How long does a Series 3 take to charge?

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  1. Azzin macrumors 601

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    As per title really,

    Mine is arriving today and I'm toying with the idea of using it's sleep tracking, but overnight is when I would normally charge it, so I'm thinking of putting it on charge as soon as I wake up, while I shower/have breakfast etc.

    Cheers all (it's a Nike +, non cellular model if that helps).
     
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    According to the Apple Website https://www.apple.com/watch/battery.html it takes 1.5 to 80% and 2 hours to 100%. I wore my Series 0 to sleep track for a while and I was able to recharge my watch while i got ready in the morning from what I gather from the forums the battery life on series 3 is a lot better. I get my series 3 today.
     
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    I believe Apple say is about 1.5 - 2 hr to fully charge it, here is the link: https://www.apple.com/watch/battery.html

    My personal experience is this, after the morning workout with (LTE+Workout App) the battery will drop to around 80% on 42mm and 70% on the 38mm, if I put them back on charger during 10-15 mins shower they each will charge about 10%.
     
  4. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks chaps, much appreciated.

    I just checked and my driver is currently on delivery number 30 (I'm 39! :D )
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    One more thing (!) if I may-I'm doing the New York Marathon next month and I'm a slow runner!

    Would the Apple watch last a 5 or 6 hour marathon? I won't be using it for anything except tracking the run, no music etc, as I'll have my 8+ with me for that.
     
  5. profets macrumors 601

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    I did this many times, and it was always enough to get through a full day + sleep afterwards. This was with the original and Series 2. I imagine with the 3 even less charging will need to occur.
     
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    Will you be using the workout app to track the run? Also, will the watch be connecting to LTE? One last thing, is it a 42mm or 38mm.
     
  7. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, or maybe the Nike Run Club app?

    No, it's not an LTE model.

    42mm.
     
  8. shox2k2 macrumors 6502

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    I run with my series 0 and it lasts fine through a marathon as my phone does the tracking and I just get the stats through the watch. It’s almost two years old so it’s not as good as it used to be but I feel like you will be good.
     
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    The battery should last, at least for the workout app. In my test the battery drains about 7-10% per hour with the workout app!
     
  10. Azzin thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thank you everyone.

    My watch has arrived, so I’m off to have a play around with it.
     

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