The terrible battery life of Apples smartwatch
Everyone was enthusiastic to see what the Cupertino company will offer to the market after the announcement made by Apple. They stated that they are building their own smartwatch, which made the fans of wearables impatient. We all know that Apple has a prestige for supremacy, so the waiting is almost unbearable.
New information shows that the Apple Watch will have important processing power and a fluid, 60 Hz display. Some say the main advantage will be the battery life. There are claims that say the CPU inside the watch will get really close in power to Apple A5.
If this turns true, this will position the watch in the middle of the smartphone CPU bunch. Some competitor products have used quad-core chips that rely on the Cortex-A7 or dual-core CPUs with included accelerators like the Cortex-M family. Anyway, the A5 provided by Apple was established on the Cortex-A9, which was an older, but in a way more rapid chip when compared to the Cortex-A7.
At its origins, the chip was set up on 45nm before transitioning to 32m. So, it is said that Apple will have moved the CPU to 28nm or 20nm because anything is possible. Anyway, the iWatch is expected to offer 2.5 hours of intensive application use, 3.5 hours of standard application use and four hours if the device is used for straight fitness tracking applications. Also, it should be able to display its clock face for almost three hours if used in that mode.
This seems like they reinvented the purpose of a watch. If a device cannot be able to display the time, it will destroy the whole concept of those people that state they wear a smartwatch because phones are troublesome. The main problem Apple encounters is the fact that they want to build an almost impossible powerful processor which need to be embodied to displays set into wrist-mounted devices. As if this was not enough, they expect them to last for hours. Apple has continuously struggled with various production problems that range from slower than expected inductive charging to the limited battery life. So, the problem here is the fact that the semiconductor manufacturing is not mature enough to provide a solution to the problem. This means that major discoveries in battery life or device performances in smartwatches are not ready to be released yet.