Apple Watch Battery Life Targets Revealed, 2.5hrs Heavy Use Expected
Alright so we have all been waiting for Apple to share some of the figures that matter regarding the Apple Watch; but it seems they are going to take their time before they give us something official.
For instance, we have been wanting to find out exactly how long these classy watches are going to last in terms of battery life. Will they last the whole day, a couple of hours only or something in between the two?
Although the sources of the news are not official, we have picked up word that is supposed to be coming from some industry sources.
If they are to be believed, the statement given by Apple that these watches will need to be charged on a nightly basis stand true to some extent. What I mean to say is that the targets that the developers have fallen short of the targets put forward at the beginning of the development.
According to the sources, Apple initially wanted the Apple Watch to last for one whole day where it would stay live for 19 hours on active/ passive usage. Other targets included a three day life if the watch was kept on standby time and a four day long battery life if it was kept on the sleeping mode all the while.
These targets, however, might not be met. It looks like the battery life on standby mode is not going to last more than 2-3 days as compared to the three day expectations of the company.
If tested for heavy usage, the watch is going to last around 2.5 hours after which the battery is going to give way. This, apparently, has been figured out through tests that Apple has been doing on the products – including processor intensive game play.
The standard usage of applications will increase the battery life to 3.5 hours, and if you are using their fitness app consecutively, it will run for four hours. Moving on, if you keep using the Apple Watch purely for keeping a track of time i.e. by using the timepiece at the face, it will last for three hours.
So now, Apple wants to achieve a mixed usage total of 19 hours but the same sources suggest that this target is going to be very hard for them to achieve.
So tell us, is this battery life enough for you? Will you buy the Apple Watch?
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