Apple Watch to be Charged Daily

Apple unveiled the Apple Watch in an event last month, but there’s a few things I’m still wondering about. This long-rumored device has no information about battery, and that feature could be the deciding factor on the wearable. We finally have an answer, and you probably won’t like it.

At the Wall Street Journal tech conference, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple confirmed that you’ll have to recharge the device every night. However, he did say that’s probably because people just can’t stay away from using it.

“We think people are going to use it so much you will end up charging it daily,” says @tim_cook on Watch battery life pic.twitter.com/wyOZWNtqcJ

— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) October 28, 2014

Although we don’t have an exact measure of the battery’s capacity, at least we now have a rough estimate of how long it’ll last per charge. Of course, Apple may still be finalizing the hardware on the device, so the specifics are still clouded in mystery.

Cook seems to suggest that the Apple Watch will get a lot more daily use than its Android counterparts, which mainly send you notifications. Those also last about a day. Watches from companies like Fitbit tend to last a few days, but lack features like color displays.

There’s obviously still a lot of hype about the Apple Watch, and it seems Cook is trying to increase the excitement. The one-day battery is not what I was hoping for, but I’m still very excited about the new device, which will launch early next year.

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