Apple Watch Series 3 Battery Performance While Usage: Through announcement of the LTE Apple Watch, today has led to the further more information shared by the Apple is further details on the battery life as Apple still touts that Watch Series 3 gets 18 hours of extended Battery Life on while on the other hand there are contingent circumstances to that when LTE is in use
On its Battery Information Page, Apple breaks down its testing process, as it has done for every iteration of the Apple Watch:
“Apple Watch is so capable you’ll want to wear it all day long. So we made sure we gave it a battery that lasts all day, too. Our goal for battery life is 18 hours after an overnight charge, factoring in things like checking the time, receiving notifications, using apps, and doing a 30-minute workout.”
“Apple Watch battery testing was conducted by Apple in August 2017 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone.”
Apple says that when connected to iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 3 should get up to 3 hours of talk time. When connected to LTE, however, that talk time falls to “over 1 hour.” That’s a pretty notable difference and one that will likely hinder how many people use Apple Watch Series 3 while connected to LTE.
Else then when it comes to workouts, Apple estimates that the Apple Watch Series 3 will get about 10 hours of battery life for indoor workouts and 5 hours of outdoor workouts with GPS in use. If both GPS and LTE are in use, that estimated life falls to 4 hours. This year, the addition of LTE brings new testing information to the table. Just like it does with the iPhone, Apple has broken out specific usage numbers for when LTE is in use.
The product has been tested with heart rate sensor on during workout sessions. The outdoor workout has been tested with the help of GPS and Apple Watch Series 3 without iPhone. Indoor workout tested while connected to iPhone via Bluetooth. Outdoor workout with GPS and LTE tested with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) without iPhone.
On the other hand, there is a privilege when we talk about music playback in Battery life of Apple which sees the boom from 6.5 hours to up to 10 hours. Apple doesn’t offer battery life for when you stream from Apple Music using the Apple Watch’s LTE connection.But this is only till when Apple Watch is connected to iPhone via Bluetooth.
Overall the battery life consistent performance has been always commendable and not really disappointing. Using LTE will certainly take a toll your Apple Watch’s battery life.