apple-iwatch-front-uiMost smartwatches have a battery life that barely extends beyond a single day’s use, but we expect that this is an issue that companies will eventually figure out how to overcome. The upcoming Apple Watch is no different as previously we had heard that employees weren’t particularly optimistic about its battery life which is said to last no more than a day.

That being said, a recent report from the folks at 9to5Mac have revealed slightly more specific numbers in terms of battery life. According to their source, “As of 2014, Apple wanted the Watch to provide roughly 2.5 to 4 hours of active application use versus 19 hours of combined active/passive use, 3 days of pure standby time, or 4 days if left in a sleeping mode.”

However in reality their source has suggested that Apple will most likely be only able to achieve a standby mode of 2-3 days. Apple is also said to be stress-testing the device’s battery life, especially as a timepiece where they are seeing how long the device can keep its display on while showing off its digital clock face complete with animation, which has been found to be approximately 3 hours, assuming that the watch is used for nothing else.

The reason for the watch’s more intensive battery consumption is due to the powerful processor and its display, both of which are a significant power drain. In any case we’re certainly hoping that Apple will be able to improve upon the battery life of the Apple Watch by the time it is released, which last we heard could take place in March.

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