What kind of battery life would be acceptable to you guys?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Applenoob34, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Applenoob34 macrumors regular

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    I would hope it could last 12 hours at minimum. What would be your cutoff?
     
  2. cube macrumors G5

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    6 months, being generous

    But iPhone-only compatibility is a no go.
     
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    I think if it doesn't get at least 16 hrs preferably 18 I'd be out. I'm fine with charging everyday but would need it to last all day. 12 hrs would be unacceptable to me.
     
  4. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't mind charging it regularly if like the others have said it has about 12 hours minimum battery life. It is a watch, it needs to be on all the time.
     
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  6. Applenoob34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping we here more about the battery life before they go on sale. i'm a tech junkie and would love to get my hands on one. I would be seriously disappointed to have a watch last no more than 12 hrs.
     
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    My Pebble lasts about 5 days. I would need at least that as already I feel annoyed when I have to charge.
     
  10. rkuo macrumors 6502a

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    If I have to charge it at any point during the day, it doesn't have enough battery.
     
  11. DesignG macrumors member

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    12h of extensive use. I don´t see a point in a 2 day battery life. I mean I will be charging every night anyway.
     
  12. Applenoob34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do you like the pebble? It seems like a lower cost alternative.
     
  13. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    If it has an always displaying time mode (always on) then 18 hours. If it doesn't have that mode, then 24-36 hour battery life would be ideal.
     
  14. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Do you charge all the devices in your home that use a battery every night?

    If not, would you like to ?
     
  15. Applenoob34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think I would mind charging it every night. I just wouldn't want a watch that is dead 8-10 hrs into my day. The only thing that gets charged every night would be my phone. iPad is once a week or so and beats headphones once every couple weeks depending on usage.
     
  16. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    wait so you always complain about how ****ING RIDICULOUSLY THICK the apple watch is at 12.4mm and you also complain about the battery life being too short?

    it seems like you should just go to another forum man, maybe the one that talks about the future.
     
  17. justinthesommer macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't mind charging it every night, but should be able to last like 20 hard hours of use.
     
  18. JPLC macrumors 6502

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    Two days minimum. Apple is sitting on a mountain of money. Let them invest (and lead) in battery life and make something we all want.

    Every week I read something about new technology for better batteries.
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    A 'mountain of money' can't change physics. You may read something about new battery technologies but there is nothing NEAR market ready for the foreseeable future to replace lith-ion. Also Apple is not usually the first compony to field untested technologies, especially with the number of devices they must account for if there are problems. The aWatch will contain lith-ion batteries for at least several generations.
     
  20. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Before posting I suggest you read, which is a skill I have seen you have trouble with, so I shall keep this simple so you can grasp it :)

    Someone else made the remark:
    "12h of extensive use. I don´t see a point in a 2 day battery life. I mean I will be charging every night anyway."


    Which seemed silly to me, saying how something lasting more than a day would be pointless.

    To which I replied that if you applied that in general it would be a pain as you'd not wish to charge other items daily, so why suggest more than a day is pointless.
    Why make special exception for 1 device when you expect more of others?

    Please try you best to get your fact straight before launching into another one of your incoherent grunts.

    Thank you :p
     
  21. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    the initial reports of only 1 day battery life on the Apple Watch is a bit disappointing. Nevertheless i'm still interested.
     
  22. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    12 hours doesn't cut it. Think about it. If I leave the house at 6:45 am that means my watch is dead a little after dinner. That's a no go. Probably needs a minimum of 16 and realistically more like 20 for the odd long day or heavy usage. Ideally, when it is plugged in at night, it isn't at zero. A watch can't have the possibility of dying on you.
     
  23. Piggie macrumors 604

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    I'm totally guessing here of course.

    But from a marketing and PR point of view, I'm sure Apple would love to be able to say that the watch, under normal every day use, should have a similar battery life to your iphone.

    That may be totally unrealistic, and of course, it's going to vary with use, and of course we have the initial play with my new toy factor which always kills batteries on anything new we buy.

    But I feel that would look and sound good from a marketing standpoint.

    Naturally, like anyone else, I'd love the Watch, the Phone and the iPad to last AGES, but we're not there yet, and not looking like we're going to be there any time soon, unless something amazing comes out the woodwork unexpectedly.

    Given the size of Batteries, esp on the iPad, Apple could I suppose offer what Samsung has, and allow the much smaller watch battery to be charged direct from another device if you wished to do so.
     
  24. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    1 year?
     
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    Functionality is secondary in AppleLand, it's all about profit and appearancel.
     

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