Three new Apple Watches were announced at Apple’s September event, and you can order them now, the Series 8 and SE will ship on Friday, and the Ultra will be available in stores a week later, on September 23. Those who have an older watch can already try out some of the software innovations, as watchOS 9 can be installed if iOS 16 has already been installed on the phone assigned to the watch. Apart from the Ultra, there will be no significant external changes to the new devices, and the operating time has not increased drastically either. , Apple promises an average of 18 hours of use per arm, but, as usual, they did not say what capacity battery they use.
The 2022 Apple Watch lineup. (source: Apple) [+]
THE MySmartPrice he extracted the data from the database of the Chinese Licensing Authority (3C), which can also be seen in the picture. The 40 mm SE works with a 245 mAh battery, the 44 mm 296 mAh battery. From the Series 8, the smaller, 41-millimeter model received a 282 mAh battery, while the larger, 45-millimeter-cased watch got a 308 mAh battery. According to Apple, with AoD turned on, with continuous activity monitoring and drop monitoring, these batteries will run smoothly for 18 hours, and with the software energy-saving mode, the operating time can be extended to up to 36 hours.
According to data from China’s CCC, the new Apple Watch has such large batteries. (source: CCC / MySmartPrice) [+]
Of course, the Ultra also got the largest battery, the 49 millimeter watch case housed a 542 milliampere-hour battery. According to Apple, the device works for 36 hours with normal use, where normal means active AoD, continuous heart rate and activity tracking, and automatic training tracking. If the owners of the Ultra turn on the power saving mode, which is not available yet, it will only come with a later software update, they can push the operating time of the device to 60 hours.
The Galaxy Watch 5 series presented by Samsung in August this year, following similar principles and targeted at a similar target group, also works with similar values. The basic Watch 5 has a 284 mAh battery, the 44 mm Watch 5 already boasts 410 mAh, while the Watch 5 Pro hides a 590 mAh battery in its small watch body.