Smartwatches are only expected to improve as they mature and so far one area we’ve seen that needs the most improvement is the battery life. Watches like the Pebble may last a week, but they sacrifice a color display. However those with a color display typically need to be charged nightly. When Apple announced their first watch, we hoped they would learn from other’s mistakes, but it looks like they didn’t. According to 9to5Mac, the Apple Watch won’t have very superb battery life but instead, pretty bad battery life. The watch will last about 2-3 days on standby or about 2.5-3.5 hours of screen time. The goal is about 19 hours of mixed usage which is about equivalent to that of the Moto 360, if not a little less.
9to5Mac further reports that part of the cause of the battery life will be due to the S1 processor inside which is comparable to the A5 processor. We’ll certainly have to wait and see what real life use is like first, but it’s not looking good for the Apple Watch.