“Apple announced its first wearable today, the new Apple Watch. It’s packed with a lot of features, including voice controls, tight integration with the iPhone, custom notifications, and support for Apple Pay, the company’s new payments platform,” Dan Seifert writes for The Verge. “It’s going to be available next year starting at $349.”
“But for all of the talk it did for the Apple Watch today, Apple left out some key details about the product, such as screen resolution, processing capabiliities, and most importantly, expected battery life,” Seifert writes. “Of the smartwatches we’ve seen before, battery life has ranged from five to seven days, down to a mere few hours. Those watches that are able to last multiple days — the Pebble and Meta Watch, most notably — have black and white LCD displays and not the color touchscreen that Apple showed off today. Watches that do have color touchscreen displays, such as the Moto 360, LG G Watch, and Samsung’s Gear line, have pretty poor battery life, with some struggling to last even a full day.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As Seifert mentions in his full article, Tim Cook said today, users “charge it at night.” There is no panacea when it comes to batteries. Until the aliens bring us their technology, or fuel cells or something become viable, it’s likely we’ll be dealing with battery constraints for as long as we use batteries. So, expect at least a day’s worth of use. When you go to bed, you do what Rolex owners do with their auto watch winder cases or what most any other watch owner does: You take off your Apple Watch and put it in the same place every night and it’s ready for the next day when you awaken.