Apple Watch Battery Life not so hot
We’ve all been wondering how the battery life for the upcoming Apple wearable would be like. So far, it’s remained a mystery. Some rumors said it will need to be charged a whole day, even CEO Tim Cook indicated that the device will need to be charged on a daily basis. However, no solid information on the battery life has been revealed, until now.
According to inside sources who spoke to 9to5Mac, the battery life that the Cupertino company was aiming for was between 2.5 to 4 hours of active usage with about 19 hours of passive use. This includes 3 days of pure standby time and users should be able to use the Apple Watch for four days if they keep it in sleep mode. As a conclusion, Apple was aiming for nineteen hours worth of mix usage.
However, it seems that the tech giant will not be able to reach its goal with the first batch of Apple Watches. The Apple Watch features a small but powerful S1 chip at its heart which holds performance level similar to an A5 processor found in the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s. On top of that, the wearable tech has a 60 FPS Retina class display. With the processor and the special display joined together, we’re talking about a lot of power being used up on a daily basis.
According to tests done by Apple, with all the third applications being installed and internal processors, we’re looking at the Apple Watch actually needing to be charged not once, but multiple times a day. This is what reality seems to be if an avid user uses the applications such as games for hours continuously. If you’re one of those users who don’t like to play around with the device all the time, you could achieve up the standard one charge a day quota. If not in active use, the Apple Watch reverts back to battery preserving sleep mode which should of course, help the battery life last longer.
The device was set to launch in late 2014 but due to issues such battery life, the dates were pushed. Tentatively, we’re looking at a March 2015 launch. Nevertheless, what do you think of the new battery life reports? Does it hinder your desire to own the device? Let us know in the comment section below!