The Apple Watch will have to be recharged every day, but we still don’t know what kind of usage you’ll get out of it to make it last from dawn til dusk. However, if your Watch starts running low, you will be able to enable the Power Reserve mode that conserves battery.
A report from the New York Times details the previously unannounced Power Reserve mode. Apparently, users will be able to enable this to extend the battery life of their Apple Watch, but at the expense of using the Watch’s smart features. When Power Reserve is enabled, wearers will be able to see the time, but that’s about all. Apps and iPhone connectivity will be disabled in this mode.
It was previously reported that Apple is targeting 19 hours of “average” usage time each day as well as 2.5 hours of heavy app usage. While we don’t know what targets Apple hit in the end, Tim Cook revealed that he charges his Apple Watch every night.
The Apple Watch is expected to go on sale in April. Those eagerly awaiting the wearable will certainly be putting its battery life through its paces in the first few days.