We all know how important the battery is when it comes to mobile devices. Apple gives the details of the battery capability they will use in their devices, including the Apple Watch.
The battery of the Apple Watch can last for about 18 hours, with average usage. It can last for 72 hours on power reserve if the battery is low, and if the watch shows the clock only. According to Apple, you need to charge your Apple Watch battery once a day.
Apple provided a technical explanation for Apple Watch owners:
“Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles. The one-year warranty (for Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport) and two-year warranty (for Apple Watch Edition) include service coverage for a defective battery. If it is out of warranty, Apple offers a battery service. Prices and terms may vary.”
What does it mean? If you recharge the battery daily up to its 100 %, this activity is actually 1 charge cycle. That means that you can count on about 3 years of use, which is pretty remarkable for a tiny size battery 205 mAh. For comparison, the iPhone has a decreased ability to 80% when reaches the 500th cycle.
The question is what to do in the next three years if you notice the battery isn’t as good anymore? Well, Apple has a battery exchange program/ out-of warranty battery service for Apple Watch in which you can exchange your Apple Watch battery. They will not open your Apple Watch to replace the battery. They will exchange your Apple Watch. This program is similar with iPad, wherein you need to spend US$ 99 for this battery exchange program. How much money you’ll need to spend for Apple Watch battery exchange program? You can see on the list below, including the conditions:
* Available only if battery capacity is less than 80 percent of the original full-charge capacity according to Apple’s diagnostic test.
Plus a $6.95 shipping fee, if required. Apple will cover the shipping cost for your Apple Watch Edition. Fees are in USD and exclude local tax. Pricing is for service through Apple. The final service fee we charge will be determined during testing and may be less than the service fee listed above. Pricing and terms vary for service through an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
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