A new report from TechCrunch says the Apple Watch will take around two hours to deliver a full day of “normal” usage. The report also notes the device will deliver notifications only when it is on the user’s wrist.
TechCrunch says the Apple Watch will only deliver notifications while it is in contact with the skin of your wrist. This prevents the device from delivering irritating vibrations while laying on a dressing table or night stand. The device will also stop delivering notifications when the battery life drops below 10%.
“Here’s a tidbit you might not know — in order to receive notifications from apps, the Watch must be on your wrist and locked. They require contact with your skin. There will be no in-app dropdown notifications or constant pinging while it’s off your wrist. Push notifications also cease when the battery reaches 10 percent. Those decisions speak to the care with which Apple is handling notifications.”
The report also mentions that Apple has given the watch’s Digital Crown a “weightier, higher-end feel.” A user can summon Siri by pressing and holding down on the Digital Crown, allowing the user to gain voice access to commands they might otherwise need to interact with their iPhone to use.
Apple is expected to provide more details about their upcoming wearable device on Monday, March 9. The company’s “Spring Forward” media event will kickoff at 10AM Pacific/1PM Eastern Time. MacTrast will be here to cover the event and provide all of the details. See you then!