The last few days I’ve been going to the gym in the morning and doing about 30 minutes on the elliptical while watching some YouTube. I’ve been tracking my exercise using Apple Watch’s Workout App. I don’t have any of the power saving features on.
After my workout, my watch is at 100% battery. My Series 0 would be at ~75, even when the battery was brand new. I know that 100% is never truly 100%, but every morning it is at 100% after my workout. The battery life of Apple Watch has improved dramatically year over year and it’s time to unleash it.
I’ve been tracking my watch’s battery each night before hitting the charger and on my longest day of over 6 hours of usage it ended with 66% battery. There has to be something we can do with this excess battery.
I would be surprised if the Series 3 could not support a low power watch face all day that becomes the watch face we are used to upon raise to wake. If this is exclusive to a new hardware revision of the watch (which I wouldn’t be surprised by) I’d be disappointed. I know that feature is one that would drive upgrades, myself included.
As much as I’d like to see a more robust developer API for the watch to enable better apps and things like podcast playback, I’d take an update that exclusively gave an always on watch face.