A viral Reddit post on r/AppleWatch today highlighted a major flaw in the Apple Watch’s user experience. User u/alechko took to the platform to voice the issue.
The problem is the following: choosing between overnight charging and auto-updates on the Apple Watch, or wearing it for its Seep Tracking capabilities.
It may seem like an over-exaggeration, but this poses a real problem for users who want to wear their Apple Watch to bed to track their sleep. If they charge their watch overnight, they’ll miss out on all the sleep tracking data. But if they don’t charge their watch overnight, they may not have enough battery to last through the day. Because if you use features like sleep tracking, the battery life can take a significant hit.
Even if you turn off certain features and save battery in other ways, you may still find that you have to compromise on either charging or sleep tracking. For example, if you want to use all of the features of your Apple Watch and track your sleep, you may need to charge your watch twice a day.
This is a problem for many Apple Watch users. In a recent survey, 62% of respondents said that they would be more likely to use sleep tracking if the Apple Watch had a longer battery life.
ltimately, the best way to balance charging and sleep tracking is to find what works best for you. Some people may be willing to sacrifice some features, while others may be willing to charge their watch more often. Experiment with different strategies until you find one that you’re comfortable with.