Apple has updated its Battery Service and Recycling webpage to include information about the Apple Watch. The company has outlined that the Apple Watch battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles.
This gives the watch’s battery a lifespan of about two to three years based on fully charging the device once per day. Compared to Apple’s other products, the company’s MacBook lineup along with the iPad also receive the same 1000 charge cycles. However, the iPhone receives up to 500 complete charge cycles and the iPod receives up to 400 complete charge cycles before the battery no longer retains 80 percent of the original battery’s capacity.
Earlier this week, iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch revealed a 205 mAh battery (on the 38mm model), which Apple claims will last up to 18 hours on mixed usage and up to 72 hours in Power Reserve mode. The battery in the Apple Watch is covered under Apple’s limited 1-year warranty. Out-of-warranty repairs for the Apple Watch’s battery are also available and that service starts at $79.99.
The Apple Watch went up for pre-order on Friday, April 10 and sold out within 6 hours. Estimated shipping times for the device have now been pushed back to June. Anyone can make an appointment to try on an Apple Watch at any Apple retail store location, whether you pre-ordered the device or not. The company has equipped their retail stores in nine countries with special hands-on tables designed specifically for the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch will hit store shelves on April 24. The new wearable device from Apple will range in price from $350 (US) to $17,000 (US) and is the company’s first new major product category in five years.