After the media event last week, many people felt that Apple didn’t address the most important feature of the Apple Watch which is battery life. Brian Chen, a writer for The New York Times, asked Apple CEO Tim Cook why he didn’t address this issue during the keynote. Here is Cook’s response:
“I don’t think we skipped over it. I addressed it in the presentation myself. We think that based on our experience of wearing these that the usage of them will be really significant throughout the day. So we think you’ll want to charge them every night, similar to what a lot of people do with their phone.”
According to Jim Dalrymple from The Loop, users should expect to get a single day’s use from the Apple Watch. Dalrymple expects that users will have to charge their wearable device every night, just like they do with their iPhone. In a blog post he says:
“Charging at night seems about right. I don’t think it is reasonable to have the same expectation for Apple Watch battery life as I do for my wristwatch. This is a new type of device, more functionally aligned with my phone than with my simple watch.
Charging my Watch at night is no different to me than charging my computer or my iPhone.”
Users should not be surprised if they have to charge their Apple Watch every night given the tasks that it performs. However, Apple still has a few months to work out any flaws (including battery life) with their new wearable device. We should expect hear more information from the company with regards to battery life and other specifications as we get closer to the device’s launch.
The Apple Watch will be released in early 2015 and will come in three versions: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition. Apple’s wearable device is set to start at $349, which will presumably be the smaller version of the base Apple Watch. At the higher end, the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, could cost up to $1,200.
Would you be satisfied with having to charge your Apple Watch every night (keep in mind this is a first generation device)? Let us know in the comments below.