It's funny how [Apple Watch battery life]

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pelea, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Pelea macrumors 6502

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    Apple's iwatch will be the first watch in this century that won't be able to display all the hours in one day due to its terrible battery that will last you at most 19 hours lol.
     
  2. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Wait I thought people didn't wear watches any more.
     
  3. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Most smart watches are exactly the same. Apple wasn't first, again. They're a follower.

    Your attempt to slam Apple completely fails.
     
  4. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    What if I told you 'Your toaster will last 20 years, but only if used 10 minutes a day'. (Normal use case).

    But, if you use it constantly (24 hours/day - making like 1,000 pieces of toast a day), it will only last a year.

    OMG! A toaster that lasts only a year! What a ripoff!

    This is pretty much what the 3-4 hour, 19 hour, etc. stats about the Apple Watch mean. Pretty much nothing. You WON'T be using your watch 100% of the time during the day. You'll use it occasionally a few seconds at a time, like 100 times during the day. That's the use case.

    If you're staring at your watch for 4 hours straight and doing nothing else, I feel sad for your life.
     
  5. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    If you simply use it as a watch to check the time ~50 times a day like you normally would, you'd get a couple days. If you want to take advantage of its computer on your wrist capability, then yeah, 19 hours.
     
  6. chabig macrumors 68040

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    The first digital watches in the 1970s had LED displays. You had to push a button to see the time and they had to be charged every day.
     
  7. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    History repeats itself!

    Except ~100 times better and with fewer buttons.
     
  8. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    That is so incredibly wrong and uninformed it's ridiculous. You never had to charge those watches back in the 1970s,
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't speak of all smart watches but the Fitbit Surge, lasts several days (I think they mentioned up to a week). The microsoft band lasts two days.

    So there are smart watches that last longer then 18 hours.

    I do think this is the Achilles's heal. Apple mentions what 18 hours, so that means depending on usage, it may last significantly less.
     
  10. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    It's funny to see how people react to rumors.


    I mean...what was your motivation to open this thread?
     
  11. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Indeed, I also wondered what he was talking about there.

    Long time ago, at School, I actually had a LED Watch with the red display that you pressed to see the time / date etc.

    There was no concept of charging back then, it had a tiny watch battery that, as you would expect lasted ages and ages.
     
  12. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    Those were so cool back then. Got one for Christmas when I was 13 (in 1975), LOVED it. I pulled "A Christmas Story" and kept putting the ad back in the magazine it came out of, and my Mom got the hint lol.
     
  13. Piggie macrumors 604

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    If only we collected a few back then, boxed, sealed and NOW tried to sell them.

    If Only we knew :)
     
  14. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    First?

    What hole were you in when Samsung released Gear Live?

    That's roughly 16 hours.

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsung-gear-live-review-battery-life-and-verdict-page-3
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    Given that the site is called MacRumors, I think the OP was looking to discuss, well a rumor ;)

    Do people jump to conclusions here, of course, I'm probably the worst, but its fun to discuss what Apple may be doing, for better or for worse.
     
  16. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    So true, they'd be worth a fortune.
     
  17. brendu macrumors 68020

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    It's funny how you felt the need to post about battery life based off a rumor published by a site with poor credibility. When Apple says it only lasts 19 hours at most you can have your laugh.
     
  18. Julien macrumors G3

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    While this is mostly a FUD thread, Mark Gurman is hardly 'poor credibility'. He is probably the most 'in the know' outside person about Apple there is. He is extremely accurate and knowledgeable about what Apple is doing. Many believe he has very high up sources or he may even receive 'official' leak info.
     
  19. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    No way does he receive anything official from high ups at Apple. According to John Gruber they hate him.
     
  20. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    DUUUDE!!!

    One guy is GRUBER, other guy is GURMAN.

    One is really on of the most "in the know". He operates is little blog at http://daringfireball.net

    Other is just a dbag that likes to make contorvesial posts just to get influx to 9to5mac.
     
  21. telefono, Jan 23, 2015
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    telefono macrumors 6502

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    A quartz watch from 40 years ago IF able to do what the Apple Watch will do wouldn't have lasted 1 second more than the Apple Watch.

    People need to understand its not Apples fault or the other makers fault in battery drain, it's YOU the user that uses up the battery because Apple is going to offer us a product that does a lot more actually ALOT more than what previous quartz watches or other smart watches can do (my opinion)

    One idiot (no saying you are) from another thread said that Apple has no idea and he added lot's of ha ha ha's making fun of Apple.........the idiot said an LCD watch can last for years without needing a battery change. I don't have to explain myself here, anyone with a brain understands that the more you use a battery IT WILL DRAIN...............its your choice. You can make the Apple watch or others last a long time if you do nothing with them. Or get yourself one of the solar powered watches that tell you the time and you will be the king for many decades, you can even set an alarm and time how long the solar charge lasts.....that would be very exciting and high tech.

    I'm happy if the battery lasts 18 hours, I will charge it like I charge my iPhone.

    Simple, if it bothers you don't buy the Apple Watch :)
     
  22. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    It baffles me how anyone with a right mind can compare a quartz watch that simply shows the time with a smart watch! That is same as comparing these mobile phones of the last century (the phone call only ones) who had several days (even weeks) of battery life with the smartphones of today that for a good reason consume much more power and barely last one day without having to be charged. Ignorance is not a bliss.
     
  23. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Erm... What? In the 70s, I think the only rechargeable battery people had was the one in their car. You had to press a button to save the battery which, incidentally, would last months.
     
  24. Julien macrumors G3

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    I know who John Gruber (Daring Fireball) and also who Mark Gurman (9to5) is and I'm NOT confusing them. I read Daring Fireball AND 9to5 Mac.

    Mark Gurman has a proven track record predicting Apple products.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-gurman-the-freshman-who-breaks-all-the-apple-news-2013-2

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/mark-gurman-18-year-old-b_n_1593313.html

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/brookec...ook-9to5macs-mark-gurman-talks-new-connector/

    http://fortune.com/2014/08/31/inside-apple-inc-s-spin-machine/

    http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/apple_mark_gurman_9to5mac.php

    http://bgr.com/2015/01/06/apple-watch-release-date-march/
     
  25. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    You just wasted my time with pages that say nothing, except promoting that dude.., for waht? Predicting that the iPad will have an 128GB option? That's obvious!

    I'll come here when Apple releases the real deal.
     

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