Apple Watch battery

Apple Watch Series 5 Battery Information

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 60-minute workout. And because everyone will use Apple Watch differently, we tested several other metrics as well.

Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, mobile coverage, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary.

All-Day Battery Life

All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 60-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth®, over the course of 18 hours. Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS) usage includes connection to iPhone via Bluetooth during the entire 18-hour test. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Audio Playback

Up to 10 hours playback from Apple Watch storage

Tested with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth. Playback from Apple Watch storage was tested while connected to iPhone via Bluetooth. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS). All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength, streaming quality settings and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Workout

Up to 10 hours — indoor workout

Up to 6 hours — outdoor workout with GPS

Tested with the heart rate sensor on during workout sessions. Indoor workout was tested while connected to iPhone via Bluetooth. Outdoor workout with GPS was tested without iPhone. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS). All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength, streaming quality settings and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Charge

About 1.5 hours to 80 per cent

About 2.5 hours to 100 per cent

Charge times are from 0 to 80 per cent and from 0 to 100 per cent using the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.

CPU Performance

Up to twice as fast as Apple Watch Series 3

Results are based on the performance of common user tasks. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2019 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 5 and shipping Apple Watch Series 3, paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Results reflect the approximate performance of Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 3 Battery Information

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 60-minute workout. And because everyone will use Apple Watch differently, we tested several other metrics as well.

Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2018 using shipping Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, mobile coverage, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary.

All-Day Battery Life

Up to 18 hours

All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 60-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) usage includes connection to iPhone via Bluetooth during the entire 18-hour test. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2018 using shipping Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Audio Playback

Up to 10 hours playback from Apple Watch storage

Tested with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth. Playback from Apple Watch storage was tested while connected to iPhone via Bluetooth. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2017 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS). All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength, streaming quality settings and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Workout

Up to 10 hours — indoor workout

Up to 5 hours — outdoor workout with GPS

Tested with the heart rate sensor on during workout sessions. Indoor workout was tested while connected to iPhone via Bluetooth. Outdoor workout with GPS was tested without iPhone. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2017 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS). All devices were tested with prerelease software. Battery life varies by use, configuration, mobile network, signal strength, streaming quality settings and many other factors; actual results will vary.

Charge

About 1.5 hours to 80 per cent

About 2 hours to 100 per cent

Charge times are from 0 to 80 per cent and from 0 to 100 per cent using the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable. Testing conducted by Apple in August 2017 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), paired with an iPhone. All devices were tested with prerelease software. Charge time varies with environmental factors; actual results will vary.