A New York Times piece from Brian X. Chen published this past weekend suggests that the upcoming Apple Watch will feature a power saving mode designed to stretch out the devices battery life.
Apple has indicated that the Apple Watch battery will last a full day – something many see as a problem, comparing it to the nightly routine charge required of most smartphones.
Chen’s piece details that one unnamed Apple employee shared details on a unannounced ‘Power Reserve’ feature. The mode is said to run the smart watch on low-energy, only displaying the time on the watch face.
Chen’s piece also looks out how Apple biggest challenge with the Apple Watch lies in front of them: selling them to a supposedly uninterested public.