Apple Watch () was announced along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus back in September last year. The watch didn’t go on sale yet and is scheduled to be available by the end of March, 2015. According to a 9to5Mac report, Apple Watch won’t have a good battery life.
Smartwatches are relatively new and devices powered by Android Wear such as Moto 360 and others do not have a good battery life. After unveiling the Apple Watch, the Cupertino company tried to fix this problem for more than a year but it looks like they have failed.
The Apple Watch will last for only 2.5 hours on heavy usage and around 3.5 hours on standard app usage. The smartwatch will give 19 hours of mixed and active usage along with 3 days of standby on low power usage and 4 days of battery life in sleep mode. This might be better than all the smartwatches powered by Android Wear but we would have liked more.
The report also mentions that the Apple Watch will be powered by S1 chip which offers similar performance as Apple’s A5 chip that is present on the iPod Touch and iPhone 4s. The device will run on a stripped version of iOS which is codenamed as “SkillHill”.
Apple is said to be testing 3,000 units of the Apple Watch, mainly the stainless steel variant in order to test it to the maximum and improve its battery life. The watch will consume more power due to its powerful processor and display. MagSafe charger will be used in order to charge the Apple Watch, which is also not charging the watch faster, as was expected by Apple.
Lets see if Apple can optimise the wearable better and churn out more from its battery before it launches the Apple Watch by end of March, 2015.