Apple said that the Apple Watch will get around 18 hours of battery life under typical usage, but didn't go into more details during the event. Afterwards, however, the company has added a new section on its website, detailing the battery usage on the device. Here are the most important things you need to know:
- All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours
- Talk time test - up to 3 hours
- Audio playback test - up to 6.5 hours
- Workout test - up to 7 hours
- Watch test - up to 48 hours (5 time checks (4 seconds each) per hour)
- Power Reserve - up to 72 hours (if your battery gets too low, Apple Watch automatically switches into Power Reserve mode so you can continue to see the time for up to 72 hours)
- Charge time - about 1.5 hours to 80%, about 2.5 hours to 100%
"Apple Watch battery testing was conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary."
Also, the Apple Watch battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38mm Apple Watch, as it seems that a 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life. So, what do you think of these numbers?