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It’s confirmed: You’ll have to recharge your Apple Watch every night

Updated Sep 10th, 2014 12:23PM EDT
Apple Watch Battery Life
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If you were hoping Apple would pull a rabbit out of its hat for the Apple Watch’s battery life, then you’re in for some bad news. Re/code’s John Paczkowski, who has been spot-on with his Apple reports so far this year, brings us word that the Apple Watch’s battery right now will last for about a day, which means that you’ll have to take it off and recharge it when you go to bed every night.It’s confirmed: You’ll have to recharge your Apple Watch every night

AS IT TURNS OUT, YES: Will the iWatch’s battery life be just as disappointing as the Moto 360’s?

Paczkowski’s sources say that Apple right now really isn’t happy with where the device’s battery life is and is working on certain modifications ahead of the device’s launch to improve it before it finally releases in 2015. That said, Paczkowski writes that we shouldn’t expect the Apple Watch to “break any industry standards” when it comes out.

Other smartwatches that have been released so far, including most prominently Motorola’s Moto 360, have come under criticism for delivering poor battery life. Whether this sort of thing is a make or break for consumers interested in smartwatches remains to be seen, however you can bet it’s definitely something that manufacturers will look to improve drastically when they get around to releasing their second-generation models.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.