new apple watch series 4 low battery out of box?

esaelias

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im abit confused i think i may have a faulty watch

i opened a new apple watch and it said low battery connect to charger

i connected to charger and it seems the watch is half charged? so why is it saying low battery?

it is confusing?

i havent connected to the iphone yet as i do not have it but could this be a potention faulty watch where at 50 percent it turns off
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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im abit confused i think i may have a faulty watch

i opened a new apple watch and it said low battery connect to charger

i connected to charger and it seems the watch is half charged? so why is it saying low battery?

it is confusing?

i havent connected to the iphone yet as i do not have it but could this be a potention faulty watch where at 50 percent it turns off
Just charge it and once it's done charging and fully set up for a few days determine how the battery is functioning. Updates can only be installed if the watch is at more than a 50% charge so the prompt you're seeing may be due to that.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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im abit confused i think i may have a faulty watch

i opened a new apple watch and it said low battery connect to charger

i connected to charger and it seems the watch is half charged? so why is it saying low battery?

it is confusing?

i havent connected to the iphone yet as i do not have it but could this be a potention faulty watch where at 50 percent it turns off
I think you’re over worrying. First, Fully charge the watch, then you can actually have Apple conduct a battery test (For free) on the watch battery to determine if it’s a healthy range of ~80% or above. Keep in mind, lithium ion batteries when not charged regularly, will naturally deplete over time. So your Series 4 Apple Watch might’ve been sitting somewhere in a warehouse for an extended amount of time, which is why it might be depleted.
 
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akash.nu

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May 26, 2016
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I think you’re over worrying. First, Fully charge the watch, then you can actually have Apple conduct a battery test (For free) on the watch battery to determine if it’s a healthy range of ~80% or above. Keep in mind, lithium ion batteries when not charged regularly, will naturally deplete over time. So your Series 4 Apple Watch might’ve been sitting somewhere in a warehouse for an extended amount of time, which is why it might be depleted.
Yes, exactly this!