How long does it take to charge from 0%?

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  1. simsdaniel macrumors regular

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    Around 2 hours. Charge speed is an area where the  Watch falls behind the competition.
     
  2. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is this a guesstimate or have you tested it?
     
  3. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    Also is this with the 5 watt charger that came with it or with the 12 watt one that comes with the iPad?
     
  4. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    Charge Time
    About 1.5 hours to 80%

    About 2.5 hours to 100%

    Testing conducted by Apple in March 2015 using preproduction Apple Watch and software paired with an iPhone using preproduction software. Charge times are from 0% to 80% and from 0% to 100% using the included MagSafe inductive charger. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.

    Apple Watch battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38mm Apple Watch. A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life.
     
  5. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looking for real in the wild actual usage tests...
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, assume thats accurate though. Charge at night so no clue how long until full.
     
  7. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wanting to track sleep/use as an alarm. Trying to sort out when the best time to charge would be.
     
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Using the 12 watt charger won't make it charge faster. Watch will only charge at 5 watts even when using a larger charger, in order to avoid damage.
     
  9. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Source?
     
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    Sauce?
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Common knowledge about how electronics work.
     
  12. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    But from where do you know that it doesn't support 12 watt charging? All other new Apple devices do.
     
  13. joshcls thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ... My phone charges quicker with the 12 watt adapters
    Why wouldn't the watch do the same?

    I honestly don't know.
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    It's just that the watch is so small, I can't imagine it being able to charge at 12 watts. Also, I don't think my iPhone 6 charges faster on a 12 watt charger, not that I've ever actually measured it.
     
  15. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    It depends how much the product can support. The iPhone 6's and the iPads can handle charging at 12 watts. The older ones could not so even when plugged into a 12 watt charger they would only pull 5. But I haven't been able to find any documentation saying what the watch's max is. The same will be true of it with regards to charging speed if it does support 12 watt
     
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  17. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    Mine absolutely charges faster on it
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The iPhone 6? Not 6+?
     
  19. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    I have the 6+ but the same should be true of the 6 just based on how it works. They both support 12 watt to my knowledge.
     
  20. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    That's been about my experience. We've only had them less than 48 hours, so real world data isn't exactly over flowing yet. :rolleyes:
     
  21. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Hmmmm. I know that my iPad charges slower when I use a 5 watt charger instead of the 12. However, I've never noticed a difference in charging time on my iPhone 6, no matter which charger I use.
     
  22. cmlewis95 macrumors member

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    Hmm. In theory the same should be true for the 6 as well. Either way, I hope the watch supports it. If mine ever comes I'll give it a test.
     
  23. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think it could be that the iPhone 6 charges so fast, even on the 5 watt, that I've never checked to see how fast it's actually charging. The iPad, on the other hand, is like "Are you charged yet? Come on, faster!"

    And yes, I'll definitely test the watch on both chargers, whenever it finally shows up!
     
  24. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    I can confirm that both the 6 and the 6Plus charge significantly faster on a 12W charger. Have had both in the past months and while the charging speed is more noticeable on the 6 Plus it's there for the 6 as well.
     

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