Why does the Sony Smartwatch 3 have a 2 day battery life?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Wiesenlooser, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Wiesenlooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    Ok ok - I know the Sony Smartwatch 3 literally looks like ****.

    But otherwise - it is technically better than the Apple Watch. It packs GPS tracking AND it has two days of battery life.


    It also packs a transflective lcd display, meaning the screen can be always on :eek: on one hand it is kind of worrisome that a sony watch performs better , on the other hand it also means that it is technically feasable to get 2 - 3 days of battery life.
  2. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2008
    Who knows?

    Sony could have implemented a bigger battery (no idea what mAh battery Apple Watch has), more energy efficient parts, better optimised software etc etc.

  3. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

    Mr. Buzzcut

    Jul 25, 2011
  4. douglasf13 macrumors 68000

    Jul 2, 2010
    It does have around 10% more volume than the 42mm Apple Watch, so extra battery could be part of it.
  5. k3ith macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    New York, NY
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Screen resolution, processor power, size of battery, etc. many factors involved in battery life.

    On another note, LOLs at the bragging about a micro USB port. With the number of iPhones and iPads sold, Lightning is about as standard in stores. And a MagSafe adapter seems a lot less annoying than plugging in a USB cable. Finding the end of my iPhone and iPad cables on the floor is tricky since I have those and my MBA charger all plugged into the same outlet. A MagSafe dock sounds awesome.
  7. jsmith189 macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2014
    Because it's an iPad Mini sitting on your wrist.
  8. iPad Air macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2013
    SC, USA
    Naturally, when a device has LESS features, it draws LESS power.

    This is a jab on the Samsung device.:p
  9. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

    Rachel Faith

    Apr 24, 2007
    18 hours max is going to KILL this battery in a few weeks of 100% discharging. No Solar? No winding in motion charging? Shhhheeeesh !

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