For those concerned about apple watch battery life...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by twinshastra, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. twinshastra macrumors newbie

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    So there has been a lot of talk and speculation about the apple watch not having enough battery (2-5 days)....Here is my argument.....

    Firstly I believe that either the watch should have a 20-24 hour battery life or a 5 day battery life, anything in the middle doesnt cut it. This has been apples philosophy with the iphones too. I own a nike fuel band and that lasts 5 days on a single charge so I remember to charge it on a weekly basis. If the apple watch had a 2day battery life then it will be very hard for people to remember when to charge it and when not to. This will be a major inconvenience for a lot of customers coz individual mileage varies and having a watch run for more than a day is going to leave a lot of people with blank screens in the middle of the day (you can imagine many scenarios). Rather its better to charge it every night coz people are already in the habit of charging at least one gadget every night. Apple uses the 90-90 rule ( what 90% customers use 90% of the time) so we are unfortunately left out but thats the case with iphones too. My iphone can barely get me through a day but for 90%of the people it does. Apple knows that there is no point in giving the iphone a battery that lasts more than a day. Charging any device every 2 days just doesnt make sense from an average customers point of view.

    So I believe that currently apple is trying to nail that 16-20hr heavy usage scenario and nothing more than that coz 5 day battery life is impossible with current limitations in technology. So we just have to bite the pill and accept it.
     
  2. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for your opinion.

    There are many threads on this topic already. Instead of polluting the forum with another thread on the same topic over and over, please post in the existing threads.

    Thanks.
     
  3. 6GenNANO macrumors newbie

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    I was hoping Apple was going to innovate and take kinetic energy to a new level and combine it into the watch to supplement the battery. Something like a hybrid car that uses both gas and battery, but instead, combining kinetic energy and battery. I am not looking forward to recharging my watch every night as I know I will be using it very heavy.
     
  4. twinshastra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    kinetic charging sounds like the next big step but the amount of wattage it generates is miniscule......thats the reason why they dont use it on wheels in cars.....There has been a lot of research done on this but I dont think thats a viable source for such high powered devices with power consuming displays. I think it would be a better option if they had an airplane mode aka standby mode which only shows the watch face. now that could last 7 days easy even on a small battery
     
  5. 6GenNANO macrumors newbie

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    Well, I hope Apple can tap into getting perhaps the 2nd generation watch to be self powered. Apple should consider looking into building a custom thermoelectric generator. It's small enough to fit into a watch, and powerful enough to recharge this sophisticated watch for a very, very long time, simply by using natural body heat. The Fraunhofer Institute has already developed such a strong circuitry system, so Apple doesn't have to look far. If Apple can team up with Fraunhofer Institute to develop the second gen watch, then they could have a serious hands down winner on their hands.
     

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