The Always On function of the Apple Watch Series 5 screen offers high battery consumption according to many users

Apple Watch Series 5

The long-awaited renewal of the Apple Watch, came from the hand of the Series 5, a device that offers us two main novelties: always-on screen and compass. During the presentation, Apple assured that the battery consumption of this function would not affect the device's battery excessively, however, the first reports affirm the opposite.

The Series 5 is the first Apple Watch model with this function, a function that was already available in some terminals with Android Wear and whose consumption when this function was activated rose considerably. As they say from Cupertino, the autonomy of the Apple Watch Series 5 reaches 18 hours, the same as the Series4.

Apple Watch Series 5

However, many users are saying through Twitter that the battery performance of the new model with the screen always on is leaving much to be desired, not reaching the supposed 18 hours that Apple claims.

Despite the fact that both Series 4 and Series 5 offer the same autonomy, 18 hours, the new model is far from reaching it as long as we have the screen always on, a function that fortunately can be deactivated.

If Apple ensures that the autonomy reaches 18 hours, it is likely that the problem of excessive battery consumption of the Series 5 is due to a software problem, so it can be updated quickly by launching an update, as long as Apple takes the first step and acknowledges this problem.

We must bear in mind that the autonomy that Apple offers us, according to the paper, of 18 hours, is as long as we do not do any sports activities with it. When starting to quantify a sports activity, the Apple Watch sets in motion a series of sensors to monitor at all times what we are doing, which finally affects battery life.


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  1.   Juanma said

    I come from a series 3 which lasted up to 2 days with no problem.
    On Friday September 20 I bought the series 5 and I have to charge it every night, the battery flies ...
    I can't compare it with the series 4, but the difference with the series 3 that I had is brutal.

    On some websites that talk about Apple I have seen that there are many users complaining that the battery life of the series 5 is less than that of the series 4 ... And it is attributed to the always on mode ...

    Has anyone noticed a lower battery in series 5 compared to series 3 or 4? Is it possible that watchOS 6.1 fixes the battery issue?