The Apple Watch will need charging every night, it has been claimed by insiders and the company itself.
Mirroring the average battery life of other smartwatches like the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live and Motorola Moto 360, the Apple Watch is not expected to last an entire day and night without becoming a dead gadget on your wrist, unable to show the time.
Apple spokesperson Nat Kerris told Recode: “We anticipate that people will charge nightly which is why we designed an innovative charging solution that combines our MagSafe technology and inductive charging.”
An unnamed source inside Apple also told the website that battery life is “about a day right now.”
Apple says the Watch will not go on sale until “early 2015,” giving it time to tweak the gadget’s bespoke software to try and eek an extra few hours out of the battery, but at this stage boosting life to a full two days seems unlikely.
The watch uses a charger with a magnetic connection which snaps onto the back to recharge the battery wirelessly. It has been reported the top-end ‘Edition’ version, which is available with a gold body, will come with a jewelry box which doubles as a charger.
Fast becoming a major drawback for smartwatches as a whole, manufacturers are struggling to achieve battery life of more than a single day. Early reports claim the Moto 360 occasionally dies before the end of an eight-hour working day, let alone 12 or 24 hours.
Via: The Verge