Notoriously Short Apple Watch Battery Life Solutions You’re excited. You received your new Apple Watch for Christmas, or your birthday – Or – You just went out and treated yourself. Super! Now after a few honeymoon days of playing with the buttons and gizmos, you’re really starting to see how it performs under normal usage. For me, I found that it was barely able to get a full days worth of nominal usage. By nominal, I’m referring to just checking the time or checking notifications when the arrive. Nothing extreme, and nothing ‘fitness’ related (More on those features another time!).