple Watch’s release.
Apple has only said that the Apple Watch will launch in “early 2015,” but recent rumors have suggested that it could arrive in March. While there are certainly several other smartwatches already on the market, none have really been able to gain mainstream success, and so many are now waiting to see if the Apple Watch is the thing that can kickstart the smartwatch market.
What do you think of the Apple Watch? Will it help smartwatches to gain mainstream popularity?