According to 9to5Mac, Apple is aiming to get 19 hours of both active and passive battery use out of the device. The rest of the 19 hours is allotted for background tasks on the watch. 9to5Mac noted the watch can stay on for about two to three days in standby or other power-saving modes.
While it’s been well reported that the Apple Watch will likely need recharging every day, a new report suggests we could see it have about 19 hours of “mixed” battery life.
When active — whenever one is actually using the watch — users will get between 2.5 (“heavy” use, for things like games) to 4 hours of application. The rest of the 19 hours is allotted for background tasks on the watch.
Speculation about the watch’s battery life has been buzzing since the wearable was announced in September. Reports began circulating almost immediately that Apple was unhappy with its battery life, which was said to be at “about a day.”
9to5Mac noted a few more details about Apple Watch’s processor and software, too. It is reportedly running a “stripped-down” version of iOS that’s (for now) codenamed SkiHill, and it’s equipped with Apple’s S1 chip. That’s close to what’s inside of the current-generation iPod Touch, the Apple A5 processor. Read more…