Apple Watch won’t receive notifications when it’s not on your wrist, takes two hours to charge

The Apple Watch has already debuted, but that’s not stopping Apple from taking the stage at another event on March 9 to show it off again.

Of course, at an event all about the Apple Watch, we’re likely to see plenty of new features and finally get all the details we’ve been waiting for since the wearable’s unveiling in 2014. Leading up to that event, though, some interesting information is coming to light, including that the Watch’s battery should last around five hours with heavy app usage.

A new report from TechCrunch leaks even more details about Apple's upcoming Apple Watch.

Speaking to sources familiar with the smartwatch, the site notes that a common theme is how little you use your iPhone after getting an Apple Watch.

The Watch is meant to give you access to something immediately, and let you miss things when you want. For example, and probably the most interesting new piece of information, is that when the Watch is not on your wrist and locked in place, it won’t receive notifications.

So while the Watch is on its cradle charging, or otherwise off your wrist, it won’t keep constantly buzzing or beeping, which is probably good news for many potential buyers. On top of that, when it hits a certain percentage of battery remaining, the notifications will automatically stop coming in. The piece also states that the Watch will only take a couple of hours to charge, and still offer all-day battery life.
“Here’s a tidbit you might not know — in order to receive notifications from apps, the Watch must be on your wrist and locked. They require contact with your skin. There will be no in-app dropdown notifications or constant pinging while it’s off your wrist. Push notifications also cease when the battery reaches 10 percent. Those decisions speak to the care with which Apple is handling notifications.“
Scrolling with the digital crown is matched precisely so that you're not chasing the scroll with your finger. Apparently, the digital crown as also been changed significantly since the Apple Watch was first demoed. It now has more friction for a weightier, higher-end feel. Pressing the crown activates Siri which can be used for labeling, directions, and commands.

The site suggests that the primary use case for the watch is not a 'notification center'; rather it's that it allows you to act without any additional distraction.

Apple will reveal more details about the Apple Watch at its March 9th 'Spring Forward' media event.

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