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

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    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.




    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/28/sony-smartwatch-3-review-screen-battery-android-wear

    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

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    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.

    *shrug*
     
  3. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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  4. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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

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  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    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 65816

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

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    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

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    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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