Apple Watch’s battery life is a mystery and that’s a problem

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Apple announced its first wearable today, the new Apple Watch. It’s packed with a lot of features, including voice controls, tight integration with the iPhone, custom notifications, and support for Apple Pay, the company’s new payments platform. It’s going to be available next year starting at $349.

But for all of the talk it did for the Apple Watch today, Apple left out some key details about the product, such as screen resolution, processing capabiliities, and most importantly, expected battery life. Of the smartwatches we’ve seen before, battery life has ranged from five to seven days, down to a mere few hours. Those watches that are able to last multiple days — the Pebble and Meta Watch, most notably — have black and white LCD…

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