Apple Watch battery life will be better than expected

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Apple has been very quiet about the Apple Watch’s battery life since the device’s unveiling in September. Reports that the wearable might run out of juice after just 2.5 hours of heavy use have worried many Apple fans, but according to TechCrunch, battery life will be better than expected.

Tim Cook has said Apple Watch owners will need to recharge their devices every night. That doesn’t mean the battery will run dry midway through the workday, though. People who have used the Apple Watch say you should still have around 25 percent of your battery left after a long day.

“Battery life is also much better than some previous reports, so Apple has been working on it,” writes TechCrunch’s Matthew Panzarino. “In a normal day of on-and-off use, the battery usually ends up at around 25 percent, which means that you should be able to make it through a full day. It only takes around two hours to charge fully.”

The report also claims that the biggest Apple Watch feature will be how much time it saves you from looking at your iPhone. “One user told me that they nearly ‘stopped’ using their phone during the day; they used to have it out and now they don’t, period,” according to Panzarino.

We expect Apple will address concerns over battery life during its “Spring Forward” event Monday, in addition to giving us details on pricing and running through secret Apple Watch launch apps that have been in development. For full details on what to expect, check out our roundup here.