Apple Watch series 3 battery letdown

Yesterday Apple announced the Apple Watch series 3, Apple dropped the series 2 watch in favour of a GPS series 3 and a GPS & LTE series 3.

During the announcement the LTE model looked good however on paper the battery seems to be a bit of a letdown.

According to Apple’s website the Watch offers Up to 10 hours music playback which was Tested with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth.

Testing conducted by Apple in August 2017 using pre-production Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone; all devices tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary.

The biggest letdown was talk time which has to 3 hours connected to iPhone and Over 1 hour connected to 4G LTE.

For a Workout Apple boasts Up to 10 hours indoor workout, Up to 5 hours outdoor workout with GPS and up to 4 hours outdoor workout with GPS and 4G LTE.

Given that LTE was a big push by Apple 1 hour talk time is a big letdown and currently there are rumours that AT&T will charge $10 just to have LTE sim in your watch.