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New leaks reveal what it’s like to live with the Apple Watch

March 6th, 2015 at 4:50 PM
Apple Watch Charging Time Notifications

With Apple’s next major Apple Watch event just days away, TechCrunch has talked with multiple people who have been using the device extensively and has learned some intriguing new details about what it will be like using the device on a regular basis.

FROM EARLIER: We finally know how long the Apple Watch’s battery will last on a charge

The most important revelations concern battery life. In particular, TechCrunch’s sources say that it will take roughly two hours to fully charge the Apple Watch from zero battery power, which should be more than enough time to get its battery back up and fully loaded while you’re asleep. Additionally, it seems that the Apple Watch will stop receiving push notifications once its battery life hits 10%, which should help you conserve power when your battery life is low.

Interestingly, it also seems that the Apple Watch will only receive notifications when it’s touching your skin and its strap is locked around your wrist. The idea here is that you’ll be able to remove your watch and not have to worry about being constantly buzzed by annoying notifications.

TechCrunch’s sources say that “notifications are also different at an elemental level than the ones on your phone” because they “are seen right away rather than at some point” and “you act on them quickly and they don’t stack up like they do on the phone.”

How smartwatches handle notifications will be particularly important. No one wants something that will be constantly buzzing on your wrist because a new friend joined Instagram, for instance, so we’ll be interested to see whether notifications delivered through the watch feel like a convenience or a burden when it finally comes out.

TechCrunch’s report contains a lot more details about life with the Apple Watch and you should definitely check it out by clicking here.




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