The Apple Watch Ultra has never been a selling point; it has until the Apple Watch Ultra. Promising up to 36 hours of battery life (avant the new Apple Watch low power mode,) the rugged smartwatch doubled the stamina expectancy that existing Apple Watch users experience.
While I am not one of those users, but as an adopter of the original Apple Watch, an 18-hour battery life has always been my norm for several years. For me, washing my teeth or drinking a cup of coffee is all I needed to make. So I guess the fact that I finally got the Apple Watch Ultra, the best battery life ever, on my wrist.
After the first few days of testing out the Apple Watch Ultra, my charging rhythm dwindled. Then my Apple Watch Ultra battery life fell to just 45% at 3 p.m. the following day. That same day, when I wore my Apple Watch for hot yoga on Saturday morning.
When I wake up before a workout, I remove my Apple Watch''s battery, but I had no use for the Apple Watch Ultra.
The Apple Watch Ultra remained the same day for another night of sleep tracking. It was only until I was on a 4-mile walk early Sunday morning that the battery life fell below 15%. At that point, I switched on low speed, which forced the smartwatch to ping my GPS and read my heart rate less frequently. However, the low speed exercise function had no big impact on my exercise metrics. Better yet, I still managed to make progress on my Apple Watch rings.
With what I would call the normal use, the Apple Watch Ultra lasted nearly 48 hours. This is more than double my battery life experience with the Apple Watch Series 8.
On Sunday, my Apple Watch Ultra ran out of juice from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., which means it extended almost 48 hours with what I expected of normal use. This is more than double my battery life experience with the Apple Watch Series 8 vs. Apple Watch Ultra. It was given only about 24 hours or a whole day.
Apple estimates that the Apple Watch Ultra will last up to 60 hours (or 2.5 days) without properly utilizing low power mode, which I think is a relief. Compared to what I had previously addressed, I''d have lost count of how many times I lost my Fitness app award streaks because I left a charger behind by accident.
I say things like regular trip and regular use to clarify that certain features will drive the Apple Watch Ultras battery life to drain faster. With the Apple''s battery life information page (opens in a new tab) stating that the Ultras 36-hour estimate includes 8 hours of LTE usage, while the smartwatch can last up to 18 hours with continuous LTE use. It''s also possible to work out and use the Apple Watch Ultra to take lengthy phone calls to reduce battery life.
Many of the best Fitbit trackers and Garmin watches I''ve tested have a battery life of a week or longer. That''s why I know that the Apple Watch Ultra''s longer battery life may not be a huge feat for marathon runners or others who have never used their smartwatch every day.
Even if he''s testing other fitness trackers or smartwatches, the Apple Watch Ultra is a game changer for me.
I think it''ll take me a few weeks to identify new charging habits and finding the best spot of the smartwatch''s stamina and my schedule''s convenience. In the meantime, I should caution that the Apple Watch Ultra might be beneficial for some people. Although it has a number of interesting features, none might have as much of a daily impact as battery life.