The Apple Watch can rely on a connected iPhone to do some of the hard work, which will mean that the smartwatch will last longer than originally thought.
A hands-on report, courtesy of A Blog to Watch, states that the iPhone will handle some of the processing for the Apple Watch and can be used to install apps on the wearable. It says, “The Apple Watch is snappier, with longer battery life because a lot of tasks can be off-loaded to the host phone.”
The Apple Watch is scheduled for release in “early 2015,” though Apple is yet to provide a more specific date than that. It made its first public appearance yesterday at a retailer in Paris during Paris Fashion Week. Visitors were able to see the device run a demo and could get an idea of the design. However, it was a strictly hands-off event.
Battery life is, understandably, a major concern when it comes to modern technology. While it’s somewhat reassuring to hear that the battery life of the Apple Watch can be extended, the processes may take their toll on your iPhone instead. It could be a careful balancing act to ensure that your devices last the full day.