Series 1 Arrived with No Battery Life!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by margareedaville, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. margareedaville macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2016
    New Apple Watch owner here, and just got the series 1 in. Opened it up, nice. Tried to turn it on and get this! So now I have to wait for it to charge, I guess. :(

  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    Its not so bad.. are you leaving for work or something?
  3. kilcher macrumors 65816


    Jul 3, 2011
    I think the cable length on that screen is longer than the cable it actually ships with now. :p
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    So much for the theory that some original AWs purchased earlier this year must have been collecting dust on the shelf all year long because they were similarly depleted out of the box.
  5. mrwilly25 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2015
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Seems like a first world problem.. these things charge much faster than phones or iPads, just set it down for 30 min or so.
  7. el-John-o macrumors 65816

    Nov 29, 2010
    I wonder if it was somehow accidentally "turned on" in packaging. Modern lithium batteries hold their charge for a really long time. I still have my iPhone 4 (the oldest iPhone I own). I turn it on once in a while. The battery, when the device is off, loses just a couple percentage points over a period of several months. So I don't buy that when the battery is dead, the device has been on a shelf for months. It very well may have been; but it's just not been my experience (for whatever little that's worth) that lithium batteries deplete that fast in storage.

    Surely as millions of these roll off the line, and are tested, one ends up powered on, resting in it's little box, and arrives dead.
  8. margareedaville thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2016
    I think it was a bad unit. It ended up popping about an hour later during the first charge, never turning on again. I took it back to BB and replaced. Next one had 90% juice.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I think it has been sitting on a shelf for a long time. Leave it plugged in for an hour or so and it should come back to life.
  10. margareedaville thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2016
    People like you who don't pay attention to detail, have the worse advice.
  11. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    They sent me a replacement for my 1st gen and it was totally dead. Not even the screen you have. It took almost 3 hours to charge as it was also the day of watch os 3.
  12. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Series 1????? How long could it be. More likely is they are mass charged at the factory (maybe a large induction coil for a group) and can easily miss or only partial charge.

    Also for the OP you can see about when it was manufactured using the Activity app (if like S0).

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