How Long Do Apple Watches Last? [Explained!]

Over the years I have owned various smartwatches. Recently, I looked into purchasing an Apple Watch because I am a consumer of Apple products. Since an Apple Watch is a bit pricey, I decided to do some research to see what exactly I would be getting from an Apple Watch. The following is what I was able to find from my research.

An Apple Watch will likely last three years with the battery that comes with it. After three years, you will likely see a decline in the performance of your Apple Watch. If you notice a decline in the performance of your Apple Watch, then you will want to replace the battery. If you have owned the watch for five years, then you may want to consider upgrading to a newer version. 

There are various things that can both shorten the life of the battery in your Apple Watch and extend the life of the battery in your Apple Watch. You will want to continue reading if you are looking to get the most out of your Apple Watch.

How Long Does an Apple Watch Really Last?

The answer to this question depends on a few variables. The first variable that it is reliant upon is how you use your Apple Watch. If you are constantly using and charging your Apple Watch, then you can expect your Watch to last up to three years on its current battery. If you use it sparingly, then it may be able to last longer than the estimated three years.

The second variable that can affect the lifespan of your Apple Watch is the type of Apple Watch that you have. If you have a newer Apple Watch, then the new technology will allow it to last longer. This is because it will have better battery-saving technology, and it will be better protected from water and other liquids.

An older Apple Watch may not last as long because it does not have the same technology, and the battery may have degraded if it was sitting in a warehouse for multiple years.

The third variable is if it is exposed to any kind of fluids or liquids. Fluids and liquids can seep into the watch and damage the technology that is inside of it. If your watch is constantly being exposed to water and other liquids, then it may not last the expected three years.

Do Apple Watches get Outdated?

Yes, an Apple Watch can be outdated. All Apple Watches use a software called watchOS that is constantly tweaked and updated. If your watch is not capable of running the latest version of the watchOS software, then that is the sign that your watch is outdated.

If you have an older Apple Watch, then you may want to check and see if your watch is running the latest version of watchOS. If you have a newer Apple Watch, then you do not have to worry about this because it is typically anywhere from four to five years before an Apple Watch is no longer able to run the latest version of watchOS.

How Long Should a Series 3 Apple Watch Last?

The Series 3 Apple Watch has the same lifespan to the other Apple Watches. You can expect his watch to last for three years with the current battery. 

If you are curious about how long a Series 3 Apple Watch can last on one charge, then you can expect it to last about 18 hours. The length of the charge can depend on usage, but the average charge length of the Series 3 Apple Watch is 18 hours.

Is it Bad to Wear an Apple Watch all Day?

It is not bad to wear an Apple Watch all day. If you are worried about it being unhealthy, then you have nothing to worry about. Wearing a watch for a prolonged amount of time has no negative health effects. The only thing that you may notice is that the skin on your wrist gets irritated after a while due to the collection of sweat.

You do not need to worry about this because the watch will naturally need to be taken off. You will need to take the watch off to charge it, and you can take it off when you shower if you would like to protect your watch from being exposed to water.

How Long Do Apple Watches Last?

Can You Replace the Battery on an Apple Watch?

Yes, you can replace the battery on your Apple Watch. You will not need to do so for a couple years after buying it though.

If you are needing a battery replacement on your Apple Watch, then you can take it to a tech shop that can do it for you. Also, there are battery replacement kits that can allow yourself to do it, but I would recommend you watch a video on how to do it prior to replacing the battery.

How can I Make My Apple Watch Last Longer?

Your Apple Watch will likely wear over time if you are constantly using it. However, the lifespan of your Apple Watch can be viewed as the number of charges that it has. If you can make the time in between charges longer, then you will likely be able make your Apple Watch last longer.

To increase the time in between charges, you can do many things. The top pieces of advice that I would give for increasing time in between charges is to dim the color on your watch, turn the always-on display mode, and disable any unnecessary features.

This will allow you to avoid wasting charging power on features that you do not even use, and it may make your watch last significantly longer.

What can Hurt the Battery in My Apple Watch?

The things that can damage an Apple Watch battery are no different than most batteries. If the battery is exposed to unusually high temperatures, then it could result in battery deterioration. Also, if the watch is exposed to extreme amount of liquids, then it could lead to battery damage as well.

Everyday use is not going to harm your Apple Watch, so you do not need to worry about that. If you take care of your Apple Watch as you would with any other piece of technology that you have, then it will be just fine.