Following yesterday’s release of watchOS 4.1, that allows Apple Music and Beats one streaming over LTE on cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 models, Apple has outlined how much impact the functionality has on battery life.
While all Apple Watch Series three models are rated for up to 10 hours of battery life when playing music from the watch’s inbuilt storage, Apple says the device gets up to seven hours of battery life when streaming Apple Music with LTE.
Apple also says the Apple Watch Series three has up to 5 hours of battery life when streaming live radio with LTE. watchOS 4.1 features a new Radio app with access to Beats one and other Apple Music radio stations.
For outdoor sessions with the workout app, the Apple Watch Series three is rated for up to 3 hours of battery life with streaming audio, GPS, and LTE. that is one hour less than an outdoor workout without streaming audio.
Apple says battery life varies by use, configuration, cellular network, signal strength, streaming quality settings, and many different factors.