Apple watch only lasts 1000 charges

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Mrsemexter, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Mrsemexter macrumors member

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    Just read on reddit that the apple watch will only last 1000 charges, what is your opinion on this, as for some of us we may have to charge twice a day, meaning upgrading our device every year will soon be very expensive as it adds up
     
  2. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    give me an actual source from apple
     
  3. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Every year or two is almost becoming the norm for tech upgrades. You could always have Apple replace the battery.
     
  4. jjlannoo Suspended

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    I read the phones are only rated for 500. I wouldn't worry at 1000 they are saying it will last 80% of what it did originally. thats hardly useless. besides it would take several years for that. if your still using it then a battery swap is only like $80 bucks at apple
     
  5. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Even if this were true, 365 x 2 does not equal 1,000.


    Just saying.
     
  6. tgi macrumors 65816

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    http://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/

    "Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles"

    Thread title is misleading, your battery isn't going to stop working after 1000 cycles.
     
  7. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    The battery may only be good for that but the battery is replaceable.
     
  8. jonhoy macrumors member

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    I bought the Sport model assuming that the second generation will be out in 2-3 years, where I would then opt for a SS model when the Watch is more refined.
     
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    That's kind of a standard for Lithium ion batteries more or less. Keep in mind that's 0-100% charges. Assuming your draining the battery every day and charging it to 100% every night that's almost 3 years at which time the gen 1 watch will be obsolete.
     
  10. rjlawrencejr macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I saw the story but I thought it said "complete cycles" that is 0-100. Battery life seems quite good. In 5 hours I used about 10% (my was at 56% when I opened the box).

    Do you think you'll be depleting the battery to 50% twice each day? Even so you're still looking at a three year battery life.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    All lithium-ion batteries are good for about 1000 cycles (NOT charges). 50% to 100% = ½ cycle.
     
  12. Mrsemexter thread starter macrumors member

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    I will be using this device a lot, may I ask how you managed to make the battery last for 5 hours while only using 10%?
     
  13. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    great. I plan to get :apple:watch v2 in the next 1-1.5 years ;)
     
  14. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    Can't they just replace the battery at the Apple Store?
     
  15. Mrsemexter thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry only just realised, as I said I only read it on reddit, and so I didnt know the full story
     
  16. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing new about the Watch battery.

    Simply put: One charge cycle is completed after you’ve discharged 100% of your battery’s capacity.

    I suspect battery longevity will not be an issue.





    https://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/
     
  17. HarpuaPerk macrumors member

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    He's blowing smoke. That would mean the watch has a 50 hour battery life.
     
  18. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    My Apple watch will probably be charged 300 times and then I'll have Apple watch 2:D
     
  19. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Depending on what he did with it during those 5 hours. Seems totally feasible to me:

    https://www.apple.com/watch/battery.html
     
  20. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    We're scraping the barrel here. The iPhone is designed to last 500 cycles but we know it lasts a lot longer than that.
     
  21. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    2-3 years? LOL

    It's Apple, every year will be a new version, have you been living under a rock when it comes to tech upgrades?
     
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    yep, apple's definition of battery life is the time until 80% of original capacity
     
  24. Payton macrumors regular

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    Perhaps the battery is rated to remain healthy for about 1000 charges. So… 2, almost 3 years on average use. This doesn't mean the battery is going to simply expire after 1000 cycles. Seems simple enough that you'll eventually probably want to replace the battery for a fee. High-end watches occasionally need to be serviced by professional watchsmiths, high-end Apple watches can be occasionally serviced by professional Apple watchsmiths :)
     
  25. anticipate macrumors regular

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    Yep. I believe the swap out is $100. Should get a solid 2.5 years before that's needed. Not as great as an iPhone but not bad.
     

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